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#56 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 9 • “The Sparrows and the Swallows”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt, Brother Titus continues his consideration of Psalm 84:1-3, 7, stressing the difference between the sparrows and the swallows, and the meaning of “each one” appearing “before God.” These verses say:

How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God….
They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#55 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 8 • “The Two Altars”

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the tabernacle with the tent of meeting, as described in the book of Exodus, there were two altars: the bronze alter in the outer court and the golden incense altar within the actual tabernacle. These two altars are also spoken of in Psalm 84; verse 3 of that psalm says that in God’s dwelling place:

Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
    my King and my God.

And verse 7 says of those who give themselves to seek the Lord:

They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.

In this excerpt, therefore, Brother Titus uses the picture of these two altars to show us God’s desire, that we advance from the bronze altar in the tent of meeting to the incense altar within the tabernacle, and how we grow in our relationship with God by continually traveling between these two altars.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#54 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 7 • “An Overview of the Tent of Meeting and the Tabernacle”

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt Brother Titus, with the help of another brother, reads through and comments on the outline of the first message from this training, giving an overview of the tabernacle with the tent of meeting and its spiritual significance. From this we see, as the outline states:

God’s desire is not for people to spend all their life in the courts of the tent of meeting. Rather, His desire is that they would experience the second part: the tabernacle itself, where they can enjoy Him [and] be joined to Him….

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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Revolutionizing Our Church Life (1)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

“How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned
   for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King and my God.
How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever praising You. Selah.
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.”
—Psalm 84:1-7

 

In this Psalm, the swallow makes her nest between the two altars in the tabernacle, that is, between the bronze altar in the outer court and the golden incense altar in the holy place. The bronze altar represents the place where we, as New Testament priests, labor with people and help them come to God. The golden incense altar is where the priest stands before God Himself, who dwells in the Holy of Holies.

The swallow represents the common people, meaning that everyone can find a home here. Between these two altars is the laver, the shewbread table, and the golden lampstand. To live between these altars means that we experience the reality of each of these items. This is to “go from strength to strength” until we at last “appear before God in Zion” at the golden incense altar. After spending time in God’s presence, the priest can return again to the bronze altar to serve others in a renewed way. (more…)


#53 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 6 • “The Real Significance of the Altar”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

What is the real significance of the altar in the Old Testament tent of meeting? Of course, many Christians do realize that it signifies we must offer ourselves to God. As Brother Titus shares, however, that does not mean we offer ourselves on the altar to do something for God; rather, we offer ourselves to be consumed by God. If we fail to see this, we will miss the real meaning of the Christian life and spend our lives engaged in Christian activities in the outer court, rather than going on to contact Christ Himself in the Holy Place within the tabernacle.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#52 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 5 • “Do We Have the Right View in Raising Up Brothers to Serve the Lord?”

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt Brother Titus shares how we may try to develop brothers merely to serve in an outward way in the “tent of meeting,” focusing on how they appear, whether or not they can give good messages, and other outward matters, rather than on bringing them into the tabernacle to contact Christ Himself.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#51 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 4 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (4)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

The general topic of this training was related to the Old Testament picture of the tabernacle. At a number of points in his sharing, therefore, Brother Titus refers to a diagram that was being displayed during the meetings of the tabernacle with the outer court. He points out that we should not be satisfied to live a life merely in the “tent of meeting,” remaining in the outer court. Rather, we must press on to enter the tabernacle itself, where we can experience God directly.

In this excerpt Brother Titus’ main burden is to use this picture to give us a very practical word, showing us how we can have a healthy church life, rather than a life of merely coming to the meetings.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#50 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 3 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (3)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

In our previous two podcasts we covered the final message from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio. In this week’s program we are going back to feature excerpts from the beginning of the training.

While this training was intended to cover aspects of the tabernacle, Brother Titus’ main burden in his sharing was to help us avoid having a church life that was merely a routine. In this message he is working to show that we should not seek to raise up young ones to be merely good brothers or good sisters in the church life and serving in the church meetings. Rather, we should raise them up to be those who are really pleasing to the Lord.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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