by Harley Howard

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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 36-40 (26 of 26)
Harley Howard

Read vss 1-2

Again, it is emphasized that the men who came to this
great work of the tabernacle were men who were filled
with the Spirit of His wisdom to do the work. Not only
that, but again it is important to note that these
men's hearts were stirred, moved, lifted up in
excitement to do the work. It's one thing to have a
gift, it's quite another to use one's gift with the
power of the Holy Spirit. A willing heart and a
Spirit-filled life is so essential to get the work of
God done properly. Corinth, for example, had all the
gifts in operation, yet they did not operate them with
the Holy Spirit and chaos took place. Why would we
think that today would be any different if we violate
what the scriptures teach?

Read vs 3

WHAT IS A FREE OFFERING? First it is important to know
that there are TWO different Hebrew words for offering
in this verse. The first word offering refers to the
offering that came as a result of the commandment from
God in which the people with willing hearts responded
to the need. The second word for offering, also
referred to as free offering, refers to the fact that
this offering was given as a freewill offering. It was
given, not under any obligation by any law, but by
one's own choice. When we get into tithes, we will see
that tithes were taxation, in other words, required
giving, and freewill offerings were given from the
heart, not under any obligations but of one's own free
choice. I believe clearly that the New Testament rule
of giving, as we have seen last time, was, and is
freewill giving, giving that is from the heart.

4 And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of
the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they

5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring
much more than enough for the service of the work,
which the LORD commanded to make.

The offerings came ever ...

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