Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Today Reminder – 11 April 2017

A reminder for today
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

So, we find ourselves smack bang in Tuesday and the week is well on its way. Business as usual, because the enemy is hard at work to make us fall and fail. Breakthrough! Now there is a word we should look at. It basically means a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development or an instance of achieving success in a particular sphere or activity. My verses today are focussed on breakthrough. We need to break through the picture the world lets us see and see the picture that God wants us to see. You see every day we are challenged and when the enemy see that they are getting to you, even if it is only a little bit, they will intensify the attack to break you. Now the world wants you to see a picture of despair and hopelessness so that you will come to a point where you question. The world wants you to see how the lost always seems to free and happy and they just do what they want. They will make sin look good so that you will be tempted. They will even say that you must try everything and hold on to the best things. The enemy is not interested in them, because why, they are already lost so why make them suffer. 

Now, the picture that you have that replaces all these corrupted views is the picture of a High Priest, Jesus the Son of God, which understands our weaknesses, because He faced the same tests. He did not sin, so we can come boldly to the throne of God where we will find true freedom and peace by His grace and mercy. When we have the picture of God we have His love and we have a new type of hope, because our hope is not build on the temporary, it is build on forever. Our hope is in Jesus Christ and our picture consists of His promise of a life in eternity. 

Therefore, the enemy can make this world look as great as possible, but nothing can compare to the world that awaits us. My challenges can try and consume me, but I can enter the throne of God and my strength will come from Him. The enemy can try and break me, but in me is the Holy Spirit and He breaks for no one. All of this will end and when that happens, I want to be the one that stood firmly in my faith. Now let us free ourselves from the world and see only Jesus. He is the light, the way and the only living God. He is our breakthrough. So, to the enemy, do your worst, because your destination is hell and my destination is a life in eternity with my God. 

Lord, we look at the wind and the rain and we hear how nature worships you. Let us unite today and worship you with hearts filled with you and eyes focused on you. Make us diamonds and let us shine with your glory. Let us wear your armour so that we will not be afraid. Give us breakthrough. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.