The Lord moved Israel through the wilderness

Moses wrote of the journeys of Israel through the wilderness, telling of the places where they stayed, whether for a long time or a short time, Now the children of Israel moved on and camped in Oboth. And they journeyed from Oboth and camped at Ije Abarim, in the wilderness which is east of Moab, toward the sunrise. From there they moved and camped in the Valley of Zered. From there they moved and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the … Continue reading The Lord moved Israel through the wilderness

Nullifying the word of God in your life

The Pharisees and scribes criticized the disciples of Jesus for not washing their hands when they came from Jerusalem. They questioned Jesus because His disciples did not keep the tradition of the elders. He countered that they rejected the commandment of God for the sake of keeping their traditions. Jesus explained what He meant, “For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, … Continue reading Nullifying the word of God in your life

The Lord is our portion

Aaron and the Levites did not have a region in the Land of Canaan that they could call their own, but they did have a magnificent inheritance, as the Lord Himself said to Aaron, Then the Lord said to Aaron: “You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you have any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel” (Numbers 18.20). What if the Lord had said that to you? Would you be disappointed or elated? Truly, what is your portion and what is your inheritance now? Continue reading The Lord is our portion

Getting away from people to be with God

God wants us to be with people, otherwise, we cannot keep a multitude of commands and instructions that He gives us in the Scriptures, but it is also true that we need to spend time alone with Him. Watch what Jesus did, Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray (Mark 6.45–46). Did Jesus love people? Yes, He did. Did He want to be with them? He would not … Continue reading Getting away from people to be with God

Keeping yourself clear of covetousness

After Korah and two hundred fifty men rebelled against Moses, Aaron, and ultimately the Lord, accusing Moses of taking too much upon himself, the Bible says, Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, “Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them” (Numbers 16.15). Moses could speak before the Lord with a good conscience, knowing that he had never taken anything from them, nor had he harmed them in anyway. Therefore, their criticism of him had no validity. Continue reading Keeping yourself clear of covetousness

What the apostles did during the ministry of Christ

Jesus came preaching and fighting the devil, and Jesus taught and authorized His disciples to do the same during His ministry, So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them (Mark 6.12–13). They preached, they cast out demons, and they healed people. Likewise, the church would increase its power and influence, if she preached, fought the devil, and looked after people’s needs. Continue reading What the apostles did during the ministry of Christ

Moses thought first of the Lord and Israel

What made Moses so well-known in the Bible? God even used this man to give a law to Israel, and it became known as The Law of Moses. He must have been some kind of man. You can get insight into his heart and his way of thinking when the Lord had decided to destroy Israel, but then Moses interceded for Israel with these wonderful words, And Moses said to the Lord: “Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this … Continue reading Moses thought first of the Lord and Israel

The touch of faith

As people thronged Jesus, they touched Him, bumped into Him, and so on, but one woman had been hemorrhaging for twelve years, and she knew that if she could just barely touch Him, she would be healed. She did it. Jesus then asked who touched Him. The disciples could not believe that He asked such a question, But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came … Continue reading The touch of faith

From one man to seventy men

Moses poured out his heart to God, saying that he was not able to bear the burden alone of looking after Israel. The Lord helped Moses in a magnificent way, So the Lord said to Moses: “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you. Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon … Continue reading From one man to seventy men

Begin working at 25, retire at 50

That was the work span of the Levites. After age 50, they could support those younger who worked in the tabernacle, but they could not do the work themselves, Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “This is what pertains to the Levites: From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tabernacle of meeting; and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more. They may minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of meeting, to attend to needs, but they themselves shall … Continue reading Begin working at 25, retire at 50