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Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej

 

11) Promise to Phinehas

The LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel. (Numbers 25:10-13 )

Phinehas killed with a javelin a Simeonite with his female companion a Midianite, who were leaders in an idolatrous rebellion in Isarel that led to plague. The promise of the covenant of peace equalled an everlasting priesthood. It was given to him personally, see where it says “he shall have it”. His seed are those who follow him, not necessarily his physical descendents. If we look about the world we don't see that priesthood at all; we don't see peace at all. Phinehas and his seed are dead. In the resurrection we may be sure that Phinehas will obtain personally an everlasting priesthood of peace, in the city of peace.

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