After the Sacrifice
1 Chronicles 21:20-27 NKJV
20 Now Ornan turned and saw the angel; and his four sons who were with him hid themselves, but Ornan continued threshing wheat.
21 Then David came to Ornan, and Ornan looked and saw David. And he went out from the threshing floor, and bowed before David with his face to the ground.
22 Then David said to Ornan, "Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar on it to the LORD. You shall grant it to me at the full price, that the plague may be withdrawn from the people."
23 And Ornan said to David, "Take it to yourself, and let my lord the king do what is good in his eyes. Look, I also give you the oxen for burnt offerings, the threshing implements for wood, and the wheat for the grain offering; I give it all."
24 Then King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings with that which costs me nothing."
25 So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.
26 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the LORD; and He answered him from heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
27 So the LORD commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath.
David offered sacrifice unto the Lord and all things were restored to the way they were. This is a parallel to where you and I have sinned. Actually we each (all) have sinned and we each (all) have to sacrifice to the Lord. The sacrifice we make is giving up self and getting saved..
WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD
*We have been placed by Divine Destiny where we can make the difference.
*We have been fought tooth and nail by the enemy who will do all that he can do to make sure your life is ineffective.
*If you do not respond to the task at hand, it will not get done.
*Your drop in the bucket does make an eternal difference.
*Your life will be unfulfilled unless your respond to your call.
GOD IS SPEAKING TO US CONCERNING:
Seven Trumpets of Revelation 8 - 10 Poised, ready to sound the alarm
2) Return to Doctrine
3) Miracles and Soul-Winning
*Salvation ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV ~ For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
*Repentance ~ 2 Peter 3:9 NKJV ~ The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
*Restoration ~ Galatians 6:1 NKJV ~ Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
*Healing ~ Malachi 4:2 NKJV ~ But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
*Evangelism ~ Mark 16:15-18 NKJV ~ And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
WHEN YOU RESPOND TO THE CALL OF CHRIST, MANY CHANGES TAKE PLACE
Matthew 5:6-12 NKJV
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
12 "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
WHEN CHRIST IS REVEALED TO YOU ~ HE BRINGS JOY INTO YOUR LIFE
Matthew 28:9 NKJV ~ And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.
Luke 24:50-53 NKJV
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
It is established here today that when Jesus saw them - they saw each other for the first time after a trip to hell and back - His word to them was REJOICE. Today is the day to REJOICE IN HIM.