Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Passover Meditation # 14 for the Lenten Season 2012

~  ~  ~  The Door of the Cross ~  ~  ~
Storms prevented posting on time but BLESS GOD, HE+ kept them from hurting us... just as HE+ said HE+ would do.

The one eating
of My+  flesh
and drinking of  My+ Blood
has Eternal Life
and I+,
I+
will raise him up at the Last Day.
John 6:54 Green’s Greek Interlinear.
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The Greek is pointed. The eating and drinking activities remain IN THE PRESENT and are CONTINUOUS, REPEATED, ON-GOING actions.
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The person continuously joining Our LORD at the table of His+ death --- doing the same things HE+ does: dying to Self to bring Life unto this world --- is doing so IN THE PRESENT.
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There is no pot of manna that can be kept from yesterday’s meal; it will turn wormy and putrid. (See Ex. 16:20).
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Likewise, there is no Living Bread that is effective from yesterday; you must join HIM+ anew every day at the cross … in order for you to have Life.
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And daily, then, you will taste a portion of that Eternal Life --- also in the present tense --- that is promised.
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Remember: CHRIST’S words here have NO past tense. It is not a one-time-then-finished activity. It is on-going every day.
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Meet HIM+ at the table of HIS+ death. Join HIM+ in the fellowship of His+ sufferings, and you will have Life… and Life abundantly.
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Just like HE+ said.



[ PS… If you are not suffering for CHRIST in the Persecuted Church, then join HIM+ “ in the fellowship of His+ suffering” by disciplining yourself with daily prayer-closet prayer times, fasting days, and seasons of Holy Silence.
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Do SOMETHING.
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Practice daily denying yourself pleasures, entertainments, and self-indulgences. Walk instead of nap, eat rice and beans instead of pizza’s and steak, drink water instead of cola’s, tea or coffee. If you do such denials already, then ask HIM+ what other things you can do to practice putting Self to death in these areas.
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Do SOMETHING.
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Dress somberly instead of like a flower-lily. Sisters, cover your heads and drop your eyes and watch your tone of voice in the home.
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Endeavor to keep a cheerful spirit for The LORD'S sake. 
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Attempt to keep the prayer stations even for 5 minutes and TEACH the youngsters at home to do the same. It will not upset your "important" schedule to at least read and recite a Psalm outloud at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
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Do SOMETHING.
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Brothers, cover your bodies just as well and vest up. Watch your slang ( and GOD forbid, filthy talk or jesting ) when with your buddies and your attitudes in the home, likewise. Take that tongue to the cross and issue hearty thanksgivings instead of complaints. 
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Daily share with your offspring about The LORD, what HE+'s done for you, and question them about what HE+'s shown them every day. Then they will realize it is important to Dad; it must be important to GOD, also.
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Do SOMETHING.
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Do SOMETHING that curbs your desire to look cute to the world and acceptable to conservative America. Your dress and demeanor should give a silent VISIBLE witness that you are of CHRIST and NOT of this world so that everyone seeing you must receive a witness for CHRIST... whether he likes it or not. 
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Do SOMETHING to show which side you are on.
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Do SOMETHING, both private and public.
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Do SOMETHING
simply for the sake
of The LORD...
to show HIM+
you love HIM+.  

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