Participants: Kelley Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000488
00:14 Hi, and welcome back to His Words Are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and thank you for joining with me today
00:20 to read the word of God.
00:21 When we were last together reading in Numbers some of the
00:24 stories of the children of Israel as they journeyed
00:27 to the promised land, it struck me how time and again when
00:31 they would disobey the Lord, Moses and Aaron, or Moses,
00:34 would beg with God for Him to forgive them.
00:38 And He would forgive them.
00:39 That is what God wants each of us to have; that same spirit
00:43 of looking out for each other, for asking God's forgiveness
00:47 on those that we love who harm us; who would seek to harm us
00:50 and who harm God through ignorance or otherwise.
00:53 As we were together last we were reading the charges
00:56 that God was giving to Aaron and his sons; the duties they
00:59 were to do as priests.
01:00 We're going to pick up now in Numbers 18, but before we do
01:03 let's pray together.
01:05 Dear Lord, thank you so much for this time to come apart
01:08 and read Your words that are a light to our path, but may they
01:13 also be planted in our hearts so that we become a light
01:16 to the world.
01:17 Like Moses and Aaron, we look for ways and places where we can
01:22 step in and plead forgiveness for those that we see who are
01:28 disobeying You; who are rebelling against You.
01:30 Fill our hearts with the love and the spirit that we
01:35 read about over and over, that Moses showed, the meekness
01:37 that he had, and also Aaron as well.
01:40 Now as we read these words, teach us what You would have
01:43 us to know.
01:44 We love You so much!
01:45 Thank You for loving us.
01:48 Again, we're reading in the book of Numbers.
01:49 This is chapter 18, and we're starting on verse 5.
01:53 This is the King James Version.
01:54 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of
01:58 the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the
02:02 children of Israel.
02:03 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites
02:06 from among the children of Israel: to you they are given
02:10 as a gift for the Lord, to do the service of the tabernacle
02:13 of the congregation.
02:14 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's
02:19 office for everything of the altar, and within the veil;
02:22 and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you
02:27 as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh
02:30 shall be put to death.
02:32 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee
02:37 the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed
02:40 things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given
02:43 them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons,
02:46 by an ordinance forever.
02:48 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the
02:52 fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs,
02:57 and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass
02:59 offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me,
03:02 shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons.
03:05 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall
03:09 eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.
03:11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift,
03:15 with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel:
03:18 I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy
03:22 daughters with thee, by a statute forever: every one that
03:27 is clean in thy house shall eat of it.
03:29 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine,
03:33 and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which
03:35 they shall offer unto the Lord, them have I given thee.
03:39 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring
03:44 unto the Lord, shall be thine; every one that is clean
03:48 in thine house shall eat of it.
03:50 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.
03:53 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh,
03:56 which they bring unto the Lord, whether it be of men or beasts,
03:59 shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou
04:05 surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts
04:07 shalt thou redeem.
04:08 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt
04:12 thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of
04:15 five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
04:18 which is twenty gerahs.
04:19 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep,
04:23 or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy:
04:27 thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn
04:30 their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savor
04:34 unto the Lord.
04:35 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast
04:39 and as the right shoulder are thine.
04:41 All the heave offerings of the holy things,
04:43 which the children of Israel offer unto the Lord,
04:46 have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee,
04:50 by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before
04:55 the Lord unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
04:58 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance
05:02 in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them:
05:06 I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children
05:10 of Israel.
05:11 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth
05:15 in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they
05:18 serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
05:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the
05:26 tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
05:30 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle
05:33 of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity:
05:37 it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations,
05:40 that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
05:44 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as a
05:48 heave offering unto the Lord, I have given to the Levites
05:51 to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the
05:55 children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
05:57 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Thus speak unto the
06:01 Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of
06:05 Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your
06:09 inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it
06:13 for the Lord, even a tenth part of the tithe.
06:17 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you,
06:20 as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor,
06:23 and as the fullness of the winepress.
06:26 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the Lord
06:29 of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children
06:33 of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the Lord's heave
06:36 offering to Aaron the priest.
06:39 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering
06:42 of the Lord, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed
06:46 part thereof out of it.
06:47 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved
06:51 the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the
06:54 Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the
06:58 increase of the winepress.
06:59 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households:
07:02 for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle
07:05 of the congregation.
07:06 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have
07:10 heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the
07:13 holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.
07:16 We're continuing to read in the book of Numbers, chapter 19,
07:20 and this is the King James Version.
07:21 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
07:25 This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded,
07:29 saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee
07:33 a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish,
07:37 and upon which never came yoke: and ye shall give her unto
07:40 Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without
07:44 the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: and Eleazar
07:49 the priest shall take of her blood with his finger,
07:51 and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle
07:54 of the congregation seven times: and one shall burn the heifer in
07:59 his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood,
08:02 with her dung, shall he burn: and the priest shall take cedar
08:06 wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst
08:10 of the burning of the heifer.
08:11 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his
08:14 flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp,
08:17 and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
08:20 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water,
08:23 and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean
08:25 until the even.
08:26 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the
08:30 heifer, and lay them up without the camp
08:32 in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation
08:35 of the children of Israel for a water of separation:
08:39 it is a purification for sin.
08:42 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his
08:45 clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto
08:49 the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth
08:51 among them, for a statute for ever.
08:54 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean
08:57 seven days.
08:58 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the
09:02 seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself
09:06 the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
09:10 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead,
09:14 and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle
09:17 of the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel:
09:20 because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him,
09:23 he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
09:27 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent:
09:30 all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent,
09:34 shall be unclean seven days.
09:36 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it,
09:40 is unclean.
09:41 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the
09:46 open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave,
09:51 shall be unclean seven days.
09:53 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the
09:57 burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be
10:01 put thereto in a vessel: and a clean person shall take hyssop,
10:05 and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent,
10:08 and upon all the vessels, and and upon the persons that there,
10:12 and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead,
10:16 or a grave: and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean
10:20 on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh
10:24 day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes,
10:27 and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
10:30 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify
10:33 himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation,
10:37 because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord:
10:40 the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him;
10:44 he is unclean.
10:45 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that
10:48 sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his
10:51 clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation
10:54 shall be unclean until even.
10:56 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be
10:59 unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean
11:03 until even.
11:04 Again, we're reading in the book of Numbers.
11:06 We're starting now with chapter 20, and this is the
11:08 King James Version.
11:09 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole
11:12 congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month:
11:16 and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there,
11:20 and was buried there.
11:21 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered
11:26 themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
11:29 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God
11:33 that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!
11:36 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into
11:38 this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
11:41 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt,
11:44 to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed,
11:48 or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there
11:52 any water to drink.
11:53 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly
11:57 unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
12:00 and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord
12:04 appeared unto them.
12:05 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather
12:10 thou the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy brother,
12:14 and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall
12:19 give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water
12:23 out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation
12:27 and their beasts drink.
12:28 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord,
12:32 as he commanded him.
12:34 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before
12:38 the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels;
12:43 must we fetch you water out of this rock?
12:46 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote
12:51 the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly,
12:56 and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
13:00 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed
13:05 me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel,
13:09 therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land
13:13 which I have given them.
13:15 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel
13:20 strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
13:23 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom,
13:27 Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail
13:31 that hath befallen us: how our fathers went down into Egypt,
13:35 and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians
13:39 vexed us, and our fathers: and when we cried unto the Lord,
13:42 he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth
13:46 out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh,
13:49 a city in the uttermost of thy border: let us pass,
13:53 I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass
13:57 through the fields, or through the vineyards,
14:00 neither will we drink of the water of the wells:
14:02 we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the
14:06 right hand nor to the left, until we have passed
14:09 thy borders.
14:10 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me,
14:15 lest I come out against thee with the sword.
14:17 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the
14:21 high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water,
14:24 then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything
14:27 else, go through on my feet.
14:30 Thank you for being with me today to read the word of God.
14:33 Please join me again next time.
14:35 Until then, may God keep you in His peace.