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Moses and the children of Israel

2018/06/06

Mediator

When Moses was leading the children of Israel through the desert, he had to intervene for them. He had to stand between them and God.

On the Line

At one point, he had to put his life on the line for them. Moses stood between them and God. He told God, if you wipe them out, wipe me out as well. He was banking on God’s mercy and his friendship with God.

Moses was standing in the gap for the children of Israel.

Trust, Belief

Moses didn’t want to die. He had no intention of dying. That was not the point. He was putting his life on the line for other people.

Moses was trusting in and believing in the nature of God. He was believing in the mercy of God. He was believing in his friendship with God. Moses was trusting God.

Deliverer

Moses knew God as The Deliverer. God delivered the children of Israel from the hands of Egypt. At the time, Egypt was the most powerful nation in the Earth. They had made the Israelites slaves.

At first, Egypt was a safe haven for the Israelites in time of famine. Because the Israelites had prospered during the famine, the Egyptians made them slaves and stole their wealth.

The Israelites cried out to the Lord and the Lord delivered them from Egypt. They walked out of Egypt with the wealth of Egypt. God used Moses to do this.

The Promise

God promised the children of Israel the land of milk and honey. It was a land where the clusters of grapes were so large that it took two of Israelites to carry them.

Not enough, Just enough, More than Enough

God delivered the children of Israel from the land of not enough, which was the land of slavery. He delivered them, but they had to go through the land of just enough, where they relied on the miraculous intervention of God.

The desert was the land of Miracles. It was a land where God fed them everyday. Even so, God had something more in mind.

God was leading the children of Israel into the land of more than enough. He was leading them into the land of prosperity.

He wanted to lead them into the land of faith. Faith is based on the promise. The land that God was leading the children of Israel into was the land of promise.

Faith, Peace and Rest

God was leading them into the land of faith. The land of faith was the land of peace. It was the land of rest. But they had to fight to get there. It was not easy. It was not easy for them, because they did not know. They did not know a lot. They had to trust God. They had to trust God and fight. They had to fight the fight of faith.

12 Spies

When the children of Israel were finally going into the land of promise, they sent spies into the land to see what it was like.

10 of the spies came back with a bad report. The bad report was all of the obstacles they would have to face. It caused fear to spread throughout the entire camp of Israel.

2 of the spies came back with a good report. They saw how good the promised land was. The promised land was flowing with milk and honey. The cluster of grapes were so big, it took two of them to carry them.

Joshua and Caleb

Joshua and Caleb were the two spies who came back with a good report. They knew that they could take the land. They knew that God was on their side.

Joshua knew God. He was Moses’s understudy. He knew the Lord. He stayed behind when Moses went out of the Tent of Meetings. He had one-on-one time with God. He had one-on-one time with the Lord.

Joshua was not divided. He was wholehearted for the Lord. That is the key. The key is to spend time with the Lord. The key is to be a wholehearted for the Lord. He believed the promise that God had promised, because he was wholehearted towards the Lord.

Caleb was right there with him. Joshua’s wholeheartedness rubbed off on Caleb.

The Good Report

Believe in the promises of God. Be whole-hearted about the promises of God. Job said, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: .

Joshua and Caleb were spies in the land of Canaan. They were spies in the Promised Land. Their lives were in God’s hands. They trusted God. They believed God. They believed the promise. They had glimpses of the promised land and they brought back the message of hope to the people of Israel.

Of the 12 Spies, there were 2 that had faith in God. They believed the promise.

Promises and Rewards

The New Covenant is not like the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant was temporarily put in place until the time was right, when Jesus Christ would appear in the Earth. Through his Death and Resurrection, Jesus established the New Covenant.

The New Covenant is based upon the promises of God. And, the promises of God are yes and amen. As the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, even more are the promises God a sure thing.

The New Covenant is a covenant of promises and rewards. Jesus promises eternal life to any person who believes in him, and to those that follow him, he promises 100 times what they give up in this life, and in the next life, eternal life.

When Jesus sprinkled his blood on the Heavenly altar, he cancelled the written code, the Law or Old Covenant, which was against us. Jesus cancelled the Law of sin and death, sickness and disease and poverty. And He gives us life, health and healing and prosperity.

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Jesus is coming

2018/05/19

Paul the Apostle said

all the more as you see the Day approaching.

There’s coming a day when Jesus will return. He will set up his 1,000 reign on Earth. It’s called the millennial reign of Christ.

The first time He came as a baby in a manager. The second time He will come as the conquering King.

Jesus is called the Lamb of God but also the Lion of Judah.

Everyone who is on Jesus’ side is on the side of victory.

Even now when we live the life of faith, it is a Victorious Life. We serve the King of Kings and the Lord of lords.

We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Psalm 8, niv

2017/12/12

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
You have set your glory in the heavens.

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels,and crowned them with glory and honor.

You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Note: the first part of the Psalm 1 is the same as the last verse. This verse is about Jesus Christ, who is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and last, the beginning in the end. All things began with him and all things end with him.

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House of Prayer

2017/09/14

Prayer

God wants his house to be a House of Prayer. What does this mean? God is building a holy house not made with human hands. He’s building it with living stones. The living stones are people. They make up the body of Christ. That is the house that God is building.

That’s why Jesus said “My house will be a House of Prayer.” The place where he dwells is to be a house in prayer. Where does Jesus dwell? Jesus dwells in the heart of every believer.

Money & Marketplace

Jesus said “What profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?” He also said “What can a man give in exchange for his soul?”

There is nothing in this world that can pay for one’s salvation. Only Jesus can save a person. It is only through faith in Christ that a person can be saved. That’s why the Bible says “All who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Jesus paid the price for our salvation. He paid the price on the cross. The price has already been paid. That’s why it is free. All we have to do is receive it. Salvation cannot be earned. It can only be received.

The price was not paid with silver or gold. The price was paid with the life of Jesus. He gave his life so that we could live. Jesus became sin for us that we could become the righteousness of God in him.

The Third Day

On the third day, Jesus rose from the grave overcoming death. He never intended to stay dead. That was not part of the plan. That’s why we become the righteousness of God in him. It is because Jesus rose from the grave.

Jesus cancelled the Law of sin and death. He did so we can be saved by faith. It was always by faith. Abraham was the father of faith. Abraham was before the Law.

He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Now that Jesus has come, when we accept Christ, we become the righteousness of God in him.

We no longer need a letter of credit. We become the righteousness of God the moment we accept Christ and confess him as Lord. It’s with the heart that a person believes and is justified. And it is with the mouth that a person confesses and is saved.

Kingdom of God

The things of the kingdom of God are often equated to financial transactions. They are financial transactions in the spirit. They are spiritual transactions.

We cannot pay for spiritual things. They can only be received and given. Yes, it may cost money to put on the lights, have a building and staff, but the actual spiritual building, the heart of man, cannot be paid for.

If a person wanted to buy a salvation with good works or with money, it would not be accepted.

But if a person came to God and said “Jesus, I receive the free gift of salvation. I believe in you. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins, and you rose from the grave on the third day, overcoming death. I freely confess you as the Lord of my life. Come into my heart. Come into my life. Be my Lord and Savior.” They would be saved, because they received the free gift of salvation.

Life & Light

2017/09/13

The Bible tells us to walk in the light as he is in the light. As we walk in the light as Jesus is in the light, then we will be surrounded by light. We will be filled with the light of Jesus Christ; and therefore, we will live in the overflow.

This is normal Christianity. God calls us to be more than we are. He calls us be more than we can be. He calls us to be like his son Jesus. He calls us to be filled with the power and glory of God and to live in the overflow.

How can we do this, if we can’t do it? Jesus said it plainly, For man this is impossible, for God this is possible.

We have to have God’s help. It is only in Christ and through Christ we can accomplish what God wants us to accomplish in our lives. We receive the life of God. And then we live a life by seeking to lose our own life and to find life in him.

Jesus said the person who seeks to save their life will lose it, and the person who seeks to lose their life for my sake and the gospel will find it.

It is not just in losing your life. It is in losing it for Jesus sake. It is in losing it for the gospel’s sake. Otherwise, we should just eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. Without Jesus nothing makes sense. With Jesus everything makes sense.