September 17, 2017

Experiencing the Presence of God in Prayer (Exodus) Part 2

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 Experiencing the Presence of God in Prayer: A Model for 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. [Jn 10:9-10 ESV]

[4] Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! [Ps 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. [2Cor 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. [1Pet 2:24 ESV]

Brazen Laver

[28] Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. [1Cor 11:28 ESV]

[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.” [Matt 22:37-40 ESV]

[3] “You shall have no other gods before me. [4] “You shall not make for yourself a carved image,… [5]… [6]… [7] “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain… [8] “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. [9]… [10]… [11]… [12] “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. [13] “You shall not murder. [14] “You shall not commit adultery. [15] “You shall not steal. [16] “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. [17] “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” [Ex 20:3-17 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] [26] …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.” [Jn 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, [Is 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. [1Thess 5:19 ESV]

[22] …the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, self-control… [Gal 5:22-23 ESV]

Table of Shewbread

[1] Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts… [1Cor 14:1 ESV] [105] Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. [Ps 119:105 ESV]

[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. [Jn 6:35 ESV]

[4]… “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” [Matt 4:4 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]

[9] Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. [10] Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. [11] Give us this day our daily bread, [12] and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. [13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [Matt 6:9-13 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. [1Tim 2:1-2 ESV]

[16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, [18] having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, [19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe… [Eph 1:16-19 ESV]

[14] For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, [17] so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, [18] may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, [19] and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. [Eph 3:14-19 ESV]

[9] And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, [10] so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, [11] filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. [Phil 1:9-11 ESV]

[9] …we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, [10] so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; [11] being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,… [Col 1:9-11 ESV]

[17] Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth… [21] that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. [Jn 17:17, 21 ESV]

[37]… “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; [38] therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” [Mat 9:37-38 ESV]

[19] (pray) for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, [Eph 6:19] [1] …pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, [2Thess 3:1 ESV]


[20] …Come, Lord Jesus! [Rev 22:20 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 Holies

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]… [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