Numbers 35: 27-28 says: “And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood: because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.”
Psalms 59:16 says: “But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
Psalms 62: 7-8 says: “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
Psalms 142: 5 says: “I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, ‘Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.’”
Proverbs 14: 26 says: “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”
Isaiah 4: 6 says: “And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.”
Isaiah 25: 4 says: “For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”
Jesus invites all of us to him. Matthew 11: 28-30 says: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus Christ is our refuge and protector. Jesus Christ is our hope of glory!
Jesus invites us to be follow him. Matthew 16: 24 says: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.’”
Jesus invites us to be born again. John 3: 5 says: “Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’”
Then he desires for us to abide in him. John 15: 4-8 says: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye bide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
We are to abide in him. Jesus is our city of refuge. Won’t you come to him tonight? Won’t you come running to Jesus tonight? The path is clearly marked.
Acts 2: 38-39 says: “then Peter said unto them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
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