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Heaven 2

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Heaven
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This week let’s read if God lives in heaven or outside of heaven?

Deuteronomy 26:15  I have done everything you commanded me.  Look down from heaven, your Holy dwell-
ing place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised.

1 Kings 8:30  Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place.
Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.

1 Kings 22:19  … I saw the Lord sitting on his thrown with all his hosts of heaven standing around on his
right and on his left.

Isaiah 66:1  This is what the Lord says:  “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”

Ephesians 1:20  … which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right
hand in the heavenly realms.

These scriptures definitely tell us that God lives in heaven or the heavenly realm.

Next week, a correct perception of God.  Also, does he live outside of heaven as well?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Last week we read that when Jesus died on the cross, the temple curtain was torn in two.  The curtain tearing
symbolized that the separation between sinful man and a Holy God was over.

Salvation has come to all people, not just the Jews and the nation of Israel.

Romans 11:11  Again I ask:  Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?  Not at all!  Rather, because of their
transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles (non Jews) to make Israel envious.

Romans 11:17  If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been
grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap.

Romans 11:23  And if they (Gentiles) do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft
them in again.

Gentiles (non Jews) who believe have been grafted into the family of God.  As believers, Gentiles
have received salvation.  No longer is salvation just for the Israel nation.

For more information to how salvation works, please read Point of Salvation (pages 15 – 18).  See column to the
left.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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Welcome and thanks for reading.

We will study the rest of the Old Testament at a faster pace.  Many prominent people and stories will not be studied.
I just want to give you a general knowledge of Israel up until the time of Christ.

The Israelites are now established in the promised land.

Saul has become the first King of Israel.

1 Samuel 9:2  He (Benjamite) had a son named Saul, an impressive young man without equal among the
Israelites- a head taller than any other.

1 Samuel 11:15  So all the people went to Gilgal and confirmed Saul as King in the presence of the Lord.

Saul was instructed to conquer the Amalekites and all their cattle, sheep, camels and donkeys.  Saul did destroy
the Amalekites except for their king Agag.  He did not kill the best of their cattle, sheep, camels and donkeys as
God had commanded.  Because of his disobedience, God stripped Saul of his position as the king of
Israel.

Next week, God chooses a second king to lead Israel.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Numbers 10:11  On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year, the cloud lifted from above the
Tabernacle of the Testimony.

Numbers 10:12  Then the Israelites set out from the Desert of Sinai and traveled from place to place until
the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Panan.

As the following scripture suggests, the tabernacle was mobile.

Numbers 10:17  Then the tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonites and Merarites who carried it, set out.

Numbers 10:29  Now Moses said to Habab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out
for the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give you.”

Numbers 10:33  So they set out from the mountain of the Lord and traveled for 3 days.

The Israelites reached the land of Canaan.

Numbers 13:2  Send some men to explore the Land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites.  From each an-
cestral tribe (12 tribes of Israel) send one of the leaders.

When the men returned, they reported to Moses, Aaron and the entire Israelite community.

Numbers 13:27  “We went into the land which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey!”  Here is its fruit.
But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large.”

They were scared to attack the people of Canaan (who did not know the Lord) and take the pro-
mised land.

That night all the people of the community raised their voices and wept aloud.  All the Israelites grumbled and
wanted to go back to Egypt.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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The Pharaoh and his army have drowned in the Red Sea.

Moses leads Israel from the Red Sea and into the desert of Shur.

Exodus 19:1  In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt- on the very day- they came to the Desert of Sinai.
They camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.

Exodus 19:20  The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain.

While Moses was on the mountain, God gave him the Ten Commandments.

1   You shall have no other God before me.
2   You shall make no idols and worship them.
3   You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4   Remember the Saboth day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but on the seventh
day is a Saboth to the Lord your God.
5   Honor your mother and father.
6   You shall not murder.
7   You shall not commit adultery.
8   You shall not steal.
9   You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, wife, manservant or maidservant, his ox, donkey or anything that
belongs to your neighbor.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Let’s continue the ancestry from Peleg (time of the Tower of Babel) to Ren to Serug to Nahor to Terah to
Abram (Abraham).

Genesis 12:1  The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the
land I will show you.”

Genesis 12:2  “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you.”

Genesis 17:3-5  “Abram fell face down, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you:  You will
be the father of many nations.  No longer will you be called Abram;  your name will be Abraham, for I
have made you a father of many nations.

Genesis 18:18  Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed
through him.  For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to
keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just.

Next week we will read more about the covenant that God made with Abraham.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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Let’s continue with the lineage from Adam and Eve to Noah.

Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain and Able.  Cain killed Able.  Adam and Eve had another son named Seth who
followed the Lord.  From Seth to Kenan to Mahalalel to Jared to Enoch to Methuselah to Noah.

God instructed Noah to build an ark.  Noah with his wife, their three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their wives
were to live in the ark during the great flood.  Animals of every kind came to the ark.  The remaining animals and
the remaining people were killed in the flood.

After the flood in Genesis 9:1 God told Noah to be fruitful and fill the earth.

As with Adam and Eve, Noah’s grandchildren had sexual relations with each other to repopulate the
earth.  As we read in Old Testament 4, in the book of Leviticus, God put and end to sexual relations
between family members.

Next week, the lineage continues from Noah’s son Shem to Abraham.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff