Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016: Enter Here …!!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 83 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of the group Third Day singing, Blessed Assurance, declaring the story of ALL who come to saving faith in Christ and entering into His glory through His finished work on the cross.

Highlight Passage:  Hebrews 9:11 [NKJV] …
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 
… The only way into His glory is thru Him.
Highlight Context – Hebrews 9:11-15 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Christ is our Tabernacle; and it is thru Him, as the door, we enter His inner sanctuary.

Reference Passage #1 - Exodus, Chapters 25-27 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
 … God delineates clearly the elements of His Tabernacle, … all a picture of His living Tabernacle to come … The Messiah!

Reference Passage #2 - Luke 4:18-21 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… The prophesied one (see Isaiah 61:1-2) became reality in Jesus.

Reference Passage #3 - John 10: 9 [NKJV] …
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 
… As the Good Shepherd, He is the door to the pasture.

Reference Passage #4 - John 14: 3-6 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… He’s the way in … the ONLY WAY in!

Reference Passage #5 - Acts 4: 12 [NKJV] …
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 
… God makes it very clear that the way to salvation is found in only one Name … and that Name is “King Jesus!”

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Tim Gustafson, painted a word picture of an old cabin he had seen, which was a show place for any who visited it. He wrote: The vintage cabin, expertly constructed from hand-hewn logs, was worthy of a magazine cover. But the structure itself was only half the treasure. Inside, family heirlooms clung to the walls, infusing the home with memories. On the table sat a hand-woven egg basket, an ancient biscuit board, and an oil lamp. A weathered pork pie hat perched over the front door. “There’s a story behind everything,” the proud owner said.  

It reminded the ODB author of all God went thru to have a Tabernacle prepared for His chosen people, a place where He could reside as they wandered through the wilderness (see Exodus, Chapters 25-27 linked above). But this was just an historical picture of THE TABERNACLE to come, … His Son, Jesus, … God’s Messiah, … Who would come; and thru His finished work on the cross become THE WAY and the ONLY WAY to enter His Heavenly Home Place (see the Scriptures above).

This is Holy Week as I write this; and each day this week I’m led, by my time of morning solitude, to remember and celebrate My Savior, Who became my door to heaven and eternal life with Him when He went to the Cross as the Lamb of God and shed His blood for my sin. And I pray that all who read with me here are celebrating this week, our Lord’s finished work which made Him the door to salvation for all who would enter through Him.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … I enter The Tabernacle through You, my Lord; and I will spent eternity with You in that place. … Amen

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