Crave His Presence-July 28, 2013

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Jesus had just died a few hours before.  This is the first occurrence of boldness I can see after Jesus’ death.  It seemed strange to people.  Boldly proclaiming love and extreme devotion to Jesus is going to seem strange to some people, not all, but some.  

Isaiah 6:5 So I said: 
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”

Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.

I said to Yeshua, I come into your presence.

Wow!  the right the sacrifice that it took to come in.  Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

I give Him the right, the open door and He came in!  Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Only through the blood, His blood, can I ever suppose to come into His bright, awesome, spectacular light!

I am one person marked by Jesus forever.

Glory in the cross!  Galatians 6:14  But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Sealed Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.


Stamped 2 Corinthians 1:22  who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Stamped Revelation 3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

Lord, you have totally messed me up, FOREVER!!

I John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:16-17  16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”