FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Scripture: Exodus 32:1-10, 25-28
In Exodus 32, we find the sin of the golden calf and Moses making intercession to save the nation. But with further study, we discover that the perpetrators had to be terminated in order for the nation to be saved. Verses 25-28 state, “Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies, then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, ‘Whoever is on the LORD’s side—come to me!’ And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. And he said to them, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: “Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.”’ So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.” It is this passage that should form the foundation of every ordination. To understand what it means to wear the Holy anointing oil of God is to be willing to execute His justice. Praying termination is one of the last things we ever expect to have to do. And yet, when wearing the Holy anointing oil, if we do not warn our own family members of the fruit of their actions, we may find that one day, we will wish we had. The Holy Spirit witnesses when danger approaches. Following the Spirit preserves the harvest. The Jesus who terminates is not presented on most Sunday mornings in America. Consequently, the Jesus we are looking at here is nearly unknown in today’s American church. Where He is unknown in this dimension, there is no fear of God in the land. Where He is known in this dimension, there is a healthy fear of the Lord.