Wednesday, November 9, 2016

GUIDANCE

Today’s Reading: Numbers 8-9

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The Tabernacle of Moses replica was set up at Crossroads in Burlington, Ontario, for the summer of 2012. This is looking from just in front of the divide of the Holy of Holies through the Holy Place toward the Outer Courts. The Golden Lampstand is on the right, and the Table of Showbread on the left.

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Key Verse: Numbers 9:15

Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire.

 

Our reading begins with the arrangement of the lamps so that they give maximum light in the Tabernacle. The lamps enabled them to see with their physical eyes. Guidance when it’s dark is provided this way; there was light like the appearance of fire above the Tabernacle at night (verse 9:15). There is an inner light described here (verse 9:8). Hearing from God brings insight. That inner light shines for us as we read God’s Word each day. For example, we can observe that the Levites are a type of Christ as they represent the people before God (verses 8:17-18). In the Bible, this is called “typology”. There are many examples of this illumination so that we may see Christ with greater understanding as we read the Old Testament. To show how this works in the light of our reading, I suggest you read now Romans 8:29 and Colossians 1:15-18. Jesus is revealed in this light as the Firstborn among God’s children and the Firstborn in all creation.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, please shine the Light of Your presence so that I may see You always. As we saw in our reading two days ago, You make Your face shine upon me. I love You Lord, and see both outwardly and inwardly that You love me. Thank You for revealing Yourself to me. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Last week, our son, Ron and his wife Ann visited such sites as the ruins of Caesarea, the place where Pontius Pilate had his seat of power as Roman Governor. Back in the 1960’s, when I first visited there, great sand dunes covered what we now can see. Through the centuries, sand from the Sahara Desert had blown into the sea and been transported from the south coast to the east coast. Then the winds blew the sand into piles along the shore. There were, for example, so-called scholars who claimed the story of Pilate was fiction. But then, in the 1970’s, as much of the sand was removed, a large stone was discovered with an engraving which revealed the accuracy of the Biblical account. To show this fact, I arranged for a replica of this stone to be displayed in our Expo ’86 Vancouver Pavilion of Promise. Later, as we opened the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, the same stone was displayed, along with replicas of many archaeological discoveries, all of which help us to see that if God’s Word is true as history, and it is, then it is also true when the Light of the World shows us eternal truth.

Yours, to help us “Walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:5-7),

David

11 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 9, 2016

  1. Praying for the world, now, more than ever, with Trump elected the next President of the United States of America. My fears of the end times being the worse days to live through are coming to fruition. However, we know our God is in control of the ultimate throne. Praying for all saints, today.

    Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Mt. 6:10 ESV

    Hope this song lifts everyone up:

    Who Am I, Casting Crowns
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWeEYKqAdQ8

    • As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel. Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba. But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

      Finally, all the elders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel. “Look,” they told him, “you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.”

      Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance. “Do everything they say to you,” the Lord replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment. Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them.”
      (Samuel 8:1-9)

      Similarities?

      • Well the world as we knew it is about to change… Hold on to your seats brothers, sisters, and friends in Christ Jesus because here in Canada we will have a bird’s eye view from a global roller coaster…

    • Amen! Beverlee Kay. Thanks for your prayers & sharing
      the beautifu upliftingl song.

      I pray that God’s Will be done throughout the world,
      in Jesus Christ’s Holy Name, Amen!

  2. I am praying that through God he will help Mr Trump make the right decisions as
    well as Gods will be done. I love the song Beverlee it has picked me up just when I
    was needed

  3. Yes, we need to pray for our world like never before. “I exhort, therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of our God and Saviour.”(I Timothy 1-3).

  4. Praise God, He is still on the throne, and His ways and Order are perfect, we can trust in Him in all our ways and lean on Him and not on our own understanding!!
    He is GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE HIM!!! HE IS THE LIGHT, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, HIS LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS, and BRINGS ALL THING INTO THE LIGHT…PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!

    Thank you Pastor David for faithfully bringing the WORD unto to us daily!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!! AMEN!!!

  5. Lord You know what is going on in our world! Every step is by Your Grace! We pray that You will guide the President of the United States, help his marriage to be the very best it can be, bless his children, his extended family! We confess that we all have sinned and we are sorry; we ask for forgiveness! Thank you that You have forgiven ALL our sins! We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ AMEN

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