Israel at Sinai 19 1In the third month, on the same day of the month that the Israelites had left the land of Egypt, they entered the Wilderness of Sinai. 2After they departed from Rephidim, they entered the Wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness, and Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3Moses went up the mountain to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain: “This is what you must say to the house of Jacob, and explain to the Israelites: 4‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me. 5Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine, 6and you will be My kingdom of priests and My holy nation.’ These are the words that you are to say to the Israelites.” 7After Moses came back, he summoned the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8Then all the people responded together, “We will do all that the Lord has spoken.” So Moses brought the people’s words back to the Lord. 9The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear when I speak with you and will always believe you.” Then Moses reported the people’s words to the Lord. 10And the Lord told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes 11and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12Put boundaries for the people all around the mountain and say: Be careful that you don’t go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death. 13No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot with arrows. No animal or man will live. When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain.” 14Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes. 15He said to the people, “Be prepared by the third day. Do not have sexual relations with women.” 16On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered. 17Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently. 19As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder. 20The Lord came down on Mount Sinai at the top of the mountain. Then the Lord summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and he went up. 21The Lord directed Moses, “Go down and warn the people not to break through to see the Lord; otherwise many of them will die. 22Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.” 23But Moses responded to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, since You warned us: Put a boundary around the mountain and consider it holy.” 24And the Lord replied to him, “Go down and come back with Aaron. But the priests and the people must not break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break out in anger against them.” 25So Moses went down to the people and told them.
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There is nothing more Holy than the Lord's church because of what Jesus did. The church isn't just some club to be associated with. While... Read More
There is nothing more Holy than the Lord's church because of what Jesus did. The church isn't just some club to be associated with. While the church is here to catch us when we fall, it is not a safety designed to be a part of your ONLY when you're falling. The church is the earthly expression of God's redeeming grace at work. It is compromised of all the New Testament Christians who are the recipients of His saving grace. 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” Exodus 19:6 Israel was a stepping stone to Christ Jesus. The church is described much like Israel was in the Old Testament. The church is God's special people today. Israel was God's own people in the past. Now, being an "Israelite" is open to all races. I. Significance of Holy A. Holiness is the nature of God 11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?Who is like you, majestic in holiness,awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11 “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,who was and is and is to come!” Revelation 4:8b B. Connection to God makes it Holy When a person or item was set aside for God, it was made Holy before God according to scriptures. Being set apart for God, that connection to Him, makes it Holy. C. Holiness is a response to God Holiness is a response we have to God. It is a description of the life Christians live. 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Leviticus 19:2 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 II. Consequences of being Holy A. The church is connected to God. Thus it is Holy The church is to serve the Lord. B. We as a individual Christian are Holy In everything you do, you are a Christian first. In every relationship, club, and status, you are to serve the King of Kings as a Christian. You never leave Holiness. Christians are the Holy Nation of God.
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Does man like law? In general, most sane people would admit to liking law. Do you want to live in a society of no laws? It is chaos! Man ... Read More
Does man like law? In general, most sane people would admit to liking law. Do you want to live in a society of no laws? It is chaos! Man craves law. Rules are important. There are 3 types of law in the Bible: 1. Law of Moses (Exodus - Deuteronomy) -10 Commandments (Exodus 20) -Approx 613 specific laws given in Mosiac Law--365 were negative or "thou shall not..." and approx 248 of them were positive or "thou shalt..." -Given to the Jewish people only (Exo 19:4-6, 34:27-28; Deut 5:1-3; Ps 147:19-20) -Was not given to man for self-justification. By the time Jesus came along, the Jewish spiritual leaders were misusing the law for self-justification by their faith in their ability to keep the law (John 5:39). (Rom 3:20--original text doesn't put "the" before law) 2. Moral Law (Rom 2:12-16) -What about the Gentiles during the Mosiac Law era or those today (hypothetical "jungle people") who have never heard of God? -What are things we know as humans, regardless of beliefs, know to be wrong? Stealing, killing, lying? What essentially are these? The 10 Commandments! Was it wrong, before Exodus 20, to kill? No! We have examples all throughout the Bible of these basic sins before the 10 Commandments were given: lying (Abraham), murder (Cain), homosexuality (Sodom), etc. -According to Rom 2:15, when did this law get written on man's heart? Adam and Eve eating the fruit (Gen 3:22). Every human being knows the difference of good and evil. At this moment, the nature of man changed. 3. Law of Faith/Liberty -Foundation aspects are completely different from the other types
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We are all we are in God by inheritance"
We are all we are in God by inheritance"
Zoe Schoppa
Listen to God (read His Word) Keep His covenants (only known through the Word, prayer, and the Holy Spirit) THEN
Listen to God (read His Word) Keep His covenants (only known through the Word, prayer, and the Holy Spirit) THEN
kimjane69
Do I really say this every day?
Do I really say this every day?
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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