Live According to the Revelation You Receive – TWC Daily Devotional – Thursday 13 August 2015

The prophet Jeremiah knew that he was set apart from his birth and appointed as a prophet to the nations!  And he lived according to the revelation he received from God about who he was and what he was called to do. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet because he agonized, lamented and cried over the state of God’s people. He said in  Jer.9:1,2 – “1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. 2 Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travellers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.” He was passionate about his call as a prophet. His feelings were deeply involved along with his ministry, he threw himself completely into what the Lord has called him to. When a man knows the call of God in his life, when he receives a revelation from the Lord about his life and calling, the only right thing to do is to abandon himself towards that calling, to immerse himself in the purposes of God. When you immerse yourself into water, you become completely drenched. Anyone who looks at you will immediately see that you are completely wrapped by water and dripping with water. So it is with the man who immerses himself in what God has revealed to him about his life and call. Wherever he goes, the first thing people will notice about him is that he is dripping with God’s heavenly call and purpose. It would be so obvious that even the greatest of all cynics cannot help but admit to it. He would personally and passionately invest everything about him and within him to the revealed purposes of God in his life! Nothing else matters. The only thing that matters is to live according to the revelation he received. What has the Lord revealed to you about His heavenly call and purposes in your life? What has He appointed you to? If you don’t know what it is, seek Him, spend extended time with Him and He will show you. As you walk with God today, I urge you to boldly, courageously and stubbornly walk the path you were called to walk, live the life you were called to live and serve the revealed purposes of God in your life without compromise. When you do that, you will find every resource of heaven made available to you because God will not let His servants serve Him in deprivation or in poverty. There will always be enough of everything you need and more! Jesus will turn water into wine when your situation calls for it. He will turn your sorrows into joy, your fear into faith and your dreams into reality! Have a great day! 

Barnabas Chong

Today’s Bible Text: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (‭Jer.1:5)‬

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Day 13

by Rev Joel Yong

Leviticus 4:35 ESV
And all its fat he shall remove as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on top of the Lord’s food offerings. And the priest shall make atonement for him for the sin which he has committed, and he shall be forgiven.

The offerings made, were complicated and varied between situations. The cost of the animal varied depending on the severity of the situation.

To do it right, it was the priest’s responsibility to know and conduct these complicated rituals.

But the rituals weren’t just for show, they meant something. They highlighted:

  1. Sin comes at a cost
  2. Restitution must be made to reconcile to God.
  3. The animals were cut up and destroyed – dissected, blood scattered, fat burnt, to show the thoroughness of what must be done to cleanse one from sin’s effects.

Unfortunately that’s what happens to rituals. Over time, we observe procedure, but forget its meanings.

Be watchful this Sun when you go to service, seek to understand why the order of service is the way it is. Talk to your pastor about it. Enrich your worship experience.