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Exodus 19-21; Luke 22

Lately, Jesus has been calling me to look at Him more than a Saviour, more than my Lord, more like He is my King and I am a servant in His kingdom.

I really enjoyed the Bible reading today – they seem to be calling me to keep on going along these lines of thinking.

‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.  Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;  and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel. And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.” Also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, lest the Lord break out against them. Exodus 19:4-6,9,22  ESV

The words from Exodus, God’s word to His people, are telling me that I need to listen to the words of Jesus. Jesus speaks for God just like God spoke to the Israelites.  This is my invitation from Him to come and have a new relationship.

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. – Luke 22:19  ESV

As I enter into the kingdom of God, I need to be aware that Satan is actively working against God’s purposes. Satan entered Judas. Satan is still not done – he wants to sift Peter as if he were wheat.  It would seem at the end of the chapter that the “power of darkness” is winning the day. But it is only the end of a chapter.

As I walk with Jesus this year, I can expect such days.  It is my acceptance of being with Him, walking with Him, spending time with Him, that will make the difference in what my day will be.

Father, I am Yours and You are mine. As I walk into Your kingdom, I can expect opposition.  You stand firm and ask me to stand with You. You invite me into relationship and You never leave me. With Your promises I enter this year knowing that there is nothing that separates me from Your love. I thank You for giving me such an amazing relationship with You. Amen.

Erwin (evanlaar1922)

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Exodus 27, John 6, Proverbs 3, Galatians 2

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat ? He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. John 6:5-6

Then Jesus declared I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

I am the living bread that comes down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:50-51

This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever. John 65:8

Jesus took the BREAD. He thanked God for it,  broke it, distributed it. Everyone smelled the aroma of the bread, felt the texture, tasted the flavor, experienced the miracle personally.

Right before the Passover, an eight day festival where the people would be eating not their normal bread, but one made without yeast, was the perfect time to introduce Jesus as the BREAD OF LIFE. Jesus identified his body with the Passover sacrifice where the blood of the lamb saved the Israelites. John the Baptist had already referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29) But many people had such a hard time swallowing the concept of Jesus’ body and blood as bread and wine that leads to eternal life, that they stopped following him.

God  often does things that don’t make sense from a human perspective. His ways are higher than our ways.(Isaiah 55:9)

God gave an explicit set of directions to Israel on how everything in the temple was to be constructed. They trusted God and obeyed without understanding every detail. The four horns of the altar, which represented atonement power  would be anointed with blood, just as the blood of Christ would be spilled onto four points of the cross from his head, hands and feet. (Exodus 27)

When you accept Jesus and feed on the word of God, you are carbing up for life. We are preparing to react in Christ like ways to ungodly situations we can not foresee, but that God is getting us ready for ahead of time. He has given us everything we need to run the race of life marked out for us. (Heb12:1)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6


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