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Scripture reading: Exodus 19:3-6

Today we are going to read in the Old Testament some of the promises that God gave to Israel, which promises Paul gave to the Church. Let’s turn to Exodus 19.

Exodus 19:3, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel.” Why would God say “Jacob” and “Israel”? Isn’t Jacob Israel? But Israel is not Jacob. Jacob means the carnal Jew, and in scripture, for us, we translate it as the carnal Christian. Israel is then the whole Church. So, He wants to speak to the carnal Jew, the carnal Christian, and to the whole church.

Verse 4, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” We can see from this verse that our destination is Christ. He is bringing us unto Himself. It sounds very selfish, but I love when God is selfish, because He is bringing me unto Himself. That means that I am going to melt into Him and am going to become a part of God. Can you imagine that? God is promising a people that He will redeem them from their naturalness, from their carnality, and bring them unto Himself.

Verse 5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure… and an holy nation. 6…These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

We love treasure. I think if a treasure came here now and they put it down outside and said that anybody who could get out there first would get as much as they could take, this place would be emptied in a short space of time. Everybody would run out to get some treasure. Have you ever thought about what God counts to be valuable? We count money. We count gold as the epitome of money. So we count gold, and God counts you as His treasure! In other words, YOU make God rich. That is the value of humanity before God. He says, “You are My treasure.” He says, “I will take you as a peculiar,” not just an ordinary little stone, but as a peculiar “treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 36)

Thought for today: Remember if you obey God’s voice and keep His covenant, you will be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people.

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Scripture reading: Exodus 19:3-6

Today we are going to read in the Old Testament some of the promises that God gave to Israel, which promises Paul gave to the Church. Let’s turn to Exodus 19.

Exodus 19:3, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel.” Why would God say “Jacob” and “Israel”? Isn’t Jacob Israel? But Israel is not Jacob. Jacob means the carnal Jew, and in scripture, for us, we translate it as the carnal Christian. Israel is then the whole Church. So, He wants to speak to the carnal Jew, the carnal Christian, and to the whole church.

Verse 4, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” We can see from this verse that our destination is Christ. He is bringing us unto Himself. It sounds very selfish, but I love when God is selfish, because He is bringing me unto Himself. That means that I am going to melt into Him and am going to become a part of God. Can you imagine that? God is promising a people that He will redeem them from their naturalness, from their carnality, and bring them unto Himself.

Verse 5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure… and an holy nation. 6…These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

We love treasure. I think if a treasure came here now and they put it down outside and said that anybody who could get out there first would get as much as they could take, this place would be emptied in a short space of time. Everybody would run out to get some treasure. Have you ever thought about what God counts to be valuable? We count money. We count gold as the epitome of money. So we count gold, and God counts you as His treasure! In other words, YOU make God rich. That is the value of humanity before God. He says, “You are My treasure.” He says, “I will take you as a peculiar,” not just an ordinary little stone, but as a peculiar “treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 36)

Thought for today: Remember if you obey God’s voice and keep His covenant, you will be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people.

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Scripture reading: Exodus 19:3-6

Today we are going to read in the Old Testament some of the promises that God gave to Israel, which promises Paul gave to the Church. Let’s turn to Exodus 19.

Exodus 19:3, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel.” Why would God say “Jacob” and “Israel”? Isn’t Jacob Israel? But Israel is not Jacob. Jacob means the carnal Jew, and in scripture, for us, we translate it as the carnal Christian. Israel is then the whole Church. So, He wants to speak to the carnal Jew, the carnal Christian, and to the whole church.

Verse 4, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” We can see from this verse that our destination is Christ. He is bringing us unto Himself. It sounds very selfish, but I love when God is selfish, because He is bringing me unto Himself. That means that I am going to melt into Him and am going to become a part of God. Can you imagine that? God is promising a people that He will redeem them from their naturalness, from their carnality, and bring them unto Himself.

Verse 5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure… and an holy nation. 6…These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

We love treasure. I think if a treasure came here now and they put it down outside and said that anybody who could get out there first would get as much as they could take, this place would be emptied in a short space of time. Everybody would run out to get some treasure. Have you ever thought about what God counts to be valuable? We count money. We count gold as the epitome of money. So we count gold, and God counts you as His treasure! In other words, YOU make God rich. That is the value of humanity before God. He says, “You are My treasure.” He says, “I will take you as a peculiar,” not just an ordinary little stone, but as a peculiar “treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 36)

Thought for today: Remember if you obey God’s voice and keep His covenant, you will be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people.

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Scripture reading: Exodus 19:3-6

Today we are going to read in the Old Testament some of the promises that God gave to Israel, which promises Paul gave to the Church. Let’s turn to Exodus 19.

Exodus 19:3, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel.” Why would God say “Jacob” and “Israel”? Isn’t Jacob Israel? But Israel is not Jacob. Jacob means the carnal Jew, and in scripture, for us, we translate it as the carnal Christian. Israel is then the whole Church. So, He wants to speak to the carnal Jew, the carnal Christian, and to the whole church.

Verse 4, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” We can see from this verse that our destination is Christ. He is bringing us unto Himself. It sounds very selfish, but I love when God is selfish, because He is bringing me unto Himself. That means that I am going to melt into Him and am going to become a part of God. Can you imagine that? God is promising a people that He will redeem them from their naturalness, from their carnality, and bring them unto Himself.

Verse 5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure… and an holy nation. 6…These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

We love treasure. I think if a treasure came here now and they put it down outside and said that anybody who could get out there first would get as much as they could take, this place would be emptied in a short space of time. Everybody would run out to get some treasure. Have you ever thought about what God counts to be valuable? We count money. We count gold as the epitome of money. So we count gold, and God counts you as His treasure! In other words, YOU make God rich. That is the value of humanity before God. He says, “You are My treasure.” He says, “I will take you as a peculiar,” not just an ordinary little stone, but as a peculiar “treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 36)

Thought for today: Remember if you obey God’s voice and keep His covenant, you will be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people.

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Scripture reading: Exodus 19:3-6

Today we are going to read in the Old Testament some of the promises that God gave to Israel, which promises Paul gave to the Church. Let’s turn to Exodus 19.

Exodus 19:3, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel.” Why would God say “Jacob” and “Israel”? Isn’t Jacob Israel? But Israel is not Jacob. Jacob means the carnal Jew, and in scripture, for us, we translate it as the carnal Christian. Israel is then the whole Church. So, He wants to speak to the carnal Jew, the carnal Christian, and to the whole church.

Verse 4, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” We can see from this verse that our destination is Christ. He is bringing us unto Himself. It sounds very selfish, but I love when God is selfish, because He is bringing me unto Himself. That means that I am going to melt into Him and am going to become a part of God. Can you imagine that? God is promising a people that He will redeem them from their naturalness, from their carnality, and bring them unto Himself.

Verse 5-6, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure… and an holy nation. 6…These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

We love treasure. I think if a treasure came here now and they put it down outside and said that anybody who could get out there first would get as much as they could take, this place would be emptied in a short space of time. Everybody would run out to get some treasure. Have you ever thought about what God counts to be valuable? We count money. We count gold as the epitome of money. So we count gold, and God counts you as His treasure! In other words, YOU make God rich. That is the value of humanity before God. He says, “You are My treasure.” He says, “I will take you as a peculiar,” not just an ordinary little stone, but as a peculiar “treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 36)

Thought for today: Remember if you obey God’s voice and keep His covenant, you will be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people.

Read Full Post »