Summary: To show that we live under one sign. - the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Who is your Sign? JESUS CHRIST. What is your brand? JESUS CHRIST
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we live under one sign. - the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Exodus 17:15 (Amplified Bible)
17:15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner;
Praise, worship and thank You very much, LORD JESUS for the LORD JESUS is our altar, sacrifice, high priest and Banner, All in One. I worship, glorify and honor You JESUS in my life.
The LORD is my Banner
A. Author and Central Character: Moses
B. Date written: 1447-1410 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To be a permanent reminder of God's redemptive act on Passover night; and of His care and direction, through the cloud of day and the pillar of fire of night, during His people's wilderness wanderings on the way to Canaan.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Each new generation of Israel
E. Main Theme: History of Israel from death of Joseph to the erection of the tabernacle
F. Key word: deliverance
G. Key verses:
Exodus 12:40-43 (Amplified Bible)
12:40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years.
12:41 At the end of the 430 years, even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt.
12:42 It was a night of watching unto the Lord and to be much observed for bringing them out of Egypt; this same night of watching unto the Lord is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Moses built an altar
"And Moses built an altar"
Moses signifies, represents or symbolizes any CHRISTian believer eager to worship GOD.
Altar is any elevated place or a table where sacrifices are offered. Nowadays, it's the altar is the Church, where we living sacrifices are offered or it's the stage where GOD's message is being preached, is the front of the stage where an altar call is held or the pulpit where GOD's WORD is supported and read.
Romans 12:1 (Amplified Bible)
12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
Hebrews 13:10 (Amplified Bible)
13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve and worship in the tabernacle have no right to eat.
Those who serve and worship in the tabernacle in the Old Testament are not entitled to serve, because altar in the New Testament is the church, pulpit or CHRIST Himself, but during the Old testament, the altar are full of dead sacrifices of animals, blood of animals, while the altar are filled with living sacrifices. This is to separate the worship system of the Old testament and the New testament worship.
We have CHRIST as our altar where we are offered as a living sacrifice. Wherever and whenever we choose to worship we "build" altars of worship for the LORD.
In the Old Testament:
The altar - elevated place made of stones
The priest - human priest that offers sacrifices
The sacrifice - dead animal whose blood was spilled
In the New Testament:
The altar - CHRIST
The priest - CHRIST
The sacrifice - CHRIST (dead and now alive) and us (living sacrifice)
Isaiah 11:10 (Amplified Bible)
11:10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]!
John 12:32 (Amplified Bible)
12:32 And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men [Gentiles as well as Jews] to Myself.
We only attract people to come thru the cross, there's no other way, or other way of attracting them.
1 Corinthians 1:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 For Christ (the Messiah) sent me out not to baptize but [to evangelize by] preaching the glad tidings (the Gospel), and that not with verbal eloquence, lest the cross of Christ should be deprived of force and emptied of its power and rendered vain (fruitless, void of value, and of no effect).
1:18 For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.