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06 The Sanctuary Dining with the Divine

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  • September 4, 2021
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Are the scripture reading today taken from the book of john chapter 6 and verse 35. John chapter 6. And verse 35. You have your bibles open them up. We're gonna hit a lot of texts today. And as we move further into the sanctuary, john chapter 6 and verse 35 says, and jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life. He that comes to me shall never hunger. And he that believeth on me shall never thirst. A message. This sabbath is entitled dining with the divine dining with the divine. Let us pray, father, god, we thank you for this opportunity to study a word in your truth. Lord, once again I asked that you make me just a nail upon the wall. A rusty and sorry nail lord upon that nail, lord, I asked that you hang a portrait of jesus christ that eric was not be seen nor heard today. Instead, father, let us hear a word from the throne of grace the prayer and jesus is precious and holy name. A man. So just a little recap on the sanctuary. You all remember we started on the outside. We talked about how even the white linen curtain and fencing that went around was over 7 feet tall, so tall that you couldn't just look into the sanctuary. You actually have to go into the sanctuary. It was an entrance gate here that was longer than it was tall, which spoke to the fact that all were welcome to come in. That god wanted everyone to come in. And jesus was not only the gate here. Jesus is also the door here, so we'll come back to that. And you came in the largest piece of furniture in the sanctuary. Was the altar of burnt offerings of the brazen altar upon which only certain animals and clean animals could be placed. I mean, it was for a twice a day to deal with daily sin. So in this time, when the sanctuary was around thin, was a very costly and painful thing. Can you imagine that you have a flock of animals at your house? And when someone has sinned and they have to bring this thing and that animal that you loved possibly, now has to be laid to rest on his altar as it were, type to the anted type of the cross where jesus, our lamb died for us. In fact, the bible says that christ is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world that we go from there to the brain, the bronze, the laver and the bronze labor is what a wash. Remember we talked about is represented the word of god. Even the labor had at the end of the bronze as polished to look like mirror that it represents the fact that the word of god watches us number one. But it is as we look into god's perfect word, we don't get deeper into god's word today. As we look into god's perfect word. We see where we come short. It is the word of god held up, especially the commandments of god, held up to us that allow us to see where we are failing. It drives our, our knowledge of our need for god and what watches it is the word of god. What a power of the blood and washes us so that we can become clean. I want to stick a pin as my jamaica grandmother say, stick a pin right here. Because we're going to remember this as it relates even to foot washing in the ordinance of humility. When we have communion, because the priest could not go into the 2nd door, which was a perfect square, represented christ again. And upon. This was a beautiful tapestry, and as he walked into the sanctuary as you left from the brazen labor and went into the sanctuary, the priest had to wash his hands in his feet and his face had to wash before he could go in to the part of the sanctuary called the holy place. And when you got in there, coming from the east and the tribe of judah, what a sad over here on this side, and all the tribes will be around when you got into into the holy place. As you stepped in, the 1st thing you would see to the right of you or the table to show bread. To the left was the golden candlesticks at a minora and in front of you with the altar of incense, just 3 pieces of furniture. The entire room was gold. Except as we talked about the sockets, which the beams were placed into $100.00 of them were of silver, of, of bert filled or probably silver. Meaning that he represented our, our redemption, just as we have to go through fire because christ is the goal. Couple of somebody, but we are like the sockets, we sit at the bottom. This is why the scripted talks about us being pillars in the house of god that cannot be moved. And as you looked around as you stepped out of the courtyard and into the holy place, no longer was the hot desert sun beating on the priests. When they went in there, the only light was the candlesticks, the fragrance in there was different because there was baked bread. There was instance happening. All 5 sentence senses came alive as you step into the tabernacle. And as you got in there, you could see, as you can see here, it was a very well constructed, interesting. And our way we'll get to it on another talk the entire sanctuary to furniture lays out like a crawl. And so as you step in now, it's a most kind of the most kind of intricate part of the sanctuary. And that there's 3 pieces of furniture were the only 2 in the courtyard and one of the most holy police. This is where the priest did most of their work. If the court yard represents justification, the holy place represent sanctification. And then the most holy place represents glorification. As you move through the sanctuary, you move to the stages of salvation. It is not enough to enter the courtyard place and all to an animal on the altar wash your hands and go home. The christian walk the most of the time and even when we line as prophetically, if we get a chance, we'll do that. The courtyard only represents a few years. It represents the time of jesus, his life, basically to cross at the altar and the resurrection at the labor, the labor. It's just a few years. It is in the holy place that we go from the time of the birth of the church. And remember that at the door is where they began to, to recognize historically when the church. Well that the door when you might of the prophecy with a history that's when they started to recognize and wait for the 2nd coming. So it's from the time the churches establish, like a pentecost, all the way to $844.00. Most of the history of the church when you line up the sanctuary prophetically actually happens in the holy place on a submit this to you, most of your christian walk will happen in the holy place. In other words, the lessons you learned from the holy place or the lessons you may need to grow as a christian to not just be justified, but to be sanctify, to develop the character of jesus christ. Those the lesson happen in the holy place. And a problem jumping ahead of myself, but the problem with christendom in general today is that too many sing the songs of the court yard never thing the songs of the holy police to satisfied what do your emotional feeling that I have been justified that they fail at the work of strength of occasion. Sadly, even collectively as a charge. This can happen. Well to show you I even I haven't bought from his adventist artist or I should say his name doesn't welcome, but he make these beautiful pictures of the sanctuary. And this is what the holy place would have looked like. I don't know the angel, little look like this. Because we are angel here, but I have no idea what it would look like. So his rendition of it. But as you can see, you walk in and can you imagine when a light hit the gold And the whole plate lit up. And what can you imagine, what never could never, and these guys got there and, and they saw the temple when hezekiah showed off to the babylonian emissaries and showed them all that he had. They went all the way back to babylon, like B revenue. And we'll get them because it was such a rich worship place and it represents the condition the church is supposed to be and it represents the condition we as individual temples of god should be in Today we're going to focus on this piece of furniture. We're going to focus on the table of show bread also called the table of presence. There's a reason it has both of those names. But in order to make this point, i'm going to go back to exit. Chapter 24 we read from earlier in the series and we're going to do, we're going to do, we're going to do a lot today. So let me, let me, let me get into it. But after the 249211 says, then when moses and aaron, nate ab and by whom we talked about them before, the 70 of the elders of israel. And they saw the god of israel, and there was under his foot as it were, a paved work of sapphire stone and and as it were the body of heaven in his clearing as they looked up moses aaron, his sons made avenue by who 70 of the elders of israel, joshua included, and when they looked up, they saw god. And when they saw him, they could see he was some translations of say, he was clear of the sky upon the nobles, of the children of israel. He laid not his hand even though they saw him is what the bite was trans reasons said. And let's look at this. And they eat and drink. When you start to really, as you start to really unpack verse 11, what happens is that they have a meal with god. They go up and God invites them up. They're able to see a silhouette. I would say I was present and they're able to open up and begin to, to dine and eat with the divine moses as a meal. And abraham, there's another path to show where abraham actually makes food and has a meal with a pre incarnate christ. The Lord it is through our time that we spend with god in just as there is like almost a connection that's made around the dinner table. God wants you to eat with him the 1st time in the bible that the word table appears is for the table of show bread. A table represents a place of gathering a place of connection. This is why in revelation 3, in verse 20, the bible says, behold, i stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come up into him and will sup with him. And he, with me, the word sup is an old english where we don't really say anymore. But as for the word from which we still use the word supper, it means to eat, to come in and dine. Jesus says, I'm knocking at the door. I want you to come and I want you to dine with me. What I want you to understand about the table to show bread. It wasn't just a piece of furniture. It was the dining table in the holy place. This is where the priests on a regular basis were to have their fellowship and their meal time with the god of the universe. And watch this, if you are failing in your christian walk, to spend time dining with the god of the universe, you're in trouble. As you can see, set up, they can come over here and the priests would enjoy. We'll get more into it again. They had to be clean before they came in. That's a wash before they came in. And we often obviously connect the table to show red and the bread and drink offering that is there with the, with the, with the practice of communion. I mentioned this earlier is what I really liked. Traditionally what we do is we wash feet before we take communion. Because communion is an incredibly sacred event that the church has its origins go all the way back to the table show bread. The difference is at the time of the table show bread. The priests where the only ones who could partake. It was christ at the last supper that change that. And when he did, he literally was connecting the table to show bread to himself. And there was disciples and giving the church a new way to fellowship with him. The ordinance of humility on the one hand and then to the act of communion on the other. Now let's describe a table. At this 2523 through 25, says thou shalt also make a table of should have more than 2 cubits shall the length thereof be the length thereof, and acute with the breath thereof. As the width and a cupid and a half the height. Now shall overlay it with pure gold. Make there to a crown of gold round about it had a crown on it, not horns like some other pieces of furniture had foreign represent power. The table had a crown on it. The table represents christ and his majesty is royalty. Now shall make unto a border of a hand with a hand breath around about. Now shall make a golden crown to the border thereof. Round about in the crown also served to keep the bread in anything on here from just sliding off. Verse $26.00 and also make for it. 4 rings of gold. Put the rings in the 4 corners that are on the 4 feet thereof, over against the border, shall the rings before places of the staves to bear the table. And now so make the staves of shit him. What an overlay them with gold that the table may be born with them. And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof to cover with all of pure gold shout, they'll make them. This is, there's more to the meaning to this than you realize in the time when this is being when, when, when moses of getting this instruction, this is literally how they would define that. You had a home, you at a table with dishes. When god gives this instruction, he's saying to them, I am setting up my home here. I'm going to be among you that does all of the pieces of gold, all of the artifacts for the sanctuary as it pertains to the table to show bread was saying that god was saying, this is my dining table. This is where I'm going to be And then he says, where is 30 and now shall set up, set upon the table. Shewbread before me, always powerful. Always this bread was supposed to be there. So let's, let's get a little bit more into the table. It was also called the table of presence because it stood in the presence of god. In fact, that the hebrew word even gives that connotation, that it causes you to turn towards god. And what was sitting on the table. Bread, bread would cause you to turn towards god because was we're going to talk about the bread represents a form of god as we'll see. It was the same height as the ark of the covenant and a great network of the brazen altar. It was 3 feet long, a foot and a half wide, and 2.25 feet high. The pulls and rings were made so that you could carry it without touching. It weren't supposed to touch it. First time the word table, as I said earlier, was used in a bible. The showed red, there were 2 piles, put on 6 each represents the 12 tribes of israel. It was made from fine flower to flower flour, to be so fine. When you pass your hand through it, you would never feel a chunk or clump of anything that to be beaten fine represents the body of christ that was also beaten. It was baked weekly and was only one group of people who could bake it, and fresh bread was placed on a tabernacle every sabbath. This is where it gets interesting. The sabbath is marked in the, in the, in the, in the sanctuary on the table who showed read very clearly. Can you imagine that every sabbath, when the pri showed up to go into the holy place, they had to bring in a freshly baked the smell of the bread was still going up. And the bread that had been there for the week, they had to take it and they had to consume it. But I could only eat it in the holy place. The bread was their sustenance for the sabbath day. But it speaks to the fact that the sabbath is tied to the word of god. It was a perpetual thing that his bread would be brought in on the sabbath day. The priest will eat the left over bread, but only in the holy place, and frankincense was put on a bread. And even on the table it represented purity and royalty. The same frank incense that was brought when jesus was born. So what does the bread actually represent? John 63235 says then said jesus, unto them very rarely, i sante you, moses gave you not the bread from heaven, but my father give you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of god is he would come down from heaven and give it life unto the world. Then said they unto him, lord evermore give us this bread. They wanted the bread until he began to explain it. Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life. He that comes to me shall never what shall never hunger. And he that believe it on me shall never. Thurs the bread represents christ. Literally we are supposed to feast on christ because everyone show you when a spiritual sense he is so much more than we even imagine many times. But just as every sabbath, the bread was put in fresh every sabbath from the pulpit and from the sabbath school of sessions that we have every week. Fresh bread is to be brought into the house of god. Every week, the word of god is to be preached. It is not supposed to be some, some, some watered down version of the word. It must be fine flower. For samuel chapter 21. I'll give you an example of how important his bread was. Then can came david to knob to assimilate the priest and him and was afraid at the meeting of david and said unto him, why are you alone? And no man with you. In the previous chapter, david and jonathan finally separate and part ways they weep. They kiss each other as they realize that david's predict david statement of jonathan that his father saw wants to kill him is a true statement. When jonathan tries to defend david absence at the table, his fond of salt, though the javelin at his own son. And that's when jonathan realizes david is right, and he is going to have to tell him to run. And remember, he does the old trick with a little boy and he shook the arrow. David goes 1st to him, a like the spirit of prophecy. And if you just kind of read the bible clearly was probably the wrong place to go to, to a him like he probably should have gone to samuel. But david was worried to go home because he didn't want to endanger his family. He was worried to go to samuel because he didn't want to endanger samuel. So he came to him and tell a lie. Davidson, i am a like the priest. The king have commanded me of business. And I said unto me, let no man, no anything of the business, whereabout i, sandy, and what I have commanded the I have appointed my servants to such and such a place. Now therefore, what is under 9 hand, david asked the high priest, give me 5 loaves of bread in my hand or what there is present. Him like answer david and said, there is no common bread under mine hand. But there is hallowed bread. The only bread i have is the holy bread, the bread from the table show bread. And you are not. David was not supposed to eat that. He says if the young men have kept themselves, at least from women. And David answered, the priest said unto him of a truth, when women have been kept from us about these 3 days, in other words, they had to be pure. And this was the way that the pre seems to wink at the idea of giving the bread to David. And since I came out in the vessel, the young men are holding the bread is a, as in a manner common. Yea though it were sanctify this day in the vessel. So the breeze, the priest gave him hallowed bread for there was no bread there but the show bread that was taken from before the Lord to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away. The next time the story as reference in the bible, jesus references when the when one of ferris, he says that his disciples are sitting but picking corn on the sabbath day to eat. Jesus references this story. The interesting thing about that and the power of understanding what jesus is doing is he's referencing a story of david 2nd greatest sin. Arguably, he's referencing a story with David A lot to get his hands on the show, brit. God realized david survival was in this interaction. Got a plan for David. God's word is so powerful that even when you have messed up, even when you have failed god as david doesn't the story god still willing to feed you with the bread of life. There are a lot of people turn and run from god because they've made mistakes. But you notice david seems to have one read one thing about him. He always comes back to God in the final analysis. The lesson of the show bread with David is no matter what, never stop eating the bread of life. So further, what is the bread represent? Well, in John one inverse one in verse 14, we understand better who jesus is. In the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god. And the word was made what flesh and dwelt among us. And we beheld his glory, the glory of as of the only be gotten of the father, full of grace and of truth. So the word is christ in the beginning was the word and the word was god. So that the 1st thing, the 2nd thing is, what did the bread represent? John 146, jesus of him. I am the way the what? The truth and the life. No man come to me, but by the father. Look at this. So jesus equals the word. It was the truth and he equals the bread. All of those things, jesus represents. Part of the reason the enemy works so hard to destroy. The truth is going to be get a radical truth in the Church of god or in your heart and mind. He can expel jesus from the church or from you. The reason that study and god's word is so important in this is not the simple study that we talked about. We're talking about the laver, this talks about going much deeper and understanding the bible for yourself because if you do not understand the bible for yourself, you eat bad bread and think it's god's bread. Matthew, 16. 60 rate says there's been said jesus unto them, take heed. And beware of the 11 of the pharisees and the sadducees. The disciples will wait leaven bread. We forgot the bread. And the reason among themselves saying it is because we haven't taken no bread, which then jesus proceed. He said unto them, oh ye of little faith. Why reason among yourselves? Because you have brought no bread. Why are you guys worried about physical bread? Do you not understand? Neither? Remember the 5 loaves of the 5000, how many baskets you took up? Neither the 7 loaves of the 4000 and how many baskets you took up? How is it that you do not understand that I speak it unto you? Concerning bread that you should be aware of the 11 of the pharisees and the sadducees. Now watch this. Then they understood how he bade them not be aware of the level of bread. Watch this, but of the doctrine of the pharisees and the sadducees levin in the bible represents fin the 11. The bread in the show, red was an 11. Most agree, it was unleavened, it's 11, represent thin levin also represents false doctrine. Jesus warns against false doctrine and what happens when the bread we're eating is not renewed. When we are only regurgitating what we already know. What clearly begins to happen is that there is a rise in false doctrine. The church becomes subject to untruth. People begin to argue and fight division rises up in the church when we are not all feasting on the bread. Christ jesus, the word, the truth. And this is happened to advent isn't before. Back in early 190-0100. Dr. Kellogg from kellogg serial came up with this book. The living temple was a little bit deep for a 2nd. This book was written to promote the concepts, primarily of pantheism, that god was already in everything. By doing this animal, i'm going to read you the warning ellen white gave about this, this false doctrine. And I want to submit to you that the doctrine has resurfaced in many ways in churches. Today. We sing a song, god, not that he's still alive. I can feel him in my hands. I can feel him in my feet. I can feel him in the street. Right? The god was everywhere. That false doctrine raises his head again. But because of this says the white had to actually confront this false doctrine head on. And it was see was he was concerned that it would unravel all the work of 50 years that the church had done One book, one false doctrine. She says this and selected messages book one page 200. I am instructed to speak plainly meet it is the word spoken to me. Meet it firmly and without delay. But it is not to be met by our taking our working forces from the field to investigate doctrines and points of difference. We have no such investigation to make. In the book living temple, there is presented the alpha of deadly heresies. The omega will follow and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning god has given. So this false doctrine in the early 1900, with the omega of of, of heresy. What says the white warnings that an omega was the alpha of heresy? But this why was that there may go of heresy coming and a warning is that it will even be worse. Select the master's book, one page, 194. The battle is on satan and his angels are working with all this evil bonus of unrighteousness. They are untiring in their efforts to draw, sold away from the truth away from righteousness to spread ruin throughout the universe. They work with marvellous industry to furnish a multitude of deceptions to take souls captive. Their efforts are unceasing. The enemy is ever seeking to lead souls into infidelity and skepticism. He would do away with god and with christ, who was made flesh and dwelt among us to teach us that in obedience to god's will, we may be what victorious over sin. I want you to get this the sanctuary message. One of the core elements of it is victory over sin the apostasy that was had initially when I don't want time to get into it today without alcohol policy was a policy that said, god is already in you. There is no need to do more. Once you say, if you're always saved, there's nothing else you need to do. You can just, you said the method, you can walk away. That's the alpha of a party because you believe god's already in you. What a spirit of prophecy warns us that god will not dwell in the thinner. If someone chooses to deliberately live a life of sin, god will not be well in them. Like what he says, he said he would do away with god. With christ was made flesh and dwelt among us. Why did christ come? Why did the bread come from heaven? To teach us that in obedience to god's will, we may be victorious over sin. And what I'm really speaking about here church is the perfection of character. It to develop the character of christ. That is the goal of the church. When folks stand up in front of the church and talk about how many baptism then how many members that is irrelevant, if none of them are seeking the character of christ. What matters to God is that he comes back for a church that is without spot or blemish. So my role as a christian isn't simply membership in the adventist church that's staying in the courtyard. My goal as a 7 admin, it's christian, is to develop the character of christ. Not enough to be a christian who just shows up the church and, and just call the one diesel name. When you're worried about what's going on in your life, we must be every day seeking god's faith. That's why the bible says that the on the table of sober at the bread, what the B, they're constantly consistently Because if you are not careful, if you're not consuming digesting the bread of life, christ jesus, that's why you set that up. You got to eat my flesh and the jews. Oh my goodness, the cannibal, if we can eat flesh, they didn't get what he was saying. You got to eat me. The word of god. You've got to understand me. You've got to be in an intimate personal connection. I must be more important than anything Because when you get into that kind of relationship with jesus, christ sin becomes detestable to you. How could you want to do that? Paul says that when we said we crucified christ afresh. If you really love jesus, are you going to walked into sin knowingly sitting intentionally saying, intentionally, crucifying reprice? You say you love This friends where the omega of apostasy begins in the idea that the christian cannot gain victory. That's where it begin. Because what happens then is you've got to now begin to parse things back. You've got to tell god that he must accept you without you accepting his power to change. You know, watch this. How does resurrect, how is it already raised its head? One of the things that I don't know if you're noticing how many people are coming out against the trinity. No, not a word trinity does not show up in a bible, but the word god had does. And in the bible says that we baptize you, the name of the father, the son of the holy spirit. And I can go on and on. I will sermons on that. But why is it that now the devil wants to make the holy spirit of none effect? Why is it that he's attacking even the divinity of christ? Which is the spirit of anti christ? Why, from adventures pulpits is it being preached that the holy spirit is not a person and that he is not divine. He is not god. Let me show you. Well if he's in one in verse 13 says this and whom he also trusted. After that, you heard the word of truth that separate the gospel of your salvation. And also after that you believed when you believed you were sealed with that holy spirit of promise, the holy spirit seals. You watch this. If he turns 4 and verse 30 and grieve, not the holy spirit of god, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption, the holy spirit is what feels you unto the day of redemption. I watch this. Revelation 7 once as an after these things I saw for angel standing on the 4 corners of the earth holding the 4 winds of the earth that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the feel of the living god. And he cried with a loud voice to the 4 angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. Look what he says, hurt not the earth, neither the sea nor the trees till we have done what till we have, feel the servants of our god in their foreheads. It is the holy spirit that does the ceiling. If you'd take away the divinity and person of the holy spirit, what hope of you, of being field? This is why this is part of this, this, this, this rising apostasy. If we can, we can bring the holy spirit back down to the ground of in fact, what many I trying to do is to bring god down to be like them. Part of this time of a policy is the arguments i'm seeing between for over what color jesus was. Folk are more worried that they look like christ only outside than that they look like christ on the inside. That is the omega of apostrophe. All of a sudden we are going to begin to, to, to get into foolishness and arguments that have nothing to do with anything and divide the church. Why is this such an important piece of doctrine? Why must be careful of 11 of the modern day, pharisees, and such as these? Why must you be careful not to eat the poison that they bring in? Just as soon as the people of dod otherwise as a manuscript, 173, just as soon as the people of god are sealed in their foreheads, it is not any seal or mark that can be seen. What is the feel of god? It is a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be what. So they cannot be moved just as soon as god's people are sealed and prepared for the shaking. It will come, indeed and have begun already. The judgments of god are now upon the land to give us warning that we may know what is coming when you see the corona virus. And they've gone from alpha to beta. So to Delta, to not have got lam of lambda and gamma, and the one that are now afraid of is one called new. They don't wind up region the omega of the corona virus. New variance keep popping up. We see hurricanes all over the place. We thought new Orleans were going to get beat up by hurricane, who would have thought that dozens of people would have died right next door here in New York. Earthquakes like the one that happened in a, the, I could go on and on. And all of the prophecies being fulfilled, what a spirit of prophecy. A thing to us is that all of these things are not given so that we are afraid they're giving so that we are warned And you must be sealed. It is not any feel or mark that can be seen. It is a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually. So it's not enough to have the labor experience with the bible. You got to actually, spiritually have settled in which means you No longer behave the way you used to. The bible begins to transform you. That's why they could only eat in the holy place. Because when you have an experience with god's word like that, it begins to transform you and the word of god from the inside out changes you just like when you, if it changes you from the inside out, the secret a good skin is less about what you put on your skin more about what you put in your body. How you look as a christian will have more to do with what you put in yourself spiritually than just the trappings of what's around And why says we make talk of the blessings of the holy spirit. But unless we prepare ourselves for its reception, of what avail? Our our works are we striving with all our power to attain to the stature of men and women in christ? Are we seeking for his fullness ever pressing toward the marks set before? What is the Mark set before it is the perfection of his character. When jesus returned and the end of end, the cloud rolled back in the atmosphere like a scroll is moved away. And when christ begins to circle the globe to collect his redeem what he is is going to be looking for. Is it, you know, my individual face, he's going to be looking for his character, reflected in me. See if your character character, greg, i'm afraid of the 2nd couple. Look what he says. He says, when the lord's people reach this mark, what mark the Mark of the perfection of his character will reach this mark? god's people will be sealed and their foreheads filled with the spirit they will be complete in christ. And the recording angel will declare its finished Have you thought about that? God is waiting for his church to get right. He's also the matthew 24. The gospel must be present, all the world of the witness, and then you'll come and a lot of us, that's our focus. Well, we got to preach, we got a free to got to preach. You have one that maybe we're slowing down a 2nd coming because we are not feeling well because we are not dining with the divine because we're not spending enough time with god. Because we are listening to the false doctrines and false thoughts of the world. The holy spirit was represented on that table because the frankincense which were formally incense was actually on the bread. It was mixed together when you take in the word of god. So before you study god's work got to pray for the holy spirit. The bible says it is a holy spirit that will lead you into all truth. So I said the 2nd time of the foreign verse 3 for the time will come when they will not endorse sound doctrine. But after their own lust shall heat to themselves, teachers. Having itching ears, they shall turn away their ears from the truth. What will they be turned onto? They will be turned on to fables. Fac, peter says this computer to inverse one. There are false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you who privily shall bring in downloadable heresies privately. They will slip in heresy, even denying the Lord that bought them and bring upon themselves swift disruption. You see that even denying the Lord that bought them, this goes back to this, this idea that you know that god christ isn't really divine and holy spirit. This is literally going to happen. It was prophesied. And if you are studying the bible for yourself, if you don't know what we believe, if you are not at the table of children, the dining with god regularly having worship with your family and, and going deep with getting commentaries and, and studying god's word and, and reading, what is the spirit of prophecy? Said not really understanding. You know, what, what saddens me is that from our own pulpits for coming down hope it's a mock. Those who learn to 2300 a prophecy. They mock a whole food plant based diet are helped message I, A preachers of our own denomination come into the pulpit and active. If someone who studies the thing is somehow frivolous, foolish and fanatical. But let me tell you something. It is based on a lack of these precious truths that many when a final deception comes, will be swept away. Thought is enough that it was great for horsemen. And they said with the 5th one come to who are you? It's misinformation Because what's happening is that many are not eating spiritual good. They are eaten spiritual chunk food, literally eating spirit junk food. I. So I and I say a $55.00 and various to us as where for do you spend money for that, which is not bread and your labor for that which satisfy? If not, hearken diligently unto me and eat that which is good and let your soul the light itself. In fact, this in abundance. All of these great things, you know, this is not real food michael. Paul and the author of the board dilemma says that these foods are actually food like substances made in a factory not, not grown out of the ground. It's not real food and americans are eating this will, this is why so many of us as americans are so sick. We will not even real food. But watch this. What is happening? That a pallet of America at the dinner table is happening to the spiritual palate of the church. From week to week, The bible like sprouted whole grain bread. Folk instead are eaten pop tarts spiritually. Got popped up. I'm not mad at you, melissa. Bye. Me popped out a little too don't get, I'm not mounting them. No more, but I like them pop tarts are real food, food like substance wonder how to frost and they'll never weeks Not real food. And if physically eating faith food does do that much damage. What does that happen spiritually when you eat fake food? John's 60, the said there's very rarely i say to you. He that believeth on me has everlasting life. I am that bread of life, your father that eat manner in the wilderness and are dead. He says, in verse 50, this is the bread which comes down from heaven that a man may eat thereof and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this ready shall live forever and the bread that I will give as my flesh, which I'll give for the life of the world. For 63. And once the disciples kind of figured out a few verse later, he says, it is the spirit that quickening the flesh profits nothing. He says the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are what life Now shall setup on the table showed red before me alway. Are you always setting up the bread of life on the table to show bread in your home? The table of show bread receiving fresh bread every day in your heart. I love it connects to the sabbath that it was on the sabbath that the bread was read delivered that fresh bread came. It speaks to the importance of the sabbath in the sanctuary message. Every sabbath, when we come to church, we ought to come already fed with the bread of life already having it. We should each be like a low, like bringing a loaf of bread. We used to be bringing something to worship experience. The reason so many people can't stand church is because all week they've been netflix into death. I've been listening to the music of the world. The demons have been dancing in their head and, and running across their screen. Then a comment that a holy break and when they come in here and the word of god is free, you can't stand it because the spirit that here is so different than a spirit you've been messing with all week. Not enough to call yourself a christian and I hear someone preaches preach and now some stuff that is just flat out dangerous. We have been called to gain victory over sin to, to strive to have the character of christ. Jesus didn't come in adams unfold in nature. He came in, fall in nature. That's one of the lies that people tell the last day he gained picture of a st. Just like we can. If you can put your hand in his hand and trust him fully, i say that's all the time at the all him said, turn your eyes upon jesus. Look in his wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and his grace. Not more I look to the left. This world matters Or folk are going over his back. I keep them stop calling me about vaccines. I want to talk about vaccines. You want to talk about the character of christ. Let's have a discussion. Folk are going to be lost, arguing over vaccines. More concerned with being vaccinated against sin. I want the blood of jesus christ This is what otherwise says, and as we close is a powerful text a passage here. Sanctification, only through practicing the truth man must not only read the word of god. Supposing that a casual knowledge of his word will bring about in him a reformation of character, the work only the one who is the way the truth and the life can accomplish. Firmly, may certain doctrines of truth be held. Again and again, they may be reiterated till the holders come to think that they are indeed in possession of the great blessings which these doctrines represent. Watch this, but the greatest most powerful truth may be held and yet kept in the outer court. Exerting little influence to make the daily life wholesome and fragrant, the soul is not thank defied through the truth that is not practiced. Let us 161892. Not enough to have our names written on the rolls of the church. I want my name written in the lamb's book of life. Close at this last text. Revelation 3 in verse 20. This is the invitation. I want each of you to remember this week. Jesus has behold. I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come into him and we'll stop with him. And he, with me. You're not doing the knocking. He is talking, you feel on your heart that is christ knocking The feeling that you get when you're watching something inappropriate or you hear something said that you shouldn't hear that the feeling that you get when you know you should step in and be a christian in a certain situation, but you are too afraid and you stand back that talking that you feel if pride knocking Let me in. I want jesus in control of the vessel. Not enough to give jesus the keys and let him sit in the driver seat. Not enough for you to move to the passenger seat. Let them start the car. Abelare. It is not even enough to jump in the back seat. Leave him in the front seat. You've got to have jesus. Lock you in the trunk And let him drive your life. Church. Jesus is about to return. Play time is over. At a time that we take this thing seriously. And that we that we dine with the divine daily. Let's pray, father, god, we thank you for this opportunity to study a word and further exploring the sanctuary. Lot. All we like sheep have gone astray. There is none righteous. No, not one father. God, we have not given up on your power. You say, lord, if we can believe all things are possible to him that believe it You say lord, that something's come only by prayer and fasting. You say father god with you, nothing is impossible. Father, god, although I have lived a life of failure and mistakes, lord of as I look back all my life as we were talking about yesterday, how much was left on the table. But I am so glad god that you don't look at 40 or 30 or 50, or 60 years of life and worry about our squandered opportunities. Father, god, all you do is keep knocking at the door. Keep asking us to let you in. There's no handle on the door. You can't force your way and we've got to let you in father god to day, labor Day, weekend sabbath. I asked that each one of us would open that door. Have you come in? sit down and fellowship with you at the table. Father, god is not enough that our names are written. The church. We need names written in the lamb's because this is our prayer and jesus, his precious name in this media was brought to you by audio person, a web site dedicated to spreading god's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse or if you would like to listen to more sermon, please visit w W W dot audio verse dot org in.

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