Monday, April 13 2020
THE PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, "that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:14
It is not a coincidence that this devotion end on "Good Friday," it is Divine appointment for those who are to be born again! In the previous devotions we saw the seven places Jesus bled for us and the benefits of His suffering given to those who make Him Lord.
When the children of Israel journeyed in the wilderness they spoke against Moses and God and so He sent fiery serpents among them and they bit them, so they cried out for mercy acknowledging their sins! God instructed Moses to make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, a type and shadow of the cross, and whosoever was bitten by the serpent of sin, when he looked at it he would live!
This was a picture of Jesus being lifted up on a cruel cross, so that everyone who is a sinner would believe in His death, burial and resurrection, by faith would also be saved from eternal damnation! If you are lost in your sins and have no hope of eternal life, then today can be your "Good Friday!"
"For God so loved the world (you) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. "For God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16,17
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION: Dear heavenly Father I come before you acknowledging my sins to you and ask for your forgiveness! I believe that you gave Your Son for me to die a horrible death in my place so that I could inherit eternal life. I am willing to repent and turn away from an evil lifestyle and submit myself under the Lordship of Christ as a follower and disciple forever, in Jesus name, Amen!
If you have prayed this oath of salvation and have asked for God's forgiveness and mercy by faith, then let us know and we will help you through the process and give you the spiritual tools that will assist in your growth in Christ!