God’s own Priests 

Posted: May 13, 2017 in Arise and Shine, Da Grace Race, Dairy of a Freeman, Family, Help Line, The Grind Theorem, Touchstone

Highlights:

But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded (I Chr. 6:49).

The Word of God tells us that each tribe and the families in that tribe had responsibilities to the nation of Israel. The majority of the tribes had to send their fighting age men to go to war. This was a great necessity since they were entering the land of promise where there were many enemies that would have to be fought.

The Tribe of Levi, however, had a very special responsibility. It was left to them to take care of the Tabernacle and all that pertained to it. In a spiritual sense, this was their battlefield.

Aaron and his sons were part of the Tribe of Levi. Aaron was selected for an even more important task than his Levite brethren. It was up to him and his descendants to take care of the altar, the offerings and the most holy place. They were the hand selected priests of God. They had been called to an office that few could understand. There were various responsibilities with this priesthood.

And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the Law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham (Heb. 7:5).

This priesthood was passed down through generations of Levites. Many were honorable men who did as God commanded. They continued to offer up sacrifices as a way of atonement for the people of Israel. This Mosaic Covenant continued until there was a sacrifice that could bring an end to this process. Christ brought the process to an end.

Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (Matt. 5:17).

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