KNOWING

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The Promised Land
Why did God give us the law if He knows we cannot fulfill it?
- Is God appreciating our efforts?
- Can we come close by fu...
James 2:10
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet
stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
- What happens if we only fail in one commandment?
- What are the commandments telling us about God?
- What is the meaning...
Yes, He did – Now LEAVE!

- Did God ask us to be like Him?
- Who deceived man into believing he could be like God?
- Shoul...
Ecclesiastes 5:16
Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and
draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice ...
Ecclesiastes 5:16
When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it;
For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have
v...
- Are we ignorant of our condition when we promise God?
- Do we need help to fulfill the law?
- What is the reason for the tabernacle?
- Is God showing his mercy with his presence
among the people?
- Was God dwelling...
- Is God giving us what we deserve or what we need?
- Is His presence the provision for the given law?
Exodus 40:34-38
Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting,
and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And
Mos...
- What do we learn from the cloud and the fire?
- Did Israel move if the cloud was covering the tabernacle?
- Where was Go...
- Was God teaching them to depend on Him?
- How did they get the food to eat?
- Did Israel know their way in the dessert?
- Who was guiding them?
Numbers 13:1-3
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men
to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to
the chil...
- Who takes the initiative to spy the land?
- Why did God choose a leader from each tribe?
- Who is giving them the land?
Numbers 13:17-20
Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan,
and said to them, “Go up this way into the South, and...
- Were the instructions precise?
- What did they observe?
Numbers 13:25-33
And they returned from spying out the land after forty
days. Now they departed and came back to Moses
and...
Numbers 13:25-33
Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are
strong; the cities are fortified and very large;
moreov...
Numbers 13:25-33
But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are
not able to go up against the people, for they are
str...
- How many days did it take them to look around?
- Was the land as good as it was promised?
- Was the report of the spies ...
- What else did they add to it?
- Did they believe God by letting fear take a hold of them?
- Did Israel seek the Lord God...
Numbers 14:1-4
So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried,
and the people wept that night. And all the child...
- Based on their comments, Where is the trust of Israel?
- Was God listening to them?
- What did they fear?
- Was their co...
Numbers 14:5-9
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all
the assembly of the congregation of the children of
Isr...
Numbers 14:5-9
Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the
people of the land, for they are our bread; their
protecti...
- Why did Joshua and Caleb see another perspective
of the same situation?
- Do we need to believe God in order to please H...
Numbers 14:26-28
And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who
com...
- Was God aware of their
complaining?
- How did God react to it?
- Did He give them the
opportunity to reconsider?
Numbers 14:29-35
The carcasses of you who have complained against
Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were
nu...
Numbers 14:29-35
But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this
wilderness. And your sons shall be shepherds in the
wil...
Numbers 14:29-35
I the LORD have spoken this. I will surely do so to all
this evil congregation who are gathered together
...
Whoever does not
believe God has made
Him a liar
1 John 5:10

- Why did God judge the children of Israel?
- Did they have ...
- Who paid for their rebellion? Their children?
- Was the death of the children their main concern?
- Who entered the Prom...
Numbers 14:36-38
Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land,
who returned and made all the congregation complain
agai...
- Who caused the people of Israel to complain?
- What happened to the leaders who didn't believe God?

- Are faith and obe...
Hebrews 3:16-19
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all
who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with
whom...
- Why did Israel rebel?
- Why did they lose the blessing?
- What was the sin?

Unbelief?

- How do we enter into the rest ...
Hebrews 4:9-11
There remains therefore a rest for the people of
God. For he who has entered His rest has himself
also ceas...
- Who are the people of God?
- Who are the descendants of Abraham?
- Those who believe Him?
- What does it mean to enter i...
Ephesians 2:8-10
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of...
- Are we saved by our works?
- Who prepared the good work for us?
- How can I do the works if I am in His rest?
- Is it be...
- Whose is the glory?
WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY?
- God’s provision for the law is His presence among us.
- His desire is that we, as His children,...
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23 The Promised Land

  1. 1. KNOWING 23 The Promised Land
  2. 2. Why did God give us the law if He knows we cannot fulfill it? - Is God appreciating our efforts? - Can we come close by fulfilling almost all of it?
  3. 3. James 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
  4. 4. - What happens if we only fail in one commandment? - What are the commandments telling us about God? - What is the meaning of Holiness?
  5. 5. Yes, He did – Now LEAVE! - Did God ask us to be like Him? - Who deceived man into believing he could be like God? - Should we make promises to God?
  6. 6. Ecclesiastes 5:16 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words.
  7. 7. Ecclesiastes 5:16 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed— Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?
  8. 8. - Are we ignorant of our condition when we promise God? - Do we need help to fulfill the law?
  9. 9. - What is the reason for the tabernacle? - Is God showing his mercy with his presence among the people? - Was God dwelling among sin?
  10. 10. - Is God giving us what we deserve or what we need? - Is His presence the provision for the given law?
  11. 11. Exodus 40:34-38 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
  12. 12. - What do we learn from the cloud and the fire? - Did Israel move if the cloud was covering the tabernacle? - Where was God taking them?
  13. 13. - Was God teaching them to depend on Him? - How did they get the food to eat?
  14. 14. - Did Israel know their way in the dessert? - Who was guiding them?
  15. 15. Numbers 13:1-3 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.” So Moses sent them from the Wilderness of Paran according to the command of the LORD, all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.
  16. 16. - Who takes the initiative to spy the land? - Why did God choose a leader from each tribe? - Who is giving them the land?
  17. 17. Numbers 13:17-20 Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, “Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains, and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many; whether the land they dwell in is good or bad; whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds; whether the land is rich or poor; and whether there are forests there or not. Be of good courage. And bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.
  18. 18. - Were the instructions precise? - What did they observe?
  19. 19. Numbers 13:25-33 And they returned from spying out the land after forty days. Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
  20. 20. Numbers 13:25-33 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
  21. 21. Numbers 13:25-33 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
  22. 22. - How many days did it take them to look around? - Was the land as good as it was promised? - Was the report of the spies accurate?
  23. 23. - What else did they add to it? - Did they believe God by letting fear take a hold of them? - Did Israel seek the Lord God in this situation?
  24. 24. Numbers 14:1-4 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”
  25. 25. - Based on their comments, Where is the trust of Israel? - Was God listening to them? - What did they fear? - Was their concern for their wives and children understandable?
  26. 26. Numbers 14:5-9 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’
  27. 27. Numbers 14:5-9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”
  28. 28. - Why did Joshua and Caleb see another perspective of the same situation? - Do we need to believe God in order to please Him? - What was Joshua and Caleb focus? - Was Israel rebellion against God?
  29. 29. Numbers 14:26-28 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you.
  30. 30. - Was God aware of their complaining? - How did God react to it? - Did He give them the opportunity to reconsider?
  31. 31. Numbers 14:29-35 The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above. Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in. But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.
  32. 32. Numbers 14:29-35 But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.
  33. 33. Numbers 14:29-35 I the LORD have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’”
  34. 34. Whoever does not believe God has made Him a liar 1 John 5:10 - Why did God judge the children of Israel? - Did they have any reason not to believe Him? - What happens if we don’t believe Him? - Who is the one that lies from the beginning?
  35. 35. - Who paid for their rebellion? Their children? - Was the death of the children their main concern? - Who entered the Promised Land? Those who believe? - Who died in the dessert? - How long do we have to wander before entering the promise land?
  36. 36. Numbers 14:36-38 Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land, those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the LORD. But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land.
  37. 37. - Who caused the people of Israel to complain? - What happened to the leaders who didn't believe God? - Are faith and obedience required to enter into God’s promises?
  38. 38. Hebrews 3:16-19 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
  39. 39. - Why did Israel rebel? - Why did they lose the blessing? - What was the sin? Unbelief? - How do we enter into the rest of God?
  40. 40. Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
  41. 41. - Who are the people of God? - Who are the descendants of Abraham? - Those who believe Him? - What does it mean to enter into His rest? - Do we have to work in order to be accepted?
  42. 42. Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
  43. 43. - Are we saved by our works? - Who prepared the good work for us? - How can I do the works if I am in His rest? - Is it being one with Him? Believing Him?
  44. 44. - Whose is the glory?
  45. 45. WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY? - God’s provision for the law is His presence among us. - His desire is that we, as His children, depend on Him. - Faith and Obedience are required to receive the promises of God. - Fear comes out of unbelief, which offends God. - If we don’t‘ believe Him, we make Him a liar. - The Grace of God is what keep us standing. Only by it we are saved for His Glory. Share your own comment …
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