CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN TO GOD

All believers are now welcome!
 
Exodus – God’s Way Out!
 
This song is always in the background of my mind as we celebrate Resurrection Day…
 
Exodus 24 risen
Was it a morning like this?
When the Son still hid from Jerusalem
And Mary rose from her bed
To tend to the Lord she thought was dead
 
Was it a morning like this?
When Mary walked down from Jerusalem
And two angels stood at the tomb
Bearers of news she would hear soon
 
Did the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
 
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”
 
Was it a morning like this?
When Peter and John ran from Jerusalem
And as they raced towards the tomb
Beneath their feet was there a tune?
 
Exodus 24 ChristDid the grass sing?
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
 
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, “He is risen!”
 
Over and over in a never-ending round
“He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!”
 
Was it a morning like this?
When my Lord looked out on Jerusalem
He is risen
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah!
HOLY PAUSE…
Exodus 23 JesusJesus is God’s Way Out of the bondage of sin and it’s hold on us. Jesus, son of God, replaced the old system of animal sacrifice that placed all sin on a lamb or young goat to be offered on a blood stained altar by priests. Jesus became the Lamb of God sacrificed for our sin once and for all time.
 
Jesus left the glory of heaven, became part human and still part of God, for a time to walk this earth with healing power for the people on His created earth. Jesus had the determined, fully focused mission to seek and to save lost people who had forgotten God or never knew Him.
 
Jesus came to tell the world who God really is and what He has done, is doing and will do. Jesus came to teach us how to love and be loved. Jesus, showed the full extent of His love as he knelt down to wash dirty feet as a servant. Jesus loved us beyond any human on earth and showed that love, mercy and grace by willingly laying down on a cross, allowing Himself to be nailed to it, then put to death in this Roman fashion, as a sacrifice for our sins then and now. All sins. For all time.
 
Exodus 24 shed blood
Jesus is our Way Out! God is leading us to this Truth as we trudge through the wilderness with His people, learning lessons right along with those who are listening and obeying.
 
AND the best part of all? Jesus, our Sacrifice, rose to life and is alive today and forever. No other lamb or goat sacrifice did that! Jesus, with power to lay down His life and pick it back up again, is ALIVE!
 
Was it a morning like this?
When my Lord looked out on Jerusalem
He is risen
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah!
 
Exodus 24, The Message
Exodus 24 1
1-2 He said to Moses, “Climb the mountain to God, you and Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. They will worship from a distance; only Moses will approach God. The rest are not to come close. And the people are not to climb the mountain at all.”
 
3 So Moses went to the people and told them everything God had said—all the rules and regulations. They all answered in unison: “Everything God said, we’ll do.”
 
4-6 Then Moses wrote it all down, everything God had said. He got up early the next morning and built an Altar at the foot of the mountain using twelve pillar-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed young Israelite men to offer Whole-Burnt-Offerings and sacrifice Peace-Offerings of bulls. Moses took half the blood and put it in bowls; the other half he threw against the Altar.
 
7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it as the people listened. They said, “Everything God said, we’ll do. Yes, we’ll obey.”
 
Exodus 24 88 Moses took the rest of the blood and threw it out over the people, saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has made with you out of all these words I have spoken.”
 
9-11 Then they climbed the mountain—Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel—and saw the God of Israel. He was standing on a pavement of something like sapphires—pure, clear sky-blue. He didn’t hurt these pillar-leaders of the Israelites: They saw God; and they ate and drank.
 
12-13 God said to Moses, “Climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I’ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them.” So Moses got up, accompanied by Joshua his aide. And Moses climbed up the mountain of God.
 
14 He told the elders of Israel, “Wait for us here until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; if there are any problems, go to them.”
 
Exodus 24 covenant15-17 Then Moses climbed the mountain. The Cloud covered the mountain. The Glory of God settled over Mount Sinai. The Cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called out of the Cloud to Moses. In the view of the Israelites below, the Glory of God looked like a raging fire at the top of the mountain.
 
18 Moses entered the middle of the Cloud and climbed the mountain. Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
 
Forty day and forty nights. Mm….How long until the quarantine is over?
Exodus 24 forty days
Exodus 24 forty
BETTER QUESTION….
How long has it been since you talked with Jesus and told him everything that was on your mind?
 
Let’s go the mountain of God. Because of what Jesus did for us, we can freely go to God if we believe that Jesus died and rose again for us.
Exodus 24 Jesus
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
 
Let’s talk to the One who loves us so much that He died for us so we can have life forever with Him.
 
“The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.” Matthew 6:8
Exodus 24 Presence
Believe, trust and obey God. You no longer need a sacrifice. Jesus took care of that by being our sacrifice for our sins once and for all.
 
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”   1 Samuel 15:22
 
“And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
 
Dear Heavenly Father…Thank you.
Thank you for saving my soul for eternity. Help me to love mercy, to love sacrificially and to extend grace like you dear Jesus so I can, with confidence, walk humbly with you, God our Father.
In Jesus Name, and By Your Power, Yes and Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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