Remember what He has so Freely done for You
This morning, I felt the Spirit leading me to the book of Psalms. Although He has led me to the book of Revelation the last three weeks for my daily reading, where I have been slowly eating of His Word, today I felt the leading to take a detour. Here is where my heart landed as I read in Psalms:
“But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.” Psalm 5:7
I could not escape it; it was like a magnet drawing me in. What did this mean? I asked the Spirit to give me understanding, and the thought that came to my heart was this: Because of God’s GREAT love and because He sent His Son—Who came willingly—because of Jesus and what He did through His death, the shedding of His blood, and His resurrection, I can come into God’s House; I can come into the temple—into the Holy of Holies; the veil has been torn; I can partake of His Holy Kingdom, His plans, His purposes, and because of Jesus I can know personal Holiness.
Suddenly, the passages I had read the previous two days—Revelation 4 and 5—came alive. Because of Jesus, I now have access to the Father. Listen to the splendor of the Father and His Holy throne room:
“And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spiritsof God. Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures…Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’” Revelation 4:3-6a,8b
Jesus has made the way—the PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL way—for us to be where the Father is someday (John 14:1-4). He alone has done this in obedience to the Father and by the resurrection power of the Spirit, and listen to what Revelation 5 says:
“And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?’ But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.’ …And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.’”
My friends, if this doesn’t jumpstart your soul, then your feelers might be dead! Jesus is ALIVE! And He is WORTHY! HE has done the work and brought salvation to our souls and to ALL of mankind! Hallelujah!!
Today, rejoice! Let Jesus fill your heart and mind. Remember who He is and what He has so freely done for you, and give Him praise. He is worthy of it! Amen!
FBC Aztec Member