Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Exodus 48 - Exod. 20:18-26 WHAT DID THEY REALLY SEE ON SINAI?
Lesson 48 Part 1
Adonai, the Lord, His name is probably pronounced Yahvay (there is NO "W" sound in Hebrew), has just completed giving the words of His Covenant (see Exod. 34:28) in Hebrew עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים Aseret HaDevarim or the Ten Statements or Words. We know them as the Ten Commandments (NOTE: the phrase the Ten Commandments is not in the Bible only עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים Aseret HaDevarim). It was an amazing event but the Lord now makes known to all of us that this event was beyond amazing, beyond miraculous. It was incomprehensible. It was beyond understanding. There is more to this event at Mt. Sinai than we imagined. I t had to do to what they saw the day God came to give them the words of the covenant. What did they see?
More than that God shows us that the giving of the Ten Commandments is tied to His feast we read about in Acts 2. It seems related to what the Hebrews SAW when God gave them the Ten Commandments. In Acts 2 all the religious Jews, the Gentile converts to Judaism called proselytes, and other Gentiles who believed in the Jewish God and were called God Fearers, were celebrating God’s “appointed time” of Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks. In Greek it is named Pentecost. It is so awesome to see that the words God inspired Moses to write in Exod. 20:18-26 and the words God inspired Luke to write in Acts 2 suggest a connection between Sinai and Jerusalem. We missed of course since few of us have had Bible studies that focus on the Jewish culture in 1446 B.C., in 30 A.D. or studies that help us understand the Greek and the Hebrew. But, the good news is that the Lord will not let this continue. Today He is moving to bring us tools and teachers to take us deeper into His word.
In this lesson I mentioned a number of articles that sadly discuss that many Christian churches today neglect to teach the word of God. It is one this to read the Bible but quite another to understand it. An example is you read the Bible and you believe that Jesus is God. OK, the Bible never uses the phrase, “Jesus is God” or Jesus never says “I am God.” OK, so you read the Bible. Big deal. You now need a teacher to help get at how the Bible shows that Jesus is God. So, one just can’t read the Bible. It needs to be taught. Both are critical for all Christians. And yet, many churches have given up on teaching the Bible. Check out the superb articles at the links below.
Rev. Ferret - who is this guy? What's his background? Why should I listen to him? Check his background at this link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ortnret3oxcicu4/BackgrndTeacher%20mar%2025%202020.pdf?dl=0
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