The Journey Begins – Numbers 7-10

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Wednesday 11/07/18 

Message – The Journey Begins – Numbers 7-10

Series: Thru the Bible

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The Journey Begins – Numbers 7-10

Chapter 7

God knows all and each stands before Him and is acknowledged by Him. None is overlooked or forgotten.

Vs. 5 God told Moses to accept.

Vs. 87-89 God speaks with Moses from behind the veil of the Most Holy Place.

Chapter 8

All of Israel laid hands on them.

Levites only serve 25 years.

 

Chapter 9

Vs. 6  Passover celebrated and an exception is made for those who were defiled by death.

Vs. 15-23 Ongoing presence and guidance of God

Goes to show that even the miraculous can become the mundane – nothing is

held permanently sacred in the minds of fallen man.

 

Chapter 10

Vs. 1-10 Silver trumpets and the meaning of the blasts. This is also how we know about the blast at the Feast of Trumpets (“Last trump shall sound”).

1Cor. 15:50-55, HCSB “(50) Brothers, I tell you this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption. (51) Listen! I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, (52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. (53) Because this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality. (54) Now when this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory. (55) O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?”

1Thess. 4:13-18, HCSB “(13) We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. (14) Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus. (15) For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep. (16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (17) Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will always be with the Lord. (18) Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

…and the Journey begins…

Each time they went forward from their encampment, they did so in the following order…

East went first:

Carrying the banner of Judah

  • Judah
  • Issachar
  • Zebulun

Then the tabernacle was taken down and the Gershonites and the Merari set out carrying the tabernacle and the courtyard.

Then the SOUTH went carrying the banner of Reuben

  • Reuben
  • Simeon
  • Gad

Then the Kohathites carrying the holy things

Then the West went behind the banner of Ephraim

  • Ephraim
  • Manasseh
  • Benjamin

Then the North went under the banner of Dan

  • Dan
  • Asher
  • Naphtali

 

 


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Hi I am Pastor Mark...

I have been a pastor for nearly 30 years now (2018), though never quite like I am today. (more on that in a moment)

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As to my home, I have been married since 1995 to my wonderful wife Terissa Woodson who is my best friend, greatest personal support and most valued critic.
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As far as my education goes, I grew up in a Christian home, but questioned everything I was ever taught. I graduated from Bible college in 1990 and continued to question everything I was ever taught (I do not mention my college in order to avoid being labeled). Perhaps my greatest preparation for ministry has been life and ministry itself. To quote an author I have come to enjoy namely Fredrick Buechner in his writing entitled, Now and Then,

"If God speaks to us at all other than through such official channels as the Bible and the church, then I think that He speaks to us largely through what happens to us...if we keep our hearts open as well as our ears, if we listen with patience and hope, if we remember at all deeply and honestly, then I think we come to recognize beyond all doubt, that, however faintly we may hear Him, He is indeed speaking to us, and that, however little we may understand of it, His word to each of us is both recoverable and precious beyond telling."

~ Fredrick Buechner

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As I said, as of 2009 I’ve been a Pastor for nearly 20 years. Earlier in 2009 the Lord revealed to me that the way we had structured our church was not in keeping with the New Testament. This was a shock to me and it is was a revelation that did not come all at once but over the course of a few weeks.

We were a traditional single pastor led congregation. It was a top-bottom model of ministry which is in part biblical, but not in the form of a monarchy.

The needed change did not come into focus until about 9 very intense months of study and discussions with those who were leaders in our church at the time.

We believe the Bible teaches co-leadership with equal authority in each local assembly and though we currently only have one Pastor/Elder, it is our desire that God, in His faithfulness and timing, may bring us more as we grow in maturity and even in numbers. Having multiple shepherds with God's heart and equal authority protects both Shepherds and sheep. Equal accountability keep authority and doctrine in check. Multiple shepherds also provides teaching with various styles and giftings with leadership skills which are both different and complementary.

Well that is about all there is of interest to tell you about me. I hope our ministry here is a blessing to you and your family. I also hope that it is only a supplement to a local church where you are committed to other believers in a community of grace.

~God Bless!