PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #143: Numbers 8

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #143, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Numbers 8.

Numbers 8
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

2 Speak unto Aa’-ron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

3 And Aa’-ron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the Lord commanded Mo’-ses.

4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the Lord had shewed Mo’-ses, so he made the candlestick.

5 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

6 Take the Le’-vites from among the children of Is’-ra-el, and cleanse them.

7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.

9 And thou shalt bring the Le’-vites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Is’-ra-el together:

10 And thou shalt bring the Le’-vites before the Lord: and the children of Is’-ra-el shall put their hands upon the Le’-vites:

11 And Aa’-ron shall offer the Le’-vites before the Lord for an offering of the children of Is’-ra-el, that they may execute the service of the Lord.

12 And the Le’-vites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the Lord, to make an atonement for the Le’-vites.

13 And thou shalt set the Le’-vites before Aa’-ron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the Lord.

14 Thus shalt thou separate the Le’-vites from among the children of Is’-ra-el: and the Le’-vites shall be mine.

15 And after that shall the Le’-vites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Is’-ra-el; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Is’-ra-el, have I taken them unto me.

17 For all the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of E’-gypt I sanctified them for myself.

18 And I have taken the Le’-vites for all the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el.

19 And I have given the Le’-vites as a gift to Aa’-ron and to his sons from among the children of Is’-ra-el, to do the service of the children of Is’-ra-el in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Is’-ra-el: that there be no plague among the children of Is’-ra-el, when the children of Is’-ra-el come nigh unto the sanctuary.

20 And Mo’-ses, and Aa’-ron, and all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, did to the Le’-vites according unto all that the Lord commanded Mo’-ses concerning the Le’-vites, so did the children of Is’-ra-el unto them.

21 And the Le’-vites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aa’-ron offered them as an offering before the Lord; and Aa’-ron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.

22 And after that went the Le’-vites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aa’-ron, and before his sons: as the Lord had commanded Mo’-ses concerning the Le’-vites, so did they unto them.

23 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

24 This is it that belongeth unto the Le’-vites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more:

26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Le’-vites touching their charge.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.

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