Food Of The Priests

2 Jun

Food Of The Priests…

You’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” Of course it’s true. Whatever you eat, that’s what you are. That’s true in the physical realm and also in the spiritual.

If you partake of spiritually bad food, if you receive into your heart what is impure, carnal, and ungodly, your life will become the same. But you might say, “I stay far away from those things.” Good.

But it’s not enough. Because the inverse is also true: You are not what you don’t eat. All believers are called to be as Jesus, in every part of their lives. So here’s the question: Are you like Jesus? Are you like Jesus in every part of your life?

If not – then the problem can be solved with a change of diet. You are what you eat – so the more you partake of Jesus, the more you’ll become like Him. It can’t fail – just as you can’t partake of a food without becoming it.

So commit yourself to partaking more of His word, His presence, His love, His beauty, and your life will become more and more Jesus-like… it’s a basic law – you are what you eat.

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2

What are you partaking of spiritually in your mind and heart that you shouldn’t be? Go on a spiritual diet – and replace it with something spiritually good.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Ed

The Omega Point

31 May

The Omega Point…

Joseph was taken to Egypt and into Potiphar’s house. Potiphar’s wife lusted after Joseph. But she had no real idea who Joseph was or had any notion of his heart. She only wanted to use him. Joseph fled her advances and she was left holding nothing but his clothes.

The Church is called to be the Bride of Jesus. But much of the Church has become more like Potiphar’s wife. It wants the blessings of God, His comfort, His prosperity – but without really knowing Him or seeking to share His heart.

So it ends up, like Potiphar’s wife, left just with the clothing of Jesus, the empty outward trappings of religion – while Jesus, Himself, has long fled away.

Your walk with God is not primarily about the feelings, the benefits, the prosperity, or success it gives you. More than all of that, it’s about Him.

Set your heart to truly seek Him, to truly know Him – more than you ever have before, to know His heart, to share His heart, and to love Him. For the Lord called you to be the Bride of Jesus… and not Potiphar’s wife.

Take time to be in His presence, just to receive His love and share your love with Him. You are Jesus’s bride – and not Potiphar’s wife.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always

Ed

Reference: Genesis 39

The Gardener

30 May

The Gardener…

The Garden Tomb. Did you ever realize how strange, how unique, how contradictory, and radical it is. What’s a Garden? A place where life begins. What’s a Tomb? A place where life ends. So what’s a Garden Tomb?

It’s a place where life ends… and begins. Jesus wasn’t just put into a tomb, but into a Garden Tomb. Why? Because after the end of His life, would come new life – the Resurrection.

As everything began in a Garden, so now everything begins anew in a Garden Tomb. In the Garden Tomb is a cosmic mystery. The only way we can get to the Garden, is by first going to the tomb – only by dying to the old, can we live.

So don’t be afraid to let the old die, or to crucify the self, or to count your old life as gone. It’s nothing to be afraid of. It will only lead to blessing in the end, and it’s the only thing that does.

Do it as soon as you can. For the way of the Cross always leads to the Garden Tomb, and the Garden Tomb, always leads to life.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

What blessing, breakthrough, victory do you think God wants to bring in your life? What has to end, die, or be crucified for that to happen? Go to the Garden Tomb.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Tree

29 May

The Tree..

In Genesis, we read of the fall of man. It all centers on the partaking of the forbidden fruit. All sin comes from this act, the partaking of the fruit. What about redemption?

Before He gave His life to bring redemption, Jesus celebrated the Passover. The Passover involves drinking “the fruit of the vine.” The Passover cup is filled with the juice of crushed fruit.

As we all fell in the partaking of Adam’s fruit, Jesus led His disciples to partake of the fruit of His sacrifice, for our redemption. And in the case of the Cup of Jesus, the fruit of the vine represents His blood, His sacrifice, His atoning death.

So we have two fruits. Now what’s the antidote to the fruit of sin? The fruit of Jesus. The more you partake of the love, the grace, the forgiveness, the sacrifice, the gift, the miracle of God’s gift to you, the life of Jesus given to save you from hell, the more your life will be free from the power of sin, death, and the fall. In the end, it all comes down to fruit, and which one you choose.

“Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Mark 14:25

Take time today to partake of the sacrifice, the love of God poured out for you on the cross. Let it soak into your heart, mind, soul, and emotions. Let it change you.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Secret Of The Zeroah

28 May

The Secret Of The Zeroah…

In Ezekiel 20, it’s written: “I will bring you out from the nations and will gather you out of the nations from which you are scattered… with an extended arm, and with fury poured out.”

This is a prophecy of the regathering of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. The word translated as “arm” is the Hebrew “Zeroah.”

The Zeroah of the Lord is mentioned elsewhere in Scripture. There’s an entire section devoted to revealing it – Isaiah 53. It begins with “Who has believed our report, and to whom has the Zeroah of the Lord been revealed?” It goes on to reveal that the Zeroah of the Lord is Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus.

What does it mean? The Jewish people were gathered back from the nations, saved from destruction, by the power of God’s Zeroah, Messiah. They might not realize it, but their regathering is linked to Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus is the Great Gatherer. His heart is to gather us back from exile to the Promised Land. He’s still doing it, even with you. Let Him gather you, go with the leading of His Spirit, and your life will be continually led to the Land of Promise.

This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” John 12:38

Instead of going your own way today, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you straight to the Land of Promise.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

There Is No Country

27 May

There Is No Country…

At the end of the Civil War, the Southern Confederate General Robert E. Lee was being pursued by the Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Lee told his associate he could not surrender his country, meaning the Confederacy. The associate replied. “There is no country, sir. There has been no country for the last two years.”

In other words, the Confederacy was, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. If Lee had only realized that it didn’t exist, he wouldn’t have wasted so much effort fighting a fruitless battle.

If Lee had only realized he had nothing to war about and nothing to lose, there would have been peace much sooner and Lee would have been a much happier man.

It’s the same with us. So many of our battles, our conflicts, our problems, our anxieties and before our fears happen because we still think we have something to lose.

But in Jesus, our old life is over. So don’t be Robert E. Lee and keep fighting and striving and worrying about something that no longer exists. Your old life is over, be free. Because when you have nothing – you have nothing to lose.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

If worries and problems try to overcome you during the day, cast them aside. Remember that its only the old life – you have nothing to lose – be free.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

On Earth As It Is On Earth

25 May

On Earth As It Is On Earth…

The Lord told us to pray “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” That’s not only a prayer, it’s a secret to living victoriously in God. The key is to live your life on earth as it is in heaven.

Most believers live on earth as it is on earth. If we’re having troubles on earth, we live troubled. If we’re having setbacks on earth, we live discouraged. If we’re having people trespassing against us on earth, we live in anger or bitterness, or unforgiveness.

We let our peace, our well-being, and our joy go up and down – all because we’re living on earth as it is on earth.

Don’t live in your situation as it is in your situation, or in your emotions as it is in your emotions. That’s all on earth as it is on earth What matters is how it is in heaven.

Stop living “on earth as it is on earth” life, and start living “on earth as it is in heaven life.” In heaven, it’s blessed. And your life will be just as this when you start living on earth as it is in heaven.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

In what ways are you living your life “from earth,” from your problems, from your circumstances, from yourself? Start changing that. Start seeking to live your life in every way – from above.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed