Sunday, September 23, 2007

THY WORD IS A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH

We had a bible scholar that works with the Friend's of Israel organization, preach at our church this morning --
Refreshing -- He spoke from Lev. 16th chapter -- focused in on verse 4 -- Aaron the high priest , before going in to the holy of holies was to remove his colorful, ostentacious, high priestly robe, breastplate etc. and put on a plain linen outfit, breeches and coat of plain linen. He was to disrobe of all the pomp and glory that his high priestly clothes made him to be and go into the PRESENCE of God , humble and lowly -- LIKE CHRIST who took on the form of man, left HIS NOBLE PRESENCE IN THE KINGDOM , took on lowly flesh, humbled HIMSELF and went to the Cross and OPENED HEAVENS GATE for us.
I was always aware of the colorful outfit the High Priest wore but for some reason , was never aware of the plain clothes that he had to wear entering the Holiest place.
THE WORD IS RICH and so important for us in Christian living , goes along with Donna's post and the many comments that went with her post.
GOOD STUFF
passing-thru

10 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear passing-thru,
you are so right.
In the presens of God there's no use in pretending.
He knows me, and sees I am dust.
Beloved dust though!
Yours Felisol

Felisol said...

This is the song that have been comforting my mind since you wrote about Altar Call in Sunday meetings.
Thought I might share.
Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

passing-thru said...

YES FELISOL -- that song is a GREAT ONE ----- Used by Billy Graham in his crusades --

Testimonies like these , strengthen the believers and helps us go into another week

Lord Bless

hebrews 11:1 said...

Oh, Mrs. Ljung! I LOVE that song!
Thank you for sharing it with us!

Passing-thru,
You got to hear someone from FOI?! Blessed YOU! We look forward to receiving Israel My Glory every other month, and savor every page, especially Zvi's story. We have their DVD series, "The Promise Series", but we have only watched up through part3...it is a lot to take in, but extremely good stuff!

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Yom Kippur service yesterday! There is a part where those who have parents leave, because it is a memorial service for those who have lost loved ones. I walked out with my sisters (my brothers over on the men' s side didn't know to!), and ended up meeting two young men close to my age one younger, one older), and two neigbors-down-the-street whom I've always wanted to meet. I am SO GLAD I finally met them...well, the girl, at least. I played hockey against her brother at the park last year, but being on opposite sides, we did not really meet--we were just introduced to eachother's style of play, strengths, and weaknesses. :)

And do you want to know something funny? Nobody knew we weren't Jewish...except for perhaps my neighbors-down-the-street, but the other two guys, and everyone else we hang out with outside had NO IDEA we are CHRISTIANS!! ;) This makes for a very interesting convesation next time we meet them on the street :)

God bless you,
LPP

PS
Does anyone miss Pilgrim? I sure do! And his nephew's hockey team was in town last night...and yes, I was cheering for the hometown boys, and yes, the Sens did beat the latter ;( My sister was thrilled...

passing-thru said...

Yes Heb -- I enjoyed this preacher from Friends of Israel --
He spoke so well of the O.T. that it just blessed us -- the great foundation of who we are now in Christ ---

hebrews 11:1 said...

AMEN! I think Christians sometimes forget their roots are in Judaism...I know that a few years back I knew nothing compard to what I know now of the Old Testament and Jewish roots!

Good to see you back!!!

Good night!
LPP

passing-thru said...

Nite Heb

Terry said...

Hey Felisol, we sing that song at Gospel meetings.
I shall never forget several years ago now that Papere who was not saved had been out to a Gospel meeting and "Just As I Am" was sung at the end of the meeting.
It was a winter evening, so it was already dark when I left and was backing up my car to drive home and suddenly....Crunch!!
I had backed into somebody's car and it was a Cadilac!
A big black Cadilac!
I guess my bother, Teddy, who was still inside heard the whack!
He came running out and found me bawling!
"Never mind that", he told me, "Papere just got saved!"
The owner of the Cadilac also came out and when he saw my distress, he laughed and told me, "Aw your car wouldn't be able to damage my big old tank!!
Forget about it!"
Come inside and see Mr. Dube!
He is one happy man!"
That is why I will never forget the night that Papere Dube was saved!
Now Felisol, you see how many verses that hymn has?
Well usually we didn't sing them all.
That practise stopped the night Papere was saved.
If anybody after that ever gave out "Just As I Am" and picked out only a few verses to sing, well that Frenchman, Papere, would say,
"non", we sing de whole sing!
Papere is in Heaven now and I am sure that they will be singing the whole "sing" up there, eh?
The author, Charlotte Elliot and Papere would both be insisting on it!!....Love Terry

An after note to this story,
For a time, Bernie had stopped going out to meetings and when he heard how that Christian man from Hamilton had taken such a good attitued about my hitting his car, well the kindness of that gentleman was one of the things that softened Bernie's heart and he finally got restored to the Lord!

passing-thru said...

WHAT A GOOD STORY TERRY !

MOST EXCELLENT --------

IT'S THOSE KINDS OF STORIES THAT BLESS THE CHURCH ---

GOOD STUFF THIS TESTIMONY OF MR. DUBE and also of BERNIE !!

Vicki said...

Loved Felisol's posts and that song...just as I am.

Passing-thru Bob, the more I learn about the Old Testament, the more I appreciate and love Jesus. He has done more for us than we even understand sometimes!

Thankful for Jesus,
Vicki