SOAP for February 16, 2015 –Numbers 8 and 9, Leviticus 1-3 Patterns for Holiness

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Scripture

Be careful that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain.

Exodus 25:40

Observation

God gives us specific patterns to follow. His directions for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and everything in it are very specific and as we move into the descriptions for the incense and anointing oil we are instructed to not make a blend like it, to treat it as holy.

Holy means “set apart.” Holiness is being set apart for God.

Application

As believers we are God’s own people. Everyone belongs to God whether they know it or not . We were first created by Him and then bought back from the enemy who hijacked us. We are twice His. What we do with ourselves—body, soul, and spirit—is not our business only. We are His to do with as He pleases. We can accept or reject His direction but because He is the Good One, the One who knows the end from the beginning, we do so at our own peril.

Prayer

My Father,

I am Yours. I am made by You and then bought back from the power of the enemy by the precious Blood of Jesus. Help me to live in this understanding. Help me to live a set apart life, honoring You in all I am, in all I say, in all I do.

I love You,

me

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