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THE MANIFEST PRESENE OF GOD DEALING WITH MAN

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WHEN THE TEMPLE WAS FINISHED, SOLOMON ARRANGED FOR A DEDICATION SERVICE
BUT, BEFORE HE HAD A SPECIAL DEDICATION SERVICE, HE FIRST HAD TO ARRANGE THE ARK, THE MOST SACRED PIECE OF FURNITURE FROM THE TABERNACLE
WHEN DAVID WANTED IT MOVED TO JERUSALEM AND THE FIRST TIME THAT HE TRIED TO MOVE IT ENDED UP IN DISASTER AS HE TRIED TO MOVE THE ARK ON A CART
BUT, THE SECOND ATTEMPT WAS SUCCESSFUL AS DAVID HAD THE PRIESTS CARRY THE ARK AS GOD HAD COMMANDED IN THE LAW OF MOSES
THE ARK REPRESENTED THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND WHERE AND HOW MAN COULD COMMUNE WITH GOD
EVERY YEAR THE MERCY SEAT WAS SPRINKLED WITH BLOOD FROM THE SACRIFICE ON THE BRAZEN ALTAR ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
THIS WAS THE WAY THAT MAN COULD COMMUNE WITH GOD
IT IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (SACRIFICE ON THE ALTAR) AND HIS SHED BLOOD (BLOOD ON THE MERCY SEAT) THAT MAN CAN COMMUNE WITH GOD
ALL OF THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE GOSPEL, AND IT MAKES THE ARK THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF FURNITURE IN THE TABERNACLE AND NOW THE TEMPLE
THEREFORE, BEFORE THE DEDICATION SERVICE, SOLOMON HAD THE ARK MOVED TO THE TEMPLE
THIS WOULD MAKE THE TEMPLE THE DESIGNATED PLACE FOR WORSHIP AND WHERE THE PRESENCE OF GOD WOULD ESPECIALLY MANIFESTED
GOD PRESENCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE OR IT WAS JUST ANOTHER BUILDING
AS THEY BROUGH THE ARK UP, THEY SACRIFICED WITHOUT NUMBER
THE WORD SACRIFICING IN OUR TEXT REMINDS US THAT IT COSTS TO DO GOD’S BUSINESS RIGHT
WORSHIP WITHOUT DEDICATION-A DEDICATION THAT INVOLVES PERSONAL SACRIFICE-IS WORTHLESS WORSHIP
WHEN YOU DEDICATE YOUR SERVICE WITH SACRIFICIAL WORSHIP, GOD BRINGS GREAT SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS
WHEN EVERYONE BEGAN PRAISING THE LORD, THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAD FILLED THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
ACCOMPANYING THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP OF THE LORD WAS THE CLOUD OF DIVINE GLORY
THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAD FILLED THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, WHICH MEANS THAT THE ABUNDANCE OF GOD’S BLESSING FILLED THE ENTIRE TEMPLE DO YOU WANT GOD TO FILL YOUR WHOLE LIFE WITH HIS GLORY INSTEAD OF HAVING HIM INVOLVED IN JUST A SMALL PART
WE LIMIT THE GLORY OF GOD IN OUR OWN LIVES WHEN WE LIMIT HIS POSSESSION OF OUR LIFE TO JUST A SMALL PART
AT THIS POINT IN TIME, SOLOMON HAD GIVEN GOD THE PRIORITY IN HIS LIFE
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT GIVE GOD THE PRIORITY AND AS A RESULT THERE AREN’T A LOT OF EVIDENCE OF GOD’S FAVOR UPON THEIR LIVES
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO WITH THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, HOBBIES, SHOPPING AND OFTEN TIMES SUNDAY IS A DAY THAT IS FREE TO MOST PEOPLE
THEY PRIORITIZE THESE THINGS OVER GOD BUT SOLOMON HAD A HIGHER PRIORITY AND A GREATER PASSION
SOLOMON’S PRAYER IS THE LONGEST PRAYER RECORDED IN THE BIBLE
IN THE ACCOUNT OF CHRONICLES, AT LEAST 20 TIMES THERE IS A PRAYER WORD IN THE PRAYER (PRAYER, PRAY, PRAYETH, SUPPLICATION
WITH THIS KIND OF PASSION AND PRIORITY FOR GOD, YOU CAN EXPECT SOME KIND OF RECIPROCITY FROM THE LORD

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I. HE EXPERIENCED THE PRIVILEGE OF COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION IS NOT A RIGHT FROM GOD BUT A PRIVILEGE
IT IS BOTH A GREAT AND GRACIOUS PRIVILEGE
MANY PEOPLE DON’T EVEN ALLOW GOD TO COMMUNICATE TO THEM
MUCH OF THEIR PRAYER LIFE CONSISTS OF THEM DOING ALL OF THE TALKING AND GOD DOING ALL OF THE LISTENING IF THEY PRAY AT ALL
MANY ARE NOT EVEN INTERESTED IN LISTENING TO GOD
THEY ARE FAR MORE INTERESTED IN WATCHING TV OR READING THE NEWSPAPER
THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY, HE THAT HATH A MOUTH, LET HIM SPEAK
BUT, HE THAT HATH AN EAR LET HIM HEAR
SOLOMON RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION THROUGH A DREAM, WHICH IS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT GOD COMMUNICATES WITH MAN
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