June 6, 2019

THE OFFERING OF AARON AND HIS SONS

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,  “This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer to the Lord, beginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it at night.  It shall be made in a pan with oil. When it is mixed, you shall bring it in. The baked pieces of the grain offering you shall offer for a sweet aroma to the Lord.  The priest from among his sons, who is anointed in his place, shall offer it. It is a statute forever to the Lord. It shall be wholly burned.  For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.”(Leviticus 6:19-23)

The scripture above commands Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to offer to Him both morning and night their own grain offerings with oil and they shall be sweet aroma to the Lord. It shall be burned completely (an ephah of fine flour ) and not be eaten. God wanted this done as a statute forever. The congregation offer different kinds of offering, (burnt, grain, trespass or sin) at different times, but this grain offering should be done twice a day forever. If you are a priest and you have to offer a daily grain offering, twice a day, what else do you have to think of. This means you have a full time job, which you have to wholly devote to, and that is what is pleasing unto the Lord. If I am not mistaken, the grain offering twice a day could be likened to Aaron’s (and his sons’)  personal devotion to the Lord.  This is part of setting oneself aside for Him. When your mind is focused on Him daily, one will surely receive from Him.  1 Kings 17: 1 says “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” Elijah declares the word of God to king Ahab, because Elijah is a servant of God who waits on God to receive and be sent. Anyone that stands before God cannot occupy himself with worthless or earthly things otherwise he cannot hear Him.  Habakkuk 2 :1 says, “I will stand my watch  And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.” These are examples of the prophets that stand and watch for what He will say to them.

Thus the statute given to Aaron and his sons to offer daily grain offering makes me to understand that we need our daily devotion to the Lord to make walking with the Lord easier. If we don’t wait on Him, how do we know what He wants us to do at any given instance. Many revelations are received from our waiting on Him. Some of the leaders that are full time workers preoccupied their minds with other ungodly agendas, So we should not take our daily devotions lightly. Let us round up with what God told Joshua in Chapter 1:8 which says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”  The words “Day and Night” are mentioned in this verse, so we can relate them to morning and night devotions which bring prosperity and good success. Therefore brothers and sisters if we want a change in our situations, or we want directions in some issues, we need to devote more of our time to the Lord for guidance. The Lord speaks through His Word, and my prayer is that we will be chanced to free our minds from worldly things and focus more on God’s words in Jesus Name, Amen. Remain Blessed.

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