Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of August

Aug 31, 2015 by

Verse:

Num. 6:25-26 “Jehovah make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; Jehovah lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.”

Excerpts:

[In Num. 6:25-26,] The face (v. 25) denotes the presence of the person, and the countenance denotes the expression of the person. To lift up one’s countenance upon a person means to confirm, assure, promise, and give everything to that person. Jesus, the Son, came as the face of God, and the Holy Spirit comes as the countenance of God (cf. Eph. 4:30). When the Triune God is dispensed into us, we have the face of the Triune God and also His countenance. Eventually, we are kept in the Triune God, the Triune God becomes grace to us, and we have peace. (The Holy Bible Recovery Version, Num. 6:26 note 1)

We should pray, “O Lord, cause Your face to shine upon me. Lord, I long to enjoy Your shining countenance.” To enjoy the shining of the Lord’s face is richer and more satisfying than simply experiencing His presence…. If you are faithful in contacting the Lord through the Word, you also will experience the shining of His countenance. Your desire will be to remain under this pleasant, delightful shining. Such an experience and enjoyment prove that our God is real, present, practical, and available. What we have is not merely doctrine, but the genuine enjoyment of Him.

Some say that they find it difficult to believe in God. But because I have tasted Him and enjoyed so much of Him, I find it even more difficult to deny that God exists. …Only God Himself affords the supreme enjoyment. I do not have the words to utter how wonderful is the enjoyment of the shining of the Lord’s countenance. (Life-Study of Exodus, Chapter 60)

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