I pray that each and everyone of you had a blessed Resurrection Sunday! My family certainly did. We had the most glorious Easter service and the most awesome praise and worship! Glory to His Name!! Debby of Heavenly Humor and her family were in Phoenix and joined us. What a joy it is for the saints to worship our King together! What a time we had!!! Hallelujah!!
Yesterday was the first day I've had in many weeks just to myself. Most of my time has been devoted to my mama during this time of her declining health (thus few blog visits-missing my bloggy friends!). My sis returned to NC Friday after a wonderful but very emotional visit, so yesterday I didn't leave the house, didn't even put my face on and basically enjoyed peace and quiet, reading and resting! Fixed whatever was in the fridge for my Sweetie and I for dinner and then perched on the sofa under my fav blanket and watched two hours of 24!!! Time with the Lord, no phone, no make-up, no-cooking, a blanket and two hours of 24.....Hallelujah!! Only a mani-pedi could have made it any better!! LOL!
Before I was even out of bed this morning, my heart begin to stir about the Wonder of our Salvation and my thoughts began to reflect upon the renting of the Veil when Jesus died upon the cross. My pastor preached a powerful Easter service and referenced the Veil, so this morning I studied my notes and gleaned once again the powerful truth of what Jesus did for you and me! I've been walking with the Lord many years now and probably like you, have heard dozens and dozens of sermons and teachings about what happened when Jesus took our sins upon himself ~ the Divine Exchange. But today I looked again - but this time with "fresh eyes"! May we never become so casual about His sacrifice that it becomes somewhat matter of fact!!!
One of many things that my pastor shared Sunday that ministered to me was greater understanding of Jesus' last words "It is finished". I've heard many teachings on those last moments before His death and that phrase, but never heard this -When the centurian soldiers who were within ear shot of Jesus heard Him utter those words, they KNEW exactly what that phrase meant. When a conquering Roman General shouted "It is Finished" it meant that his enemies had been utterly conquered and defeated and upon hearing their General's shout, his soldiers rallied on the battle field confident that their victory had been won and began their triumphant surge forward to advance their territory. I love this! The enemy thought he was defeating God's plan to redeem mankind and even as He was breathing His last breath, Jesus was shouting a victory battle cry!! That battle cry is still relevant and more victorious than ever as it pours from the hearts and lips of believers who KNOW their God and Who they are in Christ Jesus today!!
The centurion soldiers knew...."It is Finished".....darkness fell, the earth shook, graves opened, the Temple Veil rent! THE GENERAL HAD SPOKEN... heaven and earth responded and His Kingdom (you and I) still today triumphantly advance in the authority of Jesus' Name and the power of His Blood Covenant!!
The veil was torn!.....Once again, I've had many teachings about this. But, today with "fresh eyes" I apply the significance of the renting or tearing of the veil anew upon my life and I encourage you to mediate upon this amazing truth....No More Veil!!! When the enemy attempts to hinder or "separate" you from your blood covenant rights as a child of the Most High God, quickly bring to remembrance "It is Finished" and advance in your blood bought authority and lay hold of all THE GENERAL's triumphant provision available for you and yours!
Let's advance anew with these Truths always before us:
NO MORE VEIL!!
No more veil of sin-consciousness and guilt!
(Ephesians 2, Hebrews 9:14-15,
Hebrews 10:21-23, Romans 10:9-10)
No more veil of condemnation!
No more veil of insecurity!
No more veil of confusion!
(James 1:4-5, II Timothy 1:6-7, Phillipians 2:5 and 4:7)
No more veil of fear!
(II Timothy 1:7)
No more veil of doubt!
(Mark 11:22-23, I Corinthians 1:8-9, Hebrews 10:23)
No more veil of sickness!
(I Peter 2:24, Galatians 3:13)
No more veil of oppression!
No more veil of lack or poverty!
(II Corinthians 8:9, John 10:9-10)
No more veil of separation from God!
(Romans 8:34-35, 38-39, Hebrews 4:15-16)
THANK YOU JESUS!
NO MORE VEIL!!
Lets advance together in the triumphant victory of King Jesus! Hear our GENERAL's shout still resounding through the ages..... NO MORE VEIL!!!
Glory to God forever more!!
Glory to God forever more!!
Love and Sweet Blessings!