But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13.
God’s people, whom He calls His peculiar treasure, were privileged with a twofold system of law; the moral and ceremonial….
From the creation the moral law was an essential part of God’s divine plan, and was as unchangeable as Himself. The ceremonial law was to answer a particular purpose in Christ’s plan for the salvation of the race. The typical system of sacrifices and offerings was established that through these services the sinner might discern the great offering, Christ…. The ceremonial law was glorious; it was the provision made by Jesus Christ in counsel with His Father, to aid in the salvation of the race. The whole arrangement of the typical system was founded on Christ. Adam saw Christ prefigured in the innocent beast suffering the penalty of his transgression of Jehovah’s law.
The need for the service of sacrifices and offerings ceased when type met antitype in the death of Christ. In Him the shadow reached the substance…. The law of God will maintain its exalted character as long as the throne of Jehovah endures. This law is the expression of God’s character…. Types and shadows, offerings and sacrifices, had no virtue after Christ’s death on the cross; but God’s law was not crucified with Christ…. Today he [Satan] is deceiving human beings in regard to the law of God.
The law of the ten commandments lives and will live through the eternal ages….
God did not make the infinite sacrifice of giving His only-begotten Son to our world, to secure for man the privilege of breaking the commandments of God in this life and in the future eternal life.
He [Jesus] gave His precious, innocent life to save guilty human beings from eternal ruin, that through faith in Him they might stand guiltless before the throne of God.
The Faith I Live By p. 106
Prayer Requests
—-We are wanting to go to Family Retreat but we are having problems with the water in our camper. Please pray that God will give Ron wisdom to know how to fix it so we will be able to go. Rose
—-Please pray for Cohen, a toddler who is in the hospital with an infection in his incision. J
—-please pray for for my safety and for my cats. Jack has put snakes on my property. I am going to go over and talk to them. Ann
—-Asking for Special Prayer for John Sikich family who passed away this morning. Karen
—-We are looking at a house. We are seeking to know if it is God’s will or not. Please pray that we will know which way we should go. Esther
—-please pray for my son Bensley who is 30 years old. He is married and has 3 sons. He is a heavy alcoholic drinker and a drug addict. I raised him up in the church but when he grew up and associated with his peer groups he went out. Now he has a problem with his kidney and a growth. Please pray for him. Levi
Dear Friends,
One day, we, along with Ron’s family, were enjoying a leisurely walk along an old dirt trail in the woods. Dennis and Maggie, both in their early teens, ran ahead anxious to explore new territory. Suddenly, we heard a bear’s growl. Ron’s mother immediately thought of her children and quickened her step. As soon as we rounded the curve in the trail, we began to laugh. They looked rather comical frozen mid-step. As soon as these “statues” heard our laughter, they turned and raced back to the group. From that moment, they decided to stay where they felt safe.
Peter warns us of an enemy far more dangerous than that startled bear, who, when he sensed our presence, had grumbled before heading for “parts unknown.” “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 Indeed, the evil one is continually watching us, plotting against us, laying his snares to entrap us.
Just as Dennis and Maggie, when aware of a possible encounter with a bear, stopped immediately; so should we when we become aware of the danger in which we find ourselves. Toying with sin will only bring us grief. When confronted with a temptation, we must flee to our Loving Redeemer’s arms just as quickly as those two teens fled back to the group.
Our Dear Saviour assures us,
“Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37 “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Heb 13:5 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jer 29: 11-13 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isa 41:10
Let us “submit [ourselves] therefore to God.” for we have the promise, that if we “resist the devil, he will flee from [us].” James 4:7 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb 4:16 Let us continually “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Col 1:10-14 Amen!

Type Meets Antitype
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