Exodus 35-40 Finishing the Work
Intro: Review Seen: Moses Called / Children Israel Freed / Journey 10 stops 10 lessons our Pilgrimage
A)Camp at Mt. Sinai 3 months receiving instruction concerning the law Tab. Priesthood Now Spend 6 months building
B)Pick up in Ch. 35 The Theme = LET THE CONSTRUCTION BEGIN
Ch.35:1,2 The Sabbath Re-emphasized -
A)Dont rest Death dont sit at the Lords feet death to your walk
V.3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings on the Sabbath day."
Good verse to Share w/ 7th day Adventist friends Kindle a fire
A) How get to Church ? Car starting what is happening spark plugs etc
V.4,5 Giving from a Willing heart
A)Not GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS
B)God Loves a Cheerful giver Hilarious
C) Watched not what they gave but how they gave it
"Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had."
So God loves a Cheerful Giver Why? 3 Quick reasons Lk.16
1st GivingRESHAPES YOU Internally V. 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
2ND GIVING RELAEASES YOU IN MINISTRY V.10,11
10 "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
11 "Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
So Jesus says that If you are faithful in how you use money / rewarded
3RDV.9 GIVING REWARDS YOU IN ETERNITY
1) See true Cant take it w/ you but you can send it ahead /
1) / teach and equip students in the Lord whatever that ministry is doing for the Kingdom You have a part of that reward/ Every person touched
How much was needed ? Over 1 billion dollars by todays standards
A)Researchers have calculated Ch. 38:24,25 $350 million in gold / $ 650 mill. In silver - That is a lot of Money - NOTE V. 20
B)Didnt pass the bucket right then / no manipulation / No Pressure
21Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORDS offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
22They came, both men and women, as many as had a willing heart, and brought earrings and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all jewelry of gold, that is, every man who made an offering of gold to the LORD.
v.25 All the women who were gifted artisans spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
6And all the women whose hearts stirred w/ wisdom spun yarn of goats hair
27The rulers(LEADERS) brought onyx stones, and the stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate, PRECIOUS EXPENSIVE GEMS 28and spices and oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29The children of Israel brought a freewill offering to the LORD, all the men and women whose hearts were willing to bringmaterial for all kinds of work which the LORD, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.
In v.30-35 We are given the detail of the calling of Bez/a/lel & Aholiab
A)Two men gifted by the Lord as craftsman ( God thing) Now they were to be empowered by the Spirit to do this work
B)God does that takes gifted people and anoints them to be used for a work that He has for them
Ch. 36:1,2 :
A)Here we see the ingredients for a winning combination in Ministry / Gifted and they were WILLING
B) When Moses calledthey came They had ability & Availability
C)Others are Available No ability - I am available any day of the week to sing w/ one of the worship teams
Bez/a/lel and Aholiab go down in History as Models / examples of guys who were gifted craftsmen gifted by the Lord / available to the Lord
A)They were able to get stuff done for the Lord - Oh how the Church needs guys like that !!!!!!
V.3-7 / Amazing
This is an amazing portion of Scripture the People were told You are bringing too much - Dont Bring any more !!!!!
A)Now I am thankful that this is a giving Church Both resources / tithes / time / energy ( a lot that happens here )
B) But I would venture to say if I saw the tithe records I dont dont want to but if I did 3,000 people or 1500 families
C)Average house hold $2500 a month tithe 10% = $250 in one yr. Church would bring in 4.5 Million dollars Land no problem
Pick up the Pace Description of the Coverings
1st V.8-13 Linen w/ fine Artistry
A)Onlythose on the inside of the Tab. Would see the Beauty Same is true spiritually Only those who go on inside Draw near see Beauty
B) Too many Christians live on the Fringe
C) But they never move past that Never really discover what it means to be in Christ / What Jesus is doing now for them
Rest of Ch. 36 Coverings of Goats hair / Rams Skins / Veil & the Door we have already looked at in-depth in Ch. 26
A)Mention one thing Door 5 Pillars Jesus is the door entry way
5 = Grace way in is thru the Grace of God / Work of His Son
CH. 37 Move into the Furnishings inside the Tab. again we looked at these in-depth in Ch.25
Ch. 38- Move outside into the Courtyard Altar of Bronze = Judgment that was first thing you would see when entering the fence
A) Continual Smoke- Sacrifice offered Big altar Blood was shed
B)After the Altar There was the Bronze washing Basin v.8
C) Neat Picture of what happens to the person who receives Christ
D) Note also V.8 Where the Bronze came from for the washing basin ?
Significant Illustrating that these women were so interested in seeing themselves but in seeing that the ministry of the Lord functioned Properly
A)Good reminder for Ladies Importance of spending more time in Cultivating the Inner person vs the outer person
B)TROUBLE How many families late to Church Wife couldnt find what to wear / make up / rush in late worship ½ over
1) How much more time could be spent in Prayer for fellowship / Etc.
C) Guys dont have as much problem w/ this ( They could spend more time) UNKEPT
V. 21-31 Lay out the cost Comes to over 1 Billion dollars
Ch. 39 Garments of the Priest Looked at in 28
A)Two reminders v.7 Stones on Shoulders v.14 told represent the 12 tribes/ So the Priest had People on shoulders
B) V.8 Breastplate also on their hearts
C)Good Picture for those who desire to be the Priest in their homes
D) How did Christ bear us on His Shoulders Cross Instrument of death He died
2nd on His Heart We are on the Lords heart now as He Prays for us
A)Families on our hearts as we go to the Lord in Prayer
B)SO many family Problems would be solved if Dads would Consistently do those two things Die to self / Pray for families
Another Application we noted back when we looked at this in Ch.28 is for those who desire to be used in Ministry
A)We are called to bear the Burdens of Gods People Prayer & Service and to see them as GEMS before the Lord
B)Heard Story about a Lady named Tory Andrews who worked for Humane society responded to a call a boy Pet Iguana trapped in a tree
C) She arrives and this boy was really broken up / Tory gave CPR and Mouth to mouth andRevived the Iguana
D) She Said she hates Iguanas thinks very ugly but when she saw how much this boy loved his Iguana - & How sad he was
Application for us We might look at someone in the Body Ugly we dont like them
A)But Our perspective would change radically if we saw how much the Lord loves that person -Lk .19 Jesus seeks out Zach.
B) Jn. 4 The woman at the Well
V.9-31 Give details of the rest of the Priestly garments already studied
V. 32-43 Describe how once everything was completed they Brought it to Moses to set up
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2"On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
So at this pt. It has been at least a yr since they left Egypt
The Rest of Ch. 40 Describes how everything was set up
Note v. 12,13
"Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and wash them with water. 13You shall put the holy garments on Aaron, & anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest.
Noted in Ch. 29 Picture of how people are saved & called into Ministry /
A)1st Brought to the Door
5th Set Apart Consecrated
V.16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did. 17And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the firstday of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.
V.33 Last line So Moses Finished the Work
A)Great thing the work was finished
B) Think about those in scripture finished / Noah ark if not sunk
C) Nehemiah finished the wall
1) Paul Finished the Race / BEST OF ALL Jesus on the Cross
IT IS FINISHED !!!!!!
D) So many in Christian service BEGIN - but never finished
E)Thankful Jesus was not like us !!! He finished the work
1) Lord Help us -
Watch what happens next v.34 35
A)When the work was finished the Cloud covered the tent / the Glory of the Lord came & dwelt there in
B)I wonder how much we miss of the glory of God because we dont finish the work that God has called us to
C) Here the work is done & the glory of the Lord shows up
A)Gods leading wasnt there goes the Cloud follow- it was more of a hovering
B) Picture ofABIDING being under the cloud
C) Not Lord here we go bless what we are doing but help us to do what you are blessing !!!!!