Summary: Do we have heart burn? Does our hearts burn with zeal for Jesus in our midst?
DO YOU HAVE HEART BURN ?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I DO THIS LESSON IN TWO PARTS.
A. Before we can understand this lesson we must have a basic understanding of WHAT PRESENT MEANS:
Being in view or at hand.
The fact or condition of being present.
Being in the space within one’s immediate vicinity.
To aim, point, or direct.
B. WE MUST COME TO GOD WITH A MADE UP MIND...
It was a terrible Sunday outside. The snow was near blizzard conditions.
The wind was blowing so hard and the snow was almost blinding.
The old man got ready and bundled himself up and started walking
to church. Some of his friends went driving by in a warm car.
They stopped and gave him a ride to church.
The friends said to the old man:
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO TO CHURCH THIS MORNING IN THESE
HORRIBLE WEATHER CONDITIONS?
The old man raised his head and said:
I DIDN’T DECIDE TO GO TO CHURCH TODAY! I MADE THE DECISION TO
GO TO CHURCH AND WORSHIP OUR FATHER MANY, MANY YEARS AGO.
II. CAN WE SEE THE NEED TODAY OF COMING INTO THE PRESENCE OF JESUS?
SIR, WE WOULD SEE JESUS...
John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
A. I KNOW ABOUT?
The small grandson was doing a study for his History class.
He had studied Robert E. Lee in great detail. He was writing ABOUT
ROBERT E. LEE.
When the Grandson was done with his writing, he read his paper to
The Grandfather said: Well, most of what you have written is accurate.
The Grandson said: Paw, I have studied and I KNOW ALL ABOUT ROBERT E. LEE.
The Grandfather replied: GRANDSON, I PERSONALLY KNEW ROBERT E. LEE.
I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HIM AND I SERVED UNDER HIS COMMAND.
Seems the Grandson knew ABOUT Robert E. Lee,
WHILE THE GRANDFATHER KNEW THE MAN.
B. IS IT POSSIBLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAN WITHOUT KNOWING THE MAN?
SIR, WE WOULD SEE JESUS!
III. IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORSHIP WORSHIP? AND PRAISE PRAISE? AND FORGET
ABOUT THE WORTHY WORSHIP OF A MOST HIGH AND HOLY GOD?
A. WHAT IS THE REAL MEANING --- CLOUDS WITHOUT WATER?
This is so deep... Is it possible to COME TO CHURCH AND NOT REALLY
GOD IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE AND WORSHIP.
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
B. In the Old Testament there were two parts of worship...
THERE WAS THE OUTER COURT...
That was the preparation of the hearts and the ceremonies of Priest Preparation, the offerings and etc.
Many of the PRIEST WERE VERY GOOD WITH THEIR KNIVES AND IN THE
C. THEN THERE WAS THE PLACE OF THE HOLY OF HOLIES...
THE INNER COURT... Behind the VEIL ... There was a foot thick VEIL that seperated the OUTER COURT AND THE INNER COURT.
D. Many knew the OUTER COURT...
Few ever entered the INNER COURT! THE INNER COURT AND THE GLORY CLOUD
ARE SYMBOLIC OF JEVOVAH COMING DOWN IN OUR MIDST.
Exodus 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
E. GOD’S PRESENCE WAS SYMBOLIZED BY A CLOUD --- COVERING...
The splendor of the Glory Presence.
THERE IS A WORD NOT USED IN THE BIBLE, BUT IT IS A CHALDEE WORD
THAT MEANS RESTING PLACE...
The Jewish used the word SHECHINAH TO DESIGNATE THE VISIBLE
SYMBOL OF GOD’S PRESENCE.
F. The SHECHINAH GLORY OF GOD WAS THE PILLAR OF A CLOUD BY DAY
AND A FIRE BY NIGHT.
G. The Glory Presence of God would settle upon the Tabernacle and over
the Ark of the Covenant.
1 Kings 8:10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord,
11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.
12 Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
IV. OUR HEADS AND HEARTS ARE DOWN, DOWN, --- DOWN.
WE HAVE THE VALIDITY OF FACTS ON OUR NEGATIVE SIDE.