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Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Thirty

DAY THIRTY

“I saw heaven standing open

and there before me was a white horse,

whose rider is called Faithful and True.

With justice He judges and makes war.

His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns.

He has a name written on Him

that no-one knows but He Himself.

He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood

and His name is the Word of God.

The armies of heaven were following Him,

riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword

with which to strike down the nations.

“He will rule them with an iron sceptre.”

He treads the winepress

of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Revelation 19:11 – 16

Our Jesus is the glorious Conqueror of Satan, sin and death.  He trod the winepress of God’s wrath for us and He is our King of kings and Lord of lords.  We follow Him, our robes made white in His blood and we will live and reign with Him forever and ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Nine

DAY TWENTY NINE

 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain,

standing in the centre of the throne,

encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.

He had seven horns and seven eyes,

which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

He came and took the scroll from the right hand

of Him who sat on the throne.

And when He had taken it,

the four living creatures and the twenty four elders

fell down before the Lamb. 

Each one had a harp

and they were holding golden bowls full of incense

which are the prayers of the saints.

And they sang a new song:

“You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals

because you were slain,

and with your blood you purchased men for God

from every tribe and language and people and nation.

You have made them a kingdom and priests to serve our God,

and they will reign on the earth.”

Revelation 5:6-10 

Let the full impact of this scene in heaven take a hold of your mind as you read it aloud.  Jesus is the Lamb in the centre of the throne.  He is the reason and the focus of angelic worship and the worship of all redeemed mankind.

 

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Eight

DAY TWENTY EIGHT

I,  John….was on the island of Patmos

because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus….

On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit

and I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet…

I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.

And when I turned I saw seven golden lamp stands,

and among the lamp stands was someone “like a son of man,”

dressed in a robe down to His feet

and with a golden sash around His chest.

His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow,

and His eyes were like blazing fire.

His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,

and His voice was like the sound of rushing waters.

In His right hand were seven stars,

and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.

His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead.

Revelation 1:9a, 10, 12-17

The Jesus we worship is not a baby in a cradle, a carpenter in his workshop or an itinerant preacher walking the dusty roads of Galilee.  He is a glorious and glorified Lord, majestic, beautiful and so terrifying that John, who once leaned on His breast, “fell at His feet as though dead.”  We need to lay aside the image of the human Jesus and focus on the risen Christ who is God and who stands in our place in the presence of the Father to intercede for us.

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Seven

DAY TWENTY SEVEN

Now there have been many of those priests,

since death prevented them from continuing in office;

but because Jesus lives forever,

He has a permanent priesthood.

Therefore He is able to save completely

those who come to God through Him,

because He always lives to intercede for them.

Such a high priest meets our need —

one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart form sinners,

exalted above the heavens.

Unlike the other high priests,

He does not need to offer sacrifices day and night,

first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people.

He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself.

For the law appoints as high priest men who are weak;

but the oath, which came after the law,

appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 7:23-28

Oh, how we need to gaze at this Jesus, our high priest.  He’s alive! He’s near.  He wants to be to us everything we need as our advocate and high priest.  He is there at the Father’s right hand, representing you and me to God, presenting His blood as the price for all the debt we owe God, past, present and future.  He calls us to come close to Him and feel His love.

 

 

 

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Five

DAY TWENTY FIVE

Every high priest is selected from among men

and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God,

to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant

and who are going astray,

since he himself is subject to weakness.

This is why he is able to offer sacrifices for his own sins,

as well as for the sins of his people.

No-one takes this honour upon himself;

he must be called by God, just as Aaron was.

So Christ also did not take upon Himself the glory

of becoming a high priest.  But God said to Him,

“You are my Son; Today I have become your Father.”

Hebrews 5:1-5

“…We do not have a high priest who is unable

to sympathise with our weaknesses,

but we have one who has been tempted in every way

just as we are – yet was without sin.”

Hebrews 4:15

We may not understand what it means to have a high priest, but to the Jews it was great comfort to know that he was there to represent them to God.  Jesus is to us what the high priest was to the Jews.  He stands for us in the presence of God and presents His blood as the way of cleansing for all our sin.