Sanctuary here is not the church building but a place of security in Jesus so we are able to fulfill the call he has on our lives.
Too many times we grow bored with Jesus. We have figured him all out. He came to earth and died on the cross for me because of my sins.
Lenard Ravenhill “The cross is owned and believed in every Christian, but peace and practice depend on the extent of our ability to really grasp it.
1. Covenant of the Cross
Ephesians 5: 31, 32 the only thing God accepts is what Jesus did on the cross.
Covenant = A formal agreement made by God with humanity.
understand this covenant of the cross by looking at God’s deliverance of Israel from the Land of Egypt.
2. ISRAEL IN BONDAGE FOR 400 YEARS
Slaves to Egypt Romans says we are all slaves to sin.
We have all sinned and are without God and without hope (Ephesians 2: 12)
God is separated from us but not distant.
Exodus 3: 7 heard their cry and seen their suffering and have come down to deliver them
WHERE WOULD WE BE IF GOD HAD NOT COME DOWN TO DELIVER US?
- Nothing in Moses personality that would be able to deliver Israel.
- Slave mindset that would take 41 years to change. (Joshua 5: 9 today I have cut off the reproach of Egypt from you)
III.GOD WILL DELIVER US.
Not only get us out of bondage, but cut off reproach of Egypt so we can live holy lives.
What good to set us free from sin if we have no power to not keep falling back into it?
You have no future but slavery, but I am going to bring you to a land (Exodus 3: 8)
God is able to keep us even though we have no future.
Jude 24 God is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.
RESPONSE: Exodus 4: 31 when the people heard that The Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshipped him.
IV HOW IS HE GOING TO DO THIS?
- COVERING EXODUS 12:5 ONE YEAR OLD MALE LAMB (JOHN THE BAPTIST THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.
- KILL THE LAMB 12: 6
- COVER THE DOOR POST OF YOUR HOUSE.
God only accepts what Jesus did on-the cross. So much about the physical sufferings but the spiritual sufferings of the cross. Every sin and pain of God all at once on Jesus.
Presence of God Exodus 3: 12 I will be with you.
Not only with you but stand between us and our enemy. EXODUS 14: 20 presence of God settled between Israel and Egypt.
Person to speak Moses speak to them. We have the Holy Spirit to encourage us, but also each other as a a messenger to encourage each other.
God you have:
- heard me
- come to deliver me
- covered me
- Come between me and my people
- Encouraged me through your spirit and others.
Jeremiah 32: 40, 41 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for the. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me. I will find joy doing good for them….
the “I” IN THIS VERSE IS THE NAME THE LORD OUR CHAMPION!!
1Peter 5: 8 – 11 Will have problems but we have a future forever