Endowed with Mercy

I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service– Romans 12:1. Mercy means that judgment has been withheld, judgment that is rightfully due and should have been pronounced, has now been denied us by God Himself. This is why we can honestly present our bodies to God. The body means our inner self with all our frailties, hopes, and dreams. We are currently equipped in the joyful knowledge of being risen to a new life with Christ, a life that can be lived without condemnation, clothed in God’s own righteousness and standing. It is only by the mercies of God that we may be so bold as to fearlessly present ourselves to the Judge of all Who acquitted us of all sin, endowing each believer with the mercies of and from the Creator of life.” ~LMJ~

Today as We Live Our Lives

“Today as we live our lives and go about our daily business, wheresoever we are, let us begin enjoying the truth that nothing — absolutely nothing, whatsoever shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord- Romans 8:39, and Christ is in us (Colossians 1:27)!” ~LMJ~

Deuteronomy – Revealing Our Prophet

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Deuteronomy 18:15 – The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me {Moses}; unto him shall ye hearken;

Moses, the man of God, foretold of another man who would be a Prophet similar to Moses in many ways, one who would lead God’s people into the true Promised Land, and deliver them from the bondage of sin.

Moses gave the children of Israel manna, the prophesied Prophet would give the bread of life.

Moses inaugurated the Passover; the prophesied Prophet would be the true Passover.

Moses was their shepherd; the prophesied Prophet was the “good shepherd” leading God’s people into deliverance.

Moses ruled over the house of Israel showing them God’s protection surrounding them with a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day; the prophesied Prophet gave them the way, the truth, and the life into the eternal protection of God.

Moses made the tabernacle in the wilderness; the prophesied Prophet gave himself as the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched and not man, and exchanged his life for ours, the righteous one for the unrighteous ones.

Moses provided the Law; the prophesied Prophet fulfilled the Law and redeemed humanity from the law of sin and death.

Moses interceded between God and Israel; the prophesied Prophet interceded and spiritually brought humanity up to the threshold at the throne of heaven, to Him Who dwells there, and to Him Who freely blesses us with all spiritual blessings.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14:
-11: For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
-12: It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
-13: Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
-14: But the word {God’s Word} is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

God’s healing Word is so very close that Moses said that it is “in thy mouth, and in thy heart.” Yet, God seems so far off for so many people, some think He perhaps is in heaven; however, that no one can reach up to Him. But today in God’s grace as we discover the preached Word that is so very close to us, and as we believe on Jesus and confess in his resurrection, our inner quest for God becomes a reality because God’s Word is now in our hearts.

Our Prophet Jesus Christ meets us at a point that is further than halfway. Jesus brings the wonderful healing Word of God into our very hearts so that we may simply believe to receive the righteousness and graces of God.

Romans 10:6-9:
-6: But the righteousness which is of faith {believing faith} speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
-7: Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
-8: But what saith it {Deuteronomy 30 above)? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
-9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Here the prophesied Prophet, Jesus Christ has fulfilled the hope of all humanity by giving us his righteous faith so that we can believe unto salvation.

The Price of No Condemnation Cost a Great Deal; We Have that Great Deal for Free

THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus– Romans 8:1, by no means was God wasting His time having Romans 8:1 written to us because it cost Him everything, including enduring the death of His Son, Jesus Christ, to free our lives from condemnation and to redeem our lives back into the loving and forgiving arms of our Heavenly Father. Rather than thinking on condemnation, on the sin nature, and on our inadequacies, let us ponder on a wonderful section of Scripture that is spiritually awe-inspiring. So, Please – No Condemnation – OK!” ~LMJ~

Thy Words Were Found

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Jeremiah 15:16a:
Thy words were found, and I did eat them . . .

The Prophet did not literally eat the Bible, like a group from Florida I once met who actually ate their Bibles and then went on a walking pilgrimage around the country, thinking that they instinctively knew the Scriptures simply because they ate them. However, in Jeremiah the Prophet realized that his life was spiritually nourished by feeding his mind with the words that came out from the mouth of God. The word “found” means discovered. Rocks are found, but genuine treasures are always discovered. Every Christian who continues looking to the words of God will come to the place in their own understanding that they actually discover for themselves the enormous value of the Scriptures, and when we individually discover the Word of God, the Word will cause our souls to rejoice.

Jeremiah 15:16b:
. . . and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Within the tremendous joy and rejoicing of our hearts, we can begin to realize that the Lord our God has absolutely called us. As we continue on a daily diet of spiritual food, our understanding of God and His marvelous Word will become the same joy and rejoicing of our hearts as it was for the Prophet. There is no wonder that the words of God are called “wholesome words” in I Timothy 6:3, for the words of God do taste so very good to our spiritual senses, and they are quite fulfilling as well.

I Peter 2:2–3
-2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
-3: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

As a newborn desires and needs his nourishment to live and grow, we are also to desire in a like manner the sincere milk of God’s wonderful Word, for with the milk of God’s Word we will spiritually grow in the wisdom of God. When God’s words are discovered deep within our hearts and we esteem them like a valued treasure, we then can sincerely and honestly acknowledge the delectable graciousness of our God.

So today as you continue discovering for yourselves God’s own words: may His words be for you the joy and rejoicing of your own heart.