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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 3, 2020 – Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6   

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 3, 2020 | Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional

 

And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved there are some eternal truths  that are  placed at our disposal by our loving Father in heaven.
These truths are for our earthly and eternal well-being. May the good Lord  bless you in particular through them in Jesus name.
See some of these truths as revealed in the Bible.
1.

Hosea 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6
God’s own people not destroyed because of sin or that they failed in their duties to God.
 But because of lack of knowledge. And ignorance of God’,s words is not an excuse.
Very painful this destruction is not just for now on earth. It extends to eternity.  God will deliver you in particular in mind.

Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

2.

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Please pursue the knowledge of God. This is because it is the unfailing guarantee for your earthly and eternal well-being.
 It shall be well with you in particular in Jesus name.
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved, let us get to know some of the very very important truths that you must know and believe.
1. Jesus is God.

Jn 1:1 — Jn 1:2  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

Hebrews 1:8  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

2. He created all things including you.

John 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Col 1:15 — Col 1:17  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

3. He is equal to God the Father in heaven. He is not an inch inferior to Him.

Phi 2:5 — Phi 2:6  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

1 John 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

4.  Jesus is the one that shall judge the whole world at the end of time.
He is the one that determines where you in particular shall spend eternity.

John 5:22  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Acts 10:42  And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

Acts 17:31  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Romans 2:16  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

5. Jesus is the one upholding everything working in the entire universe, not just the earth where you are resident.

Hebrews 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved, with this your understanding of who Jesus is,, I want you to give utmost attention to His sayings  in the scriptures that makes you wise.

Mat 7:24 — Mat 7:27  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

1. He said you should not gain anything, no matter it’s benefits to your life and family at the expense of your precious undying soul.

Matthew 16:26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

2. He said you should cut of any hand or feet and pluck out every eyes, no matter how useful to you,. If they  will hinder you from eternity with God.

Mar 9:43 — Mar 9:48  And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

3. He said any word  in  the Bible than anyone and everyone rejects shall stand against such a person in  the day of Judgement and  damn the soul of such a person and also  hinder partaking in the dawning rapture.

Jn 12:46 — Jn 12:48   I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

4.  He said any word you don’t believe and obey in the Bible and for  that reason you remove it from those you want to be obeying.
 He said  the same word shall remove the name of the person from the book of life and the person shall be thrown into hell fire.

Rev 22:18 — Rev 22:19  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Revelation 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

5. He  said  for you to avoid partaking in the imminent great tribulation, which is more fearsome than Corona Virus.

He said you should live by the entirety of the word of God in the Bible.

Rev 3:10 — Rev 3:11  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

6. He said He honoured His words more than His name, used by any one in worship.
You must be obedient to His words before your worship will be acceptable.

Psalms 138:2  I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

7. He said His words are settled and unchangeable for all eternity.

Psalms 119:89  For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

8. He said none of His words  in  both the old and new  testaments shall fail.
Isaiah 34:16  Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail,

none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

9. He said all His words shall accomplish it’s purposes.

Isaiah 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

10. He said none of His words in both the old and new testaments shall pass away after this present world might have been destroyed.

Matthew 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

11. He said you can always confirm His words from the mouth of two or three witnesses.

2 Corinthians 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved, see all these promises below. They shall be fulfilled in your life in Jesus name.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;

and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Psa 118:17. I shall not die, but live,and declare the works of the Lord.

Psalms 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalms 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life:  in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalms 91:16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Psa 91:1 — Psa 91:10  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved, because God’s words are unfailing unchanging eternal and infallible.

All those promises above and many more shall be fulfilled in your life and family in Jesus name.
  In addition see  this one important Bible passage ministers  all over the world are making use of in virtually all the services they hold.
It is God’s commandments. Nothing is wrong in their using it.

Mal 3:8 — Mal 3:12  Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.  Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.  And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

But then  it is very very unfortunate that all these  same ministers and all the professing believers globally appropriating  all the above promises  from the old testament are averse to the three  scriptures below,  that are also from the old testament.

The reasons for this is because these  scriptures forbid women and female folks  from wearing   all forms of jewelries and broaden  hair or attachment.
See them and  God’s consequences for disobedience and  blessings for obedience.
1.

Exo 33:1 — Exo 33:6  And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.  And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.

 

God said His presence will no more go with the children of Israel, because of the ornaments they were wearing.

 He  commanded them to remove them. They did,  and His  presence was restored.to them on their journey in the wilderness.
Exodus 33:14  And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

2.

Gen 35:1 — Gen 35:5  And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Jacob’s life and family were threatened. Sin was the order of the day and God told him to leave and go to Bethel.
He knew the things that were wrong..
So he  collected all the  earrings
 from His household before they began the journey, and hid  them on ground
God’s presence that have left His family returned Immediately and they were not hurt.
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

3.

Isa 3:16 — Isa 3:26  Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go,and making a tinkling with their feet:  Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.  In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,  The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,  The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,  The rings, and nose jewels,  The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,  The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.  And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.  Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.  And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

The daughter of Judah and their men were forsaken by God and they were taken to captivity at Babylon.
This was because they spoiled their lives and we’re living in abominable worldliness.
These words are written for us to avoid the calamities and misfortunes they suffered.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Romans 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

1 Corinthians 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The same God that forbid the women then has not changed. His words are  forever settled.
So the same words still apply to us today, just like every other promises you are claiming in the old testament are applicable.

2Ti 3:16 — 2Ti 3:17  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Beloved, but then you might then  be wondering why did God made the Egyptians to give them, while He does not want them to use  them ?
 
Well many reasons can be found in the Bible for this.
 
They have been enslaved for four  hundred and thirty years. 
 
Now when the were going they must receive their wages.
 
But most importantly God knew those things shall be used to build His sanctuary latter. See it.
 

Exo 35:4 — Exo 35:5  And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying, Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord; gold, and silver, and brass,

 Exo 35:22 — Exo 35:23  And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord. And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

See what our Lord Jesus Christ says about  some  persons professing religion in His church globally.

But are rejecting some words from the scriptures either in the old or new testaments.

Mat 15:7 — Mat 15:9  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Luk 16:15  And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

They rendered vain worship while their hearts are hardened towards the commandments of God.
See what the blessed Holy Spirit says about them.
Because they don’t want the truth , He permitted them to believe  lies that shall damn them.
You shall not be damned, but then you need to believe the entirety of God’s unfailing words in the Bible..
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

2Th 2:10 — 2Th 2:12  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

See what is written in the new testament about the same issue, if you allow the blessed Holy Spirit to speak to you.

1 Timothy 2:9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1.
The word of God says women and female folks should not adorn themselves  with  brooded hair , meaning attachment.
2.
Or gold meaning all forms of jewelries.
3.
Costly array, meaning  expensive clothes that drawn attention to you and draw onlookers away from God.
NOTICE THIS ONE IMPORTANT WORD.
The word of God says not with.
not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
See the interpretation of not in the dictionary.
  • 1—used as a function word to make negative a group of words or a word
  • 2—used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words
Remember, the word of God says all scriptures, either in the old or new testaments can make us wise.
 
In addition, they  are  profitable for rebuke and corrections etc.

2Ti 3:15 — 2Ti 3:17  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

 
See what will  be the lots of unbelieving believers who say they can not obey the Bible, because the words  are  written in the old testament.
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Revelation 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Beloved, your precious undying soul is very important to God and yourself. Don’t let worldliness, usage of jewelries, attachment of hair and makeup  be the reason why yourself, your wife and daughters shall miss the dawning rapture and go through fearsome great tribulation, which is more deadly than Corona Viirus.
The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

Deut 32:29  O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Set your affections on things of eternal value . In the place where you are going to spend eternity.
Not for  one million years , but for billions and trillions of years.

Col 3:1 — Col 3:4  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

 Be determined to  cut every hands and feet and pluck out every eyes that can send you to hell for all eternity.
 It shall be well with you in particular in Jesus name.

Mar 9:43 — Mar 9:48  And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

The Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto them, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into your midst in a moment, and consume thee – Exodus 33:1-6

 

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