Part 5 of !1
When Abraham met God the bible tells us He appeared as a smoking furnace that came between the cut pieces of his sacrifice. Now nowhere in the bible does it tell us the condition but we can infer from the book of Daniel that a furnace is a place of great heat and danger. (Genesis 15:17) So you can imagine how fear stricken Abraham must have been at this appearance of God.
Or John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Or if he heard the message of the Apostle Paul in 2Corinthian3:13-14 Moses, who put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel should not look stedfastly on the end of that which was passing away, but their minds were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remaineth, it not being revealed to them that it is done away in Christ. Moses would say "This is the very thing I have been denied! Through Yehoshua HaMashiach you can know the Father personally; you can come into the majesty of His presence. Why is this not the driving force of you very life?"
- Humble ourselves, in every walk of our lives and realize that there is nothing in us that makes us worthy of being in His presence, and only by the work of Yehoshua can we know Him personally.
- Diligently seek Him; not like Priest and Scribes who sought Him in books and theory; but as the Magi (wise men) who endeavored to travel for hundreds of miles to meet this King of Kings.
- We must make time for prayer, and for reading our bible and for worship daily. And if there is no time, we must make some time. Get up an hour early to be in His presence, or stay up an hour late. Diligently seek after God and He will reward you with a personal relationship with the creator of all there is.(Hebrews 11:6)
- My God, my King and Creator, Hear the intent of my soul which cries out to You. As the deer panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Guide me and direct me so that I may be in Your presence every day of my life. I desire to behold Your exceedingly great beauty and wisdom, to sit at Your feet in awesome wonder of Your majesty. In Jesus’ Name I pray Amen