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Moses: The Great Tribulation and End Time Call of God P-2

We now return to Moses in the wilderness with the children of Israel.
Exodus 19:10-11 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.    
So we need to understand that this covenant of being kings and priests unto God the first and primary responsibility of those who would enter therein is to cleanse themselves to obtain sanctification.

I need to say when I have spoken of these things to preacher and believer alike regardless of church or denomination I have received a Calvinistic rant of: It’s not by works, it’s not by works, it’s not by works. Which all mindlessly speak, not having the slightest idea what that are speaking of. The reason for them saying these things is that it has been so drummed in them that regardless of church and denomination that they can not help themselves from speaking what is in their heart, that has rendered them inoperative to repent, to pray, or to obey what God has spoken to them.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Note in this that repentance is not a dead work but repentance leads to faith in God.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Note in this second passage the phrase “purge your conscience” that is the act of repenting and cleansing your conscience and once again this is not listed as a work.


Galatians 5:19-20 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery(The opposite of this would be faithfulness), fornication (The opposite of this would be chastity), uncleanness (The opposite of this is sanctification or to be made clean), lasciviousness (The opposite of this would be modesty), Idolatry (The opposite of this would be to worship and follow God alone), witchcraft (The opposite of this would be the gifts and operations of the Spirit), hatred (The opposite of this would be agape love which would not be a work either), variance, emulations, wrath (The opposite of this is meekness which is not a work either), strife, seditions (The opposite of this would be unity), heresies (the opposite of this would be truth as taught by the Spirit),
In examining the opposites of the works of the flesh we see that these are more “spiritual qualities” and “fruits of the Spirit” than good works. And several of these qualities Christ mentions separately from works when he speaks to the seven churches and says I know they works. Good Works defined in the Law of Moses, they are concrete things for example giving to the poor, the fatherless and widows.  Preaching salvation, healing the sick and casting out devils are all called works in the Gospels Going and physically helping your neighbor is also considered good work. As we have addressed the issues of tithing and giving and have emphatically stated God can not and will not be bribed so to the word of God says that doing good works will not turn gods head and through this you will not curry favor with God. But this is not so with obedience, prayer, repentance, fasting, and seeking sanctification.  


Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
But the testimony of Abram is filled with prayer repentance and ultimately Abrams obedience even though it took him 30 years was what brought him to this encounter with God that yet affects us today.


Titus 3:4-6 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.


Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, -- Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else

Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest -- Repent; or else

David speaks often of repentance of prayer and fasting as ways to cleanse ones soul and spirit. Sacrifices and offerings thou wouldest not but a broken and contrite spirit and elsewhere he says – obedience is better than sacrifice. 

Exodus 19:10-11 And the Lord Said unto Moses Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
So God tells Moses to sanctify them not once but for two days. This sanctification was not a simple prayer, this sanctification was not a simple confession or profession, it was a process where layer after layer like an onion of sin unrighteousness and uncleaness were stripped away.

But this process of sanctification is not an end unto itself, as is taught in the Roman Catholic Monastic teachings of an early 17th century Roman Catholic nun named Madam Guyon, and by her modern disciples like Martha Wing Robinson, Jesse Penn Lewis, Watchman Nee, Witness Lee and a host of others. And I am sad to say that I personally know hundreds (this included dozens of Pinecrest students and several faculty members) that were and still are caught in this tangled web of this medieval monasticism filled with penitence, self-flagellation, containing fragments of various monastic vows, and praying and worshipping the Christ within. This is the world of what Madam Guyon describes as her second state which she called "mystical death," During which she felt detached from God and was plagued with deep mental depression and thoughts of hell and judgment. She frequently had dark, weird dreams, which she considered a form of revelation. In the world today this life style would be described as Goth. And in the scripture this morbid stripe of believers are described as having made a covenant with death.  So when we speak of sanctification and repentance on this site any resemblance to any of the words of these people is strictly coincidental. And in no way do we advocate or validate any of their writings.

The end or the goal of the process of sanctification not to suffer to make ourselves worthy, it is not to make us bloody and bruised living reenactments of the cross, it is not a gospel of those who suffer from manic depression where we with shaden-freud can secretly and inwardly delight in how all the people who have made us suffer will be paid back. Sanctification has one purpose and one purpose only – Be ye Holy for I am Holy. Sanctification is to lead us to the feet if Christ and Him alone.  And if this process or as Madam Guyon called this first the first state she found herself in “Union with Powers” and in this state she said she was led into a self-abusing lifestyle to seek Christ within to pray to Christ within or to worship Christ within this is not sanctifying oneself unto God. This is Catholic and eastern mysticism where one contemplates their inner self  and tries to raise their consciousness and that is why these teachings are fraught with phases like raising our consciousness, and Christ consciousness, and seeking the Christ within. They have a belief that in meditation they move their earthly being into God’s body and the two become one. This spiritual merging of flesh and God is spoken of in reverential tones as “union.”  The new age movement and elements in Charismatic, Pentecostal, fundamentalists and even those in evangelical circles all are drawn to this like moths to an open flame. Moody Bible Institute even published a version of her Biography.

Ezekiel 13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
This so describes this doctrine – and it so speaks of its end result.  Communing with one’s spirit and having it guide you to spirituality God or whatever – is a cause of woe. It is the path of fools – spiritually deluded fools and God concludes that such acts will not bring you to truth – whereas they that are led by the Holy Spirit . . .  Following one’s spirit will only lead to darkness and nothing for in ad of itself man’s own spirit is corrupt and filled with darkness.

Not to mention these followers of Madam Guyon erroneously divide the word of God between some imagined thing they speak often of as being “Old Covenant,” and being part of the “Old Covenant Mentality,” or having  an “Old Covenant Mindset” that we need not the law and the prophets, we as believers need only the Gospels and the Epistles 

I admit this bent is not a creation of their own but they have taken it far beyond what any corrupt Reformer or corrupt Roman Catholic “Saint” or “Doctor” wrote in that regard. Madam Guyon’s modern disciples make out the Old Covenant to be their enemy,  and an enemy to all those who read it and want to follow in their perverted ways, But their fear of  Scripture is far greater than even the one who reads it, for they speak of the “Old Covenant as if it were a spirit or a non-corporeal demon that affects even to those who read not the Old Testament has such power that it pollutes and permeates their very consciousness and is able to cloud their thinking and obscure their inward spiritual perceptions, interfering with all that they would do and teach.  What they are really fighting against is God and the Holy Spirit. What they are resisting is God’s
Spirit striving against them and their sin and unrighteousness and the perverted path they would follow. And so as God chides, reproves, and rebukes, they shake it off and blame the conviction correction and call to repentance and sanctification – on their version of the devil that they call “Old Covenant Mentality.” And that immediately by them renaming it as such “renders it null and void” just as the Scribes and Pharisee’s went about nullifying Scripture to their own damnation.  

Psalm 77 is probably the linchpin in Scripture to all the goings on of these modern disciples of Madam Guyon. That is what they believe, what they are supposedly spiritually doing, and what they are supposedly spiritually achieving.

Psalm 77:1-6  1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
Like David the people that seek this experience are generally a people in great anguish, they are filled with loneliness, despair, the world around them is in a shambles – but unlike David these people do not really know the Lord, they have never been hardwired into him and have never had a “Life Changing” salvation experience to begin with. David however knew the Lord intimately and was also a Prophet of God.  so in verse six when David speak of calling into remembrance my song in the night, and saying in this lull or void he will commune with his own heart and with his spirit he will make a diligent search – David is not speaking of an astral projection of his soul or spirit searching and reaching out to touch God. And Neither is David seeking or reaching deep within to commune with a God that is within. And this will be borne out in David’s own words in this Psalm.

Psalm 77:7-9  7 Will the Lord cast off forever? and will he be favourable no more? 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

Here we have David feeling cut off and this deep separation between him and God

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. (The first difference between what David is speaking of and what the disciples of Madam Guyon are doing is David is NOT empting his mind, soul, or spirit to enter into a trance-like emptiness – David in counter distinction to this says that he WILL (of his own volition) REMEMBER (call up mental remembrances) the years where he saw the right hand of the Lord raised in his behalf – This remembering and recalling of what God had wrought in his behalf is part of what David defines as I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search”) 11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (The second difference David cites is a REMEMBRANCE of what he was told of the power and workings of God) 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.(The third major difference of David’s communing with mine own heart: and my spirit making a diligent search is that he defines that searching of his spirit for God  as including meditating upon all the works of God and that is David speaking o                          f meditating upon the Law of the Lord as he repeats elsewhere dozens of times – and why is he meditating upon the word of Old Covenant? David is seeking God to reveal to him his sin the cause of this separation  -- David is seeking cleansing and sanctification and note also that part of this communing with mine own heart and my spirit making a diligent search is also David speaking these things to the brethren – All of what David is speaking of here is shunned by the disciples of Madam Guyon as being part of the much hated and maligned Old Testament Mentality).


13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: (David then speaks of the outward tabernacle of God he had erected with its outward altar of repentance that contained also contained an outward the Holy of holies.)  Who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest (outward) wonders: thou hast (outwardly and openly) declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm (outwardly and physically) redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. 17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. 18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven (And David most importantly to this discussion of his communing with mine own heart: and my spirit making a diligent search – that the God whom he “Inwardly” is not in him, but is outward. And here David now refers now to the place of God’s dwelling as “in heaven” not within the breast of David the man of God and the Prophet of God.) the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (The final verse of this psalm is so old covenant and show so conclusively that David was reading and meditating upon the book of Exodus. And David’s testimony is that God revealed himself to David in many times and in many ways as David sought the Lord with his heart and diligently sought after the Lord in this way.)


I will select David’s walk and David’s revelations over Madam Guyon’s hands down. Her testimony includes no conversion, and according to her own words part of this process she went through for almost a decade was her having dreams, visions, and the like with demons speaking to her, and containing   very dark and perverted things that tormented her body soul and spirit.  This woman was a soothsayer who communed with spirits, and not unlike Simon Magnus was reputed to have done and was rejected and cast out of the Church by the Apostles themselves. They difference between her and Simon Magnus was that she appeared in an age of utter corruption (where there were no longer Apostles and Prophets) and she appeared within the Roman Catholic Church not in India or China or on her own in a farm field and the fact that she had been a Catholic Nun and advised by priests has been used by men to vindicate all that she testified of.  And now in this modern era men have now sought to shroud her corrupt and perverted words with scriptures, and have thusly presented her to the brethren making her to appear as an angel of light  -- illuminating the way to salvation.  But this way of hers is no way at all. It is but just another path for people to waste their lives blindly plodding down, the end of which leads nowhere, which as all of the other hundreds if not thousands of false Gospel’s true design and purpose. 

Exodus 19: 12-13 And thou shalt set bounds (Strongs 1379) unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
So as Moses is working with the Children of Israel  to sanctify them the Lord speaks a most curious thing. That Moses and Aaron are to set up these boundary markers around this mountain  And the Children of Israel are given an ominous warning not to go up this mountain, not to touch even the edge of it and if any do so they are to be put to death (notice that the killing is not being done by God) Notice that men are to kill anyone that attempts to touch or even go near to this mount. But God says here that when this trumpet shall sound THEN shall the come up to the mount.

The Septuagint reads a little different here:

Exodus 19:12-13 And thou shalt separate (This word in Hebrew (LBG -- Lamech Beth Gimel) is used eight times in numbers to lay a bond to one’s self ie to take a vow.  Apo-Riloo is used 10 times in the NT as God severing or separate unto himself for service) the people round about saying take heed to your selves that ye go not up the mountain nor touch any part of it, everyone that touches the mountain shall surely die. A hand shall not touch it, every one that touches shall be stoned with stones or shot through with a dart. Whether beast or whether man it shall not live. When the voice of the trumpets and the cloud depart from off the mountain, they shall come up on the mountain.


So in verse 10 God tells Moses Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes,

In verse 12 God does not tell Moses to set pylons along the edge of the mountain, but in both the Greek and Hebrew we see God telling the people to separate themselves unto the Lord for this sanctification (The bride making herself ready) – During this interim period they are unclean and therefore no one of them is to come unclean unto the mount or even touch it (Christ speaks of this regarding prayer, judging others and touching other matters including partaking of communion – the reason is not what is commonly taught from our corrupted viewpoint that the Father is an angry judgmental God who we need to be protected from,– it is because there is one who condemns the brethren night and day and when the unclean do or partake of certain things the one who condemns the brethren seeing this snaps into action and cried out for “Justice” which in this case is “Condemnation” against the doer or partaker.) Notice as was said above that it is not God striking these people dead but men that are enforcing this staying away from the mount.

Exodus 19:14-15 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
Look now and see Moses does not set come down the mount and set up markers, pylons, or boundaries along the line of death What does he do? He helps the people sanctify themselves, he has them wash their clothes and he gives them certain advice on what this cleansing encompasses and does not encompass. And we can read in there that the people with one heart and one spirit obeyed the word of the Lord and with their whole heart they cleansed and sanctified themselves. And was this an end unto itself? No. Was this a call into a monastic existence? No. What was the call? That on the Third day God would appear to who? The clergy? The elders and High Priests and Levites? Not at all the promise of being a peculiar people was to the laity – the High Priest and Levites were not yet established nor known even by Moses himself. And of this laity without priestly interference or Levites to explain and interpret for them what they saw or heard.

No, in this event God wants to demonstrate his power to the Laity, He wants to come down in the sight of the Laity, and He wants to audibly speak to Moses in the hearing of the Laity for the express purpose that the laity might all become kings and priests unto God.

Now for a moment we need to see that this did not happen. And it did not happen in forty years in the wilderness, it did not happen in eighty years in the wilderness with Joshua lading them into the Promised Land. It did not occur with the coming of David it did not even occur with the coming of Christ and his walking among men and performing signs and wonders for 3.5 years and all told this Covenant Jewish age was in force for almost 1500 years without producing the fruit of a Laity that were priests unto God. The Covenant of Abraham with the same calling and privileges was in force for another 500 years making it 2000 years old when Christ came and it had key not produced the seed of faith. Now we flip over the fallen and backslidden church and can see with some degree of certainty that like the children of Israel in these 2000 years we have neither produced the seed of faith unto Abraham nor a laity of priests unto God to be God’s peculiar treasure. And hence we are to the cutting off of this tree as the Children of Israel themselves were cut off.  


Exodus19:16-18 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; (These trumpets and the thunderings and lightnings all bare significance to what is recorded in the book of Revelation, These trumpets sounding are not being made by the Israelites they are all from heaven as God advances towards his people.)  so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. (There were no markers but the people stood off in the reverence and fear of the Lord) And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
This was actually a sign of the Lord on the earth and in the heavens of God appearing unto Abram and making his covenant with him in the likeness of a smoking furnace and lamps of fire. Except that this was a hundred-fold manifestation of that. And as a great horror of fear fell upon Abram so a great horror of fear feel upon the children of Israel.

Exodus19:19-20 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
So if we are keeping a list God has now spokenx audibly not once but twice in front of all the laity – so that all have now heard the audible voice of God or the word that proceedeth.

Exodus19:21-22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish. And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
So now we have Moses on top of the mount and the people the laity all assembled down at the bottom of the mount and God with some concern tell Moses we can’t talk now because I see the Israelites curiosity is getting the better of them – and I see that some of them are going to try shortly to break through, climb the mountain to try to gaze upon the Lord – but if they do many of them shall perish. Note here that God did not say all would perish many is most but not all. And when you God down let the priests also, sanctify themselves lest the Lord break upon them (in judgement)

This word Priests is very important here because as we have already said no high priests and no Levites existed yet the word in the Greek is (Iereus) – and it means to be hallowed or Holy and is spoken to one that makes offerings


The First use of the word is in

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest (Iereus) of the most high God.

Melchizedak is the first named priest (Iereus) and he was a priest of the most High God as Moses Father in Law Reuel was.

Exodus 2:16 Now the priest (Iereus) (Unto God)  of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Exodus 3:1Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest (Iereus) of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Exodus 18:1 When Jethro, the priest (Iereus) of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;

Exodus 19:22 And let the priests (Iereus) also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.


Exodus 19:24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests (Iereus) and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.


When God said:
Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests,
(Iera-teia Priesthood) and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.


Exodus 23:20-32Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. (verse 22 reads completely different in the Septuagint) For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

Exodus 23:22 (Septuagint) If ye will indeed hear my voice and if you will do all the things that I shall charge thee with and keep my covenant  ye shall be to me a peculiar people above all nations for the whole earth is mine and ye shall be unto me a royal priesthood (Iera-teia Priesthood) and a holy nation.  These words shall ye speak unto the children of Israel  if indeed ye shall hear my voice and do the things that I shall tell thee I will be an enemy for thy enemies and an adversary for thy adversaries

We see very pointedly how important it to hear the voice of God - for those that would be in his priesthood


And we might as well mention the Leadership and the Guidance, of the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 23:20,23  20And behold I send my angel before thy face, that he will keep thee in the way.  That He may (this is not automatic) bring thee into the land which I have prepared for thee. Take heed to thyself and hearken unto him and disobey him not. For He will not give way to thee for my name is (written) on him. 23 For my angel shall go as thy leader and (He shall) shall bring thee to (This is a promise) the Amorite the chettite and  Pherezite and Canaanite and gergasite and evite and and jebusite and I will destroy them thou shalt not worship their Gods nor serve them. (I see by the Spirit that this worship is an issue of fear but not the fear of the Lord, and this serving them is an issue of fear, but not the fear of the Lord.)


Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word (voice from) behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.


John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify (teach) of me:


John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak (teach): and He will shew you things to come.


So who then are the priests of Exodus 19:22, 24?  The bible is largely silent in Exodus as to who was making offerings unto the Lord and under what circumstances prior to the giving of the Law. But from Exodus 10 we see Moses telling Pharaoh they need their flocks because they have a lot of offerings that need to be made. 

Exodus 10:25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.


I think we find the answer who their priests where in Exodus 20


Exodus 20:24-25 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

The Lord issues new commandment which we explore shortly that God actually has a preference for an altar – and it is an altar of dirt.


Exodus 24:4-5 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, (of dirt)  and twelve pillars (altars of dirt) , according to the twelve tribes of Israel.And he sent (for the) young men of the children of Israel, which (had) offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.

And here we see Moses in obedience rising early and erecting 12 altars of dirt one for each of the tribes – so their would be no mistake made, because this was not their custom and he calls in these young men from each tribe that had previously been assigned as their tribes acting priests to make these offerings – these are the priests of Exodus 19:22,24 and these altars of dirt, and this priestly order consisting of members of every tribe and probably its key households is worth some consideration in light of the events that shortly come to pass in Exodus.


Exodus19:21-22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish. And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
So we are now back with Moses on top of the mount and the people the laity are all still assembled down at the bottom of the mount, and God has some concern about the Israelites curiosity is getting the better of them , and some of them are going to break through, and climb the mountain to try to gaze upon the Lord.  And if they do so many of them shall perish. Now I need to remind you that all of these people had already had two days of sanctification, they washed their clothes, they vowed to stay away from the mount in their uncleaness and they were given a list of other do’s and don’ts regarding their sanctification –


Exodus 19:21-22 (Septuagint) And the Lord can down upon mount Sinai on the top of the mountain and Moses went up.  And God spoke unto Moses and saying go down and solemnly charge the people lest at any time they draw neigh to God to gaze and a multitude of them shall fall. And let the priests that draw neigh unto God sanctify themselves lest he destroy some of them.

What these verses indicate is not that God wanted to strike dead any that would look upon Him – that has been corruptly preached in all quarters. But these verses indicate that a loving Father is seeking to protect a not fully sanctified people that still have lingering sin and iniquity in them. So note here that of the people and their multitudes  “many would be slain” and God finds that unacceptable. But of these young more holy tribal priests that there were still a “few among them” that would be struck dead and even that the loving Father finds unacceptable. 


Matthew 18:13-14 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will (Greek -- Desire) of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.


And so the command goes forth from God to Moses to protect these people. Fir as unimaginable as it may seen even though they heard the audible voice of God, and saw the manifestation of the furnace and the flames of fire, and God speaking audibly out of these tongues of flame, and they saw all great lightenings and thunderings. – God had not accomplished his whole desire, in that God has not yet revealed himself to these people however their present level of sanctification would not bare that level of light and holiness.


So the priests have to sanctify themselves even more and they with Moses will help to try to bring these people to a higher level of cleansing, the deeper sanctification that is needed if these people at all are to become priests unto him.

In the next passage we find that once again Moses can not comprehend what God is getting on about and proceeds to argue with the Lord.
Exodus 19:23-24 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot (will not) come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds (make a vow of seperation from) about the mount, and (they have) sanctify it (been wholly obedient). 24And the LORD said unto him, (I like the King James where God appears ticked of with Moses and says) Away! get thee down! and (when) thou shalt (come back) come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through (follow you and Aaron) to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.

And after Moses comes down and warns the people to stay back and they comply God then audible speaks to all of them the following. And I can not interpret this passage any other way than God speaking this audibly. The power of these words are so much more Powerful when you see the Lord God audibly introducing himself to His people in verse 2 and then giving His demands of holiness and sanctification to this people.
Exodus 20:1-18 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:

 10But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. 18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

 By the time that God was done speaking these people were speechless. No doubt completely laid bare in their sin and shame. And they now absolutely saw how deaf, blind, and naked they were before God.  Knowing of a truth that there was nothing righteous or worthy of God’s love or salvation in any person that stood their that day and heard his voice. This is the striving of God’s Spirit with men.  This is the reproof, rebuke, and correction, that is sharper than any two edged sword that cuts between flesh and bone, soul and spirit and is a discerner and thus exposes the deceitfulness of the heart of men. So devastated were these people that they demanded of Moses that God Speak no more directly to them.  -- For they feared that cutting power of the light and truth conveyed in His audible words would cause them to perish.


Two years ago I saw for the first time how God so loved Adam in the garden and the fall that he sought to protect and ultimately redeem him and his seed. And likewise two years ago I saw the love of the Father in this narrative in Exodus and in the Law where I had been taught since I was a child that there was no love only judgment and wrath. I am glad now that I did not write this two years ago for the Lord has given me such a greater understanding a clearer vision of these things even as I write them now 

Exodus 20:19-21 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. (The truth of the matter is that it was not the hearing of God’s audible voice that had set them off – God speaking to Moses audible was not as threatening or terrifying s God directly addressing them) And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
Understand that even after two days of cleansing and sanctification in the best possible circumstances having the audible voice of God directed at them was more than these people could bare and they began to falter – they tried to withdraw to a safe distance where they felt more comfortable in their sin and their corruption.

This is why many walk the way they do. It is not because they do not love or want God. It is that which is within, the baggage they carry about in their soul and spirit, it so stings and so cries out with agony in the light of His glory and truth they dare not do go closer. Instead of throwing overboard that which causes offence (this may cause you to read the verses containing the word offense in a new light.) They choose instead to walk in the more comfortable shades of gray and darkness  

And so God in His grace turns instead to Moses and speaks and however alarming and convicting that may have been it was more comfortable to listen to God speak to Moses than to have him speak to them in first person in their semi-sanctified state.

Exodus 20:24-26 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
As I was writing this and researching several articles that I have written over the last two years to maintain “some consistency” in what I write I discovered to my chagrin that I made half a dozen references to an “Altar of Dirt” that must have been fairly cryptic to those that God has led to this site. All the time I thought I had posted what God had spoken to me on this matter when I was fasting for those 15 days two years ago. I know I had originally wrote out all that I had seen and heard on this matter, and I on several occasions taught small and select audiences on this from what I had written out – and the lesson  took me 3 hours to go through, beginning in Exodus 19 and ending with the Golden Calf in Exodus 32. Some how that article never ended up on this site. and some how my original notes that were typed on this computer also disappeared as well. So I guess God at this time has me rectifying this. I can only wonder what other cryptic references I have been making 

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

So God took dirt and breathed his very breath into it, and it became a living soul. Note here the power of breath of God – that in itself it creates life, consciousness, the ability to reason, it converted mere dirt into flesh and blood and so much more than we could not begin to express the glory of what that single breath of a holy and righteous God did for a nameless altar or pillar of dirt.


In the garden, the man Adam that had created from the red earth needed greater life or greater witness in him than what he could receive in partaking of the measure of the breath of God in the plants, fruits, and animals of God’s creation around him. For partaking of these was only able to slow the fading glory of the original breath that the man Adam had received. As in similitude that Moses face shone and the glory faded.


This seems to conclusively prove that Adam the man whose leaf that did not fade or wither while in the Garden of God’s delight had another source of life that was being inputted into his being other than the bread of God’s fading glory alone which could be freely partaken of from all that grew or roamed in the garden around him. For with a careful reading we can see that the man Adam was actually in the Garden with God for quite a prolonged period of time. To continue in these days (Yoms) of the Lord lasting 1000 of your years, this child of the fading glory of his Father would have had to have receive multiple (daily) infusions of his Father’s greater life, and greater witness that came from the words that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father.       


Therefore Adam owed the longevity of his existence to the word that proceeded from the mouth of the Father rather than the partaking of the fading glory of bread alone. When God breathed into Adam, we might say that God spoke life into Adam -- for with our breath we utter sound.  So with His breath God uttered life. And in the case of man God’s utterance it was imparted to an altar of the dirt of that was fashioned from the field. And of that dirt we see that God chose for himself common dirt, dirt of no reputation, not some exotic mix of rare soils and essential nutrients, not soil impregnated with gold, or precious stones, but the lowest most common dirt to impart his life and glory in.


Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.


This altar or pillar of dirt became exalted and began to think of itself more highly that it ought and thus the sin of Adam or the sin of man was born.  And sin once it hath conceived  - - -


James 1:14-16 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.


Deuteronomy 8:3  And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. 
And Adam the man of dirt that thought more highly of itself than it ought was humbled, and thrown out of the Garden and more importantly from scripture tells us the presence of God. And here and Learned that he indeed could not live by bread alone and so the child of the fading glory of the Father leaf did wither and his flower did fade and he died and returned to being common dirt. Note that there was no place of repentance for Adam once he had despised his birthright. Like with Esau God could not simply give back his lost birthright though it was sought with great tears and much repentance for the Man Adam, and later the man Esau had given their birthright of dominion in all its intricacies over this world to another.

Luke 4:5-6 And the devil, taking Christ up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto Christ, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
This was the birthright of Adam that traded in order to temporarily receive temporary sustenance for his flesh  -- that is to say Eve. And like unto Esau the man Adam though he cried with great tears of repentance, and howled with great anguish such had never been heard in the earth before or since – there was no place of repentance found for him. For that day Adam saw he had not been supplanted not once but twice. The man Adam not only had lost his birthright, but the man that had created from the red earth no longer could receive of that greater life or greater witness of the father. And thus was banished from the Garden.

Genesis 3:19 (God is speaking here to Adam) In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
God has no use for arrogant prideful dirt that will rail against the potter that formed it, and will boast to all of creation of how mighty, powerful and gifted it as dirt is. We are but dust, and our life and breath and all that we have are directly from God not ourselves or other men. 


In light of this one might be able to see where all this confession teaching might be counter productive. One might be able to further see that all of the classes, and lessons on our spiritual standing in Christ that are designed to build up a believers self-esteem, are actually puffing up these believers and their churches. And that these teachings of all our spiritual authority, and that every promise in the Bible is owed by God to every believer only serves to lift up and exalt what is supposed to be humble dirt, so that this dirt is all the more inclined to rail against the its Potter and Maker like the Israelites in the wilderness, and as a by product of the arrogant and boastful teachings there are all the more inclined to thrust with the horn of Ezekiel 34 and push with their side the sheep that are weak and are not esteemed by their church’s or denomination’s standards. And incidentally this attitude and this behavior are listed in scripture as sins unto death. 

Exodus 20:24-26 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
This scripture is of great significance and has passed under the radar of the church. I am going to say the following not to build up or exalt myself because the words and things I speak here are not in and of myself but they were revealed and taught by the Holy Ghost as promised in Scripture. As God spoke these things concerning Adam, Moses and Christ’s relationship to the First Adam, Communion, and the three horsemen of the Reformation I was so excited in each case and talked with the only person I had contact with at the time other than my mother – Wade Taylor and we spent dozens of hour speaking of these matters I would call him and he would call me and repeatedly he would say he had never heard these things before. A small example of which is this passage in Moses of the Altar of Dirt. These truths are precious – they have been hid as we are told in scripture – but God is no respecter of persons, there is no Calvinistic calling of God that I have received above any other that reads these words. I attest here that if God will speak to a know-nothing dud like myself and reveal such profound things that I have a 35  year track record of not having been able to seek out, and find out any of this own on my own, then you too who are either like myself (being part of the dud word) or those who have been blessed and gifted beyond me in wisdom and understanding can more easily see and hear these things and more in the Spirit as well.  This is what our calling and this website are all about. Not the raising up and exalting of some imagined ministry or calling or one’s name, but getting you to see the hope of your calling and to get you to step up to the plate as you yourself are called to be a priest unto God for you and your household and to hear His voice and to learn of Him and as the Apostles so did you are then to speak of those things that you have seen and heard and handled concerning the word of life – not what someone else has seen and heard, each of us is to be unique in Christ. This is the true end time call of the Spirit unto the churches – the call is to prepare a people, a people to all be functioning priests unto Him, a people as Moses said that are all prophets – a prophetic people.  Where as scripture says no one shall any more teach his neighbor saying know the Lord for they shall all know me.  And this knowing is not an intellectual understanding, or a passing familiarity like we might say I know the president, or some head of business, or some actor, but this is an intimate knowing of Him. This is a knowing that moves hopefully from servanthood or even sonship to friendship. That is not done at all by arrogant declarative confessions and professions before God and men of our positions and callings, but when we are seated at the foot of Christ’s table as He is the Master of the house, if it so pleases Him, He will ask some to move up the table, and in so doing will cause many that seated themselves more highly than they ought make room for the few and move towards the foot of the table.

So I say with some authority repent and sanctify yourselves and ye shall most assuredly hear the voice of the Spirit. And if and when you do hear His voice, then obey His words, and obey His guidance and faint not when you are reproved, rebuked, or corrected. For whom he loveth he chasteneth and scourgeth every son --  so that we can move  deeper  into Him. For hearing His voice is not our goal, but to be like Him so that we can see him as He is yet while we live is our goal. – And if it is not, this should be your goal.         

So God commanded Moses when he was going to make an offering unto the Lord that the preference of God was that it would be upon an Altar or pillar of dirt. Consider that the significance of this may have been hid even from Moses at the time because God had not yet dictated to him the book of Genesis.  The word for “earth” in Altar of earth Exodus 20:24 is not is not Strongs 766 ERES translated as “The inhabitable parts of the earth” but Strongs 127 DAMA. -- The root word of which is Adam.  And the word DAMA can be translated as: The surface of the earth, dust, dirt, ground, soil,  -- or a “A man of the earth” aka “A farmer”.   But we know the man of the earth to be Adam.

So we see here that God is instructing Moses to depart from the tradition of heaping stones to make an altar, and that God in his heart wants an altar of earth.

What He is seeking here is not just an altar but a memorial. For all of these altars made by Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, all became memorials. And in the Law of Moses God expressly forbids the tearing down or removal of any of these “heaps”, “memorials”, or as they are also called “witnesses.”  For the Lord counts these altars as precious, and He wants them to ever stand as a remembrance these men and their walks with God to help remind future generations.. So here God is calling for Moses to erect a altar of remembrance. Not just to commemorate anything, but an altar recalling Adam, his creation, and His walk with God before the fall. This Altar is also memorial to God’s promise of the coming one to Adam, and to Abraham which when he saw this in Him it was accounted unto Abraham as righteousness  -- so that this altar was a memorial of not only Adam but that this was a major step in His plan of redemption.  – I do not ask or expect that you see these things. I mention them only, as that they are there, and as the Lord has revealed these things unto me so I speak these things unto you.

We will now move on to a brief discussion as to the nature of dirt.  The nature of dirt is that it has not shape form or comeliness of its own and that it can be shaped formed or made into anything the potter desires.  It the dirt become hard and rock-like it has lost it dirt like qualities and therefore it is set aside.

Dirt is unstable in all its ways and it tends to be blown around by the wind, and rain washes it away and turns it into soupy goopy mud that tends to burden all who have to walk drive through or work with it. .

So here we build our altar of dirt and we rise up the next morning and it has crumbled into a heap and the wind has carried away a portion of it. So it we are to make use of this our ever decreasing or fading altar what must we do? We must rebuild it daily. Unlike altars of stones one of dirt is an altar of high maintenance that must continually take heed to or else your sacrifice on it will fall off this shifty heap and end up un-burnt and tossed all over the ground and therefore unacceptable to the Lord. And so there is not only the daily rebuilding and that would include the daily maintenance of our taking heed unto it

Another part of the nature of an altar of dirt is that it becomes over time inseparable with the offerings offered thereon.  And this is part of its sanctification. Man would probably throw away the altar and make a clean one with new dirt daily but we see not call for this is this passage and no actions that indicate this was done in any way in this and the related passages demonstrating its use. So that as the brazen alter in the tabernacle became holy and sanctified trough use and the altars that the patriarchs used them became holy unto the Lord so this simple altar of earth became hollowed unto the Lord as well. But more so than stones or brass in that the dirt became one with the offering as the ashes and bone chips and blood and far of the offering mixed with the dirt.

The last part that I have eluded to is that this altar of unstable dirt by virtue of much use does in fact become stable over time and it is buy the continual application of the blood of the offerings to it that the blood soaks in layer by layer here a little there a little until the whole mound has been saturated without and within and it has been sealed by the fire of the offering in it. 

There was a time that people cities and municipalities used to oil their dirt roads during the summer and up here in Alaska in some parts they still do this but now with vegetable oil and as a child I used to walk some of these roads and to the eye they appeared dark a tarred but they were soft underfoot with almost a leathery feel and with a stick you could poke through the surface leather like layers and into the softer oil impregnated dirt below. And once coated for a period of time these road would no longer produce dust, they would not wear away easily they would not blow away or wash away or turn to mud.     

Exodus 20:24-26 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
So when we look upon this passage we now can see that there is a lot more going on here than God having a hankering for a few piles of dirt or seeking to make Moses job more difficult. And we see on these altar God plans to do a whole lot of offerings – or a whole lot of cleansing and sanctification to not only the altars but these children of Israel that had already had two full days of cleansing and to the priests that had already had the two full days and more, and still were not to the place that God desired.

 From here we see that the Lord appears to have a different law regarding this priesthood of all believers and their offerings that he wishes to implement. Under the covenant that God made with Adam after they left the Garden of Eden of which they received their coat of skins of which Able followed in obedience and Cain and all offerings to God were offering in this fashion by Noah Shem Abraham Isaac and Jacob and probably during all the years of the Israelites captivity in Egypt The lord now calls for some changes

Most notably he prefers it on altars of dirt – but notice that the word that proceedeth becomes now a central issue. Go no longer wants these altars being built just anywhere but in all places where I record my name” God wants now the priests unto him to only build their altars of dirt where He tells them to. And that in these appointed places God says: I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.  So the Lord promises not only his audible voice but his physical visits and manifestations akin to Adam and Abraham. And this is something that Noah, Shem and Isaac and Jacob did not have. And this covenant relates greatly to what Christ promised not to the klesia but to the Ekklesia and the Eklectos of God.

And then the Lord says if you can not control yourselves and do build altars of stone if you touch a tool to it, -- it is utterly polluted. And the Churches of this day are all altars of stone and mortar that have had tools put to them. And then God says built not steps to this altar lest your nakedness be shown and every church has an altar in it today that has a platform or raised steps to it . – food for thought.

And so from the end of Chapter 20 to the beginning of chapter 24 the Lord then speaks to Moses all night while the rest of the Israelites have left the meeting and returned unto their tents. And Moses stayed up all night and meticulously recorded all of the words that God spoke as being part of this “new covenant.” 

And the first thing that is covered in this new covenant in Chapter 21 is the Law regarding servants on the seventh year getting them bore through. – See how this is all coming together in such a profound way. Note that all that is contained in Exodus 19-23 are all included in the New Testament as part of the New Covenant. When you read the Gospels and the epistles you will find the things spoken of in Exodus 19-24 spoken of over and over again as the doctrines and teachings of the New Covenant.

We move on now to chapter 24
Exodus 24:1-11 And God said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
So now the list has grown that are going to come up and see the Lord. From one and only one, to 75 Joshua is # 75 and is included in this list elsewhere  And look here and note that the common people are not to come yet it is the laity that the Lord seeks to be his priests and He yet seeks their answer in one voice, not the elders speaking for them or even Moses. 

And Moses wrote all the words (of this covenant) of the LORD (in a book – so that for all generation the children of Israel would have the worlds of this covenant), and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar (of dirt) under the hill (of Dirt), and twelve pillars (and twelve more altars of dirt), according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men (the priests -- those who already had been making offerings for the individual tribes) of the children of Israel, which (without instruction then proceeded and) offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar(s). And he took the book of the covenant, (That he has written the night prior) and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
So now burnt offerings and peace offerings are being made to cleans and sanctify these people, and the words of the covenant chapters 19-24 are read again and the People confess again their intent to be God’s people.

And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
Compare this now with the words of Christ

Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Know of a surety that the words of the Gospels and the Epistles is not the New Testament or the New Covenant as has been preached for centuries


1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?


1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying: This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
And Paul affirms this. And Then says that many drink damnation weakness sickness and death unto themselves when they partake – the reason is their uncleaness. 

So Moses then sprinkles the blood of the covenant directly upon the people the Laity, the 70 elders, the Joshua, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu. This was no simple event for the offerings were offered per tribe and per household and the blood and sprinkling continued probably most of the day as we have mentioned estimates say 1,000,000 Israelites left Egypt so there would have hardly been enough blood to sprinkle on 1000 people from 12 oxen and 12 rams much less 1,000,000. Remember scripture said they were only using 50% of it on the people and 50% on the altars to sanctify them.

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.  So these 75 people depart from the rest and go up the mount and they SEE with their eyes GOD. By there further cleansing and washing in the blood they see God and the description here is like in Revelation. But this is not all for we have said that God was seeking this covenant with mot with Moses or the 70 or Aaron and his sons but with the Laity and to the Laity God promised they would see him and in the last verse of this passage Exodus 24:11 we see this fulfilled.

Exodus 24:11 And upon the nobles (Those that were not with the 75 on the mountain with Moses) of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: (He did not slay then and) also they saw God, and (they did also partake of the offerings and) did eat and drink.
This was not a five-minute deal these people saw and communed with God as Adam and Eve had, as Able had when God personally accepted his offering and as Abraham had. They communed and at and drank while fully viewing the God of Israel seat upon this throne.   

Here we see the tabernacle of God with men. Here we see and they shall no more teach every man his neighbor for they shall all know me from the least of them unto the greatest.

Here we see that, when He shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as He is.

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
And so the church in the last days has been called to do with the Antichrist and his armies.

Exodus 24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Exodus 24 13-18 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God. 14 And Moses said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: (I see Jesus in the Garden Asking the disciples here to pray and tarry with him – and I see of course Christ when he was ready to ascend telling the apostles to fast pray and tarry in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came) and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them. 15 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. 16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. (For seven days Moses had to yet pray fast and sanctify himself before God called him up on the mount) 17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
When Moses said to the 70 elders tarry ye here and wait until we come again unto you this was of great importance.  It was no less a moment than when Christ told Peter and the disciples that satan had desired that they would be sifted as wheat but that Christ had prayed that their faith fail not. And then He asked them to come and watch and pray with Him in the garden. For the children of Israel this was that same moment. And as the disciples were weak through the flesh and could not pray with Christ for one hour so the 70 elders did not remain steadfast to their tarrying at the bottom of the mountain and waiting until Moses returned once again unto them.