September 12, 2020 (Sat.)
Exodus 32:1~14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. (14)
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #370 The Trusting Heart to Jesus Clings (Unified Hymn #455)
[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgA73pcDnM&list=PLOCBKggOTU7yqOj4BUIgI_1Yx-MldYCO-&index=16
Even though the path that the Israelites were on was blocked countless times, God helped them to be victorious. However, the Israelites once again hindered their own path. Moses went up Mt. Sinai, but took a long time in coming down. Using that as an excuse, the Israelites gathered around Aaron and pleaded with him to make them a golden idol in the shape of a calf which they served. In the background, Satan gives idols, religion, and culture that seem appealing; however, they are completely incorrect. Even now, Satan blocks the path for believers through hastiness, quarrels, public opinions, and the past. How can these issues be resolved?
1. Hold onto God's Covenant
Darkness prevents God's children from staying within His covenant. However, Moses went before God to ask for forgiveness on behalf of the Israelites who served the golden idol and sinned. Moses knew that the covenant would never change.
2. The Covenantal Prayer and the Prayer of Repentance
From the moment you grab hold of the covenant, the covenantal prayer begins. No matter what the circumstances, when you hold onto the covenant and pray, God completely binds darkness and Satan. Furthermore, you must restore the prayer of repentance. When you pray to God for repentance, He will change His will and you’ll see darkness completely kneeling.
You must heal your quarrels with others and your hastiness. If you hold onto the covenant properly today, God will heal you, the church, and the world. At this moment, firmly hold onto God's covenant and go into prayer.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, help me to enjoy the blessing of restoring Your will as I grab hold of Your covenant and repent in prayer. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, 1st Service / April 26, 2020
Q. What Was the Content of David’s Repentance? (Psalm 51)
David committed a terrible crime and left behind the biggest disgrace in his life.
Through that shameful incident, God rebuked David through prophet Nathan. David acknowledged his dreadful sin and repented.
Take a closer look at David's point of repentance. He was not afraid to receive his punishment. Instead, he feared that God’s Spirit and the blessing and joy of salvation would leave him. (Psalm 51:11~12)
Perhaps, you’ve lost hold of the blessing of “24 hours” of God being with you. Just make sure that you don’t lose the tremendous value of that blessing.