Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of September

Sep 18, 2017 by

Verses:

Ezek. 44:15 “But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok…shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to present to Me the fat and the blood, declares the Lord Jehovah.”

 

Excerpts:

The basis for the ministry to the Lord, the basic requirement for ministering to the Lord, is to draw near to the Lord. It is to be bold enough to come before Him, to sit firmly before Him, and to stand before Him. No one can minister to Him without drawing near to Him. No one can minister to the Lord without approaching Him in prayer. Spiritual power is not the power of preaching but the power of praying. How much you pray indicates how much inner strength you really possess. No spiritual matter requires more strength than prayer. What does it mean to stand? It means to wait for a command, to wait upon the Lord to speak His will.

 

In order to stand before the Lord, it is necessary “to present to Me the fat and the blood”. God is holy and righteous in the Holy Place and God is glorious in the Holy of Holies. The blood is for God’s holiness and righteousness, while the fat is for His glory. The blood deals with sin. The fat is the richest and best part, and it satisfies God’s heart. Thus, it is for God’s glory.

 

We cannot minister to God if we do not know death and resurrection. When His incorruptible blood was poured out, we too were poured out. Everything of the natural life was poured out. Hence, we have to continually stand on this fact and deny our soul-life. (CWWN, vol. 11, “Ministering to the House or to God?” pp. 791-796)

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