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THE HIGH PRIEST AND HIS INTERCESSION

慕安德烈每日靈修 God's Best Secrets by Andrew Murray

 
Scripture: "We have such an High Priest, who is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them."—HEB. vii. 25, 26; viii. 1.
        In Israel, what a difference there was between the high priest and the priests and levites. The high priest alone had access to the Holiest of All. He bore on his forehead the golden crown, "Holiness to the Lord," and by his intercession on the great Day of Atonement bore the sins of the people. The priests brought the daily sacrifices, and stood before the Lord, and came out to bless the people. The difference between high priest and priest was great. But still greater was the unity; they formed one body with the high priest, sharing with him the power to appear before God to receive and dispense His blessing to His people.
        It is even so with our great High Priest. He alone has power with God, in a neverceasing intercession, to obtain from the Father what His people need. And yet, infinite though the distance be between Him and the royal priesthood that surrounds Him for His service, the unity and the fellowship into which His people have been taken up with Him is no less infinite than the apparent diversity. The blessing that He obtains from His Father for us, He holds for His people to receive from Him through their fervent supplication, to be dispensed to the souls among whom He has placed them as His witnesses and representatives.
        As long as Christians simply think of being saved, and of a life which will make that salvation secure, they never can understand the mystery of the power of intercession to which they are called.
        But when once they realize that salvation means a vital life union with Jesus Christ, an actual sharing of His life dwelling and working in us, and the consecration of our whole being, to live and labour, to think and will, and find our highest joy m living as a royal priesthood, the Church will put on her strength, and prove, in intercourse with God and man, how truly the likeness and the power of Christ dwell in her.
        Oh that God would open our hearts to know and prove what our royal priesthood is—what the real meaning is of our living and praying in the name of Jesus, that what we ask shall indeed be given us! O Lord Jesus, our Holy High Priest , breathe the spirit of Thine own holy priesthood into our hearts. AMEN.

What Follows Us

信心的支票簿 Faith's check book

 
Scripture: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life"(Psalm 23:6).
        A devout poet sings:
        LORD, when Thou
        Puttest in my time a day,
        as Thou dost now,
        Unknown in other years, grant, I entreat,
        Such grace illumine it, that whateer its phase
It add to holiness, and lengthen praise!
        This day comes but once in four years.... Up till now goodness and mercy, like two guards, have followed us from day to day, bringing up the rear even as grace leads the van; and as this out-of-the-way day is one of the days of our life, the two guardian angels will be with us today also. Goodness to supply our needs and mercy to blot out our sins -- these twain shall attend our every step this day and every day till days shall be no more. Wherefore, let us serve the LORD on this peculiar day with special consecration of heart and sing His praises with more zest and sweetness than ever. Could we not today make an unusual offering to the cause of God or to the poor? By inventiveness of love let us make this twenty-ninth of February a day to be remembered forever.

Morning, February 29

司布真日間靈修 Morning by Morning

 
Scripture: “With lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”(Jeremiah 31:3)
        The thunders of the law and the terrors of judgment are all used to bring us to Christ; but the final victory is effected by lovingkindness. The prodigal set out to his fathers house from a sense of need; but his father saw him a great way off, and ran to meet him; so that the last steps he took towards his fathers house were with the kiss still warm upon his cheek, and the welcome still musical in his ears.
        
        “Law and terrors do but harden
        All the while they work alone;
        But a sense of blood-bought pardon
        Will dissolve a heart of stone.”
        The Master came one night to the door, and knocked with the iron hand of the law; the door shook and trembled upon its hinges; but the man piled every piece of furniture which he could find against the door, for he said, “I will not admit the man.” The Master turned away, but by-and-bye he came back, and with his own soft hand, using most that part where the nail had penetrated, he knocked again—oh, so softly and tenderly. This time the door did not shake, but, strange to say, it opened, and there upon his knees the once unwilling host was found rejoicing to receive his guest. “Come in, come in; thou hast so knocked that my bowels are moved for thee. I could not think of thy pierced hand leaving its blood-mark on my door, and of thy going away houseless, ‘Thy head filled with dew, and thy locks with the drops of the night.’ I yield, I yield, thy love has won my heart.” So in every case: lovingkindness wins the day. What Moses with the tablets of stone could never do, Christ does with his pierced hand. Such is the doctrine of effectual calling. Do I understand it experimentally? Can I say, “He drew me, and I followed on, glad to confess the voice divine?” If so, may he continue to draw me, till at last I shall sit down at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

Evening, February 29

司布真夜間靈修 Evening by Evening

 
Scripture: “Now we have received ... the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”(1 Corinthians 2:12)
        Dear reader, have you received the spirit which is of God, wrought by the Holy Ghost in your soul? The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the heart may be clearly seen from this fact, that all which has been done by God the Father, and by God the Son, must be ineffectual to us, unless the Spirit shall reveal these things to our souls. What effect does the doctrine of election have upon any man until the Spirit of God enters into him? Election is a dead letter in my consciousness until the Spirit of God calls me out of darkness into marvellous light. Then through my calling, I see my election, and knowing myself to be called of God, I know myself to have been chosen in the eternal purpose. A covenant was made with the Lord Jesus Christ, by his Father; but what avails that covenant to us until the Holy Spirit brings us its blessings, and opens our hearts to receive them? There hang the blessings on the nail—Christ Jesus; but being short of stature, we cannot reach them; the Spirit of God takes them down and hands them to us, and thus they become actually ours. Covenant blessings in themselves are like the manna in the skies, far out of mortal reach, but the Spirit of God opens the windows of heaven and scatters the living bread around the camp of the spiritual Israel. Christs finished work is like wine stored in the wine-vat; through unbelief we can neither draw nor drink. The Holy Spirit dips our vessel into this precious wine, and then we drink; but without the Spirit we are as truly dead in sin as though the Father never had elected, and though the Son had never bought us with his blood. The Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary to our well-being. Let us walk lovingly towards him and tremble at the thought of grieving him.

Into the Deep

荒漠甘泉 Streams in the Desert

 
Scripture: "Launch out into the deep" (Luke 5:4).
        How deep He does not say. The depth into which we launch will depend upon how perfectly we have given up the shore, and the greatness of our need, and the apprehension of our possibilities. The fish were to be found in the deep, not in the shallow water.
        So with us; our needs are to be met in the deep things of God. We are to launch out into the deep of Gods Word, which the Spirit can open up to us in such crystal fathomless meaning that the same words we have accepted in times past will have an ocean meaning in them, which renders their first meaning to us very shallow.
        Into the deep of the Atonement, until Christs precious blood is so illuminated by the Spirit that it becomes an omnipotent balm, and food and medicine for the soul and body.
        Into the deep of the Fathers will, until we apprehend it in its infinite minuteness and goodness, and its far-sweeping provision and care for us.
        Into the deep of the Holy Spirit, until He becomes a bright, dazzling, sweet, fathomless summer sea, in which we bathe and bask and breathe, and lose ourselves and our sorrows in the calmness and peace of His everlasting presence.
        Into the deep of the Holy Spirit, until He becomes a bright, marvelous answer to prayer, the most careful and tender guidance, the most thoughtful anticipation of our needs, the most accurate and supernatural shaping of our events.
        Into the deep of Gods purposes and coming kingdom, until the Lords coming and His millennial reign are opened up to us; and beyond these the bright entrancing ages on ages unfold themselves, until the mental eye is dazed with light, and the heart flutters with inexpressible anticipations of its joy with Jesus and the glory to be revealed.
        Into all these things, Jesus bids us launch. He made us and He made the deep, and to its fathomless depths He has fitted our longings and capabilities. --Soul Food
        The deep waters of the Holy Spirit are always accessible, because they are always proceeding. Will you not this day claim afresh to be immersed and drenched in these waters of life? The waters in Ezekiels vision first of all oozed from under the doors of the temple. Then the man with the measuring line measured and found the waters to the ankles. Still further measurement, and they were waters to the knees. Once again they were measured and the waters were to the loins. Then they became waters to swim in--a river that could not be passed over. (Read Ezekiel 47). How far have we advanced into this river of life? The Holy Spirit would have a complete self effacement. Not merely ankle-deep, knee-deep, loin-deep, but self-deep. We ourselves hidden out of sight and bathed in this life-giving stream. Let go the shore-lines and launch out into the deep. Never forget, the Man with the measuring line is with us today. --J.G.M.

Mystery of the Father and Son

Restoring My Soul (VOL1) Day 44

 
References: 2 Cor 5:21 Further Study: John 5:36-45 John 8:33-59
The administration of this profound mystery requires nothing less than the capacity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There are various operations of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in and through His body, by which the work of God is accomplished. The Son’s administration of the body is focused on the ‘one’. The Father’s administration of the temple is focused on many individuals, family by family. The Father’s administration is person specific. It is age, gender and family specific, bringing forth a diversity of kingdom expressions and initiatives. As a home receives the gospel, the door of the church is carried to that home. The whole household, and then many others through that household, can come into the fellowship of the Son. As messengers and deacons are received into the home, they take the door to the home, and then pour wine on the various faith initiatives of that home. So we can begin to profile the gospel that the New Testament messengers and believers were manifesting from street corner to village square, in every town and region. In vibrant fellowship and their fearless sonship, they were lifting up the Lord’s death before the eyes of all. In the face of opposition, betrayal and persecution, they were lifting up Christ as the blood-sprinkled Mercy Seat in the true temple. The temple was open, sacrifice and offering were active, and mercy availed. His blood was effective and this body of God’s will was lifted up for all to see. Ears and eyes were opened to the wonder of the gospel message.

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Remembers His covenant

Restoring My Soul (VOL2) Day 44

 
References Further Study Psa 77:9 Acts 13:46 Psa 105 Rom 7:24 Jer 50:5 Matt 7:23 1 Chron 16:15 Isa 44:21 Psa 89:48
The covenant of God impresses itself upon us in the word of the messenger when he proclaims life to us. It is not as though the Lord remembers us individually. Rather, He remembers His covenant and all the fathers who have gone before us. The psalmist asked, ‘Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion?’ No. He remembers His firstborn and remembers us in Him. Hence, we must join ourselves to the Lord and His covenant. He has made an Everlasting Covenant that will not be forgotten. Accordingly, He proclaims, ‘You are My servant … you will not be forgotten by Me’. What a terror it would be to reject the word of God and, therefore, judge ourselves unworthy of everlasting life. There is no hope for those who have become ‘sons of disobedience’. Jesus said to the hypocrites, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me’. The fact of this potential rejection must be for us the trigger and catalyst of godly grief. As the psalmist said, ‘What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?’ With that illumination, Paul cried out, ‘Wretched man that I am, who will set me free from the body of this death?’ He was, firstly, referring to the deceit and wickedness of the human heart; cast off and assigned to everlasting reproach and humiliation. And he was also referring to the utter hopelessness of the mortal man bound by, and subject to, the power of death and corruption. We must cast ourselves upon Him, for He has remembered His covenant forever; the word which He commanded to a thousand generations.

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Bringing firstfruits

Restoring My Soul (VOL3) Day 44

 
References Further Study 1Co 4:7 Rom 11:16 Deu 26 Deu 26:2 Pro 3:9 Deu 8:17 Mal 3:10-11
When the first of the harvest is reaped, we are confronted with an extremely important decision. Will we take the first of our produce down to the place where the Lord our God chooses to establish His name? Will we honour the Lord from our wealth and from the first of all our produce? Or, will we forget the Lord our God and say in our hearts that our own hands have made us rich? This was the Corinthian problem. Paul admonished them saying, ‘What do you have that you did not receive?’ The firstfruits were offered to the Lord to sanctify the harvest to come. ‘If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also holy.’ In this verse, Paul used the symbolism of the meal offering which was the way in which the Israelites presented their firstfruits to the Lord. If we think for a moment about the memorial portion of this meal offering, we will remind ourselves that God remembers us in that offering. There is no other way to draw His attention. When we bring the first of everything, we have remembrance before God. Our need of control will provoke us to anxiety. To the degree that we are anxious, we will not be a person of offering. Offering will take us beyond material, emotional, and cognitive resources. We give ‘the first’ to sanctify the harvest to come. If there are no firstfruits offered, then there is no harvest. Even if the Lord opens the windows of heaven for us, but does not rebuke the devourer, the harvest is still lost. People’s lives are devoured everywhere because they do not join the cycle of offering. The Lord gives them riches and wealth and honour, but no power to eat of it. Everything they produce is enjoyed by a foreigner or devoured by market forces.

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A remnant preserved by offering

Restoring My Soul (VOL4) Day 44

 
References Further Study Zec 8:12 Zep 3:13 Heb 11 Gen 6:12-18 Heb 11:4 Heb 12:24 Heb 9:15 Luk 22:20 1Co 11:25 Isa 1:9 Isa 10:21-22
The blood of Abel speaks, crying for mercy, and it is the guarantee of a remnant to the end of the world. From the beginning when Adam sinned, God determined an absolute destruction when He said to the man, ‘In the day you eat you die’. He repented that He had made man and He determined a complete destruction of mankind. But Noah found favour before God because he was righteous. The Lord was searching to and fro throughout the earth, looking for someone righteous on account of the blood of Abel. A complete destruction was declared. However, the faith of Noah preserved a remnant of eight people. Abel had lived and offered by faith. As the first martyr of the Scripture, his blood still ‘speaks’. In the midst of persecution and trampling, it cries out for a remnant. The blood of Abel and the blood of Christ bear witness before God to the right of a remnant. The blood of Christ speaks better than the blood of Abel, because He is the mediator of a New Covenant for all those who believe. Jesus said, ‘This is the New Covenant in My blood’. In this way, He proclaimed both redemption and judgement. A complete end was decreed and, consequently, the seven vials will be poured out in His name. If the Lord had not left us a posterity - that is, a remnant - we would be like Sodom and Gomorrah, concerning which a complete end and destruction was poured out. Nevertheless, Isaiah prophesied, ‘A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. For though your people, O Israel, may be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant within them will return; a destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness.’

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