September 10, 2017

Experiencing the Presence of God in Prayer (Exodus) Part 1

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Experiencing the Presence of God in Prayer (Exodus)

The Tabernacle


[9] I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. [10] The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. [Jhn 10:9-10 ESV]
[4] Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! [Psalm 100:4 ESV]

Outer Court

Bronze Altar

[21] For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. [2Co 5:21] [1] Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.[Rom 5:1 ESV] [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,… In love [5] he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ,… [7] In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace…[Eph 1:3-10 ESV]
[24] He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. [1Pe 2:24 ESV]

Brazen Laver

[28] Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. [1Co 11:28 ESV]
[26] Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, [27] and give no opportunity to the devil. [Eph 4:26-27] [36] “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” [37] …”You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. [38] This is the great and first commandment. [39] And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. [40] On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” [Mat 22:36-40 ESV] [26] that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, [Eph 5:26 ESV]


Holy Place (Inner Court)

Golden Lampstand

[12] “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” [Jhn 8:12 ESV] [2] And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. [3] And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, [Isa 11:2-3 ESV]
[30] And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. [Eph 4:30 ESV]
[19] Do not quench the Spirit. [1Th 5:19 ESV]
[105] Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. [Psa 119:105 ESV]

Table of Shewbread

[35] Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. [Jhn 6:35 ESV]

Altar of Incense

[25] …He (Jesus) is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. [Heb 7:25 ESV]

[1] First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, [2] for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. [1Ti 2:1-2 ESV]


[50] And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. [51] And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. [Mat 27:50-51 ESV]


Holy of Holines

The Ark of the Covenant

[4] They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. [5] And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. [Rev 22:4-5 ESV]
[34] Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. [35] And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. [36] Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. [37] But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. [38] For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys. [Ex 40:34-38]

Dr. Deric Thomas