Thy God whom thou servest continually will deliver you
Daniel 6:16 -
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
It was under King Darius that Daniel served as one of the 3 commissioners and latter was made the main in charge over the whole Kingdom.
Even though Darius was not a believer of Jehovah God yet he could experience God through Daniel.
We call ourselves Christians but become one when people can experience God through us.
We say we are the Temple of God and God dwells in us. The truth is that God is everywhere, so how can God be in us?
God is in us like God was in the Tabernacle in the Old Testament. God was not only in the Tabernacle but the glory of God was so strong in the Tabernacle that the presence of God was experienced there.
The Candle Stand represented the Holy Spirit, the Showbread represented the Son of God but only when the Ark of Covenant was present was the glory of God manifested and God spoke through the Ark. If one really studies the Ark of Covenant, it design and its contents, it did not represent God the Father but the 'Cause' of Christ (of whom we are a part of), which in Greek is translated as 'stauros' [cause / stand].
When we baptized in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and do the 'Cause of Christ' as we are called to; then only is the glory of God seem in us and people see Christ in us.
When the Israelites carried the Ark and kept the Commandments, no army or force could harm them in any way. Even in greatest of the battles they did not lose even one soldier. But when they did not keep the Commandments or did not have the Ark among them they faced serve casualties.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a continual process like the Israelites following the Pillar of Cloud. It starts with us surrendering to the Spirit of God and making a decision of follow Him. As we follow we grow in the Spirit of God and mature.
So let us mature Christians, believing in Jesus Christ, having the real Ark in us show the Lord to the world by the glory of God on us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You dwell in us like You dwell in the Tabernacle. Lord like your glory was experienced in the Tabernacle so also let the world experience You among your people. We pray Lord that your people know You and your Spirit and let more and more of the hold on to the real Ark...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
2 Samuel 7:5-6
5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent [sanctuaries] and in a tabernacle [human bodies].
17 And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.
18 And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars.
19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22 And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.
23 And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the vail:
27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses.
28 And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.
29 And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash withal.
31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat:
32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses.
33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
1 Samuel 4:22
22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [stauros] daily, and follow me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross [stauros] of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Definitions taken from Strong (Lexicon)
4716 stauros stow-ros'
from the base of 2476; TDNT-7:572,1071; noun m
AV-cross 28; 28
Histemi - the root word of Stauros
2476 histemi his'-tay-mee
a prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); TDNT-7:638,1082; verb
AV-stand 116, set 11, establish 5, stand still 4, stand by 3, misc 17, vr stand 2; 158
1) to cause or make to stand, to place, put, set
1a) to bid to stand by, [set up]
1a1) in the presence of others, in the midst, before judges, before members of the Sanhedrin;
1a2) to place
1b) to make firm, fix establish
1b1) to cause a person or a thing to keep his or its place
1b2) to stand, be kept intact (of family, a kingdom), to escape in safety
1b3) to establish a thing, cause it to stand 1b31) to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything
1c) to set or place in a balance
1c1) to weigh: money to one (because in very early times before the introduction of coinage, the metals used to be weighed)
2) to stand
2a) to stand by or near
2a1) to stop, stand still, to stand immovable, stand firm
2a1a) of the foundation of a building
2b) to stand
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