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Seeking G-d Out

Seeking G-d Out

“…when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

— ‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭4‬:‭30b–31‬ NKJV

 

Are we seeking G-d out with all our heart and with all our soul?
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Speaking Against the L-RD’s Anointed

Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?”

— Numbers‬ ‭12‬:‭6-8‬ NKJV

 

Moses had a very unique relationship with G-d. G-d lifted up Moses and defended him and stated that Moses was faithful in all G-d’s house. This meant that there was no one more faithful than Moses at this time.

Moses’ relationship was so unique that G-d stated that He spoke with Moses plainly, without dark mysterious sayings. G-d also pointed out that Moses sees the form of the L-RD.

He then asks Aaron and Miriam, “Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”

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His Testimony Goes Before Us and Returns With Us

So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.” And when it rested, he said: “Return, O LORD, To the many thousands of Israel.”

— Numbers‬ ‭10‬:‭35-36‬ NKJV

The ark is the Ark of the Testimony. As I have written before, this is the container that held the items which were things that testified of G-d. The Ten Commandments, G-d’s Word, Aarons staff, G-d’s Power, and the Omer of Manna, G-d’s Provision.

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Filling the Needs of the Sanctuary

So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” And the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done—indeed too much.

— ‭Exodus‬ ‭36‬:‭6-7‬ NKJV

There was a need and the people responded. They continued until Moses proclaimed that enough was provided. By the time the proclamation was made, they actually had well over enough material to do what G-d had called them to do.

Where is our heart in service to the L-RD? When the L-RD reveals a need, or when a pastor declares a need within the Church body, how do we respond? Do we, as a Church body, respond to the need until we are told the need has been fulfilled or do we put it off because we say to ourselves, “it will be handled by someone else“?

This offering that Moses was receiving from the people for the sanctuary was a freewill offering. This was not something that was required. The people’s hearts were stirred to give. When a need is declared, does our heart get stirred to do something about it?

In 2 Corinthians 13:5 Paul is writing to the church in Corinth and telling them to examine themselves to check whether or not they are in the faith. He adds, “Test yourselves.

This is not an issue of salvation, but of obedience. Obedience is a by product of faith. Responding to a need is a by product of faith. In James 1:22, James wrote to the Jewish believers “be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” In chapter 2 verse 26 he wrote “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

If we are not stirred to respond to a need that either the L-RD or a pastor reveals, then we need to examine our heart to see what is wrong? Why is it that we are not responding to the needs set before us? James wrote in chapter 2 verse 18 “…I will show you my faith by my works.” He is stating that faith is demonstrated by our actions.

Christian artist Tobymac has a song called Faith is a Verb It means that faith is not just what you believe, but rather what you do. It causes us to do. It causes action. What are we doing for the L-RD? As a Church body, are we collectively giving and and continuing to give until the L-RD says there is enough? Personally, as an individual, are we asking the L-RD, am I doing enough? Do I need to do more? Has the need been fulfilled?

If the need is still there, as a believer in the Most High G-d, as His child, as one who has been redeemed though our Savior Jesus Christ, it is our responsibility to respond.

What we do is telling of where our faith lies. What is the L-RD revealing to you today as a need that must be met? What are you doing about it? Let us all move forward and respond to the needs of the L-RD until He tells us no more because the need has been met. Let us be found faithful in this as the Israelites were found to be faithful here with providing for the needs of the sanctuary.

G-d’s Testimony in Our Lives

“And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you.”

— Exodus 25:16 NKJV

What testimony has G-d given you? Have you placed it in the ark within your heart? Have you placed all the things G-d has told you to place there?

The things G-d told Moses to place into the ark were the tablets of stone that were the Ten Commandments, Aaron’s staff that budded, and the omer of Manna.

These things were not only to be placed inside the ark, but when the time was right, they were to be taken out of the ark and placed before the ark to be on display for all to see the Testimony of G-d.

These things are a testimony of G-d’s Word, His Power, and His Provision.

The Testimony that we keep in our hearts, should have these three testaments as well. A proclamation and account of His Word, His Power, and His Provision.

A Testimony is not about us, but about G-d and what He has done. When you give the Testimony of G-d, is it about you or about G-d and what He has done? What do you proclaim? What do you give an account of?

For perspective, there is nothing wrong with giving some history, but how is that history given? Is it a proclamation of where G-d brought you from, or is it a story of things you used to do?

We have to remember, no one needs the details of the sinful past. People just need to hear what G-d has done and where He brought you from. G-d delivered the Israelites from Egypt. We can say, “G-d delivered me from…” and fill in the blanks. That is a proclamation of His Work in us. Too many times we reflect on the past and what we used to do, instead on where G-d has brought us to. People need to hear the latter. They already know what the former is like.

Proclaim today what G-d has done for you and give the Testimony of G-d, not of you.