Thunder and lightening classic and modern mix SFX, thatSFXguy, Published on Dec 4, 2013. It was in December in the early 1990s that about fifty-six thousand men gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome for a Promise Keepers event. On the opening night, I and the others quickly realized the power of God within His creation of atmospheric events. One of the most powerful, and frightening, thunder storms seemed to have settled over where we were “safely” (?) protected by the roof of the facility. Even, with such a large number of men in front of me, behind me, to the left of me, and to the right of me, it seemed like I was totally alone, and totally defenseless, to the indescribable strength of the thunder and lightening of the storm. This article leads to the discussion of another group of people, Jews, whom had gathered at Mt. Sinai, where there was much greater thundering and lightening, and fear.
The year date of this article is 1447 B.C. (Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, Frank Charles Thompson, 1858-May 3, 1940, D.D., Ph.D.).
I. The Red Sea Crossing In Review – The Jews crossed safely. The pursuing Egyptians drowned.
A. The following Exodus verses focus on God’s intervention in the safety of the lives of “His chosen people, Israel,” (Deu 14:2). Is clear that God parted the waters of the Red Sea, and the Israelites were given safe passage from one side of the Red Sea to the other. It is also very clear that the pursuing Egyptian soldiers were drowned when God caused the parted waters to return to their normal depth, covering the Egyptians.
B. Exodus 15:4, 10, 19 (NASB) 4 “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea. 10 “You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 19 For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea.
C. There are many people, including members of liberal churches, who doubt that God parted the Red Sea. To discount the truth of the Red Sea crossing is to doubt all of the books of Moses, as will as all other books of the Bible, which were written under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit. The following verse of scripture shows such inspiration, which is included in the New Testament, but relates specifically to Old Testament writings. There was no New Testament at the time of the following 66 A.D. writing.
D. 2 Timothy 3:16 (NASB) 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
II. God’s Provisions For The Daily Needs Of The Jews (Physically and Spiritually)
A. Exodus 15:22, 25, 27 (NASB) The Lord Provides Water
22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 25 Then he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them 27 Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.
B. Exodus 16:1, 4-7 (NASB) The Lord Provides Manna
1 Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt. 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the sons of Israel, “At evening you will know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt; 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord
C. Exodus 16:8, 13-18 (NASB) The Lord Provides Meat
8 Moses said, “This will happen when the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; 12 “I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”13 So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. 15 When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat. 16 This is what the Lord has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.’” 17 The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little. 18 When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.
D. Exodus 16:22-35 (NASB) God establishes the Sabbath, a sign between God and the Jews.
The date of this passage of scripture is 1491 B.C. This is the first mention in scripture of the Sabbath since Creation and the removal of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden (4004 B.C.). Therefore, the time that has elapsed is 2513 years. Dates come from the Scofield Study Bible. vs 23.”a holy sabbath to the Lord;” the sabbath is the seventh day.
22 Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, 23 then he said to them, “This is what the Lord meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning.” 24 So they put it aside until morning, as Moses had ordered, and it did not become foul nor was there any worm in it. 25 Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, there will be none.”
27 It came about on the seventh day that some of the people went out to gather, but they found none. 28 Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My instructions? 29 See, the Lord has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey. 32 Then Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded, ‘Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’” 33 Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omerful of manna in it, and place it before the Lord to be kept throughout your generations.” 34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the Testimony, to be kept. 35 The sons of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
E. Exodus 31:12-17 (NASB) The Sabbath, “A Sign Between God And The Jews.”
The sabbath is shown in this passage to be a sign between God and the Jews. It is holy to the Jews. The sabbath is a sign between God the the Jews forever. The sabbath is not stated as being a sign between God and gentiles. There is no requirement for gentiles to keep the sabbath, either in the Old Testament or New Testament. The Old Testament was written to Jews, about Jewish things. Key in Old Testament teaching are the coming of the Messiah, and the end times deliverance of Israel. The Law was given to the Jews, and only to the Jews. Within the law, there are teachings of morality, such as murder, that apply to everyone.
12 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’ 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”
F. Exodus 19:1-6 (NASB) Moses On Mt. Sinai – God to make Israel His own possession
1 In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain. 3 Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. 5 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”
G. Exodus 19:16-20 (NASB) Fear On Sinai – There was no dome over the Jews that were gathered at Mt. Sinai. They could realize no protection over them to protect them from the ‘thunder, lightening, trumpet.’
16 So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
The Lord Visits Sinai – Fire, smoke, earthquake, loud trumpet sound, thunder
H. 18 Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently. 19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder. 20 The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
I. The following video will give you an idea of how great the Presence of God was on Mt. Sinai.
The Real Mount Sinai (- is in Saudi Arabia!) ledeReini Engler Published on Jan 23, 2012
J. The Law consists of more than the ten commandments; consider 613!
Judaism: The 613 Mitzvot (Commandments) – The Torah, or Jewish Written Law, consists of the five books of the Hebrew Bible – known more commonly to non-Jews as the “Old Testament” – that were given by G-d to Moses on Mount Sinai and include within them all of the biblical laws of Judaism. The Torah is also known as the Chumash, Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses.
Judaism: The Written Law – Torah. The word “Torah” has multiple meanings including: A scroll made from kosher animal parchment, with the entire text of the Five Books of Moses written on it; the text of the Five Books of Moses, written in any format; and, the term “Torah” can mean the entire corpus of Jewish law. This includes the Written and the Oral Law.
K. The Book of Leviticus shows that the Law applies only to Jews.
1. Leviticus 1:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1 Then the Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When any man of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock.
2. Leviticus 26:46 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 46 These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the Lord established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.
M. Provisions Of The Law (MacArthur Study Bible note)
1. Legislation for the Laity (1:1-6:7): Burnt offerings (chap. 1). Grain offerings (chap. 2). Peace offerings (chap. 3). Sin offerings (4:1—5:13). Trespass offerings (5:14—6:7).
2. Legislation for the Priesthood (6:8-7:38): Burnt offerings (6:8–13). Grain offerings (6:14–23). Sin offerings (6:24–30). Trespass offerings (7:1–10). Peace offerings(7:11–36).
O. Sacrifices Of The Law. Animal Sacrifices.
1. Leviticus 9:1-3 (NASB) 9 Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel; 2 and he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a calf, a bull, for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without defect, and offer them before the Lord. 3 Then to the sons of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both one year old, without defect, for a burnt offering,
2. Consider verse 3, “a lamb without defect.” The only sacrificial lamb, without defect, was Christ.
3. Many people claim to be Torah compliant, or in compliance with the Law. In order to be such a person, all of the law must be kept (James 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.) Can anyone say that they are keeping all of the law? See M.1, M.2.,and 0.1. above.
4. In the year 683 B.C., the Jewish prophet Isaiah wrote the prophecy of Isaiah 53:5 to Israel; it is a prophecy which relates to the spiritual healing of Israel. The prophecy looks forward to the cross, when Christ will be sacrificed. It is important to know that this verse does not relate to physical healing, and was not written to the Church. This prophecy was written to Jews about Jewish matters.
a. Isaiah 2:1 (NASB) “1 The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.”
b. Isaiah 53:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) “5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.”
c. To say that Isaiah 53:5 relates to physical healing, would also say that nobody would ever have a sickness or illness from which they would not recover, and that nobody would ever die.
5. Only the sacrifice of Christ on the cross can cleanse us from sin and make us worthy of eternal life with God…Hebrews 9:11-15 The Message (MSG) “11-15 But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven’s “tent”—the true Holy Place—once and for all. He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.”
6. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross also fulfilled the prophecy of John 1:29, where all whom have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior will be free from the sin that keeps them from eternal life, with that sin being the sin of unbelief… John 1:29 (NASB) 29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!.. John 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
7. There is no plan of salvation that is stated in the law. Consider Joshua 24:1-14.
P. It is clear from scripture that the Law relates solely to Jews. It is also clear from scripture that Christ fulfilled the Law. Matthew 5:17 (NASB) 17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
Passion of the Christ – Worthy is the Lamb – Hillsong Erion Published on Apr 13, 2016″
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