Zechariah 13:1  In that day there shall be a Fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 

We must choose to walk under that Fountain and let it wash us clean of all our sins.

That Blood from this fountain washes us white as snow and allows us to come boldly before His throne to obtain, in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

This Fountain serves two Purposes – Sin, Uncleanness – it resolves the issue of Sin having rule over us and separation from God along with the Issue of Cleanness in our everyday Life.

Jesus made provision for us not just for today but forever with His Blood.

Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, Then you will be able to test and prove what God’s will is—

His good, pleasing and perfect will.

                                                                                                                           

What is the meaning of Romans 12:2 ?

Meaning: Are you living your best life? Shifting your patterns and focus can change your life. That's what this verse is about—renewing your mind, changing the way you think, to create a better life for yourself and a life that honors God. The world and society have patterns or ways that lead to a broken unfruitful life

Our patterns can be identified and changed by:

  • Choosing to focus on Christ.  Col. 3:1

  • Focusing on God’s mercy, and the love of God. 1 Kings 8:23

  • Focusing on being in Christ and reject the lies and deceptions of sinful desires of the enemy of your soul. Phil. 1:6, Eph. 3:17

  • Rejecting the patterns and routines that the world promotes as desirables, and live with a heart for God.  Jer. 24:7

Changing your patterns and focusing on Christ will change your life. When we understand God’s love and mercy for us, we find the reason to transform our lives and renew our minds.

  • Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

 

How do you create new patterns? Under the reign of God’s love and mercy in your life:

Doing something for 21 days makes a habit

  • Spend time in prayer.  1 John 5:14

  • Read the scripture.  2 Tim. 3:16,  Josh. 1:8

  • Serve others. 1 Peter 4:10

  • Listen to the voice of God. Job 37:2,  John 10:27

Determined Purpose

 

2 Chron. 16   Story of Asa – what was his Determined Purpose

 

Philippians 3:10-16

 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body]. Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also. Only let us hold true to what we have already attained and walk and order our lives by that.

 

 

What does the Bible say about finding purpose?

Psalm 57:2 says,

“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.” 

 

This is key in understanding God's purpose for your life.

 

God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.

 

What is God's purpose for my life ?

 

Psalm 138:8 (ESV) says:

“The Lord will fulfill His Purpose for me; your steadfast love,

O Lord, endures forever.

Do not forsake the work of your hands.”

 

The Story of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8)

 

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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