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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 36 · 1 year ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to Reger Bibledivesional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in ayear. This daily devotional will help keep your heart and mind. In God's word,use your phone to download and listen to Pastur Brad Reynold's audio ponnist.You can find a RSS feebink on our website. Www d dewberry baptist Clarksbridge dotcomhave. You ever been next to a crying baby, perhaps on a plane, perhaps in church, perhaps an a vehicle, and you just hearthat baby crying and crying and Dryg I've been around crying pabies for along time and often I'll be around a baby. That'shappy andthe, mom or that or someonewill hand. The baby to me sayhere: You hold it pass her ear uncle or here you hold it now holded for a whileand then it'll start crying. What do you do when a baby startscrying me? What's the solution to help a baby, not to cry and all of my yearsof wisdom in holding crying babies? What ie found the best thing to do is to find their mom and hand them totheir mom. There's something about the mall taking hold of that baby and thatbaby hearing the MOM's voice and being in the mom's arm, it's comforty. You know it reminds me of the readingtoday we're in EXODIS and welcome back to our study. Today. Our Reading forthe day was actually this. Twenty eight tough thirty one, I'm going tohighlight exodus of chapter thirty...

...versus six thirteen and then exischapter thirty Merses, thirty, four through thirty eight. But this lesson of babies going to MOMSand being comforted by MOMS is a good lesson that reminds us of our heavenlyfather and our prayers and how, when we pray,our father comes to Ouron, but he grabbs us that he holds us and there'ssomething about being in the arms of our father kind of relieves. Our pain thatcomforts us, even as a mother's arms comforts her baby well we're in Exiti, thirty again I'll, read,vers six and following you shall put this altar in front of the veil. Thatis near the Ark of the testimony in front of emercency. That is over theart of the testimony where I will meet with you. Aaron shelburn fragrant INSEXS onit. He shall burn it every morning when hetramms the lamp. When Aaron drammed the Lampsatwilight, he shall learn incience.There shall be perpetual intient in sins before the Lord. Throughout allyour generations, you shall not offer any strange incnce on the altar or burnoffering Hor meal off. You shall not pour out a drink offering on it. EREAN shell make atoement on its hornsonce a year. He shall make atonement on it with the blood of the seein offeringof atoneent once a year throughout your generations. It is most wholy to theLord verse, Thirty Four Calling then theLord said to Moses, take for yourself spice and Stack Haka, garberner spiceswith pure fracansents. They shall be an equal part of each wet that you shallmake incense of perfume. The work of a...

Perfumer, salted, pure and holy she'llbeat some of it very bi and part of it. Before the testimony and the ten ofmeeting where I will meet with you, it shall be most holy to you, the incense, which you shall make youshall not make in the same proportions for yourselves. No, this is for the Lord Holy of the N.whoever shall make like it to use his perfume for themselves shallbe cut off from his people. weare dealing with the Tabernact enGod's Instructions on the building of the Taternapple and worship under him,and there's this altar of incense that is vented into the whole of holies, andso you put the incense on the altar as you're outside the holy of ONS, but thevia goes into the Holy Ooli, so that the incense goes into the holy pose an this altar of incence they're burning hincinon. It talks about thisinstence and how its to be made- and this is a special recipe for theincient- that's to be offered before the war a coming to meet with God. There's a verse in Revelation Five,which provides insight to the application of the altar of inceps. With relation to new testment believers,it's an interesting, vurse and revelation chapter. Five Bersay Wearetold that the incense that's offered on thatAltar of incense and revelation is the prayer of the Sames...

Thi Siit's a whole new understanding tothe incense here in the Olet? If inscence is a typology of prayers of the prayers that God's childrenpraise to him as clearly indicated n Revolution Five, then we are betterable to apply exodus chapter thirty to our eyes. God prescribes a very harsh punishmentto any person who would use the incense in exodus, which was made for God for personal enjoy if this incense in this recipe, whichis to be made for God and Got Ol. If this is gods, anyone who uses thatwhich belongs to God for one's own personal enjoyment, it'sithe incense, which was made forthe altar was for God and God alone, to use it for a weeter room, an one'shome or, as a relaxing, see it for one's family was strictly forbidden. Two Items Stripe us. First of all, there are some things which are godsand gods alone. Plaine, it scriptures clear. There aresome things Olong to God and Got Ome. Secondly, since incense is a typologsymbolizing, the prayer of safes or the prayers of God's children to him, we deduce that prayers are to be to God and got alone. At this point, it uld be good to kindof review. What prair is prayer is not some secret incantationsto God.

It's not. Some you've got to say thesethings, and if you say these things is magical, mystical, appearance of Godoccurs. No prayers are simply convess conversations with God soprarious US visiting with God. It's just talkingto God. We call it prayer, but you could very easily call it conversation. Prayer is conversation with God. Nowthere are different types of prayers, of course, and there's prayers forprovision God. Would you provide for us prayers for a protection God? Would youprotect US prayers for streighth God? Would you give me strength? Prayers ofphraise Lord. We want to praise you for what you've done prayers of repentanceGod. Would you please forgive me for what I've done? Prayers for comfort,God, it's a difficult time. Would you coquor me there's different prayers, inother words, there's different conversations with God that we have fordifferent purposes, but there're still all conversationswith God. Since I have defined prayer asconversation with God, we can rum out the concept of prayers to deadrelatives or to sats a conversation with God cannot be hadwhat they did relative a conversation with God can only be hadwith God. A conversation with God cannot be ha with dead safes. A conversation with God could only behad with God. Now I did not say that a person couldn't go to the graveside of their Los Lop One and Talkd to...

Hem. I don't have a problem with that at all. I think. That's totally appropriate andany pastor says you can't go to the Grat site and talk to your love whenit's passed on to God. I think that pastor's going beyond scripture we'renowhere prohibited from going and visiting at t e graveside of those whohave gone before us, but prayer conversation with God. That should onlybe where go further. There are certain things thatonly God can do. I would never ever go to the grave sideof my grandparents who are in glory right now and say: grandadward. Would you would you getGod to? Forgive me? F, this sem that's just crazy. Why would I do that? I can talkspecifically to go. I would never go to the grape side ofmy grandmotherad say grandma. Would you ask God to providefor my family? I wouldn't do that to a living pastor.I wouldn't do that to a a living person. I wouldn't do that to a dead personwho's in glory. Why would you ask someone else to dowhat only got to do? We are able to talk to God we're able to visit with him he's like a father. I would never go to my brothers and say:Hey. Can you ask dad if he'll do this morning, I go to my bed the same thing's, true with prayer, you go to your father, father. Forgive me, I've see Father Listend, we're in a difficulttime. Can you provide that's prayer,...

...that's conversation, and now we revisit the topic of babiesand mothers. Does God hear the prayers of those whoare not his children? IFYOU ever heard a preacher say: WellGod never hears the prayers of welth person until they invite Jesus intotheir heart and that's the first prayer he hears. I don't think that that's accuratetheologically, you see the Bible teachers that, Godknows sees heres, Oh t, and so certainly God knows here seeswhen a lost person pray. I think what those pastores meant very well, meaningpastors. I think what they mad is. While God is fatherly to all ofcreation, he is only father to his children and just as a baby, crying can be passed to someone other than it's Mol, that baby isn't comporable until he or she's and his or her momsy. What I believe these well meaningpastors meant to say is, while God might hear, the prayers of lost people he's not drawn tolikhe as those of hischildren youhave a baby crying. Have you evernoticed that babies who cried the mother of the baby knows exactly whenher baby's trying ndsome of US wo've never been mobed? Wehear babies crying and they all kind of...

...sound the same. But every mother knows that ones mine.They know their babies, Crye and God knows his children Lea. Thus, when you and I pray- God is just attractid he's moved to US- we are his own and he rushes toward uswhen we cry out in prayer like a mother does to her baby and thus to our prayers. Today, as you pray as I pray, our prayers areincense to our heavenly father and he hears him and he hears our cries and he hears ourMor and our prayers move him to rush toOuran, while the pain from a Shok is notdiminished by the mother's arms. The Comfort of the mother's armsdistracts from the pain of the shop so too, with our Heavenley father, whatever's hurting whatevr's thainkful.When we cry out to Dod, he will be there and while that pain is notremoved, the Comforto our heavenly father,provides kind of diminishes that pain or takesthe focus awful that bay, because we're in our father's arwhat a wonderful,wonderful lesson from this amazing book of Exis. A lesson drawn from incense asrevelation tells us that the incense is the prayer of the saints and arecognition that our heavenly father when we pray that inscense goes up tohim and he hears while he hears everything and while he knowseverything he's directed toward his...

...children's prayers and he moves ininstantly to comfort is only God Cam. What an amazing thought! Why don't you pray to him today? Whatever's, on your mind, whatever's onyour heart, just tolk him today and you know wha, he will comvor. He will be there. Whata beautiful passage well, I'M READING FOR TOMORROW WILL BE EXODUS CHAPTERthirty, two through thirty four, but it want to pray with you before we leave tether. We thank you again so much or just the inside from the oldtestsman and the new testment from exidus in the building of thetyrrernacle and helping us understand the temple and then in fornints, whenwe get to the New Testament that we are the temple of God. That incense is theprayer of the things, what incredible insight and how it just breeds to life thepages of the Old Testament. When wesee it altogether, Awa and father helpus to Bray Tin help usto not andthank you for always hearing pray. This in Jesus Thn, yfio.

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