Leviticus 9 – The Presence

The seven days of anointing are over.  Aaron, his sons, and the tabernacle have all been purified, anointed, and set apart for the work of service.  So now the eighth day has come and Moses gathers the people.  It is time to come before the LORD and for YHWH to reveal His presence upon that place.

Aaron and his sons offer the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offering, and the grain offering.  All that needs to be done to prepare for this moment has been done.  It’s so much hard work to do all of this.  It requires so much dedication and effort to see the work to it’s end.  In the end though, when YHWH shows up, nothing else matters.  Nothing!  “Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the LORD (YHWH) appeared to all the people.  Then fire came out from before the LORD (YHWH) and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.

Do we pursue YHWH?  I mean really pursue Him?  Do we seek Him, and look for Him, and desire Him?  Are we willing to put our whole heart into that pursuit, or do we just kind of look for him and hope that He shows up?  We need to be willing to put the work and effort into pursuing God.  If we are not willing to anoint, purify, and set ourselves and our situation apart for YHWH, we will find that we do not find God’s presence.  And, we NEED to find His presence… His glory!

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