Now the Lord our God had promised Joshua a great Victory! And it came to pass that Joshua commanded the people, saying, When you see the Ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priest the Levites bearing it, then you shall remove from your place and go after (Follow) it. (Joshua 2:16) I’d like to ask you…… Are you moving YET?
We know that the ark of the covenant represented God being in the midst. Each time Israel went to battle they were instructed to bring the ark of the covenant to battle with them as a symbol of God being in their midst and fighting for them. God desires to give us the Victory in every battle, but do we have things in order, are we following his instructions?
There is a move for revival in the land, as we are moving towards this great revival God is requiring that we move as a unit. It’s war-time! The battle is set. Are you standing with your Priest, (Your Leader/ Leaders) in the house of God. If not…. get on board the train is leaving the station.
If you will notice in that verse God instructed Joshua to set the Levites (Priest) before the people, and they (The Priest) were to carry the ark into the camp. Now I am sure that there were times this exercise became burdensome, nonetheless it was their responsibility. As a unit, your priest should be leading you into battle.
Sometimes we want to get ahead of the vision, but to do so would be going before God and entering the camp. Stay put people, there are reasons that God has the Priest out front. 🙂 O.K…….I heard that. 🙂 Hmmmmm……research that if you’d like. However here are a few reasons., He is there as a watchman of the flock, a guard of the house.
As disciples in the house of God, we will never know the burden of a Leader! As the ark was heavy at times and taxing, I am sure those who are leading the flock carry more weight than we will ever know. Therefore, if we move with them we help to balance the weight. Can you imagine if the priest carrying the back half of the ark released their end how much heavier the ark would have been to carry?
Of course they would have died, but isn’t that what happens when we are not doing our part? Those few that may be working hard on the vision become burdened with the task. You may not want to admit it, but it’s true. Let’s move together as the body, each understanding our part. Whether or not we are the head or the foot, we operate as one function. Let’s Go! Let’s Move with God! The Atmosphere Is Shifting! It’s our Season! Amen 🙂
(c) V.Paschal 2017