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Showing Mankind Artistic Designs

May 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Numbers 8:4 (New Living Translation) The entire lampstand, from its base to its decorative blossoms, was made of beaten gold. It was built according to the exact design the Lord had shown Moses. The tabernacle and temple and all the decorations and furnishings were designed by God. God “had shown” these designs to Moses who […]

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I Live There Myself

October 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Numbers 35:34 (New Living Translation) You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the Lord, who lives among the people of Israel. The LORD God Jehovah had a strict warning to the people He had chosen. He was to live in the land with them. Therefore, they […]

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The Tassels will Help You Remember

September 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Numbers 15:37-41 (New Living Translation) 37 Then the Lord said to Moses, 38 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: Throughout the generations to come you must make tassels for the hems of your clothing and attach them with a blue cord. 39 When you see the tassels, you will remember and obey […]

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Balaam and Jehovah

June 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Numbers 22:4-8 (New Living Translation) 4 The king of Moab said to the elders of Midian, “This mob will devour everything in sight, like an ox devours grass in the field!” So Balak, king of Moab, 5 sent messengers to call Balaam son of Beor, who was living in his native land of Pethornear the Euphrates River. […]

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Flowing with Milk and Honey, Egypt?

June 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Numbers 16:12-14 (New Living Translation) 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, “We refuse to come before you! 13 Isn’t it enough that you brought us out of Egypt, a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us here in this wilderness, and that you now treat us like […]

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The Holy and the Common

May 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 18:30-32 (New Living Translation) 30 “Also, give these instructions to the Levites: When you present the best part as your offering, it will be considered as though it came from your own threshing floor or winepress. 31 You Levites and your families may eat this food anywhere you wish, for it is your compensation […]

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Blow the Trumpets

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 10:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 “When you arrive in your own land and go to war against your enemies who attack you, sound the alarm with the trumpets. Then the Lord your God will remember you and rescue you from your enemies. 10 Blow the trumpets in times of gladness, too, sounding them at […]

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God is not a Man

March 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 23:18-19 (New Living Translation) 18 This was the message Balaam delivered: “Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor. 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever […]

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Murder Pollutes the Land

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Numbers 35:33 (New Living Translation) This will ensure that the land where you live will not be polluted, for murder pollutes the land. And no sacrifice except the execution of the murderer can purify the land from murder. Murder reaches farther than the death of one person. As this verse tells us, it pollutes the […]

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Do Your Job So You Can Die

March 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Numbers 31:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 “On behalf of the people of Israel, take revenge on the Midianites for leading them into idolatry. After that, you will die and join your ancestors.” I was once associated with a contract in which many employees were told, “Work faster to finish […]

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