Numbers 9 Outline
– The celebration of the Passover in the Desert of Sinai (Numbers 9:1-14)
– The Israelites followed the cloud over the tabernacle (Numbers 9:15-23)
Numbers 9 Summary
God commanded Moses to instruct the Israelites to celebrate the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. Moses told the Israelites about God’s instruction regarding the Passover and they celebrated it on the twilight of the 14th day of the first month in the Desert of Sinai. The Passover is to be celebrated by eating the lamb with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Some Israelites complained to Moses that they couldn’t celebrate the Passover because they became ceremonially clean for going near a dead body. Moses asked God about it and God answered that the Israelites who has become ceremonially unclean for going near a dead body or Israelites who are away can still celebrate the Passover. However, if a person who is ceremonially clean did not celebrate the Passover, he will be cut off from his people. Any alien that want to celebrate the Passover must follow the regulations.
The Israelites set out according to the cloud over the tabernacle. At night, the cloud looked like a pillar of fire. When the cloud lift up from the tabernacle, they will set out. When the cloud settle on the tabernacle, they will encamp at the area.
Numbers 9 Bible Study
1. The New Covenant Passover
On the day when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, God killed all the firstborns in Egypt. God spared the Israelites because they had applied the blood of the Passover lambs on the top and left and right posts of the door. The blood applied at the door posts represent the blood of Jesus Christ. The wage of sin is death. We are all sinners and sin separates us from God. But Jesus Christ came down to the earth to die for our sins so that we can receive the forgiveness of our sins once we have repented and confessed our sins to God. The blood of Jesus Christ will only cleanse your sins away if you truly repent and confess them. In Colossians 1:13-14, who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. In Matthew 26:28, for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
2. Follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit
The Israelites set out whenever the cloud is lifted up from the tabernacle. But when the cloud is settled on the tabernacle, they will encamped in the area. Similarly, we should follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). When the Holy Spirit speaks to you, you must listen and do what he say. If you don’t listen and do what the Holy Spirit say, you will grieve him (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is gentle and we must not grieve him by purposely disobeying God’s words. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.