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“Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed To Thee in the mount.” [Hebrews 8:5]
“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;” That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.” [I Samuel 8:19]
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” [I Peter 2:9]
“Now, if you notice, Solomon never varied one bit from the pattern that Moses saw on Mount Sinai, in Heaven. Moses, when he returned from his vision, pitched the tent, and made it just exactly like he saw in Heaven. And when Solomon built the temple, he made it just exactly the way he--he seen the pattern, the type. Moses pitched the tent, for a--a perpetual type, because it was moved from place to place. But, Solomon, he made the--the tabernacle just exactly in the fashion that Moses had seen in Heaven. It was all put together, set in order, just exactly. What a spiritual application we could apply here, that we are never to leave the Scripture. Stay exactly with the pattern. That's the reason, I believe, that the way the first Church was patterned, that's the way the next One should be patterned, that's the way every one should be patterned, just the way it was at the beginning. And I believe that God has it that way, I believe, the real Church.” [62-1111M, Dedication, Elizabethtown KY]
“In the day of Samuel the people were a great deal like they are in all days. They had come to a place that they wanted to be like the other people. And that is just simply a nature with people. People want to impersonate each other. If you'll go out and buy a certain kind of clothing, or a certain automobile, paint your steps a certain color in your house or on your steps, porch steps, watch the neighbor; they just can't stand it. They've got to be the same. You go to church and wear a certain kind of a hat that's a little different, next Sunday you'll have a lot of your sisters with that same kind of hat, if they can find it. Somehow another they just want to act like one another. And that's a good thing if it's used right, if it is used in the right way.” [60-0610, The Rejected King,   Chautauqua OH]
“When Israel wanted a king, good old Samuel, the prophet, called them up and he said, "Listen, I want to tell you something." In other words like this: "You don't want to be like the Philistines; you don't be like the other nations of the world. They had their kings, but you got one King; that's Jehovah." Any true prophet would tell you that, not steer you into something else; put you back on Jehovah; let Him lead you; let Him guide you. Well, they wanted to be like the other nations anyhow. And old Samuel stood up; he said, "God is your King." God is our King. Don't try to pattern after things of the world, the other nations. Let them go ahead if they want it. If the other people want their big type fit, Bishops and swell educated preachers, and all this kind of Hollywood stuff, let them have it. But that's not for the children of God. The Holy Ghost is our Guide, He's our spiritual Leader. You don't need these things. They want them, let them have them; not you, that isn't fitting to you.” [61-0316, The Church Choosing Law For Grace, Middletown OH]
“Then Its believers watch for the fulfillment of what their prophet said, and that's identification that they are God's prophets. Because, first, they're inspired. Next, they stay exactly with the Word of the hour. Then that's his credentials. See, we went through that last Sunday. Many false prophets will rise. And we give the illustrations of how that Balaam and Moses, both of them anointed with the same Spirit, one of them said, "We're all one. Let's come join, put our girls and all together. We got pretty girls over here, and you boys come over here and take you a nice wife. That's all right, we're all one people, anyhow, the same race." God never did forgive them for it. They listened to that. See, the world and the--the people are watching for some little outlet, some little bypass, some little shortcut, but there is no shortcuts in the Word of God. There's one Pattern. You must cut yourself and fit that Pattern, not try to cut the Pattern to fit you. Everybody must do that. That's the only way God has of doing it.” [65-0801E, Events Made Clear By Prophecy, Jeffersonville IN]
But the people had come to a place where they wanted to change this program. They had looked upon the Philistines, and the Amalekites, Amorites, Hittites, and the other nations of the world, and they had seen that they had kings that ruled them, and governed them, and guided them, and fought their battles, and so forth. And this seemed to be that Israel wanted to pattern themselves like these kings and like these people. But it has never been, in any age, God's intention for His people to act like the people of the world, or to be governed or controlled like the people of the world. God's people is, always has been, a--a peculiar people, a different people, a called-out, a separated, an altogether different in their action, in their ways, in their manner of living, than what the peoples of the world has. Their appetites for things and all that their makeup is, has been always contrary to the things that the people of the world desire.” [60-0515M, The Rejected King, Jeffersonville IN]
Samson got into bad company. And you always can remember that when you are in bad company, you are out of the will of the Lord. My own southern mammy used to tell me, "If you lay down with a dog that's got fleas, you'll get up with the fleas." That's rather a rude expression, but it's got a lot of common, everyday sense to it. You just can't associate yourself with the things of the world and except--and expect to stay spiritual and humble before the Lord. You're known by your company. There's an old saying, "Show me your company, I'll tell you who you are." And when the church begins to keep company with the world, then it's no more than the world. It gets out of the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, gets out of the company of God, and of angels, and of God's heritage, when it begins to flirt as Samson did. And where the church started its flirting, was when it begin to try to pattern after the things of the world, to see the successes that the world can offer. And we have never been ordained of God to try to keep in step with the world. Never have we been as brilliant and as bright as the world. I believe it's written in the Scriptures that the kingdom of the children of this world's kingdom is--is more brighter than the children of the kingdom. They're smarter: been that way since Cain and Abel.” [59-0702, Where Has Thy Strength Gone Samson, Los Angeles CA]
“And then no doubt in my mind, but that's what Jesus had in His mind when He was here on earth, was that infallibility of God's eternal Word. For we know that in Him dwelt the Fullness of the Godhead Body. The entire Godhead was in Him. He was both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but dwelt in a human form; the theophany of God, the great image of God that He made man in, then placed him in the earth... He had a body. God isn't without a body. God's got a body, and it looks like a man. Moses saw it; others saw it, and it looks like a man. And it's just an impression, this is, of what that is. And everything on earth, the beauty, the sweetness, the beauty of the earth, is nothing else in the world but an answer to a far better than that, that waits us when we leave this world. For everything in earth is just a pattern of that which is in heaven. Everything that's good, everything that's righteous, everything that's beautiful, trees, birds, everything is just a pattern of what's in heaven. Our own life is just a pattern. It's just a shadow, and not the real thing. It's the negative side. It takes death to develop the picture, to put us back in the theophany we come from. Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body. What a beautiful; not only beautiful, but it is the real solemn truth of God's eternal Word, that we'll be like Him.” [57-0420, The Entombment, Jeffersonville IN]
“Oh, I'd imagine those kind words looking around at Peter and saying, "Now, now... If I--if I can't wash you you got no part with Me. If you can't follow My commandments, if you can't do the will of the Father... Peter, I love you. But you've got to do these things." That's part of the Christian faith. There as He got through washing the disciples' feet, set down, and said, "Now, you call Me Lord and Master. And you say, well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's. For... (Listen at it.) For I have given you an example, that you should do to each other as I have done unto you." He was the Example of Christianity. He was Christianity. He was our Pattern. Don't never try to pattern your life after some preacher, after some priest, after some great religious man here on earth, but pattern your life after Christ. He is your Example. He set an example. He lived an example and presented it to the Church.” [55-0123E, Earnestly Contend For The Faith, Chicago IL]
“We're Hoosiers; we got oak trees out here. And now, they've all kept their leaves through the winter. When spring comes, you don't have to go pick off them old leaves to let new leaves come on. Just let new life come, and the old leaf drops off. You just need new life. And if the new life that you think you've received doesn't pattern with God's Word, you've got the wrong life in you. The life of Christ will produce the works of Christ, will produce the faith of Christ, will make you act as Christ, make you love Him. He will be first in your life. Your objectives, your motives, and everything will be altogether different. It'll be for the glory of God.” [58-0209A, Hear Ye Him, South Bend IN]
Our Bible Study Subject for June 2016 : Make All Things According to the Pattern Shewed to Thee in the Mount
Bro. Robert Wilson
LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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