“Glory to the Precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ”
1 Corinthians 4: 20
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
We, the bride, the church should receive the anointing from the Lord and should do the work of the Lord.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in the portion of the Bible that we meditated upon in the past days, we meditated that for us, the bride, the church in everything the one on high, the most important and the one to be praised in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Next what we are meditating upon is that in the verse 1 Chronicles 9: 14 – 21 Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
And the gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum was the chief.
Until then they had been gatekeepers for the camps of the children of Levi at the King’s Gate on the east.
Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, from his father’s house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of the Lord.
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar had been the officer over them in time past; the Lord was with him.
Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
In the above-mentioned verses, in the generations of the tribe of Levi that has been written there were gate keepers, those who were in charge of the work of the service and gatekeepers of the tabernacle. All those chosen as gatekeepers were two hundred and twelve. They were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Samuel, the seer had appointed them to their trusted office. So they and their children were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment. The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south. And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days. For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. And they lodged all around the house of God because they had the responsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning. Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count. Also, in 1 Chronicles 9: 29 – 44 Some of them were appointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the incense and the spices.
And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.
Mattithiah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans.
And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites were in charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath.
These are the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.
These heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites were heads throughout their generations. They dwelt at Jerusalem.
Jeiel the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah, dwelt at Gibeon.
His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.
And Mikloth begot Shimeam. They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren.
Ner begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.
The son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal begot Micah.
The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.
And Ahaz begot Jarah; Jarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza;
Moza begot Binea, Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.
And Azel had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.
Among those mentioned above people were appointed to make the ointment of the spices and had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans. And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites were in charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath.
In this manner, my dear people the tribes of Levi and the sons of their generation were given the important works of the tabernacle and therefore our priest our Lord Jesus Christ was given the priesthood and all its works were done by those who had received anointing from him, and the work of the Lord was done. In this manner let us also submit ourselves.
Let us pray. May the Lord bless you all abundantly.
- To be continued