SUNDAY, MARCH 22
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6
In this passage we have a clue or a picture of our inheritance. We are told, “Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.” How did the enemy keep the nation of Israel out of the Promised Land for forty years. He did it through their desire for other things. We are told in this passage that they are our example. That is how important the Old Testament is! The Old Testament shows us the judicial side of God. How many believers know that? Not too many. Only a small portion of the church today has a relationship with the Judicial Christ. There is no way we can represent Him in His glory if we don’t know His judgments. That has to change. It is that dimension of Christ that winds up the age. All we need to do is read the book of Revelation to see this. The Jesus of Revelation is not preached in most churches today! Surely we should recognize that the words finalizing the entirety of the sacrifice are worth taking special note of. Revelation 22:11 says, “He who is unjust, let him by unjust still; he who is filthy let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Surely Lord Jesus come! There is only one book that is named The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This book of Revelation shows us the judicial side of Christ. We ought to study Revelation, and we ought to study Exodus to find key components of God’s nature and His ways. The Word says, Jesus was a prophet like Moses. How many people know that? We are told in 1 Corinthians 10 that we have to study the Old Testament examples in order to be prepared. They are our examples of how to possess our inheritance and of what puts us in jeopardy of losing our inheritance.