Tag: Leviticus 20:26

Separated to God Alone!

Scripture reading for February 25th:  Leviticus 19-20, Hebrews 7

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 7:22-26 “This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.  The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues forever.  Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”  

God declared on oath that His Son, Jesus Christ, would be a Priest forever.  Since He rose from the dead, He is alive and will live forever.  This sets Him apart from the Levitical priesthood.  They were sinful men who died and were buried, thus unable to continue as priests.  When anyone turns to Jesus as their Priest, they are eternally secure in Him and His intercession for them with His own blood.  Praise the Lord!

Faith Confession and Prayer:  I have strong confidence in my salvation and inheritance because God’s Word promises me that I possess it through faith in Jesus Christ, my ‘forever Priest!’  Help me today with holy separation from the world and separation to You alone!

Leviticus 20:24, 26  “But I have said to you, ‘You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.’  I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples.” . . . .You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.”  

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The garden of the heart!

Scripture reading for February 13th:  Leviticus 20-23, Mark 4

Key Scriptures: Mark 4:14-20  “”The sower sows the Word.  And these are the ones along the path, where the Word is sown:  when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the Word that is sown in them.  And these are the ones sown on rocky ground:  the ones who, when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with joy.  And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while, . . .And others are the ones sown among the thorns.  They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches. . . choke the Word. . .But those sown on good soil . . . .hear and bear fruit. . .””

Jesus explained the parable of the sower to His disciples, explaining that it was a key to understanding all parables.  The Word of God is like seed sown on various kinds of soil.  The soil is the ground of individual hearts.  Hearing and allowing the seed to grow and produce fruit comes only with the ‘good’ soil of faith.  Satan, the world and our sinful nature oppose the Word.  Those set apart to God hear and do the Word.

Leviticus 20:26  “You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy and  have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for separating me to Yourself by Your holy Word, Jesus Christ.  I offer the ground of my heart as a garden of fruitfulness and good soil.  Amen.

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