But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:24, 25.
Every provision has been made for our infirmities, every encouragement offered us to come to Christ.
Christ offered up His broken body to purchase back God’s heritage, to give man another trial…. By His spotless life, His obedience, His death on the cross of Calvary, Christ interceded for the lost race. And now, not as a mere petitioner does the Captain of our salvation intercede for us, but as a Conqueror claiming His victory. His offering is complete, and as our Intercessor He executes His self-appointed work, holding before God the censer containing His own spotless merits and the prayers, confessions, and thanksgiving of His people. Perfumed with the fragrance of His righteousness, these ascend to God as a sweet savor. The offering is wholly acceptable, and pardon covers all transgression.
Christ has pledged Himself to be our substitute and surety, and He neglects no one. He who could not see human beings exposed to eternal ruin without pouring out His soul unto death in their behalf, will look with pity and compassion upon every soul who realizes that he cannot save himself.
He will look upon no trembling suppliant without raising him up. He who through His own atonement provided for man an infinite fund of moral power, will not fail to employ this power in our behalf. We may take our sins and sorrows to His feet; for He loves us. His every look and word invites our confidence. He will shape and mold our characters according to His own will.
In the whole satanic force there is not power to overcome one soul who in simple trust casts himself on Christ. “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40:29.
The Faith I Live By p. 204
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for my coworker and his dad who has just gone into hospice and doesn’t have long to live. WRH
—-Please pray for one of my students who ran out of my classroom today saying that she was having a panic attack. She then went to see the nurse and then went home after that. Her name is D. Mary
—-Please continue to pray for Lou. Eileen
—-Please pray for my mother. She fell and broke her hip. Now she has pneumonia and sepsis and is very critical. Joyce
—-My friends daughter is in the hospital, very ill from, drinking and could die. She has little children please pray for her. Rosemary
—-Thank you for all the prayers for my friend Brittany and her family. Baby Elisabeth got to come home yesterday. It’s So scary when a newborn is sick. Please continue praying that God will draw this family back to Him. Jennifer
Dear Friends
As Ron and I were driving home from church one day, we began reminisce about my driving habits. When I was young, I drove very fast. In town, I kept my speed to about five over the speed limit, but outside of town, I habitually drove between 90 and 115 miles per hour. (The fastest I’ve ever driven was 140!) We often joked that I had a 1961 Mercury Meteor and I thought it needed to live up to its name.
After Eileen was born, my speeding lessened to about ten miles an hour over the posted limit in the country. Over the years, I’ve slowed down even further. Now I drive the speed limit unless all the other cars are going so fast that it would be unsafe to do so. As Ron and I talked about this change, I remarked how free it made me feel. When I obeyed the speed limit, I did not have to worry about any policemen who might be around.
Suddenly, I understood why James speaks of the Law as “the law of liberty.” James 2:12 How often we think of God’s Law in the same light as I had always viewed speed limits—very restrictive. Yet, obeying His Commandments brings true freedom. “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient.” 1 Tim 1:9 James advises, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” James 1:19-25
One day, Jesus was asked, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matt 22:36-40 So we see that love is the key to obedience. Without love, obedience is worthless. By obeying the first four commandments, we show our love for God. If we truly love our Great Creator, we will give Him first place in our life. We will not spend our short life focusing upon the things of this world. We will not be irreverent. We will delight in spending God’s Holy Day with Him through Bible study, prayer, and enjoying the works of His Hands. Likewise, by obeying the last six commandments, we show our love to those around us. If we truly have love, we will respect our parents. We will not kill either in actuality or by gossip and cruel treatment. We will keep our body pure for our husband or wife. We will respect others property. Others will be able to trust what we say and what we do. We will not desire what another has, but will be content with the blessings God has given us.
May we obey our Loving Saviour because we love Him. (1 John 4:19) May our life declare as did Paul, “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” 1 Tim 1:5 May we “love the Lord [our] God with all [our] heart, and with all [our] soul, and with all [our] strength, and with all [our] mind; and our neighbour as [ourself]” is my prayer. Luke 10:27

Uttermost Salvation for His Children
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