Time for continual thanks, praise and burnt sacrifice
1 Chronicles 23:30 -
And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even; And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons [month], and on the set feasts, by number [abundance], according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
In the Old Testament the Levi represented as true people of God for they were the separated ones, called to be priest and were commanded to give thanks, praise and burnt sacrifice without fail on the following occasions - Sabbaths, change of month and on the set feasts.
Today I was asking the Lord what message He had for us for this year and this is the message I received. Like you I too thought what special message was there for us in this scripture. I had spent some good time meditating on it to understand this. I started thinking it was a normal message and nothing special for this year and had to later change the title since I realized the Lord did answer my prayer.
Today what we are celebrating is the Gregorian calendar which tracks the earthly time. This calendar comes from the Julian calendar used by the Romans. It was the early Church which adopted this calendar and thus made it famous and accepted by all. This calendar starts with January 1st as being the starting day.
If one looks in the Bible the year starts in March, this does not mean we Christians need to stop celebrating New Year. Like Sabbath did not mean a specific day and was truly shown by Jesus. The Lord works not according to earthly time no doubt He does give clue of things in earthly yet He works according to spiritual time.
Worldly time is based on 2 factors if we take solar time then it is based on the sun and movement of the earth in respect to the sun. If we take atomic time then it is based on an atomic particle and its vibrations. So we see time is based on an object and on movement.
Spiritual time too is based on 2 factors one is the Word of God which does not change and second is the change of our hearts. Thus we see in the spirit world time is different for each of us for each one's state of heart various. We can move from promise to promise fast or slow by changing ones heart conditions.
For a Christian the year starts with the true Passover which is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The message from the Lord to us is today is a change of the month but we are celebrate the worldly new year so if we want to make it a real New Year we need to start this year with thanks, praise and with Jesus Christ for He is our true eternal Burnt Sacrifice.
So I wish you all a speedy Spiritual life this year giving thanks and praise with you and your family in Jesus Christ our eternal Burnt Sacrifice.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we thank You for being merciful and gracious to your people the year that was. We praise You and lift your Name high above for the World to know You alone are truly Divine and Holy. With Jesus Christ our eternal Sacrifice we are able to come before You and be called your children. Father bless us your children this year and may You be glorified in our lives and the lives of our family members. We do not ask of You things for we believe as you Word says You have already provided us all our needs. The only things we can ask for is the things of your Kingdom which You said You want to give those who ask of You. Lord we lift our hands and spread them wide open, open the windows of Heaven and pour the precious things of Heaven on our people...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 Peter 3:8 - But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.
8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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