Three Thrones

Isaiah 6:1-3 – A holy throne.

Hebrews 4:16 – A gracious throne.

Matthew 25:31-33 – A glorious throne.

Revelation 3:21 – “He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”

Co-Workers with God

Genesis 2:5 – “…no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.”

1 Corinthians 3:8-9 – “Now he who plants and he who waters are one…we are God’s fellow workers…”

“We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be co-workers with God….” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I Am the Way”

Jeremiah 6:16 – “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls…”

John 14:6 – “…I am the way, and the truth, and the life…”
Matthew 11:28-29 – “Come to Me…and you will find rest for your souls…”
Hebrews 10:19-20 – “…enter the holy place…by a new and living way…”

Thou My Portion, Lord

Joshua 13:14 – “the offerings by fire to the Lord…are their inheritance…”
Joshua 13:33 – “…the Lord, the God of Israel is their inheritance…”
Joshua 18:7 – “…the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance…”

Revelation 1:6 – “and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

“Since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, I ask no more, complete in Thee.” – Aaron R. Wolfe

Angels Long to Look

Exodus 25:20 – “…the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.”
2 Chronicles 3:13 – “…these cherubim…stood on their feet facing the main room.”

1 Peter 1:11-12 – “…the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow…things into which angels long to look.”

Distinguished Among His Brothers

Deuteronomy 17:15 – A king from among your countrymen…
Deuteronomy 18:2 – A priest from among their countrymen…
Deuteronomy 18:15 – A prophet from among you, from your countrymen…

Deuteronomy 33:16 – “Let [favor] come…to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.”

Hebrews 2:14 – “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, [Jesus] Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil…”

Colossians 1:18 – “[Christ] is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”

Let the Dream Chase You

Deuteronomy 28:2 – “All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God…”

Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these [blessings] will be added to you.”

John 6:27 – Jesus: “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”

A Better Ministry

Leviticus 9:22 – “Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he stepped down….”

Luke 24:51 – “While [Jesus] was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.”

Hebrews 1:3/Hebrews 8:6 – “When He had made purification of sins, [Jesus] sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.”

When You Pray

2 Kings 4:4 – The widow shut the door and poured…
A miracle of divine provision.

2 Kings 4:33 – Elisha shut the door and prayed…
A miracle of divine healing.

2 Kings 6:32 – Elisha and the elders shut the door and held it…
A miracle of divine protection.

Matthew 6:6 – Jesus: “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

Two Masters

1 Kings 18 – Two masters, two opinions, two altars.

Ephesians 4 – One Spirit, one Lord, one God and Father.

Matthew 6:24 – Jesus: “No one can serve two masters…”

“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” – Jim Elliot

No Sweat

Genesis 3:19 – Adam the First…sweat.
Luke 22:44 – Adam the Last…sweat.
Ezekiel 44:18 – The millennial priests…no sweat!

Galatians 3:13 – “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us…”

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” – Augustine, in Confessions