Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dose of Ravenhill

In Washington - in the Smithsonian museum, I guess, there’s a bit of an apron with a dirty brown mark on it. And the Rockefellers have a bit of money and yet the Rockefellers can’t buy that apron. It looks like a chocolate stain and the apron isn’t worth much. But when they were carrying the great emancipator Lincoln out of that theater, as they passed a little girl, his blood fell on that apron and immediately somebody said, "that is sacred for America, get hold of it." There’s nothing in the world can buy that thing which is stamped with blood! And I want to tell you tonight in the face of the world, the flesh, and the devil and all hell that if the blood of Jesus Christ is on you tonight you’re worth more than all the wealth in Fort Knox or anywhere else in the world.

You’re precious to Him... Why?... Because His blood is upon you, that’s why.

Leonard Ravenhill -

Romans 8:31-37

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written:

“ For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Your words below, those verses, are a great source of comfort, and a great source of contention. Who shall separate us from the love of God? Can we separate ourselves?

I find it odd that someone desired to save a blood-stained apron that didn't even belong to Lincoln. Ravenhill did a great job though. If the blood of God is upon us, then how much more valuable are we? How much more valuable is the jerk we have to work with everyday? ow much more valuable is idiot on the highway? Jesus died for the least of these and welcomes the least of these to his lap.