.


. Make a Donation

Index Page
Contact
About The Author
Sermons
Bible Quiz
Holy Day Calendar
Free Online Bibles
Bible Reading Plan

Question?
Quick Search the thousands of Bible studies on this website.
Just type in topic word(s) or a question.
Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook
Get Daily Bible Study on Twitter
Saturday, January 11 2014

Deuteronomy 18: Priests and Prophets

The tribe of Levi (see Are Levites 'Jews'?) was set apart by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) for their Christian service (see The Levites Of Christ). The greatest prophet of all time, second only to the Messiah, was also a Levite (see The Ministries Of The Two Greatest Prophets and The Mothers Of The Two Greatest Prophets).

The High Priest

"18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance [see Numbers 18: The Inheritance Of The Levites}. 18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

18:3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. 18:4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 18:5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

18:6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose; 18:7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD. 18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony." (Deuteronomy 18:1-8 KJV)

It's no coincidence that a command against sorcery (see What Is Sorcery?) was written between the section above, about the Levites of the LORD, and the section just below warning against false prophets. Notice carefully where false prophets get their "inspiration," in contrast to those who serve the LORD.

"18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God." (Deuteronomy 18:9-13 KJV)

The ancient world was as infested with false prophets as the world today. Recognizing them is very easy for those who truly look to worship and obey the LORD (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?), rather than look to idolize themselves.

"18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:14-22 KJV)

Fact Finder: (a) What's the actual Biblical word for "false prophet"? Why? (b) How is the test to determine if someone is a false prophet actually a dual test?
(a) See What's The Bible Word For False Prophet?
(b) See Deuteronomy 13: The Other Proof Of False Prophets


.
Bible Quiz Daily Bible Study Library
Thousands of Studies!

Jesus Christ
Bible History
Prophecy
Christian Living
Encouragement
Eternal Life
By The Book
Bible Places
Curiosities
The Spirit World

This Day In History, January 11

630: Muhammad led his conquering army of 10,000 to Mecca (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1055: Theodora was crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. She was the last of the Macedonian dynasty.

1672: Isaac Newton became a member of the Royal Society.

1690: Louis Frontenac, the governor of New France, launched an attack against British settlements in New York, New Hampshire, and Maine.

New France

1693: Sicily's Mt. Etna erupted.

1775: Yemelyan Pugachov, Cossack rebel, was executed by tsarist Russia.

1775: Francis Salvador became the first (known) Jew elected to office in North America.

1787: Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, were discovered by William Herschel.

1814: Joachim Murat, king of Naples, ended his association with Napoleon and entered into an alliance with the Austrians.

1815: Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born.

1839: Over 700 people were killed by an earthquake in Martinique.

1901: Russia and Britain agreed on a partition of China.

1922: A 14 year old Canadian boy, Leonard Thompson, became the first person to have his diabetes successfully treated with insulin. The discovery of insulin was made by Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best, medical researchers in Toronto.

1923: French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr to collect reparations.

1943: The U.S. and Britain relinquished territorial rights in China.

1943: The Soviet Red Army encircled the German invasion forces at Stalingrad.

1964: The U.S. Surgeon General reported that cigarettes are harmful to health.

1972: East Pakistan renamed itself as Bangladesh.

1973: The trial of the Watergate burglars began in Washington.

1989: 140 nations agreed to ban chemical weapons.

2001: Lucien Bouchard resigned as Premier of Quebec after his repeated failure to separate the Province away from Canada.

2003: Illinois Governor George Ryan commuted the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.





editionDBSx201702et

Copyright © Wayne Blank