Numbers Eight

What does it say?
Aaron mounted the seven lamps, on the lampstand, made according to the pattern that the Lord showed to Moses. The Levites were cleansed with purifying water, their whole bodies shaved, their clothes washed, there sins were atoned with the blood of a bull as a sin offering and a second bull as a burnt offering; finally, they stood before Aaron and his sons, as a wave offering to the Lord. The Lord took the sons of Levi in place of the first born if the sons of Israel and gave them to Aaron and his sons, to preform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and make atonement for them. The Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons; just as the Lord commanded Moses. Levites aged twenty-five and upward were to do the work in the tent of meeting but had to retire at the age of fifty. 

What does it mean?
The mystery of the seven lamps and lampstands, was reveled to John in a vision, on the Lord’s day (Sunday), while he was in-prisoned on the Island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. The lamps and lampstands represent seven angels and seven churches of the Lord. (Rev. 1:20) Those who serve the Lord must be cleansed of the filth of this world and their sins atoned for before they are fit for service in the true tabernacle. Service in this world is limited, because of age and death. For the believer in Jesus Christ, we are made clean by the righteous blood of Jesus Christ through faith and are his position. We are to present our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God in Jesus Christ. (Rom 12:1)

What Shall I do?
I have been made clean through faith in Jesus Christ, therefore, fit for service in his churches. I shall present my body as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, (Rom 12:2) through faith in Jesus Christ. I shall not be conformed to this world, but I shall be transformed by the renewing of my mind in the word of God.

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