Introduction to the Passover Season Meditations:
These meditations will take 5 minutes to read, even slowly. They are to guide our reflection upon The Word, unto Our Passover LAMB+, and produce conviction in the inner man. This conviction is to draw us closer to Our SAVIOR, Who+ cleanses, not condemning the confessor. His+ only admonishment is : “Go… and sin no more.” May the LORD add His+ blessing to His+ words.+ + +
Meditations to Prepare our Hearts for The Passover Season
Christian Calendar: The Lenten Season, 2016; Liturgical Color: dark purple; Spiritual Focus: Deep Repentance; Special Worship Features for this somber season: Avoid using “glory” and “Hallelujah” until worshipping on Resurrection Day. Replace with “Worthy is the LAMB+” or “Blessed be GOD: FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT.”
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Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say …
save ME+ from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.
Glorify Thy Name.
Then came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,
I have both glorified IT,
and will glorify IT again.
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Ephesians 1 : 3
Blessed ( worthy, praised) The GOD and FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE ( that is, GOD The FATHER**) blessing us in all spiritual blessing in the Heavenlies in CHRIST.
** In the Greek grammar, the ONE doing the blessing is in the nominative case, the subject case. The subject of the sentence is “The GOD and FATHER.” Our LORD JESUS CHRIST , in this sentence, is in a different case, the genitive case which shows possession, frequently indicated in English by using “of…” .
In the Heavenlies, we have ONLY ONE+ Who+ has and is … in reality of action … giving us spiritual blessing: The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
What exactly IS this “spiritual blessing” in the Heavenlies ?
This blessing is favor with GOD the FATHER ,which exists now, in the Heavenlies.
There is only one way to procure this “good word” with GOD, this benediction of The FATHER, in the Heavenlies. Through His+ Beloved SON+ JESUS CHRIST came this favor… and ONLY through HIM+.
Now, it is true that GOD the FATHER loves mankind.
It is also true that sin-filled mankind with his Adamic nature cannot enter Heaven. Adamic Man, unchanged, is barred from Eternal life and is condemned to eternal death and suffering.
Thus, in GOD’S love for fallen and wretched man, The FATHER and The SON+ agreed on the plan of action to rescue us.
In unity, THEY agreed for The SON+ take on the limitations of human flesh and become in the likeness of men.
And, being found in fashion as a man, HE+ humbled HIMSELF+ and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.
His+ death provided the sacrifice to cover our sins, the Divine Plan of The HOLY FATHER and HIS SON+ JESUS CHRIST.
That death on the Cross gained for us a spiritual entrance even now into Heaven, for all who follow CHRIST JESUS, in love and in obedience.
Therefore, in the Heavenlies, we now have an EAR listening to us.
Now, we have gained the undivided attention of Our Heavenly FATHER when we cry out to HIM.
Because JESUS is there, we have been admitted into the Courts of the Heavenly KING, to put our petitions before HIM… and they will be received.
All this we gain in the Heavenlies through CHRIST JESUS. Because of HIS great sacrifice, we are included in His+ train of attendants.
Our words are listened to, our petitions granted as is best for us. We are granted a welcome in Heaven even now.
And a … Home !
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Let us pray:
I thank THEE+, O CHRIST, for including me in Thy+ Heavenly Home.
I bless THEE+, O LORD, for hearing the words of my heart, like no-one else hears them.
For Thy+ undivided attention given to me without measure, I thank THEE+.
AND NOW ….. May I return Thy+ favor by giving THEE+ my undivided attention, likewise.
AND NOW …. May I return Thy+ blessing by hearing the words of Thy+ heart, as recorded in Scripture, just like THOU+ heareth mine.
AND NOW …. may I make MY heart a Home for THEE+, O LORD JESUS, for all Eternity.
This I pray, in the Holy NAME of JESUS CHRIST, the LAMB+ of GOD, Whose+ sacrifice makes all this possible. Amen.
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Worthy is the LAMB+.
Worthy is The LAMB+ that was slain.
Worthy is the LAMB+,
slain from the foundation of the earth.
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Praise and thanksgiving
be to The FATHER,
and to His Beloved SON+
and to the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.
and HOLY SPIRIT,
both now and forever,
world without end.