Now it came to pass, when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, that he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; so he anointed them and consecrated them. Numbers 7:1
With the anointing comes consecration.
With the anointing comes sacrifice.
“Accept these from them, that they may be used in doing the work of the tabernacle of meeting; and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service.” Numbers 7:5
It was called the tabernacle of meeting because there they met God and they expected to meet God.
There are many that enter the house of God today that do not expect to meet God many have become church goers without expectation to encounter God. What do you go to God’s house for? Are you a spectator or are you a person of expectation? David said He was glad when He entered into the house of The Lord.Always bear in mind that you are not going to meet man but you are going to meet God. Always be in expectation of His presence.
When we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to The Lord He will reward us for our service. When we give from our hearts and obey God according to His Word, then we will have an intimate revelation of who He is.
Now when Moses went into the tabernacle of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to him. Numbers 7:89
With the anointing comes serious consecration. One doesn’t just become anointed they must go through a process before receiving the anointing. It takes a whole lot of dying to the flesh if we really desire to operate fully in the power of God.
Consecrate yourselves by walking in righteousness, be holy be sanctified.
It’s easy to say you want the anointing, but are you ready to do what it takes to get it.
A prophet can prophesy upon your life confirming God’s Word that you are anointed, but if you do not desire holiness, if you do not walk in righteousness, if you do not obey God, if you do not seek God then you will never receive that which has been promised to you neither will you encounter His glory.
We must have a desire to seek God face to face. I want to see His glory. I desire to see Him seated upon His throne just like Moses did. Back then Moses only had that intimate encounter, but how fortunate are we to also be able to encounter His wonder glory. Take advantage of the new dispensation in which we are in. Desire holiness. Consecrate yourselves and obey His Word so that you can fully operate in the gifts that He has placed inside of you.
‘Purity preceeds Power’.
God is holy. We cannot just come in His presence anyhow. Create in us a clean heart oh Lord and purify us. Wash us and make us whole. The Levites were set apart, a chosen generation called forth to serve.
Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine. Numbers 8:14
To serve The Lord they had to be purified.
“Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them ceremonially. Numbers 8:6
Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purification on them, and let them shave all their body, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean. Numbers 8:7
And the Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes; then Aaron presented them like a wave offering before the LORD, and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. Numbers 8:21
These days many believers think that they can serve God anyhow because of grace but they forget that we serve a holy God, and God cannot be mocked. If you desire to serve the Lord then you must do so in spirit and in truth with a pure heart. If your heart is not pure then you will never be able to walk in power. We thank God for Jesus and for His grace, He is ever interceding for us. He is love.
and Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD like a wave offering from the children of Israel, that they may perform the work of the LORD. Numbers 8:11
After that the Levites shall go in to service the tabernacle of meeting. So you shall cleanse them and offer them like a wave offering. Numbers 8:15
It’s easy to go into a church with an impure heart, but it’s difficult to enter into His presence with an impure heart. Many believers go to church but few encounter His presence. Aren’t you tired? When will you see God? You must sanctify yourselves in His Blood, you must desire purity or else you will lose out on experiencing the full power of God.
For they are wholly given to Me from among the children of Israel; I have taken them for Myself instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the children of Israel. Numbers 8:16
We are heirs of salvation. Purchase of God. Washed by His Spirit. Cleansed in His Blood.
The Levites were called to serve therefore they offered their lives to The Lord as a living sacrifice.
The Levites did not just serve The Lord but they also served the people. If you desire to serve The Lord then you must also desire to serve the people. The Levites were intercessors, they made atonement for the sins of the congregation.
Then the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the young bulls, and you shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites. Numbers 8:12
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the work for the children of Israel in the tabernacle of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel when the children of Israel come near the sanctuary.” Numbers 8:19
They had some similar gifts to the people they served in authority, the priests and the high priests.
We must operate in our gifts, but this is only possible if we obey God. We must learn to serve, and we must desire purity.
‘Purity preceeds Power’.
After that the Levites went in to do their work in the tabernacle of meeting before Aaron and his sons; as the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them. Numbers 8:22
In these last days we must encounter the raw fire of God we must minister, and preach with power.
The power of God must be evident in our lives, to get it we must be willing to do what The Lord requires of us.
Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire. Numbers 9:15
So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. Numbers 9:16
Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, after that the children of Israel would journey; and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel would pitch their tents. Numbers 9:17
Where The Spirit of The Lord is there I freedom. Where the Presence of The Lord is there we must dwell.
At the command of the LORD the children of Israel would journey, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; as long as the cloud stayed above the tabernacle they remained encamped. Numbers 9:18
Are you ready to wait upon The Lord?
His Power, His Anointing, His Fire, His Glory Cloud, comes upon those that dwell in unity, that obey God, that serve God, and desire purity.
Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not journey. Numbers 9:19
You must learn to wait on The Lord. Do you really not mind waiting? To get to wherever The Lord wants you to be you must bear in mind that there is a process. We must obey God in order to witness His glory. Our faith walk is all about trusting and obeying.
He will go ahead of us, He will walk with us if only we trust and obey His Word.
“When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies. Numbers 10:9
In your time of trouble remember to blow your trumpet of victory.
So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.” Numbers 10:35
When you are walking in power expect to face adversaries, always bearing in mind though that you are victorious.
And when it rested, he said: “Return, O LORD, To the many thousands of Israel.” Numbers 10:36
‘Many love to know His kindness, but very few are willing to know His severity.’
‘If you do not embrace both you will always be in danger of deception and of a fall from His great grace.’
‘Spiritual maturity is always determined by our willingness to sacrifice our own desires for the interests of the kingdom, or for the sake of others.’
‘The door that requires the most sacrifice to enter will always take us to the highest level.’🙏