He Touched Me
Jesse M. Hendley
Turn with me, friends, to Hebrews, the 12th chapter, verse 18. Follow me as I read: "For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched and that burnedwith fire, nor unto blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them anymore."
Here is God speaking at Mount Sinai, and they begged Him to stop and not say anymore to them! Just think of that, "For they could not ENDURE that which was commanded." If so much as a beast touch the mountain (notice the word TOUCH) it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart." There are some terrible things in this Bible. There are some horrible things in this Bible. "If so much as a beast touch the mountain..."
God is a God of LOVE. God says in the Book of Jonah, "Jonah, you don't want me to hurt the cows, do you?" Why would a God who cared for the cattle (Jonah 4:11)say this about a beast being stoned? He says it to teach us a tremendous lesson about Himself. Someone said, "There is a dark line in God's Face." There really isn't a dark line in God's Face. The trouble is man's SIN. We must learn that. God has to teach it to us. When I stood on Mount Moriah I thought about the BLOOD that was shed on that mountain. I stood on the very spot of the sacrifice. I saw a giant hole. I thought of the blood that poured down that hole, the blood of BEASTS. On one great day of SACRIFICE, literally thousands of animals were sacrificed, their blood poured out, as an offering to GOD! Why would a God of Love do that? What is the idea behind it? It was the only way in the world He could put over to us how awful it is to be a lost sinner, and how much it COSTS to be saved.
If so much as a beast touched this mountain it had to be stoned, or thrust through with a dart. "So terrible was the sight (of God on Mount Sinai) that Moses said, I exceedingly f ...
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