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God’s Holy Oath: “You are a Priest forever.”

Scripture reading for March13th: Hebrews 7, Psalm 51, Proverbs 20

Hebrews 7:21-22; 26-28 “. . but this One was made a Priest with an oath by the One Who said to Him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You are a Priest forever.'”. . .“For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the Word of oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son Who has been made perfect forever.”

The Old Testament Aaronic priesthood was formed around a designated person, Aaron, and a tribe of Israel, the Levites. Those priests served under the rules of God’s Law, as laid out in Leviticus. They were men who served while they lived and offered sacrifices for themselves as well as the people. But God made an oath, swearing by Himself, that His Son, Jesus Christ, would be a priest forever. This priesthood would not be Levitical and flow from Aaron but would be like that of Melchizedek. Jesus becomes the perfected High Priest through His own sacrifice of His body and blood. He died to cleanse us from our sins and rose again to live forever seated at God’s right hand as our eternal and final Priest and King!

Psalm 51:6 “Behold, You delight in Truth in the inward being, and You teach me wisdom in the secret heart.”

Prayer: Father God, Your plans and purposes are amazing and complete. I am thankful for Jesus Christ, my High Priest and the only Sacrifice I will ever need for my sins. You have given me the Holy Spirit of God to bring Truth to my inward being and teach me wisdom and integrity. I am made righteous by Christ Jesus! Use me to proclaim these blessings that my children and friends might also be so blessed!

Proverbs 20:7 “The righteous who walks in his integrity–blessed are his children after him.”

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Putting on Christ!

Scripture reading for August 29th:  Ephesians 4

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Ephesians 4:22-27  “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires to be made new in the attitudes of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.  Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.  “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Disciples are teachable and must be instructed by mature believers how to walk in step with the Holy Spirit.  Those who are born again of the Spirit no longer live like they did before.  Changes must be made by decisive and willing actions.  We repent of lying and deceit and choose to speak the truth in love.   Even in situations where we may be angry, we deal honestly with our feelings in accordance with the truth of Scriptures.  In doing so, we over-come our enemy who is a liar and murderer and preserve the unity of Christ’s body, the Church.

Observations for over-comers:  True over-comers learn the discipline of choosing to put off our old self and put on the new self.  Truthfulness and honest dealing with others are character traits that overcome our enemy, the devil. “Surely You desire truth in the inner parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.”  (Psalm 51:6)



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Precious knowledge of the Kingdom!

Scripture reading for January 19th:  Matthew 13

Key Scriptures:  Matthew 13:10-13  “The disciples came to Him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” “He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.  whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.  This is why I speak to them in parables:  “Though seeing, they do not see, though hearing, they do not hear or understand.””

Jesus used parables, stories about common aspects of the time and culture in which he lived.  Through these stories, He revealed the secrets of the kingdom of heaven to those with ears to hear and hearts that sought to learn truth. But to those who had harden hearts and a closed spirit, the stories brought nothing of interest or value.

Those that had teachable and humble hearts gained an abundance of knowledge and had an abundance overflowing into their lives and the lives of others.  Those that failed to gain the knowledge of the kingdom of heaven would eventually loose everything!  In this way, Christ’s teaching brought accountability and judgment to all.  This is why Jesus came!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers must guard our hearts to keep them open to the knowledge of the kingdom of heaven and seek truth with eagerness and sincerity.  “Surely You desire truth in the inward parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.”  Psalm 51:6

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