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“… I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel” (Numbers 18:20 NKJV).

March 14, 2020

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST POSSESSION? The Lord told Aaron and the tribe of Levi that they would not receive a land portion nor an inheritance with the rest of Israel. Instead, their portion and inheritance would be the Lord Himself. They were to live off of the tithes and offerings that the other tribes brought

“Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps” (Numbers 10:2 NKJV).

March 8, 2020

WHEN THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND The LORD instructed Moses to have two silver trumpets made. They were to have a two-fold purpose, namely, for calling the congregation and directing the movement of the same. Specifically, the trumpets were to be used to … …call the whole congregation to gather at the Tabernacle, …call the elders

“You must present these offerings to the Lord at your annual festivals…” (Numbers 28:39 NLT).

March 19, 2019

REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING WHAT GOD HAS DONE Reading through all the instructions concerning offerings and festivals in the Old Testament is pretty overwhelming. It seems impossible to keep up with them all. Yet, God was teaching His people to remember Him and what He had done for them. These holy-days/holidays were meant for remembrance, worship

“In this way, Israel joined in the worship of Baal of Peor, causing the Lord’s anger to blaze against his people” (Numbers 25:3 NLT).

March 16, 2019

WHAT ARE THE “BAAL”s OF TODAY? Balaam was unable to curse Israel because they were under God’s blessing. So according to Numbers 31:16 he advised another way to harm them from within by tempting them to worship other gods. The Midianites and the Moabites were distant kin of the Jews. Yet, they had fallen into

“So Moses made a snake out of bronze and attached it to a pole. Then anyone who was bitten by a snake could look at the bronze snake and be healed!” (Numbers 21:9 NLT).

March 14, 2019

LOOKING UPON THE SUFFERING SAVIOR WITH FAITH This is one of the more bizarre stories in the Bible. The Israelites were once again grumbling against God and Moses because of the lack of water and variety of food in the wilderness, so God punished them with poisonous snakes. God hates grumbling. Grumbling is the opposite

“Present a cake from the first of the flour you grind, and set it aside as a sacred offering, as you do with the first grain from the threshing floor” (Numbers 15:20 NLT).

March 11, 2019

FIRST GIFTS FROM FIRST FRUITS As the Lord gave the people of Israel all that they needed to live, He instructed them to make an offering of the first part of a new harvest. Even as they made the first cake from the newly ground flour, they were to offer the first cake to the

“When you finally settle in the land I am giving you, you will offer special gifts as a pleasing aroma to the Lord” (Numbers 15:2-3 NLT).

March 10, 2019

FIRST GIFTS ARE SPECIAL GIFTS TO THE LORD The Lord gave Moses specific instructions for the people of Israel concerning the offering of gifts. The gifts were to be brought from each persons own possessions, whether from their herds or flocks. When Israel offered their gifts according to God’s instruction, He promised that He would

“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Has my arm lost its power? Now you will see whether or not my word comes true!'” (Numbers 11:23 NLT).

March 8, 2019

ARE YOU WILLING TO PROCLAIM GOD’S PROMISES? When Moses expressed doubt that God could keep them in meat for a month, God gave him a stern reply, “Has my arm lost its power?” Moses probably would have kept his doubts to himself, if God would have offered to make a meat delivery without asking him

“So they camped or traveled at the Lord’s command, and they did whatever the Lord told them through Moses” (Numbers 9:23 NLT).

March 7, 2019

LEARNING OBEDIENCE IN THE WILDERNESS The Israelites left Egypt as grumbling slaves, but in the wilderness they grew into an obedient army of God’s servants. Their time in the desert was preparation. They could not enter the Promised Land until they learned obedience and grew in faith. When God leads us into wilderness experiences, do

“The divisions of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun are to camp toward the sunrise on the east side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners” (Numbers 2:3 NLT).

March 4, 2019

THE LION OF JUDAH LEADS THE WAY Of the 12 tribes, Judah was given first position in the tribal encampment. They were to camp under their “family banners” emblazoned with a lion. This image came from Jacob, the father of the tribes, who had spoken over his sons, saying that Judah was like a “lion”