February 14, 2019

February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day Beloved of the Lord!
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 ESV

Exodus 24-25 
24 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” 8 And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.” 
It truly is amazing how easy it was for these people to backslide away from the Lord which is an example of how easy it truly is to do so in our lifetime.  I know for myself that I did this very same thing in my younger years as a Believer and life sure turned sour to say the least.  I ended up divorced, became a single parent of a 3 year old and an eight month old, lost friends, lost my beautiful newly built log home on 40 acres, my business (owned a health food store in Colorado), etc.  BUT GOD!  I am so grateful He never gave up on me and kept drawing me to Himself and allowed me to find my way back to Him with complete love and forgiveness by Him.  And look what my God has done in my life.  Lesson here is that if people don’t stay daily plugged into the Lord, the end result is destruction (John 10:10).  
9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. 11 And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.
All I can say is WOW!  How many times have I read this and not really “seen” this?!!!
The assistant of Moses (Joshua) was blessed to be in the Presence of God because he was wholehearted in his assisting of Moses.  As we know His faithfulness to God and Moses brings Joshua into a lead role with much success and blessing because he was the one to enter the Promised Land!  Oh Lord may I see Your Glory in Your Presence!   
25 As the Lord tells us to do something, He gives us the perfect plans to succeed.  If He orders it, He pays for it.   All of the contribution from the people for the tabernacle was the plunder given to the Israelites upon them leaving Egypt.  My God blesses me so I can contribute generously and consistently.  It is not mine in the first place!  Not giving God His due is so beyond selfishness since I wouldn’t have anything without Him in the first place.  What a mighty God I serve!  What a wonderful God your are, oh Lord!  God has a purpose for His “patterns” as all of this things points to Messiah.  It’s been a long time since we did a tabernacle/temple class.  I will pray about this for the future with of course, the timing of God.  
Psalms 78 
Our Lord expects us to pass on His wondrous ways, to all the generations after us, as long as we live!  Lord, I am to ALWAYS believe in You and trust Your saving power.  Why wouldn’t I when I have experienced so much of Your goodness?  Your mercy and love go further than any rebellion I used to have in my life and it showed me Your goodness and Your salvation through Yeshua my Lord for all eternity, with not just windows of heaven, but doors of heaven!  Let me crave the things of You Lord and keep my flesh from rising up with cravings against You!  May my heart be steadfast toward You and my tongues filled with Your truth only.  May I always be faithful to Your Covenant!  Judah is prophetically named here referring to the fact that Messiah will come from this Tribe of God’s Israeli people.  
1 Corinthians 1
God’s Will and His alone is what places people in their particular Office for His purposes.  Think if Paul hadn’t been Born Again and obedient to the Call on his life…
We lack in no gift from God as we wait for His return.  Let us never be like those impatient Israelites that couldn’t even wait 40 days for Moses to return from the Presence of God.  You are my sustainer of life rendering me “not guilty”!  
I think about social media and how everyone “follows” everyone.  Lord, help us be a church, a people, that only truly follows You!  
18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
The wisdom of this world is total stupidity!  Any person thinking they are wiser than You, who is Wisdom and the giver of this Wisdom, is destined to fall.  
Meditate & Apply: There is so much today so I will just grab ahold of a few.  The blood of the Covenant of God saves me through Messiah Yeshua.  Keeping the Lord constantly first in my life benefits me impossible to “see” God and live, but it is not according to the scriptures in Exodus.  May I see Your Glory in Your Presence, my God!  It is good for me to be the “assistant” to my husband for I reap the same benefits!  Lord, would like a Champion tabernacle/temple class?  I must crave the things of the Spirit and not the things of the flesh.  All of me belongs to my God, including my flesh so it must be in subjection to Him.  May the people of Kona Faith Center, truly follow You!

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