Monday, September 30, 2013

No fear in love

I love this verse....

The Amplified Bible breaks down this love-verse most beautifully.

Fear has to do with punishment.

That means that there is no punishment in love. There is nothing to dread. There is no reason to fear we will step out of line. There is complete freedom and safety in this love. This is the love found through the knowledge of Jesus!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Remember to Laugh - remember Joy

(painting by me also - called the warrior's smile)

Laughter - is joy set on fire.

Sometimes you just have to let it burn. We must let all the negativity that tries to influence us burn away. We just sometimes need all the responsibilities that weigh us down burn away and be children sitting on Abba's lap where we can just play with Him.

Laughter is joy set alight. Sometimes we just have to forget it all and remember only one thing, the One we adore, the One whose face we love. He has the whole world in His hands, nothing is going to happen that God cannot manage. Laughter cleanses.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day of Atonement -The scapegoat

Today I woke up so full of joy.
I woke feeling so much lighter in a while not that I have been feeling particularly burdened. Yet there was a particular lightness and joy this morning.

Someone told me that today is the day of atonement. This day according to the Bible a priest would pray for the nation of Israel by placing all the sins of the people over a goat without defect. The word atonement means to "cover" or "covering". This means that people's sins are covered and forgiven. According to Leviticus 16 the goat that is a sin offering would be released outside of the city. It would be cast out. This is where the term scapegoat comes from.

I remember one day a few years ago, I said to the Lord: "Lord, I don't want to ask for forgiveness all the time. I don't want to make you my scapegoat." The Lord surprised me and interrupted my talk while the words had hardly left my mouth.
The Lord said to me: "But I AM your scapegoat."

I had not done any intense study of the old testament then. The old laws hardly made sense to me then. I also knew that my understanding of His grace was not fantastic at that time. One thing I immediately realised was...I didn't know the word "scapegoat" was a Biblical term. I knew what the Lord was telling me.

Our sins were placed upon Jesus Christ and He was used as a scapegoat for all our sins and was crucified outside of the city gates. Our sins have been atoned for. He is our scapegoat and we are free from our sins because the Son has set us free from all sin if we believe.

What joy I felt. What joy I feel now. This must be the reason I woke up full of joy. When your sins are no more all the weight if it is gone and the joy of living is revealed. The fountain of life causes life to flow out of our bellies.

"Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."

Thank you Lord!

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I have been called a Poet, a Writer, an Illustrator, a Banner of Freedom, a Word Magician, etc.
I am a Lover of Truth embodied in beauty.