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God Our Leader

Written by: John Sernaque

Call to Worship


Deuteronomy 1:6-10

1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:

1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all [the places] nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.

1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

1:9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:

1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.


Israel’s Invisible Leader Ruled Through Visible Agents—

The Lord God of heaven is our Leader. He is a leader whom we can safely follow; for He never makes a mistake. Let us honor God and His Son Jesus Christ, through whom He communicates with the world. It was Christ who gave to Moses the instruction that He gave to the children of Israel. It was Christ who delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. Moses and Aaron were the visible leaders of the people. To Moses instruction was given by their invisible Leader, to be repeated to them. {1BC 1117.9}


Had Israel obeyed the directions given them by Moses, not one of those who started on the journey from Egypt would in the wilderness have fallen a prey to disease or death. They were under a safe Guide. Christ had pledged Himself to lead them safely to the promised land if they would follow His guidance. This vast multitude, numbering more than a million people, was under His direct rule. They were His family. In every one of them He was interested (Manuscript 144, 1903). {1BC 1118.1}


As Christ led Moses and the Israelites, so it is today whereby Christ Jesus leads us all to the heavenly kingdom. Heaven is for all who deny self, follow Him daily, and believe He will return for them just as He promised. Believe that Christ died, was buried, and rose on the third day to save the world from their sin, and have eternal life in heaven. He has gone to prepare a mansion for us, if it were not so He would not say it. However, none of those that started the journey through the desert made it into the Promised Land but two because of their disobedience. Narrow is the gate and wide is the road to destruction. Many more will fall because of their disobedience. However, the faithful few will receive their reward when Jesus returns once more. They will be carried off in the cloud of all the heavenly angels and enter into the kingdom of God. They will walk the golden streets in the light of God’s glory. What a day of rejoicing that will be. Until then, fast, work and pray. Tell all to keep Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.


Dear God in heaven,

We come humbly, yet boldly to the foot of Your throne of grace. We thank You for all Your blessings You shower upon us and for being so good to us. We thank You for Your Word to live by. We thank You for all Your wonderful promises and all the Great things You have done. Thank You for the privilege and yet another opportunity to speak with You in heaven through the lifeline of prayer. We are eternally grateful for the great price paid on our behalf, the sacrifice of Christ Jesus, that we may have eternal life. Thank You for all You did for our redemption. Thank You for leading Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness, as You lead us through the wilderness of this world today. You have given us Your commandments to live by and provided examples to us of what the results will be if we disobey. There will be rewards for the obedient and they that love You, curses to those that do not. It is our prayer that we may please You in every way. We are sorry, repent of our sins, and pray for forgiveness. You have told us that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. However, if we say that we have not sinned, we make You a liar, and Your word is not in us. We pray for wisdom as we study Your Word and for the continual outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We pray You anoint our head with oil, and may our cup run over to those in need of Your Spirit. Help us to sow seeds for a greater harvest, as the stars of heaven, on the day of Your return. Praise be and glory in Your name Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.


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