Daily Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:22-24 KJV
Hebrews 12:22-24 KJV
(22) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
(23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
(24) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Today’s Devotional On OUR HERITAGE and OUR GOAL
We are far from perfect. We are far from perfect. When we reach our lowest moments, we ascend to the Holiest on the wings faith and prayer. There, we are joined by a host of sympathetic spirits who are all devoted to the Lord and Master and share the same act. Many of them are familiar with us and have helped us in our lives. They have been sent out to assist us and help us along our journey. “Ye have come to the spirits just men made perfect.”
We have also been come unto God, who is the Judge of all. Moses said, “I fear and quake exceedingly when I stand before God on Mount Sinai.” We may still be bold enough to go to the Eternal Tribe’s footstool, even though God is a consuming fire. But in Christ Jesus, we are accepted. His blood speaks more than Abel’s. He is the mediator of the New Covenant. Cain was bled by that blood. The Blood of Jesus cries for us; it has opened the door to the Holiest; has washed our sins; ratified and is the Pledge our redemption.
We are aware of our sinfulness and imperfections, but we must rise into the unseen and join the One Church for the Redeemed on earth and in heaven. It is possible to attain it through the work of God and the all-sufficing sacrifice of Christ, but we must also see that we reach it through our spiritual realization, fellowship, and communion.
We are citizens of the Heavenly City as members of the Church Universal. We are the heirs of the precious Redemption that has separated us from all things visible and made us part of the blessed throng that only God can number–“the general Assembly, Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.” Because they are one with Christ, neither death nor life nor rite nor church-order can separate those who are forever one. Only sin and ignorance of the soul can separate us from fellowship with saints from all denominations, communions, and ages.
PRAYER for Today
We offer our gratitude to God for the glimpse of Paradise’s bliss. We would offer our love and worship to Thee, joining with angels and spirits of the Redeemed. Blessed and honour to Him who sitteth on the Throne and unto the Lamb be glory, honor, and dominion for all eternity. AMEN.