Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Walk Boldly into His Presence!

PRAYER, has been one of my hardest disciplines on my walk with the Lord. I'm reading a Spurgeon now that has been helping me greatly. As I was reading this scene from Prince of Egypt came to mind. The moment after Moses is "blasted" by the rebuke of the Lord, he is then lifted up by the Spirit into the wonder of God's presence. This is where I want to be! To "wrestle with God" until I get the blessing of His presence. From that will flow the desire to tell others about this Great God!

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way,
which be hath consecrated for us, through the, veil, that is to say, his flesh—Hebrews 10:19-20.

"Beloved, we have now no fear of death in the most holy place. The high priest, whoever he might be, must always have dreaded that solemn day of atonement, when he had to pass into the silent and secluded place. I cannot tell whether it is true, but I have read that there is at tradition among the Jews, that a rope was fastened to the high priest's foot that they might draw out his corpse in case he died before the Lord. I should not wonder if their superstition devised such a thing, for it is an awful position for a man to enter into the secret dwelling of Jehovah. But we cannot die in the holy place now, since Jesus has died for us. The death of Jesus is the guarantee of the eternal life of all for whom He died. We have boldness to enter, for we shall not perish.
Our boldness arises from the perfection of His sacrifice. Read the fourteenth verse: "He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified." We rely upon the sacrifice of Christ, believing that He was such a perfect Substitute for us, that it is not possible for us to die after our Substitute has died; and we must be accepted, because He is accepted. We believe that the precious blood has so effectually and eternally put away sin from us, that we are no longer obnoxious to the wrath of God. We may safely stand where sin must be smitten, if there be any sin upon us; for we are so washed, so cleaned, and so fully justified that we are accepted in the Beloved. Sin is so completely lifted from us by the vicarious sacrifice of Christ, that we have boldness to enter where Jehovah Himself dwells."

C.H. Spurgeon - "The Rent Veil"

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