One of the main reasons I write is to encourage folks in their walk with Jesus. For centuries the Christian faith was turned into a professional matter, where the priests and pastors, and those with the credentials and initials at the end of their names would simply tell those of us in the pews how to live.
We have looked to the pros, and said, ‘you go to the mountain and get a word from God for me.’
But the Bible tells us time and again this is not God’s plan for us.
In the promise of the New Covenant prophesied by Ezekiel we read:
I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. ~ Ezekiel 36:26-27
Of this Spirit (His Spirit, the Holy Spirit) Jesus said:
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you. ~ John 16:13-15
The book of Hebrews opens with a wonderful description of Jesus, in effect telling us that, though the revelation we received from the prophets and priests of the Old Testament was good and valuable, we now have the ability to gaze directly on Jesus, and receive clear revelation of the Almighty for which our hearts had yearned.
The key bit of advise the writer to the Hebrews gives us when encouraging his readers to endure, his big how to can be summed up in the phrase “fixing our eyes on Jesus.” (Hebrews 12:2)
So that’s exactly what I intend to do here at AnotherRedLetterDay.com. I am going to be like a fly on the wall of Jesus’ locker room, following Him from place to place, looking at what He does and what He says.
This is how we will learn to live the Christian Life God intended for us. This is how we will find those – "good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Are you in for a hike up and down the Jordan with me?
See you then.
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