Tag - Priest

The Peril Of Being Deemed UNCLEAN

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 2:62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. O-bservation: This is part of the Prophet/Priest Ezra’s story of how King Cyrus of Persia sent the exiled people of Israel back to their homes in Jerusalem to rebuild the walls. Part of the group that returned was from the Jewish priesthood, the Levites. But during their stay for seventy years in Babylon, there was much intermarriage. Because of it, men who had been priests in Babylon for the Israeli people...

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Stay Or Go?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 21:12 Nor leave the sanctuary of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil of his God. I am the LORD. O-bservation: This entire chapter of Leviticus is dedicated to the proper actions of a priest unto God. This was part of the Old Testament, Jewish way of doing things. The priest was supposed to keep himself properly manicured and stay in the temple. The New Testament way of doing things by a priest or pastor has very little to do with STAYING in the temple or...

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What A Priest Can’t Do

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 12:8b In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean. O-bservation: In the Old Testament, the priest was much more than a man of God who went through the daily tasks or ministry in the temple. Their duties included medical attention to the Israelites. They prescribed and dispensed different potions or prescriptions to the people who came to them for direction. They also determined when a person was deemed well. In this case, the law was given for how a woman was found CLEAN after childbirth by...

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What Is Expected In A Christian Leader’s Life?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Malachi 2:7 For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth. O-bservation: In this book of Malachi, the Lord was very unhappy about how the spiritual leaders (priests) had been leading the people. God said knowledge ought to be preserved in your lips because that person is God’s spokesperson and the knowledge that comes from his mouth must be from the Lord. But that had not happened for the people of Israel, and God brought those priests...

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The Prophet, Priest, and King

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 110:4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” O-bservation: Through the lips of His servant, King David, The Lord speaks of Jesus, the future "Prophet, Priest, and King." A-pplication: This is a wonderful verse inasmuch as God is speaking of His Son, Jesus, but through the lips of King David, Jesus' great grandfather 14 generations removed! Surely great grandfather David represented a prophet and a king, but here Father God says of Jesus that not only will He be a prophet and...

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