“Understanding God through time & knowledge”
Deut 28:8 The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand…
UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH THE ELEMENTS OF SPACE, TIME, AND KNOWLEDGE
LET’S TALK ABOUT GETTING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH TIME
Is 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;
GOD INHABITS ETERNITY. HE HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO ENDING
Rev 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was, and which is to come the Almighty.
Is 46:9-10 I am God and there is none else; I am god and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning.
2 Pet 3:8 With the Lord one day is as a thousand years…
LET’S LOOK AT GOD THROUGH THE REALM OF KNOWLEDGE
GOD IS OMNISCIENT (ALL KNOWING)
Ps 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite
AMP “His understanding is inexhustable and boundless”
GOD HAS ENDLESSLY AND BOUNDLESSLY KNOWN EVERYTHING.
IS 46:10 GOD CAN DECLARE THE END FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE HE KNOWS IT.
GOD IS INFINITE IN KNOWLEDGE, HE TRANCENDS TIME AND HE IS THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE IN WHICH WE LIVE.
ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN GET TO KNOW A PERSON IS TO SEE THERE HOME.
GOD’S HOUSE, WHERE HE DWELLS.
Rev 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall swell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them,
6 And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11Having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12 It had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 there were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall. 16 And the city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 18 And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper, the second, sapphire; the third,
chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardis; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it. 25 And in the daytime (for there shall be no night there) its gates shall never be closed; 26 and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
RESOURCES THAT THEY USED TO BUILD THE TEMPLE.
1 Chr 22:3 And David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed; 4 and timbers of cedar logs beyond number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought large quantities of cedare timber to David. 5 And David said, My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparations for it. So David made ample preparations before his death.
DAVID MADE PREPARATION FOR IT.
THE BIBLE CALLS PREPARATION; WISDOM!
SAVING YOUR MONEY IS NOT CONTRARY TO FAITH.
Deut 28:5,8 God said, “I’ll bless your basket and your storehouses”
YOUR BASKET IS WHAT YOU OPERATE OUT OF ON A DAILY BASIS
THE STOREHOUSE IS WHAT YOU ARE SAVING UP FOR THE FUTURE
1 Chr 22:14 Now behold, with great pains I have prepared for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weight, for they are in great quanitity; also timber and stone I have prepared and you can add to it.
TODAY’S COST OF WHAT DAVID SAVED…
A TALENT WAS A UNIT OF WEIGHT BASICALLY 100LBS
100,000 TALENTS = $192,000,000 BILLION IN GOLD @ 1,200 AN Oz.
1,000,000 TALENTS = $1,920,000,000 TRILLION @ 16. AN Oz.
Vs 16 “Of the gold , the silver and the bronze and the iron, there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the Lord be with you”