Heavenly Father, thank You that I am not bound by the Mosaic Law. Thank You that I do not have to offer sacrifices from the herd or shed blood from the flock to honour Your name. Thank You that I do not have to offer an animal to be returned into fellowship when I sin and fail You. May my sacrifice of a broken, contrite heart, and a consecrated life, honour Your name and be acceptable in Your sight. Thank You that through the shed blood of Christ I am forgiven of my sin and have access into the throne-room of Your presence, every moment of the day and night. Thank You that in Him I have mercy to find help in time of need. Help me to obey Your word and adhere to the principles and practices laid out in Scripture, for Christians and learn lessons from those given to Israel - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us such an amazing understanding of Who You are, and what You desire from Your children. Thank You that Jesus was both the Sin Offering, Who paid the price for my sins... but also a Burnt Offering, by willingly giving His life to fulfil Your plans and purposes, for the redemption of the world. I pray that I may willingly present my body, in continual devotion and dedication to You, by giving up myself to Your service - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. Thank You that He was the sacrifice for MY sin and acts on my account as my heavenly High Priest, Whose sinless blood has been sprinkled on the heavenly alter as the full and final payment for all my sin, and the sin of the world. Thank You for all the word-pictures and Old Testament typology that help me to understand so much of what Christ has done for me. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him my sin has been forgiven - once and for all. Thank You that the power of sin in my life was defeated at the cross and thank You... that because of the Lord Jesus the presence of my sinful nature will be finally gone forever, when I see Him face to face - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your perfect plan of redemption through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ - Who died and rose again so that we might be forgiven of our sin and receive a new, resurrected life, in Him. Thank You for the clear picture of redemption which threads its way through Old Testament scriptures and brings us to an understanding that we are all sinners in need of a saviour - for without the shedding of Christ's blood there is no life - for life is in the blood. Thank You that just as the life of mortal man is in the blood, so that life of forgiven sinners comes through the power or the indwelling Holy Spirit and that one day we will receive a new, resurrected body - like unto Christ's resurrected body. We praise Your holy name for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my heart is grieved to witness the degrading level to which mankind has plummeted due to sin. I repent of my part in the wicked ways of the world, whether by the sin commission or omission - whether by being enticed by the evil practices of sin or by not standing up for what is right when I had an opportunity. Forgive me Lord and in Your anger against the evil of this world.. we pray for Your mercy and grace on this generation and on those that are to come - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons that Your Church can learn through the history of Israel and for the many types and pictures of Jesus that are hidden within the sacred pages of Scripture. Thank You, that like Israel... I have also been called to be holy - because You are holy. It is humbling to realise that as part of Christ's Body, we have also been chosen, in Him, to be kings and priests unto God - to be a chosen people, who tell the world that Jesus died for their sin and rose again.. so that by faith in Him we may be holy - as He is holy. Thank You that by faith in Christ I have been called to be Your very own, and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvellous light. May I live and work, from this day forward, to be more life Jesus, and to live a holy life that is separated from this fallen world system - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Old Testament teachings and the many things that we can learn from Your Word. Teach me to take every thought captive to Christ when I feel that my rights are being violated or when I would like to take matters into my own hands. Thank You that through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, I am supplied with the sufficient grace to love others with Christ’s own perfect love - a love which passes my understanding. May I grow in grace and increase in holy love towards others, for Your greater glory - This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful picture of The Year of Jubilee, that was given to Israel as a reminder that You are not only our great Creator, but that You are our wonderful Saviour, and Christ is coming back, to put all wrongs to right and restore to us the joy of our salvation. Thank You that in Christ I have already found my perfect Sabbath rest. Thank You that He not only redeemed me from the penalty of sin, when He died on my behalf, but also saved from its power in this age. And how wonderful to know that when I go to be with Jesus I will also be saved from its presence in the ages to come. I pray that You would increasingly open my understanding to the glorious truths contained in Your word, and give me a discerning heart to follow You, This I ask in Jesus' name. AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that Your Word is true, and You are my Deliverer in this world of sin and evil. Help me to fix my eyes on Jesus, Your living Word and my glorious Redeemer. When my mind is tempted to stray from You I pray that I will call to remembrance all that You are and all that You have done for me and enable me to point others to You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.