From Daniel's Desk on 1/29/20
My Title: The SUPREMACY of Christ and HIS Sacrifice
My Verse: 19-22
"19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, 21 and since we have a great high priest over the house of God 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water."
The heart of evangelism cannot be just being right or knowing what is true. It HAS to start with a love for people. With God's help you can see those that WANT to draw near to God. Your every motivation should be to help those that want to know Him. Just introduce them to Jesus. That's it. - Any debate or argument should not even be entertained, just look straight to the heart and find what they are hurt about, doubtful or fearful about, scared or angry about and then introduce Jesus. God give me eyes and ears to see and hear those that need to be loved by you and then give me the strength and courage to love them for you.
Christ's sacrifice is sufficient, once and FOR ALL. Final. It IS FINISHED. A SINGLE OFFERING and now He sits at the right hand of God awaiting the fullness of God's time to return for His church. Until then, beaten, bruised and broken down, suffer, toil and strive for the gospel. We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. We BELIEVE that Jesus is enough. We find JOY in losing what is earthly because it means we gain what is heavenly and eternal. We FOLLOW Christ and SO WE DO OUR BEST TO DO AS HE DID and KEEP THE CORRECT PERSPECTIVE... "Behold, I have come to do YOUR will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book." - We want to tell YOUR story God. YOUR GLORY. YOUR KINGDOM COME. YOUR WILL BE DONE HERE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
Come Lord Jesus, bring us home. Until then, help me to get busy living because I'm dying in a hurry.
The sacrifices are unable to "make perfect those who draw near" because the law was just a shadow of the true things that were to come.
THOSE THAT DRAW NEAR. Lord. Not everyone will or event want to draw near. HELP ME TO SEE THOSE WHO WANT TO DRAW NEAR TO YOU and give me the strength and COURAGE to get involved where YOU ARE ALREADY AT WORKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN!
Jesus came to do the will of His Father. <-- Are you willing to follow His example?
Jesus did AWAY with the first covenant to establish the second.
Jesus offered FOR ALL TIME a SINGLE SACRIFICE for SINS and then He sat down at the RIGHT HAND of God! Boom. (Marinate here ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL Day)
For by a SINGLE offering He has perfected for ALL TIME those who are BEING sanctified!!!
Lord. This NEW covenant relies SOLELY on YOU. - "This is the covenant that I WILL make with them, after those days, declares the Lord; I WILL put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds," then He adds, "I WILL remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more." - Where there is forgiveness for these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
THEREFORE - LET US DRAW NEAR WITH A TRUE HEART in FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH!!!!
Let us HOLD FAST to our confession of our HOPE without wavering, for HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.
CONSIDER HOW TO STIR UP ONE ANOTHER TO LOVE AND GOOD WORKS.
Gather and encourage one another ALL THE MORE as you see the day drawing near.
IF you DO believe, you WILL act like it. If you DON'T believe, you WILL act like it.
If you set aside the law of Moses you will die WITHOUT MERCY. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant y which he was sanctified, and has OUTRAGED the Spirit of Grace. <-- Read that again.
Vengeance is MINE says the Lord.
Your confidence has a GREAT REWARD, KNOW that you have a better possession in God's rewards than anything here in this life that can be plundered! - True JOY is on the other side of the correct perspective. This life wont quiet it's shouts and demands for your attention. Keep your eyes fixed on the DAY THE LORD WILL RETURN.
DANIEL - PRESS INTO THE LORD! You only have DAYS LEFT, at best 50 years. Run as if today were your last! Serve God. Love your wife. Train your children.
We are NOT of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.