John 3:13-15, “13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
In the beginning of this chapter we saw how Nicodemus recognized Jesus a teacher from God based on the signs that He performed and His teaching, and concluded that it was not possible for someone to do such unless God is with him. He had no understanding that Jesus was more than a teacher, a miracle worker and one with and from God. Jesus was and is God, the Savior of the world. Jesus then begins to talk to him about the things of the kingdom which made no sense to him. Read the rest of this entry »
Exodus 29:19-20, “Take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet…”
Applying the blood to the ear, was about hearing only God’s Word, while applying it to the thumb was about rightly serving God and God’s people. Lastly, but equally important is the application of the blood covering to the “big toes of their right feet,” so that the sanctified walk of the priests would be examples to the people. What priest walked here on earth in perfect righteousness?
Ephesians 6:10-18, “11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…”
We looked at how the enemy always gives us the wrong impressions on who to fight. We therefore need to learn how we prepare with the tools and the right clothing.
I face the enemy every single second of the minute of the hour of the days of the months of the year. Sometimes he might just leave me for a season but he is bound to come back. I need to be ready at all times and so should you. Read the rest of this entry »
Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns”.
In response to the gospel, the word “feet” does seem to associate with it. Romans 10:15, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace“, Ephesians 6:15, “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace“. It talks about the shield of faith, the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit. The word “feet” is not there just to fill in, it has a significant meaning. Feet help you relocate, it makes you move, it makes you go. When Jesus said, “Go ye into the world and preach the gospel“. Read the rest of this entry »