Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Num. 35:9 - 36:13)
“Our City of Refuge”
Text: Num. 35:11
“then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person accidentally may flee there.”
The Safety of Our City of Refuge is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God had commanded Israel to provide 6 cities of refuge for the man slayer to find refuge from the ‘avenger of blood;’ the close relative of the victim who was killed accidentally by the man slayer. These cities had to be near, within a days journey, from any place within the border of Israel, so the man slayer could reach there safely.
The reason for this was the sin of polluting the land with ‘innocent blood.’(Num.35:33) “... for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that was shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.”
When I read this I was struck by the clear picture of our Commander Jesus Christ as Son of Man, Redeemer, and Faithful High Priest for us!
We all are guilty of shedding innocent blood on this earth! Our sin of lawlessness is what crucified our Lord and Savior on the cross. The Roman soldiers did not kill Jesus, our sin did! The earth was polluted long before the cross; it happened in Eden when Adam and Eve betrayed God with disobedience to His Command.
Our Commander Jesus was the Seed of the woman (Gen.3:15) Who would come to earth as Son of Man, our Kinsman Redeemer, close relative, and High Priest Who Lives forever to make intercession for us Heb.7:24-28). He took our sin of lawlessness upon Himself; and He became the victim and the avenger of blood. He avenged the blood we shed by our lawlessness with His Own Blood! Oh help us see this, Lord....
The wonder of Your Work of Love on the Cross...
Our Commander Jesus Christ IS our City of Refuge! He is our Living Hope that we “...who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
where the Forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”(Heb.6:18-20). We live in “our City of Refuge” today, here on earth and in Heaven forever. And we confidently show others that this ‘City of Refuge’ is very near to everyone - Our Place of Refuge can be their Place of Refuge too!
The Warrior Points the Way to the City of Refuge for all mankind! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,