Week #12; Wed, 3/21/18: Ex. 27:1-32:35
A. D. Archaeology Discovered with Kevin Fisher on the Crossing of the Red Sea is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y-uiccIiSY&index=2&t=0s&list=PL6NNBo_y_fjMk_bo9u17_2D5BNehXl6m6
This documentary demonstrates authenticity of Scripture found here in Exodus as well as anything I have ever seen. The robotic submarine tells its own story. Looks like amendments to maps in our Bibles could be needed.
Exodus 27—I’m impressed by the exact terms used to describe the Bronze Altar, the court of the Tabernacle, even to the directional specifications and the use of the Oil for the Lamp.
Exodus 28—Likewise the garments for the priests have plentiful detail. The breastpiece with the twelve stones is significant far beyond Exodus in Scripture, even to the end. Much emphasis is on the setting of the Holy Place for worship.
Exodus 29—The priest’s consecration involved significant detail as well. Ordination of Aaron and his sons is spelled out clearly to include sacrificial offerings that produced a pleasing aroma to the Lord when burned. Verse 45 and 46 makes it clear why such preparations for the Temple were made. Note the use of “I Am.”
Exodus 30—God speaks of meeting with the people of Israel at the golden altar of incense. It is most holy to the Lord. The census tax of half a shekel for everyone from twenty years old not only supports the service of the tent of meeting and prevent plagues, but the census also documents the number of the people. The anointing oil and incense ingredients have specific amounts to blend together and may not be used for any other purpose. These details indicate that when the Lord speaks to His people, He demands accuracy in carrying out His instructions. We may want to take note how we line up our tent pegs too.
Exodus 31—Beauty of the works is attributed to those like Oholiab and Bezalel who were filled with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship to devise artistic designs for the gold, silver, bronze, stones, cloth, and wood. In reference to the Sabbath, NO WORK makes it clear that keeping the Sabbath is above all even to death of the person who does not obey. It is a sign forever between God and the people of Israel (and us). The first of the two tablets written by the finger of God were given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
Exodus 32—It is amazing how fast the people of Israel gave up on Moses when he went up on Mt. Sinai and stayed for 40 days. They made for themselves a golden calf idol to worship and make sacrifice. The Lord wanted to consume them with fire, but Moses implored the Lord in a convincing manner not to do so using the promises He made to Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Returning to the camp and seeing the calf and the dancing, Moses destroyed the tablets and commanded the Levites to destroy the men of the people. about three thousand men fell that day. Many more died later by a plague from the Lord because they made the calf to worship. Key to their sins was being “blotted out of His Book” which is still part of what people today face pertaining to blasphemy of the Spirit of God. God sent His angel to guide the people to a place where He instructed Moses.