December 3

Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these (blood from animal sacrifices), but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has…entered…into heaven itself… Hebrews 9:23-24

This is a startling revelation – that heaven itself was purified by the blood of Jesus.  Sin began in the heart of Lucifer when he was a mighty angel in God’s Presence.  From his fallen lips came the lie that he uttered from the beginning – John 8:44.  Christ’s blood was applied before the throne of God, where the slander had been uttered.  What was that lie?  It is repeated in a thousand forms through human lips: “God does not care, God does not love!”  But the blood of Jesus cancels that lie once and for all.  Since Christ has died, His blood has cancelled the devil’s lie from the highest heaven where it was first spoken, to the lowest hell where it is still repeated.  God loves us so much that, despite all our crimes and resistance against that love, He has prevailed and shed the blood of His Son to reconcile us to Himself.  Let the blood speak in your heart and purify you from the devil’s lie.  Declare to yourself and to all who will hear: “God is good, and has loved the human race with an infinite and everlasting love”.  The sound rings on and will never fade, and the hosts of heaven resound with worship, wonder and praise to the Lamb that was slain to redeem us back to God.