November 25, 2021

This message is a continuation of yesterday’s message.

 

We are talking about the lifestyle of a priest who has a routine in God’s holy place. A priest must clean the lampstand, add the reduced oil and clean the wicks so that the existing fire can remain fully lit. He must also replace the bread on the table with new bread. The next duty of a priest is to put incense on the altar of incense as an image of the worship of a priest who serves God. God really wants His people to have a life as a prayer and worshiper.

 

Once again, the Word confirms that God gave a promise: “Listen carefully to Me and you will eat what is good and your soul will delight in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me; hear and you will live! I will make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the steadfast love I promised David.”

 

There is a divine life that will always fill the life of a priest, until he cannot be reached and touched by death. It is interesting to pay attention to the records in the Bible in the book of Numbers 20 which tell of the death of Aaron.

 

Numbers 20:23-28 (NKJV) And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying: “Aaron shall [a]be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah. Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor; and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there.” So Moses did just as the Lord commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

 

Before Aaron died, God asked that the priestly garment (the robe of ephod) be taken off, only after Aaron’s priest died, so did Moses (Deuteronomy 34:5). The anointing that works in the life of a priest, makes death unable to touch their lives, because the reality of God that grips their hearts presents a divine life that conquers death in victory.

 

Once again God really wants our lives to be built to be like a priest who continues to pursue and press in His presence. But there is a time limit that God has given us to build a life as a priest. So never waste the call and time of the grace He has bestowed upon us.

 

Isaiah 55:6 (NKJV) Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.

 

I pray that we will never again waste heavenly invitation and calling. But we do respond to it accurately. We always say “YES!” at His every call and command. We are always available and dedicate our lives for the continuation of His agenda and will.

 

Isaiah 55:7-9 (NKJV) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

 

Maybe for a long time our lives are not as accurate as most people in living their lives. But today hear the voice of God: Christ has given Himself to reconcile ourselves to the Father. God is pleased to call us closer to His presence.

 

Respond to Him accurately!!! Say YES to His every call and command!!!

 

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NKJV) “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 

His Word and promises will always be fulfilled. O people of God, incline your ears and come to Him. Hear, and you will live!! He wants to make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the steadfast love that He promised David.

 

Hebrews 3:15 (NKJV) while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

 

Be God’s chosen people, royal priesthood and holy nation, to proclaim God’s great work and bring change to cities and nations. Rise up, O Church of God! Let the glory of God be more manifested!! Hallelujah! Amen!! #ILoveGod

 

Ps. Steven Agustinus

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