From Fathers Heart To Yours
Monday, December 11, 2017
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This is The Day

Everyday of life is a precious gift and holds volumes of living experiences. For the Israelites there were certain days that hold more hope and promise than others. God had commanded them to come up to Jerusalem three times a year to keep His ordained Holy Days. When these days were approaching, excitement would mount till they were ready to take wings and fly. These days held every promise and reassurance for them. Their sins would be covered, their offerings would be accepted by God, the priest’s blessing would be given to them and their household and they would see the glory of God fill the temple.
When the day finally arrived, the city leaders (elders) would call all the people to come together to begin the journey to Jerusalem. They would sing, play music, dance and rejoice the whole way there in excited anticipation. The songs they sang were called songs of accent, for to them they were going to be in the presence of God. They would say, “This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24
The most important promise to them was the promise of the coming Messiah or Savior. Their great hope was that this time, He, the Messiah might be there and freedom from all their enemies would come at last.
The Psalmist spoke of Him in Psalm 118:19-20, just prior to declaring, this is the day etc.
We are all looking for a day of freedom. We Christians call it heaven. When there will be no more pain, sickness, tears, no trouble to deal with. But, what about life now? Is there no freedom for us now? YES! For the Messiah, the Savior has come! When we heard the good news, etc the gospel of Jesus Christ, we heard of the day of freedom. The day the Lord has made! When not only the people of Israel could rejoice but all people everywhere could rejoice!
We can see everyday as a day of rejoicing because the savior is here with us in our hearts. We have the promise of life that now is and that which is to come. (I Tim 4:8)
Anytime we choose we can go into the presence of the Lord. We can experience the riches of His great love for us. We can learn of the faith of the Son of God where we can live in heaven on earth. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
The Israelites always left Jerusalem saying, maybe next year. It sounds sad doesn’t it to begin their trip with such high expectations and end it with maybe.
Everyday is a fresh day with God, a day to enjoy His presence to the fullest. We should begin the day by proclaiming, this is the day which the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!
We can see that the assembly of believers on certain days is similar to that of the Israelites. We go to church to meet with other believers and to enter into the glory of God together. Church should not be a chore or a religious duty. It should be a time of excitement, much more than it was for those who only had a hope that that this might be the day Messiah would show up.
We have a promise that where two or three are gathered together in my name, there the I Am will be also. (Matthew 18:20) Every time we come together is a great time of rejoicing for us who believe!
The scripture speaks also of another day; it’s called the day of salvation. (Romans 10:10) Maybe this is the day for you! Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, Messiah, you’re Savior and rejoice for all the angels are rejoicing over you. Then get yourself ready and come to church rejoicing and believers will meet you there for, “This is the day which the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it.”