Exodus 19: Implications of our decision and our retreat into religion

Exodus 19.   The Lord indicated His Purpose to Israel, bringing them into a priesthood where their habitation was His Glory. He brought them to His Mountain where He displayed all of His Glory. The Israelites saw all this, and decided it was not for them, and sent Moses on their behalf. What happened? What made them retreat? What made them decide a second rate life? Right now we can surmise from the texts… When we are called to a ministry, or a task for God, it sounds so good and glorious. But when the implications hit home, human nature … Continue reading Exodus 19: Implications of our decision and our retreat into religion

Activating the priesthood: religion or glory

The priesthood was there to satisfy the conditions for God to dwell amongst His People. But as in all history there is always cycles of revival and decline. We encounter the pinnacle generation of Aaron in Moses’ generation, then we contrast that with the generation in which Samuel was born into.  God had declared His priests corrupt because they exchanged the glory for what was immediate and what was satisfying to the soul. Contempt for the spiritual had taken root. The high priest became blind and deaf. No longer able to see the Lord’s Will, nor hear His Word. He … Continue reading Activating the priesthood: religion or glory

Activating the Priesthood: the pattern on the mount

I want to give a logical progression to this series of messages concerning the Priesthood and how it was activated in Moses’ day. The encounter of Moses on the mountain was to be the start of putting into place the intention of God for His people.  He was to make a people into a nation of priests. We see Moses first speak of this to the people who with their mouths accepted the challenge and call. But we see in Exodus 19 that the awful celestial reality challenged the spiritual “comfort zone.” They then asked Moses to become the person … Continue reading Activating the Priesthood: the pattern on the mount

Activating the Priesthood: Entry to Glory via legal means/ the value of the Covenant

We continue with our theme about the Priesthood. Our priesthood is not effective or activated if we do not enter the Glory to minister to Him and in turn BECOME a ministry. If we cannot enter then our priesthood is just a religious mechanism that does not effect any change in our worldly state nor orientate to our heavenly destiny. So what are the entry points? 1. We have a high priest!  HEBREWS 9. 2. We have a better sacrifice 3. We have a better covenant by better blood. Our high priest is God Himself through Jesus Christ!!! He; A. … Continue reading Activating the Priesthood: Entry to Glory via legal means/ the value of the Covenant