Ark of the Covenant
Uses the example of Israel with the ark of the covenant to show how man today is also endeavoring to save himself.
SNT – 357
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Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
2Sa 6:1-11; (Exo 25)
1Sa 4:10-22; 5:1-5; 6:2, 4, 7, 10-12, 19-21; 7:1-3; 2Sa 6:1
Num 1:50, 51; (Joh 4:24)
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: ark, God, David, Israel, lord, Philistines, cart, carry, Eli
Take your Bible, turning to the book of Samuel Second Samuel chapter six tonight I want to teach on sections of Second Samuel six. So in order to get to this tonight, we will read it, read it, and then I'll go back over it more and more as we need to be taught. You know, man today is endeavoring to save himself through many human agencies, and via many different things that man does. In the field of science, in the field of medicines, and so forth, we're putting forth every effort we can to save men. We are even at the place where we have decided that within the next few years, it will be possible to freeze men so that we can keep them for 1000s of years, if necessary. And finally press another button and bring them back out of that frozen state. Man is doing everything that he can to save himself. But if you know anything about what man is doing, you will have noticed that every human ingenuity, every human agency that they use, to save mankind, does not bring love, peace, and joy to mankind. Instead of man getting better through all this process, it seems like it just gets worse and worse, more sinful, more detrimental to his fellow men. You see, I believe that only God can save men and women. I believe only God through Jesus Christ, and His Word can bring hope and peace and joy and love to mankind. I think what I'm going to share, I know what I'm going to share with you tonight from God's Word will make the greatness of this thing live. Because in the religious field, everybody's always trying to help God to we're trying to, to, to use our human ingenuity to make God acceptable in society, or in the community where we live. And you will see from the greatness of this revelation in God's Word that that is absolutely useless. So we're in Second Samuel chapter six tonight, let me read it with you. Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel harmony. And David arose and went with all the people that were with him from Bilall of Judah to bring up from density ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts, that dwelleth between the Jacobins and they set the ark of God upon a new cart, you see that? Set it upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab. That was in Gibsonia. And user and a heel the sons have been adept, drove the new cart, and they brought it the new cart, out of the house of adventure, Deb, which was a give you accompanying the ark of God and a heel went before the ark. And David at all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made afer wood even on harps and on South trees and on timbrels and on coronets and cymbals. And when they came to Nick Khan's threshing floor, user put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it for the oxen, shock it verse seven, and the anger of the Lord was kindled against us up, and God smoked him there for his error. And there he died by the Ark of what? And David was teed off, he was mad, versus the Bible says, displeased. It's a much stronger word in the in the Hebrew I don't know about the Aramaic Jim but in Hebrew, then David was teed off. He was angry, he was mad. Because the Lord had made a breach upon user.
The cause the he just thought I died. That's what made me mad. Because here this man was healthy, to bring the ark of God back right. And you'll get a thought God would be tickled with a man trying to do the work to bring the ark back to Israel. Right? Logic. This is what David thought And he called the name of the place something here produce us to this day. And David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, How shall the ark of the Lord come to me? So David would not remove the ark of the Lord onto him into the city of David, which is Jerusalem. But David carried it aside into the house of old Beddit. Dome, the gift type, and the ark of the Lord continued in the house of obita dome, the gift is three months, and the Lord blessed Oh, better dome, and all his household, the record in the way that God is that wherever the ark of God was, there, the blessing was, because in Exodus 25, is the record of the instructions the Lord gave for the building of the ark of the covenant. And God in the building of a charter, read this whole section some time, but I'll just give you a little resume of it. This Ark was to be so built, that it represented its its presence represented the presence of God, between the two Cherubims, which were to be placed on it, God was tourists. And wherever this Ark of the Covenant went, wherever they put this ark, God's blessing was always present McCurdy until, therefore, you see, every place where where this ark wind, every place where the Ark was. There, God was present. Now, whenever they went into battle, whenever they they had a war coming on, the thing that went out in front of the Army, that the carry was the arm. They carry this with them when they went into battle, because then they believe God was the one with whatever they carried it according to the laws of the Word of God they never lost about. I wonder how many battles we would lose if we started out with the Lord at the end of the day. We can lose gamble. If we have the word of God in us. And God's word is right, and you carry this word, you've got to be more than copper, you have to be a witness, you have to be a light you are the soul getting wherever they went, wherever they went. But they aren't proceeded they never lost if they believed what they were doing. But it happened that the children of Israel became very disobedient. And they thought that instead of having to believe all they had to do is carry the bloomin thing along. It was their attitude, you know, it had degraded in their believing to where the Ark was just, you know, so much baloney. But we got to carry it along the priests demands. So they carried it but no believing. And one day, they got into a little site with a bunch of distance, not a great outfit just for the forest. And all these Israelites coming up to take this, these Philistines captain and not know, handful of foresters just read, why tears off of those Israelites, they just beat them left and right. And when they beat them, you know they did, they went in and they took the Ark of the Covenant. They took God out of the presence of Israel, they stole their gods, so to speak. And they took this ark of the covenant. And they took it among the ballistics. Right. And this record, by the way, I think if I remember correctly, from my reading of the word, I believe it was among them for about seven years. I may be wrong on this. But it seems that way in my memory, then I know that they brought it up and they gave it to someone else. And it was with this other fella for 20 years or in this other area for 20 years. That was after that period of time is when David finally decided they ought to bring it back home. Boy, imagine that our nation, our nation whom God had called Israel, who to whom he had given all the articles on the greatness of the power of God, getting so unbelieving, that they allow the foolishness to steal it from them, and then let it lay 20 more years without wanting to get God back very long. Sounds real nice, real human life. But 20 Some years 10 went by before David finally decided to bring it back. And of course, I'm going to show you in a minute after a bit sometime when I get to it, that David did not bring it back. According to the word of the Lord. He brought it back as David wanted to bring it back and that's where all the trouble came in. But in First Samuel, chapter four, you got to go back and read your Old Testament to find out a lot of these things that I'm telling you tonight. First Samuel first book for Samuel chapter four let's read about very stem, start here. And the Philistines fought Israel was smitten, and they fled every man who is camp, and there was a very great slaughter for their fellow Israel, how many 50,000 foot men 30, okay, and the ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli Hophni and Phinehas were slain. You see these, Eli was the prophet. And he had two sons, they didn't amount to a hill of beans, and a hailstorm. That's right, they were lousy, but he had them anyways. And these two sons were out there with the army. And both of them get killed. And there was a, there was a random man of Benjamin, verse 12, out of the Army, and he came to Shiloh the same day that this occurred, he had his clothes ramp, and with earth upon his head, you know, I had Earth on he's had a sign of what extreme mourning extreme morning. Sure. And when he came low, Eli, sat upon a seat by the wayside, watching the seat here is the word dumb beyma judgment, He was sitting on a, on a stone slab, approximately five to six feet long, and about four to five feet wide on which they would set a chair. And in that little, sort of like a chair, or you call it chair, it wasn't, but that's what you would relate it to you. And there, he would sit higher than the people and the people would come to him for judgment, and he'd be sitting up on top of them and could judge them. And this is the kind of thing he was sitting on. When when the boys when they bought man came, watching for His heart trembled for for the ark of God. See, and when the man came into the city, and told it all the city cried out, and when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What mean at the noise of this tool mode, and the man came in in hastily and told Eli. Now Eli was 98 years old, and his eyes were dim that he could not see. And the man said unto him, Eli, I am he that came out of the Army, and I fled today out of the army. And he said, what, what is that done, my son, what's happened? And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people, and by two sons also Hophni and Phinehas are dead. And the ark of God is what? Bar That's an impossibility did it anyways, now how in the world could these fullest and these ungodly people get the ark of God from the godly Israelite? There is only one answer class, and that is the Israelites had refused any longer to believe. And when you do not believe when believers do not believe, then the unbeliever can take the very things that belong to the believers utilize them. That's how they got and it came to pass. Verse 18, when he had made mention of the ark of God, that he fell off the seat backward, backward by the side of the lot, and his neck and his neck break. And Eli died right then in there where it was an old man in fact now the moral of that story is you can get old but not fat, or something. I don't know ha.
Anyways, really interesting inside the Bible interesting what you're reading you know, man and heavy. You judged Israel 40 years, and his daughter in law, vinyasa is white. She was with child and she was almost ready to be delivered. And when she heard that tidings, that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead. She bowed herself in travail for pains came upon her, and about the time of her death. The woman that stood midwife that stood by her said unto her, Do not be afraid, fair enough, for thou has born a lot. And ordinarily that message to a woman would have just electrified this a choice. They cause a woman bearing a son was always the greatest thing that could happen to them. But this didn't affect this woman at all. But she answered not Neither did she was regarded and she named now she died, the mother died but the midwife named if I get this right, she named the child Ichabod. Ever heard of a kebab crane? Aha. They get it from the Bible. Now it's going to tell you what the word ecopod means saying the glory is departed from Israel. It kebab means the glory is gone. That's what the word ecopod means. The glory is gone, the prestige, the honor, all of that's gone. Because the ark of God was taken, and because her father in law and her husband, and she said, The glory is the part of Israel for the ark of God is taken. And the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer. I'm to ask God, when the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of day gone. It's a pagan god big temple there, and they set it up before him. Next morning, they gotten soup. When they have x dot rose early in the morning, behold, dig on their biggest God was falling upon his face to the earth, before the ark of the Lord, that shook them. And they took day God and they set him back up in place. Boy, and when they arose early, on the morning, on the morrow morning, the whole day was for a buddy face get before the ark of the Lord, and the head of day gone, and both the palms of the hands were cut off. It got the real treatment that night. Only the stump only the body part of Dagon was left of him, everything else was broken to smithereens. Therefore, neither the priests of Dagon nor any that came into David's house, trading the threshold of Dagon ash to under this day, they were scared to death. And, of course, this is the kind of thing that went on. And this was what caused the Philistines to want to get rid of that awful thing, the Ark of the Covenant. Because wherever this ark when among the Philistines, things happened, this is why I wonder about that seven years business, but I read something about seven years someplace sometimes sticks in my craw anyways. Maybe it was the seventh month that I read, said seven months, maybe that's what I had in mind. Well, anyways, that's what it says here. And the ark of the Lord was in the country the fullest in seven months. And then they called for the priests and they decided to take some golden Amorites. And they got some golden might, how many of you kids ever seen the golden mice? This verse four of chapter six, they took five golden mice, according to the numbers of the Lords of the glistens for one plate was on you all and on your lords. And they took these golden nice and all these other things and they put it with the Ark and inverse. Well, you see it just have to keep on reading through by the way they make a new card in here someplace. Seven, okay, now they're for make a new cart. They made a new cart for it to carry it on and so forth. And in verse 10, demanded so and took two mil time, tied them to the cart, they shut up their calves at home, that is the cattle, they shut up the cats. They laid the article, Lord upon the cart, and they took all that stuff down to Beth Shemesh. And they sent messengers in verse 21.
Well go back to 19 and start reading in sixth chapter. And he smoked the men of best Seamus because they had looked upon the article, Lord, even he's smarter the people 50,003 score and 10 men, and the people demanded because the Lord Smith, many of the people with a great slaughter. And the manifest chairman said, who is able to stand before this Holy Lord God, and to whom shall we go up from us, and they sent messengers to the inhabitants of care, just Jerry, I'm saying, the Philistines have brought again the ark of the Lord come you down and fetch it to you. And the men have killed just Jerry came and fixed up the ark of the Lord and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill and sanctify the laser, his son to keep the Ark and it came to pass while the aka boat there that the time was long here we are there as a 20 year so it was 20 years and seven months, I guess. 20 years, verse two of chapter seven, and all the house of Israel remember limited after the Lord. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel saying, if you do return on a lot, this is how I knew they lost it because they did. They moved away from God's why they lost it. And Samuel the prophet said, If you'll return to the Lord, God will bring the ark back among us. And wherever that arc was there, the presence of God there the power of God was for God's people. So you can just read the whole story and you get a little bit better Background. Because now in chapter six a second Samuel, which I read to you tonight, you have the story of the bringing back of this arc, the bringing back of this arc. There's a long roundabout way to get our own finally. But they start bringing it back. I think the same record basically is in second chronicle somewhere, as you can see, use your center reference and check this for yourself. But they start bringing this arc back in. The one I want to handle, of course, is here in the sixth chapter of Samuel. David gather together are the chosen men, David only took the top brass of Israel. He took all the majors lieutenancy, left at home, but all the Colonels he took all the top brass, just the chosen of Israel, and he took 30,000 of them, right. That's a lot of men to take to bring back. A simple little old arc isn't a lot of man. But that's what he took. And they go down to get this arc. And in verse three, there's a tremendously interesting statement. And they set the ark of God upon a new blood. Back in First Samuel, when the Philistines had captured it to get rid of it, what did they build for it? A new, a new cart. Here, David builds a new cart. This building of a new cart is entirely contrary to the Word of God set forth in Exodus 25, where the story is given up the ark. God never told David to build a new Ark. And it's in the building of the new ark and the way in which they carried it, that they got into all the trouble and so many people were killed. You see, David thought he was doing God a favor. He thought, why here's this wonderful art or God, it's been out here for 20. Some years, it's been gone, we're going to bring it back. Let's build something wonderful to bring this tremendous art back on. And David was all wrong. David was all wept, because God had never told anybody to build a new art for it. It was supposed to come back like God had it at the beginning. Now you say that, why didn't he kill all those Philistines and everybody else when they build a new Ark, because they had the word of God had never been given to the fullest since they didn't know anything about this art business. had they known about the art business, they would have been accountable for what they knew. They didn't know about this testimony of witness. And I think this is greatly applicable today. If a man has once heard the word of God, he has the responsibility to believe it, to act on it. But if a man has never heard it, then you and I who have heard it have the responsibility to carry it to that man. And I believe that the judgment, spiritually speaking upon men and women who have never heard will not nearly be as severe as the Christian people try to push it down the throat of the unbeliever. In other words, we always, you know, we say to people want to stay don't believe they're going to go to hell, right? This kind of stuff. Well, I would just breathe deep before I tell people that I'd go back and read the way to God again and find out who's going to go to jail. Because today, we have everybody thinking that if we have a person over here who rejects the Lord Jesus Christ, he's going to fry and fire someday. The Bible doesn't say that. I know this cut across a lot of your theology, but that's good for you look it up then.
Get No Get your nose in a book work toward this is exactly what people want to think. You see it again. You build your own cart to carry your own religion on is not good enough. Not good enough. David built a wonderful card. Boy, it was right up to snuff. But it was still wrong because God had not watched told him to God hadn't told him to watch this thing develop. They brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gambia and use the ANA heal the sons of a Benedetto drove the new cart, they took care of this. They brought it back from the Philistines, now out of the house of a bidet and so forth. And verse five, and David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of ThermoWood even on heart soft these temples, coronets tip symbols, and so forth. When the word good word, did God tell that you had to play in front of the ark of God. And people far as I'm concerned, we still been playing most of us. See, again, David's trying to build up build up religion in those early verses. I'd like to say to you it was a good cause bringing the Ark back. Right? It was a wonderful cause to bring the ark back. But a good cause is not enough. God wants obedience to His Word. Not a good cause. sitting in church on Sunday morning with cross legs is a good God's perhaps, but God is not concerned about a good cause. That's wonderful, but it isn't what he's concerned about. It's what are we doing obediently to His Word? You know, since knowledge wise, everybody just took their hat off to David's at Boys, not wonderful. David, our King is going to bring the ark back and look what he's done. He's even by he certainly must be a humble man. He's even dedicated his money, you know, and his efforts to building a new card for it. That's some. Furthermore, look at that fella gets everybody to dance and lift their hands and say, Praise the Lord, hallelujah. All this stuff looked religious enough. But what's the matter with it? God never told him. God never told him. He was simply carrying this out on what he thought what he thought was right. The word of the Lord didn't tell him this new verse six. And when they came to Nikons, threshing floor, Ooza put forward his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it for the oxen shook it, those cows got tired of walking to the sugar a little bit. And that old Ark was a tipping around on there. And this fellow was afraid at what had happened to it, it fall off, right? So he did the most natural thing in the world. He did what he tried to hold God up there, tried to hold the Ark up there. And literally, if you took it in the sense in which I've just said, it is exactly accurate. He tried to hold God up there. And that's exactly what we tried to do. Yet many times don't. We try to pattern the thing so we can hold God where we think it ought to be, like Jesus remember the night he was on in Galilee, going across the Sea of Galilee, going across from one side to the other, and his big storm. The apostles were in the boats, little ships. And they thought the whole thing was going to capsize. Everybody drowned. Jesus was asleep, the inside of the boat. Why I tell you, when God's in something, can the boat go down? When I was old locks and shook the sails and everything else that Ark was set up on top. Because that ark it fallen down? No, but you see man has to bolster it up. We have to bolster up this what we think and who's a thought that's, and he was an he would naturally seem took the natural man side real quickly. And he put his hand up to hold it. When he held it. He kicked the bucket just like that. All the critics have ever read on this thing, tear this thing apart from top to bottom. They say look at God, look at that kind of God, who kill a man who killed a man who was trying to do him good, a lot more to that story than that criticism.
First of all, the word of the Lord never was to build a new car. The alert, the word of the Lord was never to take 30,000 men to bring it back. You know how many men could have brought that art back? Just the amount of man that God had told him to take? Because you couldn't carry it with 12. And easily. Children of Israel were supposed to carry it the heads of the heads of the tribes so forth, we're supposed to carry it. But Oh, David used all of his kingly influence, you know, build a new cart. Got 30,000 or 50,000 people to go. It's good works. He was doing good works. But class doing good works is not the key. You have to do it. God's way has to be done God's way. And David here was not doing it God's way. And this who's a fellow who put his hand up to hold the Ark wasn't doing it God's way. For this ark of God, God dwelt between the chairman's, I don't give a hoot if those cattle would have broken their legs that ark would have never broken. Had that old cow shook herself until her head fell off. It still wouldn't have dropped the Ark off because God was there class, don't you see? But man's always trying to bolster things up when it doesn't look quite bright. Like sometimes you look at the way ministry and you think well, there ought to be 10,000 people hearing this. So instead of us just faithfully walking with believing, we want to figure out what how can I hold this thing up more? What can I do to bolster it up? You can't do anything except to be a witness who like to be the salt. That's all you can do. When you're trying to bolster it up. You build another religion. You just build another day. nomination. That's all. They came to this whole thrashing for a rookie saying, and it says, the anger of the Lord, the anger of the Lord was kindled against us, and God smote him for his air. And there he died. And David was displeased see that? See? The motive is never good enough. Plus, the motive is never good enough. Your motive may be wonderful, but that's never good enough unless it's done God's way. Now David got real angry about this. And finally, because he was angry about it, David got afraid. Because what had happened to Luiza here he'd gotten killed, right? Just by touching it. And here, David was getting mad at God for what he had done. And after a little while, Oh, David cooled off. Last time Dave cooled off, because it says that David was afraid of the Lord that they you know why? Because he was afraid that since he had spoken against God, oh, God, give him the works. Now, I want to get explained to you something here that you must understand some of you old grads here understand it, because God never goes around killing people. Yet this man died. Why? It says in here, God did it right. I want to show you how God did it. In the Old Testament, God had set up laws. This is how they were supposed to handle the ark. But did David do it? No. Did the man have pushed up against this thing? Did he do it? No everything. So they broke, they broke God's law. But they didn't break God's law, they broke themselves on it. That's why this man was killed. God didn't come out of heaven and Blanca Have a good one. But God had set up the laws as to how they were to handle the ark. You can find all this in Exodus, and as you read along exactly how they were to conduct themselves. But these men were trying to help God, they were going against the things that God thinking never doing good. With class, you can think you're doing good and still be way out left field, right? We got a lot of good thinkers in America, a lot of good equities in America, all over. But you just, you just cannot save yourself. That's impossible. Whenever man endeavors to save himself, and so forth, he always goes down the drain. All human agencies and in generalities of humans come to not because you have to go according to the Word of the Lord. The word of Lord, and they're the word of the Lord was set. They knew that word. David knew it. David had access to it. He could have known it anyways. Never told him to build a new cart. But David wanted to know what build a new cart when these oxen were coming along, carrying this thing that Chuck a little bit, and they want to hold God up there. So he wouldn't fall out. never said anything in the Word of God that you ever had to hold the things that God God had said he dwells between the two Chairman's right. Therefore he would dwell where it would make a bit of difference whether that thing was on oxen or Timbuktu goats when they cause as long as an ark of the covenant was there, God was there, and classic, your resort to God wherever the ark was, and people believe blessings were there. And wherever the ark was, and people did not believe they had lots of trouble, just like the word of God. Every time I go into a new community to preach the Word of God, they think I cause trouble. Sure, I cause trouble. You know why? Because you're all alone. If there has a true Word of God, and you take the word in, you wouldn't hurt anything you'd help. But if you have all this other baloney trying to build it up, and then somebody comes with a word of God into your community, sure, you're going to have trouble yada Han should have had it there before. Because it's the word of God that sets men and women free right? Not what VP where will does not what you do but what is the words? When it comes to the Word of God, sir, you and I don't have to pull straight up. We don't have to. It is God's word, and nobody believes it is still God's word. And the Ark of the Covenant was God's Word. For God said, Wherever this ark is, I'm there. And as long as Israel believed, boy that you couldn't beat him. 1000 men couldn't touch one is real life. Right. But the moment they quit believing the physicians could get hold of it. They took it. They said it before They got his head off. But anyways, this was it. And then they took it to this other fellas place and kept it in his house for a while. And I tell you everything in that house turned to go. Virtually speaking, blessing upon blessing was upon that house. All right, suppose you and I have the word of God, Christ is in us is is the blessing of God where you are, has to be why God, God's in you don't just say, God save you. He is in you. Got it, you. And wherever you are, the blessing of God is there. But suppose you try to bolster this thing up and hold it in, and then start disbelieving. And you say, well, golly, poro meat, I can't do anything. You see, if you're already headed for the political, they'll take it away from you. Rightly so. Because of I believe, understand. That's why just take the plain Word of God when God says jump, just jump. When God says speak in tongues being down, don't stand around the periphery say, Well Lord, why is your day What good would it do to me? No. And I don't think I needed said you did. The Lord said you did the same as he says I'm about the Ark exactly how to make it what to do with the Lord that's why you just take this wonderful word of God don't try to argue it away Don't even try to change it any just believe Well, finally they get this arc back. And it's a tremendous thing what a blessing this art made in the place where they brought it and of course I believe this is a truth regarding the whole word of God what do you have any questions you want to ask about this or say about it? To me it's a tremendous truth always the carry has to be on the shoulders. You know what I went across the Jordan and the Red Sea priests put her on walked in water back then, God Amen. Just where I started tonight with that very statement, that all human ingenuity, these come from natural man and they're worthless. Even this idea, you know, honestly, you're going to see the day it's not too far distant, where you're going to see it. They'll take a person, they'll freeze him and keep him that way. And 10 years later, they'll enjoy and you'll still be alive. Good Lord, when I think you know which people they're going to keep the wickedest ones for the most part, right? They're not going to worry about you too much if you got Christ in you the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, you and I have to learn to live by God's word not by freezing these other details but man always thinks he can help God right? Not man can help God man needs God's help. And people nothing but the word of God tells us how to get that help. You can't go by man because one man will say one thing or one will say the other the query thing we have to go by what the words say right you know in numbers I was just checking this here it's what I was looking for. I knew it was in the or someplace but in Numbers chapter one. Verse 50, do we just quickly want to look this up? Yes, Catherine, you have a great knowledge of this whole field that I'm teaching tonight. It's real wonderful. People have the word says in John 424 God is what Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him how? in SPIRIT and in TRUTH truthfully, spiritually. Therefore can we add anything to God? Does this cross please him any? No but right dividing the word pleases him a little bit. These candles please know this is all in the Census place category. God doesn't give a hoot about that stuff. On the other hand, if you like it, what are we gonna do about it? We don't have it. Sure, like we have because it does make God and debris but we don't worry worshiping God by this stuff. No. You want to wait worship God in spirit, the only worship and spirits being Dunn's tribe. In Numbers, chapter one, verse $50, shall appoint the Levites, over the Tabernacle of Testimony. So it was called tabernacle testimony, our covenant. And over all the vessels there have been over all things that belonged to it, they shall bear bear the tabernacle there this one Mrs. Crone, I was thinking of when you were speaking, and all the vessels there, and they shall Minister onto it, and they showing camp around about the tabernacle, and when the tabernacle set it forward, the Levites shall take it down, and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up. And this stranger that cometh nigh shall be what he does day right. find is that the Levites were to carry they were responsible for when they set that old thing down they laid down around protected now wonder anyone else on any of this tonight Romany all together? Could be right I didn't check all these. I've forgotten a lot of this stuff. I was primarily interested tonight to teach a chapter six showing you that doing God's work is not enough. You have to do it in God's weight. This is the point that it was what is after all these years I forgotten so I thought it was you heard me say 27 over in this place but I haven't checked it at nine years he says well really interesting trace all that. Just imagine being without God presents all right, Phil
No, yeah, that's good. That's why we use it here. But these have never been licked. We look. We only laid them for wedding. I guess. Well, I think this wonderful night, isn't it? To see when you have a message from God and God's word, you always have a message as long as you don't try to bolster it up by man's opinion. And it's always a blessing to the hearts of the people.