Topic: His Revelation
[DCLM Daily Manna 16 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 24:1-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness” (Exodus 24:9,10).
A preacher wrote, “For the called, the vision of God is not destructive; it is safety and joy. We meet the unveiling not only of infinite holiness, but also of infinite love. The vision of divine glory was a wonder and delight and the place of vision became a place of feasting”.
In the text, there was preparation and separation before the vision of God could be seen. First, Moses alone came near to the Lord. He came back to reveal the words of the Lord. The people were made to know the requirement of God that would lead to the ratification of the covenant agreement with the Almighty. Their response was, “All the words which the LORD hath said will we do”. The sacrifices to bring the people nearer to God were the burnt offerings to signify the dedication of the people to Jehovah and the peace offering to show Jehovah’s reconciliation with the people. The covenant could not be ratified without the blood sprinkled on the altar of God and the people. The acceptance of this allowed the selected, separated and sanctified people to see the vision of God (Exodus 24:9,10).
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The ultimate experience of the Christian is to be so Christ-like as to see the vision of God here on earth and be with Him in eternity. In like manner, to see the Lord, you must possess the following: genuine salvation, sanctification and a separated walk. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 6:17,18; 7:1).
Thought For The Day: Behold the glory of Jesus and live.
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