September 5, 2010
I Corinthians 10:11 The bible is clear in that it tells us that one of the prime reasons God included the history of the nation of Israel in the scriptures was to use that nation as an example for Christ's church to learn from. Unfortunately, as we all know by now, history has a way of repeating itself.
Hebrews 3:17-19 After all the miracles that God performed in Egypt while they were suffering under Pharaoh, they refused to believe that God would take them to the Promised Land.
Hebrews 4:1 The writer of Hebrews warns the church of Christ to be fearful of falling into the same sin of unbelief that would take away the spiritual rest God has promised us.
Acts 12:14-15 We can see how powerful our prayers can be if we will have faith that God wants to hear from us and will answer us if we pray earnestly. These saints did not believe in their prayer.
Exodus 17:6-7 Here we see the unbelievable faithless nature of the Jews while in stressful situations.
I Peter 1:7 God has given us this precious promise to help relieve us of burdens and stress. How many doctor visits and prescriptions could be saved if we only had faith to believe His promise.
Exodus 16:2-4 One of the hardest lessons that anyone could ever learn is the lesson of God supplying manna for the children of Israel.
Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:31-34 The same lesson that God wanted Israel to learn is the same lesson He wants His church to learn.
Numbers 26:65 Certainly one of the greatest lessons we can learn is that of an entire generation of people from the nation of Israel who did not get to share in the promise Land because of unbelief.
Ephesians 5:1-7 Could it be possible that these verses are teaching that millions of “worldly” Christians will not be able to rule and reign with Christ in His millennium kingdom?
Exodus 16:3 The nation of Israel show their carnality ( worldliness, emotional, spiritual immaturity), toward God and Moses as they murmur because of their hunger.
Philippians 2:14-15 Paul warns the church not to murmur ( to mumble or mutter a complaint) within the confines of the world because we should be different and content with what we have, showing the goodness and grace of God as lights in the darkness.
Numbers 25:1-3 The physical lust and fornication by Israel toward other nationalities led them down the path to spiritual adultery.
I Corinthians 7:39 One of the first things we learn as Christians is that God wants us to marry other Christians. It is difficult enough for a good marriage to last when two people are on the same page. It is nearly impossible to have spiritual peace and balance in a family when there is no harmony with God.
II Corinthians 6:14 We are warned by Paul that our associations with the world will only bring us heartache and we will lose our testimony by having fellowship with unbelievers.
Deuteronomy 14:1-2 God has called Israel to be His peculiar people. Peculiar means – (distinctive, exclusive, a privilege, something belonging to one only). They were to be His witness and a light to the world to show forth the mercy and love of God Almighty.
I Peter 2:9-12 In the New Testament the church is admonished by Peter to be a peculiar people with the witness and testimony in the world that is so strong for God that those that are lost would be flabbergasted by our spiritual good works that they see us doing in our every day lives.