Sometimes all you can say is, "WOW", after an awesome time in the Presence of the LORD! We have had a time in the POWER of God's Presence here in Virginia lately! I know I have to be careful when I say that because some people think I am suggesting it's only happening here, but, be sure I am very aware that many of you are having the same kind of time in the LORD in your home church! God is an Awesome God and is NOT limited to where He is at any particular time, BUT, if you are NOT having that kind of time in the LORD, please be sure to understand the bible PROMISES, YOU, the same kind of experience! (Acts 2:38-39)
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of JESUS, By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh.
If you are not familiar with the way the Tabernacle of Moses works, I am giving a link here that will show you an excellent model that will help you to understand. It is very important to understand how the old testament system operated in the natural to understand how the system now works for each and every one of us, today, in the new testament spiritually. If you are a children's ministry teacher, this project would be one of the best teachings you can give the children and they will have a great time putting it together and painting it. You can also get some directions on the coloring of each piece which will help you greatly to put it together according to God's Word. Click here to get a better understanding of "The Tabernacle of
I'm not going to get in to detail on the tabernacle here, but, if you click on the above link and notice the area with the brown roof, there are actually two rooms under that area. The first room inside this area was for all priests to enter into. The second room was divided by a very thick veil and ONLY the High Priest could go beyond this veil and ONLY once a year was he actually able to do that. The writer of Hebrews tells us clearly that we are all able to enter into this place now through the blood of Jesus. REMEMBER! , the veil was torn at the time that Jesus gave up the Ghost on the cross of Calvary almost 2000 years ago.
And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom:
and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.
Before I jump into the subject of discussion "Friend today, Fiend tomorrow", I want to mention an event coming up in Charles County Maryland this Friday, April 6. There is going to be a road side drama beginning at about 11:30 am and ending at about 3:00 pm and will be a reproduction of the day of the crucifixion! Please contact me if you are interested in attending and possibly participating! I understand there is a lot of debate as to the actual day Jesus was crucified, but, that is not the point of focus for this event.
OK, so, what do you get when you take the "R" out of "Friend"? Yep, "Fiend" Let me give you some definitions of "Fiend"
1. Satan; the devil.
2. any evil spirit; demon.
3. a diabolically cruel or wicked person.
4. a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance: Those children
are little fiends.
5. Informal . a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit: an opium fiend.
This is what drugs, alcohol and other addictions can do to your family and friends very quickly, if, you are not aware of how powerful a substance or addiction can work demonically in a persons life, once, it has entered into God's temple of the New Testament, which is your body! Yes the "R" in "Friend", quickly, disappears and your "Friend" becomes your "Fiend!" BUT,
it does NOT always take drugs and alcohol for your "Friend" to become your "Fiend" as Jesus found out during the week we are now in, but, nearly 2000 years ago.
Yes, it was just a few days ago and nearly 2000 years ago that Jesus rode in on that donkey and was being hailed as Savior and "Friend" by all that were following Him at His First Coming.
And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives,
the whole multitude of disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud
voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the Name of the LORD:
peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
I can only imagine Jesus' thoughts towards this crowd as He surely knew what was to come just a few days later in total contradiction to what He has just heard from the mouths of so many that said they were His "Friend"
What a difference a week can make!
Let's take a look at what some in that crowd were saying about their "King" and their "Friend" just a few days later!
Pilate saith unto them, what shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?
They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified.
It gets much deeper than this!
Then the soldiers of the Governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe. And when they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head. And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
Hard to believe Jesus could see all of this coming and just keep on going and keep on loving! BUT, At the same time, THANK GOD HE DID!
As we continue to move forward in the LORD, let's keep the "R" in "Friends" as Christians, even, when the times get tough as we were told by our "Friend" that they would become in the last days!
And because iniquity (lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax (grow) cold.
Have a blessed week and remember to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves!
and as always, be SURE to tell someone on the job about JESUS!
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