IN AND UNDER HIS BLOOD
WE ARE SURE OF PROTECTION
TONIGHT, as I write, on Thursday, 9th April, each of our five families here in Testimony will be individually remembering the Last Supper eaten by Jesus with his Friends They came to remember Passover, the deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt. But there was a great difference since this time the Passover Lamb slain for our sins was present, and it was the prelude to an even greater Deliverance, and entrance into a new life. JESUS would next day become the Passover Lamb killed on our behalf in order to make atonement for all our sins. There was of course Roast Lamb on the table today, and it was a token of a need to obtain strength and energy to live a very demanding future. And the Blood of that lamb was painted on the doors and door frames of each family as a sign to protect them from God's Wrath. JESUS had said that He had longed to share this Passover with the disciples -- it was very special. It was so much MORE than the memory of what happened in Exodus 12. WE have lamb on the table tonight, and some bitter herbs, and some unleavened bread. A spur to remind ourselves that we should ever be READY to leave our old ways and quickly turn to a NEW life...... Once the main meal is over we all share a little left over bread and some juice and bring Jesus, our lamb of sacrifice into view. How greatly God our Father loves us, and how he longs to see us turn from death to LIFE.
In that night before Good Friday they must have had many heavy overtones. There was some real apprehension and anxiety as to all of their futures - but it was the THRESHOLD of real JOY and HAPPINESS
For us it is - especially this year at this time, an opportunity to put our homes and families under the blood of God's Lamb, trusting that when Trouble, even the Threat of Death, SEES the Blood, it will be diverted from us and pass by, leaving us untouched; REDEEMED out of the hand of the Enemy. Oh Death, where IS your sting...Oh V.19 where is your is your victory now? YES if we only BELIEVE in Jesus, THEN we shall be SAVED.
As Jesus sat with his disciples that night, long ago, it was shadowed by a sense of anxiety and loss. But to us now, looking back and seeing what was to happen, it is like a prelude to happiness that will never be taken away from us. Pure Joy and SECURITY both now and into Eternity. For us all as we gather our families about our table with Jesus our unseen Guest, we are QUICKENED to apprehend such confidence and faith.
YES INDEED, He who is our Salvation is with us still, and ALIVE. The disciples sensed they would LOSE this One they trusted with their lives; in the One who commanded the wind and the waves of every storm, who healed, and brought peace and sanity to the mentally disturbed and possessed of demons. HOW could they do without Him? It must have been a VERY heavy evening - right into the night and the MORNING to come.
AND JESUS as killed, and buried, and they all thought their end had come, and that there was no future bearable without HIM BUT he was NOT DEAD. We are told that after his DEATH he decended into HELL, but even there He could not be in 'locked-down' HE AROSE,
and proved Himself untouched by death, but powerfully ALIVE, and able to walk and talk with ANY who will Believe in Him, and receive Him into their lives. today.
In JESUS CHRIST we see the evidence of DEATH being swallowed up in Victory. What then shall we fear? Shall we fear COVID 19? Is this 'virus' more than GOD? No, it HAS to be that GOD is more than the virus, and in the Name of Jesus Christ it must yield to God.
YES, right now the whole wide world is seeming to walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death - and it is FEARING - it is falling apart at the seams with worry - there is no way out, and nowhere to run to!!!!
NO this is not necessarily so - ANYONE can come to GOD in Jesus Name, and find a hiding place from their greatest fear; a secure fortress to protect them from the fiercest onslaught upon their life. Remember we are told that Jesus Name declares that God is With Us.
IF God IS with us, then who and what can succeed against us? NOTHING. FEAR NOT, THEN, for God IS with us - ALL of us who have believed in Who He is, and what he purchased for us all upon the Cross. JESUS will turn everyone's NIGHT into a Glorious DAY if they will only BELIEVE
THIS EASTER, SECURE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR HOME. Read, and prayerfully consider the whole of Psalm 91 ALL of it needs to be read and trusted - look at just these few promises found in verses 9-11 -
Because you have made the LORD, which is my Refuge,
even the Most High, your habitation,
There shall no evil befall you, neither any plague come near your dwelling.
Because He will give His angels charge over you,
to keep you in all your ways.
AND in verses14-16
BECAUSE he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him,
and set him on high, because he has known my
He shall call upon me and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation
A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED
WE remain - both our compounds - to be locked down. No one in or out except for truly ESSENTIAL purposes. School still closed, all shops shut, except for essentials and at certain hours.
All churches closed for public meetings, all others public meetings suspended. No one to be without a MASK in any public place. NAIROBI, is under a tight TOTAL lockdown, as also Mombasa and other adjacent counties. A NATIONAL Curfew remains in place as from 7 a.m. to 5.30a.m. 184 confirmed Cases of Covid 19 as of today, and 7 deaths. NO confirmed cases on this side of the Country. We thank God so far and see every reason to believe onwards for the BEST.
We ourselves are all well, and at piece. God has blessed us with wide space to walk and play in so on the whole no one is too depressed - ALTHOUGH With all our School children out of school, and all our College and University students home and unable to foresee how long they will be out for.
the majority are feeling unsettled. Nevertheless they have buckled down to the situation as it is, and are all in general good spirits. We want to Thank all of you who continue to pray for us and for our needs, and for all the many who have in faith endeavoured to help us materially. We rejoice to be all in good health, and spiritually rejoicing and expecting great things. THIS 'war' is not ours and it will not be won by us. But it will be won. Hallalujah. We cannot but be glad to see and hear of so much humanitarian goodness rising up in the world to fight this attack on our race, but i am sorry to see little sign of a rising Faith in GOD to deliver us. Perhaps gradually we shall hear MORE calling upon HIM, and more testifying to HIS Salvation.
WE PRAY for you all, and for the world at large. Our children pray for you.WE WISH YOU ALL
A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED
And though we all may be under attack and in bondage to human endeavour,
we believe and KNOW that all who lift their eyes to HIM
WILL be SAVED and EMPOWERED
in and by His Name
With all our love in Him fro
John, Esther, and Daryl Green, our staff and all the children