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Enter The Gate

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Enter The Gate

The Study of the Tabernacle Is the Study of Entering into Freedom with God
Intimacy with God
Freedom Comes at a Great Cost
Freedom Is a Bloody Business (TD Jakes)
Somebody Fought and Shed Their Blood So You Could Have the Freedom of Worship Today

1. The Beginning of Christianity Is Entering Through The Gate

Jesus is The Gate
Entering In Through Jesus is sacrificing the worship of self and Choosing Worship Of God.
Our eyes must be turned to God
Rom 12:2 We must offer our body as a living sacrifice
Romans 12:2 NIV
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Ps 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
Psalm 100:4 NIV
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Ps 51:16-17 NLT My sacrifice is a broken and a repentant heart
Psalm 51:16–17 NIV
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. 17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Worship Is a Lifestyle (God is the love of our life)

2. Worship Is a Lifestyle

(True Worship is where God becomes the love of our life)
Rom 12:1-2 Worship is Offering your body as living Sacrifice
Romans 12:1–2 NIV
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
3. There Is No Worship without Sacrifice

3. There Is No Worship without Sacrifice

We must sacrifice the life of self
Ps 50:23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me
Psalm 50:23 NIV
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”
Ex 7:16 Moses… Let my people go that they may worship God in the wilderness
Exodus 7:16 NIV
16 Then say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened.
Ex 10:24-26 You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to God
Exodus 10:24–26 NIV
24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.” 25 But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the Lord our God. 26 Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the Lord our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the Lord.”
Rom 12:1 Offer your bodies as living sacrifices
Romans 12:1 NIV
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
4. Worship Is not good idea thought up by christians but rather a Command God for his people.

4. Worship Is a Command for God’s People

Ps 96:2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name
Psalm 96:2 NIV
2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Rev 14:7 Fear God and give him Glory
Revelation 14:7 NIV
7 He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Ps 29:2 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Psalm 29:2 NIV
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
5. We Cannot Worship However We Want

5. We Cannot Worship However We Want

Gen 4: God rejected Cain’s offering (worship)
Isa 58:1-14 The Kind Of Sacrifice God Wants
Isaiah 58:1–14 NIV
1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins. 2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. 4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. 12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
6. God Inhabits The Praises of His People

6. God Inhabits The Praises of His People

God likes it when you praise him!
Ps 22:3 God inhabits the praises of his people
Psalm 22:3 NIV
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.
2 Chron 20 Jehoshaphat Wins the Battle Over Moab and Ammon
Jehoshaphat reigned in Judah 870 - 849 BC
Son of King Asa
A very large army from the Moabites , Ammonites and Meunites ( Hebrew ammonites) came to destroy Judah.
King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah unified to seek help from the Lord.
King Jehoshaphat stood before the assembly and cried out to God for help. When he was done praying, the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah he said
2 Chron 20:15-17 Jahaziel’s Prophecy
2 Chronicles 20:15–17 NIV
15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’ ”
7. True Worship is a Choice

7. True Worship is a Choice

Ps 50:23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me
Psalm 50:23 NIV
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”
Ps 103:1,2 Bless the Lord, oh my soul; And all that is within me, bless his holy name
Psalm 103:1 NIV
1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 103:2 NIV
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
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