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Monday, December 17 2018
A Bible Journey, 85: The Spirit of Skillfull Creation
"He hath filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship"
The LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) gave Moses the detailed instructions for building the Tabernacle (Exodus 25-31; see Exodus 26: The First Christian Tabernacle) while he was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments). Upon his return, Moses encountered the Israelites running wild in a liberal frenzy around the golden calf (see Exodus 32: The Mount Sinai Riot). The Tabernacle was not built after that incident (although a temporary tabernacle, for Moses to meet with the LORD outside the camp was - see Exodus 33: Why Did Moses Pitch A Tabernacle Outside The Camp?) until Moses had returned from his second meeting with the LORD on Mount Sinai (see Exodus 34: The Second Tables Of Stone).
Along with the command for the work that they were to do (see The Fourth Commandment, Part One: Work), they were commanded to observe the one and only Christian Sabbath (see The Fourth Commandment, Part Two: Rest; also Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
"35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them. 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. 35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day." (Exodus 35:1-3 KJV)
The Israelites came out of Egypt with great wealth ("12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians." Exodus 12:35 KJV). Some of that wealth (apart from what they wasted with the golden calf), including the fine linen (see the Fact Finder question below) and frankincense (see Exodus 30: Frankincense, Incense and The Anointing Oil) was used to build the Tabernacle.
"35:4 And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying, 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass, 35:6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 35:7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 35:8 And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 35:9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.
The Israelites repented of their Satanic liberalism (see Exodus 13: Liberation, Not Liberal-ation) after the golden calf incident - at least long enough to make the offerings for the Tabernacle.
"35:20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
The craftsmen were given the very Spirit of Creation to enhance their abilities (see Exodus 31: The Spirit Of Creation).
"35:30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; 35:32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 35:33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. 35:34 And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work." (Exodus 35:30-35 KJV)
Fact Finder: How was linen used in prophecy?
This Day In History, December 17
497 BC: The first recorded Saturnalia festival was observed in ancient Rome. It was later further observed at the time of December 25, just a few days after the winter solstice, when the sun begins rising again from the lowest seasonal point in the sky. The pagan-observance date was later used for "Christmas" - a time of year in which the Messiah was surely not born (see Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate?). The same "Sol Invictus" Babylonian / Roman festival was used to invent the Church of Rome's "sun day" worship (see Why Observe The True Sabbath?), as invented and dictated by the Roman Emperor Constantine (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
546: The Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoths under king Totila plundered the city (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
942: William I of Normandy was assassinated.
1399: Mongols under Tamerlane defeated forces of Mahmud Tughluk, Sultan of Delhi, at the Battle of Panipat (see also The Origin Of Gog And Magog and End-Time Gog And Magog; see also The First Chinese American War and For All The Tea In China).
1538: Pope Paul III excommunicated King Henry VIII after He defied Rome and established himself as head of the Church of England. British monarchs remain as head of the Church of England right to the present day.
1577: Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth, England, to explore the Pacific Coast of America (i.e. the continents of North and South America) for Britain. In geographic reality, "America" was the name given to the continents that extend from northern Canada to southern Chile - 35 nations and 1 billion people, all of whom are Americans.
1718: Britain declared war on Spain.
1777: France recognized the independence of the New England colonies after their rebellion of 1776 (at the same time however, France hypocritically didn't tolerate independence efforts by any of its own colonies throughout North America, from Louisiana to eastern Canada).
1830: Simon Bolivar died at age 47. Known as the "Liberator," he freed Columbia in 1819 and was elected its president. He then took Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru from the Spain. Upper Peru was renamed Bolivia after him.
1862: General Ulysses Grant (U.S. President 1869-1877) issued "General Order Number 11" expelling all Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.
1903: Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first U.S. flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. A Frenchman, Clement Ader, became the first in the world to fly 13 years earlier near Paris (the word "aviation" itself is a French word - from the name of Ader's aircraft, the Avion) (see Who Was The First To Fly? and The Rockets' Red Glare).
1909: King Leopold II of Belgium died at age 44.
1914: Beha-a-din, the Ottoman governor of Jaffa, ordered the immediate expulsion of the 6,000 Russian Jews living in the city. The same day, the police rounded up 700 of them, loaded them on an Italian steamer, and shipped them to Alexandria, Egypt (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1939: During the Second World War (1939-1945; see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader? and The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled by its crew in Montevideo harbor after sustaining damage from British warships off the Rio de la Plata in South America. Its captain, Hans Langsdorff, later committed suicide.
1967: Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt drowned while swimming off Portsea, near Melbourne.
1969: The U.S. Air Force closed Project Blue Book, its study of UFOs, stating that UFO sightings are a result of "a mild form of mass hysteria, individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."
1971: The India-Pakistan War over East Pakistan (later named Bangladesh) ended when 90,000 Pakistani troops surrendered.
1973: 32 people were killed at the Rome airport when terrorists threw bombs at a Pan Am jet and machine-gunned the terminal building.
1986: The first heart, lung and liver transplant took place, in Cambridge, England.
1991: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev announced that the Soviet Union would cease to exist, and be replaced by a new commonwealth of independent states.
1997: General Uzi Narkiss died at age 72. Under his command, Israeli troops liberated Jerusalem's Old City during The Six Day War (see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
2005: U.S. journalist Jack Anderson died at age 83. In the time before today's "politically correct" tyranny turned "reporters" into "patriotic" parrots for government/political propaganda (see Fake News - News, Or Noose?), corporate sponsors or special-interest "minorities," Washington-based Anderson was best-known for his fearless investigations and exposure of numerous corrupt politicians and government bureaucrats.