...this I know
As we start a new decade, let us rest assured in knowing Jesus does indeed love us with an everlasting love as stated in His word. Jeremiah 33:11 ...‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’. God's love for us does not run out. He loves us no matter what. however, this does not mean we are to test the limits of His love by venturing into the devil's territory. When we deliberately do what is forbidden in His word, we will find ourselves entrapped in the quagmire of deceit and sin and the enemy may entrap us in his web of lies and deception. Let this be the year the prodigal children return to the everlasting Father's house to feast upon His table of goodness and mercy. Psalm 23:5 (CEV) You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows. Come and feast at the Father's table this decade. As Jesus was crucified and gave up the ghost,(as it says in the KJV), the veil in the temple was torn and the Holy of Holies was now accessible to one and all. Prior to that, the Holy of holies was accessible only to the designated high priest who had to pour the blood on the mercy seat, on the ark of the covenant, prior to entering in. After Jesus' crucifixion, the blood of Jesus was applied to the mercy seat. Because of that we all have access to the mercy seat where God chooses to communicate with us. Please review the previous posting about the Mercy Seat where I wrote about God choosing to commune with us at the Mercy seat. Psalm 136:1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever. (AMP): Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever. God's graciousness, mercy and compassion last for all eternity as we see in the above Psalm. Also: Isaiah 55:1-3 All of you who are thirsty, come to the water!
Whoever has no money, come, buy food and eat!
Without money, at no cost, buy wine and milk!
Why spend money for what isn’t food,
and your earnings for what doesn’t satisfy?
Listen carefully to me and eat what is good;
enjoy the richest of feasts.
Listen and come to me;
listen, and you will live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful loyalty to David.
Come and feast at the table of the Lord. Drink from His fountain of Living water and never thirst again. The Lord will satisfy your hunger with good things. The Lord is extending His invitation to all. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]". The enemy, satan, would like us to be overburdened with the cares of this world, so that we lose focus on the world to come. We are not to fall for this trick of the enemy. Colossians 3:2 says: Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. In closing, rest assured in knowing that Jesus Loves You. He is preparing a table for you. Feast at His table of mercy and grace by returning every one, to the Father's house. Drink of His living water and quench your thirst once and for all. Lay your heavy burdens down and take His yoke upon you. Never forget that God is Love and He loves you very much. Amen