Day 8 – A commanded celebration!
As we come together in this remarkable season of REVIVAL miracles, I believe God
is going to move in your life! He wants you healed, whole, delivered,
renewed, Friend – spirit, soul, and body!
Be Careful to Celebrate the Atonement
There are absolutes from God that we ought to obey. This means that the grace
of God and the law of God are meant to work together in the life of a Christian.
It means that God’s grace and God’s requirements go hand in hand.
We do not heed God’s absolutes to earn salvation. Never! We can do nothing
to earn our salvation. It is the gift of God. We are saved by grace.
We heed not because we always understand the reasons behind God’s requirements,
but because we understand that He is good and He would never require anything of us
that is not for our benefit.
God's instruction: celebrate the Day of Atonement. Sow.
Consider what Jesus endured on the Cross – one of the powerful moments His precious
blood was shed: “One of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing
a sudden flow of blood and water
” (John 19:34).
Thank God, our Savior’s death was not the end of the story: Just 72 hours later, He’d
give sin … sickness … Satan a final answer, kicking the door out of the 3-day borrowed
tomb and rising again in victory! He lives TODAY and He’s watching over YOU!
No longer was mankind bound to the fruit of the fall. Through Jesus’ final breath,
the blood that He shed, and the mighty Resurrection – every sin, stronghold, yoke, curse,
burden, and chain that had man bound was broken!
Today, we can rest assured and shout the praises of victory, for the yoke is destroyed and the
curse is over! The Lord has made a promise to us all that “though your sins be as scarlet,
I will wash them white as snow
” (Isaiah 1:18).
Because of the spotless Lamb that was slain, we can rejoice in victory and reclaim our freedom in God,
knowing that we have been reconciled back to Him in Christ.
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement.
” (Romans 5:11).
So how are we to honor God by what He has done? Leviticus 23:27 gives us the following instruction:
“Be careful to celebrate the Day of Atonement … You must observe it as an official
day for holy assembly, a day to deny yourselves and present special gifts to the LORD.”
There are absolutes from God that we ought to obey. This means that the grace of God and the law of
God are meant to work together in the life of a Christian. It means that God’s grace and
God’s requirements go hand in hand.
We do not heed God’s absolutes to earn salvation. Never! We can do nothing to earn our
salvation. It is the gift of God. We are saved by grace.
We respond in faith, not because we always understand the reasons behind God’s requirements,
but because we understand that He is good and He would never require anything of us that is not for
I encourage you to
give as a thanks offering, but also as a seed sown in expectancy
according to the command of the Lord. His plans are good and His commands are established to bless
you, not to harm you! And I believe every gift you give to the Kingdom – to help perpetuate
the message of the Gospel – you will receive back 100-fold.
Then get ready to receive!
God has not forgotten about you! You are the apple of
His eye. When we rob our seed of expectancy, we make God a taker, and forget to worship Him as the
Ultimate Giver of every good and perfect thing!
Father, thank you for the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ that guarantees our
victory, healing, blessing, peace, and dominion! We lift your name up high today and wait with joy
for the promises of your word to be made manifest in our lives – knowing that the work done
on the cross has guaranteed this season to be filled with life-changing miracles and blessings from
you. Thank you for your unfailing love that was displayed with reckless abandon on the cross. We
claim the promises of your word today and rejoice – for the victory is won! In Jesus’
mighty name, Amen!
Yours for the harvest,
Pastor Rod Parsley