Church Fellowship and DinnerChurch Fellowship and Dinner Saturday, November 14 at 1:00
Soups and such dinnerCloudland Canyon
1September 27, 2009
God told Moses that in order for God to walkwalk among them, have fellowshipfellowship, defeat their
enemiesenemies, supply their needsneeds, and blessbless them:
Deuteronomy 30 19 I call Heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose lifechoose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest lovelove the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obeyobey His Voice, and that thou mayest cleavecleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: …
God is giving Moses for the second timesecond time the contractcontract by which the Israelites must live,
If they will have Godhave God among them.
The Ten CommandmentsThe Ten CommandmentsDrive outDrive out the idol worshippers
Honor God with FirstfruitsFirstfruitsHonor God with a day per weekday per week
set aside unto Him.
That requires trust:That God will make 90% exceed 100%That GodGod will make six days of work
more productivemore productive that seven days.
22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. 23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desiredesire thy land, when thou shaltwhen thou shalt go up to appear before the Lord thy God thrice in the year.
No time lost to defending their land.Give GodGive God three weeks and He would savesave
them months or yearsmonths or years of warfare.
No other people would even wantwant their land, as longas long as they obeyed God.
When we trust God enoughenough to do all things His Way, there is no limitno limit to what God willwill do for us.
25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning. 26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
ImpatienImpatient and pridefulprideful people get irritated with repetition, but it's a tactic of Godtactic of God.
25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven;
Proverbs 15 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is HIS delight.
For wicked people to offer sacrifices to God is hypocrisyhypocrisy and abominationabomination.
27 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write thou these Words: for after the tenor of these Words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
Moses wrote the Words of God other other thanthan the Ten Commandments;
28aAnd he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water.
Jesus fastedJesus fasted forty day and nights one time;preparing to be temptedtempted by the devil.
He defeatedHe defeated the devil in every temptation because He was preparedprepared in His Spirit.
He answered the devil with the Word of GodWord of God.
AloneAlone with God, denyingdenying the flesh:That brings the Power of GodPower of God.
28bAnd He (God) wrote upon the tables the Words of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments.
EveryEvery Word of God is good and pure.It's not given for us to debatedebate and discussdiscuss.
It's not given for our entertainmententertainment in a speech.
God's Words are given for us to live bylive by.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two Tables of Testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraidafraid to come nigh him.
Time in close communion with God willwill change us.People will seesee the difference.
31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returnedreturned unto him: and Moses talked with them. 32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
Most people are scaredscared of the
Power of God.Keep it vanilla;Don't do much.
Don't expect much.
34 But when Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he took the veil off, until he came out.
We have to be openopen and honesthonest before God:No veils to covercover our sins
No masks to disguisedisguise who we really are.
34bAnd he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.
Moses gave the people all that God gave Him.Every shepherd of God's sheep must do that.
What have we learnedlearned today?We have clearly seen that if we wantwe want the PresencePresence and Power of GodPower of God among us
We must trust Him enoughtrust Him enough to obey Himobey Him in all