Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple"
Psalm 27: 4
Last time I wrote of how ministering to the Lord softens our hearts particularly because of the blessing of our continual beholding the beauty of the Lord. Going hand in hand with our hearts being softened in God’s presence as we behold His beauty, is that Jesus Christ, our High Priest, is with us as well as we minister as priests unto God. In The presence of God, ministering to Him, beholding the beauty of the Lord, we also, as priests, are tuned into the nature of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, of Whom scripture says, "consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession" (Hebrews 2:1).
In God’s presence, beholding His beauty, with Christ our High priest, we see as the scriptures declare, that our High Priest is faithful (Hebrews 2:2), sympathetic (Hebrews 4:15), merciful and gracious (Hebrews 4:16) and, "He always lives to make intercession" for us (Hebrews 7:25). In other words, Jesus, our High Priest, is beautiful! Seeing the beauty of our High Priest as we act as priests in God’s presence, beholding the beauty fo the Lord, leads to further transformation in our lives, being changed by the Spirit of God into the likeness of God.
We are priests unto God, under our High Priest, Jesus Christ, called to minister to our Lord. This is our supreme divine blessing, privilege, and call. Let us minister to our Lord with the understanding that David had, which was, that to enter God’s presence is to behold His beauty. Behold the beauty of your Lord. Behold the beauty of your High Priest, Who lives to make intercession for you. O Lord You are beautiful! Hallelujah