New Wineskins 1 of 21 – Eating and Digesting His Word Directly
- June 25, 2018
- Posted by: William Hurtado
- Category: New Wineskins Daily Devotional
Please pray that the Holy Spirit illuminate your mind as you eat and digest His Word directly to YOU today:
When Moses saw the majesty of God, he exclaimed: “I exceedingly fear and quake.” The law pronounced death upon the transgressor. Then the atoning sacrifice was presented before Moses. The cleansing blood of Christ was revealed to purify the sinner, and his fears were swept away, as the morning fog before the beams of the rising sun. Thus he saw it might be with the sinner.
Through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, pardon is written, and the Sun of Righteousness sheds His bright, healing beams upon him, dispelling the doubt and fear that befog the soul.
Moses came down from the mount where he had been in converse with God, his face shining with a heavenly luster which was reflected upon the people. He appeared to them like an angel direct from glory. That divine brightness was painful to those sinners; they fled from Moses and begged that the bright glory might be covered from their sight lest it slay them if they came near him. (adapted from 4T 342-3)
Dear Heavenly Father,
This passage cuts me to the core. I, like Moses “fear and quake” in the light of Your perfect Presence. I cry out, like Paul, Oh wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? And Lord, help me to truly see myself as I really am, that “in me nothing good dwells”!
But I praise Your name that in spite of who I am and what I do, there is no condemnation to me in Christ Jesus—for I desire to walk according the Spirit and not according to the flesh. I confess all my sins, known and unknown. I ask for you to “wash me thoroughly from all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Thank you so much for your atoning sacrifice; sweep away my doubts and fears, for you promise to faithfully forgive my sins and cleanse me from ALL unrighteousness–right now–at the very moment I confess.
Today, I ask for Your Spirit to make me a new creature in Christ. May I reflect your light to those in my sphere of influence so that they can tell that I have been with You. I praise You for the Lamb of God who came to deliver me, and in His name I pray, Amen.
Deepen today’s experience: Pray Psalm 51 from your heart.