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January 31 - Evening

"Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’  These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” -Exodus 19:5-6

A Nation of Priests Set Apart for the Lord

Israel had been chosen to be partners in a covenant with the Lord. Now, they had the opportunity to be set in an honorable and distinguished position among the nations as a “treasured” nation possessed by the Lord himself. But, Israel would have to be willing to:
  1. Fully obey the Lord
  2. Keep their side of the Covenant (the berit, or the “legal contract” and “binding agreement”)
Obedience to the Lord and fulfillment of their covenant obligations would secure for them the distinction of being a kingdom of priests and a holy nation set apart for God. The opportunity was there for Israel because this was the Lord's purpose for them in his plan.
As a “kingdom of priests” each Israelite would have direct access to God to mediate on behalf of himself and others before the throne of God, but also, each Israelite would be the Lord’s representative on earth and would speak for the Lord and teach others about the Lord and his ways (presumably, teach people from the other nations, since everyone in Israel would already be a priest).
As “a holy nation” Israel would be entirely set apart for service to and for the Lord. The word “holy” means “set apart.” Israel would be “set apart” from the other nations to serve God. And, because of this, they would need to live in such a way that their lives and their culture indicated they had been “set apart,” or to show that they were “holy.” So, as a holy nation, they would have to live in a holy way.
Rhema (Gr) – Word Eng) - rhema is Greek word that means “spoken,” “word,” “that which has been uttered by the living voice,” “the declaration of one’s mind into words,” and “utterance.” Jesus uses this word in his quote in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every rhema that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Rhema is used 67x including 17x in Luke and 13 x in Acts (by Luke) and 12x by John in his Gospel. The writer of Hebrews uses it 4x (1:3; 6:5; 11:3 and 12:19) including, “the universe was formed at God’s command (rhema).” Hebrews 11:3
As a believer in Jesus Christ I have been included in the body of Christ, which is his church, to be a royal priesthood and a holy nation. (First Peter 2:9) Do I represent the Lord to others? Do I intercede for others before the Lord? Is my life set apart for service to the Lord? Do I live in such a way as to indicate that I am set apart?

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Eyes to see needs that you can meet


Deacons and deaconesses
Training of Christian leaders

Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the rotunda. This is the area directly infront of the door leading into the tomb of Christ.
(Details of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Door to the monument over the tomb.)
Details of Ezekiel 38 and 39 diagramed on a map.

Someone to Quote

"God's intention with the cycles of discipline is to draw people back to himself." - Galyn Wiemers

Something to Ponder

D.L. Moody (1837-1899) added these things that had never been used before to the revivalist strategies:
1 Asked sinners to stand up at the end of a message to be led in the “sinner’s prayer” for salvation.
2 Door-to-door witnessing
3 Advertised evangelistic meetings
4 Moody also made Absolom B. Earle’s concept of the “decision card” a standard practice

Here’s a Fact

The "Way of the Philistines" referred to in Exodus 13:17 is said to be too dangerous for Moses to use during the Exodus. Exodus says that Israel would surely have faced war and turned back. The Egyptian Temple at Karnak depicts the "Way of the Philistines" called by the Egyptians as "The Way of Horus." The wall relief shows details of this map which include eleven Egyptian fortresses defending the route and the Egyptian border with Canaan. If Moses had used this route he would have had to fight his way out of Egypt. So, instead, God led them into the wilderness through the Red Sea.


"Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor." - Proverbs 15:33

Coach’s Corner

Self-centeredness is as restricting as self-forgetfulness is freeing in the process of accomplishing significant things. 

1 Peter 2:9
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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Matthew 4:4
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Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Hebrews 1:3
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The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Hebrews 6:5
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who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age
Hebrews 11:3
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By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Hebrews 12:19
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19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,
Romans 7:5
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For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death.
Genesis 44
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A Silver Cup in a Sack
44 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack, along with the silver for his grain.” And he did as Joseph said.
As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil? Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.’”
When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that! We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house? If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord’s slaves.”
10 “Very well, then,” he said, “let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame.”
11 Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. 12 Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. 13 At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city.
14 Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him. 15 Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?”
16 “What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.”
17 But Joseph said, “Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”
18 Then Judah went up to him and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20 And we answered, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’
21 “Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’ 22 And we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.’ 23 But you told your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’ 24 When we went back to your servant my father, we told him what my lord had said.
25 “Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy a little more food.’ 26 But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’
27 “Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.” And I have not seen him since. 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.’
30 “So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life, 31 sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!’
33 “Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father.”
Exodus 6
New International Version (NIV)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself fully known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.
10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”
12 But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips?”
Family Record of Moses and Aaron
13 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
14 These were the heads of their families:
The sons of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
15 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
16 These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
17 The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.
18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived 133 years.
19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.
These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
20 Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.
21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.
22 The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.
23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
25 Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.
These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.
26 It was this Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.” 27 They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt—this same Moses and Aaron.
Aaron to Speak for Moses
28 Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, 29 he said to him, “I am the Lord. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”
30 But Moses said to the Lord, “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”

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