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Just Add Salt

07 Feb

It’s great to be back from vacation!  The only problem is that both of my kids got sick, then I got sick from them!  What a life.  But, I’m on my way to getting better.  I am excited right now as we are getting ready for our Easter production.  It will be called “Las Llaves” (“The Keys”).  It should be amazing.  We’re expecting thousands of people and hundreds of salvations.

So, I sent this word to the leaders of RJ this week, and I thought I would share it with everyone.

I was reading in Leviticus 2:13 recently.  It says, “Season all your grain offerings with salt.  Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings”.

This salt was not just any salt.  This salt was special because it was a sign of the covenant (the agreement) that God had with His people Israel.  The sacrifices were always an offering in order to stay in good relationship with God.  So, the salt was the people’s way of not just fulfilling a requirement, but of showing to God that the truly desired a relationship with Him.

Fast forward hundreds of years to when Jesus was walking on the earth.  Those old sacrifices in Leviticus also existed as a prophetic symbol that Jesus would be the sacrifice to bring us into covenant relationship with God!  But, what does the salt mean?  Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth”!  Jesus was the sacrifice and we are the salt!

What does this mean to us?  In the same way that the salt was added to the sacrifice, we need to throw ourselves onto the life of He who was sacrificed…Jesus!  We need to be a part of His sacrifice.  Does that mean we need to feel all the pain and suffering of His sacrifice?  Maybe not.  What it means is that by joining together with Him in His sacrifice, we will also join together with Him in the victory that His sacrifice brought.  Life out of death, healing for pain and sickness, freedom from bondage, and much more!

Also, when you allow yourself to draw closer to Jesus and what He did for you on the cross, you will also experience what the purpose of the salt was…a covenant relationship with God.  Draw closer to His suffering and you will deepen your relationship with He who gave His life for you.  How can you do that this week?  You decide.  When you do it, your life will not be the same!

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Posted by on February 7, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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