Bible In One Year- Day 44 (Thursday, February 13, 2014)
Aaron and his sons were ceremoniously ordained for the work God has called them for. For them to be properly fit for it, God gave details of what should be done without leaving any stone unturned. God is holy and they that worship Him must be holy. We must know that God’s calling is by His directives and no logic should be attached. The success of Moses before Mount Pisgah experience was because he followed the instructions of God to the point. The using of the blood on the ear lobes, right hand and leg thumbs were quite significant. For a priest to teach the people of God he needs hearing ears, teachable hands and yielding or submissive legs, Psalm144:1.
Psalms 144:1 A Psalm of David. “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:”
These are actually basic parts of the body that could become instrument of sin. By what Moses did, according to God’s commandment, they were consecrated for God’s use. If we could consecrate our ears, hands and legs to God, we have, to a great deal, defeated the devil. To have faith, we need our ears. But if our ears are opened to profane words such as lies, gossips and rumors, we would hardly hear God. And if we even hear Him, we will doubt Him. Our ears have direct influence on our hearts. The bad words we hear contribute a lot to bad thoughts and bring fear into our lives. God uses our hands to bless people and do a lot of things. Moses’ hand was the symbol of ministry and power in the land of Egypt and that was why the Egyptians testified that ‘this is the Finger of God’. A sinning hand does no good to people. What you write matters, beloved. How many lives have you destroyed with your hand? How many hearts have you broken with the works of your hands? For God to go to places, our legs are needed. Where do your legs carry you to? If it is not to the glory of God, you are not supposed to be there. A priest bears the guilt of the people and so must be able to yield totally to God. Nadab and Abihu were destroyed because they dishonored God by carrying out the duty not commanded by God. Many of us try to help God but we never knew that it adds to the problems on ground. No matter how you love a person, the only way to render a spiritual blessing to such person is to wait on the Lord and hear from God for the next action; no profane prophecy or sacrifice should be encouraged. We could see that after Aaron had done the right thing, the glory of God came down accompanied by fire, Lev9:23-24.
Leviticus 9:23-24 “And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.”
It is not our duty as priests to fake the presence of God with sweet prophecies or words. Doing so will amount to diabetic tongue. The Holy Spirit will confirm the words you speak if they are from Him and people will know and see and worship the Lord.
Acts 10:44-46 “While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,”
Two types of fire were kindled in these chapters 8-10; that which was kindled by God and that by Aaron’s children. One brought the people to their knees while the other brought about untimely death. The one that brought untimely death was because they were not told to kindle it and again they added incense (sweet talk). Diabetic tongue is death to the body. When we sugarcoat the word of God it loses its power, dignity and glory. Just say it the way God has told you and live the confirmation to God. God wants to be glorified in our lives and this is achieved by those who come near Him, Lev10:3. Sugarcoating the word of God is self glorification; you want popularity and fame. This makes one to be opened to serious demonic attack. LET GOD BE GLORIFIED in all you do. Prayer: O Lord, give me the Spirit that does Your will, in Jesus name. Next mile on the trip is Lev11-13. Keep the fire burning and alive. Let Jesus be glorified in all nations.