28 April 2020
Series: Bible study
Topic: Moses
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What is on your mind?

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

Our forefather Moses stood at the shores of the Red Sea; behind him was the Egyptian army in front of him was a large body of water. We all know how the story ended, Yehovah parted the Red Sea, and the Israelites walked across on dry land. Have you ever wondered what went through the mind of Moses before Yehovah parted the Red Sea?

So often, our lives resemble Moses and the Exodus from Egypt. We often find ourselves in situations where it seems as if we can’t go forward, but we can’t go back either. What goes through your mind when you find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place the way Moses was?

Most Christians believe we can’t do anything to get anything from God, and if we tried, it would be legalism. Yesterday we learned how the Bible says we can’t do anything to earn the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua. Even so, the Bible does say we have a responsibility to live out our faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior by being obedient to Moses. If we fail at this, the Bible is very clear; we are not saved.

So the Bible does say we are supposed to do something if we want to get something from Yehovah.

In the Bible, in Deut 28:1-14, Ex 15, Matt 6 all speaks of the same thing, if we obey Yehovah’s Torah (the written law of Moses) we can know for sure He will heal us, deliver us, fight for us, protect us, and provide for us.

Moses knew this, so when he was standing there at the shores of the Red Sea, he knew Yehovah would deliver them because of his obedience to Yehovah. The text does not say that Moses knew how Yehovah would deliver them, and Yehovah never told him how. Yehovah only told Moses what to do, and that was to raise his staff towards the waters.

We know, from the Bible, Yehovah promises to heal us, provide for us, deliver us, protect us as long as we act on our faith in the cross by being obedient to the Torah. But just as with Moses, we dont know how He is going to do it. This is why it is so important to be aware of what is going through our minds when we find ourselves caught between a rock and a hard place.

Later on, in the story of the Exodus, Moses and the Israelites have run out of water. This had happened one time before, and Yehovah had told Moses to strike the rock with his staff. When it happened again, Moses did not wait for Yehovah to say to him what to do, so he struck the rock again. Moses should not have done this; he should have asked Yehovah what to do and obeyed what he was told.

Yeshua says in Matt 6:21, where our treasure is, there our hearts will be. Whenever you see the word heart in the Bible, the Bible speaks of the mind, so in modern language, Yeshua would have said something like this, where your treasure is, there your mind will be.

We know, from the Bible, Yehovah promises to meet all our needs as long as we stay faithful to Him in obedience to His Torah. Moses knew this as well, but he had become flippant and careless in his relationship with Yehovah. His treasure was his previous experiences and no longer the Torah, so his mind had wandered from living as an obedient son of Yehovah to being intoxicated with past miracles.

If we are not mindful of where our treasure is, we will end up doing what Moses did. But if we are aware of where our treasure is, and we remember our treasure is the Torah, we will never do what Moses did.

The Bible repeats time and time; if our treasure is the Torah, our mind will stay focused on the Torah. If our minds stay focused on the Torah, we can know for sure Yehovah will meet all our needs. We will never know how He will do it, but we know He will.

So what does this look like if you have a need right now, a need that has you caught between a rock and a hard place?

The Bible says, in Deut 28:1-14, Ex 15, Matt 6, instead of focusing on your need, you should focus on the Torah. Instead of focusing on how to fix this, you should focus on the Torah.

I know, from personal experience, this can be very challenging at times.

Yeshua says, in Matt 6:21, where our treasure is, that is where our heart is. When you see the Bible mentions the word heart, it is always talking about the mind. So what Yeshua is saying here is this, where our treasure is, that where our mind is.

We all know this is so true when it comes to having our needs met. Our needs become our treasures, so our minds stay focused on our needs. When our needs have become our treasures, we fall into legalism, making up human-made rules and laws on how to fix this or how to twist God’s arm into helping us.

This is what legalism is all about, trying to fix things on our own by making up our laws, traditions, and ways to persuade God to help us.

The Bible says, in Deut 28, Ex 15, Matt 6, our treasure should always be the Torah so our minds can stay focused on the Torah and not on the problem.

So what does this look like? How do we make the Torah our treasure?

1. John and John 14 says we love Yehovah by making the Torah our treasure. If you are a Christian, it should not be difficult for you to love Yehovah. Yehovah has given you His Son Yeshua to show you how to obey the Torah AND to atone for your sins. Even though you are responsible for living out your faith in the cross, you did not deserve the cross. Yehovah could easily have said it was not His fault that the Romans destroyed the temple and demanded we came up with a solution to the problem. But He did not. He foresaw what would happen and gave us Yeshua. It should not be difficult for you to love Yehovah by making the Torah your treasure.

So every time you have a need, do not focus on the need, focus instead on the Torah. If you need healing, learn from Job and make it your priority to obey the Torah. If you need provision, learn from Job and make it your priority to obey the Torah. If you dont need anything right now, learn from Job and make it your priority to obey the Torah.

From the life of Job, we can learn that even though life can be very hard sometimes, if we make the Torah our treasure, we will overcome everything in the end.

So the next time you have a need, pray, and ask Yehovah to meet your needs because your treasure is the Torah. You can know for sure, that if your treasure is the Torah, Yehovah will answer your prayer for healing, provision, protection, guidance, or whatever it might be. What you dont know is how He will answer, so dont do what Moses did. Dont strike the rock if Yehovah has not told you to strike the rock. Wait on Yehovah and what He is about to say to you.
When doubt comes, remind yourself that the Bible says you have made the Torah your treasure and that guarantees your answer to prayer.

Why should Yehovah heal you, meet your needs, provide for you? Because you have made the Torah your treasure so you have earned it. You have not earned how He will do it, Yehovah reserves the right to do it His way when the time is right.

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