Summary: Today God will give Moses the requirements of the Nation to come before HIM in proper worship. Just as the nation of Israel was required to be Redeemed, Cleansed and Anointed so are we as New Testament believers required to be prior to entering the prese

Who May Come to Worship God

The redeemed

The cleansed

The anointed

DBF Sunday Sermon, Exodus 30, 3/16/03

Many of us belong to groups of people who are united for differing purposes. Even here in Bristol Bay there are lots of groups to belong too.

Some may be in unions, schools, fraternities, clubs or the likes.

In Bristol Bay a lot of people are in BBAHC, BBNA, and BBNC. To vote in these organizations require you to be a member. To partake in what is offered you need to be a member.

Well God also had requirements for HIS nation when they came to present themselves for worship. Today we will view some of those as outlines in Chapter 30 of Exodus.

The redeemed

Exodus 30:1-16 (KJV)

And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it. [2] A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same. [3] And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. [4] And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal. [5] And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. [6] And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. [7] And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. [8] And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations. [9] Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon. [10] And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord.

[11] And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, [12] When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. [13] This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the Lord. [14] Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the Lord. [15] The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls. [16] And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls.

We will start this morning quickly touching on the Alter of Incense and God’s command to Moses in its requirements and atonement. All within the temple needed to be consecrated or atoned for. We see it in the Alter of Incense and we see it in the atonement or ransom for each soul.

To properly worship the people of the nation of Israel needed to be redeemed. I find it interesting that the age of redemption was 20. We as Born Again Christians have also been redeemed, when we called upon the name of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and repented of our sinfulness.

Then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul—This was a very important

ordinance, and should be seriously considered.

What have you or are you willing to give up for your soul?

When taken on the stage of Theological history we know full well that God was willing to give up “HIS only begotten son” for each soul that would call upon the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

We hear so many say today that it is their right to do thus and thus, and they are not willing to give up watching pornographic shows, shows with vulgarity or shows with overly sexual presentations.

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