God Has A Design
📖 EXODUS CHAPTER 28
🔖 HE HAS A DESIGN FOR MANKIND
Mankind was the finest part of His design. God wants fellowship and he made us so that we could enjoy the fellowship with Him. He loved us so that we could love Him and also to love one another 🙌
🔖 HIS DESIGN REVEAL AT SINAI
God is enthroned and manifested at Sinai, but the Israelites were not to stay there for ever. They must press on to Canaan , God will go with them and will dwell in their midst . God’s design demands men’s obedience.
📌 ” Make a sanctuary… make tabernacle… exactly like the pattern I will show you (Exodus 25 : 8-9)
This will move with the Israelites and will enable the presence of the Lord to dwell amongst them .
It symbolizes the Lord’s presence with the people.
Jesus , our Immanuel said , ” I am with you always, to the very end of the age .” ✝️
📌 The ark of the covenant (Exodus 25 : 10-16)
It contains the symbol of His relationship with Israel : The covenant law and the jar of manna ( Exodus 16:32-33 ) , and the two stone tablets are to be placed inside the ark .
As the ark contains God’s law , we are called to allow the word of Christ to dwell in us. Col 3:16
📌 Moses was asked to arrange and make the Mercy Seat , the Cherubim , the Table , the Lampstand and the Altar.( Exodus 26-27 ) according to His instructions.
📌 Make Sacred garments ( Priestly Garments ) , the Ephod and the Breastpiece ( Exodus 28 ) according to His instructions.
✅ All these works were done by the Israelites (Exodus 36 – 39) and ” Moses inspected the work and saw that the Israelites had done it just as the Lord has commanded ( Exodus 39:42-43 )
🔖 HIS DESIGN FOR US
🎊 His design begins with his grace
🎊 His design begins with knowledge
🎊 His design involves our participation
🎊 His design brings togetherness
🎊 We are designed to fit together in God’s plan .
We are like a block of stones used in the pyramid. It is not important for all the stones to be alike but IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO FIT. ↔️
ARE WE WILLING TO STAND IN THE GAP or ARE WE BUSY IN FINDING OUT THE GAPS IN GOD’S MINISTRY ❓
💕 Beloved , together we are the building blocks of a temple in which God lives by his spirit (Eph 2:20-22)
Together we make the bride of Christ. ( 2Cor 11:2 ; Rev 21:9 )
🔖 OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED GOD’S DESIGN.
The disciples of Jesus came from different professions and background , from fishermen to tax collector and yet they were together in Christ. Their names are written on the foundations of the city of God . Rev 21:14
WE TOO CAN EXPERIENCE GOD’S DESIGN. All we need is to participate in His Design.
Glory to God🙏🏼
✍🏾 Mark Boje, ArP 🇮🇳