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Instruments By Name

February 11

 "... and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden."  Numbers 4:32








"May the MAESTRO grant us a sweet addiction in aiding HIM ..."






Have you ever stopped to consider the prodigious choreography involved in the charge of GOD?  "And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put them on a bar:"  What a wonder it is to take the multi-faceted sections of an orchestra and blend them into one magnificent piece.  How much greater a wonder when the instruments of HIS church are blended in blessed harmony.  If it ministers, it has been orchestrated, and in the church, the Maestro is the MASTER!  The Old Testament ministers carried their instruments, but those who truly minister according to the New Testament bear the SPIRIT of HIS instrumentation (cf. Galatians 5:22-25). 

"Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto GOD, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto GOD."  Are you a redeemed instrument of GOD?  If so, stand in your place, play your part, and bear your burden in the gospel orchestra of saving grace.  Be watchful of the MAESTRO ... knowing that the baton of HIS Word is perfect to orchestrate your life into absolute harmony with HIM and HIS (cf. Psalm 19:7-11).

"This charge I commit unto thee, ... war a good warfare;"  Don't lose sight of the fact that the burden is the charge, and never allow those roles to reverse!  Biblically, HE has led the charge; and simply commands that we now follow donned with the armor of the ALMIGHTY.  The charge is into the very valley of the shadow of death with nothing more than the vestments of gospel light.  "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."  One day soon enough, you'll join the victors march through the gates of Glory; but until then, remember, we are sent to the front of faith's lines; so as you obey the charge, expect hostilities to erupt.  "... they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints"  May the MAESTRO grant us a sweet addiction in aiding HIM as HE tunes the instruments of our life to fulfill HIS every charge ... and may we, like the blessed trumpets of Jericho, be used to bring down every wall which opposes HIM. 

"Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;" 

For Love of Country
William Henry Seward (1801-1872)
(U. S. Secretary of State)
"I know not how long a republican government can flourish among a great people who have not the Bible; the experiment has never been tried; but this I do know; that the existing government of this country never could have had existence but for the Bible."

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