Posts Tagged ‘Holy’

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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As we read last week, the second Temple of God was completed in 516BC.

In the Temple of God, the courtyard is where the animal sacrifice took place.  The blood of the animal was to make
atonement for ones life.

The temple building was devided into the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place.  These two rooms were devided
by a curtain of finely twisted linen.  This curtain was symbolic of the devision between sinful man and
a Holy God.

The back room or Most Holy Place contained the Arc of the Covenant.  Inside the Arc was the Ten Commandments
on stone tablets, Aaron’s Rod and a Pot of Manna (seed like substance that fell from heaven and fed the Israelites
in the desert).  There were two cherubim (angel) statues on top of the Arc.  The cherubim statues faced each
other and God’s Spirit dwelled between them.  Although the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, he talked to the high priests
at this place.

There were many type of animal sacrifices.  The most important sacrifice happened once a year on the day of
atonement.  Blood from the animal sacrifice was brought into the Most Holy Place and sprinkled over
the Arc of the Covenant.  This was to make atonement for the death that was due sinful man.

In the approximate year of 33AD, Jesus became the final sacrifice to make atonement for the death that
was due sinful man.  Never again is an animal sacrifice required.  The division between sinful man and a Holy
God was conquered.  This was signified by the tearing of the curtain between the Holy Place and the
Most Holy Place at the time of Jesus death.

Mathew 27:50  And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the cur-
tain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook, the rock spit and the tombs broke
open.

God now communicates through his Spirt to every man or woman that seeks him.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Mission 2

Posted: April 8, 2016 in Mission
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Welcome and thanks for reading.  Let’s continue reading God’s specific mission or calling for every Christian.

Psalms 23:3  He guides me in the path of righteousness for his name sake.

Psalms 40:8  I desire to do your will, O my God;  your law is in my heart.  I proclaim righteousness in the
assembly.

Proverbs 21:3  To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

God’s will or calling for all people is to live a righteous life.  To do what is right according to Gods standard.
Although we strive for God’s standard, we often fail.  Fortunately, through faith in Jesus and receiving the
Holy Spirit we are made righteous and receive our salvation or eternal life.

1 Peter 2:9 …, that you declare the praise of him who called you out of darkness and into a wonderful life.

1 Thessalonians 5:6  Be joyful always;  pray continually;  give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s
will for you in Christ Jesus.

These two scriptures tell us that God’s will or calling for all people is to praise him, to have a sense of joy, to
pray continually and to give thanks in all circumstances.

We are establishing the foundation of God’s will or calling for all people.  We will get to God’s specific task for each
believer in future blogs.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Mission 1

Posted: March 31, 2016 in Mission
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Does God have a specific mission or calling, a plan or task for each and every Christian?  Let’s begin to answer this
question with the obvious.

1 Corinthians 1:2  to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy.

1 Corinthians 1:9  God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Timothy1:9  who has saved us and called us to a holy life.

Romans 1:6  And you also are among those called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:5  In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:12  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.

A quick summary.  God called all people to be holy and to receive eternal life.  People become Holy and
receive salvation or eternal life through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  For more on this, please read the
category “salvation.”

Next week, we will continue with the obvious calling of God before we get into the specific task he has for each
believer.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Let’s begin reading about physical healing on an individual basis.

Genesis 20:17  Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could
have children again.

Psalms 30:2  O, Lord my God, I called you for help and you healed me.

Luke 5:17  And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.

So far the scriptures tell us that the power to physically heal people comes from God.

Mathew 8:7  Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”

Mathew 14:14  When Jesus landed (by boat) and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed 
their sick.

Mathew 17:18  Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. 

Mark 1:34  The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases.

Acts 4:10  It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the
dead, that this man stands before you healed.

The scriptures also tell us that the power to physically heal people comes from Jesus.

As we have read in Trinity, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all three omnipotent or all powerful.  The  power to
physically heal comes from one or all three.  Also, all three are omnipresent or present everywhere in the
universe at all times. I believe all three have the power to heal and all three are omniscient or all knowing when a
healing takes place.

For more scriptures on physical healing, please see 2 Kings 20:5, Luke 9:2, Mathew 4:23, Mathew 8:16,
Mathew 12:15, Mathew 14:36, Mathew 15:28, Mathew 15:30, Mathew 21:14, Mark 6:56, Luke 6:18, Luke 7:7,
Luke 9:11, Luke 9:42, Luke 22:51, John 5:10, Acts 4:30, Acts 5:16 and Acts 10:38.

Next week, what are the requirements for people to receive Gods physical healing?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

TentofMeeting

Welcome and thanks for reading.  Last week we read about the first room in the small tent.  It was called the
Holy Place.

This week let’s read about the second room or smaller room in the small tent.  It was called the
Most Holy Place.

The Most Holy Place was 15 feet by 15 feet and held the Arc of the Covenant.  The Arc contains the
stone tablets that God wrote the Ten Commandments.  This was done on Mt. Sanai and given to Moses.  The
Arc also contains Aaron’s Rod and the Pot of Manna.  The pot was to remind future generations of how God fed
the Israelites in the desert with manna (seed like food) from heaven.

The Arc was overlayed with gold and has two cherubim (angel) statues on top.  The cherubim statues
faced each other and God’s Spirit dwelled between them.  When Moses, Aaron or the High Priest entered
this room, they were entering the very presence of God.  This is where God spoke to them.

Also, once a year on the day of atonement, they had to bring the blood from the animal sacrifice and sprinkle it
over the arc of the covenant.  This was to make atonement for the death that was due sinful man.

Next week we will discover if the animal sacrifice really took away sin?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

TentofMeeting

In the back of the Tent of Meeting was a smaller tent.  This smaller tent was divided into the Holy Place and
the Most Holy Place.

The Holy Place was 30 feet by 15 feet.  In the Holy Place was a golden table that holds the bread of the
presence, the golden lamp stand and the altar of incense.

The bread of the presence was twelve loafs of bread that were symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel.  It also
represents the first fruits of labor that went to the Lord.

The lamp stand had seven branches curved up.  Seven was symbolic of completeness.  The top of the branches
were shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.  This was symbolic of the first trees to blossom during
the spring time in this area of the world.

The altar of incense was made of wood and overlaid with gold.  In the altar they burned a mixture of spices
and frankincense.  The sweet smell of incense was symbolic of the good and pure things of the faith.  Things like
prayer, praise, charity, etc.  It was also symbolic of God’s people being a sweet smell to God.

Separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was a curtain made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and
finely twisted linen.  This curtain was symbolic of the division between sinful man and a Holy God.

Next week we will read about the Most Holy Place and how Gods presence was there.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff