Sep. 25, 2016


190-slide1-600-300x225Before the death of Christ, in the Jewish sanctuary there was the holy and the most holy compartments which represented the earthly dwelling place of God’s presence. A veil separated the two which signified Christ the only way to the Father. Upon the death of Christ at Calvary when His Fathers face was hidden from him because of the enormity of our sins that rested on His Son’s shoulders, Christ cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

My friends the veil became flesh and blood and lived among us, John 14:6 (KJV) Christ tells us, “no one comes to the Father except through me.” And it is God’s grace and our faith which assures us that our iniquities have not “separated us from God, to the point He has hidden his face so that he does not hear our pleas for help. If there ever was a time for soul searching and a contrite heart, it is now because beyond that veil which Christ represented tells us our redeemer lives.

But to believe our redeemer lives takes us to another level in our relationship with God because as we look at the world we live in, millions believe, and redeemerlivesjust as many don’t, and just as many live as though there was no hope and the tares live among the wheat and the false prophets live among us all but “God makes His sun to rise on the evil, and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matt.  5:45 (NKJV)

So even if we did believe, “Good! Even the demons believe…..” James 2:19 (NKJV) So how close are we to our Redeemer to know He lives? Because only when we carry our own Cross and walk down the Via Dolorosa and realize it was all about you and I, and at times we may feel the need to cry out “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani because we don’t feel God’s presence. But, if we have forsaken all others and given our all to Christ then we must believe our redeemer lives within our heart.

Which also tells us, He will never leave nor forsake us. But Satan places doubt in our heart. Remember doubt cost Adam and Eve their home in Eden. And one third of the Angles gave up their home in heaven because of doubt. My friends, doubt in regards to our salvation questions the legitimacy of God and the death and ressurection of His Son.

Second-Coming-of-Jesus_iconNow its personal, because we must decide if the things of this world are worth more then life eternal? in addition,  are we willing to give it all up because the god of this world has caused us to question the legitimacy of the price that was paid for our salvation.  Our redeemer will come soon and the separation ends because we shall see Him as He is and our Character will be just as pure as the one who enters those clouds.

But all who doubt or could never answer or felt it was not important enough to answer if their redeemer lives. He will come from heaven soon like a thief in the midnight hour “with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God,” [to get the redeemed] 1 Thess. 4:15-17 (NIV) And for ever-one else who did not “forsake this world for the glory of God, at that moment they will call to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who they see seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb [because to the lost, no He isn’t their Redeemer]”Rev 6:16 (ESV)



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