Today: [Leviticus Twenty-Two] Called to Separation! In Leviticus 22 God commands that Aaron and his priestly family live separated lives. Jesus is your high priest and you are likewise a priest unto God. What does it mean to “come out and be separate”? Are you expected to live your life as a shrill, religious zealot? Is there a sane approach to holy living? Does it even matter? This inconvenient mandate of scripture is largely ignored and/or misunderstood by modern believers. In this study today you will find a thoughtful and compelling approach to what it means to live a consecrated life before God.
Today:[Exodus Chapter Thirty-Four] Ascending the Mountain of God. Moses makes a sixth and final ascent to God. During this experience God comes and stands by Moses in His glory. He declares himself “the Lord declaring the Lord-God”. When God declares Himself to Moses there is a change in heart and suddenly Moses gains more of an affinity to God than to those around Him. There is a time to seek the face of God more than the face of man. In that setting God makes a covenant of miracles and signs and wonders by which He binds himself to the people of God to bring them out and establish them, destroying all their enemies before their face. As believers we must connect to God in … (click link or title to continue)
Today:[Exodus Chapter Thirty-Three] Show Me Thy Glory! God informs Moses that they people are permitted to go into the promised land. They are assured that every promise made from Abraham to their present day would be completely fulfilled. With one exception – God himself would not be going with them. They had proven resistant to His will to the point that His presence “would destroy them in the way” so He pulls back. The people mourn and Moses receives a promise of seeing not just God’s acts but learning His ways. God relents and in response reveals His glory in a powerful display. There are times that God will answer prayer unconditionally with unpredictable results. Be careful what you ask for and pay close attention … (click link or title to continue)