Revelation of the Word:
Revelation of the Word 10/03/2023 Admin
THEME: RIGHTEOUSNESS AMIDST WICKEDNESS
Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
-Jesus Christ knew no sin and no deciet was found in His mouth (1 Peter 2:22). God made Him to be sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. It is through Jesus Christ, and His sacrifice on the cross that we have become righteous before God. We are therefore called to hold fast our confession, and come boldly to His throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us during our time of need. Let us always remember that the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but His face is against those who do evil (1 Peter 3:12).
The account of Noah and the flood exposes the wickedness that was prevalent on the earth. The collective immortality found in the hearts of men made the Lord to regret why He had made mankind and His heart was deeply troubled (Genesis 6:5-7). Possibly Noah was ridiculed for building the ark. Many people among us are ridiculed and ashamed as they follow after righteousness. The Lord is calling us to have faith in Him despite the challenges that we might be faced with as we seek Him and follow Him. In this hopeless situation, there were remnants in Noah and his family, who lived righteously before the Lord and they found His salvation even amidst the destruction. The narrative of Sodom reveals the societal wickedness that was prevalent through sexual sin. Men exchanged their desires with men. The agenda of LGBTQ+ was hereby introduced. Lot was seated at the gate when the angels came, and this was the place of judges and he is perceived as one. Noah and his family did not defile themselves in that way and his daughters were virgins at the time. Noah was a righteous man at the time of the destruction of Sodom, and he was saved together with his family (Genesis 19:1-11). The passing of the LGBTQ+ regulation comes with a revelation of the rottenness of the society. We are called to pray for our nation and the entire world that the fear of the Lord may fill the people’s hearts. Wickedness in the government is uncovered through the tale of Daniel who decided in his heart not to defile himself with the kings delicacies and wine (Daniel 1:8-9). Daniel’s chronicles reveal his experience in a corruption government, that encompasses idolatry and immorality. Daniel and his friends decided that they would rather die than to go against the will of God. The recital of Joseph’s story reveals the wickedness in a family unit. Joseph told his brothers his dreams and they hated him. They did not understand the will of God in his life and instead of planning for his good, they orchestrated his death (Genesis 37:17-18). Some family members plan wicked things against an individual or an specific family. They desire their own prosperity and plan for evil against others. Jesus is our great High Priest is forever Righteous. He died and resurrected for our safe so that we may become the righteousness of God.
May You Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, You are my Lord. My goodness is nothing apart from You. As for the saints who are on the earth, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips, by Your mercy and grace dear Jesus. O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup. You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I bless You Lord who has given me counsel. My heart also instructs me in the night seasons by Your guidance Holy Spirit. I have set You Lord before me always; because You are at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy precious Holy Spirit. At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore Lord. We come boldly to Your throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. May Your grace and favor abound in us dear Jesus. May You bless us and keep us. May You make Your face to shine towards us and be gracious unto us. May You turn Your countenance towards us and give us peace. Amen
Further reading: Romans 6:23, 1 Peter 3:8-22