You were once far off. Alien to the covenants of God. But Father ran to meet you. He broke you free from every tie that kept you from His courts and flung the doors wide open
You who were once far off have been brought near Ephesians. 2:13 says, but now in Christ Jesus, you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ Christ. We were aliens to the covenants of God. We were so far distant that there was no way to span the gap in our own strengths or by our own efforts. But our Father ran to meet us.
He broke us free from every tie that kept us from his courts. And he flung the doors wide open. You’ve honestly been ushered into a new life. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, His blood has cleansed you completely and utterly of every stain this realm of existence that was previously closed to you, he has brought you into. Now this is an amazing truth.
Now, listen. God has chosen you from all of the people on the planet to be his friend. The Bible says that we did not choose Him, but he chose us.
How, like, beyond comprehension. Can you possibly get then? The fact that the Lord of Heaven, the Holy One of Israel, the King of glory, the Almighty, the beginning and the end, the one who threw the stars into the heavens, the one who made the oceans, the one who moulded the mountains. He chose you from all of the people he could choose. He saw you and said, this is the one.
His arms stretched across that impossible impasse and carried you across from the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of his dear Son. You who were once darkness are now light in the Lord.
I always wonder when I pray in tongues. I’ve got some software that translates all of this. Like writes it out. I can’t remember what it’s called. Transcribes it.
I do wonder how it transcribes my outbursts of praise in tongues. But anyways, my dear friend, your eternity is secured. No man can pluck you from God’s hand. His plans for you are good to give you a wonderful hope and a glory filled future. The question I think that remains is simply this.
Will you take advantage of the entrance that you’ve been given? Will you choose to step behind the veil that once closed you out and come in and bask in the warm atmosphere of the sanctuary? Exchange your guilt for peace, your shame for security, your doubt for a confident expectation of good. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are eagerly waiting for your presence. James four, verse eight, draw near to God and he will draw near to you.
Well, thanks for listening. Hopefully it’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website, davidleemartin.com. Have a great day.