Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Yeshua My Sun and Shield

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Yeshua My Sun and Shield
(Ps84:1-12)

God is the God of grace (Ps103:8).
Grace comes from Him and
To those whose walk is blameless, He gives every perfect gift (Ps84:11; Jas1:17).

Faith is giving thanks to Him and loving Him.
The life of this faith is following Him even through the valley of weeping for it is the pilgrimage for He
Surrounds with His grace as with a shield (Ps5:12).

To all living things on earth, the sun is not just a planet
But everything as it is a gracious creation.
It freely gives light and heat (Rm3:24),
It does not change like shifting shadows (Jas1:17), and
Without preferring the good or the evil, it shines on all (Mt5:45).

As such, there are many pagan religions that believe in the sun as their god,
While there is Judaism which believes in the One who created the sun (Ps74:16).
And then there is Christianity that believes in the sun of grace that is greater than the sun:
It is the faith that believes in Yeshua who surrounds with grace as
His blood shields (Ps5:12, 31:19).

The Bible contains the story of salvation through God’s protective shield:
By the ark Noah and his family were saved from the flood (Ge18:3);
By the blood of the lamb the Israelites were saved from the death of firstborns (Ex12:5-13); and
By the pillar of fire and the pillar of clouds, they survived the wilderness (Dt32:10; Ps121).

Even in the Law that they received from God His protection by grace was revealed:
The cities of refuge for those who killed unintentionally (Nu35:6-32);
The law that spared the life of those who took hold of the horns of the altar (1Ki1:50-53) for
The altar in the sanctuary had blood of animals with horns.

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-20),
He would save all those who run to Him (Jn8:2-10) for
He is the incarnate Word, the Only Begotten Son (Jn1:4, 14),
The sun of grace, the shield (Jn3:16) who
Came to die as a lamb to defend not Himself but the sinners (Is53:4-7).

As darkness filled the earth (Mt27:45),

He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), and died declaring that He:
1) Committed His spirit as the deep surrounded Him in Hades to the Father of grace to guide Him (Jnh2:2-8; Lk23:46);
2) Judged the devil the ungrateful one (Is14:12-15; 1Jn3:8); and
3) By grace sprinkled His redeeming blood on souls and shielded them (Eph1:7).

He resurrected and ascended to heaven and
Sat on the throne of grace (He4:16).

The Holy Spirit whom He sent came to those who
Believed in the name Yeshua and have their souls overlaid with His blood.
He lets them know the grace that the Lord freely gives (Ac2:38; 1Co2:12).

A disciple made by the Spirit is he who
Though sins by mistake, seeks refuge before the throne of His grace (He4:16; 1Jn2:1-2), thus
Turning away the pursue of sin, death and the devil (Rm8:1-2).
He forgives and covers those who sin against him (Mt18:21-22) and
Puts effort to gather in the name Yeshua, that is, the church (Mt18:20; He10:25).
Though he is hard pressed on every side, he is not crushed;
Though he is perplexed, he is not in despair;
Though he is persecuted, he is not abandoned;
Though he is struck down, he is not destroyed (2Co4:8-10) for
The blood of Yeshua is his shield.

O Lord,
Yeshua! You are my sun and shield!
Though You pour out to me every perfect gift,
Many times I thought You might have abandoned me because of my difficult circumstances.
If there is any problem, it is not You…it is me!
O Lord,
Let the fire of my first love burn my heart once again.
Let the tears of my first grace overflow again.
If this is the way You go, even if it is the valley of tears,
Let me finish the way until I can go to Your house! Amen.
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