The study of the Book of Numbers chapter 4
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#1 Mar 28, 2011
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is my sincere Prayer that you are being Blessed even as you read this email.
Today, we study the Book of Numbers chapter 4.
4:1-49 This chapter's census serves quite a different purpose from that in chapter 3. It is designed to distribute the work of dismantling, transporting, and erecting the tabernacle among the different Levitical clans. The work was dangerous, because it involved handling sacred equipment, which was heavy. Therefore it was restricted to men who were of sober outlook and physically strong. Men between the ages of 30 and 50 were chosen.
4:1-20 The Kohathites were entrusted with the care of the most holy things. These included the two altars (Exodus 29:37; 30:10) and the ark, the table, the lampstand, and all their utensils (Exodus 30:26-28). But they were not allow to pack and unpack these items. Aaron and his sons had to do this, because if the Kohathites had looked upon these holy things, or uncovered them, they would have died (verses 5-20; 1 Samuel 6:19-21; 2 Samuel 6:6, 7). Implied in these two censuses are two principles:(1) Every member of the people of God had his part to play (1 Corinthians 12:4-6),(2) Israel was a hierarchy and a theocracy with God at the top, followed by Moses and Aaron, who passed God's words on to the people. The priests, Aaron's sons, obeyed their father and so on with the Levites on down. Note the New Testament exhortation in Hebrews 13:17 to "obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves" (1 Corinthians 16:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13; and 1 Peter 5:5). Then note the admonitions to leaders to "command" (1 Timothy 4:11) and "rebuke with all authority" (Titus 2:15), for by adhering to scriptural teaching "thou shalt save both thyself, and them that hear thee" (1 Timothy 4:16).
Yours in Jesus Christ,
Bishop William B. Caractor
#2 Dec 4, 2012
what is the purpose for God used certain color cloth too cover certain Holy Items?
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