Serve Your Blessing

          Moses was called by God to lead His people out of captivity from Egypt. God called Aaron to serve as a priest to assist Moses as a mouthpiece to witness and speak what God was giving to Moses to speak. At this time, God had commissioned Moses to tell the sons of Israel "I am that I am"(Exodus 3:13).

            Aaron's Blessing: Numbers 6: 22-27, 22 "The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, 24 The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 27 "So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them."

            God called Aaron to serve Him to assist His people out of captivity. Aaron served his position diligently, with reverence and humility. Yes he made mistakes, but God knew that before He chose Aaron.  

            Those who are called by God, that is, anyone who truly repent of their sins and receive Christ as his or her savior, are given a make disciples. In the book of Matthew you can read how Christ commissioned His followers, disciples to be fishers of men. Christ taught them, discipled them. He provided not just the intellectual knowledge, but practical experience as well. He was drawing them unto Himself. In the two great commandments, the first "Love God with all you heart, mind, and soul" identifies how you and I are to submit and surrender "all" that we are and "all" that sustains us. Our possessions, our intellect, and ourselves. Why? You obtain intimacy with Him. You truly "know" Him. Then the second commandment..."Love thy neighbor as thyself"...we give to them the gift of "knowledge of God" to them.  That is how we are to share our faith. Draw people to experience Him, not deceive them or manipulate them to receive an idea of God. That is the differece between knowing Christ as Savior and LORD.  Israel knew of the messiah (savior) but did not recognize Him when He was right under their noses. Why? The sin of self pride and motive.

            Hebrews 5:4-5, 4 "And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "You are my son, today I have begotten you".  Begotten...cause, or bring about.  God begets those He sees truly seek to do His perfect will, not for a profession, or recognition from people, but because of his or her love, exemplified through unconditional service to Him.

            Do not be content in milk...desire to grow up, mature in your faith. Be willing to suffer sacrifice whether ridicule, financial gain, pride, religious piety, or fleshly desires to be fulfilled in Christ. Surrender your service to Christ, ask what your assignment is, know your calling and serve it well.

            The majority of professed Christians i the United States are held captive, imprisoned by lack of knowledge of the word of God, lack of experience in Christ, lack of experience in the Holy Spirit, fear of persecution, apathetic, complacent, transformed by society, following the plans of man instead of the plans of God (Jeremiah 29:11-14). They are not being transformed into the likeness of Christ. 

            You have a choice to follow God's plan or your own.  Salvation and grace do not serve to enable you to continue in your own ways.  You are held liable and will have to answer for your actions.  The alarm is sounding...Respond to the call! God wants you to "KNOW" Him.


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