July 04, 2020: SOAP #3866:   2Kings 15-16; Hosea 1; Hebrews 1 Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in […]

July 04, 2020: SOAP #3866:   2Kings 15-16; Hosea 1; Hebrews 1

Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Observation:   Jesus provided purification for sins.  His work was complete.  On the cross he declared, 'It is finished!'  Then, having returned to the place from which he was sent, he sat down!  His action emphasized the finished work.  Now, from those who have received the salvation He provided, he receives praise and worship.    

Application:   'Arise, O Lord, to your resting place' Psalm 132:8  'Arise, O LORD God, to Your resting place' 2Chronicles 6:41  It is not that he was asleep and needed to wake up and get up from his resting place to take on satan in the battle of the ages.  No, it is not that way.  Them emphasis is that He has won and now takes his place of rest in heaven. 

It is now for me to give him a place of rest in my life.  I have surrendered to him.  He sits enthroned in my heart.  He can rest in His supremacy in my life.  The battle for Leon is over, and JESUS IS LORD! 

Prayer:  Jesus, to you I sing, 'Oh arise to your rest, and be blest by my praise, as I glory in your embrace, as Your presence now fills this place.' (Karen Clark-Sheard)  Amen

Pastor Leon
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