A Certain Place
A patriarch of old (Jacob was his name)
Fled from sin and angry twin when at day's end he came
Upon a certain place where he took a rest;
With head pillowed on a stone the patriarch was blessed.
Behold, he dreamed a dream – a ladder reaching high
Resting on the earth; shooting through the sky,
Reaching heav'n itself; touching
Updated Jan 3rd 2010 at 05:20 PM by paidforinfull
1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- [FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=5][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=5]you are priests[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT] of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light."
[SIZE=4]We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we don't need a
[I]Ephesians 6:12 -- "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
[/I][SIZE=4]The reality is that we're in battle. We're being prevailed against. Some of us are "losing" in the fight against sin and sickness, disease and death. Some of us are losing the battle for our kids to know Jesus. Some of us are battling
No Other Way
Life for a life; His Blood was shed -
There was no other way;
As sacrifice Jesus was led
To Golgotha that Day.
Crimson flowed from feet and hands;
Thorned crown upon His head,
Yet there are few who understand
Why our Savior bled.
Their eyes are closed; they cannot see
That nothing else will do -
Did I know him? I thought I did. After all I traveled with him for 3 years, along with the rest of his close associates. The Twelve, they called us. We walked with him. Talked with him. Ate with him. Listened as he taught. And I was there the entire time. I even carried the purse for the group and paid our bills. I thought I knew him. I thought he was the Messiah. That he would restore the kingdom to Israel and get rid of our Roman oppressors.