Sunday, September 28, 2014

VOLUNTEER

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 1-2

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Inside the full-scale replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, behind the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver, you can see the entrance to the Holy Place. A priest would put blood on the horns of the altar (in this photo the blood is not real). The Living Bible translation of Hebrews 10:19 says, "Now we may walk right into the very Holy of Holies, where God is, because of the blood of Jesus. This is the fresh, new, life-giving way that Christ has opened up for us by tearing the curtain...His human body...to let us into the holy presence of God."

 

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 1:3

If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord.

 

It was a bloody, awful place of death. The fires which consumed the sacrifice on the Brazen Altar represented Hell. People make jewel-encrusted ornate crosses for decoration, but we should not mistake the fact that the altar on which Jesus suffered the fires of Hell and death was not pretty. It was an awful place! Only the eternal, infinite God-in-flesh, Jesus, could take the sins of all of us and suffer complete isolation from His Father God as sin demanded. Only Jesus could take the instrument of the most horrible method of execution and turn it into the glory of the Cross.

The word “voluntary” emphasizes, with great clarity, the under-girding reason for burnt offerings. Jesus went to the Cross as a “voluntary” Sacrifice. The Cross was the place where an eternal settlement was reached between ultimate justice and the holy, without blemish, Victim. We should meditate on this, partake in communion with other believers, and read more fully today, if possible, Hebrews 10:1-25.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

I confess my sinfulness to You, Lord Jesus, and I voluntarily give myself to identify with Your death on the Cross. Please help me to believe and understand that I now live in the power of Your life. I’m Your volunteer for living for You. In Your Name, dear Saviour, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ll never forget the day at Expo ’92 in Spain when the Salvation Army band from Bristol, England, marched through the streets and played the hymn, In the Cross of Christ I Glory, “…towering over the wrecks of time.” That day, Sept 1st, was the day of honour for Saudi Arabia. The Saudis brought a 747 load of young men from their Imam training school in Mecca. They distributed 200,000 flags bearing the inscription in the Arabic language, “Allah is God and Mohammad is His Prophet.” At the first intersection, the band had to wait for the Saudi trams to pass. Hell knew and Heaven knew the words on the flag in Arabic and the words to the hymn the band was playing, “Would you be free from your burden of sin? There’s power in the Blood.” The second intersection where they met, the Salvation Army band got there first and the Saudis had to stop. To me the symbolism and the power of spiritual warfare was never so obvious. The “Power in the Blood” defeated the effort to convert people to Islam. The next day at our Crossroads Pavilion of Promise at Expo ’92 (photo below), there were not just 700-800 decisions for Christ, as was usual, but over 1200 precious people made first time decisions to give their lives fully to Jesus. Nothing else had changed on earth, but in the heavenlies the victory of the Cross had been clearly declared! The number of daily decisions for Christ remained at over 1200 for the remaining six weeks of the Expo. What had really happened? I think about this often.

Yours to encourage us all to voluntarily serve the Lord,

David

The "Pabellon de la Promesa" (Pavilion of Promise) at Expo '92 in Seville Spain.

 

9 thoughts on “Sunday, September 28, 2014

  1. Praise God for He is sovereign. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on my behalf. It breaks my heart when I think of His separation from The Father at that time, but then …….Glory, Honour and Power to The Resurrected Saviour.

    Blessings to all as we worship Him today.

  2. What joy seeing souls won for Jesus no matter where in the world it takes place. My sister was a Christian long before me. Now we are so delighted together when someone turns to God for a meaningful, salvageable life.
    Blessings to all dear saints on this glorious Sabbath.

  3. That Expo was truly a miracle. Wasn’t that the Expo that the financial backers backed out at the last minute? Anyway, God did provide. I did notice that the birds of offering were to be torn by the wings to separate but not the whole body separated. Do you think this might be a forbearing sign of the curtain to the Holy of Holies being torn from top to bottom? I do wonder also, what happens if the priests could not consume all their portion of the offerings? (I guess we don’t have to know every detail). My husband, who has multiple melanoma has new spots showing up. We are waiting for the appointment at Juravinski Hospital. Apparently it’s hereditary.

  4. Doreen I will pray for your husband .
    David I was at an the Expo 86 and enjoyed it I never new about 100 Huntley St
    ,and that you were there I wish I did. My mom and sisters and brothers went
    to expo 67 the year I was born. On April 6th 1995 I was a new believer
    Have a great day all blog buddies !!

  5. Expo 86 – Okanagan Luheran Youth Choir sang at Expo – what an experience for the children – Doreen we all lift up your hasband to the Lord for healing and complete restoration – no I don’t believe we need to know all the details, sacrifices in this manner are hard to read but I DO REALIZE WHAT THEY ARE BUILDING UP TO….THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for me, for you, ‘FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON’…I prayed a blessing for George Clooney,remarried, he is a child of God, everyone, everywhere, needs a Saviour, Jesus Christ, He is waiting to be invited in…..in the blog above …regarding people coming forward and accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour it the Holy Spirit that calls by the Gospel, enlightenend us with His gifts, sanctifies us and keeps us in the true faith. We cannot do any of this on our own but it is the work of the Holy Spirit. WHAT A BLESSING! What a wonderful gift for the world when 100 Huntley Street started. The Lord gave wisdom and insight to the leaders…it is growing every day. ALL GLORY TO GOD!

  6. Thank you for recalling for me what happened on this Expo’92! I did not know this!

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! He knows what is happening now and we just trust everything to Him. What a privilege to be able to surrender…
    We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East ~ suffering! persecuted ~ we pray for Doreen for strength and for her husband’s healing! We give praise and thanksgiving for Pastor David’s health and ministry! Oh how we love You Lord!

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