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23-The Beauty of Holiness

Kameron DeVasher

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Kameron DeVasher

Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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  • November 13, 2013
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we mentioned last night we talked about some very big theological themes we talk about prophecy the great controversy was battle between good and evil we talk about how the Lord is dealing with that battle and how he wants to not only destroy Satan would save sinners we talk about Jesus is coming soon and is go to be a sign of loyalty that is obedience to his independent law versus disobedience which is the site mark of the beast and we talk about all of those things and then last night we began talking just a couple of things that are practical daily issues of Christian living and we talked about last night what goes in your body the Bible specifically outlines what things go into your body from right from Genesis chapter one it tells us that this is the food for you and of course after Sydney was up adjustment to that diet and even after the flood there was an allowance to that diet but God had an ideal or how our bodies the insides of our bodies were supposed to operate because we don't have a soul we are a soul and thus physical health and spiritual health are united into one does that make sense was a clear less than and now would be to go to be outside of our bodies and what we do with the outside of our bodies how we care yourself what do we wear what kind of how do we make ourselves beautiful or do we make is what what does the Bible actually say about how we carry ourselves on the outside the I reference illustration assumes a safer tonight and here it is the young minister but not me this is not some other this is somebody else okay came into the church she was assigned to his district they hired and his pastor and any came to this church and he started preaching always full of them and bigger to see all of passion for the truth and he wanted to see a revival you want to see a reformation among the people and great a great resurgence of spiritual activity you tally and from the pulpit first birthday he was very started preaching as is a serious Army Esau anything you you viewed some of the issues in society even thought the issues made within the church and he started preaching about how just like we did last night your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and he was specifically talking about smoking it is a bad thing do not do it it should not be a part of the Christian life it is a foul able to Vegas went on blasting off not too many amen why well elders in the document which probably know we appreciate the only new understand these people this is eight percent tobacco states and a lot of work in this industry a lot of them participate in this activity and they don't want to hear it it's bad talk about something else okay what do I know what Silva seems reform go forward I'm still as he was revival of information so the next week he got up and he preached a fiery sermon not about smoking but about alcohol and he said you should not drink it is a delight he started reading some of the same Macedonia to look at it don't even look at what is read don't awkward your neighbor is otherwise a developing .net is a children of God we should be sober minded as were looking at me just restore when you know same elders came up often probably Schnell is unwise you surely can't tell me that I should be preaching to the Saints to drink right is a no-no but just don't you have to say you know it just don't talk about not doing it the thing is some of our most influential members on our okay and they're very big contributors some of the same okay don't think they doesn't say anything about in all and he was exasperated when I don't know to do you tell me what's I preach about the thought of that we got preach about which the witch doctors will is is not one with a three thousand mile radius of this church you can preach about them all day long the point being every letting like to hear a big hard challenging Bible -based sermon off straight is out of this issue is one that so many of the right it goes back to that old thing everybody wants to know the Bible says to live find out what the Bible says will what it wanted to say that we can talk about theory all available from creation to the second coming the things that God has done from the life of Jesus and the nature of this conflict don't abolish the boat when you start landing at home and in doing things it might step on toes or might be awkward I might be in opposition to a lifestyle it's currently being lived we've gone from preaching that would make I have no interest in meddling with you and you and the Lord however I have every interest in simply giving you the biblical information so that you and the Lord can have the right conversation and you can do with what ever you well this is your choice on or before July can't force you even if I wanted to do that within my power my job is not to make converts but it is to have a conversation it will hopefully lead to conviction and if you let the Holy Spirit to his work conversion that make sense so in that spirit wanted to talk about something like because again we could talk about my keeping your language and having a sexual fidelity in your magic talk about having all these of these good and noble things and talk about this responsibility put on the list could go in most of the figure of great but I believe the Lord has a challenge for us each one of us whether it's pride whether it's in whatever the issue is angry short tempered whether it's that diet and exercise step maybe if the outward stop the outward appearance to talk about tonight but what I want you to do is weigh the biblical evidence talk with the Lord let him do the changing that make sense okay so actually going to the spirit we want to go into tonight if it isn't picking on a buddy is just simply giving some Bible truth about a topic that's not often talk about but the word of God does say some stuff on exposures of information and let you in the Lord conversation but before we begin tonight has always been in begin with the word for Emily father thank you thank you so much for being a God who loves us enough to make us in the first place and then sending your only son Tobias back when we rebelled against you and your law and now Lord as we look into practical living like diet and exercise like apparel like all the different things that go into making up a Christian representative of your character Lord help us to see Jesus more clearly and as we focus on Jesus help us become more like him inside and out so when people see us they see a little glimpse of heaven honor what we can do this on our own we asked the guidance of your Holy Spirit we pray to Jesus let us begin in the book of Genesis course beginning in the book of Genesis is always a good idea because the book of beginnings it's where everything begins in Genesis chapter one we see this passage several times when I want to go back to it page one in your pew Bible Genesis chapter one starting with verse twenty six the we go back to this passage because it's the original template if the original Eden I you got had in store for humanity Genesis chapter one starting with verse twenty six we get to eavesdrop on the Lord having a conversation with himself about his final act of the creation week then God said let us make what they had and how should we make man in our image is good aware of the make something like us let us make man in our image it doesn't say anything for the rest the creation week then God said let us make birds in our image now let us make and model becomes the nanny said let us make man in our image and our like according to our likeness let them have dominion over the fish of the sea over the birds of the air over the cattle over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth so God cremated created man in his own image in the image of God he created him male and female he created them man's original state was one of innocence and surety and Christ likeness because again remember when God said let us make man it was God 's plan but it was Jesus Christ the son of God who executed it was Jesus who formed us in the dust of the ground and breathed into us the breath of life in some subtle way we were to be a reflection of his character his image Your Honor and of course God was the creator he was the owner but man was supposed to be the operator we were supposed to stand in the place and represent him in this world let us make man in our image now chapter two gives us more detail about how that creating of man in his own image to place again the man was created first in an out of the man the one was created in the universe eighteen and the Lord God said it is not good that man should be what alone but when it's a little trivia fact not everything was good initially during the creation week the only thing that was not good was when man was alone at the beginning is only because it was incomplete and it is not good for man to be alone I will make a helper comparable to him and out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and you would imagine after he says that verse eighteen he said that out of the ground Lord God formed a woman that doesn't want to get you recognized the problem Ethan is not good but then he starts forming these other things and bring them to the man out of the gravel Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would like all them are named and whatever Adam called Leach living creature that was its name so Adam gave names to all cattle to the birds of the air and to every beast of the field but far out of the there was not found a helper comparable to him it's interesting it almost implies that he was looking in from the venal wonderful you rhinoceros there that will good for them but I'm a lot your guns as grave and tall giraffe pair will good for them but I'm alone dogs and cats all impairs a look the event will maybe the next with a lordly not of the Lord had them behind a shrub or something and brought them out and put in the next what is the oldest and could be no platypus all the next was given me know if a bottomless that does not fit me in a elephant of the as the day wears on he realizes what God knew all along it is not good for the man to be alone right now the Lord God verse twenty one caused a deep sleep to fall of Adam and he slept that he took one of his ribs and closed up the place of his flesh but the flesh misplaced in the rib which the Lord God a taken for the many brain into a one the man and said this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man I know Richard Genesis one again he said let us make man in our image and our likeness and only of them can properly represent an office like only a vacant represented our it takes a pluralism it was not good for man to be alone but when the woman comes off in the Lord apparently allows adding to see his knee and Adam recognizes need he recognizes the fulfillment of that need and he says what notice he doesn't say to her something to get this picture but he's a start waxing eloquent and getting love poetry to her but this is not speaking to her you never speak you want to say this speaking of earth that's it I've tried it is not good you don't you'll be better this is now bone of my bones and flesh he's evaluating a hot this is not a rhinoceros operates the Lord you you did well here this one this would correspond to need is now bone of my bone flesh but she shall be what called woman he brings in everything up and brought to reflect on this would correspond all is the most beautiful thing she should be called woman and what is the giver that name because she was taken out of man the cheesiest line while she completes me right they come to get all beautiful therefore verse twenty four a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become what one flesh just like God said there's one God who says let us now there's one humanity of female and male and notice what it says about them and we always read that in the somehow skipped verse twenty five but it's right there and they were both what really like saying out loud just like they were both they were both naked man and his wife and where and not what a shame does this mean that they had absolutely no covering on the whatsoever late August even they realize the vulnerabilities are covering up but for right now everything in the Edenic original state if you are a beautiful and wonderful in their made in the image of God Olivia wondered how does God stresses of school to Bible says Psalm one oh four Psalm one oh four page five seventy six in your pew Bible one oh four page five seventy six AP Bible Psalm one oh four starting with verse one psalmist says bless the Lord O my soul oh Lord my God you are very great you are close will be interesting to see what follows that right what is he closed with with honor and majesty and how do you wear honor and majesty visit me those are inward qualities right at the character traits someone who's honorable that the character trait but it was not a favorite do you cover yourself with what lights as environment stretch out the heavens like her barely covers himself in light of the garment and we were made in his image and they had the character of Christ within and apparently shown with out his garments of light and we know that something like that must've been the case because when they lost their innocence and purity when they violated the law of God when they rebelled against his command all the sudden the Scriptures malicious the pathogenesis freedom justice chapter three after the interaction of verses one through six with this serpent was more cunning than even use the Google got it made that is why both eat of the fruit of the tree now it's whatever sport back then the serpent said to the woman you will not surely die for God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be what open you can see new things and you will be like God knowing good and evil so when the woman saw that the tree was good for food that was pleasing to the eyes and desirable to make one wise she took of its fruit and ate she also gave her husband with her and he ate or seven then the eyes of both of them were what open Intel complete falsehood they did have a new realization they saw things in a new way right eyes above the more open and that is says and they know that they were naked apparently they were naked before but had no concept of at least no shameful concept of it but now they rebel some involved when incredibly vulnerable they feel exposed they realized that they are now that innocence that purity is gone they are outside of the covering of God for they are no longer those of obedience children of God and notice what it says here the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were naked with their very first response to that nakedness and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves what I bring so now instead of that covering the bed had before the lights now that the Seo we now have to send for ourselves the putting fig leaves together put together this clothing they clothe themselves and what I find fascinating is the Lord does not find their fig leaf coverings sufficient equity comes in speaks to them we continue one chapter three it says here first twenty one what the Lord 's also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of what skin and load them tunics of skin now was it because the fig leaves were falling apart and they were transparent with the issue fig leaves they crafted for themselves to cover up for their own lack of purity their own disgrace of shame and rebellion and notice here he gives them tunics of skin these are not tunics of wool recondition you clipped off the outside this takes a sacrifice this represents putting on Christ of course all the lands of sacrifice represents Jesus Christ right in his innocence needs to close their defilement his purity their shame is apparently in the original they were created in the image of God and that inward character just like their heavenly father manifested this outward glory this beautiful robe of righteousness his purity this is light just like God right wraps himself in light of the button and they realize that their naked falls when they have to cover themselves with fig leaves together the Lord God has nonetheless you can't cover yourself from the food provides tunics of skin strong implication being something had to die to retain that covering they have to put on a road two of the skin they voided themselves representing the course Jesus Christ of the restoration to the image I speak as an swarm course Revelation thirteen eight this is why we see in that passage references Jesus as the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world that land represents Jesus and he's going to envelop us in his righteousness and bring us back to that eaten idea once again no situation three twenty seven oh one I like this passage is it possible all picks up on this putting on of Christ almost as though a garment Galatians chapter three and page eleven twenty two in your pew Bible verse twenty seven for as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on what Christ in the same way that mortal must put on immortality encroachment on incorruption here cinemas put on the sacrifice just like Adam and Eve had to wear the tunics of skin Christian should put on Christ likeness the cover art efficiency and thus we will go around and be like Jesus so let's go down to our arc though the place was filled this case here apparently Adam and Eve 's inward character shone forth in outward lights or glory they had a covering just like the father had the light as the other as of a garment fair remedy for nakedness was to clothe themselves with what leads right to close themselves they said it addressed themselves originally they were dressed in a Christlike image that they were naked but they were covered by this purity was the light that falls away and now I have close himself with the believe they start selling themselves something where but God was dissatisfied with that gone through many for their naked with nakedness was to close men in skin they would believe because the kebab tree and sewed together and got the best of the Dubuque loving yourself is another cover the real shame you need something greater you need something a sacrifice of course all of this point forward to Jesus Christ elephant page ten ninety one Romans chapter eight I believe that that covering with skins in the garden of Eden is obviously better with the skins does not whether skin the tunic the poor guy but that does not make them holy but it's a symbol of the holiness of Jesus that they need to put on right all of the sacrifices are symbols or types pointing to Jesus shadow leading up to the substance that is Jesus Christ and of course that's what God wants to do for us is not just dresses up like Jesus or put on Jesus and govern but actually conformance to refashion us transform us back in to add original Eden ideal of Christ likeness we were made in his image I believe the whole purpose of the gospel is to restore us to that image of Jesus Romans chapter eight in verse twenty nine Scripture tells us for whom he foreknew he also predestined Basil God destined for a destination for our lives the trajectory that he wants is the course he wants us to follow it is up at this point for whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to what the image of his son that is God 's plan for every human being is to be restored or coded forms transformed into begin finish of Jesus of course the image of Jesus is what we were at right let us make man how in our image and when she visited to the molding so the goal of the gospel is simply to restore us into the image of Jesus Christ second Corinthians with continued segment is just going to the right page eleven thirteen second Corinthians chapter three in verse eighteen but we all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord help me out again what does glory always equate to in Scripture character very much glory always equals character and if we behold Jesus are we looking at the raw unmasked unveiled glory of God when we look at the face of Jesus nowhere looking at his humanity that was Gore right it was law of but when we see Jesus were seeing a reflection of the father Jesus himself said if you've seen me you have seen the father of course Jacob the father said no one can see my face and live it I'll show you me and my son as we look at Jesus we contemplate his life we focus on his character we are looking like a mirror at the image of God the glory of God the character of the father again verse eighteen but we all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are being what's that word is what the same image again as we gaze at Jesus we start to become more like Jesus it's a very simple spiritual principle by beholding you become changed you stare at something long of you in the ladies start to act out you start the fashion yourself consciously or otherwise you just start to become the thing you focus on if you focus on Jesus Christ you learn about him you with this for him you start living the life according to the principles of his word all of a sudden you start becoming more and more like him and notice how this process works beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are being now that's not it is not an event language that process language we gain a transformed into the same image from glory to what say you about with this amount of work and then you go on to higher ground and broader vistas a better glory and a good more and more and more like Jesus from glory to glory from character to character just as by the spirit of the Lord the Spirit of the Lord doesn't want you simply to confess Jesus Christ to be saggy like right now claim on that thing on a claim of Jesus being your Savior and then transform into Christ like again I cannot reiterate this enough the Bible paints a picture of salvation is not merely a transaction but a transformation not only you to claim Jesus but you start to become more like Jesus the more you study and we pondered we pray that we witnessed the more you share more you become like Jesus from glory to glory that's exactly by the way will receive further to the right and first John chapter three on site second because of their first second Peter page eleven sixty five second Peter chapter one right is a very very bottom of page eleven sixty five the bottom right corner we start with verse two here the second epistle of Peter he welcomes and greets these people with these words grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge God Jesus our Lord as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by my glory and virtue virtue by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of what the divine nature that is the promise of God is not the received just a part but also to become hard takers of his very nature to become more like Jesus again burst forth by which had been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust it was almost like working going out of the world and coming more and more like Jesus and his word were being changed his image now first John chapter three just hair over the right first John chapter three we look at these verses before beloved verse two now we are what children of God and so in addition to being a child of God he wants more than just you to be claiming the child got to be called Ms. now you are a child of God now we are children of God and it is not yet been revealed what we shall be but we know that when he is revealed we shall be what please note once again it nowhere says we shall be made like him when he read review but when he is revealed if were child got now as we continue to walk in him we become more one more like you do when he reviews revealed he returns we are correspondingly in the same harmony with them we are like you and of course we know this because we shall see him as he is invested to give this encouragement verse three everyone who has this hope in him does what purifies himself to what extent just as he is pure so again the goal of the Christian life is not to be called that but the Holy Spirit 's work in our lives be made from reading way to refashion retooled into the very end image of God we were created in the image of Jesus Christ and the goal of salvation is to return us to restore us to that image that purity of character are we would together so far okay now executive you one more time second Peter chapter three just turned back to the left starting first in St. Peter's at the three cellular verse ten as it looks closer and closer that great day notice that what's on the mind of violating seen in Paul's writings we've seen in John's writings and I will see in Peter 's writings the same theme emerges second Peter chapter three verse ten month old day of the Lord might come up with what is in your Bible will come he's not equivocating on it it will as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise and the elements will melt with fervent heat of the earth and the works that are in them will be burned up you see that word will over and over and over you saying this is a definite absolute guarantee Jesus is coming again now followed that up with verse eleven therefore or in light of the fact this is the second coming of Jesus is the real event therefore since all these things will be resolved with the burden on the part requested that what manner of persons ought you to be in what holy conduct and godly as you look forward to Jesus coming the question on your mind should not be due I have enough canned goods stored up and I dug a deep and uphold a habit of water to get me through a bit issue the preparation for Jesus return character development to be like Jesus himself therefore since all these things will be dissolved what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and God 's powerful thought back to continue saying looking for an watch this now chasing with me to hasten something that hurried up and become faster the speed the process along is it possible the Lord is not waiting for a day on the calendar but he's waiting for a ripe harvest looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God because of which the heavens will need as all being on fire and the elements will melt with fervent he nevertheless according to his promise we are according to his promise look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells and again therefore beloved looking forward to these things be diligent to be found by him in peace without spot and when by the way without spot or blemish but how the sacrifices were supposed to be presented before the Lord for the Peter picks up on the language the apostle Paul by later the same well I defeat you brother that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing the Lord far more than simply transaction the Lord is looking for transformation that will fit us into that society of heaven that one of the world does this have to do with our outward clothing that we started off with okay were dressed in the garb of lights right this righteousness this purity of character and also recently rebel if all the way started birth of the Bigley were a crisis minute ago that's not good enough you need to put on this robe of sacrificial master sacrifice aroma of righteousness by which points forward to Jesus Christ the whole sacrificial process is to point forward to not just someone dying in our place but we should be clothed in that and that Christ like they should be manifest and develop from glory to glory in our own lives so we become a living sacrifice for Jesus Christ were to be remade into that image now here's the simple premise I want to be in my Christian walk more and more like Jesus and less and less like Satan it's a pretty simple premise right my goal is to look under the author and finisher my faith who is going to complete the work within me and when he comes I want to be just like him a funnel to purify myself even as he is pure to walk from glory to glory be transformed not conform and I'm going to be like Jesus instead of being like Satan is adding so when it comes to how we carry ourselves on being outside how we got how we adorn ourselves how we make our parents known to the outside world if the Bible has anything to say I want to see what Jesus is most like an unwanted goat least what Satan is like the clear as my goal is to be more like Jesus unless like the public that's our goal with everything anything the Christian walk they know which would Jesus be more okay with it which would think what we do more and stay with the same thing walked closer to Jesus the clear was bring this home a little bit more as you know by what I will say this I've worked for several years I taught school for eight years believe it or not of been a pastor now for thirteen years I know it looks like I'm just fifteen years old how's that possible but it is the case that I've been around his work especially working with young people and older people too but especially work with young people there is a certain amount of like policy interest rules and you can just knows check them out the cope and deal with the just suck it up and go forward but at some point you don't actually buy into policy unless you understand the principle behind okay so one of the things that I've seen the most tension in my ministry with not for me personally witnessed it around especially in the school setting and that anything is there will be policies in force which is fine with the policy all of the issues the policy but that enforcement of the policy without a clear explanation of the principle behind the policy I instead thing here's why you should do is just use what you should do it if you feel you what without explaining why they get really really bitter on when you mix that with quinoa sixteen seventy eight -year-old hormones and they just angry all the time you put you know this disconnect between policy and principle would begin Herrick I like her and all the sudden were surprised when young people across what I wanted you in everything we do is present what are the policies but not just what does the word of God they principally to talk about apartment we go straight from Texas they know don't let Delaware goal don't wear these flashy clothes the weather stuff and the best that the worker okay I see the wind is I have no interest in having you conform to something just because I say so because of the policy of the church I want you to see because of the principle of God 's word and let you and he worked out together okay so Michael tonight and hopefully everything is been to articulate the principles and then bring the policy see the big picture and then landed in the practical application are we on the same page okay I'll take your abject silences yes we're with you bastard good easy to chapter twenty eight easy to chapter twenty eight were to go back to some of the original passages be looked at in the beginning of this entire series to show you little more than what we've looked at previously now what was loose the first job in the courts of heaven according to verse fourteen by the way that if you wanted on your note the first passage were looking up is twenty eight fourteen C- scribble that out as a twenty eight fourteen assortment of first lady was anointed to what position covering chair right since you were the anointed cherub who comforts and again that that smacks of the of the covering cherub on the Ark of the covenant right this typifies that right-hand man a soldier of God messenger of the Lord serves at his right hand you are the anointed cherub who covers I established you or I appointed you some versions even say for so I ordained you this concept he was ordained minister a leader among the angel love and the courts you were on the holy mountain of God you walk back and forth in the midst of fiery stones he was right there in the heart of the action God had set him apart for this great work now with that job became a special uniform some of you might have jobs were you wear a uniform I've had to have jobs where we could back I've unawares one right now of but you know you worked at a pizza place and they expect you to wear their logo you work for this other place than expected where their logo people are across the street to the other pizza place they don't want you wearing another logo they want Winslow writes if you have what every job has its uniform you wear that goes along with it for the most part this job apparently came with a very specific very unique but very extravagant if you wanted to use that word I don't know if extravagances right word but it was white ornate is very splendid uniform physical back now and go to verse twelve was the beginning of this introduction to Lucifer twenty eight verse twelve now I want you to be clear about this Satan never really shows up as himself when he comes than the regarding Mrs. serpent you know and up in the courts of heaven uses deception to get his way he never says the whole honest truth when he comes to Jesus he is an angel of light right and he always is the power as a front man even in prophecy has been Antichrist to do his bidding for him but here at this point in history he was the king of Tyre but hear the lamentation is written to the king of Tyre but it's quite clear that he's talking about the power behind the power the power behind the king of Tyre because the context makes that clear again Chapter twenty eight in verse twelve Son of Man sake of a lamentation for the king of Tyre and say to him plus says the Lord God you avoid this seal and I were talking about clearly Lucifer here you are the CEO of perfection full of wisdom and perfect in one other area beauty was was Satan ugly no family he was not only wise with you was beautiful at you are in either the first ninety thirteen continues the garden of God notices every precious stone was your what the sardius topaz and the sardius topaz diamond and Pearl Onyx in Jasper the Sapphire turquoise that Emerald with the goal fancies of you think about this did Lucifer wear jewelry absolutely covered with fairly all setting goals penalties beautiful precious stones on now is that with every angel wears on the bank of justice has no no give you some biblical reason for it but his particular job his particular position required this particular uniform act again every precious stone was recovering the sardius topaz and diamond for Lawrence Onyx and Jasper said Carter was an emerald with gold the workmanship of your ten roles and types you get this idea of his voice being just something was prepared for you on the day you were created apparently the Lord had in mind for this being a dynamic splendid gorgeous wise melodic and regally adorned minister in his courts must be full of wisdom and perfect in beauty yet all these ornaments on any of his voice these pipes and apparently from the day he was created that was what his plan was to and I can't help but think back to Jeremiah where the Lord says in before I formed you in the womb I knew you and I set you apart as a reasons you had a plan for you versus the day were created Lucifer had the Lord had a plan for him again in verse fourteen is that with a plan with you would be anointed cherub will cover I established now what I want you to see is this every precious stone adorning as he looked that that will God himself who jewelry on this guy why is it bad to where it is and that is a good that something we should emulate it obvious that no problem with it in the quarter that what I'm going to defer and say apparently this one being at this uniform not for his person but for his position on the show you a biblical evidence about the book of Exodus the book of Exodus chapter twenty eight so we went from Ezekiel twenty eight two Exodus twenty eight Rebecca page seventy eight new pew Bible exist Chapter twenty eight if horses recall the book of Exodus is exactly that if the book of the children of Israel coming out or exiting the land of Egypt and they go through the Red Sea they come to the mount Sinai the Lord exit chapter twenty gives the visiting commandment law and chapter twenty five he starts giving instructions for the sanctuary here in chapter twenty eight he now sets of parts the ordained ministers and priests of God not on not independent but on earth a act Exodus chapter twenty eight was the first one now take Aaron your brother and his sons with them from the amongst the children of Israel that he may minister to me as what treats it any minister to me as priest Aaron at Aaron 's sons made by blue LEDs are in the mark and you shall make holy what garments the very first you and your sons are many briefly in the very first thing when I talk about is what you wear when you come to the job holy garments for Aaron your brother and for what was their purpose for the special garments it says right here for glory and for beauty they were specifically told to make these beautiful garments because of the job the Lord was going to put them in charge of a four or glory and for beauty does go down to verse forty one Steve is really repeated again for Aaron 's sons you shall make tunics and you shall make sashes within and you shall make hats for them so everything about this outfit was for what purpose for glory and beauty it was supposed to be beautiful but notice your glory joy purpose of character and beauty are synonymously linked for glory and for beauty so the character is supposed to shine out in a beautiful way I apparently their clothing was supposed to be an outward representation of that inward purity of character in their job they were supposed to represent the highest of Christian standards and ideals and their clothing was supposed in April holiness or glory and for beauty that was back in chapter twenty eight still back at the verse fifteen only to see the particulars could remember the Lord was very particular about every piece of furniture about every room about every detail of McKay noted decreased libido music logo makes of the real pretty is all show you how long this beauty to look a look at verse fifteen axis twenty eight you shall make the breastplate of judgment is literally a plate of gold right now artistically woven the court should be defined you shall make it of goal blue purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen you shall make it it shall be doubled into a square Spanish of the links in a span shall be it's wet it was a square plate they are hanging on their chest of breastplate and noticed this verse seventeen seventy but none found familiar and you shall put settings of stones in it for rows of stones the first row shall be a sardius topaz emerald it should be the first from second row should be a turquoise sapphire and diamond the third row at Jason and I get an amethyst for throw world and Onyx the just almost to the words of the letter identical for this appointed priest on earth in the settings of gold are these precious jewel as to what Lucifer war in heaven in his position as anointed cherub who covers and on earth it tells us why they had that for beauty for holding a further glory and for beauty but what happened here what will keep going on verse thirty six what is it office represent first thirties visiting this is fascinating you shall also make a plate of pure golden engrave on it like the engraving of the Signet holiness to the Lord all of his regalia all of this outfit all of this garment from the hat to the to the clothing is with me the finest threads the most beautiful things these precious stones in plates of gold on this board on the on the type as opposed to simply say holiness Lord garments were made for glory and for beauty so when you put these things on you not like a look at how pretty I know right you're supposed to be the embodiment of the glory of the Lord so that when people see you they get a slight picture of how beautiful the Lord the glory looks right now take that back to using Chapter twenty eight effect Ezekiel twenty eight apparently in the courts of heaven Lucifer was entrusted with the job very similar to this he was supposed to represent the character of God in his outfit is garbage were merely outward reflection of inward character of God in it just like the early great institution shine forth in a big sign of the holiness to the Lord for what happened easy to jump twenty eight and verse seventeen what would happen to your hearts was lifted up because of your beauty Jesus is supposed to be lifted up because of his beauty right would happen if instead of taking all that praise and giving it to the father he's like what I do think some of this for me no negative veggies like you know what they are right I am pretty good with my kid around I was made for this you know you literally think it like I was made for this job he would literally paid for this job everything about it was supposed to be he was supposed to be the reflection the higher the type a the acme of what God can do in a created being look at this and when you see this you should see a glimpse of the character of the God who made him write yourselves a look at the creature inside old man what a marvelous creator but instead he is like the Apple wanted to take a look and look at the creatures your heart was lifted up because of your beauty you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your what splendor I laid you before you cast to the ground I laid working a night days at apparently all of this out her beauty that God has entrusted to him so that he could be a representation of the inward beauty of God went to his head and we are saw that Isaiah chapter fourteen is like I will exalt my throne above the stars of God will be said about one of the mildest of all creation the farther side note I will be like what is taught he's like he's dressed me up like this maybe it's fitting that I should note starts letting it soak in and go to his head according to Scripture that was the click was started down this path of the only SUV these things that he was adorned in these gold of these tools are they inherently evil things is even bad with gold will as a middle of the article which is like kryptonite or something like that deliberately can yours in Salinas of the plate right jasper onyx that are turquoise emerald Japheth acted on it all of these things are beautiful so hopefully this post be beautiful your beautiful things it should point to the beauty of the creation but he started to say to know instead of just using this to I can go to bring glory to my self that was the cause without the let's counteract that with the beauty of Christ Isaiah chapter fifty three is a type of fifty three when it looks forward to the coming of Jesus Christ the inspired author here uses the language am not sure I would use of course he was inspired so of course that's what the Lord told him use but it's interesting of all the things you can say about the coming Jesus would you describe in this way again the first two I set up to fifty three starting the first two for he shall grow up before him as a tender plants as a root out of what milk Arnstein plans before and the pretty part is the stuff out of the ground right I could flash with a flower is another beautiful leave the green in the book the roots and especially never root cannot stick it up out of dry ground and you can imagine it's like the son of God is coming and you'll be like a root out of dry ground like this some really inspiring that it goes on to say he has no form or comeliness some versions say he has no beauty that we should desire effective write a and when we see in the hat there is no beauty that we should desire him you know when Jesus came like a fast thing to me that he had when we came to John the Baptist to be baptized the crowd didn't just automatically part because there's this great shiny shaft of light and he was just walking around in this splendid just regal beauty about the walk it's embarrassing but no and is looking like a long look any must be the son of God trust moolah the infant John the Baptist they had a that the Lamb of God and he knows he has to do it twice the first let me know that you can with the way the relevant if you like my radio I do see a guy and when Jesus get baptized in the Holy Spirit is the light of Dublin and the like unlike the other the father says this is my view of it done just like to point him out I'm guessing it was averting down in his regalia you just continental for Jesus Christ when he came to earth didn't come to be the most beautiful that wasn't his mission that wasn't as objective valid doesn't go out of the way and say he was objectively ugly and he was horrid looking on to say that he just wasn't in him outward beauty the people we drawn to them you don't come to Jesus Christie's the prettiest thing you come to Jesus because he's the purest thing goes on other people accepted related he is despised and rejected by men man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and we hid as it were our faces from him he was despised and we did not esteem him Jesus was not always the most popular actors and the fascinating thing in John chapter sixteen we don't have time to go there but in John chapter six Jesus feeds the five thousand always doing shiny wonderful things for them and giving the bread and making them happy and feeding the Tony's all the eleventh the next day they can't find him and Jesus says RI no more bread today all you get is me all I got so bad in this view because remember in John six sixty six you have to turn to his core twelve of the same five thousand plus minimum of women and children and affidavit for now here this next day in a mall that they get so backed against the turnaround was court twelve and say are you guys leaving to begin of course it's Peter who speaks up and I don't know if it's a great answer nineties label where else are we going to go no you're the only one is giving us the words of life of course he understood Jesus the true source is like will you are the only game in failure the only one right it's interesting Jesus did not come to be the most popular the most beautiful of the most respected the most honorable he came to be the most Christlike to be the most godly Philippians chapter two with all this up Galatians Ephesians Philippians page eleven thirty chapter two and verse five here the apostle Paul urges us in verse five let this mind be where in you which was also aware I so we should think we should act we should behave like Jesus our attitude our outlook should be like Jesus let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus and he goes on to define what that is who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God Jesus Christ quite confident in who he was therefore he did not show often lax and grasp at a new iPad by the way I love you got that on the phone about this event on another biz talk about all this tell you I am from above note he was never out there like literally tooting his own order what are talking himself up for fun is getting to you wasn't in it for refugee let them know because he knew who he was known as the older you get the more comfortable you are in your own skin typically it's one of the fascinating things about working with young people there so perpetually insecure when it looked like this be like that act like that at all that it be fair genes are in the offices of the always possible if the time you get older you out there in because you are who you are in Jesus Christ had an identity that he was the son of document to show it off in a perplexity at the spread word he was white while this fascinating because of the NFL event mind to get us let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God but made himself of what no reputation now compare that to Lucifer Lucifer wanted a use reputation he wanted me the big man on campus the well-known one of you people want right and Jesus comes lungs like I don't worry about it be nice it is not what they were expecting if you came right there expected flashing pomp and circumstance of Jesus all this you know talk with children as we from our first but made himself of no reputation taking the form of a bondservant and coming in the likeness of men furthermore continues and being found in appearance as a man we didn't should come as a king it appears he just came as a guy is a man in his appearance he was an expert humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death even the death of the cross therefore God has also it also has highly exalted him and given the name that is above every name that is every knee should bow those in heaven and those on earth and those under the mid- average on the best Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the father fascinated everyone to do this compare Philippians chapter two with Ezekiel chapter twenty eight and Isaiah chapter fourteen is the way does the same thing that will clearly see Isaiah fourteen you see the character of Lucifer and the Republican chapter to the character of Christ in Isaiah fourteen I will ascend I will exalt I will raise my throne above I will be like the most high in the next verse says yet you shall be brought down to shield the lowest depth of the Philippians chapter two Jesus is in the very form of God he has every right to be worshiped as God yet knowing that he's confident to step down in humble himself lower and lower and become obedient even to the point of death even the death of the cross but therefore because he's willing to obey and be obedient and humble himself and not be about reputation not be about outward beauty not be about the big man on campus to be humble and be a servant therefore God has exalted them in Satan 's quest to go up up up up up it resulted him going down Christ's willingness to put self decide to go down down down down down result in him being exalted above every name this is why Jesus and say in the kingdom of God the first chapter last flash of the first is not about pushing yourself for is not about self at all about selflessness is about under and the character of course of Lucifer is all about self I get for me Jesus Christ is what can I give others to different principles that manifest in the behavior life now with the revelation chapter twelve Revelation chapter twelve it's fascinating to me then again whenever the church is described in prophecy is given the the metaphor you employs the metaphor the analogy of a woman symbol of a woman woman is representative of the church and of course there's in Revelation like there are so many things is the true church another Satan 's counterfeit church notice the difference between these two Elgin 's picture language I don't think that there is a giant woman standing on the moon with stars writer this is a picture language but is trying to put a picture in your head of ideas and principles Revelation chapter twelve look at verse one L great sign appeared in heaven a woman and notice of thoughts about her clothing clothes with the sun the moon under her feet and her head garland of twelve stars what she closed with all those dreams are what like just like in the beginning just like God is wrapped himself in a garment of light this is purity this by the way all these things are God-given sun moon and stars right is clothed in natural beauty simplicity of character it represents and reflects the glory of God now let's compare and contrast that with Revelation chapter seventeen look at verse for the counterfeit when the when God wants to put a picture in her head up what bad looks like uses this language the woman this is the false church now the antichrist power was arrayed that were foreclosed dressed at right so that it startled both women are designated as one woman this woman the very first thing is that the bottom is other dressed up aware the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls having in her hand caught the golden couple of the abominations the building is a port of her fornication and on her for head was a name written mystery Babylon the great the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth if you recall in Exodus chapter twenty eight the high priest was supposed to wear this ornate stuff was I think in all capital letters this is holiness to the Lord this person where's all this stuff instead of holiness Lord it's their own name Babylon the great the mother of harlots it's taking these things that God had originally given as a beautiful thing a reminder of his glory in bringing for yourself and showing flexing for yourself and when the Bible was to describe a faithful church it says it doesn't do that it describes a woman clothed naturally God-given things covered in light which is representation of inward purity shining out an extra life encounter that you have relationship to seventeen with eight and adulterous woman unfaithful church says that once decked out in all these rich colors and all these gold jewels and Gloria's going to itself it's interesting the Bible prophecy uses that language to describe the faithfully unfaithful church by the way to go to page eight seventy three Bible this is the first time the Bible in this metaphor has been employed it's also in the Old Testament actually several times multiple times in the Old Testament when we show you this one in particular Hosea chapter two page eight said three if you level of their chapter fifty two in verse thirteen is finding that we played the least perhaps the least enviable I don't know I Isaiah was signed to us no good Jeremiah you redo the entire book of Jeremiah and I can't find recording even one time or even one person repented or confessed or change the part because of his ministry they had some pretty bad experiences in ministry but Hosea 's job was to act out in his life what it would be like to be God married to unfaithful Israel so he said José is what I want you to do I want you to go marry someone like a good marry a prostitute why I want you to go Mary and adulterous unfaithful fornicating woman is like I I don't want to do that Lord sees not be faithful to me it's like that's my point now you'll know what it's like to be me and you can act out in your life what it's like to be me it's interesting to Hosea chapter two in verse thirteen is the Lord is speaking of his bride 's Church is people and he personifies Israel over and over by the way both old and New Testament you see the corporate people of God from the from the perspective of God personified or evermore five as a woman just like you saw in the New Testament the woman was wearing this little woman with a net and ultimately saving you say he would talk about faithful bride Israel right but also it says in verse thirteen here I will punish her for the days of the bales to which she burned incense she decked herself with her ear rings jewelry and went after her lovers but she me she forgot says the Lord interesting is like comparing me to the phase one and hurt of his adulterous one and how does she go get undermanned she starts decking herself out in the clothing jewelry all this is not exactly is the revelation chapter seventeen when it wants to show an image of what that looks like it dresses it up and away the light on not good at now let's look at some tactical biblical examples Genesis chapter thirty five where does all this land what does this look like in the real life Christian life is a chapter thirty five verse one page thirty four in your pew Bible here Jacob who would later be called Israel and his sons would be that all the children of Israel but he still just Jacob at this point is been being chased around by his brother and he saw and they have a bad relationship and here he saw seems to well it could be a difficult thing but here Jacob has a repentance and revival Reformation in his own life and the life of his household is in the lead his family back to worship the true God says your first one Genesis thirty five then God said to Jacob arise go to Bethel and welfare and make an altar there to God who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother and Jacob said to his household and all who are with them so I get this right he said the Lord has called and go make it altered the worship me let's get right with God let's come back down verse two and Jacob said to his household and all who are with them put away the foreign gods that are among you and it makes it to get right right with a true godson put away your items right put all that other rubbish away put away the foreign gods were among you purify yourselves and do what change are what garments what difference does it make what you where you worship God is a win idols clean yourself up and dress right go change your garments because were coming to the presence of a holy God others want first reason let us arise and go up to Bethel and I will make an altar there to God who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone so they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands and what else the earrings which were in their ears and Jacob hid them under the temperate terebinth tree which was by Shechem did he hide them so they can go find them again well he put the earrings right there with the foreign gods these pagan idols he says here's what to do with them was dig a big hole by this tree put them in their bury them and then go I thought what you do when you come back to get that this is leaving that behind right this is working to change our order to get right with God and a change of clothes with a clean ourselves up we leave all the foreign gods and apparently the own free will they took off the earrings her jewelry it's a relief that their two they want to come in the presence of God clean your simple holiness interest practical application was seen near the window at the Exodus chapter thirty two in the children of Israel are waiting for Moses at the bottom about Sinai and instead of faithfully pondering and considering the Lords command that they had just heard as putting them into practice they become restless this is in chapter thirty two verse one page eighty three of you could buy both now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain the people gathered together to Aaron and said to him make us gods that shall go before us for as for this in the the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt we do not know what is become of them and said to them break off the golden earrings which are in your ear figures of your wives your sons and your daughters and bring them to me not again this sounds kind of like Jacobs expansion or to get right with God breakup majority bring it to me I can hear that you think about the heat I need to call court there willing to do it for the long people brought up the golden earrings which were in the gears and brought them to Aaron and he received the gold in their hands and I wish instead and buried it under a tree that we did and he fashioned it with an engraving tool and made a molded half then they said this is your God O Israel that brought you out of the land of Egypt so when Aaron saw it he built an altar before it up you sound like good godly things or take appearing physical build an altar were to have gone before us will and Aaron made a proclamation and said tomorrow is a feast to the Lord was so good right you have an altar in the feasts of the Lord people taken off all the doors great Bromley laid bare the ground but before they start worshiping it I first six then they rose early in the next day offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up lay of course this is not what the Lord had in mind for them and as you read the rest is for you since we don't have it on tonight but the Lord is having this communion with Moses up on the mountain all of a sudden it's a way to stop your people you brought up out of Egypt have well they've strayed in anger of the Lord and Moses comes down and out and look at Moses react to this chapter thirty three if you go through the rest of thirty two it is a mess they make a royal mess of themselves to the point that Moses gets so angry of course what is immediately throws down the ten Commandments breaks them many take the golden calf he doesn't say all this is pretty good work grinds it into powder pours it on the water and mix the children of Israel drink it said you wanted so much put it in go left with the fallout of all this that the thirty three what lesson did they learn from the sports after thirty three starting with verse one then the Lord said to Moses departed go up from here you were the people you and you have brought out of the land of Egypt the land which I swore to Abraham Isaac and Jacob saying to your descendents I will give it and I will send my angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite and MRI to the Hittite and the parasite and the divide in the Jebusites go up to a land flowing with milk and honey for I will not go up in your midst less I consume you on the way for you are stiffnecked people he's like you guys go on up ahead I need a minute gone your way I'll lead you on your reply but I'm not reminiscent you and they realize men we have separated ourselves from our God by rebellion it must been the same type of the anatomy you have no we can no longer of this opened me with the Lord verse with the response and when the people heard this bad news they mourn and no one did what it on his own they realize maybe we have sinned and come short of the glory of God and they said you know what we need to just by this glory off of ourselves we got to be good we were on landing manifested that character of Satan 's full Lord had said to Moses say to the children of Israel you are stiffnecked people I can come up in your midst in one moment and consume you now therefore take off your ornaments I think that I may know what to do if you so the children of Israel strip themselves of their ornaments by not for if you go through the rest of the stock of the children of Israel from that point forward there's no indication that they ever wore those ornaments again now is if you find Jules and you find finer things used as currency define transactions and things with them but this ornamental wearing for the mere purpose of decorative bringing glory to himself is consistently not shown among God 's people the fact that the Old Testament without it was a well that's the Old Testament right that's the meet but let's look at the New Testament with all grace and love and whatever let's see the exact same thing is expected in the New Testament first Peter chapter three and now I'm only comfortable going passages once we see what is much larger contact starting from heaven itself with everything even your Lucifer versus Jesus Old Testament now it is a media was brought in by audio errors in 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