Nov 21, 2021: Pastor Prep Notes

November 21


Church Jesus:

the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies!


Message: CHURCH JESUS: Everyday Fire.

(The golden lamp stand)


KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 PETER 2:4-6 & 9

4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.


5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.


……..for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.


Bible Story: Matthew 25:1-13. EVERYDAY FIRE, IT NEEDS OIL!


Reflection:

This whole month is an invitation to learn to live in “spirit and truth”, ministering to God as we live our days! Without this next item in the Holy Place everything the Priest needs to attend to would be unseen, any priest entering with out the lamps on the lampsand being lit would literally be in the dark. That’s why it was the priests job, every morning and every evening, to make sure the lamps were cleaned and that there was always enough oil to keep the fire burning! The these lamps were never to go out!


The Lampstand itself beckons back to the tree of life in the garden of Eden. It represents God himself, who gives light and illumination to the World (jn 8:12). In particular this lamp reminds us of the Holy Spirit.


Often a connection to the lamp stand and what has been made available to us through Jesus: The Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2).


Keep the fire Burning. (See Oct 17 message…Selah Fire Youtube) You minister to God when you remain in the light of His Spirit, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and Fear of the Lord!!!! Its what makes you the light of the world (Matt 5:16-14)


JESUS CHURCH, EVERYDAY FIRE TO LIGHT EVERY HOME… every home a house of praise!!!! Thank you Jesus!




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