Sunday, July 5, 2009

Exodus 31-Leviticus 11

Happy Birthday America!  Yesterday was the fourth of July and today we have God & Country Day at Church.  What a patriotic time we will have as the music program will be wonderful, the sermon on getting the good news out throughout this world, and a meal for all after the service.  It is a lovely day outside and that's where we have to eat.  We are feeding 800 after the service.  (some go home without eating)  What a day it will be!

In Exodus and Leviticus today.  Just have a little time to write because my internet was not working properly and I had to reboot everything.  Here are a few thoughts:

1)Preservation- In Exodus 32:19 it says:  "and he cast the tablets out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount."  In Exodus 34:1 it says: "and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest."  God has the originals, so He can be in charge of Inspiration and Preservation!  WE have the inspired and preserved and preserved inspiration of Scripture.  WE have in our hands the Word of God!  I believe that because God's Word promises that!  I believe that the King James Bible I hold is the Word of God.  I do not believe that the many modern translations are even using the right Greek Text, so they are not the preserved Word since they come from "other" manuscripts than the Textus Receptus  "received text".  (95% of all manuscripts)  Why the differences?  Money!  Most all Bible Publishers of non-KJV Bibles are owned by secular companies.... not religious!  So, they come up with a different Bible to sell them to Christians who are gullible thinking a Bible is a Bible is a Bible.... but that is not so.  They do not say the same things, and they do not mean the same things.... they have changed what the Word of God says..... because they have no compulsion to stay true to God's Word, only make a new translation which they can own and thus copywrite and make money off of it.  There is my sermon in a paragraph!
2) GLORY OF THE LORD- In Exodus 40:34 it says: "Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle."  We are God's tabernacle today.... Oh for His glory to fill our lives, that we in turn could reflect His glory to a lost and dying world!
3) GOD STARTED THE FIRE- Under the altar, there was a fire for the sacrifices to burn once put upon it.  The Bible in Lev. 9:24 tells us:  "ANd there came a fire out from before the LORD, and cosumed upon the altar.."  God started the fire.  If we are to have any fire in us as believers.... God has to start it!  Let us look to Him in prayer to keep the fire going in our lives so that we reflect God's light and warmeth! 
Hope you have a blessed day in the LORD.   Pastor Mike Mutchler
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