Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Thursday, 16 May 2013


“Now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” (Eph 2:13).

In one sense, the blood of Christ has the greatest magnetic power in the world. Just as a magnet draws an iron piece to itself, the blood of Jesus draws a sinner to Jesus. [A magnet may draw an iron piece to itself, but the magnet cannot transform the iron piece into a magnet. But the blood of Christ can not only bring a sinner to Christ, but also transform the sinner into a saint!]

When you really repent of all your sins and are washed in the blood of Christ, the blood has power to bring you very close to the Lord -“made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

Living in the presence of God is feeling God all over you. If you want to speak something wrong, you find God is virtually closing your mouth. You really feel you can reach out and touch Him. God becomes so real and so near. Psalm 139 speaks beautifully about the manifest presence of God. It can also be called the immediate presence of God. David says, “There is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psa 139:2-6). The manifest presence of God is such a unique experience; even the thoughts are checked when they are far away. And in this presence there is fulness of joy and eternal pleasures.

The blood of Jesus Christ is able to bring us so close to God as to enable us to have these beautiful experiences. In other words, the blood of Jesus will enable every fiber of our being, including our words, deeds, thoughts, imaginations, etc to be directed and dominated by God’s presence every moment. Oh, what a wonderful power there is in the blood of Jesus! Even the holy angels cannot comprehend this. 

          Let us claim this glorious experience available through the precious blood of Jesus. Its power will never fail; its power will never be in vain. Even all through Eternity we will be praising the power in the blood of Christ!

            “Saviour, more than life to me,

             I am clinging, clinging close to Thee;

             Let Thy precious Blood applied,

             Keep me ever, ever near Thy side”
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

No comments:

Post a Comment