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Numbers Chapter 27

Numbers Chapter 27

Omniscient – You know everything.  You know Hepher died in the wilderness.  You know daughters did not get any inheritance.  You know the inheritance is land in which they will enter.  You know Moses’ heart.  You know he wants to see the land.  You know Moses is concerned about the people and You know Joshua’s heart.  Someone to lead the people before Moses dies.  You know how the daughters of Zelophehad have to do with Moses commissioning Joshua.  You know my heart.  You know I am trying to understand.    You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- You can do anything.  You make it so that daughters get an inheritance and the inheritance always stays within the families?  You choose Joshua.  You commission him.  You have taught him how to have faith in you and to lead Your people.  You teach me about You and about Your Ways.  You sanctify me.  You do what seems impossible.  You make the possible happen.  You make the visible and the invisible.  You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  You are in the wilderness.  You are in the mountain of Abarim.  You are a the waters of Meribah and Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.  You are here with me.  You are in my heart.  You are in Your Word.  You are all-present.

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are 3,000 years ago.  You are eons and centuries.  You are now.  You are forever and ever.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change.  You said to Moses (Jesus), to take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay His hands on him.  You lead Your angels and Your humans.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You do not need any of Your creation in order to exist and You will exist even when they do not.  You make up the daughter of Zelophehad’s existence.  You make up Moses’ existence and Joshua’s existence.  You make up my existence.  You choose.  You decide who lives and who dies and each existence.

Self-Sufficient – You do not need any of Your creation to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use the daughters of Zelophehad and Moses and Joshua and me because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  There are no limits to inheritance.  You are without limits.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach me about You.  You teach me about the daughters of Zelophehad.  You shall give them a hereditary possession among their father’s brothers, and You shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.  You have Moses go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land, which You have given to the sons of Israel.  You teach me about Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit and You commission him in Moses’ place.

·       The Spirit – Ezek 3:14; Matt 12:18; 12:31; Mark 1:10; John 3:5; Acts 2:17; Rom 15:19; 1 Cor. 2:13; Gal 5:16; Gal 5:22; Eph 4:4; 5:18; 6:17; 1 Thess 5:19; 1 John 5:7; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:16, 26; Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:8-11

o   What is blaspheming the Spirit?  Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10

Are the conversations I have in my head my conscience OR THE HOLY SPIRIT?  The Holy Spirit is in my consciousness and thoughts.  Conscience is moral obligation.  1 Sam 24:5; Acts 24:16; Rom 13:5; 1 Cor 8:7; 1 Tim 3:9; 4:2; 1 Pet 3:13, 16, 19

       The Holy Spirit is leading me.  My conscience leads me.

Sovereign – It is You who leads me.  You transfer the inheritance.  You show Moses’ Your land.  You commission Joshua.  You have me reading Your Word.  You teach me about Yourself and Your throne.  It is You I am worshiping.  You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You separate the daughters of Zelophehad and Joshua the son on Nun for Your purpose.

Gracious – You show the sons of Israel Your favor by transferring the inheritance.  You listen to the daughters of Zelophehad and agree with them.  You do not leave the sons of Israel without a leader.

Merciful – You show the sons of Israel Your compassion by making sure the inheritance of their father stays in the family.  You appoint Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before the entire congregation.

Longsuffering - You are patient with the sons of Israel and slow to anger.

Righteous – You are always right.  You teach the right way.

Just – You punish the guilty, cover sin, and reward the righteous.  You reward the daughter of Zelophehad by giving them an inheritance.  Your reward Moses by letting him see who will lead after him.

Loving – You love the sons of Israel and You take care of them.  You give them an inheritance and a leader.

Good – You are their God.  You lead them.  You teach them about You.  Moses prays to You and You listen.  You listen.

Wise – Your wisdom causes You to do the things You do to instruct me in Your ways and give me information about Yourself and Your throne.  Your wisdom is higher than my wisdom.  Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Truthful - You always speak the truth.  You give the daughters an inheritance and a way to transfer to someone in the family.  You tell Moses when he has seen the land, he will die, he will be gathered to his people, as Aaron his brother was.  You have Moses lay his hand on Joshua and commission him to lead to the sons of Israel.  This is reality.

Faithful – You always do what You promise.  You give them the land of Canaan as a hereditary possession.  You let Moses see the land but be does not enter it.  You give them another leader who has faith and believes You.  You are my God and I am Your possession.  I am in Your household.  I walk with angels.

Wrathful - You will destroy all unrighteousness.

Jealous – You will not share the sons of Israel or Moses or Joshua the son of Nun or me who are rightly and morally Yours with any other creature.


Incomprehensible – The daughters of Zelophehad, inheritances and Joshua the son of Nun.  Moses knows he is going to die, gathered to his people, and prays to You.

How come all daughters do not get an inheritance?

·       Inheritance – Num 18:24; Deut 10:9; Ps 2:8; Prov 13:22; Jer 12:7; Joel 2:17; Mic 2:2; Mark 12:7; Eph 1:11; Col 1:12; 1 Pet 1:4

o   For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, ‘They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.’…therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God spoke to him… For Jesus to:  Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession.  Jesus is given the nations as His inheritance  and the very ends of the earth as His possession from Jehovah God.

·       A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

·       In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will…

·       …giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.  Acts 20:32; Acts 26:18; Eph 1:14; 5:5; Col 3:24; Heb 9:15

·       …to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you…

·       Strangers and aliens – Eph 2:12; Heb 11:13; 1 Pet 2:11

Fellow citizens – Phil 3:20; Heb 12:22; Gal 6:10; Eph 2:19; Phil 1:27; Col 3:1

·       Not human Jews and Gentiles but chosen angels and chosen humans?  Strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Rom 9:4; Col 1:21; Gal 3:17; Heb 8:6; 1 Thess 4:13; Gal 4:8; 1 Thess 4:5; John 1:47; Rom 2:28; Gal 6:16

Revile angelic majesties – Ex 22:28; Jude 8; 2 Cor. 4:7

       I am trying My LORD

Our access in one Spirit to the Father – Rom 5:2; Eph 3:12; 1 Cor 12:13; Eph 4:4; Col 1:12

Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant – 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 8:6; 9:15

Household of the faith – Heb 3:6; 1 Pet 2:5; 4:17; Acts 6:7; Gal 1:23

Ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator Acts 7:55; Ex 20:19; Deut 5:5

What is the better covenant?  1 Tim 2:5; Luke 22:20; Heb 7:22; 8:8; 9:15; 12:24


Access in confidence 2:3;4; Heb 4:16; 10:19, 35; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:21; Eph 2:18; Col 1:12 – walk with angels?  To share in the inheritance of the saints in light?

What is the faith?  Acts 13:8; 14:22; Gal 1:23; Gal 6:10; Jude 3,20

Ex 20:19 – Then they said to Jesus, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, lest we die. – ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator.

Deut 5:5 – The LORD spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire, while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain.

       My confidence is that I can enter the holy place by the blood of JESUS….that I am drawing near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having my heart sprinkled clean from and evil conscience and my body washed with pure water.  Jehovah God will put His Laws in my mind and He will write them on My heart and He will IS MY GOD and I am His people, His possession.  Right now.  Even this very moment He leads me.  Because I have FAITH.  I will have confidence to walk through fire and I have hope that I am His possession and that I am learning what I am supposed to.  I have the conviction of things not seen.  I am a fellow citizen with the saints, and I am of God’s household and I am giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.  I am transferred to the kingdom of His beloved Son.  Am I blaspheming Jehovah God?

       A new covenant – Luke 22:20; 2 Cor 3:6; Heb 7:22; 8:6, 13; 9:8; 12:24

       New covenant in My blood – Ex 24:8; Jer 31:31; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 8:8, 13; 9:15


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