The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Inward Parts


The Inward Parts
    
     The Christian’s primary ministry is to serve the Lord. They are the priests of the Lord because their body is the temple of God. In that way, they can relate to the book of Leviticus very well. The Levites were ordained God’s priests to take care of the temple. God set them apart of from the rest of the tribes so that the temple could be properly attended to. Things that were significant to the priests, may seem odd, but they can be significant to Christians today as well. 

     God required a blood sacrifice to atone for sin. In the old testament it was a temporary fix, that is why Jesus came to be the ultimate Sacrifice for the past, present and future sins. Those things in the old testament can be applied spiritually to Christian. When the priests would sacrifice an animal, they had to cut out certain parts and burn those outside the came and some would have to to be sacrificed. Exodus 29 describes much of these procedures most of them very specific. Why would God care so much about these guts that got sacrificed to Him? He care because they represented things that were important to the spiritual life. God desired the inward parts, the kidneys, caul, the fat that covers the inwards. The caul is the membrane that fixes the vital organs in their proper place and lubricates them to move. It’s wrapped around the heart as well, to not form a callous. It’s essentially a safety net for the inner most organs. The kidneys filter out impurities and remove waste from the blood, while being nestled deeply in the body. Another word for kidneys is reins. These innermost regions are all very important because they symbolize the innermost being. When Christians worship God or sacrifice to Him, whole-heartedly with nothing held back is the most beautiful to God.

     The other parts of the animal including the skin, meat and dung were taking outside the camp and burned for a sin offering. They got separated from the most special parts of the offering and got burned away from the camp. This can represent the old man being cut away and burned.

     This correlation with between the innermost parts of the body being sacrificed to God and the innermost parts of my heart and soul being poured out to Him is very enlightening. When reading the Psalms, I can be looking for that. What is my love to God if not all out for Him, who gave it all for me? How much worth am I giving to God when He should be more than all riches, or life, or anything! God wants full devotion, He deserves it too. My heart will speak of His praise and yearn for Him with the fullest of heart.