Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Finished Vow

Did you know that the first Gentiles that served with the Priests and Levites lied to Israel and Joshua  who then made a vow to not kill them but they would forever be the water bearers and wood cutters for the Holy Altar and Temple of God?  Moses first mentions the wood cutter and water bearer in Deut. 29:9-11. The LORD is making a covenant with Israel and the Gentiles who serve with them. In Joshua 9, we read the story of the Gibeonites, Joshua and the vow. This is an amazing example of the Living Torah-Yeshua bringing the Gentile into His Holy Temple. The Gibeonites lied so they would not be put to death and received mercy and grace because of the covenant. The Gibeonites served faithfully as long as there was a Temple and even went into exile with Judah to Babylon and returned with them. They wore levitical clothing, washed in the Immersion pools and stood with Israel when the Torah was read. They felt the Presence of the LORD.  Yeshua wants all of His Followers to serve together, the Jew and the Gentile so we will altogether feel the Presence of the Living Torah. Amazing grace and love in action for the lost to see.