EXODUS & LEVITICUS
|Exodus gives us the law, and Leviticus gives us the different sacrifices called for by the Lord. Yesterday, our teens saw 295 saved while on a soul-winning marathon for four hours. I later saw four people come to Christ myself, and two more from the vehicle I drove with three other adults. God allowed a harvest of souls to be saved. When I shared with a young Spanish teenage girl (about 14), (who was translating to her two older sisters), that if we die with sin in our hearts, we don't go to Heaven, we go to Hell, she immediately let out a cry, grabbed her hair and said "Oh no!". When she told her sisters, they hurriedly said: What must we do? It reminded me of the Philippian Jailer. They three were sweetly saved. Here are some highlights of what I read:|
1) MARVELS- Exodus 34:10 says: "... I will do marvels.." Truly we have a God that does marvels. This means that we marvel at His work. He is a great God who does great things.
2) REFLECTED GLORY- Exodus 34:29 tells us about Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai, "when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him." and then in verse 35: "And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him." Moses reflected the glory of God! Wouldn't it be something if we could reflect some of the glory of God? If we spent enough time with the LORD, shouldn't people be able to see a visible difference, or at least see that there is a different spirit about us? Yes, we too should be a reflection of the glory of God!
3) A STIRRED UP HEART- In Exodus 35, we see this phrase several times: "whose heart stirred him up". This is talking about people who willingly helped with the tabernacle. God stirred up their hearts, and they volunteered their abilities. In fact, God gave them the abilities in the first place: verse 31 "And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;" God filled them with His Spirit to do a great work. We too need that filling!
4) 24/7- Leviticus 8:35 "Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded." The priest's job was 24/7. All day, every day, serving God. That is why there were so many, they took shifts. We too should see our service towards God as full time. Every day of the year, all day long. Let our lives shine out for God!
Hope you have a blessed day in the LORD. Pastor Mike Mutchler