Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Thoughts From My Quiet Time - Taking the Land

So on that day Moses swore to me, "The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly." (Joshua 14:9)

Caleb claimed the land that he had walked on, and it was given to him. But it was also given to his children and to those who would come after him.

When we take ground for Christ, it is not just us who have it. It goes to our descendants too, unless they are unwilling to fight to defend it.

For example, when we take ground in the area of adoption, these children often turn around and adopt themselves (or let their parents know that they have a sibling still waiting). Or they raise money for orphans in need. Their biological brothers and sisters are moved to make a difference in the adopted child's homeland or another land with many orphans. The land we claim will often be built on by our descendants.

LORD, help me to raise up many spiritual and physical descendants who will claim all the land that You will give them; that will fight for the crown rights of Jesus. In His mighty name, Amen!

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