May 3, 2015 (No Comments) by Christian Israel

Romans 1:16-17
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
The gospel is the power of God to everyone that believes. And what is the gospel? It is the revealed righteousness of God. It is His goodness, His mercy, His justice, His love. And since the revelation that is found in the gospel is a revelation of the righteousness of God, it can be said that in the gospel the glory of God is revealed. However, where the glory of God is not revealed in the gospel, there can be no gospel in any true sense, for the gospel is the character of God revealed to fallen man. Even so, it is the studied aim of Satan to blind the minds to this revelation:
blind-dream
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

It says that the glorious gospel is hidden to those who are lost, who don’t believe.

ANCIENT ISRAEL’S UNBELIEF
Anciently, the children of Israel were privileged with revelations of the dealings of God with them. For them, it was a continual revelation of the gospel to them, but we are told that the people did not believe.
Hebrews 4:2
“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
To who was the gospel preached? It was preached
to the ancient Israelites. Why didn’t it profit them? They “to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:6)
God had raised up a deliverer for them, had protected them from the plagues that befell Egypt, saved them by the Passover lamb’s blood, brought them out of the house of bondage, and fed them continually with bread from heaven. Yet for all of this, they still failed to see the gospel, and believe. And since the gospel is the revelation of the glory of God, they did not believe in the goodness and mercy of the One that was delivering them.

MOSES BELIEVED…
Yet among them was one who did believe. He saw the gospel clearly by faith.
Hebrews 11:27
“By faith Moses… endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.”
By faith, Moses saw God’s hand, and kept His commission, believing He would deliver His people. By this, he showed that he believed God’s promise, being persuaded that he was faithful who had promised, and was justified by faith.

WHAT IS FAITH?
Now, we are told what faith is: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The “evidence of things not seen” were set before Moses and all of Israel that God was gracious and merciful, even though it had not been plainly stated that way. It was practically revealed in His dealings with them, and it implied that He was with them to save them.
Romans 10:17
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

How does faith come? It comes by hearing. But how does hearing come? It comes by the Word of God. Here is the secret to victorious faith. It is in understanding that God created all things by His Word,
including the hearing that leads to faith. Then our faith will testify that God is our Creator, and His Word is powerful. The Scripture tells us of this Word:
Psalms 33:9
“He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”
John 6:63
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Here are shown the secret of faith. Understanding that all God’s commandments toward us are mercifully declared to us in creative power, when He gives them “it stands fast”.

THE LAW AT SINAI: BELIEF & UNBELIEF
God drew near to Israel after all of His merciful dealings with them, and gave them His law. Yet the words which, in faith, would have promised life to them were not received because of unbelief.
Exodus 20:18-19
“And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Instead of standing fast by the Word of God, they saw the Word as no better than if they were spoken by flesh and blood, with no power whatever. Therefore, “they removed, and stood afar off.” They saw His commandments as a mighty stone sent forth to to crush them. They saw God as a destroyer, and not as their Redeemer. In this, they saw only the justice of God, but failed to see the mercy He gave to them.
Exodus 20:21
“And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”
Exodus 24:17
“And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.”
In fearing the stern justice of God, they did not desire to draw near to Him, seeing only that it would destroy them. Moses “endured, as seeing Him that was invisible” but the people “could not endure
that which was commanded.”
(Hebrews 12:20)
Yet Moses saw God by faith, and boldly drew near into His Presence. How did Moses draw near? The same way that we all draw near to God.
Hebrews 10:19-22
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus…Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…”
Ephesians 2:13
“ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

MOSES DREW NEAR
Moses drew near to God, “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (Exodus 33:11)
Exodus 33:17-19
“AndTunnel-of-light the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.”
Exodus 34:5-8
“And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and
that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the
fourth generation. And Moses made haste, and

bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.”
By faith in the blood of the Lamb, Moses drew near to behold the glory of God, and God spoke with him face-to-face as to a friend. And “when Moses came down from mount Sinai…Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.” Moses beheld his glory, and did not die.

BEHOLDING THE GLORY WITH UNVEILED FACE
Exodus 34:30
“And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.”
It had been sufficient that the people were afraid of God through unbelief, yet when Moses returned, his face shone with the glory of God, and they did just the same as they did toward God. The Israelites, seeing that Moses had gone into the Presence of God and was alive, should have made that glory on his face shine upon theirs, because in it, they would have seen something of the goodness of God, but instead, once more, they feared and stood afar off.
Exodus 34:35
And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Him. Moses put a veil upon his face because the Israelites were afraid of him. Thus the veil was but a manifest sign of their unbelief, and their blindness to the gospel, because all they saw in the glory which God gave was a “ministration of death” (2 Cor. 3:7), and could only see powerless words that could only damn them, and not transform them.
2 Corinthians 3:13
“And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:”

And what was abolished that the Israelites could not steadfastly see?
2 Timothy 1:9-10
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us

in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour

Jesus Christ, , and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:”
He had abolished death, but Israel was blinded through unbelief. Whereas they might have seen in Moses face the glory shining from the Throne of God, they saw but the face of a mere man who they dreaded. So Israel, through unbelief was lost, but Moses was lightened by the glory of God. And so it is with everyone who believes the gospel.
2 Corinthians 3:7-8
“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?”
Moses saw the ministration of the Spirit, inasmuch as he believed. The others only saw a ministration
of condemnation, a devouring fire upon them. As it was then, even so it is now.
2 Corinthians 3:14-16
“But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.”
The god of this world blinded their minds from seeing the gospel. Therefore, so important was that faith that Moses revealed, that it was to be an example for all of Israel. So important was this lesson, that the priesthood, especially the high priest who ministered directly in the Presence of God, was to speak the blessing over Israel:
Numbers 6:23-27
“Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”

THE VEIL SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY
Seeing as all the blessings of Moses in the Presence of God should upon those that believe, it is fitting that everyone who gives the Elijah message will give the message to behold His glory, even as John the baptist came in the Spirit of Elijah:
John1:29
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Isaiah 40:3-9
“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the
desert a highway for our God… lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”

And since Elijah is to come before the great and terrible day of the Lord to prepare the hearts of His people, prophecy declares just such a message is to lighten the earth with that wonderful glory before that magnificent event:
Revelation 18:1
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”
That last grand move of the Spirit of God, the last great shining of His glory to a fallen world, given by those who believe the gospel is already shining forth.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

As we behold the glory of the Lord, we are changed, into the same image, being transformed by the creative power that is brought forth from the High & Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity. The Scripture testifies of Him that “upholds all things by the Word of His power”, (Heb.1:2-3) and that same word by which He created the worlds is the same which “effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (1 Thes. 2:13) And since the Word of God which reveals that glory works in all who believe, and Christ is that Word (John 1), it necessitates that this word of the gospel, from Adam, to Moses, to Daniel, to John, to us, is the “power of God to everyone that believeth”, having worked effectually in them that believed, as well as in us, giving boldness for all to draw near to God, and by the which “we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2)
2 Corinthians 4:dove-sun-rays-1920x12006
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

THE HIGH PRIESTLY BLESSING IS FOR US
The priestly blessing is to be spoken over us through our Great High Priest; much more than this now: the glory upon His face is to be revealed in and through us. It is not the glory shining upon the face of Moses of himself, but the glory that shines forth from the face of our Lord Christ Jesus who causes our faces to shine most gloriously, even as Moses’ face shone. God will bless His children today, and “make His face to shine upon us”. Only “be not faithless, but believing.”

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May 3, 2015 (No Comments) by Christian Israel

Romans 1:16-17
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
The gospel is the power of God to everyone that believes. And what is the gospel? It is the revealed righteousness of God. It is His goodness, His mercy, His justice, His love. And since the revelation that is found in the gospel is a revelation of the righteousness of God, it can be said that in the gospel the glory of God is revealed. However, where the glory of God is not revealed in the gospel, there can be no gospel in any true sense, for the gospel is the character of God revealed to fallen man. Even so, it is the studied aim of Satan to blind the minds to this revelation:
blind-dream
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

It says that the glorious gospel is hidden to those who are lost, who don’t believe.

ANCIENT ISRAEL’S UNBELIEF
Anciently, the children of Israel were privileged with revelations of the dealings of God with them. For them, it was a continual revelation of the gospel to them, but we are told that the people did not believe.
Hebrews 4:2
“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
To who was the gospel preached? It was preached
to the ancient Israelites. Why didn’t it profit them? They “to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:6)
God had raised up a deliverer for them, had protected them from the plagues that befell Egypt, saved them by the Passover lamb’s blood, brought them out of the house of bondage, and fed them continually with bread from heaven. Yet for all of this, they still failed to see the gospel, and believe. And since the gospel is the revelation of the glory of God, they did not believe in the goodness and mercy of the One that was delivering them.

MOSES BELIEVED…
Yet among them was one who did believe. He saw the gospel clearly by faith.
Hebrews 11:27
“By faith Moses… endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.”
By faith, Moses saw God’s hand, and kept His commission, believing He would deliver His people. By this, he showed that he believed God’s promise, being persuaded that he was faithful who had promised, and was justified by faith.

WHAT IS FAITH?
Now, we are told what faith is: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The “evidence of things not seen” were set before Moses and all of Israel that God was gracious and merciful, even though it had not been plainly stated that way. It was practically revealed in His dealings with them, and it implied that He was with them to save them.
Romans 10:17
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

How does faith come? It comes by hearing. But how does hearing come? It comes by the Word of God. Here is the secret to victorious faith. It is in understanding that God created all things by His Word,
including the hearing that leads to faith. Then our faith will testify that God is our Creator, and His Word is powerful. The Scripture tells us of this Word:
Psalms 33:9
“He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”
John 6:63
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Here are shown the secret of faith. Understanding that all God’s commandments toward us are mercifully declared to us in creative power, when He gives them “it stands fast”.

THE LAW AT SINAI: BELIEF & UNBELIEF
God drew near to Israel after all of His merciful dealings with them, and gave them His law. Yet the words which, in faith, would have promised life to them were not received because of unbelief.
Exodus 20:18-19
“And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Instead of standing fast by the Word of God, they saw the Word as no better than if they were spoken by flesh and blood, with no power whatever. Therefore, “they removed, and stood afar off.” They saw His commandments as a mighty stone sent forth to to crush them. They saw God as a destroyer, and not as their Redeemer. In this, they saw only the justice of God, but failed to see the mercy He gave to them.
Exodus 20:21
“And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”
Exodus 24:17
“And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.”
In fearing the stern justice of God, they did not desire to draw near to Him, seeing only that it would destroy them. Moses “endured, as seeing Him that was invisible” but the people “could not endure
that which was commanded.”
(Hebrews 12:20)
Yet Moses saw God by faith, and boldly drew near into His Presence. How did Moses draw near? The same way that we all draw near to God.
Hebrews 10:19-22
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus…Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…”
Ephesians 2:13
“ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

MOSES DREW NEAR
Moses drew near to God, “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (Exodus 33:11)
Exodus 33:17-19
“AndTunnel-of-light the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.”
Exodus 34:5-8
“And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and
that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the
fourth generation. And Moses made haste, and

bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.”
By faith in the blood of the Lamb, Moses drew near to behold the glory of God, and God spoke with him face-to-face as to a friend. And “when Moses came down from mount Sinai…Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.” Moses beheld his glory, and did not die.

BEHOLDING THE GLORY WITH UNVEILED FACE
Exodus 34:30
“And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.”
It had been sufficient that the people were afraid of God through unbelief, yet when Moses returned, his face shone with the glory of God, and they did just the same as they did toward God. The Israelites, seeing that Moses had gone into the Presence of God and was alive, should have made that glory on his face shine upon theirs, because in it, they would have seen something of the goodness of God, but instead, once more, they feared and stood afar off.
Exodus 34:35
And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Him. Moses put a veil upon his face because the Israelites were afraid of him. Thus the veil was but a manifest sign of their unbelief, and their blindness to the gospel, because all they saw in the glory which God gave was a “ministration of death” (2 Cor. 3:7), and could only see powerless words that could only damn them, and not transform them.
2 Corinthians 3:13
“And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:”

And what was abolished that the Israelites could not steadfastly see?
2 Timothy 1:9-10
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us

in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour

Jesus Christ, , and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:”
He had abolished death, but Israel was blinded through unbelief. Whereas they might have seen in Moses face the glory shining from the Throne of God, they saw but the face of a mere man who they dreaded. So Israel, through unbelief was lost, but Moses was lightened by the glory of God. And so it is with everyone who believes the gospel.
2 Corinthians 3:7-8
“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?”
Moses saw the ministration of the Spirit, inasmuch as he believed. The others only saw a ministration
of condemnation, a devouring fire upon them. As it was then, even so it is now.
2 Corinthians 3:14-16
“But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.”
The god of this world blinded their minds from seeing the gospel. Therefore, so important was that faith that Moses revealed, that it was to be an example for all of Israel. So important was this lesson, that the priesthood, especially the high priest who ministered directly in the Presence of God, was to speak the blessing over Israel:
Numbers 6:23-27
“Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”

THE VEIL SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY
Seeing as all the blessings of Moses in the Presence of God should upon those that believe, it is fitting that everyone who gives the Elijah message will give the message to behold His glory, even as John the baptist came in the Spirit of Elijah:
John1:29
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Isaiah 40:3-9
“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the
desert a highway for our God… lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”

And since Elijah is to come before the great and terrible day of the Lord to prepare the hearts of His people, prophecy declares just such a message is to lighten the earth with that wonderful glory before that magnificent event:
Revelation 18:1
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”
That last grand move of the Spirit of God, the last great shining of His glory to a fallen world, given by those who believe the gospel is already shining forth.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

As we behold the glory of the Lord, we are changed, into the same image, being transformed by the creative power that is brought forth from the High & Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity. The Scripture testifies of Him that “upholds all things by the Word of His power”, (Heb.1:2-3) and that same word by which He created the worlds is the same which “effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (1 Thes. 2:13) And since the Word of God which reveals that glory works in all who believe, and Christ is that Word (John 1), it necessitates that this word of the gospel, from Adam, to Moses, to Daniel, to John, to us, is the “power of God to everyone that believeth”, having worked effectually in them that believed, as well as in us, giving boldness for all to draw near to God, and by the which “we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2)
2 Corinthians 4:dove-sun-rays-1920x12006
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

THE HIGH PRIESTLY BLESSING IS FOR US
The priestly blessing is to be spoken over us through our Great High Priest; much more than this now: the glory upon His face is to be revealed in and through us. It is not the glory shining upon the face of Moses of himself, but the glory that shines forth from the face of our Lord Christ Jesus who causes our faces to shine most gloriously, even as Moses’ face shone. God will bless His children today, and “make His face to shine upon us”. Only “be not faithless, but believing.”

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