Hi my brothers and sisters,
this sunday we had encouraging words by bro.Tim who focused mainly in the life of bezalel and oholiab.we read about them in our daiy readings from the book of exodus.and i just want to tell u short summary about the exhortation.
"When we look at a shodow,it is the reflection of any object,but that shadow is just an idea and we can just get an idea about the object.Like wise bezalel was under protection of God and he was the image of God.We are the tabernacle,Gods building in the ecclissia.And lord is the builder.
Likewise,god is the light and jesus is the reflection of that light.Bezalel was the imperfect of god's image because he was like us.So,bezalel is the shadow and the christ is the exact image of the almighty.
In hebrews(1v3)it says that the christ is the exact image of the father.Jesus was given this spirit where he can build the ecclissia with righteousness.
And when we look at Oholiab(his name means my fathers tabernacle)
when bezalel was building the tabernacle,it was constant reminder that this is the work of our lord.And so jesus,when he was on earth he was building God's tabernacle.John5:v19. and 5v30.
In john ch7:16,it say these teachings are my fathers and not mine.
so.builiding the lord's tabernacle means actually doing the father's works ,but not just hearing or speaking his wordsIn exodus chapter36 it says that they did in deeds what the lord has commanded.in v8 it says they are working constantly for their God..in ch 38 in many verses it saya they made...made...made.
so it means they have done in works not just in speaking or hearing.We will be under the protection of almighty.but sadly,the children of isreal were not very much concrened in god's works.they were much concerened about their own self.eg(king solomon in building his buildings)
In eze 23 which talks aabout the wickedness of egypt(oholibah)
when u llok at the meanings of the 2 names given below
isreal were called to work for the God,but they were much concerened about themselves,that is same as oholibah.
and when you apply it to your life's are you lik oholiab or oholibah towards God?
there fore brothers and sister,it is wonderful calling to us to wrok for our God the creator,like christ who worked for the father in all his lifetime.