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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 a 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 vast social gap and believed in "Royal Blood." They thought they could never be like you and that you could never be like them. It was as if they were a different species, and they never had to "relieve themselves" after a meal.

    Then Jesus Christ came to Earth as the Anointed One, the Messiah, the King of all kings. Unlike the earthly kings in their golden chariots, Jesus was born in a stable and slept 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, for he thought of breaking off their engagement, to "put her away privately." Joseph knew that the child was not actually his, but here was the baby Jesus lying in the feeding trough, and now 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 all that had not yet been written. That you had not read it yet, for the New Testament was written after the crucifixion of Jesus. What did the town people think of them?

    The greatest of all kings, Jesus, humbly came into the world and was content to live with a low social status. People whispered to each other when his family passed by. He was the common man. Jesus was real, and He lived a life down here on Earth just as we are. Jesus ate, drank, sang, worked, bled, slept, and wept. He had to go to the bathroom just like us. Jesus touched the lepers, the outcasts, and He restored them.

    Jesus lived a life as one of us. He went through the same temptations that we do, but He did not yield or follow through with evil desires. Jesus lived a perfectly 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 the actual "Royal Blood," He chose to be a common man. He washed the feet of His disciples as if He was a servant. Jesus touched the lepers, ate with the sinners, and slept comfortably in the bottom of a fishing boat during a storm. He became like us by choice. 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. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jesus for all you do and did for us all! Praise the Lord Hallelujah! What a mighty Father we serve.........❤️
Feb 13
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter Lord I thank you daily for coming to this humble world and taking on the sins of it. Thank you for shedding your blood for me and for the grace and forgiveness that you bestow on me daily.
Feb 14
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho Amen!
Feb 14
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, thank you 

Feb 13
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I trust you Jesus!!! My Faith and Trust is in You. Amen

Feb 13
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, fill my Life with your presence Lord.

Feb 13
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 13
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,thank you for life and your Holy Spirit. Amen 

Feb 13
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God thank u for all u do to help me. My gratitude I cannot express  but u know my heart. I praise u Lord Amen Amen Amen

Feb 13
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Thank You Jesus for loving me

Feb 13
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen lead me Jesus and I will follow and worship you all of my day's

Feb 13
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus!!

Feb 13
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes  praise God  for  all our  blessings   Jesus name amen 

Feb 13
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Feb 13
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for giving us Your Son Jesus to be our Savior, a King with Royal blood. Fill my life with Your presence to live a life according to Your Holy word, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for all Your love, blessings and support, Amen. 

Awesome devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you both, Amen. 

Feb 13
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

It's so vital to keep our eyes on Jesus! Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the focus today. Lord, please fill my life with Your presence and lead me into deeper relationship with You. AMEN

Feb 13
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again for this wonderful devotion today. I am so thankful that Jesus was born and  that although he was royalty he chose to associate with the common and lowly people. I am so thankful for God sending Jesus to die for mankind but especially for myself so that I am saved.

Feb 13
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Feb 13
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 15