Bible study 10

Last night I dreamed 2 dreams back to back. In the first one I was trying to take my family up a mountain. It a place not far from me, a mountain named Wye but it’s pronounced Why. Why mountain is the place where I find my ‘why’ or my reason for doing things, my God given purpose. On the way to the mountain I saw a mountain lioness laying in the middle of the road! I drove around her and continued on the way. Soon I came to a male mountain lion next to the road. I wasn’t able to keep going until this lion was dealt with. The car just stopped on the mountain! I was trying to keep going but I couldn’t. As the leader of my home I needed to defeat this lion. A tv father who’s name literally means home ruler, came to show me. He first asked for advice, the advice was to come at the lion from an unusual angle like 1.6 degrees to 2.1 degrees. Coming from that unusual angle would ensure that the lion can’t see you and when you hit the lion it would never see you coming. So he decided to try it. The lion stood up and walked towards him and he stepped to the side just a little, then he charged the lion and punched it in the face. The lion was knocked out.

As soon as this was finished I was at a school with my three sons. It was in the town I grew up in. There were a few people outside and I found a parking space by picking up the car with my feet like the Flintstones car and I walked it into place. My sons and I went inside and there was a booth just inside the door with a woman who directs people. She was very busy so I waited until I had her attention and I said ‘main office’. She pointed vaguely so I just started walking. I saw a lot of interesting offices but the place I was going was further in and I didn’t exactly know where, I just walked to find it.

These two dreams work together. They were pointing out that I am seeking my main office in the church. I have a purpose and I’m close. I don’t know what I’m going to find when I get there but I’m going anyway. There is a major challenge to deal with. It’s the kind of thing that can either kill you and empower you depending on whether or not you win the fight. I’ve been taught how to win the fight, the fight is the fathers anyway, but I must come at it from an unusual angle.

The angle I believe has to do with Acts 1:6-2:1. This is an amazing passage of scripture. They ask Jesus if he will restore the nation and Jesus says that isn’t what matters right now, what matters is that you receive the Holy Spirit and witness! Then the apostles choose a replacement for Judas, which I think is prophesying a new apostolic group that will be brought up before the end times. ‘Let another take his office.’ is a verse they quote here saying that it prophesied of their time and situation. “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” I think that’s prophetic of the time when the apostleship is given to the faithful in the church, and taken from those who would trade their calling for silver. By the end it is the day of Pentecost and there is a new apostle and the church is together waiting for the Holy Spirit. That’s where we need to get before we all find our purpose as a church and as individual Christians.

I missed yesterday’s study so forgive me if this is out of order. Today I want to point to Jesus in Deuteronomy 9 when Moses brings the stone tablets down the mountain. But first let me mention Deuteronomy 18. Moses says God will raise up a prophet like himself from among the people of Israel. He is the one who you should listen to. This is Jesus and I want to point out one way that Jesus was like Moses from chapter 9.

In verse 4 God instructs His people not to say in their hearts that it is because of their own righteousness that God has driven out the nations before them but because of the wickedness of those nations. We talked the other day about how these nations are attached to spiritual principalities. Following after those ‘gods’ caused those people to do very evil things and because of that, God drove out the people and the ‘gods’. The same is true in our world today, both over nations and over the hearts of individuals. The Kingdom of God drives out the wickedness from each person as they encounter His people. Not because of our righteousness but because of His righteousness and the evil that needs to be driven out. This can be individual or corporate.

Moving down through chapter 9 we find this, “And at the end of forty days and forty nights the Lord gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.” Jesus also had a 40 day and 40 night fast which is also prophesied in the flood of Noah. First He received the Holy Spirit, then he went into the wilderness and the devil tempted Him during the fast. At the end of this, Jesus started to teach the people, do miracles, and proclaim God’s Kingdom on the earth.

Go down a little further and we get to the golden calf retelling. “So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes.” When Jesus came to Israel, He was killed. And the prophecy of Jeremiah came true at that time, which is also the prophecy of Moses actions destroying the stone tablets. It was the prophecy of the breaking of the old covenant and replacing it with a new covenant. Which is the next thing that Moses does here, He goes back to God and has new tablets made by the finger of God. Jeremiah says this covenant will write the laws on tablets of flesh not of stone. In the curse of the law God says the same thing, that because Israel breaks the covenant of the law He will do away with it, but He will not forget the covenant with the patriarchs.

I hope God has blessed you with this study today. I pray that you would receive the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit of Prophecy would flow through you. I’d love for you to join in the reading today. It was Deuteronomy 8- 22 and yesterday’s reading that I missed (which I’ll go back and do today hopefully) was Numbers 32- Deuteronomy 7. I hope you have a great day and may God bless all y’all.

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