Friday, August 26, 2016

GOD’S DWELLING

Today’s Reading: Exodus 25

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The High Priest performing his duties in the replica of the Tabernacle of Moses at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario during the summer of 2012. Pictured are the Table of Showbread, the Golden Lampstand, and the Ark of the Covenant.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photos, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 25:8

And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

 

This chapter starts with an offering. The word “willingly” reminds us of 2 Corinthians 9:7, “God loves a cheerful giver.” The gifts to God were gold, silver, bronze, etc. Out of these offerings to the Lord, the artisans were to make the Ark of the Covenant, the Table of Showbread, the Golden Lampstand and the rest of the furnishings of the Tabernacle. The imagination of the people was fired by the stories told by the craftsmen and the priests. The lid of the Ark was known as the “Mercy Seat.” God was “mercy seated” toward His people as a result of the blood of the sacrifice which was sprinkled on the golden overlay of the Ark. For a commentary on these powerful symbols, let’s find the time to read, if possible before we sleep tonight, Hebrews chapters 8, 9, & 10, the faith chapter 11, and then 12 & 13 (click here to read). This will be most worthwhile in understanding what all this means for us.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, thank You for being mercy seated for me. I pray with the publican in the Temple, “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13). According to Your Word, I am forgiven and my sin is gone. Amen! (1 John 1:9)

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The pictures today are not taken in Israel but in the back parking lot of the Crossroads Centre, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. During the summer of 2012, thousands of people visited this amazing replica. It was created by Teen Missions International of Florida and transported to us here in Canada in a huge tractor trailer truck. When visitors entered the full-sized replica, the Outer Court, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, there was silence, except for the High Priest who says appropriate prayers in Hebrew. Crossroads erected a “Tent of Meeting” where a pastor/teacher shared how Jesus of Nazareth took the symbols and made them reality in His life and in His sacrificial death on the Cross. Many made decisions to become believers in Jesus, receiving Him as Saviour and Lord.

Yours to help us all assimilate (make part of ourselves) God’s revelation to the human family,

David

P.S. The Tabernacle project has been at the Crossroads Centre in 1997, as well as in 2012.  Crossroads continually seeks to initiate creative ways to bring thousands of precious people to Jesus. The prayers and support of every blog reader are so very important moving forward (for giving info, click here).

 

8 thoughts on “Friday, August 26, 2016

  1. Thank You Pastor David for being so faithful to provide our daily food through Gods Word and that many people will come to know Jesus through 100 Huntley Crossroads and yhat God speak to the hearts of His chidren to give to the ministry and in 1977 I was saved in july before my only son died in november of 1977 I praise God I knew Jesus to know where my son is today and evermore I have been through many trials nd many times been healed as well as my husband and 6 grown daughters and my grandchildren God has always been faithful and I know He will always be until I see Him in Glory My hip is almost 100 % healed since my fall on jan 2 2016 thank You for your precious prayers and I pray that God will keep you strong until Jesus comes to take His bride Merci boucup ! We love you and Norma Jean and all your wonderful family ♡♥♡♡♥

  2. Dear David and Norma Jean,
    My prayers go out to you. Get well soon David. We need you and need 100 words.
    This is my daily bread, thank you,thank you.
    I love Jesus. He is out Lord and Savior.
    Thank you for Huntly Street, amen.

  3. As I read the Bible reading, this blog and Day unto Day, I sense that our churches and offerings are important as a meeting place with God. We have a beautiful sanctuary which has been extended three times. We are at a crossroads again as our congregation has dwindled; however our God is faithful. Glad you are improving David and the Lord be with you today Donna M. Blessings saints!

  4. Praise You JESUS….You came as a final sacrifice not made by human hands… and opened the way for us into the HOLY OF HOLIES …to The FATHER IN HEAVEN..thank YOU MY REDEEMER AND LORD!!! THANK YOU FATHER FOR YOUR GREAT LOVE FOR US!!!

  5. I remember driving by the replica of the Tabernacle of Moses at the Crossroads Centre, on my way back from Hamilton to Kingston in the summer 2012. I saw the sign from the highway; unfortunately, I didn’t stop. I so wish I would have, now. You have always gone out of your way, David, to present and make available, every aspect of the Bible as the Living Truth of God, oh faithful servant. Thinking of you and praying for you, from Wesley Acres, today. Blessings to all saints, in the Lord.

    Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.” John 3:3 NIV

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