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Communion song is “Is He Worthy” performed by Chris Tomlin

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Good morning, everybody. Glad to see you all here today. We are of course in the book of Numbers. The Book of Numbers. People say why that for have to do that. You know a little known fact about the book of Numbers it is chock full of boring facts. It is also chock full of all sorts of nuggets, and truths and blessings. If you’re willing to study it, it is not for the faint of heart. But we’re gonna we’re going to try to pull out as much as we possibly can with the help of the Lord. And to really make that easier for me dad gave me like four verses to preach on today. So appreciate that, dad. You’re dismissed. No.

Let’s pray first. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name. We thank you so much, Lord, for your grace and your mercy, for the truth of who you are, Lord. We’re so grateful and thankful that you love us father, that you consider us your treasure, Lord, and that you gave everything that you had father in order to purchase us to yourself. Father, we pray that you would help us to understand not just in our minds floor, but in our hearts, that we were bought with a price the precious blood of Jesus Christ. And because of the great cost and the great price in which we were purchased Father, we got to live our lives in a certain way, Lord, and that certain way is taught to us in your word. And so we pray that you would help us to understand the things that are written here father, not with our own understanding, Father, with the with our eyes being opened to the truth of what you’re really saying to us, Lord, by the power of your Holy Spirit, Lord, we can’t decipher this to discern this or interpret this by ourselves. Lord, we need your help. And so we asked him pray that you do just that Lord in Jesus name we pray, Amen. We are in Numbers chapter six, and we are picking up in verse 22. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to Aaron and his sons saying, this is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord, make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. So they shall put my name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them. So right off the bat, this is one of those verses in portions you guys have probably all heard that blessing before. And now you know, it comes from the book of Numbers. And this is God speaking to Moses. Remember, all of this discourse that we’re that we’re having here between Jehovah God and Moses is still taking place on Mount Sinai. So so it’s easy as we go through the Scriptures. think, oh, they’re probably halfway through the wilderness by now. This is all Moses’s conversation about what happened on Mount Sinai, what took place this is Moses telling us, this is what God said, these are all the things that God spoke to me on Mount Sinai. And then after that truth is spoken after that is said, then it’s put into practice, then it’s put into action. It’s interesting to me, the focus, the concentration, by the way, she’s fine. It doesn’t bother me a single bit. I mean, everyone else is super annoyed, but it doesn’t bother me if you know I’m busting your chops. Bring the babies man. I who I love it. You should see my house half the time it is a zoo in that place, and sit it’s perfect for me. Anyway, the focus the concentration as we go through this book, is God speaking to Moses. It’s not it’s not Not all put on what the children of Israel did. But what God said, what God said. And it’s interesting, and I think it’s something that we can take with us as well. Because always the focus of our hearts of our minds of our lives should be on what God has done and what God has said, and not necessarily on what has happened, or what we’re doing, and certainly not what other people are doing. But what has God said. I think probably one of the great mistakes that people make is by focusing in on their behavior, instead of focusing and on the Lord. What does it mean to walk in the light when the scripture says walk in the light as he is in the light, and you’ll have fellowship with one another. You want a great piece of marriage counseling advice, you’re ready, all you dumb husbands, you listening walk in the light as he is in the light. And you’ll have fellowship, one with another. I’ll say that again as my headpiece falls off, walk in the light as he is in the light, and you’ll have fellowship with one another. If we’re not having fellowship with one another, if Nikki and I aren’t getting along, if we’re fighting constantly, if there’s always turmoil and roiling and wranglings between us guess what that means? It’s very simple. Somebody isn’t walking in the light. And husbands when God says that you’re the leader of your home, and that your to be to your wife as Christ is to the church, loving her and giving himself for her and washing her with the water of the word, what he’s saying to you is walk in the light as I am in the light, and you’ll have fellowship one with another. That’s how it works. My relationship with the Lord goes, so goes my relationship with my wife. If my relationship with the Lord is bad, chances are because I don’t know if you knew this about me. I have a tendency, and I stand apart from all others in this, then unless I’m really focusing on the Lord, I have a tendency to only think about myself. I apologize. And it can be quite disturbing. At times. It can be quite distracting at times, it can create quite a mess at times it can create holes in sheet rock, at times. But if I’m walking in the light, and I’m focusing on the Lord, if I’m focusing on the Lord, guess what happens? This amazing thing begins to take place. As I’m fellowshipping with him, I naturally by the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to be like him. And so if I get into a situation where my wife and I are having a disagreement because she’s wrong about something. Instead of getting angry, instead of getting upset, instead of getting into a whole thing with her, I begin to deal with my wife, the way the Lord deals with me. And the Lord’s grace and mercy is abundant and never fails. The Bible says that even when we are faithless, he remains faithful. It goes on to say the reason for that is because he cannot deny Himself. In other words, that means that God has made you in Jesus Christ, a part of his family, and denying you would be tantamount to denying himself. That’s an amazing statement. And so if we walk in the light and we’re having fellowship with the Lord, suddenly, we find ourselves able to act in a way that in our flesh, we just are not able to do it. Understand this When the Bible talks about Satan being like a roaring lion roaming around seeking someone who he might devour, you’ve all seen the National Geographic movies and shows right there Awesome. Awesome these amazing beasts, you know, that roam that roam the plains of Africa. And and and and and how they hunt and just these ferocious animals, and the lions are so particularly fascinating to me, but they’re not very nice. Right? It’s not like you know, and you to those of you cat lovers that are here. You do realize if your cat was big enough, it would eat you right? And before it he would play with you dogs are loyal cats are hypocrites. Okay? It’s difference. But you see these cats and you watch the way that they hunt, you watch the way that they work and what do they do? They seek to separate the weak from the strong. They seek to separate the young from the mature, they seek to isolate a calf or isolate a sick Whatever will the beast or whatever the case or an injured will the beast and to get it alone and to get it by itself and then all the other lions come in and devour that creature. And when the Bible talks about these things, it’s not just flippantly saying those things, it’s like listen to me. I’m making an important point to your kids. Don’t get out there isolated by yourself. You understand? That’s one of the biggest reasons we come to church on Sundays. It’s not because we have attendance quotas to meet and, and and Heaven knows we need your money, right? The reason that we gather together on Sundays is because this is all of us together, as will the beasts standing in a circle horns out. This Is Us gathering in Jesus’s name and being emboldened and being empowered by His Spirit to walk in the light. This isn’t a waste this, this is an aid station. This is a place where you’re safe. From lions, and that’s why God has called us to fellowship with one another. But even more importantly than that, God has called us to fellowship with him to have a real, deep, meaningful, intimate fellowship with God. that’s separate from your relationship with anybody else. your walk with God is not between you and God in your wife, or you and God in your husband, or you and God and your kids are you and God and anybody else, your relationship with God is between you and him. Because he loves you, each of you individually with everything that he has. And he wants a relationship with you, individually, he doesn’t need you or want you to be like anybody else. He wants to have a relationship with you. And when that relationship is strong, man oh man, there’s no stopping us. There’s no stopping us in that. And so this is the Lord talking to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, This is how I want you to bless the children of Israel. It sir It reminds me of when the disciples asked Jesus, how should we pray, remember, and Jesus gave them what we call the Lord’s Prayer. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Amen. Right. And he was giving them a model for prayer. Now this is one of the funny and interesting things when I played football for Henniker every time before we went out to play the game, we would say where you would recite the Lord’s Prayer every single time we were sitting The Lord’s Prayer, because God, Heaven knows God is a Black Knights fan, right? And so we would pray the Lord’s Prayer. And and what’s fascinating about that no one probably else in the locker room understood this. But growing up with a Bible teacher, I understood it, that when Jesus Christ gave them this model for prayer, when they asked him, How do we pray, the first thing that Jesus said was, don’t pray multitudes of prayer or don’t pray in vain repetition over and over and over and over and over again. And what is the Lord’s Prayer become? vain a prayer may not necessarily vain but a prayer that is prayed over and over and over and over and over again. And what also used to it this is me before games No wonder I stunk it football. But But I’d be thinking of myself as we’re praying this prayer. We never say the part at the end For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. We only prayed the parts that was about us. It was about us. And hopefully by saying this God’s gonna let us win. And that is nothing, nothing to do with what that prayer is about. That prayer is about a personal, intimate relationship between a believer and the Lord God. And it was Jesus Christ pointing them in the in the way of a prayer model as to what they should say, and the things that should be focused on and that prayer, that’s a whole nother message. But this reminds me of that. But instead, this is God saying to Moses, this is how I want you to bless the people, Moses, there’s nothing greater that you can say, than these words to the people. And so in verse 24, The Lord bless you and keep you. And I looked that up I did a little bit of a word study on the Lord on the word blessed or blessing. The word blessed or blessing comes from the Old English word bloodstain based on the Old English word for blood. It may have originally meant to consecrate with Blood. And it was later used to translate the Latin word been a DC air, which is the root word of benediction. That’s why it’s the benediction. The Lord bless you, the Lord keep you which means to praise or to worship. Now, the Hebrew word here, Baraka means literally to kneel. And when used in this context, it indicates a relationship between man who adores God by kneeling and God who benefits men with his presence. How many times did you say the word or see the word or hear the word blessed this week? On Instagram continually, hashtag blessed. Hashtag blessed got a new boat, hashtag blessed. got a new job. Hashtag blessed Christmas was awesome. Hashtag blessed. And that word Brock has nothing to do with any event. Now it’s this is interesting. The word Blessed is also used to translate the Hebrew word broc, which means to praise, congratulate or salute. In the common vernacular, the word is used to indicate a wish of good fortune upon the one receiving the blessing. So you see how this word is twofold. The one is that deep spiritual meaning of a person kneeling before God, and God blessing that person with his presence. The other is this more earthly one, the common vernacular to indicate a wish of good fortune upon the one receiving the blessing. One blessing is of God, the other is of man. So when we tell people we are blessed, hashtag blessed right? We are either saying that we have received man’s praise and earthly fortune or that we are basking in his presence as we Kneel before His throne. And we should never conflate the two should never conflate the two. What is a blessing? What being blessed is to man is different than what it means for God. For God, it’s all about relationship. For God. It’s all about being in his presence, kneeling before him, and him being in your presence. Now, now, don’t get me wrong. I like the other side of things too. And every single day that I wake up, right, in 2020, now in the United States of America, I say, I’m blessed man, and I’m blessed. And I mean that in the earthly way. I am blessed. I mean, I have good fortune. I have been blessed in this life, to live here to live in this time to have a roof over my head and all the things that I need. I’m blessed. But what I really, really, really want and what I really, really, really desire is that that word blessing would take on that other meaning for me more than the former. That what it means when you say how you doing and I say blessed, I wouldn’t just mean dirt bikes running, still got a job, wife still lives with me. But what I would mean is, I have been in God’s presence. I’ve been on my knees in God’s presence and basking in the light of His glory and grace. And that is the truest form of the word blessing and is certainly what God is talking about when he says, The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, the Lord keep you. I want to read to you from Genesis chapter 28. Genesis chapter 28, verses 10 to 15. You guys all know this portion. Jacob went out from behind Sheba and went towards her ran. So we came to a certain place and stay there all night, because the sun has set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he laid down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven. And there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham, your father, and the God of Isaac, the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants Also, your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth, you shall spread abroad to the west, and the East, to the north and the south, and in you and in your seed. All the families of the earth shall be blessed. I want to pause for a second. This is God reiterating to Jacob the promise that he had given to Abraham. This is the Abrahamic covenant that God has reciting again and again and again to Abraham, to Isaac, and now in this portion to Jacob. So this is that same blessing to you and I, this would be regard reciting over you the promises that you have in Jesus Christ, the promise of salvation, the promise of eternal life, the promise that I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I’m going to come back and I’m going to receive you to myself that where I am there you may be also that’s your Abrahamic promise. For a Christian, that’s our Abraham, I promise. That’s what God is saying to Jacob here. So the first thing that he’s saying is he’s reciting that promise that Jacob do very well. And God Himself is reciting it to him. And then he says, Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go. And will bring you back to this land for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. This is what it means the Lord keep you. May the Lord keep you in the promises that he has promised you that he will certainly fulfill. This is what that blessing means. bask in his presence. And may God keep you in that promise at all times when everything else fails, and when the walls are crumbling down and when there’s sickness, and when there’s illness or when there’s when there’s misfortune or whatever the case may be. May each one of us remember that as we sit in his presence, that he personally keeps us and he is keeping us for that day when that promise is going to be realized that he promised each one of us that if I go to repair, prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself. That is why it’s called the blessed hope. It keeps us in times of trouble. It keeps us in times of sorrow. And God willing, it makes us want to share it with as many people as we possibly can.

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. So verse, verse 25, for the Lord, make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up his countenance upon you. If the one person in the Bible that talks that repeats this phrase more than anybody else, about God’s face, about God’s face shining upon them, and you probably would guess that if I said, guess that some of you may guess, King David. He said that more than anybody else in the Bible, and I’m just going to read you a couple of couple of Psalms, Psalm 67. One may God be gracious to us and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us. Si la, Psalm eight Three, restore us, O God and cause your face to shine upon us that we may be saved. Psalm 87 at verse seven, restore us, O God of hosts, and cause your face to shine upon us that we may be saved. Psalm 8616, turn to me and have mercy. Grant your strength to your servant, save the son of your maid servant, Psalm 119 135, that last one didn’t that face shine upon you. I don’t know where I got that one from Psalm 119 135. Make your face shine upon your servants and teach me your statutes. David had this understanding and he had this belief in his heart and he had this deep abiding desire that God’s face would always be shining upon them in order for God’s face to be shining upon you. Where do you suppose you need to be looking? And David, God says to David in the Psalms sikhi my face Seeking my face. And David said, when God said that to me, I said that to him, your face Shall I seek. I want to see the face of God, I want to bask in the presence of the light of His glory and grace, I want his face to shine upon me at all times. I want his face to shine upon me, because everything changes at that point in time when his face is shining upon me, and notice what it says here and be gracious to you. It’s the idea that when God looks at you, when God sees you, when God looks at you, individually, regardless of where you’ve been, regardless of what you’ve been through, regardless of what you’ve done, regardless of things that have happened in your life, no matter what the situation or the circumstance, when God looks at you and you allow his face to shine into your own, the only thing that you receive there is Grace is grace. God’s mercy, as he says, I love you. And I only want relationship with you. I’m not looking for you to grovel. I’m not looking for you to, to walk on crawl on broken glass. I’m not looking you to talk about what a jerk you are or to feel down, be in the dumps. I’m looking for you to look into my face and to receive my grace and to be filled with my joy. That’s what God desires. And that’s what he’s telling Moses to pray over the people. In verses 25 and 26, we have the Lord’s face or presence, and then also his countenance the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. That is his feeling towards us. His countenance would be his feeling towards us, his demeanor while present with us. So in his presence, Grace and in his heart towards us, peace, there’s a countenance mom’s. You have many different countenances, right? There’s a countenance that my wife has when I get home. That That tells me it’s been a good day with the children. Right? There’s a countenance when I get home on my wife’s face, it tells me it has not been a good day with the children. And there’s a countenance on my wife’s face that tells me whether or not she’s happy with me. Right? This idea of countenance, and you can enter into a room with somebody or into someone’s presence presence, and just their countenance tells you a story. Just the countenance of that person. The kids do it all the time to you know, what do you do Where you going? You’re gonna play for night for 16 hours straight.

Yeah, no, no, no, you’re gonna go outside and you’re going to shovel mounds and mounds of snow and rock and go change the oil in my bike and do something with yourself. I’m going to be in here eating Cheetos because I worked all week. What have you done? And their countenance changes? The enemy. The count is changes. Never, never hopping and skipping. Its hopping and skipping up to the Xbox. Never out to the shovels. Never out to the shovels. The countenance changes. Oh, oh, this is me. I suddenly I’m injured and Oh, the count is everything changed. Tell me about your life suck Bo. is poor child, somebody take him somewhere. But when it’s happy time, when it’s happy time, they won’t shut up, and they won’t stop bouncing off of the walls, right? I mean, there’s there’s just joy that’s bound up in a heart of a child and folly to the Bible says, and the Bible tells us how to get rid of that. You know what I mean? But it’s bound up and you can see it, it’s evidence exuberant. Right, there’s a countenance that’s there. Well, the what God says about his countenance, the Lord, lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. When you go home at night, ladies and gentlemen, if your house is a place of peace, then guess how you feel? peaceful? Okay? And if it’s not, it’s the opposite who’s clapping? And if it’s not, and we’ve all been there, we’ve all been there when things aren’t going well, right? And as soon as you walk in the house, it’s like saying things, the countenance everything is different. God says this, when you sit in my president’s presence, and when you observe my countenance towards you, it’s got one effect and one effect only. Peace. Peace. You have peace with God. You have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ has accomplished for you. We’re going to do communion in a minute. And we’re going to celebrate what Jesus Christ has done for us. Because because of the fact that he did that, we have peace with God. All debts have been paid, all the charges have been dropped, you are acquitted, you are exonerated, you are forgiven, you are cleansed. You are clean from anything that has kept you away from God because of the blood of Jesus Christ, and his countenance towards you is peace. Verse 27. So they shall put my name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them. Amen. Good have our Usher’s Come on up. That was a short one. I love that. Is that I love that stuff, man. You can’t go wrong. I love calling the ushers up too and then making them wait. That’s one of my favorite. You can’t go wrong. seeking after the presence of God. You can’t go wrong sitting in his presence. You can’t go wrong sitting in his word. You can’t go wrong, getting in prayer with him. You can’t go wrong, because there’s never going to be a time when you enter into His presence. And he goes, Oh, and one more thing I forgot. There’s never going to be a time. You know, you’ve really, Richard. I mean, really, never. Never. When you enter into God’s presence, he has one purpose for your little lives. He has one purpose, to love you. To allow you to sit there and bask in his glory. And to share it because you’re part of the family and to keep you in and to be present with you and allow you to look in his face and his countenance there and to give you, peace, peace. Always the greeting of Paul to the churches. Grace be to you, and peace, through God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to You, and peace, Grace to You, and peace. What is Paul saying, when he says that to the church, may you be ever in his presence? May you ever be basking in the glory of His love as you kneel before him? And may you experience all of the beauty and the hope and the peace and the joy that goes along with being with him? with him? And so Jesus Christ on the night that he was betrayed, and he was gathered there for the Passover Feast With his disciples, and he changed everything. They’d had this meal every single year for their entire lives. They’ve done the Passover. And now this Passover, Jesus changes everything around and begins to explain to them that the same way that I have a relationship with God the Father, because I’m his son, you’re going to have a relationship with Him as well, because you’re my disciples. And here’s the way that that’s going to happen. And this is the way in which that’s going to be made. This is my body. And it’s going to be broken for you. And this is my blood, which is going to be shed for you. It’s the blood of a new covenant, not just simply the covenant of laws and rules and regulations and blood on the doorpost. But instead of blood that by belief in me is going to be put on the doorpost of your heart. So that wherever you You go and wherever you find yourself, you find yourself free from the constraints of sin and death. That’s the blood of the new covenant. And it’s not determined by our perfect behavior. And it’s not determined by our church attendance or the body be in big trouble, right? Yeah. It’s not the term by any of that. It’s determined by what he did, by what he did. And his desire is to share it with you and I. That’s what this is. This is a meal with Jesus. He then goes on to personally direct his disciples that when you’re gathered together, and you do this again, and again and again, when you do this when you share the same meal after I’m gone, and you’re gathered together, do it in remembrance of me. Remember, remember this night Remember the things that I’m saying to you and that it’s not just for tonight, but it’s for every day hereafter. And every time you share this meal together, remember, I’m making the way for you. Amen. All right.

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Communion song is “Is He Worthy” performed by Chris Tomlin

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Morning, everyone. And I’m glad each one of you are here. And if you want to open your Bibles along with me, we’re going to be in Numbers chapter six today, starting that chapter. And one more encouragement that there is a prophecy conference coming up in Calvary Chapel, the Finger Lakes this week. And it starts Friday, it is Saturday. And if any view, we actually have a nine motel rooms that we’re filling up right now, and I do have a couple more that I can get my fingers on. So if there’s anyone else who would like to attend the conference, please put your name on the sheet out there and I’ll make sure that I have a room for you. And also we have the secret sisters, and any of you ladies who’ve never been part of sacred sisters, I’d really encourage you to do so. I hear so many wonderful things about it. And so you sign up out there and you fill out a little sheet and then you pick names and what it is is you You have someone’s name, and they don’t know who you are. And then you pray for them. I think this for three months. And then at the end, they have a dinner, they have a great testimony time and they share who they’ve been praying for. And you have a chance to give one another little gifts and things like that. And vine loves chocolate with peanut butter in it. Just want just want you to know that. Okay. Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for your love. We thank you so much for the way you’re able to instruct us and speak to us through your word and by your Holy Spirit. Lord, I pray that you would help us to understand and to comprehend the fullness of what your word is telling us this morning. Lord, we love you so much and our desires to live for you alone, and not for all of the little trinkets of this world. And so come Lord, use me to minister to these your people I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. You know, when we’re singing I was, I was thinking about our faith, I was thinking about the Bible. And you know, in my undergraduate work, my graduate work my postgraduate work, I’ve had a lot of unbelievable books in my hand, but they don’t compare to the Bible. I remember my undergraduate work, you know how you have to take one humanities course. And I took the philosophies of Socrates and Plato. And the thing that’s amazing if you read the philosophies of Socrates and Plato, they’re always seeking and never finding. Yet we have a book that is so perfect. It’s not only helps us to see, but it helps us to find the Bible is absolutely the most amazing book I’ve ever studied. And I really encourage all of you. I mean, we go right to the Bible, use it as an opportunity to really study what the Word says. Because it’s like we were talking about earlier. It’s not about religion, it’s about relationship. It’s all about our relationship with the Lord. Now, in Numbers chapter, chapter six, we’re beginning here, we have to understand that when we study the Old Testament, it’s so important for us to make that parallel, or that what’s the word I’m looking for? I’ll just use parallel of what is speaking to us in the New Testament. Because the Old Testament is basically giving us the law, the standards that God has has, you know, given man to live by where the New Testament is sharing, sharing with us how we can live by those standards. And even when we make mistakes, how we can repent and be put right back on the right track. So, so many people when they study the Old Testament, especially books like numbers, they’re thinking, Oh, what does that mean? How does that apply to me? Well, it does if you take it, and you apply it to the New Covenant, which is one of the things we’ll be doing this morning. And we’re going to be looking at the naza right now. Every believer should desire to be an azurite. Really. Now one of the things I want to share here because people get this confused all the time, there’s an azurite is not an as marine. And nazzer Marine was someone who was from Nazareth, Jesus was from Nazareth, he was called a Nazarene. But Jesus was also a nazzer. Right? In the sense that he sets himself apart for God. And so when I talk about all of us should desire to be nazzer rights, and not talking about being, you know, nazzer and we’re not from Nazareth, that’d be nice, but to set ourselves apart to the Lord. Now, the thing we have to understand is that our desire should not to be captivated by all the entrapments of this world. But our desire should to be completely enamored with the ways of your way with the ways of God because we have to remember that what God desires for us is always for our good. Do you understand it? There’s never anything you’re going to read in the Bible and say, well, boy, God really wants to get me. Everything we read is for our learning for our benefit for our encouragement. And that’s what we always have to keep in mind. And as believers, we are to be filled Scripture tells us we’re going to be getting into this we are to be filled with the Spirit, not with wine. In Ephesians 518 it says, and do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Holy Spirit. And so we have to understand what one wine as we’re going to be reading in this portion, it represents worldly pleasure, or be filled with the Spirit represents the peace and joy we have in God. Pleasure is very fleeting. You know, you get on a roller coaster, we It’s fun. It’s over with unless you’re throwing Up in the way down, but you understand my point. We have to realize that we’re looking for not pleasure, but we’re looking for peace, in relationship with Almighty God. And so we’re picking up in Numbers, chapter six, starting with first one. Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when either a man or a woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of an azurite to separate himself to the Lord, he shall separate himself from wine and similar drink. Some translation say strong drink, he shall drink neither vinegar, made from wine, nor vinegar made from similar drink, neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins. All the days of his separation, he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine from the seed or In all the days of the vow of his separation, no razor shall come upon his head, until the day he is fulfilled, until the days are fulfilled, for which he separated himself to the Lord. He shall be wholly, then he shall let the locks of his hair of his head grow. In other words, don’t have a haircut, all the days that he has separated himself to the Lord, he shall not go near a dead body, he shall not make himself unclean, even for his father, or his mother, or his brother or his sister. Now when it talks about someone who’s taken an azurite, foul, not going near a dead body, notice it says even if its father, even if it’s his father, mother, brother or sister, but what isn’t mentioned, husband or wife, because a husband and wife become one. The Old Testament makes that clear. So obviously, if you’ve taken this vow and the husband or wife dies, then you’re excluded from that separation. They’re not even mentioned. And when they died because his separation to God is on his head, all the days of his separation, he shall be wholly to the Lord. And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, in other words, it’s an accident. And he defiles his consecrated head, many shows shave his head, on the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day he shall shave it. Then on the eighth day, he shall bring Two turtle doves, or two young pigeons to the priests at to the door of the tabernacle of meetings, and the priests shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering and make atonement for him. The man who broke his hands right now we’re talking about because he said, in regard to the corpse, and he show, sanctify his head that same day, he showed he showed consecrate to the Lord the days of a separate And bring a male lamb in the first year as a trespass offering, but the former days shall be lost. In other words, what he’s saying he’s got to go all the way back to the beginning. Let’s say he made a commitment for 30 days. And 20 days through his commitment, he accidentally came in contact with a dead body. He had to go through this whole ritual of being re cleanse his start all over again. That’s important for us to consider because under the new covenant, we don’t have to go back to the beginning. When we fall, and we confess and repent and the Lord lifts us up, we continue right where we were. You don’t have to go back to the beginning. That’s awesome.

Because the separation was defiled. This is verse 13. Now, this is the law of the NAS right when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of meetings, and he shall present his offering to the Lord one male lamb in his first year without blemish his burnt offerings when you lamb in his first year without blemish A sin offerings and one ram without blemish is peace offering a basket of Unleavened Bread cakes to find flour mixed with oil unleavened wafers, anoint it with oil and the grain offering with their drink offering them the pre show bring them before the Lord and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering. And he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of the peace offering to the Lord with the basket of unleavened bread. The pre show also offer its great offering and his drink offering. Then the naza right shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tabernacle with me and she’ll take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering. And the pre show take the boil shoulder of the RAM, one unleavened cake from the basket and one unleavened wafer and put them in upon the hands of the NAS right He has shaved his consecrated head, and the priests to waive them as a way of offering before the Lord. They are holy to the priests, together with their breasts of the wave offering and the thigh of the Hiva offering acid and then after that to nazzer, right may drink wine. This is the law of the Nazareth, who vows to the Lord, the offering for his separation. And besides that, when who, whatever else, his hand is able to provide, according to the vow, which he has taken, so he must be, he must do according to the law of separation. So, when we look at this, and we read all those conditions, it’s like, wow, what does all that mean? Well, it’s just telling us, number one, that to take the valve and azurite was voluntary. They were still children of Israel. In our terminology, we would say they’re still saved but sometimes You had someone who wanted to just give more of a consecration to the Lord to go a little bit further. And that’s what the azurite vow was all about. And remember, it was a voluntary vow that could be given by either a man or a woman. It’s mentioned here. But the one thing we have to keep in mind and we think, Well, that doesn’t seem right or fair, but we’ll talk about that. You can write this down. I’m not going to read it but write down Numbers, chapter 30, and verses 10 and 1210 through 12. But Numbers chapter 3010 through 12, is this. If a husband hears his wife make a vow? And he says nothing. She’s obligated to that SAP. If a husband hears his wife making a vow, and he receives it, she’s no longer obligated to the vow. And people think Well, that doesn’t seem fair. Well, it probably Doesn’t know our economy that at that time, it made more sense than we think. Because it could be that the husband was realizing I can’t afford to have my wife away. She maybe was the caregiver and you know, the one who kept at home and maybe they had small children at home, whatever it might be. Maybe it was husband’s own weakness. Because one of the things that we find out in Corinthians, that if a husband tells his wife, I don’t want you to keep that vow, and it was the Lord who told her to do that, the sin comes on the husband’s head. So, anyway, we have to understand as far as that vow is concerned, the husband had the right to resend it. He almost never did. You know, just from reading Jewish tradition that has been almost never did. He always allowed his wife to keep that vow as well. And we know someone who took that vow that we studied is in the Bible. Remember Samson? He was an azurite from birth. Now, understand this vow was not a command of the Lord. But it was all about if a person wanted to have a closer walk with the Lord. And the same thing is true with us, Jesus has laid out for us with the Christian life is, and he has not commanded us to not do certain things that might bring us a little earthly pleasure, whatever. But what is being talked about here? If we want to have a little bit closer walk with the Lord, you know what I’m saying? I mean, sometimes we pray and say, Lord, what can I do to have a closer walk with you? Well, maybe he’s going to show us to do certain things, maybe being the word more, maybe have more time and prayer, whatever it might be. We have to be willing to take that step in a sense that’s like the valve and azurite not that you’re committed to it. And in that sense, but you are making a commitment to the Lord. I want to have a closer walk with you. Now, under the new covenant, we’re at Actually not supposed to make vows that you know that we’re supposed to possibly make commitments to the Lord sure are expressing our desire to have a closer walk with the Lord, but we’re not to make vows. In fact, turn with me to Matthew chapter five, the Gospel of Matthew chapter five first book in the New Testament, some page 809. First Book of the New Testament, Matthew, and go to chapter five, and we’re picking up with verse 33. Matthew five starting with verse 33. Again, you have heard that it was said of those of old, you shall not swear falsely, but you shall perform your oath to the Lord. So that’s talking about really what we’re reading here making these hosts of the word, but look, what do you look at what Jesus goes on to say that I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by Heaven for disguise, thrown your way. By the earth or is it is his footstool? No, nor by Jerusalem for it is the city of the Great King. A lot of Jews at that time would make their commitments swearing to Jerusalem, the Holy City of God, verse 36, nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your yes be yes and your no be no, for whatever is more than these is from the evil one. And we have to understand, even when we’re making our commitments to the Lord, or if someone is asking us to do some, just Yes, sure. Or no, I swear, I’ll be there. We can’t do that. We can’t make these kind of vows and, and what Scripture is showing us is that we don’t have the ability to fulfill them. You know, for instance, I made a commitment I made a vow. And I said, you know what I am going to work out every morning. As soon as I wake up five days a week, I’m going to go to the y and swim at least one day a week. I am only going to have one carb day and that gluten free. And I am going to eat the way I should and I know I’ll feel better. And it worked great. Until Thanksgiving. And then you have thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is just a blur, right? for all of us. It’s just like, any you go back to the beginning. Well, here’s the wonderful thing about the New Testament. When I made that commitment, I’m not really making a vow because I know I’m not supposed to make that. But when I made that commitment, I really meant it. And then the holidays came and I really blew it. But here’s the thing, under the new covenant, I can go and say Lord I want to start over again. Because vine, I have made a commitment that tomorrow, we’re going to start right off working out every morning and go into the gym once a week to swim. You understand the point I’m making. This is the difference between the liberty of grace and the commitment of the law. under the old covenant, when you made a commitment, you couldn’t touch on it one single bit Are you are you are guilty. But under the new covenant, we make our commitments to the Lord. Our desire is to draw closer to Him to be in more intimate relationship with him. But sometimes we just fall. And it’s the grace of God that allows us to get back up where we fell. We don’t have to go back to the beginning like the NAS rights did. And we can start right from where we fell. Now. Well, this person, when this person took this vow, there were three things they were forbidden to do and the first was not to drink wine, or any fermented drink. Now, this has nothing to do. In fact, the verse itself brings out this has nothing to do whether alcohol is right or wrong. Sin or not sin. But rather, if you want to close your walk with the Lord, that might be something that you would do, because the Scripture is very clear, even though it does not forbid the drinking of alcoholic beverage. Scripture says a drunkard shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. So that’s talking about someone not who has an alcoholic beverage, but when they drink, they get drunk. It’s serious offense, according to the Word of God. And all of us realize, I mean, I don’t I don’t drink but I’m just but a lot of you who have you, you know what I’m talking about. You can have a glass of wine, maybe a couple glasses of wine, you have a third glass of wine is it’s going to start affecting your judgment. It’s Going to start affecting the way you feel about things and your attitude, you’re going to say things you wish you didn’t say, you understand the point I’m making. Now. Wine in Scripture, and there’s a scripture that says it cures to heart is a symbol of, of having joy and having some, you know, some delight. But what the naza right was doing by staying away from all wine, was making the commitment that all of his joy was in the Lord. The joy of the Lord is my strength. That’s what the naza right was doing. And the thing it’s interesting too, is the second requirement of the nazzer. I just mentioned here was they weren’t to cut their hair. What does that have to do with anything? Well, if you turn to First Corinthians, chapter 11, First Corinthians chapter 11, verse 14, First Corinthians 1114 says this. It says it is a disgrace for a man if he has long hair, okay, that’s what that’s all talking about the disgrace of a man having long hair. The implication is that anyone who was taken an azurite found and didn’t cut his hair was willing to be humbled before the Lord. You follow what I’m saying? Like we think of all the old Bible characters having the flowing long hair, they didn’t they shave that they, you know, they had a razor cut, they kept your head, you know, their hair pretty short. And for a male, it was a disgrace to have his hair long. So it was a sign of humility to have a man walking around all the days of his vow with his hair growing along is a sign of his humbling himself before the Lord. And one of the things that’s interesting to me is you have a character Bible character like Samson, and he was He’s such an interesting study for all of us. But you have someone like Samson, and he killed 1000 Philistines. And yet, the lap of a woman allowed him to have his head shown sharn then amazing, you think about it, when he was out there fighting for the Lord, he could kill 1000 Philistines and then the lust of the flesh. Just put him to sleep, and His head was was shaved. And so we have to understand that as believers we make commitments to the Lord. Wonderful commitments. And we do great battle for the Lord and that’s awesome. But we have to make sure we’re not alone asleep number he fell asleep on Delilah slap. We can’t be lulled asleep. And that’s what the world and oftentimes religion tries to do to us lawless to sleep Also they were not allowed to go near a dead body. Why? Because death is the deepest mark of the testimony of sin. God never intended man to die. Did you know that he created Adam and Eve with eternal life? And he said to them, if you disobeyed me by going to that tree in the center of the garden, which more than likely, by the way wasn’t an apple tree apple trees don’t grow in that part of the world, that probably fig tree and it says if you eat of that forbidden fruit, then you shall surely die. Well, he wasn’t talking about him falling over dead at that moment. He was talking about that he would die spiritually. And when a person dies spiritually, it leads their body into aging and they will eventually die physically. That’s why I love that portion. It says the last enemy to be conquered is death world death is your victory. Well, death is your sting. the sting of death is sin and the power of sin is a loss. But thanks Speed of God through Christ Jesus who gives us the victory. That’s unbelievable. But death was never part of God’s plan. You know, I don’t think there’s anything that brings more fear, more heartache in our lives when we think of the death of a loved one, right? Nothing. If we know they’re saved, obviously, there is a great constellation there and knowing that they’re going to be with the Lord, and we’ll see them again. But you think of all the wars, you think of all the, you know, all the evil that’s going on slaughter this going on around the world to realize how ugly that is. And yet, we’re in such a weird state because of the fall of man, that those of us that have some kind of a moral standard. We’d like to keep there times that we have to fight in order to protect ourselves from those that would take it away from us. All you have to do is read the study of the kings and the Chronicles. They went to battle in order to keep their nation free. But how wonderful it’s going to be when Jesus comes back and establishes his kingdom, there’s not going to be any war, people aren’t going to die. It’s not going to be necessary. Because God is going to rule from his throne with an iron scepter. And we’re going to reign with Him. As believers. How amazing is that? is pretty amazing. And we know from Matthew 1037 through 39, it says anyone who loves his father and mother more than me is not worthy, worthy of Me. And anyone who loves his son or his daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds this fine glasses on whoever finds his life will lose it. Whoever loses his life for my sake, we’ll find it. what that’s telling us here is, no one should come before the Lord. It doesn’t mean you know you don’t love your family. It doesn’t mean you wouldn’t lay down your life for your family. But our love and commitment to the Lord has to be higher, higher than that. I mean, Jesus is the one who did it all. He created the heavens and the earth. By his hand, all things were created by him, nothing was created that was not created by him in the Gospel, john, chapter one. He’s the Creator, He created us. And he has a promise for us. I mean, he gave man Free Will choice. And some of us might think, why did they do that? Because that brought sin into the world. Because God wanted man to love him. He loves man, but God wanted man to have the ability to freely love him. And that requires choice. You’ve heard me share this before. No choice, no love. You know, if I go up to my wife and start choking her and say you better tell me you love me. There’s no Love there, this fear. And so many religions are based on fear. Ours isn’t. We love Jesus simply because we love Him. God gave man that choice. Unfortunately, there were those who don’t choose to love God. They don’t choose to follow him. And so God gave that choice. And of course that has led to the world going off in so many crazy wild, you know, directions. I mean, our world is in such turmoil right now. And if we don’t realize the nearness of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have to be blind. I mean, some of you have probably heard about what happened in Russia. A lot of people don’t because the only thing they carry a news is politics. Any news you turn on anytime of the day you turn on, it’s just politics. You never get World News. But pootie established a whole new set of laws and his entire government resigned. So Putin is becoming is going to become the next czar. He’s going to become, you know what? The title was for the czar of Russia in ancient times, God. And so we have Ezekiel 38. God, you know, me shosh and Tubal, the main you know, he’s the main Prince of me shosh into Well, he’s the king of those two country, Rashmi, shosh and Google, that are all going to come against his real from the north. You have Iran, Persia, right there. And you have Syria. Right there. You have what’s considered the Old Babylonian Empire right there. We are so on the brink of the Lord taking his church out of this world. That should be our greatest motivation. We should all separate ourselves as NAS rights not in the sense of the Old Testament. But in the sense that, Lord I just I just want to commit myself You, I just want to do whatever you would have me do, because you’re coming back at anyone who doesn’t know you will be left behind. But anyone who does know you, if they die, they’re going to be with you to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And any of us who any of those of us who are still alive when you come, we’re going to be translated, receive our glorified bodies and meet you in the air. That time is at hand. I mean, Scripture tells us we are supposed to be aware of the time you know, we don’t know the day we don’t know the hour. If I came out here and said, I just want you to know next Thursday, two o’clock your rapture is going to occur. Then you can look at me and say Iran, there’s no one knows Dana the hour. But scripture does say you are not in darkness. You are sons of the light just that this day should come upon you as a thief in the night. In other words, we’re supposed to be aware of the time in which we’re living, and we’re living in that time. It’s absolutely amazing.

Now. So also we have to understand, we see that everything in our walk, at least we should, is a blessing, not an obligation and a burden. That’s the difference between the law and grace. Everything in our walk is a blessing. It makes life better. It’s not a burden. It’s not an obligation. I’ve never had anyone come to me say, Pastor, can I meet with you? You know, Tuesday at seven o’clock in your study? Sure. Come on in. I’ve never had anyone come into my study and say, you know, Pastor, I just want you to know, I’ve been I’ve been walking with the Lord. I’ve been doing everything God wants me to do and and I’ve been in prayer and I’ve just been in communion with the Lord and, and life is just tough. Know, the ones that come in and see me are the ones who are saying to me, I haven’t been walking with the Lord. Been disobedient in this area I’ve been disobedient neriah I’ve been slacking here. And I feel miserable. Anyone who’s in communion with the Lord is filled with joy, the joy of the Lord is our strength. And so, we in a sense, desire to take an azurite vow and not out of obligation. But you know, want to keep this I love you, what is there that I can do to be a little closer to you? I guarantee you this. If this evening, you know, you spent time with your family, maybe doing family devotions, and you spend some time you know, maybe even singing some worship songs or at least what listening to some worship songs. You’re gonna feel great. But here’s what happens. Seven o’clock at night comes and we make this excuse. I’m tired. I just am emotionally and mentally tired. So the thing that I need to do is turn on TV. And watch the news or whatever it might be that you want to watch. You follow the point I’m making. And yet if we make that extra commitment, when you do have those times that you spend the evening, you know really worshiping the Lord. And if you have a spouse or family talking to him about Jesus and you have just met you go to bed here like today. In Second Corinthians, chapter seven, verse 10, it says this godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation, and leaves no regrets, but worldly sorrow brings death. Remember, john the baptist said produce fruit in keeping with repentance. The point that I’m bringing out here is that in Jesus Christ is forgiveness. That’s the grace of God. That’s what it means to be a New Testament believer. His grace and mercy. When you fall a sense, it doesn’t mean okay, you’re cut off, I’m done with you now. You are his, you have received a steel and sign and deposited the Holy Spirit you belong to Almighty God. But I’ll tell you why. When you’re not walking with Him, you’re going to be miserable. When you’re not walking with Him, you’re not going to have the peace and joy your heart desires. And so the whole idea for you and I, as far as taking an azurite vow in a spiritual sense, not a literal sense. You know, we’re not going to go and let our hair grow. I can anyway. But anyway, we’re not going to let our hair grow. We’re not going to do all these other things. But the point is, our NASS right now is, you know what, Jesus, I want to close your walk with you. You’re so awesome to be with. I just want to spend more time with you. That’s our vow. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you for this portion of Scripture and the valdan azurite and how it really applies to us under the new covenant of grace. And I pray Father That you would minister the words that we have studied and looked at this morning to our heart and life. And I pray this all in Christ Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. And as you all know, the third Sunday of the month we have communion. And you always know when we’re having communion because I have a tie on this God Sunday our attack. Anyway, communion is absolutely wonderful. Jesus gave two sacraments to the church. Now a sacrament is something that we do physically, to demonstrate an inward working of God. The two sacraments God has given the church studies, the New Testament, you’ll find there’s only two. That’s the sacrament of baptism and the sacrament of communion. The sacrament of baptism is when a person has been born again and committed their lives to Jesus Christ, and they want to get public testimony of it. We only do it in the summer because our pool is frozen in the winter but and if it’s real cool frankston one who does it but anyway What we do is someone who’s a new believer and wants to be baptized, we take them. And we do baptism by immersion, because that’s what’s in the Bible. And and in Romans chapter six, it makes it very clear. going under the water represents dying to your old nature, your old sin, and coming up means your new creation in Christ. It’s just symbolic. So it’s a symbolic thing we do to demonstrate an inner working of grace. Well, the other sacrament is what we call communion. And Jesus, by the way, Jesus had to participate in it as well. Remember, Jesus participated in baptism. john the baptist said, I need to be baptized by you. He said that all righteousness might be fulfilled, you know, I’m going to be baptized. And he also participated in the Lord’s table. And he told us, that as often as we drink this company to spread were to do it in remembrance of him. And he said he wouldn’t participate in this table again, until he participates with us a new in the kingdom of heaven. Can you imagine? One day, all of us, we as believers are going to be in heaven. And we’re going to take part in a giant communion service. And guess who’s going to be officiating it? Not me, Jesus. And you know what our attitudes going to be? You know why? I don’t deserve this. I don’t deserve this love. I don’t deserve this joy. Jesus is celebrating communion with me. And what is communion? We have an honor table, Do this in remembrance of me. Well, what do we remember? Remember, He created us? We remember he gave us the law, that be our schoolmaster. We know that he gave us grace, by his death on the cross that we might be forgiveness of all sins, and we know that he’s given us eternal life. When we die, we go to be with him. And so consequently, we also recognize that this promise involves his community. For us, and one day, we’re going to be with him. And it’s like Job said, we’re not going to see him in some kind of a weird abstract Nirvana kind of way. We’re going to see him with our own eyes. And we’re going to be celebrating together with our own personal, our self identity is never lost. And I’m not going to be in heaven. You know, we’re ready to do the communion separate. Excited. Nice. Now, who are you again? I gotta know, john, I gotta know my wife. Fine. I know my son, you know, I’m gonna know all of you. It’s not going to be like, Whoa, whoo. We will have our own self identity. We’re going to know who we are in relationship to God and with one another as fellow believers. It’s going to be awesome. Until that day comes, Jesus said, As a reminder, I want you to do communion. And of course, we know that the unleavened bread. Jesus took the unleavened bread and when he met with his disciples in the upper room when he broke and he said, This is my body, this is going to be broken for you. That’s the kind of love I have for you. And then he passed bread around. Then he took the wine, the fruit of the vine, and he said, This is my blood, this represents my blood that’s going to be shed for you. And he also gave that to them to pass around, and that the shedding of his blood was a symbol of the remission of all sin. And so as believers we share in this communion every week. And as the ushers come forward, and we start passing out the elements for communion, Chuck’s going to be playing a song write a song that we had played here yesterday during the workday and it just really hit fine and I so hope it blesses you as well. Okay, brothers.

Amen. What can we add to that? Is he worthy? He is, so take any drink can be so thankful to your God. Lord, thank you for the sacrament of encouragement, the sacrament of love the sacrament of peace. And I pray, Lord, that You would bless it to our spiritual nourishment. We ask all this in Jesus name, amen. Amen. God bless you brothers and sisters.

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Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for your Holy Spirit, because it’s by the Spirit were saved. And I asked father that you would come and ministry to us this morning you would use me as a weak vessel in order to speak to these your children whom you love so much. And so Father, I ask for your anointing I ask for your blessing upon each one who’s here, and use this time as a time of fellowship with you the living God, I pray this in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. And oh, Nikki side of the family had a death. And so that’s why Frank and Nikki are here the funeral services today. And vice not here, because Frank and Nikki’s youngest child Brooke is sick and survives home, taking care of her. And just to let you know, because you’re thinking pastor Frank Jr. Supposed to be up here this morning. And it’s the old man, you know, you know, and and I’ll tell you, there’s, there’s sometimes there’s a there’s a trick that the Lord plays on us. And every month I write up what’s called a preaching screen. jewel. So each week, Frank and I both know exactly what we’re going to be preaching on. When you go through numbers, just some difficult parts. And I came across this part numbers where it talks about a woman’s belly swelling in her thigh rotting. And I thought that’s a good one to get Frank. So I did. And as cruel fate would have it, Frank said, Here is now I’ve got it. So we’ll see what we can do with it. You know, we have to understand it all Scripture, not only is for our encouragement, but for instructing us as an individual. We have to realize that the primary primary responsibility for ministry is you and I as individuals, you know, it’s not big movements or even our church is you and I individually are called to minister to others. And therefore, most of Scripture, not all of them, but most of Scripture deals with The individual, you know how we can become stronger in the Lord? For what purpose that God would use us? You know, a lot of people say, Well, I’m just one person, you know, what difference does it make whether I’m useful to the Lord or not. But I want to share with you a quote from Edward Everett Hale. Some of you might have read some of his writings. He was born on April 3 1822. And he died in June 10 1909. And he was an American author, historian, but most of all, he was a pastor. And here’s what he wrote. This is a quote from him. I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything. But still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. Yeah, beautiful and simple. When we look at that we understand why God put such an emphasis on ministry to you and I as individuals, that we might be able to grow in the Lord and be useful to him. Because every single one of us, has the Spirit of God within us. And all of us realize that this life isn’t about this life, it’s about the life to come. And so consequently, our mission is to encourage people in life to come that they might have eternal life. You know, years and years and years ago, I was talking to a neurosurgeon, and he was telling me, he said, You know, there are things that we just don’t understand. He said, there’s so many things about the brain that you know, we have been able to, you know, diagnose and to look at in this net and through different surgeries. We can help with this, and we can help with that. But he said most of the abstract things about the brain we don’t understand it all. And this man was not a believer. But you know, we all know that you have like to muddle up and guided that takes care of involuntary responses in this net, we have certain parts of the brain take care of this net. But think about creative thought. You can’t touch a part of your brain and think of the song of a bird sitting in the tree on a nice summer day, which is to think about today. You know what I’m saying? Those are all created faster, absolutely outside of us, and atomically.

Well, where does it come from? comes from a soul and spirit. We understand that God created us body, soul, and spirit. We have this body, assuming we have this physical flesh, in which we react in our environment, and are able to, you know, move around and do the things that God is calling us to do. But we have a soul, which is our personality of who we are as individuals. And that’s why even as believers, we’re all a little different. Wouldn’t it be boring if we’re exactly the same? Praise the Lord. Praise God. How do you think You know what I mean? We’d be like robots. But we’re all different. We all have different solar, you know, attributes and personalities that are wonderful. It makes us different is the beauty of flowers that we see in a field. But then we have a spirit. And that spirit is only made alive through Jesus Christ when we’re able to have communion with the Lord. And so it should work that in our communion with the Lord is able to affect our personality, that through our body, we can serve others and do the work of the ministry. You follow what I’m saying? And so it’s so important for us to realize that we might only be one person, but God needs us. We’re part of his body. And the question is, that we have to understand is that the fact that God has made us as individuals is for a reason. You know, I have high blood pressure and you know, most of you know, I had a heart attack, no damage, I’m back to me. Look, total physical activity, I can do what I’ve always done, I can walk about 100 feet anyway. Just joking. But the point is, I have certain medications that I take, I take one medication for my a fib and I take another one for my blood pressure, you know, that kind of thing? Well, I can’t take one, you know, medication that is intended for a specific purpose, and take another medication for it instead, the medications are very specific. And so God has made us very specific in serving Him. Scripture tells us that we are the body of Christ. It says the body is made up of many parts. And yet each part is responsible for doing its own work. And sometimes the part of the body that we think scripture, this portion actually says that, that we think the most, you know, the Lord gives the greatest, you know, value to and so we As believers, we have to understand that whatever our responsibility is, whatever God has given us to do is important. Now you think standing up here as a preacher is probably the most important job you can do. No, in fact, the Scripture tells us that he choses those things that are pretty dumb, in order to be, you know, the preachers to lift up and doesn’t say dumb, he says those things that are because the fact of the matter is, I have to understand my need for Christ in order to share that with you. And so that’s the thing we have to understand. Now, nothing can distract us from the work of the ministry, right? Like personal problems, especially family problems. It really distracts you from the work of ministry. The reality is, is that we have to become well and Hall before we’re able to serve the Lord is kind of like if you want to associate it with physical illness. If you’re sick, you can’t go to work. You have to Get better before you can go to work, right? Well, in the same way, we can’t serve the Lord, if we have spiritual and emotional problems, we have to be able to take them to the Lord, be healed, and then we’re able to serve Him. And so marital problems, personal problems, can really separate us from doing the work of the ministry. And of course, guess what this portion is all about? And let me read this. This is taken from the Gospel of john. And it says this, then the scribes and Pharisees, well, I’ll just tell you about it. Because this portion is about marital and faithfulness. And that’s the reason I’m reading this portion of Scripture. And this portion, if you take notes write down john chapter eight, verses three through 11. This portion of Scripture tells us that Jesus was teaching and all of a sudden the scribes and Pharisees who really were always trying to dismiss Jesus and To make his ministry have no value, because they thought it was all about religion. And Jesus was coming and teaching us all about relationship relationship with God. And so they’re always trying to stumble him up, because Jesus was teaching grace and mercy, grace and mercy. So what they did the Pharisees, if you read this portion, they caught a woman who was caught in the very act of adultery, it tells us and they brought her to Jesus. And they said this, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. What should we do? The law says that she should be put to death. Well, number one, we have to understand the law said both the man and woman were to be put to death. The man wasn’t brought this man interesting. But they said the law says she should be put to death. And that’s when Jesus spoke the words that we all know. Lead, He who is without sin, cast the first stone. Then he started writing in sand. We have no idea what he was writing in the sand, whether who’s writing the 10 commandments out different sins. And it says from oldest to youngest, they all left. And finally, Jesus went up to the woman. And this is the portion that I want to read who was caught in the very act of adultery. And this is chapter 10, of this of this portion. And he said to her, the woman, woman, where are those accusers, accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? And she said, no one Lord. Now listen to this. This is so beautiful. It’s one of the most beautiful, beautiful statements Jesus made. And Jesus said to her, neither do I condemn you go and sin no more. Here’s a woman caught in the very act of adultery. And Jesus said, I don’t condemn you. But he said, Go and sin no more. And then is the love of God. We’re all sinners, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. So Jesus says to every one of us, I don’t hold any condemnation against you, I forgive you, but go and sin no more. In other words, it’s important for us to be able to try to take hold of our lives and overcome whatever besetting sins might be holding us down. And so now we’re coming to our portion of Scripture. It’s Numbers, chapter five, and verses 11 through 31. Numbers, chapter five, verses 11 through 31. Numbers five. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, if any man’s wife goes astray and behaves unfaithful toward him, and a man lies with her currently, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is concealed that she has defiled herself and there are listening and there was no witnesses against her, nor was she caught if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous for his wife, who has to file herself, or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, listen to this, although she has not defiled herself, then the man shall bring his wife to the priests, and he shall bring the offering required for her one 10th of an EVA barley meal, and he shall pour no oil on it, no Frankincense on it, because it is a great offering of jealousy, and offering for remembering for bringing iniquity to remembrance, and the pre show bring her near and said her before the Lord and the pre shall take holy water in an earthy this so and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water. Then the precious standard woman before the Lord, and cover the woman’s head, and put the offering of remembrance in her hands, which is the green offering of jealousy. And the pre shall have in his right hand, the bitter water that brings a curse, and the pre shall put her under an oath and say to the woman is no man has lain with you. And if you have not gone astray to uncleanness well under your husband’s authority, and what that means under the husband’s authorities obligations, and he restores same word that means marriage is talking about if you’re married, be free from the bitter water that brings a curse. But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you, then the pre show put the woman under an oath of the curse, and she shall say, and he shall say to the woman, the Lord make you a Curse and then both among your people, when the Lord makes sure this is where it comes when he the Lord makes your firearm in your belly swell, and may this water that causes to curse go into your stomach and make your belly swell and your side right. Then the woman shall say Amen, so be it. Then the pre show right these curses, in other words, these accusations and the curses that come if she is guilty in a book, and he shall scrape them off into the bitter water, and he shall make the woman drink too bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings to curse shall enter her to become bitter. Then the prey she’ll take the great offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, she’ll waive the offering before the Lord and bring it into to the altar. And the pre she’ll take a handful of the offering, as is Memorial portion burning on the altar, and afterwards, make to Woman drink the water. Then, when he has made her drink the water, then it shall be if she has defiled herself and behaved and faithfully towards her husband, that the water that brings the curse will enter her and become bitter, and her belly will swell and her side will rot, and the woman will become a curse among the people. But if the woman has not defiled herself, and is clean, then she shall be free, and in many and may conceive children. This is the law of jealousy when a wife while under her husband’s authority, goes astray and files herself, or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man and he becomes jealous of his wife. Then he shows then he shall stand before standard woman before the Lord and the pre show execute all the law upon her, then the man shall be free from iniquity but the woman shall be Her guilt. So on portion is kind of a weird portion talking about belly swelling and thighs riding and, you know unfaithfulness in this net. But we have to understand we can’t take this portion as a double standard because it tells us from both Leviticus and Deuteronomy, that a man and woman are subject to the same punishment. In other words, if there’s adultery, both the man and woman involved in adultery are punished, not just the woman. And so there’s something more that’s going on here. And I think that this portion really is a protection of the woman. Because according to the tradition of the rabbis, most of the women who were brought before the Lord and took this health and drank to bitter water were innocent. So you see what i’m saying if some husband brought a false accusation against his wife, this was a protection of the woman because it’s telling us that there was no there were no witnesses. So it gives her an opportunity to stand before the Lord and before you know Her husband and say, I didn’t do it. And this is proof, because nothing happened to me when I partook of it. And you know, it’s it’s really interesting that in Scripture, God is more concerned about spiritual adultery than physical adultery. Did you know that? I mean, physical adultery is used in order to point out the the harm of spiritual adultery. Remember, in the first service, I was talking about the fact that there were a lot of tangible physical, you know, things that the Lord use in order to make a spiritual point. And we have to realize that the greatest adultery that we can commit is against the Lord. And scripture makes it very clear. And in fact, I want you to turn to second Corinthians chapter 11. I wait for you to get to it.

First Corinthians chapter. Actually Second Corinthians chapter 11. I was just trying to see if you’re awake, or if I’m awake. Second Corinthians chapter 11. And we’re going to look at verses two and four. Second Corinthians chapter 11, starting with first two, for I am jealous for you with godly jealousy for I vicroads you to one husband just talking about the Lord, that I may present you as a chase virgin to Christ. But I fear less somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. I love it that it says the simplicity that is in Christ and I’ll talk about that in a moment. For if he Who comes for heat it for if he comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not praised. Or if you receive a different spirit, which we have not received, or a different gospel, which we have not accepted, you may well put up with it. And so the point that we’re looking at here is, it’s so easy to be deceived. There’s so many things out there. You know, I’ve been in the ministry long enough that I’ve seen movements go to the church that are that are just amazing. They have no biblical background, but to just go to the church. I don’t know how many of you remember holy laughter. And if you remember that, oh, that was big. That was big going to the church. And those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, what would happen is to preach with VFD and he’d start preaching, and all of a sudden somebody in the church would start laughing. Then another person start laughing. Then another pretty soon the whole church, people would be down in the ground rolling. And they said, Oh, what a moving to the spirit. I can tell you, that’s a different spirit. That’s what this portion is talking about. It’s not the Lord. So we have to realize that we need to stand on God’s word as being the principles of our life. That’s why I love it when it talks about the simplicity of the gospel, the simplicity of Christ. It’s not anything that’s really difficult to understand. The reality is we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, is there anything more than that? And that’s it. You know, people come to me come to me at different times, and they have said, What do I have to do to be saved? Just like they asked Jesus, and I say, well just confess your sin and accept Christ. What else do I have to do? That said, and it’s almost like it’s not enough for them. Well, I want to do some kind of penance. I want to walk my knees in class, I want to do something I want to whip myself. I want to do something to show that I’m really repentant. Well, the reality is, if you think you can do something in order to express your repentance, then you’re taking the need of repentance away. Because you’re trying to make yourself right before God in the flesh on your own, there’s nothing you can do. You know, there’s no we talked about the sinners prayer. The sinners prayer is simple. We find it in Scripture. God, forgive me a sinner. What else that’s it, God, forgive me a sinner. But of course, you have to believe it in your heart. I’m a sinner, God forgive me, knowing that he can, and he will. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Not a few, not a couple. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. So anyway, if a woman has been accused by her husband, because the spirit of jealousy has come upon her, and understand, there are two ways we can use the term jealousy. One is positive one is negative. Like if I say, like we read here in Scripture, I’m jealous for you as it as a as a group of believers, it means, man, I’ll tell you what, I don’t want you getting involved in things that are wrong. I don’t want you to be getting involved in false doctrine and false gospel, that’s a very positive way. But if my jealousy is based on insecurity and possessiveness, then it’s very negative. Because when you have either a husband or wife that has this kind of possessive insecurity towards the other person, they’re always jealous about this, always jealous about that. They have no peace. And there’s really no love that can be expressed in that kind of environment. You know what I mean? If you think you need to check your spouse’s cell phone and you need to check this and you need to check that you need to do this, you need to do that. There’s a problem. Because if you love someone, then you have to also have a trust. And that’s the only thing that will bring peace. I can’t imagine anything worse and always being jealous and never having any peace. And so this portion of Scripture is beautiful, because the priest was stand the woman before the Lord and uncover her head. And you think what does that mean? Well, we can go back to Corinthians, and the New Testament and talks about the covering for the woman. And so when the woman’s, you know, is uncovered mean she standing directly before the Lord. In other words, the Lord is her judge. That’s the tradition of why the head was uncovered. And so then the woman would stand before the Lord. And then all of these accusations that were made would be written on a piece of parchment. But the interesting thing is they didn’t use iron oxide in the ink when they printed this out when they put it on the parchment. And the reason was, is that without daran oxide, it wouldn’t become faster permanent. So these accusations were made. The holy water was from the brazen lover. Right here, this isn’t the real one. But brazen lever, and it’d be put in, you know, to a bowl for her to drink from. And then also some of the dirt from the tabernacle floor would be put in. And then they would take the accusations, no iron oxide, so it didn’t really stick firm to the paper, and they would wash it off into the water, the accusations would go into the water. And then the priests would say to the woman, you know, if you have committed sin, may your belly swell your thyroid and all these kinds of things, you know, because you’re lying to the Lord. And when you drink this is going to be proof that you have then the woman would say, Amen. And in the Hebrew, this I mean, and it means so bit or I agree. Like when we say amen. You know, when someone’s talking and they praise the Lord, you say, Amen. What we’re saying is, I agree. I’m with you. I’m with you on that. So the woman has to agree. Yes, I accept the fact that if I’m guilty, this curse will come upon me. And then the woman And of course, she drinks it. And Scripture tells us if she has committed adultery, then her belly would swell and her thigh would would rot and the word for thigh there is your rake, which means soft tissue is really talking more of the woman’s private part if you know what I’m talking about, and they just use sign the translation because they were uncomfortable with it. But the fact of the matter when it talks about the belly, swelling inside riding, that’s what it is actually talking about. And we have to understand that God does not want us to be taken away by sin. And so when we have things like destiny or in Scripture, it’s to encourage us to realize that if we have committed sin, we need to confess because the difference between what we have here and what we find in the New Testament is the difference between the law Grace. The law says if you’ve done this wrong, bam, this is your punishment. Grace says if you’ve done this wrong, confess and repent, you’d be forgiven. You follow what I’m saying? That’s the difference. And so often when we read the law, we have to realize it is just making us aware of the beauty of grace and God’s mercy, because we are forgiven. And you know, even Paul, he wrote to us about taking communion, which we’ll be doing next week, and it says, anyone who eats this bread and drinks to this covenant unworthy managed, you’ll be eating and drinking judgment upon himself. Now, it doesn’t mean that that somehow you have to, you know, go through whatever before you take communion. It’s just simply referring to the fact that as believers, we need to be willing to admit the sin areas that we’re dealing with and confess and repent of it. There are some This is the amazing thing that I don’t fully understand and one day when I’m before the Lord all asked him about it. Of course, I won’t need to because it says will know everything at that point. But why is it that there are some sins? We all agree with this? Do we have 100% victory over? You know, I haven’t smoked or drank alcohol in probably 40 years. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with you having a drink of wine, but a pastor is not supposed to be given to any alcohol. That’s what the Bible says. So I don’t drink because the Bible says so. But the reality is, I have victory over both is I don’t even think about it. You know, there’s never a time that I’m outside and I smell a cigarette and I say, oh, man, boy, I really love to have a drag that no, I’m head complete victory. So why is it I have victory over sense like that. But then other areas, I still deal with, you know, all of us do. You know, your thoughts, your imaginations, the things that go through your head, your you’re, you know, whatever it might be. I mean, sometimes for me when The greatest difficulties that I deal with is that the table.

You know what I’m saying? The Lord doesn’t want me to be a glutton, the Lord doesn’t want me to be unhealthy. And so when I sit at the table, sometimes it’s very difficult for me. You know what I’m saying? I’ll say, you know what, I’m just going to have three pieces of broccoli. And I’m going to have two ounces of meat, and a big piece of cheesecake. You understand what I’m talking about? And I’m just, I’m just using it as an example. There are so many things in our life that we continue to deal with. Now, we’re human beings. We’re males and females, and there’s so many things that come our way. And, but the fact is, we need to deal with it. You can’t just say, well, that’s just the way I am. I’m human. No, no, no, no. If there is something that you’re dealing with him, you know, it’s wrong. You know, you’ve got to do something about it. You can’t just let it roll. Like there’s no big deal because we have to realize Scripture says, and I shared this this morning as well, that conditional conjunction is if, in other words, there’s something that has to be done. If you confess your sins, He’s faithful and just to forgive you and purify us from all unrighteousness. But if we’re unwilling to confess our sin, then guess what? We lie in our sin and our own sin. I’m not talking about the fact that you’re going to hell, you’re losing your salvation. I’m just saying you’ll have no joy and growth in the Lord. So we have to be willing to, to really confess from our heart, those things that we’re dealing with, and ask God to forgive us and help us have victory over it. I don’t know what there is in your life that you need victory over, but I sure know what your is in my life. And the reality is, it’s not up to me to know what the problem is in your life. You know, so many Christians think they’re the Holy Spirit. And their job is to go around and tell everyone what they’re doing wrong what they need to do, right? There’s only one Holy Spirit and it’s not me. It’s not You my responsibility as a pastor is to preach the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to apply it to your heart and life. Not me. You know, we’re not to go around, you know, popping off at one another while you’re here. We pray for one another. But the reality is, as believers as we go through the Word of God, and as we hear it preach, and we realize that there are things that is speaking to us that we need to Correct, correct it. But what if I fall again, get back up. Remember that Frank Sinatra son, you know, when when you fall down, just get up and get back in the race? Well, there’s actually a scripture that somewhat relates to that. It says, though, a righteous man, a righteous man falls seven times he rises again. But we goes on to tell us but the unrighteous sinner the evil person falls by calamity. In other words, they don’t get back up. So that portion is telling us not that a righteous man never falls, but he gets back up So you as a righteous person is a believer in Jesus Christ. I’m not saying you’ll never fall to sin, but when you do get back up, and God will forgive you wash you off and you continue on. And you have to understand, it’s not like monopoly, that if you fall, you have to go back to the beginning and start all over again. When you fall, you confess your sins, you repent, you get back up, right where you fell, and you keep moving on with the Lord. What a beautiful promise that is. Now, the thing that’s interesting is the rabbi’s and tradition of the rabbi’s tell us and the getting back to the fence to can and also the Talmud and all that it tells us what the rabbi’s believed at the time these were were written. Most often, when a woman was accused by her husband and brought before the Lord she was innocent, most often. And so it was really a condemnation for the husband for Having unreasonable jealousy fallen, I’m saying and so we have to realize that so much of what we read in Scripture that might seem harsh. There’s really a beautiful thing there. You’re putting your you know your the accusations before the Lord. Because the only one that it matters is the Lord when it comes to sin. Whether people forgive you or not, if you confess your sin, Jesus forgives you. And you’re able to move on with the Lord. Now, I’m so thankful to be under the covenant of grace. Because like you guys know, you’ve heard me share this first. I don’t know how many times you know, first john one nine. If we confess our sin, He’s faithful and just to forgive us from all unrighteousness. But we have once again, we have to do something we have to confess, Lord, forgive me a sinner. I don’t think there’s any greater danger to the individual Christian then having False assurance, or even a wrong concept of yourself? Well, I’m just about as holy and wonderful as can be. I mean, people are glad, should be glad that I’m even around. Or as a pastor, you know, and I stand up before these people, they’re probably looking at me and saying, Oh, thank God, we’ve got a pastor, right? That is absolutely wrong. We have to realize that we are all sinners saved by grace. And so our attitude towards one another should always be love and encouragement that we might grow. How in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Notice we don’t grow by punishment. We don’t grow by people humiliating us, we grow by grace. You know, you’ve heard me share this example as well. in baseball, they have what they call batting average. And do you Guys not baseball is any of you who are my age or older, maybe even a little bit younger. It used to be baseball was the thing. The NFL, you know how many games they played a season at that time, Ken. That was it. And then you had the AFL American what was the AFL then was AFC American Football Conference. They were like a college team. They weren’t even in this. You know, they’re nothing. But nobody watched football. Everybody watched baseball. They don’t anymore. Just a little event there. But anyway, because one of the greatest baseball players that ever played. In fact, he was MVP two years in a row. You know what his name was? Frank Thomas. It was White Sox. Anyway. If you have a batting average of let’s say 350 to 400. You’re considered a great hitter. Well what that means between 350 and 400, it means 35 to 40% of the time you get on base. Haha, that’s not very good. That’s good average good batting average. And so we have to realize that in our walk with the Lord, we’re not going to be perfect, but we need to keep swinging. Because if you have someone who never swings, they’re never going to do anything. They’re not going to have any average. So we need to keep swinging. We need to keep doing what God has called us to do. And if we fall, we get back up and we swing again. Because that’s the God we serve. You know any of us to think that we have to risk we have to reach some kind of spiritual perfection before we’re useful to the Lord. You’ll never be useful for the Lord because you’re like the batter who stands there and never swings. We need to do the work of the ministry that God has called us to, and you might make mistakes, you might make a lot of mistakes, but get back up and swing again. Because the Lord wants us to continue following hard after him.

Father, we thank You for Your Word and for the truth that we find in it and, and Lord, we’re so thankful for the fact that your Holy Spirit is able to forgive us by grace, not by the law. And I pray, Lord, that the things that we have touched on this morning would just remain clear and true in our heart, that we would be made useful to you, I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen.

Let me ask you to pray for something. As most of you know, I’ve been working on a book on revelation actually four and a half years, more than I’m I sit in my doctoral thesis, but the point is, it’s ready to go to the publisher. Finally, you know, every time we thought it was ready to go to the publisher, we’d read it now. We got more things to change. And so we got three publishers. And the senators who play pray that the Lord would give me wisdom and it would get out there. I did not write the book to become famous, or to sell a lot of copies. I wrote the book for you, and for all believers, because the book of Revelation is the most important book in the Bible, in a sense to this, the only book that says, Blessed are those who read it. Blessed are those who hear it. And blessed are those who practice it. It’s the only book of the Bible that gives that promise. And people don’t read the book of Revelation because they’re afraid to because Christian tradition has taught so many false, you know, concepts of how you interpret the book of Revelation, you need to go to hear that you need to go there and come back and come to hear that people are afraid to read it. Well, in the book I’m going to show you it’s easy to understand, that is in in 100%, chronological order. You don’t have to go back and forth with it. And that it really is a blessing, especially in the times we’re living. So just pray that the Lord would give me wisdom of which direction to go with it. And hopefully we’ll be having some full printed copies out here. Not too long. Okay. Thank you Love you guys.

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Morning, everyone. Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name. And we thank you for this opportunity to worship you to look into your word, and to be in fellowship and communion with you the living God. I thank you so much father for the salvation that we share together. And I pray, Lord, that you administer to us through your word in a way that enables us to learn, to be encouraged, and to grow. And so now Father, I pray and ask your blessing upon these your people. And on me, Lord, that you would give me wisdom of what to share. I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. Excuse me. You know, the one thing we have to remember is that you and I are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Scripture makes that very clear. And Jesus and His Holy Spirit will not dwell in an unclean place. And so consequently, it’s important for us to be clean, then we can’t make ourselves clean. I’m going to do this on Going to do that. We have to allow the Lord to do it. And because we are in the flesh, we have to be cleansed over and over again. For instance, how many of you wished you only had to clean your house once in your life? But it has to be something that you continually do because even though you clean it all up, then you know the world dust and so forth comes in. So the same thing is true, we always have to be before the Lord saying, Lord, here I am, cleanse me of vessel, I’m yours, Lord, use me. And so as we look into this portion of Scripture, we’re going to be looking at lepers and, and losing sores and so forth, that people have to be taken out of the out of the camp in order to protect the rest of the body. And we have to realize that so much of what we read in the Old Testament is an illustration of what would come through faith in Jesus Christ. In other words, we have physical examples of a spirit reality. And that’s what we’re seeing here. So when you read these portions of Scripture, these kinds of verses, where it seems like Well, what’s going on? That doesn’t seem right, that doesn’t seem fair. Remember, the Lord is teaching us a lesson through it. And so our faith is all about having the presence of God in our heart, and in our life. You know, we have to understand the spiritual realm was real. When I was working on the message, it made me go back many years. And when I was much younger man when I first got saved, and we lived in Elmira, New York, and I was part of the gold tree, Gold Key ministry, and what we would do is we would go into prisons and do Bible studies with with inmates, and a Mayra prison is maximum security prison. And it’s usually for younger men. And the fellow that I was assigned to was a young young man, very Large man who was in prison for murder, he actually beat someone to death. And I can remember in fact, it was very interesting because we went right back into prison. And we were one on one in private rooms together. And I remember talking to him, and he was sharing with me, he said, I don’t know what it is. He said, usually I’m pretty good nature, nature, he said, something would come over me. And I would just get so angry and just lose my temper. And that’s what happened in this this particular incident. And so I had a chance to share with him that there is a spiritual reality. And so we have to understand that even though we have physical bodies, just like we’re influenced by our environment, there are spiritual influences that we deal with as well. And I shared with him that you need to have Jesus Christ in your life, and he’s the only one that can give you freedom over this that comes upon you. And just to make a long story short, you know, he got saved and and he accepted Bryson, I had a chance to do a Bible study with him for quite some time. And then we moved off to Syracuse and I kind of lost touch with him. This is, I mean, we’re talking like 30 years ago. But it’s just a point that I’m trying to make that there’s a spiritual reality that we have to understand that it’s not just physical, I wish it was, I wish you could just take a pill for everything. You know what I’m saying? But we can’t. There has to be changes to take place in our heart, in our in our life. So we’re in Numbers, chapter five. And we’re looking at verses one through four, first Numbers, chapter five. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp, every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse. You shall put both male and female you shall put out both male and female, you shall put them outside the camp, that they may not be. They may, I’m sorry, they may not defile their camps in the midst of which I dwell. And the children of Israel did so and put them outside the camp as the Lord spoke to Moses, so the children of Israel did. So we have to understand that like with sin, you know, there are many different kinds of leprosy. Leprosy is actually a common term for a number of diseases. But the kind of leprosy that was talked about in the Old Testament we find was, was brutal. I mean, because great disfigurement eventually death, and it was very contagious. So the idea was, if you had someone with leprosy, you put them outside the camp so that they wouldn’t contaminate others. That was the purpose and reason for it. And so we have to realize to us, it’s an analogous of sin and also the discharge from others. The content being in contact with a corpse could also cause disease to be transmitted. And that was the whole concept behind this, that the Lord was relating it to sin, and the reality that when you had some kind of a contagious disease, it needs to be removed, so that the people might be free. We do that today. You know, if we have some kind of an outbreak anywhere in the world, we try to contain it in that one spot. So that won’t transmit through the rest of the world. And that’s, of course, the example of this being used here. And, and to me, it’s so obviously this relates to sin. And you and I, you know, we have times that we’ve been infected with sin, and sometimes we’re around others that are infected with sin. And so often they can carry this discharge or the overflow of the results of sin and also spread to others and those who become so dedicated sins like a corpse, that they don’t even realize that they’re doing wrong. And they can also transmit that to others as well. And so even though it seems cruel, in a sense, to send these people outside the camp, we have to realize it was for the protection of the whole body. And one of the things we want to remember as well, is that there was cleansing, there was healing, from leprosy, and from these different diseases that cause people to be taken outside the camp, in other words to be quarantined. And so, God was doing it out of love for the rest of the body. And, you know, because those that are caught up in sin, whether they desire to or not, in some ways they can encourage others to participate in their sin. You know why? Sometimes people who are caught up in sin, kind of encourage others to do the same thing. It makes them feel better about their sin. You know, if I’m standing and I hate feeling guilty about it, if I can convince other people if they do the same thing, then I don’t feel quite as bad. And, of course, that’s a very wrong attitude to take, you know, be kind of like saying, Well, you know, I have the flu, you might as well have it too. In fact, it was funny. I was at in Wegmans in line to get a prescription at the pharmacy. And this young woman, you know, probably in her later 20s was behind me and she was just kind of, you know, leaning against one of the, you know, the racks there and and I been me being an old guy in the past, right. I just had trusted you okay, honey. She said, No, she said, I’m not she says, I’ve been dealing with the flu. I’ve got it raging fever. I’m here to pick up antibiotics and I’m thinking to myself, Wow, good. I’m glad you’re here to get antibiotics. But why are you standing by me? But anyway, the point I’m getting at, you understand the point I’m getting at is, is that people who have some kind of an infectious disease can transmit it. And we do we can to avoid it right? If you’re around someone who is sick, you try to say stay a little bit away from them. And sometimes you’re in a situation where you have people that are coughing and sneezing and so forth, and you kind of back away from them. Well, that’s what we need to understand what sin sin is infectious, and we need to take time and be willing to back away from it. And if we are caught up in sin, we need to be looking for healing, not looking to justify our sin and convince others that it’s okay to do the same thing. We need to be looking for healing. You know, when you’re sick, sometimes if you’re just a little sick, you know, you just go and get your own remedies. But when you’re really sick, you go to the doctor. Why? Because you want to be healed? And isn’t it interesting that Jesus has called the great physician. And when we find ourselves sick with sin, we need to go to Jesus, the great physician, so that we can find forgiveness and healing from our sin. You know, it’s better to deal with sin in the midst of the camp than deal with an epidemic, right? And that’s what this is talking about here is using leprosy as an example of sin. And so we have to make sure that we’re willing to deal with it, whether it’s in our own life or it’s in our family. You know, if you have a family member who is caught up in any kind of sin, this destructive or you know, is not beneficial to them. You want to help them overcome that, that sin that they’re dealing with that area of their life that is pulling them down. Why is it because you hate them is because you want to be mean to them. It’s because you love them. When you love someone you want them to be well. And that’s what the Lord is doing here. He’s making the point I want my people to be well. And so in casting those that are sick outside the camp kind of corn, quarantining them, it allows the rest of the body to remain healthy while he treats them because as I mentioned, many of these people were healed and allowed to be brought into the camp. In fact, as we go on, we’re going to find there are certain regulations of where the priests would inspect the person. By the way, the priests of that day, were also the physicians of that day. But they would have certain examinations that they would do have a person who was for instance, here they have leprosy, and if they determined that they were, then they were brought back into the camp. So that’s God’s desire, protect to healthy and heal the sick to follow what I’m saying that they might be brought back into the campus Well, now in Now you have to understand that when I’m talking about dealing and removing sin from our life, it’s a love that God is is actually pouring out on us to teach us this application in Matthew chapter five, verse 19. It says, Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so in other words to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. So Jesus is making it clear that when we have a problem, we need to deal with it, not make excuses for it and encourage others to do the same. You know, people who have a drinking problem, they want other people to drink. People who are dealing with drug abuse, they want other people to do drugs. Well, why makes them feel better about themselves, see how selfish it is. But that’s the reason and that’s why this portion of Matthew was telling us here if someone has some city That they have fallen to, and they teach others to do the same. They’ll be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But that portion goes on and tells us that if we correct those, then we’re going to be called great in the kingdom of heaven. In other words, if we bring the cure the Holy Spirit in the power of God, to heal people of these kinds of problems, and casting the unclean out of the camp, we have to understand was never done by God and anger. Like get them out of here. It was take them and separate them out, that the body might be healed and well, you know, a few years ago, and some of you know this, I had a mild form of skin cancer and squamous cell carcinoma. And I had a choice of having kind of a hunk of my arm cut out or let it spread to the rest of my healthy tissue, my body. I chose to have a cut out and I’m glad I did because I’m well You know, I don’t have any problems, it’s gone. And we have to realize it’s the same with sin in our heart. There’s only one who can remove sin from our hartness God because sin is, is something that is spiritual. It’s not something physical and tangible that you can touch. And so only God is able to work in our heart, our cardio our inner man in that area and that way. Now we have to keep in mind that the Lord’s greatest desire is to have fellowship with us. And even when we’re caught in unrighteousness, the Lord still wants to have fellowship with us. Because he can take our own righteousness and cleanse it because unrighteousness sin and and and you know, the holiness of God cannot combine together just like oil and water. Now in Second Corinthians, if you want to turn to that quickly, keep your finger here in number Second Corinthians chapter six and go to verse 14. Matthew, Mark, Luke, john Romans Corinthians First Corinthians Second Corinthians, Second Corinthians chapter six, go to verse 14. And it’s talking about it starts off by saying Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. Now, understand that, at that time, you had oxen that were hooked to a double yolk either for plowing field sometimes for pulling cards and so forth. And when it talks about being unequally yoked if you had one ox and it didn’t want to do anything, and the other ox didn’t want to really pull the cart, it really caused a lot of problems. You know, maybe one oxen one to go this way and the other one to go the way he was supposed to it cause all kinds of problems. So when it’s talking about us, not being unequally yoked with unbelievers, it’s not talking about being friends is talking about coming into that kind of intimate relationship where you’re literally yoked together. Now, let’s continue. Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers Listen to this, for what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light. with darkness. You can’t mix light and darkness, you understand darkness is the absence of light. And if your light is better to light a candle than curse the darkness Scripture tells us utilize a little candle darkness flees. First 15 what a core has Christ was with CLL is talking about Satan, or what part has a believer was an unbeliever. And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God is God has said, I will dwell in them and walk among them, I will be their God and they shall be my people. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. So in other words, the Lord is telling us if we find ourselves in a situation where we’re around uncleanness We’re around sin, we need to remove ourselves from it. Now understand, it’s not talking about removing ourselves from the opportunity to minister to others. I don’t have a problem being around someone who’s caught up in sin, if my purpose of being here is to bring the salvation of Jesus Christ, to bring victory to bring healing,

that’s okay.

But I don’t want to be around people that are caught up in all kinds of uncleanness to be part of it with them, or to be drawn into it. I don’t know about you, but if you ever been in a situation, where things are going on, that you feel very uncomfortable with but you don’t say anything. Well, that’s not what we should do. If the Lord has put us in a situation where we’re around people or group and things that are going on that that are just making us feel uncomfortable, we should either say something about it, or leave sometimes are leaving can say something about It because we can’t allow people to think that we’re in agreement with that which is unrighteous, so important for us to understand them. And his cleansing power is not only instant, but it is free. And we have to realize that under the dispensation of grace, there is no need for anyone to remain unclean. The Gospel of john, Chapter 15, verse three, it says, You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. So, as believers as Christians, there’s never any need for us to remain stained with sin. The blood of Jesus Christ is not only able to save us from sin and death at our initial salvation, but is able to continually cleanse us. And so we need to be willing to always go before the Lord and say, God, forgive me a sinner. One of the things that’s interesting is God always forgive, doesn’t say, well, maybe this time. But next time I don’t know, God always forget how many of us have fallen to the same sin over and over and over again. I always think of an example is when I, it’s interesting. I went off to the army never smoked. And I started college, and I started smoking. But that was back in the day as a long time ago. And the reality is, I really, you know, got into smoking. And not for a long time, maybe for about six years I smoked. And in fact, it’s funny when I first started teaching had her since high school. And you went in the faculty room, when you open doors like blue was smoke, you wouldn’t have that today what it was like all the guys and I say guys, because believe it or not back then the faculty room for segregated you had mentioned Faculty rooms and women’s faculty rooms. The idea why would you be in the faculty room with women? Or why would women want to be in a factory room with men, too. But anyway, he walked in and he had this blue smoke. Now, the thing is that’s interesting is that as a science teacher, and then we used to have a whole chapter on, you know, the harm of tobacco. I knew all the harmless tobacco, I knew exactly how you know, the tar can affect the VLANs legally, legally, and all that kind of stuff. And and it’s very dangerous. I knew how bad it was. But I still smoked. It wasn’t till I came to the Lord and got saved, that I realized, I shouldn’t be smoking, because it’s harming my body. And I need to keep my body as healthy as it possibly can be in order to serve the Lord. It’s just like when I was in the army, they want you to be healthy so you can serve. Well, we’re in the army of God, I want it to be healthy. And I’m going around in this big circle to make this point. I used to take People when I finally decided to quit smoking, I used to tell people, it is so easy to quit smoking because I quit every Monday to get my point, in other words, I quit. And then I’d go a few days and I’d be back into it. I quit and go a few days night. And there was one time. And I still remember, there’s one time, I said, You know what, I’m done. And I never smoked again, never smoked again. I mean, it’s been 40 years, since I’ve smoked or more, never smoked again. And we have to realize that we are human. And we carry this great treasure that God has given us in earthen vessels, vessels of clay. In other words, vessels that are weak. And so there might be areas of your life that you’re dealing with. And you deal with it over and over and over. Don’t give up because One day, you’ll have the victory. And there are certain things that we probably deal with, and we’ll deal with the rest of our lives. How many? I’m not going to ask you to raise hands because either you’d be embarrassed or you’d be lying. So anyway, the point I’m getting it, how many of us can get attitudes towards people? I’m not, Don’t raise your hand. But we do, right. And we’ll probably going to deal with that the rest of our life. That’s just one little example. And we might have become sophisticated and polish enough that someone does something that makes us angry or upset and we’re just kind of like, Yes, yeah. Okay. And in our hearts, like, I’d like to choke you to death, you know. So we have to understand that there are things that we’re going to deal with the rest of our lives, but there are many things that we can have complete victory over. And it’s a blessing to see God work in our lives that way. And so we have to realize that we’re not going to have perfection in this life, but there has to be a desire Move away from sin. And we can’t profess to be walking with the Lord and living a life of conscious continuous sin. Okay, I’m talking about when you know what you’re doing and you just keep doing it, you don’t care. And we find this in Hebrews chapter 12, verses one and two, it says, Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and this sin, which so easily entangles us and let us run with endurance the race to the step before us, Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

You know, sometimes I wonder if we really know who we serve. We really understand how understand how loving God is. God created us to be in fellowship with Him. If you go back to Genesis, and you read the beginning, you know, of Adam and Eve and they walked in the in the garden, the cool the day and had personal fellowship with God, and it was sitting to separate them. God’s desire is, has always been to have fellowship with us. The sin separates us from the love of God. And so consequently, God in His love, because he could not bear to keep this separation between he and his special creation. He sent His Son into the world, For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son into the world. And Jesus Christ came into the world and was born of a woman was fully man, that his spirit was the Spirit of God, he was fully God. And so consequently, he was the only one who was ever able to live in his entire life, without ever committing one single Sin. Now, what’s the purpose of that? That he might be the perfect Lamb of God. Remember when john the baptist saw Jesus coming to be baptized, and john the baptist said, Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He understood who he was. And we have to understand who we serve the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. God so loved us that He sent His Son to die on the cross to die. You know, it says curser those who die in a tree to die on a cross was a death of shame. And that’s what we’re reading about here. And Jesus did it out of love for you and I, that we might be forgiven all of our sin and transgressions. You know, in the Gospel, john, Chapter 14 and verse 15. Here’s what Jesus said, If you love me, and it’s a gobby, osis and unconditional love, if you love me, keep my commandments. You know, When two people are married, and I’ve done so many weddings, in fact, you’ve heard me share this so many times when I used to substitute and I haven’t substituted for almost a year and a half because my heart attack but I love substituting I love being in there with the kids. And one of the things I used to say to the kids, as far as they knew I was just a science teacher. You know, they had no idea that I was a pastor. And I used to go to the kids have got a riddle for you. And I said, I have been married, or I have married many women, but I only have one wife. And they’d be thinking, wow, of course the answer was I’ve done the marriage of many women and men, you know, I don’t know how many over well over 150 or so. And so we have to realize that we belong to God. We are his And so even though we are united in the flesh to someone in marriage, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any problems that we deal with. How many of you I’m not going to ask you to raise your hand, how many of you who have been married more than a day have never had a problem in your relationship, any problems at all this that if you raise your hand, like I said, You’re, you’re not being true. We deal with problems. And I know you guys look at buying it, you think? Well, they probably had never had any problems. We do. I mean, we’ve had times in our marriage that they’re like, these brick walls that come up. You guys don’t I mean, if you’ve been married for a while, and it’s not that we hate each other. It’s not that we don’t want to be married any longer. But these brick walls come up, you know, these differences of opinion, these problems, and you feel it’s horrible. Because you come home and you feel that separation, and you can’t wait to have that wall broken down. And then finally, both people, both parties humble themselves, and they’re able to sit down and talk about whatever the problem is. And as they’re talking, you can just see that wall brick by brick just collapsing, and they’re back into relationship with one another. Well, marriage is an example of Christ’s relationship with the church. It tells us that the scripture I’m not talking about marriage, but Christ relationship with his church, it says in Scripture. And so we have to realize, sometimes there is a wall that comes up between us, the only difference between that wall and the wall between a husband and wife is that Jesus is never wrong. It’s always on our part. We’re the ones who built the wall brick by brick ourselves. And all we have to do is go before the Lord and say, God, forgive me, a sinner, and the wall comes tumbling down, and we’re back in communion and relationship with Him. And one of the greatest hindrances hindrances we have, and being honest with the Lord and ourselves is pride and presumption. We’re prideful. people you know, we love to let people know how wonderful we are. And also we’re prideful in the sense of, it’s always your fault. And we’re presumptuous. You know, if you should be worried about me, you should be concerned about my feelings. What about being concerned about the other person’s feelings, you follow the point I’m making. Those are the causes of sin. And perfect example of either being led by the flesh or by the Spirit is the example of Jericho and AI. When the children of Israel were coming into the promised land. Remember, Moses was up the mountain a bow and he saw the promised land and he died. In the end. It literally says the angels took him and buried him. And I’d been on up on top of Mount niebo. You can see the whole Promised Land, but he wasn’t able to go in because we all know about the sin he fell into. So it was Joshua that led the children of Israel into the promised And, and when they first came in, they came against this great wall city called Jericho. And I’ve seen this, the remains of it and the wall the top, the the thickness of the wall was probably wider than this sanctuary here, you could have two chariots run together alongside of one another on that wall so thick that wall was an interesting thing is when you go and you can go online and see pictures of this, the Walden fall down, it was pushed down, was pushed right down. And that’s how the children of Israel defeated Jericho. Well, they came out of there with this great victory that the Lord had given them. And they said, Oh, I got this little puny town of AI over here. Let’s go and take care of them as well. And they went up against AI and and the army of AI, drove them out, chase them away and killed several thousands of their soldiers. And so Joshua went before the Lord Oh, what’s going on the bottom line in my own finance way of expressing it was this. When they went against Jericho, they were led by the Spirit. When they went against AI, they were led by the flesh. And if you try to do things by the flesh, you’re going to quite often be defeated. But if you walk according to the Spirit, you’re going to go, as Scripture says, from victory to victory. Now verses five through 10, we’re actually almost done, even though I’ve got these verses to cover. Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to the children of Israel. When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit and unfaithfulness against the Lord, and that person is guilty. Then he shall confess the sin, which his committed, he shall make restitution for his trespass in full, plus one sense of it. In other words, to add one says, what are the whatever it was, and give it to the one he has wrong, but as demand has no relatives to whom restitution may be made for the wrong the restitution for the Wrong must go to the Lord for the priests. And the rest of this is just talking about how if there’s no one to make restitution towards whatever, you’re sending my fee, then you give it to the Lord by giving it to the priests into the house of God. And we have a beautiful example of this in the Gospel of Luke and remember Zach espc sing that song little tech, he has crawled up into a tree. And that kiss was actually a tax collector. Here’s did you use a child Abraham, but he was a tax collector. And tax collectors, according to the to the Jews were considered traitors, because he actually was collecting taxes for the Roman Empire. And so they were robbing from their own people. And these tax collectors, what they would do is they keep the Luxor extra for themselves, and says that kiss was hated. But anyway, he heard that Jesus was coming by and he wanted to see Jesus and because he was a man of short stature, and don’t look at That way, but because he was a man of short stature, he had to climb up into a tree to seize the kiss. And when Jesus is coming by, he looked up at the kiss, and he saw him up there and he goes, so the key is to come down, I’m having dinner with you. They have to realize, Jews did not eat with sinners. And so for Jesus, the Lamb of God, the perfect man to go into a house of a center and have dinner was unheard of. But he went in to have dinner was that kiss? Why? Because he knows a kisses heart. And that’s the key is would repent. In fact, I want you to look at Luke chapter 19 and go to verse eight. Luke chapter 19, go to verse eight. You can always tell I was a teacher, because one of the things they taught us is that when you first give an assignment or your first say something to the students, They’re like, Huh. And the second time you say, after getting your pen and their, you know, their little pad out, and then the third time they get it. So I always repeat myself three times. Luke chapter 19 and verse eight. Then the key is stood and said to the Lord, this is after the Lord brought him down. He said, Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor. And if I have taken anything from anyone by false Association, accusation, I restore it, I restore fourfold. And Jesus said to him, listen to this, today, salvation has come to this house, because he also is the son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has not come to seek and save for the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost. So here you have that kiss. And why is God so gracious to him? Because he confessed because he admitted, so one of the hardest things we have a hard time you know, we’re like Well, you know, I was really wrong. You know, we have a hard time saying that. But it’s a wonderful thing to go to the Lord and say, I was wrong, Lord, I sin. Please forgive me, knowing the fact that the Lord would forgive him. Because we must realize that if we love the Lord, and we want to be in continuous fellowship with Him, we have to always be willing to admit our shortcomings. You know, one of the things you’ve heard me say so many times, and I truly believe it with all my heart is that we’re not only saved by grace, in other words, it’s God’s grace and mercy that we’re saved. It’s not because we’ve done anything to it to earn it. He just gives it to us. It’s a free gift. We’re saved by grace. We’re maintained by grace. And one day when we go to be with the Lord, either in death of the rapture, we’re going to be glorified by grace. It’s all the grace of God. You never come to a place where you deserve it.

You know, Have you ever heard people say, Well, I deserve something good? Well, you got it with God, you know, but you don’t deserve anything. You know, if you got what you deserve, guess what? Wouldn’t be, wouldn’t be very well, wouldn’t be very good. And so repentance then is much more than being sorry. Because we have to realize that we will never find peace in our relationship with God until we’re willing to admit our on our wrongdoing. You know, sometimes I think that we allow certain sins in our life, thinking what God understands. Because God does understand that your heart is wicked. The heart of man is exceedingly wicked beyond understanding who can know it. But we do that. Well, I think God kind of realizes this is the problem, or how many times we said, well, I do this because of this situation because they do that it makes me No, no Doesn’t make any difference what anyone else is doing. What are you doing and your relationship with the Lord? You see what I’m saying? It has to be a willingness to have peace in our own heart by confessing to the Lord. And many people think repentance is just shedding a few tears. The true repentance changes our heart. Because we have to understand there has to be a change in our desire, either for the Lord or for sin. In Second Corinthians, chapter seven and verse 10, it says, For godly sorrow, godly sorrow, produces repentance leading to salvation. Not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death. In other words, how many people are sorry for the consequences of what they did. I’m so sorry. We should have never done that. Well, why? Because you’re tired for the consequences of your sin. But you don’t recognize your sin, you’re not willing to deal with your sin. It’s like the husband or wife who goes up to their spouse and says, I promise I’ll never do that again. I really promise. Why are they saying that? Because they’re really frightened with the problems that is causing and the separation The gap is putting between them. They’re not really sorry for what they’ve done wrong. They’re sorry for the consequences. We need to be able to approach for instance, a spouse, friends, but especially especially the Lord and say, I’m sorry, because I’m a sinner, because what I did was wrong, and I offended you. Please forgive me. With God’s help, I’m going to have victory. That’s true repentance, not just shedding a few tears, not being sorry for the consequences. You know, when I was in the prison ministry, we used to call it jailhouse conversion. And the reason was is that we would talk to men in the prison to Bible studies with them in a one except Christ, because they thought somehow it would put them in better favor when they went for parole in this net. But because they were sorry for the consequences of their sin, I’m in prison because of what I did. I’m sorry for that instead. But the ones who really had a change of life, and came out of prison, and there are a number of them, and serve the Lord faithfully, where those who weren’t just sorry for their consequences. They were sorry, because of their sin, there is sorry, because of their attitude and whatever else it was, that led to them, breaking the law. We’ve all broken the law of God, every one of us for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. And so we have to understand, we have to get beyond being sorry for the consequences. How many people I don’t want to go to hell. Well, I don’t know too many people. Who do Oh yeah, I can’t wait to go to hell yes, not too many people want to go to hell. But the reality is, we should be saying, I’m so sorry I offended you. So sorry I’m out of relationship with you. I want to know you I want to be in relationship relationship with you. Forgive me a sinner. You know, what’s your pastors favorite first, first john one nine, if conditional conjunction if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us, and purify us from all unrighteousness. It doesn’t say if we confess our, you know, heartache, the consequences of our sin. It says if we confess our sin, so we have to understand portions of Scripture like this are so important to us. Maybe we have leprosy. Maybe we have some kind of a discharge maybe we’re carrying around the deadness of our of our past lives, whatever it might be. We need to run to Jesus. Say Lord take care of me. I can’t do it but I know you can forgive me and he will. You don’t want to walk around with unchecked leprosy. You want to make sure you take it to the great physician and have it cut out.

Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and how thankful we are for your love. how thankful we are for your grace and mercy and for the unconditional forgiveness that you have given us. Lord, we love you so much. And I pray that we would express that love by getting rid of a leprosy in our own camp, and also be willing to help others to do the same. Help us to be your servants I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And amen. God bless you my dear friends.

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You know, we put this back up because we’re covering the tabernacle. And this is a replica of tabernacle in the wilderness. And we find I put this all together by hand, and the gate that the children of Israel would come to, in order to bring their sacrifice, like the little lamb that we have here. And they would come in and lay their hands on it confessing their sins, and the priests would take the sacrifice, and he would slaughter it on these tables and, you know, take the skin off, and then they would put the meat on this altar, this Brazen Altar where they would burn the sacrifice. And then after the sacrifice was burned, on the Day of Atonement, the priests then would come to the brazen lever, and he would wash himself clean. And after he washed himself clean, the priests Then the high priest, he would be able to enter in the tabernacle itself, and the tabernacle was covered with three layers. First you have the Badger skin, or, and this was to represent the flesh, the outer man. And you can kind of see it on here. And then after that you had read, covering, which represented the blood that was being shed for the forgiveness of sin. And then you had a white covering, which represented the purity that we have, through Jesus Christ, then the inside covering was actually of the shoe kinda, or the angels of God. And so every part of it had a meaning. And so then after the priests was watching the brazen lever, now he was able to enter into the first chamber of the tabernacle called the holy place. And in there, the only reason he could see was because of the menorah. And, you know, there were candlesticks, much larger than this. In fact, when we were in Israel, the Temple Institute already had All the articles for the news, the Third Temple, they’re done, they’re ready to take up, including your robes actually found. There’s a snail that they get the blue dye from. And they found that to die the robes of the priests. But anyway, the only reason they could see is because of this manure the real menorahs like this. It was so dark, no, you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face, but it was covered with gold. And so when the menorah was lit, you could see very brightly in there. And so then you had the menorah, which is on this side. And this side is a table show bread. And cheese, of course, is the bread of life. And then you went you had the altar of incense. And incense represents the prayers of the saints. And from there you could go into the Holy of Holies which is where the Ark of the Covenant was, which was the very presence of God. Now this has a lot of meaning to you and I as believers Because we have to understand what Jesus did for us. He’s the one who entered through the gate. And it’s only through Him, He is the gate of the sheep and excuse me, Sony through him that you and I can enter in. Then he himself gave himself as a sacrifice. And he is the one the brazen altar who washes us with the water of the word but and also by his blood, we’re at White, we are washed clean, that allows us to enter in and the menorah is the light of the world. Jesus is the light of the world. And through him we can see and he gives us the table of show bread, which is the bread of life, the Word of God. And then through that, and through our knowledge of Him and through our salvation. We’re able to come to the altar of instance and lift up our prayers to God and go into his very presence. Because we know when Jesus was crucified in the cross, it makes it very clear, very, very clear. That that veil was separated the holy place from the Holy of Holies, where the presence of God was, was torn into from top to bottom. At the moment Jesus died on the cross. So now you and I, as believers, we have greater privilege and the priests, we can enter right in every one of us is a royal priesthood First Peter, we can enter right into the presence of God. What a blessing that is such an amazing thing. So if you haven’t had a chance, you might want to come and look at this tabernacle that that we put together. And, and one of the things that was interesting is in the tabernacle building itself, there was not one nail, that one nail, and when we built this, that’s the way it was, the boards would go together. And then you would have these.

What would they call them that went on the top. These canopies are going the top or top end, and that would hold all the boards together. And then you had another board that came down at SU It over it to hold it fast and that’s how the tabernacle was actually held the other wasn’t any nails. And I think to me anyway is significant because the only time we we see nails in our worship is are the nails that Jesus took for you and I he died in the cross. So amazing. Okay, I thought we’re having an okay. Our announcements let me go through these. All right. There’s going to be a registration, new registration for secret sisters. And if any of you ladies have never been part of sacred sisters, it’s absolutely amazing. And what’s what’s the age 12 to 120 you can be part of sacred sisters. And it’s just an amazing thing. You you pick someone another female’s name, you pray for one another without them knowing it. And it’s just amazing how the Lord blesses it. And there’s a basket out there if you want to give a little You know, small gifts to one another throughout that whole period, you can do that. And then at the end, they have a banquet secret sisters banquet. And so we encourage you to sign up for that. And also our adult dinner night out this there’s letters out there on the table that explains all about it. That’s my wife’s nice way of saying you’re really blowing it, how you’re trying to explain it. Also, the scheduled of the adult dinner night out, make sure you sign up for that it’s going to be the 14th in Liverpool at the retreat. And also we have a scheduled work fee, which will be the 18th. And we really, really encourage you to come. There’s a lot of things that we need to do in order to keep our church looking nice and and to keep it up. And we’re not a big fellowship, so we can’t afford to, you know, hire it out. So we encourage you to come and be part of it. And in the message that I’m sharing with you today. Hopefully I’ll bring great conviction on you and you’ll feel like you have to come. But anyway, I’m joking. Well, actually, I’m not. And also, there’s going to be a prophecy conference at Calvary Chapel, the Finger Lakes. And that’s 24th to the 25th. And you sign up online, they have great speakers coming, but we do have a signup sheet out here. Because I am able to get great rates for hotel rooms. So if you want to go is a Friday and Saturday, so you really, you know, you don’t have to take much time off if you do have to take time off last Friday and Saturday, sign up so I know if you’re coming. And also there’s going to be a marriage retreat, and a casa wasco. And any of you who went to the women’s retreat or the men’s retreat, that’s where it’s going to be. And this marriage retreat is in a in the Galilee, which is a nice building. Every couple has their own room in their own bathroom. It’s not like when we had the men’s retreat and women’s retreat and everybody shared everything. And so we really need to know how many are going to see if we have Enough to reserve it. So there’s a signup sheet out there in the foyer, put your names down. And I’ll tell you why. A marriage retreat is such an opportunity for you and your spouse to really connect with the Lord. And so we encourage you to consider that. And there’s also on the welcome desk. There’s a whole flyer about the marriage retreat, if you want to read about it tells you everything. And I think those are all the announcements that I have to make. And so if you want to open your Bibles along with me to Numbers, chapter four, Numbers chapter four, and we’ll be picking up in verse 29. Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and how thankful we are for your love. how thankful we are father for the way that you just so graciously watch over us. And I asked father that as we break open this portion of Scripture be your Holy Spirit who speaks to our hearts and encourages us. Help us father to walk in all your ways and not in the ways of the flesh. And I pray and ask all this in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. I’m going to have to take my coat off I’m sorry that it just keeps moving the headpiece all over. Don’t get excited. That was a joke. I’m being funny. I want people sitting there thinking this guy’s weird. Okay, I am weird Numbers, chapter four. You know as we’re going to find as we look through this, and pastor Frank Jr. mentioned this a little bit in the first service is that the numbering of the Levi’s was a little bit different than the numbering of the of the 12 tribes and the numbering of the 12 tribes they numbered all males 20 years and up and in the number and in the Levi’s. They were numbered from 30 to three St. And there’s a reason for that. Because the 12 tribes were for the purpose of battle, they were the ones that would fight the enemies and so forth. And so consequently, they were just looking for men that were at an age where they could begin fighting for their for their nation that was 20. And on up through, were in the service to the Lord. You had to be 30 years old. Jesus was 30 years old when he began his ministry, a priest had to be 30 years old. Remember, Jesus came to fulfill the law perfectly.

And so that was the age that they began. And as far as the workers of the tabernacle were concerned, the cutoff age was 50, which is kind of nice to think of the 50 year old retirement, right. That was the cutoff age. And also we’re going to find in this portion is that God is very specific in what each person had to do. And the thing is important for us to understand concerning that is that God Has is always specific about everything. God knows every star in the sky and he knows him by name Scripture tells us and you might say, Do you really believe that? Absolutely. 100%. You know, we have astronomers that are discovering new stars, guess what? They’re not new. And Jesus already named him, you know, we can put all of our silly names on him. We want Jesus already named him. Scripture even says he knows the number of hairs in our head. That’s how specific The Lord is. He knows everything that there is about all creation, including everything there is to know about us. And this is the reason that in spite of all of our infirmities and and all of our imperfections, Jesus loves us anyway. It’s amazing. So we’re picking up in Numbers, chapter four, verse 29. You’re really great. Gersh heights, and the Mira Mira sites. And they were the ones who actually took care of the physical work around the tabernacle. And then you had Aaron and his sons, and they were the ones who were the priests that actually did the work inside the tabernacle. All the other Levi’s took care of the physical property itself. And the Levi’s are the ones who took care of the worship and the inner sanctuary. As for the sons of Mary, you shall number them by their families and by their father’s house, from 30 years old and above, even to 50 years old, you shall number them everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tabernacle of meetings. And this is what you must carry, as all and this is what they must carry, as all their services for the tabernacle of meeting the boards. And if you look at the boards in the outside of the tabernacle, underneath all the boards of the tabernacle, it’s bars, that’s what helaman play Its pillars, and its sockets. Those are the things I was trying to talk about that hold the boards, top and bottom in place. And the pillars around the court with their sockets, pegs in court. And with all the furnishings and their and their service, and you show assigned to each man, listen to this each man by name, the item that he must carry. Every single person had a job. No matter how menial that job might be, by name, they were called to do that job. It’s absolutely amazing, because the Lord counts everyone. And he wants everyone to count once every one to be part of his work. Verse 33. This is a service of the families of the sons of Mary, as all their service for the tabernacle of meeting, under the authority of its mark, the son of Aaron, the priests, and Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Cause size by their families and by their father’s house, from 30 years old and above even to 50 years old, everyone who entered the service for work of the tabernacle with meeting, and those who are numbered by their families were 2750. Now, as we look at these numbers, notice how specific they are. The Bible doesn’t just say somewhere around 2000. It gives a very specific number, showing how specific God is.

These in verse 37, these are the ones who are numbered by their families of the CO sites, all who were disturbed in the tabernacle of meetings who Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord, by the hand of Moses. And those who are numbered of the sons of Gershon, these are the gursha nights by their families and their father’s house, from 30 years old and above even to 50 years old, everyone who entered the service for the work of the tabernacle of meeting. Those who are numbered by their families, by their father’s house, where 2630 these are the ones who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon for all, for all who might serve in the tabernacle of meeting who Moses and Aaron numbered, according to the commandment of the Lord. Those are the families, his sons and Mary, who are numbered by their family by their father’s house, from 30 years old, and above even to 50 years old. Everyone who entered just entered the service of the work of the tabernacle of meetings, those who are numbered by the families were 3200. These were 4000 and I’m sorry 3200. These are the ones who are numbered by the families of the sons of Mary, who Moses and Aaron, the number to call To the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses, all who were numbered of the Levi’s whom Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel number, by their families and by their father’s house, from 30 years old and above, even to 50 years old, everyone who came to do the work of the service and work on bearing the burdens in the tabernacle of meeting, those who are numbered, were 8580, very specific, according to the commandment of the Lord. They were numbered by the hand of Moses, each according to his service and according to his test, that’s where they number by him as the Lord commanded Moses. Now, one of the things you notice, as I mentioned a little little bit earlier, in numbers 315 it was every male from a month old, but in this portion in Numbers, chapter four, verse 30, they were they were numbered from 30 years old and Up to 50. And the reason is there was a specific age they had to be to enter the service and a specific age they had to be to end their service in the work of the tabernacle. And what this speaks to you and I about is the very fact that the Lord desires us to be his workers. But from the time we are newborn Christians, we become his and we are called to serve Him. Because remember, the Levi’s that portion I read it to beginning when you’re taking the whole population, they numbered the males from one months old. So from the time we’re brand new Christians were call of God to serve him. But it was when they became mature 30 years of age that they actually went into service to the Lord. And of course, what this speaks to us is that God’s desires us to be mature and are serving Him. Now maturity does not have anything to do with age in the Christian community. You know, as far as Levi’s were concerned, they had to be 30 years of age that was considered a time that they would come on to full maturity. Pastor Frank Jr. talked in the first service about how many things that we thought about and considered when we’re in our 20s that are so different than we would now, you know, at an older age. But yet maturity has really nothing to do with age as a believer as a Christian, it has to do with our surrender and humility before the Lord. Because you could have someone who’s 20 years old and completely given to the Lord and they’re mature than more mature than some, some guy who’s 70 years old, and and really isn’t fully surrendered to the Lord. So our maturity as believers is based on surrender is based on our faith in God much more than just numerical years and Because that idea. And in fact, it’s interesting in First Timothy three, six, it says, as far as a pastor is concerned, Listen to what it says, not a novice, less being puffed up with pride, he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. So in other words, a man going into the ministry shouldn’t be just some new believers, some novice, you know, in other words, young in the Lord, not necessarily young and years, but young in the Lord, because he can go into it and get all puffed up. But he’s supposed to be more mature in the Lord before he goes into service. Because it’s an easy thing, when you go into full time ministry when you go into this kind of service to the Lord, to get puffed up and to think you’re something special. But you have to understand that we’re pastors are nothing but servants. They’re servants to the flock, for the purpose of feeding the flock, the Word of God, but it’s the Holy Spirit who applies what I give to you to your Heart and tear life. He’s the one who gives nutritional value to what I share. It’s always the Lord. It’s not me. I’m just a sinner saved by grace like any of you. The only reason that I have any difference in my calling is that I’m called the God called and set me aside to be a pastor. And so consequently, that’s what I do. My job is to feed you the word and the truth, not my own thoughts. Now, the reason they were numbered only up to 50 years of age, is because these workers of the tabernacle were different than the other priests, the other priests, they had no age cutoff, they could serve before the Lord until they died, you know, because they were the ones who carried the sacrifice and and, you know, and went into the holy place and they kept the menorah going and took care of the show bread and so forth and offer prayers and the alternate incense, so they weren’t doing physical labor. So they had no age cut off. But those who did the physical labor, they had an age cutoff. Because you have to understand, you look at a tabernacle like this, and you think, what do they need all those people for? One of those posts would have weighed probably 150 to 200 pounds. So you had all those people to carry it. And even like, the brazenness of the outer sacrifice that we have there, the bronze altar sacrifice that probably weighed 2000 pounds. We look at our little model and just has the short little post on like, just for people Karen know, they would have been long posts that they put through it, and you probably would have had on on each post maybe eight or 10 guys that carried it. And so it was hard, manual labor. And so consequently, at 50 years old, they’re counted out of service, and they probably as Pastor Frank Jr. mentioned They probably mentored some of the younger priests, you know, that were in charge of the tabernacle. But they were retired at that age. The thing is retirements a good thing. Right? Amen. retirements a good thing. And the fact is that I think it’s necessary for many people. But as far as the ministry, for instance, a pastoral ministry, there is no retirement. I don’t believe there is a retirement age for pastor. Now, if a pastor becomes disabled for any reason, then, of course, then he’s able to step aside. But I always tell everyone that my retirement program is death. And everybody laughed, because it is kind of funny, but I’m dead serious about it. That’s my retirement program. I have no intention. How do I retire from a call to ministry? Now you guys retire from your work, and that’s wonderful, and that’s great. So you can do more work here, but anyway, yes, retirement program that we’re talking about here. noticed how specific The Lord is. As far as the Mary rice. Mary’s were concerned Mary’s were concerned.

They had to carry out all the services that of the tabernacle, pillars and and posts and, and also sockets and the pegs and cords and, and everything else. They had to carry everything specific. And it told us in this portion of Scripture that they were assigned a specific job by name by name. There they had a split. In other words, okay. You know elios are you carry to 10 pegs, that’s your job. When it’s time to take the tabernacle down you grab those 210 pegs and take them down. Now any of you who are old enough to remember the circus coming to town when it used to be the old fashioned circus coming to town, probably not many of you are old. Enough. But it was a big thing circus came to town, all the people from the community would come and watch. And they would put the big top up in less than an hour. And that was a big top. But they would put it up so quickly because each man and woman knew exactly what they had to do. And they did it together. And the same thing is true as far as the tabernacle in the wilderness, each one was called by name. They knew specifically what they had to do what they were supposed to do. And, you know, it’s just like with our church work, be this coming up the 18th. It’s an opportunity for us to serve, to do something for the Lord. And it’s a wonderful thing when the people in the fellowship know exactly what they’re going to do when they know exactly what their job might be. I mean, we have some people in our church now all of you could point to a name and we won’t do that. But they have certain things that they do every week. We don’t even think about it. We go downstairs and we just have a wonderful coffee. Every week we say, Oh, this is great. But we have to remember the terror workers that are down there. Every week, they take care of supplying everything for the coffee, our getting it all cleaned up and set up and, and serving us how wonderful it is when we know what God has called us to do. And the fact is that in a facility like ours, we need help every once in a while. That’s why we have church workpiece I hope all of you come. Because there are many things I just gave a john, he’s the one of the elders of building and grounds. I just gave him a list of things. And there’s a lot of things that has to be done. And that is how we work together in order to keep up to facilitate God has called us together in absolutely amazing. And don’t think that any task is to menial, like you might think, Well how big a deal is it to take care of the tent pegs? Well think about this. If you didn’t have 10 pigs, the whole thing would fall down. the tabernacle would fall. nessa tabernacle fell down, you had no place to come and worship the Lord. And so every little menial job that you might think is menial is important fact, maybe they’re the most important because I only carry 10 pigs. Yeah. And you’re responsible for holding the whole thing up. So I’m glad you do carry attempt pig, and take care of it. Now the purpose of all these specific assignments that God has given here was for those times that they were to move the tabernacle, this fig tabernacle, you have to understand at times that many times were picked up and moved to a new location.

And when they moved the tabernacle, it was because the Lord led them because they should kinda which is the glory of God stood over the Holy of Holies is a pillar of cloud By day, and the pillar of fire by night is stood over the Holy of Holies. And we’re going to find out as we continue on, in numbers, is that whenever that pillar of cloud or fire would move, they were to pack up and move. They had to be ready. Here we go now to pack everything up and move. And in the same sense, you and I, as believers, we’re not called to be stagnant. But we’re called to be moved by the Lord to do whatever he’s calling us to do. Even in our fellowship, you know, like having the the marriage retreat, having a secret sisters and work these and stuff like that. Those are things the Lord’s calling us to pick up and do. And we’re supposed to follow him. Because the reality is, is we do the work of the of the ministry. We’re providing a place where people can come and be nourished and be encouraged in the Lord. Because our holy place if you want to call it that That is not is just a building. But it’s a place where we come and meet with a holy God. And it’s a place where we come and the pastor shares the Word of God to you in such a way, hopefully that you can understand it. And then the Holy Spirit, He will apply it to your lives. Because understand this, I’m not trying to be legalistic at all. But you have someone who says, I don’t need church, I’m a believer, but I don’t need church. I don’t need to go to church. They’re deceiving themselves, and their faith will start waning and will wax cold eventually. Churches is necessary, because it’s one of the things the Lord desires to provide for us as a gift. Do not forsake the gathering of yourself together. And it tells us in that same portion, that this incessant ionis tells us in that same portions. The reason that we gather together is that we might be encouraged in the Lord. How are we encouraged by the word of God, and we encourage one another. And that day is fast approaching very, not only. It’s very fast approaching as well. I mean, all the things, the vastness of everything in Scripture that is prophesied concerning the last days is happening before our eyes. And yet at the same time, it’s very close. And we have to be ready. Well, as a believer are being ready for his return, isn’t sitting, you know, in a corner reading our Bible and sucking their thumb. In fact, first that’s fest. Thessalonians was written to the believers at Tesla, Nika, and it was all about every single chapter in First Thessalonians speaks of the of the coming of the Lord. Well, the test solonius they thought the Lord was coming right then during their time, and so they were all sitting up on a hill waiting for him. And that’s why Paul wrote Second Thessalonians and what he’s saying is the Lord is going to return. But you need to be doing the work of the ministry come down off that hill and get to work. Well, the same thing is true with us. The closer we see that day approaching, the more ambitious we should be and sharing our faith and spreading the light of Jesus Christ to the world around us. I mean, it’s absolutely amazing to see what’s going on. We’re seeing things happening in world history that we’ve never seen before. I mean, wouldn’t you agree with that? I mean, it’s absolutely amazing the things that are happening in the Middle East, all of the tension of the world is in the Middle East. And that’s what the Bible says, would be in the last days. And you have all the nations of Ezekiel 38 that were prophesied to be in alignment to come against Israel. There there. Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, they’re all they’re ready to come in from the north. against Israel just as was prophesied, it’s about to happen. And so we know that when that Ezekiel 38 invasion either begins or just before it begins, the Lord’s going to take his church, you and I out of this world, through what is called the rabbitohs. In the Latin it means to be caught up to be carried away. And it’s interesting because the word wrap toast actually means to be violently taken away. And it doesn’t mean violently like, it means it means you have no choice. You know, you’re not going to be well wait a second, you know, you’re going to be gone. And so as a believer, you’re going to be taken out of this world. And you’re going to receive your glorified body.

How amazing you know that is going to be and then after that, God’s judgment comes on the world. His wrath is poured out in this world. And during that time, many, many others will be saved. As a matter of Scripture tells us so many people will be saved during the tribulation, that the Antichrist is going to have a whole method of identifying Christians to put them to death. That’s how many Christians there’ll be. And so you might be saying, well, I share all this with my friends, and they don’t believe it. They think I’m out of my mind. Maybe they want after the rapture comes. Maybe when God takes his church out of the world, and all of a sudden, there’s no explanation where all these people went, maybe what was shared with them there, they’re going to be thinking, well, maybe it’s right. So the season when I’m trying to share with you as a senior sewing right now, maybe you’re not seeing the fruit of it at this moment, but the fruit is going to come. So be diligent. Get out there, share your faith. Because the children of Israel when they realized it was time for God to move, they didn’t have any other plans. They didn’t have any congregational meetings. They didn’t get together and decide whether the They should, we should. When the Holy Spirit said move, they moved. When the pillar went, they went. And the same thing is true for you and I, because Scripture says that we as believers are to be led by the Spirit, not driven by the Spirit, but led by the Spirit. The spirits doesn’t beat us up, he leaves us, it’s up to us to follow. It’s a willful choice that we make to follow him. And because, of course, the Lord doesn’t call us to be stagnant, it’s easier to get stagnant. Do the same ol thing, the same, always the same, you know what I mean? You get kind of, it’s nice to get frost it up a little bit. And every once in a while the Lord does something or shows you something. It’s exciting, you know, to be part of whatever it might be. And one of the things you might not you need to understand is it. It could be just with you or just for you. Maybe you’re having your time with the Lord, you’re studying the Word and all of a sudden, just open Up. Because we have to understand that when we’re talking about the things of God, it’s not just the philosophy. It’s not just some nice religious movement that you’re part of. It is not that at all. It is your eternal salvation. Be assured of this. Every single one of you buying the rapture will die is appointed on to every man wants to die, and then judgment. Well, the wonderful thing is, if you’re a believer, your judgment has already been determined before you die, not guilty to tell us die paid in full by the blood of the Lamb. You’re covered. If you’re not a believer, your judgment is very serious. And so you and I have to realize that as Christians, we need to be in communion with the Lord. are all the things of this world? You know, it’s like, it’s kind of like you’re walking through life and you have like, at your face and all over you taking it, follow me, look at me, take it make attention, you know, take my attention. And in reality, all it is, is just the distractions of this life. The only thing that really matters is your relationship with the Lord. And so many people want to think that oh, well, Christianity is just an old fashioned religion. There’s really no background. Christianity is the way Jesus is the life. No one comes to the Father except through him. And the eternal life that we have in him is just that is eternal life. I mean, our bodies give us expression of life. But the life we have is our cardiac Man, it’s in here, who you are as your soul and spirit, despite it just gives you expression. And so when the body dies, who you are, which is immaterial, doesn’t die, it can’t die. It’s immaterial, it’s your soul and spirit. And yet, those decisions that we make in this body are going to determine whether we go to heaven, or whether we go to hell. And they’re both real places. In the Gospel of Luke, we have an interesting account where Jesus is giving. It’s not a parable. The parable is kind of a made up story in order to help give it an example of a teaching that Jesus was doing. But this is an actual truth because Jesus said that there is a rich man.

Now his gate was a man named Lazarus. Study scripture yourself to see if this is himself. Jesus never gave an actual name when he was giving a parable or a simile or an example. So this was a real account. So anyway, you had this rich, rich man. And his gate was a man named Lazarus just begging for a piece of bread. He was just hungry, you know, and and had nothing. And it says they both died. And it says, The angels came and carried, carried Lazarus away. And he went to paradise, so also called the bosom of Abraham, but he went to a place called paradise. It says this, the rich man died and went to hell. Well, we know from this account, not a parable, we know from this account, that in heaven and in hell, they had self self identity and self realization of what was going on. Because the rich man cried out, Father Abraham, sent Lazarus over here to dip his fingers in water and cool my tongue because I’m in such great torment. So the rich man knew where he was. He could feel the pain of the torment and he wanted his story. meant to be relieved. And Lazarus was in the bosom of Abraham. And Father Abraham said, you know, in your lifetime, you had all your good things. But you got nothing. Now, Lazarus in his lifetime, he had nothing except his love for the Lord. And now he has his reward. So we have to realize the decisions that we make in this life are eternal decisions. And people who think life is only about this life. They’re really deceiving themselves, because here’s what I’m trying to share with you. And I’m not trying to make anyone frightened. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. None of us can be 100% sure, will be here tomorrow. I’m not trying to be you know, dramatic or anything like that. But we could go out and get killed in a car accident. You know, crazy things happen. So we have to realize that we need to make these important decisions now. And that decision is to ask Jesus Christ into our heart, to forgive our sins, and to take over our life. And then the responsibility that we have as believers, every single one of us is to go out and to make disciples to make believers of all people and encourage them in the Lord. Well, that’s our responsibility. You know, in, you can’t receive an assignment, if you’re not in the place of active duty. You know, I was in the army, and I’m sure many of you here in fact, I know many of you here were in the military. And if you just skipped out, your left post, you know, went AWOL or became a desert or that’s after you’re gone a certain time of a walk. Because if you just left, guess what, you’re not going to receive orders. You’re not going to receive an assignment because you’re going AWOL. Well, you know what, there’s a lot of Christians that have gone AWOL. They became part of the church, they’re believers. they’ve committed their lives to Christ, but they’re just out there. They’re not where they need to be to receive their orders. Because a good soldier, man or woman, they receive their orders from the Lord and they carry them out. But we have to be where we can hear from him. That’s in church and fellowship, but it’s also in the word. Because we have to realize, in fact, I love this in in Acts, chapter two, verse 42. It says, They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to the fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and to prayer. How wonderful talking about the church. And it says, They devoted know what the word devoted, these are committed. They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, that’d be like When the church to fellowship, fellowship with the Lord fellowshipping with one another around the word, praising God, and to the breaking of bread, sharing meals together, taking communion, and to prayer. They’re so important. They devoted themselves they committed themselves to that. Because we have to understand that we are ambassadors of Jesus Christ and second Corinthians chapter five, verse 20, and 21. It says, Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. Listen, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you on Christ behalf, be reconciled to God. For he made him who had no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him. where his ambassadors he’s imploring us to be his ambassadors everywhere we go. But brothers and sisters how how often do we just had these little dots of time were really devoted to the Lord. Well, I go to church every week. Well, good, I’m glad you do. This is where you’re going to be, you know, taught the Word of God, you should be here. But if that’s the only relationship you have with the Lord, it’s a little dot. Everything you do, every breath you take, should be in thankfulness to the Lord. And everywhere we go, like, at work, when you go to work, men and women, when you go to work, you should be the best worker, they’re not because you want people to look at and say, oh, they’re the best worker there. You should be the best worker there as a testimony of Jesus Christ. mean a lot of times Christians go to work and they just see what they can get away with. It can be the best work of their and when you get into the Word of God, get into the Word of God, and not just reading. Yeah, I went to sacred melodies and I bought this 28 day reading plan. Well, good, that’s fine. But the fact is your In the Word of God, to hear from the Lord, if you’re in the Word of God, you might read two verses of scripture and you’re done for the evening because you’re blown away and you’re sitting there thinking about it. And you might read a whole book, all depends. But you need to be in the word. But you also need to be in prayer. Talking to the Lord, making your request, known to him and praying for one another. How often do we spend time praying for one another, or just for our own needs? We’re very self centered. People aren’t really, that pointing fingers at anyone we’re not we’re very self centered. And when we go to prayer, Oh, God, I just pray you give me this, I prayed. Give me that. Make my children do this. My grandchildren do that. And that’s it. I know that. You want to have a formula for prayer. It’s awesome. And I guarantee if you use this formula, I really do. The first time you use it, you’re going to pray for at least a half hour maybe more. And just think of the book of the Bible x A CTS. Your prayer should start off with adoration. glorify Your Name of God, creator of heaven and earth, you’re worthy adoration. See, confession? God, forgive me a sinner. Forgive all of my sin and transgression. Lord, help me Jesus. And then of course you lay out all the specifics, then the T of x a CT is, Lord, I just thank you for all you’ve done. I thank you for all you’re doing. I thank you for the life that I have. I thank you for everything that you’ve given me. And then they’ll ask supplication is the very last part of our prayer. Lord, I pray that you would do this for me or help me in this area or do this for my family. And I’m praying for this particular person and that and you should have a list of people you’re praying for their, you know, we have what’s it called the prayer chain, the prayer line, and it’s what is the other thing we call the sheep thing? Fuck no. Yet, sheep flock, but we have flock note to that gets out there, and it and people put prayer requests on it, write them down, think of them pray form. God answers prayer. You know, and I just can’t encourage you enough to realize that when you study books like numbers, and you think it’s just what does all that mean? But like in the portion that pastor Frank Jr. Cover in the portion I’m covering, what does it talk about very specifics that each one was meant to do. Because this is our church. It’s not my church, during Calvary capital doesn’t have on his title belonging to Frank Thomas. This is our church. We’re incorporated as a church. This is our church, it belongs to all of us. And all of us are to serve in this church together. And brothers and sisters, I think especially in fact, in that portion of Thessalonians that I was talking about. Do not forsake to gather yourself together and all the merge. And it but let’s listen to what it says. And all the more as you see that day approaching, it’s approaching, it’s approaching it’s right on us. And so we have to realize, what am I doing for the Lord? Or is the only thing I think about us myself. Now understand, it’s normal to think about yourself. It is, and there’s a certain part of thinking Microsoft is good. You know, you get up in the morning, you think, you know, I probably should brush my teeth and wash my face and put on clean clothes. That’s a good thing, you know. But it can get to a place where All you think about is yourself. Consider the needs of others above your own, Scripture says.

Father, we come before you in Jesus name and our greatest desires to be your servant to do your will and purpose. And I pray Father, that everything that we’ve looked at and studied this afternoon, would encourage us in our faith and in our walk. And so Lord, we pray all these things and give thanks to you in Jesus name, amen and amen. God bless you, my dear friends have a wonderful day.

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Got a couple of announcements. Registration for a new session of the secret sisters prayer fellowship will begin next Sunday. There’s a letter explaining all the details on the on the table out there. The adults dinner night out on January 14, which is a week from Monday or Tuesday week from Tuesday will be at the retreat in Liverpool. Every in there very nice. Please join us. There’s a sign up sheet out there as well. We are going to have a church work be on Saturday, January 18. At 9am we’re gonna we’re going to just get together and do a few things around here. If you can make it we’d love to have you. And let’s see prophecy conference January 24 and 25th which is a Friday to Saturday this year. So it’s a little it’s a little easier for those of you who have jobs that maybe might be lonely. You’re going to break away used to be right in the middle of the week the prophecy conference in the pastors conferences where we’re right in the middle of the of the workweek. But they’ve kind of moved it towards the, towards the end. Probably a good one to attend. You know what I mean? I it’s funny because I remember when we first joined up with Calvary Chapel when I was in my early 20s, me and Nikki were just first married. And, you know, all the old guys, you know, I mean, all the old preachers unless it’s like, no way we’re going another year, you know, no way. And I’d be like, Oh, boy, here goes the old people again. And the older I get, you know, I’m saying, and people think you’re a wacko to, like, you know, they’re going to nuke us good. I hope they send it to my house. I want out of here. I want to go home, man. I’m ready to go to say like, Okay, well, I’m a bit of a wacko but the prophecy conferences are always always instructive and encouraging. And it’s a great reminder. It’s a great matter what keep the main thing the main thing don’t get caught up don’t get caught up oh my goodness gracious you know it’s like every time something happens politically in our country now it’s like Chicken Little The sky is falling you know what I’m saying it’s just like oh and and the the oh my gosh just it’s amazing the rift in our in our country and stuff like that we got to remember Christians it’s not our fight certify you know have your convictions based on based on the your principles and most importantly the principles of God’s Word in the Spirit living inside of you and vote based on that you have the freedom to do so men and women have fought and died for that freedom for us and God has granted it to us and we should exercise that and exercise all the rights that you have as an American but understand that your true citizenship lies in heaven James says it best our life is but a mist appears for a moment and then it vanishes you know he says all this talk and and plan making this is my paraphrase right all this talk and and plan make and we can go here this is like really?

You’re mist man. You’re mist, you here for a moment and poof, it’s gone. Instead we ought to be walking around going wherever the Lord wills wherever the Lord wills. Here’s what I’m thinking, here’s, here’s what I’m going to try here’s what I’m going to step out in. But whatever the Lord wills you know, it’s you know, if you’re if you’re dependent on God’s Will by how you react when he says no, right, when the door slams in your face, or you trip and fall on razor wire, you know what I mean? And and you get all mad and upset and I said, Wait a second, then if that’s the case, if I’m freaking out like that, then I’m not living in the context, my life in the context of whatever God’s will is. Whatever God’s will is, man, He’s got you. Right? He did not save you and bring you into the kingdom and bring you into the family then be like yeah, right. Well, whatever get on about your butt, you know, whatever. I don’t want to be bothered with you. He’s got a plan for your life. He really does have a plan for your life. And and and how much of of his plan for your life to do we have just free will Life just happening to us? Is it a big 10? Is it a small? I don’t know the answers to that All I know is I trust in him completely for every aspect of my life. I don’t have to worry I don’t have to worry. Because I’m surrendered I want I want to be surrendered john partially surrender to His will. I want to be fully and completely surrendered to his well. So no matter what happens, we don’t have to despair man. We don’t have to get all freaked out like the rest of the world who have no hope. It’s prefaced like that. We don’t act like the rest of the world. And we don’t freak out like the rest of the world who have no hope. My hope is not in anything happening on this terrestrial ball then. I mean, it’s it that my hope is in something way better than this way, way, way better. Can’t wait to get there. So anyway, prophecy conference. And we’re talking about doing possibly a marriage retreat. February 28 and 29th we’re just we’re talking about it we’re praying about it if you would pray about it as well and if it’s something you’d be interested in let pastor our pastor know Okay, there’s that we do have a sign up sheet in the foyer Okay, there it is. There it is. And this is it here. Okay. All right. We are in Numbers chapter four Numbers chapter four. Father we pray that you would instruct us and teach us and train us this morning Father, we pray that you would speak to our hearts father, whatever it is that you would you would have to say to us Lord as we study your word, Lord, believing that it’s living an active Lord and and that it can penetrate into our hearts and in judge our thoughts and intentions, Father, and it can cut away father access or it can add to what’s already there, Lord, according to your will, and we pray that you would have free reign to mold us into make us today. As you see fit in Jesus name. Amen. Amen. Numbers chapter four. Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron now Now, of course last week we’re talking about the last two weeks, we’ve been talking about God instructing Moses to number the children of Israel. To get a number from all the 12 tribes are all the 11 tribes of Israel, the numbering was to be the people, the men who were of the age of warfare. With the leave it was a little different. The Levi’s were counted from a month old, up to what was it? 50 I can’t remember wasn’t Levi’s hold on? Let’s go back. You’re going to go over it. Hold on a second. So much, because what’s waiting beforehand, because we’re brains, and maybe he’s going to deceive us in the second service. So yeah, don’t worry about it coming from that one. Let’s see and That insensitive to our I’m sorry, I’m it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.

All the force for males okay of the triggers are from a month old and above and take the number of their names and you shall take the lead bites. For me I’m the Lord and so the first woman children, okay, I was thinking something completely different Forgive me. Let’s just get into the word Shall we? Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron saying, take a census of the sons of kohath, from among the children of Levi by their families by their father’s house, from 30 years old and above even to 50 years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting. This is the service of the sons of kohath in the tabernacle of meeting relating to the most holy things. When the camp repairs to journey, Aaron and his sons shall come and they shall take down the covering, veil, the covering veil and cover the Ark of the testimony with it. Then they shall foot on it a covering of badger skins and spread over that cloth entirely of blue and they shall insert its poles on the table of show bread. They shall spread a blue cloth and put on it. The dishes, the pans, the bowls, and the pictures for pouring, and the show bread Shelby on it, and they shall spread over them as scarlet cloth and cover the same with the covering of badger skins and they shall insert its poles and they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand of the light with its lamps. It’s with trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels with which they service that then they shall put it with all the utensils and a covering of badger skins and put it on a carrying beam. Over the golden altar. They shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of badger skins, and they shall insert its poles. Then, they shall take all the utensils of service with which they minister in the sanctuary put them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering of badger skins and put them on a carrying beam also they shall take away ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it, they shall put on it all its implements with which they minister there, the fire pans, two forks, the shovels, the basins, and all the utensils of the altar, and they shall spread on in a covering of badger skins, and insert its poles. And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is set to go, then the sons of cohab shall come to carry them, but they shall not touch any holy thing lest they die. These are the things in the tabernacle of meeting, which the sons of kohath are to carry. So last couple chapters, God is having Moses number of the children of Israel, according to their tribes, and now he specifically is honing in he’s zeroing in on the Levi’s the tribe of Levi. They’re completely different. They were set aside by God to do the work of ministry, to do the work of priests to do the work about the tabernacle. We talked a little bit about that last week that they were chosen by God Because of that time when the golden calf was erected by Aaron in the wilderness when Moses was on Mount Sinai, and he went down to find them in all this idolatry, and then you get the Bible app on doncha as the King James Version, we’re in the New King James, King James Version, you can listen to the audio, the New King James, there’s no audio and that’s helpful for me, because I will do the same thing every Sunday excellently hit the play button. And you guys know this, by the way, freedom for me, I love this Bible app, the Bible apps amazing you can put it in your car and hook it up to your stereo and listen to the Bible read to you, while you while you go down the road. And that guy’s got an awesome voice. I love that guy’s voice anyway. So the children of Israel has been numbered and then the Levis have been taken separated and put aside partially because of that golden calf incident. Where remember, Moses said, Whoever is on the side of the Lord come to me and he drew a line in the sand the Levi’s came across and they were willing to take up swords even against their own family. members to defend the sanctity of the worship of Almighty God. And that’s part of the reason or maybe the main reason why God chose the leave it to be his vessels to be his people to be used in the service of the tabernacle, and later in the temple. And so now we’re getting into specifically within the tribe of Levi, who was responsible for what now Moses and Aaron are of the family of kohath. They are co head sites as well. Okay. And so the duties of carrying the implements of the tabernacle of the direct worship of the children of Israel, whether it was the ark, or the table of show bread, or the altar of incense or the lamp stand, or the altar, brazen labor’s and the altar of sacrifice. All of these things were to be carried by Moses and Aaron’s family, the family of the CO sites. And within that where there is specific and strict details, and it’s interesting to me How specific God is, and always how he’s bringing us back to the same point of remembrance, that everything that was to be done was to be done specifically he was extremely detailed and specific in how he was to be worshipped and in how the articles of the tabernacle were to be treated were to be cared for Wilton work to be handled. And there was an there was an understanding that he was he wanted them to have even within the family of kohath. He wanted them to understand that just because you are given this great, this great honor of being the very ones to carry the Ark of the Covenant, the very wants to carry the menorah to carry the table of show bread, the altar of incense, and all of these things. I don’t want you to get familiar. I don’t want you to take it for granted. I don’t want you to get the thinking at any specific point in time. Your life that you can just walk in to the holy place and touch these things. I am a holy God. And yes, I’ve chosen you as my children. And yes, I’ve further chosen you to serve me in this very special way. But that doesn’t mean that you have any kind of special standing with me, outside of worship, be me in the prescribed way that I am commanding you. And he’s very careful about that. And he said, make sure you remind them of this and make sure they understand this less they think that they can go in and just pack up. It’s just the table of show bread. What’s the big deal and lay their hands on it and die. God is being very specific here. First of all, I always think when I’m really glad I’m under grace. I’m glad I’m not under the old covenant. I’m so glad amount of the New Covenant. But yet that lesson remains that understanding that we are to worship our God and go about his business and our service to him. sober minded. vigilant, sober minded and vigilant just like it, you know, it’s so easy to just say I’m allama, laid, laid back kind of guy, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, when it comes to worshiping God, and when it comes to serving God, I should be very sober minded about it. I should be very diligent about it and understand it’s a serious thing. And serious thing. It’s important thing, whatever it is that God’s called you to do in your life. It’s very, very serious. It’s very, very important. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re, you know, you have a co site type job in the kingdom, or whether you’re just one of the rank and file children of Israel. It doesn’t make you any less called. And it doesn’t make your ministry any less important than any other aspect of what anyone else is doing in the kingdom. You can only do what God has called and chosen you to do, and you will be judged and you will be rewarded based on your diligence to do what you’re called to do. That’s the parable of the talents, isn’t it? The parable of the talents One guy got one talent. The one guy got five talents. You don’t I mean, the five guys talent. He went to five guys, I’m giving you five talents. Well, that makes sense. I have it. Okay. And then one guy Tell me what Tell me. So here’s your one talent.

All right. Here’s my one talent. Okay? Is there one talent and remember, the guy with the one talent. Maybe he was a man of a maybe he wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the pack. And he looked at one talent and remember what he said, I knew that you were a harsh master and I was afraid of you. So I just took the talent I went and buried it. And remember what the Lord said to him. The Lord said to that you said, You’re a wicked servant. Doesn’t matter that I only gave you one talent, I expected you to invest that. I expect at least you could have put it in the bank and earned interest on it. He said to him, and he said take the talent away from him and give it to the five talent guy will g for one talent guy just know for one talent guy, any of us who have been called and put into the service of the king. It’s a responsibility We want to take very, very seriously, and how we handle the Word of God, you want to talk about the ark, you want to talk about the table, you want to talk about the altar. This is what God has given us. And he’s given it to us in a way that we can touch it handlings, throw it on the shelf, and have five different versions, and some with pictures, and you know, and all these other things. It’s such a blessing that we have, but don’t ever forget what this is. Don’t ever underestimate the power of the message that’s within this book, and the responsibility that we have to correctly. Remember, study that you show yourself approved a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. That’s what we’re called to do. And so we stand upon the word and we don’t ever we don’t ever compromise the Word of God. The Bible never changes. The Bible is what it is. And no matter what our culture says, no matter what our society says, no matter what’s going on with Within the churches around us and the cool churches and the big churches and all that stuff if they’re doing right if they’re following the Word of God awesome we want to be a part of that party. But and if they’re not it should make no difference you know, Dad read that historical book about the rise of of the Nazis within Nazi Germany. And and and the one guy was saying, you know, there was a responsibility there there is no just while I there was nothing I could do and if I said I would just be to open up a Ba ba ba Dan, are you ready to read it comes a point in time, when you’re standing in the face and you’re presented with it with a with a clear cut decision to choose good or evil or to stand on the side of right or wrong. We have a responsibility to stand on the side of rights. We have a responsibility to stand on the side of right. And no matter how many people are in our camp, or outside of our camp should make no difference whatsoever. We do what’s right based on God’s word, and we do it with love. And we do it with love, not with malice. That was Sanam not angry because he jerks don’t get it. With love in our heart just the way Jesus Christ was. Jesus Christ hammered the hypocrites, but was kind to the sinners. And we ought to be the same way. So God making it very, very clear here, okay, this great honor this great privilege. That’s a cola fights have and yet and yet, remember, remember, only two, well four at a time are allowed to go in and handle these these days as Moses as errands and that’s Aaron sons for the priesthood. These are the only ones allowed to actually go in and touch these things before and they’re the ones that are wrapping them up. I like how the Ark of the Covenant is taken and it’s wrapped in that veil, the very veil that divided the holy place where the the altar and the table and the menorah were from the most holy place where the ark was within the tabernacle, that Dairy veil was taken in wrapped around the Ark of the Covenant. And then you see what we went down through here. All of these things are wrapped in blue and wrapped in the veil and rabbits, and then wrapped in what badger skins. And I think it’s a two fold thing here that God is showing us through how the articles of the tabernacle are handled and dealt with and transported, how they’re carried out to the world, how they’re carried from place to place, I love it. First of all, they’re hidden things. The glory of God, these things had to be covered. These things had to be these things had to be covered over just the way they were in when they’re in the tabernacle in the tabernacle is set up, nobody from the camp. Nobody from any of the camps around the tabernacle could look at the ark, and could look at these things. They couldn’t tear into the hole. And it was to be that way throughout. Wherever the ark was going. It was to be covered. It was heap secret, hidden things. There was a protective layer around it kind of like when Moses said to God will let me see your face. And God said to Moses, nobody can see my face and live So instead, I’m going to hide you in the cleft of the rock. And I’m going to cause all of my goodness to pass in front of you. You know, and you can, you can see my goodness, and you can see my kindness, I’m going to let you see other things, but you can’t see my face Moses, because nobody can see my face and die, because you’re a human being because you’re a sinful man. Because you’re not glorified. There’s a separation that was there, especially in the Old Covenant. And now I always joke around I’m a joke. So if you could go back in a time machine as a born again, Christian, could you touch the Ark of the Covenant? You know, I mean, john fuller says no, by the way, he tells me I’d be smoked dead as a denizen. doornail, you know, I mean, and I’m like, I don’t know. But but you want you wonder about that. I wonder about stupid stuff like that. But it was covered. It was treated with this great respect. And I love how they’re all these implements all these articles of the worship, the connection between man and God, the things that were directly given to man by what he could communicate and have relationship with God. We’re covered, and then they were covered in badger skins. They’re covered in these badger skins. And it just reminds me of Jesus Christ. Again, all these things, being a reflection of Christ and reflection of who he is all of the glory of God, all of the worship all of the divinity of God, wrapped in the skin of a man wrapped in the skin of a man and sent out amongst the people. I love that I love that picture there. But all of these things taken very, very, very careful concerns to make sure that they were covered, and that they were treated with the proper respect, and the proper care only. Only Moses and Aaron and Aaron sons were to wrap these things to handle these things, and then only the CO sites. But of course, in verse 15, they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These are the things in the tabernacles meeting which says of kohath are to carry Now verse 16. The appointed duty of laser, the son of Aaron, the priest is the oil for the light, the sweet incense that would be for the altar of incense, the daily grain offering, the anointing oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle of all that is in it with the sanctuary and its furnishings. Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron saying, Do not cut off the tribe of the families of the CO sites from among the leave it but do this in regard to them, that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy things. Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint each of them to his service and his task, but they shall not go into watch while the holy things are being covered, lest they die again, the careful care given to the treating of the articles of the tabernacle. And notice to Aaron is given this responsibility and Aaron and his sons, they’re the ones that tour a point which one was responsible for which exact was which exact service in the moving of the tabernacle and the duty of worship. La is there the son of Aaron the priest, these are his responsibilities. He is responsible for the oil for the light that would be for the menorah, the sweet incense, the daily grain offering. He was he was responsible for that grain for handling that grain, the anointing oil that would be for putting people into the service of ministry.

The oversight of all the tabernacle of all that is in it with the sanctuary and its furnishings. Wow. You don’t I’m saying can you imagine being that person where God gives gives Moses this word God gives Moses these laws and be careful. Take heed, be careful. Tell them Be careful. Less they die less they die. Let’s say that aliens are you’re in charge of what? You know what I mean? Wow, can you imagine Can you imagine the fear the holy fear that he would have had in his heart and the diligence that he would have taken and making sure that these things were all taken care of correctly. Now, verse 21, then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, also take a census of the sons of Gershon, by their father’s house by their families from 30 years old, and above even to 50 years old, you shall number them all who entered to perform the service to do the work of the tabernacle of meeting. This is the service of the families of the gursha nights in serving and carrying, they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of meeting with its covering the tablet, the covering of badger skins that is on it, the screen for the door of the tabernacle of meeting, the screen for the door of the gate of the court, the hangings of the court, which are around the tabernacle, an altar in their cords, all the furnishings for their service and all that is made for these things, so shall they serve? Aaron and his son shall assign all the service of the Sons of the Knights, all their tasks and all their service, and you shall appoint to them all their tasks as their duty. This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon, and the tabernacle of meeting, and their duty shall be under the authority of SMR, the son of Aaron, the priest. So now here’s Gershon of also the tribe of Levi. And this family to this to this group within that tribe is given the responsibility for carrying all of the coverings for the tabernacle of meeting all the all the covers that were given. And I like how Moses, verse 23, God tells Moses from 30 years old and above, even to 50 years old, you shall number them all who entrusted perform the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting, and I think it’s interesting, because this is a physical job that they’re given to do, transporting, transporting these things, everything you got to remember there was no you know, there was no like Walmart IKEA. You don’t even If they don’t make things the way they used to, you know, just talking about when when the when the when the, when the Ark of the Covenant is being built, and you look at the amount of gold in the world and all of these things, the What was it? I can’t remember I, we talked about this when we went through what’s the Ark of the Covenant was like 600 pounds or something like that, you know, and the way that it had to be handled and carried and he mentioned all of those skins for the cover the cover the whole tabernacle, all those things and all those things to be taken care of, you know, this is like manual labor. This is like this is a blue collar priests, right? And it’s interesting how was from the age of 30 to 50 that their number to do this work of work of the ministry and in my mind in my mind’s eye see it both ways. 30 years old, because that’s when you start to know something. No offense to you, youngsters, right? Yo, you when you get there, you’ll be like, Oh, yeah, totally, totally makes sense. Say when you’re 20 you think you know everything, right? And then when you get to be 30, that’s when you start to realize I really don’t know Anything and mom and dad were right about most things, right? That’s that’s when that starts to happen. It’s interesting. there’s a there’s a there’s a process that takes place I think in every person’s life as they grow up where God chisels away and humbles. God chisels away and humbles man. It’s a great thing as a believer in walking with Jesus Christ when He shows you how much you need him. When he shows you how great your need is, when he shows you how far you fall short of His glory. And it’s a wonderful thing because it does two things. First of all, it keeps you in stat. It makes you want to be in lockstep with the Spirit because you realize, as soon as I step out of the Spirit, as soon as I step out of fellowship with the Father, I’m in big trouble. Every time the devil makes mincemeat of me every single time. And the second thing that happens when God shows you what a jerk you are, is mad. It helps you to have grace towards other people. It helps you to have grace towards other people. I feel bad Every single person I tried to minister to in my 20s I feel I hammered people. I mean, I hammered people you’re probably not saved. What do you mean? You don’t even know what I mean? I would I thought I was doing God’s work. I was doing God’s work. What really was going on is I thought I was awesome. I was awesome. Let me Don’t you know the calling I mean, you know, like, don’t you I really thought I was awesome keep it all under wraps and all this stuff. And then God when I left this place and started a ministry out and Tully like Jonah with divine shade out here in Tully, and they got sent some words to kill my vine. And I found myself all alone and and I thought I was gonna I thought for sure you know, when you get off the call the exit the Burger King’s there, and there’s an empty lot of cross. That’s where my church was going to be like 8 million people that went there. And when you got off, you could get a burger. Then we went Have a drive to where you could get a tape. Because everyone wants to hear my tape of me preaching while they’re eating a whopper. Certainly, they won’t throw up listening to me while they’re eating their Whopper, right? I mean, I really I had this stuff in my mind. And God was so diligent and careful to show me how much I’m capable of how far my gifts will take me. Oh, so special. I’m so special. Right? He let the scent the worms and then sent the worms and took it all away where I was like, done. I’m done. I’m done. I don’t want to be my for wife. She’s like what? You’re talking you’re talking we’re not you. You’re still following on done with God. I’m not done with Jesus. I’m still a believer. That’s never going to change. I’m done with them. Back to him. I’m done with them. People. I’m done with ministry. I’m done with that. I can’t I have no desire whatsoever to deal with people’s crap, right? I won’t do it ever again. I’m just I’m done with it. I’m done with it. And that was God’s process. is in showing me clearly a picture of myself, myself and explaining to me through His Spirit, who you’re doing this for Anyway, good. Who are you doing this for? Because if you’re doing it for me and my service, have you read my book, it doesn’t matter how people treat you. It doesn’t matter what people say, doesn’t matter what people do. It only matters how you serve me. It’s a one way relationship. you’re serving me and I’m using you as I see fit, and whatever capacity that is. And Maddie showed me how filthy and unclean My heart was, even in my ministry, even what I was attempting to do for God, I’m so inadequate. All of my best. It’s just not good enough. And it allowed me to begin to be able to look at people and see just people who need help? Just people who need to be told. And it’s like when you do animal rescues. You ever watch the animal rescues either rescuing a lot, the lion sick, you gotta catch the lion. You got to tranquilize it and all this stuff. They get bitten and you get cut and you get thing they turn on you sometimes sometimes you get mauled. But, but you know what, that’s okay. That’s okay. Because I’m not doing it for anybody other than Jesus Christ, man, if you if you are never going to last in ministry, if you’re doing it for people, I mean, I love you guys. We’re so fortunate to have such nice people that go to our church. But if I just did it for you guys, as wonderful as you are. I couldn’t do this forever, man. I couldn’t do this forever. You’re still just people. Right? hang out with me long enough. It’s just like, yeah, so Okay, we’re good. You know, Jesus, is where it’s at. Serve just being in his presence and what can I do? Okay, okay. Cool, let’s do that, you know, it doesn’t, then it doesn’t matter. Now when you get to be that age, he starts to understand some things. And I also love were 50 years old, they don’t have to do that labor anymore. There’s a retirement age and it was 50 That’s awesome. You know, my retirement is going to be 120 hundred and 22 so I’m gonna have enough to retire. And when I’m 120 I figured it out. Right? It says never gonna happen. So what do you think the guys after 50 we’re doing what do you think they’re doing in the minutes? You think they just like Okay, that’s it for you go back to your tent. You’re done for the rest of your life. What do you think they’re doing? apprenticeship man, apprenticeship man, helping these youngsters helping these young box. I can’t figure out how does this work? How does it sense that let me show you let me show you how to do it. It’s so useful. Like when so and this is the same thing as in marriage, isn’t it guys, and this is why God compares the things of the kingdom to the things of marriage and stuff like That if you are living your life and if you’re doing marriage for your spouse, sorry, going to work out too well, you’re going to have some issues, man. But if every way that you love your wife or your husband, the things you should do for your wife and your husband are because, and they’re filtered through the relationships that you have with Jesus Christ, it changes everything. It changes everything. And I can sum up every marital counseling session you could ever be involved with or be around ever for the rest of history in life. Here’s what it is. Both parties in a marriage relationship, need to seek the face of Jesus Christ every day before they talk to their husband. Before they talk to their wife, and you deal with your husband and you deal with your wife, not because there were they not because they’ve earned it, not because they deserve it. Because he called you to be together, you’re in his ministry in your marriage. And it’s for him. It’s for him, revolutionizes, changes everything. Suddenly I love my wife for a completely different reason than I loved her when I was 20 when I was 25, you know, I’m saying, you know the deal guys, what’s expected. It was way that you think of it, but what you want you think your wife ought to be and stuff like that. You know what I’m saying? You know, my house should basically be like the Playboy Mansion. It’s not I mean, here, I show up as Hugh Hefner with my rock with my thighs. You know what I mean? What a jerk. Right? And then you start to understand through the lens of Jesus Christ, that your wife is not an object, and your wife is not an employee. Your wife is a treasure. Your wife is diamonds and rubies and gold, and that you’re to look at her the way Christ looks at the church. That parable of him finding the treasure in the face. And selling everything that he had to purchase the field so that he could have the treasure. And that’s what our wives are. That’s what our wives are ladies. Sorry, you know, but for the ladies for the wives in here, as you look to Jesus Christ as you seek His face as you seek his face, when you do the things that God has, has, has instructed you to do as a wife in the Scriptures, and how your to allow your husband to lead your home, you under understand, it’s not like, there’s no iron fist. There’s no I’m the boss applesauce. There’s none of that stuff. There’s none of that. It’s simply just the way that God had the CO has sites do a certain job. And the gursha nights do a certain job. He’s called husband’s to do a certain job and wives to do a certain job. You ain’t doing it for him. You have for thing. You’re doing everything that you do as unto the Lord for Jesus Christ. And every marriage counseling session ever is should be somebody trying to explain to a couple that both of them should be doing that. And if you can seek Jesus Christ and then serve your wife through that lens, and if you can see Jesus Christ and then serve your husband through that lens, you’re going to be fine. Your marriage is going to be fun. Suddenly, what are we fighting about? What we arguing about? Oh, it might, that might have been selfish. Possible. It’s not probable, but it’s possible. That might have been selfish. That might not have been Jesus Christ speaking through me to my wife that time. It changes everything. And that’s how God wanted these men to serve in the tabernacle. 30 to 50. And what do you think the older guys are doing? Man apprentice, apprenticeship classes, man. They were helping these youngsters along. That’s the way it should be in the church to That’s it right that’s that’s that’s all my that’s all my verses for today. That’s enough. Let’s pray.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and thank you so much, father for for speaking to our hearts Lord through even the book of Numbers Lord and seeing how you dealt with your with your children, Lord in the wilderness, Lord in their worship of you father and we want to glean from that, Lord how we might better serve you and how we ought to see you, Lord in our walk and in our faith and in our fellowship with you Lord, and in our fellowship with one another Lord, that we will see you as, as being the reason Lord and preeminent for everything that we do, Lord, and our focus would never be on the situation and circumstances or people father but on you. Always Lord, there’s there’s no pride or arrogance. There’s no self serving heart, Lord, that can be used in your kingdom. Lord, we have to be humble and we have to be contrite. Lord We have to consider others needs before our own Lord, all the things that your son taught us, showing us father that to be a part of this kingdom of priests, to be this this holy nation for you, father. We need to lay down ourselves. We’re willing to put ourselves aside and, and just do exactly what you tell us to do. Father, we trust and believe in you, Lord, that you’re going to bless us, Lord, that our hearts are going to be filled with your presence with the joy of the Lord. Thanksgiving and gladness Lord will be our song and a longing for the soon return of your son Jesus Christ. Lord will be our daily hope. Father, if we get our eyes on you, so we pray that you would help us to do that, Lord, remind us Lord again and again and again as you’re so gracious and merciful to do father continue to remind us to seek your face to seek your face to seek your face. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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Alright, well good morning everybody. Hope you all had a nice Christmas Day anybody too much money and never I don’t I don’t eat too much and it was fine for me I thought it was perfect the perfect amount of food. You know? I can I suggest really, I can just eat and eat and eat and eat and sleep and eat and I never feel bad I never feel sick until the day comes when I have to hold my breath to tie my own shoes and then I realize I’m in a little bit of trouble here. And then we go on a two week diet we start over again. Well, we are in the book of numbers. Numbers chapter three dad started out for say we’re going to wrap it up. Some somebody was saying to me after the first service, can’t we just skip the book of numbers and you know who you are. And for only $50 I won’t tell pop up. Book of Numbers chapter three. Now what is happening here is God is establishing or re establishing the role of his people, not only in their service to him that we pray over the word yet. No, let’s do that first right. Prophecy conferences when? 24th and 25th. It’s a Friday and a Saturday. There’s a signup sheet out there for the prophecy conference, if you can make it. It’s Friday and Saturday. So dad was adamant that was you should have no trouble skipping that day of work on Friday and go into the prophecy conference. I’m hoping I can go We’ll see. But let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we’re so grateful for your word. This book that we have in front of us, Father That we’re so blessed to have Lord and we confess to you we so take it for granted, Lord, that we have your very word and our hands in our laps, Lord, and we don’t give it the preeminence, that it deserves Father, we don’t give it the time that it deserves. And we’re so grateful, Lord, that You know who we are, you know how we are. And you love us just the same father and your grace and your mercy cover where we lack and but we’re here today father, and we want to study your words together. We want to hear from you today. And so we ask Lord, that You would speak your speak your voice, Lord, speak your will into our hearts. Give us our portion of daily bread. Each person father here needs to hear something from you today, Lord, they need something that I could never ever in a million years give them Lord but you can because you know their hearts you know every single thing about them father and I pray that you would take this portion of of daily bread father and that you would sustain them Lord, give them the life that they need through it, father and give them the answers that they’re looking for. Hope that they’re seeking father and put joy in their hearts through this word in Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen. So God is establishing not only the roles of his people within the camp within the nation of Israel, but more importantly, establishing himself in their lives where, where not just where they fit into His kingdom, but where he fits into their lives and what they owe him. What He requires of them what He requires of their hand, in their service and their service to him. And this is a very, very, very, very important thing. I think for each VC even though we’re in the Age of Grace, even though we’re not under the law, we always need to remember we always need to understand that God has not changed, right? Jesus said, I have not come to abolish the law, do not think that I’ve come to abolish the law. I’ve come to fulfill the law, the essence of the law and the words of the Law Jesus said, not one jot or tittle not one piece of punctuation from the law will pass away until all things pass away heaven and earth will pass away, but my word will never pass away. So there’s nothing about God that has changed. Okay. I think that that’s a grave misunderstanding that people have and a great misconception that people have when we think about our faith versus the faith of the people in the Old Testament, this the same faith. It’s the same faith, the only difference is Messiah came. Some people accepted Him, some people rejected him, but it’s the exact same faith, God has not changed, and each of us as His followers as those who have been redeemed who have been bought with the precious blood of the Lamb, those of us who are Gentiles, or were these wild olive branches, that God by His grace and mercy has grafted into the olive tree that began all the way back in the Garden of Eden and continues Abraham and then Moses and the prophets and onwards from there we are in grafted into that tree, we ought to still know where we belong in the kingdom. Where does God belong in my life? We obviously know when every aspect of my lives but these are things that we ought to be thinking about. We ought to be dwelling upon these things, or we should never take the relationship that we have with God through Jesus Christ. And the grace that has been bestowed upon us is just an as an attitude of flippancy of just kind of like, yeah, I’m a Christian, and now I can just kind of do whatever I want and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, well, you are free, you are free, but you’re free from sin and death and shame and destruction. You are not free from serving Almighty God. There is still a cost that goes along with being a follower. There’s still something that goes in the cost is our lives. The Bible says offering up our bodies as living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to him. is a reasonable service. That’s just like that’s just your reasonable service. That’s not extra credit. That’s just what we’re supposed to naturally be doing as Christians as followers of Jesus Christ. But each one of us ought to be seeking God. What is it that you want me to be doing in my life today? where I stand now? Where do I fit in? What do you want me to do? Who do I need to be ministering to? What do I need to be doing? How can I serve you there ought to be a heart there ought to be a natural desire within followers of Jesus Christ to serve Him. And we as Americans living in the day and age that we live in because of the gray and, and I always want to want to, you know, kind of surround what I’m about to say with don’t ever feel bad or don’t ever feel guilty about the great blessings in your life. Right? You didn’t ask to be born, say should tell my parents all the time. I didn’t ask to be born. Yeah. You asked to be born into the family you were born in. You didn’t ask to be born as a time you were born. This was preordained by God understand that the great blessings in your life the great luxury and opulence that we live in as Americans in this day and age. God ordained you to live in this time and to live this life. Okay, so there’s no, there’s never should be any feelings of guilt about what God has blessed you with. But we need to understand that the things that God has blessed you and I with and where he has put us, he put you here for a reason. He put me here for a reason. There’s a job for you to be doing. And we need to be very, very careful because the very fact that we’re blessed with so many luxuries, is the very thing that can pull us away from God. Amen. It’s so easy. It’s so natural for you and I to get distracted. get pulled away from the things of God. That’s why we come to church. That’s why we come to church, my people. I love you guys. That’s why we’re here. This is supposed to be an oasis for you and I, this is an aid station, right? Sometimes you could crawl here, limp here, get your your bring your rest, however you can get here, get here, because God wants to put the ceiling over the soothing ointment and sab upon the wounds that this world has stricken you with. Or maybe the wounds you stricken yourself with. Right? God wants to put his healing ointment on those things. When we read the word together, when we fellowship together, this is God is this is his family. This is this we are family here. We are gathered here to encourage one another to exhort one another to encourage one another and The faith and in the studying and the furthering of our faith through the Word of God. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we’re here. Church is a privilege. It’s a privilege. It’s something that you don’t have to do. It’s something that you get to do. It’s something that you get to do. And that’s a wonderful thing. But I want to know, God, what am I supposed to be doing? Where am I supposed to be? Who am I supposed to be ministering to? And I want to be open to his voice at all times, so that he can change my direction and turn me on a dime. Because the fact of the matter is, sometimes my wife will tell you if I get off the wrong exit. I do. I get off the wrong exit, or I get my eyes off of the wheel and the next thing you know, I’m on the rumble strips, right? All the time. And this happens in my life all the time. I need to constantly be taking inventory, what needs to change god what needs to be fine tune what needs to be strengthened. What needs to be chiseled away? God, I want you to have every part of me. That’s what he wants. What’s more children of God? That’s what he requires. That’s what he requires. It requires this of us. Now, God is saying to Moses, to set aside a certain, a certain group of people for the service of the tabernacle. He goes through first in verse three, chapter, chapter three, verse one, verse five, sorry, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, bring the tribe of Levi near and present them before Aaron, the priest, that they may serve Him, first of all, the tribe of Levi. That was the tribe that Moses and Aaron were both from. And the reason that the Levi’s dad covered this this morning, one of the reasons that the Levi’s had been set apart by God for the priesthood was because When the children of Israel had created the golden calf and interestingly enough, you remember who created the golden calf right? High Priest Aaron. But Sarah forum, right? Hi free starion creates the golden calf while Moses is up on Mount Sinai receiving the commandments of God. And they begin to worship this false, this false idol. And they begin to party and commit debauchery and all sorts of wicked things. Moses gets down, and God rumbles the earth all this thing or shakes, and Moses says, who was for the Lord, come on this side of the line and remember who came on that side of the line to leave it and their first work of ministry. It wasn’t very seeker friendly, if I’m just going to strap a sword on and kill every one of you, his neighbor, his friend, who was committing idolatry and they did and God brought judgment on the children of Israel that day. And the Levi’s the Levi’s where the tribe That was willing to say, we are for the Lord. We are for the Lord, even though they may 10 minutes ago, have been worshipping that golden calf. Aaron was the one that built the golden calf. Remember when Moses asked him about it? What did you do? They gave me the gold and I threw it into the fire and this calf jumped out. Can you imagine he said that? He said that, guys, like there’s my high priest right there. I picked him. God has a sense of humor, does he not? Right? Those of you who know me know how true that is. Okay, and God said, these are going to be my people, not because they were perfect, not because they hadn’t committed idolatry. But because when the word came forth, who was on the Lord side, they stepped across the line. You see the points coming right before I even say it, don’t you? Who was on the Lord side? Who is on the Lord side? There’s a line in this life. There’s a line in this world. There’s a line in your home. There’s a line in your family. There’s a line everywhere. And what God was asking them the children of Israel is who is willing to step across the line for me. Remember what Jesus Christ said? He who does not hate their mother, father, sister, brother for my What? Jesus? What? What’s in this put in this juice? I mean, are you what what does he mean by Jesus was not saying you need to hate your family. Please don’t ever miss understand that. Oh, someone tell you. That’s what he was saying. Jesus was making a comparison. The love and devotion and commitment that we have for God, compared to the love and devotion and commitment we have for even our own children should be so wide. There should be such a disparity there that it might be considered hate it Not really. But you understand the point right? There should be such a distance between God And everyone else be between God and everything in my life that some people scoffers might even be able to say he doesn’t even care about his family compared to his his whole God thing. Amen. Amen. And I’ve jumped in front of a bus, train bullet whatever for my family, no problem. I really I’m like, I’m ready to go quite frankly. You know what I’m saying? I mean, some of you look concerned I there’s the older I get Mr. Dell said this one time the older and older I get the less impressed I am with this world. The less impressed I am with it. You know, I’m saying I’ve experienced all the stuff man. I’ve done all the stuff. I held myself back from nothing right? And it’s empty. You know, listen, read song of our excuse me, read Ecclesiastes. Read Ecclesiastes. Listen to what Solomon says. The Richest Man the most powerful man that ever lived on the face of the planet. And he says in there I denied myself nothing. Solomon had 300 wives and 700 concubines, that is living girlfriends. from all around the globe, the most beautiful women on the planet. He had opulence and wealth to the point that it says silver was like stones, you see a piece, it’s just silver. Imagine that’s how wealthy Israel was during the time of Solomon. And he said, and I withheld nothing from myself. I indulged in everything. And here’s what I found out.

Vanity of vanities, it’s soap bubbles. It has an appearance of having form. It has an appearance of having something that you can hold on to, but when you try to grab it, there’s nothing there. It’s emptiness. It’s emptiness. And Solomon at the very end of the book, he says, here’s what I’ve concluded. serve God, do good and serve God. I like what the Bible says that godliness with contentment is great gain is great gain. I can go to a wealthy party or I can go to a wealthy home when I could go around people who have all sorts of money, and there’s never a time that I don’t stand in a place like that and say I’m the richest dude here. I am the richest dude, Who among you, you know me. I’m the richest person here. I don’t need anything. I don’t have to chase anything. I don’t have to worry about what my neighbors think about me. I mean, you look at my yard. I don’t worry about what my neighbors think about me. All my Italian friends are like it’s despicable. It sickens me. I don’t have to worry about chasing after these things, because I truly at some point In my life was found by God. I didn’t find him. I was found by him. And he gives me everything that I need to be fulfilled and content. And I’m ready to go. I believe what the Apostle Paul said, he goes, I would rather be absent from the body and present with God. It’s good for us. And I’m here. He said, it’s good for you that I’m here. And I’m writing these things for you. But I would rather be absent from the body and present with the Lord. The older I get, folks, the more I say, I would rather be absent from the body. That song we sang when I die. Don’t cry for me. In my Father’s arms. I’ll be the wounds this world left on my soul will all be healed. And I’ll be told who Yeah, baby, let’s go. And so what manner of lives ought we to live that saying that stuff that I just said is easy to say. But based upon that, how my life to look, I’m the first one to confess to you not the way it does. Okay? Every day, you could fall if you followed me around if you were like a true stalker. Right. And you followed me around. I gave 1020 times during the day you’d be like, those are those the actions of a man who seeks to only be walking in the Lord’s light all of the time? You know what I’m saying? He’s walking in the light of Twinkies. He’s walking in the light of you know, movies or entertainment or he’s walking in the light of having fun or doing this thing or doing that thing is and we are human. Again, I always want to go back this with you guys. God knows your frame. It’s the little kid it’s a little toddler kitten. You say, hey, Daddy’s out here working like a slave because of your mother and I sweating and I’m hurting I’ve cut fix because of your mother Remember that? And could you please get daddy a glass of water because Daddy’s gonna go soon if I don’t have and so the toddler runs it runs into the house and the toddler comes back out with a glass of water. It looks like a petri dish. Right? There’s organisms he’s taken a sip, whatever crackers were embedded in his molders are now in the water. And it’s warm. There’s no ice his fingerprints all over. I don’t know what those fingerprints are because of what was on his hand. or her hand that left a fingerprint on the glass. Nothing sanitary I guarantee and I never would take and receive that glass of water and dump it on your little head to smash it on the ground ago. You saw net what you notice as parents. Oh my goodness thank you. This is so cool. Oh my. So good. This is the most wonderful. Why, why that water is garbage? their service was garbage to you. It did nothing, it’s probably you’re probably going to get sick now. But what that child did because it came from their heart because they love their daddy or they love their mommy is the most precious and beautiful treasure in the world. And that’s what you see as a parent Jesus said, If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more were your heavenly Father give the Spirit to those who have here I am dad, here’s my surface for you, I got you so on. And he looks down and he says, Oh, you didn’t get any slimmer since the last time I looked at you. This is a Gabriel Can you believe it? Thank you. That’s never his heart loves you. He adores you. He didn’t die for you by mistake. You are his great treasure. And in a world of pain and confusion, and darkness and misery, there’s no greater thing that I could ever tell you, or thing to make you feel any better about you and who you are than to say that your God gave himself for you. Because you’re his great treasure. on his birthday, you received the gift. You received the gift. He’s worthy of every song we could ever sing that song. I love it. worthy of every breath I could ever breathe. He’s Word of the Lord. What can I do? Lord, how can I be of service? though? It’s miserable, though. It’s not ever going to be good enough. What can I do for you, God, when that line is drawn, I want to be the one that steps across that. I always want to be that guy. I’ve King David. What a great day. Apple. What a maniac. This guy’s a maniac out of his mind. He kills people. Right? he commits adultery has a husband. It just doesn’t get worse than that. God says this is a man after my own heart but are you are you even watching anymore? You know what I mean? Are you kidding me? I wonder sometimes the angels what they were like up there just going well he’s God Holy, holy, you know for me. You know no lightning, okay, holy. You know, this man is a maniac. This man is but but when ever The line was drawn, David didn’t step across did he did a leaping summer flip across that. I love that portion of Scripture when one of his servants and David seeking to buy this hill that would later become the Temple Mount. And he seeking to buy it to offer sacrifices to God. And the guy says to him, David, you’re my cane. You’re my king. Got to buy it from me and give it to you. It’s yours. Take it. No But surely I will pay and neither will I offer to my God, that which costs me nothing. Because He’s worthy. The word worship comes from the root word worth ship. What’s he worth? always worth everything. And there’s nothing. There’s nothing that I should want to keep from him. But we lie to ourselves, and we make agreements with ourselves. And God knows that about you, too. And he loves you just the same. We’re here today for a reminder for a reminder, he wants us to step across the line so he chose the tribe of Levi, verse nine, you shall give it a leave it to Aaron and his sons, they are given entirely to him from among the children of Israel. So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons and they shall attend to their priesthood, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death, Jesus, God was being very active. In here that only the Levi’s were to serve in the tabernacle and later, the temple, only the Levi’s they were chosen by God. And there was nothing that man could ever do to add to that. Does that make sense?

God said, this is the way the worship needs to look. And this is the way I’ve ordained it to be. And God wasn’t looking for a second opinion. I love it when people give God a second opinion. Have you ever given God a second opinion? Lord, I’d like to just chime in. Is this the board meeting? Yes, I’d like to be recognized. Can I have the conch you know what I mean? I’m gonna I’m gonna I’m gonna help God out here. I’m gonna help God out Listen, God I can we can make this better. We can we can do this better. We just need to add a few things we need to do a couple of extra things. Well, Aaron sons they have an A by who they added a couple extra things. They put some incense into the fire that God had not prescribed. And fire came out from the tabernacle of the holy place and consumed him. Okay, oh, I’m glad we live in the Age of Grace. He said, Wow, I’d like to see miracles like that. Oh no good for you. You go, I’m staying here, right? I’ll be gone right here, be consumed standing up here preaching a message feel like I’m doing it right. And all of a sudden, was Ted glow behind him. It’s getting brighter. Oh boy. But God was making it very clear to not only the children of Israel, but to you and I, I don’t need you to add anything to what I’ve done. And I don’t need you to add anything to the worship I’ve prescribed. Nothing. Take it as I’ve given it to you and rejoice in it. That’s what the whole point of the manna and why Jesus said I’m the bread comes down from heaven. And he’s also compared to the man as compared to the Word of God manna manna. It’s like had a slight sweetness to it, but it was just bread. They got sick of it. They complained against that they hated the man and they said there’s a little bit they were so sick of it. nothing you can do. There’s no tomato sauce you can add to what you can’t deep fry it there was nothing that you could it’s man an everyday man a man a man a minimum is nothing but man I’m sick to death of this man. Oh, we want meat we want me to eat. So God sent a strong wind and quail came into the camp and they were consuming the quail and stuffing it and frying it news greasy and delicious and wonderful. And while the food was still in their mouths, a plague came with that with that quail, and they begin to die in the place of that place was called kibra. Hot Hot avala which means graves of craving. Things that I crave and the things that I want to add. God says, am I enough son? Am I enough? Just the way I am? Is my word enough? Just the way it’s written? is enough. Oh god, it’s enough and he wants it to be enough in our lives. Verse 14, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai saying, number the children of Levi by their fathers houses by their families, by their families, you shall number every male, from a month old and above. Now remember, before this in chapter two, when God had numbered the other tribes of Israel, he only numbered the men who are fighting age 22, whatever, however old they were still strapped on a sword and could still swing a sword. The men of fighting age were numbered. Now, when it came to the tribe of Levi, it’s everyone from one month old and older, that was counted, because it’s a different kind of dedication. So Moses numbers in them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded, these were the sons of Levi by their names Gersh on kohath and Murari. And these are the names of the sons of gursha. And by their families, Livni and Shimei. That’s the verse 22.

Those who were numbered according to the number of all the males from a month old and above of those who were numbered, there were 7500 the families of the Knights were to camp. Behind the tabernacle westward and the leaders of the Father’s house of the Knights was LSF, the son of Lea Lael, the duties of the children of gursha, in the tabernacle of meeting included the tabernacle, the tent with its covering the screen for the door of the tabernacle of meeting, the screen for the door of the court, the hands of the court, which around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords, according to all the work relating to them. Now you understand what’s going on here. Where you had every tribe of Israel, there was one founding father of each tribe, the one of the head of the family, the head of that tribe. His family was numbered when it came to Levi. It was these three because they were going to be chosen by God for specific works of service. Okay, the family of gursha you see, we just ran Their job is going to be to carry all of the fabrics, the coverings for the tabernacle of meeting. First 27 from Kohut from kohath, came the fab family of the Ammonites, and the family of the Israelites and the family of the Hebrew nights in the family of the Uzziah lights. I mean, why not? I’m saying it can’t be like, you know, Smith, I like our names a little bit better. These are the families of the CO sites according to the number of all the males from month old and above, there were 8600 keeping charge of the sanctuary. The families of the children co hosts were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle, and the leader of the Father’s house of the families and kohath was a laser fan, the son of Uziel, their duty included the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary, with which they ministered the screen and all the work relating to them. So now this second family, the families of kohath, their duty and these are all Levi’s, okay, these are families within the tribe. Levi, their duty was to deal with all of the utensils the Ark of the Covenant, the lampstand the table of show bread now we’re going to find out later on that they didn’t just walk into the to the Most Holy Place and grab the ark I got this and who got see you? No, no, no, no, no, no, it would be it was to be covered first there was a special polls that went through it. It was to be taken out by Moses and Aaron only, they just walked in there to grab the ark because it’s moving time and they get smoked. It hadn’t prepared first. And there was no cart for the Ark of the Covenant. We’re going to find out later that the families that their duty was to take the all of the coverings for the tabernacle. And then the next family we’re going to talk about whose job was all of the pillars and the posts and the boards and stuff. They had carts that they were given with which to carry all of these things, but the family the sites whose job it was to carry the articles of the tabernacle, that is the utensils, all of the ark and the table of show bread and the lampstand and all of these things. There was no card, they were to be carried. And they were to be carried in the prescribed way, specifically, and any deviation from that, and they would be death. Later on, as we get into the book of first books, the First and Second Samuel, we have the account where the Ark of the Covenant has been taken away by the Philistines, and then a plague breaks out amongst them. So they send it back off, they put it on a cart, and they send it back up towards the camp of Israel. And as they’re bringing it up. This one one of David’s men, the cart, the cart rocks, and it looks like the Ark of the Covenant going to fall off the cart. And so xyo reaches out with his hand to steady the Ark of the Covenant. God strikes him and he dies. And David was angry, the Bible said he was angry because God had done this thing. But God had already told them years past the prescribed way in which the Ark of the Covenant was to be handled, and which isn’t the way in which it was to be carried and he was not joking and times had not changed and we do things differently. Now. It was the same prescribed way. And so as good as this young man’s intentions were when he reached out to touch the glory that God has said, No man may touch the glory and lives. He paid the price. I’m sure we’ll see ozai in heaven, you know what I mean? And it’d be like, Oh, this is What’s up, buddy. Tough break. I wonder what your job is going to be in the millennial reign. I’m going to be the guy going around saying don’t touch that. Don’t touch that. Trust me. Don’t touch that. Okay. Can’t touch this. See what you did. And le A’s are the son of Aaron the priests was to be chief over the leaders of the leave it with, excuse me, with oversight of those who get charge of the sanctuary. from Hurricane the family of the mouth lights and the family the lights are mush lights. These are the families and Murari and those who are number to corner the number of all the mail From a month old and above were 6200, the leader of the Father’s house of the families and Marie was Arielle, the son of AB, Ohio. These were the camp on the north side of the tabernacle. And the appointed duty of the children of Harare included the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, its utensils, all the work relating to them and the pillars of the court all around with their sockets, their pegs and their cords. Moreover, those who were to camp before the tabernacle on the east, before the tabernacle of meeting, where Moses, Aaron and his sons keeping charge of the sanctuary to meet the needs of the children of Israel, but the outsider who came near was to be put to death. All who were numbered of Levi to Moses, Scenario number two, the commandment of Lord by their families, all the males from a month old and above were 22,000. And I love how God arranges them because he puts a group of these Levi’s on every side of the tabernacle. on every side of the tabernacle was a group of Levi’s whose job it was to minister in something portion of worship in the tabernacle, not only to be close to the tabernacle, but also to be a buffer between the tabernacle and the people. I want to read a verse for you. Well, let’s see. This is First Peter chapter two, First Peter chapter two, verses one through 10.

This is to you, and this is to me, and this is the Apostle Peter. Okay, speaking to us, therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies desire the pure milk of the word. You Ever See a newborn you’ve ever newborn around? They’re always rooting like this, you’re holding their head starts going thump, thump, thump, thump. What’s wrong with this kid? You know? I mean, he’s looking for milk. She’s looking for milk and of course They’re rooting around, right? Just looking for milk. They want it so bad. You don’t I mean, they want it so bad and then they’re for and it’s weird. And they still want it. You ever see that? That’s weird. But anyways, Peter says, that’s how I’m like you desire the word. Like babes. Don’t make it difficult. Don’t make it something hard. Just like babies that desire milk, desire the word that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious I have coming to him as to a Livingstone rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Gods and precious. You also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the scripture Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious and he who believes on him will By no means be put to shame, therefore to you who believes that you and I, he that is Jesus is precious, but to those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling in a rock of a fence, they stumbled, being disobedient to the word to which they also were appointed, but you, but you, that’s you, and that’s me, are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Who wants we’re not a people, but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. You are a part of a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and part of what God is calling you and I to do Is to also in camp around the truth of God around the Ministry of God and to be a buffer between him and the people in our lives who don’t know him, who don’t understand him who may be taken for granted, maybe are angry with him who maybe are flippin about it. You and I are that buffer, you and I, that’s what he means by a royal priesthood, a holy nation. That’s what God had originally wanted for the children of Israel. He says that in Exodus 19, six, he says, and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, interesting, a holy nation, a kingdom of priests, not just not just one group of guys, that just one tribe. You’re going to kingdom of priests and a holy nation, to be a light and to be a buffer between the world and God to the people to be a buffer and to be Proclaimers of the truth of God. Word and of the gospel Jesus Christ.

Okay, whoops I skipped with our so last thing I want to say on the close with this Okay, we’re going to fly down from verse 40. The Lord said to Moses number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and above and take the number of their names, and he shall take the Levi’s for me, I am the Lord instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levi’s instead of all the firstborn among the livestock of the children of Israel. So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the children of Israel as the Lord commanded him. And all the firstborn males according to the number of names from a month old and above, of those who are numbered of them were 22,273. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying take the Levi’s instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levi’s instead of their livestock, the Levi’s shall be mine, I am the Lord, and for the redemption of the 273 of the firstborn of the children of Israel who are more than The number of the Levi’s you shall take five shekels for each one individually, you shall take them in the currency of the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel of 20 gharanas. And you shall give them money with, with which the excess number of them is redeemed to Aaron and his son. So Moses took the redemption money from those who are over and above those who are redeemed by the Levi’s, from the firstborn of the children of Israel, he took the money 1365 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and Moses gave their redemption money to Aaron and his sons according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses. So what’s happening here is God is saying, and God had proclaimed earlier, the first born, the firstborn child that breaks the matrix that opens the womb, and all the firstborn males belong to me. This was instituted in Egypt after the angel of death passed over, will pass it over the Jewish houses and went into the house of the Egyptians. Remember in every first born in the house of the Egyptians without blood on the left Souls. Without blood on the doorpost, every house that didn’t have the blood of the Lamb on the doorpost, the firstborn died. And from that moment on, and remember that was the thing with which God used to release the children of Israel, finally from the bondage of the Egyptians, finally the Pharaoh said, Get out of here. And from that day forward, God said, the firstborn belong to me, the firstborn belong to me, the firstborn are mine. Now God is now implementing that into the priesthood in this way, rather than every firstborn child and every firstborn male, being born having to be then dedicated to God and put into the service of God, a leave I would be put in service of God in his place. Does that make sense? Because God chose to leave it. So my firstborn, my son, he doesn’t have to go be a priest doesn’t have to go into the priesthood. He is covered by the Levi’s Levi’s themselves, every single one of them is a covering as a replacement for my firstborn. They’re standing in the gap to standing in the gap, their replacement on atonement, if you will, right. Everything always points to Jesus everything. So in place of my firstborn son, Levi is offered to God and put into the service of the tabernacle. And now that when it came to the shackles all that was there was more firstborns amongst the 12 tribes, the 11 tribes rather than there were Levi’s that were numbered. And so for that access numbers where there wasn’t a leave it to be to be put into service in place of this first born five shekels I wonder how they decided that, you know, I’m saying, like, Why me? Why do I gotta pay five? You know, this happened, right? There’s 2 million people, you know, when they came back for like, 25 shekels for me, well, how come Joe didn’t have to give five shekels? Why? Why do I have to give five show? There wasn’t enough Levi’s. Well, why wasn’t Why didn’t leave I go for my son? Are you saying to his sons the kidding? I see this is the way I see things happen like that. God knows that people turn over the shackle or the sanctuary is going to burn you. How’s that sound? You know what I mean? A lot easier to be a pastor in those days, you know, I’m saying, Hey, I’ll see you Sunday for God’s gonna burn you. Okay, sounds good. Alright, see you then. Right? Bring your shackles. That’s the hat again. Alright guys, that fire is not for me, okay. But God, putting the Levi’s into service, putting the leave it in the service, but making all of the people of the nation of Israel a part of that ministry, a part of that service, everything. It was a royal just as God had said, This is what his desire was that they would be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. You leave it were chosen by God. But that didn’t make them any more special than anybody else. And that’s the last thing I wanted to touch on. We’re done here. But the last thing I wanted to touch on was there is no one service towards God that’s more special than another.

When you get to it, well, we’re going to be glorified. So nothing’s going to shock us, right? When we see Jesus, we’re gonna be like him, thank God. Because otherwise you go in just like raw like you are now, you’d probably die instantaneously. But even if you survived the fire, right, it is your server, and then you get to the table. And you see the people who are at the front of the line. And I bet you’d be shocked. Where’s Billy? Billy Graham? Hope I was Billy not up there. Who’s that guy was that guy’s janitor? Who was that guy? He was homeless? Who was that lady? No one that anybody knew. But her heart was pure before the Lord and her service was pure before the Lord. And she’s as valuable as the Apostle Paul. And she says worthy is Peter. And she says great in the kingdom, anybody else? Because their service was pure, and their service was true. When God said, who will step across the line for me? She jumped. Amen. 

Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, Lord. And thank you for all the tidbits and truth that you’ve given us, Lord in the books of the law pertaining to our relationship with you, Father, even as Gentiles, we’re so grateful. You’ve grafted us into your family, Father, and you’ve made us a part of this kingdom of priests and just the flattering words that you use to describe us, Lord God, we understand that we’re not worthy of and yet you’ve made us worthy by the blood of the Lamb by the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ. And you’ve touched our unclean lips, Lord, with the burning coal of your Holy Spirit. And you’ve put us into the ministry, Lord, every one of us, to be used by you, Father, to proclaim the truth of your word, the truth of the kingdom, and of the gospel of Jesus Christ and for that we are so truly grateful father, and we’re so thankful for what you’ve done. I pray that you would bless us as we go our way father, that should cause these things that we’ve talked about today to be written on a tablets of our hearts and Everywhere we go, father to see more family Lord, to go back to work wherever it is that we go, Lord, these words would go with us and we would be ready, always ready, Lord, to step across the line for you. Always be ready to make a stand. Always be ready to proclaim the truth, Lord, should we be questioned or asked or put on the spot where we would never be ashamed of who we are in your kingdom father, and how we feel about you and how we trust in your son for our salvation. Lord, we ask and pray, Father, that you would make us exactly who you need us to be. And I pray that you bless my brothers and sisters who are here. I pray that you bless them with health Father, I pray that you would bless them with Financial Peace, Lord, I pray that you would bless them, most importantly, with the power and the filling of your Holy Spirit, Lord God so that even if they don’t get the first two things, you’re enough, Lord, I pray that you would always be enough for every single one of us, Lord, and we would always look to you for our hope, and for our joy, Lord. Thank you. We love you and we praise you in Jesus name, amen. Amen. Thanks, everybody.

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I’m sure glad you’re here. And if you want to open your Bibles line with me, we are in Numbers chapter three. But I want to mention that we have a prophecy conference coming up. It’s January 24 to the 25th. It’s a Friday to Saturday. So for a lot of people where it’s not during the week, it might make it easier for some of you to be able to get off and and be there for Friday and Saturday, it’s going to be a great conference. And we have a sign up sheet in the foyer. Now you can register online but the purpose of the signup sheet is if you would like to have a room to stay overnight. I worked out a good deal. I’m a wheeler and dealer when it comes to hotels and I try to give it get as good hotels for a good price. So sign up if you’d like to go to the conference. So I have your name down there. And you know we have new year coming up so we can make new year’s resolutions and my new year’s resolution Just to keep this year’s New Year’s resolution and you know, we normally keep them for at least Actually, we don’t keep them. It’s just, it’s just in our mind, we make these resolutions just where you know, in the new year starts, I’m going to do this and this and I’m not going to do that and that and usually anyway, anyway, so I encourage you to sign up. I agree. I agree. And I know most of you have enjoyed the longer daylight. I mean, on last Saturday was not yesterday, but last Saturday prior to that was the winter solstice. That was the shortest day of the year. And from that time on, we had been increasing 43 seconds of daylight. So you know, so I’m sure you’ve all noticed a great daylight hour we’ve had. Okay, let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and there’s nothing more wonderful than to have the opportunity to handle your handle your word. And I pray, Lord, as we go through this portion of Scripture that it would speak to us and encourage us, that we might draw closer to you and realize the importance of following the living God and not the dictates of this world or even our own heart, because our hearts are deceptive beyond knowing beyond finding out. And so Father, I pray that you would anoint to use me to minister to these your precious people, I pray in Jesus, holy name, amen. Amen. You know, it’s interesting. Science has made almost a full circle. When science and the scientific method first came on the scenes. If you had true faith, it seemed to be taking us away. But as science has continued and continued and continued, it’s bringing us right back. Like for instance, the whole concept of evolution is becoming more and more even among academics. a fallacy you have Many very well known scientists that have accepted what they call

What do they call it? intelligent design? That of course, they don’t want to recognize who that intelligent designer is, but they call it intelligent design. But the reality is that there is a designer and his name is john Elway. You know, it’s so interesting. You have, like, for instance, Maxwell plank, he came up with Planck’s constant. And it which led to what is called quantum mechanics, and some of it is very accurate. Some of it’s very interesting, but a whole lot of it is just a bunch of bogus. Did you know science changes every 50 years? Look it up every 50 years science change. I mean, and not that many. Well, quite a while ago, maybe 150 years ago, 200 years ago, if if you had certain problems, you might go into see your physician and they drill a hole in your head and sometimes they bleed you In order to make you feel better, my point is that we can’t allow the outside world and all of their teachings and philosophies and thoughts to interfere with our relationship with the Lord. This is the word of God. This is true. And no matter what science or the philosophies of men might do to try to discredit this book, this book is the true Word of God. As a matter of fact, it is so accurate that you even have a group of archaeologists. I might have mentioned this before, who are not believers, but they know the Bible is true, and they’re called biblical archaeologist. And so when they look for certain finds and certain digs, they use the Bible in order to get to the proper location, but they don’t believe the Bible’s necessarily the Word of God, to man. So we have to understand this is God’s word. And so everything we read in it, according to its own teaching is for our benefit for our learning, that through endurance of what we’re reading and learning to the Scriptures, we might have hope. And what does that hope that hope is in Jesus Christ? Brothers and sisters, here’s the point, from the time you’re born, you’re moving towards death. You know what I’m saying? I mean, you get to be my age. And I know there are a couple people are older than me, that’s about it. But you get to be my age and you realize that your physical life doesn’t have that much longer to go. And if that’s all there was how sad it would be. But to understand that to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord and have a whole new life in him is absolutely exciting. And even in relationship to the rapture, they’re taking from the Latin word wrap toast to be caught up. Even in relationship to the Rapture. Those of us who are left and remain and are alive, we’re going to be caught up together with the dead in Christ who are going to be raised to meet the Lord in the air. And the Lord is so gracious did he laid out in detail. The prophecies that we can look at the show the nearness of His coming, that we might lift up our head Scripture says, says to be ready. I mean, some of you probably read in the news about all the anti semitism that’s taking place in New York, and they had video of guys coming and attacking his stetic Jews and beating him. Well, last night. A fella broke into a rabbi’s home where there were celebrating Hanukkah with a machete and he stabbed and seriously injured a number of people then went to another house and then finally to a synagogue. anti semitism is growing rapidly in this nation and understand what did they do? What are the Jewish people do the cast such hatred? They’re just minding their own business doing Work, understand is spiritual. It’s satanic. And then you realize what’s happening in the world. Of course, we don’t realize what’s happening in the world because the only thing we see on news is politics. impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. That’s all you read about. Now, the reality is there are things happening. Did you know that they had to evacuate Netanyahu from escalon when he was giving a speech because of a rocket attack time take them out? was no, we don’t know about that. Do we understand that? China, Russia and Iran are having joint military operations? Do you realize that all the nations that are prophesied in the zekiel 38 to be gathered together to come against Israel from the north, there, they’re there, they’re ready to go. And the Scripture tells us that they’re coming in for booty and other words for material possession. Well, the thing is, Israel has the largest deposit of natural gas. And now they have found some of the largest deposits of oil.

And Israel denied Russia, the ability to run a pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, which would have given them a great, you know, mark for their natural gas. And so everything is there. They’re on the mountains of Israel right now, all of her enemies, and they’re ready to come against her. And so we have to understand that we’re living in those days that the Bible talks more about than any other topic or any other event in history. Jesus Christ is coming back for his church, for us, for you and I. Now, here’s the thing. Knowing this, we cannot be like this. So lunians, Paul had to write his second letter to the Thessalonians because in his first letter, he was telling them about the fact that Jesus was going to One day come back for his church. And so they all went up on a hilltop waiting for him. And so he wrote the second letter to the Thessalonians saints down off the hilltop and do the work of the ministry. I’m paraphrasing it terribly, but that’s basically what it’s all about. So we have to understand that as believers, recognizing the newness of God’s return very near, it’s not a, you know, an opportunity for us to just sit around and say, Come to Jesus come to Jesus. It should motivate us to be off of the hilltop off of the mountaintop and sharing our faith and doing the work of the ministry that God calls us to who’s going to do the work of the ministry if it’s not us? We’re God’s chosen people, chosen since the foundations of the world relayed to be holy and righteous and to be his witness. Now, the question we almost asked her ourselves. And the reason I say ask ourselves because only we can give a truthful answer to this question. Is my faith simply a religious expression? Or is my faith in intimate relationship with my god? You know, a lot of people what they call faith, it just religious expression. Why go to church every Sunday? Well, I read four fingers of bite of my Bible, you know, every every night. And I do this, and I do that, and I do this. And I do that. And I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with doing those things. But if you’re doing it simply as a religious expression, because it makes you feel confident about yourself, you’re missing the whole point is relationship. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. But then the son sent the Holy Spirit to us to believers to dwell in our heart, our Cartier inner man for the very purpose purpose of being able to have communion with God. What a wonderful thing it is. And you know, we should be in communion with God all the time, every minute of the day. But the point is, it’s wonderful to take time, because God’s word, not only recommends it but commands it, to take time every day, to be alone with the Lord. To be some of us can’t be alone with our own thoughts. And here’s something that would be very difficult for you. I challenge you to take time, every day to spend time in prayer and in a word. Now, here’s the challenge. Without your cell phone. You realize what a disturber cell phones are. Have you ever ever been in a conversation with someone and you’re right them into the conversation? So here’s the point. When the phone rang, you just didn’t answer it. But when a text goes off, you have to answer It’s compelling. You’ve got to go to it. The point I’m getting at, is we need to spend time with the Lord. We need to be in intimate fellowship in communion with Him. He’s our father, he’s our Creator. He’s our Redeemer. And so we have to have that time with him. You know, the old timers used to call this full relationship with the Lord sanctification word. sanctify means to be set apart. But to be set apart, you have to be set apart from something to something. And you and I, as believers are supposed to be set apart from the world unto the Lord. Now, here’s the thing, it doesn’t mean that we’re set apart from the world in a sense, we don’t live in the world, we live in the world. You have to go to work, you have to pay your taxes, you have to buy groceries, you have to clean up you have to cut that that that we have worked, you know, so we have to live in the world. But that is what Scripture is teaching us that even though we’re in the world, we should be different than the world. We should live in such a way that people would see the light of Christ in us and everything that we do that would encourage them to make that turn of faith to realize how many people are depressed in the world. And the interesting thing is this, look it up online. You know, where depression has its highest rates, I’m talking about what they call what they call clinical depression. In the most economic privilege countries, the countries that have the most has the most depression. Well, wait, wait, wait, that doesn’t make sense. If happiness comes from receiving all kinds of material possessions and having this and having if that’s what brings happiness? Well, wait a second. Why would the most privileged countries have the greatest amount of depression? It’s because that’s not where happiness comes from. Happiness comes from Jesus Christ has Happiness comes from the indwelling Holy Spirit. And so, when we read portions of Scripture like this, we have to understand that the Old Testament was never meant to be a bunch of rules and regulations. People try to separate the Old Testament from the New Testament. In fact, you’re even certain preachers whose names I won’t mention that they believe that Christians shouldn’t even study the Old Testament, the Old Testaments for the Jews, the New Testaments for Christians. And then there’s some that even go so far to say if you’re a Gentile if you’re not a Jew, if you’re if you’re a Gentile believer, not a Jewish believer, you should only study the epistles of Paul because they were written to the Gentiles. He was the apostle to the Gentiles. What they’re missing the whole point, the entire Bible was written to believers, Jew or Gentile, it was written to believers. So if you look at the Old Testament, if anyone looks at the Old Testament as being a bunch of rules and regulations, you’re missing the point. It is a roadmap to every relationship with God. We know this to be the fact because that’s why the Pharisees and the Sagittarius but especially the Pharisees, has such a hard time with Jesus. Now, you know, we use that term all the time I’m going to explain it to the Pharisees would have been very legalistic. They stood on the Word of God, they believed every jot and tittle of the of the law should have been kept. They were really into the Bible. The Sagittarius would be like the liberals today. Well, you know, you can’t take it for this and can’t take it for that. The first is believed that there was life after death, this agencies Didn’t they just, you know, kind of like the liberals of today. But anyway, Jesus had a hard time especially with the Pharisees because he was telling him, Hey, you guys are missing the point. It’s not a bunch of do’s and don’ts. It’s about relationship. This is a roadmap to come into fellowship with your God. And so they had a hard time. You know, he didn’t wash his hands. No He’ll 5000 are fed 5000. You know what I’m saying? They were missing the point. And we have to be careful that as we study the Word of God, we look at what is God saying to me? What’s the Lord trying to show us? besides just what is written on those, you know, pages and those chapters? What’s he trying to show us through it? So let’s look at chapter three, starting off with verses one through four. Now, these are the records of Aaron and Moses, when the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai. And these are the names of the sons of Aaron, Nay, dabbe, the firstborn and Abba who always are and is smart. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests. They were the only ones that were the anointed priests at that time, whom he consecrated to minister as priests. Native an Abba who had died before the Lord when they offered proof profane fire before the Lord in the wilderness assign a we’ll talk about that in a minute. And they had no children. So la czar and it’s Mar ministered as priests in the presence of Aaron their father. So we know the first two nay dabbe and Abu were disqualified that they’re disqualified because they’re burn up a fire for because they disobeyed the Word of God. And so now we have EPu and, and le A’s are have taken their place. We’re told them first one did this is the account of Aaron and Moses. And yet we find that only Aaron’s sons are mentioned in this particular portion of Scripture. 

Now, according to if you take notes, first Chronicles 23 and verses 14 and 15, you’re going to find that Moses sons were considered part The Levi’s tribe of Levi, but they were not considered priests. Only Aaron’s sons were priests. And the sons of Moses, the man of God, were counted This is in first Chronicles 2314, to be part of the tribe of Levi. And now Moses sons that are mentioned here are Gershom and Li ease are. And I say Li er because la czar is the son of Aaron. And now ESR is the son of Moses. They sound very familiar. If you look at your Bibles, they’re spelled different. Now Gershon was the oldest of the two sons born to Moses, in the land of the midians, buys the flora and lie there was the second son born to Moses, in medium by Sephora, and they were named because of Moses, despair of where he was. was, and yet also a praise to the Lord. In Exodus 18. two through four it says this. One son was named Gershom for Moses said I had become an alien in a foreign land. And grosser means dispossession. He was dispossessed from his land. And the other was named la Xur. For he said, My father’s God was my helper. He saved me from the sword of Pharaoh. And la zarn means God helps. And God does help. He helps us. Now, Gershon, and now he’s our head, they had no other rank. Among the lead bytes other than all the other Levi’s they were just one of the Levi’s. They weren’t like Aaron sons who were priests. There was a great difference. And the reason I’m bringing it up, is because we find in judge Because you notice there’s not a lot of mention of Moses sons in a positive way when we get through, you know, numbers and Exodus, I mean, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy means a second lots repeating the first law. But in Judges 1830 we find that Moses sons if you want to read all through judges 1830, so the tribe of Damn, the tribe of Dan had their inheritance in the south. And they decided they wanted to go to the north because there was better land. Now, inner and when they went to the north, you had a separation between the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom, the 10 northern tribes were separated from Judah and Benjamin, which were the southern tribes. And because the northern tribes didn’t want their people coming into the temple, to worship God, thinking that they might go on the side of Judah and Benjamin. They just They’d have their own God. And so in Dan, in fact, via night, I think Kevin Dunn and I know Frank was there at that time, too. We actually went to the idol of all in Dan. It’s it’s the site is still there. But anyway, they wanted to have priests to serve their idolatrous beliefs in the north. And so guess who they chose the sounds of Moses. They chose the sounds of Moses, thinking, well, it’s not Aaron son, but we have Moses sons. And so Moses sons, can you imagine Moses, great, great grandchildren, serving as idolatrous priests. And one of the things that shows us and we’re going to get into this a little bit later, we have to understand that our children can’t live on our faith. Our children have to have their own faith. And that’s why we have to instruct them and the way they should go. Now As far as native and Abu we know the day died because they offer an unauthorized fire before the Lord. See, God’s commands are not suggestions. God’s commands are not debatable. They are for the purpose of worship and fellowship with Him. All of God’s commands are to draw us closer to him that push us away. Oh, well, being a Christian, I gotta do this. I got that. No, no, that’s not what it’s about all God’s commands draw us closer to him. Wow. I’m in relationship with God. It’s so awesome to be is. Every day I wake up and I feel his presence. I have purpose in life. Now. That doesn’t mean you won’t ever make mistakes.

As pastor Frank Jr. talks about every one of us have those hours of self loathing where we’re saying, oh, but five done, Lord. I’ve been so faithful but for the most part, as a believer, you should sense belonging to God, you should sense his presence. You should sense your love for him and his love for you. His love never ceases and never fails, we should understand that. This is why, in Revelation 22, verses 18 through 19, it says, For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, talking about the book of Revelation, if anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in in this book. And if anyone takes away from your words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part in the book of life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. So what Aaron sons were trying to do is named Devin Abu, they were trying to repeat the work of God with their own hands. And as Matter of fact, Leviticus 924 it says fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offerings, the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw they shouted for join a fell face down. And I believe that that’s one of the things that Abu and le A’s are we’re trying in a Devin and Devin Avenue we’re trying to do is they’re trying to repeat this work of God, you’re thinking of, well, Hey, you know what, let’s offer this incense on the altar. Because remember, you take calls and put certain kinds of incense on it, to put it on the altar, the golden, the brazen altar, offering up the sacrifice to God. And they wanted to have the same thing happen where fire would come down and consume everything and all that. So they say, Hey, I got an idea. Let’s add this to it. Maybe this is going to make it better. Maybe we’ll see God work and they work. consumed, fire did come down, but it consumed them. And the reason it did is that God doesn’t want us to try to imitate his work. He wants us to simply worship and serve Him and let God be God and do his work himself. You know, we are evangelical Christians. And that means that we have the responsibility of sharing our faith. That’s what evangelism is. But you can’t go out there saying, Well, I’ll tell you what, I’ve got the right ticket. Now I know exactly how to lead people to Christ. You know, I have this technique and I have that technique. I know exactly how, wait, wait, wait, wait. Are you going to be like a dab in Abu and try to offer your own fire to the Lord? The reality is this. Every one of us should be evangelists, but we should just be praying Lord, lead me. Lord, show me Lord gives me the words to say. Because you might think you have a certain technique that you’ve gotten down to share your faith with people. But it might be just your technique. Maybe that isn’t what they need to hear. Sometimes you can offer something to people, and it just blows their minds. And you think you’re thinking, What What did I say? It’s because what the Lord put on your heart, and it was what they needed. And I told you this accounts a number of times, but I remember walking into the mall some years ago, and this young woman ran up to me. She was pastor times past three times, that turned around and said, Oh, hi, how you doing? I had no idea who she was. I had no idea who she was, Hey, how you doing? She was telling me she said, You know that talk you had with me. She said it changed my life. She said just changed my life. And I said Praise God. Not really was praising God because I don’t even remember the talk. The point I’m trying To get at is sometimes the way you’re able to serve the Lord the most effectively is when you don’t plan things. You just let him do it. Let God be God, and try not to do his work for him. serving the Lord, we must be submissive to him, not doing it our own way. In Numbers, three, go to verse five. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priests that they may serve Him. Notice they were not called to be priests, the rest of the tribe of Levi. They were called to serve Aaron and his sons. They’re called to serve the priests. And in the same way, all believers called to a particular fellowship are to serve in that fellowship. Might not be Sunday school, it might not be Bible study. It might be just doing projects around the church. You understand what I’m saying? What we’re looking at here is they were they were to serve the physical upkeep of the tabernacle, we’re going to find as we go on, that there were some that had this responsibility and that responsibility. And so the same thing is true of our church. This is where we gather together to worship the Lord. And we should be doing it together. We look around and we see all this needs to be done that needs to be done. little plug here on January 11, we’re having to work be Be there or be square. That’s an old 60 saying anyway, but you need to be there to help out. There’s so many things that need to be done. And john and Patrick are the two hours that are in charge of buildings and grounds so you might want to see them and talk about things that need to be done. We got a ton of stuff. Just a little advertisement here. Okay. Now, first seven, and they show a 10 into the needs and they should show can his needs and, and the needs of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of meeting to do the work of the tabernacle. Also they shall attend to all the furnishings of the tabernacle of meeting. Now, it’s interesting there to attend to all the furnishings. We’re going to find as we go on, that every one of the Levi clans had different responsibilities. There is some Levi’s whose total responsibility was the tent pegs. And you might think, well, I want to carry the Ark of the Covenant. I don’t want to carry 10 pegs. What a low job that is. Brothers and sisters, if you didn’t have the 10 pegs, the whole thing would fall down. So sometimes what we might think is the lowest position you can possibly have, maybe it’s the most important. I think that’s something we really need to think about. Okay, and to the needs of the children visit to do the work of the tabernacle, and you shall give the Levi’s the Levi’s to Aaron and his sons, they are, they are given entirely to him from among the children of Israel. So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons and they shall attend to their priesthood. But the outsider who comes near will be put to death. And you know, the thing is, we’re all Christians, We’re all called to be evangelists. We’re all called to be high praise to the Lord. But the fact is, God does set pastors aside for the purpose of presenting the work of the ministry in the sense of presenting the Word of God of preaching the Word of God. And this is the reason any pastor who does not take presenting the Word of God seriously shouldn’t be standing behind the pulpit. Let me share something with you Second Timothy, chapter two and verses 15 and 16. It says, Be diligent. And now have to understand that Timothy, Timothy and Titus, were written to pastors. That’s who Paul wrote them to those letters to to pasture. Be diligent to present yourself approve of God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, listen, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings. For they will increase to more on godliness, and their message will spread like cancer. There’s so many things that have come into the church that have distracted pastors. Oh, you had the holy laughter movement. Oh, you had this movement? Oh, you had that movement. You know, you had, you know, all these different movements have come into the church. And it’s not what a pastor is called to do. He’s called to teach the Word of God. That’s our pastors. Call. If I’m not called to be your priest, we are a royal priesthood, you’re responsible to God. I’m not responsible for you to God. But I am responsible to present the Word of God to you, and allow the Holy Spirit to apply it to your hearts. You understand, and that is, it’s kind of like a college professor, college professor can get up there and teach. And you might have some people who just take down all the facts enough to pass an exam, but they, they don’t take it to heart. They don’t understand that they don’t, you know, dig into it. And so the same thing is true, I’m presenting the Word of God, but you have to allow the Holy Spirit to work it in your heart and in your life. Verse 11, then the Lord spoke to Moses say now Behold, I myself have taken the Levi’s from among the children of Israel, instead of every firstborn who opens a woman among the children of Israel, therefore the Levis shall be mine. Because all the firstborn are mine, on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to myself, all the First Born in Israel, both man and this day should be mine, I am the Lord. Well, as I mentioned, as a church, we’re all priests. If you take notes, First Peter, chapter two, verse nine, but you are a chosen people, this is talking to all believers, but you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. See, the purpose of priests is to be an intermediary, intermediary between God and man. Now we are intermediaries in the sense that we can give absolution and forgiveness of sins or anything like that. But how we are a mediator is as evangelists were able to go to people and say, This is what God teaches. This is salvation. God offers This is the way you. So in that sense we do mediate between God and man, bringing them to Christ. Now remember, the Lord chose the Levi’s because their obedience and zeal to him. You know why, in fact, if you take notes write down Exodus 32. And we’re looking at verses 26 through 29. I’m not going to read them, but what it was about is the children of Israel fell into idolatry. And so the Lord spoke to Moses and said, I want you to call volunteers to strap on swords, and go out and kill all those people that are committing idolatry. And the only ones that came to Moses for the Levi’s and they strapped on their swords, and they went out and killed thousands of their own who were fallen to idolatry because God knew the plague that it would take to the whole camp of Israel if they didn’t stop it as a cancer and so because of that, believe it were chosen. I know some of us when we look back on those accounts, and we think that’s so brutal. I mean, they went out with swords and killed their own people. You know, it’s hard for us to understand and I don’t know how to explain it to you other than at that time, it was the beginning of man’s relationship with God in the in the word being presented in a pure way, that when you had idolatry come in, it had to be cut out. And I can give you a little bit of an example. Like, for instance, in our fellowship, one of the responsibilities Not only do I have as it as the pastor, but all of you have is to root out any cancer that might come in. And for instance, some years ago, there was a fellow who came to church and and seemed to be loving the message and everything else. And he came up to me afterwards and he was a Jesus only guy. He didn’t believe in the Trinity. And I told him right out, I said, look at I said, the Bible clear teaches the Trinity. Our church stands on the Trinity, and we will not allow this kind of teaching to take place in church. He never came back. There was no fight, there was no arguing there’s no you know, uncomfortable encounter. He just realized he wasn’t going to be allowed to spread his false doctrine in our church, and he never came back. That’s the kind of Levi’s we need in the church today. to strap on the sword of the spirit and the Word of God, and to go out is to stop false teaching, not only in our fellowship, but anywhere we see it. We need to take a stand against it. Not in an arrogant way. You know, so many people died, and they just turn everybody off. What does the Bible say about a soft answer? turns away wrath. So you have people and you just give the soft answer the Word of God. But this is what the Word of God says. It’s going to turn away Because you have to understand the Lord doesn’t call us to come to him on our terms. His purpose is always reconciliation of sinful man to himself. You know how many people, the Lord desires to be saved and to come to him how many, oh, he wants us all to be saved and come to him, everyone, there’s no one excluded. And therefore we have that responsibility as his disciples, to share the truth to people might come into faith in Jesus Christ, because we have to understand anyone who experiences salvation experiences, a joy, and a peace, beyond understanding, and in the end, eternal life. And all the glories of heaven was God, read about the new heaven and the new earth is has slightly mind blowing. And when you read about the new heaven and the new earth and the end of Revelation, understand as a believer, you’re going to be there and you’re not going to be there in nervana, just part of the collective, no, you’re going to be there as you understand you will never lose your self identity. And that’s why Scripture says well known be known. Like, if vinings both were raptured or I died and then she was wrapped when we get to heaven, bias and going to come up to me and say, you know, you’re familiar to me. Just can’t quite place you know, lambs, we’re going to know and be known we’re, our self iden, you’re always going to be you.

Because understand the importance of that. You cannot truly worship God in spirit and in truth, even in heaven. If you’re not you. If you’re just part of a collective. You can’t have that individual relationship, which is what God desires of his people. Now, under the new covenant, the Lord doesn’t desire for us to dedicate our firstborn males, but to dedicate all our children to the Lord. And that’s an important thing because in our fellowship, and in a lot of Christian fellowships, we don’t baptize infants. Because baptism is for the believer, believe and be baptized every one of you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. So believing is a pre white prerequisite to being baptized. But what we do do is dedicate our children, which we find in Scripture, that that’s found in Scripture as as something that we as believers are supposed to do. Because our children are not capable of making decisions. You have a little baby in your hand, you have a two year old or a toddler, your Walker, they can’t make those kinds of decisions, but we can dedicate them to the Lord. And when you dedicate your children to the Lord, what you’re actually doing is making a commitment yourself to teach your children, the Word of God and the things of God to bring them up in this And the reason we do it in church when we have infant or child dedication in church is because the whole church is responsible. Sunday school Bible studies, you know, VBS all the children’s programs we have, plus your individual encouragement to them. How many of us even take time to talk to kids in the church that aren’t our grandchildren or children? You understand what I’m saying? And I’m not saying you shouldn’t be doing that buster. Get off don’t really know if you’re standing on the window ledge or something. Yeah, that’s one thing. But I mean, to just say, Hey, isn’t Jesus good? I’m so glad you come to church here. I hope Sunday school was great. I hope you’re growing the Lord. We need to encourage our children in the Lord. It’s our responsibility. In Jeremiah, we find out the importance of infant dedication. And Luke we find out that Jesus himself was dedicated on the day of dedication to the Lord. And we find that beautiful verse in Mark chapter two Verses 13 through 14, where women were bringing their children to Jesus, that he might bless them that he might dedicate them. And the disciples said, Oh, get those kids away. This is for big people. It’s one of the few times you find Jesus getting angry with his disciples. He said, prevent them not. Because he said, they are the ones who are going to receive the kingdom of God. Let the kids come to me let the children come to me. And as disciples were rebuked and we have to understand that God has no grandchildren, do you understand that? If you’re a child of God, your children or grandchildren, every child has to come to a place where they make a decision for the Lord themselves. Now, there is what we call an age of accountability or an age of responsibility. The Jews call it Bar Mitzvah. And it’s when a child reaches an age where they’re able to make their own commitment to the Lord. So, understand, you know, what did we read in Psalms? It says that he takes the lambs in his arms. David, when he was talking about his dead son, remember, he had a baby in a wrong way who died. And he said, you know, you can’t come to me, but I’m going to go to you, David was saying he’s in heaven. So any child below the age of accountability, now listen carefully, or any child who is incapable of making that kind of decision. When they die, they go to be with the Lord. There’s no limbo. There’s no purgatory. There’s heaven. And so that’s one of the reasons it’s so important for us, to raise our children and the Lord to encourage them in the Lord. You know, when I look and I see families and I see people bringing children into the church, it blesses me. Like if you You have a child and they say amen. At the end. You know what? Hallelujah, because they’re here. They’re praising God. Now we do have a quiet room, they get a little bit, you know, but you understand the point I’m making. We want our children to be here. We want our children to feel part of it. I love watching people come into church, and the kids are running up the ramp to get into the church. I mean, what a horrible sight it would be to look out and see the kids go. And that’s how it is in some churches, that we welcome our children. We want our children to be here. And so as you read a portion like this, understand, you are the Levi’s You are the royal priesthood. You are those that are set apart to do the work of ministry. And therefore, we have the same requirements to put on robes of righteousness. Not physical robes, but robes. of righteousness. And this is important. Listen carefully. I’m closing with his robes of righteousness we put on our not yours. Because how good I am now, I’ve been doing such good things. I’ve been reading the Bible, you know, and I’ve been doing my prayers every day and I look at how good I look in my robes of righteousness. No, those are filthy rags. That’s what the Bible says. It’s his robes of righteousness. Jesus, forgive me, a sinner use me, Jesus. He will. Because God is love. And in him is no darkness at all. And that love compels us to share our faith with everyone we come in contact with.

Father, thank you for this portion of Scripture and the encouragement that it gives each one of us and I pray, Father, that you would use it to not only minister to us, but allow us to minister to others. And so come by your Holy Spirit. Lord, if you’re Are any here who are not saved, were not born again of the Spirit. This would be the day of their salvation. All they simply need to do is say, God, forgive me a sinner take over my life. Simple as that. And Lord, those of us who are saved, but maybe we’re not really doing the work of ministry as we should. I pray that you would help us to surrender because even surrender is a gift from you. Help us to surrender totally que Lord, that we might serve you with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. And so I pray this and ask your blessing on each one of us here in Jesus name, amen, and amen. God bless you, my dear friends.

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Good morning, everyone. And I’m glad each one of you are here and I hope you’re blessed. Pastor Frank Jr. His message did he did the first service, you really want to watch it online. It was really, really good. It was a blessing. And I hope all of you picked up one of these in the way in, did you? Okay, you’re going to need it as I go over the teaching. We will not be having Wednesday night prayer Bible study this week or next week, because it’s Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. But we will be having a Christmas Eve service on Tuesday. And I encourage you to come. It’s a great time for us to just contemplate the fact that Jesus Christ came. I mean, historically, and it’s not the actual problem is probably not the actual time of year that he came but he did come he came to earth that he might free man from all of his sin. And so that is the purpose of our Christmas Eve service. When you think traditional No Christmas carols and and we also have a little teaching I teach Why did Jesus need to come and then pastor Frank jr will teach the purpose of His coming and what it accomplished. And then of course we end with the candles and silent night you know the traditional Christmas Eve that we encourage you to come. And also you get to see me my Christmas tie if you come and if you wonder what my Christmas tie is the first year bionaire together 50 years ago, she gave me a tie for Christmas. I gave her a car but anyway but she gave me a tie a tie for Christmas. And I have worn it every Christmas Eve since then. Nicole and so it gets a little you know threadbare and and stuff like that, but you get to see my bright Christmas tie. And plus we have a great time together. And so anyway, let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for your word. Your word is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path. It gives us wisdom and direction. And I asked Heavenly Father, that you would use the teaching this morning, to truly minister to each one who is here, that they might be encouraged in you and in all your ways. Father, the things of this life can be so discouraging. And so, just so burdensome, but in you we have, we have peace in you, our burden is lifted. In you we have purpose and direction. And so Father, I pray that you would come and Minister your wisdom to each one here this morning, I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. You know, probably this morning as we go through the through this teaching, you’re going to see the old science teacher and me the old math teacher and me because I like to look at numbers and lay them out in such a way that it has meaning because we have to understand that everything that was written in this book that we call the Bible had a purpose and reason for it to be put in there. This is the most Accurate book that anyone can ever read. And some of the things that we find in Scripture, as we dig in our mind blowing, you can’t exhaust this book. I don’t know how many times I’ve read it. I don’t know how many times I’ve taught through it. Because you know, in our fellowship, we teach every word we go right to the Bible. And every time something more comes out, something more comes out. So this morning, we are in Numbers, chapter two. And, you know, when we look at portions of Scripture like this, it might seem like, Wow, what’s in here? But in reality, what’s in here is very mind blowing. Because one of the things we have to realize that all of Scripture points to God, it points to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. You know, there’s some people that have a problem with the Trinity. They’ll say how can there be you The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and yet one God, how can that be? Well think about this, you as an individual, our body, soul and spirit, yet you’re one person. Right? We have a body, you know, that has to exist in our environment requires certain nutrients and water and all kinds of, you know, we have a body, we know that we have a soul, which is our personality, you know, who we are as a person, and our different desires and wants and so forth. But we also have a spirit to kardi the heart, the inner man that is reaching for something higher than this world has to offer, reaching to God. And so we understand the importance to the Trinity in ourselves, and we need to understand the importance of the Trinity in the Word of God. Jesus is the one who has testified to all through Scripture, because he is the one who would redeem man back to himself. Now you understand, we wouldn’t need the Bible. If Adam and Eve never sinned. Do you realize that we wouldn’t need it? But they did sin, and there became a separation between God and man and that separation was called sin. So therefore sin had to be atone for, and that’s why scripture from beginning to end is testifying to us that Jesus is the Messiah who would redeem us back to God, by the forgiveness and removal of our sin. It’s absolutely amazing. And I’ve heard someone say that the Old Testament is Christ concealed and the New Testament is Christ revealed. I don’t agree with that. I think the Old Testament is Christ revealed. I think the New Testaments Christ revealed, the one is the promise that was coming. The other one is, he has come and in some, Chapter 14 verse seven, it says this, then I said, Behold, capital I I come in the scroll the book, it is written of me And then is quoted in Hebrews chapter 10 and verse seven. And it says this, then I said, Behold, this is talking about Jesus coming Behold, I have come in the volume of the book, it is written of me to do your will, oh God. And so it’s telling us that this book is about Jesus Christ. This book is about the gospel, the good news that he would bring to us that we might have our sins forgiven, and be back into relationship with God. And we’re going to find in this chapter of Leviticus chapter two, we’re going to find the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. And it might seem amazing, and I’m not going to actually read every verse of the gospel. I hope you I mean of Leviticus, Numbers, I’m sorry, chapter two. But I hope when you get home, you’ll read of Numbers chapter two, but I’m going to be laying out what is in this particular chapter. verses one and two. It talks about the tabernacle, which was the presence of God. And it was the very center of the camp of Israel. Pastor Frank shared last message, that the tabernacle was placed in the very center of the camp, and then the Israelites camped around it. And this tabernacle represented the presence of God. And so we have to understand that as Christians, our purpose of gathering together is to gather around fellowship in the presence of God, that He would be here with us. And so the reality is that any church, that is a Christian church, that really understands and believes the scriptures, knows that when we come together is to have fellowship with Him and with one another. That’s our purpose, to study His word, to praise his name, and to have fellowship together in him. And thing we have to understand is the Lord is not The center of our church, we really have to understand this. All we do is have a religious gathering. There are a lot of groups to get together every week and they have religious gatherings. But you know what religion is? Religion is man’s attempt to have a relationship to God. Guess what? It doesn’t work that way. God, the kinds of Senate and came to earth, to have a relationship with us, we don’t reach up to God, God reached down to us, we have to understand that. And that’s your reason. If it’s a true Bible believing Christian church, we come together to worship the Lord, understanding that he is here to save souls and to heal hearts. That’s why God is here. Now, church then is not about anything else, but worshiping and serving the Lord. Now, one of the things I think is very interesting. The remainder of this chat As I said, is all about the tabernacle that was in the middle of the camp. And then the, the tribes of Israel as they camped around the tabernacle. And this is what the Israeli camp would have looked like, if you were up on the hillsides, looking down at it. And if you look at the cover of the pamphlet that I passed out to you, this one right here, I mean, this is just a rough and we’re going to get into more detail of what it would have looked like all around the desert, Sinai desert, all around the wilderness where they were there were these large mountains. And you could imagine that there might have been people up on these mountains looking down at the Israeli encampment, and it would have been absolutely 100% mind blowing to see. Absolutely. And in the center of the camp, of course, was the tabernacle. And the tabernacle, only the Levi’s could serve in the tabernacle, and they’re the only ones that were able to camp. Right around it. Now the Levi’s were made up of three clans. And also Moses and Aaron. You had the clan of Gershon kohath Moran. And then on the other side, in the east side, you had Moses, Aaron, and their sons, Moses and Aaron and their sons, they served in the tabernacle, as priests. They took care of making sure everything was taken care of as far as the offerings and the sacrifices that were made for the people. They were the priests of the tabernacle. But the other tribes of Israel that were on the other three sides, the Northwest and north south and west side of the tabernacle, their purpose was to carry the tabernacle and to keep it up. When we get further on in numbers, we’re going to find the different tribes are different clans of the Levi’s they had responsibilities some to tear the tabernacle down and to carry the stage. And, and and you know the different coverings and like that. And you had other other clans that were responsible for carrying the Ark of the Covenant and all the things that went with it, and then the other articles of worship. And so that was the purpose of the of the whole tribe of Levi. But the three clans had those responsibilities of taking care of the tabernacle proper, and Aaron and Levi, where the priests, Aaron and his stones were the priests of the tabernacle itself. Now at this point, we’re going to find that the Levi’s aren’t listed. These are just 212 tribes of Israel. The Levi’s will be listed in chapter three, which I have next Sunday morning, and we’ll be looking into that but believe it or not listed in this chapter. But Abraham’s grandsons, grandson Jacob, Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, and The word Israel means God is present, or God is here. It means child of God has different meanings like that. Now, here’s the 12 sons of Israel. This is what makes up Israel the 12. The 12 tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Isha car Zeppelin, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin Neff to lie, Gad, and Asher. And if you take notes, write down first Chronicles chapter two, verses one and two. First Chronicles chapter two verses one and two. Gentlemen, Genesis chapter 35. And verses 22 through 26. And Genesis chapter 49, verses one through 28. And it lists these tribes and how they were separated. And we’re going to find is very interesting. So hang on, he And follow me closely, okay. Now, this is the origin of Israel’s 12 tribes that we just mentioned here. However, when it came to organizing Israel for military purposes, God told Moses that, that the tribe of Levi was not to be listed with the men of war. They were not to go in to battle. And so you have a problem here you have one of the tribes being eliminated. In other words, they weren’t allowed to be listed as a fighting tribe. They were the ones who would take care of ministry and in the temple. So what did they do? They took Joseph and took his name out of the tribes of Israel, and replaced it with his two sons, monastic and efram. So now you have 12 tribes, it but instead of Joseph, you have been asset and efram because the leave it had to be separated from war for the very purpose of ministry to God in the tabernacle. And if you take notes again that’s found in in Numbers chapter one verses 30 to 35, and also in verses 47 through 50. And you might want to write down to the whole idea of who Ephriam and Manasseh are in Genesis 48. First one, verse five, and verse nine. I like to give you these references because the whole thing that you need to understand we have to compare everything to the Word of God. We took the name brand, the brands were have more noble character than the Thessalonians for the received the Word of God with all eagerness, but daily, they examine the scriptures to see if what Paul was saying was true. I want you to know that what I’m sharing with you is True this word of God, and that’s why I take time to give you all these references. Now recognizing the division in the tribe, in other words, Joseph was removed, and then we have a monastic taking your place. Keeping that in mind, I want you to turn to Revelation chapter seven, and verses four through eight. Revelation chapter seven, verses four through eight. And in Revelation, chapter seven, verses four through eight, we have the 12 tribes of Israel listed again. But here’s the interesting thing. It’s different than the list we have in numbers. It’s different than the list we have in Genesis. It’s a little different. And there’s a reason for it, but let’s look at Revelation chapter Seven starting with verse four. And the list of the tribes is different you have Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, next to him. Minister, Simeon Levi is listed now. Is it car? Zeppelin, Joseph and Benjamin. Now that’s interesting because Joseph and vanassa are listed along with Levi. Why? Because they replaced Dan and efram, dan and efram are not listed in this particular account. They’re listed in the Genesis account. They’re listed in numbers, but they’re not listed here. Why? Well, because Dan and efram were removed from the tribes of Israel. And the reason is they rebelled against God. Dan had their inheritance in the southern right outside of Jerusalem, and they rejected their inheritance. And they moved to the far north, where God did not intend them to go. And on top of that, because they wanted to separate from the southern tribe of Judah and Benjamin, they didn’t want their people going in and worshiping God in Jerusalem. So consequently, they establish fail worship, so that the northern tribes worship fail. And that’s why when we go through kings and Chronicles, the northern kingdom didn’t have one good king, because they were in total rebellion from the beginning. And then we find that efram right behind Dan followed suit and forcing two people to follow bail. So God removed them, they’re gone. And so you have Joseph takes the place of one of them and Levi takes the place. of the other. Now, what’s interesting here is why would leave by now be a tribe. Because a separated priesthood is no longer necessary. There’s no longer a need for separated priesthoods. Because we have to realize that according to if you take notes, First Peter, chapter two and verse nine, you and I are a royal priesthood, a holy nation of people belonging to God to declare his praises and glory. We’re royal priesthood now. We’re the ones who declare the praises of God. We don’t need any human priests to mediate between us any longer. So leave I no longer had that position so they could be listed with the rest of the tribes. And Joseph was put in there with his son NASA, because Dan and efram were removed. So if you ever want wondered, when you go through Scripture and you look at Revelation, you say, Why are the 12 tribes different? That’s the reason. The Bible is amazing. I mean, there’s a good reason for everything we find in Scripture, obviously. Now, getting back to our account of believe it, and you’re not going to find that in chapter two, we’re going to find this in chapter three. The number of Levi’s was 45,000, from the three clans that the Levi’s kohath, Gershon, and Merriman, and they surround it the north south and west side of the tabernacle, and of course the east side was reserved for for Moses and Aaron and Aaron and his sons were the ones that served as priests entering through the eastern gate. Now here’s the thing we have to understand when we come to the number in each of the clans that are mentioned here and number in Numbers chapter three. As far as the lead lights are concerned, we have to double the number. Why? Because it tells us very plainly that as far as the Levi’s were concerned, they only numbered males from one month old enough. The only ones that were numbered were males from one month old and up. So if you wanted to get a more accurate number of how many Levi’s there were in the tribe of Levi, you had to double it, in order to accommodate approximately the same number of women. You follow my point? And that’s where we come up with the number 45,000 total men and women that were of the tribe of Levi.

Now, the tabernacle itself, we know from discussing this construction in the last book, the tabernacle was 75 feet on the east and west. When hundred feet on the north and south and page two, you have a little diagram of the tabernacle, it’s all blue. And it’s where the particular tribes were placed. The three clans of Levi were on the west, north and south, while Moses and Aaron occupied the east, which I mentioned is very significant. And we’ll get into that a little bit later. It’s very significant. Now, if you take the clans of Levi, okay, and you have this conservative population of 45,000, if you allow force square feet per person, and that’s not much, right, this is really conservative, because we’re talking about setting up camp. And if you’re talking about fair four square feet per person, that’s very conservative. But if you take four square feet per person, times to 45,000 Levi’s you have a very good Conservative number of about 180,000 square feet for the three clans of Levi, and they surrounded the three sides of the tabernacle, west, north and south. And if you divide the require 180,000 square feet by three sides, it would require 60,000 square feet per side of the three sides of the tabernacle, you can see the little diagram there. This would take a space if you want to write this in this is the approximate space it would take. In order for that number 60,000 it would be 200 feet by 300 feet. In three sides, you’d have 200 feet by 300 feet in order to support that number of the clans of Levi. But on the east side it was occupied by Moses and Aaron and his sons, because they were the priests of the tabernacle The east side is where the opening to the entrance of the tabernacle to the Holy of Holies actually was. And the high priest entered through the Eastern Gate, the eastern side of the tabernacle, to go in with the blood of the sacrifice to offer it in the presence of God. And so when the priest of Israel was atoning for the sins of the tribes of Israel, the people, the children of Israel, he took the blood, and he went in through this Eastern Gate, and he went in through the eastern entrance into the tabernacle, into the holy place. And then once you’re in the Day of Atonement into the Holy of Holies, the most holy place. So it’s interesting, if you want to turn into Hebrews chapter nine. This is very, very interesting. And this is what I meant when I said we no longer needed priesthood because Jesus came the purpose of the priest was to offer the blood sacrifice for the into the people. The turn the Hebrews chapter nine and verse 12. He was 912. Look what it says, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his capital H talking about Jesus with his own blood he capital, he entered the Most Holy Place. Look at once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Wow. Jesus doesn’t need to offer sacrifice over and over. You know the blood of goats and bulls and calves that was just temporary. But Jesus entered in once and for all times, and for all people to make a time with for our sin. That’s the reason Scripture tells us anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. No one’s excluded. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord. Now, the next Chapter three and verse two. Talking about this Eastern Gate, the high priest entered through the Eastern Gate, okay. And we also we’re going to find in a moment, but we’ll talk about that in a minute. In Acts chapter three, verse two, it says a certain man lane from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple, which is called beautiful, Shahar around, and that’s what it is in the Hebrew. And the gate beautiful literally means the gate of mercy. So that’s where they laid this lame man. And remember, he was healed and got up and gave glory to God that occurred at the eastern gate. The eastern side, if you have your picture, the tabernacle where Moses and Aaron were, where the priests work, now you and I are the royal priesthood of God. And then in Matthew chapter 21, verses one through six we find it was through this gate that Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem. And the people claimed him as being the Messiah Hosanna King David in the highest. How amazing is that? Now, the thing that’s interesting is that the original eastern gate was actually cemented off by selling me the magnificent. And he was the head of the Ottoman Empire. He was the millah of the Muslim of the Ottoman Empire. And he took the Eastern Gate because he knew the prophecies, and he covered it up with 15 feet of concrete. And the reason he did it is because he didn’t want the Messiah to come through it. He knew the prophecies that the Messiah would come back. This isn’t the 1500s he didn’t want the Messiah to come through. See what a lot of people don’t realize is that is suam is a made up religion. I’m not trying to be ugly, or I’m just factually it’s a made up religion. Because you had Mohammed who I won’t even get he was a weird guy. But you have Mohammed and he wanted to establish his own religion. And he went to the to the Jews and said, We want to be part of you. And you said no, because you have a lot of beliefs that are wrong. He went to the Christians and said, We want to be part of you. And they said, No, because you have a lot of weird ideas that don’t go along with Scripture. And so consequently, he actually captured some Jewish scribes and scholars, and he had them write their Bible, what they call the Bible, the Quran, and then it’s separated by syrus or chapters. And the interesting thing is if you actually study the Quran, Jesus Christ is in it, but they don’t see it, because they’re blind to it. Because these scribes, they were, you know, writing it out, and they added this stuff to kind of fool the Muslims. The point is, the reason the magnificent semantic dissolve is because he wanted to prevent the Messiah from coming through it. Because it was prophesied that when Jesus came back to Earth, he would go through that gate. Now, what’s interesting is the ceiling off of the eastern gate was prophesied. In Ezekiel, if you want to write this down chapter 44, and verses one through two, then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces towards the east Eastern Gate, but it was shut. And the Lord said to me, this gate shall be shot. It shall not be opened, and no man shall enter it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it, therefore it shall be shut. Jesus entered through it in a triumphant entry. It’s called triumphal entry because we think of it as his downfall. It wasn’t. He died on the cross to fulfill his processes. And and the reason he came that you and I might be freed from sin. So he entered through it, we call it the triumphal entry because it was triumphant. Because through the death of Jesus Christ, you and I are a royal priesthood, you and I are saved are born again have the assurance of heaven. And this prophecy is telling us this gates going to be shut until the Messiah comes back through it again.

Now, in Zachariah 14, three through four, it tells us that when Jesus comes back, escape will no longer be shut. All right? And in Zachariah, it’s talking about revelation. When Jesus comes back with the host of heaven were with him and all the armies did the earth come against him, and he fights against them and he destroys them the arm and then he goes to the Mount of Olives to enter in to old Jerusalem into the, into the temple. So in Zachariah chapter 14 Turner with me Zachariah 14 so K to use your index if you don’t know where some of these books are, okay? Zachariah 14 verses three and fourZachariah 14 verses three through four Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations all the nations that are gathered together against him if you read Revelation 1920 as he fights in the day of battle, and in that day, excuse me, Listen, his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of all shall be split into from east to west. In a very large Valley, half of the mountain shall move towards the north and half towards the south. So that’s wild. So when Jesus comes back is prophesied, he would enter once again into the Old City of Jerusalem and into the temple through the eastern gate. But the thing is, the Eastern Gate, this there now is not the original Eastern Gate. It’s not your original Eastern Gate. Because any of you who’ve been to Israel with us, you know that in order to go back and find Asian sites, we have to dig down. Because as time goes, dusk comes and they settle and so forth. So the eastern gate is no longer visible. And there are archaeologists, and we’re going to be looking at one particular archaeologists in a moment, but I’ll save that who have tried to find the original Eastern Gate, but they were prevented. from doing it because there was a Muslim Cemetery in front of it, so they weren’t allowed to excavate. They weren’t allowed to find it, you know, to dig for it. But the discovery of the original Eastern Gate, as I said, they couldn’t excavate it. But you have Dr. James Fleming. Now Dr. James Fleming, you can look him up online. He’s an archaeologist of esteem from Hebrew University. And Dr. Fleming when he was still working on his PhD, and he was actually doing his PhD on the eastern gates and significance biblically. And he was in the spring of 1969. He It was a very rainy spring, more rain than normal, and he was outside the eastern gate. This they’re now taking pictures of it. And the ground underneath him collapsed and he fell down to the ground about 15 feet. Right in front of him was the original Eastern Gate. So the original Eastern Gate is now about 15 feet under the present Eastern Gate. And what is this telling us? Jesus will place this foot and the Mount of Olives, and it’ll separate into causing this valley. And it’ll go right down to the original Eastern Gate. And Jesus will go through a just as was prophesied through the original Eastern Gate. How can you look at things like that and not understand this is the word of God. This is true. This is absolutely amazing. You can’t make that kind of thing up. It’s absolutely amazing. just blows my mind when I look at it. Okay. And, you know, he’s the reason he’s going to go through the original Eastern gates because he’s going into Jerusalem to establish His throne. For the millennial kingdom, for the millennial his millennial reign, it’s amazing. everything set up for it. You realize how, you know, you watch the news, and you want to slit your throat. Just joking. Not that really. Because politics, politics, politics, politics. Do you know what’s been going on in Israel the last week? No, of course you don’t. It’s not report it. Because politics, politics, politics, but we need to be looking up. Because everything is taking place to set up exactly as the Bible says it would be when Jesus calls his church out of the world, and he sets out His wrath on the earth. Is that close brothers and sisters, that Jesus is coming for us? It is so so amazing because people say well, how can we have a resurrected body even if you’ve already died here? What are we were deoxyribonucleic Guess we’re DNA. That’s what we are, you know what DNA is? information. And when you have the genetic code, you just have an alphabet of who you are. So for Jesus, who knew us from before the foundations of the earth relate, guess what? He can create us right back up into who we are with our glorified bodies. And enough, we’re, you know, it’s amazing. I get excited because it’s exciting.

You know, it’s so amazing because people say, well, as science goes on further and discovery discovers more and more intellectual concepts of the universe and so forth. Christianity and religion is just going to go by the wayside. Know, the more science has become evolved. I hate using that term. But the more science has grown, the more it proves the Bible. It’s absolutely amazing. Did you know that there are group of archaeologists, they call themselves biblical archaeologist. They’re not believers. These aren’t Christians. These aren’t, you know, Jews that are believers. These are believers. The reason they call themselves biblical archaeologist is because they found the Bible to be true as far as putting the place and location of different archaeological sites, and they use the Bible to go and find places and they’re there. It’s absolutely amazing. Now getting back to the location of the tribes, okay, around the tabernacle, you have Judah is the car is everyone on the east side with the standard or banner of a lion tells you that as you study is equal to I want you to read it when you get home. Then you had Reuven Gad in Simeon on the south side with the standard of a man. Then you had Benjamin ephrem and monastic on the west side with a standard of an ox. Then you had Dan Asher enough to lie on the north side with a standard of an eagle Well, what’s the point of that was well write this down, write this down zekiel chapter one, verses 10 through 11. And Revelation chapter six, or chapter four, I’m sorry, Revelation chapter four, verses six through 11. And the reason I tell you to write that down, because you have the living creatures with the face of a lion, a man, an ox, and an eagle is found in those portions as well. These same amazing now I love it. In Revelation, chapter five, verses four through six, because we have to understand Jesus is the lion of the tribe of Israel, right you have the line that was first one. That’s where Moses and Aaron and their families were on the eastern gate they had the line is their standard and it says wept much because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, Do not wait Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the route of David has prevailed to open the scroll and to loosen the seven seals, that’s Jesus Christ. And then as far as the standard of a man, it represents that God would become flesh. And if you take notes write down john 114, the Word became flesh, you know that one, and write down Philippians chapter two, verses six through seven, who being in the very nature of God did not consider equality with God something p grass, but he made himself nothing taking the very nature of a man. So we know God became man in Jesus Christ, as far as the ox is concerned, the standard of the ox yasu the beasts of burden. And then in Matthew chapter 11, verses 28 through 30. Jesus calls people he says, come to you, all of you who are who are burden heavy laden and I will give you rest. You know, take your yoke upon me, Jesus the same. I’m the ox who’s going to carry your burden? I’m going to be the one who carry your burden for you, just like the standard of the ox. Then the eagle, of course, represents freedom and endurance. In Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 31, it says, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles to a run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. And that’s why it tells us in the Gospel john, chapter eight and verse 3036, so if the sun sets you free, you will be free indeed, the eagle So Jesus is the lion of the tribe of Judah who became a man to carry our burdens, that we might be set free from the bondage of sin and death and start with wings of eagles. Why? those standards there, you’ve got the gospel. You got every prophecy of Jesus Christ. And I won’t get into this but you can take the four Gospels and the four gospels also represent these four creatures. It’s absolutely amazing.

Now in attempting to ask your ascertain the total population of each of the 12 tribes, we have to compute the number of fighting men This is different than the Levi’s the Levi’s counted all men from one month old enough, and so you just double their number to get their population. But with the 12 tribes, you you actually numbered the fighting men as given an you know, biblical record. And then you figure there would at least be an equal number of women right? women use the outnumber men were being very conservative. So if you had that many fighting men, you’d have this many adult women. And then if you considered each child each family had two children. That is how You can get a very conservative, but probably likely, at least it might probably would be bigger but a very conservative estimate of the tribes. So when you had Judah instacart and Zombieland on the east side, that’s where Moses and Aaron were, get your little diagrams here. They had total population of 505,200. Ruben stimming, and Gad on the south side, with the total population of 454,350 efram minassian. Benjamin, you’ll find it on your diagrams in here as well on the west side with total population of 324,300. And then on the north on the north side, you had Dan Astra enough to lie with the total population of 432,800. Now this gives us a total population counting to 45,000 leave it of 1,835,600 people. And that is not counting those who came with the Israelites, in fact that you can read scripture and it’ll tell you that they brought this mixed multitude that came with him. That would easily put the population of this group wandering the world wilderness around 2 million. And as Pastor Frank mentioned this morning, he said you could take the three counties that we have, you know, Madison County, Onondaga County, and Oneida. What’s the other county? What was it? As we’re going to take all those counties, it’s only about 800,000. Can you imagine you were talking here, a probably 2 million people. Now. Under Judas banner on the east, you had 500 and this has taken our calculations Now, you know of adding an equal number of adult women and two children. So under Judas banner on the east, you had 505,200 times the four square feet per person, super conservative, that would occupy 2,020,800 square feet. But the width could not be any wider than the tabernacle proper, including the Levi, so couldn’t be any wider than 300 feet, which would make the length three. So the tribe of Judah, and it’s a car and zebby line would be 300 feet wide, they’re all going to be 300 feet wide, and it’d be 8000 feet long. So it would be one and a half miles. For some people ask, Well, how do we know the columns were straight? Because very specific direction is given that there to be on the east side. The North side the West Side, not northeast, not Northwest, not southeast, you understand what I’m saying they couldn’t spread out, they had to be directly, directly in line parallel with the particular sides of the tabernacle according to where they were assigned. And so anyway, Judah isn’t lined up like that would end up being 300 feet by a mile and a half long. On the west side, you would have a population of three and 24,300 times four, and one I just going to give you it would so on the north side, which is the shortest side, it would be 300 feet by 4000 feet long, about three quarters of a mile long. And the tribes that occupied the north and south side were approximately the same size. And Reuben and Dan were approximately 450,000 and multiplying the dog so it would end up being 300 feet by 600 feet. They would be the shortest. So now if you take these tribes as they’re lined up on the tabernacle, remember they can’t be northeast, or, you know, or Northwest, it had to be just north, and it had to be just south and then where the Abraham and Moses had me just east, and it had to be just west. So if you look on your outline there, you have a cross. So if someone was standing up on a mountainside, they were seeing a nearly two mile cross. Now think about this, in the tabernacle itself. You had a cross within the cross. I don’t have my tabernacle out here but I think did I put this on their page or not? This isn’t on there but you had the brazen altar of sacrifice where it was made. And then right in front of that you had to brazen lever with priests would wash before he took it in. And then as he went in, on the right, you had the table show bread. On the left. You had the candelabra. You had the menorah. And then as he went into the Holy of Holies, you had the altar of incense. And you had the Ark of the Covenant, you had a cross inside the tabernacle itself. Unbelievable. And so, on top of all that, when you just try to picture what this camp would look like, you’re standing up in the mountain, you’re seeing this giant cross. And you have this kind of glory of God coming out of the tabernacle. I mean, Pastor Frank talked about that in the first service, you know, pillar of cloud by day and pillar fire by night, can you imagine at night, but how high was that pillar? I think probably went all the way up to the stars. I don’t think we just assume, you know, it was huge. It was a presence. It was the ship kind of presence of God, that would have lit up the whole camp of Israel. I mean, you look at that, and you think that’s amazing. And then we then we remember, this same God, who did all this, who accomplish all this desires to come and dwell within our heart, as a seal and deposit of our salvation. Anyone, no one’s excluded, who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, saved from all their sin and all their death and eternal death. Because here’s the thing, brothers and sisters. we all we all know we’re sinners. We all know we’re sinners. There’s not a day that we lay down at night, we don’t think oh my gosh, for all have sinned, we’re all sinners. But here’s the good news, the grace of God. The grace of God is not an excuse for us to go out and sit and go to order. I will do whatever I want because of the grace of God. The grace of God is that we might recover from sin. You see the difference? One is like pre grace. But I’ll do whatever I want. So I get the grace of God. The other one is, I have sin, God will forgive me by His mercy, and I’ll be able to be back into relationship with Him. And the wonderful thing is, brothers and sisters, when you take a fall, when you follow the SIM, you don’t have to go back to the beginning and start over again. When you get up. You start off right where you are. You guys know my verse, right? Proverbs, the righteous man fall, seven times, he rises again, but the wicked fall by calamity. So the point is, the sign of being a righteous person isn’t that you never fall. If you get back up, you start following Jesus. I mean, I’d asked you to raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen to sin, but I don’t want to make you out a liar. So I won’t do that because we’ve all fallen fall. short of the glory of God. And the reason that we bring this out because it shows God’s love for us. All God has ever desired is to have a relationship with his people, so always ever desired. And that Adam and Eve broke that relationship by disobeying him and believing Satan. And g Jesus was so loving, that he was willing to come to earth as a man in order to restore that relationship with God. Absolutely amazing. It’s mind boggling. And I’m telling you, brothers and sisters, if you have a scientific mind, if you have, you know, a mathematical mind or just a very inquisitive mind, read the Bible with an open mind, and your mind will be blown. I mean, how can you look at things like I’ve covered this morning, I know it was a lot It might even be confusing. But if you look at what I’ve covered this morning, it’s mind blowing the Israelites set up their camp like a cross. And redemption comes through the cross to tell a story. It is paid in full. Jesus Christ died on the cross and all of our sins are forgiven and taken away. How amazing. It’s absolutely amazing. So when we think about Jesus Christ, coming to earth, in the flesh, we have real reason to celebrate. It’s our redemption, brothers and sisters.

Father in heaven, we thank you for this portion of Scripture and the great lessons that are found in it. And I pray, Lord, that even though there were a lot of figures and numbers and kind of confusing, that these your people would take that little book at home, open up the book of Numbers, and have their minds blown. I thank you, Jesus for all that you do, and for all that you are, and I pray this in Christ’s name, amen and amen.

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Good morning. Glad to see you guys all here today. Nice day. Nice day today think is supposed to get a little warmer. We’re down for that right? Goodness gracious.

Alright, well we are in the book of Numbers today starting a whole brand new book. And I’m going to do the introduction to it this morning. And then dad’s gonna get us going in chapter two. Let’s start with a word of prayer. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name. And we thank you so much Lord God for your holy word, father and for preserving it for us, Lord and for keeping it for us father so that we can have it in our hands, Lord, to this very day, from the long days past, Lord and to receive That same word, Father from you that you gave to Moses Lord. on Mount Sinai Father, we can read those words and Lord, all the truth and the depth and the meaning that it still has for our lives today, father and how we can see ourselves. Lord represented in the children of Israel in so many different ways. Father, we pray that you would help us to take our lessons, Lord, from their mistakes, and also learn from the things that they did, right, Lord, and then also to take joy, Father, from all of the ways that Jesus Christ is represented. Lord, and the way that you work with Israel and days in days past father, and that everything that you were doing father was pointing to that day, when a son would be born, child will be born a son would be given, Lord and then and then and then we can still look for future tense Lord to the day when the government will be on his shoulders. We’re all excited about that, Lord, and we ask and pray. Father, as we study your word this morning that you would write these true is that we’re going to learn about today, Lord on the tablets of our hearts and we would take encouragement from it files and then she would just build up our faith, Lord and then our understanding of your word through the study of this book. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen.

So the book of Numbers, begins chapter one and verse one. Right off the bat, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of meeting on the first day of the second month, in the second year, after they had come out of the land of Egypt. So now we move from the account that we have in Leviticus, where the Lord was speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, giving him all of the laws and the regulations that pertain to the ruling of the nation itself, how they were to be governed and how they were to live their lives day to day the way that they were to conduct themselves, and then also the way that they were to worship Him. The prescribed methods to prescribe ways that prescribe sacrifices that God was very detailed about in the way in which they must worship Him in the tabernacle, and future tense in the temple it was going to be, but for now, God is explaining to Moses to the people through Moses, this is how I want to be worship. This is how I must be worship. This is what I require of your hand, and this is what I require of your lives. If you’re going to be my children, and I’m going to be your God, these are the things that I’m putting in place for you to live your lives by. And it was very important it was to it was supposed to consume every aspect of their lives. He talks about talk with your children about it as you sit at the table as you rise and when you go to sleep at night, when you walk along the way. Talk about these things have these things on your mouth, you know, be thinking about these things be contemplating about these things. God didn’t want this to simply be a religion. He literally wanted it to be A way of life, this was a theocracy. This was literally a nation ruled by God. Now there had been named their their file, I should say there was going to be nations future tense, whose leaders were going to claim to be God. And I guess past Nimrod was kind of like that too, in ancient Babylon, but there there was plenty of people who were going to come on the scene and claim to be God, you guys all know the story of Nebuchadnezzar and the children of Israel are in exile in Babylon, and he builds the giant golden statue. Remember, he had had the dream of the statue of various metals, and the first was gold, the head was a gold and Daniel had told him when he interpreted that dream, that that gold had represents your kingdom, the kingdom of Babylon okaying, this great and mighty kingdom, but then there was kingdoms that were going to come after that, while Nebuchadnezzar didn’t agree with that with that interpretation. So he built the statue remember completely of gold, what was he trying to say? My kingdom will never end. My king will never come to a close And he required everyone great and small when the instruments throughout the land were played to fall down, remember, and worship this idol? Well, the nation of Israel was the only it has been the only true theocracy in the history of mankind, that they were literally to be governed by God Himself. And that he would speak through the high priest, member of his own women, assuming that were on the stones on the breastplate of the high priest, and God would raise up prophets. And God was going to speak to the children of Israel, but he was going to be their ruler, he was going to directly rule them. Remember when we get to the end of the judges, and we get into the book of Samuel, to the end of the book of First Samuel, and the people begin to clamor that they want a king that they want to King they want to be like all the other nations around them. They want to be ruled by a king. And remember, Samuel has this discussion with them. They’re all been there. They’re there. Excuse me, Samuel is all bummed out. And he has this discussion with God. You know, they’re rejecting And remember what God says, Samuel, it’s not you. They’re rejecting Samuel. It’s me, they’re rejecting. They’re rejecting me as their king. Because up until that point in time, God was their king. God was their ruler. And he did rule them read the book of Judges, right? When they were disobedient, when they didn’t do the things that God had told him through the law of Moses that they needed to do, He punished them, and they use other nations to do it. They went in victory and out of victory into idolatry and out of idolatry was up and down. But God was ruling them until the time when they said that they wanted a king. So this is God. Now, after the Mount Sinai after that point in time when they’ve traveled into the wilderness. Now, the tabernacle has been built. All the things that we talked about Leviticus have been done, and now they’re in the wilderness. They’re following remember by day it was this cloud, this pillar of cloud that stood above the tabernacle, and by night it was a pillar of fire that stood above the tabernacle and they would stay in camp in a certain in place until that moved, and then they would move on from there. And every single day, God fed them remember the manna from heaven. They’re living this reality. Now this is what’s going on this is the context that we find ourselves in, as God now speaks to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of meeting on the first day of the second month, in the second year, after they had come out of the land of Egypt. Now, the Book of Numbers. In Hebrew, the book is by mid bar, and I’m probably saying that wrong, but I’m probably going to say all of the names in here wrong. So, right. It’s all American guys, for your enjoyment, right? But the mid bar is the word, the translation of the book of the name, the actual name of the book of Numbers. And you guys know that just just speaking here is we’re doing a Bible study here and we’re studying the Word of God. You understand that the Bible was changed to Anglo Saxon Is it right? But King James? You know, there really wasn’t James, he was yakko. Right? There’s no, Matthew, Mark, Luke. It’s like, wow, that games just like we do mad.

No, no, they didn’t at all. Okay, you know. And so King James wanted to change the name of the apostle to guess Oh, James, right. Plus, we don’t want this look, none of those names are very Juhi. You know what I mean? Our jewelry names. All right. This is a Jewish book, Old Testament and New Testament. This is a Jewish book, okay, we’re just the wild olive branches. Remember that God has allowed him and grafted into the tree. The name of this book is Ben mid bar, and it means literally in the wilderness. Why couldn’t they just stick with that one? I’m sorry. I’m like, Well, why would you change that? You know, you know why people change it. Because we’re so smart. are so, so smart. It’s gonna make so much more sense. You know, people being people, this is what people do. Whatever it’s okay we call it the book of Numbers, right? But the mid bar means in the wilderness. Now, later, when the Septuagint was written, it was translated the book of the law was translated into Greek. And the name of this book was a risk boy, which is where we get the word arithmetic from. And then later that word, a risk boy was translated into Latin into the word numero, see what we’re getting. And then now it became the book of Numbers. If Genesis is the book of beginnings, and Exodus is the book of redemption. And Leviticus is the book of worship. numbers is a book of warfare, a book of motion, a book of movement, and I dare say, a book of rebellion, a book of rebellion. This is now all the things that God has shown Moses on Mount Sinai, all the laws and all the rules and all the ways of worship now being put into motion as they as a people travel through the wilderness and almost from day one. Right, they begin to show their true colors as people do. Before God, they’re rebels. The Book of Numbers covers a period of 38 years. And I guess the significance of that would be you guys all know the children of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years, right? Because they doubted God’s promise they went into they sent 12 spies remember into the land, the promised land, and they came back and 10 of them were freaked out saying there’s giants in the land, and we were like grasshoppers in our own eyes. We can never defeat this land. Only two, only two brought back a good report. Remember what they said they are bred for us. You know, I love that. I love that Joshua and Caleb the only two that said God has given us this land. Let’s go up there and let’s take it. But of course the people listen to the 10 spies who gave a bad report, and they doubted and didn’t believe and so remember God’s punishment upon them. God’s judgment was nobody from your generation is going to enter into the promised land. But your children of you whom you said they will be destroyed in our sight, they will enter into the promised land, but none of you will. Now, in the book of Romans, if you want to turn with me to the book of Romans chapter 15, I’m putting off reading the actual chapter one of numbers as long as No, I’m kidding. But the book of Romans chapter 15. And verse four says this, for whatever things were written before, were written for our learning, that we, through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. First Corinthians, if you want to flip their first Corinthians chapter 10.

First Corinthians chapter 10, and verses one through 12 says this, first Corinthians 10, one through 12. Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the same All were baptized into Moses in the cloud and the sea, all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them. And that rock was Christ. Want to stop there for just a moment, remember, now here’s what Paul’s talking about, as he writes to the church in Corinth, is I want you to remember I want you to understand something in your mind’s church, that our fathers, our spiritual fathers, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the nation of Israel, they all saw the blessings of God. That’s what Paul’s talking about here. They all saw the blessings of God, they all pass through the cloud, they pass through the sea, talking about of course, the pillar, the cloud, the pillar of clouds that never separated them from the Egyptians before they cross the Red Sea, and at night, it was fire, that later on would be the same pillar that stood above the tabernacle, they all pass through the sea. All were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all laid the same spiritual food. All drank the same spiritual drink. So they drank from that spiritual rock that followed them. And that rock was Christ. Remember when the rock God told Moses when the children of Israel was thirsty to speak to the rock? Well, the first time he told him to strike the rock, remember to strike the rock and water would come from the rock, and it would be enough water to to for everybody in the nation to drink. So, So my question, How big was that rock? What, how much water? You understand you and you see your mind? You see, it’s like, like when you’re hiking up through walkins day like, oh, look a mountain straight. Let’s drink right on the little boats. It’s like, look, it wasn’t bad. This would have had to have been some massive like the side of a mountain opened up and created a clear pool of fresh water for the whole nation to drink from because we’re going to talk about and get into the sheer size of this group of people in a minute. So when we’re talking about that rock, and spiritually, remember Jesus also compared himself to the manna, and I am the manna of the bread come down from heaven. Of course, he was speaking spiritually to them. That bread, it was a representation of me. It was a representation of what I was going to be to you. I am the bread come down from heaven. I’m all the sustenance you need is what Jesus was saying. Forget about the religion and forget about all the traditions and all the things. What you need is me. I’m the bread of your life. And moreover, the Bible says that Jesus was the rock that followed him around in the dead, Jesus didn’t really turn into a rock. Okay? This again was a spiritually significant thing, that God brought forth water from the rock. Jesus is our rock. He is our foundation. He is the cornerstone. I remember what he said to the woman at the well if you would have known of who you were speaking to, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water and you’d never thirst again, remember? So all of this is spiritually significant. Paul’s saying these, our forefathers saw all of this stuff. But with most of them, God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

Now these things became our examples to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lost it and do not become idolaters as some of them as it is written, the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. Nor let us commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in one day 23,000 cell that’s what slain in the spirit really means. Okay, it’s, you know what, we are blessed. Church, we are so blessed. And and you read the Old Testament and present and love to see some miracles like that. That’s you Okay, God, that’s them. I didn’t say that. That’s that. Yeah. Because God dealt with his people in a very severe way. When they disobeyed him when they rebelled against him, he dealt with them in a very serious way. I am so glad we live under the Under the spirit, the Age of Grace, right, because of Christ’s sacrifice, the sacraments sexual immorality of some of them. And in one day 23,000 fell, nor let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents, nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now, all these things happen to them as examples. And they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come upon whom us upon whom the end of the age has come. We are living in the last days, we are the church, and the things that God allowed to happen to the children of Israel, the things that he showed them, the things that he taught them, the places that he took him and the way that he dealt with them. Were lessons for us. Now it’s the we get a surprise Hey, we live in the Age of Grace hey we live God understands God understands God understands, know God’s will for our lives is that we live them according to His Word. And according to his will make no mistake about it. God will not be mocked, right? A man reaps what he sews. All right. And so we have forgiveness. And every single day we can get up in the morning, no matter how bad we blew it yesterday. And thank God through Jesus Christ, we’re forgiven today, and it’s a fresh start. That’s the greatest news there is man. That’s the greatest news there is. But God wants us to get up and press forward in the face. We have a great responsibility. We live at the end of the age. You guys know what’s next, right? This is why when we watch Facebook and news and stuff like that, and we see everything that’s happening all freak outs everywhere, all throughout the place. We don’t we shouldn’t get dismayed and get freaked out and worried because everything that’s happening God knew about before tonight. began. And he chose to put you and I in this time, and in this place, and along with the great blessings that we have to be in this time and in this place comes from Spider Man, with great power, comes great responsibility. But it’s true. I should say, though, that was great power, does that have little of that, but with great blessing comes great responsibility. And so God has put us in that time in this place. And as we read through the Old Testament, we should be seeing how God Delta children of Israel and see what they went through and say, oh, Lord, oh, I see so much in me. I see so much of that and me I’m a rebel to Lord, help me by the power of your Holy Spirit, to do better, to live my life to offer my body as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable for you, for you, which what the Bible says is just our reasonable service. There ain’t no extra credit for offering your body as a living sacrifice. Good. That’s just your reasonable service. Right? Paul talks about Listen, not many of us suffer to the point of bloodshed. Okay? Like we’re doing okay? But my life belongs to the Lord. My family belongs to the Lord. The things that God’s blessed me with belong to the Lord, we always pray about this during communion or offering time. Everything in my life is something that’s just there and exists to either glorify and honor God or to be given back to him and his service, or because he asks it of me, and the Old Testament saints, and the Old Testament children of Israel are an example for us. Now, 14 times in chapter one, God says number of those who are of the age to go to war. Verse two of chapter one, take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers houses, according to the number of names every male individually from 20 years old and above, all who are able to go to war in Israel. Real you and Aaron shall number them by their armies. And with you there shall be a man from every tribe, each one the head of his father’s house. These are the names of the men who shall stand with you from Reuben at least or the center should door from Simeon shall me well the son of Zurich Should I from Judah nation the son of a Minitab from sokar, Nathaniel the son of Zoo are from sebelum le AB the son of Ilan from the sons of Joseph from ephrem ally shemagh, the son of Alma hood, from inasa Gamaliel, the son of Medusa producer from Benjamin Abba down the son of given video night from Dan haze or the son of Misha die from Asher Poggio the son of okra from Gad la staff the son of duet DLL do l from nastily a higher the son of enon. These were chosen from the congregation leaders of their fathers tribes heads The divisions of Israel. Thank you. That’s that’s not as easy as it sounds. 14 times though in chapter one, God says number of those who are of the age go to work. Now. Now, interestingly enough, we see this from the age of 20. And there’s no cutoff age. I like that. I love that there’s no cutoff age, if you’re able to go to war, if you’re able to fight, you start you still able to fight. I still go to war. 20 years old, they were they were ready to go to war. Interesting. But these are the people that are number now I just want to go over the numbers. When we go through the numbers. In the next few verses, we’re going to find that there were 603,550 fighting men in total, have over half a million just in fighting men. Now when you add in their children, right, and it wasn’t just like, let’s just have to in those days, okay, let’s go Have one you know what we don’t feel like having children it No, no, no, no, it was let’s have as many as there are to have, right? You just keep having kids. That’s how it was back in those days. So think of the children, the wives, the Levi’s who are not counted in the census. They entire tribe of Levi is not counted in the census including their wives and children. And then the very elderly most scholars agree that we are looking at a camp of between two and 3 million people. Somewhere between two and three we got over half a million Justin fighting men. That’s how many again, how big was that rock? Right, what it took, what it looked like, what the encampment was like on believable, a breathtaking number To put that in perspective for us. The four counties that make up what we call the Syracuse area, Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida and Madison County. a population of approximately 740,000 people are four counties that surround the Syracuse area.

Hi angel. This is the cutest. I sorry to stop service, the middle of what she’s like the living Wendy Lou who comes to life and she doesn’t like me at all. By the way.

All four of the counties that make up what we call the Syracuse area, Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida and Madison 740,000 people approximately magine a number, triple that triple that amount of people. So, most of you, if not all of you come from somewhere in this area within these four counties. Imagine all of us from the four counties times three, living in the same place at the same Have you fended them all. Have you been there? It’s a den of iniquities. In my humble opinion, have you been to the fair? Right? Okay, okay, now listen to me triple the size of our four counties all at the fair. At the same time, you see why God opens the ears up? You see why I said the fiery surface? That makes perfect sense. Now, I completely understand. It’s a good thing. I don’t have the power, you know, I mean, I’d like a little just open up that cosway right here we’re that whole group of people I think we could do without, you know, right there. But imagine, just imagine the sheer size of this of this group of people. Now, in Deuteronomy chapter one, Deuteronomy chapter one, and verses two to three, if you want to turn their Deuteronomy chapter one, verses two and three. Listen to what? Listen to what the Lord says to Moses. It is 11 day’s journey from hora job by the way as mount CIHR to k dash Barnea. Now, it came to pass in the 40th year, in the 11th month that Moses spoke to the children of Israel. And then of course, God directs Moses to send them on into the promised land under Joshua’s leadership. But notice what God says first. It is an 11 days journey from hora, by the way of Mount seer, that’s Mount Sinai to Kadish Barnea. That’s the that’s the edge of the Promised Land. It’s an 11 day journey. 40 years. Why do you think God points this out? It’s an 11 days journey, y’all. 11 days journey 40 years. It took the children of Israel to get there. To me if you’re taking notes, this is God showing his sense of humor, perhaps, or maybe just making a point for you and I back to Romans 15 for These things are written for our admonition for our understanding, I would have had them there God says in 11 days I could have had them there and 11 days give or take 40 years. You know why? They did it their way. Okay. You know, as you know, the Frank Sinatra song, I’m sorry, I just butchered it. I apologize from the bottom of my heart. You know, it’s, I did it my way. And as you sing that song, Oh, yeah, yeah. Oh, no, no, no, that’s not good. It’s not gonna be good for anybody. That’s not good for anybody. God has not called you and I to do it our way. God has called us to serve Him and to do it his way, his way. It’s not a suggestion. Now, listen, God is so understanding. He’s so loving. He’s so gracious. I’m so glad he still doesn’t send fire. I first of all, I hate snakes. Okay, just I would die before they even bit me. I’m tempted, you know, I see a horde of snakes coming across the field for me the swords in my gut before they get to me, I’ll take it. No, thank you, but I get it, I understand it. My God has never stumped me with steak or open up the earth. You know you ever having those times of prayer when you’ve blown it big time. And you know those hours of self loathing two three in the morning or whether it’s as for me as Sunday morning before church I’m so aware. I’m so aware of how unworthy I am, of how wicked My heart is. And God sees every last disgusting detail of my heart and loves me just the same and accepts me and receives me as a son and has sealed me with the spirit for the day of redemption. Wow, wow. Amazing how that is. But God wants us to do it His way.

You ever wonder, when you’re when you’re in heaven your time alone with the Lord, when you’re just thinking alone with your thoughts? Where would I be? What would I be doing? And there’s a couple of different ways mom shaking her head, which tells me that she’s thinking without Jesus, right? You think about that? See, I grew up in the church. I grew up in the faith. I already know where I’d be without Jesus jailor dad, then one of the two, right? I’d be in a bad way. There’s no way. But I always think to myself, having grown up in the church, having known about these things since the time I was a little guy, where would I be? If I had always done things God’s way? If I’d always done things God’s way, what might have been in my life now? This is not for us. You know, I blew it. I ruined everything. I mean, if I had done everything the right way, I maybe wouldn’t be married to Nikki and have my family and all of these things. You know, I No, literally no idea. But I often wonder God, what what could have been? What might you have have done now I, in my finite understanding and in my wicked mind as if well, if I hadn’t screwed up, I never would have met Nikki. So I’m glad I screwed up. I think God’s a little bigger than that. And if God had planned for me to meet and marry Nikki, which I’m sure that he did that she was to be my wife, he probably could have arranged it somehow, no matter how good I was, no matter how much I did things the right way. God probably still could have made that happen. And here’s the other thing I think about, I knew her when we were kids. I didn’t spend any time with her. I was way cooler, way cooler than she was. She was like three years behind and talk to her, you know, I mean, I was always trying to holler at her sister, who wanted nothing to do with me whatsoever, you know, but, but I wonder how might I have been a blessing to her when we were kids even and might not have even started that relationship. ship from an innocent child like Stanford. I mean, who knows? Here’s what I do know. Here’s what I do know. It’s always better God’s way. It’s always better God’s way God the things that he commands us. The things that he tells us to do in His Word are not to bum you out or not to make us miss out on good things. It’s so that our lives can be blessed and can be full and have as little baggage as possible. Man, it gets heavy. You watch who watched the Christmas carol so far? Yeah. Cratchit are no Marley, Jacob Marley. walk around with the chains and the money boxes. You know what I’m saying? You ever feel like that? You know, like, Oh my goodness, because the wonderful thing about God is he forgives us and He forgives us. But those things that we reap. So we also reap right. God does not completely deliver us from the consequences of our actions does he? And I tell my kids all the time. I wants you to have as little baggage as possible in your life. I want you to go into your married life with your husband or with your wife completely unshackled and unfettered from any of the garbage that follows wrong relationships. Oh, if I could go back in time, oh, if I could do it over again and keep myself only for my wife. And for you youngsters, you don’t even know the half, right? You don’t even know the half God’s way. God’s plan is always better. But grace like every time we think about grace, it shouldn’t be like, Oh, that’s right. Grace, Grace, Grace. No one should be like, oh, thank God for His grace. It’s so wonderful to have. So let’s see. Well, I was gonna in light of all that I just said Philippians chapter three verse. 13 to 14, forgetting those things that are behind the okay. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ. In other words, none of that matters right yesterday, doesn’t matter, right now matters.

Right now matters. Yesterday is meaningless. Right now matters. What will we choose to do today? Who will we choose to be today or more appropriately? Whose will we choose to be? Today? That’s the question. That’s the great blessing and honor of being a Christian that every single day I can start out fresh like I’m just coming out of Egypt. There is no golden calf though there’s been some. There is no eating and drink lots of that and rising up to play. There isn’t there is none of that. There’s today in Jesus Christ, the greatest thing. It’s the greatest thing of all time, during their bondage, when things were at their worst, and when they were crying out to God for deliverance, the Israelites were prolific in their population growth, they doubled in size every 20 years. Two years from one family, they doubled in size every 20 years. So the time when they left Egypt, they went out as this giant multitude of people. So here are the numbers by the tribe as we get down into it. And I’m going to just give you the facts here. I’ll let’s see, if we start with verse 18. They assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they recited their ancestry, by families by their fathers houses, according to the number of names from 20 years old and above each one individually. But that took a minute as the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. Now the children of Reuben, Israel’s oldest son, there genealogies by their families by their fathers house according to the number of names, every male individually from 20 years old, and above all, who were able to go to war, those who were numbered of the tribe of Reuben, were 46,500 years this is and this is how it’s going to be for each of the tribes. Okay, so I’m just going to give you the facts and figures right now, Ruben, the head of the house of the tribe of Reuben was allies or, and his name means God is a rock 46,500 people, the tribe of Simeon the head of that tribe, his name was Shabbat, shalom ul, and his name means friend of God or God is salvation. And their tribe had 59,300 people from the tribe of Judah, the head of that family was, was named Sean. And his name interestingly means a diviner, or more appropriately, one who interprets one who interprets and their tribe 74 Thousand 600 fighting men, the tribe of sokar Nasional, and his name means God, the giver from 54 excuse me God to give her and their tribe at 54,400 fighting men from the tribe of Zombieland, le abs, and his name means God His father, and from their tribe 57,400 from the tribe of ephrem ally shemagh his name means God hears, and their tribe had 40,500 fighting men from the tribe of vanassa Gamaliel, the head of the family and his name means God rewards and from their tribe 32,200 fighting men from the tribe of Benjamin Abidin, and his name means my father is judge and from their tribe 35,400 fighting men from the tribe of Dan a hyzer. Or he is whatever his name means my brother his help, and from their tribes 62,700 fighting men, the tribe of Asher taggi L. His name means my prayer to God. And from that tribe 41,500 fighting men from the tribe of Gad, le Assaf. His name means my god gathers and from the tribe of gab, 40, Gad rather 45,650 fighting men from the tribe of nastily a Hira, the head of the house, and his name means my brother, my brother is my friend, and from the tribe of nasally, 53,400 fighting men and then of course, the tribe of Levi was not numbers. So we have a nation that represents God and His ways, even in their names. You see the two aspects of the of the of the definitions behind the names, what the names mean relationship with God relationship with my brother.

God is my God, my brother is my friend. I love that even in the names of the heads of the houses of the tribes of Israel. God was written there, his ways were written there. They were to be a light to the whole world, God’s instrument of judgment, but also evangelism everywhere they went. That’s what God had intended for them to be. If they would have done things God’s way, if they would have went God’s way and done everything the way he had told them to do. God’s plan for them was to be an instrument of judgment, but also of evangelism in the book of Exodus, chapter six, and verse seven, God makes this amazing statement. He says, I will take you as my people, and I will be your God. And that meant everything. But by the time we get to the end of numbers, their population actually decreases. It goes from 603,550 to 601,730. And here’s the amazing part of that figure. The population declines a little bit nothing, nothing dramatic. The population declines a little bit, but not one person, of the entire nation of between two and 3 million people who was delivered by God personally from bondage in Egypt, saw the promised land, except for Joshua and Caleb, not even Moses, not even Moses. Remember, he didn’t go in because he died of old age before he went in. Remember? God said, Moses, remember the second time when God tells him, he tells him the first time remember Jesus is the representation of the rock. And Moses tells him to strike the rock and water will come from it. Jesus was struck for us and because he was struck for us that living water flowed into our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. The second time remember, God tells Moses speak to the rock. But Moses is angry because of the children of Israel’s disbelief and the rebellion. And so in a fit of rage, he strikes the rock again with a staff. And God says, You are now disqualified from going into the promised land. Because you did not honor my name. Why? Why was that so important? Why was this such a big deal? Because God was showing us very clearly in the scriptures that Jesus was only struck once. And now we have what to ask. We have but to ask for the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts to fill our lives to refresh us. He never need be struck and never will be struck again. And because Moses was disobedient to what God was trying to show you and I, he had to be disciplined for it. And so God said, You’re not going, can you imagine poor Moe? He’s been like, like hardcore, from Sinai to the, to the through the will everything doing God’s Will patient with this people he’s put up with so much he freaks out what I he freaks out one time. God says My name will be hallowed. Moses, I love you. Moses was God’s friend. And he says, I speak to Moses, as a man speaks to his friend face to face. He loved Moses, but Moses, my name has to be hallowed. And you disobeyed and misrepresented my voice to the people, and you can’t go to the promised land. That’s a scary verse for a preacher tell you that right now. You misrepresented my word, and you can’t go into the promised land. So why we only we try to stick with the Bible, you know, here, you know what I’m saying, you know, get to the gates and be like, Listen, I’ve got some bad news. You know, guys, God’s God’s bigger that his grace is abundant. Amazing, but It definitely it definitely makes makes you think about that. Okay, it’s 1004 let me just let me just get to verse 47 are going to read down through the end okay? But believe it or not numbered among them by their fathers tried for the Lord and spoken to Moses saying only the tribe of Levi You shall not number, nor take a census of them among the children of Israel, but you shall appoint the leave it over the tabernacle of the testimony over all its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it, they shall carry the tabernacle and all this furnishings, they shall attend to it and camp around the tabernacle. And when the tabernacle is to go, for the Levi shall take it down, and the tabernacle is to be set up to leave it shall set it up, the outsider who comes near shall be put to death, pretty adamant, Levi it’s only the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, everyone by his own camp, everyone by his own standard, according to their families, but the Levi’s shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony that there There may be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel, the leave it shall keep charge of the tabernacle of testimony. Thus the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses so they did. Just quickly. I love the fact that the Levis were not to be numbered. I love that there was no census to be taken because when it comes to the things of God and the things that we do in his service, there ought to be no accounting or no reckoning for amounts or how much it’s just his remember back in the old days they met Dr. Wesley in church and we I think I don’t think we freak require we had that plaque obviously that plaque and the him numbers that him the pages and the number of the hymns we’re singing today. And then it was attendance last week, you filthy rotten sinners dirty. And, and then the offering from last week. This is how much was given you cheap escape. No Good luck. You know what I mean? And I either bad records that you don’t have high You know what I mean? sit in the back in sweatpants going, it seems stupid to me. You know what I mean? Why does God care about that? That’s not for God. That’s for the people, man. That’s why I’m a rebel stop. It’s their fault. But seriously, when it comes to our service to God when it comes to worshiping God, and not that we should be flippin about it, please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. But it just belongs to God, man. You want to make sure we make sure just give to God. Just love God, and give all that you have in of yourself wholeheartedly without ever holding anything back. That’s what God wants. That’s it. I love it that there was no numbering going on there. Amen?

All right, let’s pray. Lord, thank you for your word. Lord, we pray and ask that you would continue to help us get through this book father to instruct us and teach us from it. Lord, we pray that we would be able to pull out just gems after gems after gems, Lord of truth and knowledge and understanding and then the picture of Jesus Christ that you were painting for the children of Israel. Way back then father that we would see it clearly and be blessed by it built up and edified by it Lord, and it would strengthen our faith and our understanding of your word in Jesus name. And I pray, Lord, that You would be with all my brothers and sisters this week. as they head into the holiday Lord, I pray that you would watch over them and protect them. I pray Father, that you would be with them wherever they go, Lord, and that you would help them to be a light that shines in the darkness floor that they would be salt, Lord and everything that they say to their relatives, and to their friends or to be seasoned with grace and mercy and love and also with truth, Father, in Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen. Thanks, everybody. Merry Christmas.

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All right. Stupid thing. That guys’ all right. Yeah, yes. If a, man oh man, that part when we’re free we’re free forever Amen that’s was arrested and our life began because of what Jesus Christ did for us. And like pop was saying this morning no other reason than he loves you personally, you know, for what I remember growing up in, in, in in a different lot of different things we thought of things a lot lot differently and a lot of ways not that we were in a way anyway. But when the Lord began to really teach us about grace and really teach us about God’s mercy and God’s love, and I remember when we first started listening and and and to Pastor Chuck and the Calvary Chapel preachers And then going systematically through the Word of God. And I never heard the parables taught the way Pastor Chuck taught them. And I remember as a kid, you know, we were always taught that the parable of the man who the kingdom of heaven is like a man who found a treasure in a field. And so in order to purchase the treasure, he went and sold everything that he has, so that he can purchase the field and thereby the treasure. And, you know, I was raised and we were always taught and thought that, you know, Jesus Christ is that treasure. And so we sell everything that we have, because he’s worthy of that and, and we we sell everything that we have so that we can purchase that gift of Jesus Christ and it was kind of the thought process. And then I remember Pastor Chuck saying that’s completely backwards. You can purchase what you can buy Jesus Christ, you can’t buy the kingdom of heaven. The field is the world. You are the treasure, and Jesus Christ gave everything that he had To purchase the world, that’s why in Revelation when it says who is worthy to loose the seals on the scroll, remember john says, I wept much, for no one was found on earth who was worthy to open this the seals. And then I heard a voice in heaven say, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world and He is worthy to lose the seals. And that’s this, the scroll is the title deed to earth, and Jesus Christ because of his sacrifice, he purchased the earth for himself a possession and thereby You and I, you are his great treasure. And listen, I don’t know how to make you feel any better about yourself, then right there. There’s nothing I could say to you. There’s no personal compliment that I could give you. that’s greater than the simple truth of the matter that you are God’s great treasure. And you were worth it to him to give his only begotten Son and you were worth it to Jesus to lay down his life. Remember what he said and No one takes my life away from me. disciples are getting all worked up. He’s like I could call 12 legions of my father’s angels in heaven. No one takes my life away from me. I lay it down freely, and lay down freely. That’s the God that we serve. Amen. He is so good. So I want to start a couple of announcements. First of all, it’s communion Sunday, so we’re going to have our potluck after church. So you’re all welcome to that. That’s the first announcement. The second one is we’re going to have a cookie exchange at my house. It’s I think it’s just for ladies. And that’s this coming Friday, babe. this coming Thursday. Okay. It’s this coming Thursday cookie exchange in my house. I think there’s a signup sheet out there. So ladies, please make yourselves. Welcome to come to our house and sign up for that we’d love to have you so that’s the second one and the third one is Wednesday. The 18th is going to be our Christmas party here for the little kids. We’re going to be having a Christmas us party over at the parsonage and the adults are going to meet upstairs. Lastly, before we start, I just wanted to, to pray take time to pray for our sister, Candace Adams. She’s really not feeling well this morning. She’s having some some issues with her health. And so I just wanted to take time as a congregation to pray for her. And also for our brother, Joey Diana, who has been who’s been dealing with some liver issues. And I wanted to pray for him as well. Is there anybody else here? Who would like us to pray for them while we’re all here together? I don’t want to leave anybody out. You know? Speak now or forever. Hold your peace, David. Okay, for Keith for Keith Morrison. Okay. And for Reggie, she she still had dealing with them pneumonia.
Just her general health, okay. I’m trying to remember. All right. Let’s pray. Let’s go to the Lord. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we are so grateful and we’re so thankful for who you are, Lord, and we believe in you, Father, that you are the great physician that you’re the king of the universe who created everything. single thing that is, Lord and that a word from you, you can touch a person you can heal a person, Father, and we confess to you, Lord, we don’t even remotely understand the reasons why you choose to heal sometimes and why sometimes you choose not to heal Father, we only know that it’s our faith that allows us to trust in you that you know what’s best for each person, especially as it goes with their spiritual health father, and what they need or even what they need to go through father to draw them closer to us. So we leave them in your hands, Father, but because we don’t know the difference, we want to pray for everybody who’s sick Lord, we want to pray for everyone who’s having issues with their health or because we know that you can touch them that you can heal them and that you can make them whole. So we want to lift up to you this morning, Father, Candace Adams, Lord and we want to lift up to you Keith Morrison and we want to lift up to Joe, Diana Lord and we also want to lift up to you Reggie Father, we ask and pray, Lord God, that you would encircle them father, even right now while we’re praying, Father, that you would put your hands upon their bodies that you would touch them and that you would bring healing to them Father, we ask and pray, Lord God, that you would help them to feel your presence, Lord, even now while we’re praying, Lord, and we pray, Father, that you would you would just bring complete and total restoration, Lord to their bodies and we believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can do that Father, and above all else, Father, we pray that your will would be accomplished Lord, and everything that we do here in this place, and that everything is going on in their lives. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen. Thank you guys. We are in the book of Leviticus. So we’re going to try to finish it up today. Leviticus chapter 27. We’re going to try to get through the whole chapter. So bear with me. Try not to preach for more than two hours, you know, the usual nobody laughed. Everyone was like, what does that mean?
You can’t, if you, as a preacher, if you get too too much in the habit of preaching long, people start setting their alarms like oh my goodness, I forgot that thing was on the Know what I mean? So you got to be careful. Leviticus chapter 27. And Lord, we do want to ask you that you’ve covered the scripture for us. Father, I have absolutely no right to say anything about this book files that you haven’t given to me by the power of your spirit, Lord. So I pray that you would speak to us through this book today in Jesus name, amen. Leviticus chapter 27, the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when a man consecrates by a vow certain persons to the Lord according to your valuation, if your valuation is of a male from 20 years old, up to 60 years old, then evaluation shall be 50 shekels of silver bear with me on this one guys, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, if it is a female, then evaluation shall be 30 shekels and if from five years old, up to 20 years old, then evaluation for a male shall be 20 shekels and for a female 10 shekels and from a month old up to five years old. Then evaluation for a male shall be five shekels of silver in for a female figure evaluation shall be three shekels of silver and it from 60 years old and above As a male, then evaluation shall be 15 shekels and for a female 10 shekels. But if he is too poor to pay your valuation and he shall present himself before the priest and the priest shall set a value for him according to the ability of Him who vowed the pre show value him, if it is an animal that men may bring as an offering to the Lord, all that anyone gives to the Lord shall be holding, he shall not substitute it or exchange it good for bad or bad for good, if he had all exchanges animal for animal, then both it and the one exchange for it shall be holy, if it is an unclean animal, which they do not offer as a sacrifice to the Lord, and He shall present the animal before the priest and the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad as as you the priest value it, so it shall be, but if he wants to at all redeem it, then he must add one fifth to your valuation, and when Amanda’s case his house, to be holy to the Lord, then the pre show set a value for it, whether it is good or bad as the priests values it, so it shall stand if he who dedicates it wants to redeem his house and he must add one fifth of the money of your valuation to it and shall be his. If a man dedicates to the Lord, part of a field of his possession, then evaluation shall be according to the seed for it a homer of barley, seed shall be valued at 50 shekels of silver, if you dedicate his field, from the year of jubilee, according to your evaluation, it shall stand. But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the pre shall reckon to him the money do, according to the years that remain, so the year of jubilee and it shall be deducted from your evaluation. And if he who dedicates the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to him. But if he does not, God bless you, but if he does not want to redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed anymore. But the field when it is released in the Jubilee shall be wholly to the Lord as a devoted field, it shall be the possession of the priest. And if a man dedicates the lord of field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession, that In the pre show records to him the worst of your valuation up to the year of jubilee and he shall give your valuation on that day as a holy offering to the Lord. In the year of jubilee, the field shall return to Him from whom it was bought to the one who owned the land as a possession and all your evaluations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary 20 garas to the shekel.
Okay, we’re going to stop there and we’re gonna try to bite off this portion before we finish it. All right. And we’re going to go right back to verse one of chapter 27. Now what is happening here, okay, I wish I knew someone’s out know. What’s happening here is remember, this is still on Mount Sinai. Okay, we haven’t This is not we haven’t moved forward from Mount Sinai, yet. God is still speaking, we’re going to find out at the very end of the chapter just like we saw at the end of the chapter, and 26 these are still the things that God is teaching and Moses and God is giving to Moses to then share with the people of Israel on Mount Sinai. He’s telling them these things, and so all the things that God is telling Moses, our future tense, all the things that he’s talking to them about the land and about the sacrifices and about good versus evil, and doing the right things and being obedient to God and what’s going to happen if they do and what’s going to happen if they do not. And all of these things are future tense, the children of Israel are still at the base of the mountain and Moses up on Mount Sinai, receiving all of this from the Lord God calls things that are not as though they were, God knows the end, the Bible says from the beginning, it’s interesting that it doesn’t say the beginning from the end. It says the end from the beginning. What that tells us is that God stands outside of time, there is no time in his presence. And so he can stand outside of the entire completed timeline and interact wherever he sees fit. And if that sounds confusing to you, it’s supposed to, because we’re three dimensional beings, and we don’t understand all of the dimensions that actually exist in our universe. Okay, there are more dimensions science has shown this than what you and I inhabit. And that’s where the spiritual realm is. spiritual realm. It’s not some material, whoo ghosts and goblins. And that’s not what the spiritual realm is. It’s a dimension that you and I don’t occupy because our bodies are not able to part of the the idea of being glorified. And when we see Jesus we will be like him for will see him as he truly is, we are also going to be able to inhabit the spiritual dimensions, will be able to now see the Lord and will be able to see the angels and interact with them. They can interact with us, they can come and go as they please, because they occupy all the dimensions, we only occupy three of them, right? We’re three dimensional beings. So the best way I could explain it to you is if you took remember your pictures your kids draw in kindergarten class, you got your piece of paper and your little stick figures. And if you would three dimensional being we’re trying to interact with that little stick figure. It could only perceive you from its own one dimensional perspective, is that two dimensional. Thank you. Okay, science is not my thing. I’m trying the best I can here. So we don’t understand and we can’t see, because we haven’t been glorified yet. And when that happens when Jesus Christ appears, and he catches he said, the Bible says will be changed and then we’ll be caught up together with him in the air will be changed and will be like Him will be able to see these things, but God stands outside of time. God stands outside of time, Chuck Mr. If you if you ever there’s a website called k house.org. And if you want to go there, and really have your mind blown up, you can go and read some of Chuck Mr. stuff, he talks he has some hypotheses about the way time works, and and the way God works standing outside of time that it’s possible that when we die, and we get to heaven will all be getting there at the same time. Okay, sure. I understand, you know, but, but this is God speaking to Moses from outside time. That’s the point I want you to take away from this, this is God seeing the end from the beginning and explaining these things to Moses. And this is what’s going to happen. And this is what I want you to do. But when you don’t do it, this is what’s going to happen. And this is how I’m going to deal with my people. God knows everything. And here’s the wonderful part about that for you and I, and yet he still loves me. Hello. He knows every single thing about me, he knows all the ways that I’m going to disappoint him this week. He knows all the bad attitudes I’m going to have. He knows all the things that I’m going to do that fall short of His glory, and yet he loves me just the same. I love when the Bible says that he knows our frame. Remember, he built us, he knows that we’re dust. So he’s never surprised. And so don’t ever, ever, ever in your life, allow the enemy to tell you that God is done with you or that God is really upset with you or God is really disappointed with you now because you did this or Because you didn’t do that God is never disappointed, and he is never surprised.
He knows exactly who you are, and He sent His Son to die for you. He sent His Son to die for you. Now, this is the one part of grace. The other part of grace that we as Christians wants to activate in our lives is Grace is not a license for me then to continue sinning. Grace is not there for me to say, well, it doesn’t matter what I do. God is still going to love me, though he does. The act of grace and the idea of what graces should drive me to want to serve him more. Because he’s so good, because he’s so worthy. And so I want to do better. And so when I fall short of the glory of God, I can instantaneously rise up knowing that I’m forgiven and I can press forward into a deeper walk with God. That’s what he wants some of the greatest community Some of the greatest fellowship I’ve ever had with my children was right after they were disciplined, believe it or not, right after they discipline because up until that point, there was a hardness in their sinful little hearts, right? And they were angry and they were upset. So what do you have to be angry about? You just got done with a lollipop just out and you’re met, you’re angry and yelling at you What’s wrong with you, you know, you know, to their brother when I’m at work. So then the discipline comes, the discipline comes in, you think after you discipline a child, you take them and you discipline that after they be like, I hate you. It’s the exact opposite. When a child when a child is disciplined, their heart is corrected. And they understand that you do it from love. If you’re a good parent and you discipline correctly, they understand that you do it from a heart of love, and you explain that to them. And it’s some of the greatest times of fellowship that I’ve ever had with my children when they’re little is right after discipline. Oh, Getting the picture. God disciplines those whom he loves. And oftentimes the pain in our lives, whether it’s discipline from God, or whether it’s just the happenstance and circumstances of life, because he causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust. God will use these things. That’s what the Bible says, God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, and have been called according to His will and his purpose. That’s what it’s talking about, whether it’s God’s discipline, or whether it’s just tough times in life, he always wants to use those things to sharpen our focus and draw him closer into His presence. Okay. That’s the way God works. And so he’s telling Moses, all of these things, and he’s giving them all of these rules and regulations, knowing that they’re going to blow it and knowing that he’s going to have to correct them and discipline them and knowing that it was for the greater work that you and I in 2019, almost to 2020 would be reading this book and taking this in for ourselves. In other words, spiritually speaking, Speaking when God was talking to Moses here on Mount Sinai, he was talking to you and me as well, not just the children of Israel. And so what he’s dealing with here in this last chapter Lucas and chapter 27, is when you promise God something and then go back on it. That’s pretty much what it is. When you dedicate a life when you dedicate your life, or your child’s life, or whether it’s an animal or a piece of land or a house, and you say, I’m going to dedicate this thing to God, but then you wish to redeem it. Okay? That’s a nice way of saying, but when you then change your mind, you know what I’m saying? You know, exactly, I’m taught, right? Yes, Sunday, right and worship all and or you’re listening to a sermon and you’re reading the Word and God’s speaking the Holy Spirit’s working on you in your heart and you’re feeling convicted, and you’re like, God, I’m going to change the things in my life. What I want to make these things right, and I’m going to do this and I’m going to do this and I’m going to give this to you, and then I’m going to give that to you. Then Wednesday comes, right, and then by Wednesday, for me part of my silly testimony. Is that when I was young in the face back walking with the Lord newly newly married to my poor wife, right? And we would go to the pastors conferences and I would get so fired up for the Lord This is why I love God because He understands who we are and I would get so fired up and excited for the Lord that I would come home and have a listen I’m throwing out all the DVDs are what back then it was VHS tapes. I’m throwing out all my Bruce Lee VHS tapes. Right all my Kumu take kung fu VHS tapes, and I’m throwing all this is not pleasing the Lord and that’s not what a Christian should be like. You think Jesus was sit around and watch Bruce Lee Lou, you know, he wouldn’t do any. So I can’t do that stuff. And I break the tape breaking ceremonies and my wife would just stand there going over this idiot I can’t leave we go again. Lord, you know this guy, you know. And then six months later, I’d be walking through a Walmart and I get to the discount, Ben. And I walk by and it’s Bruce Lee and he’s only 499 for Bruce Lee and I’ve never seen the Chinese connection I that’s really he’s really gets after People and so I buy that one and maybe six Van Damme movies, I don’t know, something like that. And now I’m right back to where I was. Now, here’s what I want to I want to present to you, God, God, when I made those vows wasn’t like okay, well, I’m listening now if you don’t keep this vow you’re done to make your disremember you know, he wasn’t like that then. And then when I went back on it and started picking these tapes back off, he wasn’t looking down at me going look at you use use you sick and make me really that’s not good. When I look at you. He didn’t feel like that. And then afterwards when I was home watching it, oh, you know like that. He wasn’t then going low. Gabriel, what am I going to do? I mean, I can’t use this guy anymore. He was never for a moment shaken or stirred or pushed off of his throat for even a minute because he knows my frame. He knows exactly who I am. And all that is a part of him teaching me and directing me.
God wants you to just open up your life to Him. You let him take care of the details. This is the gospel. You don’t come into this church to clean up your life or before you start coming to this church, you better clean up your life as I came to your church, you don’t even know due to your church would catch on fire or whatever. It’s like, you haven’t met the people there. You know what I’m saying? Like, it’s still standing, you know, for some reason. And that’s not how it works. That’s not how it works. while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. While we were ungodly, while we were enemies of God, because of our own sin, He died for us. He offered us redemption to the Father. That’s how Jesus Christ feels about us. And he’s never disappointed and he’s never finished with you. He who began a good work in you, the Bible says is faithful to bring it to completion. A man because I don’t know about you, but I’m not finished yet. I’m not even close. Right? I I get up in the morning and I get in the mirror and I go Oh, man, it’s like someone started building something out of clay and then just it just fell apart and they left it there and it dried. You know what I mean? Like, Lord, but he’s working in me. And every time God will allow inconvenience my life and God, let my rage buttons get pushed. And my wife my, in my wonderful wife, so encouraging. She’ll come from around the corner and she’s like, man, God loves doing that to you doesn’t he? loves getting out? He does. You know why? Cuz he loves me. And he’s going to make sure that I’m trained. He’s going to see to it that I’m trained. He’s going to see to it that I’m developed according to the purpose that He has for my life, because that’s the god he is he’s a great father. He’s a good good father, right? That song. We love that song. It’s who you are. That’s who you are. You’re a good good father. And so he knows the end from the beginning and he’s telling Moses when they go back on it, because they will. Here’s the previous So that they can redeem these things back that they’re going to take back, because they weren’t thinking it through, or because circumstances change, and I’m going to allow for that in their lives. And I’m going to allow them to redeem it back at a price so that they don’t walk away with any guilt. But they feel that there’s vindication that there’s resolution that there’s nothing left in between me and them. That’s why he offers this redemption, these redemption prices because he knows who we are. And this is made clear in verse eight, and I love this in verse eight, because it says, but if he is too poor, to pay the priests, valuation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him according to the ability of Him who vowed the priest shall value him and so the man makes this oath, he makes this promise or woman makes this oath and makes this promise and then she has to go back on it for whatever reason, I’m not going to be able to do that. I’m not going to be able to continue this. I’m not not going to be able to do this, I’m going to need this thing. And I feel terrible about this and I don’t have any money with which to repay it. What am I going to do? And the price is going to stand before this person and Jesus excuse Well, Jesus, yeah, but God says to Moses on Mount Sinai, and you’re going to bestow grace upon them for me Mo. According to what they can do, according to what they can afford, I still want them to give. I still want them to have an active participation in this relationship. I want them to feel that they’re an active participant in it, whatever they can do, but I want them to know that before me, they’re okay. They’re Okay. Now, when it gets down into the, the animals, let’s see, I want to get to verse nine. If it is an animal that men may bring is an offering to the Lord that would be a clean animal something that could be offered as a burnt offering or a sin offering or sacrifice. All that anyone gives to the Lord shall be holy. He shall not substituted or excuse Change it good for bad or bad for good. And if he had all exchanges animal for animal, then both it and the one exchange for it shall be holy. what God is saying here is when it comes to your sacrifice when it comes to the sacrifice that you’re bringing to the temple or to the tabernacle, that burnt offering or that or that or that fellowship offering, when you’re bringing that when you’ve purposed in your heart that this belongs to God, you need to understand it now belongs to God. Okay, right. Okay. Christian. Now, we’re not talking about blood sacrifices here. But when you purpose in your heart, God and you know, you know, when something’s real and when something’s not real.
And when you purpose in your heart, God, I’m giving this thing he was going to take it. He’s going to take it and even if you want to take it back, okay, we’re stewards, God is still going to take on a If over that thing now, he’s speaking specifically about the sacrifices here. And what he’s saying is this, he shall not substitute it good for bad or bad for good. In other words, when he’s bringing his sacrifice to the tabernacle, and he’s looking at this lamb, and this lamb is like my best lamb, you know what, On second thought, I’m going to go back and I’m going to go get a less valuable one, and I’m going to offer that one. Now what God is saying to Moses is, both of them belong to me. Now, both of those belongs to me, the good and the bad. And if it is an unclean animal, which they do not offer as a factor of sacrifice to the Lord, that would be for example, a horse okay? Not a not an animal that can be offered to sacrifice, but if they offered it for the service of the tabernacle, to be used for pulling things for right, whatever the case may be, which they do not offer as a sacrifice to the Lord, then he shall present the animal before the priest and the pre show set a value for it, whether it is good or bad as you the priests value it, so it shall be but if he wants to at all, redeem it, He must add one fifth to your valuation. It’s interesting how God makes a distinction between redeeming people and redeeming objects, and redeeming lands and redeeming animals of sacrifices and things of that nature. He’s going to add one fifth of it. And when when a man dedicates his house to be holy to the Lord, then the pre shall set a value for it, whether it’s good or bad as the priests value that so it shall stand. If he who dedicated it wants to redeem his house, and he must add one fifth of the money of your valuation to it, it shall be his, as a man dedicates to the Lord part of a field of his possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed for and a homer of barley seed shall be valued at 50 shekels of silver. And if he dedicates his field from the year Jubilee, according to your evaluation, it shall stand now when it talks about the year of jubilee. Hey, remember, when we talked about Jubilee every 50 years, every 50 years, all of the land of the possession of your family was restored to you. So if you became poor If you became destitute in your life, you got to such a point where you had to sell off all of your family’s land which remember what God said, it’s my land. It’s my land that I’m giving to you for an inheritance. But understand that it’s mine, just like the sacrifices, you may redeem it back, but it’s mine. All of these, these lands belong to me. And so here’s what he’s set up. If you have to sell these lands, in order to pay off your debts, and whatever, and you fall into bad times, in the 50th year, which is the year of jubilee, all of those lands are restored, free of charge, to the family that they came from. So when you’re buying land, or you’re selling land and the nation of Israel in those days, you always had to take into account where you were in that 50 year cycle. Does that make sense? And so the closer you were to that 50 year Jubilee, the less value will be placed upon your home or your land or whatever it is that you were selling. Everything was worked that way. If it was right after the Jubilee it would have much more value. So that’s what he’s talking about here. But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the pre show recommend to him the money do according to the years that remain till the year of jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your evaluation. And if he who dedicates the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to Him. Now this again is specifically things that has been sold or given into the service of God. And so you have this one fifth added to it, you give somebody your horse, you give it to the tabernacle, and now they’re using it to plow some of their fields. They’re using it for whatever purpose and then you decide I need that back. I need to redeem that thing back. That’d be one fifth added to it. Probably just because of the inconvenience that you’re causing the the the priests, but the same thing with the land. But if he does not want to redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed. anymore. But the field when it is released in the Jubilee shall be holy to the Lord, as a devoted field, it shall be the possession of the priests. In other words, if you give your land, okay, or a portion of your land, I own 200 acres, and I go to the church or I go to the tabernacle, I go to the priests, and they say, I want to give 50 acres of my land to the Lord, for his purposes for the priests to grow crops, and whatever the case may be, I want to give this 50 acres to the priest. But then, after I do that, I go and I sell the rest of my fields, so that field no longer belongs to me. What I have shown here is that I never want that 50 acres back Does that make sense?
So even when the year of jubilee comes, that 50 acres is going to remain the perpetual property of the priests. Okay, hopefully I haven’t lost yet. And if if a man dedicates the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his of his possession, then the free shall record to him the worth of your valuation up to the European Jubilee and he shall give your valuation on that day as a holy offering to the Lord. In the year of jubilee, the field shall return to Him from whom it was bought to the one who owns the land as a possession, and all your valuation shall be according to the shekel of the Sanctuary, 20 garage to the shekel. Now what he’s talking about I if it wasn’t confusing enough, sorry, guys, this is where we’re at. what he’s talking about now is if I buy a piece of land from someone, and then I take that piece of land that I have bought and give it to the priests, or give it to be used in service of the Lord, okay? Then everything has to be taken into account because on the year of jubilee, the first person from whom I bought it has a right to redeem it. Okay, so God’s taking all these things into account. So why, why why Okay, God knows people. God knew his people, and God knows exactly how we operate and God knew exactly what a mess this to turn into. And so we makes provision for that. Verse 26. But the firstborn of the animals which should be the Lord’s firstborn, no man shall dedicate whether it is an ox or sheep, it is the Lord’s, and if it is an unclean animal, then he shall redeem it according to your your evaluation and she’ll add one fifth to it, or it is not redeemed or if it is not redeemed, and it shall be sold according to your evaluation. Nevertheless, no devoted offerings that a man may devote to the Lord of all that he has both man and beast or the fields of his possession shall be sold, or redeemed, every devoted offering is most holy to the Lord. No person under the band who may become doomed to destruction among men shall be redeemed but surely shall be put to death and all the ties of the land whether the seed of the land or the fruit of the tree is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. And if a man wants to at all redeem any of his ties, he shall add one fifth to it and concerning the tide of the herd or the flock of whatever pass passes under the rock The 10th one shall be holding to the Lord, he shall not inquire whether it be good or bad, nor shall he exchange it. And if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchange for it shall be holy, it shall not be retained. So what God is talking about here, first of all, anything that already belongs to the Lord anyway, you don’t get to redeem back.
In other words, the ties that belong to God that he required of his people, a 10th that offering the first fruits, the first animal or person to break the wound belong to the Lord, all of these things, that wasn’t something that we could redeem back. That’s not something that we had rights to. In other words, what God is saying is if you walked out of this church, and someone was standing by your car with the keys going here, I have a gift for you. You’d go first of all, get away. What’s wrong with you? That’s mine. You’re going to get to then offer to me as a gift. So God is preventing here are people bringing things that belong to him anyway, by commandment and saying here a gift to the Lord. know that’s what you’re supposed to do, right? This is something that I was reading through this. I’m like, oh boy, how I can’t be this guy. How I can’t be this guy, when the Bible talks about in Romans of offering our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to Lord, and remember what he says right after that, which is our reasonable service. That’s not extra credit. Right? It’s not like something that there’s extra bonus credit for offering our bodies as living sacrifices. Our bodies were redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we belong to Him. Anything that I give him, or anything that I keep myself from, or anything that I do, according to the Word of God is just me doing what I’m called to do as a believer. That’s it. It’s my reasonable service. There’s no extra credit there. And the same thing went for the children of Israel. Now, notice what it says to all, no devoted thing or no person under the band, who may be come doomed to destruction among men shall be redeemed but shall surely be put to death. Remember in First Samuel, the story of a gag the king, king of the Amalekites, and Samuel told Saul, you’re going to go up against the Amalekites and you’re going to utterly destroy them, you’re going to utterly wipe them out. And you’re not going to leave anything. This is God’s judgment against the Amalekites. And it’s not for you to say yay or nay. But this is what God is telling you to do. And remember Samuel or Saul went up against the Amalekites and God gave them the victory, but he spared a gag the king and he spared the best from the flocks. Exactly what God told them not to do Saul did. And remember when Samuel came and said, hey, how to go how’s everything going? He says, oh, man, we’ve done everything that the Lord has asked us to do remember what Samuel said, then what is that bleeding of sheep that I hear? and saw it was all Well, I was gonna I was gonna offer those to the Lord as a sacrifice. And that’s when Samuel under those famous words, right, there’s a lord require offering sacrifice burnt offering The Lord desires obedience. To obey is better than sacrifice to heat is better than the fat of rams, but be rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. And a lifted up a haughty heart is like divination. That’s what he said, I remember when he told Saul, then because you’ve rejected God, he’s rejected you as king. So that’s what God is saying here.
Anything that I have said, and this includes people who are under the death penalty under the Mosaic Law, they could not then be redeemed, Oh, I’d like to redeem this person. I’d like to redeem this person. You can’t redeem that person. That’s going against God’s law that’s going against what God has said. These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai. We’ll stop there. I know some of these things are like why on earth, but we’re going to be we’re going to be faithful to the Word of God. We’re going to go straight through it. We’re going to start numbers next week. And I promise we’re going to try to do is swallow as much as we can and Once and get through it. So we don’t bore you guys to death. But there are some still amazing tidbits and some amazing things that God has in his word for you and I no matter where it is in Scripture that we study, there are some amazing truths that God has for us. And when it comes to these sacrifices when it comes to giving something, Lord, dedicating something to the Lord, devoting something to the Lord, it’s so wonderful to me when I read this to see that even under the law, even under the old covenant, the mercy that God showed his people, because he knew who they were, he understood who they were, and he showed them mercy. And that’s what community is all about. That’s what communion is all about. Jesus Christ, knowing exactly who each one of us were, knowing exactly who we were, and God knowing exactly who we were. He still provided for you and I, a sacrifice for all of our sins, and a way back to God. This is the bridge that reconnects us to God. That was lost all those years ago in the Garden of Eden, you read that portion and talks about God walking with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day, and sitting with them and talking with them. And the one thing that he said to them is do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The day that you eat of it, you’ll surely die. We know the rest. But man oh man, you know, when you in your life when you’ve done something wrong, when you’ve done something and you know, you’ve blown it, that feeling that you have that sick feeling inside. Can you imagine Adam and Eve, everything changed everything in their world changed on that day. And Jesus Christ is our way back to that fellowship with God. And I love it that before Jesus Christ goes to the cross, before Jesus Christ has offered up as a sacrifice for you and I, he breaks bread with his disciples in the form of the Passover meal. And he says, This is about fellowship. This is about fellowship and being restored between you and my father, and he talks to them about heaven. And he talks about preparing a place for them. And if I prepare a place for you, I’m going to come back and receive you to myself to where I am, you can be also. And he broke bread with him, and he shared this meal with them. And he directed us to pass this on from generation to generation to generation, so that whenever we take communion, we can remember, this is about fellowship with God. This is about fellowship with God. This is not about your church attendance. This is not about you always doing the right things. This is about having fellowship with God, that it was given to us it was one back for us by Jesus Christ. And every time we share this table together, it’s sharing a meal with Jesus and is a wonderful, wonderful thing. So we’ll have our musicians come back up, we’re going to have our Usher’s come on up and we’ll pass out the elements here.

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Open your Bibles along with me to Leviticus chapter 26. Leviticus 26. Couple announcements. This Thursday at Nikki Thomas’s house, there’s going to be the cookie exchange. And so any of you ladies who would like to go there’s a sign up sheet out there in the foyer, just put your name down. And it’s a great time. And I love chocolate chip cookies, and also those peanut butter ones with the Hershey Kisses, not putting any pressure on anyone what they’re going to bake. But anyway, sign up for the cookie exchange if you’d like to go to that. And also, this Wednesday, there’s going to be a youth Christmas party here at the church. So the adults will be meeting up here for bible study. And just to let you know about that, let’s pray.

Father we can be for you in Jesus name and how thankful we are for your word. And how thankful we are for the nuggets of truth and wisdom that we can pull out of your word, that it might minister to us and encourage us in all your ways. Father, we look at portions like Leviticus. And oftentimes we think, well, what’s in there? But it’s your word, Lord. And it’s to us. And so I pray, Father, that your Holy Spirit would make known the wisdom in this portion of Scripture, and that you would use me as your humble servant, in order to deliver your word to these your precious people. I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen.

And you know, one of the things that we talked about last week, and we’ll be getting into it again this week as well, that we have to remember is that the Lord, his discipline is out of love. The Lord disciplines those he loves. In fact, in in Proverbs chapter three and verse 12, it says this, for whom the Lord loves, listen, for whom the Lord loves, he corrects, just as a father, the son in whom he delights, doesn’t say this tenant whom he can’t stand. It’s the Son in whom he delights that he disciplines because If you really consider what the very purpose of discipline is, is to Train up a child in such a way that they will be someone who is useful not only to society loves in the family, but also to be able to express God’s love to the world. An undisciplined person has a difficult time expressing God’s love, because everything else they do is so distracting. And also we find in Hebrews chapter 12, verses five through six and verse 11. It says, My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by him, for whom the Lord loves. He caissons and Scourge is every son whom he receives. Verse 11. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the for the present, but painful, nevertheless, afterwards, it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it now I think there’s anyone who’s who would say I love discipline, I love being chased and none of us do. But if we learn the lesson that that chastening and discipline is bringing us, it really brings out a harvest of righteousness in our lives. It enables us to behave in such a way that brings glory to God. And for this reason, when we read portions like this, because this portion is seems very negative, like oh, all these horrible things are going to happen if you don’t obey and, and this net. But when we read portions like this, we have to understand it is God’s desire always to bring us back into right relationship with him. You see, we have to understand, the God is love. But we also have to understand that God is also a truth. And so he cannot have the people that are outwardly expressing their love for him, but don’t obey Him. If you love me, you will obey my commands, and his commands are not burdensome scripture. tells us, but it’s actually for good. It’s for our benefit. And we have to always keep that in mind. And one of the things I find interesting in pastor Frank jr has brought this out, you know, a couple times as well is, in this portion we’re going to be reading. God is talking about discipline, and he’s going to bring on the children of Israel, because for 490 years they were in the land, and never gave the land the seven year Sabbath rest. Therefore, he was taking them out of the land into captivity to Babylon for 70 years, which also, Jeremiah, the prophet prophesied about. But this is all written before they even went into the land.

God is talking to Moses, we’ll find out on top of Mount Sinai, and Moses never went into the land, remember? But anyway, so this is all happening. All this that the Lord is laying out, he’s telling them, you’re going to go in To the land, you’re going to be there 490 years. Think about it, we haven’t been here 300 years, you’re going to be there 409 years, and then you’re going to completely turn against me. And I’m going to have to discipline you. And it shows at least it should show to us. The fact that the Lord, he knows the end, from the very beginning, Scripture tells us. And so God knows what the end result is. And we might not. So therefore we have to be willing to accept whatever correction and discipline he’s giving us. Because in the end, it’s going to be for our benefit. And once again, will notice that the first person singular pronoun I, or me is using this portion 35 times. Why because the Lord is proclaiming the fact. I am God. And also he’s proclaiming the fact with I am me, it’s all capital M, you know is the tetragrammaton is, it’s God’s Speaking. And what he’s saying is, I have a relationship with you. And it’s me that is doing this. You know, whatever discipline it might be, whatever good is going on whatever profit is coming into the land. It’s me, because he wants us to understand he is Lord. And think about it. Who else can know? 490 years in advance exactly what’s going to happen exactly. Except for the one who created time. Time has no meaning to God does to us, but it has no meaning to God. He lives outside of time. Scripture tells us he inhabits eternity. Eternity is not a lot of time. Eternity is where there’s no existence of time. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

Now, it’s a long portion, Leviticus 26 and I’m picking up in verse 21. That is 26 picking up and verse 21. Then if you walk contrary to me, and they’re not willing to obey me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you would show rob you of your children destroy your livestock, and make you a few a number, and your highways shall be desolate. That’s pretty ominous discipline, verse 23. And if these things are not reformed by me, but lot contrary to me, I’m sorry if by these things you are not reformed by me, it’s all the Lord doing it. But what contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And take notice of the number of times he says seven times seven is always perfection or completion. So it’s complete discipline or complete encouragement for your sins. And I will also bring a story against you they will execute the vengeance of the covenant. When you are gathered together within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be devoured and delivered into the hand of your enemies. When I have cut off your supply of bread, can women show bake your bread in one oven, and then in other words, there’s so little flour they only need one up and the baker breads, and then she’ll bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied there won’t be enough. And after all this if you do not obey me, but walk contrary to me, then I will walk contrary to you in fury, and I even I will chasing you seven times once again seven times for your sins. You shall eat the flesh of your sons and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters and I will destroy your high places cut down your instance hours and cast your car Kisses onto the lifeless form of your idols and my soul shella poor you have to understand the kind of religion that they had fallen into was involved sacrificial worship of children. It was it was sickening. That’s why the Lord’s hand was so strong verse 30, set 31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation. And I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas, the offerings that they would should be making to him, will bring the land to desolation and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you. Your land shall be desolate and your cities waste then the land shall enjoy his SAVVIS as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies hand and the land show rest and enjoy SAVVIS. As long as it lies desolate it show rest for the time. that it did not rest on on your Sabbath when you dwell in it. And so remember they were in the land 490 years, every seven years they were supposed to give the land a Sabbath rest. So that’s 770 Sabbath that they owed the land. And that’s exactly how long they’re taken into Babylonian captivity. So amazing. How can anyone read the Bible and see prophecies so far in advance, and not understand this is the word of God, not the word of man. Verse 36. And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into your hearts in the land and in the land of their enemies. The sound of a shaken leave show caused him to flee, then, and they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword. And they shall fall when no one pursues. They still stumble over one another, as it were before sword when no one pursues and you shall have no power to stand before they shall have no power to stand before their enemies, you shall perish among the nations and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. And those of you who are less shall waste away in their iniquity, and your enemies lands also in their father’s iniquities, in which which are with them, they shall waste away. But, and I love this, then you have a conclusion it says, but if they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers with their unfaithfulness in which they have been unfaithful to me, and that they also have walked contrary to me, and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies. If their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept your guilt, notice, it talks about confessing and accepting guilt that’s so important because so often We just like to have, you know, General confessions, but we have to be willing to say it’s me Lord, it’s me. It’s it’s not the nation. It’s, it’s me, Lord. Verse 42. Then I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, I will remember, I will remember I will remember the land, the land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy it sabbaths while it lies desolate. Without them, they will accept their guilt, once again, have to accept our guilt, because they just because they despise my judgments, and because they’re so important, my statutes, yes for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I hoard them to utterly destroys him and break my covenant with them, for I am the LORD their God, but for their sake, I will remember the covenant of their own ancestors whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God, I am the Lord. These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between himself and the children of Israel and Mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses. And because you have such exact detail, a future history history that would take place 490 years ago, the skeptics of the Bible say, Well, that was written afterwards, that couldn’t have been written before. But the reality is, we have so much proof archaeologically, and in every other wise and as far as Israel’s history. This was written exactly when the Bible said it was written when Moses was still alive, a Mount Sinai with God, and he lays out this kind of detail of what would happen because of disobedience. But the thing we have to remember when we read this portion of Scripture, God never lets go because in the end, this People repent. They accept their guilt, they confess, and God remembers his covenant with the people, and he brings them back into the land. It’s absolutely amazing. You know, we like to think of God as well, actually never getting angry. Just kind of accepting. All of our misconduct is just Well, those are just little misdemeanors that we have to commit, you know, that we can. We want God to act like a father of a very spoiled child. And we’re the very spoiled child. The God doesn’t act that way. Because a person who spoils their child is setting their child up for a miserable life. And God doesn’t want to set us up for misery. And so that’s why scripture is so clear about him disciplining those he loves, because by his discipline by his chastening, were brought back into right relationship with Him. And what a beautiful thing it is to know that You belong to Almighty God. Because here’s what you have to remember. Everything this world has to offer is for this life. It’s for this life.

And I don’t know how many of you ever saw the movie Dead Poets Society. And in one scene, they’re looking at all these pictures on the wall of different classes that had graduated from this school. And they were talking about the fact that this class over here, none of them exist anymore. None of them are alive. None of them exist anymore. They’re, they’re gone. I’m putting in my own words. And that’s the thing we have to understand everything this world has to offer is a vapor. You can’t grab ahold of it. It’s just going to be gone. Because one day, we’re going to die by in the Rapture. And so we have to realize that God gives us these strong disciplines and encouragement to bring us back into right relationship with him. Because he is the only reality. Life is a vapor. Your life is but a vapor it appears for moment and then vanishes. James tells us but God is reality. God is substance God is truth. And that’s why scripture can say for us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, for me to live as Christ, but to die is actually gain its better. And brothers and sisters, you need to always remember that as a believer in Jesus Christ, you will not for one second, not for one nanosecond, lose conscious awareness of your relationship with him. Never, never. Your self identity is secure in God. And when you stand before God, it’s not going to be Nirvana. And you’re just some kind of part of the vapor force in this net. When you stand before God, you’re going to be you. Amazing!

I mean, when I stand before God, he’s not gonna say, oh, you’re one of those people from the USA in the 20th century, kind of, he’s gonna say, welcome home Frank. And I’m gonna say Praise God.

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen that picture. I usually don’t like pictures that depict Jesus because I’m just old fashioned. And the Bible talks about not making any images, you know, because there’s no way we can. The only image we have of Jesus Christ isn’t an actual picture. It’s a word image that we find in the book of Revelation, and it’s mind blowing. But the one picture I like, I don’t know if you’ve ever seen it. And it’s Jesus like standing on Cloud. He’s got his arms wrapped around this guy. And the guy’s got his head in his in his breast and Jesus is hugging him. And the title of the painting is Welcome home. We’re going home one day, either in depth The Rapture. And this world is not our home. This life is not our home. You know what I’m saying? It really isn’t. In Psalm 711, and says, sounds like a good name for a store, doesn’t it? Seven 711. God is adjust judge. Now listen to this. And God is angry with the wicked every day. He doesn’t wink at sin. He doesn’t wink it with this. He’s angry every day. The answer of why God is so angry with sin every day is obvious. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ into this world, for the very purpose of suffering an agonizing, horrible death, that our sins might be forgiven. And God raised Him from the dead, that he might be our eternal and continual sacrifice, bringing him to heaven, assuring us eternal life to be with God forevermore. But his son he gave as a sacrifice For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. And so anyone who rejects Jesus Christ, or is disobedient to his word, this is his word. Jesus is the Word of God. He was with God from the beginning. And you know that whole portion in the Gospel of john. So if we are disobeying His word, we are actually snubbing our nose at the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We’re trapping his blood, as Hebrews tells us underfoot.

No wonder God’s angry with sin. Think if your son gave his life to save someone else’s, then that person just went carelessly and lived their lives their life horribly and did all kinds of horrible things, you’d be angry about it. That’s why God is angry with sin every day. And also take note that each time they continue to disobey, their affliction increases Seven times. Why did their affliction increase seven times? Because of God’s love? You might be thinking, why is that love? Because God wants his children to do what’s right, that they might be in relationship with him. He’s wishing for none to perish. I don’t know about you, I’d rather be harshly discipline and to not enter into the kingdom of God, wouldn’t you? Remember, we have to understand this grace is never an excuse or reason for sin. Listen, Grace is never an excuse your reason for sin. It is rather than means by which we can overcome sin. You know what I’m saying? A lot of people like to throw out there pre grace, I guess I call it well, I can go and do this and I can go and do that because God’s gonna forgive me God’s Grace, Grace, Grace, I can go and do whatever I want. That’s The purpose of grace, the purpose of grace is to have recovered from sin. God forgive me for sending in God’s grace and mercy comes pouring down on you, and fills your heart and soul that you can put your head back up, be in relationship with him and walk in obedience. That’s what the purpose of grace is.

Now, the final judgment of God is always on a rebellious and repentant people, unrepentan world, not just a single nation, but unrepentant world in Second Thessalonians chapter two verses nine through 11. It says this the coming of the last one is talking about when the coming of the Antichrist is here, that the coming of the last one is according to the work in a state with all power science in line wonders he’s going to do All kinds of amazing things, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie. Sometimes we say how can people believe that? Because they’ve rejected the truth, they’ve rejected the truth, wholeheartedly. So now, they’ve been turned over to strong delusions where they will believe all these lies are coming around. We have to realize it from the garden from the very beginning, all God ever wanted was children that would love him. And love is always expressed through obedience. To understand that. You know, if you tell someone, I love you, I don’t care what you think about anything. I’m going to do whatever I want. That person would probably say I doubt if you love me. But how much more is that true is God When everything he lays out for us is perfect and righteous. And then we say I love you, Lord, but I’m just going to kind of live my life any way I want. They go together. And so if we really love the Lord, if you love me, you will obey my commands. That is what this portion is trying to encourage us to do. Because we have to understand that from the beginning, God just wanted to be loved when He created man in the garden. And ever since then God has provided ways of redemption, that man might come back into this loving relationship with him. What love what amazing love that is.

We have to understand that our nation was not founded as a Christian nation. But our nation was founded on Christian principles to understand the difference. Our nation was not founded, you know, to be just a safe haven for Christians. And there are all kinds of groups that were here and so forth. But it was founded on Christian principles, this nation, all of our laws, as are based on Christian principles. Our Constitution is based on Christian principles. But the thing is, it’s been lost. Anyone who looks at our world and society today can’t help but realize all this has been lost. Let me just share some things I wrote down to respect men used to give to women would now be considered sexist. How amazing is that? Try opening a door for some women. I mean, I’ve had some. Anyway, it’s amazing. To get into an elevator and take off your hat. People would think you’re weird, you know, but now the respected men used to show for women. And it wasn’t like, Oh, you poor little pitiful women. Men had a respect for women, their mothers, they’re hard workers. You know what I’m saying? Spin gun. Women who desire to be full time homemakers are considered weak not fulfilling their potential. Alcohol even drunkenness is considered a safe alternative to drugs. Prescription narcotics are handed out like lollipops, for an occasion is considered to no normal part of any relationship. Divorce even among Christians is considered a valid way to resolve marital issues. When dares not speak against homosexuality, atheism, or the sacred, unscientific theory of evolution, violent crime has now become a way of life. There’s always a war someplace somewhere. genocide, sex trafficking, domestic violence, or now the condition of our society. And if you are rich, and well connected, none of these relate to you can do what you want. Isn’t that sad? But it’s true. That’s why in Isaiah chapter five verses 20 25 it says well to those who call evil good. This is the time in history we’re living brothers and sisters. Well to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for better? Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight, woe to men mighty at drinking wine. Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, who justify the wicked for a bribe and take away justice from the righteous man. Therefore, as the fire devours his stubble, and the flame consumes the caf, so their route will be as rottenness and their blossom will ascend like dust, because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and despise the word of the Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the anger The Lord is aroused against his people. Understand that even after 70 years in Babylonian captivity, that people never come back into the land, with all the strength and power that they first had when they came into the land of Canaan, they never had the full blessing of God because they were never in full obedience. You know, shortly we know that before they even went into captivity, there is a split between the North and the South. In fact, the North was taken into captivity many years before the the south, the southern kingdom was the southern kingdom was Judah and Benjamin. But after Babylonian captivity, if you study scripture, you’ll find it all 12 tribes were released to come back into the land but they never loved the Lord and followed him according to his word as he commanded him. And so we have to realize that they’re in they were in the land, but because of their disobedience to God, the Romans came in, sacked the Jerusalem burnt down the temple, and scattered them in the world for 2000 years. Which is one of the greatest miracles anyone could ever observe. And so many people rejected. You have the Jews scattered in the whole world for 2000 years, and even in all that, they never lost their identities Jews. They never lost your ancient language, and they never lost your faith. And a large part of that was due to anti semitism. No one wanted to be involved with a Jew, and they kept him as a separate identifiable people. And then after 2000 years, you had the bell for decree is passed in 1917 when they were able to come in and purchase land. But then you had you know, after World War Two, they were allowed to come in and and possess the land and then in May 14 1948, they had their war, the entire Arab world came against them miraculously they defeated the Arabs that came against them, and they were able to establish themselves as a nation and if that wasn’t enough, just a year ago, a little over a year ago, Jerusalem was recognized as Israel’s capital. And that’s major if you follow a prophecy, because we have to understand that the time of the Gentiles is coming to completion. In fact, in Romans chapter 11, if you take notes verses 25 and 26, I do not want you to be ignorant of the of this mystery brothers, so that you shall not be conceited. Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved as it is written. during the tribulation time you have two thirds of the Jews are put to death, the one third to remain it tells us they all accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, and the fulfillment of this prophecy that all of Israel shall be. So we have to understand, to the very end, God is always given giving an opportunity not only to the Jews, but all people of the world to be saved.

You think about it, that even after the rapture, even after God takes his church out of the world, now one of the things you have to realize is that the actual tribulation period from the sense of antichrist coming into power doesn’t happen until halfway into the tribulation. That’s when he comes into power. And that’s when he forces everyone, Chapter 14 of Revelation, that’s when he forces everyone smiling, great to take a mark on their hand or their forehead, and anyone who did not take the mark on their hand or their forehead was to be put to death. And we believe from what we see in Scripture by the heading but even if Imich in the very middle of God’s wrath being poured out on the world. His love is also expressed. If you want to turn this is what we’re closing with to Revelation, chapter 14. That’s the last book. Revelation chapter 14, and go to verse six. I mean, this might seem like, like why, why is ending here? It’s an expression of God’s love on the people of Earth on this world. Revelation 14 start with verse six. And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven having what does he have the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth? I mean, we have people preaching the gospel all over the earth now, but can you imagine an angel flying in midair and preaching the everlasting gospel? And you’re going to have a lot of people that have many people will just reject it. But there will be those that Don’t get saved to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people for seven. Same with a loud voice, if your God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water. And another angel files saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen the great city, because she had made all nations drink the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And you know, there’s political Babylon but there’s also religious Babylon, and religious Babylon, the fake religion has fallen. Then the third angel follow them saying with a loud voice, if anyone worships a base, I mean, you talk about given giving, you know, explicit instruction, and he says anyone who works and worships the beast in his image and receives his mark on his forehead or his hand, he shall himself also drink of the wine of the wrath of God. Which is poured out full strength into his cup of indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the Holy Angels in the presence of the land.

So even halfway through the tribulation, an angel is flying through midair proclaiming the everlasting gospel, you know that we can have salvation through Jesus Christ as a free gift. And another angel is proclaiming the fact that you think things have been bad these first three and a half years, they’re really going to get bad now and that this anti christ is going to force everyone take a mark, either in their hand or their forehead, but don’t do it. Because they are going to be falling into the lake of fire. Like a fire comes after hell you understand? Hell is where the unrighteous dead go right now. And that’s not even the worst of it. The worst time it’s going to be the lake of fire. And how awful is that? And that’s why the bottom line of everything is, the bottom line, that Solomon came to the wisest and wealthiest man that ever lived, indulge himself in every kind of sensual pleasure. And yet at the end of his life, this is his conclusion. And it’s Ezekiel 12:13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is man’s off. Think about it. Someone who had all the opulence that he did all the wisdom he did. He’s saying The bottom line is fearing and loving God. That’s the bottom line. That’s the bottom line for us to fear and love our Lord. Now when we talk about fearing the Lord, we’re not talking about being afraid of him like oh, we Comes God, the fear that’s being talked about there is respect. It’s a reverence. He is God. He holds the power of life and death. And so we fear him. But our fear is based on the decision that we make. If we say, Jesus, I accept your sacrifice to my behalf God, thank you for sending your son into the world. I repent of my sin, come and fill me with your Holy Spirit and use me then all that fear is taken away. Now all we have is this reverent love for God. But for those who know the truth, and everyone knows the truth in their heart, and they reject it. There really is a fear for the Lord is there’s this dread within. You know, I think all of us even as believers, we fear the process of death. You know what I’m saying? Oh, how am I gonna die? What’s it gonna feel like you know, but we don’t fear death itself. Because we know we’re going to be with the Lord. But unbelievers, fear death, not just a process. They fear death, because I believe that somewhere inside of them has been placed an understanding of who God is, and what it means to reject God. I think that’s why they fear death so much. Father, we thank you so much for the fact that as believers we don’t have to fear death. Even though the process might not be pleasant for us to think about. We have absolute, all assurance of being with you at the point that the last breath of this life was taken. And I pray, Father, that you would bring this peace and joy to everyone here. What joy it is, what peace it is, to know that we have you. And I pray this in Christ’s name, amen. Amen. And of course we’re sharing our communion this morning. And communion is such a special time. For we as believers, because it is, as Pastor Frank Jr. says it’s sharing a meal with Christ. Christ shared this meal with his disciples in what we call the Last Supper. But he gave us this meal to do this and remembrance of him until he comes again. One day he’s going to serve communion again. It’s going to be the marriage supper, and we’re going to be there and Jesus Christ will be serving, but for right now, he’s given us this beautiful sacrament that we might share with one another. And together as a body of believers, we’re declaring our belief in Jesus Christ and who he is. And so Jesus, and the night is he was betrayed and of course, he took the unleavened bread, and it was called the Feast of Unleavened Bread was a seven day period of time, and 11 always represented sin. So to be unleavened met to removing of sin, and Jews during the week of unleavened Bread would go through the house with a feather, just getting any breadcrumbs that might have living in it out of the corners and everything else. They want to remove all 11 and our desires believers is to remove the leaven from our lives. I don’t think any believer wants to live a life of sin, or to make excuses for sin. But one of the things we do understand is that as long as we have breath, it’s impossible for any of us to be free from sin. There’s only one who ever walked this earth that was free from sin and as Jesus Christ, and yet he encourages us to take sin from us as far as the east is from the west. And so that’s why Jesus when he was sitting with his disciples, He took the unleavened bread and he broke it. And he said, This is my body that’s broken for you. And Jesus was willing to lay down his life and understand this for no other reason than love. The only reason he likes down His life was because he knew you personally. And when he laid down his life he knew you. From the from before the foundations of the world were laid, the Lamb’s book of life was there. Jesus knew you personally when he died on the cross. And so that’s why this is such a beautiful sacrament. And so then he took the bread and he took the cup and he passed it to his disciples and, and so we’ll do that now have our ushers come forward and we’ll pass out the elements.

There’s no sin that can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. He shed His Body and Blood. He suffered and died, that we might have eternal life. And he gave us this as a remembrance of his expression of love. So take it easy Drink can be so thankful to your God.

Thank you, Lord for your complete love. Thank you, Lord for your forgiveness. Thank you, Lord for your encouragement. Thank you, Lord, for your long suffering with us. And I pray heavenly Father, that you would fill us with an over flowing portion of your Holy Spirit that we might walk in this life as your witnesses everywhere we go. And we pray and ask all this in Christ Jesus name, Amen. And amen. God bless you, my dear friends.

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I’d like you to open your Bibles along with me to Leviticus chapter 26. And I do have a few announcements I want to make right off though. And there is a sign up sheet out in the foyer actually a couple and one is for the women’s cookie exchange, which is going to be the 19th and Nicki Thomas’s house. And so if you ladies would like to sign up, it’s a great time I understand. And for you guys, this is a great time when the ladies come home because they have cookies that everyone made, it’s just absolutely fantastic. And also, this Monday was the adult dinner night out and it’s going to be at feetoes is the old Rico’s feetoes Rico’s, and it’s on bridge street, and I really encourage you to come. It’s a great time to get to know other people in the church is super time of fellowship, and good Italian food. So anyway, I mean, I encourage you to sign up for that because I have to call in and make reservations. And also next week is our church session. That’s another wonderful time to get to know people in the fellowship. You know, it’s a dish to pass an old fashioned covered this dinner we meet downstairs, it’s awesome.

And also just reminded that will be having a Christmas Eve service at six. It’s an old fashioned one we just, you know, praise God and talk about why he came and sing Christmas him. So we encourage you to come to that as well. And so now, let’s go to the Lord in prayer.

Father, we come before you and Jesus Yu Shu, his name and how thankful we are the through him, and by him and to Him, we are able to sing praises and to receive blessing and to also have assurance of salvation of eternal life. So now, Father, come and Minister your word to each one of us, that it might speak to our heart and soul, that we might be encouraged in all your ways and strengthened in our faith. And Father, I pray that nothing that I share would be of my own words, but would be yours that you give me. Now, Father, come 19 Use me to minister to these your precious people I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen.

You know, it’s amazing to me how lightly many people take the Bible, the Word of God. This is absolutely the most amazing book you’ll ever studied, you’ll ever study. I mean, I went through a number of years of college, studied all kinds of textbooks and courses, nothing equals this. As a matter of fact, if you really want to find truth, you’re going to find it here. And the Scripture tells us if you know the truth, the truth will set you free from what sin and death but not only sin and death in the life to come, but it also sets us free from having to perform like monkeys on a string to this world. We enter this world has very definite ways that it wants us to behave and to do and to not do and, and we’re free in Christ. I mean, all you have to do is just watch the news and you realize the bondage of this world. But in Jesus Christ, we’re free. We have an assurance that is out of this world. It’s absolutely awesome. You know, one of the things I would encourage you to do as well as you study your, you know, scripture on your own as you study the Bible on your own, mark your Bible up. Don’t be afraid to do that. You know, it’s not like, Oh, yeah, I can’t do that. This is a book that has the word of God in it. But the book itself, it’s not holy, but what’s in it, the Word of God is holy and righteous and true, but underlying things and make notes in the side because there’s so many things you can find. When you truly contemplate the Word of God. You know, it’s an it’s a wonderful thing to read the Word of God, but it’s even better when we contemplate it. It’s better when we meditate on his word and really see what he has to say it’s amazing.

For instance, in this portion, God refers to himself in the first person singular pronoun, listen to this. And also, he refers to himself as I mean first person singular pronoun, and it’s always capitalized. No other book has that of its founder, no other because the reason is capitalized, it shows distinction. In other words, it means above or before all. And in these 20 verses we’re going to be looking at God uses this singular personal pronoun have I in me listen to this 31 times. And why would he do that? Because he is Lord. You know, everything else in life is just superfluous. It’s just little things we do, you know, to just kind of get along and to keep going and to keep moving. But he is Lord. He is what life is all about. He’s the reason that we live, for instance, and I love some of these verses. In the Gospel, john chapter one and verse three, if you take notes. That’s another thing you should be doing is taking notes write it right in your Bible. First john, or I’m sorry, the gospel john chapter one, verse three, listen, all things were made through him. And without him, nothing was made that was made. Did you know all things were made through God? Everything.

You know, I was a science major. And probably one of the most ridiculous theories, theories that I ever studied was the theory of evolution. Well, there is nothing, you know, and all of a sudden, something started. Well, you know, it just doesn’t make any sense. I mean, from good to you, by the way the zoo was written by kiss, you want to read that he was one of the scientists in the Apollo 13 mission. And he refuted the theory of evolution in a very beautiful way. It’s called from guru to you, by way to the way of the zoo. And so the thing that we just came is some kind of whatever out of the water and the ball into who we are, number one, where did the water come from? And you understand how absolutely amazing The human body is. I remember way back my undergraduate days when I took anatomy and physiology and you see the wonder of the body, how in the world anyone can think this just just happened. It didn’t. And so that’s why it’s so important for us to realize that all things were made through him. And without him, nothing was made that was made. But you know what that tells you, you’re special. All things were made through him, you, you as an individual, and you are made for his good pleasure. to him. It’s an amazing promise. And then in in Romans chapter 11, and verse 36, it says, For of him, and through him, and to him are all things and how many is included in all, all things? The hope the glory forever, amen. by the way that’s taken from the Hebrew I mean, and it means and let it be or so be it. So in God says, amen. That’s it. It is. There’s no question about it at all. And then in First Timothy chapter one, verse 17, now to the king eternal, I love it, King eternal, are all things. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. I’m sorry. Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible to God who alone is wise, be honoring glory forever and ever. Amen. And Amen. He deserves all honor and glory, all of it belongs to him.

Now, consider the name of Jesus itself. Now we use this very end but cognized name Jesus, actually, Joshua, and if you really taking it back to the Hebrew is Yeshua. And in the Hebrew when they refer to the Messiah is Yeshua HaMashiach. And understand Yeshua, what it actually means is one who delivers your saves. And from a shift means the not just a the anointed one. And we also know from Scripture, in fact, it tells us in the Gospel of Matthew, but we also know from Scripture, that to fulfill prophecy prophecy, he would also be called Emmanuelle, which means we just saying it, God with us. So, when you think of his actual name, Yeshua HaMashiach, Emmanuel, what it literally means if you’re translating, it means the Anointed One, the deliver would come from God. And he did.

Jesus Christ came from God to this world for no other reason. than love. And love is a wonderful word. But it’s so much more relevant when it’s personal. So when we say he came to this world because of love, it was his love for you, personally, individually. Scripture says he knows you by name. He knows every hair in your head. And for me dimensions, so he’s, yes be doing a lot of math. But anyway, you understand the point that I’m making. And also, there are five times in this portion. That’s why it’s good to underline in this portion, if it’s us, indicating there’s a choice on our part, along with his consequences, there are five times this portion if is used, and if always indicates there’s a choice. In other words, if you this is going to be the consequence of it. And one of the times if is us, is for a promise from God very positive promise from God. But that Promise is all inclusive and includes everything. But then there are four times if is used in these 20 verses that is talking about the consequences, disobedience. And we’re going to find that even the consequence of disobedience is God’s will. I’m going to find that out as we continue. So, if you want to open your Bible with me in Leviticus 26, starting with first one, you shall not make and notice as I’m going through this, the number of times did he uses capital I, or capital me? You know the first person personal pronoun, notice how many times he uses it in these 20 verses, and also the five times f has mentioned. You should not make guidance for yourself neither a carve damage nor sacred pillar, shall you rear up for yourselves, nor show you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it. For I am the Lord your God. You should usually Keep my Sabbath and reverence my sanctuary, I am the Lord. Now listen, if you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments and perform them, then I will give you rain in season. And the land showed you his produce and trees of the fields showed yields the fruit, their fruit. Your thrashings shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage alas to the time of sowing. And you shall eat your bread bread to the fool and dwell in your land safely. I will give you peace in the land, and you shall lie down and none shall make you afraid. I will read the land of evil beast and the sword will not go through the land through your land. You will chase your enemies and they shall fall by the sword before you five of you showcase 100 and hundred of you show put 10,000 to fly Your enemy shall fall by the sword before you for I will look on you favorably and make you faithful, multiply you and confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat the old harvest and clear out the old because of the new, I will set my tabernacle among you and my soul shall not have for you. I will walk among you and be your God and you shall be my people. I am the Lord your God who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. I have broken the bands of the yoke of your yoke and made you walk upright. But listen to this, but if you do not obey me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise my statutes, or if you should pour my judgments, so that you do not perform all my commandments and break my cup Then I also will do this to you, I will even appoint care over you wasting disease and fever, which will consume the eyes and cost sorrow of heart and you show so your seed in vain, and your enemies shall eat it. I will set my face against you. You shall be defeated by your enemies, those who hate you shall reign over you and you shall flee when no one pursues you. And, and after all this, if you do not obey me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. I will break the pride of your power. I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze What that means is the earth is going to produce nothing in your prayers going up to heaven will produce nothing and your strength shall be spent in vain.

For your land shall not yield as produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield its fruit. Wow, pretty amazing portion of Scripture and so much is in there. In verses one through two it actually sums up the 10 commandments. That’s absolutely sums all from up and those concerning those directed by God, to God and also to our fellow man. You see the 10 commandments are broken down into two groups. I don’t know if you knew this. The first four are commands towards God’s things that were to do to worship and to praise and serve Him. And the next six are commandments towards our fellow man. And if you want to take notes you can write down Exodus chapter 20, verses three through 18. Nice. commandment number one, you shall have no other gods. commandment number two, you shall not make idols. commandment number number three, you should not misuse the name of the Lord your God. commandment number four, Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. These are the four commandments that God has given us that were to apply towards him and worshiping Him. Now, these are the commandments towards our fellow man. And, number five, the fifth commandment, Honor your father and your mother’s sixth commandment, you shall not murder so in the commandment, commandment You shall not commit adultery, a commandment shall not steal, ninth commandment You shall not lie 10th commandment, you shall not covet. So, God is calling us to obedience, and we have to understand that obedience isn’t a negative thing. It’s a very positive thing. If you’re obedient to the Lord, the blessings you receive are far beyond anything that is Colonel and and visible. That is a blessing that is in here. You know, we think of other believers all over the world, and how they suffer for the Lord. But did you ever think of the faith that God must have given them the faith they have? I mean, you have in Islamic countries where Christians are getting down in their knees In lower in their head, they have their head lopped off. You have Christians in China and other parts of the world like that that are thrown in prison and even put to death for their faith. That Have you ever thought of this safety must have? Faith, they must have to kneel down and just be praising God. Because how easy would it be to say I recant? No, I don’t believe that anymore. But they had faith.

Have you ever wondered what you would do in that situation? Would they do it? And it’s not because of their own power is because of the faith and the power that they have from an inner God. That’s the promise. Now, in Matthew 22, I’d like you to turn to it. Matthew 22 and go to verse 34. Matthew 22, go to verse 34. Okay, Matthew 22:34. Now you can tell I was a teacher I say this all time, but when when I was taking educational classes 10 years ago know, maybe 50. Some years ago, when I was taking educational classes, one of the things they always told us when you stand up in front of a classroom, and you’re giving directions to the students, you have to give directions three times, because the first time you give a direction the students are saying, huh, and the second time they’re said, okay, and they’re getting their books out, and the third time they get it. So that’s why I always say three times, just so you know. Okay, Matthew 22, starting with verse 34. But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the sad disease. Now, it’s interesting in case you didn’t know the Pharisees were very religious. They were the ones who tried to keep every bit of the law where the Sagittarius were more esoteric. in their face, and they just kind of believe it was just a general idea and belief. The Pharisees believed in heaven. The Sagittarius didn’t believe there is a heaven, but they were both considered equal religious groups in Israel. In fact, this hand hatred was made up of Pharisees and Sagittarius. So when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the sad disease, they gather together then one of them a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him talking to Jesus and saying, teacher, which used to great notice that singular, he’s not asking him about both parts of the tank, man, only one. And he says, What is the great commandment in the law? And Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with August. So with all your mind, and this is the first and the great commandment. So he’s answering those questions concerning man’s relationship to God, but listen to what Jesus goes on to say and the second didn’t ask about this part. And the second is like it are just as important. You shall love your neighbor as yourself on these two commandments, hence all the law and the prophets. See they only wanted to look at at the commandments towards God was all about their show how they worship God and their phylacteries, and their robes and their prayer shawls and all this kind of stuff, oh, look at how we worship God. But they didn’t have any concerns to their fellow man. And so that’s why Jesus turned around and said that the second is like it. And he’s talking about the fact that we’re supposed to have a love for others, love your neighbor as yourself, and needs to hinge on the line of profits. I love in Ecclesiastes, these. Remember Solomon at the end of his life, and he’s just going through his life and he’s remembering all that he has had and accomplish. And he’s going it’s all in vain. It’s all in vain. It doesn’t mean anything. But then This is his conclusion. in Ecclesiastes, he’s 12, verse 13, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. This is the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God and keep His commandments, plural, all 10 of the commandments, for this is man’s all.

So here you have the richest man that ever lived. He had, you know, all kinds of wives and concubines he had combined over 1000 you know, women, and he had all the riches in the world. He was the wealthiest man in the world. God had given him superior wisdom, the people came from all over, including including the Queen of Sheba, we read about to hear his wisdom and all marble and his wisdom. He had all of this earthly treasure. And at the end of his life, he’s saying, you know what, the only thing that matters is the fact that we are to fear God and keep his country Man has for this is man’s all. Wow. And an education for us. All this stuff means nothing compared to fearing God and obeying His commandments. Now the Lord made it clear that obedience was essential for them to prosper. We just read it. Right? You have the one yes. And it’s talking about obedience and all these wonderful things God would do, which was most of the portion that I just covered. But then there are four is if you don’t obey, but we have to understand that God was revealing that to the fact that man needs to be obedient to Him.

Now, it’s interesting that the first command the Lord gave in the 10 commands to the people was this. And he says, to make no idols before me to make no idols, Now, it’s interesting, the Hebrew word for idle here this out. And what it literally means is nothing. Hello means nothing. That’s the Hebrew word for idle, it means nothing or worthless. In other words, what God is saying is these idols that you might make are nothing. They’re worthless, they’re meaningless. And that’s what the Lord was saying. Now, it’s interesting, in fact, to turn to Mark chapter 10. See, the point is only one thing matters. all this other stuff, they’re just idols is nothing. Only one thing matters, and that’s our relationship with the Lord. So Mark chapter 10, and go to verse 17. This is one of the most intriguing portions of Scripture, and it’s also one of the status to me as I read it. Matthew 10 starting with verse 17. Now, as he was going out onto the road, that’s Jesus walking, one came running, knelt before him and asked him, good teacher, what shall I do that I may, that I may inherit eternal life? So Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good, but one that is God. In other words, Jesus is saying, you have to understand your confession that I’m God is right. I am God in the flesh, Emmanuel, God with us. First 19 you know the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother. And he answered and he said to him, teacher, all these I have kept from my youth, then Jesus looking at him Interesting, loved him. He loved him, he loved his effort. He loved him and said to him, listen to this, one thing you lack. Go your way. Sell whatever you have, and give to the poor. And you will have treasures in heaven and come take up. He doesn’t say take up here. He says, take up the cross, he was inviting this young man to be one of his disciples and take up the cross and follow me that he was sad, the young man at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Wow. Here’s this young man who’s putting forth all the visible, you know, tangible efforts of being a good Christian. And here’s Jesus. Here’s God with us. the very reason that he supposedly worships and serves God God is saying to him, I love you. You’re awesome. You’ve done all these things. But there’s one thing you lack. There’s an idol in your life. You’ve broken the first commandment, which is Noah fine. Everything else you’ve said, unless you change. He says, go sell everything you have. Give it to the poor, and come follow me. You see, this young man had an idol in his life. It was his possessions, his possessions. And that’s a question we need to ask ourselves, what is there that we have that we put before God? You know, the thing that all of us needs to need to understand is the fact that anything can become an idol in our life. Anything that really has has comes before God. You know, it could be your recreation could be so It could even be your work. But anything that you’re putting before God can become an idol in your life. Now, I’m not saying that you can’t enjoy these things. He’s given us how many things for a good pleasure. It’s given us all things for a good pleasure. You can enjoy your recreation, you can enjoy your sports, you can enjoy doing your work. It’s a wonderful thing. When you have a job you love. I’m one of those blessed people. I love my job. But understand, Jesus has to come first. Even as a pastor, it’s sometimes I can get myself so wrapped up in my work. And in my study, that I don’t have time for Jesus. I can put hours of work in and preparing a message. But how much time do I put in being with the Lord personally myself, studying his word and prayer and being in fellowship with him? You know, God’s always there. He’s always there. We have a old him that we sing about that God’s always there. And yet we’re so busy. And so many times when when we finally do cry out to God, so helping Jesus, and there’s nothing wrong with that he will because he always hears, and he always lives to make intercession for us. But the reality is, we need to have some time alone with God. Not just church, not just when when we’re in a Bible study, or not just when we’re doing our prayers with our spouse or our family at night, but we need to just have time with God to just meditate on his word, to consider all that he has done for each one of us. Do you understand that you’re saved as a believer?

Remember, Yeshua, saved, delivered? You know you’re saved from sin and death. How many of you deserve to go to help every one of you I’m not going to wait for an answer. I didn’t want anyone to live. Every one of us deserves to go to hell, every one of us why Scripture says so how many have sinned for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But there’s a free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. What a wonderful thing it is to know that every sin I’ve committed, and here’s the thing, you have the Apostle Paul, and he wrote one third of the New Testament, his conversion was glorious. His work was unbelievable. And yet he considered himself to chief of sinners. And that wasn’t just some false pride that he was throwing out there. He really considered himself the chief of sinners. But I think I run a close second. And therefore, it’s God’s grace and mercy. That brings salvation to me and to everyone who calls upon his name. Because if you don’t have Jesus Guys, because if you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have anything. You don’t have anything. It’s only in Jesus that you have eternal life. It’s amazing promise that God has given us now.

His his promises are so awesome if we simply obey. for Israel, the land was the primary evidence of the blessing that God had given them. But for you and I, it’s the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in Galatians, 522 through 26, but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control, against such there is no law. And those who are Christ have crucified the flesh with his passions and desires. If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. That’s our position. mean just the joy of the Holy Spirit. I mean, if you haven’t had a time You’re just sitting down in your living room or wherever you’re comfortable spaces and you’re just sitting in your chair and you just kind of go because you just feel so good, not because of anything you’ve had, not because of anything that’s going on around you, because you belong to Jesus, and you just feel so good. I’m his no matter what, no matter what else is going on around me. Now, the promises of his blessings that we just read about were victory over their enemies. Well, we have enemies, life and life situations, our own emotions aren’t a enemies, anger, aggression, you know, feeling sorry for ourselves and all kinds of things that we deal with. But we have to understand that the issues of life have pale in comparison to the promises of God. And we fight our enemies not the way the world fights its enemies, but we fight in the spirit and Ephesians chapter six verses 12 through 18, if you take note, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, therefore, and whenever you see therefore it’s going to tell you what’s Why is therefore, therefore, take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand the evil day you notice it says the whole armor and not just part of it. And having done all to stand, stand if you’ve done everything you can to stand stand, stand firm, then do it. Having good at your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one, and he has a lot of darts he’s going to throw at you and take the helmet of salvation. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, you need to know the word, praying, always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this hand, with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. We need to be praying for each other brothers and sisters. Now, God set promises that they were to walk by, if they loved him if they obey Him. And God also promised if he recalls, we read this portion that he would walk among them. Did you know God has given that us that promised that he would walk among us, he walks among us now by His Spirit. We since we know his spirits here right now, he walks among us by His Spirit, but one day, he will literally be with us in Revelation, chapter 21. Now you’ve had the tribulation period, you had the whole millennial kingdom. You had Satan period being released for a short time, and he’s taking He’s destroyed and he’s thrown into the lake of fire, and then just creation of a new heaven and new earth. And here’s what we read in Revelation 21, verses three and four. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them, they will be his people and God himself will be with him and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. I can’t wait for that. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order things have passed away. That’s the promise we have brothers and sisters. That’s a real promise. That’s not just some, you know, fairy tale.

One day God is going to create a whole new heaven and earth and we who belong to him are going to dwell with him literally dwell with him, and no more tears, no more sorrow. You think of all the pain and discouragement that we’ve had in life, all the tears were shed over loss and heartache, no more. It’s just going to be pure joy at that time, being in his presence for all eternity. Now, the Lord promises as we mentioned, great blessing for obedience. But he also promised strong discipline, or punishment for discipline, disobedience. And understand this, that even God’s strong discipline is because He loves us for no other reason is because He loves us. You know? Just like with our own children, when we’re correcting them, it’s kind of light at first. Don’t do that. They’re really I you really shouldn’t be doing it. If you do that again. Okay. Yeah.

So, that’s how God is with us. He starts off by saying you shouldn’t be doing it. And brothers and sisters destorm we should say, Okay. Because just like with our own children, because God disciplines those that he loves, right? Just like with our own children, if we continue to disobey and continue to turn our back on what God’s will is for our life and his calling and what he purposes for us to do, his discipline in his hand is going to become stronger and stronger. In fact, you want to write down Hebrews chapter 12, verses five through six, it talks about we’re children of God, and the very reason he disciplines us is because of love. And it goes on in that portion, and it tells us discipline never feels good at the moment. Isn’t that true? I mean, when I was a kid, and probably my parents would be charged with child abuse and social services would take us away if it was if it was today. But anyway, my mother was the disciplinary and Our family, Can you believe that? And she, most of you don’t remember that back in the old days, women always wore a prince. They always wear aprons. They had house dresses and aprons and those tie strings It was around here. My mother had a razor strap. You want to raise your strap is most of you don’t even know you poking on a hook. You take your straight razor. You go to a barber sometimes they still haven’t had that razor strap there. And I’ll tell you why. You talk about wider being fast, man. I mean, she was like and but why is my mother discipline me? She loves me. And she really did love me. I mean, I can think of times when I was sick and in be at home and she’d sit and play games with me and cards with me. She loved me. But why does she discipline me so that I wouldn’t be a jerk? I mean, partly work but the point I’m trying to get at decision is always out of love. Because you want the person to do what’s right that you love. And parents, those of you who who have young children, discipline should never be in anger. If you’re angry, don’t discipline, start time. Go before the Lord if you need to. You always discipline in love, wanting to correct a child to do what’s right in First Corinthians five, five, and also in First Timothy 1:10 1:20. I’m going to read these these are basically the last verses I’m going to read. They seem very unusual and harsh. But just notice why the Lord did it. In First Corinthians chapter five, verse five, and it says, hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved. On the day of the Lord. Wow.

And then in First Timothy 120 among them are homogeneous, and Alexander,whom I have handed over to Satan, to be taught not to blaspheme. So in other words,God was saying, Hey, you guys are going to have the ultimate of discipline right now. But the reason I’m allowing this is so that you’ll see who I am, so that you’ll understand I’m the only one who can give you salvation and peace. Because notice what he says that their that their nature may be destroyed, but their soul is saved. And so we have to realize, that’s how God works. I mean, he desires for us to learn when he goes, don’t do that. He doesn’t want us to get to the place where he has to give the ultimate of discipline.

I remember, remember years ago, and before I was even in the ministry so long time ago, and I was part of what was called the gold key ministry. And the gold key ministry was a Christian ministry that would go into prisons, and do Bible studies, one on one with inmates. And I was part of the golden key ministries, Elmira Correctional Facility, which was a maximum security prison. And this one young man that I was assigned to do a Bible study with, was a young guy who, who killed someone with his bare hands, beat him to death. And doing this Bible study with him, and he really was responding to it. And he told me, he said, I know now that I’ve committed my life to Christ, what I’ve done wrong, but I deserve to be here for what I did. In other words, he hasn’t stood the consequences of his sin. This show was saved. Just there’s someone being thrown into the dungeon, but their souls saved. What’s the most important thing?

So God’s love is so gracious towards us that even if he has to perform this kind of harsh discipline on us, it’s because He loves us. You know, how many times have you heard of people that their bodies are racked with disease or whatever it might be? And it’s through that they come to know the Lord. Some of you might know who Johnny Erickson Tada is, and if you want to read a good book is called Johnny is the name of it Joe and I, and we just haven’t library and fact pastor Frank Jr. When he was little, he was in love with Johnny. But uh, she was a young woman. She was 16 or 17. I can’t remember what age she was a an Olympian. She was going to be in the Olympics, equestrian riding horses. She was just unbelievable athlete and Her parents had a cottage in the Chesapeake Bay, and they had a little dock out there. And she went out in the dock and Dove off of it and hit her head. And she was paralyzed from the shoulders down for the rest of her life. And it was through that if you read the book, you find out when she was in the hospital, and just the horrible things they have to go through when they have that kind of disability, when she was in the hospital, how this other young woman that was in there, you know, going through the therapy as well led her to the Lord and she got saved. But anyway, years later, she was in a restaurant someplace. And she was talking to a young Marine who just came home from Vietnam, and had a hook on his hand because he had his hand blown off over there. And the the show she’s witnessing to the marine and the Marines and look what happened to me, how could God do this and that and this thing, and it goes, we’ll get you here you’re sitting in a wheelchair and tell me about God and she said to him, Rather be sitting in this wheelchair knowing God and to be on both feet and not knowing him. Would you rather be in a wheelchair knowing God or in both feet, not knowing him. He always wants to bless our lives with good things. But he cannot bless disobedience. Not talking about works, not talking about doing things just for people to see or to show god how good you are. I’m talking about simply obeying His words is simply loving him. It’s our choice. And to me the choice is so simple.

Well, you know, I cannot know God and try to make the best of this life, which, at best is probably going to be you know, maybe 80 years or something like that and then dying go to hell for I can commit my life to Jesus Christ and be born again. And no matter what age I die, I’m going to be with him in heaven, to be absent from the bodies and be present with the Lord. And I’m going to stand before him. And he’s going to say, well done good and faithful servant, enter into your masters rest. Wow.

What a promise we have. Do you understand that as a believer, you will never lose for a nanosecond. Not even for a nanosecond conscious awareness of who you are in Christ. You’re dead, your eyes open in glory. There’s never even a not even a nanosecond, where there’s what’s going on an instant. So as believers, we don’t have to fear death. Where Oh, death is your victory, where death is your staying. the sting of death is thin the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God through Christ. Jesus who gives us the victory? Wow.

That isn’t my promise. It’s the promise God has given to anyone who calls upon his name. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. And brothers and sisters, before I close, let me ask you this.

If Have you committed your life to Jesus Christ?

If you haven’t committed your life to Jesus Christ, today’s a day of your salvation. It’s not hard. You don’t have to come forward, kneel down or laying the platform or anything like that. You can just stay right where you are. And all you have to do is say, God, forgive me a sinner. I commit my life to Jesus.

That’s it.

And a miracle takes place where your soul has been redeemed and you’re going to heaven. And those of you that are saved already, but you realize that Man, some things need to change. Today’s day. It’s not magic. You know, you don’t have to go through any kind of a particular program. All you have to do is say, Jesus, I’m sorry. I confess, I have been so laksa days ago, in my relationship with you. I’ve been so careless in times of intimacy that I should be having with you. Forgive me, Lord, and bring me into your full rest. And he will. You know why? Because God is love. That’s his very nature of God as unconditional love. God is love. And he loves you. He loves each one of you personally, and individually, and he wants to give you Every good gift from heaven.

Father, thank you so much for your word, because your Word is true. And I pray Father, that the things that we have studied this morning, the encouragement that we find in your word would truly transformed into our lives, that we would be your witnesses everywhere that we go, that we would take time to be with you to be alone with you, and to worship you and to praise you and to study your word to us, Lord. And I thank you, Father, for the presence of your Holy Spirit this morning for each one who’s here. And I pray that you would bless them with every good blessing from above. And I pray and ask this in Christ Jesus Holy Name, and all of God’s people said, Amen and so be it. Amen.

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Good morning, everybody. Glad to see you here this morning. Are you all thawed out? Oh my goodness. Well, we are in Leviticus still almost done. Then we’re going to get to numbers. When we go to numbers. Pastor you sure we’re supposed to go through the Bible verse by verse? You know what the Lord’s got some blessings in numbers, man. I mean, not in some parts of it, but you know, I love the Bible, and parts of the Bible. I love it. Maybe this is just me because I’m disturbed a little bit but parts of the Bible to me reflects life. You know, I once heard a pastor say that Jesus Christ was super being natural. And a lot of times you know, I think the word reflects that we are a people who are always looking for an experience. are always looking for some sort of fulfillment. And a lot of times it’s coming from a place within our flesh. And I think that God goes out of his way sometimes to put us into the humdrum, the humdrum of life or the humdrum of it to give us an opportunity to practice being faithful, to practice being faithful, you know, what makes what makes a successful marriage, being faithful, every single day, day after day for 1000 years. That’s it. That’s it, you know, it’s not like, Listen, if you start doing these things, you start doing these these things and you start treating each other right in marriage tomorrow, your relationships going to be perfect. That is not the way that it works. It’s a body of work. It is a body of work. And it is over an expanse of time of putting in the work and doing the things that God has told us to do that then 10 years later, 15 years later, we stand back ago. Wow, amazing. God is so faithful. And you realize that it’s I think of Noah building the ark for 100 years. Hello. You read through that and you just go yeah and no of it. Wait a minute, wait a minute 100 years. I don’t even like boats that much. You know what I’m saying? Like, it is like, it wasn’t like a like a like a ski boat. There was nothing fun happening as a result of him building that boat. God’s promise was going to be fulfilled, but it’s going to be judgment, devastation. 100 years, the Bible says no was a preacher of righteousness. People say why are you building that boat you insane person? Well, God’s gonna send judgment. You see what I told her Margaret. He’s an insane person. And year after year, day after day, and it took all that time. But then when God’s word was fulfilled, and they were on the boat, right, as much as that couldn’t have been fun. But the alternative, right? To go, Wow, God is faithful. God does honor his word above his name, just like the scripture says. If God says something, he’s going to do it, he’s going to reform it. He’s going to bring it to pass. And oh, let me let me do some announcements. Sorry. I gotta stop the vibe here real quick and do some announcements. There is a sign up sheet out there ladies for the cookie exchange. That’s going to be December 19. At my house. I will be in the basement. lurking in the basement. I say gone. Where’s the cookies? And let’s see this Monday. Tomorrow is our adult dinner night out at vidoes for one of vetoes. I don’t know where that is, is an upper Street. The new the new place, okay. That’s tomorrow night. If you’ve never been to an adult dinner night out, come join us. It’s super fun. We have a blast. It really is. I’m not just saying that. It really is a great time. We have a great time. There’s a sign of out there. And next week is our church. Our church supper. That’s next Sunday is communion Sunday. And we are having a Christmas Eve service for those of you who don’t know, and it says here plan on attending, okay? That’s not an option and says plan on attending. Okay. Let’s pray.

Lord, thank you for your word and thank you for your truth and thank you for your Holy Spirit and your faithfulness. Lord, You are so faithful. You are faithful beyond comprehension, you are faithful beyond anything we could ever imagine. And the problem is, is that we are not. So we pray, Lord God, that you would build up our faith and in there by build up our faithfulness, Lord, that every single day, we would rise in the morning and remember who you are, and remember the promises that you’ve made and remember what our part is to play in that Lord, and that you would teach us over these years Lord and over a span of time to be faithful Lord, to be faithful to what you called us to do, Lord God so that we can look back at the body of work and see the You’ve done and you’ve accomplished exactly what you said you would to those who would honor you and honor your word father, so help us to be those people help us to be students of the word, Lord. And to be to not just be heroes of the word Lord, but also doers of the word, Father, and that means it can’t just be educational. It can’t be j be just a practice and learning father, your word, but it has to be it being tattooed on our hearts. It has to be at being embedded inside of us, Lord God so that it’s written there. And so it’s with us everywhere that we go in every circumstance and situation, Lord, help that to be the case. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Leviticus, chapter 25. is where we are and of course we have been talking about the Sabbath rest. We started last week talking about the Sabbath rest that God ordained for the children of Israel. Now remember, again, we talked about what I was just talking about the body of work and over a span of time and being faithful to the things God has called us to do. Even though we are not able to see it just like the profits of the The Old Testaments that God was telling right this and say this and do this, they didn’t understand so much of what they were saying they didn’t understand completely, all the things concerning the Messiah. Those things were revealed later to us. After Jesus came, they were simply called to be faithful to do what God had called him to do. So what I picture in my mind is Moses and David, and Elijah, and some of these other standing in heaven after Jesus came and going, Oh, wow. And thanking God that they were faithful, to say the things to write down the things to do the things that God had called them to do, because they were part of a plan. They were part of something that God had set in motion and that God was doing and they couldn’t see it. All they could see was God and that He’s faithful to me, and I want to be faithful back to him. I don’t need to see the results of it. I don’t need to reap all the rewards of it. Certainly not today or Tomorrow, I need to be faithful because he’s working. He’s working. He’s holy, and he’s righteous. And he’s just and he’s true. And I believe him. And God was telling the children of Israel long before they went into the promised land, he was telling the children of Israel through Moses still at Mount Sinai, that when you go into the land, the land of promise that I’m going to give you and you think of that and then you think of that in terms of when they went into spy out the land and out of the 12 spies spies 10 come back and go we can’t do it was me it’s never gonna where everybody like that at work. It’ll never work. Right? everything all the time negative Nancy, right? Ever see Debbie Downer on Saturday Night Live. It was one event. Oh my goodness. YouTube. YouTube is sometimes a wonderful thing. YouTube debbie downer. Don’t be a Christian Debbie Downer, right. You know, you know God’s been so faithful this past year. I have an ingrown toenail. You know, like, God is faithful, God is good God is just and he tells them these things and he promises them things not if you get into the land, when you get into the land, when I bring you into the land, and all of these promises, and they go into the land, and they see an all they can see is the giants. That’s the New York Giants. Nobody can see them anymore. All they can see are the giants, all they can see are the obstacles, all they can see are the things that are in their way and the things that humanly from a human standpoint, and mindset is impossible. And these kids things can’t be true. And instead of remembering the one who made the promise, they look at the situation, you’re always going to stumble if you do that. We have to remember the one who makes the promises. Pastor Chuck used to always say the lack of faith that we have is manifested in the way that we pray, and the way that we pray for people. He said somebody comes to you and says, No pastor man, I’ve got a headache. Would you please pray for me all? Absolutely, Lord, touching, touching heal the headache Heal the headache. If somebody comes to you though, and says, Hey, I went to the doctor and they think that they might have cancer.

Oh Lord, Jehovah, we start using all the biblical names. You know what I mean? Oh, we really got to get heavy for this so that God will hear us. Because this is a real hard one for God. But if someone comes to them as with one arm and says, you know, Lord, could you praise the Lord to grow my arm back? You don’t I’m saying like it’s really hard just having one arm you go, you know, brother. God doesn’t do that. Except for like some lizards and octopuses and stuff like that. God doesn’t do that kind of thing. But and Pastor Chuck said to us, is it any harder though, for God to grow back and arm is it is for him to heal a headache. See, it’s a reflection of our lack of faith because we look at the circumstances and the situations and we’re focused on that, rather than on the one who’s making the promise or the one who were calling us to do the work and with God, how many things are impossible. None. Zero. There are no things that are impossible with God when I talk to my AC Friends, I say to them all the time you got to remember I believe in the Invisible Man in the sky. And I’m not afraid of it because I don’t believe anyways, you know what I mean? So I’ll quote some George Carlin to you know, I believe in the Invisible Man in the sky, I really do. I believe in God with all my heart, my soul, my strength, and everything I try to make everything in my life reflect a part of that belief. And so if I believe in such a one is him, the very talk or or consideration that something is impossible or ridiculous, is in itself ridiculous. I believe in God. I don’t stumble over creation or any other promise in God’s word, because of the one who said it because of the one in whom I believe it always is about him. It’s always about him. It’s not about me. It’s not about the circumstances. It’s not about the impossibility of things. Man, if we could live in that mindset, you imagine, wow, that’d be a victorious life, living in that mindset every single day. So God’s makes all these promises. And yet when they go to see the land, or were and hear God in chapter 25, Leviticus is talking to Moses and instructing him specifically about the Sabbath of rest, that the very land was supposed to have every seven years, there was to be a Sabbath of rest. And then every 50 years was a jubilee year, there was a double Sabbath rest for the land. And also we’re going to get into all the slaves, any debts, all of it was forgiven on the Jubilee Year. And the idea of what God was doing here and we’re going to get into this as well is that he was preserving the land for the people, no one was going to ever lose, lose their inheritance. This is another great promise that you and I can claim to. No one was ever going to lose an inheritance that God had given them because of worldly problems. Never. God says, This is my land and I’m giving it to you is an inheritance. So no matter how bad bad you blow it, or no matter how much you get in debt, or you even have to sell yourself off as a slave to pay off your debts, in that Jubilee Year, all of your land and all of your possession is going to be restored to you by me, because it ain’t yours to begin with. It’s mine. And I’ve already stated to be yours, or rather for you to be a steward of it. It’s all about him. It’s all about the Father, and what he says and what he promises. Now, we’re going to skip down. Let’s well let’s get down to land to verse 20.

Because it kind of ties into what we’re saying. And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year since we shall not so nor gather in our produce? Then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and I’ll bring forth produce enough for three years and you shout so in the Year and eat old produce until the ninth year, until it produces until it is produce comes in you shall eat of the old harvest, the land shall not be sold permanently for the land is mine, for your strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession, you shall grant redemption of the land. So it’s interesting to me how God has made this promise to the children of Israel, but also along with that promise a command. Correct. The command is honor the Sabbath year of rest for the land, not a suggestion, not it, I wish you’d do this, you know, it’d be really, really be nice for me if you would do this for me, you shall you will. You will give the land its rest. And I’m going to give you an opportunity to exercise your faith and to believe in me and along with that a promise that if you say in your heart, I’m going to honor the Lord. I’m going to do what the Lord’s called me to do. I’m going to give the land is Sabbath rest. my end of the bargain is I’m going to make sure that you bring enough to On the sixth year, to cover your needs for the six year, the seventh year, and for the eighth year till the harvest comes in, I’m going to take care of you, God is never going to ask you to do something or put you in a position to destroy you. God doesn’t do that. So that’s your indoor persecution, so that you’ll go through? Yes, he will do that. But always God is looking for us to reap a harvest from something he’s asking us to do. So often as a spiritual harvest, we always want to talk about reaping some sort of a harvest that we can touch that we can spend, you know what I mean? Or that we can see. But so often what God wants to do is reap a harvest in our hearts a faith, of belief of trust, more and more abundantly. And a lot of times the situations that he puts us in is a reflection of that. That’s what he’s interested in. Now the children of Israel had a choice. We can honor God and we can enjoy his blessing. See him do work and be living in the miraculous every year, every seventh year in our lives actually live a year of miracles of just basking in it. Look what God has done. Wow, God’s been faithful again. They never did it. The children of Israel never gave the land it Sabbath rest. We talked about this a little bit last week.

And so 490 years after the children of Israel come into the land, they’ve never given the land. It’s Sabbath rest that God had commanded them to do. And so when he sends them into Babylon, when he has them taken captive and taken to the land of Babylon, he decrees that they’ll be there for 70 years. 490 years divided by 770. they owed the land 70 years of rest. And so God sent them into Babylon for 70 years. Now, this is the this is what I The reason I’m repeating This is because I wanted to say this to you today. You ever have God says, See, I said before you this day, life and death, blessings and curses. We haven’t gotten to this part yet. Everybody says, choose life. Choose life. You ever have someone talking about all the things that are going on in their lives and all the things that have gone horribly in their life and you’re looking at them and you’re and you’re thinking you are a sum total of all the decisions that you’ve made? Stop it, would you please choose life? Will you please stop chasing after the things that are going to that you’re going to think you’re going to they’re going to reap a harvest of destruction and instead, so to the things that God has sold you to so too, so you can reap a harvest of blessings. So you can reap a harvest of spiritual growth and health and vitality in your life and in your family. And in your home. And in everything that you do and and every place that you go, would you stop it Stop sewing to death and so to life. And that’s the promise that God gives everybody nobody’s immune he calls causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust. There are certain immutable things in the Word of God and promises that he’s given that are for everybody. If we do the things that God has called us to do for the best of our ability, right? Cuz they pretty every day, is it. Goodness gracious. You ever have like a two week slide? is walking around. Oh, yeah. Yeah, just two weeks. And then all of a sudden, it’s like you wake up. Maybe this is just me again. Okay. Confession time, okay. And all of a sudden, you’re like, what are you doing? Would you stop it? Oh, yeah. I should walk in and light in the Spirit because then I will feel like this. What do we have for him, Johnny? Golly, why can’t I do that all the time. Why can’t I never fall off that wagon? Because I’m a human being and so were you. And as long as we live in the bags of skin, right, the bags of skin, they shed, there’s there’s there’s bed bird, there’s mites and dust mites in your bed and dead skin cells, if you could do it a blacklight it’s just really disturbing, right? What’s there and you have to you have to wash this the bag of skin and you have to put deodorant on the bag of skin. It stinks. It just stinks right? Really. And the older we get the more we realize you get out of bed in the morning and now you get out of bed and it’s not like Let’s go now now it’s like me getting into a lot of that like this. He needs some support like this across to get to the to the bathroom. Then finally you get off right you know, it’s just like the bag of skin is wearing out. The bag of skin is wearing out I love when the Word of God says that but the inward man is being renewed day by day. God willing. God willing, very simple though. So Spirit. So, to the spirit, they had a choice set before them. And they decided to so to the flesh, and so to the flesh and so to the flesh and skip the Sabbath and skip the Sabbath and skip the Sabbath rest of the land, and they reiterate they reaped, wrapped, wrapped, wrapped around raped, destruction. 70 years of bondage. 70 years of bondage. Jerusalem sacked, the temple destroyed. The Bible says that when they were sent back to the land and they rebuilt the temple, when they rebuilt the temple, the old ones wept, because they remembered the former glory of Solomon’s temple. And they must have been thinking if we only listened to God. If we’d only done simply what he asked us to do, we no doubt would have written The blessings that he promised us. And instead, we sowed the wind and we sow to the wind and we sow to the wind. And we have indeed, repped, reaped, repped the whirlwind.

I don’t want to do that, guys. I don’t want to do that. And it breaks my heart. If any of you ever ended up that circumstance or that situation, we know enough people. We don’t enough people. It’s like, Listen, here we are. We’re imperfect. We’re screwed up and a whole bunch of different ways. Let’s just keep doing the best that we can, seeking after his face and saying, God, let me do it better. Lord, let me do it more writer than I did last year, yesterday, last week, Lord, help me to do things your way. Help me to do your things so that the body of work in 10 years when I look back, I can see wow, look what God accomplished. Wow. Look what God did. Wow, look what God’s capable of and look what God does for those people who are just simply to want to, and this is the greatest thing. What does it take to be a Christian? What does it take to go to have you have to want to, you have to want to? Well, we have to confess and we know that that’s that goes about what people say, I want to be thin. I want to be thin. I really, I’d like to be thin Hello. Because I didn’t want anyone have any pills that I can take. I’d like to be thin. Well exercise fat, so Well, I don’t want to do that. I’d rather eat I’d rather take an entire Neapolitan pizza and roll it up like this and dunk it in a vat of blue cheese and eat it that way. Right. That’s how that could happen. Right? I’d rather do that. So so so here’s the thing. You don’t really want to be sin. This is me talking to myself in the mirror almost every day. You don’t want to be saying, no you don’t you know, because last night, the blue cheese Oh, if you really What if you really want to be a better spouse if you really want to be anything? If you really wanted it, then you would do the things that go along with achieving it is very simple. We really don’t want it. And the reason we don’t want it, especially in America is we are comfortable. We are so comfortable. We live in lavish, opulent luxury, do we not? Do we not? I mean, listen, this isn’t guilt trip time. This is like Thank You, Jesus. Is there a day that goes by that you don’t thank god you were born in the good old US of A rather than anyplace else? I mean, there might be other places just as nice. I don’t know about them. I’m so grateful. You know what I’m saying? a dummy. Really a dummy mitts into any of the right things screwed up. 23 I wake up and go I better do something. I better do something. kid can’t just deliver pizzas forever with a family. I say I guess I’ll go get a trade and God supplies my family’s needs. That’s the country we live in. Like if we ever wake up a day in this country and aren’t thankful and grateful, but boy are we comfortable. We are so comfortable. And we have it so easy even with the trials and tribulations that we have that are like this. Compared to so many different parts of the world. Even though we have those we’re so comfortable. It makes it so easy to not allow discomfort to not allow an anything that you want to achieve anything that you want to do anything that you want to acquire anything that’s important to you if your goal driven person there’s going to be some discomfort and some hard work in achieving it. Life is pain highness, right? Anyone who says differently as selling something if you want something if you want to achieve Something there’s going to be hard work, there’s going to be pain. It’s going to be suffering to whatever degree to achieve it. That’s just the way life is. But we think spiritually it should just be like, Lord, just follow you ever. Holy Spirit fall on us. I’ll be here. Right I’ll be here waiting.

This is, wait a second. Wait a second. I want you to work. Happy because you have to not because you’re working to earn anything. Do you want it? Oh, I want it so bad. So let me what Then show me. You want it? God says the shoulder visual you will seek after me and you will find me when you seek after me with all your heart. Think of Daniel in Babylon and then Persia. It is prayer closet on his rickety old bony knees. seeking after God thrown into the lions den preserved in discomfort constantly being pursued, and he’s in the prayer closet. And he’s growing and he’s crying out and he’s intersecting on behalf of the people before God. How many times this week did Frank Thomas Jr. do that? groans intercessory prayer and Dear God, Lord, help me and help my brothers and sisters, and God be with our country. Because I’m so comfortable. And a lot of times, that’s why God will then allow discomfort to come into our lives to drive us to our knees. And I’m always like, Lord, help me to learn that lesson. Before you have to put the discomfort there. You know, I want to be faithful every day. But I want to be faithful because not because I don’t want to suffer. I want to be faithful because man is he worth it? Man, is he ever worth it? He is so one Okay, verse 25, if one of your brethren becomes poor and has sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming or late relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold. Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it, then let him count the years since its sale and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession. But let me stop right there and just explain to you guys a little bit every 50 years is a jubilee year, right? debts are cancelled lands and properties are restored to the families that gotta be twisted to. That’s a big word. That’s the word of the day bequeath. Okay? Sorry, every 50 years after your Jubilee, so anyone from my family or myself if I had to, so if I had to sell my land, or even if I had to sell myself, we’re going to get into that into bondage into slavery in the servanthood in order to pay off debts. If at some point in time I be become a To pay that debt or my family wishes to come and redeem me or to redeem the property back to the family, they could do so. And the cost, the cost was determined on how many years were left until the Jubilee Year. Does that make sense? Your what? Jubilee Year Okay, then year one, the land is worth $50,000 I don’t whatever it was drachmas going 50,000. Okay, when you get to your 15, it’s a little less. When you get to your 20 It’s 25. It’s half. When you get to your 40 everything was percentage based on how many years were left until the Jubilee. Okay, so that’s some of the what he’s what he’s talking to about here. Let him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it. That’s exactly what he’s talking about there. But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of Him who bought it until the year of jubilee. And in the Jubilee, it shall be released and he shall return His possession that’s important for us to remember free of charge. There was nothing that this person could do to earn his land back. It was given to him by God. It was, it was presented to him by God. And so no matter what he did to blow it or to mess it up, it was going to be returned to him by God. Everything is from God, by God and back to God. If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold, within a full year he may redeem it. But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city should belong permanently to him who bought it throughout his generations it shall not be released in the Jubilee. So this is the difference. If you buy a house or if you own a house within the city, within the city, and you sell that house, you have one year to redeem it. Because we’re not talking about land. We’re not talking about God’s land. We’re talking about houses within a city. It’s a different thing. Okay. It’s a different thing altogether, and God was all So making provision for the foreigners that were going to come in amongst the children of Israel and live there that they wouldn’t be taken advantage of. Okay, guy comes from Egypt because he believes in the one living and true God, and He wants to become a part of the nation of Israel. And so he comes and he’s a man of means. And so he buys a house within a walled city, and he’s like, this is great. I worship Yahweh now. And then two years later, so knock at the door, and it’s Jacob, and Jacob like sorry, soccer Jubilee Year and the keys over. God says, Ah, ah, you know, so many of the things as we go through the law is God knowing us, and knowing how people are and going and taking care of things. So within the walled city, you had one year to redeem it in one year to redeem it and then it would go into perpetual ownership of the new of the new owner. Let’s see, it shall not be released, verse 31. However, the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country, they may be redeemed and they shall be released in the Jubilee, that would be like kirksville. Okay. Nevertheless, the cities of the Levi’s and the houses in the cities of their possessions, the Levi’s may redeem at any time remember, because why the Levi’s were not given an inheritance or a portion of land, remember who what was their inheritance? The Lord was their inheritance. And so houses that they had any place that they live, they were sojourners, they were really just passing through. They were to be seen as pilgrims and they were to understand that they were pilgrims, your hope and your inheritance in your possession. Levi’s priestly tribe is not in the land either. It’s solely in me. Wow, what a privilege What an honor. And so God is protecting them as well. They can redeem a house even within the city anytime. And if a man purchase a house from the Levis, then the house That was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee. So if the leave it is not able to redeem it at any time, then in the year of jubilee, it will be given back to him. For the houses in the cities of the Levi’s are their possession among the children of Israel. But the field of the common land of their cities may not be sold for it is their perpetual possession that would be outside of the cities where the Levi’s lived where they had land cordoned off to farm, to farm and to grow crops for their sustenance that could never be sold at any time that belongs to the Levi’s and that was for their food. It wasn’t a piece of property. You know acreage, it was a plot of land so that the Levis could grow and reap and do harvest for their needs. It was a hand to mouth kind of thing. And those things that belong in those fields outside of the cities that belong to the Levis could not be sold. If one of your brother and becomes poor and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him like a stranger or a sojourner that he may live with you. Take no usury or interest from him, but fear your God, that your brother may live with you. And you shall not lend him your money for usury that is with interest, nor lend him your food at a profit, mark it up.

I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. Remember, anytime that you see that, that is God putting an extra stamp on what he just said. He’s saying something in the middle of it and all of a sudden he says, I am the Lord your God who brought it stop, rewind, go back to what he just said. It’s important. Don’t you take advantage of your brothers? Don’t you take advantage of your brethren? Don’t you land him at usury and don’t you sell him food for a profit? And if he’s bereft, you take care of them. You see to his needs, and you don’t treat them poorly. He is your brother. And if one of your brother who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells Himself to you, you shall compel them to serve as a slave, as a hired servant and a sojourner. He may be with you, and shall serve you until the year of jubilee. And then he shall depart from you, he and his children with him, and shall return to his own family, he shall return to the possession of his father’s, for they are food, my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, they shall not be sold as slaves. It’s not a possibility that a child of the nation of Israel was to be sold into slavery. They could give themselves sell themselves there to you, their services as a servant, for until they can be redeemed or until the year of jubilee, but not as a slave. You are not to treat them or work them with rigor. They’re not immutable, okay? They’re not a slave, a slave slave to you. they retreated, to be treated differently as a servant, for they are my servants who brought I brought out the land of Egypt, and they shall not be sold as slaves. You shall not rule over them with rigor, but you shall fear your God As if you’re a male and female slaves whom you have from the nations that are around you from them, you may buy male and female slaves. Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you and their families who are with you, which they be getting your land and they shall become your property. And you shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you to inherit them as a possession. They shall be your permanent slaves, but regarding your bredrin the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor now. What is God saying here?

Now remember, guys, and and we have an American mindset on so many different things, okay? And we feel a certain way in this country, especially about slavery, because it’s such a mark on us historically, and something that we that we look back to and go you know, that that was horrible. That was, that was awful. Gosh, I wish I wish I wish we hadn’t done that, as that hadn’t done that as a nation. However, however, Slavery was a fact of life from the dawn of time almost Okay, up until Well, I would say up until the present except there’s more slaves in the in the world today than there were at the time of Christ you know that you know that digit Western mindset it’s just a horrible different kind of slavery. And you guys have heard about some of it. You we it is what’s happening in our world today. And the wall in the mass has been pulled over eyes to make you feel like things are okay things aren’t that bad. The SEC this the sex slave industry in this world that we live in today is so vile is so awful. It’s so rampant. You know what happens on the Super Bowl Weekend, whatever city is hosting the Superbowl, the amount of the amount of the amount of trafficking that goes on. It’s absolutely horrible. And again, we ought to be on our knees and our prayer clauses between the between the sex slave industry that’s going on in our country and I daresay maybe particularly in Washington, DC and Hollywood, okay, without getting into a whole bunch of conspiracy stuff. Okay, and what’s going on in the abortion industry, we are Babylon. We are Nineveh.

Our nation is dark, and rank with wickedness. And the walls pulled over our eyes so that we won’t see it and fragrant candles are lit, so we won’t smell it. And it is rank and it is filthy. And we need to be in prayer. Okay, now, this even as a different kind of slavery, slavery was a way of the world it was everywhere. And so when God came to the children of Israel, and he’s giving them their laws, the laws that God gave them were for them so that they could navigate the world that they live in. That makes sense. Okay, God is not called you and I to be Amish. Okay? God is not called you and I to be honest, if listen if you want to be honest, to be honest, not All of it, but some of the doctrines weird, but you want to go live and that Dr. Horses God bless you, God bless you. I’ll see on the other side, you know, but God is not called us to be honest when he says come about from among them and be separate and all that stuff. God has given us the Word of God so that we can navigate this dark world and hopefully not be polluted by it, and broken by it, and set aside by it, and made it relevant because of it. God has given us the promises and the commands within his word so that we can navigate this dark world that we live in, because we’re a part of it. And God wants us to navigate it. And God wants us to shine the light. And that’s exactly what the slavery laws are. The other part of that is there was a distinction made between the children of Israel and the Gentiles. There was there was a distinction made, remember, and it talks about Hagar and Sarah and the child of the slave woman will never share in the inheritance of the child of the free woman. Remember that? And he talks about that in Hebrews concerning Ishmael and Isaac, okay, Isaac was the one who the child of promise. And there was promises that were given to the children of Israel that were for the children of Israel. And still to this day, or for the children of Israel, and only for the children of Israel, and they didn’t pertain to anybody else. Now, anybody who came into the land of Israel and became a Jew, which is the only religion that’s also a race. Right? So the religion that’s also a race that you could become if you want to, right, that’s why you go to Israel today. And they it’s like the colors of the rainbow Jews. I love that stuff. That’s cool man, the colors of the rainbow Jews. If we start a new theme of color of the rainbow, do you know I love it, you could become a Jew and then guess what? You’re a part of the inheritance. Then all of the laws concerning the nation of Israel would pertain to you, but a Gentile slave or someone who is from another nation who was not a Jew. It didn’t pertain to them. There was difference and a distinction made between the free and the slave between the children of the promise and the children of this world. That’s one part of it. But I think the biggest part of it, like in everyday life was God gave them the rules to navigate this world. Now if a soldier or stranger close to you becomes rich and one of your brothers who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the strangers family that would be non Jewish. After he is sold, he may be redeemed again, one of his brothers may redeem him, or his uncle or his uncle son may redeem him or anyone who is near of kin to him and his family may redeem him, or if he is able, he may redeem himself. Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him the price of his release shall be according to the number of years from the year that he was sold to him until the year of jubilee. Again, that’s the way the money would work for possessions that were sold, according to what year you were within jubilees. If there are still many years remaining, according to them, he shouted pay the price of his redemption from the money with Which he was bought. And this is God making provision for the strangers and the soldiers who lived in the nation of Israel who were not Jewish, that they would be treated fairly as well. God wanted to make sure that nobody who was passing through or living in the land of Israel for a time would ever leave saying those dirty, dirty, stinking cheating Jews. Right? That God wanted to make sure of that. God wanted to make sure that when they left the land of the children of God, they were saying I was treated fairly. There’s a point for us there. There’s something for us to take from that. 110%. I think that anybody who ever passes through this church or passes through our home or passes through us at work, whatever the case may be, we’ll leave that place note saying, I was treated fairly by that person. I was treated righteously by that person. I was treated with kindness by that person that’s very important to God was very important to God, how the show how his kids treated soldiers, how his kids treated people who were not One of their own. And if there remain but a few years until a year of jubilee, then he shall reckon with him and according to his years he salary pay him the price of his redemption. He shall be with him as a yearly hired servants, and he shall not rule with vigor over him and your site and also protecting the children of Israel against the sojourner who may come in and say, I really don’t like a lot of your laws. And if I got a Jewish slave and I want to put a weapon to them, that’s what I’m going to do. And I know you think you are, but there’s going to be a knock at the door. And it may not it might be like a whole bunch of rocks coming your way. Okay? And if he is not redeemed in those years, and he shall be released in the year of jubilee, he and his children with him, for the children of Israel are servants. To me. God says, They are my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. And just like these guys, today, everybody’s a servant in this world today, everybody As a servant in this world today, we either serve our pleasure, our flesh, this world or something in this world or we serve Almighty God. But we are all servants. People are are making are completely fooling themselves. In this day and age. I do what I want to do what I want to do it. No, you don’t know you don’t know you don’t know you don’t. You see how people are enslaved on social media? How much they care. This week, Chris Pratt. I don’t I don’t know who he is. He may be from a movie called Guardians of the Galaxy where he plays a character called Star Wars. I don’t know anything about it. Maybe you pagans do, but he was at the gym. And he was he was photographed with a water bottle in his hand. Yeah, so it was a disposable water bottle. The kind that goes into landfill. That’s right, you dirtbags. It was one of those and he was photographed with it. How dare you and the woke scold. crowd went after him. And he had to issue an apology. I’m sorry. Actually what happened is someone just threw it to me and I didn’t know what to do with my hands and, and he made this whole lame excuse. You know what I would say? Well, I wouldn’t be in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie because people are in bondage. He’s supposed to be a believer, by the way that Chris Pratt supposed to be, you know? I hope he is. I really, really hope he is. Maybe he’s just a baby Christian. You know, I’ll take it, you know, take all of them. I don’t think he’s really sadly I hope he is. I hope he has. I’ll take all of them. Kanye, Chris Pratt, given Justin Bieber, you know, unleased, maybe. You know, but there’s bondage. People are so in bondage. I’m free. I do what I want. No, you don’t know you don’t. None of us do. And we’re all in bondage to something rather, I only want to be in bondage to Jesus Christ. Now, I confessed to you. I confessed to you Right, that there’s parts of my life and parts of my flesh that are still in bondage to something other than Jesus Christ. This fact of the matter, because if it wasn’t that way, I’d be walking in the Spirit all day every day.

But I get so caught up in this thing or that thing that is still has a holders, some some bondage over me in my life, I get way out of the Spirit. And I get way out of doing what God’s called me to do. And I get into the Frank Thomas stuff. Anytime there’s just a bunch of Frank Thomas stuff going on junior or senior, it ain’t good. But I got to tell you, there be lots of good food there. But other than that, there’s not that it’s not going to be good, gonna make a mess of things. God says, do things my way. do things the way I’ve called you to do it. And I’m going to make provision for you to live as children. You’re my servants, you’re my servants. And you’re going to be treated by me accordingly. honor my word to what I’ve called you to do. I know the thoughts that I have towards you. Right thoughts. prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and hope, in the body of work in the body of work, amen.

Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, Lord. And we pray, Lord God that these, these truths father would be written again on the tablets of our heart. And we would take them with us wherever we go, father. And it would as your Word says that it would be on our mouths, when we lay down and when we rise up and where we sit at the table and go along the way, Father, and it would be on our lips as we talked to one another father, and as we talked to our friends and family, that the things if you father would often be the center of our discussion, Lord, we pray that you’d help us to do better by your grace and your mercy and because of the fact that we are free in Jesus Christ to be your servants, Lord, and not in bondage to this world. Lord, we pray that you would you would just help us, Father, to show that we want it, Lord, to make it evident and make it clear in things that we do and the things that we don’t do. And the things that we say The things that we don’t say Lord, and in the way that we pray for certain Lord and study your word help us to be Lord children of the promise or to act like children of the promise every single day. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen. Love you guys.

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All right. I’m glad you guys are here. On this Thanksgiving weekend. That’s you’re all up, right? That was like full on food coma The next day, you know, like, hey, how come I feel so bad? Well, chubs; that’s my wife whenever that second voice comes in, that’s always Nikki’s like Jiminy Cricket. To me, you know what I’m saying? I’ll be asking myself a stupid question, and then she’ll give me the answer. And usually, I don’t know why it’s always well, chubs I don’t know why it has to be that way. But I don’t know.

We are in the book of Leviticus chapter 25. Leviticus chapter 25. And we’re going to move down through verse 21. I think or 24 Leviticus chapter 25 let’s cover it in prayer first. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name Lord, and, Lord, this is your word. And it’s what you have put into our hands, father to study that we might know you. So we asked Lord God, that your Holy Spirit would be in this place and he would be present father, to dictate it to us, Lord, and to translate it for us Father, I pray, Father, that you would overcome any thing that I might say, Lord, that isn’t exactly what you have for your people today, Lord, and that you would speak directly into each person’s heart today and and that you would show them a piece of yourself Lord say that they would be see you revealed in their lives and in their hearts today, Lord, and you would speak right into the innermost places of their hearts and their being Lord where no one else goes and the things in their hearts and their minds that only they know father and I pray that you would speak to them there in that place that they might know that it’s your voice, Lord, and that you might draw them closer to yourself today, Father, if they’re far from from you, and if they’re walking with you, father and walking in the light, I pray, Lord, that You would draw them closer. Lord, where we the closest we can ever get in this life Lord is still miles and miles away from glory. Father, but we want to draw near to you as much as we possibly can. We want to know you, Father, and we want to see your heart reveal to our own Lord so that we can be useful in this day and age that we live in father, so equip us today and have your way in Jesus name, amen. Amen.

Leviticus chapter 25. And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, when you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather his fruit. But in the seventh year, there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither so your field nor prune your vineyard. What grows of its own accord of your harvest, you shall not reap nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land. And the Sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you. For you, your male and female servants your hired men, and the stranger who dwells with you, for your livestock, and the beasts that are in your land, all its produce shall be for food, and you shall count seven SAVVIS of yours for yourself seven times seven years, and the end the time of the seven Sabbath’s of yours shall be to you 49 years, then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the 10th day of the seventh month on the Day of Atonement. You shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. You shall consecrate the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you. And each of you shall return to his possession and each of you shall return to his family, that 50th year shall be a Jubilee to you. And it You shouted neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your unintended vine, for it is the Jubilee. It shall be wholly to you, and you shall eat its produce from the field. And this year of jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. And if you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor and according to the number of years of crops, he shall sell to you. According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price According to the fewer numbers of yours, you shall diminish its price, for he sells to you according to the number of years of the crops, therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God. So you shall observe my statutes and keep my judgments and perform them, and you will dwell in the land in safety, then the land will yield its fruit and you will eat your fill and dwell there in safety. And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year since we sound shall not sown or gather in our produce, and I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years, and you shall so in the eighth year and eat old produce until the ninth year, until this produce comes in you shall eat of the old harvest. The land shall not be sold permanently for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land. So here in Leviticus chapter 25, God is talking about two different things that the children of Israel were to observe. The first being the Sabbath of years, and the seventh year there was to be a Sabbath of rest for the land and nothing was to be sown. And nothing was to be yielded the crops the fields was were to be completely left alone, the land was to have its rest. And then in the 50th year, every 50 years was to be a year of jubilee. And in that year of jubilee, when he was talking, as we were going down through chapter 25, is all land all possession, all rights were to be returned were to be restored to the original families that land and possession had been given to when they had when they came into the land of Canaan. Of course, God is speaking to Moses still, as it says in verse one The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai. So this is God. You know, again, we’re going through the, through the times of the worship and the tabernacle, and going through the wilderness and all this. But this is something that God had shared with Moses, when he was on Mount Sinai. This is one of the many, many, many things you know, I don’t know if Moses just had a brain like a computer, right? Or if he wrote the things down, I mean, only the 10 commandments went on the two tablets of stone, but God gave Moses tremendous amount of things for him to remember and to pass on to the children of Israel. And these were a couple of the things God is speaking to them speaking to Moses, speaking to the people through Moses, about a time about a series of events that had not yet taken place. They had not yet folded camp for the first time from Mount Sinai, let alone gone through the wilderness towards the promised land, let alone sending the 12 spies who then came out and remember except for Joshua and Caleb They all gave a bad report. We’re never going to be able to enter into the land. We’re never going to be able to take the land. There’s giants in the land. We were like grasshoppers in our own site. I mean, what does that even mean? You know what I mean? We wouldn’t mean you were grasshoppers. What are you talking about? There’s giants in the land. And all of the people suffered through that unbelief. And they all believe the report of the 10 spies who brought the negative report, remember, as a result of their unbelief, God caused that generation to wander through the wilderness for 40 years. And he said, You’re not going to enter into the inheritance, you’re not going to enter into the promise. Why? Because of your unbelief. But your children, about whom you said they’ll be devoured up by the inhabitants of the land. They’re going to enter into the promised land, they’re going to take possession of it. And of course, the children of Israel going into the land, the land being conquered, and divided up amongst the 12 tribes. This is all in the future. This is all far from being a reality to these people. And yet God is speaking about These things just as though it was happening at the current time, because God stands outside of time. Because at all times, God knows more than you and me, maybe especially more than me. God knows more than us at all times. Everything always comes back to Faith.

You can we have all these wonderful things, and they are wonderful things and resources that we have within the kingdom with that within the body of Christ, where we can talk about the fact that you can be a reasonable person, you can’t even be a scientist and believe in creation, you can believe in the Word of God. And there’s so many different resources that we have that take us through these things and show us how we can believe what the Word of God says that it’s true. But at the end of the day, at the end of the day, it always comes back to Faith. It always comes comes back to Faith. And you cannot give faith to someone who doesn’t have faith. And if you have faith, nobody can take that away from you. But just as the Word of God says, and this is one of the most important things for us to remember, without faith, it is impossible to please God, because those that come to him first must believe that He is. And secondly, they must believe that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek and faith is the beginning in the end for us, faith, that’s what we stand on. That’s what keeps us afloat. That’s what keeps us going. When we turn on the news, or when we go on social media and you see all of the clamoring of the world and all of that, that that Don the backbiting and this against that and this person against that person, and all of this conflict and all of this fear and all of these different things that are going on in the earth today. It is your faith that allows you to stand above that like David talks about in the Psalms, where he is set upon his face allows him to be set up on the rock and his head lifted high up round about his enemies. It’s like David is able to do this spiritual disappearing act because of the faith that he had in God, the fervent belief that he had, that God had a plan for his life, and no matter what happened to him, and no matter what occurred in this life, God was in control, and God was in charge of his eternal destiny. David believes that with all of his heart, and that’s the same faith that God wants you and I to have. But it’s not something that you can be talked into. This is a gift from God, even having faith is a gift from God. The best thing that we can do is to talk to people about the love of God, we can talk to people about the love of Jesus Christ, and we can pray for people to understand, like if we really believe these things, if we really believe that God is and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him We have to deal with things within his economy. Too often Christians, and the church in general is trying to deal with a spiritual problem from a world standpoint, from a fleshly worldly standpoint, and we can lose sight of the fact that there is a spiritual battle that is going on. And the thing that we have been given is faith. And it’s the thing that people who don’t believe in Jesus Christ or don’t believe that they don’t have. And so our prayers as Christians always should be, Lord, help their eyes to be opened. I can’t do that. You can’t do that. Only God can do that. But if you will believe and trust in God, He will dictate and he will lead you and He will guide you, he will dictate the way that your life goes. And so you don’t have to be dismayed and distressed about anything that happens. You can simply turn back to God and say, okay, God, where are we going now? Lord, I don’t understand why this is happening. But I believe in I trust in You. It’s easier said than done, isn’t it? It’s easier said than done. You know the song Jesus take that goes something like that, right? Jesus take the wheel. You know, this is just like a Carrie Underwood song, right? She’s driving to Christmas and she hits the patches of ice and the car spinning out of control. And she’s, she’s nothing she can do. So she’s like Jesus, take the wheel, Jesus take the wheel. And if and it says, dumb country song, blah, blah, blah. But listen, it’s got some spiritual truth to it. Because if you find yourself at a place in this life, or time in this life, where you’re being squeezed, where things in your life feel out of control, or you find yourself feeling or struggling against despair, and wondering why things are happening so often, God allows these things in our lives so that we will be willing to say that Jesus take the wheel, I can’t control this thing I there’s, there’s nothing that I can do here. God, you’re gonna have to take control of this thing that’s exactly what God wants to do. But we have to have faith we have to believe. Now God is telling Moses all of these things, years and years and years before they ever didn’t ever entered into the promised land, and God’s telling them these things. But they had to believe they had to put these things into action now concerning the Sabbath year of rest, which was every seven you know, I would have been an amazing Israel light I feel, you know what I’m saying? Like I love to rest. I don’t have any problem with that. Like some of you guys like what are you doing this weekend? Oh, I’m doing this around the house and this around the houses. This is like, why? Why, why are you doing that when you could be napping or you know, resting or hanging out with your family or doing something like that I have to be motivated. You know what I’m saying? Like every once in a Nikki looked to me like, we need some money. You need to go get some overtime. You know what I mean? Yeah, yes, ma’am, you know, and then I go, but like my natural sound a man of leisure. Okay? My natural state is I like to rest. I like to relax and I’m always teaching my kids look, you got to put the work in first, before you can enjoy the good things in this life. Before anything great and wonderful that you’re going to have experience in this life. The work comes first. The work comes before that. I think it’s something as silly as telling our little kids you can’t have your dessert until you eat your broccoli is a fantastic, wonderful life lesson. Because if you don’t put in the work, and if you don’t do the right things, you’re not going to be able to enjoy or you’re not going to ever have the wonderful things. And Nikki always has to remind me of this. We’re going to run out of wonderful things. You better go work some overtime, you know, and like God, she refers to me as chubs. I don’t know all the time.

But it’s the work it has to be done. This thing has to be done a whole year of Sabbath rest for a whole year. I don’t have to go and plow a whole year I don’t have to go out and harvest. And God says here, in in, in verse 21, he says, Listen, if you do this out of faith, if you believe me, if you trust in me, the year before that Sabbath year of rest, I’m going to make sure that your crops your field produces enough to sustain you for three years. If you believe in me, if you trust in me, I’m going to make sure you have what you need. I love that portion. When Jesus is talking to his disciples, and he says, Don’t be like the pagans of this world. The Gentiles is what the word that he was used, who run around going after this and going after that, he goes, you’ll consider the birds of the air. I don’t sow or reap. And yet not one of these little sparrows falls from the sky but your heavenly Father knows about it and consider the flowers of the field.

You know, and and how they just grow, and then they die and they’re thrown into the fire to be burned up, but not even Solomon in all of his splendor was closed, like one of these. And he talks about the fact that none of us by worrying about the things of this life can add a single qubit to our stature. Remember what Jesus says the end of that his point he made was, but you and he said, your heavenly Father knows that you have need of them. God knows that you need food and clothes and arrangements. But you seek first the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and these things will be added unto you, these things will be added unto you faith comes first and this is exactly what God was expecting of the children of Israel I want you to believe me. I want you to trust me get know There must have been people workaholics, you know who are like, what, a whole year without plowing a whole year without hot without putting in the Rose and sowing seed and doing a whole year. What am I going to do or there’s no way we’re going to have enough food, how is this going to work? There’s no way this doesn’t make any sense. And yet God was asking them to do that. This exercise in faith, this exercise that went beyond all of the business and the ways of man in this world and went into a whole different spiritual realm of God saying, I want you to trust in me, and I want you to believe that what I’m telling you, if I’m telling you to do something, it’s a great lesson for us. If I’m telling you to do something, I’m going to provide for you while you’re doing it. God always honors obedience. And the other thing is true to God never honors disobedience. He’s merciful. He’s gracious. But God never honors disobedience. We can’t expect that we’re going to receive the reward of the Lord. When we’re living our lives in disobedience. It’s just simply not the way it works because he’s a good dad. One of the things I wanted to read to you guys, and I thought this was very interesting in Leviticus, we’re not there yet. But uh, Leviticus chapter 26 verses 33 to 35.

Okay, so this is immediately following this. Leviticus 26 verses 33 to 35. I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword afternoon, you know what is this? chapter 26 is the blessings versus the cursing. This is God’s saying, if you’re obedient to my word, if you do what I’ve called you to do, this is the way that I’m going to bless you. And if you are not obedient to my words, if you will rebel against me, these are the things that are going to be following you okay? I will scatter you amongst the nations and draw out a sought after you, your land shall be desolate and your city’s waste, then the land shall enjoy its SAVVIS. As long as it lies desolate, and you are in your enemy’s land, then the land shall rest and enjoy a Sabbath as long as it lies desolate it shall rest for the time it did not rest on your SAVVIS when you dwell on it. This is Leviticus chapter 26. This is the very next thing that’s recorded in the Scriptures, God is telling Moses and telling the people of Israel through Moses, if you’re disobedient, you’re going to be scattered. If you’re disobedient, I’m going to take you out of the land if you don’t honor the Sabbath, and the year of Sabbath rest on seven years, the way I told you to, I’m going to remove you from this land so the land will get a Sabbath rest. Now turn in your Bibles to Jeremiah, Jeremiah, chapter 25. And verses eight through 13. And I want to preface this by saying this to you, the children of Israel, when they went into the land, and they inherited the land, they never kept the Sabbath here of rest.

They never did it. I don’t know what happened between this time when God commanded it and when they went into the promised land, but they never gave the land this year of rest, probably just for what we would call common sense reasons. You gotta so we’ve got to plant a harvest. We can’t just let the the land that Do anything where are we going to get our food from? How are we going to sustain ourselves and they never kept that seven year Sabbath rest for the land. Jeremiah chapter 25, verses eight through 13. God says this. Therefore, Thus says the Lord of hosts, because you have not heard my words, Behold, I will send and take all the families of the North, says the Lord and Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against the land against its inhabitants and against these nations all around and will utterly destroy them, and make them make them in astonishment, a hissing a perpetual desolation. Moreover, I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp, and this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon 70 years, and then it will come to pass when 70 years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and That nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity says the Lord and I will make it a perpetual desolation. So I will bring on that land all of my words which I have pronounced against it. All that is written in this book which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations. Now turn with me to Second Chronicles, Second Chronicles chapter 36. Now, we are deep into the Kingdom years, okay, this is after the children of Israel coming to the promised land. This is after the years of the judges. This is after Saul and King David and Solomon and the nation is split in two. And this is at the very, very tail end of the kingdom years, where there would be a king in Israel ever, ever again. Right? ever again until Jesus comes back. This is at the tail end of all of that, and this is what it says in Second Chronicles 36 2221 And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon where they became servants to him and his sons that is Nebuchadnezzar until the rule of the Kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her SAVVIS. As long as she laid desolate, she kept Sabbath to fulfill 70 years. Now, let me explain this to you a little bit further. The children of Israel came in to the promised land that God had personally handed them and remember what God has said to them. This is not your land. This is my land. So all this talk about squabbling, who’s the land belongs to who God says, excuse me, the land belongs to me, and I give it to whom I wish and God had told the children of Israel, these are the things you’re going to do on the land and if you’re disobedient to my word, I’m going to take you out of the land for 400 90 years, the children of Israel did not give the land its Sabbath rest every seven years for 490 years, do the math. They old the land 70 years 70 years and they went into Babylon into Babylon into captivity For how long? You guessed it. 70 years. That’s history. That’s not that’s not like a cute Bible story. That’s world history. The children of Israel, the nation of Israel went into Babylonian captivity, 70 years. God had told them back at Mount Sinai, isn’t it amazing? Now what blows my mind about this and what really brought this home for me is the the the the, I don’t know what you would call it the thought that there would be anything according to the Word of God in the church today that we would just do away with Something that’s in the Bible is something that the Bible says it’s something that the Bible tells us that we are expected by God to be obedient to but for whatever reason, we just put it away. We just kind of say, yeah, you know what, that really doesn’t pertain to us. And it really isn’t about us anymore. But the word of the Lord stands forever. And anything that God says anything that God says, he’s going to bring to pass, I want you to turn with me. We’re going to finish with this. Isaiah, the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, starting with verse 13.

Isaiah chapter 14, starting with verse 13. This is one of the greatest I say this a lot but this is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible man in the entire Bible. I love it. When God brags. I love it when God boasts I love it when guy love it when it talks about Jesus Christ making making public spectacle of the principalities and the evil forces of this world when he died on the cross, almost like listen, Satan, I’m going to whip you. And not only am I going to whip you as the Son of God, I’m going to become a measly man. And I’m still going to whip you, right? It’s this idea that Jesus made public spectacle and left no doubt that the battle is over in the battle is one I love it when God does this thing. So Isaiah chapter 40, who has verse 13, who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has taught him? Were so smart, with whom did he take counsel, and who instructed him and taught him and the path of justice? God’s not just why isn’t God just who taught him knowledge and showed him the way of understanding Behold, the nation’s are as a drop in a bucket and are counted as the small dust on the scales Look, he lifts up The aisles as a very little thing, and Lebanon is not sufficient enough to burn, nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are is nothing and they are counted by him less than nothing and worthless. That hurts my self esteem. To whom then will you like in God? Or what likeness Will you compare to him? The workmen molds an image, the goldsmith overspray with gold and the silversmith cast silver chains. Whoever is to impoverished for such a contribution chooses a tree that will not rot and he seeks for himself a skillful workman to prepare a carved image that will not Todor Have you not known. Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, that’s for all you flat earthers, okay, this is before science said that the Earth was flat By the way, that God says to the prophet Isaiah that he sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. There’s that reference, who stretches out who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing he makes the judges of the earth useless. scarcely shall they be planted, scarcely shall they be sown scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth, when he will also blow on them, and they will wither and the Whirlwind will take them away like stubble? To whom then will you like in me, or to whom shall I be equal, says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and high and see who has created these things? Who brings out their hosts by number, and he calls them all by name, how many stars are there? God calls him by name by the greatness of his mind and the strength of his power now One is missing, we found a new star. No, you didn’t know you didn’t. I’m going to name a star after you, honey. Sorry, it’s already named. So you can do that for now. But you’re going to lose rights to it at some point. Not one is missing. Why do you say oh Jacob. Now this is God speaking to the nation of Israel. And so you could say this is God speaking to you as well as a child of God as a daughter, son of Abraham. My Way and why do you say, oh, Jacob, and speak, O Israel, my way is hidden from the Lord. And my just claim is passed over by my God. Have you not known? Have you not heard, the everlasting God the Lord l o rd, the creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints, nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the week and to those who have no Might he increases strengths, even the US fall faint and be weary, and the young men shall early fall. But those who wait on the Lord you know this one shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. God’s word stands for ever, forever. And for you as a child of God as a believer in Jesus Christ, the thing that I would hope that you would take away from this first part of chapter 25, talking about the Sabbath day of rest is simply this, because God said so because God said so, now we know that all of these things in the Old Testament these things under the law were a shadow of the things to come. We know from Hebrews, it says that there is a day of Sabbath a Sabbath rest that remains for the people of God, Jesus Is our Sabbath rest? Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus is the reason that I can honestly say before you, I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to be fearful about what will be follow me or my family. Now that’s not to say that if you believe in God and you have faith in God, trust me, everything’s always going to go your way. You’re going to have health and you’re going to have money and your car’s never going to break down because that’s simply ain’t true. And anybody who says something like that you ever watched The Princess Bride? It’s very biblical movie ever. The Princess Bride and and she’s complaining complaining is a pirate dread. You know that? is Wesley undercut anyway, if you haven’t seen it, and he says this, this line to her life is pain, highness. Life is pain. Anyone who says differently, is selling something and that is for me like okay. You look around and encourage any ministry that’s telling you, you believe in Jesus, you have faith in God, and you’re going to be healthy. What are you selling? What are you selling to me, because you cannot go over to Communist China. And you can’t go to one of the concentration camps, where people of faith are being taken, and their organs harvested while they live and sold on the black markets. You can’t walk into that cell and preach that gospel to them. And you can’t go to Africa, where Christians are being round up and slaughtered or Iran or Syria, where they’re being burned alive, where they’re being dismembered when their families are being slaughtered, and preach that gospel to them.

The hope that we have in Jesus Christ is not for this world. It is not for this world, as an American living in this day, and this time and the place that you live. Live, thanksgiving ought to mean something special to you. It ought to mean something special to us. Because we are problems are silly. You know, you should say first world problems, first world problems, the things that we’re about to kill each other over in this country. First world problems. We are so decadent. We are so privileged in this country so privileged and the things that we get spun out over so ridiculous. And we ought to be using everything that God has blessed us with and all the resources that God has given us to try to reach out to a world that is dying to world that is dying, a world that is desperate for hope, and you got it. God has given it to us, and He wants us to look outward. He wants us to look outward, but God’s word stands for ever. I love it. Next week we’ll talk about the Sabbath rest In the form of the Jubilee Year, which is every every 50 years, every 50 years, anything that you had lost that was a part of your family’s original possession. As an Israelite, when you would come into the land, if you if you went on got on hard times, and you lost your land, and you lost your inheritance, you may have even had to sell yourself into slavery to your neighbor, in order to pay off debts, the 50 year Jubilee, everything was restored. All deaths were forgiven. Everything was made, right. And this course was God’s promise for a future that we still look towards when God is going to make everything right. And God is going to cancel all debts or settle all debts. And he’s going to restore, read and rebuild Jerusalem, and he’s going to establish His Kingdom there, and he’s going to rule from the throne of David. And guess what? We’re going to roll with him. We’re going to be there with him. What are you talking about? What is wrong with you?

Faith, every single thing that God’s word says I believe it. I don’t understand all of it. I don’t understand all of it, but I believe it. And I believe that God will diligent reward anybody who seeks after him and seeks adventure. So that’s my encouragement for you today. Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. And thank you. Thank you, Lord God for the faith that you’ve given us, Lord, and we pray that you would increase it and grow it within our hearts Father, we ask and pray that you would help us to be a light in this world that we wouldn’t be caught up in the same flood of dissipation is the word as the Word says, Lord, as everybody else around us and and be caught up in all of the the terview what am I trying to say that turbulent times, Father, just the the anger and the hostility that seems to be abounding Lord, all around us. We pray, Father that you would help us to not even live in that space floor, but because of the hope we have in Jesus Christ father and in your word and the promises you’ve given us, Lord, that we would be able to just freely love people, and freely live our lives before you, Lord, trusting in you for every single thing. every single aspect, Lord, every single decision that we make in this life, we pray, Father, that we’d be seeking your face. And we ask Lord, that You would guide us and that you would lead us. And we are grateful and thankful, Lord, to live in the place that we live, to have the blessings that we do have father when so many people in this world are hungry. So many people in this world don’t have a place to rest or a roof over their heads father and or maybe being pursued just simply because of their faith. Lord, we’re grateful for what you’ve blessed us with Lord and we pray that you’d help us to never take it for granted. But to live our lives, Lord, from that standpoint, a place of thanksgiving and, and always asking you father, how could we use what you’ve blessed us with to glorify Your name, Lord and to help other people. Lord, we pray that you would accomplish this Our hearts Lord and that you would lead us closer and closer to you day by day. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen.

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A few announcements. We have the adult dinner night out, and also a cookie exchange women’s cookie exchange it Mickey Thomas is my daughter in law’s house. And there’s a signup sheet out in the foyer. If you just put your name down, that would be great if you’d like to attend that. And I think that’s all the announcements that I I have to make right? I usually looking fine. She tells me if I’m yes, no, but she’s homesick she’s she came down with something yesterday. And so far, we haven’t shared it, which I’m thankful for.

Okay, let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for who you are. For the love that you so showed on this world you bestowed love and the incarnation of your son Jesus Christ, that anyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. What a blessing. We thank You, Father for that promise and for that hope. And Lord, I asked you what anointing you Use me to minister your word, your truth to these your people, that they might be encouraged in all your ways, and help us father to go through your word in such a way that we allow it to speak to our most inner man. And I pray this in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen.

You know, we live in a sick world. Did you know that? We really do and it gets sicker with time. I was driving somewhere yesterday. And the reason I say somewhere is I don’t remember where it was, but I was going somewhere. And probably a lot of you know that there’s one channel this time of year that plays only Christmas music. And so I had that on, and I’m listening to it and and then this advertisement comes on. I’m just trying to show you how weird our world has gotten. This advertisement comes on. And this is a woman with a very smooth, you know, soothing voice, and she’s saying, you have the perfect marriage. You have kids You have a home. But through time you and your spouse have drifted apart. And the thought of spending another Christmas together is devastating. And so if you contact the law firm of blah, blah, blah, we can work out a quick, an amicable divorce. I thinking, What? Very Christmas? Wow, this is the kind of world we live in. And the next song was Joy to the world. But the point I’m getting it, where have we come to. And the only reason that our world in our society has decayed to the level that it has, is because we don’t take the Word of God seriously enough. This is the word of God, the logos, the Word of God to man. And God gave us his word for no other reason. Then he loves us. And he desires to show us the way that we should walk because understand In this as we have seen our world reject, you know, biblical theology. And the way a person should live according to scriptures, the world has rejected that it’s done nothing but decay, right? Send nothing but decay. And some of you probably know that there was a shooting at destiny. And I didn’t know the whole thing behind it, some guy got shot in the leg or something like that. And, and they had to, you know, evacuated with people from our church kids that were there, they had to be locked in the stores and that kind of thing.

And so anyway, the the chief of polices and I criticized him, but he’s, he’s making a statement. You know, we can’t let a couple crazies you know, ruin our Christmas. And the whole point was don’t stop coming to the mall. I mean, really, if you think about it, that’s what they’re saying. And the point I’m getting at is our world has become more more debase and Sometimes I think even in the church, we wonder why, why? It’s because they’ve rejected the Word of God. And so you and I, as believers, it’s not our responsibility to make everyone a Christian. It’s our responsibility to share the truth of Christianity. But it’s up to them to make their choices called free will choice. When someone presented the gospel to you, you had a chance to reject it or accept it. And some of us rejected it a few times, before we finally accepted it. But we have to remember that we have that responsibility to stand on the Word of God. And when you find the church, taking the Word of God in just just kind of a sloppy way, not willing to really stand on what it says, because as we study this portion of Scripture, we’re going to find that God has serious consequences for sin.

Now, of course, this is under the old covenant, and we’re under his grace and mercy and we’re so thankful for that. And the thing we have to understand is that anyone can confess and repent of sin. Okay? as a believer, if you have done something that’s wrong, something’s out of keeping with what God would have you do, you can confess, and you can repent. But the problem is, is when the church gets to a place where they started accepting many of the things of the world, to the point that we don’t even know when to confess and repent, we don’t know what’s right, we don’t know what’s wrong. And this is why we have to take the Word of God, exactly for what it is the word of God to man. Because, as we’re going to be looking at in this portion, blasphemy is probably the most serious thing that anyone can commit. And when we are reading it, I’ll explain what the word blasphemy actually means. But it’s probably one of the most serious sins that that anyone can commit, because it not only affects the person who blast themes as a matter of fact, the penalty for it, we’re going to read as Death. But the reality is it also affects everyone around us. It affects our culture, our family, in our culture, and everyone around us to think that God can be taken lightly, and that we don’t have to seriously, you know, adhere to his word. And this is why it’s so important for the church to keep guard against false teaching. You know, we have to understand, false teaching has always come into the church from the beginning. I mean, you can read the scripture where it talks about, you know, high meanness and now to bring a false teaching into the trick right from the beginning. And it hasn’t changed since. And the one thing we have to always keep in mind is the most dangerous of false teachings. Listen, are those that most resemble what is true and accurate? You know what I mean?

Like for instance, if I was going to make a forgery of $1 Bill, and I had a picture of Mickey Mouse on the front of it. People say, you know, these wouldn’t even make any difference. But if I had a forgery that looked spoiled, just like a real dollar bill, little few mistakes on it, but most people wouldn’t even notice it, though, Wow, I’ve got $1 bill when they really don’t. And so in the same way, we have to be careful of those teachings out there that very closely resemble the truth, but they’re not. Because it just takes a little bit to pull you away off. If you have railroad tracks, going side by side, and you have it off just one centimeter one of the tracks for a long time, they’re going to look like they’re completely parallel. But after a while, it’ll be traveling off further and further and further. And so we have to realize that we have to be on our guard against any kind of false teachings coming into the church and In Matthew 24, and in Luke 18, we’re told it in the last day, false teachings would come into the church. In fact, if you want to turn to second Timothy chapter four, Second Timothy chapter four, and go to verse three. Second Timothy chapter four, starting with verse three for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, their own desires, because they have itching ears, they want to hear something new, something fresh, something exciting. They will heap up for themselves, teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables that you be watchful and all things endure affliction and do the work and evangelist fulfill your ministry. So that’s what we’re called to do. Stand on the Word of God. It’s a filler ministry as being evangelist everywhere. Sharing the truth, not the half truth, not the most of the truth, but sharing the truth. And so we’re picking up Leviticus chapter 24 and verse 10. Excuse me lanius 24 verse 10, now the son of an Israelite woman whose father was an Egyptian, when out among the children of Israel, and this Israelite woman, son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp, and the Israelite woman’s son, blasphemy. And that is the word in the cop. And carbon the Hebrew means to profane violently, to curse violently. And so we have to realize, when we’re looking at this, it is it is like someone who would say, I hate God, I have just all kinds of awful things to say about God. That’s blasphemy. So there’s a difference between blasphemy and cursing. Yes, the reason I’m bringing this up and the names The Lord and curse. And that’s Kala. And that particular word in the Hebrew means to make light of or ridicule of whose god What can he do? You follow the point of making one is just violently cursing God and the other ones making light of Ramos mocking God. And those are two very serious sins that someone can commit commit. Is your noise going to take you here that? You do? I wasn’t sure if it was mirrored, or something else. I thought, maybe Remember that? There was some scary movie but anyway, first 11 and the Israelite woman sandblast. me I already did that. So we’re down. His mother’s name was shalom is the daughter of debary of the tribe of Dan, and they put him in custody, that the mind is the Lord might be be shown to them. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, take outside the camp him who is curse, then let all who heard him lay their hands in his head and let all the congregation him, then he should speak to the children, children of Israel saying, whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. And whoever blastings the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, this the stranger as well as him who was born in Israel, when he blast themes, the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death. Now, there are only two incidents of people in the in the book of Leviticus are only two instances of someone being put to death, for blasphemy. You have made to have an Abba who, who were Aaron sons, and remember, they offered profane fire. This was in chapter 10, of of Leviticus, Leviticus 11, VDD. Leviticus, remember, they offered profane fire, and the Lord’s struck out and consumed them with fire. They offered strange incense I’m sorry, and the Lord consumed them with fire. Now it’s interesting. I in fact, I encourage you when you go home, read chapter 10 and read all of it because After need to have an Abba who were consumed by fire from the Lord, because of offering profane incense to God. Then the Lord speaks to air he spoke to Moses, then the Lord speaks to Aaron. And what does he tell Aaron? He said, I don’t want your sons coming. I’m paraphrasing, I don’t want your sons come in here and serve and before me if they’ve been drinking, read it. So the conclusion that we could possibly make is that when Adam who and as his son naida, and his brother named dad came in to serve the Lord, they were drunk. And so they thought, Hey, we got a good thing we can do, we can we can mix up the better incense and God commanded us. And they offered profane incense before the Lord. And of course, incense also means prayer. So we don’t know exactly whether it was just the instance itself or the kind of prayers they were offering, but God consumed them. And so it’s an important, you know, point for us to make and then the other incidence of someone being Put to death for blasphemy the name of the Lord is right here in this chapter in chapter 24. So we have to understand that blasphemy is a serious offense, as it not only demonstrates to godlessness of the person who blast themes, but it also if unchecked, it can affect everyone. He’s, who’s around him. Everyone is around him if it’s left unchecked. Now, I don’t think, personally, that even as believers were serious enough about blasphemy. We’re serious enough about things that might be coming right into our hands. I don’t think we are. And, you know, what am I talking about? Well, maybe some movies, we watched maybe music we listened to, you know, there are a lot of things that I think the church has come to a complacency in which they shouldn’t. Where they’re just saying, well, that’s just the way the world is this just music is just a TV show. It’s just a movie. It’s okay. Well, according to God’s word it’s not. I mean, that’s not something that we should be taking part of.

We have to understand the worst kind of blasphemy is, like I mentioned earlier is that which comes in stealth flee. And I think the church has come to a place where have you ever noticed that a pendulum goes both ways. And I think sometimes the pendulum has gotten to the to the direction of legalism, where everything a person does is blast me. Did you know that I saw so and so? Well, this is something that actually happened to us is when Franken and Nicki got married. thing was their wedding is either theirs right daughters, but anyway, one of our children’s weddings via and I want to dance with our children’s wedding, right when you want to dance your children’s wedding, and fine I don’t know how to dance. So we actually went we took dancing lessons which was respective which dancing lessons. And so at their wedding, we got out when all the parents and everybody was dancing with dance. And we actually had someone come up to us and say, you know, I was really disappointed, I can’t believe that you are out there dancing. That’s legalism, or you take something that is not in Scripture anywhere, and you somehow have made some kind of humanistic tradition about it as being wrong and being sinful. Okay. So that kind of legalism is wrong, you know, but on the same hand, I think sometimes the pendulum can swing so far to the other side, that we even as believers are saying, All this is okay. And that’s just the way it is this way life is. Well, if it’s contrary to God’s word, it’s still wrong and it’s still sin, no matter how life has has swung one way or another. Understand that when Christianity came into the world, the Roman Empire was in charge, and that was one of the most debase societies at that time that you could have had. I mean, every sin imaginable just like today was available. And yet here is where Christianity took its roots and spread and spread holiness and and spread obedience to God’s word. And so we have to understand, that’s what we need to do as well. Now, I think one of the things that we see in looking at this you had a woman who was married to a Israel, Israelite woman or a believing woman was married to an unbeliever, was married to a pagan, and so consequently, their son ended up blaspheming the Lord. And to me, one of the things that just points out, is why it’s so dangerous for a believer to be yoked together with an unbeliever. And that’s not only in relationship to marriage, you can be in relationship to business or whatever. It’s not good to be yoked together. Because when you yoked yourself with someone, it becomes so easy to start accepting things that maybe you shouldn’t be accepting. And in Second Corinthians chapter six, verses 14 through 15, it says do not be yoked together with unbelievers is talking about a binding relationship. It doesn’t mean that you as a believer should avoid any unbeliever. We’re supposed to be around unbelievers because unbelievers are the ones that need to hear the truth of God’s Word. So we don’t separate ourselves from unbelievers is talking about a binding relationship. That’s what we’re not supposed to allow ourselves to get into. So do not be yoked together with an unbeliever for what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and DeLisle? And what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

So we look at verses like this. And I think so often it’s easy for us to just let it let it just pass by just kind of what’s the big deal? It’s the Word of God. We need to stand on the Word of God. And this is why if someone is married to an unbeliever, there’s hope. There’s hope. As a matter of fact, let me read to you from First Peter, chapter three verse, verse one, it tells us, it actually verses one through four, it tells us that an unbeliever can be won over by the believing spouse, not by their many words, it specifically says not by their many words, but but they’re chasing righteous behavior. So in other words, if you’re married to an unbeliever, and you’re going around Yeah, yeah, and you’re doing this wrong you’re doing it wrong guys where it says this and God where said that and you got your many words, you’re driving them further away. But if you’re married to an unbeliever, And you just exude the love of Christ doesn’t mean you never make mistakes and you don’t have your bad days. But you exude the love of Christ and you have a righteous, you know countenance and and you just bring nothing but the Word of God into your heart and into your personal life. It’s going to affect that person. This portion of Scripture is saying they’ll be won over by you’re chasing righteous behavior, not by your many words. And so we realized as we look at this, it’s important for us to make sure that we guard our own heart and how we believe and make sure that we don’t allow ourselves to accept blasphemy and wrong teaching false teaching into our lives. Now, every believing couple I’m talking about couples were both are believers. make the mistake. I think today of introducing your children into idolatry, And things that are contrary to the Word of God through what I call gradualism. In other words, it’s not something that they would just, you know, but just gradually, these kinds of false teachings and these attitudes start coming, you know, in into the church and into even a home even into a family. And I remember years ago, you’ve probably heard me say this probably three or thousand times. But anyway, I remember years ago, and my my grandfather, you have to understand he was born in the 1800s. And TV. This is like in the, you know, in the 50s. And he said, there’s nothing decent on TV anymore except Kate Smith. Now, Nick and Annette aren’t here. So they’re the only other couple here that would even know what I’m talking about. But Kate Smith is the one who used to sing the national anthem at all the World Series games and, and her Big song was when the moon comes over the mountain. No, you don’t even know what I’m talking about.

But anyway, the point I’m getting at, he was saying that’s the only decent show on TV, because he was talking about some of the viewing of that day in the 50s that were so offensive, contrary to God’s word. Now, can you imagine if he were alive today, and turned on some of the shows that we have Game of Thrones have never seen it, but I’ve heard about it. Game of Thrones and all these other ones. He would probably go into cardiac arrest. You know, seeing that kind of thing today. Well, how did we get there that even the church will watch that kind of viewing gradualism, gradualism. So we have to realize and I’m not trying to be legalistic here, brothers and sisters, please understand, I’m not trying to be legalistic and I’m not trying to put any One under abundance of works. What I’m talking about is that there is gradualism that has come into the church and into our hearts and into our lives that maybe we need to open our eyes to. And I’m not pointing fingers at anyone This is just as relative to me as it is to you. What have we allowed to come in? And in Psalm one on one, verse three, listen to this. I will set nothing wicked before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away. Many people say well, it’s no big deal, what we watch your what we listened to. It is it’s seared into the mind. It’s seared into the memory. And especially if our children have watched it, it’s seared in there. And it might be something that they would deal with the rest of their lives. And someone was six and verses 2829 it says, they join themselves. Now you have to understand this is time. Talking about believing Israel. These are people that are believers. But they joined themselves with idolatry. They were believers, but they joined themselves with idolatry. And in 106, verse 28, and 29, it says they joined themselves to be all of pure and eight sacrifices made to the dead. Thus, they provoke him to anger, being the Lord with their deeds, and plague broke out among them.

And I suggest there is a plague that has broken out among our society, a very serious plague, and even in the church. And I think that we’re coming to a place and we’re experiencing things that are just so ungodly, so unholy, so unnatural, that are taking place. I was talking with someone, you know, downstairs during prayer time, and they were telling me that there’s something like 16 seconds identifications that you can make now. Now remember, it used to be male, female. And then you can be binary, you can be fluid. And I don’t even know what half these things are. But, you know, I can wake up one day and say, you know, what, identify as a woman, and I put on a dress and a wig and I you know, go around next day I wake up and I say, you know what, I identify as a man so I put on all kinds of men’s clothing and this net that’s that’s I’m fluid, gender, you know, gender fluid. I can just go from one to another, or on binary. I’m really not any particular sex and gender stand how absolutely insane that is. I can take a DNA sample of any one of you and you’re either male or female. I don’t take a DNA sample. Wow, look at their binary. You know, there’s nothing there. And how does that happen? Because the mind of man is hazard propensity towards wickedness and worldliness and then godliness. And so the things of the of the Lord are taken honestly as hatred today, it’s hate speech. If you stand on the Word of God, it’s absolutely amazing. Let me give you an example of how even in a good church, there can be a problem. And, and you can turn here if you want, but leave your finger hand with it against. And this is in Revelation, chapter two, and verses two through five. And Jesus is, you know, having john write a letter to the seven churches and john is writing to this church. Jesus is the one who’s quoting, telling john what to write, and he’s talking about how great this church is. But let’s read.

I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they’re apostles and are not and have found them. liars and you have persevered and have patience and have labored for my name’s sake and have not become weary. Wow, great, right? I mean, really, it is great. What a compliment to have to your church. Look at first for Nevertheless, I had this against you that you’ve left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, repent and do the first works or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from his place unless you repent. Wow.

Is that the it’s a sobering portion of Scripture because it’s telling us this is the church is doing everything right. But they’ve left your first love. Not the first love is Jesus. It’s not about this. It’s not about that. It’s not about going here. It’s not about going here. It’s not about behaving this way. It’s not about having this program and that program. It’s about Jesus. That’s what it’s all about. Jesus Christ. serving Him and and obeying His word, being a true disciple. And a disciple, the word disciple is taken from the Greek that means student or to learn someone who’s read disciples of his word. This is the word of God isn’t it to man. And so we have to make sure that we don’t allow these kinds of things to happen. Because either we stand on the Word of God family, or we don’t stand on the Word of God, there’s no in between. and they were commanded in this portion to take the blasphemer outside of the camp. And all who heard him blaspheme, were to lay their hands on his head, and the whole assembly was to stone him. Today, if you stand on the Word of God, you’ll be stoned. And if you blaspheme the Word of God, you’re going to be touted as a hero. Really, that’s the way it is today. Oh, look at all these wonderful people. You know, they blast from the Word of God and they blast famous name in this net and You know, what a wonderful thing. Remember the Academy Awards? Well, actually, probably 99% of you don’t, but years ago at the Academy Awards ceremony, and I can’t remember who it was, but it was some, it was the very beginning of the feminist movement. And this one actress came up to receive her, again, Academy Award. And she said, I just want to thank God, whoever she is. Well, what’s the big deal? Well, God’s Our Father, Son, or mother, God’s our Father in heaven, right, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be the name. And that was just kind of like the beginning of things just falling apart further and further and further. And now if we have someone some star, especially or some, you know, recording artist who says, Jesus were like, Oh, he’s a believer. Oh, wow. This is great. Some of you might remember When Bob Dylan, you know, had a profession of faith, he even came out with a Christian album. You guys know who Bob Dylan is. He didn’t come out with a Christian album, and then just kind of slid off back into the world. And so the point that I’m trying to get at is we have to be careful that we truly stand in the Word of God. And not just in our desire. We want to accept everything. We want to accept everything. Now, we should accept everybody, but not necessarily accept everything I’ve always shared. And you’ve heard me many times say, anyone’s welcome in our fellowship. You can walk into our fellowship and you’re a homosexual, you’re a lesbian, your fluid gender, you’re a clown, whatever you want to. You’re welcome here. But we’re not going to approve of anything that you are involved in that is contrary to God’s word. We will love you, we will encourage you, and will teach the Word of God and will let the Holy Spirit do the work in you. We’re not going to go around punching you in the face. We’re going to allow the Holy Spirit to do that in you.

But in our desire to want to accept everybody to accept everything, you know, I think sometimes we’re blind. I don’t know how many of you were reading on the news. In fact, it’s been taken to to higher courts. But this eighth grade girl was in school, and she was their assignment was to write a paper promoting and the goodness of this one and of course, they were Christians. Her family was and she brought it home and, and her father was all upset and, and he was a lawyer. He was an attorney himself and tried to take and he was shot down, shot down, and the Supreme Court so far has been unwilling to hear him. Now, if I was a teacher You came into my class and I said, I’m going to teach you all of the good benefits of the Bible. And I’m going to assign you an assignment to write why Christianity is the best faith in the world. I’d be fired, I’d be taken right out of the classroom. Good is taken for evil evils taken for good. That’s what we’re dealing with. For instance, I am not. At this point, I’m not bashing the Roman Catholic Church. I just want to share something with you to make my point. All right. It’s the whole idea that sometimes in our desire to want to just seem loving and, and, and open, we’re allowing things to come in that are contrary to the Word of God. But just listen carefully to this. This is the console of Trent from the Catholic Church. Seven sessions, and this is canon for Listen carefully. This is canon four of the console crunch session seven. If anyone says the sacraments of the new law and mass baptism, confirmation so far, for are not necessary for salvation. Listen to this, but without them, man can obtain from God through faith alone, the grace of justification, let him be anathema. That means cursed and damned forever. That’s what an anathema it means.

Here’s the Word of God. In the phases chapter two verses 894. By grace, you’ve been saved through faith, and that not of yourself, it is the gift of God, not of worse, least anyone should boast. You see, they’re completely contradictory to one another. The concept of credit is saying, if you believe that you’re saved by faith through grace, you’re cursing damn forever. The Word of God says you are saved by grace through faith alone, not of works with Sandy mentioned both Wow. So my point theme is wonderful, wonderful for us to be accepting and reach out to people and wanting to love them to Christ. But it’s another thing to also embrace all of the teachings that they might have that are contrary to the Word of God. You follow the point that I’m trying to make here.

Now, in Isaiah, chapter five, verse 20, says well to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. So the Lord’s attitudes, attitude towards blasphemy has not changed. Don’t call light dark, don’t call dark light. Call it what it is, according to God’s word. Now in verses 17 through 23, whoever kills a man shall surely be put to death. Whoever kills an animal should make a good animal for animal as a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall be done to him. We never read this part we just say I for it for fracture for fracture, did you know that in their eye for eye, tooth for tooth, as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall be done to him. And whoever kills an animal, she’ll restore it. But whoever kills the man, she’ll be put to death. You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from our own country from your own country, for I am the Lord your God. Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel and they took outside the camp him who curse and they stoned him with stones. So the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.

This portion of Scripture makes it very clear, we’re responsible for our actions. Now, we have to realize that we live under the gospel of grace and justification which were so thankful for, aren’t we? Because if we sin and we go before the Lord say, God, forgive me a sinner, Lord, I, what I did was wrong. I repent Forgive me. He does. Though man falls seven times in a day he rises again. And so we have to understand the sign of being a believer isn’t that we never fall but we’re quick to repent and ask God’s forgiveness for what we’ve done. But we have here and understanding that there are times things come into the church that people don’t ever repent up. Because somehow they don’t see it as being wrong. They just embrace it. And so we have to understand we have a choice to make. Either we accept the teachings of the world, or we stand on the Word of God. And as I mentioned, at the very beginning, the most dangerous false teachings or that was which resemble the truth. You know, they’re terrible. There have been so many things that have come into the church over time. I couldn’t even tell you all of them. I mean, some of them you’d be hysterical over like, You ever hear hear of the holy laughter movement. Any of you ever hear that? Holy laughter movement went through the church, oh boy like a wildfire. If you are really a spirit filled churchy, and then I’d be up here preaching all of a sudden somebody start laughing. And then pretty soon the whole congregation is laughing. People are on the floor, laughing and rolling around. And sometimes they would bark like dogs or like lions. I’m not joking. And this was considered a real spiritual thing in the church. But there are things even today that have come in, you know, the word face movement, the Send movement. You know, they say a lot of right things, a lot of right things. But that pinchy varshney is in there. That’s wrong. Both of them have a tendency to lean towards Dominion theology. But that means Christianity is going to take over the world did you know that Christianity is going to grow and grow, and pretty soon Christians are going to be the leaders of all the countries, they’re going to run the Congress and Christianity going to take over the world. And so the problem you have is you’re sending people out with a false understanding of their mission, you’re sending them out thinking that their mission or their thinking that their mission is to convert the world to Christ. That’s not what the Bible teaches. It says no last days, the hearts of men will become more and more wicked. Our responsibility is to go out there and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. But see if I’m going out as a believer, and I’m thinking that my sharing the gospel is going to win everybody to Christ. And because I’m a believer, I’m not going to get sick, I’m going to be wealthy. I’m going to have all kinds of things. I am going to be greatly deceived and deceiving knows I’m speaking to the reality is all i Want to share is that you can be saved. It doesn’t necessarily mean things are going to get better for you. There are many people who get saved and things get worse. If you’re a Christian in China, chances are you’re going to die. If you’re a Christian in Islamic country, chances are you’re going to be beheaded. Oh, well, that’s their No, no, no, that’s Christianity. But the fact is, how often do we read about how Christianity is flourishing in Islamic countries? You ever read that ever see that on the news? Or you’re not going to see those people are being put to death, and it’s politically incorrect. Islam is a good religion. We don’t want to put it down by saying Christianity is growing here. We live in a in a weird, sick world. And so we have to understand that a time is coming and now has come Okay. Where the true believer has to stand on the Word of God and not make excuses for his or her life. I think we do that I know I do it. And, but what we need is our own personal Feast of Pentecost. Remember the Feast of Pentecost. We started about it last year last week in Leviticus. But then there was a Pentecost it came when the Holy Spirit came. We read about it in the book of Acts. And so we have to realize we need to experience our own personal Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit comes and dwells within our cardiac harder internet fully. Or my desire is just for God. Because here’s the thing, if you have the Lord, you will have real peace. And if you don’t have the Lord, you’ll have no peace at all. You might feel good for a while you might be happy for a while you might have a good time for a while. It’s kind of like a week time, the 10 It’s a downer. But if you’re standing in the Word of God, it’s so different. Galatians five one. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, Stanford, them Do not let yourselves be burdened again, by yoke of slavery. I’m free and Jesus. What if I get thrown in jail? I’m free in Jesus. But if I’m kneeling before a guillotine, I’m free and Jesus, what happens if my head gets cut off? I’m with Jesus. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Someone 45 verse eight, the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich and love. And that’s the last encouragement I’m going to share with you because you might be thinking, well, I’ve done all those things. I have all these problems. I i’ve been dabbling in this kind of. He’s slow to anger, he’s compassionate, it’s full of grace. All he wants us to do is say, Jesus, forgive me, I was wrong. But unless we stand on the Word of God, how do we know we’re wrong? How do we know what’s right how do we know what’s wrong? by the word of God is kind of like I was joking it at to Beginning? How do you know what sex you are of the 16 definitions they have now, it’s a very simple thing. You have a test. And if you are xx chromosome, you’re female for X, Y chromosome you’re male. It’s as simple as that. You know, there aren’t qR p Sir, you know, chromosomes. They’re just x x female x, y male. And the same thing is true. What does the word of God say? Either the Word of God is true, or it’s not. Either the Word of God is just as relevant today is it was the day it was written, or it’s not. That’s the decision we have to make. That as believers we are commanded to the whole of God’s Word. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in all the modernism and all the expressions of acceptance that lead to rejecting the Bible. Stand on the Word of God, and on his word alone, because that’s the only way that we know that we have the truth abiding in us. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and how we thank you for this portion of Scripture in this sobering attitude did it causes us to come into, to realize that there are ways that we can blaspheme and to curse God without even realizing it.

And so Father, I thank you for your grace and mercy that no matter what we’ve done, we can just run to our daddy run to our Father in heaven, and we can find forgiveness. We can find justification we can find cleansing, we can find reinstatement in our walk with you. And so Father, I pray that the words that have been spoken this morning would be seasoned with your grace, and that they would be received by your love and by your Holy Spirit. I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And amen. God bless you, my friend.

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There will be no Wednesday service this week because of Thanksgiving. And so just to remind you, so you don’t show up and nobody’s here. And also, this is the last week for the collection of the Christmas Child boxes. And so they’re going to be collected out in the four year, and they’ll be taken and then shipped out all over the world to two children. And so if you have a box, make sure that you bring it in. And open your Bibles along with me to Leviticus 24. Father, we can be for you in Jesus name. And we thank You for Your Word and for your truth and the way you are able to speak to us and just magnificent ways. Because it’s not our ideas. It’s not our purpose. It’s not our direction, but it’s yours. We have to be seeking after with all our heart, and it’s your word that truly is a lamp unto our feet, and a light to our path. And so we pray, Father, that your word your word would always lead us along the way of righteousness, and that we would walk and seek after you with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, for no other reason, than to then our desire to see people saved and come into the kingdom of God. And I give You thanks in Jesus name, amen, and amen. You know, one of the things I wanted to share, and the Lord kind of put this on my heart to share, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to Georgia or not. But, you know, every time I stand behind the pulpit to preach, I get nervous. Because I had such a fear of speaking in front of people. As a matter of fact, when I was a child in school, and a teacher would call on me, I would just sit there and tears would come down my eyes because I couldn’t talk. And the reason was, is that I had a severe learning disability. I couldn’t read until I was in eighth grade. In fact, I was always good at math, but I couldn’t read until I was in eighth grade. And so obviously, for instance, spelling was down the tube I never had get like a 10 or five on a spelling test. So I used to bring my spelling workbook calm. This is years ago, and they’d let me bring it home for a weekend. And my mother would write out and copy the entire spelling book, so that she could go over the spelling words with me. And that’s the only reason I ever got through through spelling. But back in those days, remember, they used to go around the class, and each child would read a chapter or a paragraph, and then they’d go to the next child. Whenever it would come to me, I would just sit there, and just tears coming down my face because I couldn’t read. And the reason I’m sharing this is to show the faithfulness of God because when I was 10 years old, I made a promise to God. And I said, Lord, if you heal me, I promise I’ll grow up and be a pastor, be a minister. And he healed me. I had a miraculous healing at 10 years old, and I never forgot that. But then his wife for nine I really thought this assessment of me becoming a pastor was impossible. Because, you know, to use a generic slang term, I really thought I was dumb. I mean, I really did.
But God is always faithful. And so he was able to take me having no idea how I would fulfill this calling. And take me through college and graduate school and Postgraduate School and, and, and I just praise God for it. But nevertheless, to this day, every time I stand up in front of people, I have those butterflies. Because after all these years, those memories come back. And you might be thinking, why is he sharing all that? Because I think it relates to what we’re going to be looking at this morning. And that is that everything in God’s word is to speak to us is to encourage us and to show us his faithfulness, and that he is able to do things, even if it seems impossible to be done. You know what I’m saying? I mean, the very fact that I’m Standing here is your pastor is a miracle. It’s a total miracle of God. And so therefore I believe in miracles. And I believe that miracles are not just for me, but there for anyone who’s seeking after the Lord. And it might not be some whoo, whoo, spectacular kind of thing. It could be something in your heart, or in your mind, whatever it might be. But the Lord can work miracles, if you trust in Him. So we always have to keep in mind as we’re studying the Word is that it’s not just information. This is not just information to understand that this is the word of God speaking to us individually. I mean, this is the word of God. You ever think about that? We use the term you know the word of God. This is the word of God of Almighty God speaking to each one of us. And so we have to seek God to reveal to us the meaning of his word when we’re reading. The Bible talks about you know, meditating on the Word of God and what that’s speaking to us as you shouldn’t just read some cursory way that if you don’t meditate on it, what is it saying to me, was the Lord trying to show me because the Lord has a purpose, as you as a believer, making you mature in him, and that is so that you would become his witness that you would be a light you’re going to be talking about that this morning, you would be a light to the world. You know why? Because the Bible tells us he has patient wishing for how many to perish. None. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. And therefore, we have the responsibility of being the light to shine that light throughout the world, the truth of what we have in God, I once was lost and now saved. I am now saved. Don’t understand that you and I were perishing without any hope. And Jesus Christ came into this world, paid our debt and gave us the signed sealed deposit. of His Holy Spirit, that we might have to do this in our car to the fullest ability of God in our heart to do whatever he calls us to do. So don’t have Don’t let anyone discourage you. And don’t discourage yourself in the fact that God is able to work through you to do whatever he wants. Just let him so awesome. Now, one of the first things we’re going to be looking at today is that the law required the lamps of the holy place to be kept burning at all times. Why? Because it represents the fact that we are a light to the world. And so we must keep our lamps burning, being a light to the world at all times. And I’m going to share a few verses with you. And one is from Matthew, chapter five, verse 16. It says, like you’re not someone else’s, let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify Your father in heaven. Our light is for the purpose of people glorifying God getting saved, coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. And then in Matthew 623, it says, If, therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness. And this is the reason the only thing we teach is the word of God. This is the only pure light. And so we have to understand that the light that we’re to express is the truth of God to the world around us. And it is his light. It’s not ours comes from him alone. And I’m going to be sharing about the seven lamps but just use our menorah as an example. I think a menorah is an awesome thing for if anyone wanted to have one in their home. This one, we actually got an Israel and the menorah has definite meaning to it. We’re going to be talking about it in a moment. But the base of course, the This isn’t solid gold, but if the base if it was solid gold, it represents the Lord. And of course the lamps there’s seven of these lamps dancer, seven of them that hold the lamps and that represents the church. Seven always is the number of completion. Okay? There are the letters to the seven churches, Jesus stood among the seven golden lamp stands. So even though there’s there are many more than seven churches seven represents the church as a whole, and the church is made up of people, and we’re the lamps. But in order for that lamp to be lit, it has to be ignited by the Holy Spirit. And so when we’re born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, our lamp shines. This is called a menorah, which means lamp stands. And this is a nurse, which is the light stand, but it is the fire of God that gives us the ability to light Darkness. And one of the things that’s interesting is even though there are many branches to the lamp stand when the lights lit, it only gives off one light. What that refers to and what it speaks to us is that even though you have churches of every kind all around, it’s your Bible believing churches. There are many churches, but there’s only one God. There are many churches, but there’s only one message. There’s many churches, but there’s only one purpose, and that is to share the truth of God to the world around us.
Now, in Ephesians, if you want to turn to that, Chapter four. Ephesians, chapter four, go to verse three, Ephesians four verse three, endeavoring to keep the light, or I’m sorry, in endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, listening to this There is one body, and one spirit, just as you were called, in one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all in all, there’s only one God. There’s only one Holy Spirit, there’s only one salvation. Now, we might have many branches of the church all around. And sometimes the churches are somewhat different, a little bit different, as long as you’re standing on the truth of God’s Word. And that’s a good thing, so that people can sit in and feel comfortable where they’re called to. But the very purpose of the church is that the Pure Word, the pure pressed olive oil, might be dispensed to the people, that the Holy Spirit would illuminate it and cause us to be his light to shine throughout the world. It’s just an amazing thing when you study God’s word. And it’s interesting too, but we’re told in this portion, we’re going to be reading it in just a moment, as the priests were to attend the lamps. That’s pastor Frank Jr. My responsibility. We have a respect. We’re not priests were pastors. But our responsibility is to tend the lamps by offering the Pure Word of God. It’s not our responsibility to make you apply the Word of God. That’s the Holy Spirit’s responsibility and your willingness, our responsibility is to just lay out the word of God, lay out the feast table before you and then you take the Word of God, the bread of life, and you ingest it and allow the Holy Spirit to use it in you, that you might be his witness, everywhere you go.
You know, it should never be any of our own ideas that we expound upon. Right pastor Frank Jr. and I it should always be his words that we expound upon, because it’s only God’s word that has power. Otherwise, it’s just our own thoughts in our own ideas. That’s the important thing. So if you go to Vegas chapter 24 I’m sorry with my glasses. I keep putting them. I used to have I had a pair of preaching glasses, you know preaching the classes are for those of you that were bifocals bifocal was so I could read and then I could look up and see everyone. And all of a sudden, it must be because I’m getting older. They just don’t work. They just, they’re just off. And so I have my reading glasses, my good prescription reading glasses, but then when I put them on, I look up and I can’t see you. So it’s really pretty frustrating. Just to let you know I’m doing all that up and down. Okay. Leviticus 24 starting with first one. Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil press for the light to make the lamp to make the lamps burn continually outside the veil, the testimony in the tabernacle of meetings, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before the Lord continually. It shall be a statute forever your generations, he shall be in charge of the lamp on the pure gold lamp stand before the Lord continually. Now it’s interesting, if you notice that the lamps were a pure gold, the lamps were a pure gold. And we have to realize that gold always represents purity before the Lord. And so not only the light that the vessel should also be made pure before the Lord. And that’s what gold represents the refining of gold. And in the same sense, we have to realize that we aren’t the light, but we are filled with the light. We are filled with light comes from God. We’re simply the lamp holder but the Holy Spirit is the light That is shown to those around us. Now we have to realize the people were to provide the pure and pressed oil for God’s use. But it was the spirit and only the spirits that could give light or ignition to that pure oil. And whenever we take credit for anything we’re doing, we’re taking the credit from the Lord, and the light that we’re shining is not the Pure Light of God. It’s our own light. It’s only what God does not what we do that has any benefit or any help and other people. And that’s the reason whenever we’re witnessing to other people, we shouldn’t say, Well, I’ll tell you what, since I’ve been saved that become the greatest person in the world. In fact, I don’t know anyone who’s as humble and wonderful as I am. And I know we don’t actually say that, but oftentimes, that is the testimony of people. I mean, our testimony should be I’m a wretched sinner saved by grace. God in His love and His mercy. He reached down And he saved my wretched heart. And the only reason that I can stand before Him is because of His love, because of the Holy Spirit that dwells within me, his free gift. That’s the only reason I can claim to be a child of God. Not because of anything I’ve done. I think we sang that song this morning, but what he has done, what he has done in us and through us. And so you and I are to offer the Lord, a pure heart. Now, we’re not talking about perfection. And if people say, What are you saying, we have to become perfect before we can use be used of God and shine the light of God? No, no, I’m not talking about perfection. I’m talking about being made perfect. Well, what do you mean? It means confession and repentance. If we confess our sin first john one nine, He’s faithful and just to forgive us, and what does he do? purify us from all unrighteousness So I’m not pure because well, I’m just a wonderful guy. I don’t know anyone who’s as holy as I am. The only reason I can claim any kind of perfection is because of him. He purifies me when I’m continually before him and confession, repentance. What a beautiful thing it is. We are imperfect vessels that he’s perfect. And he’s able to cause his perfect light to shine through us, if we’re only willing. Now, notice that the lampstand was to be made of pure gold. You know, in Revelation, chapter three and verse 18, it says, I console you to buy from me, bow, refine and fire, that you may be rich. It is his gold that we purchase from him. It’s refined by Him. And He alone is the one that allows us to be his light into the world. And all we have to do is say, God, forgive me a sinner. Come on. When was in my heart and use me to minister to others? That’s it, he doesn’t. So that’s not a complicated thing. Well, you know, before you get saved, you have to go through 25 degrees of penance. And you have to go through catechism classes and you have to read the Bible through three times standing on your head, and then possibly you might, that’s not the way it is. All we do is we cry out to God, forgive me a sinner. And that’s it. You think of the season the cross, Jesus is dying on the cross, as a propitiation of vicarious propitiation for our sins, he’s hanging there in the cross, and he has two thieves alongside of him. And the ones he starts, you know, saying rebuking things to Jesus. And the other thief says, Look at we’re dying because I’m putting it in my own words, and he said, We’re dying because we deserve it. We’re sinners, but this man did nothing wrong. Then he turned to Jesus. And he said, remember me when you come into Kingdom into your kingdom. It’s always said He didn’t go through all kinds of Penance and all kinds of rituals. And he just said, remember me when you come into your kingdom? And Jesus said, this very day, you’ll be with me in paradise. Wow. That’s the love of God in Christ Jesus. It’s not complicated. It’s very simple. Because we have to understand fire either purifies or devours. It purifies the pure heart. But it devours the heart of flesh. And so if we go before the Lord and say, slower, man, just purify me. I have a heart that desires to come after you. But Lord, I’ve got so many things in my flesh, so many things around me that that are just so much hay straws, stubble that need to be burned away. Come Lord, and and sanctify me with your fire from heaven, and he will.
But if you have a heart of flesh to say, Well, God, you’re lucky to have that Here I am. Well, why don’t you just fill me and use me? Well, you’re going to be consumed. Because you have a heart of flesh. Everything has to point back to Jesus. If it wasn’t for Jesus Christ, none of us would be going to heaven. We owed a debt. Remember the son, we could not pay. And he paid a debt he did not owe. And that’s the reason we can be so thankful to the Lord. In First Peter, if you want to turn their chapter one. First Peter chapter one, and go to verse seven.
You know, it’s so funny people sometimes have said to me, you know, because you do your systematic expositional preaching, which means going right to the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. When you’re in the Old Testament, don’t people miss out on the New Testament? Well, you have to understand the Old Testament was just prophesied what was going to happen in the New Testament. And that’s why when we’re teaching pastor Frank and I we go back and forth, why because it The only way you can do it, it’s one Bible. We shouldn’t say Old Testament new test. It’s the Bible. That’s it.
In First Peter chapter one, verse seven, it says, but the genuineness of your faith being much more precious than gold, that perishes, don’t is tested by fire may be sound to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom have not seen you love. So now you do not see him yet believing you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls, hallelujah.
You and I believe in someone we’ve never seen. But it doesn’t mean we don’t know him and we haven’t experienced him. If you’re born again, and Jesus is within your heart, your cardiac if he’s in your inner man, you know him You’ve heard his voice. You felt his direction in life. You know him, but you haven’t seen him yet. But here’s the blessing hope, the glorious appearing, if our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, one day we will see him. One day we will see him face to face. Scripture tells us, oh, what a glorious day it will be when we all get to heaven. What a glorious day it will be. Can you imagine one day that comes going to stand whatever that is. And the dead in Christ will rise first. And be their glorified bodies will be reunited with your soul and spirit, which is coming from heaven says Jesus will bring the dead with him. But then the dead in Christ rise first. So that’s where you have. Jesus brings their soul and spirit to them with him, his essence of who we are personality, then their glorified bodies to meet the Lord in the air. Then we who are left and still alive, baby You and I right now. She’ll be caught up together will be changed First Corinthians 15 will be changed and caught up together to meet him in the air. And there we shall be with the Lord forevermore. I can’t imagine. You know, sometimes people say, Well, I can’t wait to get to heaven and see my grandma and grandpa, see my aunt not all see my good friend here as well. Yeah, good for you. But when I get to heaven, I just going to be looking at Jesus Really? I mean, can you imagine, you know, Hey, Joe, oh, just a minute. Jesus, you know, you kidding me? When we get to heaven, we’re going to be blown blown away, because we’re going to see the glorified resurrected Jesus Christ that we read about in the book of Revelation on believable it’s going to be fantastic. Now moving on to verses five through nine of chapter 24 of it of Leviticus. And you shall take fine flour and bake 12 cakes with it. two tenths of an effects that’s approximately four pounds. It’s pretty big loaf of bread, probably four pounds. She’ll be in each K, and you shall set them in two rows six in a row on the pure gold cable before the Lord, remember the pure gold, the purity before the Lord, and you shall put pure Frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for memorial and offering made by fire to the Lord, every Sabbath, he shall set in order before the Lord continually being taken from children of Israel by an everlasting covenant. And it shall be for Aaron and his sons and they shall eat it in a holy place, for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the Lord made by fire by a perpetual statute.
Now notice what was on this pure bowling table. Bread covered with Frankincense. It wasn’t pastries, it wasn’t your favorite donut. It wasn’t cheesecake. It was bread. It wasn’t, you know, a variety of breads. What We have the pita bread choice and we have your Frank’s favorite Columbus bread choice and you know we have all these, it was just it was just bread. And you know why? Because the Word of God is simple. And the word of God has to be presented simple simply and so people who go to churches because boy we want to hear the Word of God all glammed up. We want to have all kinds of pastries and all these feel good messages to make us, you know, actually talked to a guy one time, they said Jay said, I used to go to this one church and and it was all right. You know, the pastor preach it preach from the Word of God, it was okay. But I just stopped going here because every time I went, I was convicted. I’m serious. I’m not joking. And I’m looking at him and I’m thinking, you know, what do you mean? Hopefully we are, but understand conviction should never be a negative thing. Criticism and ridicule is negative conviction isn’t because we have to understand Guilt comes from Satan. You don’t kill this, you’re no good, you’re never going to be any good. You really screwed up this time, you’re never going to have any victory over this. You’re a bad person. That’s guilt. That’s for Satan. Chris conviction comes from Jesus Christ conviction is my child, what you did was wrong, confess and repent, and everything will be right. That’s conviction.
So when I’m studying the Word of God and preparing the message, I can’t tell you how convicted I am over and over again, how the Lord speaking to my heart. And it’s only fair that I shared that conviction with you, right? But you understand my point, conviction is a good thing. I mean, think about this. Let’s say you’re taking a calculus course. And the professor gets up there and says, well, you’re taking one of the hardest math courses that this institution has to offer. But here’s the thing that will kind of make you happy. I’m not going to make any corrections. Whatever you do is fine. I’m not Gonna tell you anything you’re doing wrong. It’s just, we’re just going to get together and have fun. Well, it might be a fun class. But when you walk out of there, you know nothing about calculus. How do you learn? Because he says, These are the rules, and this answer is wrong. Now, I’m not telling you you’re stupid or dumb. I’m just saying, here’s how you have to do it. And if you do it this way, you’ll be right. That’s what conviction is. That’s what we need to be seeking the Lord for to show us his way. God is so good. And we should not be going to church ever to feel good about ourselves. Although church makes you feel good, but that’s not the reason we go. We go to church for one reason to worship the Lord.
You know why we worship the Lord is worth it. We come before God Thank You, Jesus for saving my rich soul. And then we hear his word broken open. And remember they said our hearts burned with in us. So we have to understand when we hear the word broken open, our hearts should burn within us, because it’s the Lord, His Holy Spirit is speaking to us. And we have to always remember that Jesus is the bread of life, and he is the word of God. Did you know that? In the Gospel john chapter one, verse one, it says, In the beginning was the Word, capital W, in your Bible, is to logos, that’s the word of God is Jesus. In the beginning was the Word and the Word capital W was with God and the Word capital W was God. That’s Jesus Christ, through Him all things who created nothing was created. It wasn’t created through him, you know, the rest of that first. And then it’s still in the Gospel of john chapter six and verse 41. The Jews then complained about him because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. So in this chapter, he’s telling us at the very beginning, number one, that he is the word of God and he’s also telling is the word of God is the bread is the bread of life that feeds us. And again in the Gospel john chapter six, this time in verse 51, he says, I am the living bread, which came down from heaven. If anyone needs to this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I give, shall get the bread I shall give is my flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. Jesus died on the cross, the bread of life, the Word of God died on the cross, that we might consume His Word and His truth and his love and live forever.
You know, people say do you believe in hell? Absolutely. Because the reality is, how could I believe in heaven? If there wasn’t a hell? There’s no hell. What’s the distinct distinction? What’s the choice? Of course there’s a heaven and of course there’s a hell. But the fact of the matter is, no one is in hell, because they were forced to go there. Anyone who is in Health is because they refuse to accept the free gift of Jesus Christ. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved from what sin and death to go and to be with the Lord forever and ever. such an amazing thing. Now So Jesus is the bread of life come down through heaven, but the vessel that receives this bread, you and I, we have to be willing and able to use it and to allow it to nourish us. You know what I’m saying? It’s taken after my son kind of joking around. I would like to get up and first thing in the morning have a cup of coffee, and a Twinkie. And for lunch, I would like to have a glass of chocolate milk and two quick Twinkies. And for supper, I would like to have a nice cup of coffee and a half a cheesecake but if I did that I would be very malnourished and very sick. The reality is that some of the sets, you know, I’ve never heard anyone saying, you know, I can’t wait to get home tonight we’re having asparagus. I mean, some of you might be that way, you’re learning enough. But anyway, but the point I’m getting it. We don’t we don’t say that. I can’t wait to get home tonight because we’re having, you know, roast chicken. It’s always the thing that we like. But some of these things that we don’t get all excited about are very important for our proper nutrition in order to keep our bodies healthy. See what I’m saying? And so when we take in the Word of God, there might be some things that we read, that are hard, but the Lord is going to use it in order to strengthen us and to keep us strong in him.
In fact, I wrote this down I think this is interesting. You can’t look at the Bible as just another book. contains the word of life. And the gospel john chapter six, verses 66 through 69. For the for that time, from that time many of his disciples went back and walked with Him no more remember this portion? And then Jesus said to the 12, his 12 disciples, 12 apostles, do you also want to go away? But Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Why? You have the words of eternal life. Also, we have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of God. What else we’re going to go. He’s the only one, the Word of God. You know, he’s the one who has eternal life to offer to us by simply confessing their sins. One of the things that I find interesting is there is one low for every tribe. And you know, what that speaks to us is there’s bread enough for every one of us. There’s bread, enough for everyone. Not just for this one or that one, just enough bread for everyone. It’s kind of like Jesus remember when he fed the 5000 fed fed the 4000 there wasn’t enough bread but doors, enough bread. You had the, you know, the boy who brought his little lunch with him, you know, fish and bread. And he’s thinking to himself, look at all these suckers around here. They could bring anything to eat. Here I am this little kid. I’ve got my two fish and I buy my loaf of bread. My five was bread. And then Jesus said to him, Hey, kids, give me your fish, Nero’s red. Now he probably didn’t say it that way. But he said, Here, bring your fish and loaves up here. And what happened? Did people have enough to eat? How many basket falls they take up that were left over. There’s always enough bread. When you dig into the Word of God, it will feed you it will nourish you. Now, the thing we have to see here as well that I think it’s also important is noticed that every Sabbath, the bread was change. didn’t leave the same. Read there for four months, every Sabbath, that bread was taken eaten by the priests a new bread was laid out. And how does that apply? It applies to the fact that pastor Frank Jr. and I, we do not have a rotation of sermons that we do every four years. Well, it’s time to go back to my don’t know, we present new bread every week. Do you know if you if you are a pastor, you get all this literature in the mail on these magazines? There’s a an advertisement that I get quite often it says, Pastor starter for the busy pastor. Why what? I’m going to buy outlines of a message.
How am I hearing from the Lord? You know, service starters for the busy pastor. But I’ll tell you what, if a pastor is not able to spend time working on a message to present to the people, he’s he’s messed up. He’s too busy doing other things that he shouldn’t be. Doing, he should be working on the Word of God. Fresh manna has to be presented every week every Sabbath. And just as the bread in the holy place it was, remember it said take incense and put over it. frankincense, which is the kind of incense he said sprinkle that over it. Though it’s interesting if you read Revelation, chapter eight verses three through four, it tells us incense is the prayers of the saints. So frankincense, for instance, always represents prayer, which was laid upon the bread of life. And what I take from that for pastor Frank Jr. and I, what I take from that is, if you’re not praying all through your sermon preparation, and you’re not praying over your sermon before you present it to the people you’re teaching before you’re presented to the people, then it’s nothing more than presenting your own ideas. You know what I’m saying? I don’t want to present any of my if I presented all my own ideas, you guys would be so messed up. is the word of God. And you know, this is where I’m concluding with this. If you’re really studying the Word of God, one of the one of the ways you’ll know that you’re really studying the Word of God and allowing it to speak to you is you’ll change. There are things that I believed and taught when I first went into the ministry that I think back on it, and I’m embarrassed because I was following, you know, some doctrinal teaching or whatever. And by the way, that’s one of the important things as far as the Word of God is just like food. If you had food on the table, a good nourishing meal sitting on a table before you and you just went you know, somehow you’re absorbing it through your thoughts, just looking at footsteps, you know, good. You’re not going to be nervous. You’re going to become malnourished and sick. What do you have to do with the food, eat it and this Same thing is true with the Word of God. If you just look at it means nothing. It has to be injected into your, you know your inner man, it has to be taken in. Because one of the things that proper nutrition does is it gives us the ability to fight off infection. And the point being brothers and sisters, is there’s nothing more dangerous to the Christian than false teaching. And there’s all kinds of false teaching out there more than I would even have time to ever expound on. There’s all kinds of false teaching out there. So how do you know if it’s false teaching or not? The Word of God? The brains, that’s where we got our name, the bereans were of more noble character than assessor lunians for they received the message Paul’s preaching with all eagerness, but gaily examines the scriptures to see if what Paul was saying was true.
We need to examine the scriptures. Just because, you know, I’m your pastor, and I’m old and no things. It doesn’t mean that everything I say you just take. It’s okay. The pastor said that that’s it. No, I want you to notice the Word of God. Because my purpose is to expound the Word of God to you. But it is your responsibility to receive it, and allow the Holy Spirit to apply it to your life, that you become a light into this world. We have to understand that God’s word, my friends, is the most precious gift that he’s ever given to man. It’s not the book. No, people think, well, the Bible. I mean, I could take this and thrown in the fire. And it doesn’t mean anything. I’m not going to go to hell or anything like that. When it talks about the Word of God, it’s what’s in it, it’s the message. And so we need to be willing to take time to study the Word of God. I mean, do we have a Bible reading program We go through the Bible is the only time you look at the Bible when you come to church. Both that so you’re going to be a very now malnourished and very weak believer who is going to be able to be taken as a slave here and there by some false teaching or narrative. We need to know the word of God for ourself. Nothing is a greater blessing to me. And I don’t want to embarrass anyone, so I won’t say any names or anything. And sometimes, you know, maybe doing some work around here and I have a chance to be with, you know, another believer, and we’re talking about the Bible in this net. And, and it just happens all the time in our Wednesday Bible study, and people say things like, wow, they write it down. You know, so I can use it the message and take credit for it, but you know what I’m saying, I’m listening to other people in the church, and they’re sharing things from Scripture, just like wow, to me. That means they’re studying the Word of God. And so I’m not trying to make you feel guilty right? I’m trying to bring what conviction that you need to be studying the Word of God is the best book you’ll ever read is the best book you’ll ever read. And every page is filled with encouragement from the Lord.
So my friends, that’s the whole idea of the menorah in the manna, and how it applies to us as believers. Father in heaven, we come before you and Jesus, Yeshua’s name and how we thank You for Your Word and for your truth. And the way you’re able to take this magnificent truth and apply it to our hearts and apply to our lives. That we truly might be a light to the world we might truly be able to lead others since the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And Father, I pray that you would cause your blessing to fall upon each one who is here, and that you would fill them with your Holy Spirit and give them strength throughout this week, to be your witness. And Lord put a conviction on their hearts that Have a love for your word I pray in Jesus name, amen and amen. God bless you my dear friends.

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Lord willing we are going to soldier through this morning. We are going to be trying to finish up Leviticus chapter 23. You know, the the New Testament is all and I’m not trying to like marginalize the New Testament or anything like that, but it’s low hanging fruit. I love low hanging fruit, right? I’m not the hardest worker. Right? When I go to the apple orchard Do you need a ladder? No. I don’t need a ladder. I’ll be picking most of my family’s apples up right off the ground sir. I don’t want to be bothered. And I love the New Testament because it is such instant it’s for me it’s like instant gratification. You know, you can just start reading any book in the New Testament just be like, like instantly like oh, yeah, wow. Yeah. And and the Old Testament. A little different, isn’t it? You gotta dig in the in the Old Testament and and you have to be purposeful in your in your studies the Old Testament obviously some of the some of the the funner books you know Ruth and Genesis is the story after story and it’s, it’s very it’s very entertaining but man there’s a lot of depth there’s a lot of truth in some of what we would call the boring books and the slow moving books and Leviticus is no different. I’ve really been enjoying it. Going through Leviticus with you guys and with dad and let’s let’s start with a word of prayer though before we get started this morning. Thank you, Father, for your word. And thank you, father for showing us Jesus Christ Lord through the laws through the commandments that you gave Moses father’s as a tabernacle worship, the feasts and, and all the things, Lord that you gave is a picture of what was going to be accomplished through Jesus Christ or what you had in store for us, Lord, we’re so thankful. We’re so grateful for that. Lord and we asked father, she would help us to take hope and enjoy in these things, Lord and to bury them deep in our hearts, Lord, in a place where nobody no one nothing can ever go near touch, Lord, and that we can we can live in that state Lord in you. Help us to have our faith, Lord, the things that we believe bolstered and shored up and strengthened by what we read from the Old Testament Lord, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.
You know, it’s one of the things I’m always contemplating and thinking about when I’m reading through the Old Testament is that this is a Jewish book. This this is a Jewish book, this belongs to the Jewish people. They still keep most of these Sabbath’s and feast days. They still practice them, and they have absolutely no idea what you and I know. It reminds me of the fact that when when when the word is talking about that those from the old the Prophet It’s old, you know, they, they, they didn’t fully understand the things that they were writing down the things that they were being told, they didn’t fully understand it. And yet they were faithful to God to write it down and believed him. You know, that’s one of the amazing, amazing things to me is all these things that God is given to Moses. And and of course Moses, you know, wrote it, so maybe he left it out. But you never hear Moses say, why, why, why? why I don’t get it, Lord, I don’t get it. He was simply obedient to what God was telling him to do, which that in and of itself is a fantastic example for you and I as believers in Jesus Christ, because God has called us to be obedient. He has called us to be obedient to his word. We don’t have to always understand it. It doesn’t always have to make sense to us. I don’t even have to agree with that. How do you like that? You know, there’s things that are in the scriptures that I really don’t. I’m not the biggest fan of. I’m not a fan of hell. I’m really not a fan. I don’t like talking about hell, I don’t like explaining hell to people who don’t know Jesus. I’m not a big fan about it. But God has established everything. Right. And it is simply my duty to honor what His Word says and honor what he’s called me to do. That’s that’s all of our duty. And Moses is a fantastic example and all the prophets and priests of older a fantastic example to you and I in that as they were obedient to things that they didn’t even understand that they didn’t even fully understand. Of course, Paul tells us that the Jewish people to this day, have a have a veil over their eyes, that they’re unable to see the things in the Old Testament that clearly speaks of Jesus Christ ever been reading Isaiah, and reading in the Psalms, and just absolutely describing and talking about crucifixion and absolutely 100% describing the suffering Messiah and him being broken and bruised and beaten for us, and you ever think You ever read that be reading that and saying, How do Jewish people? How do practicing Jewish people read this and not at least go? Hmm, maybe? Right?
Well, the Scripture tells us that there’s a veil there, and I don’t know all of God’s purposes. But I’ll tell you what, I am certainly thankful that I get to read this with you guys. And we get to have it unveiled to us. And, and, and, and don’t make light of it. Like, it’s easy for us. Because we live in the miraculous and in Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, you and I live in the miraculous every single day. And we have this terrible habit as human beings is taking things for granted as becoming, growing accustomed to just about anything. People can grow accustomed to just about anything, even living in the miraculous, in which we live in every single day having these truths revealed to us by the power of the Holy Spirit, these things, these things that are written in scriptures that you and I understand. That’s because of The Holy Spirit living inside of you, revealing these things and opening these things up to your heart. That’s why you can talk to a friend or a family member or co worker, and they’re looking at you like you have three heads and you’re like, how can you not see these things? How can you not see it understood? Well, they have not been revealed to them by the Holy Spirit. You know, this is where, you know, we’re, you know, when we don’t go we don’t get all gung ho one way or another because the Bible talks about predestination, the Bible talks about election, the Bible also talks about the free will of man. So what what do you believe? Yes. Yes, just because I have free will, doesn’t mean God isn’t sovereign. And just because God is sovereign doesn’t mean I don’t have free will. The things that God the ones who God for knew he also predestined. He knew every decision, every single thing you were ever going to do every step of the way through your entire life. And he predestined you according to that, that doesn’t mean that you have a Less freewill choice. It just means God’s way bigger than you. He’s just way, way bigger than us. And do you ever do you ever read or study or you’re in worship and you you ever you ever just say to yourself, say to God, why me? You know, every single person who’s here this morning, you are here for a reason. You’re here for a purpose. You’re here for a reason. God has drawn you to this place today. And brought you here, because he’s called you because he’s trying to show Himself to you or he has shown himself to you and he wants to reveal himself further to you. What a privilege. What a privilege that we live in. It’s absolutely amazing. So in Leviticus chapter 23, we started talking about the feasts and we were going through the feast, the feasts, rather. And I think we got as far as as Pentecost. Just to kind of recap the first thing that Leviticus chapter 23 talks about Is the Passover which of course is a day of rest. We know that Jesus Christ is our rest, he is our Sabbath. And there also remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, when we are with him, that is going to be the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath, every single moment of every single second, even though there will be no time of our existence in the Hereafter is going to be rest, to rest, no more pain, no more sorrow, no more anxiety, no more everything that the sets us in this life, rest in Jesus Christ, rest. That’s what we have to hope for He is our rest. The next thing that we talked about that the Leviticus chapter 23 goes through is the Passover. And of course, the Passover was was instituted during the time that the children of Israel were in slavery in Egypt, and they were instructed to take the blood of a spotless lamb and put it on there doorposts so that when the Angel of Death went through Egypt to kill each first Born of the Egyptian houses or any house that didn’t have the blood, remember, if you were a Jewish person in Egypt, at the time of the Exodus, or just leading up to the Exodus, and you didn’t put blood on your doorpost, guess what? You were not exempted from the judgment of God. It was only those who had the blood that the angel of death passed over get it. Right. I don’t care where you go to church, I don’t care if everyone I talked to Well, I’m of this Well, I’m of that, okay, that’s fantastic. You need to be born again to well, you don’t understand I’m in this room of that. That’s good for you. You need to be born again to because that’s what Jesus Christ sets and he is our Passover lamb and if the blood of the lamb is not on the doorpost of your heart, the Angel of Death will not pass over you.
That is God’s way. That is what God is established, and we don’t have a right to argue it or to try to debate it with him. The blood of the lamb is the only The thing that keeps us from the angel of death, that is it, the blood of the Lamb, it’s not your goodness, it’s not your performance. It’s only the blood of the lamb and anybody, regardless of their circumstances situation, how often they go to church or how many good deeds they do. It makes no difference if the blood of the lamb is not on the doorpost of one’s heart, the Angel of Death cannot pass over that house. Because the blood of the lamb is the only thing that exempts us from judgment. After the Passover, the next feast we talked about is the feast of first fruits. Now it’s interesting because the first fruits in this way of offering that the priest would often people would bring in and the priests would wave before the Lord was to be done. This feasts and first fruits of the wave offering was to be done the day after the Sabbath. Okay, the day after the Sabbath was when this first fruits offering was given, well, what do we know about Jesus Christ, He rose from the dead when? First day of the week, which is The day after the Sabbath. Okay, Sunday is the first day of the week. Everyone’s like, wait a minute, Monday is the first day that every American knows. Sunday is the first day of the week. Sunday is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He quite literally was and is the first fruits of the resurrection. In fact, in First Corinthians 1520, Paul says, but now Christ is risen from the dead and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Amen. That’s wonderful. That’s fantastic. He is the first fruits in fact that’s why we gather on Sunday that’s why we worship on Sunday. You know, people get all weird about these kinds of things you know said people forget that we’re it is for freedom that Christ has set you free. And and I love when Paul gets after the church like you’re observing days and months and year fee all these different things like Hello, Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all of these things. Sad Sunday is not a holy day of obligation for you and I any more than Saturday would be for you. You and I, it is not a holy day of obligation. It isn’t a waste this in the desert. It is the idea of understanding fully who we are in Christ and how great our need is. And having this day that set aside to celebrate the day that our first fruits, Jesus Christ, rose from the grave appeared to His disciples and eventually ascended into heaven, but the resurrection, that’s my that’s our hope. That’s what we are looking towards. And so Sunday is the day that we meet, to celebrate that and also worship. The next piece that we have is the Feast of Weeks or what is also called tend to cost and this was commemorating the giving of the law to Moses on Mount Sinai. And of course, in Acts chapter two verses one to four when the day of Pentecost had fully come. They were all with one accord in one place, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of rushing mighty wind and it felt A whole house where they were sitting, then there appeared to them divided tongues as a fire. And one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as a Spirit gave them utterance. That’s Acts chapter two verses one through four. Now, interestingly enough, and you remember when Jesus Christ when he was before he sent it to happen, he told his disciples, wait in Jerusalem, wait here until the Holy Spirit comes, don’t do anything. Don’t do anything. One of the interesting debates that we have is was Matthias, a really an apostle was Matthias, one of the was one of the disciples we know where pop stands on this one, and pops whole. His whole opinion on the thing is, Jesus told them to wait. Jesus told them to wait. And when you see how, how did they How did they pick Miss Messiah is to replace Judas. They cast lots. Jesus don’t gamble. God doesn’t gamble. He’s like, I don’t know. Gabriel just throw a dart at the dartboard. And we’ll figure we’ll go from there now No, no, no, no. Everything with him is expressly done for an express purpose. Jesus Christ already had someone picked out, replace Judas. And that was the Apostle Paul. Right? But nobody ever would have picked him. Free. Nobody ever would have picked Saul of Tarsus, this evil monster of a man. And I love it. Jesus says, Wait, wait, don’t go anywhere. Don’t do anything until, you know until I’ve made it clear until I’ve opened the door one of the years that FCA and and there’s this idea of staying in Jerusalem before they were sent out and and so Ed Stratton, who’s the guy who runs the whole the whole camp, he would every day said, did you stay before you went? Did you stay before you went? Did you stay before you went? Did you stop and just stop wait on the Holy Spirit said Lord, what do you want me to do today? Lord, who is it that you have for me to minister to today? Express let us get up and just go through the motions of camp. But who is it that you have that you want me to prepare my heart, Lord and prepare their heart and fill me with your Holy Spirit? We should not be haphazard. In our ministry, we should not be half assed now concerning Matthias, I got no dog in this fight. Okay, if you want my size to be one of the 12 disciples, God bless you. God bless you. As for me, and my house, no, I don’t even care. It makes zero. I am just like, I’m just one of the I, I don’t care. I don’t care right now my father’s going on. How could you not care? You know, I just, I don’t care. It’s there it is. So Pentecost. Now interestingly enough, this is one of the things I love when we’re going through the Feast of Weeks, or the Feast of Pentecost. If you go down to verse 22 of chapter 23, you have this verse and it’s like, Okay, why is this here? When you read The harvest of your land you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God, what one name comes to mind when you think of this law, the gleaning roof roof. You remember who Ruth married? Come on, Topaz, you remember who their son was? Oh, our I didn’t look this up. I just know it’s in there. I swear, swear. Oh, bad. Oh, bad. Right. And his son’s name was Jesse, and Jesse son’s name was King David baby, King David, and God’s promise to establish the throne for the Messiah. What does that throne called the throne of David, David. And so right in the middle of talking about Pentecost, we have this reminder about this obscure law about not gathering from all four corners of the field, but going through it once and leaving everything that was left over for the poor, for the orphans, for the widows, and for the foreigners. And of course, we know that ruse was not a Jewish girl. Ruth was a mo vitus, the hated moabites, she was an idolatry. And she was brought near to the family of God and put into the lineage of Jesus Christ. And for me, when I read this, and I talked about the Feast of Weeks, which is Pentecost, which is the day that the Holy Spirit came and took for Jesus Christ, a Gentile bride, a Gentile bride. That’s what happened on that day, when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost. That was the taking of the Gentile bride. That was the beginning of you and I that was the beginning of the church. That was begin at 30. No church without the whole Spirit. We’re clear on that. Right? When the Holy Spirit came that day at Pentecost of all people who are going to choose to speak, Lord Peter, let’s take someone else please. Anybody But Peter, he’s gonna go kill somebody out there. You know, he’s kind of chopping people up in the in the thoroughfare, you know, or say something terrible and I’m going to put his foot with the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit came upon Peter and Peter went out and thousands get saved. The church explodes on that day when a Gentile bride was taken. I love it. I love that stuff. The next feasts that we have is the feast of trumpets.
Verse 23, then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to the children of Israel, saying in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath rest of memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation you shall do no customary work on it. And you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, this is Rosh Hashanah. This is the Jewish New Year. Okay. That’s what the feast trumpets is now for you and I, as we’re going down through this face, we’ve talked about the Sabbath. We’ve talked about Jesus being our rest. We talked about the Passover, Jesus being the lamb. We’ve talked about the first fruits, Jesus being our first fruits of the resurrection from the dead. We’ve talked about the Feast of Weeks Pentecost, the beginning of the church, and the very next face that we have is the feast of trumpets. Probably guys know where I’m going with this with this first Corinthians, 1551 and 52 we hold I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound the dead will be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed. First Thessalonians four, verses 16 and 17. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with a trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord. in the air, and thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Now, I want to make something very, very, very clear. I’m not here this morning to tell you that actual things that are going to happen future for you and I. Okay, future for you and I are going to exactly coincide with the feasts. You know what I mean? It’s interesting to look at those things. It’s interesting to wonder about those. What do you think you think it might happen to you think the rapture might happen on the feast of trumpets, the feast? trumpism maybe, maybe, but I think so often, these things are just for you and I supposed to build up that hope that we have within us. It’s not about dates. To me, it’s not about exact dates, or no one knows the day or the hour, right. We’re supposed to understand the seasons. We’re supposed to understand the time that we’re living in and redeem that time, but no one knows the date of the hour. But I just love the fact that you have, you have the Passover, the the sacrificing of the lamb, you have the first fruits You have the coming of the Holy Spirit Pentecost and the next one and it’s the longest time period between feasts is the one between Pentecost and trumpets. And so we have this time from the coming of the Holy Spirit, but what we would call the church age, before that day comes, and there’s going to be a trumpet. You ever think to yourself, what’s that trumpet gonna sound like? Like a regular trumpet like Louie Armstrong trumpet, like Belmont Stakes if the truth is it gonna be like a show far? Why don’t they got a dead ram’s horn in heaven? I know that probably not. I don’t, I don’t know. I have no idea, the trumpet of God, What in the world? or out of the world? Does the trumpet of God sound like? Is that something that we’re going to hear in our hearts? Is that something that the entire universe is going to hear? In Revelation talks about the people, the kings and the princes and the generals calling for the rocks and the mountains to fall on them and hide them from the face of the land? The greatest dreadful day of his judgment has come and who can stand? So I don’t know who it is. But all I know is this those of us who are in Christ, we’re going to hear it.
We’re going to hear it, and we’re going to be with the Lord forevermore. Now, after the feast of trumpets, we have the Day of Atonement. Verse 26, the Lord spoke to Moses saying also the 10th day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement, and shall be a holy convocation for you. I love this part. You shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord You shall do no work on that same day for it is the Day of Atonement to make atonement for you before the Lord your God for any person who was not afflicted in Seoul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day that person notice with the language here. I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no matter of work it shall be statute forever throughout your generations and all your dwellings, it shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest you shall afflict your souls on the ninth day of the month, at evening from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath the Day of Atonement. So I want to read a few verses for you. Romans chapter 11, and verse 26. And so all Israel will be saved. As it is written, the deliverer will come out of Zion, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob, Jeremiah 23, six, in his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely now this is his name, by which he will be called the Lord our Righteousness Zechariah chapter 12 verses 10 to 14 and I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication. Then they will look on me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for him as one more this is in the Old Testament. This is what rabbis have to read in the synagogue. And I wonder, how do you explain this away? Then they will look on me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for him as one mourns for his only son and grieve for him as one grieves for a first born. And that day there shall be a great morning in Jerusalem, like the morning at huddled Ramon in the plane of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn affliction of their souls, every family by itself, the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves, the family of the house of Nathan Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves, the family of the house of Levi by him by itself, and their wives by themselves the family of Shimei by itself and their wives, by themselves. Else, all the families that remain every family by itself and their wives by themselves. Zachariah chapter 13. verses one through six. In that day of fountain shall be open for the house of David, and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin. And for uncleanness the Day of Atonement, my friends, it shall be in that day says the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to depart from the land. it shall come to pass that if anyone’s still prophesized that his father and mother who be got him will say to him, You shall not live because you have spoken lies in the name of the Lord, and his father and mother who be God him shall thrust him through when he prophesized and in that and it shall be in that day that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision, when he prophesies. They will not wear a robe, of course hair to this sees, but he will say I am no profit. I am a farmer, for a man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. And one will say to him, what are these wounds between your arms and He will answer those which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Amazing, amazing.
Jesus Christ, after the rapture of the church and the resurrection of those who are dead in Christ, at the trumpet, sound of God, the trumpet of God, we are going to be taken to be with the Lord. And during that seven years, that’s the part of the Bible that talks about that great time of tribulation, Jacob’s trouble. It’s the time in which the Holy Spirit is going to be not completely removed from the world but taken out of the way, Jesus Christ told Peter the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, but we’re told in Revelation that the Antichrist is given power to make war against the saints and to have victory over them. Okay, and so this is going to be a time completely apart from any other things. time in history, any other time in history when you want when you watch the left behind series and stuff like that, and some of these, these these tribulation movies that I’ve seen and you know, they’re getting away from the Antichrist and they’re outsmart the Antichrist and, and then angels intercede on their behalf. That’s not biblical, just so you know, it’s gonna be it’s gonna be like, Welcome to the family, time to die. That’s it. I mean, it’s going to be the time the Bible talks about, such as the earth has never seen, nor will ever see again, I don’t think that we can overstate how terrible that seven year period is going to be. Because the very wrath of God is going to fall on planet Earth. And on anyone who takes the mark of the beast who pledges their allegiance to antichrist who will be a Great Deceiver, the Bible says and will deceive many. The Bible talks about the fact that enrollments that those people who reject the truth who will not receive Or have the truth of God within their hearts. God gives them over to a powerful delusion that they believe the lie. You want to wonder and understand why the people of the world when you look and see what’s happening in our world today in our country today, how can they believe this stuff? How can they think that way? When you reject the truth, when you reject the truth, when you wholesale, reject the truth, man, you’re open, you’re wide open for any kind of deception that the enemy would bring your way. Our fortress, our solitude, our strength, our protection is in Christ is in Christ. Now when we’re taken out of this out of this world at the rapture of the church, that seven year tribulation period comes upon Planet Earth, remember 144,000 virgin Jewish males 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes are going to be sealed by the Spirit of God to go out and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the time comes, the Antichrist is causing everyone Want to take his mark and angel is going to fly one already flew through the whole earth giving the gospel to the whole world older. Another one’s going to fly through the whole earth, telling people warning people, if you take the mark of the beast, that’s it, your soul, your fate is sealed. You’re damned. That’s it, it’s over. That’s going to be the tribulation period. And the culmination of that is going to be Jesus Christ and it’s blows my mind. The Antichrist actually gathers an army to fight against Jesus. Because during this time, you have had the bowl judgments and you’ve had the trumpets. You’ve had all of this pouring out of God’s wrath upon an unbelieving and Christ rejecting world and the Antichrist. The Bible is very specific in Revelation rather than confess their sins and rather than be sorry for what they’ve done, and rather than repenting before God, they cleanse their teeth and they lift their fists and the curse the name of Almighty God and curse him for the judgment. How did the Heart of mankind is deceitfully wicked and above finding out. God is going to show the world just exactly what that means in the tribulation period. And the time that we have we haven’t even talked about yet after that. But the culmination of that seven year tribulation is Jesus Christ coming back with the church. And antichrist is gathered right there in the ghetto in Israel, in the valley of Megiddo, to make war against Jesus. Of course, the Bible says, he opens his mouth and his sword comes out that we know the Bible, the Word of God is called the sword. The Word of God is the sword is that double edged sword, it’s going to come out of Jesus’s mouth, what he’s going to say, nobody knows will be there, and we’ll hear it then. And it’s over. It’s instantaneously over. And the False Prophet and the Antichrist are thrown into the lake of fire. And Satan is bound and thrown into the abyss. So whatever that is for 1000 years. And at that point in time, Jesus Christ, you’re ready. You’re ready. The Day of Atonement, Jesus Christ is going to step his foot is going to touch the Mount of Olives. And it’s going to be split and open a valley to the eastern gate of the city of Jerusalem. I mean, we’re standing there, when we went to our trip to Israel, we’re standing there. And Amir is like, this is where Jesus Christ’s feet are going to touch them. But we’re like, you know, and he’s like, and that Eastern Gate, that’s not the Eastern Gate, eastern gate was excavated is actually underground, the original Eastern Gate is actually underground. So when Jesus Christ foot touch the Mount of Olives and the earth is split in half, and it opens up a valley, the original Eastern Gate is going to be exposed. And that’s what Jesus is going to walk through. Hello, hoo ha the Day of Atonement. And all of the children of Israel who are who are who are still there because of a whole nother litany of things that we don’t even talked about from that seven year tribulation periods, everyone, every single Jewish person, that God is protected and God has kept them from Satan trying to destroy them completely in order to break God’s promise to Jacob, every single one when they see Jesus.
What are the wounds on your hands? What are those is the ones that I received in the house of my friends. And the look on him who they pierce and they will mourn for him as one mourns for their only son because they’re going to know exactly who he is exactly who he is. And all these words that we’re reading and all these things we’re going to talk about the veil is going to be taken away, and then we’re going to see it off. Now. That’s the Day of Atonement. Now, that’s the Day of Atonement. And we’re just going to be probably I mean, what in the world good thing we’re glorified have a heart attack drop dead right then in there, you know, I’m saying like, wow, the things that are in the Word of God. mean Listen, don’t listen when you’re witnessing to people don’t tell him this stuff. Okay? You this stuff this stuff resonates in your heart because the Holy Spirit lives there because of the faith that you have in Jesus Christ. They go to talk and unbelievers thought the rapture of the church you wacko you know you your coke again straight jack and get you out of here. You know what I mean? You tell people about Jesus. You tell people how much Jesus loves them. You tell people how Jesus Christ died for their sins because he loves them because they are a treasure to him. Right? That’s what we tell people about this is for you and I church. That’s why we’re gathered here on the first day of the week, the day that Jesus rose from the dead to talk about the day when he’s going to come back for us and we’re going to be with him for seven years during that tribulation period, then we’re going to return with him to planet earth, the Day of Atonement, and all Israel will be saved at that point in time. God’s done with his are you what are you smoking? I’m sorry, I know it’s irreverent. I can’t help myself. When people God’s done with Israel, God’s over with Israel, what Bible are you reading? Who told you that? God says, as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, my covenant with Jacob will stand didn’t rise in the East this morning. It’s going to set in the west to God’s covenant with Jacob stands firm, God is faithful. It doesn’t matter how faithless his people ever are, he will never be done with those that he loves. And that’s good news for you. And me, too. Thank God, he’s never done with us. Can you imagine that? I mean, out of been done with me long ago, twice this week, to cast myself into the fire. You know what I’m saying? Like, I don’t deserve this. I don’t and yet God’s love is continual, and it’s poured out on us again and again and again. receive His love. It says, receive my love, receive my grace, receive the Holy Spirit. walk in the light I mean gotta suck this please continue that He has for his people to walk in the light as he is in the light. After after the the Day of Atonement we have the Feast of Tabernacles the Lord spoke to Moses saying speak to the children of Israel saying the 15th day of the seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation you shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day, you shall have a holy convocation and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord it is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. These are the feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord a burnt offering and a grain offering a sacrifice and a drink and drink offerings, everything on its day, besides the service of the Lord besides your guests besides All your vows and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord. Also on the 15th day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land you shall keep the Feast of the Lord for seven days. On the first day there shall be a Sabbath rest, and on the eighth day, a Sabbath rest, and you shall take for yourselves on the first day, the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and he shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. You shall keep it as a feast of the Lord for seven days in the air. It shall be a statute forever in your generations, you shall celebrate it in the seventh month, and you shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in Boots when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. So Moses declare to the children of Israel feasts of the Lord. The Feast of Tabernacles is zekiel chapter 37 zekiel chapter 37. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them. I will establish them and multiply them and I will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them. Indeed, I will be their God and they shall be my people. Remember in the book of Revelation, the very end immediately following the crushing of Satan’s final rebellion, okay, for those of you who are maybe new to this stuff, Jesus comes back he destroys anti christ he sets up His throne in the in from from Jerusalem. He sits on the throne of David and the world is returned to paradise for 1000 years and Satan is in the Buso in the Abyss during that time, and the earth is restored to the Garden of Eden times and sacrifices and praises are brought in before the Lord. Day in and day out, and we rule with him 1000 years, at the end of 1000 years, after 1000 years of Paradise after 1000 years of health and prosperity and all things being restored, Satan is released from the abyss. Why? Because during that period of 1000 years, there’s going to be marriage and there’s going to be people being born, having children, all of these things. And there’s going to be many, who never have had to make a choice who’ve never had to make a choice. And Satan is going to be released from the best and he’s going to go out one final time throughout the world to attempt to deceive anyone who would follow them. And the Bible says that he gathers himself an army and they march against Jerusalem and it’s like the sand of the seashores the desperately wicked heart of man and the final judgment of it and not big by God’s hand and not by God’s will. But just by showing Man’s inclination towards darkness, man’s inclination towards wickedness, God have mercy Aaron Paul saying that wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death. And Satan gathers this army and brings them against the kingdom brings them against Jerusalem, and fire descends from heaven and consumes the army. And Satan is taken and he’s thrown into the lake of fire. And at that point in time, the great white throne of judgment is revealed. And everyone is judged both the living and the dead by God’s hand, said this, where the Bible says, the earth gave up, it’s dead in the sea, gave up it’s dead. And all of these souls are judges the final judgment and only at that point, one sin has been completely and finally and irrevocably dealt with by God, personally, and it’s eradicated for all time, once and for all for all eternity and there is no more say And there is no more demons and there is no more deadener all of it is gone. Then the old heaven in the old earth passes away. There’s a new heaven and a new words and new Jerusalem. And God, only then is God able to make His tabernacle with men. Understand, our only way to God is through Jesus Christ. This is why it’s so important. There is no me just walking into the throne room and say, Hey, God, it’s your old buddy Frank. It’s only by the blood of Jesus Christ and I can be in his presence. He is His holy and is fearful and as awesome as he ever was. And sin cannot abide in his presence. This is what the gospel is. It’s not that God hates sinners. God passionately loves sinners, and Jesus died for sinners, but sin and God cannot occupy the same space at the same time. It is an impossibility it can never be and God cannot come down and make His tabernacle with mankind fully where we’ll see face to face. Well, we’ll already we’ll see him face to face. But the rest of the habits of you see him face to face until since is no more, until it’s gone not for his sake, for us for art for the people sake. And at that point in time, the tabernacle of God, and it’s what it says, is now with men. I saw a new habit and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more see that I john saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes There shall be no more death or sorrow and or crying, there shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away, that he who sat on the throne said behold make all things new.
And he said to me, right, for these words are true and faithful. And he said to me, it is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning in the end, I will give the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirst, He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and He shall be my son. Amen. Amen.
Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank you so much, Lord, for your word. And thank you for the reminder, Lord, the beautiful reminder that we have through these feasts of what you have both done for us, Lord, and what you are going to do for us, Lord, or we get to be there with you. Through it all Father, we’re so grateful. We’re so thankful Father, in this season of Thanksgiving, we pray that you would fill our hearts this week, to overflowing Lord with a just a complete understanding, Lord, to the best of our ability of who you are, what you’ve done for us, Lord, and that we would be bursting at the seams. Lord because of your love and because of the promises that are yay and Amen, Lord by you and no Lord, and help us to be that light, Lord, help us to be salt help us to not argue and fight with our families about silly things and earthly things this year, Father, but help us to be a light and an example of the love and the purity and the truth of Jesus Christ. Lord, help us to be that light. Help us to be who you need us to be father, and I thank you for your word. I thank you for the preparation, Lord, as you’re preparing our hearts to be used by you, both at the end of the age Lord and in the kingdom to come, Lord, and I pray that you would make us exactly who you need us to be in Christ, Lord. And we are grateful, Lord, we’re thankful to you today. I pray that you bless my brothers and sisters, I pray that you’d watch over them, that you protect them that you’d keep them that you’d cause your face to shine upon them, Lord, that you’d lead them along your path of truth and righteousness and holiness, Father and that you would accomplish your will, in their hearts. In Jesus name I pray, amen. Amen. Thanks, fam.

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10/27/19 Leviticus 20:1-27 Sr http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-201-27-sr/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 16:21:09 +0000 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/?p=5982 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-201-27-sr/#respond http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-201-27-sr/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Sr.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Sr.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />See video here.

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10/27/19 Leviticus 19:17-37 Jr http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-1917-37-jr/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:39:56 +0000 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/?p=5974 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-1917-37-jr/#respond http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-27-19-leviticus-1917-37-jr/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Jr-and-Niki.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Jr-and-Niki.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />See video here.

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10/20/19 Leviticus 19:9-16 Jr http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-20-19-leviticus-199-16-jr/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:24:37 +0000 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/?p=5952 http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-20-19-leviticus-199-16-jr/#respond http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-20-19-leviticus-199-16-jr/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Jr-and-Niki.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://i0.wp.com/calvarychapelkirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Frank-Jr-and-Niki.jpg?resize=150%2C150" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Transcript (Experimental) Awesome. I hope you guys can all join us downstairs afterwards if you already have plans can cancel ’em. It’s for its for a great cause. You know there’s there’s there’s nothing, in my opinion is that there’s nothing greater that you can do for the kingdom than to encourage young people in<a class="more-link" href="http://calvarychapelkirkville.com/10-20-19-leviticus-199-16-jr/">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">"10/20/19 Leviticus 19:9-16 Jr"</span></a>

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Awesome. I hope you guys can all join us downstairs afterwards if you already have plans can cancel ’em. It’s for its for a great cause. You know there’s there’s there’s nothing, in my opinion is that there’s nothing greater that you can do for the kingdom than to encourage young people in the Lord. You know Jesus was pretty passionate about kids. You know, he’s pretty, pretty passionate about youngsters, and he has some he has some tough words, is anyone who would cause one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for that man to have a millstone hung around his neck and be thrown into the sea. That’s like sleeping with the fishes man. Like a pair of cement shoes. That’s how Jesus felt about people messing with kids and the faith of little ones and stuff like that. So, I feel my belief is that we are in when we are encouraging young people In their faith, God’s happy. And I don’t know about you, man, but I want God to look down at what I’m doing and say, I’m happy with that. I want him to be pleased with what I’m doing. I got enough problems. You know what I’m saying? I don’t know about you. It’s like, I got enough problems. Every time I have an opportunity to do something, right. Every time I have an opportunity to do something good or do something for the kingdom, man, I want to I want to jump on it. I want to jump on it. Because I want to hear that well done good and faithful servant. You know, and it’s not it’s not dependent. I love what Dan always teaches us, man. It’s the mark of a righteous person isn’t how many times you fall it’s how many times you get up. You know, that’s it. That’s what Mark says righteous. press forward. Man, whoever you are sitting here today. press forward in your faith, press forward. Do not allow the enemy to get you knocked off course. Do not allow the enemy to distract you because Make no mistake about it. He is at work to do that. Every single day, and he will use any means necessary to knock you off course, whether it’s whether it’s so anything, anything, insert your thing here, you know what I’m talking about. Right? This is what I love about what we do. This is what I love about the Bible. I don’t have to sit up here and try to customize it for you. Right? Now, that’s what the Holy Spirit does. So when we preach the word always our prayer is is that God would speak to each one of you individually. You know, someone over here might be getting why the Lord really showed me this. And someone over here might be getting something completely different man, the Lord really showed me this today, through the Word of God. It’s so silly for a preacher to try to presume to give what we call a message, you know, and I’m not trying to like knock over the establishment or anything. I’m just saying, like, the message is not from me. Can you imagine if that’s what you had to count on? It’s from the Lord. And so that’s why we gather here together today that will study the Word of God together, we’ll read it together. And hopefully, the Holy Spirit will show you something today, how you might draw closer to Him. So we are in the book of Leviticus. And we are in chapter 19. there’s a there’s a bit of a break in the Scripture, when you go from chapter 17 of Leviticus to chapter 18, where God has been speaking to Moses about ceremonial, religious, the religious laws, all the implementations of the tabernacle worship and the way in which the worship was to be done and all of the different sacrifices. And now God starts getting into the behavior of the people. The things that the people must not do the things that the people need to refrain themselves or keep themselves from, and the things that the people do need to be doing. And even though this is the Old Testament and the Old Covenant, we know that as believers in Jesus Christ, we’re not under the law. We’re under Grace, that the handwriting of requirements The Bible says, which are against us because it’s contrary to our very nature. We’re law breakers by nature. We’re not law keepers by nature. Right? Is this news to anybody today? We’re law breakers by nature. That’s what I’m good at. I’m not good at keeping the law. I’m good at breaking the law. And the Bible says if you’ve broken one portion of the law, you’ve broken, you’ve broken the whole thing. And it’s amazing. Just Just think about in regular life. How many of you here go the speed limit? Really, what’s wrong with you, man, like, get with it? You know? Like, always, you know what 45 means to me. I can go, I can go 54. I stay under 10 over. And I’m good. I’m good. And this is true. I just just as free information. I’ve never ever been pulled over blowing past the state trooper. When it’s 65 miles an hour. I go 74 and I’ve been Never ever wants been pulled over for that now. Maybe the Lord is just like, let’s sprinkle a little more grace on this moron. I don’t know what that’s all about. But that’s always with and and and so to me in my mind, I’ve made this agreement with myself and the agreement with myself is I’m going 74 so I’m not breaking the law. Is that true?

I’m a law breaker. I love it. Is this is the truth. I thought a four way stop. It’s a rolling stop. Right? a year. There’s when you come out of here and you’re going back up north and this road is that there’s a stop sign. It should be a yield sign. The people are wrong. They put a stop sign there. I don’t need the stop sign. I go like this. If there’s no headlights, I’m going right when I’m going to work in the morning. I’m a law breaker. And and it’s funny and we can all laugh because we can relate to that. And it’s one thing to break some break, man. laws, right? Mrs. Doubt del, I’m sorry. She’s sitting over there like I will. But we do the same thing with God’s laws. We make agreements with ourselves. We make self determining statements to ourselves about what is sin and what’s not saying, Well, I think it’s okay. Well, I’m only doing it this much. Well, it’s so it’s this. It’s this. See it? I’ve encapsulated it within this. So it’s okay. And so see, it’s not really that sin is sin. Jesus Christ did not come to earth so that men would be able to feel justified in their behavior. Jesus Christ and it was no coincidence that he was that his precursor was john the baptist who was met message Was repent, repent, repent. Jesus, his message was specifically to show all people that we are on done. That we are law breakers that we all of us have broken God’s holy and moral codes. And it is that is that’s what the definition of sin is. And it is sin that separates us from God. And so I cannot claim to have a relationship with God. I cannot be claimed to be a person that belongs to God when I have sin in my life. And the reason that it was so important for Jesus to get this point across to the people was so that his sacrifice could be clearly seen as exactly what it is. And that is Jesus doing it for us. Jesus covering our sins, I can never attain to the level of holiness that it would take to enter into the presence of Almighty God. But Jesus did. I can never offer any sacrifice that could fully atone for the sins that I’ve done. But Jesus did. And that’s the message of the gospel. That’s the message of the cross. But it all starts with this brothers and sisters, self awareness, understanding and knowing it is not my will, that matters, but God’s will.

It is not my truth that matters, but God’s truth. I simply have to agree with God. That’s the most important thing. I have to agree with God and with what with the fact that what His Word says is true. The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar. That’s not say guys, just like just go around. Lying is Don’t know what it means is compared to God, even my truth is a lie. That’s why the Bible says all of our righteousness is like filthy rags before God. There’s just no way we can ever even approach it. It’s all about what Jesus did. And yet for us, there has to be there has to be a surrender. hard for us Americans. We don’t ever want to surrender. We don’t ever want to give anything up. How do you rednecks feel about Cuomo gun laws? You know, you bunch of flag waving? lunatics in here, right? You see scientists, it’s rebellion, man. It’s your guy. And I’m not talking about I’m not saying it’s cool. And I’m not saying we shouldn’t add doesn’t matter take off. What I’m saying is in our hearts. rebellion thrives in our hearts. rebellion is alive and well. And when it comes to our relationship with God, we have to be honest, we have to be honest. And we have to acknowledge God what you say is true. What you say is what matters. It doesn’t matter what people are saying. It doesn’t matter what the culture is saying.

We have huge, massive examples of this in our history. You know, nobody gave anybody a past who followed Hitler, or they were just following orders when they were just doing with it. No, no. Every single individual is responsible for their own actions. And in the face of evil, a person has a responsibility to stand up and say, I will not go that way. And I will not do that thing, though. It costs me everything. And there were many in Germany who did that. But there was so many more who just went along and the Nazi movement swept through the country, and that invaded the next place and the next place, man What an example we have. We sit around and we make agreements with ourselves about our sin. We make agreements with our culture as to what’s right and wrong. slippery slope, slippery slope. So Leviticus chapter 18. And now we’re going into verse 19. This is God saying, This is my code of conduct. This is the lawful way that we ought to conduct ourselves and live our lives. Last week dad was talking about sexual morality. We went through that now in verse 19, Chapter 19. Dad went down to verse nine, verse eight. So we’re going to start with verse nine. When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the Gleanings of your harvest, and you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard, you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger I am the Lord your God, you see that what just happened right there, God makes a statement. And then he signs it at the end. You ever see the old movies, when they got the wax, and they’re writing the secret envelope to get and they and they drip the wax on the seal of the envelope and they have their seal their signet ring of honor seals, and they market with their seal. And that’s how you would know that it was from the person who you would know who was there. You would know who the letter was from, you would know that the message was authentic, because of the seal. And if the seal was broken, you would then suspected have been tampered with. I am the Lord your God. This is how God seals not just whole books or chapters, but individual statements. Anytime you read something in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, and then God says I am the Lord your God. So you know do do Is this what you think you know what I mean? If you don’t agree that’s okay. We can agree to disagree. I am the Lord your God. Okay, so what did God just say here? When you reap the harvest basically, I don’t want you to go over your field twice. This is what he’s talking about. If you guys have ever read the story of Ruth, if you’ve ever read the book of Ruth, phenomenal book for those of you girls who like romance for those of you guys who like romance but won’t admit it to anybody, the book of Ruth is a great book. It’s an amazing book. And it’s even more amazing because not only is it a fantastic love story, but it’s a story. It’s a prophecy about God’s Redemption of us. Here’s Ruth she’s a MOA vitesse. She comes from a land of idolatry. She’s a pagan, and yet she meets this family and she marries one of the sons of this family and she’s drawn to their faith. She’s drawn to their belief system to the to the fact that there is one true God and His name is Jehovah. And she’s she’s becomes a woman who is completely given over to that so that when her husband dies, and her mother in law says Listen, go back to your own families finds another husband’s You’re too young to mourn forever. And Ruth says No way. This is my interpretation, no way. Wherever you go, I’ll go, your people will be my people, your God will be my god. I’m going to live with you. And when when when you die, I’m going to die or would not die, same time. But wherever you’re buried, that’s where I want to be buried. And she says, may the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything, but death separates you from me. Wow. This young woman, and it wasn’t just it wasn’t just Naomi. It was the faith. It was the belief that drew her there.

And there was this idea that God was planning in the heads of his people of redemption. Even though she was a Gentile. This is for us guys. She was a Gentile and she was an idolatry. She was going to be redeemed. She was going to be made one of the people and be put in the very lineage of King David Eventually a Jesus Christ Himself. But in the beginning of that story, when they come back to the land of Israel, they’re very, very poor. They’re very poor. They have no way, you know, without a man in the house, they they’re on their own. You’re, you’re basically on welfare at that point in time, you can either bag, or this is this law, what God’s talking about here. It was the law, God’s law, that if you owned vineyards, or if you owned a field, when you went through at harvest time you go through, you gather what you can, and you’d leave all of the stuff that gets left behind all of the leftovers, anything that’s still on the branch, you don’t go over it again, you go over at one time, and everything that’s left over, that is for the poor people. That’s for the poor people to be able to come in, and it’s beautiful. It’s beautiful, because for the poor person, they’re not just being given a handout. They have to get up in the morning and they got to put on their bag and get on their gleaning clothes and they’ve got to go to the field and they gotta work hard for the day. But at the end of the day, at the end of the day, it’s not a handout, they’ve earned it, and it’s been given to them by God. This is God’s holy law. This is God’s ordinance. And it’s in that that’s where Ruth ends up meeting Boaz. You know, and of course, Boaz shows her all the special fact read it, you read the book for yourselves. It’s great. It’s a great book of the Bible. But God’s mercy This is the heart of God later on in the kingdom years when God is upset with the people and he sends the prophets to them to rebuke them. One of the things that he is always getting after them for one of the main things, the very first thing is idolatry. That’s the very first thing that’s the main thing that God always gets after his people about you’ve gone after other gods you’re serving after other gods for you and I, that would be other interests. There’s things in your life that are more important than God. There’s things that are going on in your life that are more important that will Nothing’s more important. Show me right Show me all you guys in here who are married. You know? I love you prove it. Right? I love you. You don’t act like it ever hear that? You guys ever get that one? Well, if you love me, you know, and you and you’re like, this marriage stuff is hard. You know me, you know, but you understand. It’s not enough for me to just tell Nikki, I love you. I love you. I love you. When you come home, you know? Oh, I don’t know someday, but I love you. I love you. I haven’t seen you in six months. That’s okay. Here’s the only thing that matters baby girl. I love you. She’s gonna be like, you are so full of it. It’s coming out of your ears, right? You don’t love me. If you love me, you would want to be with me. Hello.

Show God. I love you, God. Show God. Show God’s not a lot of religious obligation. Not because there’s a star going to go next to your name. It’s very simple. You will No a tree by the fruit that it bears. And it’s every fruit that my tree is bearing is the opposite of something that has to do with God. There’s something going on and the roots down here. I need to get that straightened out. But the second thing that goes along with that, remember Jesus said it, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength in the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. And the children of Israel during the kingdom years, they became steeped in idolatry, number one, and the other thing went right along with that as their relationship with God drifted as they began to move away from God and true worship, they began to miss treat one another. They began to miss the sound familiar. You seen anything like this in our country? Have you noticed? I don’t know about you. A little bit of mistreatment of one another. We’re not very happy with one another. In fact, I would put so far as to say we hate one another. Oh, you believe that? Well, you’re an evildoer. Oh yeah. Well, you’re a piece of God. You know, it’s unbelievable. But make no mistake about it guys make no mistake about it. We have gotten away from the root. We have gotten away from the things that we used to cling to. That was based on God’s law and God’s righteousness. We’ve never gotten it. All right, we know that. But there was a basis there was a foundation that is now completely disavowed, completely disavowed. And so we’re mistreating one another. I don’t care what the world’s doing. I don’t care what your neighbors doing. I don’t care what your coworkers are doing. What are you doing? That’s what God’s concerned with? What are you doing? If I’m on a side, how can I minister to the other side? If I stand for one specific thing, how can I minister to people who don’t? If I mean the people, if I’m angry at people, how can I do minister to them. Anytime that I’m not showing love to people, God says in his book in James, this is a direct indication that there is something very wrong with your relationship with God. And this is what God is saying. You take quit take care of the poor people, take care of the orphans. Take care of the widows. These are the two things the prophets railed on. God got to the point where he said your new moons, your Sabbath’s your feast days, my soul detests. I hate them. Well you’re the one that told us to do them. I hate them. Why? Because your hearts You honor me with your lips, but your hearts are far from me. And I see that clearly not only in your idolatry but in the fact that you mistreat people who need you.

God forbid, God forbid we have one rule at Berean Calvary Chapel one, be nice. That’s the only rule. I’m a jovial guy. If I see you being mean to somebody, I’m going to jump all up in your biscuits. I guarantee you, don’t let me see you be me. I don’t care how big you are. Don’t let me see you be mean to somebody. We don’t do that here. That is God’s law. That is something that we cannot escape from. That is not something that we can get away from. Be kind, one to another. BE kind. That’s how I know you got a good relationship with God. You can come up to me and you’re down and you’ve had a horrible week and a bunch of stuff’s going on. And you let a cuss word fly, and you’re just you’re Listen, I’m never going to review for that. I want you to be real. I want you to be who you are. I want you to be honest. I’m going through it. I’m hurting Broken inside, and I can pray with you. And I can point you to the cross. But someone who doesn’t, doesn’t act like they have any problems, and yet they’re mean to people and they’re not kind to people. There’s something wrong with that person’s heart. Verse 11, you shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God. Here it is, I am the Lord. I am the Lord. Don’t lie, don’t steal don’t deal falsely. And don’t swear by my name falsely or profane the name of the Lord your God, I am the Lord. Verse 13. You shall not cheat your neighbor nor rob him. The wages of Him who was hired shall not remain with you all night. until morning. Now, this is God’s dealing with the employers. Some of you may have an employer who may deal falsely with you from time to time or not pay you correctly from time to time. You know, you get your pay stubs, right and you go through it with a fine tooth comb on, Josh, make sure you didn’t take anything. Wait a minute, I had 43 hours, you know, but this is what God is saying to those who would employ other people take care of your employees. Again, again, show me that I’m your God. Show me that I’m your God by how you treat the people that I’ve put into your life. Take care of your employees, and they pay him at the end of the day. Pay him Don’t ever hold pay, don’t have any don’t hold anything over somebody’s head. And it’s interesting how God puts this right together with dealing falsely lying and blasting and blast screaming his name. Blast screaming his name. You know All I can think of is any kind of person who would claim to be a Christian would claim to have a relationship with God and be dealing falsely with people. Like, have you ever met somebody?

And they start talking, and you’re just looking at him? like they’ve lived like 15 lifetimes. You don’t I’m saying they were like a professional late like a special forces, you know, sniper. And they played in the NFL and the hockey league at the same time. They were president, the United States. I don’t know where I was there during that during that four years. And you listen to them talk and you’re going, What is wrong with you? What is wrong with you? That scares me. And always when I meet people like that, I don’t know how to deal with them. You don’t I’m saying because if you come out and say, as I tried this, you’re a liar. You’re a liar. Like, dude, do that. What everything you’re saying is garbage man. Like you expect anyone to believe that who knows anything? And usually you get attacked very quickly. By doing that, I don’t know how to deal with that. But here’s what I always say, God, let me know. Please, please don’t ever let me get to a place in my life where I’m living a lie. And I’m not talking about crazy stories or crazy stuff like that.

Any lie, some agreement that I’ve made with myself, I got everybody convinced that I’m doing things right. I can everybody can Oh, man, that that Frank Jr. He’s got it all together. He’s doing the right things. I try to always be open and honest with you guys, and let you see me for who I truly am. So that you can say to yourself, I don’t know. I just Is he really supposed to be up there? I mean, I, if ever, God if ever there’s a moment in my life, where I’m living some sort of a lie. expose it, expose it, even if it means my house gets knocked over spiritually, expose that in my life. God does not deal well with lying. Verse 14, you shall not curse the death, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God. I am the Lord. Now, you know, hopefully you would not have to preach a whole message on why you shouldn’t trip blind people. Right? Or curse. Curse the Deaf, you know, where they can’t hear you me anyway, Laura, you know, what, what does it matter? You shall not curse to death, or put a stumbling block in front of the blind. I think that you can, you can probably add a whole bunch of stuff into this don’t show anybody who was weak. Anybody who is disabled in any way. Anybody who struggles anybody who is sick, anybody who is hurting.

Don’t you make it harder for them. Don’t you put stumbling blocks in front of them? Don’t you give them one more barrier to climb over to get to Jesus. But show them kindness and love and mercy and compassion, man, I think that goes across the board. I don’t know. But when I was a member in high school, and I was a bad kid, you know what I mean? I was really not a kid. But when people would pick on the special ed kids, man that used to just I mean, it would, it would just cause such indignation in my heart.

Why would you do that? You know what I’m saying? Like, do you understand like, what the abortion laws and all that What’s that, ladies? What’s the test they have you take when you’re pregnant? So you can see if your kid has downs. You know what I’m talking about, right?

Yeah. Wow.

I can’t believe you knew that brother. That’s amazing. I thought it was going to come from Jen. She knows she’s like, well let one of these other idiots dance, right. You know what that’s for. So if you find out that you’re kidding Is has downs you can have boredom. I like and I’m like, I don’t want that test. What do I need? I don’t need that test. If my kid is born and he has Down syndrome, that’s a blessing man. That’s some that’s God is like here. This is for you to protect and love and cherish and take care of. I’m giving you that responsibility. That’s an honor.

God help us. God help us. I mean, it’s going crazy around here. And you know what it is when the whole abortion thing? I’m getting off on a tangent who cares, right? With this whole abortion thing. People are lying to themselves. Well, the reasons there’s abortion is but in case of this thing that happens one out of 8 billion things, you know what I mean? It’s because the, you know why there’s abortion? No, there’s a clamor for abortion, because people don’t want to be bothered. Because people don’t want to deal with the responsibility because people don’t Want to be saddled? Because people don’t want to deal with something that’s not right. That’s for God to decide. Now listen. Alright, nevermind. I’m just a man I, you know, I mean, whatever I, we protect, we protect if God chooses I mean, I always go back to my buddy Anthony, you guys have told you guys 100 times I told you guys on it and I’ll tell you right now I know for a fact, if Anna would have known that either of those boys would have been born as disabled as they’re born. She would not have aborted them. I guarantee you that she would have had that challenges the same and loved them like the way they do, man. I’ll tell you that right now. So anyway, you can beat me up after church. If you don’t agree with that, but verse 15, you shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty, and righteousness, you shall judge your neighbor. I was reading this week that that within the Jewish law, if there was a trial going on, they would never even allow one person to stand. Well, another push person SAT, everything had to be equal on both sides of the fence. When they were doing having a judgment, everybody was treated exactly the same. There was no partiality shown, and I love it that God says and that includes to the poor. That includes the poor. You know, we shouldn’t treat poor people like they’re unable to do for themselves. You know what I’m saying? For people have a responsibility just like rich people do. It’s not the rich person’s responsibility to take care of the poor person. It’s the rich person’s responsibility to be kind and to be compassionate and we take care of our neighbors. But every single person has a responsibility in this life and in this world to do Things that are right you guys know this. In second testimony is chapter three verses 10. Of course, Paul writes his testimony in church because he’s, he gets them all hopped up about the second coming of Jesus Christ. And so the people start quitting their jobs, and they’re like living up on a mountainside and stuff and waiting for Jesus to come back and Paul’s like, stop it, you know, yeah, we can’t wait for Jesus to come now go back to work. And in that context, he says in second, Slovenians 310, for even when we were with you, we commanded you this, if anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. And that’s the beauty of God’s welfare program here with the gleaning is that the poor person had to get up and go out in the morning and earn it. Right. And yet provision was made for them. Everybody took care of each other. That’s the way God and God intended it to be. You know, people get things out of balance all the time, but I love that you don’t show partiality. Whether they’re poor, or whether they’re rich. Here’s a good one. You shall not go about as a tale bearer. Your people, nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor, I am the Lord. You shall not hate your brother in your heart, you shall surely rebuke your neighbor and not bear sin because of him. I like this one. You shall not go about as a tail bear. You know what I’m talking about? Right? Do you hear about so and so? Do you hear about so and so? I mean, I think that’s why since Facebook was invented, like, there’s one of these things, it’s like, did you hear about that? It’s, it’s, I’ll tell you what, man it’s easy to get caught up in. It’s easy to get caught up in talking about other people running our mouths about other people. You know, and you know why we do it. Self justification to hear about this one? Yeah, I don’t do that kind of stuff. That’s too bad about him. You know what I mean? I’m praying for him though. I’m praying for you want to know I’ll see it. Let me tell you what else he did. And it goes from house to house was in church to church, it goes around. God says don’t do that. And don’t take a stand against the life of your neighbor. I am the Lord. Don’t take a stand against the life of your neighbor, you shall not hate your brother in your heart, you shall surely rebuke your neighbor and not their sin because of him. I like that if you’ve got a problem with somebody, go to him. You shall not hate your neighbor. If you’ve got a problem with somebody, go to them. Talk to them about it. Even if you don’t agree when you part ways there can be peace. It’s crazy. When people hate each other, and they never talk. They have a problem with one another and they never talk about it. They never bring it up. They never discuss it. If you have a problem with somebody, you should go to that person, you should talk to that person. Because even if you don’t come to some sort of an agreement, they’re still going to respect you for not talking behind their back.

And notice what he says verse 18, you shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Lord. It’s another lie that people, people people tell themselves Now, when it comes to mental illness, I’m not a psychologist. I’m not a learned man at all. Okay? And I know that there are people, plenty of people who have legitimate, legitimate issues that they deal with every single day. Okay? But in our society, and in our culture, the whole self esteem thing was blown way out of hand man was blown way out and everybody’s problem. You just don’t love yourself enough. And most of those people, their problem was they love themselves way too much.

Like Dad always used to yell at us about. If you really didn’t like yourself, you’d be glad when things didn’t go your way. Well, good. I hate me anyway. You know what I mean? But I get freaked out and lose my mind when things don’t go my way. It’s not because I don’t love myself. It’s because I love myself. If you only think about yourself, if you only think about your needs, if you only think about the things that you want to do, you’re going to get On out, I guarantee it. I guarantee it. This is why God says love your neighbor as yourself. Self love is assumed. Right? At the end, it is assumed that you love yourself. It is assumed that you’re going to take care of your own needs. You know what I’m saying? never wake up in the morning. You know, I? I’d like to brush my teeth. Tastes like I’ve been chewing on roadkill all night. You know what I mean? But you know what? Who cares about me? You know what I mean? Hi, honey, you know? Who cares about her? Apparently, they’re gonna call you obviously, I take care of myself. God says good. That’s great. That’s wonderful. I created you that way. Take care of your neighbor the same way.

Andy did you brush your teeth today? I think your, anyway, all right. We’re going to stop there before it gets really out of hand. We’re gonna we’re going to share communion together. You know, everything comes down, everything comes down comes down to this. God loves you. God wants to have a relationship with you. And if you know anything about a successful relationship, whether it’s your spouse or your fat anybody in your family or whatever the case may be, you cannot have a good relationship and a right relationship without honesty. Without honesty. This isn’t a place that we come together to feel good about ourselves all the time, right? Like, what the heck’s up with that? Dude, I’m just supposed to come in here. So I’m saying You guys are awesome. You guys are the best. You guys are great. You deserve great things. You guys are wonderful, then that feel good. But that may not be the truth. That may not be the truth. God wants honesty from us. He wants us to be able to come before him and say, Lord, here I am. Here I am. You know all the things in my life that are displeasing to you, you know all the things in my life that don’t support With your word, you know those things, Lord, I’m coming to you anyways. I want to be covered with the blood of Jesus Christ. I want to have relationship with you. And Lord, I want you to help me be better. I want you to help me have victory over these things in my life. That’s what it’s all it’s all about. But first and foremost, before we worry about us and our relationship with God, churches to glorify Him, right churches and we come together at church, it is to glorify God because he’s worthy. It is to glorify God because He is God. Because He is the Creator, because He is worthy of all of our praise man, that’s first and foremost, again, the further you put yourself down the line, the happier you’re going to be, as long as it’s done appropriately.

I remember a great story about Tom Landry, the great football coach. And when he came in to coach the despicable Dallas Cowboys, his first team meeting with them, his first team with them, he said, All right, I’m put on the chalkboard here. There’s a my priorities in life and he wrote God. Family. Football. And one of the guys is telling the story. He goes, I thought, we’re done. We’re done. That’s it. It’s over. This guy’s got his priorities exactly backwards. They’re exactly backwards. It’s supposed to be football, then family, then God. Well, proof is in the pudding. Tom Landry was pretty decent coach, pretty decent coach. But he understood here’s a guy who understood priorities.

And if we make the priorities in our life, if we prioritize the things in our life correctly, you unlock blessings that you can imagine that you can’t believe. I’m not talking about a pot of gold, okay? Or you’re never going to get sick again. I’m talking about an eternal spiritual blessings that you can’t even imagine is waiting to be unlocked. When we put our priorities in the right order. Man, God wants to be first and foremost in our life. That’s what this is about. That’s what communion is about. Jesus Christ. It’s Passover night. Remember, he said to his disciples, all man, I’ve been looking forward to sharing this with you guys so much. Because on that night, Jesus took the Passover Seder. And he turned it into what we call the Lord’s Supper, what we call communion.

That was the same matzah bread, and it was the same wine that was used for the Seder dinner. And yet Jesus gave a whole new dimension to something that they would say they had celebrated every single year since they were little tiny kids. He said, I want to do something brand new with you guys tonight. And he talked to them about love. And he talked to them about service. But before he did any of that, remember what he did, he washed their feet. He washed their feet. And then he began to talk to them about service. And he began to talk to them about us being used by the Lord and he began to talk to them about the power of the Holy Spirit, He washed their feet and he sent him first. And during that supper, he took the bread. You guys all know the story and he broke it. And he said, the the matzah bread was always representative of a life without sin. You remove all of the leaven from the bread, leaven is a picture of sin. And so you remove all the leaven not only from the bread, but from the entire house, the Jewish people would go through and remove all 11, which was a symbol of sin from their house. They themselves would take the sin, proverbial or symbolically out of their house. And Jesus is saying not anymore. Not anymore because you know why? You can’t. Instead, this is my body and it’s going to be broken for you. Because you can’t remove you no matter how hard you try, and how much you sweep and how much you flail. You can never remove the From your life. And so this is my body, which is broken for you. And then he took the cup and he said, This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you, as a propitiation as an atonement for sin. Awesome. And Jesus Christ gave this to the disciples, and not only to them, but to the church after that. He said, as often as you share this meal together, do it in remembrance of me. And I like to combine scripture sometimes. And Jesus said to share this meal and read be remembering him. And he also said that were two more of you gathered there I am in the midst of you, right.

So this very appropriately, let’s have a meal with Jesus. Let’s have a meal with Jesus. This communion. It’s just this is from Wegmans from the kosher aisle. Okay, this did not fall from heaven, like, Oh, yes, the communions here, you know same thing with the juice. It’s not even real wine. I’m sorry. It’s Welch’s grape juice, I believe, right. And it may not even be like actually Welch’s. It might be see all these brand. I don’t even know what’s going on here. You know what I mean? cheapskates are this, this, this means nothing without your face. Without your face. There’s nothing here.

But if you choose to believe what the Word of God says, If you choose to believe what Jesus said, then get ready to share a meal with Jesus. Because that’s exactly what this is. That’s exactly what this is. And so that’s why the Bible says that a man ought to examine himself for you have dinner with Jesus, right? So tomorrow, Jesus calls Hey, I’ll be over at six for dinner. What happens next? hole My goodness, first, you got to get rid of the kids first thing, right?

Clean it Listen, clean your room. I’ll kill you. You better click you know and you Clean unit and you How would you make sure your house looked? Who care? Yeah, throw something on that, you know, you would be right. So so a man ought to examine himself for we have a meal with Jesus.

Let’s pray. Right. So as the ushers come on down, I love to call them down and then they start preaching again. Just a mess with them. Sorry, guys, as yesterday’s come down, and as they’re passing out the elements, pray, this is your opportunity to go before the Lord just you and him. Just you and him and say, You know what, Lord, you know every single thing about me, you know, the whole deal. Lord, forgive me, cleanse me, purify me. I’m ready to have a meal with you. I’m ready to break bread with you, Jesus. I’m ready to have that kind of a relationship with you. Amen.

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Well, good morning everyone. And we are picking up in Leviticus chapter 19, if you want to turn there. And just reminder that after the second service, we’re having a spaghetti dinner for our youth. And there’s a youth conference that’s coming up. And so we’d like to be able to supplement the cost for some very young people. And it’s $5 a person. And if you have a family of four or more, it’s $20. So, and if you with families of 6, 7, 8, it’s good deal for you. Father, we come before you in Jesus name. We are so thankful for the fact that you have given us your Holy Spirit. You have not left us alone as orphans, that you have filled us to overflowing with the spirit of love, your love, Lord, that we might be able to take that love and spread it around. And so I asked Heavenly Father as we break open these portions of Scripture, That it would encourage us speak to us, and direct us, Lord, that our feet might walk exactly where you want them to go. And that we would be doing exactly what you desire us to do. I pray, Father, that we would come to understand that it’s not about religion, it’s about relationship. It’s not about do’s and don’ts. It’s about love. And so father come and anointed us, me to minister to and speak to these your precious people. I pray in Jesus name. Amen. Amen. You know, Thursday, via and I went to the new hope Family Service banquet that they had at drivers village. And their keynote speaker was, well, young woman to me. I don’t know how old she was maybe 40. She’s young to me. And she was an attorney who’s actually argued cases against the Supreme Court, and quite a well qualified young woman and I’m not going To get into the whole thing she shared, but the bottom line is this. And she said, Make no mistake about it. The government is trying to stamp out Christianity. When they pass laws, they pass them in order to inhibit anyone from sharing their faith. You know, whether it be the guy who refused to bake a cake for same sex couples, or in the state of California, their clinics, their their new hope clinics, you know, their Christian faith based faith based clinics had to have a big sign in the window saying that you could get an abortion for free by the state. They had to have that in their window. And they’re just trying to stamp it out. But anyway, they argued it before the Supreme Court and actually a liberal justice is the one who made the final decision in in their favor. In other words, they said no, the that wouldn’t be required. And his whole point was that he sees that as is a concerted effort to stamp out a faith, you know, to stamp out a belief system. And the thing we have to understand that is and always has been Satan’s desire. And the only thing that stands between Satan having victory over this world is you and I filled with the Holy Spirit. We’re the ones who are able to stand that gap between complete immorality and satanic, you know, endeavors and the truth. And so while we are still in this world, we are to be a lamp. And we’re to be a bright lamp were to be the fragrance of Christ. And so as believers you might think, well, I’m just one person.

Well just take the stone wall was made up of individual stones. You take one stone out the walls weekend, and the Christian family is made up of individual believers and you are So important, you might not think that you have that great a job to do. But every little light you shine, wherever you might be, every little thing you say, for the gospel of Jesus Christ is doing an effective work. And so, as we look into this portion, I think it relates to what we’re going to be talking about. I think it’s going to encourage us and even all the more, to be holy, as He is holy. Now, there is a form of holiness and perfect holiness that only God possesses. We all know that absolute perfect holiness because holiness is his very nature. But there is a holiness that we as believers are called to strive to. It is believing and striving to obey his commands because all of his commands are good. All of his commands are true. And the best thing for our life is to be obedient to Him. And so we have to understand Dead. It’s our testimony that is in complete agreement with God and our endeavor and desire to live according to His Word. That’s what constitute constitutes holiness. You and I will never ever in this life be able to achieve perfect holiness only Jesus was perfect. But we can strive after being in fellowship with God we can strive after being in fellowship with other believers. We can strive after what’s called individual holiness, being obedient to his word. You know, in First Samuel, chapter 15, verse 22. And remember, Saul disobeyed God by trying to offer a sacrifice when it was only it was only Samuel, who should have offered the sacrifice to the Lord. But he wanted to do things his way thinking it was the best. And when Samuel came, Samuel reviewed King Saul with these words in First Samuel 1522 says Behold, and whenever you see behold, in in the Bible, especially in the King James, or New King James, I use the term Behold, the American Standard does as well. It means pay attention. snapchats behold, Behold, I didn’t has that kind of an intense me. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than fat of lambs. So the best thing we can do is to be obedient to the Word of God. And we always have to remember, he, the Lord always has our best interests at heart. The Lord doesn’t give us commands to make life tough form. You know what, I’ve got a command I’m going to throw out there that will really make it difficult. Every command he gives is for our benefit is for our well being for our encouragement. So I’m doing Leviticus picking up on the big Leviticus chapter 19 and verses one through 819 verses one through eight And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God and holy. Every one of you shall revere his father and his mother and keep my SAVVIS. I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods. I am the Lord your God. Notice how many times he says, I am the Lord your God. And if you offer a sacrifice, or a peace offering to the Lord, You shall offer it of your own free will not force not someone that you feel obligated you know to do something you feel obligated to do, or people are pushing you to do have your own free will you make this offering. It shall be eaten the same day you offer it and on the next day and if any remains until The third day it shall be burned in fire. And if it is eaten at all on the third day, listen, it is an abomination. It shall not be accepted. Therefore, everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed offering of the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from the people. Well, pretty serious portion of Scripture. man like you to turn to First Peter. We’re going to compare something here. First Peter chapter one. And will be picking up in verse 13. First Peter chapter one, and picking up in verse 13.

First Peter 1:13, therefore, gird up the loins of your mind. That’s interesting. In other words, our mind is battlefield, we have to gird it up, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former loss is in your ignorance. But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy and all your conduct. And then in verse 16, he’s quoting this portion of Leviticus we just read, because it is written, be holy, for I am holy. holiness has always been the Lord’s plan for his people. In a fusions chapter one, verse four, it says, just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Now, notice, it says before him in love, because you and I cannot attain in this Life, to absolute perfection to absolute perfect holiness. But it’s our love for him and our desire to be obedient to Him and recognizing his love for us, that allows us to seek after him with all of our heart, and to have what some people call personal holiness. I desire to serve the Lord. You know, the thing we have to understand is the law demanded and demands, what it’s not capable of giving. The law demands perfect holiness, and it can’t give it because no man can attain to perfect holiness, only one. Jesus Christ came into the world not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. He was the only one who fulfilled it perfectly. But yet you and I can have what is called a Christian perfection or a personal holiness or our desire is to follow the Lord is to obey His Word to follow After his commands, because we have to understand, God has given us grace.

You know what grace is? I can start over again. I’ve blown it. I’ve made a mistake. I can start over again. You’ve heard me share a verse that I love, you know, from proverbs though a righteous man. Notice it says righteous, the way righteous man falls seven times. He rises again, but the wicked fall by calamity. So the point is that, what does it mean to be righteous? What does it mean to be holy, you get back up. You fell, you made a mistake. You tripped, you’re down on the ground. You get back up. Falling can be embarrassing, but the fact is, you get back up. little funny quick. You know, we have an adult dinner night out once a month, and one time we’re going to place in downtown Syracuse and I was walking across the road. It was kind of a night, and I stepped into a pothole. And I fell. And you know, when you’re getting old, because when you’re young and you fall, everybody laughs You know, when you’re old in your fall, everybody’s like, it was funny to this guy rode by on a bicycle just as I fell. And he goes, so um but the point is, it was embarrassing, and I could have just stayed down there. But I got back up. I was really looking forward to that pizza. But anyway, I got back up and we, we moved on. And that’s the point. When you fall, it can be very embarrassing. It can be humiliating, even if you’re the only one who knows about it. It’s embarrassing and humiliating to yourself, how could I have done that? But the Word of God is telling us to get back up. That’s what holiness is. You don’t stay wallowing around in the mud. You get back up. I would dare say every single one of us And I mean myself as well, has had those times where we feel so far from the Lord, where we feel like Oh my word, how did I get to this place? I feel so discouraged. I feel like that’s when we really need to cry out and call out to the Lord. And you know, to cry as it’s very simple. Jesus helped me and he will.

I don’t know how many of you have ever read the allegory Hinds feet high places. And it’s taken from Ecclesiastes is to missionary wrote the book. And it’s an allegory about much afraid, and she’s trying to learn to have Hinds feet to be a good Christian. And after she got saved, he taught her that whenever you’re in trouble, just caught my name. And so she’d be under all kinds of attack and she would say, Shepherd help me, and instantly. instantly. instantly. He They’reall we have to cry out is Shepherd help me, Jesus help me, and he’ll be there. So understand holiness is not the fact that you never make a mistake. holiness is the fact that you are seeking after Jesus and you get back up. And you follow on on that path. Let’s look at what the New Testament tells us in First Corinthians. And I’m going to read from First Corinthians 10, and second Corinthians five.

First Corinthians first, first, first Corinthians 10:31. Therefore, whatever you eat, or drink, whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God. Point this being made here is whatever you’re doing, do it to the glory of God. And remember, when Peter was up on the roof, praying, and a sheet came down from heaven, It had all kinds of unclean things in it, and a voice from heaven. God said to him, Peter, take me and Peter, and this wasn’t the first time he said this. And it’s an oxymoron. He said, not so, Lord. This funny one thing you say to the Lord, Yes, Lord, yes. But he said, not so Lord. And remember when Jesus said he was going to go and be crucified, not so Lord, Jesus said, some Get behind Me, Satan. Wow. But anyway, so then, three times a sheet came down from heaven, and said, Take, kill and eat. And three times Peter said, not so Lord. Then finally the voice from heaven said, what I have declared clean is clean. Whatever we do, if we’re doing it unto the Lord is clean. So if you go home today, and you have a pork roast, it’s totally okay. It’s clean before the Lord. But the point I’m getting at is that every every single person lifestyle is exactly the same. Not every single person has the freedom or feels freedom to do this or that. Just as long as it’s not against God’s word, and you have the liberty from Jesus, it’s clean to you. You follow what I’m saying? But that’s how religion develops when you start having all these attitudes. You know, for instance, there are some some denominations if you’re a man, and you don’t have your top button, or you guys don’t have the top button in your, in your shirt button, you’re not holy. And that’s not Baptist. It’s another group. I’m talking I actually used to be part of it. But anyway, you’re not holy. In other words, they would come like for instance, if you’re a woman, in this one denomination that I’m thinking of, if you’re a woman, you can wear stockings, but it has to have a seam in it. You can never cut your hair if you’re a woman. The point I’m getting it all my man made rules and regulations. And they will will not only weigh you down, but it distracts you from what it really means to follow Jesus. You can run hard after Jesus. You know, the Billy Graham crusade. Remember, they used to sing that song just as I am without one plea. Jesus takes you just as you are. Now, he doesn’t leave you there. But he takes you just as you are. We need to allow him to do the work in us, and that is holiness. And then in Second Corinthians 517, it says, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away behold, all things have become new. And to be a new creation is not something that we work up. It’s a miracle of God. It’s been born again. Like when a baby is born. You know, Jen has the privilege of delivering babies. I mean, nothing more beautiful. A new life, a new life.

When you’re born again, you have to understand it’s just as much of a miracle, a new life. You’re born again, you are a new creation in Jesus Christ, Joel’s God. Now, just like a baby has to be trained and encouraged, the Bible talks about we start off with milk, we start off then baby food. And then finally we have, you know the meat of the word. But we need to be encouraged to grow in the Lord. And if we make a mistake, that’s where God’s grace comes comes in. Otherwise, we couldn’t keep growing. Now, how do you know if you’re new creation? Okay, relations. Turn to that with me. Chapter Five. Relations, chapter five. And we’re picking up with verse 22 relations 522 glaciers 522 through 26. We’re going to can be reading starting with relations 522 but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the spirit, let us walk in the Spirit, let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. So this makes it very clear what it means to walk in the Spirit. And once again, we’re not talking about perfection, but we’re talking about where your heart is, you know, it is a heart of love, of joy of peace, of long suffering, of kindness of goodness, and faithfulness. That’s what the Lord desires of us. Just one thing the Lord has desired of us. And that’s what he desires. of us. And so we as believers, knowing that he has our best good in mind at heart, we need to seek after these things without envying one another without not judging one another, by the same measure, measure, you judge others you shall be judged. Scripture tells us, so we have to realize it’s not a matter of do’s and don’ts. It’s not a matter of legalism. It’s always a matter of love. It’s not a matter of law, it’s a matter of grace, always in our walk with the Lord, because the very thing that the law provided was the knowledge of the fact that we’re guilty till proven guilty. But the reality is we have an advocate in Jesus Christ, who paid the full price of the penalty of the law which is death on our behalf, and has administered grace to us that we might walk in all grace now We have to ask ourselves, do we have this fruit of the Spirit? You know, we just looked at looked at the fruit of the Spirit love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control?

Do we have this fruit of the Spirit? Or at least is the blossom there somewhere? Do we have that? Because if we’re born again of the Spirit, then the fruit of the Spirit should be becoming evident in everything that we do. So we have to realize that the fruit of the Spirit can only come to those who are abiding in Christ. And we have an example that Jesus gave in the Gospel of john chapter 15, verse five, Jesus said this, he said, I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him bears much fruit for without me, you can do nothing. You know, some of you might have great barbers around Your house or whatever. And if you take a branch of that fine, and you cut it off and throw it in the ground, you’re not going to say, okay, start bearing fruit. Because all it’s all it’s going to do is weather and die. It has to remain in the vine in order to receive the nutrients and everything that is necessary for the blossom, and eventually for, you know, new grapes develop. So, if we’re not abiding in Christ, it’s impossible for us to produce fruit. But if we abide in Him, it’s impossible for us not to produce fruit.

For instance, you can go to an apple orchard. If you had an rebellious branch that was connected to the tree, that branch could say, if this is anthropomorphism, you know, it’s not real. But that branch could say, I’m not going to bear any apples. I’m not going to guarantee apples, it’ll bear apples, because it’s abiding in the apple tree. I mean, no believer is actually going to say I didn’t want to produce fruit. But the point I’m getting is it’s natural. It is the work of the vine, not the branch that produces the fruit. So it’s not something that you can work up. I’m going to, I’m going to be legalistic. And I’m going to do this and religious and do that. And I’m going to prove it to everyone that I have the fruit of the Spirit. Now you can’t do it, because it’ll fail you. But if you just abide in Jesus, Jesus, love you, Lord, I just want to be yours. I want to do whatever you want me to do. I want to go wherever you want me to go, Lord, just just have fellowship with me. The fruit is naturally going to develop and come forth.

We have to understand too, the fruit of the Spirit can only come to those who are humble before the Lord. And to be humble before the Lord is not some great secret or some difficult thing to figure out. Here’s what it means to be humble before the Lord. I can’t keep Can. I’m a sinner, he’s holy. All of my righteous acts are filthy rags. Isn’t that what Scripture says all of man’s righteous acts are filthy rags before the Lord. But he washes me clean with his blood with his holiness. So we have to understand, to be holy, is to be absolutely surrendered to the Lord. And one of the things that I think people make a mistake on is this, they think the fruit of the Spirit would be souls being saved. No. Only Jesus Christ can save souls. The fruit of the spirit that we have is your Roma of Christ is the fruit of God in us. And that will lead people to a place where they’re interested in the things of God and where they themselves might cry out to Jesus for salvation, but only the Lord says. You know, I’ve got two people. So you know, I saved 25 people last year. They should say to me, would you think your god I might say, I was able to introduce people to Christ. I was able to lead people to the knowledge of Christ. But I can’t save anyone. Only God can save. You know, with the sing that song Jesus says Jesus saves, only he can save. And yet we’re called to be his ambassadors. Now, it’s interesting in this portion because it talks about revering mother and father and also the Sabbath. And what’s interesting is it puts together he’s talking about, you know, being obedient to be holy. He’s talking about being holy. He’s talking about the Sabbath, and also being obedient to parents. Well, the thing we have to understand this is why being a good parent is so important. Let me just give you a little clue here. No parent is perfect. No parent is. But it doesn’t take away from being a good parent. You know what a good parent is, I love my children, I want what’s best for them. And I’m going to do everything I can to show them the way of Christ. I want to be a Christ example for them. I want to love them and encourage them and be behind him, then whatever they’re doing, that’s the kind of love that we need to have for our children. And if a parent has that kind of love, Jesus is telling us that’s an example. You know, if you can love your parents who stood behind you, and encourage you and and gave you the things that you needed, the nutrients and so forth, how much more should you love me? How much more should you love the Sabbath? You know, we think of the Sabbath. Is that a holy day of obligation? By golly, you better be in church every Sunday, you’re committing to mortal sin and you’re going to go to hell, at least purgatory. You know, we can’t do that. The Sabbath is a gift from God. I don’t come to church because I have to. I come to church because I want to. And it’s not just because I’m the pastor, I felt that way before the Lord called me into the ministry, which is so far back, I can’t remember, but anyway, I’ve always felt that way. I want to be with God’s people. And that’s why it talks about honoring the Sabbath, because the very purpose of the Sabbath is to be in fellowship with the Lord. You know, the worship team comes up and we sing in unison together. We’re worshiping God together. It’s so beautiful. And then hopefully the pastor is breaking open the word in such a way that ministers to our heart, that’s what the Sabbath is all about. Now, what does it mean in this portion when it’s talking about when you offer a sacrifice has to be free well has to be from your heart first, and you can eat it the first day. You can eat it the second day. But if you read it the third days in the automation, you need to get rid of it. You need to, you know, you don’t eat it third day. Well, what it’s talking about here, because it’s related to the Sabbath and to worship. Our worship has to be fresh brothers and sisters. Have you ever heard people say, you know, back in 19, five when I was first saved, and I did this, and I did that, or people say, last year, I was at this conference and I was worshiping God, guess what? It’s an abomination to him now. You can’t live on yesterday’s worship. Your Worship has to be fresh every day. His mercies are new every morning. Our worship should be new every morning. I’m thankful for Jesus every day. Thank you, Jesus for saving this wretched soul of mine. Thank you, Lord. It’s not a past tense. It’s a present tense. That’s the kind of worship we need to have needs to be new. Now I have found that when I tried to stand on old worship, I end up getting discouraged. I end up tripping up, I end up getting a bad attitude. I don’t know, I’m not going to ask you raise your hand, but I’ll raise my hand. Have you ever had a bad attitude? Have you ever had one of those times where you saying I don’t know, God, I’m not worthy. I don’t know why? Well, he already knows you’re not worthy. And he’s the one who’s providing everything anyway. But it’s a matter of just having new worship. It’s an amazing thing that you could be, you know, down in the pit, that you start worshiping the Lord, and how quickly you will come up out of that pit.

Start reading his word. I can’t encourage you enough. Brothers and sisters, how important it is to get into the Word of God is the only time you’re looking at Word of God is when you come to church. That’s not Enough. If the only time you’re looking at the Word of God is because you have some kind of a pep talk to get into the Word of God like I’m doing right now. That’s not enough. You want to get into the Word of God because it is the Word of God. If you ever read the Bible and you think, Wow, Oh, right, here’s the answer to my problem right here is the direction that I need for my life. The Word of God is awesome. It even is able to discern between the thoughts and intents of the heart. How amazing is that? I can’t even do that. But the Word of God can. And so I encourage you worship the Lord, fresh every day, be into his word, praise Him, spend time in prayer. And don’t forget to come to church. It’s a time that we gather together for no other reason than to collectively worship the Lord and to praise his name. Father, I come before you in Jesus name and I thank you so much for Your Word and for the gift of worship for the gift of, of your Holy Spirit. And I pray Father, that as new creations we would live as new creations, and so, Lord, help us to take this portion of Leviticus and recognize that there is a holiness that we can strive after holiness to comes from grace and mercy. And I pray, Father, that you would work this in our heart, I pray in Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. You know, we have communion once a month. And one of the things that’s wonderful about communion is the fact that it’s a sacrament. There’s only two sacraments. For New Testament believers, you know, we’re not obligated to all the law. You know, we’ve been freed from that. But there are two sacraments. And in order for something to be a sacrament, it had to have been instituted by Jesus Christ, and participated in by Jesus Christ. Two things Jesus, you know, participated in and taught all believers to do with baptism. And so after you’re saved after you’re born again, after you’re a new creation in Christ, it’s important to have an opportunity to get public testimony. In Romans it talks about going under the waters like dying to self and coming up this testifying your new creation. The other sacrament that Jesus gave was communion at the Lord’s table. He said, as often as you eat of this bread and drink this cup, do it in remembrance of me. And so a sacrament is something that Jesus Christ instituted for us as a reminder of His love. And when we participate in this sacrament in remembrance of him, what we’re doing is saying, Lord, I know it’s you. It has nothing to do with me. I couldn’t where I couldn’t touch no way I could ever achieve even a small fraction of my salvation. You did it all. You paid the full price.

My blood is guilty. You were innocent, and yet you hunger naturally. And you bled, and you died, so that my sins might be forgiven. And then, not only did you die for my sin, but you rose again, that your sacrifice is a living sacrifice, and that in you, I am a living sacrifice before God, I belong to him. I’m Jesus and his possession.

And so, we’re told in Corinthians, whenever we eat of this bread and drink of this cup, we’re proclaiming the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His death and resurrection is the central theme of our faith. Our sins have been forgiven, and they’re eternally forgiven in his resurrection. And one day you and I shall be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air there we shall be with him forevermore. What a beautiful promise that is. And so as we pass out the unleavened bread I almost was afraid to catch this on fire. And then I forgot it’s fake. But you know, in the night he was betrayed, Jesus took unleavened bread and it was that that whole week is fat of Passover is called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the reason unleavened bread was used as leaven represents sin. So unleavened bread represents sin being removed. In fact, during the Seder, when the Jews are preparing for the Passover dinner, they actually go to the house with feathers trying to sweep up any any breadcrumbs, anything you would have living in it. And it’s representative of allowing the Holy Spirit sweeps in from our heart lives. And that’s why Jesus when he took the unleavened bread, he said, this represents my body. It’s broken for you. Do you understand. He did it for you. He did it all for you and for me. What a blessing. So we’re going to pass out the elements and we take him together. And so we’ll wait until everyone receives it and then we’ll take it together. So brothers. It’s funny we went into the Wegmans in James Street next for Matsa. They didn’t know what we’re talking about. We went to the segments and witness for Matson. They showed us right where it was.

You have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. No sin shall be accounted to you, Jesus took it all. And therefore, Take and eat and drink and be so thankful to your God.

Thank you Jesus for the sacrament and the reminder that it is. And I pray, Lord, that You would cause us to leave this place, seeking after your righteousness and holiness, that we might be your witness everywhere we go spreading the fragrance of Christ. And I pray in Jesus name, amen. Amen. God bless you, my friends.

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Is this better, Andy? Okay, I was told by Andy that people couldn’t hear me in the back last time I made an announcement. But I just wanted to get up real quick and just kind of talk to you guys. A couple of quick announcements. There are some DVDs and books and things that are in the back office that can be signed Out on loan for people to watch or to read. We would just encourage and ask that if you do sign them out that you sign them out on the signup sheet back there, that would be much appreciated. Also, we have an adult dinner night out tomorrow night at barrios at 6pm. There’s a sign up sheet out there we’d love for anybody who’d like to come to join us that would be wonderful. And also we have a youth conference coming up at it’s called the encounter conferences at Redeemer church in Utica, and it is November 8, and ninth is when we’re going to be going. So our youth we have a great group of kids that are coming and any kids who are not already signed up if you’d like to come please see me or Frank Pastor Frank Jr. or any of the kids Taylor Madison, frankly, any of the kids that have gone they’d love to talk to you about it. But anyways, next Sunday after church at 1230, we’re doing a spaghetti dinner that is going to be hosted by the youth to serve you. As a fundraiser to help offset some of the costs. We will be staying in a hotel, the conference tickets, that kind of thing. We’d love for you to join us 1230 next Sunday right here for a spaghetti dinner. $5 a person $20 for a family of four or more. And also to I would just encourage that we’re collecting bottles and cans, that’s something we do all the time that the bottles and cans that come in right now all the money is also going to go towards the youth as part of the fundraiser to offset some of the costs for this conference. So any bottles or cans, we’d welcome them to come right into the church. And thank you so much.

Morning everyone is this too loud? Little loud, little loud for me.

Okay, that’s perfect right there. Okay, I you know, right off, I want to say something because I don’t want you to be distracted. I’m having treatment for basal cells in my forehead. And I want to tell everyone because people are looking at me they’re going like this, how you doing?

You know, and they keep looking. And so that’s what all this is, okay? I don’t have the plague or anything like that. I’m just having basal cells treated. Okay, if you want to open your Bibles with me, we’re in Leviticus 18. You know, I just want to mention our men’s retreat was over the top. It was really just so fantastic. What we’re praying about and you can be praying with us is the possibility sometime maybe in January or February having a couple’s retreat at the same place. And there is a one of the buildings that are called the Galilee and it’s set up for a couple of You know, each bedroom has its own bath and that kind of thing. So I really encourage you to think about it. And our Couples Retreat isn’t like you think it’s not it’s not like just seven steps to a happy marriage. You know why every marriage is different. It really is you there’s no one way you can explain what a good marriage is. Every marriage is different. And so we have a whole idea of how we’re going to, you know, set this up, but be praying, we don’t even know if the Lord is leading us to do it yet be praying about it. And if you’re interested, interested, we’ll be putting a sign up sheet when we’re ready to start figuring out whether we’re going to have it or not. Okay, that makes sense. Okay.

Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and how thankful we are for the salvation that we share together. Without you, we have nothing with you. We have everything. And I pray heavenly Father that your Holy Spirit would come and minister to us this afternoon. That you would use me as your instrument is your servant Lord, then I might be able to break open your word in such a way that administers to each one here. And so now come father, by your Holy Spirit, and and make yourself known to us through your word I asked in Jesus name, amen. Amen.

You ever think of how simple, peaceful and joyful life would be, if we would simply take him at his word? You know, we always think, well, maybe the Word of God applies here. And this is all the Word of God to man. And so the reality is, if we would simply take him at his word, study His word, and allow it to be applied to our lives. Life would be so simple, so joyful, so, so peaceful, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have problems. But you’d have peace through the problems.

Now, in Leviticus 18, I want to let you know right off the bat, I’m not going to be reading all of it, because it’s very uncomfortable. Ball. But it’s God’s word. I actually tried to work it. So pastor Frank Jr. had this portion, but it just it just didn’t work out. But anyway, it’s it’s a portion. That’s God’s word. And I will be reading the first five verses because that is the catalyst for what we’re going to be getting into an arrest of it. But the reality is that God told Moses to teach the children of Israel this because they were going to be exposed and tempted by all these, you know, awful kinds of sin. So, in Leviticus, if you want to open your Bibles, if you don’t have open already to Leviticus 18 and verses one through five, I’m going to read right now.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, now I want you to notice something. How many times in these short five verses God speaks of Himself has been Lord has being Almighty and how many times in this portion, it says you speaking to us, very personal.

So the Lord God said to Moses, saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, I Am the Lord your God, according to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwell, you shall not do according to the doings of the land of Canaan, or I am bringing you, you shall not do nor walk in in in their ordinances, you shall observe my judgments and keep my ordinances, to walk in them, I am the Lord your God, you shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them, I am the Lord. And so we have to understand that God was bringing them out of Egypt, and he was taking them into Canaan. And both the Egyptians and the Canaanites had very perverted practices that God was telling them. I don’t want you to enter into these. I want you to Stay away from these, because I am the Lord your God, and your to be a separate people, you’re to be different. And we have to understand, brothers and sisters, the greatest witness that we have is not all the knowledge that we possess is not all the techniques we have of evangelizing the greatest witness that we have is ourselves is our life is the way we live. And that’s the reason it’s so important to study the Word of God because it is the roadmap to living a godly and holy life. And so we realize as we look at this portion, that something that I think we’re all aware of, is sexual sin is always the outcome of any nation or peoples that turn your back on God and no longer follow His word. I shared this I think a few weeks ago, and many people are surprised by it. But if you study history, and you know, especially the Roman Empire, you’ll find At one time there, they were a very moral people. In fact, they had penalties for anyone who was sexually immoral. And then by the end of the Roman Empire, it was absolutely wild. And that’s the way it seems every nation goes. And it’s interesting, except for revival, our nation would have gone down this path many years ago. You know, we have the term that we use, considered an 1890s they call it they call that the gay 90s. And not in the way you’re thinking it was just happy, you know, gay 90s. But it was really going down a path of sexual immorality. And then you had the revivals, you know of Finney and moody. And like that, that were sweeping in, even into our country, and it prevented it. And then you had the 20s. And you remember the, well you don’t remember either July. I just read about it in history, but you had the flappers and you had all that and everything was going wild again, and then you had World War One. And then you also had to revive To the 50s, great revivals that went to the country. Then the same thing was happening, you got into the 70s things were going crazy going, you know, outrageously out of hand in our country. And then you had the Jesus movement, which Calvary Chapel was considered if you study church history books, Calvary Chapel was at the forefront of the Jesus movement. And it stopped that kind of immorality from sweeping through the country. But we haven’t had anything since then. And that’s the reason I believe our nation is getting to the place It is our world is getting to the place it is. But we can’t be surprised, because the Word of God and the Lord has shown us clearly through His Word, that before he takes his church out of the world, the world’s going to be ripe for judgment. So before the rapture, the world’s going to be ripe for judgment. And that’s where we are right now. Which the one encouraging thing is, is it causes us to lift up our heads and Scripture says Because our redemption is drawing near, Jesus is coming for his church.

Now man, we have to understand, unchecked will always take what God made to be beautiful and pervert it, that’s what man does. And this portion is telling us not to substitute one evil lifestyle for another evil lifestyle. We’re not to be either like the gypsies nor like the Canaanites. And so we have to ask ourselves, how did everything get to the way the way it has gotten? You know, when we think of sexuality, you have to understand that is God’s wedding present to a couple to a man into a woman’s his wedding present. And so consequently, anytime it is taken outside of those confines, it will eventually become perverted. It’ll spiral down worse and worse and worse. Now, let me read you from Romans 15. For it says everything that was written in the past was written for our learning everything, even portions of Scripture like this. But we have to understand what you learn means nothing until you put it into practice. I remember years ago before many, many years ago before I was called into the ministry, and I was teaching at horse heads high school, I don’t know if any of you know where that is. And I was teaching in horse heads high school. And when I was teaching, I was assigned to cover a chapter on smoking. And I used to, you know, tell the kids I show all the diagrams about how it affects the Vla, you know, and then eventually goes into the crate, you know, all that kind of stuff how bad smoking was, and then I go into faculty room and light up. I used to at that time, I probably smoked maybe a pack and a half, two packs a day.

But here’s the point. What I was teaching. I believed it. I knew it was bad for me, then I didn’t line up. But the reality is, I didn’t own what I was teaching, until I came to that place of realizing, you know what, if I really own this, I’ve got to make whatever changes are necessary. You know what I’m saying? In order to avoid me having all the negative effects of tobacco? And I did. It’s been I don’t even know how many years more years and I know that I haven’t smoked cigarettes, or anything. I don’t want to I haven’t smoked cigarettes. Oh, what is he smoking? Yeah. Now I don’t smoke anything at all. And so the point I’m making, it’s not enough to study scripture. And to learn from it. We have to be willing to apply it to our lives. Now verses six through 30 in this portion, which I will not read it when you go home, and I usually do but I’m staying away from it as far as reading It is all about incest, beastiality, and the offering of our children into the fires of Molek. That’s what it’s all about. And so we have to understand. sexual sin has always been one of Satan’s greatest tools. No other sin involves the flesh, like sexual sin does. In fact, if you want to turn with me to First Corinthians, it’s worth making sure you have this underlined in your Bible, First Corinthians chapter six. First Corinthians chapter six, go to verse 18. First Corinthians 6:18. And it says, flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit. What’s your Gods’? We’re His, it belongs to him.

But before I get into what I’m going to be sharing with you this morning, I want you to understand that there are many people that get caught in some of these sins either as a victim or as a participant. Get caught in these kinds of sins. And you have to understand there is forgiveness and there is cleansing and purification by the Holy Spirit. Understand that. It makes no difference. Whatever you have done, God will forgive you and cleanse you and purify you, and sometimes it’s a process, but God will do it, because He’s a God of love. And one of the things in reading this is I can help asking myself, How in the world did our society get to where we are? How do we get to this place where immorality is the norm? And anyone who speaks against the immorality of our nation, they’re committing hate crime? How can that be? If you’re a Christian, you’re hateful person. If you criticize Christians, you’re an intellect. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s everything’s gotten upside down. But how this happened is what we call gradualism. Satan is patient attempting us into evil. And let me share with you what gradualism is. If you take a frog, and drop it in, I mean, you know, big, fat, full sized frog, and you drop it into an open pot of boiling water, it’ll jump right out. If you take that take that same frog and you put it in a pot of cool water and turn the heat on hundred your stove. The frogs gonna swim around Nicole water, it’s going to get warmer and warmer, Just keep swimming around being really happy. The next thing you know, the water starts boiling and he’s dead. That’s gradualism.

You know, it’s kind of like when you first get in your tub, it’s like, oh, this is hot. And then by the time you’re in it for a little bit, gotta turn into hot water and warm it up a little bit. That’s gradualism, I’m just trying to make the point is that Satan knows better than to try to shove us into something that’s really awful. Gradually. Sin will always take you further than you intended to go. Always, always, and we have to understand that.

Now. If you think of the moral state of our nation that we’re in, we have to realize according to the suave gradualism, it didn’t just happen overnight. You know, sin in our nation becomes progressively worse and worse and worse. There’s nothing you can even think or imagine that you’re not capable of finding an expression in, if you so desire. Because man is never satisfied with his sin. Once he’s conquered once 10 he’s ready for another. Once he’s become used to one sin, He wants to go deeper. That’s what we have to understand.

In the 60s, we had the slogan, those of you who are old enough might remember this. Make love not war, man. Remember that I was in the army in the 60s may love that war man. And, you know, when I was in the army, we were not allowed to wear uniforms to travel. Because there’s so much animosity against the military. When I first started college as a veteran, I was not allowed to live on campus because I was a veteran, isn’t that crazy? But anyway, 60s make love not war. In the 70s we had to pay if it feels good man, do it. Remember that? Well, some people do. And in the 90s, we had the slogan, you know, Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In other words, do whatever you want to do. Just keep it to yourself. Now, in the time we’re living in, guess what, there’s no limitations. Whatever you want to do is fine. Just Just do it. As a matter of fact, anyone who tells you what you’re doing is wrong. They’re wrong. They’re full of hate and animosity, but the thing they don’t understand, is it any one of us, who shares the love of God with other people, we’re not doing it to be mean or to put them down? It’s because we love them. God has an unbelievable promise for those who belong to him. But yet, we are around people all the time, who are caught up in these kinds of of sin. But the thing we have to remember is this brothers and sisters, this is so important, we talked about this at the men’s retreat, it’s not up to you to change people. It’s not up to you. You share the love of God with them. You share the Word with them. Because anytime we go around, you know what you’re doing is wrong. You’re going to go to hell. thing, look at us, and this guy’s out of his mind. But if you just show God’s love, and you and you know, and just encourage people, and as you have opportunity, break, open the word, let the Holy Spirit do the work. There’s not one person here who has been born again of pastor Frank. Every single one of you here have been born again of the Spirit. And he the Spirit of God is the only one that can change the heart, whether it be unto salvation, or victory over certain sins. We have to trust the Lord. Now, one of the things that we have to realize is that many of these things that we’re speaking of, there’s nothing new under the sun, Scripture tells us, and you don’t have to look at it right now, but, in Second Samuel chapter 13, verses 11 through 14, we find that even David’s son, Amon, committed instance with his sister Tamar, and he was very severely punished for it. In Isaiah five and verse 20, it says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And don’t we have that today?

Hey, you know, everything’s, you know, this is gonna sound really corny to you, and probably, maybe Nintendo be the only ones who know what I’m talking about. Oh, God might remember to, but you remember the cage smash show? Any keras ever the case with when the moon comes over the mountain. You, the rest of you are looking at me like it’s an old person thing. But Kate Smith was a, she had a variety show she she was a great singer. And she was like super moral. And I can remember my grandmother saying, there’s nothing, nothing decent on TV anymore, but the cape Smith show. And I think if he saw if she somehow could come back, she was born in 1880s. She somehow could come back and sit in front of a TV today, she would have another heart attack. I mean, he’d be like, how did we get there? How did we get from Kate Smith to so much of what’s on TV today? It’s absolutely amazing. It’s astounding.

And in Romans 12 nine it says love Let love be without hypocrisy at home What is evil, clean to what is good. And that’s what we need need to do. We need to have abhor what is evil. But I’m afraid that even in the church even in me, even in my heart, I’m not pointing fingers at anyone I’m saying, This is our problem. We’ve gotten to a place where we don’t abhor evil. We watch it. How do we get there?

And once again, you can’t go telling people you know, you know what, if you’re really a good Christian, you need to go home and burn your TV. No, you know, don’t do that. That’ll pollute the environment. We need to take your TV and put it in the dumpster. You know. But the point is, that’s not the way anything like that should work. It should always be the Holy Spirit, working in the hearts and lives of people. Now, this was shocking to me. I’m not going to get into any detail. But if you do any research on incest in this nation, Becoming acceptable? How could it be gradualism is becoming acceptable. And what this is telling us is the church needs to wake up and shine the light of Jesus Christ brightly in this nation. Now, I believe that in our nation in our world today, there’s something very different than there ever has been in history. Because you always had light, the light of Christ, we always had the darkness of this world and Satan, then there’s always this big gray area that many people were operating in. And some were, you know, motivated overcharged to the dark side is sound like a star wars were motivated over to the dark side and some were motivated over to the light. I don’t think there’s a gray area anymore. I think people are either walking in the light of Jesus Christ, or they’re walking in the ways of the world. I think that’s the way it is.

And so we have to understand for us to let our light shine is so important in the times in In which we’re living. Now, I believe I really do. There might be one last great revival. But I don’t think I think it’s going to be like the revivals of the past to change countries to change nations. I think it’s just going to be revival of people being saved before Jesus Christ comes for his church. I think there’s going to be one last revival, because the world is ripe for judgment. And understand that the whole reason that Jesus is taking his church out of the world is because his judgment is coming upon the world. And his judgment is coming not because he’s an evil, angry God, His judgment is coming, because sin is important to him. And the fact is that he gives us every opportunity to commit our lives to Christ, to be born again to be filled with the Spirit. Because here’s the thing, and I’ll tell you right off There’s nothing you have done that I didn’t do. There’s nothing that you struggle with, that I don’t struggle with. But the point is, we need to struggle. I love the verse of scripture that says, You have not yet struggled to the shedding of blood doesn’t mean you literally go around and shed blood, but it’s talking about just pour your heart and life into it. We need to struggle, you know, against sin. Now, what are we to do now, today? Let me read to you from Romans, chapter six, and verses 12 through 14. Romans 612 through 14. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your moral in your mortal body, so that so that you obey his evil desire. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life and offer the parts of your body to him as interest servants of righteousness.

Listen to verse 14, for sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law. But you’re under grace. Now understand, that last part is so important. But you’re not under the law. You’re under grace. That’s why sin should not be your master. Well, what does that mean? What it means is if we’re trying to stop sinning on our own and trying to find our own righteousness and our own, you know, forgiveness and cleansing, you’ll never find it. But we’re under grace. We’re into the grace of God. And so no matter what sin you’ve committed, what’s my favorite verse, right first john, one seven, if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us, and purify us from ON righteousness. And so the reality is you’re not going to have Certain sins, certain besetting sins that you struggle with, we all have certain sins that we struggle with. And I want you to know this, there’s not going to be one time you say, okay, God, forgive me my sin. And then you turn around and you fall to it again and say, Well, I guess I’m done for because I already asked God to forgive me my sin and he did and I fall into it again. One of my other favorite verses that you guys all have heard me quote, so many times in Proverbs says, the righteous man. Now notice it’s talking about a righteous man, though a righteous man fall. Seven times he rises again, but the wicked fall by calamity. The point is, even as a righteous person, you’re going to fall but you get back up to a righteous man, Paul, he rises again, you get back up, say, Jesus, I really messed up, forgive me. Let your grace Cover me. I’m going to move on. I used to tell people, and I was one of those weird I’ve always been where I still am but one of those weird guys. I didn’t start smoking until I was being discharged from the army and clearing post net crazy when use you start smoking when you’re 12 or something like that. And in I smoked, you know, after I was discharged right through college and even when we’re first married, and when I really felt the Lord wanted me to give up tobacco, I used to tell people, quitting tobacco is the easiest thing in the world. I quit every single Monday. You ever do that? Well, Lord, with your help, I’ll never smoke again. And then Tuesday comes, I’ll just have one. Just one cigarette today, then, oh, you guys, probably any of you who’ve gone through quitting to back you might know what I’m talking about. Then you go through the thing. I’m taking all the cigarettes out of this pack except for for cigarettes I’m going to have for today. Then you buy another pack. You know? It wasn’t until I came to a place of crying out to the Lord and saying, Lord, I’m a slave to tobacco. God, I just can’t get rid of it. I need your help. And I really came to that place of saying I’m never going to smoke again. The same thing with drinking. And a pretty serious drinking problem, too. I was what you might call a happy drunk, I was got happy, and I only drank and weekends. I took my work very seriously. The time I come home Friday until I would go back to teaching Monday. I was drunk the whole time. And the same thing I thought, well, I’m going to stop drinking Boilermakers. I don’t know if any of you know what that is. It’s a bottle of beer in a juice glass. Was he on a straw? Stop drinking Boilermakers I’ll just drink beer. I just drink more beer. Than I said, You know what? I’ll just drink wine. Because I don’t even like wine that much. And I became a wineo. And it wasn’t until I came to a place where I said, Lord, I have to stop. Cold Turkey. I can’t drink any of these alcoholic beverages, help me, and He did. I’d like to tell you it was just the easiest thing in the world it wasn’t. But anything that is worth anything requires some kind of struggle or hard work. Anything. You know, whether you’re trying to master some sport or some game or whatever it might is, might be. It’s hard work. I know my grandson’s work really hard at these video games, and I’ll tell you what, they’ve mastered them. You can’t even I’m just joking, guys. They’re all sitting in the back. But you understand the point that I’m making. And so we have to realize that God is there to give us the victory. But the reality is, it’s only by His grace, because you fall he get back up, you fall you get back up, but every time you’re taking two steps forward and one step back, you’re still taking one step forward. Right? And you’re going to come to that place of having victory in the Lord God is, is just so good.

Hebrews 13:14 marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterers, and all sexually immoral. First, Peter 211 Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul?

I’ll tell you that we have a great example in Scripture of how to have victory over these kinds of sin. And as Joseph, and I’m going to be reading to you from Genesis 39, verse 12. But let me share something at this point. Joseph is a young man. I know a lot of times people say who’s probably just a teenager? No, he’s probably young man like in his 20s or whatever. And here he is at full maturity. And all the desires of manhood are in him. It tells us in Scripture, he was a really good looking guy, and he was a slave. typographer and Potter firs wife noticed his good looks. And so here she comes to him and says, Why with me? Well, think about it. He’s away from his own nation. He’s He’s in, in, you know, captivity. And, you know, like, hey, well, nobody knows. He knew, and he knew his God would know. And so in Genesis 3912, she caught him by his cloak and said, Come to bed with me. But he left his cloak in her hands, and he ran out of the house. And understand it cost him something. He went from being the head, Chief servant in part of his house, to being in prison. It cost him but he ran, he fled from this kind of temptation. And brothers and sisters, we have to flee. And if somehow we get caught up and pull back in, get up Flee again. That’s what the Word of God is telling us. You think we have to understand is sometimes our children will say to us, maybe we say to our spouse or a spouse says to us, maybe we even say to ourselves, don’t you trust me?

Well, when it comes to sexual sin, we shouldn’t trust anyone. We shouldn’t even trust ourselves. Because it is such a strong temptation for people to fall into. You consider how many people had that said, I never thought that would happen to me. I never thought that would happen to me. Well, it’s because you allow yourself to be in a situation that you shouldn’t allow yourself to be in. Maybe we become as a nation as a society, to modern for our own good. It’s so important for us to stand in the Word of God, and to remove anything that would cause us to fall. Scripture says, if you’re and it doesn’t mean literally, it’s making a point if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. What the point it’s making is, is if you see something or you’re looking in a particular direction, or if someone or something and it causes you to sin, cut that off. If you put your hand just something that isn’t good for goodness caused me to sin, cut it off. Because we have to realize, Second Timothy 2:22 says, flee also youthful lusts, but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Now, when it talks about youthful lust, it’s not just talking to young people, in our youth is when all these come to the surface. And it says we’re to flee from it. And that word in the Greek for flee means run as hard and as fast as you can, not just fast but as hard as you can. And it can be running real fast, but if it’s like that’s not Heart, you run as fast as you can, as hard as you can, and you get that pull, and you just break through it. Joseph fled out of the house and left his quote. Why? Because he knew the weakness of the flesh. And so he was fleeing from that temptation. So what I’m closing with is this, this was a tough portion of Scripture, for obvious reasons. I didn’t really get into reading all the details, it gives a lot of detail about the topics that I was discussing. But why is it there? Because it’s real, because it’s true. And so we have to be willing to do whatever is necessary to avoid these kinds of temptations in order to walk with our God. Because here’s the point. In the end, it’s all our salvation.

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. But I’ll tell you what, there is a I’m not crazy about bumper stickers. I think they’re corny. And if you have a bumper sticker, I don’t mean yours. But but one bumper sticker that I’ve always liked was this. Don’t be caught dead without Jesus. That’s true. And so when we read portions like this, God’s giving us warning signs, Warning Warning to bridges out Warning Warning. And we have to adhere to his warning signs and to find a different route. Father, we come before you and your shoe, his name in Jesus name and how we thank You, Father, for your word and for the salvation this free gift that we have. And I pray Lord, that portions like this rather than throwing us would encourage us to surrender more and more and more of our life to you. Father, I pray if there’s anyone here who has never been born again, this would be the day of their salvation. They would simply cry to you and say, God, forgive me, a sinner take over my life. And at that point, we have man touching eternity, we have the power of God coming into the card at the heart of that person who cries out to you, Lord. And Father, there are those of us here who are saved are born again, the boy, we’ve been falling into some deep ditches. I pray, Father that you’d fill those ditches in and give us the victory to either go around them or to jump over him. And Father, I thank you so much for the fact that you’re a patient God, a loving God. And we ask Lord, that your Holy Spirit would fall upon us to real True Holy Spirit revival wouldn’t be a program it wouldn’t be anything we do. But a True Holy Spirit revival would fall upon this little church I pray in Christ Jesus name, Amen. And amen. God bless you, my dear friends.

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Like that I remember one of the first youth conferences with Calvary Chapel that I took a group two years and years ago. guy named Ken graves is the pastor if you’ve never seen or heard Ken grace, he sounds exactly like who’s this singer from Las Vegas singer, Tom. Tom Jones. He sounds exactly like Tom Jones when he things doesn’t bother me. But yeah, like a real deep lumberjack voice and he looks exactly how he sounds right? So if you’ve ever heard can preach and you imagine in your head what he looked like, that’s what he looks like. He’s like a big dude. And he was he was he was teaching I love this thing that he said he was like, there’s no such thing as teenager, you know? He said, You’re either a boy or a man. You’re either a girl or a woman, you know? And as I like that, I like that, you know, the fact that I was a boy till I was 30 notwithstanding you know. You know, I like that. And and so I like to reflect that when I was growing up in youth group. It was, it was I was the president of the youth true. Okay. And you’ve heard my testimony. And you’re like, how does that go together? Her? it? Don’t you know what I mean? I was like, you know, how many girls from the youth group tonight? Did you know? That early, you know, so it was it was, it was just it was, in my opinion.

That’s not what that’s not what kids or adults need. They need the Word of God. That’s it. That’s it. You know, when God was telling Moses about the law and and how he wanted them to continually be talking about the law of God and continually be talking about the things of God, with his with their children and with their families. When you rise up when you when you’re when you go along the way when you when you go down to bed at night, be talking to your children about these things, and make sure that you use felt boards and make sure that you make it palatable for the teenagers, right? No teaching the Word of God. You know one of my favorite teachers killer when said, If you can’t make it easy enough as a preacher, for kids to understand it means you don’t understand that. It’s not that difficult. People try to make the Bible a difficult thing, so that they can deliberately dismiss it. Okay? The Bible is not that hard to understand. There are a bunch of things in the Bible that are beyond us. That’s true. There are a bunch of things in the Bible that we look at and we go, I don’t know how that’s going to happen. I’m not sure how that’s going to go down. But the core of the Bible, the core of the Bible, what the Bible is, is not hard to understand. It’s very simple. We are sinners. Okay, this is this is why we’re here today. We’re not here because we’re holy. We’re here because we’re sinners. Everybody is sinners. Everybody’s a sinner, the Bible says, For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That’s everybody. Because of our sin, we’re separated from God. That’s the only thing that that that makes up the difference between heaven and hell. One well, hell was created for judgment, the lake of fire specifically, but the difference between Heaven Heaven and Hell from our standpoint, one place God is and the other place God isn’t. To go to hell is to be separated from God for all eternity. Why? Because God will not cannot abide in the presence of sin. Sin and God don’t go together they don’t mix. Sin cannot be in the presence of God. That’s why he said to Moses, no man can see my face in live is not because he’s so bright that we would melt or something like that. It’s because he is the the, the the absolute embodiment, if that’s the correct word to use, because he’s spirit of holiness and righteousness, and no sin in his presence can dwell we would literally cease to exist, I think is how that would look. If we were in the presence of Almighty God. So how in the world? How in the world? Can man be justified to God? How in the world can that broken relationship between man and God because of sin? How can that be mended? How can that be made whole? Well, we’re in the Old Testament, and we’re talking last week we talked about the Day of Atonement. We’re talking about the sacrificial systems that God gave to Moses, because he was willing to accept these sacrifices these blood sacrifices of animals as a propitiation or a covering for sin. Now, we need to remember when we’re studying these things, that it is always a temporary covering of sin. As the writer of Hebrews says, There is no way that the blood of sheep and goats and oxen and turtle doves and the like, could ever truly wash a human being clean of their sins, because sin as a matter of the heart, but God was willing To accept these sacrifices in the fat and in the in the sense that they were a preparation, they were a foretelling. They were a prerequisite to that final sacrifice that was going to be made once and for all time, that perfect sacrifice that was going to be made once and for all time, the blood of whom was sufficient and enough to cover all the sins of all mankind for all time. And the Bible talks about in the fullness of time, Jesus came in the fullness of times, it’s a doctrinal thing, the fullness of time, at just the right time. That’s when Jesus Christ came historically, when Jesus came, it was just the right time, the roadways that the Romans had built, all of the sea ways and the shipping, shipping routes and everything that was set up by the Roman Empire made it the very perfect time in history for Jesus to come die raised from the dead for Was church with the spirit and then for the gospel to be spread throughout the entire known world. It was the perfect time. It’s not an accident that Jesus came when he came. But before that, before Jesus came, something still had to be done for a human being sins so that they wouldn’t die in their sin, because to die in our sins is to be separated from God for eternity. And so God gave the children of Israel and anyone who would believe in this, these animal sacrifices and that’s what we’ve been talking about. And today specifically, we are in chapter 17 of Leviticus, chapter 17 of Leviticus. And we are talking today of course about oops, there goes my, we are talking today about specifically about the blood and also the correct place of sacrifice, interestingly enough. Now remember, Chapter 16 is the Day of Atonement. That was the day when when atonement was made by specifically by the high priest for the entire nation of Israel. Not only were the was it just the people of the nation of Israel, who were atoned for by the high priest, the high priest himself was atone for the high priest family and the rest of the priests were atone for the articles of the tabernacle and the tabernacle itself was atoned for, and the people of the children of Israel were atone for on this, the Day of Atonement. And of course, the Day of Atonement. We talked about it last week was a beautiful picture of what Jesus Christ was going to accomplish himself. It’s interesting when you read through some of the ceremonies, the different and Animals and have to be used in the different people that are have to be involved, all to give you a picture of what Jesus was going to do alone, right? You know you have the Escape Goat you have the goat where you put your hand on the one goat and you transfer the sins of the people onto the goat in that goat is is sacrifice. And the excuse me, there is one goal to sacrifice and then escape goat is the goat that you put your hands on the priesthood, transferring symbolically, the sins of the people to the goats, and then that goat would be set free symbolizing that Jesus Christ was going to be sacrificed both our sacrifice and also the first fruits of the resurrection, which is freedom to you and I that setting it loose that sending it away to a far off place. The Bible says that God takes our sins and separates them as far as the east is from the west, and he remembers them no more. That was what was accomplished in Jesus Christ. But in 17, we start to pinpoint a little bit more, we’re going to be starting to get into Some of the more finer details of the law, going from the sacrificial system and the ceremonial sacrifices and some of those laws now moving into more of the social, but at the center of that, and it’s interestingly enough, before dad starts getting into the moral laws in chapter 18, and the second service in between the ceremonial laws and the moral laws, we have this law concerning the worship of our God and the sanctity of blood.

Okay, so Leviticus chapter 17. And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, speak to Aaron to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, this is the thing The Lord has commanded, saying, whatever man of the house of Israel, who kills an ox or a lamb or goat in a camp, or who kills it outside the camp. Now, notice specifically, these three animals, the ox, the Lamb, or the goal, these are sacrificial animals, okay? Anyone who kills it outside the camp and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to the Lord, before the tabernacle of the Lord, the guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man, he has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people. So this is going to change a little bit in Deuteronomy when the children of Israel are getting ready to enter into the promised land. And as they are spreading out throughout the promised land, God begins to make provision for them to be allowed to offer sacrifices in places other than the temple, the tabernacle or the temple. Now remember, the tabernacle is this portable place of worship, that God specifically had Moses set up for the children of Israel so that they could have a place of worship, and that also it could then be broken down at any point in time, and they could follow God wherever he led them. Okay, so beautiful picture of our relationship with God. Remember that During the day, there would be that pillar of cloud that was settled over the tabernacle. And at night, this pillar of fire. Imagine what did that look like? That would settle over the tabernacle. And when that would move, that’s when the children of Israel knew it was time to move on. And they will be able to collapse the tabernacle and all of its articles, and move it on when they went into the promised land. And of course, it was it was years and years and years after they went into the promised land, that finally the temple was erected, the temple was built, the temple was set up, and that’s where the place of worship was. But during this time when the children of Israel, the nation is all together, in one place at a time in the tabernacle is the place of worship.

God is specifically reminding Moses to tell the people that don’t go just offering sacrifices or the sacrificial animals at your house. That would be fun. That would be nice. You can just leave out the tent and you know, and put an arrow in it and awesome figure that one’s for you, you know, but No, God had set up specific instructions in the way for the way in which each animal was to be offered. We’ve been through all of that, right? The sin offerings and the fellowship offerings and the burnt offerings, it goes on and on and on. And God is holding the people accountable, to know his law and to abide by it. Very important. The specifics A lot of times, in my opinion, aren’t as important aren’t as important as the fact of obedience as obedient. Remember when Saul is waiting on Samuel to offer the sacrifice before they go up against the Philistines in war and battle? He’s waiting on Samuel, and he’s waiting on Samuel and Samuel is waylaid and Samuel is late and he’s not there yet. So Saul takes to the King Saul, the first king of Israel takes it upon himself to offer the sacrifice and just as he’s doing that, Samuel shows up perfect timing right hand in the cookie jar. Right. And Samuel was like, What are you doing? Well, you were late bubble. Blah, and they have this discussion. And during that discussion, remember what Samuel says to Saul to obey is better than sacrifice and to heed is better than the fat of rams. And he says, but rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is idolatry. Interesting. It’s one of the first times that God is going right to the heart of the matter. The sacrifices were important, the sacrifices were given by God for the covering, but God is still even in the Old Testament God was concerned with the heart. God was concerned with the condition of the heart, it’s about obedience. Remember when during the during the kingdom years and God says to the prophets, your new moons, your festivals, your Sabbath’s your feast days, your sacrifices, my soul deep tasks, if you’re the one who told us to do it, right, but God wants the heart of a person, not a religious person. allegations, not our good deeds that follows man. So often people want to put the cart before the horse. And they think it’s, well, I’m a good person will I’m a good person will I’m a good first of all. First of all, Jesus was the one who said no one is good, except for God. Remember, the rich young ruler came to Jesus said, good teacher, and Jesus stopped him right there. Wait, why do you call me good? No one is good except for God. Jesus was saying one of two things, either that he was no good, or that he was God. You chose. And he was saying this to the rich young ruler. No one’s good. There is no there is no good. Well, I try to be good. I try to be good. It doesn’t matter how good I think you are. And I think you’re pretty good. That was a few in here that I know. I think you’re pretty darn good. Most of you better than me. Right? I think you’re pretty good. But it doesn’t matter how you add up to me. It matters how you add up to God. It matters how you add up to God. The Bible says that if you’ve broken one portion of the law What? He broken the whole thing and you stand guilty, your intentions don’t matter. Here’s one that’s going to hurt your feelings. Your feelings don’t matter. Right? Your feelings, our feelings. But I feel that I feel that then I believe and I feel Who cares? Well, no, I mean, I’m not trying to be a jerk or and I know that just comes naturally but I’m not trying to be a jerk or hard or I’m saying this right. I’m saying this. I’m gonna jump out of this airplane. And I’m going to be okay. What Why do you think you’re gonna be okay? Well, I feel that the earth and the sky and you know, who cares? You’re gonna die son. You’re gonna cursplat. It doesn’t matter what you feel. It doesn’t matter what you think. And yet when it comes to eternity in our relationship with God, people around, well I feel that God needs to take into account Does he? Does he need to take into account that you’re going to stand there as Judge of Almighty God? Remember what he says what Paul says in the New Testament, this is a pistol he says, shall the clay say to the potter Why have you made me thus? The Potter does as He pleases. And see the issue with the heart of all of this for mankind and for us is rebellion, right? We’re Americans. I’ll put on my Minuteman hat, get my musket, put on my MAGA shirt, clap on the side arms and march to capital. You know, I mean, I’ve got Cuomo. Because I’m a rebel. At the heart of it. Yes. I love the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. I love that stuff. There’s some of the greatest documents ever written. And I’m proud to be an American. But at the heart of it, nobody tells me what to be afraid. That’s what it is. That’s the heart. of mankind were rebels and in the face and the presence of Almighty God, rebellion just ain’t gonna cut it. Doing it my way doesn’t isn’t gonna cut it. God doesn’t care. Okay, now listen. He says the Bible says that he cares about the sparrow that falls from the sky. Not a sparrow falls from the sky, but that your heavenly Father knows about it. So don’t think that God’s up there going, I see you’re sad, who cares? Suck it up, Buttercup, you know, that’s not that’s not our Heavenly Father, then please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. We need to be we need to be gentle. The Bible says that those of us who are strong should uphold the failings of the week. We’re not supposed to be out there hammering on people. And it’s not that God doesn’t care about people’s feelings in the sense that he doesn’t care if they’re sad, or if they’re upset. Of course he does. Jesus was so gentle with sinners, so gentle with sinners. But when it comes to God’s laws and statutes for the worship of him, and for his will for our lives, it ain’t up for debate. Right? So that good parents with you say to your kids, obey my voice, obey my voice, kids want to have a discussion. Okay? Completely room. But if I feel that then I could go clean your room. And when we’re training our kids to obey our voice, remember, I tell them I used to tell my kids, all little kids all the time. I need to be able to tell you stop and know that you’re going to stop. So that if we’re in the yard and you’re running towards a ball that’s going in the road and there’s a truck coming, I need to be able to yell to my three year olds stop and know that they’re going to stop. Because the consequences could be death, right? It’s an extreme example, but it could be anything That’s the purpose. I don’t want my kids to obey me because you need to recognize the dead. He’s the king. Get my crown, you know what I mean? rub my feet. That’s not what it is. I want to teach my children to be obedient so that their lives are happy and healthy and successful. And the bottom line is, is if you’re the kind of person who can’t ever do what you’re told, and be obedient, you’re going to have trouble. You’re going to have trouble as the first 24 or five years of my life. nothing but trouble because I couldn’t do anything that I was told to do. I was a rebel, still a rebel, not as much. thank Jesus. obedience. This is this is what this is about. This is why BYY can see why it cannot go to my house. I have a look at the salt idols gorgeous. I put little shiny stones on it is beautiful. I set it up God said, Go over there and offer your sacrifices. And so I do so why? Because he knows better than I do. And because he said so and to obey is better than sacrifice. Okay?

Verse five. He finishes this thought up by saying to the end, that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting to the priest and offer them as peace offerings to the Lord. And the priest shall sprinkle the blood of on the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to the Lord. They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their general Also, you shall say to them, whatever man of the house of Israel or the strangers who dwell among you who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer it to the Lord, that man shall be cut off from among his people. So there’s a couple of things to this. God’s keeping them honest. Because remember, they had been in Egypt for hundreds of years, like 400 years. They were in Egypt, and bad company corrupts good character, right. We talked about this at the men’s the men’s retreat this weekend. They were in Egypt for 400 years. You think they probably picked up a couple of bad habits as worship goes, you know, they didn’t even know God’s will. All they knew is we hate being slaves. But remember later on when God takes them out of Egypt, and they’re in the wilderness, they begin grumbling and they begin complaining and they begin saying all we Miss Egypt. Remember the flesh pots? I mean, what’s a flush pot? First of all, it’s just a crock pot. Okay, crap. That sounds better remember the crock pots with leeks and onions and on this manner. Yay Nana, you know, can’t you know we miss Egypt leanness, Egypt, you know long for it because it’s what they knew, like you were slaves. You were literally crying out. You’re being you were being eradicated. Your children are being thrown into the Nile River, you’re being worked to death. And you missed the onions. You missed the onions. You know, my wife used to hate it when we would hang around any of my old friends. They’d be like Thomas Thomas. And she goes Oh, here we go. Remember that time. Remember that time remember that time. But it’s so easy to start talking about the good old days. The good old days, the good old days. Remember the good old days. The good old days. Oh used to do this means that Today, and we so easily can forget how empty we were. We so easily can forget how it felt, to have nothing, and to be in bondage to things. We forget that part. Just remember the fun we used to have we used to go down to the lake, every time you got so drunk, you almost drowned. Forget that part. The link was so much fun, you know, this is the way we are. And God knew that they were carrying a lot of the detestable practices of the Egyptians out of Egypt with them. And he also knew that they were going to place in Canaan, where the inhabitants of that land had a whole bunch of detestable practices that they carried out. And God is making a distinction You shall not be like the other nations. And it’s interesting that when they do worship in a false way, or worship other gods, God always relates it to adultery. The other the false gods that after what you go a whoring It’s like, that’s kind of harsh.

But that’s how God sees us. And when we worship Him in a way other than what he’s prescribed, it’s it’s a spiritual unfaithfulness. It’s a spiritual adultery of sorts. Verse 10, and whatever man of the house of Israel or the strangers who dwells among you who eats any blood, remember, Red Dawn, remember that movie Red Dawn, anybody? Wolverines, right? And they go out hunting now. You haven’t seen Red Dawn. Awesome. But however, there’s there’s one scene where they kill the deer ne ne ne ne puts the blood and the company goes, you gotta drink it. Once you drink it, you’ll never be the same. Again, no kidding. There’s probably a tick in there. You know, you drink the blood, you know. And it’s this whole thing. And I remember as a little kid thinking, that’s cool. That’s cool. But God has a completely different view, on blood and on life. Whatever man of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell among you who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. Now notice what God says here. He’s not saying you will cut that person off, or you will punish that person. God says, I will set my face against that person, I will set my face against that person who eats blood. For the life of the flesh is in the blood. And I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul, the blood. It’s almost as though when God created Adam and Eve. Now, some scholars even even debate whether or not Adam and Eve had blood, before before the fall of mankind, or if they were in some sort of a glorified state. Remember when Jesus Christ rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples, he actually says, I have flesh and bone, he doesn’t say flesh and blood.

All of his blood had been drained out. He’s flushing Bone we are blood drive, right? That’s that’s what runs us. That’s our that’s what makes our bodies work and move is the blood. The life is in the blood, no blood, no life. After we go to be with the Lord and we’re in heaven when we were Jesus, we will no longer be blood drive creatures. We will be spirit, Dr. creatures. Jesus was spirit Dr. That’s why he was able to appear. That’s why he was able to pass through walls because he was not a blood drive flesh and blood person, but he was flesh and bone is what he said to his disciples. It’s a whole different ballgame. So whether or not Adam and Eve have blood had blood, we don’t know or whether God when the fall happened he specifically changed everything to being blood drive. You know, this is all just speculation. This is all just free, useless information okay. For the specific purpose that that blood which was the life of the beast and of man at that point, Time would be used to cover up sin, the shedding of blood. And it’s more than just the blood itself. Its life. Its life, its life for life, right? Only life can cover and atone for sin, the giving the taking of life. God is setting this up, and he’s making blood the sacred thing. The life of the flesh is in the blood and I’ve given it to you that is blood. I’ve given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. Therefore, I said to the children of Israel, no one among you shall eat blood nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood, whatever man of the children of Israel or the strangers who dwell among you who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eat. Now, these are non sacrificial animals. These are animals that don’t have to be brought to the door of the tabernacle because they’re not given for sacrifice. This is you go out and hunt a deer and you shoot Deer for food, hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust. Even those animals that are not for the purpose of sacrifices, their blood is still sacred. There’s a spirit, there’s a sacred this, there’s a sanctity, to that life, there’s a sanctity, to that blood, for it is the life of all flesh, its blood sustains its life. Therefore, I said to the children of Israel, you shall not eat the blood of any flesh. For the life of all flesh is in its blood, and whoever eats it shall be cut off. And every person who eats what died naturally or what was torn by beast that roadkill, whether he is a native of your own country or a stranger, he shoved both wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening, then he shall be clean, but if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt. I wanted to talk just a couple of minutes facts I looked up about blood. Amazing things about blood Jen, if I call them call me out like if I, because it’s me. So if it was online, it can’t be wrong. It has to be true. Okay 58 quarts of blood circulates through your body every hour, that’s 3000 gallons a day of blood circulate through your body. Nearly a fourth of the total cells in your human body are red blood cells. So the total number of red blood cells in an adult human body at any given point in time is about 20 to 30 trillion. The total number of white blood cells in an adult human bodies between 4011 thousand and then it said these numbers are our best estimates and vary with with different people different sized people and so forth. Nearly 2 million red blood cells in an adult human body die every second. Simultaneous simultaneously nearly 2 million red blood cells are produced. In bone marrow every second so that they can replace the dead ones. You know how that happened? will see a bomb went out and off in outer space you say it makes perfect sense. This is how this happened just so you got us You are body Listen to this. This might be really wrong but it sounded good so I wrote it down our body has about point two milligrams of gold in it is that right? And gold is actually in our blood I actually got that from several different sources I thought there’s no way the book is a whole you know different meaning to being a king’s kid right? Well there’s gold in my blood and about you. Gold, liquid gold.

Our blood is what carries of course the oxygen in the nutrients to every cell in our body. But as blood goes from arteries to veins to capillaries, which is the arteries and veins are smaller than the arteries and then the capillaries are smaller than the veins capillary actually comes from the word hair. Because that’s how small the capillaries it’s like one of your human hairs are even thinner the capillaries Now listen to this. The blood cells as they go from the arteries to the veins to the capillaries before they get to the capillaries, they line up in single file so that they can squeeze through the capillary. they line up and arrange themselves in single file. They don’t just funnel in because you’ve been in traffic right? You know how that works out when it’s one lane ahead, right never just goes right. These arranged themselves and single file and then squeeze through the capillaries and the the friction that that creates as they squeeze through the capillaries. That’s what creates your circulation and gives you you know, if you have poor circulation if you have good circulation, you have cold hands, you have warm hands, that’s from that friction, as those blood cells line up and squeeze through your capillaries. Blood consists of a special type of white blood cell known as grand new low p high. Brand new kite grant Hulu kite something like that. These cells roll along blood vessel walls and hunt for bacteria. If they find any harmful bacteria, or new glue kites will destroy granola will destroy. They will destroy these bacteria by engulfing them as they go along. When you cut yourself, a signal immediately goes out, which causes the blood to separate and begin to cause the clotting around the cut. Now, this is a very cool thing your white blood cells actually will leave can leave the vein and take the shortest route to the wound. They will break rank white blood cells and take the shortest route to where the cut half so they can start fighting infection immediately. Now, how did all that happen? and doctors, of course, and scientists have absolutely no idea how this makes possible. I mean, you and I of course know. It’s because there was an explosion in outer space. And then a piece of snot landed on a rock. And then lightning struck the snot and there it is a living cell.

Far out man. You know, remember that old book from goo to you by way of the zoo? You know? It’s it’s it blows my mind mathematically in any way to me. You know, people say we’re nuts. You’re crazy. You believe that God you believe in God, God, God. Well, if you believe in God, first of all, at all, if you have any kind of belief in God whatsoever, then the very talk about anything being impossible is preposterous. If you believe in God, he can do anything he wants. Okay? He can argue about semantics about how how old is the earth really, and this and that and the other thing, but when when for me, when we’re out at the lake, and you’re looking at the perfect ecosystem, and how nature all coincide and goes together and the one thing depends on the other thing which depends On the other thing, which we watch those blue ocean shows on Netflix seriously though those nature’s about the blue, the blue ocean of blue, and you listen to what they’re saying. And then you’re like, yeah, my gosh, absolutely random chance. I mean, that makes perfect sense. absolute perfect sense. We serve an amazing creator. The reason it’s called intelligent design is because of the absolutely breathtaking and staggering perfection to the design within the world that God created. And there’s so many different things about the human body that are just absolutely amazing. Every single one of our selves as a digitally organized database. You know what I mean? Like we are literally code. We are literally code. You know what I’m saying? Like, oh, we’re the first computer come from well by lab blew up. Yeah. And there was an apple computer, you know, or the beginning of an apple computer. You know, it’s just as to me. I don’t know how you guys feel about that. It makes absolutely no sense but There is a sacred is now remember, even in the New Testament, when the Judaism’s were going around and telling the new converts to Christianity who are Gentiles, you have to be circumcised. And you have to also follow the laws of Moses. Remember, Paul contended against them and there was and then Peter contended against them after he was shown that vision and went to the house of Cornelius. But when they had that Council and all the Church Fathers gathered in Jerusalem, and they went, Okay, now, what do we need to do? What are we going to do about this? And some of them said, you know, the Gentiles need to be circumcised and follow the laws of Moses and Peter, or not Peter? Yeah, Peter is the one that stood up and said, why would we put a burden on the Gentiles that we there neat, we know our forefathers were able to bear. In other words, we were unable to keep the law, but we’re going to ask the Gentiles to keep the law. But that doesn’t make any sense. And they came to the conclusion that that this is what they set out. And this is a beautiful thing because of the simplicity of it. Don’t eat food sacrificed to idols abstain from sexual immorality, and abstain from blood. Interesting that the church even though we were freed from all the dietary restrictions and all of those other things, God still through the apostles told the church, I still want you to abstain from eating blood. Blood is sacred. Blood is still where the life dwells. And it’s a sacred thing in the eyes of God. So that’s all I got, Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we come before you in Jesus name, we thank You for Your Word and just Lord for calling our attention to what you’ve said in it father, and what’s important and what matters to you, Lord, and how it points to Christ. And we’re grateful for the encouragement Lord that can give us even in the Old Testament, Lord to to see that your plan was at work father from from way, way long ago. Lord, we’re thankful that we could be here together we pray that you would be with our second service as well in our fellowship in between services that you would bless our conversation. That she would be lifted up and magnified and everything that we say and do today here, Lord and we pray that you would just be encouraging our hearts Lord to draw closer to you and deeper into our walk with with you through Christ Jesus father and in our knowledge of the word and in our fellowship with each other Father, we pray that you would help us to be more and more interested in concerned about our spiritual life father and less concerned about the things of this world, Lord as time goes on so that we can be prepared for hopefully, Lord, the revival that we pray that you that you pour out on this world before Jesus Christ coming back, we ask father, that you would make us the people that you need us to be and that you would use us for Your glory and for your purposes, Lord, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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Any of you guys who are able to come to the men’s retreat this weekend, don’t cop out. Come to the men’s retreat this weekend. It’s just Friday to Saturday, we’re leaving. We’re going up after work on Friday. We’re coming back Saturday afternoon. So it sounds like a long retreat. You know, when I was growing up, it’s so awesome to live in the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Right? Do you I hope you understand. If you feel guilty this morning, that’s not God. I hope you know that. If you feel guilty this morning, that’s not God. That’s not how he works. If you feel conviction, that’s God. Right. That’s how God works. He’s a good parent. He’s the best parent. And he, like any loving parent is careful, the Bible says to discipline those that he loves. So when you’re screwing up, right, or when you’re involved in something, or doing something, or there’s something going on in your life, for me, I talked about this all the time, you know, three o’clock, four o’clock in the morning, the hours of self loathing, you know what I mean? When I’m awake and veg, and I’m a terrible husband, I’m a terrible Father, you know, and all the things that and, and, and, and all of these things that come up, because it’s godly conviction, there’s always more that I could be doing, there’s always more probably, that I ought to be doing. And there’s plenty of things that they ought not to be doing, right. We all know this about ourselves. The Bible says that Satan is the accuser, who accuses the brethren, the people of God before the throne of God day and night. He is the accuser. He is the one that makes accusations and he loves to throw accusations at you. He loves to throw shade your way he wants to discourage you. godly conviction is that thing that happens within your heart when God is speaking to you about something in your life. And from the standpoint of I want to encourage you to do the right thing. I want to encourage you to stop doing the thing that is detrimental to your life that is detrimental to your faith that is detrimental to your family, that is detrimental to most importantly, your walk with Christ. And that’s how God speaks to us. And that’s how God comes alongside us. But make no mistake, make no mistake, he wants us to immediately acknowledge that he’s speaking to our hearts, acknowledged that the things that he says are in our lives are wrong are wrong. The things that he says in our lives that are right are right, that he is always right. The Bible says let God be true, right and every man a liar. And I hate to break this to some of you, but that includes you. Right? You’re standing with yourself in the mirror and go. Liar. Right? Have you ever lied to yourself? Hello, right? We lie to ourselves. We make agreements with ourselves, it’s okay to do a little list because there’s a little and listen, we have this superstitious nature. I don’t know if it’s our culture. I don’t know where it comes from. But we have the superstitious nature, that if I’m always with my sin, if I’m if I allow God to fully expose every aspect of rebellion and sin in my life, whether I know about it, or I don’t know about it, that therefore I’m going to be condemned before him and God’s going to be done with me, God’s not going to speak to me, bad things are going to come my way. That’s not how God works.
God wants you to be completely open and honest for you. That’s what God when Jesus says, unless you humble yourself and become like a child, you will in no ways enter the kingdom of heaven. What he was talking about is the fact that a little child does not have that Guile within them. That flattering tongue if you look ugly, your candle say you look ugly. If you look fat, your kids will say you look fat, right? And and that’s just an eight. Now, don’t say those things to God, but God wants you to come to him as you are. God wants you to come to Him with all of your faults, with all of the things that are inside of you good and bad, be opened before him. That’s how he comes in. That’s how he has communion with us. And and you know, Dad was growing up, I mean, I’ll make my gosh, that do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together as some has become custom to doing, you know, and daddy Adam probably said that verse 8 billion times, I mean, hammer that in our heads growing up. And and for many years, I always had that within my head. If you’re a good Christian, you go to church, if you’re a good Christian, you go to church, if you’re not a good Christian, you don’t go to church. But that’s not what church is, either. I hope you know that. This hopefully is for you an oasis, or an aid station, or a school house, a place of fellowship, a place of like mindedness, this is for you. It’s for you. It’s not against you. So anytime that we gather together, whether it’s in church on Sunday morning, or Bible study Wednesday evening, or the men’s retreat, or the women’s retreat, or the adult dinner night out, these are things that God has given the church that we might have fellowship, one with another, make no mistake about it. And those of you who work a secular job 40 a week and you got a smartphone, those two or go to school and have a smart, those two prerequisite prerequisites is all it takes for you to know and understand that the enemy that the Bible calls the Prince and the power of this air or of this present age is at work to divide us. Yeah. To divide us, whether it’s dividing you from your neighbor, or dividing you from another group of Christians or dividing us within the church or dividing us within our own homes. You’ve heard the state that there’s the phrase, divide and conquer, right? The Bible says that Satan is like a roaring lion that roams about seeking out whom he may devour. And if you’ve watched National Geographic, and you’ve seen how lions hunt, they try to find the weakest, the smallest, the youngest, the sickest, and get them away from the herd because there’s protection within the herd. Whether it’s the water buffalo or the week every don’t you get don’t you cheer when the when the water buffalo gets the lion. Every once in a while or the will the beast gets the line with the horns and lion goes flying, flipping in the air. Yeah, there’s one for the world faith, you know, but they get used to that getting the big circle, and they put the small and the sick in the center. Hello, right. So that there’s protection against the lion. And that’s exactly what our fellowship is supposed to be. And you don’t put you in the center of the circle because now we got your where we want your baby, give me your money after I beat you. You know what I mean? No, no, no, no, that’s not what churches it’s so that we can protect one another. We can watch one another’s back, we can encourage one another. We can speak to one another words of encouragement, words of exhortation, we can pray over one another. And the devil is hard at work. Can the Church of Jesus Christ today to separate people, you can go to a church of 5000 people and be all alone today. And I dare to say you can even go to a church of 100 people if we’re lucky. And be alone. Everything in your walk and your relationship and your fellowship with Jesus Christ. He has accomplished everything you understand what all of his promises that song we sang, all of his promises are yes and Amen. It’s already accomplished is He is the God that speaks things that are not as though they were. He’s the God of miracles. He’s the God of second chances. And you your part in that is to reach out to him. That’s it, to accept that gift, not just one time see on the other side, every single day. That’s why the Bible says daily, take up your cross and follow after him daily. What does that mean to take a cross every single day not just to afflict yourself, not just to say no to your flesh, but to take up the cross and remember whose you are, remember to whom you belong, and to that cause to which you were called every day, every day. And then you can consider it pure joy, and everything that happens and everything that the world has to offer. Guys, we’re in it together. We’re in it together. Let’s not go it alone, man. Let’s not go it alone. So the the the, the the knee jerk reaction of the preacher, right, who were in attendance is down in churches to preach a message about church attendance, and how you should be in church. I am if you may not know this about me. And if you haven’t known me for that long, you’ll find out I’m different. I’m a little bit different. I’m just a little I’m a wacko, you got to be careful what you say to me, okay. I’m a little off. I will I can’t the I the very notion of me, pressing you to doing something that you don’t want to do makes me sick. I’m a freedom guy. I’m a Live Free or Die guy. You know what I’m saying? Like, that’s my nature. I want you free. I want you free. The Bible says it is for freedom that Christ has set you free. It is for freedom. Not to be entangled again in a yoke and bondage of sin, and also not to be entangled again in a yoke and bondage of religion. Or man’s control over your life. You understand? If you are in Christ Jesus this morning, you answer to him. I’m a cheerleader. That’s my job. I’m a cheerleader, and sometimes a coach a little bit. And I’m up here to encourage you guys, and hopefully to open up the scriptures in such a way that the Lord speaks through it and makes you hungry for more of the Scriptures. So that you’ll grow in the faith, but I can’t tell you how to live your life. Can you imagine having to take advice on how to live your life from a sprinkler filter? You know what that means? If you’re a sprinkler setter, I mean, school was not for you. You probably made some mistakes, maybe get a little jail time. Okay. I’m a dad. That’s it. It is this what is what we fitters are, okay, and I’m a sprinkler fitter, I’m just a fitter, I’m a pipe fitter, okay, and God said, you’re going to preach Oh, just wear Tell me where? That’s it. That’s all I am. And your brother in Christ. Jesus wants a personal walk with you. And maybe you’re ripping yourself off today. Maybe you’re allowing the enemy to rip you off. If you’re walking around and wallowing in self misery, and doubt and fear and you find yourself feeling like you’re entangled. You find yourself like Peter who walking at the water I maybe at one point in his life walking on the water and now you find yourself feeling that you’re sinking. Jesus Christ is the answer to that. And I’m not please don’t misunderstand. I’m saying Jesus Christ is not the God of changing your circumstances.
Can I get an amen?
It was some to come to Jesus to come to Jesus. He’s you’re a king’s kid. He wants you to be rich. He wants you to be wealthy He wants you to trade in that you go for a Bugatti. He wants you to have a house a mansion on the hill. And he doesn’t want you to ever get sick. I can’t find it. I just don’t ever consider it all joy when you suffer afflictions. It’s like no, hello, Paul. I’m an American. I’m not supposed to suffer afflictions. And you ever seen you they’re called the tattoo versus you know you see the arm you know the the athlete, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me watch me punch this guy’s face. And you know what I mean? And if it Do you understand you Philippines when it talks about I can do all things Paul is talking about the fact that in Jesus Christ walking with Christ, having fellowship with Christ has given him the ability no matter what his circumstances are, whether he finds himself in plenty and he finds himself with, with with luxuries and good things, and he finds himself in good health, or if he finds himself in stocks in a dungeon. In both circumstances, he can serve, honor, obey and praise the Lord Jesus Christ. That is what it means to be more than a conqueror. Hello, Amen. Hallelujah. That’s what it means to be a conqueror in Jesus Christ. It’s not that everything goes my way. It’s that I’m always going his way. Amen.
Open with me to Leviticus, if you will, Chapter 16. Leviticus chapter 16. And I’m picking up in verse 20. And we are talking today about the Day of Atonement, which if you have a calendar that has Jewish holidays on it, this would be Yom Kippur War. It is the Day of Atonement. And this is the day this is the one day of the year that God set aside for all the things that pertain to the nation of Israel to be atone for now I want to read through very quickly. And I want you to take notice of some things. If we go back to the beginning of verse 16. or excuse me of chapter 16. And I want to go down to the Okay, verse 11 1611, Aaron shall bring the bowl of the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall kill the bowl as a sin offering which is for himself, then he shall take a sensor full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the Lord with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil, this is inside the holiest place. This is now inside the veil where the Ark of the Covenant, or the Ark of the testimony was, and only one time a year, and only the high priest was allowed to go through this veil, and to the what was called the holiest of holy, and he shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the testimony, lest he die. So Aaron was to or the high priest was to take this the coals from the altar, and he was to mix it with the incense. Jewish tradition says that they would actually walk through the veil sideways like this, so that he didn’t look directly at the Ark of the Covenant. You’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, right? I’m not sure if it looked exactly like that. When God smoke people from the ark, but in my I like to think that it does, okay, so he, he would show Jewish he would go sideways, through the veil, okay, so he would not look directly at and then he would put the incense before the Lord, and the smoke of that incense would fill the holy place. Until the ark was not clearly seen, but the place was filled with smoke, and was filled with incense. And only then could he approached the mercy seat. Now the Bible says that incense in heaven, Lee’s, in the kingdom of God, the incense, that altar of incense, that incense that comes up before God is the prayers of the saints. Everything in the Old Testament, everything in the tabernacle worship and later in the, in the in the in the temple worship was for us a direct picture, an example of something that we were going to have in Jesus Christ. It’s a picture of something God was giving the children of Israel, just little pieces of a puzzle. And the Bible talks about the fact that the prophets of old in the pre civil long to look into these things. They looked at it like like the Bible talks about looking through a glass dimly. They didn’t have a clear picture. They didn’t understand why God had commanded them to do all of these things. They didn’t understand the very ceremonies that they were commanded, do they they didn’t understand what they fully meant. They were only being obedient to God. They didn’t understand all the prophecies that God gave for the prophets to give to the people. They only understand that that’s what was God was saying, they didn’t have to understand its meaning. That is a great lesson for you and I, I don’t have to understand what he’s doing. I don’t have to always know what his purpose is, I simply need to obey Him. I simply need to do that which I know he’s called me to do, to be obedient. And so here we have a picture of a high priest entering into the holiest place the Most Holy Place, sideways, not looking directly at the Ark of the Covenant, the testimony, the 10 Commandments were inside of that all of God’s laws, all of God’s promises. And then the ark was covered, of course, on top with what was called the mercy seat. But before Aaron could even turn himself to face the mercy seat First, there had to be that cloud that filled the holy place, an example of prayer of prayer, how do we come to God? How do we come before God and the Bible says that we come into the throne room because of what Jesus Christ has done for us boldly? That doesn’t mean we come kicking in the door, Daddy’s home, where’s You know what? No, no, no, no, no understand. Every single day Jesus Christ rose up first one to get up in the morning. And he was off by himself in prayer before the day started. Understand that when you read the stories of Jesus Christ, healing the blind, and healing the lame, and touching the lepers and feeding the 5000, that that day started in prayer, that that day started with Jesus called alone by himself on his knees, saying, Father, I need you. I can’t do this without you, Jesus.
And if Jesus has to do that, oh, boy, where does that leave me? That I would presume that I could do the work of God, without prayer that God has given us this is your incense saints. This is your incense. let it rise in your worship to God. And then, verse 14, he shall take some of the blood of the bowl and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side, and before the mercy seat, he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering which is for the people now remember, the bowl, he’s already made sacrifice. He’s already made atone for himself and for his family, the high priest on this day of atonement on Yom Kippur, he was here by himself. He was in the in the tabernacle doing all of this alone. There was no other priests that was to be in there. And he himself was not even to wear his priestly garments, but only the linen he followed that was to go under the priestly garments, the linen etc, isn’t it that may not going around.
Okay, nevermind, that the linen, ephod that went under the priestly garments. Okay, there was if you read through about the priestly garments, you remember you have the gold and you have the gemstones and you have the crown. All of that was to be removed. Any kind of kingly priestly costly adornments was put aside on the Day of Atonement, and the priests dressed himself commonly. And there he served alone in the temple of God and first he would make atonement for himself and for his family, because even the high priests and Jewish tradition says that for the seven days leading up to the Day of Atonement, the priests would not go home but he would stay in the tabernacle for seven days, offer the daily sacrifices himself, seek after God and have read to him over and over again, the law of God concerning the Day of Atonement less on that day he go in in properly and die.
Think of the levity think of the power of that day and have that moment and have that time. And he goes in first because he needs atoning for even though he’s been doing everything right. Even though he’s the man of God called for this time, he needs a toning for man, because he’s the center and his kids, they will they certainly need atoning for the everybody in his family they need atoning for, and then the goat comes next, he shall kill the go to the sinner offering which is for the people bring its blood inside the veil again to the holy place. And do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bowl, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat, the blood of the sacrifice for himself for his family. And now for the people of God sprinkled on God’s mercy seeds, which encapsulated God’s truth, which in which which which which covered God’s justice in God’s law that commands that for sin, there was one penalty, and that is death. And that is separation from God. And yet God when he had them build that, that that ark of testimony, he had them put the law of the covenant inside of the ark, and he covered it with his mercy. Hello, What was he saying to you and me, and then that mercy See, covered, sealed, anointed with the blood of the sacrifice. And so he would do the same thing with the goat. And so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting. Sorry, sorry, once of our verse 16, so he shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the unclean this of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions for all their sins. And so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting which remains among them in the midst of their unclean this there shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting, when he goes into make atonement in a holy place, until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel. And he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it.
What atonement for it. Now, I understand making a blood atonement for people understand the sacrifice that had to be made for the sins of people, but you’re telling me that the altar had to be atone for let’s talk about this, let’s let’s read further. Here go out to the altar that is before Lord to make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar all around, they shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and consecrate it from the unclean. This of the children of Israel, even our worship, even our religion, even the things that we do, for God have to be atone for because they’re tainted by who, you know, any anybody who has the idea that our goodness, or our good deeds in any way, any shape or form at any time, and for any reason could ever bring us justification before God is mistaking themselves. The Bible says that our righteousness, all the good deeds you’ve ever done, every good thought you’ve ever had, every good deed you ever done has is like filthy rags. And that word that’s used for filthy rags, that is the rags that was used to wrap the sores of someone who had leprosy. And we just went through the chapters on leprosy. It’s a death sentence. It’s the most unclean thing that there could possibly be in the camp, we’re in a person. That’s what my righteousness is. That’s what my good deeds are, there is no teeter totter, my friends, there is no teeter totter. There is no scales of justice like we have in front of some of our courts.
There’s only us guilty when Jesus Christ came, and he began to teach them on the mountain. And he began to talk to the disciples. Remember what he said to them. Remember what he said to them, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and the Pharisees and the priests and the teachers of the law, you will in no ways enter the kingdom of heaven. They were flabbergasted at that statement, who’s more righteous than a priest, who’s more righteous than a rabbi who’s more righteous than a man of God. And Jesus, his whole point, as he taught the Sermon on the Mount was to show all men that we are guilty. Jesus didn’t teach the gospel to make us to make us justified, he taught it to make us guilty. Everything you have heard, it said, that you shall not commit adultery. But I tell you, that if you look upon a woman to have lust with her, you’ve already committed adultery in your heart. You have heard it said that she shall not commit murder. But I tell you, if you hate your brother without cause you have already committed murder in your hearts. And right there, Jesus took that whole crowd of self righteous people and turn them into a group of murdering thieving adultery, stealing wicked sinners. Why? So they can be pointed to the cross. The Bible says that all of the laws that were given by God to Moses, those hand writing of requirements, the law, the Bible says, which are against us, because they are contrary to us. Remember what Paul says, I know that the law is good. You know what the problem is?
I say, Paul says this, called himself the chief of sinners. And you know, the kind of people Paul ministered to the worst of the worst. He said, I’m their chief. I’m their chief, because Paul understood that outside of Jesus Christ, my sin makes me guilty. That’s it. That’s what the gospel is. Well, why do you call it good news? It doesn’t sound like good news. You just told me I’m a lying thieving murderer. You know, that sounds like terrible news. The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that he has taken all of our sin and all of our our iniquities and all of our wickedness and all of our guilt, and it was nailed to the cross, his sacrifice His atoning sacrifice on that day, mate, that’s why he said, It is finished, you know, this stuff. The word that he said the word that he spoke was to tell us die, that means literally paid in fall. That means when the accuser, your accuser, Satan stands before the throne of God, and He says, Did you see Pat this week? It’s see him. I mean, you. He calls himself a child of God. His does he see his attitude? Did you see this one? Oh, Steve Hicks. Oh, don’t get me started on Steve. Let’s see who else can I was. It goes on and on. Oh, Frank Thomas. So Frank, Thomas, and Gabriel shouts out from across the throne room. For that one, and Jesus Christ clears his throat This is all in my mind, of course, isn’t how it really goes down. But Jesus Christ crucified, he says, excuse me, paid in full. I’m justified, I’m justified in his economy. I’m already sanctified in his economy, I’m already glorified. The Bible says that I am sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption, when Jesus Christ returns when that trumpet sounds, and he appears in the clouds, and he looks out amongst the sea of his people he’s going to see in each and every one of us who belong to Him, the seal that was put on us on our day of redemption, when we cried out, have mercy on me, a sinner, when we cried out, I’m not good enough. My religion isn’t good enough, my works aren’t good enough. I need the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, and the end dwelling of a spirit to help me do the things that I can not do. sealed, sealed, It is finished, paid in full. That’s your standing. That’s where you are at. And that’s where God sees you. Don’t you dare walk around with guilt. Don’t you dare walk around condemning yourself for allowing the enemy to condemn you. You are sealed. You are just and righteous and holy. Because God doesn’t just see you. He sees you with the seal, and he sees you sprinkled with the blood of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the war. I just don’t have anything else. I got it better news is nothing else I could tell you. I hope the Giants went today. Are you kidding me? First of all, the fly off into the flesh.
There’s just no better news out there. Oh, that’s why gospel means good news. And Satan’s got the whole world hoodwinked and bamboozled into believing that the gospel is hateful, into believing because you have the audacity to say, I have to call that sin, because that’s what the Word of God says. And it doesn’t matter what I think it doesn’t matter what kind of incense I want to offer before the Lord. It doesn’t matter on which day I think I ought to serve and worship God. It doesn’t matter. The sacrifice that I think is appropriate for the house of God. It only matters what God says, because he’s the king of kings, and the Lord of lords and the creator of the universe. And he chose me. And he put a seal upon me. And he said, I want you to do one thing for me, son, I want you to honor my word. And when someone asks you, are you one of those Jesus people? I want you to say yes. And that’s all that I have. There’s nothing more worth or more value in this world than being a child of Jesus Christ. And people are being lied to out there and told that it’s a joke, or lied to out there and told that it’s hateful, or spiteful, or marginalizing, or inclusive. or excuse me exclusive. It’s not, it’s for everybody. I wouldn’t you get my way. You see, Jesus told the parable. He went out and he invited all these kings and princes and Dukes and Duchess’s to his son’s wedding, and none of them could come too busy got too many things going on. I got a great life. I don’t really think I need that. I think I’m doing okay, I’m all set. That’s the Syracuse thing. When you witness to people, I’m all set. I’m all set. Hey, let me talk to you about you. I’m all set. You know what I mean? And so the king said, I want you to now I want you to go out to the highways in the byways. I want you to go to the slums. And I want you to go to the alleys. I want you to go to the homeless shelters and invite them. I wish I could fill this place with nothing but prostitutes and homosexuals and drug addicts and transvestites title give a wrap. They don’t need to change their ways. They need to meet Jesus. That’s it. Who am I? I’m gonna tell you why you should live your life. And I’m gonna tell you what you need to change and what you need to stop doing. You need to meet Jesus. You need to meet Jesus. And I believe and I trust and I know that if someone needs Jesus, he’ll take care of the rest. He’ll take care of the rest. He’s going to show them the way the way a loving father does not a jerk brother like me. Because y’all seen siblings, right? You ever had kids? It would? would just Would you please not hit your brother in the head with a baseball bat? I appreciate it. Thank you. He’s bleeding. Now, would you get me a napkin for your brother? You know, there was some time we take care of each other like this? Oh, I’ll take good care of you. Oh, oh, you say, Lord, I just pray for brother john. Lord, I know that you probably are just ready to kick him right off the cliff into the you know, any of us but I’m not like, Lord, I pray.
God wants us to act like Jesus acted. He never accused. He never judged. He loved and he told the truth. Hey, and it killed him for it. You think if I love people, and if I just tell people the truth, everyone’s gonna like they killed him for it. But that’s what we’re called to do, to be like Jesus to reflect his image. And so we have here in Leviticus, this beautiful picture. Jesus, of course, we’re taught in Hebrews is our high priest. And Jesus occupies all the all of the the positions that we find in chapter 16 of Leviticus, Jesus Christ is the sacrifice. There was two goats. There was the regular goat and then there was escape goat, the regular goat was sacrifice the escape goat and it was chosen through lots, they would put their hands on the goat, they would they would confess all the sins of the nation of Israel that must have taken a time. And then they would take that gold and it would be released into the wild, it would be released, it would be set free. Jesus has both the sacrifice. And he’s also the one that took our sins away. The Bible says as far as the east is from the west, and he remembers them no more. Jesus Christ is also our high priest. He is the one who makes the sacrifice that was himself for us. And he did it as a man, not with priestly garments and not with kingly robes. He did it in the tunic of a man, a commoner, a carpenter, a tradesman, the Bible says he had no form or completeness that anyone would be drawn to him. He didn’t have a beautiful face, and you’d be seeing these Jesus movies. I mean, that’s the best looking Jesus I’ve ever seen in my life. Jesus was so good looking. I mean, everybody’s following him. It’s like, well, it’s just as I there’s a couple of guys, but there’s hundreds of girls, I don’t understand. It seemed a lot. But you look how good looking he is. The Bible says he had no former curliness that anyone would be drawn to him, there was nothing about Jesus that stood apart. There was no halos, there was no glow. He didn’t wasn’t the only Jew with blue eyes, you know, like and then he was Irish. Nobody was Jewish. What? I don’t understand. He was just a regular looking Jew. He looked as Julie as any Jewish ever looked, that said, he looked like a Jewish guy. And he was a commoner. No one would ever pick him apart from anybody out of the crowd until he spoke, until he stepped out and touch someone. He’s our high priest, and he makes atonement for you. For me. That’s some God. That’s some God. I can’t believe some of the things people worship. I can’t do because all men worship You see, you see all people are beating each other up in the streets. You know, I mean, they put on the answer for t shirt or basketball, look for people to beat up because of politics. Don’t get mad, don’t don’t get upset. Pray for those kids. Understand that. They call themselves atheists, there is no God, but all men worship. It’s in the DNA. Your creator made you and built you to worship, you’re going to worship something, whether it’s sex, or whether it’s partying, or whether it’s sport, or whether it’s money, or whether it’s booze or whether it’s whatever. You’re going to worship something, and you’re going to pay a high cost. And you’re going to offer much for that what you worship. And that’s all you see in the world today is people worshipping. And it’s all they know. And they need someone to tell them. I don’t condemn you. And God doesn’t condemn you. Love you. And Jesus is for you. We need to tell him the truth. Amen. Hallelujah. Let’s pray.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank you for your truth. And for your grace, Lord, for your mercy to sinners. Lord, we pray, Father, you just help us all to have open hearts. Lord, to just be honest, just be honest. We are who we are, you know, every single thing about us, Lord, help us to not try to hide from you like Adam and Eve Lord, when they realize they were naked to go running and hiding and trying to cover ourselves with good deeds or religion or, or success in this world or any other thing more but that we would just open ourselves up, Lord, to allow you to examine our hearts and our minds and to come into our lives and our homes, and Lord, to make us the people that you need us to be, that you’ve called us to be. You’re so great, you’re so worthy Lord of all of our praise. And Father, we pray that you would make us people, a group of seekers, who are always seeking after you, Lord and things of you are always seeking to know more about you, Father, that we might better a better be better equipped to do what you’re called to do. And that is to reflect the image of your son Jesus Christ. We need to know him more. We need to know him better. Father, we pray that you would drive us to our knees in prayer. For that we would be incense offers Lord, we would always be looking to pray that we would understand how vital it is Lord, for every single aspect of our lives, and certainly of our walk with You, Lord. Lord, make us the people you want us to be. Fill us with your presence, Lord, help us to be an aroma of life, Lord, to people in our lives who are perishing, who don’t know you, Lord, who are lost in this world, who maybe don’t have hope, or maybe think they got everything that they could ever want. They’ve got it all together, Lord, but don’t have you. Help us to be in a realm of life to them as well father, they could see the great need that they do have. And help us to be just messengers, Lord of the truth, not to be judgmental. Not to ever form our own opinions, Lord, but to be ready, willing and able to serve anybody, anywhere. Anytime Lord, Jesus name we pray, Amen. Amen. Love you, fam.

Is this better, Andy? Okay, I was told by Andy that people couldn’t hear me in the back last time I made an announcement. But I just wanted to get up real quick and just kind of talk to you guys. A couple of quick announcements. There are some DVDs and books and things that are in the back office that can be signed Out on loan for people to watch or to read. We would just encourage and ask that if you do sign them out that you sign them out on the signup sheet back there, that would be much appreciated. Also, we have an adult dinner night out tomorrow night at barrios at 6pm. There’s a sign up sheet out there we’d love for anybody who’d like to come to join us that would be wonderful. And also we have a youth conference coming up at it’s called the encounter conferences at Redeemer church in Utica, and it is November 8, and ninth is when we’re going to be going. So our youth we have a great group of kids that are coming and any kids who are not already signed up if you’d like to come please see me or Frank Pastor Frank Jr. or any of the kids Taylor Madison, frankly, any of the kids that have gone they’d love to talk to you about it. But anyways, next Sunday after church at 1230, we’re doing a spaghetti dinner that is going to be hosted by the youth to serve you. As a fundraiser to help offset some of the costs. We will be staying in a hotel, the conference tickets, that kind of thing. We’d love for you to join us 1230 next Sunday right here for a spaghetti dinner. $5 a person $20 for a family of four or more. And also to I would just encourage that we’re collecting bottles and cans, that’s something we do all the time that the bottles and cans that come in right now all the money is also going to go towards the youth as part of the fundraiser to offset some of the costs for this conference. So any bottles or cans, we’d welcome them to come right into the church. And thank you so much.

Morning everyone is this too loud? Little loud, little loud for me.

Okay, that’s perfect right there. Okay, I you know, right off, I want to say something because I don’t want you to be distracted. I’m having treatment for basal cells in my forehead. And I want to tell everyone because people are looking at me they’re going like this, how you doing?

You know, and they keep looking. And so that’s what all this is, okay? I don’t have the plague or anything like that. I’m just having basal cells treated. Okay, if you want to open your Bibles with me, we’re in Leviticus 18. You know, I just want to mention our men’s retreat was over the top. It was really just so fantastic. What we’re praying about and you can be praying with us is the possibility sometime maybe in January or February having a couple’s retreat at the same place. And there is a one of the buildings that are called the Galilee and it’s set up for a couple of You know, each bedroom has its own bath and that kind of thing. So I really encourage you to think about it. And our Couples Retreat isn’t like you think it’s not it’s not like just seven steps to a happy marriage. You know why every marriage is different. It really is you there’s no one way you can explain what a good marriage is. Every marriage is different. And so we have a whole idea of how we’re going to, you know, set this up, but be praying, we don’t even know if the Lord is leading us to do it yet be praying about it. And if you’re interested, interested, we’ll be putting a sign up sheet when we’re ready to start figuring out whether we’re going to have it or not. Okay, that makes sense. Okay.

Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and how thankful we are for the salvation that we share together. Without you, we have nothing with you. We have everything. And I pray heavenly Father that your Holy Spirit would come and minister to us this afternoon. That you would use me as your instrument is your servant Lord, then I might be able to break open your word in such a way that administers to each one here. And so now come father, by your Holy Spirit, and and make yourself known to us through your word I asked in Jesus name, amen. Amen.

You ever think of how simple, peaceful and joyful life would be, if we would simply take him at his word? You know, we always think, well, maybe the Word of God applies here. And this is all the Word of God to man. And so the reality is, if we would simply take him at his word, study His word, and allow it to be applied to our lives. Life would be so simple, so joyful, so, so peaceful, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have problems. But you’d have peace through the problems.

Now, in Leviticus 18, I want to let you know right off the bat, I’m not going to be reading all of it, because it’s very uncomfortable. Ball. But it’s God’s word. I actually tried to work it. So pastor Frank Jr. had this portion, but it just it just didn’t work out. But anyway, it’s it’s a portion. That’s God’s word. And I will be reading the first five verses because that is the catalyst for what we’re going to be getting into an arrest of it. But the reality is that God told Moses to teach the children of Israel this because they were going to be exposed and tempted by all these, you know, awful kinds of sin. So, in Leviticus, if you want to open your Bibles, if you don’t have open already to Leviticus 18 and verses one through five, I’m going to read right now.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, now I want you to notice something. How many times in these short five verses God speaks of Himself has been Lord has being Almighty and how many times in this portion, it says you speaking to us, very personal.

So the Lord God said to Moses, saying, speak to the children of Israel and say to them, I Am the Lord your God, according to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwell, you shall not do according to the doings of the land of Canaan, or I am bringing you, you shall not do nor walk in in in their ordinances, you shall observe my judgments and keep my ordinances, to walk in them, I am the Lord your God, you shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them, I am the Lord. And so we have to understand that God was bringing them out of Egypt, and he was taking them into Canaan. And both the Egyptians and the Canaanites had very perverted practices that God was telling them. I don’t want you to enter into these. I want you to Stay away from these, because I am the Lord your God, and your to be a separate people, you’re to be different. And we have to understand, brothers and sisters, the greatest witness that we have is not all the knowledge that we possess is not all the techniques we have of evangelizing the greatest witness that we have is ourselves is our life is the way we live. And that’s the reason it’s so important to study the Word of God because it is the roadmap to living a godly and holy life. And so we realize as we look at this portion, that something that I think we’re all aware of, is sexual sin is always the outcome of any nation or peoples that turn your back on God and no longer follow His word. I shared this I think a few weeks ago, and many people are surprised by it. But if you study history, and you know, especially the Roman Empire, you’ll find At one time there, they were a very moral people. In fact, they had penalties for anyone who was sexually immoral. And then by the end of the Roman Empire, it was absolutely wild. And that’s the way it seems every nation goes. And it’s interesting, except for revival, our nation would have gone down this path many years ago. You know, we have the term that we use, considered an 1890s they call it they call that the gay 90s. And not in the way you’re thinking it was just happy, you know, gay 90s. But it was really going down a path of sexual immorality. And then you had the revivals, you know of Finney and moody. And like that, that were sweeping in, even into our country, and it prevented it. And then you had the 20s. And you remember the, well you don’t remember either July. I just read about it in history, but you had the flappers and you had all that and everything was going wild again, and then you had World War One. And then you also had to revive To the 50s, great revivals that went to the country. Then the same thing was happening, you got into the 70s things were going crazy going, you know, outrageously out of hand in our country. And then you had the Jesus movement, which Calvary Chapel was considered if you study church history books, Calvary Chapel was at the forefront of the Jesus movement. And it stopped that kind of immorality from sweeping through the country. But we haven’t had anything since then. And that’s the reason I believe our nation is getting to the place It is our world is getting to the place it is. But we can’t be surprised, because the Word of God and the Lord has shown us clearly through His Word, that before he takes his church out of the world, the world’s going to be ripe for judgment. So before the rapture, the world’s going to be ripe for judgment. And that’s where we are right now. Which the one encouraging thing is, is it causes us to lift up our heads and Scripture says Because our redemption is drawing near, Jesus is coming for his church.

Now man, we have to understand, unchecked will always take what God made to be beautiful and pervert it, that’s what man does. And this portion is telling us not to substitute one evil lifestyle for another evil lifestyle. We’re not to be either like the gypsies nor like the Canaanites. And so we have to ask ourselves, how did everything get to the way the way it has gotten? You know, when we think of sexuality, you have to understand that is God’s wedding present to a couple to a man into a woman’s his wedding present. And so consequently, anytime it is taken outside of those confines, it will eventually become perverted. It’ll spiral down worse and worse and worse. Now, let me read you from Romans 15. For it says everything that was written in the past was written for our learning everything, even portions of Scripture like this. But we have to understand what you learn means nothing until you put it into practice. I remember years ago before many, many years ago before I was called into the ministry, and I was teaching at horse heads high school, I don’t know if any of you know where that is. And I was teaching in horse heads high school. And when I was teaching,