Entering God's Presence (36 of 37) by John Barnett

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Entering God's Presence (36 of 37)
Series: Christ in All the Scripture
John Barnett
11-28-99

The tabernacle, which God instructed Moses to construct, is a powerful lesson for us. Tonight we can learn an enormous amount about how God wants us to enter His presence. Then next time, we can learn how to stay in His presence. So

ENTERING THE PRESENCE OF GOD

This is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God's presence by way of His Tabernacle, God's tent of Meeting. As we examine this incredible structure, we will see how every point of the God's Tabernacle points to Jesus.

Of what possible importance could an old, dusty animal skin tent in the midst of a Nomadic, wandering migration of people camping across the Sinai's trackless desert have in this ultra modern 21st century life in which we live? Can a tent constructed 35 dim centuries ago give any light to the dark, sin-stained path we often must tread? Join me as we look at the tent and its meaning and find strength in Christ for our lives today.

Stretching in Tulsa terms from 161st Street East (Elm) to Lewis Avenue west (9miles) and from Admiral on the north to 91st Street on the south the camp of Israel was at least 81 square miles just for 600,000 fighting men and their families! The Exodus march at 5 people wide would have stretched 225 miles long. If they traveled 50 wide they would have been 22.5 miles. For a missions note, our world of 6 billion would be @ 100 wide 45,000 miles long!

If we were to top a hill in the Wilderness of the Sinai peninsula 3,400 years ago we would first see one of the largest encampments of people ever on the planet. There were 600,000 families who came out of Egypt. With 5 per family that is 3 million folks. With just a normal campsite it would take 81 square miles of territory for this many people. That would equal from Lewis on the West to Elm on the East, from 31st on the North to 121st on the South. So on a lookout spot we would see a huge encampme ...


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