Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Under His Wings I Shall Abide


Our Bible Study teacher continued our study of the Ark of the Covenant.  I took notes and present an edited lesson for you. 

Exodus 25:20  And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

Exodus 37:1-6 Bezaleel was commissioned by God as the anointed craftsman to make the ark from shittim wood and over lay it with pure gold.  Then he created the mercy seat with the two golden cherubim with wings spread.

There is poetry in symbolism as we began to study what the Bible has to say about wings.

Genesis 1:20-23, God created every winged creature to fly.  This was a reflection of winged heavenly creations.

Genesis 1:20-23  The waters brought forth moving creatures that have life, both foul and living creatures under the waters.  The earth brought forth cattle and creeping things.  God gave man the authority to have dominion over all.

Mankind has this desire to fly as expressed in the inventions of the Wright Brothers.

Psalms 104:3  God rides on the wings of the wind. 

Deuteronomy 32:10-14 tells of the Eagle stirring her nest and how she flutters over her young spreading her wings and takes them soaring as they learn to fly.

(So did the Lord to His people.)  He made him to ride on the high places.

It is interesting how God has built wisdom into the birds to be obedient to their creation.

Psalms 91:4  He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  God sends his angels to protect you. 

Psalms 91:11  For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

The story of Naomi and her husband and two sons traveling to a far country, where the boys married; and husband and sons died. Naomi decided to return to her land, but Ruth refused to leave her mother-in-law.  Your people shall be my people and your God shall be my God,” was her reply.  Naomi tells Ruth to go glean at a certain field,  Ruth is obedient and finds favor, protection and provision.

Jesus referred to his love for Jerusalem.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

We discussed the lessons we can learn by watching chickens and the birds.

The woman in Revelation 12:13-14 Represents the  mother of the persecuted church.  Yet God protects and provides provision.  (The woman was given two wings; great as eagle wings for her escape.

This is a representation of protection when we are under stress and threat of destruction.

Psalms 91: 1-3 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.
Under His Wings


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