Sunday, May 13, 2018

Law - The Priesthood (SD19)

Exo 32:26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the Lord's side—come to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
    Though all the Israelites were the people of God, yet only those who volunteered to obey and serve Him were chosen.
   Similarly, only Christians who willingly choose to serve Him will be called to be His servants.

Priest at the Bronze Altar
    At the Bronze Altar, the Levitical Priesthood accepted the sacrifices (for sin, peace, thanksgiving, healings, etc.) and offered them to God as burnt offerings. He would then pray for their forgiveness of sins, requests, healings, miracles, etc.
    Similarly, pastors are to minister to the sheep. They must teach them His love and truth from His words (no heresy nor distorted truth). From His words, they must lead and guide them to godliness and holiness. All church leaders (elders) are anointed to pray for the sick, and counsel, care and comfort the sheep (Mat 25:32-46)

2 Types of Priests or Pastors
    God anoints all His servants to be godly and holy, but unfortunately many chose to disobey Him.

1. Depraved Priests and Pastors
Eze 44:13-14 "And they shall not come near Me to minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy things, nor into the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. Nevertheless I will make them keep charge of the temple, for all its work, and for all that has to be done in it."
    When a priest had committed  an abomination, God will not allow him into His presence (Holy Place) for he is unholy. He will not be able to receive any enlightenment in His word nor truth.
    Similarly, worldly and covetous pastors will not be able to come before God's presence. Unless these depraved pastors and church leaders have truly repented of their worldliness, covetousness, carnality, deceptions, immorality, lies and heresies, they will not be able to come before His presence.
    These depraved pastors (false christs) are very popular. Being in spiritual darkness, they resort to worldly and demonic wisdom (heresies, distorted truth and false doctrines), which contradicts the word of God.
Warning - These false christs are opportunists. They will prophesy at every special or unique situation and their heretic teachings are meant to deceive itching ears.
2Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables (distorted Jewish history and events).

2. Godly Priests and Pastors
Eze 44:15-16 "But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord God. "They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge."
    Brethren, just like the faithful Priest Zadok, when we keep His words we will be able to come before His presence to receive His revelations of truth, understanding and knowledge from His words so that we can feed His sheep with flesh grass in His green pasture.
Psalm 23:1-2 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.