Their sins hang upon them.

“That’s the trouble with the sinners…they’ve turned against God, broken His Commandments, trampled His Law under their feet, and their sins hang upon them; until they show signs of repentance their sin will remain. But the moment they see their iniquity and come to God, forgiveness will be given them and their iniquity will be taken out of their way.” D. L. Moody

Daniel 9:11Yes,all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him.

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A new liberty.

How committed are we to reaching the lost? Too often we creep out into the waters of evangelism, but only up to our ankles. We would find a new liberty if we abandoned ourselves to the task of bringing others to the “pure river of water of life” (see Rev. 22:1).

Ezekiel 47:1 Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. 2He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.

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Step into the plane.

Two hundred years ago, “rational” thinking folks would have mocked you if you spoke of the possibility of massive jumbo jets floating through the air filled with human beings. Any sensible person knew that massively heavy objects couldn’t possibly float through the air, as though they were lighter than a feather. They “knew” this because of an invisible law—the law of gravity. But we now know that this is possible, because of another law that overcomes gravity. When an object moves at a certain speed, it supersedes the invisible law of gravity and enters into another invisible law—the law of aerodynamics. Gravity remains, but the heavy object breaks free from its influence.

The Bible says that all of humanity is subject to an invisible law—“the law of sin and death.” That law says that the soul who sins will die. Those who deny that it exists should simply take a trip to a graveyard (they will one day). Universal death proves that this law is a reality. However, because of the cross of Jesus Christ, we can break free from the law of sin and death. The moment you repent and trust in the risen Savior, you move into the influence of another invisible law. This is a higher law—“the law of life in Christ Jesus”—and it is simple to prove. You need only to step into the plane. Tragically, most don’t, because of a closed mind. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).

Ezekiel 18:20The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

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Being born again.

This is the miracle of the new birth (see John 3:3). Many people, when questioned about their faith, will say that they have been born again. They confuse it with being sprinkled as a baby or having a change of mind about God. So make sure you explain that the new birth comes through understanding the nature of sin and exercising “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21) for eternal salvation. It takes place when God gives a new heart with new desires, gives a new spirit, and makes a sinner a new creature in Christ (see 2 Cor. 5:17). Without the new birth (being born again), there is no salvation. See also Ezek. 18:31; 36:26,27; Psa. 51:10,11.

Ezekiel 11:19 Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and takethe stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,

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The centerpiece.

Notice that the ark was the centerpiece: they “assembled…before the ark,” they “brought in the ark,” etc. Also notice that there was nothing in the ark but the Ten Commandments. God loves His Law (the reason for the cross), and He cannot be separated from it. Scripture calls Him the “habitation of justice” (see Jer. 50:7). We are told that God is perfect, holy, just, and good, and that His Law—the very essence of His character—is also perfect, holy, just, and good (see Psa. 19:7; Rom. 7:12). This is why God came down in such glory. May the Church honor and uphold His Law and have the same experience.

1 Kings 8:9Nothing was in the arkexcept the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

10 And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place,that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, 11 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lordfilled the house of the Lord.

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Talking to the dead.

Those who attempt to speak to the dead are dabbling with the demonic realm, a forbidden occult practice that is punishable by stoning: “A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones” (Lev. 20:27).

Unger’s Bible Dictionary tells us: “[A] familiar spirit is a divining demon present in the physical body of the conjurer…The term ‘familiar’ is used to describe the foreboding demon because it was regarded by the English translators as a secret (famulus), belonging to the family (familiaris), who was on intimate terms with and might be readily summoned by the one possessing it.” God prohibits “one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD” (Deut. 18:10–12). God killed King Saul after he sought guidance through a familiar spirit, rather than through the Lord (see 1 Sam. 28:7). Those who desire the supernatural should seek God through prayer and through His Word.

1 Chronicles 10:13So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the Lord, because he did not keep the word of the Lord, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance. 14But he did not inquire of the Lord; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

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Enduring reproach.

Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for us (see 1 Tim. 2:6). If He could endure the cross for the joy that was before Him (see Heb. 12:2), we can endure the reproach of this world for that which is in store for us.

Isaiah 35:10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,

And come to Zion with singing,

With everlasting joy on their heads.

They shall obtain joy and gladness,

And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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