Friday, March 29, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Thirteen

Dear Redeemed Saints

This is day thirteen of Seventy Days of Blessings.  Normally we would not like the number 13.  We consider it superstitious and unlucky.  But there are NO such days on the Lord's calendar.  All of the days of our life are ordained and blessed by Him.  And this day especially has His mighty hand upon it.  Today (on both the Roman and the Hebrew calendar) is the day our Lord journeyed to the cross.
"Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last. 47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” 48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49 But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things" (Luke 23:44-49).
Our lives are redeemed.  The greatest act of sacrificial love has brought us the greatest gift of blessings.  Through this act we are forgiven, healed, restored, renewed and redeemed.  You are His blessed and redeemed saints.
"For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him" (Romans 5:7-9).

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