ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me,   John 3:18


Today’s Scripture          (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”  (Exodus 12:13, NIV)
A Place of Protection
In the last plague that God sent on Egypt in order to get the Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go free, God told Moses that the Israelites should mark their doorposts with a lamb’s blood so that the death angel could “pass over” their houses and spare them from the death of all the firstborn of Egypt. You can imagine how careful they were to follow the exact instructions.  Today, have you put the blood of the Lamb of God over your house, so to speak? When you say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” in effect you’re putting that blood over your doorpost. God says no harm will come near your dwelling. When you’ve accepted the sacrifice of Christ’s salvation, you’re in a place of protection. No weapon formed against you will prosper. Because of the blood of the Son of the living God, there’s a blood line that the enemy cannot cross.
A Prayer For Today
“Father, thank You that I am covered by the blood of Jesus. Thank You that I have Your protection over every area of my life and family. I believe that You have put a blood line of protection around me and no weapon formed against me will prosper. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Ken’s Thoughts:
Much of the Old Testament is lived as prophetical view of the future.  The Tabernacle of Moses in the Wilderness was the original form for the New Testament Church in Acts.2:41-43.  And the above scripture gives us a very in depth physical description of Jesus being the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world and becomes the light of the Kingdom of God as per Rev.21:23.  So Apostle Paul teaches us that the Old Testament was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, Gal.3:24 and that when faith comes we are no longer under a schoolmaster, Gal.3:25.   So the Old Treatment confirms the New Testament and we find most of what Christ Jesus taught is also taught in the Old Testament.  But that Christ Jesus Himself became the real of the prophetical type of the blood that covered our doorway if you will.  So the sacrifice is done, completed and by faith applied to cover our sins.    But then there is the process of sanctification for the Holy Spirit to guide us into true righteousness in the way we live our lives.   If we will allow the Holy Spirit to do so it is HIS task to help us become in the Image and Likeness of God.   To bring us up to speed in becoming like Jesus.  It is just the beginning of the changes that we need when we make Christ Jesus our LORD & SAVIOR and our faith has to be for both as in Romans 10:9-11,  “…because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will not be disappointed [in his expectations].” 

But then Apostle Paul takes us from salvation on into holiness.  2 Cor. 7:1, “Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.  and “… put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]. & …”so that He may strengthen and establish your hearts without blame in holiness in the sight of our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints (God’s people).” & “…that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor [being available for God’s purpose and separated from things profane]” & “…For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness [to be dedicated, and set apart by behavior that pleases Him, whether in public or in private].” &   “…For our earthly fathers disciplined us for only a short time as seemed best to them; but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

I spent 13 years in a church that taught Sanctification and Holiness was a gift that we received when we were saved.   A lot of church members now believe in that tradition and it is wrong.  Sanctification and Holiness is a growth factor to actually bring us into the Image and Likeness of God.  So if we are not under self discipline or the Father’s discipline unto holiness, we are not yet the children of the Heavenly Father by faith.

Yours in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><
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