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Tid Bits of Wisdom

From the Wonderful Word Publishers
April & May 2018 Vol. 12, 5-6

Temper, Temper,
Temper, Moses!

Num 12:3
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of
the earth.)
Moses was quite a man! To be meek you must suppress the flesh, be
gentle in mind and realize you are a needy person. Only a needy person will
look to Christ for their needs. When you don’t feel you have needs, then you
think of yourself as a self-sufficient person. Moses knew that in his flesh he was
nothing, but he also knew that looking to God for leadership and power, he would
be able to do great things. Moses’ ministry gave us the law, which is for the flesh.
Elijah’s ministry showed us God’s power through man, which showed us the pos-
sibilities of the spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ’s ministry provides for the saving
of the soul, which makes us acceptable to God and provides us with Eternal Life.
Revelations speaks about when the overcomers get to heaven, they will sing the
song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. The first verse we will sing about the
law, and the second verse will be all about grace and truth! Moses spoke often of
the coming of the Son of God. Jesus spoke often of Moses. Jesus said if they had
believed Moses, they would have believed Him. Jesus said Moses was faithful
in ALL his house, as Jesus was faithful in all His house. The difference was, that
Jesus built all the houses! Outside of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, Moses
was spoken of as the meekest man that ever lived. YET, Moses had feet of clay,
just like you and I have. Moses was not a perfect man as Jesus was, but he had a
great testimony.

Moses’ life did not begin easily. You might say, he was all wet!!
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Ladies’ Ministry
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do not have a ladies’ Bible class. The Bible
Temper, Temper, Temper, Moses! says clearly that the older women are to teach
the younger women and we are not taking ad-
Well, maybe he wasn’t all wet, after all, he was in a basket. Does that make him vantage of our opportunities. I was able to
a basket case? (haha) Anyway you look at it, he had a tough start. God was so write out two lessons this last month, “Prov-
merciful to allow his mother the privilege of weaning him. The most important erbs 31” and “The Woman of Wisdom vs. The
things in life are taught during a person’s weaning years. Strange Woman”. Hopefully they will make
these verses come alive. There are many errors that we found after printing. You
After 40 years with the King’s daughter, he refused to be called her son. might make a game out of it and see how many you can find. I have several
He joined himself to his people, who were living in affliction and suffering. He people helping me look for errors and yet it is very easy to miss them. If you can
left all his privileges of the king’s house to live in trouble with his people. It was overlook the flaws and look for the truths in these two little booklets, I believe
in the heart of Moses to be a deliverer and a protector from the beginning. So, that it might make as much difference to you as it has to me.
when he saw one of his people fighting with an Egyptian, he slew the Egyptian For any gift of $25 or more we will send a copy of both booklets.
and saved his friend. Temper, Temper, Temper, Moses! God doesn’t comment -----Gloria Brewster
or correct Moses for what he did. Moses might have had the right to kill the
Egyptian, had he still been part of Pharaoh’s kingdom, but since he had chosen to HE WHO IS ON THE ROAD TO HEAVEN
be with his people, he had no authority to kill the Egyptian. He now has to run WILL NOT BE CONTENT TO GO ALONE
for his life, and this would mean another 40 years away from his people and his
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least to be greatest; we must die to live. Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster
how God says to do it? I feel today we are doing what Moses did and we are doing 1801 Old Hickory Trail
things our way, thinking everything is going to be alright! Not this time Moses. Halfheartedness consists of serving DeSoto, Texas 75115
I used to wonder why God was so tough on Moses about hitting the rock. Was God in such a way as not to Website:
that really a big deal? It was to God. You see Moses’ feet of clay was his temper. offend the devil.
True, both he and God were angered many times in the wilderness. The only
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TID BITS OF WISDOM difference being that God’s anger was a righteous anger. God tells man to be
angry and sin not. In our anger, most always, we react in the flesh with the wrong
We need to begin by apologizing for being so late to the bank with the
love gifts this year. We will try to never do that again. We also want to say thanks Num 20:8-13
to the new ones who have given lately. We so appreciate your gifts. Everything 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy
in this work is cash only. If God doesn’t supply, we don’t go forward. The Lord brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his
has been so good to provide the needs of this work and our personal needs. If the water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give
the congregation and their beasts drink.
Lord is with you, He will provide for you.
9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and
For many months God has given me unusual strength, but today I am he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
having difficulty breathing. I realize that the Lord has shown me great mercy 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the
these last 12 years, in keeping me on my feet and being able to minister to others. water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
Thank you so much for your prayers. 12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to
sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not
Easter is here and we remember just what the resurrection means to us. bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
My heart is heavy for those who do not understand that there is life after this life. 13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the
What a hope we have as Christians to look forward to. My heart condition has Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
made me take a closer look at the promise of resurrection.
Most every time we miss a blessing, it’s because we bring it upon our-
Thank you for the sweet letters you have sent telling us what the paper selves by our actions and attitudes. God, in His mercy allowed Moses to see the
has meant to you. They are very encouraging. promised land, but he was not allowed to enter. Moses was soon to be with the
Lord and that’s a lot better than the promised land! But there does come a time
If this paper is a few days late, it is because God has supplied a new print- when God says, “That’s enough”! Even to the best of men, comes the righteous
ing machine to Bro. Larry and Judy Connor and they have to go to Beaumont, judgment of God. God is not a respecter of persons. God’s ways are equal. It
Texas, to pick it up. The Connors are such a blessing to this work. It took us is our ways that are unequal. When we preach, “Be sure your sins will find you
almost a week to print and put the paper out before they took it over. They do it out,” we are speaking to ourselves as well as others. Moses was a GREAT MAN
in a couple of days. Ladies from our church help put it together. OF GOD, but just like you and I, he had FEET OF CLAY!

As many of you know, our church parsonage burned to the ground last Deut 32:49-52
October. Our pastor and all his family were able to get out of the house safely, 49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land
but there was no time to take personal things out with them. Our insurance made of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give
it possible to buy another home which is a great deal better. God has put it on the unto the children of Israel for a possession:
hearts of people to give everything they have needed. Two weeks ago they were 50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people;
able to move in to their new home and again get back to normal. Thank you for as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of
your prayers for them during this trying time, which God, through your prayers,
has turned to a blessing. Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the
midst of the children of Israel.
52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the
Welcome to the newcomers. We hope this will encourage your walk with land which I give the children of Israel.
the Lord.

‘TID BITS OF WISDOM’ Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster 1801 Old ----Jerry Brewster
Hickory Trail, DeSoto, Texas, 75115. All gifts are tax deductible.
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F does not tell us. We know that God gave woman the ability to turn man’s heart.
He warns man to never marry a woman who serves other gods, because they
E WILL turn his heart. I believe that Miriam was the one who initiated the stand
M against Moses. She was the first born and Moses was her baby brother! She
A had priority when it came to place in the family, but not when it came to God’s
L work. She is the one who bore the shame for what they did, but Aaron and Moses
begged God not to leave the leprosy on her. They felt responsible for not protect-
E ing her from this. Every day she had to spend outside of the camp was a shame to
Gloria Brewster Aaron and Moses. Nobody benefits from going around God’s ordained positions.
INSPIRATIONS Is it easy for a woman to work through a man’s position when he is not show-
ing spiritual leadership? NO, it is not easy, but it is required for us to share our
thoughts without forsaking respect for who they are. Is it easy for a man to lead
a woman? NO, it is not easy. A woman who is angered can be a very dangerous
MOTHER OF thing to a man’s life, but man has to trust God with us just like we must trust God
AARON, MOSES with man. Male and female do not really struggle with working God’s way; we
struggle with TRUSTING God to protect us.
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be Moses’ mother. She did
raise three leaders. She didn’t get to see the promised land, but she did raise three
In the front article we focused on Moses. That made me begin to think children who helped her people get there! Moses’ parents lived by faith and were
about the “mother of Moses”. We know nothing about her except that she had not afraid of the king’s commandment.
the faith to hide Moses and that God used all three of her children to deliver His
people from Egypt and to lead them to the promised land. You may not realize Heb 11:23
that Miriam was called, just as her brothers were called. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because
they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s
Mic 6:4 commandment.
4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the
house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Whatever our challenges are today, they can’t be worse than the mothers
and the fathers of the Old Testament.
Miriam was the young lady who was watching to see what would happen

to Moses when he was in the basket. She could have been eight years old or older BIRD-LIKE TRUST
at this time, which would make her at least 88 when they entered the wilderness.
When you think about it, God sure did use some OLD people to lead Israel! Said the robin to the sparrow,
Aaron was 84 and Moses was 80.
“I would surely like to know
We don’t have the names of Moses’ parents until Numbers chapter 26. Why these anxious human beings
His father’s name was Amram and his mother’s name was Jochebed, the daughter Fret about and worry so!”
of Levi. His mother was born in Egypt. She had never known real freedom. She Said the sparrow to the robin,
did hope for it because she had been taught that God was going to give them a
homeland. She birthed three children, Aaron, Moses and Miriam. She raised her
“I imagine it must be
children to be servants of God. What are the chances of all three of your children That they have no heavenly Father
being called by God for a great work and also to work together in the same work? Such as cares for you and me!”
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With the resurrection of Jesus fresh on the minds of the Apostles, they watched There is no mention of their parents when they left Egypt. We assume they were
Jesus ascend into heaven and heard the promise given, that they would receive dead by this time. But were they dead when Moses fled from Pharaoh and lived
power after the Holy Ghost came upon them. They gathered together in the upper away 40 years? We don’t know, but if his mother was alive, don’t you know she
room, as commanded, and waited until they were endued with power from on missed him those 40 years.
high. Acts 2 then becomes the most pivotal chapter for New Testament Christi-
anity, because once the Spirit came from the Father, the Apostle’s message was If you will notice, most of the stories in the Bible speak about people
that of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to the scriptures. (Acts2:29- who have UNUSUAL things in their lives. What is there about your life that you
32, 3:26, 4:10-12) These Apostles were gospel preachers and they emphasized feel is unusual? We often get scared when things don’t go as planned. That is
and amplified the resurrection. It was the resurrection of Jesus Christ that made where we must trust and obey. It must have been hard to be Moses’ mother. I
the difference in the gospel message. Many men and prophets had died for their am very protective when it comes to my children and I always wanted them in
beliefs, but none had resurrected. This was the cornerstone of Christianity in the my eyesight so I could be sure they were safe. We didn’t leave our children with
early church. It is the Risen Savior that is our Cornerstone even today. The gospel a babysitter very often, and if we did, it was usually mine or Jerry’s parents. It
has not changed. The Apostle Paul expounds on the resurrection in I Corinthians would have been very difficult for me to wean one of my children and then give
15. It is here that we find that blessed hope of one day raising from the dead and them to someone else to raise! I’m sure that Pharaoh’s daughter let Moses do
receiving a glorified body like that of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The things his parents would not have allowed. I would find it very hard to watch a
Apostles were preachers of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. child of mine living a lifestyle I did not agree with. How would she ever make
an Israelite out of her son after all the Egyptian philosophy he had been taught?
II Timothy 2:2 –And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, She didn’t have to change him, God put it in his heart to be with his people. I tell
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Paul you, if it were left up to us we would never do things the way God does. That is
taught Timothy, Timothy taught faithful men, and we are the others also. Do not why it is so important to trust God with the things we cannot change.
take the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus, according to the scriptures, lightly.
It is here, in the charge to Timothy, that we learn of the preservers of the doctrine A whole nation looked to this woman’s three children during the hardest
of the resurrection. The same was committed unto us by faithful men. Our duty time of their nation. If she were alive when they were leaving Egypt she would
and responsibility is to carry the torch of the gospel high so that others will be have been so thankful for what God did with her children.
drawn to the Person of the resurrection, who is the Resurrection and the Life, the
Lord Jesus Christ. If we do not preach the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who will? Miriam was the leader of the women’s choir! She encouraged everyone
We have been given the Word of God that will stand forever because of the risen through music. Music is how you praise and lift up the name and the person of
Christ, so that we may teach others also. God, and how we give sacrifices of praise to our God. Her place was very im-
portant. She was called a prophetess (Ex. 15:20), and yet there came a time that
In conclusion, as Jesus was standing outside the grave of His friend Lazarus, He Miriam and Aaron resented Moses ruling as the leader. They felt they knew God
said to Martha, “Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou should- as well as he did and that they were not inferior to him when it came to serving
est see the glory of God?” In light of the resurrection, the emptiness of the tomb, God. Moses had married an Ethiopian woman, which would be a black woman
we see the glory of God. As children of God, we one day will look back upon our (Num 12). They disagreed with him and challenged his leadership (position).
own empty tomb, and it is there that we will stand in awe of the glory of God. God did not deal with what Moses had done; He dealt with what Aaron and Miri-
O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is am were doing. Don’t stand against God’s man! God called the man in marriage
sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be unto God, which giveth us to be in charge of the marriage union and it is destructive to attempt to change
what God has established. Our rulers do not always use good judgment and God
the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Do you believe in the risen Saviour?
didn’t say that Aaron and Miriam did not have the right to give their opinions. It
----Danny Medford was the fact that they were not wanting to respect Moses as God’s leader.

(Bro. Danny is the associate pastor of Galilean Baptist Church. He will gradu- Why did God put leprosy on Miriam and not Aaron? Well, the Bible
ate this May from Norris Bible Institute and is praying to find where the Lord
wants him to serve. They would appreciate your prayers.)
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“And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I
had with thee before the world was.” John 17:5

Jesus, here in John 17, is praying in the garden just hours before he was to be cru-
cified. Knowing that death was imminent, He began to agonize in prayer for the 1. Ark resting on Ararat after being immersed in the waters of the wrath of
glory that He had with the Father before the world was. In this verse we see the God – Gen. 8:4
eternal Sonship of Jesus Christ. He was one with the Father before the world was 2. Isaac replaced by a ram on Mt. Moriah – Gen. 22:13 w/ Heb. 11:17-19
created. We read in the book of Revelation, that Jesus is the Lamb slain before 3. The living bird let fly, after being dipped in the blood of the slain bird, used
the foundation of the world was laid. So in dealing with His resurrection, let’s go in the purification of the leper – Lev. 14:1-7
back to the book of beginnings, called Genesis. It is here in the first chapter of 4. Feast of the firstfruits observed annually foreshadowing Christ rising from
the Bible that God set forth the context in which he would reveal to us His full the dead as a guarantee that others would follow in His resurrection – Lev. 23:9-
glory and might. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. (out of 14 w/ I Cor. 15:20-23)
nothing) (Gen.1:1) The creating power of God contains the power to resurrect the 5. Jonah reviving and emerging from the belly of the whale – Matt. 12:40
dead when out of nothing, He created everything.
These are but a few pictures that God ordained in the pages of the scriptures, for
He set in creation, within nature, the principle of resurrection. We know that the us to observe and believe.
seasons were ordained by God; spring, summer, autumn and winter. In the early
days of autumn, the vegetation begins to die. By the first day of winter, most The power of the resurrection is proven by Jesus Christ during his earthly min-
vegetation is “dead”. In early spring, everyone witnesses the “resurrection” of the istry. Jesus himself raised people from the dead. As far as we can read, only two
vegetation here on earth. The trees begin to blossom and leaves begin to spring other men in the Old Testament raised the dead, Elijah and Elisha. The Jewish
forth. The annual flowers begin to grow and bloom again. And within just a few mind would have immediately recognized that Jesus was sent from God, when
short weeks, that which was dead to the observer is alive and growing and beauti- Jesus himself raised Lazarus and others from the dead. No man can do these
ful once again. God, in his omniscience, set forth the principle of the resurrection miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. (Jn. 3:2, Jn.11, Lk.7:11-15,
in the context of creation. We cannot be caught “off guard” by that principle when 8:41-42, 49-50)
we see Jesus rise again at the end of the gospels, because we have all witnessed
that principle every year in the changing of the seasons. Each day, He sets forth The person of the resurrection is Jesus Christ. Before raising Lazarus from the
the resurrection principle in the rising and setting of the sun. Each month, He sets dead, Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in
forth the resurrection principle in the waxing and waning of the moon. The whole me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” (Jn.11:25). So with the principle of
of creation cries out the “glory of God.” (Psalm 19:1-6) We are without excuse, the resurrection set in the context of creation, the many pictures on the pages of
as Paul states in Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation scriptures and Jesus being the resurrection and the life, it is not hard to believe
of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even that on the third day after His burial, the grave was empty. The angels asked the
his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” women in Luke 24:5, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here,
but is risen:” The women remembered the words of Jesus, how that He said He
Not only does God give us nature as a witness, He gave us a book called would rise again and meet them in Galilee, so they left to go and tell the disciples
the Bible. Within the pages of scriptures, the Old Testament, we see pictures, that Jesus was risen. There is no room for doubting the resurrection if you believe
prophecies and promises of the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, intercession that Jesus is the Son of God. God cannot be killed or destroyed. The resurrection
and reign of Jesus Christ. (Job 19:25-27, Ps. 16:8-11, Is. 26:19, Dan. 12:2, Hos. is the “fullest” revelation of who and what God is, even today. (John 1:14)
13:14) Here are a few pictures in the Old Testament concerning the resurrection: (Continued on page 8)