Little sobriety to go with your coffee this morning! Again, these (hard) facts are important in our intercession and worship. How can we intercede if we don’t know the facts? How can we worship if we don’t believe all the hard statements of YHWH in our book? Is He just or isn’t He? The delightful tension is to stay sober, keep vigilance and keep working on building together the “Singing Stones” in the “living temple” (1st Peter 2:4-10), priests to YHWH in the love and propitiation of King Yeshua (stunning thought all by itself!) who stand in the gap between heaven and hell.. here on Earth.
1st Peter 2 (NETBible)
4 So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight,
5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For it says in scripture, “Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame.”
7 So you who believe see his value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
8 and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 If, then, you were raised with Messiah, seek the matters which are above, where Messiah is, seated at the right hand of Elohim.
2 Mind the matters above, not those on the earth.
3 For you have died, and your life has been hidden with Messiah in Elohim.