O precious Father, I have several people on my heart today whose hope is nearly gone. They can't seem to find their way to Jesus. Please keep their flickering hope alive. Please use me to help them find Jesus to slake their thirsty soul. Use the people around them to keep them asking and looking and longing for something, for your Someone, to do what no one else can do for them. I pray this earnestly for those I love, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
ALTAR OF WORSHIP Hebrews 13:10-21
Thank you for providing an altar of worship for me and all those who have faith in Jesus. Thank you that our Lord Jesus was willing to suffer outside the gate in order to call to himself a people sanctified through his blood. Thank you that I am one of these!
Let me therefore go to him outside the camp, bearing abuse for him. Father, here I have no lasting city, no permanent country, but I seek the city which is to come, that you are preparing.
Through Christ therefore I offer up to you a continual sacrifice of praise, the fruit of my lips which acknowledge your name.
My Lord, help me never to neglect to do good and to share what I have, for I know these sacrifices are pleasing to you.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.Daniel 9:26
n the Old Testament, the people of God looked forward to the Messiah, their Deliverer. The title “Messiah” meant “anointed One.” Just as David was anointed king and drove the unbelieving nations out of the Promised Land, so the Jews looked forward to their coming Messiah to drive the Romans into the sea. Just as prophets were anointed to speak God’s message, so the Jews looked for their Messiah’s coming with God’s Word. Just as the priests were anointed to make sacrifices for sins, so the Jews looked for their Messiah to bring in universal peace and forgiveness of sins. Jesus was the Messiah, God’s anointed One. He came fulfilling the threefold anointed office of prophet, priest and king.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being a Priest to forgive my sins. Thank You for being a Prophet to bring the message of love. Thank Youfor being a King to rule in my heart.
Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed One. He wants to anoint your mind to understand the Scriptures; so study the Word daily. He wants to anoint your prayer life for effective intercession; so bring your requests to God. He wants to anoint your quiet time with His presence; so seek Jesus now.
Lord Jesus, many lives are empty; they need a fresh filling today. Pour Your presence into their life. Anoint them with Your power to live above temptations and trouble. Anoint them with peace and confidence to live for You this day. Amen.