For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Hebrews 9:24.
The subject of the sanctuary … should be clearly understood by the people of God. All need a knowledge for themselves of the position and work of their great High Priest….
The intercession of Christ in man’s behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was His death upon the cross. By His death He began that work which after His resurrection He ascended to complete in heaven. We must by faith enter within the veil, “whither the forerunner is for us entered.” Hebrews 6:20. There the light from the cross of Calvary is reflected. There we may gain a clearer insight into the mysteries of redemption. The salvation of man is accomplished at an infinite expense to heaven; the sacrifice made is equal to the broadest demands of the broken law of God. Jesus has opened the way to the Father’s throne, and through His mediation the sincere desire of all who come to Him in faith may be presented before God.
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13. If those who hide and excuse their faults could see how Satan exults over them, how he taunts Christ and holy angels with their course, they would make haste to confess their sins and to put them away. Through defects in the character, Satan works to gain control of the whole mind, and he knows that if these defects are cherished, he will succeed. Therefore he is constantly seeking to deceive the followers of Christ with his fatal sophistry that it is impossible for them to overcome. But Jesus pleads in their behalf His wounded hands, His bruised body; and He declares to all who would follow Him, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” 2 Corinthians 12:9…. Let none, then, regard their defects as incurable. God will give faith and grace to overcome them.
The Faith I Live By p. 203
Prayer Requests
—-Lou’s surgery has been postponed due to an infection. Please pray that it will clear up quickly so she can get a pacemaker. Eileen
—-Please have my Sister Carol aka: Susie in prayer this morning. She’s having major back surgery. Pray the doctors are successful and she is relieved from the chronic pain she’s in. Connie
—-Please pray for Dave who has an anger problem. Buck
Dear Friends
Some years ago when we had to go to western Montana, we took the extra time to go to the Spokane, Washington area to see my best friend, Darlene, who had terminal cancer. As we were traveling over Lookout Pass, a high pass in the mountains, we ran into snow. It was not a few lazy flakes. It was a blizzard! We could not see anything but the thick, white flakes coming down like a curtain around us. Esther Marie was driving. She could not see anything but white. To make matters worse, the windshield wipers were not clearing the snow off the windshield. She could see the barrier between the eastbound and the westbound lanes out her side window, so she stayed very close to that. We knew we were in trouble. We started praying to the only One Who could help us. The wipers started working right and just then a vehicle passed and we were able to follow him by keeping our eyes on his tail lights. We continued to pray and after about two hours we were back in good weather again.
Sometimes our lives are like that mountain pass. The troubles and trials of life surround us until we are overwhelmed. We cannot see the way out. We cannot find the path to travel. It is easy to be in despair. We feel like David, who prayed, “Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. Ps 31:9-13 “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.” Ps 102:1, 2
Our Great Creator does not leave us to go through our trials alone. He wants us to look to Him. He says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isa 45:22 “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God.” Isa. 43:1-3 “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” Ps 50:15
May we cling to Him with all our being. My we glorify Him by following His commands. May we love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind” is my prayer.

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