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Chapter 28: We Are God’s Priests
Reason number 28 is found in Leviticus 21. We see a recurring theme in this, but we see
different areas of it manifested. That’s why it warrants a separate reason. Beginning in verse 16,
it says, “And the L
spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be
of thy seed…” Who was Aaron? He was the high priest, so his descendants would be of the
family of the priest. His family was the family of the priests, and this is talking about priests.
“Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to
offer the bread of his God. For whatsoever man he be that has a blemish, he shall not approach: a
blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,” these are talking
about deformities. “Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, Or crookbacked, or a dwarf,
or he that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; No man
that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the
made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.”
Verse 23 says, “Only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he
hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the L
do sanctify them.”
Under the Levitical order of priesthood, a blemish, a disease, or a deformity would disqualify
you from the priesthood. You could not go into the holy place, he said, “lest you profane My
holy place.” Now some people would think that’s unfair. Think about some of these things:
being a dwarf, having a flat nose, a superfluous defect, that’s a deformity. People are born with
things like this, or some of them could be through injuries. Why would God cause a man to be
born like this and then turn around and say, “You can’t serve in My priesthood because of this
deformity?” Because it wasn’t His will for them to be born that way.
People talk about the perfect body, the perfect physique. There really is no such thing in the
sense of having no flaws, because everything on this planet has been affected by the curse. When
a baby is born, they say, “Is the baby healthy?”
“Yes, the baby is perfect.” Well, you put them under the microscope, and you’ll find out one eye
is a little bit bigger than the other. One arm is a little bit longer than the other. Maybe you didn’t
even notice it, maybe you can’t even see it, but our body has been affected by the curse. So there
really is no such thing as a perfect body in the sense of having no flaws and everything being
perfectly symmetrical. God made Adam and Eve that way, and they were perfect, but since sin
and the curse came in, we’ve all been affected.
These diseases and deformities, He said, would disqualify. There has been a lot taught that
simply is not true. People talk about someone who is deformed, with this problem and that, and
they say, “Well, God made them that way. He made them special.” Well, they are special, but
it’s not the deformity that makes them so. They are special, but we need to watch our language,
lest we try to say, “God did it. It pleased Him to make the deformity. It pleased Him to place the
disease.” That’s not right. It’s not true.
Reason number 28 we are sure it is God’s will for all of us to be healed is because we are
God’s priests.
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