Friday, February 13, 2015

OT DAY 159 - Is Sabbath Rest, worship and Offerings Really So Important? (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

On Feb. 18 Ash Wednesday(first day of Lent), I am going to put my newly revised 40 days Break.Build blog and podcast to this blog and podcast for 40 days. This is to encourage you to find one to two friends to be their discipler to walk with them for 40 days having daily devotion. Hopefully they can establish a lifestyle to have a daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus from then on. There will be a blog written in Chinese that I have never tried before. Please pray for this 40 days Break.Build and be willing to be raised up by our Lord Jesus Christ to be one of the disciplers to lead people to Him daily.

Let us praise the Lord:

Blessed be the Lord,
    who daily bears us up;
    God is our salvation. 
20 Our God is a God of salvation,
    and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
                                             Psalm 68:19-20
Today's Reading: Exodus 23:10-19

** If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:
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Bible Study

      The whole section from chapter 20 to 23:9 about the Ten Commandments and some other rules completed with a section of Sabbath rest, worship in the three annual festivals and offerings. Starts with the first four commandments concerning with people's relationship with God, then ends with Sabbath rest, worship and offerings, also concerning with relationship with God.

     What do you think God wants to show us? 

Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to Felix Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song played by one of the greatest violinist Isaac Stern:

Spiritual Journal

    The title I heard from Jesus today is: Is Sabbath rest, worship and offerings really so important?

    What I receive from Jesus today is a loud and clear message from God to us that Sabbath rest, worship and offerings is really very, very important.

     The sad thing is, Christians nowadays do not care for Sabbath rest, always working, working and working, or occupying every minutes in a day to be busy, busy and busy. Christians nowadays do not care to join every Sunday worship and some important worship their church offers. Some even think that go to worship once a while is already fulfill their duty. Most Christians, I think 90% do not have Sabbath rest. Not a full day of rest without working at all. And, most Christians do not have "first fruits offering" anymore. That is to offer your first pay check of your first job or your new job to the Lord. Most Christians do not have tithing.

     How blessed you are if you are willing to listen and obey to God's command to have Sabbath rest, cherish the opportunity to attend Sunday worship and some other important worship, like next Wednesday - Ash Wednesday worship. And, your first fruit and tithing and other offerings.

     Is that too much? No, that's the test, the examination paper to show whether Jesus is your Lord and King.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to have Sabbath rest, worship and offerings so that you are really our Lord and King.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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Daily Devotion on Fire 2(2 years plan -One year New Testament, one year Old Testament): 

Daily Devotion on Fire (3 years and 3 months plan, one chapter a day to finish reading the whole Bible): 

Break.Build (40 days daily devotion- For Renewal or First Step for new Christians):

Emmanuel330 (40 weeks First Step Bible Study): 

This blog:
Discipler 123 (Daily devotion using N.T. Wright's NT for Everyone as source)

Rev. Nicky Gumbel's daily devotion: Bible in One Year


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