Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. Hebrews 10:22.
“And, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.” Daniel 7:13. . . . The coming of Christ here described is not His second coming to the earth. He comes to the Ancient of days in heaven to receive dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, which will be given Him at the close of His work as a mediator. It is this coming, and not His second advent to the earth, that was foretold in prophecy to take place at the termination of the 2300 days in 1844. Attended by heavenly angels, our great High Priest enters the holy of holies, and there appears in the presence of God . . . to perform the work of investigative judgment, and to make an atonement for all who are shown to be entitled to its benefits.
May the Lord give us to see the need of drinking from the living fountain of the water of life. Its pure streams will refresh and heal us and refresh all connected with us. Oh, if the hearts were only subdued by the Spirit of God! If the eye were single to God’s glory, what a flood of heavenly light would pour upon the soul. He who spake as never man spake was an educator upon earth. After His resurrection He was an educator to the lonely, disappointed disciples traveling to Emmaus, and to those assembled in the upper chamber. He opened to them the Scriptures concerning Himself and caused their hearts to bound with a holy, new and sacred hope and joy.
From the Holy of Holies, there goes on the grand work of instruction. The angels of God are communicating to men. Christ officiates in the sanctuary. We do not follow Him into the sanctuary as we should. Christ and angels work in the hearts of the children of men. The church above united with the church below is warring the good warfare upon the earth. There must be a purifying of the soul here upon the earth, in harmony with Christ’s cleansing of the sanctuary in heaven.
God’s people are now to have their eyes fixed on the heavenly sanctuary, where . . . our great High Priest . . . is interceding for His people.
Maranatha p. 249
—-Please pray for Ginger who had knee replacement surgery yesterday. Ron
—–We need God’s guidance. R
—–Please pray for Mark Finley who is about to begin major evangelistic meetings in San Antonio, TX ahead of the GC Session. His meetings begin June 5. Please pray for the advertising that is going out all over the. Please pray very specifically that the Lord will make sure that the right people see the information and respond by attending the meetings. Please continue to pray for the GC Session that begins July 2 and runs till the 11th. Diane
During third grade, Eileen went to a school that was about half a mile from our house. One day as she was walking home with a classmate, they noticed an old, gray car driving slowly beside them. There were two men inside the car and one of them was holding a large knife. He called to the children.
Eileen’s friend said, “Run!” Eileen needed no second admonition. She ran like a deer across the block, between houses, across the next block, and finally home. Her friend ran in another direction, using the same evasive tactics. The men in the gray car went on to look for easier targets.
Just as those two children fled from the man with the knife, so we are to flee from wrongdoing . When we are tempted to do something that will wound the heart of our Precious Saviour, we are not to stay around and toy with the idea until it finally becomes so strong that we fall into sin. Just as running between the houses became Eileen’s way of escape, so God has provided a way of escape. The Bible assures us, “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor 10:13
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Cor 10:14 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” 1 Cor 6:18 “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Tim 2:22 “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” 1 Tim 6:9-16
May we close our ear to the temptings of the evil one. May we pray as did David, “Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.” Ps 143:9 May we cling to our Dear Saviour where we find peace, safety, and protection is my prayer.