At Your Throne

I come into Your Throne Room

and kneel before the Mercy Seat

It’s Your Throne Father

that I’d bold approach

That’s Where I long to be

Just You and Me

 

But it’s only through The Blood

It’s only through The Blood of the Son

 

Your Blood is Pure

Your Blood gives Life

It cleanses Me

And sets me Free

Breaks every chain

Takes every yoke

Your Love endures 

for all of Time

I am Forgiven

I am Loved

and by Your Blood

We are One

The Blood

Well, this has certainly been a morning of stirring already, and it’s only 9:18 am. Shuffling off to the coffee pot, I was drawn to the computer, an urge I attempted to ignore, but then thought, “Hmm, maybe there is something there I need to see this morning”. That, evidently, was an understatement. On the screen was a prophetic word that I’d not gotten to read yesterday, and didn’t want to miss. Things have been stirred up ever since, including a poem. I didn’t exactly intend for it to be a poem – I’d only meant to jot down those couple of thoughts before they escaped me; but out it all popped. 🙂  Will post it lastly.

But while was in the throne room, I was reflecting on this word, and the thoughts that had been stirred up. Internally, I was still seeking more. I was pondering on covenant, specifically His covenant. Every so often, a covenant needs to be renewed… or at least our awareness of and/or committment to. Most of God’s covenants – oaths and promises – were connected to blood. But hey, weren’t most of the ‘god’s’ we read, saw movies, and learned about sacrificed to? And the sacrifice was usually young, pure, innocent virgins. 

God’s ultimate sacrifice was in the form of a pure, innocent, blameless & spotless Lamb – Jesus. And before this sacrifice was made, this same Jesus declared (John 6) that unless one eat of His body, and drank of His blood, they would have no life in them. http://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/printerFriendly.cfm?b=Jhn&c=6&t=KJV&x=13&y=9

cup of the covenant

So here I am thinking about the thought of drinking blood. OOOh gross. But ya know, people did that. Worse.. people still do. Seems to me there’s something else written about that.. about NOT drinking the blood of a slain animal, for it’s life was in it’s blood… Selah

But His life source is in the Blood. What Christians call the sacrament of Communion is the reminder of the covenant of God through His son Jesus, by His Blood. He told his disciples at the table, take and drink, this my blood, the cup of the new covenant. http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=this+is+my+blood&t=NLT&sf=5

What if we approached the Table, set out before us remembering EXACTLY what it represents – literally. Then what if we partook of this sacrifice made, and came back into covenant with the One who came into covenant with us, by His blood. By His blood and His suffering, God cut covenant with Mankind, an eternal, once for all, once and for all sacrificial covenant. A natural, spiritual, supernatural and eternal covenant. Life, with Him, forever more. Yeppers… and HE called it Love. 

"Like a Rose..."

“Like a Rose…”

For God, so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son (unto death!!!), that who-so-ever would believe on Him, would not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Oh, and that eternal life starts immediately. Knowing God IS eternal life, and fully getting to know Him will take an eternity – oh what a journey it is!!! 🙂

And for those to whom, when the cup is raised with a “Yes Lord” attached, may each and everytime, you remember not only the covenant He’s made, and may your ‘Yes Lord’ be made in return, not only with the agreement to receive what He has offered but also with your renewal of the covenant & your oath to walk it out.

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The Blood of Jesus. 

Always available

Always needed

Always precious

Forever Expensive

Yes, Salvation is free

to those who’d receive

Yet Salvation is never free:

It cost HIM EVERYTHING

 

It is powerful.

ALL powerful.

 

Yes, we are redeemed,

Made Holy and Righteous

By the Blood

But ONLY

By the Blood

 

By the Blood we have

Salvation.

Everything contained

In that Salvation –

Healing, Wholeness,

Protection, Deliverance

Prosperity, Saved,

Forgiven and Set Free

 

Free to us –

Salvation was earned

By the One who hung

On the Tree

At Calvary

 

But WE must first

Believe it

Accept it

&

Receive it

 

THEN we can

Apply it

And be made

Clean, Well

& Whole

By It.

THEN we’re

To walk covered in It

And free others;

By the Blood

Nothing, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

“dangers of losing life in the hands of god”

Wow. Just Wow. I can honestly say I didn’t have anything to write about this morning. I only popped on to see the new photo challenge, realizing that today was only Friday when I for some silly reason I thought that yesterday was, and that I missed my opportunity to post for the last one. (Someone ‘borrowed’ the sd card from my camera… grrrr.)

I was not prepared for what I was going to find here, in my stats. I find it interesting to see who’s visiting and where from, what they’re looking at and what they’re looking for. I’ve been surprised a couple of times this past week by what the search engines have directed traffic to one of my posts. But nothing took my breath away like the one I see this morning. I could just cry. 

The search entered was “dangers of losing life in the hands of god”. I was a little stunned, then caught the ‘irony’ of the search – the tag line of my blog: One life lived in the hands of God. At first, one might think “what polar opposites”, but in all actuality, this is not the truth, and the truth is what moves my heart this morning. 

The truth of the matter, is that for millions or more followers of Christ, a life lived for Him equals a ‘life sentence’ of persecution and very likely death. Not that God is taking these lives, nor persecuting them. But Christ warned His Disciples that the world would hate them, for the world hated Him, and that trials and tribulations would come. That persecution would come. Were these warnings to turn them away from Him? No, but to prepare them, that they might stand steadfast and continue to carry His Love and His Light into the dark places of this world.

When I was young, I was very much aware, and even prepared for such to come. Willing to lay my life down, if that’s what it came to. Then I had kids, and I was more focused on them and their lives and futures – to make sure I was going to eternity with my entire family in tow. In recent years though, the reality of the persecution of Christians has been returning to the forefront. In all honesty, you don’t know what you are really willing give your life to, until you are prepared to die for it.

Factually, I know that there have been millions across the globe who exist the constant reality that at any moment, they could lose all – home, possessions, jobs, family, limbs and lives – all because they chose to love and follow Jesus. They choose Him KNOWING that choice may very well mean that tomorrow for them, will be to be with Jesus in Heaven; and they choose Him anyways. In the U.S. and I’m sure many other “developed” countries, this life of existence is hard to fathom and may seem surreal or far fetched.  

I saw a movie several years ago called the Finger of God. The first half of the movie involved many ministries and ministers who move in miracles, signs and wonders. Most of them, I’ve already sat in services with and knew many of their testimonies. I took a break mid-way through the movie and came back to it later. The second half was nothing like the first. 

The second half involved visits to underground churches. I was so shaken and undone by what I saw. Rooms packed with people.. and I mean like sardines – praising and worshiping God with everything they had. Hungry, thirsty believers – hungry and thirsty to know more of this Living God they’ve entrusted their very lives to – present and eternal. The couldn’t get enough. They spend hours, upon hours, upon hours in these small cramps spaces, but their passion for Christ burns hot and bright, a flame that refuses to be dampened or burn out. No words of mine can do justice to what I saw. But they all live knowing that to be found to be a believer can lead to certain death, or the persecutions or death of loved ones. But I can guarantee you this, they are living their lives in the Hands of a Loving God. And if their earthly tent is destroyed, their spirit is still found in the grasp of the Father. 

Regardless of how much biblical knowledge they possess, they KNOW their God. They trust and rely on Him, knowing every day on the earth may very well be their last. They choose Him, every day, so that another might also know Him and the joy of Loving Him and spending eternity with Him. And when one of these Lights are sown into the soil of this earth  even through the hands of man – a blessed harvest will come forth. 

I guess this morning, I just wanted to acknowledge these truly blessed believers, and pray. I am thankful for the life I’ve had. But to whomever went searching on this quest – I hope you found the hope that you need to carry on, even one more day. Your heavenly rewards are going to so outshine the troubles you faced on this earth. To those who face such serious persecution and tribulations – I honor and bless you. May the Lord Bless you, and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He turn His face towards you, and give you Peace.