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 MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB

 

 

 

"I AM THE WAY"

 

[part 7 of 8]

 

 

*____1 Peter 2:3-5 gives us a picture of our Holy Priesthood. "If ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: unto whom coming a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."

 

____It is our Holy Priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to the Father through Jesus Christ.

 

____That is our daily worship, our daily fellowship with Him.

 

____We always come to our Father in the Name of His Beloved Son.

 

____We come with thanksgiving; we come with worship; we come with love.

 

____We bring the fruit of lips.

 

____Would that our hearts could understand what this means.

 

____Our words are the fruit of the vine. "I am the vine, and ye are the branches," Jesus said.

 

____And here is lip fruit: our words from which the wine of life can be made.

 

____How it does touch our hearts to think that He drinks of the fruit of our lips.

 

____Jesus said, "I am that living water." Now we can understand that.

 

____Heb. 13:15 makes us know as we never did, the holy privilege of speech. "Through Him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to His name."

 

____Now we can understand what it means to come into His Presence.

 

____You come with your petitions.

 

____You come with your heartaches.

 

____You come with your burden, and He partakes of the fruit of your lips. Oh, how priceless are your words to Him!

 

____The rent veil, the tender heart invitation to come boldly to the Throne of Grace, all mean something to us now.

 

____We are coming in through the Living Way that Jesus opened by His great sacrifice; by His victory over the Adversary, that made our New Birth possible and our standing as sons a reality.

 

____Ours is a two-fold Priesthood. We are not only a Holy Priesthood, but we are a Royal Priesthood.

 

____This is pictured in 1 Pet. 2:9-10: "But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."

 

____This is our public ministry.

 

____Whether it be as a layman or a preacher, we are showing forth in our daily walk, in our conversation, the fruits of this Royal Priesthood.

 

____You see, we belong to the Throne.

 

____We belong to Royalty, and we are showing forth His Excellencies.

 

____We are advertising His love, His grace, His longsuffering.

 

____We are advertising Eternal Life, His very Nature.

 

____We belong to Royalty.

 

____Is it any wonder that we have access to the Throne?

 

____Is it any wonder that we can come boldly to the Throne of Grace?

 

____We are walking up the New and Living Way!

 

  

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17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

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16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

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11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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12.12 | 00:13

Shavua Tov

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