TOPIC: DEEP CALLING TO THE DEEP
TEXT: Leviticus 11:24-45
KEY VERSE: “And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.” – (Leviticus 11:40)
Did you know that the sense of the word “fellowship” is simply a relationship among fellows? The idea of a fellowship means that two or more people have been bonded together in some significant way. The Christian community is unlke any other community because of the unique bond that exists between the deeply-cleansed believers and Christ.
God is holy, and it cannot be expected that those He calls into fellowship with Him will not be holy. He declares concisely: “ye shall be holy; for I am holy”. His abode in heaven is holy. It is the home of the holy angels. If mortal man is to be a citizen there, he must be cleansed of all things that defile.
As the Lord prepares His people to enter the Promised Land, a type of heaven, He presents a ‘handbook’ of the “dos and don’ts” of His kingdom. In the old covenant, there are creatures that defile when eaten; others are safe. Consumption of carcasses of permitted animals is contamination. But, graciously, the Lord provides room for cleansing for those who get corrupted through touching or eating the forbidden flesh. The Lord does not want anyone to remain in his polluted state if he is to be in His fold.
As followers of the Lord, we are pilgrims on earth heading for our eternal home in heaven, the fountain of holiness. The deep call of the Lord is from the depths of His holiness to those He has visited with salvation, sanctification and Holy Ghost baptism. Just as God prepared the Israelites on the way to the Promised Land through the path of holiness, so He desires believers to be clothed in holiness even here in this world of sin.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Holiness links us to heaven and its illimitable power.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 85-88
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 4th September 2021 – Deep Calling To The Deep. God bless you!