Saturday, October 21, 2023

October 21, 2023

The Levites were parted from the other Israelites as servants of God in his Tabernacle. They replaced the firstborn of the Israelites; God wanted them to be raised together with service to him as an example in their daily lives. They would begin ministering at the age of 25, most likely training and learning, and at 30, participate in the daily offerings and the tearing down, carrying, and raising of the Tabernacle when they moved. This makes perfect sense why Jesus started his ministry at the age of 30, doesn't it? We don't really know who belongs to Israel anymore; time has only served to destroy that lineage. Many have come in to usurp their authority and have sullied their good name. However, because of our salvation in Jesus, we are Israel and the new priest of his temple, the Levites. He has parted us out as his servants, and we are to do the work of the Tabernacle and keep the light of his word lit so all can see it. We are to train others in his service, especially our children, and bring them in as holy workers unto the Lord. 

What we are watching unfold on television is not about God's holy people; we are His holy people and are called by his name, the name of Christ. Paul said we are grafted in; it's in the Bible, so I believe it. The people stirring the pot are only making you think that His people are being destroyed, but that is a lie; we are God's people and are scattered all over the world. All the madness we are seeing is propaganda to feed the war machine and make money for the selected few. Don't get caught up in it; much of it is artificial intelligence based on lies; therefore, no human should be sacrificed based on those lies. Focus on Jesus; he is our peace, and pray for the truth to be revealed for all to see. 

For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. Numbers 8:16

Friday, October 20, 2023

October 20, 2023

When I see someone I have poured my heart into walking in the ministry God has given them, I am overjoyed! Everyone does not have the same mission; God has appointed each of us a portion of a specific ability to do what he calls us to do. Some jobs are more challenging and require a stouter heart that is also compassionate. You will know that it’s part of God’s design when you see the steps you’ve taken, the jobs you’ve had, and the life you’ve lived coming into play for that particular mission. First, he sees, then he trains, refines, and tests; when you’re ready, he puts you in a position where you know that you know you are the one he has chosen for the tasks. It’s especially evident when you finish one, and he gives you another, even before the other is complete. Though it may be daunting, it is more fulfilling than anything else you’ve ever done. 

Moses finally got the Tabernacle set up, and the Israelites made their first sacrifices, which took twelve straight days. In the end, Moses went into the Holy of Holies, and God spoke to him, which must have been a great feeling. So much work had been put into it, and to hear God speak must have made him joyful. Was it easy to do what Moses did? No. Don’t expect God’s mission for you to be easy, but it will be worth every heartache you experience preparing for it. God is so good and loves us, and he knows that doing his mission will bring us the most happiness. Don’t worry if you don’t know your task; when you’re ready, he will show you.  

And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him. Numbers 7:89

Thursday, October 19, 2023

October 19, 2023

After resting a day after the surgery on my gums, I decided to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. I have a problem sitting still, and my turnip greens are getting big and need to be thinned. Rather than pulling them up and throwing them away, I transplanted them into another bed where I had planted head lettuce that didn’t come up. Before I finished planting all of them, they had begun to wilt. I hope they’ve perked up this morning. 

When we take a full-grown human out of the world and transplant them into the kingdom of Jesus, they will undergo a refining process. Some break under the pressure and wilt. That’s why it’s essential that someone come along beside them to encourage and disciple them, water, and care for them until they are strong enough to stand on their own. 

God gives each of us a ministry, and you will know when he calls you up for service and when it’s your time to work. It’s not always easy but fulfilling, and you will never regret serving the Lord. 

Remember this: because of our faith in Jesus, we are the children of Israel! We are grafted in and adopted into the family. We are the children of the dispersion.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. Numbers 22:23-27

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

October 18, 2023

In the Old Testament days, if a woman was accused of adultery by her husband, he could take her before a priest and have her drink bitter water to prove her guilt or innocence. If she confessed, she would only face divorce and her dowry taken away. However, if she didn’t confess, was guilty, and drank the bitter water, which included dirt from the tabernacle floor, her belly would swell, and her thighs rot. That’s a terrible way to die! If she were innocent, she would prosper by conceiving. There was no power in that water; it was just dirty water. The power came from God, who knows if we are guilty or innocent whether we confess or not. Though we don’t have to go before a priest, God will show his power; it may take some time when others have wronged us, but eventually, he will bring justice. When someone has done others wrong, and we pray for God’s mercy, to see God bring justice lets you know how good and loving He is. They may not swell up and rot, but seeing them paying the price for their crimes is often better. 

On a similar but different note, Our country is in a world of hurt right now, and we are victims of government criminals. They have committed adultery with satan. Wait for it; God will make them drink the bitter water, and we will watch them rot before our eyes.

And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. Numbers 5:27

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

October 17, 2023

It’s not often that I get such a late start, but I had bone graft surgery on my gum for a dental implant, and I woke up dizzy this morning. I’m finally starting to feel better, but not quite 100%. I felt too sick to read, so I used the Bible app to read the next chapter of scripture in my study. We are fortunate to live in this day and age where technology has become an excellent assistant in studying God’s Word. There is no excuse for not reading or listening to your Bible. Find time every day to delve into scripture. It’s a fantastic gift to those of us who love the Lord.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 1 Timothy 3:16-17

Monday, October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

I’m guilty of not maintaining my Tabernacle as I should. I try to eat properly, but sometimes, I fail and consume more sugar than I should. Interestingly, the food brought into the Tabernacle to sacrifice was mostly meat, with only a small portion being bread. I included this information because the Tabernacle can be compared to our bodies, which now carry the Holy Spirit of God. The tent had a structure with poles and staves acting as bones and curtains like our skin and flesh. There were interior coverings for the elements of service made of animal skins and fabrics hiding the most inward parts like our tendons and ligaments covering our bones. When God lifted his cloud and camp was moved, care was taken to pack the tent and elements of service systematically. Only the high priest could see and touch the things in the Holy of Holies. 

The ages of men from the tribe of Levi enlisted to take down and set up the Tabernacle were between 30 and 50. They were young, but not too young; they had to be at an age where they were still fit to carry a heavy load but not stupid enough to look at it or touch something they shouldn’t; they would die on the spot if they did. They had to fear God enough but were still willing to serve him. If God was particular about who could see and touch the most holy things of the Tabernacle, how do you think he feels about the innermost dwelling of his Holy Spirit in you? An intruder had better watch out! God has a particular affinity for the dwelling of his Holy Spirit, and he wants it maintained in perfect condition, and anyone who seeks to harm it had better watch out!

And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers 4:15

Sunday, October 15, 2023

October 15, 2023

Our cameras catch more wildlife footage than they help stop intruders from entering our property. I love seeing the different animals that lurk in the night. I guess the hunting gene was passed on, except I would rather not be in the same vicinity as the little creepers, but I enjoy watching them from my cozy couch. Early this morning, the cameras caught a coyote and a possum. The possum in this morning’s video helped me identify the waddling animal with no tail that I had seen before and couldn’t decide what it was; now I know. Though I know they can’t do anything, the cameras give us early warning of possible intruders. They act as the first barrier of protection in defending our home sanctuary. 

When God gave Moses the plan for the encampment, his plans placed the Levites as the first barrier surrounding the Tabernacle, and Aaron and his sons were positioned on the east side, directly in front of the door. Any intruder, which included anyone who wasn’t a Levite, would be killed. That gives you a clue to how serious God was about protecting his dwelling and keeping it holy. What does that tell you about the temple that dwells within us? Do you actually have the Holy Spirit if you allow anything satanic to come into your life? Anything unholy should be killed before entry. Consider your participation in satanic festivities; if this is your favorite time of year because of Halloween, you need to ask God if he approves. If you are not convicted, seek Jesus before it’s too late. 

But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Numbers 3:38