Just Once A Year?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Leviticus 16:34 This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.

O-bservation:

Once a year the high priest of Israel would enter the Holy of Holies and offer sacrifices for the Atonement of Israel's sin. For the Israelis, it was a build up to a time of fasting, mourning, and repentance. Afterward, a great feeling and sense of relief would come upon the people.

A-pplication:

When I study the "Day of Atonement" in the Old Testament I always think, "Just Once A Year?" Certainly there were other sacrifices offered during the course of the year by the people for certain sins; however, the build up of guilt and the load of sin the people carried must have been overwhelming. I'm so grateful for Jesus. Because of His sacrifice we have an ongoing continual Atonement for our sin. We don't have to wait for cleansing because Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we can now boldly enter into the throne room of God and make our requests. Because of Jesus, you and I can run to the presence of the Lord at any time and simply say, "Lord please cleanse me." There isn't a certain time that this is allowed. No! Anytime is the right time. In fact, right now can be the right time.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm so thankful that because You sacrificed Your life on my behalf I have access to You 24 hours a day! Amen
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His Blood Still Has The Power

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.

O-bservation:

Here the writer was very specific in telling the people over three thousand years ago that the life of a creature is in the blood. That would include animals and birds and of course, humans. For a human being to be forgiven of their sin in the Old Testament, an animal, or bird, had to die, and its blood had to be offered on the altar as the atonement for one’s sin. Of course, Jesus, in time, became the atoning sacrifice for our sins. His shed blood on the cross cleared the way for all of us to be forgiven of sin and have eternal life. And if you’re wondering, “His Blood Still Has The Power.”

A-pplication:

Our present state of living has made things like faith in God irrelevant to many folks on planet earth. The idea that there is sin and that we are all sinners is foreign to most people. Yet, wherever this generation of humans has evolved to, in their minds, it does not change the fact that every person is a sinner and every sinner needs a savior. That savior must have what it takes to atone for the sins of people. Only Jesus has the proper credentials for this massive task. Because of his atoning sacrifice on Calvary, we all have hope. It goes like this; I am a sinner. I need a savior. Jesus has shed his blood to atone for my sins. I choose Jesus because “His Blood Still Has The Power!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I gratefully say that your blood has been the difference between life and death for me. I’ve never been afraid since the day I completely surrendered my life to you, and your blood covered my sins. Amen
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Just Once A Year?

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Leviticus 16:34 This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.

O-bservation:

Once a year the high priest of Israel would enter the Holy of Holies and offer sacrifices for the Atonement of Israel's sin. For the Israelis, it was a build up to a time of fasting, mourning, and repentance. Afterward, a great feeling and sense of relief would come upon the people.

A-pplication:

When I study the "Day of Atonement" in the Old Testament I always think, "Just Once A Year?" Certainly there were other sacrifices offered during the course of the year by the people for certain sins; however, the build up of guilt and the load of sin the people carried must have been overwhelming. I'm so grateful for Jesus. Because of His sacrifice we have an ongoing continual Atonement for our sin. We don't have to wait for cleansing because Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we can now boldly enter into the throne room of God and make our requests. Because of Jesus, you and I can run to the presence of the Lord at any time and simply say, "Lord please cleanse me." There isn't a certain time that this is allowed. No! Anytime is the right time. In fact, right now can be the right time.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm so thankful that because You sacrificed Your life on my behalf I have access to You 24 hours a day! Amen
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