Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Lev. 8; Ps. 9; Prov. 23; 1 Thess.2

I’m big on processes, but this seems a little excessive…

1) Moses brings forth Aaron and his sons and washes them. 2) He clothes and ties him with a sash and ephod. 3) He fastens the breastplate of the high priest. 4) Repeats similar steps with his sons. 5) Moses presents bull. 6) Aaron and sons lay hands on it. 7) Moses slaughters the bull. 8 ) Puts blood on horns of alter. 9) Burns fat and internal organs on the altar .10) Repeats steps with ram. 11) Puts blood of ram on Aaron’s right ear, thumb of right hand and right big toe, 2) etc.

From deeper study, we find that the whole process outlined in Leviticus 8 is representative of Christ washing us, clothing us, and anointing us with the Holy Spirit. That “the anointing of Aaron was to typify the anointing of Christ with the Spirit, which was not given by measure to him. All believers have received the anointing.”

But do I receive and acknowledge, ask for and walk in this anointing on a moment-by-moment basis?

After the litany of consecrations, washings, and purifications Christ has brought me through to make me holy, how often do reject His spirit?

Andrew Murray replies,

Some people who seem to think that God, by some unintelligible sovereignty, withdraws his face. But i know that God loves His people too much to withhold His fellowship from them for any such reason. The true reason of the absence of God from us is rather to found in our sin and unbelief, than in any supposed sovereignty of His.

If the child of God is walking in faith and obedience, the Divine presence will be enjoyed in unbroken continuity.

Sanctifier,

Forgive me for my unbelief.

I want the grace and favor to walk in consistent obedience.

Thanks for being faithful, despite my faithlessness.

– christiancourier517

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