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Holy Things

Posted by byhisstrength, 04 February 2012 · 211 views

King James Daily Bible Study Devotional
Message Title: Holy Things
Date: Saturday February 04, 2012
Today's Chapters: Leviticus 22-24

Hello My Friend,

Every person that has received Christ as their Savior has one person dwelling in them that enables them to live the life that God wants them to live. That person is the Holy Spirit, and believe it or not the talents you have were given to you to serve God in some way, like I said before, all God wants is someone to be ready and willing to serve Him in the profession that He has given them. The key to being ready and receiving the gifts rewarded for serving Him is letting the Holy Spirit do His work in you. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ...And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:” - Ephesians 4:4-7,11-13.

God chose the tribe of Levi to be those who would serve Him in the ministry, that did not mean that He would not use any other tribe to serve Him, but that they would be the ones who would work in the actual church. God gave Aaron specific instructions on how he and generations after him would serve Him in the church. “Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD. Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am the LORD...They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them. There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat.” - Leviticus 22:2,3,9-11.

The holy things offered to the priests and their family members was the meat offerings given as provision for the work they had done for God in the church. No priest or member or his family who had become unclean was allowed to touch or eat of the sacrifices unless they were cleansed from their sins, no stranger was allowed to eat of them either unless their soul was bought and they became part of the family. This is an illustration of Jesus, while we can serve God, unless we receive Jesus He does not accept the offer, Jesus purchased our souls when He died on the cross, and the only way to partake of the sacrifice is to receive Him as your Savior. “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.” - 1 Corinthians 6:19,20.

God instructs the Jews on holy people, holy things, and holy places, now He instructs them of holy days. “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” - Leviticus 23:2-4.

Though the yearly feasts were made more remarkable by general attendance at the tabernacle, these must not be observed more than the sabbath. On that day they must withdraw from all business of the world. It is a sabbath day of rest, representing a spiritual rest from sin, and rest in God. God's sabbaths are to be observed in every private house, by every family apart, as well as by families together, and in holy assemblies. This does not mean that we should all take Saturday's or Sunday's off, but we should have one day a week where we devote it only to God. “Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.” -Matthew 12:5-8.

The word blaspheme is defined as to speak evil of, to swear, slander, or abuse, especially toward God or in reference to Him. We all go through things in life or see things happening and wonder at times why God allows them to happen. That is natural and God expects and accepts our questions, even when we get angry or upset. God can handle anger, what He can not handle is speaking evil of, slandering, or abusing His name. “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.” - Leviticus 24:13-16.

Today, we are lucky that this law is no longer in effect, but the same rule applies to the blasphemer, to the one who curses God, he shall bear his sin, that is, bare the punishment for cursing God. Out of all the sins we can commit nothing is more dangerous the Holy Spirit. “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:” - Mark 3:28,29.

We have the great Spirit of God dwelling in us, it is our gift to Him for trusting only in His Son to save us. That means that we have something holy in us, which no one can take from us. He is our guide, our teacher, our conscience, our only way to understanding the Bible and how God wants us to use the talents He has given us for His glory. When we truly respect God in reference to His law there is nothing that He will not do for us. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:9,10.

Today's Psalm: 37:4 - “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
Today's Proverb: 20:25 - “It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.”
Today's Prayer: God, Your arm is not too short to save, nor Your ear too dull to hear our prayers. Our iniquities have separated us from You. Today, I repent of those things that have distanced me from my holy God, Lord, reveal anything that I need to part with to be in complete harmony with You. Help my faith to be renewed and help me resolve to follow Your will. May I be found faithful as I call out to You, for I know You hear me because Your Son is a part of me. In Jesus' name. Amen,

Enjoy the rest of your day/night.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
Christina

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