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That I May Dwell Among Them

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God wants to be close to us!

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The Exodus parallels the Christian’s journey from bondage to freedom.
When we choose to follow God, Satan fights harder to keep us enslaved.
God destroys our idols to teach us how to trust in Him.
The Passover represents the lengths God will go to set us free!
As we walk with God, we learn to trust his power, authority, and rules.
power greater than nature
authority greater than Pharaoh
supernatural victory over the Amalakites
The voice of God booming from Mt. Sinai - NO OTHER GODS
The people were so afraid, they begged God not to appear.
They never wanted to hear his voice again.
God wanted more than a relationship of power, rules, and fear.

That I May Dwell Among Them

Exodus 25:8 ESV
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.
The Egyptian gods weren’t personal...
God wanted more than a relationship of power, rules, and fear.
The Egyptian gods weren’t personal...
Deism - Use the Force (clockmaker)
God present night and day, intimately involved,
Pillar of cloud and fire
Sanctuary service:
sin - present
sin, washing, sustenance (weekly), light (daily), incense (morning and evening)
First Question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q. What is the chief end of man? A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
(honorifics, adonai, god of power, unapproachable)

God With Us

Matthew 1:23 ESV
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
It hadn’t worked.
If you have seen me you have seen the Father. I and the Father are one. ()
How I longed to gather you like a hen gathers chicks under her wings, but you would not. ()
How I have eagerly desired to eat this meal with you! ()
Heart of God crying out for community with us! talking, walking, enjoying, serving together...
Bible reading isn’t important because we finally learn true doctrine or memorize the order of the kings in Judah and Israel or know exactly what will happen at the end of time. Reading the Bible is important because God is trying to communicate with us. He wants us to see him as he is.
Prayer isn’t important because it’s how we get stuff from God. It’s important because God wants to meet with us and hear from us! to spend time with us every single day!
Church isn’t important so we can be the right in-group or have the songs that we like on the day we prefer. Church is important because God is gathering his children and he says he will meet with us in a special way when we’re together.
All throughout the Bible (and all throughout history) God is trying to get back to the Eden experience where they walked together in the garden in the cool of the day and enjoyed each other.
In Jesus we see:
“The heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death.” ~ Ellen White, Steps to Christ
~ Ellen White, Steps to Christ

The Dwelling Place of God...

Revelation 21:3 ESV
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Finally. Face to face.
Never to be ripped away again.
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