Friday, January 02, 2015

January 2, 2015 … Wonderworking Power

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 2

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in video of a Southern Gospel quartet singing the old hymn Power In The Blood, … exclaiming the wonderworking power of Jesus’ blood, shed in remission of our sins on the cross.

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Highlight Passage #1 Genesis 1: 9 [NKJV] … 
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 
Highlight Context - Genesis 3: 1-10 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …   Adam and Eve hid in their sin; but there’s no where to hide from God

Reference Passage #1 - Numbers 32: 23 [NKJV] … 
23 But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.
 There are always consequences for sin

Reference Passage #2 - Psalm 139: 7-12 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …   No where to hide from God

Reference Passage #3 - Hebrews 10: 19-23 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …   We can come boldly to God’s throne of grace because He has covered our sin with His blood

Reference Passage #4 - 1st John 1: 7 [NKJV] … 
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. … 
 The blood of Christ cleanses us from our sin

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Lawrence Darmani, reminded me of a truth I remember from my youth and I have seen repeated in my grandchildren. We come into the world as sinners; and even as children, our default reaction when we realize we’ve done wrong is to either run and hide or to cover up our sin with a lie. I’ve seen our kids/grandkids stand right in front of me and lie, seeing on their face they know they have sinned as they lie about it. 

That’s our nature - our sin nature. And that pattern began in “the garden” with Adam and Eve (see the highlight passage linked above). God, … realizing that His children had eaten of the forbidden tree, called out to Adam, knowing full well where this sinner was. Adam, however, tried to hide from God in his shame; but surely we know, especially if we believe the truths spelled out above in the reference scriptures, that there’s no where to hide from God in our sin (see the Psalm 139 passage). As God’s word clearly spells out, our sin will always expose us to God’s all-knowing, all-seeing power (see Numbers 32: 23).

 However, God has provided a way for us to be cleansed and covered by a power far greater than our sin nature. It is the “wonderworking power of the blood” of Christ, shed on the cross in remission of our sin. And if we come under the blood of Christ, in repentance and confession, we can/will be cleansed of our sin; and we won’t need to hide in our sinful nature any more.

 So, I pray today that we all recognize and realize the “power of THE BLOOD” to heal and to cleanse us of our shame and sin. Take a few moments, meditating with the song linked above to pray for God’s healing and wonderworking power IN THE BLOOD.

My Prayer for Today Lord, … Your blood is my cover. … Amen

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