3/22/20 Numbers 15:22-29 Sr


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Okay, well have all of you out there in TV Land. I’ve been wanting to say that since I used to watch how to do it. But anyway. I think technology is wonderful that we have an opportunity that we can continue sharing the Word of God even when we have this kind of mandate of no groups larger than 10. But let’s start off with a word of prayer. Father, we come before you in Jesus name. Because there truly is no other name under heaven by which men must be saved. And we thank You, Father, for your word, because your Word is truth. And through your word, we have instruction, we have guidance, and encouragement. So Father, I pray that as we break open this portion this morning, that you would come by your Holy Spirit and minister to each person who’s listening to and seeing this service. And so now Father, I pray for your anointing, your blessing, that I might speak your truth to these your people. And I asked this all in Jesus name, amen and Amen.

And I just want to make an announcement to everyone who is listening or watching, we’re still going to be having our Wednesday Bible study. And if you go to our website, you which is, which is Calvary Chapel kirksville, calm, and there’s a picture of a Corona virus, which is kind of funny. And you click that, and it gives all the instructions, how you can come in live and you’re actually going to be FaceTime. And we can have up to 100 people. And also, ladies for the Tuesday women’s Bible study, we’re going to have that this week as well. Same thing, you can go online, it’s a free download of zoom. And all you do is click into our meeting, and the women will be able to have FaceTime together and be able to communicate with one another. And so we’re thankful for the technology that Dillard has proven It for times such as this, you know, I don’t think I know that we’re not in this present situation outside of God’s knowledge, your will. God is in charge of all things. And he works all things for good for those that love him and are called according to His purpose. And I believe that for whatever reasons that we might not know, right now, God is using this to bring people closer to him. I think it’s so boring the general population, people are realizing that it’s not all about fun and games, but maybe there are things that they, they must more seriously consider. They have to seriously consider that is beyond just this life. And so I think that God is going to be using this to bring families together to bring people closer to the Lord. And he’s going to work out a lot of good things through all of this and maybe open a lot of eyes, that people might really see the truth. And I don’t want to sound like a commercial. But if you go to our website, also, there’s a book on there that I wrote called the book of Revelation made plain and clear. And it’s a book that I worked on for over four years. And it really helps explain some of the things that are going on and what we’re why we’re seeing the times that we’re living in, and all the proceeds for it right now go to the church. And so it’s not a sales technique I’m using. Now, this particular portion, and we are in numbers 15. And I will be covering verses 22 through 29, numbers 1522 through 29. And this portion is all about unintentional sin. And we have to realize that unintentional sin is not only being unaware of your sin, but it might be being unaware of your situation to put you into place where you can fall to sin. Because oftentimes it’s not a matter of someone just saying, I’m just going, I’m ignorant. I didn’t know I even sinned. But they might allow themselves to go someplace or to be in a certain situation where the temptation is so overwhelming, they fall to sin. And I think those are the kinds of things we need to be aware of, and be willing to eliminate. In fact, in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18, verses eight and nine, it says, if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame, or maimed, rather than having two hands and two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. Verse nine, and if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into the life with one eye rather than having two eyes. Be casting to hell fire. So we have to understand that if there are things in our life that tempt us and pull us down to sin, maybe we need to simply remove them. You know, it’s not always easy, but sometimes we need to make choices that are going to help us in our walk with the Lord. If I know going someplace or doing certain things is going to cause me to fall, I need to eliminate it. It’s better to have those things eliminated than to have our hearts be turned from God. Now, unintentional unintentional sin, which we’re talking about in this particular portion of Scripture, is something that we need to take very seriously. Because I think so many people don’t understand or realize or accept the fact that heaven and hell are real. Jesus talk more about hell than anyone else in Scripture. So we have to realize It this physical life we have is very temporary, very temporary. But eternal life is what we should all be concerned with. In Hebrews chapter nine in verses 27 through 28, it says this. And as it is appointed for man to die once, we’re only going to die as believers once. But after that judgment, so Christ also offered once to bear the sins of many to those who eagerly wait for him. He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation, talking about waiting for his return. And I think what we’re seeing in the world today is birth pangs are starting to happen. And I believe that we as believers need to be lifting up our head and recognizing the times in which we’re living. And that is such a motivation for us to share our faith and to Encourage others in their walk with the Lord. Because Eternity is real. And I think about the fact that so many of us have had people go on before us. Last night, my wife and I were watching the video of the of the song I can only imagine. And what they were doing is they were showing people who had lost someone they loved. And he pictures of someone they loved. And the point that he was making in it is the fact that there is something beyond this life, I can only imagine what it will be like, and so those that we might have missed those that we love that have died have that have gone before us. It’s only for a short time. But for all eternity, we’re going to be together. We shall know and be knowing we will know one another. You’re not going to get to heaven and be thinking well, Who Who are they? We’re going to know and we’re going to be selling shipped together before the Lord for all eternity, it’s just so unimaginable. It’s so exciting to think about that. Now I love the portion it says world death is your victory where death is your thing this thing of death is in in the power of sin as the law. But thanks be a God who gives us What? The victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. So you and I have victory over sin, not because of how great we are, but because of how great he is. He’s the one who paid the full price. So now we’re picking up in numbers 15, starting with verse 22, numbers 1522. If you sin, unintentionally and unintentionally, and do not observe all these commandments, which the Lord has spoken to Moses, all that the Lord has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day the Lord gave commandments and onward through your generation, then it will be if it is our intentionally committed, without the mop knowledge of the congregation that the whole congregation shall offer. one bowl is the burn offering, as a sweet aroma to the Lord, with his grain offering and his drink offering according to the ordinances, and one kid of the goats, as a sin offering. So the priests shall make atonement for the whole congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was unintentional, they shall bring their offering and offering made by fire to the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord for their unintentional sin. And she’ll be forgiven the whole congregation of the children of Israel and the stranger who dwells among them, because all the people get it unintentionally. And if a person says unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in his first year is a sin offering. So the priests shall make atonement for the person who sins unintentionally, when he sends them intentionally before the Lord to make a total for him, it shall be forgiven him. You shall have one law for him who sins unintentionally, for him who is native born among the children of Israel, and from the stranger who dwells among them. So we have to understand that unintentional sin doesn’t make it right. That’s the reason there’s atonement for it. I mean, some people think, Well, I didn’t do it on purpose. Well, no, every sin has to be atone for now, if you’re set if you say, Well, I didn’t mean to, or, you know, my friend is the one that led me into it. All you’re doing is making excuses. The reality is, we send therefore atonement has to be made for it. And so sin of course then needs to be repetitive. We we have to realize that there’s only one means for the forgiveness of sin. And that is confession and repentance. You know, if we say, God, forgive me a sinner he does. It’s not a matter of us having to go through all kinds of rituals and rites. It’s just a matter of confessing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and asking Him to forgive us our sin. Because there are certain people and people groups and situations that can cause us to sin, then we need to understand that we as believers have a responsibility to move to change direction. If you’re doing something on a daily basis that leads you down the wrong road, you change direction, you don’t keep going that way. And so as believers, we have to be aware of the fact that just because sin is unintentional, it doesn’t mean it’s okay. Or it’s something we can just wink at. Remember, in first john chapter one, and verses five through seven. It says this, this is the message which we have heard from him and declare to you That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son cleanses us from all sin. It’s never religion. It’s always fellowship. And so, when we are confessing our sins, it is important for us then to walk in the light as we read here as he is in the light. If we’re going to be in fellowship with the Lord, we have to be in the light.

And that’s why we need to understand that sin and being in the presence of God, are mutually exclusive. If you’re going to walk in sin, you’re walking alone. If you’re going to be walking with God’s sin has to be outside. It’s the only choice. We have have, and how many of us if we’re really being honest with ourselves, we’ve had those times that we’re walking with the Lord man, we’re in prayer, we’ve been reading our scriptures. And we’ve been really, you know, keeping our focus on him, and you just feel great. Then maybe you take your eyes off the Lord or you allow yourself to get into a wrong situation. And all of a sudden, you’re thinking, Oh, how did I get here? How did I get here? How many times do we make our confessions in the morning? Well, you know what? Tonight, I’m going to make best use of my time. I’m not going to sit around and watch TV and just waste my time tonight. I’m going to be in prayer and then another day, and then the evening comes and you’re tired, and you find yourself sitting down and saying, well, I just don’t going to see what’s happening on the news. And then next thing you know, you’re in front of the TV for the whole evening. The point I’m talking about, and I’m considering here, is the fact that that is intentionally putting ourselves in a position that really separates us from having fellowshipping worse With the Lord. And as hard as it might be, sometimes we need to make those decisions. I think some of the means of media that we have today are very wonderful. Otherwise we wouldn’t be having this worst time right now this preaching of the message over the internet. But in the same hand, it can be very distracting, can’t it? I mean, you can go on the on the internet, or you can go on your phone and be distracted for a whole evening, never having any fellowship with with the Lord, or any fellowship with one another. And, you know, one of the things I want to mention here too, because I think sometimes people get confused, and they think, Well, I’d love to be walking in the light being fellowship with the Lord constantly. But boy, I’ve got to do this and I’ve got to do that. I’ve got to work. I’ve got to clean the house. I got to cook. I’ve got to, you know, whatever it might be. But I think the thing you have to understand, God didn’t call us to be close to your monks. He called us to be in this room. world. And so when you’re cleaning your house, you’re cleaning, it’s on to the Lord, when you’re going to work you’re working is unto the Lord. So everything we do, Scripture says we should be doing it as unto the Lord. So maybe the very thing that you do, if you’re a student, like the my grandson in the back, you’re doing that unto the Lord. But yet, we need to make time to have that individual fellowship with one another. It’s just like with married couples, you know, so often, the, the husband, maybe both husband and wife, they’re off at work, they’re separated from one another, but they’re doing what they should be doing. But they need to have that time of communion and fellowship with one another in order for the relationship to be strong. And so the same with you and I, we might be off doing this, we might be off doing that. We might be thinking this, we might be thinking that, but the reality is we need to come together and have that kind of fellowship with one another. Come on in gang. Boy, I’ll tell you why we’ve we’re up to our full 10. Right now. It’s our limit. Now, in the Gospel of Matthew and chapter 27, in verse 46, I’m going to make a point. And I’ve been talking about the fact that sin and being in the presence of the Lord and relationship with him, you can’t have both are mutually exclusive. Even Jesus Christ was removed from fellowship with the Father, when the center of the world was laid upon him. Now understand this was no sin, that he willfully committed or chose to commit. The sin that laid upon Jesus was your sin, and was mine. He willingly went to the cross and died for us for our sin, but nevertheless there was at one point that all All the sin of the world was on Jesus Christ.

And at that point, he could not be in fellowship with the Father. And we find this in Matthew chapter 27 and verse 46. And it says in about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice saying, Eli, Eli, llamosa back to me. This is My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? So at that moment, when all the sin of the world was on him, the guy the Lord guy had to turn his head away. But yet he did it for us out of love, and how much more should we be willing to turn from our sin, the very sin He died for the very sin he suffered for, we should be willing to turn from our stand to do whatever is necessary in order to have victory over those things that pull us down and pull us away from the Lord. And there’s only one way than any of us can be restored back into fellowship with the Lord, if we have committed sin. And that’s the verse that you all know I love so much if it’s a requirement, if we confess our sin, He’s faithful and just to forgive us, and purify us from all unrighteousness. But we have to understand the confession of sin isn’t just saying, Yeah, I did it. confession of sin is from the heart. I did it. And I’m sorry. And I don’t want to do that. Again. I want your your spirit to give me victory over this, Lord. I confess it, because confession has to go along with repentance. And repentance means to turn around. So if I’m doing something that causes me to sin, and I confess and ask God’s forgiveness, I have to be willing to repent and turn around and make sure that I walk away from or distance myself from that which causes me to fall. Because all of us have those areas in our life. That can just pull us down. So quick Right. Sometimes we try to make excuses, well, they’re not that bad, or it’s okay, or I got it under control. Now, if you have an area that you find yourself from time to time, maybe more often than you’d like, pulling you down, maybe it’s something that needs to be removed from your life. Now, this portion, it points out, that even a whole congregation can send unintentionally. And this could be some kind of a false doctrine, or teaching that is either intentionally or unintentionally brought into a fellowship. And we’re not talking about different doctrines that some churches might have. When we talk about this kind of false teaching. We’re talking about those things that deal with the deity of Jesus Christ or the way and means of salvation. I mean, some churches, you know, have, you know, different little doctrines, and it really doesn’t take away from the deity of Christ to the means of salvation. And those things are just Little arguments that we might have or differences we might have. But what I’m talking about is when we allow things that really take away from our understanding of Scripture and the deity of Christ, it’s very serious. It’s one of the reasons that in our fellowship, we go right to the Bible. We cover every single verse from Genesis to Revelation. Because what that does, is that eliminates a lot of false teaching, because many false teachings are based on I take your verse from here, and I take your verse from there, I take this verse, and I kind of twist it around to give a meaning that I want. But the fact is, when you go right to the Bible, all of those twists and turns that you’ve tried to make will be wiped clean. They’ll be shown to be wrong, you follow what I’m saying? And because so often, if you have a doctrine that doesn’t line up with Scripture, it’s because someone has taken a verse from here, taking a verse from there and a verse from here out of context, but When you put it in full context of the Scripture, it proves that that teaching is wrong. And so we have to realize that we have to stick clearly to the Word of God. Now. So there’s only one way, of course, that we can be sure that we’re following the Lord. And that is by reading and knowing and understanding his word. It’s not enough for you just to come here, or to be listening or watching and hearing me preach the word you need to study it. Because we have to understand that we’re brands, what does the brain mean? It means that we receive the word with all eagerness, but we examine the scriptures to see if what is being taught is true. And there has to be that kind of openness. I mean, if I come in here, and I say, Well, here’s what I’m teaching him, you better believe it if you’re going to be part of this church. Well, that is a wrong attitude and under Standing of what it means to be a pastor, I should be preaching the Word of God, giving you the freedom to check me out and make sure it’s according to Scripture. And if you find this something I’m teaching is not according to Scripture, you have the freedom to come to me and say, hey, look, your pastor is I see this and isn’t it and it can be corrected.

Now, we talked about salvation, we have to understand, it’s not secured our salvation. Our relationship with God is not secure by participating in certain sacraments or observing certain rites and rituals, but it’s by confessing our sin, and repenting and asking Jesus to forgive us to come into our heart and to take over our life. You know, somebody wants their sins forgiven, but they don’t want Jesus to take over their life. Well, in that case, It’s really hard to sink you’re seeking full forgiveness because as I mentioned earlier, forgiveness requires What? repentance, which means turning around, turning from our sin. So we have to have that understanding that if we’re going to confess we have to repent, we need to turn from our sin. Now, we have a high priest, who not only made atonement for our sin, but for the sins of the whole world, and that’s Jesus Christ. And Jesus died for the whole world, but it must be received. He died for the whole world, but we must receive His salvation in individually. In Deuteronomy 2416. It says, fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers. A person shall be put to death for his own sin. So the point I’m getting at here is not a matter of some kind. Have a universal salvation or some kind of a churchy salvation. Everyone, salvation is individual. I’m not held responsible for your sin, you’re not held responsible for my sin. We have to acknowledge our own sin individually and repent of it so that it might be atone for. And I think even in some cases, you might have a situation where a pastor and church leaders need to repent. Because sometimes it can be easy to fall into some kind of false doctrine. Some kind of false teaching is just sweeping to the church. And then you’re teaching it to the whole fellowship. And they’re just receiving from their pastor and from their church leaders, and they’re receiving this. And maybe you find out that it’s a false teaching, that it really doesn’t line up with Scripture. And in those cases, I think the pastor and the leaders, they need to confess and repent not only before the Lord but before the whole congregation, so that that teaching can be turned around and they can be following the crowd. way that God has laid out for the for the believer. Now we now are under the new covenant. And I’m glad about that. Because we read in this portion that I just went over, you know, this sacrifice for this and this sacrifice for that. And if it’s intentional, if it’s unintentional, it and it could be very confusing. There’s all kinds of sacrifices for different kinds of sins we’re reading about here. But the thing is, as new as believers in Jesus Christ under the new covenant, there’s just one sacrifice, for sin and for all. In fact, in Romans, chapter six, verses 10 and 11, it says, For the death that he died, listen to this, he died to sin once for all. No one is good, he died for everyone. But the life good he lives, He lives to God. Likewise, you also record yourself too. be dead in deeds a sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. We have to consider ourselves dead to sin. a dead person can’t do any can’t do something. You know what I’m saying? If you say to a dead person, Hey, why don’t you pick that candle off? They can’t do it, they’re dead. So forget the sin, we can’t do something. Because we have died to sin and Jesus Christ. And that’s what he’s commanding us to do here. And also in Romans in Hebrews 912. It says, not with a blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood. He entered the most holy place once and for all, having obtained eternal redemption. So he who has Christ has all his sin atone for not just some of your sin, not just part of your sin. You know like I said, there’s been a lot of false teachings that have come into the church. And there was a teaching a number of years ago that said that you had to remember all of your old sin in order to confess them so that they’d be forgiven. And so you had to have meetings and gather together say, Well, you know, when I was six years old, or when I was 12 years older, I just remembered that I committed to Santa. And you had to confess all those sins, you know, in front of your whole group in order for them to be forgiven. Well, they made the mistake by not knowing the Scripture. He died for sin, that individual sins, He died for sin once and for all. So when you came to Jesus Christ, and you said, God, forgive me, a sinner, every sin you’ve ever committed, has been forgiven. And every sin you shall commit has been atone for, but you still need to confess and repent of it. You haven’t lost your salvation, you’re still saved, you’re still going to heaven. But you have to understand that when you do commit something In, you have to ask God’s forgiveness, and also be willing to do whatever is necessary to remove it to turn from it. Because he who does not have does not have Christ remains in their sin. You know, so many people will say, well, they were a good person. I think they’re probably in heaven. Or I don’t know how that person couldn’t go to heaven. There’s such a good person. If we could be good enough to go to heaven, then Jesus need not have come. And God would be cruel to send His Son to die. a horrible death on a cross if it wasn’t necessary. No one can go to the Father outside of Jesus Christ. No one. There’s no exception. There’s no one who has done enough good deeds or whatever. And we try to make up all these things to make ourselves feel good. Well, I think they’re probably in heaven. Well, were they born again at this point? Probably not well, okay, then probably not in heaven, then remember there is a heaven and there is hell. And when we’re absent from this body, our judgment is sealed is appointed unto every man wants to die. And then judgment, if seal at that point. And so it’s during this time we have breath in our nostrils that we have the responsibility of making the choice, Jesus, I want to live for You, Jesus, forgive me, my sin, come into my life, take it over. I want to walk with you. And then whether we live or whether we die, we’re the Lord’s. What a beautiful promise we have in that, you know in the Gospel of john chapter two and verse 24. Therefore, I said to you, that you will die in your sins. If you do not believe than I am he, you will die in your sins. Boy, there’s a bottom line. If you do not believe that Jesus is who He said He is, and then he came to atone for our sins and you accept that sacrifice that he made, then you’re still in your sin. And the sinner is not going to see eternal life. They’re going to see eternal death. And I think oftentimes, we have a hard time with that because all of us have people that we love. All of us have people that we know, that aren’t saved. And it’s a natural thing. When you love someone, you don’t want to see them go into hell. But on the other hand, when you start making excuses for them, making it’s making it seem like they can get to heaven outside of Jesus Christ. Then you’re really trampling underfoot the love of God in Christ Jesus. No one will see the father outside of Jesus. Christ. And understand Jesus said, I’m the resurrection in a life He that believes in me Listen, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and he lives in please me shall never die. Like many of us have loved ones that have gone before us. You ever think about this? I mean, people, we love relatives close to us, that have gone on before us. They’re not dead. They are not dead. They’re alive in Christ according to what we see in Scripture, and I believe it. And one day we’re going to be with them for all eternity. And this will just be a bad greens. This will just be a bad dream. And so my encouragement to all of you, as we look at this portion of Scripture, is to understand that we can sin unintentionally. But brothers and sisters, there are sins that we do that are totally intentional. We need to turn from nose We need to have the boldness of heart and spirit to go out and share the truth with those we love. All of us have family and friends that we love dearly. And if we keep our mouths shut, and do not share the truth with them, what kind of friend are we? What kind of love? Who are we really showing? I think we all have those people that were kind of a little leery of even relatives and family. Kind of a little a little leery of talking about the things of God. Why? Are you ashamed? Are we ashamed of him? Are you ashamed of our salvation? I hope not. So we need to be bold. I think we’re living in a time. Brothers and sisters. I think we’re living in a time Jesus could come back any moment. I literally mean that any moment. And those that are left behind, it’s going to be horrible. Read the book of Revelation, what’s going to happen after the Lord takes his church out of the world, his wrath falling on this earth. It’s going to be horrible. This coronavirus thing will be like a joke compared to what’s coming on Earth.

Let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for this opportunity to share the Word of God with those that are here those that are listening at home. And I pray Father, that we would take it seriously we’d apply it to our heart and lives and that we would truly become your evangelists everywhere we go. And so come and fill us with your Holy Spirit. empower us, Lord, and give us the boldness that we need to be able to share our faith with all of our heart I pray in Jesus name, amen, and amen. God bless you all.

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