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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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Exodus 29-2 – Provision & Consecration

(vs. 26-46) Much is expected of the priests of God.  It is a difficult job with long hours.  It requires purity and holiness on the part of the priests.  It even requires that they come before YHWH’s presence under the pressure of only doing what is right, and if they don’t they could be risking their lives.  But it’s not without some perks.  The priests, with all their hard work, get a portion of the meat used in the sacrifice as well as the bread used in the tabernacle.  “It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever”.  It’s nice to see just how God is providing for His leaders.

We also see the importance of consecrating the alter for its use.  It didn’t matter that it was made just right.  Even with the right materials and being built the right way, it still required consecration before it could be used for its intended purpose.

One of the things i did want to note is that every day in the morning and at twilight there was to be the sacrifice of a one year old lamb with one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour with one-fourth of a hin of beaten  oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering.  It’s interesting that wine would be considered as something clean / pure to be used in a holy offering since many Christians / Christian denominations here in America see alcohol as something sinful.  Yet God sees it as a valid sacrifice to Him

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