Duet 6:5. You shall Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength.
Ps 42:1. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Songs 5:4. My heart yearned for Him.
Ps 27:4. One thing have I desired of the Lord and that will I seek.
· Passionate people hunger for and pursue the presence and person of God.
Rev 3:14-15. “I know your works – you are neither hot nor cold – lukewarm.”
- Picture of end time church struggle – to become full of passion!
- Hot = 2200 = Zealous, boiling, fervent, passionate
- God sees what we do – our works not just our good intentions. (Titus 1:16)
- End time – people lovers of pleasure rather then lovers of God. (2Tim3:2)
Exodus 19:4-6. “I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”
“You shall be a special treasure to me above all people.”
“You shall be to me a kingdom of priests a holy nation.”
- People, who release His resources, power into earth.
Exodus 33:13-16. “If your presence does not go with us, don’t bring us from here”
Exodus 19:18-21. The people stood far off but Moses drew near.
(i) Stacte = aromatic gum - to distil gradually, fall in drops.
- Made by putting cut in the side of the tree so gum oozes out.
= Sacrifice – it costs you something to focus on another not self.
2 Sam 24:24. I will not offer offerings to the Lord which costs me nothing.
1 Chronicles 21:26. He answered him from heaven by fire upon the alter.
(ii) Onycha = from a powdered shell = to roar like a lion
= passion – can’t be hidden, always has a stronger passion.
2 Sam 6:14. David danced before the Lord with all his might.
(iii) Galbanum – resin or gum (yellow) imported from India
rt = to be fed, to be rich, the richest or the best part
= Reverence/Respect for God
Lev 10:3. By those who come near to me I must be regarded as holy.
Ps 25:14. “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him – show covenant
Is 58:13. “...honour him, not doing own ways...”
(iv) Frankincense – the most important gum, very precious.
rt = to be white, to be pure.
= Truth; without anything covered over or concealed, authentic.
John 4:24. “Those who worship must worship in spirit and in truth”
NT Picture is seen in the passionate love of the woman with alabaster box
Luke 7:36-50.”...stood at his feet weeping...”
Simon: No kiss – no expression of friendship – no passion, “hold out”
No water – no sign of respect, reverence.
No Oil – no cost of sacrifice.
No Truth – no understanding of the true condition.