Thursday, September 25, 2014

Regarding Such A Time As This

Based on Isaiah 42, Psalm 109:26-32, and Galatians 43:1-29

Heavenly Father, Your new creations come before You in Christ, baptized into Him by Your Mercy and Grace. Thank You that we live in Him and He in us! Thank You that are grated in to Him, the new Israel, as Abraham's seed and heirs according to Your promise to Abraham.

We stand amazed, knowing that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law so we might receive the promise of Your Spirit through faith! Thank You that there are now neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; there is neither male nor female, for You have made all of us one in Christ Jesus, whom You uphold. You have put Your Spirit on Him; He will neither fail nor be discouraged until He has established justice in the earth. He shall go forth... He shall prevail against His enemies, He is given as  Your Covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes and to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness.

Therefore we who belong to Christ come before You, Father, to sing our new song from our new hearts! We are new creations in Christ; our hearts are soft and circumcised and surrendered to Your Power. We are vessels of Your Mercy, praising You for Your promise to bring the blind by a way they do not know, leading them in paths they have not known, making darkness light before them and crooked paths straight. Thank You, Holy, Triune God, for Your promises and for the hope we have in things yet unseen because You are neither a liar nor a lunatic, and we have seen so much of Your Word come to pass an into fruition. So many things have seemed to us impossible, but You have shown (and continue to show) us that, with You, all things are possible.

Reveal, O LORD our God, that they who do not see or know that this is Your Hand would know it. Let those who are hoodwinked and deceived by Political Correctness be shown Your Revelation to bring their hearts into Godly sorrow. Thank You that Godly sorrow will lead them to repentance, and to the heart surgery that only Your perform. New creations in Christ, grafted into You, LORD Christ, the new Israel. We join to sing and say in total agreement: Hallelujah and Amen!

This photograph is by Kristofer Rowe.

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