FENCES/WALLS

FENCES/WALLS

Ephesians 2:14 ” For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace.”

The Scene: A fence or wall–a barrier erected by fearful people.

People build fences or barriers,* both physical and mental, quickened the Holy Spirit. “They try to close themselves in and the world out; at the same time they have closed out the great I AM. John 1:11 “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” *Barriers are erected because of social status, religion, ethnic background, etc.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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ENTER HIS GATES

ENTER HIS GATES

Psalm 100:4-5 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

The Scene: The gates* into heaven (pearl gates with gold posts) through which the righteous people must enter.

Psalm 118:19-21 “Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.”

Likewise, God’s people will go in and go out of the holy city, the New Jerusalem, by way of the gates. Revelation 21:21 “The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.”

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”

All whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter through God’s gates:

  • Jesus is the gate through which all must pass to gain access to heaven. He is the only way to salvation, through belief in Him, the only Son of God, our Savior.

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6-29 HEAVEN’S GATES

THE BOOK OF THE LAW

THE BOOK OF THE LAW

Galatians 3:10 “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.’ “

The Scene: The Book of the Law (or Torah*)

*Torah: Hebrew for instruction or law comprised of the first five books of Moses.

We are told in the Holy Scriptures to be doers of the Word, “Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (James 1:22)

Jesus came to earth to show himself as the Lawgiver and to lead the way to our salvation.

Romans 13:8-10 “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law. The commandments, Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

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6-28 THE LAW

SEVENTH DAY (REST)

SEVENTH DAY

Genesis 2:2 “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”

Hebrews 4:9-10 “There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God. For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.”

The Scene: The tools have been laid down–the day’s & week’s work is finished. God reminds us in His Word to rest from not only our physical labor, but that one day we will enjoy our spiritual rest with Him in heaven.

Revelation 14:13 “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. ‘ “

For those who refuse to worship our holy God through Jesus the Christ, there will be no rest in the Day of Judgment that is coming for all people.

Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the the mark of his name.”

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6-27 REST

ALIVE TO CHRIST

ALIVE TO CHRIST

Romans 6:18 “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.”

The Scene: Grave marker/headstone reading “Dead to Sin” and a rising spirit representing being alive to Christ; three birds off in the distance symbolic of the holy trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ His only-begotten Son, God the Holy Spirit.

Romans 6:5 “If we have been united* with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.” *United/fused, as in welded together.

Romans 6:7 “Because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.”

The flesh has died–and for the born-again Christian the new man has emerged.

Romans 6:10-11 ” The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

I Peter 2:24 ” He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

For complete understanding read Romans 6:1-14

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6-35 DEAD TO SIN

TOGETHER

TOGETHER

Psalm 107:32 “Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.”

The Scene: A garden of different kinds of flowers representing God’s born-again children.

Notice the flowers together–individually they are pretty, but together they are beautiful. The same is true for musical instruments: each one’s sound is unique, but together in harmony they make the best music. God’s people are the same way. The body of Christ is best together when following the unity of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 13:15 “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.”

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

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6-26 PRAISE

LOST AND FOUND

LOST AND FOUND

Luke 15:24, 32 “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. So they began to celebrate. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

The Scene: A lost and found sign alongside a gate: spiritually speaking, Jesus is the head of the Lost and Found Department for mankind’s souls and hearts–only He can find us, guide us to the gate of salvation (He is the gate that leads to salvation).

John 10:9 “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.”

John 14:6-7 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’ “

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6-25 SALVATION

SPIRITUAL FOOD

SPIRITUAL FOOD

Psalm119:103 “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

The Scene: A platter of your favorite cookies–full of sweetness and enjoyment. The cookies represent wisdom from the Father above. Words of wisdom from above are like a platter of cookies to our God-given spirits.

James 3:17-18 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

Proverbs 3:13-14 “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better than returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”

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6-24 WISDOM

SELF

SELF

Ephesians 5:17 “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

The Scene: A great monolith with the word SE-L-F cast in the stone. Listening to God instead of our fleshly wisdom will bring a blessing. The message is made clear by the Scripture below.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.”

* The monolith of SELF: Our own understanding is like a stone compared to God’s wisdom.

Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

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6-23 WISDOM

IN THE MORNING

IN THE MORNING

Psalm 143:8 “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

The Scene: Steaming cup of hot liquid drink: coffee, tea, etc.–refreshing on a cold morning which can represent God’s loving provision in the new day.

“My Word first thing in the morning is like a fresh cup of coffee or tea to your mind and spirit. So jump start your day with Me,” the Holy Spirit quickened to this author.

Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

2 Timothy 3:1617 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

So, be prepared for each day as you read His Word.

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6-22 THE WORD