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Royal Blood

  • Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let's hold tightly to our confession. For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:14 WEB.

    When kings of old passed through their towns, it was often with a splendid display and ceremony. They may ride in a golden chariot or a carriage pulled by twelve white horses. They would be accompanied by divisions of highly disciplined and ornately dressed soldiers marching in formation. This was to display their power to the serfs. They lived a life detached from the underlings in their kingdom.

    The great kings had absolutely nothing in common with the farmers, shepherds, and servants that lined the streets to watch them pass. They were separated by a vast social gap and believed in "Royal Blood." They thought they could never be like you and that you could never be like them. It was as if they were a different species and never had to "relieve themselves" after a meal.

    Then Jesus Christ came to Earth as the Anointed One, the Messiah, the King of all kings. Unlike the earthly kings in their golden chariots, Jesus was born in a stable and slept in a feeding trough. His dad was a poor carpenter, and His mom a social outcast, for she was pregnant before their wedding. Even Joseph looked at Mary differently for a while, for he thought of breaking off their engagement and " putting her away privately." Joseph knew that the child was not his, but here was baby Jesus lying in the feeding trough, and his to help raise.

    Of course, we know the rest of the story that Mary was a virgin and conceived when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. We also know that an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and explained what had happened. But pretend all that hadn't yet been written. That you hadn't read it yet, for the New Testament was written after the crucifixion of Jesus. What did the townspeople and neighbors think of them?

    The greatest of all kings, Jesus, humbly came into the world and was content to live with a low social status. People whispered to each other when his family passed by. He was the common man. Jesus was real and lived here on Earth just as we are. Jesus ate, drank, sang, worked, bled, slept, and wept. He had to go to the bathroom just like us. Jesus touched the lepers and the outcasts, and He restored them.

    Jesus lived a life as one of us. He went through the same temptations we face but didn't yield or follow through with evil desires. Jesus lived a perfectly sinless life, but it was a real life just as we live. Jesus is not detached from humanity but has already walked that path before us as one of us, so He can understand what you are facing today.

    Though Jesus was of the actual "Royal Blood," He chose to be a common man. He washed the feet of His disciples as if He was a servant. Jesus touched the lepers, ate with the sinners, and slept comfortably at the bottom of a fishing boat during a storm. He became like us by choice. Now we can become like Him by choice. We can be washed clean by His Royal Blood because He chose to share it with the world.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us and make a way for us to return to You. Please fill my life with Your presence, and lead me into deeper water. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Fill my Life with your presence Lord! Amen.
Nov 17
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us and make a way for us to return to You. Please fill my life with Your presence, and lead me into deeper water. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Nov 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Nov 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Nov 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Nov 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I thank you for strength.  I thank You for all my Blessings.  AMEN

Nov 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Jesus please fill my life with Your presence. I give you praise and honor,  Amen 

Nov 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Good morning!

Nov 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us and make a way for us to return to You. Please fill my life with Your presence, and lead me into deeper water. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Nov 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for sending us your son to save us from an eternity without you your my king and best friend 

Nov 17
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David Krull
David Krull

Thank you Jesus for the cross. You did that I might live. You were scourged for my healing ps and by Your stripes I Am HEALED of my headaches, my sleep disorder, my neck pain and my vision. Restore my mind and body so I can serve you again. Renew in me a steadfast ..upright spirit and restore unto me the joy of my salvation..help my overcome the battles in my mind...the waring w my wife. Not by my might as I sin when I try. But by Your Spirit. For my battles are not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces. Above all...love. Help me walk in love towards my wife even though I'm neglected. Change my heart oh God.. He,p me keep my eyes on You Jesus. I love you Lord. In Jesus Christ Name 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Jesus! Amen

Nov 17
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

Nov 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Nov 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 17
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

I really enjoyed Reading the Royal Blood. when I was 14 I wanted to be a rich Super Model and I wanted to be a writer. I never became a rich Super Model. But I wrote my first published Book in 2015. It only sold 7 copies but Im satisfied just knowing that it is still there. I plan to write more books in the future. Prayfully my books will sell oneday. 

Nov 17
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Nov 17