Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Passover Meditation #21 for the Lenten Season 2012
~ ~ ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~
Then said JESUS
unto the twelve,
John 6:67 Green's Greek Interlinear
The LORD'S sorrow was real. HE+ knew the hearts of men. HE+ knew their frame, their weaknesses. HE+ knew their vacillating wills...
HE+ still knows.
HE+ knew how easily they were swayed by their own thoughts and feelings, easily influenced by those around them.
HE+ still knows.
HE+ also knew exactly how abhorrent it would seem to the Jews to think of eating human flesh and drinking human blood.
HE+ still knows how abhorrent dying to our Self is, how we don't want to join HIM+ in picking up our cross, how we want HIM+ to do His+ part... and our part too!
Yet, Our LORD persisted in making the path harder, the door higher, the way more narrow for those coming to HIM+ for Eternal Life.
Will you also go away?
Countless others have.
Countless others have, from those who walked with HIM+ in person along with the twelve 2,000 years ago... much to their un-ending sorrow and constant bitterness now...to those who are playing fast and loose with HIM+today, thinking they can repent fast on their death bed... if they have a death bed, that is.
Away... to count JESUS a stranger rather than friend... to count JESUS as someone to ignore, to take or leave until a more convenient time.
NOW is the day of Salvation,
while it is called TODAY.
Tomorrow is not promised for anyone... neither is a tidy, orderly death bed. ( Sudden accidents happen daily.)
Harden not your hearts
as in the day of provocation.
O LORD GOD, Who+ knows our weaknesses and our frame, look upon this Thy+ servant. I bring my Self, kicking and screaming, unto THEE+.
Dear JESUS, I don't want to be a stranger to you anymore. Help THOU+ my unbelief and rebuke the hindering spirit keeping me from THEE+.
I will to close the gap , O Great REDEEMER+, because THOU+ hast promised to receive sinners and backsliders ... if they repent. I'm sorry I've hurt THEE+, dear JESUS.