Bezalel made Menorah (Hanukkah)

Exodus 31:1-5
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31 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship, to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship.

Getting removed from Self Occupation

Solomon getting all he wants ( “I” centered )

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
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I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure”; and behold, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is foolishness”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?”

I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives. I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards. I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit. 6 I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared. I bought male servants and female servants, and had servants born in my house. I also had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all who were before me in Jerusalem; I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men—musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me. 10 Whatever my eyes desired, I didn’t keep from them. I didn’t withhold my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor. 11 Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

Result

Ecclesiastes 2:17
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17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

  • “Created can never satisfy than the creator”
  • “Don’t need to impress others” – shows emptiness on inside

Be Christ Centered

1 Corinthians 12:15-25
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15 If the foot would say, “Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,” it is not therefore not part of the body. 16 If the ear would say, “Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,” it’s not therefore not part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now they are many members, but one body. 21 The eye can’t tell the hand, “I have no need for you,” or again the head to the feet, “I have no need for you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety;24 whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,25 that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Difference between God and Lord

  • God : The Creator : Elohim
  • Lord : The God of grace, God of relationship, Covenant Keeping God : Yhvh : Yahweh
  • In the Book of Ecclesiastics , its full of God
  • That’s vanity of vanities 37 times
  • Under the sun : 28 times
  • Upon the earth : 7 times
  • Under the heaven : 3 times
  • The earth and the things of the earth : 40 times
  • In that book, Solomon didn’t think above the sun. That’s the problem

“Heavenly minded to be earthly good”

Only if you have Peace, Joy, Prosperous, then only you would be able to help the one who is without peace, Joy and Prosperous.

“Think above the sun” – Great life above the sun

 

Jesus healing physical diseases

Isaiah 53:4
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Surely he has borne our sickness (“kholee” – sicknesses ),
    and carried our suffering (“makob”- pain );
yet we considered him plagued,
    struck by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:4
Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains — he hath carried them, And we — we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Matthew 8:16-17
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16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.”[1]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 8:17 Isaiah 53:4

Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 4:17
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17 From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

  • Matthew is the book primarily written for Jews
  • “the Kingdom of Heaven” Only mentioned in Matthew
  • Repentance in its context means : believe Him as your Messiah

Jesus sat down

  • In the sermon on the Mount, Jesus sat down
  • Implies the sermon of a King
  • After sermon on the Mount, Jesus came down and cleansed the Leper
  • Picture of King raising Jairus daughter from Dead, opening eyes of the blind, cleansing Leper,…

Repentance towards God 

  • Repentance not towards man

Acts 20:21
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21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.

Kingdom of God 

Jesus is The Born King

  • When a child is born for a King, he will be named as Prince.
  • But Jesus was named as King even from His Birth

Wise Men from the East

Matthew 2:1-2
New King James Version (NKJV)

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

The Law ENTERED

Law is not a part of Gods plan

  • It is not Gods main agenda
  • God’s main agenda is Grace

Romans 5:20
New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

  • “ENTERED” in Greek : pareiserchomai

Galatians 2:4
New King James Version (NKJV)

And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),

  • “SECRETLY BROUGH IN” in Greek : pareiserchomai

Greek Meaning Source : http://biblehub.com/greek/3922.htm