Thursday, May 23, 2013

Comfort in Jesus

As we have considered the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in power, we must now attend unto the power of the Holy Spirit here with us. We remember, here, at this Table, the Lord’s death, until He comes. But we do not remember here and now at this Table with sad hearts, troubled at our own sins and unsure of His love for us. In this place, at His Table, we take heart in His work for us on the cross, to be the perfect sacrifice for us, to take our sins upon Himself, to free us from the debt of sin, the shame of guilt and the fear of judgment.
The Spirit is with us to declare to us, that in Jesus Christ, we have the full forgiveness of sins, we are approved of by God, just as Jesus is, and that His Spirit is with us now. Our way is through the cross but we are on the other side of the cross, with Jesus, receiving the promises of God in Christ and the first fruit of those promises is His Holy Spirit. In the Spirit, we have the peace of God and this assures our hearts of His grace and mercy towards us now and always, even to the end of the age. So, take comfort here from the great Comforter and peace to you.

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