Encouragement for today!

You have to read this encouragement from The Lord written by Johannes Slabbert:

 

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As I was shoveling us out yesterday lots of things ran through my head. One of them was how greatful I am that my dad taught me how to work at a young age and yes I hated it sometimes but boy am I glad he did now that I am grown. Another was how grateful I am for my family and my health but there was one thought that just overwhelmed them all and was this scripture below.

[24] and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. [25] See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. [26] At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” [27] This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. [28] Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, [29] for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:24-29 ESV)

This blew me away and let me explain.

It says ..“Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” [27] This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

What are they talking about? Shaking the heavens and the earth? What is the things that will remain? How do you know that you will not be removed?

Let me take you back to verse 24 where It says 'Jesus the mediator of the new covenant'. Jesus was offered as a living sacrifice and now by grace through faith we can be saved and by the grace because Jesus paid the price for all our sins. When we sin we no longer have to offer up burnt offerings all we have to do is ask God for forgiveness and this goes for all the sins you have done in the past and all the ones that you will do in the future. This is good news!!

The second part of this verse says the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.. now we are getting into the things that cannot be shaken the things that will remain at the day of judgment.

Think back at when the Angel of death passed through Egypt and all the first born sons died except for the houses that were marked by the blood of the lamb as directed by God. This made me think of this, our mark is the blood of Jesus Christ. Think of this Jesus walking up in Heaven with a paint brush and a bottomless bucket of His own blood that He fills up Himself freely all day long. This bucket never runs dry and what he does with it is paint every believer with the protection of His blood every day. WOW!! What love does He not have for us because of His blood we will not be shaken or removed[28]Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, [29] for our God is a consuming fire

This gave me hope knowing that like the snow I shoveled and it was a white blanket that covered all the earth as far as my eye can see…in same way I am covered by the Blood of Christ as a child of God. Man this is good news when all else fails I will remain standing because of the blood of Jesus!

Let me ask you today have you made God the Lord of your life? Do you believe that Jesus shed His blood for you? Lastly do you have the assurance that when all Jesus comes back to get His Children that you will be one of them?

If you have any questions on this please send us a message we would love to talk to you!