Men's Meeting November 7 at 8:00 October 11, 2009 Church Fellowship and Dinner Cloudland Canyon 1:00 PM November 14
Exodus 40 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
They have been gone from Egypt approximately one year . They have been at Mount Sinai for over eight months of that time. Allowing for the time Moses was on the Mount and God was dealing with them in other ways, It took a bit over six months to build it all.
When the hearts of numbers are earnest in a good cause, much may be done in a short time; and when the Commandments of God are continually attended to , as the rule of working, all will be done well. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary. God told Moses what to do and how to do it. The people responded with willing hearts. They did all that God commanded.
Exodus 40 34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the Glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. God has returned into their midst as He promised. Romans 8 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
The devil can throw everything that he has against us; life can slam us with sorrow, poverty, sickness and pain.
36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: 37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. 38 For the Cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and Fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
When the Cloud moved, they moved. When the Cloud stopped, they stopped. We must move with God and only with God. Salvation Healing Provision It all comes as we trust and obey God.
Serving God as a member of His body. We must move with God and only with God. Psalms 123 1 Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes, O Thou that dwellest in the Heavens. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that He have mercy upon us.
Just as a servant waits upon his master's instructions, and depends upon his master's provision,
So we place our lives in the Hand of God : To do as He commands , And to live from His provision . Philippians 4 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Every Word of God is pure and to be obeyed for our own benefit and blessing. Revelation 22 17 And the Spirit and the bride (church) say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will , let him take the water of life freely. Come to God through Jesus Christ to receive eternal life -- Life that is full and satisfying, Life that is blessed with every good thing.
Ephesians 4 (TLB) 25 Stop lying to each other; tell the truth, for we are parts of each other and when we lie to each other we are hurting ourselves. 26 If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry -- get over it quickly; 27 for when you are angry, you give a mighty foothold to the devil.
28 If anyone is stealing he must stop it and begin using those hands of his for honest work so he can give to others in need. Luke 6: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
1 Corinthians 6 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. Sin always destroys ; God warns us against it for that reason . Lying, stealing, anger, drunkenness, fornication, or any other sin -- All are destructive !
Seven times in this chapter Moses is said to have done exactly as The LORD commanded him. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty. Let's live as God teaches us to live, that we will be blessed. He will never leave us nor forsake us, and in His Presence we will be satisfied. All our needs He will provide.
When we walk with the Lord in the Light of His Word What a Glory He sheds on our way. While we do His Good Will He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey. Trust and obey, for there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.