February 19, 2019 – Our Coming Remission

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Our Coming Remission

February 19
Daily Reading – Leviticus 15-17 / Mark 1:21-45

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    Talk about being ahead of science, this verse points hundreds of years past medical science of the day. In fact it points all the way into eternity.

    In the Middle ages there was a practice known as “blood-letting.” Blood was drained out of a person to get rid of disease. If they didn’t to drain too much, sometimes it helped. However in many cases it never worked because, well people just died. There was also what is called “Leeching.” To suck the poison out of a body they would adhere blood sucking leeches to people. That wasn’t always successful either, because, well, one too many leeches and people died. Evidently no one read this part of the bible. Life is in the blood.

     God wanted people to know how important the blood was way back in Old Testament times. It all pointed to the day when the blood of Jesus which paid for man’s sin would be shed. The remission of our sin took the blood, and therefore the life of God’s only Son Jesus. Hebrews 9:22 tells us; “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” When Jesus died as the sacrificial Lamb of God, the Jewish people should have understood what just happened. As far as that goes, we too who have all of God’s word, have no excuse for not understanding. “It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

     
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Our Verse in Leviticus pointed hundreds of years ahead to Our Coming Remission. Once applied it’s complete. Hebrews 10:18 says; “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” It is FINISHED.


Have you placed your sins under the blood?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 18, 2019 – Our Continual Reminder

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Our Continual Reminder

February 18
Daily Reading – Leviticus 14 / Mark 1:1-20

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 14:14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      We have all heard of people who tie a string around their finger so that when they look at the string, it reminds them to do something. A few years back someone came up with the idea of a bracelet that many people wore. On the bracelet it said, “What Would Jesus Do?” It was a reminder for people to think about their Christian Character in the things they do. People have planners, text alerts, sticky notes, and all sorts of things to try to remind them of various things.

     In our verse today, and in fact in many verses referring to sacrifice in the Old Testament, we find them marking the right ear, right thumb and the big toe on the right foot with blood. This for them was a reminder as well. First of all, being the right side was the symbol of power or strength. The ear pointed to all that they might hear. The thumb resembled all that they might do. The great toe helped them to think of everywhere they might go. Finally the blood reminded them of the sacrifice made to the Lord. When they would feel the crust of blood on their ear, see the blood on their hand and toe, it was to remind them that they were set apart for the work of the Lord.

      All of this pointed to the blood that would be shed by Christ as the final sacrifice for man. As believers in Christ we too have been anointed by the blood of Christ to be mindful of what we listen too, what we do, and where we go.

     
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    All that we do in service to the Lord is to be done in His strength, not our own. We are then to use His strength to give our all for Him in all we do. His Holy Spirit is Our Continual Reminder.


What might help you to remember that
what you listen to, do, and where you go, matters?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 16 & 17, 2019 – Holiness Vs. Leprosy

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Holiness Vs. Leprosy

February 16 & 17
February 16 – Daily Reading – Exodus 23-24  /  Matthew 22
February 70 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 13:44 He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       The bible is full of things that depict something else. Israel wandering in the wilderness is a great picture of the lost sinner wandering around lost in their sin. God led Israel into the promised land, and the person who accepts Christ as their Saviour is led by Him into our promised land of heaven someday. The lamb which is slain for the sins of man is a perfect example of Jesus, the Lamb of God laying down His life for the sin of humanity. While Israel’s wandering is not our wandering, it depicts it, their entrance into the promise land is not us entering heaven but it depicts it. Just as there are some things that represent the sin of man such as leaven that we spoke of a couple of days ago.

       Leprosy, in the time of the children of Israel’s wandering, was an incurable disease as some cancers are to us today. While also Leprosy is not sin, the treatment of it and the seriousness of it is a wonderful picture of sin. It was a poison found in the blood just as sin in man is found in us at our birth passed down from man to man, we are born in sin. Leprosy began in small little ways and then spread. Just as sin often begins manifesting itself in small ways and spreads. Lepers were sent away from the camp as sin must be sent away from our life. I guess one of the greatest resemblances was only God could heal the leper. We find often when lepers would come to Him, He did just that.

    

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

       When Holiness vs. Leprosy, Holiness always wins. Only God is completely Holy, and He’s also omnipotent, all-powerful. Whatever your battle remember, God’s Holiness outshines them all.


What mountain have you been facing
that God and His Holiness may need to overcome?

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      Holiness, dedication to the Lord and separation from worldliness will always bring Peace to our soul. Peace with God equals Peace of God. As seen in:

●  Holiness To The Lord
●  Holiness In Our Loving
●  Holiness In Our Living
●  Holiness And Leaven
●  Holiness In Leadership
●  Holiness Vs. Leprosy

He demands it in our lives and friend, He deserves it from our life.


SUNDAY’S:


        
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs

February 18, 2019Leviticus 14Mark 1:1-20
February 19, 2019Leviticus 15-17Mark 1:21 – 45
February 20, 2019Leviticus 18-19    Mark 2
February 21, 2019Leviticus 20- 22Mark 3
February 22, 2019Leviticus 23- 24Mark 4:1 – 20
February 23, 2019Leviticus 25Mark 4:21 – 41
February 24, 2019No Passages Assigned 


We sing songs… “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God almighty.” “Silent Night Holy Night” “Sweet Holy Spirit…”Do we think about God’s Holiness when we sing these Songs.. We should.


Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 15, 2019 – Holiness In Leadership

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Holiness In Leadership

February 15
Daily Reading – Leviticus 9-11 / Matthew 13:1-35

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    When I read passages like the one we have read today in Leviticus 10, I have to step back, and ask myself, how much of what we do today is a “sweet savour” to the Lord. If it were not for the shed blood of Christ, the love and grace afforded us through that blood, would some things presented on the religious scene today be actually considered an abomination in the eyes of our Lord. God said plainly, “I will be sanctified in them that come night me, and before all people I will be glorified.” Is what we see and do today sanctifying God? Is it setting Him apart from the world or is it actually making Him a part of the world. Does it really glorify God?

  Nadab and Abihu were leaders of the children of Israel. They decided that they would do things their own way. They put what the bible calls “strange fire” in their censer when they went before the Lord. In other words, they made their own fire. This wasn’t the way it was to be done. The fire was to come from the altar. (Leviticus 16:12) It’s also been suggested they may have been intoxicated because of the instruction given to Aaron following their death. Leviticus 10:9 “Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:” God takes how we worship Him serious. We should too!

     
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    You may be thinking, sure glad I’m not in leadership. However my friend, every born again believer is considered a priest before the Lord.(1 Peter 2:5) Every Christian is leading someone somewhere. Either closer to, or away from God.


Where are you leading people today?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 14, 2019 – Holiness And Leaven

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Holiness And Leaven

February 14
Daily Reading – Leviticus 7-8 / Matthew 27:1-32


GOD SAID:

Leviticus 7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

        Leaven in the Bible, is most often associated with sinfulness. During Communion at many churches today we use Grape Juice, considered a fruit of the vine, as a symbol of the blood that Jesus poured out at Calvary for our sin. We get this example from scripture. In Luke 22:18 Jesus refers to the drink as “the fruit of the vine.” Then in Luke 22:20 it says; “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” At this Communion we also have a wafer which is normally an unleavened bread representing the body of Christ. This is because at the Passover meal, which Jesus was serving, the bread was to be unleavened. Representing no sinfulness. The body of Christ would need to be represented by no sin associated with it.

        So why in Leviticus 7:13 do we find Leavened Bread after several chapters of finding all other sacrifices containing flour to be unleavened? It’s because of what each one represents. All the sacrifices prior to Leviticus 7 represent the coming Lord and His sacrifice for our sinfulness. However the bread in Leviticus 7:13 represents man. Even though forgiven, there is still an old sin nature in us. That sin nature will be in us until we are made perfect in Christ in Heaven someday. If our life is to represent Holiness, dedication to the Lord, and separation from the world, we need to deal with the leaven.

     
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

        Holiness and leaven, or sinfulness are still a battle for believers today; 1 Cor. 5:7 “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:” Let’s leave leaven out.


Will you purge today?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 13, 2019 – Holiness In Our Living

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Holiness In Our Living

February 13
Daily Reading – Leviticus 4-6 / Matthew 26:57-75

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      I’ve said for a long time, Christians ought to “Keep A Short Sin List.” By that I mean, confess your sin when you realize you’ve committed it and don’t let a long list pile up. Someone once asked me, “what if I don’t remember all my sins, will God still forgive me?” I asked if they were serious about asking for forgiveness? They said they were. I said; “well, even though you may have forgotten, God has not. If you’re serious about asking for forgiveness, ask God to remind you of them so you can know what you’re asking forgiveness for.” Not sure they liked my answer. I do believe that when we come to the Lord for salvation He forgives all our sin. Our relationship with God changes at that very moment. He adopts us into His family and washes away our sin debt. However, our fellowship with God, our Holiness in daily living, still requires cleansing just as it did back then.

    In today’s chapters in Leviticus 4-6 we see that man was to make things right with man, and make things right with God. Just because man may say it’s all ok, we must remember, that every sin is a sin against God. 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Our sacrifice was paid at Calvary. We no longer need to make another sacrifice. However, just as they did in the Old Testament; “he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:” Confess!

     
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

      Holiness in living, a life dedicated to the Lord, and separated from worldliness, takes cleansing daily. Just as Jesus washed the days dust off the disciples feet, we too need this world’s sin daily washed from our life. It begins when we confess we need cleansing.


Been cleansed lately?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

February 12, 2019 – Holiness In Our Loving

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Holiness In Our Loving

February 12
Daily Reading – Leviticus 1-3 / Matthew 26:26-56

GOD SAID:

Leviticus 1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

     As we mentioned yesterday, God is Holy and has said that we who trust in His Son Jesus should also be Holy. That is, dedicated to live for Him and separated from worldly living. This would definitely include our expressions of love for Him.

     Let me give you an example. When I was young and dating my wife, I wanted to give her so much, but my income often limited what I could buy for her. Therefore, I tried my best to give her my time. I desired to spend as much time as I could with her. I tried to touch her heart with talents God had granted me. As well as still trying to provide all I could. I didn’t need anyone to tell me to do those things, I wanted to. I willingly did them. Now after all these years, God has blessed our life and I’m able to give her more material things. However, I still desire to spend lots of time with her, and use what talents I have to bless her life. Still today, no one has to tell me to do those things. The more I have, the more I desire to give.

    In our verse today God said that the people who would bring offerings of sacrifice, needed to do so voluntarily. Why? Well it proved they loved Him and desired to have a relationship with Him. The sacrifice was to remove the sin barrier between them and God. It was their dedication to Him alone, separating themselves from all others. It’s a form of Holiness on our part the dedicate our love to the Lord.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

       Sadly, many Christians miss the blessings of giving to the Lord. They’ve conditioned their minds to believe they have to give offerings, rather than that they GET TO GIVE gifts to God. Holiness in our Love for Him.


How do you feel giving to the Lord of your
time, talents and treasures?

 

     
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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