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Day 19: Our Position of Privilege

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Monday, January 19th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 39:1-41:16
Matthew 12:46-13:23
Psalm 17:1-15
Proverbs 3:33-35
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

“But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it” (Matt 13:16-17).

God has filled us with His Holy Spirit. God’s Holy Spirit descended on the Day of Pentecost, and the Bible never says He re-ascended to leave us alone! The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead still lives in us (Rom 8:11).

Old Testament prophets, priests and kings spent their entire lives yearning to hear from God the way we can. Angels long to understand the Gospel from the perspective we enjoy every single day: a first-hand account of God’s infinite and permanent forgiveness (1 Pet 1:12).

We enjoy an amazing position of privilege. When we want to hear from God, all we have to do is pray. When we need to receive from God, all we have to do is ask! We get to enjoy a life that Old Testament prophets, priests and kings could have only dreamed of enjoying!


Father, thank You for filling me with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You that You invite me to boldly approach Your throne, in the Name of Jesus. Help me never to take my position of privilege for granted!

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