DIGGING DEEP SERIES 201-300

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DIGGING DEEP NO 201
PURE GOLD

INTRODUCTION:

When God told Moses to build Him a tabernacle, He insisted that every major vessel within it must be made of pure gold, Ex. 37: 2,6, 16,17, 23, 24. Now, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit and our God has not changed and He has not lowered His standards. He wants us to be pure as gold. May the Lord teach us tonight, in Jesus Name, Amen.

1. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR IMPERFECTION IN GOD’S TEMPLE

Our God is perfect and we are commanded to be perfect too. Mat 5:48; Eph. 5:25-27; Jam. 1:27; 11 Pet. 3:14; Rev. 21: 27
In fact, unless we are, we can have no part in the body of
Christ because there is no room for anything that defiles in haven 1 pet. 1 L15- 16; 1John. 1:5. God is pure Light and so we must be since we are His children must be like their father. Matt. 5: 14; 1 John 3:6-9; Jam. 1: 17; John 19:4; 1 John 2:28-29.

2. IF GOD LOVES YOU, HE WILL MAKE YOU PERFECT.

If God loves you and is determined to get you to heaven, then He will make you perfect one way or the other. It could be through suffering, chastening, the rod of correction, the refining fire or if you so desire, through His word.
Heb. 2:9-10; Heb. 5;8-9; Jam. 1:2-4; 1 pet. 5: 10; Heb. 12:5-11; pro. 22:15; Mal. 3:2-4; Zec. 13:8-9; 1 pet. 1:3-7; Heb.13:20-21; 11 Tim. 3:16-17; 11 Cor. 13:11; Eph. 4:13; Col. 1:28; 1 pet. 5:6; Deu. 8:2; 11 Cor. 12: 21; Heb. 6:1.

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DIGGING DEEP NO 203
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

INTRODUCTION:

Power is the ability to do work either physical or spiritual. For example, in the spiritual realm, power is the ability to heal the sick, make the lame to walk, raise the dead, etc. there are two kinds of power. (1) Constructive and (11) Destructive God has both Deut. 32:39. In fact power belongs to God and to him only. Ps. 62: 11; Matt. 28:18.; but He can give it to whosoever He pleases, Rom. 13:1, May you receive from Him today in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. WHY DO WE NEED THE POWER OF GOD?

We need to have the power of God so that many people might believe and be converted when they see us demonstrating the power of God. Because it is only in the demonstration of God’s power that the word of God is confirmed and the faith of people will have proper foundation. It is also in the demonstration of the power of God that the Gentiles are subdued and the works of Satan destroyed.

John 4:48; 10:37-38; Mark 16:20; 1 Cor. 2:4-5; Rom. 15: 18-19; 1 Cor. 4: 19- 20; 1 John 3:8; John 14:12; John 10:10; Mark 16: 15-18.

2. THE POWER OF GOD IS FOR HIS PEOPLE

God’s intention is that His children would share in everything He is and Has. That is why He promised that miracles will be wrought by all believers. From Old Testament times, anyone who surrendered to the Almighty had wielded the power of the Almighty. Examples include Elisha, Stephen, and Phillip to mention just a few. You can join the list today if you will take the necessary steps of faith.

II Pet. 1: 2-4; Mark 16:17-18; 1 Kings 19:19; Act 6:1-5; Act. 6:8; 8:5-8; Luke 10:17; Act. 9:10-18; Act. 1:8; Phil. 4: 13; Exo 14: 15- 16; 21: 22.

DIGGING DEEP NO 204
THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM – PART 1

 

INTRODUCTION:

Of all the Old Testament born of a woman, there is no other man that could claim to be more blessed by God than Abraham. Why did God single him our for such a tremendous blessing? What did he do to earn so much blessing? Are there lessons for us today from his life? These and other questions will be answered in this series in Jesus Name. May the Lord quicken our understanding as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. DIVINE BLESSINGS ARE OFTEN CONDITIONAL
While Abraham’s call was bases purely on Divine compassion,
Today, there is and open invitation to anyone who wants to follow God to do so. Initially, God gave Abraham seven promises but these were conditional on his obeying three commandments of God.

Gen. 11:26; 12:1-3; Rom. 9: 14-15; Matt. 11: 29-30. Isa. 55:1; John 3: 16; John 7:37; Isa. 52: 11; Isa. 1:19.

2. INCOMPLETE OBEDIENCE ALWAYS LEADS TO TROUBLES.

Abraham obeyed two out of the three conditions given him by God. Instead of blessings, he walked straight into troubles. But God is faithful. He came to the rescue of the disobedient Abraham but He did not bless him until his obedience was complete.

Gen 12:4-5; 12;10; Gen. 12: 11-13; Gen. 12: 14-15; Rom 3:3-4; Gen 12:17-20; Gen. 13:1; Gen. 13:7; Gen. 13:8-9; Gen. 3:10- 13; Gen. 3: 14-17.

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DIGGING DEEP NO 207
THAT MAN ENOCH

INTRODUCTION:

The Bible does not give us too many details about the man Enoch. He is the son of Jarred, Gen. 5:18 and the father of many sons and daughters, the prominent of who was Methuselah, Gen. 5: 21- 22. But the most striking statements about Enoch were that he walked with God” , and “God took him’. May the Lord teach us about this great saint tonight for our own benefits, Jesus Name. Amen.

1. ENOCH MUST HAVE BEEN A LONELY MAN. BUT HE WAS NEVER REALLY ALONE.

Anyone who decides to walk with God must have decided to be out of Steps with the world and its changing fashions. Such a fellow must focus his attention on God only. He / She must believe firmly that it is possible to walk with a holy God through living a victorious, holy life. Such a person will be lonely because he cannot have many friends, but surely he will never be alone because God will keep him company.

1 John 2: 15- 17; 11 Cor. 6: 17; Mark 8: 38; Heb. 12:2; Col. 3:1-2; Matt. 5:48; 1 Pet. 1: 15-16; Heb. 13: 5.

2. ENOCH PLEASED GOD. THAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE TESTIMONIAL.

From the fact that Enoch pleased God, we can deduce a lot of information: (i) He must have been a man of faith (ii) He must have been full of praises of God (iii) He must have been a giver (iv) he must have served God through love for God (V) He must have witnessed for God. No wonder God took him!

Heb. 11: 5; Heb. 11:6; Rom. 14: 23; 11 Cor. 57; Rom. 11: 20; 11 Cor. 1:24; Rom. 4:5, 9; 1 Thess. 5:18; Heb. 13:16; 1 John 3: 22; Deut. 10:12; Amos 3:3; Jude 14 11 Kings 2:11.

DIGGING DEEP NO 208
MOUNT ZION – THE CITY OF GOD

INTRODUCTION:

There are many mountain in the Bible (a) Mount Moriah, (b) Mount Herob, (c) Mount Olivet, (f) Mount Hermon etc. But today we want to talk about Mount Zion which is the city of the living God. Heb. 12:22. May the Lord Himself teach us today in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. CONTRAST OF MOUNT SINAI AND MOUNT ZION:

These two mountains are revealing two dispensations, i.e Law and Grace. Mount Sinai is where people fear to come, because it is burning with fire. Even Moses the servant of God was afraid. Mount Zion is the City of the living God, where you can come by grace through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gal. 3; 23-29; Heb. 12:18-21; Exo. 19:10-13; Exo. 31:18; Lev. 26: 46; Exo. 24: 12-18; Heb. 12:22-24; Matt. 11:28-30; Matt. 17:1-5.

2. FACTS ABOUT MOUNT ZION

(i) It is the City of God, and the heavenly Jerusalem.
(ii) It is a place where we have the general assembly of the bride i.e. the church.
(iii) The name of each member of the church must be written in heaven.
(iv) No more temptation in this city.
(v) The condition to enter this city is by the covenant of the Blood of Jesus.
(vi) The only mediator between man and God is Jesus, who is also the only way to this city.

Heb. 12:22-24; Rev. 19:7-9; Rev. 20: 15; Ps. 86:4-6; Rev. 21: 4; Heb. 9:22, 1Tim. 2:5; John 14:6, Heb. 12: 15-17; Rev. 3:5; Heb. 12:24.

DIGGING DEEP 209
PRESSING FORWARD

INTRODUCTION:

To get to our goal which is heaven, we need to press forward, because going forward will always make a goal, going backward will never, but always far from it Jer. 7:23-24. May the Lord quicken our understanding as we study in Jesus Name.

1. THE BLESSING IN PRESSING FORWARD

God blessings are for those who press forward:
(i) You will discover you have not arrived.
(ii) Sooner or later you will arrive safely to your goal.
(iii) You can achieve these blessings by going forward in.
Bible study to discover that Holiness and perfection is the key to heaven and perfection is the key.
Phil. 3:12-15; 11 Tim. 4:7 -8. 11 Pet. 1:8-11; Heb. 10:25;
Heb. 12:14; Col.1:28; Eph. 4: 13.

2. ANGERS IN BACKSLIDING

There are dangers ahead for looking back.
(i) Enemies are at the back of every Christians.
(ii) Backsliders are not fit for the Kingdom of God.
(iii) They will become slaves again
(iv) There will be no more love for God in their lives.
(v) The devil has a free access to come to their lives,
(vi) They will be worldly – minded.

Exo. 14:8; Gen. 19:26; Luke 9:61-62; Gal. 5:1; Rev. 2:4; Luke11:24-26; 11 Tim. 4:10.

3. EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO PRESSED FORWARD

Joshua and Caleb among the Spies sent to Canaan
(iv) Paul fought it to finish.
(v) Zerubabel
(vi) Jesus Our Lord
Num 14:2-10; 11 Tim. 4:7-8; Acts. 20: 24; Zec. 4:6-9; John 17: 4; John 19:30.

DIGGING DEEP 210
FROM GLORY TO GLORY


INTRODUCTION:

There are three possibilities for any Christian who started the race to heaven very well. (i) He may backslide, (ii) He may stagnate and (iii) He may continue to improve daily till he becomes as perfect as his heavenly father. It is the third possibility that we wish to consider, that is how to grow from glory to glory, 11 Cor. 3:18. May the Lord teach us Himself, in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. GOD EXPECTS US TO GROW CONTINUOUSLY
Some Christians feed on milk, while others feed on solid meat.
Milk is for the new – born babes and God does not expect us
To be babes for ever. In fact He expects us to grow and become teachers of others. Even those already holy are expected to go on to higher ground steadily and continuously. We are expected daily to grow higher, broader and deeper, while our light shines brighter and brighter.

1 Cor, 3:1-2; 1 pet. 2:2; Eph. 4:14, Heb. 5:12; Job. 17: 9; Ps. 84: 7; 1 Cor. 14:20; Ps. 92:12; Prov. 4:18; 1 Tim. 4: 15; Heb.6:1.

3. GOD HAS HIS WAYS OF LEADING PEOPLE TO PERFECTION

By studying the life to Joseph, we can discover more of God’s
Way of leading people to perfection. Joseph started by being gifted but insensitive but God puts him under various
Authorities, first as a slave and then as a prisoner to train the
Spiritual gifts in Him and turn him to a perfect ruler.
God can do the same for you today.

Is. 55:8; Gen. 37:6-8; 1 Cor. 10:23-24; 13:1-2; Gen. 37:11-20; Song. 8:6; 1 John 3:14; John 3:27; Gen. 39:1-7; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-3; Pro. 29:2; Gen. 39: 7-20; 1 Cor. 6: 18; Gen. 39:13-20; 1 Pet. 2:20; 5:10; Act. 5:41; Rom. 8:17; Matt. 25: 23; Rom. 8:28.

DIGGING DEEP 211
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY


INTRODUCTION:

Great as God is, He still has time to watch out even for the fowls of the air and the lilies of the field Matt. 6:26-30. Consequently, it should be easy for us to believe that God has a plan for each of us even as Her had for Moses in some details, in Jesus Name.

1. GOD HAD A PLAN FOR MOSES LONG BEFORE HE WAS BORN

The story of Moses started more than 300 years before he was born. It started with an incident in the life of Abraham and continued through the lives of Jacob, Joseph and others. Satan knew what God told Abraham and planned to frustrate the plans of God. But God’s plans will never fail.

Gen. 15:7-8, 13-14; Jer. 1:4-5; Gen. 37:26-28, 41: 1-6, 28-44; 46:1-7; Gen. 50: 26; Exo. 1:812; Ps. 105:24; Ex. 1:15-16; Ex. 1:17-21; Pro. 16:6; Dan. 3:16; Acts. 5:29; Pro. 11:18; Is. 3:10; Heb. 6:10; Ps. 127: 1; Ex. 1:22.

2. GOD CAN USE HIS ENEMIES TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE

Moses was born into the center of a tough battle between God and devil, but God knows how to use His enemies to achieve His purpose Moses knew that He was a man of destiny but he moved before God was fully ready.

Ex. 2:1-4; 2:5-10; Acts 7: 21; Ex. 2:11-15a; Heb. 11:24-26; Heb. 11:24-26; Heb. 11:13; Ex. 2:15b-22, 23-25; Ps. 12:5; Ps. 105:8; 11 Sam. 16:2; Luke 1:25.

DIGGING DEEP 212
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 2



INTRODUCTION:

In the first part of this series, we saw how the story of Moses started more than 300 years before he was born. We also saw how it was that Moses was born into the center of a tough battle between God and Satan and how God used His enemies to achieve His purpose. Today, we wish to continue the study of Moses, a man of destiny by closely looking at Ex. 2. May the Lord bless us mightily as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. WHEN GOD HAS YOU IN HIS PLANS, HE WILL GUIDE YOU ALL THE WAY, NO MATTER WHAT.

Moses moved before God was ready and got into trouble for it. The prince became fugitive but God did not forsake him because he was in the center of the plan of God. Though he found himself in trouble for helping the helpless and at last he was richly rewarded. In the same chapter two of Exodus, we also discover that God will always hear the prayers of the burdened and He never forgets His covenants and promises.

Ex. 2; Hab. 2:3; Zech. 4:6; Acts 1:4; Rom. 8:25; Heb. 10:4; 1 John 1: 7; Luke 15:11-20, 21-24; Ps. 37:5; Ps. 37:23-24; Gal. 6:9; Ps. 37:25-26; 11 Cor. 6:14-18; Heb. 11:8-10, 13; Ps. 34: 6; Ps. 34:17; Num. 23: 19.

DIGGING DEEP 213
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 3


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw how Moses moved before God was fully ready for the deliverance of Israel. As a result, Moses got into trouble and became a fugitive. But because he persisted in helpless, he was soon rewarded with a new abode, a wife and a son. By naming his son Geshom, he declared to all around that he was a stranger in a foreign land and would not be content until he was finally settled in his own home. Today, we would move on to the beginning of Ex. 3 and learn more from the life of this great man of God. May the Lord Himself teach us in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE FIRE BURNS

For 40 years, Moses had kept his father -in-law’s flock. By now he thought God had forgotten him. But God never forgets. The only thing is that God has His time- tables and He is never too early or too late. When Moses left home that fateful morning, he did not know that the experience that would change his life forever was about to happen. He had no idea that the fire will burn for him that day. One day the fire will also burn for you and me.

Ex. 3:1-2; Gen. 18: 9-14; Luke 1:5-8, 11- 20; John 5:5-9; John 9:1-7; 11 Kings 5:1-14; Acts 2:1-4; Gen. 12:1-3; 1 Sam. 16:11-13; 11 Kings 5:25-27; Jude 16:20; Acts 12:20-23; Acts. 2:2-4; Heb. 12:29; Heb. 10:31.

DIGGING DEEP 214
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 4


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that in every man’s life, there is a special day that marks the turning point in that man’s life. A day when the fire burns for the individual as it did for Moses. Today, as we examine Ex. 3:3-12, we begin to study the great conversation between God and Moses in what is known as “The great call”. May God speak to your heart tonight in Jesus Name, Amen.

1. WHO SHALL I SEND?

In the beginning of the conversation between God and Moses, we discover several things. Among them are (i) God knows us individually by name, (ii) it is still possible to hear the voice of God today, (iii) we can now draw near to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (iv) As sons of God, we can wear our shoes anywhere (v) Our God is the God of the Living (vi) God wants all His friends to prosper (vii) we shall one day see God and live (viii) God sees all, knows all and hears all (ix) He is still looking for whom to send (x) Those whom God will use will recognize their inadequacy to do the work of God without the support of God.


Exo. 3:3-12; Acts 9:1-7; 1 Cor. 3:13-15; Isa. 43: 1; Heb. 13:8; Rom. 5:1-2; Heb. 7:19; Heb. 10:19; Luke. 15:21-24; 1 Sam. 18:4; John 3:1; Matt. 22:31-32; Gen. 32:9-10; Jude 6; Jude13:22-23; 1john 3:2; Rev. 3:12; Job. 19:25-27; Isa. 6:8; Job. 19:25-27; Isa. 6:8; Jos. 1:6-7, 9; Jer. 1:6; Zec. 4:6; 1 Cor. 1:26-29.

DIGGING DEEP 215
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 5


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw the beginning of the great conversation between God and Moses as the Almighty was trying to convince the Shepherd to become a deliverer. Today, we shall continue to look at the conversation as we study two vital verses in Exodus 3. May the Lord bless us tremendously as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE I AM THAT I AM

Moses asked God to introduce Himself. The Almighty told Moses that His name is I AM. In response to an unvoiced query from Moses as to which I AM, God made it clear that He is THAT I AM. That I am that created heaven and earth, that made man from the dust of the earth, that said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Today, we know much more about that I AM than Moses did. For example, we now know that He is that I AM that made way in the red sea, that brought water out of the rock, that raised the dead, etc. the I AM THAT I AM that is our Father, Saviour, Friend and Supporter.

Exo. 3:13-14; Gen. 1:1; Gen. 1:3-4; John 1:5; Isa. 54:17; Isa. 59:19; Jos. 1:5: Exo. 15:23-25; Jer. 31:10-14; John 2:9-10; Ps. 30:5; Exo. 17:3-6; Exo. 4:20; 1Kings 17:12-16; I kings 18:38-39; Matt. 3:11; Heb. 13:8; Dan. 6:19-22, 25-27; Job5:19; Ps. 34:19; Acts 12:7-10; 11 Cor. 1:10; Acts 16:26; Rev. 1:8; Luke 1:37; Job 13:15.

DIGGING DEEP 216
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 6

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw that when Moses asked God to introduce Himself, God gave His name, as I AM THAT I AM. We discussed the great implications of such a great and mysterious Name. Today, we wish to look a bit closely at the incident of the rod that became a serpent as we study more about Moses, May the Lord Himself teach us perfectly in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. SURRENDER YOUR ROD

Moses had cause to worry about how difficult it would be for the elders of Israel to believe him. It normally takes a lot to convince people that former sinner is now a saint. When God told him to drop his rod and it became serpent and then became a rod back again, God wanted to teach Moses, and us, a lot of lessons (i) That God can do anything including changing anything or anyone to something or someone else. (ii) God will not ask us to do something bigger than our faith can handle (iii) If we surrender what we have to God. He will give us, what He has, and our failure placed in His hands can be changed to success.


Exo. 4:1-8; 11 Cor. 5:17; Matt. 3:8; Matt. 7: 1, 20; Gal. 5:22-24; Gal. 5:19-21; 1 Sam. 16:11-13; 1 Sam. 16:14; Dan. 4:28-33; 1 Cor. 10:13; Exo.4;20; Exo.7:1-2; Exo. 7:10-12; Exo.7:19-21; Exo. 8:5-6; Exo. 8: 16-19; Exo. 8:20-24; Exo. 9:20-24; Exo. 9: 8-11; Exo. 9:22-23; Exo. 10:7-9; Exo. 10:12-15; Exo. 10:21-23; Exo. 10:24-26; Exo. 14:15-16, 21-22; Exo. 14:26-31; Isa. 40:31.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 7


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we learnt from the incident of the rod that became a serpent that not only can God do anything, but also if we surrender whatever we have to him, He can transform it to something mighty to be used for His glory. In today’s part, we wish to study in some details the first “Passover” feast. May the Lord bless us richly as we study at His feet, in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE LAMB IN EGYPT FORETOLD “THE LAMB OF GOD”.

For the first Passover feast, God requested the Israelites to use a lamb for a household. And the lamb is to be without blemish. And because the Bridegroom is without blemish His bride must of necessity be without blemish too.

Exo. 12: 3-14; John 1:12; Rev. 3:20; John 1:29; John 14:30; John 19:6; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 pet. 1:13-16.

2. THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB IN EGYPT KEPT DEATH OUT, THE BLOOD OF JESUS OPENS THE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.

The blood of the lamb in Egypt kept death away from the Israelites first-born, and similarly, the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord opens the way to eternal life and the very throne room of God. The flesh of the Lamb stands for body of Christ which is the bread of life, while the fire it is roasted with stands for the Holy Spirit.

Gen. 9:4; John1:1-4; Lev. 17:11; 1 John 1:7; Heb. 9:22; Exo. 12:13;
Rom. 5;23; Rom. 5:21; HEB. 4:14-16; Heb. 10:17-22; Eph. 3:11-12;
Matt. 25:26; John 6:48; Matt. 3:11; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 1:8; Ps. 105: 36-37
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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 8


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we deduce from the story of the first Passover feast, among other things that (i) the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, keeps death out and opens the ways to eternal life (ii) the fire of the Holy Spirit mixing with the Word of God in a Christian produces power: both Physical and Spiritual. In this part of the series, we want to study the crossing of the Red sea to discover a fresh that the Almighty is the true King of Kings, Dan. 4:17. may the Lord bless us richly today as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

THE GREAT TRAP.

The camping of the children of Israel by the Red Sea was a deliberate plan of God to ensnare pharaoh and his army for destruction. God knows how to lay a trap for His enemies, often using His beloved as baits. When God fights for you, you will end up being frightened yourself because (a) He always finishes His enemies totally (b) And you will realize the danger of you becoming the enemy of God. He is a wonderful Friend I need, but and extremely dangerous Enemy indeed.

Exo. 14:1-14; Pro. 21:1; Job 12:16-19; Isa. 44: 25; 11 Chr. 20: 6; 11 chro. 18:18-22; Exo. 14:13-14; Ps. 68;1-3; Exo. 14:15-16; Dan. 3;16-18; Dan. 6:6-8; Exo. 14: 17-18; Isa. 2; 1-4; Ps. 59:1-2, 8; Exo. 14:22-25; Exo. 14:28-29; pro. 11:8 Exo. 14: 30-31; Ps. 42:11.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY- PART 9


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how God Almighty turned the Red Sea into a great trap for pharaoh and his hosts. In this part, we wish to begin a study of the song of praise which the children of Israel sang as “The first Choir” led them in a victory dance to God. May the Lord bless us mightily again as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

AN ANTHEM OF PRAISE

Praising God is a matter of decision. Some praise Him occasionally; few praise Him all the time. Yet He deserves all our praises and glory because all victory, power and strength belong to Him. The Lord is a man of war. He knows how to fight. His right hand contains not only power, but also pleasure, glory and joy. It does not matter what the enemy may say at any time, God will always have His way.

Exo. 15:1-10; Ps. 119:164; Ps. 71:6;1 1 Thess. 5:18; 1 kings 5:1; Isa. 42:8; Isa. 48:11; Ps. 62:11; Matt. 28:18; Neh. 18:10; Ps. 68:35; 1 Kings 8:27; Ps. 22:3; Isa. 57:15; Jos. 5:13-14; Exo. 14:14; 1 Sam. 17:26; 11 Kings 1:9-13; 11 Kings 6:18-20; 1 Tim. 6:12; 1 Tim.4:7; Matt. 4:11; Acts 7:55-56; Ps. 16: 11; Ps. 73:22- 24; Matt. 25: 31-34; Gen. 2:7; John 20:21-22; 1 Sam. 17: 10; 1 Sam. 17: 42-44; Gen. 1:2-3; Dan. 3:14-15; Dan. 3:28-29.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 10


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we began to look at an anthem of praise as rendered by the first Choir ever in Ex. 15; today, we shall continue with Ex. 15. in order to dig out more gems from this beautiful chapter. May the Lord bless us mightily as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

THERE IS ONLY ONE LIVING GOD AND NONE ELSE BESIDE HIM.

There is none holy as the Lord. Among gods, he is God. No one can deliver like Him. And by extension, there is none like the people of God, when people heard what the God of Israel had dome for them, they became afraid, not only of God, but also of His people. Three days after the people sang and danced before the only living God, they were murmuring against Him. But Moses did not join them in murmuring; he prayed instead and the miracle working God performed another miracle. He is also willing to perform another miracle for those who are willing to call on Him today.

Ex. 15:11; 1 Sam. 2:2; Dan. 2;47; 3:28-29; 1 Kings 8;22-23; Ps. 89:5-8; Is. 40:18; 28-29; Deut. 33:26-29; 11 Sam. 7:22-23; Ex. 15:13; Rom. 9:15; Ex. 15:14; Jos. 2:9-11; Deut. 2:25; Exo. 15:18; Dan. 6:25- 27; Luke 1:30-33; Ex. 15:20; 11 Sam. 6:16, 20-23; Ex. 15:22; John 16:33; Ex. 15:23-25; Jer. 17:5; Ps. 103:1-2; Pro. 13;13; Jer. 33:3; Acts 15:18; Rev. 3:20.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY -PART 11


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of the series, we saw how no one can be compared to our God in holiness, power, strength, faithfulness and mercy. We also saw how quickly the children of Israel forgot His power to deliver when they thirsted for 3 days, and how He turned their bitter watered to sweet. In this part of this series, we want to study Chapter 16 of Exodus, the Chapter that introduces us to “Manna”. May the Lord Bless us mightily as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

DISOBEDIENCE CAN TURN MANNA TO WORMS

Murmuring is a very dangerous thing: it is an invitation to destruction. If you ever have the temptation to backslide because of the pleasures of the world that you use to “enjoy” before you were born again, please remember that the pleasure of this world never satisfies. The Lord is always full of compassion on humans because He knows we are but flesh but disobedience can bring a curse from God and turn one’s manna to worms. Moreover, destruction is the rewards for over coming the world.

Exo. 16:1-4; 1 Cor.10:10; Phi. 2:14; Num. 11:4; Ps. 78:17-19; Isa. 29:8; Ecc.6:7; Pro. 23:21; Phil. 3:19; Pro. 21:17; Luke 12:17; 16-21; 1 Thess. 5:6; Isa. 22:13; Ps. 78:39; Ps. 103:13; Isa. 63:7-9; Heb. 4:15; Ps. 23:5; Exo. 16:19-20; Deut. 11: 20; Eph. 5:6; 1 Sam. 12:15, Exo. 16:26-27; Pro. 29:1; Rev. 2:17; Ps. 78:24-25.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 12


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how God began to provide food for His own in the wilderness. We also saw further that there are some of us the over comers who will one day eat of the hidden manna reserved for us in heaven. Today, we want to see who Moses handle the situation when Israel came face to face with her first battle on her way to the promise land. May God quicken our understanding as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

A TIME TO FIGHT AND A TIME TO PRAY

When war came, Moses appointed a military while he remained the spiritual captain. Joshua wielded the physical sword, Moses wielded the spiritual sword, Both combined with the co-operation of Aaron and Hur to give victory to the children of Israel. There is no substitute for the leader’s hands however, since it is clearly seen that it is the hands of Moses that ultimately determined the course of the battle. Furthermore, we see more glaringly that the Lord is a very good friend and an extremely dangerous enemy.

Exo. 17:8-11; Ecc.3:1-3; Eph. 6:10-13; Neh. 4:16-17; 1 Chro. 21:1, 9-13, 17; 1 Sam. 17: 50-52, 1 Sam. 13:7-14, Exo. 17:12; Gen. 11:5-6; Ps. 133:1, 3; Matt. 18:19; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 4:24-31; Exo. 17: 13-14; Heb. 10:31; Isa. 14:21-22; Exo. 20:4-6; Jos. 7:24-26; Ps. 34: 16; Ps. 109: 13; Ps. 10:6-7; 1 Sam. 15:1-3, 17-23.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY- PART 13


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how a combination of physical swords and spiritual swords gave victory to Israel over the Amalekites. We also saw the crucial importance of Leader’s hand and the needing for them to be comfortable and assisted if their followers are to enjoy continuous victories in this part of the series, we wish to examine the crucial question: has God favourites? May the Lord bless us mightily as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

GOD’S PECULIAR TREASURES

Whenever God finds a man who can really fellowship with Him, He opens wide the door to welcome them in. such people are not common however, but anyone willing to satisfy the rigorous and conditions of spotless holiness is welcome. The peculiar treasures of the Lord are not limited to the Jews only: the Gentiles are also welcome. Total strangers could be “elect of God” provided they are willing to live a life of sanctification and separation from the world.

Exo.19:1-10; Gen. 5:22-24; Gen. 6:9; Mal. 2:5-6; Rev. 3:4; Eph. 5:27; Isa. 46:4; 11 Tim. 4:18; Heb. 13:6; Deut. 5:29; Jam. 1:25; I Kings 3:14; Job 36:11-12; Rev. 22:14; Acts 15:14; Rev.7:9-10; 1 pet. 2:7-10; 11 pet. 1:1-4; Isa. 63: 16; John 1:12; Rom. 8:15; 11 Cor. 6:17-18; Gal. 4:5-6; Rom. 14:8.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 14


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw that those who could become favourites of the Lord are not Jews only. Gentiles too are welcome, provided they are willing to live a life of entire consecration and holiness unto the Lord. Now, we want to begin a study of the ten commandments that God gave to His people through His servant, Moses, may the Lord bless us richly as we study at his feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. ONE MAN ONE WIFE IMPLIES ONE GOD ONE PEOPLE

As a prelude to giving the Ten Commandments to His people, the Almighty God stressed the need for such a code of conduct. He made it clear that He is not only their God but also their Lord and Redeemer from bondage. That He loved them and would want to be their husband. Consequently, He would not share them with any gods, whatsoever, He is still saying the same today to all of us who are the redeemer of the Lord.

Exo. 20:1-3; Ps. 33:12; Ps. 90:1-2; Ps. 91:1-7; John 13:13; Luke 6:46; Is. 29:13-14; Ex. 13:3; Gal. 3:13; Deut. 6:10-12; Ps. 34:8; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 12:15; John 8:36; Gal. 5:1; 5:13; Ex. 15:1; 11 Sam. 7:22; 1 kings 8:23; Ps. 86:8; John 1:1-3; Ps. 89:11-12; Ps. 102:25-27; 1 Sam. 5:1-5; Is. 44:6-8; Is. 43:1-4; Is. 54:5; Rev. 3:15-16.

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 15


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw God introduced the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel. He made it clear that the reason he redeemed them was because he loved them and would want to marry them. Furthermore, He stated that He would not want to share His wife with anyone. Today, as we continue our studies of the Ten Commandments. We pray that God will grant us the grace to be totally committed to Him in Jesus Name. Amen.

TWO OF THE NAMES OF GOD ARE LOVE AND JEALOUS

There are several reasons why God forbid the making of graven images and their worship. Some of which are (i) Man is the greatest of all God’s creations, (ii) it is disgraceful to worship someone who is inferior to you and cannot help you in any way, (iii) it will be a disgrace to God if His wife is being tampered with by an inferior creature (iv) Because there is no true love without jealously, God, whose Names are LOVE and JEALOUS, knows how to deal with an unfaithful wife (v) He also knows how to compensate a faithful wife and (vi) Why should you look at what you are forbidden to associate with anyway?


Ex. 20: 4-6; Gen. 1:26-28; Ps. 139:14, Ps. 8:3-5, Gen. 2:7; Heb. 1:13-14; Rev. 22:8-9; Ps.8:6-8; Is. 5:20; Jer. 10:5; Deut. 7:25; Is. 42:8; Luke. 16:13; 1 Sam. 7:3; Matt. 4:10; Deut. 4:23-24; Exo. 34: 13-14; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 6: 15-20; 11 Cor. 6:14-18; Jos. 24:19-21; 1 Cor. 10:21-22; Ps. 103:17; Gen. 3:6; Jos. 1:7-8; Deut. 17:18-20; 11 Sam. 11:2-5; 11 Sam. 12:7-12.

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PURE GOLD

INTRODUCTION:

When God told Moses to build Him a tabernacle, He insisted that every major vessel within it must be made of pure gold, Ex. 37: 2,6, 16,17, 23, 24. Now, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit and our God has not changed and He has not lowered His standards. He wants us to be pure as gold. May the Lord teach us tonight, in Jesus Name, Amen.

1. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR IMPERFECTION IN GOD’S TEMPLE

Our God is perfect and we are commanded to be perfect too. Mat 5:48; Eph. 5:25-27; Jam. 1:27; 11 Pet. 3:14; Rev. 21: 27
In fact, unless we are, we can have no part in the body of
Christ because there is no room for anything that defiles in haven 1 pet. 1 L15- 16; 1John. 1:5. God is pure Light and so we must be since we are His children must be like their father. Matt. 5: 14; 1 John 3:6-9; Jam. 1: 17; John 19:4; 1 John 2:28-29.

2. IF GOD LOVES YOU, HE WILL MAKE YOU PERFECT.

If God loves you and is determined to get you to heaven, then He will make you perfect one way or the other. It could be through suffering, chastening, the rod of correction, the refining fire or if you so desire, through His word.
Heb. 2:9-10; Heb. 5;8-9; Jam. 1:2-4; 1 pet. 5: 10; Heb. 12:5-11; pro. 22:15; Mal. 3:2-4; Zec. 13:8-9; 1 pet. 1:3-7; Heb.13:20-21; 11 Tim. 3:16-17; 11 Cor. 13:11; Eph. 4:13; Col. 1:28; 1 pet. 5:6; Deu. 8:2; 11 Cor. 12: 21; Heb. 6:1.

Lesson 202

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Lesson 203

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

INTRODUCTION:

Power is the ability to do work either physical or spiritual. For example, in the spiritual realm, power is the ability to heal the sick, make the lame to walk, raise the dead, etc. there are two kinds of power. (1) Constructive and (11) Destructive God has both Deut. 32:39. In fact power belongs to God and to him only. Ps. 62: 11; Matt. 28:18.; but He can give it to whosoever He pleases, Rom. 13:1, May you receive from Him today in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. WHY DO WE NEED THE POWER OF GOD?

We need to have the power of God so that many people might believe and be converted when they see us demonstrating the power of God. Because it is only in the demonstration of God’s power that the word of God is confirmed and the faith of people will have proper foundation. It is also in the demonstration of the power of God that the Gentiles are subdued and the works of Satan destroyed.

John 4:48; 10:37-38; Mark 16:20; 1 Cor. 2:4-5; Rom. 15: 18-19; 1 Cor. 4: 19- 20; 1 John 3:8; John 14:12; John 10:10; Mark 16: 15-18.

2. THE POWER OF GOD IS FOR HIS PEOPLE

God’s intention is that His children would share in everything He is and Has. That is why He promised that miracles will be wrought by all believers. From Old Testament times, anyone who surrendered to the Almighty had wielded the power of the Almighty. Examples include Elisha, Stephen, and Phillip to mention just a few. You can join the list today if you will take the necessary steps of faith.

II Pet. 1: 2-4; Mark 16:17-18; 1 Kings 19:19; Act 6:1-5; Act. 6:8; 8:5-8; Luke 10:17; Act. 9:10-18; Act. 1:8; Phil. 4: 13; Exo 14: 15- 16; 21: 22.

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THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM – PART 1

 

INTRODUCTION:

Of all the Old Testament born of a woman, there is no other man that could claim to be more blessed by God than Abraham. Why did God single him our for such a tremendous blessing? What did he do to earn so much blessing? Are there lessons for us today from his life? These and other questions will be answered in this series in Jesus Name. May the Lord quicken our understanding as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. DIVINE BLESSINGS ARE OFTEN CONDITIONAL
While Abraham’s call was bases purely on Divine compassion,
Today, there is and open invitation to anyone who wants to follow God to do so. Initially, God gave Abraham seven promises but these were conditional on his obeying three commandments of God.

Gen. 11:26; 12:1-3; Rom. 9: 14-15; Matt. 11: 29-30. Isa. 55:1; John 3: 16; John 7:37; Isa. 52: 11; Isa. 1:19.

2. INCOMPLETE OBEDIENCE ALWAYS LEADS TO TROUBLES.

Abraham obeyed two out of the three conditions given him by God. Instead of blessings, he walked straight into troubles. But God is faithful. He came to the rescue of the disobedient Abraham but He did not bless him until his obedience was complete.

Gen 12:4-5; 12;10; Gen. 12: 11-13; Gen. 12: 14-15; Rom 3:3-4; Gen 12:17-20; Gen. 13:1; Gen. 13:7; Gen. 13:8-9; Gen. 3:10- 13; Gen. 3: 14-17.

Lesson 205

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Lesson 206

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Lesson 207

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THAT MAN ENOCH

INTRODUCTION:

The Bible does not give us too many details about the man Enoch. He is the son of Jarred, Gen. 5:18 and the father of many sons and daughters, the prominent of who was Methuselah, Gen. 5: 21- 22. But the most striking statements about Enoch were that he walked with God” , and “God took him’. May the Lord teach us about this great saint tonight for our own benefits, Jesus Name. Amen.

1. ENOCH MUST HAVE BEEN A LONELY MAN. BUT HE WAS NEVER REALLY ALONE.

Anyone who decides to walk with God must have decided to be out of Steps with the world and its changing fashions. Such a fellow must focus his attention on God only. He / She must believe firmly that it is possible to walk with a holy God through living a victorious, holy life. Such a person will be lonely because he cannot have many friends, but surely he will never be alone because God will keep him company.

1 John 2: 15- 17; 11 Cor. 6: 17; Mark 8: 38; Heb. 12:2; Col. 3:1-2; Matt. 5:48; 1 Pet. 1: 15-16; Heb. 13: 5.

2. ENOCH PLEASED GOD. THAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE TESTIMONIAL.

From the fact that Enoch pleased God, we can deduce a lot of information: (i) He must have been a man of faith (ii) He must have been full of praises of God (iii) He must have been a giver (iv) he must have served God through love for God (V) He must have witnessed for God. No wonder God took him!

Heb. 11: 5; Heb. 11:6; Rom. 14: 23; 11 Cor. 57; Rom. 11: 20; 11 Cor. 1:24; Rom. 4:5, 9; 1 Thess. 5:18; Heb. 13:16; 1 John 3: 22; Deut. 10:12; Amos 3:3; Jude 14 11 Kings 2:11.

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MOUNT ZION – THE CITY OF GOD

INTRODUCTION:

There are many mountain in the Bible (a) Mount Moriah, (b) Mount Herob, (c) Mount Olivet, (f) Mount Hermon etc. But today we want to talk about Mount Zion which is the city of the living God. Heb. 12:22. May the Lord Himself teach us today in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. CONTRAST OF MOUNT SINAI AND MOUNT ZION:

These two mountains are revealing two dispensations, i.e Law and Grace. Mount Sinai is where people fear to come, because it is burning with fire. Even Moses the servant of God was afraid. Mount Zion is the City of the living God, where you can come by grace through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gal. 3; 23-29; Heb. 12:18-21; Exo. 19:10-13; Exo. 31:18; Lev. 26: 46; Exo. 24: 12-18; Heb. 12:22-24; Matt. 11:28-30; Matt. 17:1-5.

2. FACTS ABOUT MOUNT ZION

(i) It is the City of God, and the heavenly Jerusalem.
(ii) It is a place where we have the general assembly of the bride i.e. the church.
(iii) The name of each member of the church must be written in heaven.
(iv) No more temptation in this city.
(v) The condition to enter this city is by the covenant of the Blood of Jesus.
(vi) The only mediator between man and God is Jesus, who is also the only way to this city.

Heb. 12:22-24; Rev. 19:7-9; Rev. 20: 15; Ps. 86:4-6; Rev. 21: 4; Heb. 9:22, 1Tim. 2:5; John 14:6, Heb. 12: 15-17; Rev. 3:5; Heb. 12:24.

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PRESSING FORWARD

INTRODUCTION:

To get to our goal which is heaven, we need to press forward, because going forward will always make a goal, going backward will never, but always far from it Jer. 7:23-24. May the Lord quicken our understanding as we study in Jesus Name.

1. THE BLESSING IN PRESSING FORWARD

God blessings are for those who press forward:
(i) You will discover you have not arrived.
(ii) Sooner or later you will arrive safely to your goal.
(iii) You can achieve these blessings by going forward in.
Bible study to discover that Holiness and perfection is the key to heaven and perfection is the key.
Phil. 3:12-15; 11 Tim. 4:7 -8. 11 Pet. 1:8-11; Heb. 10:25;
Heb. 12:14; Col.1:28; Eph. 4: 13.

2. ANGERS IN BACKSLIDING

There are dangers ahead for looking back.
(i) Enemies are at the back of every Christians.
(ii) Backsliders are not fit for the Kingdom of God.
(iii) They will become slaves again
(iv) There will be no more love for God in their lives.
(v) The devil has a free access to come to their lives,
(vi) They will be worldly – minded.

Exo. 14:8; Gen. 19:26; Luke 9:61-62; Gal. 5:1; Rev. 2:4; Luke11:24-26; 11 Tim. 4:10.

3. EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO PRESSED FORWARD

Joshua and Caleb among the Spies sent to Canaan
(iv) Paul fought it to finish.
(v) Zerubabel
(vi) Jesus Our Lord
Num 14:2-10; 11 Tim. 4:7-8; Acts. 20: 24; Zec. 4:6-9; John 17: 4; John 19:30.

Lesson 210

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FROM GLORY TO GLORY


INTRODUCTION:

There are three possibilities for any Christian who started the race to heaven very well. (i) He may backslide, (ii) He may stagnate and (iii) He may continue to improve daily till he becomes as perfect as his heavenly father. It is the third possibility that we wish to consider, that is how to grow from glory to glory, 11 Cor. 3:18. May the Lord teach us Himself, in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. GOD EXPECTS US TO GROW CONTINUOUSLY
Some Christians feed on milk, while others feed on solid meat.
Milk is for the new – born babes and God does not expect us
To be babes for ever. In fact He expects us to grow and become teachers of others. Even those already holy are expected to go on to higher ground steadily and continuously. We are expected daily to grow higher, broader and deeper, while our light shines brighter and brighter.

1 Cor, 3:1-2; 1 pet. 2:2; Eph. 4:14, Heb. 5:12; Job. 17: 9; Ps. 84: 7; 1 Cor. 14:20; Ps. 92:12; Prov. 4:18; 1 Tim. 4: 15; Heb.6:1.

3. GOD HAS HIS WAYS OF LEADING PEOPLE TO PERFECTION

By studying the life to Joseph, we can discover more of God’s
Way of leading people to perfection. Joseph started by being gifted but insensitive but God puts him under various
Authorities, first as a slave and then as a prisoner to train the
Spiritual gifts in Him and turn him to a perfect ruler.
God can do the same for you today.

Is. 55:8; Gen. 37:6-8; 1 Cor. 10:23-24; 13:1-2; Gen. 37:11-20; Song. 8:6; 1 John 3:14; John 3:27; Gen. 39:1-7; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-3; Pro. 29:2; Gen. 39: 7-20; 1 Cor. 6: 18; Gen. 39:13-20; 1 Pet. 2:20; 5:10; Act. 5:41; Rom. 8:17; Matt. 25: 23; Rom. 8:28.

Lesson 211

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY


INTRODUCTION:

Great as God is, He still has time to watch out even for the fowls of the air and the lilies of the field Matt. 6:26-30. Consequently, it should be easy for us to believe that God has a plan for each of us even as Her had for Moses in some details, in Jesus Name.

1. GOD HAD A PLAN FOR MOSES LONG BEFORE HE WAS BORN

The story of Moses started more than 300 years before he was born. It started with an incident in the life of Abraham and continued through the lives of Jacob, Joseph and others. Satan knew what God told Abraham and planned to frustrate the plans of God. But God’s plans will never fail.

Gen. 15:7-8, 13-14; Jer. 1:4-5; Gen. 37:26-28, 41: 1-6, 28-44; 46:1-7; Gen. 50: 26; Exo. 1:812; Ps. 105:24; Ex. 1:15-16; Ex. 1:17-21; Pro. 16:6; Dan. 3:16; Acts. 5:29; Pro. 11:18; Is. 3:10; Heb. 6:10; Ps. 127: 1; Ex. 1:22.

2. GOD CAN USE HIS ENEMIES TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE

Moses was born into the center of a tough battle between God and devil, but God knows how to use His enemies to achieve His purpose Moses knew that He was a man of destiny but he moved before God was fully ready.

Ex. 2:1-4; 2:5-10; Acts 7: 21; Ex. 2:11-15a; Heb. 11:24-26; Heb. 11:24-26; Heb. 11:13; Ex. 2:15b-22, 23-25; Ps. 12:5; Ps. 105:8; 11 Sam. 16:2; Luke 1:25.

Lesson 212

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 2



INTRODUCTION:

In the first part of this series, we saw how the story of Moses started more than 300 years before he was born. We also saw how it was that Moses was born into the center of a tough battle between God and Satan and how God used His enemies to achieve His purpose. Today, we wish to continue the study of Moses, a man of destiny by closely looking at Ex. 2. May the Lord bless us mightily as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. WHEN GOD HAS YOU IN HIS PLANS, HE WILL GUIDE YOU ALL THE WAY, NO MATTER WHAT.

Moses moved before God was ready and got into trouble for it. The prince became fugitive but God did not forsake him because he was in the center of the plan of God. Though he found himself in trouble for helping the helpless and at last he was richly rewarded. In the same chapter two of Exodus, we also discover that God will always hear the prayers of the burdened and He never forgets His covenants and promises.

Ex. 2; Hab. 2:3; Zech. 4:6; Acts 1:4; Rom. 8:25; Heb. 10:4; 1 John 1: 7; Luke 15:11-20, 21-24; Ps. 37:5; Ps. 37:23-24; Gal. 6:9; Ps. 37:25-26; 11 Cor. 6:14-18; Heb. 11:8-10, 13; Ps. 34: 6; Ps. 34:17; Num. 23: 19.

Lesson 213

DIGGING DEEP 213
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 3


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw how Moses moved before God was fully ready for the deliverance of Israel. As a result, Moses got into trouble and became a fugitive. But because he persisted in helpless, he was soon rewarded with a new abode, a wife and a son. By naming his son Geshom, he declared to all around that he was a stranger in a foreign land and would not be content until he was finally settled in his own home. Today, we would move on to the beginning of Ex. 3 and learn more from the life of this great man of God. May the Lord Himself teach us in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE FIRE BURNS

For 40 years, Moses had kept his father -in-law’s flock. By now he thought God had forgotten him. But God never forgets. The only thing is that God has His time- tables and He is never too early or too late. When Moses left home that fateful morning, he did not know that the experience that would change his life forever was about to happen. He had no idea that the fire will burn for him that day. One day the fire will also burn for you and me.

Ex. 3:1-2; Gen. 18: 9-14; Luke 1:5-8, 11- 20; John 5:5-9; John 9:1-7; 11 Kings 5:1-14; Acts 2:1-4; Gen. 12:1-3; 1 Sam. 16:11-13; 11 Kings 5:25-27; Jude 16:20; Acts 12:20-23; Acts. 2:2-4; Heb. 12:29; Heb. 10:31.

Lesson 214

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 4


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that in every man’s life, there is a special day that marks the turning point in that man’s life. A day when the fire burns for the individual as it did for Moses. Today, as we examine Ex. 3:3-12, we begin to study the great conversation between God and Moses in what is known as “The great call”. May God speak to your heart tonight in Jesus Name, Amen.

1. WHO SHALL I SEND?

In the beginning of the conversation between God and Moses, we discover several things. Among them are (i) God knows us individually by name, (ii) it is still possible to hear the voice of God today, (iii) we can now draw near to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (iv) As sons of God, we can wear our shoes anywhere (v) Our God is the God of the Living (vi) God wants all His friends to prosper (vii) we shall one day see God and live (viii) God sees all, knows all and hears all (ix) He is still looking for whom to send (x) Those whom God will use will recognize their inadequacy to do the work of God without the support of God.


Exo. 3:3-12; Acts 9:1-7; 1 Cor. 3:13-15; Isa. 43: 1; Heb. 13:8; Rom. 5:1-2; Heb. 7:19; Heb. 10:19; Luke. 15:21-24; 1 Sam. 18:4; John 3:1; Matt. 22:31-32; Gen. 32:9-10; Jude 6; Jude13:22-23; 1john 3:2; Rev. 3:12; Job. 19:25-27; Isa. 6:8; Job. 19:25-27; Isa. 6:8; Jos. 1:6-7, 9; Jer. 1:6; Zec. 4:6; 1 Cor. 1:26-29.

Lesson 215

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MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 5


INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw the beginning of the great conversation between God and Moses as the Almighty was trying to convince the Shepherd to become a deliverer. Today, we shall continue to look at the conversation as we study two vital verses in Exodus 3. May the Lord bless us tremendously as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE I AM THAT I AM

Moses asked God to introduce Himself. The Almighty told Moses that His name is I AM. In response to an unvoiced query from Moses as to which I AM, God made it clear that He is THAT I AM. That I am that created heaven and earth, that made man from the dust of the earth, that said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Today, we know much more about that I AM than Moses did. For example, we now know that He is that I AM that made way in the red sea, that brought water out of the rock, that raised the dead, etc. the I AM THAT I AM that is our Father, Saviour, Friend and Supporter.

Exo. 3:13-14; Gen. 1:1; Gen. 1:3-4; John 1:5; Isa. 54:17; Isa. 59:19; Jos. 1:5: Exo. 15:23-25; Jer. 31:10-14; John 2:9-10; Ps. 30:5; Exo. 17:3-6; Exo. 4:20; 1Kings 17:12-16; I kings 18:38-39; Matt. 3:11; Heb. 13:8; Dan. 6:19-22, 25-27; Job5:19; Ps. 34:19; Acts 12:7-10; 11 Cor. 1:10; Acts 16:26; Rev. 1:8; Luke 1:37; Job 13:15.

Lesson 216

DIGGING DEEP 216
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 6

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw that when Moses asked God to introduce Himself, God gave His name, as I AM THAT I AM. We discussed the great implications of such a great and mysterious Name. Today, we wish to look a bit closely at the incident of the rod that became a serpent as we study more about Moses, May the Lord Himself teach us perfectly in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. SURRENDER YOUR ROD

Moses had cause to worry about how difficult it would be for the elders of Israel to believe him. It normally takes a lot to convince people that former sinner is now a saint. When God told him to drop his rod and it became serpent and then became a rod back again, God wanted to teach Moses, and us, a lot of lessons (i) That God can do anything including changing anything or anyone to something or someone else. (ii) God will not ask us to do something bigger than our faith can handle (iii) If we surrender what we have to God. He will give us, what He has, and our failure placed in His hands can be changed to success.


Exo. 4:1-8; 11 Cor. 5:17; Matt. 3:8; Matt. 7: 1, 20; Gal. 5:22-24; Gal. 5:19-21; 1 Sam. 16:11-13; 1 Sam. 16:14; Dan. 4:28-33; 1 Cor. 10:13; Exo.4;20; Exo.7:1-2; Exo. 7:10-12; Exo.7:19-21; Exo. 8:5-6; Exo. 8: 16-19; Exo. 8:20-24; Exo. 9:20-24; Exo. 9: 8-11; Exo. 9:22-23; Exo. 10:7-9; Exo. 10:12-15; Exo. 10:21-23; Exo. 10:24-26; Exo. 14:15-16, 21-22; Exo. 14:26-31; Isa. 40:31.

Lesson 217

DIGGING DEEP 217
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 7


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we learnt from the incident of the rod that became a serpent that not only can God do anything, but also if we surrender whatever we have to him, He can transform it to something mighty to be used for His glory. In today’s part, we wish to study in some details the first “Passover” feast. May the Lord bless us richly as we study at His feet, in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE LAMB IN EGYPT FORETOLD “THE LAMB OF GOD”.

For the first Passover feast, God requested the Israelites to use a lamb for a household. And the lamb is to be without blemish. And because the Bridegroom is without blemish His bride must of necessity be without blemish too.

Exo. 12: 3-14; John 1:12; Rev. 3:20; John 1:29; John 14:30; John 19:6; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 pet. 1:13-16.

2. THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB IN EGYPT KEPT DEATH OUT, THE BLOOD OF JESUS OPENS THE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.

The blood of the lamb in Egypt kept death away from the Israelites first-born, and similarly, the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord opens the way to eternal life and the very throne room of God. The flesh of the Lamb stands for body of Christ which is the bread of life, while the fire it is roasted with stands for the Holy Spirit.

Gen. 9:4; John1:1-4; Lev. 17:11; 1 John 1:7; Heb. 9:22; Exo. 12:13;
Rom. 5;23; Rom. 5:21; HEB. 4:14-16; Heb. 10:17-22; Eph. 3:11-12;
Matt. 25:26; John 6:48; Matt. 3:11; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 1:8; Ps. 105: 36-37
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Lesson 218

DIGGING DEEP 218
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY PART 8


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we deduce from the story of the first Passover feast, among other things that (i) the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, keeps death out and opens the ways to eternal life (ii) the fire of the Holy Spirit mixing with the Word of God in a Christian produces power: both Physical and Spiritual. In this part of the series, we want to study the crossing of the Red sea to discover a fresh that the Almighty is the true King of Kings, Dan. 4:17. may the Lord bless us richly today as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

THE GREAT TRAP.

The camping of the children of Israel by the Red Sea was a deliberate plan of God to ensnare pharaoh and his army for destruction. God knows how to lay a trap for His enemies, often using His beloved as baits. When God fights for you, you will end up being frightened yourself because (a) He always finishes His enemies totally (b) And you will realize the danger of you becoming the enemy of God. He is a wonderful Friend I need, but and extremely dangerous Enemy indeed.

Exo. 14:1-14; Pro. 21:1; Job 12:16-19; Isa. 44: 25; 11 Chr. 20: 6; 11 chro. 18:18-22; Exo. 14:13-14; Ps. 68;1-3; Exo. 14:15-16; Dan. 3;16-18; Dan. 6:6-8; Exo. 14: 17-18; Isa. 2; 1-4; Ps. 59:1-2, 8; Exo. 14:22-25; Exo. 14:28-29; pro. 11:8 Exo. 14: 30-31; Ps. 42:11.

Lesson 219

DIGGING DEEP 219
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY- PART 9


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how God Almighty turned the Red Sea into a great trap for pharaoh and his hosts. In this part, we wish to begin a study of the song of praise which the children of Israel sang as “The first Choir” led them in a victory dance to God. May the Lord bless us mightily again as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

AN ANTHEM OF PRAISE

Praising God is a matter of decision. Some praise Him occasionally; few praise Him all the time. Yet He deserves all our praises and glory because all victory, power and strength belong to Him. The Lord is a man of war. He knows how to fight. His right hand contains not only power, but also pleasure, glory and joy. It does not matter what the enemy may say at any time, God will always have His way.

Exo. 15:1-10; Ps. 119:164; Ps. 71:6;1 1 Thess. 5:18; 1 kings 5:1; Isa. 42:8; Isa. 48:11; Ps. 62:11; Matt. 28:18; Neh. 18:10; Ps. 68:35; 1 Kings 8:27; Ps. 22:3; Isa. 57:15; Jos. 5:13-14; Exo. 14:14; 1 Sam. 17:26; 11 Kings 1:9-13; 11 Kings 6:18-20; 1 Tim. 6:12; 1 Tim.4:7; Matt. 4:11; Acts 7:55-56; Ps. 16: 11; Ps. 73:22- 24; Matt. 25: 31-34; Gen. 2:7; John 20:21-22; 1 Sam. 17: 10; 1 Sam. 17: 42-44; Gen. 1:2-3; Dan. 3:14-15; Dan. 3:28-29.

Lesson 220

DIGGING DEEP 220
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 10


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we began to look at an anthem of praise as rendered by the first Choir ever in Ex. 15; today, we shall continue with Ex. 15. in order to dig out more gems from this beautiful chapter. May the Lord bless us mightily as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

THERE IS ONLY ONE LIVING GOD AND NONE ELSE BESIDE HIM.

There is none holy as the Lord. Among gods, he is God. No one can deliver like Him. And by extension, there is none like the people of God, when people heard what the God of Israel had dome for them, they became afraid, not only of God, but also of His people. Three days after the people sang and danced before the only living God, they were murmuring against Him. But Moses did not join them in murmuring; he prayed instead and the miracle working God performed another miracle. He is also willing to perform another miracle for those who are willing to call on Him today.

Ex. 15:11; 1 Sam. 2:2; Dan. 2;47; 3:28-29; 1 Kings 8;22-23; Ps. 89:5-8; Is. 40:18; 28-29; Deut. 33:26-29; 11 Sam. 7:22-23; Ex. 15:13; Rom. 9:15; Ex. 15:14; Jos. 2:9-11; Deut. 2:25; Exo. 15:18; Dan. 6:25- 27; Luke 1:30-33; Ex. 15:20; 11 Sam. 6:16, 20-23; Ex. 15:22; John 16:33; Ex. 15:23-25; Jer. 17:5; Ps. 103:1-2; Pro. 13;13; Jer. 33:3; Acts 15:18; Rev. 3:20.

Lesson 221

DIGGING DEEP 221
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY -PART 11


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of the series, we saw how no one can be compared to our God in holiness, power, strength, faithfulness and mercy. We also saw how quickly the children of Israel forgot His power to deliver when they thirsted for 3 days, and how He turned their bitter watered to sweet. In this part of this series, we want to study Chapter 16 of Exodus, the Chapter that introduces us to “Manna”. May the Lord Bless us mightily as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

DISOBEDIENCE CAN TURN MANNA TO WORMS

Murmuring is a very dangerous thing: it is an invitation to destruction. If you ever have the temptation to backslide because of the pleasures of the world that you use to “enjoy” before you were born again, please remember that the pleasure of this world never satisfies. The Lord is always full of compassion on humans because He knows we are but flesh but disobedience can bring a curse from God and turn one’s manna to worms. Moreover, destruction is the rewards for over coming the world.

Exo. 16:1-4; 1 Cor.10:10; Phi. 2:14; Num. 11:4; Ps. 78:17-19; Isa. 29:8; Ecc.6:7; Pro. 23:21; Phil. 3:19; Pro. 21:17; Luke 12:17; 16-21; 1 Thess. 5:6; Isa. 22:13; Ps. 78:39; Ps. 103:13; Isa. 63:7-9; Heb. 4:15; Ps. 23:5; Exo. 16:19-20; Deut. 11: 20; Eph. 5:6; 1 Sam. 12:15, Exo. 16:26-27; Pro. 29:1; Rev. 2:17; Ps. 78:24-25.

Lesson 222

DIGGING DEEP 222
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 12


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how God began to provide food for His own in the wilderness. We also saw further that there are some of us the over comers who will one day eat of the hidden manna reserved for us in heaven. Today, we want to see who Moses handle the situation when Israel came face to face with her first battle on her way to the promise land. May God quicken our understanding as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

A TIME TO FIGHT AND A TIME TO PRAY

When war came, Moses appointed a military while he remained the spiritual captain. Joshua wielded the physical sword, Moses wielded the spiritual sword, Both combined with the co-operation of Aaron and Hur to give victory to the children of Israel. There is no substitute for the leader’s hands however, since it is clearly seen that it is the hands of Moses that ultimately determined the course of the battle. Furthermore, we see more glaringly that the Lord is a very good friend and an extremely dangerous enemy.

Exo. 17:8-11; Ecc.3:1-3; Eph. 6:10-13; Neh. 4:16-17; 1 Chro. 21:1, 9-13, 17; 1 Sam. 17: 50-52, 1 Sam. 13:7-14, Exo. 17:12; Gen. 11:5-6; Ps. 133:1, 3; Matt. 18:19; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 4:24-31; Exo. 17: 13-14; Heb. 10:31; Isa. 14:21-22; Exo. 20:4-6; Jos. 7:24-26; Ps. 34: 16; Ps. 109: 13; Ps. 10:6-7; 1 Sam. 15:1-3, 17-23.

Lesson 223

DIGGING DEEP 223
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY- PART 13


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how a combination of physical swords and spiritual swords gave victory to Israel over the Amalekites. We also saw the crucial importance of Leader’s hand and the needing for them to be comfortable and assisted if their followers are to enjoy continuous victories in this part of the series, we wish to examine the crucial question: has God favourites? May the Lord bless us mightily as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

GOD’S PECULIAR TREASURES

Whenever God finds a man who can really fellowship with Him, He opens wide the door to welcome them in. such people are not common however, but anyone willing to satisfy the rigorous and conditions of spotless holiness is welcome. The peculiar treasures of the Lord are not limited to the Jews only: the Gentiles are also welcome. Total strangers could be “elect of God” provided they are willing to live a life of sanctification and separation from the world.

Exo.19:1-10; Gen. 5:22-24; Gen. 6:9; Mal. 2:5-6; Rev. 3:4; Eph. 5:27; Isa. 46:4; 11 Tim. 4:18; Heb. 13:6; Deut. 5:29; Jam. 1:25; I Kings 3:14; Job 36:11-12; Rev. 22:14; Acts 15:14; Rev.7:9-10; 1 pet. 2:7-10; 11 pet. 1:1-4; Isa. 63: 16; John 1:12; Rom. 8:15; 11 Cor. 6:17-18; Gal. 4:5-6; Rom. 14:8.

Lesson 224

DIGGING DEEP 224
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 14


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw that those who could become favourites of the Lord are not Jews only. Gentiles too are welcome, provided they are willing to live a life of entire consecration and holiness unto the Lord. Now, we want to begin a study of the ten commandments that God gave to His people through His servant, Moses, may the Lord bless us richly as we study at his feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. ONE MAN ONE WIFE IMPLIES ONE GOD ONE PEOPLE

As a prelude to giving the Ten Commandments to His people, the Almighty God stressed the need for such a code of conduct. He made it clear that He is not only their God but also their Lord and Redeemer from bondage. That He loved them and would want to be their husband. Consequently, He would not share them with any gods, whatsoever, He is still saying the same today to all of us who are the redeemer of the Lord.

Exo. 20:1-3; Ps. 33:12; Ps. 90:1-2; Ps. 91:1-7; John 13:13; Luke 6:46; Is. 29:13-14; Ex. 13:3; Gal. 3:13; Deut. 6:10-12; Ps. 34:8; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 12:15; John 8:36; Gal. 5:1; 5:13; Ex. 15:1; 11 Sam. 7:22; 1 kings 8:23; Ps. 86:8; John 1:1-3; Ps. 89:11-12; Ps. 102:25-27; 1 Sam. 5:1-5; Is. 44:6-8; Is. 43:1-4; Is. 54:5; Rev. 3:15-16.

Lesson 225

DIGGING DEEP 225
MOSES, A MAN OF DESTINY – PART 15


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw God introduced the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel. He made it clear that the reason he redeemed them was because he loved them and would want to marry them. Furthermore, He stated that He would not want to share His wife with anyone. Today, as we continue our studies of the Ten Commandments. We pray that God will grant us the grace to be totally committed to Him in Jesus Name. Amen.

TWO OF THE NAMES OF GOD ARE LOVE AND JEALOUS

There are several reasons why God forbid the making of graven images and their worship. Some of which are (i) Man is the greatest of all God’s creations, (ii) it is disgraceful to worship someone who is inferior to you and cannot help you in any way, (iii) it will be a disgrace to God if His wife is being tampered with by an inferior creature (iv) Because there is no true love without jealously, God, whose Names are LOVE and JEALOUS, knows how to deal with an unfaithful wife (v) He also knows how to compensate a faithful wife and (vi) Why should you look at what you are forbidden to associate with anyway?


Ex. 20: 4-6; Gen. 1:26-28; Ps. 139:14, Ps. 8:3-5, Gen. 2:7; Heb. 1:13-14; Rev. 22:8-9; Ps.8:6-8; Is. 5:20; Jer. 10:5; Deut. 7:25; Is. 42:8; Luke. 16:13; 1 Sam. 7:3; Matt. 4:10; Deut. 4:23-24; Exo. 34: 13-14; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 6: 15-20; 11 Cor. 6:14-18; Jos. 24:19-21; 1 Cor. 10:21-22; Ps. 103:17; Gen. 3:6; Jos. 1:7-8; Deut. 17:18-20; 11 Sam. 11:2-5; 11 Sam. 12:7-12.

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Hebrews 13: 8

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