Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"The Mirror of God"
"You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base also of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. And you shall put water in it,"
Our Breakfast this morning is found in the Mirror of God. Let me explain this Laver of bronze. It was made with highly polished bronze and was so bright it appeared like a mirror. It was filled with water that reflected it like a mirror. When the priests washed their hands and feet in the water 'they saw themself in the mirror' and this was to remind them of their imperfection and their need to be cleansed of their imperfection - in what they DO with their hands and how they WALK with their feet. Bronze is the symbol of Judgment, the altar and the Laver were made of bronze. By seeing themself in the mirror the priests judged themselves (1Corin.11:31), as guilty of imperfection before God's Holiness, and then washed themselves in God's Covenant, which was represented by the Water.
By judging themself first they would not die from God's judgment when they approached the altar to bring the sacrifice.
So with us today. When we come to meet with our Commander, we see His Awesome Holiness and Perfection as a mirror - and this shows us who we really are, apart from Him, desperately wicked and deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9). We judge ourself guilty and repent. This is the 'goodness of God that leads us to repentance. (Rom.2:4).
Then we 'cleanse our ways' (Psa.119:9) by washing ourself with the Water of His Word (Eph.5:26), and His mercy (1John 1:9).
This was a ceremonial ordinance for Israel under the law of Moses. However, for the Warrior today, this is not an ordinance but a continual lifestyle of unconditional surrender to Our Commander's Work of transformation in us,
"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2Corin.3:18).
Let us walk before The Mirror of God, at all times! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,