Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,February 1, 2017
EXO 16:35 And 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.
It was not for the priests, or the princes, that the manna fell; but for all the nation, for every man, woman, and child in the camp: and there was sufficient for them all, for he sent them meat to the full.
Gospel provisions deserve every praise that we can give to Him; they are free, full, and preeminent; they are of God's preparing, sending, and bestowing.
He is well fed whom God feeds; heaven's food is nourishing and plentiful.
They had no capacity for divine blessings whatsoever.
If they kept it over night any night but Friday night the manna would draw maggots. Only on Friday night could they keep a double portion = doing a right thing in a right way... Following God's directions.
Whether it's the ritual plan of God or the PPOG it is still based upon the very simple statement that a right thing must be done in a right way.
EPH 5:20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
1TH 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
2TI 2:15 Study to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.
Could Noah build the ark the way that he felt it should be built?
Could Noah make the ark with the materials that he wanted to use and change the dimensions as he went along?
The answer, of course is No ----- it would not have the room enough to carry all the animals nor the power to be able to float when the floods came through.
If he did not, the ark would not float and the animals would not be here today.
LUK 12:7 "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Exo 25:22 "And there I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.
The Lord would only meet above the mercy seat if the accurate and precise directions were followed.
Exo 25:40 "And see that you make them after the "pattern" for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.
The Lord did not say, get all the people working together and loving each other and tell everyone that they don't have to be too concerned about the pattern.
Neither did the Lord say, tell everyone that they should put aside their doctrinal differences concerning the "pattern" of things and just love each other.
The Lord did not say, let's get everyone in the tabernacle and let's have a nice time of fellowship and gushing mushy human activity.
"Accuracy" was the order from the Lord.
Psa 119:7 I shall give praise to thee with integrity of heart "when" I learn your doctrines.
Exo 26:30 "Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its "plan" which you have been shown in the mountain.
Did you ever wonder why details are given precisely and accurately as a part of the word of God?
Details are given precisely and accurately as a part of the word of God to reveal to us the importance of a right thing being done in a right way.
Heb 8:5 Just as Moses was "warned" by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "see," He says," that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain."
Also notice a word that is overlooked many times and that is the word "pattern."
ACT 7:44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen.
PHI 3:17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
In the Old Testament accuracy existed in the Tabernacle and the Temple of God.
Do you believe that accuracy did and should exist in the Tabernacle of God?
Rev 21:3, Behold the tabernacle of God is set up among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them.
The importance of accuracy and precision is also revealed in the accurate precise details and directions found in the Levitical offerings, the feasts, the Holy days, the new moon, etc.
Jer 50:45, Therefore hear the "plan" of the Lord.
Jer 18:12 We are going to follow our own plans, and each one will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.
1Ki 6:38 The house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans.
You are now the temple of the living God.
1Co 3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1Co 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.
If accuracy was the order of the day for the temple in the Old Testament, think of how much more it is for the temple in the New Testament, you.
The PPOG is the lifestyle of the royal family of God utilizing divine power and functioning under accuracy and preciseness.
Joh 14:26 "But the helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
Joh 16:12 "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
Joh 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on his own initiative,
but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
1Co 2:13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
This teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit requires that you reside inside the PPOG where you are filled with the Spirit and therefore able to receive his teaching ministry.
Believers alike have an equal opportunity to understand the word of God, since it has nothing to do with different human I.Q. abilities or genetics.