Leviticus 9:22-24.. 22 Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he stepped down after making the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings. A 23 Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. 24 Then fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.
After Aaron made the sin, burnt and peace offerings to God that symbolized cleansing of God’s people from their sins, he blessed the people. Aaron and Moses then entered the tent of meeting. We don’t know what happened while Aaron and Moses were before the Lord. But we do know that when they came out, they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.
V.24 Fire came from the Lord and consumed the burnt offering on the altar. When the people saw it, they shouted and fell facedown and worshiped God. Today believers can enjoy the blessing of being in God’s presence through the constant presence of the Holy Spirit in our body. B True worship happens when we come humbly before God in confession and repentance and then rise up in joyful praise and worship to Him.
Under inspiration from God John said “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them”. B Down through time from 1445 BC to 30 AD the Holy Spirit and Glory of God came and departed from individuals. But after Pentecost we have the continuous presence of the Holy Spirit within the disciple C and the glory of God. In light of this tremendous reality how can we not live holy lives? Disciples today have the constant presence of the Holy Spirit and glory of God.
If you were asked to describe the blessings of living a holy life, how would you respond?
Notes: A- Click here for sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings. B- John 17: 22a, for “The Glory of God” click here and “Where is the glory of God now?” click here ; C- 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Romans 8:9-10 ;
Henry Luke 11/14/2017
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