Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Behold the Son -- Forget Your Sin, Receive Double Reward

"And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine." (Genesis 48: 5)

When you see Jesus, you see fruitfulness and forgetfulness.

When Joseph was risen to second in command in Egypt, God blessed him with two sons:

"And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. 51And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. 52And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." (Genesis 41: 50-52)

Because of what Jesus did at the Cross, God causes you to forget your hurts, your failures, your sins, and He makes you doubly fruitful in your deeperts hurts, during your toughest moments.

Because of Jesus, God sees you and says "Behold, a Son" for we have all become sons of God in Christ (1 JOhn 3: 1-3). Because you are an adopted son of God, you can be sure that God always hears you (Simeon means "hearing"):

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4: 16)


"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And having an high priest over the house of God; 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water." (Hebrews 10: 19-22)

Behold the Son Jesus, and He will cause you to forget your sin, make you fruitful, give you the standing of a first-born son before God, and you can always trust that God will hear your prayers.

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