Hebrews 12:22-24 You have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal gathering, And to the church of the Firstborn who are registered as citizens of Heaven, and to the God who is judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, the redeemed in heaven who have been made perfect, And to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant (uniting God and man), and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks (of mercy), a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel (which cried out vengeance)
Jesus’ blood speaks a better word than Abel’s because Abel’s blood cried out for retribution, on the other hand Jesus’ blood cries out grace. Abel’s blood speaks of sin, Jesus’ blood speaks of righteousness and right standing with God. The word spoken by Abel’s blood alienated the sinner from God. Jesus’ blood is able to reconcile the sinner into the arms of a loving God.
Abel was gone, murdered by his brother Cain, yet his blood cried out for justice.
In Gen 4:13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, You have driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from Your face (presence) I will be hidden, and I will be a fugitive and an [aimless] vagabond on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, a sevenfold vengeance [that is, punishment seven times worse] shall be taken on him [by Me].” And the Lord set a [protective] mark (sign) on Cain, so that no one who found him would kill him.
You see God had great compassion for Cain as well, He loved him…
The Lord had said to Cain previously, “Why are you so angry? And why do you look annoyed? 7 If you do well [believing Me and doing what is acceptable and pleasing to Me], will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well [but ignore My instruction], sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you [to overpower you], BUT YOU MUST MASTER IT.”
God tenderly and lovingly tried to instruct Cain before the sin happened and before his curse was brought upon him.
I tend to believe that God’s protection on his life was so that maybe one day Cain would learn to master the battle that had invaded his mind that led him to murder his brother, so God ensured that no one could harm Cain.
Who Do You Identify With?
Some days I identify with Abel… I’m a worshipper, I love the house of the Lord, I love God’s people.
Yet Some days I feel I have identified with Cain… And the battle field of the mind can cause me to cary such a heavy load if I don’t recognize the source of the battle.
What if I told you that the thoughts you struggle with were not your thoughts and you could close the door to the thoughts you struggle with? Those thoughts will only accuse you if you make them yours!
Church in this hour we can’t allow that door to be open to the devil! We must close the door on the demonic realm of influence in the battle field of the mind! This must be done every day! Take preemptive strikes on him!!!!!
"Lift up overall (some versions say above all!!) the covering shield of faith upon which you quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one!"
It takes faith to believe in this stuff!!!! "And take the HELMET of SALVATION!"
The moment of SALVATION occurred for the saints when Jesus BLOOD was spilled and poured out for us! The precious blood of Christ cries out I am Healed! It cries out, I am forgiven! It cries out, I’m set free! It cries out my destiny! It cries out freedom from sin and shame! It cries out and says I’m not who I once was!
JESUS BLOOD CRIES OUT MERCY!!!!! IT CRIES OUT MERCY FOR ME, IT CRIES OUT MERCY FOR YOU, AND IT CRIES OUT MERCY STILL FOR THE UNSAVED!
The Blood of Christ has re-written your History, you are one that is redeemed! I heard the Lord say.. “You are Established in Righteousness!” You are the Ecclesia!
Isaiah 61:3 "Says that we are the planting of the Lord, that we may be called oaks of righteousness." You are an Oak of Righteousness
Let the blood of Jesus speak a better word over you today! Have a blessed day everyone!