Pause and Remember

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111 - two-love-dovesSometimes in this busy life we live it’s good to stop for a moment and remember what it’s all about. It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind hours and days of our life that the world seems to keep so jam packed full of everything that in the end amounts to nothing.

I have been looking at messages for the bride out of the Old Testament, and the wilderness and the Promised Land in particular. This morning I was particularly touched by a special part of the ceremony for the consecration of the priests.

As part of their “cleansing,” two birds were taken, the first one was sacrificed and its blood was sprinkled on the second bird, which was then released to fly away. What a perfect picture of the death and resurrection of our bridegroom; the purchase of our salvation.

 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

For His bride it represents her being set free from sin. The freedom to leave this sin-filled world and fly away with Him. But how often we fail to realize that our “flying away” doesn’t just happen “on that day.” We can fly away with Him at any moment our heart desires to, and therein lies the challenge. Paul reminded us that it is our responsibility to take the initiative:

Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

It’s good for us to remember that and respond by taking time to honor His sacrifice; the ultimate sacrifice that cost heaven the highest price it could ever pay. The sacrifice that allows us to “boldly” enter in and spend time with our bridegroom in both the times of trouble and the times of rejoicing.

What an awesome God we have who in His infinite wisdom made this possible for every one of His Son’s bride. It’s the “precious hope” that we hold in our spirit and in our heart. It’s the hope of the “fullness” of our salvation that our soul clings to.

The question is… have we shared that hope with those who don’t have it?


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