prayer at another level

prayer at another level

Carry Their Names

priest1The High Priest carried the names of the 12 tribes of Israel: six on each shoulder and one on 12 separate stones set into a breastplate.

(Ex. 28.6-29)

OBSERVATIONS:

1. The shoulder, could represent strength and power, or perhaps even bearing weight; the might of his ministry!

2. The breastplate most likely represents the heart, and all that it encompassed. (mind, emotion, will)

3. So, we know that Jesus is our Great High Priest. (He 4:14) He carries us on his shoulders and heart before the Father continually!

4. Now, while we are not Jesus, we are called to be a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) and do the things that Jesus did. No we cannot carry the entire human race as Jesus did, but we can carry those he has given us to minister to, those in our sphere of influence, those we love and care about. Take those right now to God in prayer, lift them up, let them be a constant reminder to you that you are a minister of God’s grace and love to your world!

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