Monday, March 27, 2017
CHRIST Our PASSOVER
for The Preparation Season
The Great --- and Final --- Passover
~ 2017 ~
" CHRIST our PASSOVER
is Sacrificed for us,
let us keep the feast... "
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" All authority is given unto ME+
in Heaven and in earth."
LET US PRAY:
O GOD our Heavenly FATHER, I thank THEE and praise THEE for sending us a SAVIOR+ Who+ is CHRIST the LORD ... the ONE+ Who+ saves me from my Self.
Forgive me, O LORD, for not yielding to Thy+ Authority. In so many ways --- starting with food and drink, to sleep times, and even dress --- I have not followed Thy+ leading, O CHRIST.
My ear has been deaf, my eye turned elsewhere, my feet chose my own way when I wanted to indulge Self.
I have not yielded my tongue to THEE+ many times. And worse, the thoughts of my heart have oftentimes not come under Thy+ Authority.
I cry to THEE+ to come and rule and reign over this world, yet I myself push away Thy+ Rule over me... even in these little, inconsequential matters that have nothing to do with the state of the world.
Or... perhaps, DO these matter
more than I realize,
O LORD ?
Therefore, I humble my Self to Thy+ LORDSHIP, even in these small matters that affect my soul and spirit.
Grant me cleansing from my Self-indulgent ways. Help me to focus my entire being on pleasing THEE+ now.
Then perhaps, in due season, it may be said of me also, " The effectual , fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
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THOU+ hast turned for me
my mourning into dancing:
THOU+ hast put off my sackcloth,
and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory
may sing praise to THEE+,
and not be silent.
O LORD my God,
I will give thanks unto THEE+ for ever.
Psalm 30: 11-12
" WHO+ gave Himself+ for our sins,
that HE+ might deliver us
from this present evil world,
according to the will of GOD
and our FATHER. "