The Gift - Numbers 8

The Gift - Numbers 8

Numbers 8

May 15, 2018

I do not know anyone who does not like to receive gifts.  Birthdays, anniversaries and especially Christmas!  To see bright eyes, big smiles and the spontaneous joy that comes when the gift is opened. 


What kind of gifts does God give? 


We immediately think of the Holy Ghost and the New Testament scriptures that document that God chooses the ministry and gives spiritual gifts to them. There is a fascinating gift talked about in verse 19 of chapter 8.  Gods says, "I have given the Levites as a GIFT to Aaron and his sons.........to do service.....in the tabernacle ".  


What if the Lord has hand picked us?  What if He has selected us as a "gift" to our Pastor whom He has chosen? What if we are the chosen generation and the royal priesthood chosen to do service in the Last Day Revival of the Name of Jesus? What if.............you and I are a "gift" God has selected to give to this important ministry in the last hour?  Can the Pastor carry the tremendous load himself?  Would He as with Moses select 70 men to whom He would also bless with the spirit of Moses?  Is it really possible that we ourselves could be this special gift?  I certainly do not have the answer, but I know God does. 


How many times has He told us "you don't know who you are"!  


I'm thinking.......I will ask the Lord to show me WHO I AM in His kingdom.  This is not a means to get caught up in our own conceat, but to humbly discover and fulfill the dynamic "new thing" He is doing even now.  I do not want to be so distracted by the glitter of the world around me or the cares of this life that I miss my divine purpose.  I do not need anyone else's purpose.  I just want mine. I firmly believe our Dear Lord is ready to show each one of us things like this. We read about people in Numbers that got to spiritually minded to be any earthly good because they got caught up in their own pride and lust. We do not have to make that mistake because we have a Pastor to teach us how to go and come in the House of the Lord.  With that comforting knowledge I can humbly "step into the water" and be blessed and most of all BE A BLESSING (a gift) to this ministry.



Numbers 8:1-26 (KJV)

Numbers 8:1-26 (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.
3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.
4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.
8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.
9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:
10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:
11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD.
12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.
13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.
14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.
16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.
18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.
20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.
21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before the LORD; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.
22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
24 This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more:
26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge. 

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