I have been studying the book of Psalm, and I have been seeing the words of our Lord Jesus.It’s just exciting to see the insights, and to know that, as He said that the prophets and the psalmist spoke of Him. I now see how people in the early church got convicted in believing the Lord Jesus.
Just a few highlights; Psalm 18 from verse 4 talks of how the snare of death confronted him, and how He called to God (this reminds me of Eloi Eloi…) verse 7 goes on to say the earth trembled (which is what we’re told happened when you read the gospel books) verse 9 says dark clouds were under his feet (there was darkness from noon until 3 pm according to the gospel books) and it goes on and on to say what happened.
What broke my heart was Psalm 22 verse 15 verse 17 and verse 18. (NIV version)
Verse 15 “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, you lay me in the dust of death”. Verse 17″I can count all my bones, people stare and gloat over me”. Verse 18″They divide my garments among them and cast lots for clothing”
As I read this,it just heat me how painful it was for Christ to be on the cross, it was not easy but it was worth it. He had the power to release Himself and maybe just say a word, to finish all those who were attacking Him, but He didn’t. He let them slap Him, and mock Him.Thinking of the nails going through His hands, and His feet and a crown of thorns on His head. Imagine He willingly went through all that just because of love. He saw the joy of saving you and me and He accepted to endure the Cross.
As I write this I remember the work of the Holy Spirit is to reveal to us the love of God, and He ooows us unto salvation.
I remember as a child in a crusade how I felt convicted to receive Christ, at that point I didn’t understand much, but I remember telling my sister I would want to go in front and be prayed for salvation, when the preacher called people to the alter. And maybe that is you today, you feel you need to accept this love that Christ had and still has for you. He says He is at the door knocking and if you hear His voice you should not harden your heart. After that first encounter I did not go through discipleship as a child, so I was not very sure of my salvation, and thus I rededicated my life to Christ later when I was in class 7. I won’t go into details of how it happened, but I would want to encourage you, to live for Christ.
It’s so easy to receive the gift of salvation freely and forget that a cost was paid. The cost was the blood of the Son of God. Remember we are saved by Grace not by good works, so being a good person does not make you a child of God. If you would want to receive Christ you just need to ask Him to come into your heart and cleanse you and make you a child of God, then talk to someone and tell them what has happened for discipleship, if you don’t know how to go about praying just see anyone you know loves the Lord sincerely and tell them to lead you into the prayer of salvation, it’s that simple.
After that walk in holiness, live for Christ, read the word and let the Holy Spirit be your guide. I leave it at that for today, and bless God for letting me share about this. How I pray that this will be a seed in someone’s life. Christ paid the price so walk in victory, remember to not give the devil a chance.