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Royal Blood

  • Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let's hold tightly to our confession. For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:14 WEB

    When kings of old passed through their towns, it was often with much pomp (splendid display and ceremony). They may ride in a golden chariot, or a carriage pulled by twelve white horses. They would be accompanied by divisions of highly disciplined and ornately dressed soldiers marching in formation. This was to display their power to the serfs. They lived a life detached from the underlings in their kingdom.

    The great kings had absolutely nothing in common with the farmers, shepherds, and servants that lined the streets to watch them pass. They were separated by a huge social gap and believed in 'Royal Blood'. They thought that they could never be like you, and that you could never be like them, like they were a different species. It was as if they never had to 'relieve themselves' after a meal.

    Then Jesus Christ came to the earth as the Anointed One, the Messiah, the King of all kings. Unlike the earthly kings, Jesus was born in a stable and laid in a feeding trough. His dad was a poor carpenter, and His mom a social outcast, for she was pregnant before their wedding. Even Joseph looked at Mary differently for a while and he thought of breaking off their engagement, to 'put her away privately.' Joseph knew that the child was not his, but here was the baby Jesus laying in the feeding trough, and his to help raise.

    Of course we know the rest of the story, that Mary was a virgin and conceived when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. We also know that an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and explained what had happened. But pretend a minute that it had not been written yet, and that you had not read it, for the New Testament was written after the crucifixion of Jesus. What did the town people think of them?

    Jesus, the greatest of all kings, came into the world in the most humble way, and in a lowly social status. People whispered to each other when this family passed by. He was the common Man. He was real, and He lived a life down here on earth just as we are. Jesus ate, He drank, He sang, He worked, He bled, He slept, He wept, and He went to the bathroom. Jesus touched the lepers, the outcasts, and He restored them.

    Jesus lived a life as one of us and He went through the same temptations that we do, but He did not yield or follow through with evil desires. He lived a sinless life, but it was a real life just as we live. Jesus is not detached from humanity but has already walked that path before us as one of us, so He can understand what you are facing today.

    Though Jesus was of true 'Royal Blood', He chose to be a common man. He washed the feet of His disciples as a servant would, He touched the lepers, He ate with the sinners, He slept comfortably in the bottom of a fishing boat. He became like us by choice, and now we can become like Him, by choice. We can be washed clean by His Royal Blood because He chose to share it with the world.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us, to make a way for us to come back to You. Please fill my life with Your presence and lead me into deeper water, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah for all you do! Thank you Jehovah!!!❤️
May 16
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Lord Jesus for your compassion, kindness and love.  You set an example for me to follow and I pray each day that you will continue to guide me whenever I go astray.  I am thankful that you show such compassion and love to me for I am a sinner and I wake up each day extremely greatful and thankful to see another day and to look upon the wonders of the world for you make ALL things beautiful!  Amen!!

May 16
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 16
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Myra Martin
Myra Martin

I no longer have the Reader View option on the devotionals. Have you done away with that or have I managed to jack up my settings? I can still zoom in because I always read the devotional on my iPad, but Reader View is sooo much nicer!

May 16
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Hi Myra, nothing has changed about the blogs recently. I notice that I have the reader option when using Safari but not google Chrome, which does not have it yet. Perhaps you have switched web browsers?

May 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

May 16
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

May 16
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Beautifully said. Thank you Jesus for knowing me,  loving me,  understanding me, forgiveness,  dying for me and supplying all my needs. Amen.

May 16
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

A great word to start our day, Jesus became one of us willingly, he knows our frailties and our shortcomings, That is a blessing and that he came and died for our sin to make a way for to return to God. Thank You Lord Jesus My King,My Friend Amen!

May 16
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord Jesus!

May 16
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

May 16
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you for saving us dear God. Thank you Jesus. Amen

May 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 16
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus,you are awesome. Amen 

May 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for sending our Lord Jesus for our salvation. We are sinners in need of redemption and His love and care will make us a better self, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

As always thank you Pastor for this wonderful message, God bless you. 

May 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for all You do for me! Amen!

May 16
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

Amen!!!

May 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 16
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

May 17