KJB Daily Devotion – Following Jesus Through Every Chapter
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Chapters: Exodus 39-40
Message: Anointed With Christ’s Blood
Hello My Friend,
Anoint; To consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token of applying oil upon the head. To dedicate to the service of God. The second we receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, we are not anointed with oil, but with His blood, this allows us to be consecrated, made pure and holy so that we can stand before God and live to tell about it. It is only when we are anointed with the blood that we can serve God and it actually mean something. Millions of people do service in churches all over the world, the one thing they are lacking is Christ, and if you do not have Christ, none of that will ever amount to anything. “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” – Romans 3:19-23.
“For all have sinned,” You see, this is why we cannot just serve God apart from being saved first, we have sin that needs to be taken care of before we can even talk to Him. I was watching a movie last night, based on a true story, which was about a man who set out to prove that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus was a scam only to discover that it was all true, and he “believed” and got saved. The one thing the story lacked to tell was why Jesus died on the cross in the first place, they stated that it was love, but this was only partially true, it never stated that He died for our sins, that we have to admit we are sinners to receive Him, and what He saves us from, death and hell. All of the worldly churches fail to recognize that it is sin that separates us from God. The linen clothes that the priests were to wear in the sanctuary for the service of God were designed specifically by God, if they did not have on these garments they could not even go into the sanctuary. As Israel continues to build the parts for the Tabernacle they followed the instructions given to Moses on to make the clothes also.
“And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses. And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning work. They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together. And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses.” – Exodus 39:1-5,30-31.
“to do service in the holy place,” The church is holy, therefore, before we can even enter the most holiest place we need to put on the holy garments necessary to do so. Now, all the work was complete, the tabernacle, the clothes, and the furniture was ready to be used to serve God. They brought all the materials to Moses
“Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they. And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets, And the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers’ skins, and the vail of the covering, The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat, The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread, The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons’ garments, to minister in the priest’s office. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work. And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.” – Exodus 39:32-36,41-43.
“And Moses did look upon all the work,” We must realize we are being watched, watched by other Christians to see if our works line up with the Word of God, watched by skeptics to see if something can show them Christ is true, and watched by haters, waiting to see if they can prove Christ is not true. Okay, let me tell you, within the church are a lot of people serving God and living in sin every day, this is not to be blamed on God, but the individual, their sin will always find them out. We all carry around this flesh and if we do not keep our eyes on Jesus at all times we will fall, some harder than others. In my training for my new job the woman said that we are to always do things as if we are being watched because you never know who is going to show up. This is true in everything we do for God, I always look at my life before Christ was in it and never want to be in that position again so anytime I even get the urge to go back in that direction that reminder is what keeps me from doing so. Besides, I represent the church, how awful would it be if my pastor and the kids I teach were to find out some hidden sin I had, no matter where we are, we must live as though we are being watched. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” – I Corinthians 10:31.
Since Moses was the middleman between God and the people, God used him to set up the Tabernacle, he is instructed to set it up on the first day of the month. While the cloud of God’s presence remained over the tent they were to remain where they camped, as soon as it began to move they were to take it all down and follow Him. Now, after two years of their being free from Egypt the first sanctuary for God was complete.
“On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail. And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof. And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy. And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy. And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it. And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats: And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” – Exodus 40:2-4,9-15.
“for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood” The second we receive Christ as our Saviour our soul is anointed, sanctified, and cleansed forever of all our sin so that we may be able to minister before God. While our salvation has nothing to do with our works our works do play a great part in others seeing Christ for who He truly is, it debunks the myths, opens the eyes of the skeptics, and quiets the haters because they will understand the hard way that they cannot fight Jesus and win. “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” – Psalm 23:5-6.
Jesus Christ Magnified: “Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.” – Exodus 40:34.
Today’s Prayer: God, Thank You for making it easy for us to become one of Yours, the sacrifice You made is something we will never fully comprehend, but we can learn to appreciate it by allowing You to do a great work in our lives. You have anointed our souls with the blood of Your Son the second we believed in His death, burial, and resurrection, and received Him, and we will dwell in Your house forever, but in order to bring others to You we ought to be living our lives as a refection of Your Son. Lord, help us learn and grow closer to You as we follow Your will and trust that You are building us into the likeness of Your Son. Lead us and guide us, give us Your power, wisdom, and strength to endure all the trials we face and let us keep serving You no matter what we face. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
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