Numbers 8:5 Set Apart And Clean

Take the Levites from among all the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean. Numbers 8:5

Not every person can do every job that there is. People have to be set apart for specific jobs. This is often determined by skills and training or education.

Along with all of this, some jobs require a level of cleanness above the normal being clean. Surgeons must scrub themselves spotlessly clean prior to doing their work. If one does not have the required skills or is not clean, he will not be allowed to do the work.

God told Moses to take the Levites from among the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.

During the time of Moses, one had to be set apart and then go through a physical ritual to be cleaned before God in order to do the work of God in the tabernacle. It was a process that looked forward to the time of Jesus and what believers would have to do.

Every person who is a believer in Jesus is also a worker of God in His church. The first thing that occurs is a person is set apart from the world, becoming a believer. Instead of going through a ritual today, one must repent of his sins and believe in the work of Jesus to remove those sins and make him clean, not just ceremonially clean, before God.

At this point the believer is set apart from the world. He is no longer following the sinful ways of the world, but God’s holy and righteous ways.

According to the world, he will look strange and different. He becomes a stranger in this world, just passing through, heading to a new place in heaven for eternity. At this point, one is ready to do the full work of God on this planet.

God has a work for you to do. In order to be ready to do it, you must be set apart and made clean before God.

Choose today to believe in the work of Jesus upon the cross. Repent of your sins and allow Jesus to make you pure and holy, setting you apart from the world. Obey the commands of God that will give you eternal life, rather than the sinful ways of this world that will bring only death.

Now go out and do the work of God building His kingdom here on earth.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be set apart for the work of God; that you will be separated from the sin of this world; that you will be clean and holy before God and man; and that God will guide you in building His kingdom each day.

Romans 7:4 Die To The Law To Bear Fruit

So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. Romans 7:4

Most people on the earth desire freedom from some law or another. Very few people like to have restrictions placed upon them, though most get used to having those restrictions.

People like to do what they want, when they want and how they want. They will break the law in order to do what they desire.

Paul tells the people that, in Christ, they have died to the law so that they may bear fruit for God.

It is common for some believers to push talking about the law. They are quick to point out what a person can and cannot do as they follow the letter of the law.

Others in the church are the exact opposite. They point out that they have died to the law, so they don’t have to follow the law. In doing this, they often live in purposeful sin.

Dying to the law is a person who is no longer following the law in order to be saved, but obeying the law because of his great love for God and people. The more a person strives to obey the law in his own power, the more he realizes that he cannot do it. Only in Christ can a person obey the law of God.

Once a person dies to the law to be saved, he is free to be able to do more for God, bearing fruit. His heart is no longer focused on trying to be saved, but knows he is and lives that way doing the work for God.

At the moment you repented and believed in Jesus, you were saved from sin. You do not have to do any special works in obeying the law to be saved.

Now as a believer, you have to do works because of what God has done for you and out of love for Him. Focus your attention on doing what God wants you to do, and you will not have time to disobey His law and sin. As you bear fruit for God, you will not walk in sin.

God has more for you to do, than sin has for you to do.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be free to be His witness on this earth; that you will know you are saved by faith in Christ Jesus; and that you will obey God out of love, not to earn salvation.