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Thursday, July 24 2014

1 Chronicles 24: The Divisions Of The Sons Of Aaron

"Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron"

Aaron was personally chosen 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) to serve a prophetic Christian purpose (see Why Did Jesus Christ Choose Aaron?). Aaron's descendants, as High Priest (see The Prophecy Of The Blood Upon The Anointed One) and all other Levitical responsibilities were always Christian (see Leviticus: The Prophecies Of Christianity).

A major part of King David's preparations for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (see The Prophecy Of King David's Messianic Throne, The Ark's Arrival In Zion and King David's Temple Decision) was the establishment of the Levites on a national scale, rather than the wilderness wandering, stateless priesthood at their beginning just after the Exodus (see When Were The Levites Set Apart?). David nevertheless maintained the structure that the LORD decreed to Moses.

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"24:1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron.

The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. 24:3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. 24:4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers. 24:5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. 24:6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

24:7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, 24:8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, 24:9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin, 24:10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, 24:11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, 24:12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 24:13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, 24:14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, 24:15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses, 24:16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel, 24:17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul, 24:18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

24:19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him." (1 Chronicles 24:1-19 KJV)

The service of the Levites was determined by their clans within the tribe of Levi (see The Levite Clans).

"24:20 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these:

Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah. 24:21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah. 24:22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath. 24:23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24:24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir. 24:25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah. 24:26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. 24:27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 24:28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons. 24:29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel. 24:30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth.

These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers. 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren." (1 Chronicles 24:20-31 KJV)

Fact Finder: What direct connection did the Levites have to Jesus Christ? Did many of the Levites at the time of the Messiah's coming become Christians? Was John the Baptist (see The Ministries Of The Two Greatest Prophets) a Levite? Was Barnabas (see The Ministry Of Paul And Barnabas) a Levite?
See The Levites Of Christ


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This Day In History, July 24

1132: The Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily began.

1148: During the Second Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), Louis VII of France laid siege to Damascus (see also Damascus In History And Prophecy).

1411: The Battle of Harlaw; it was one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland.

1534: French explorer Jacques Cartier, while on the first of his three voyages to North America, erected a cross at Gaspe, claiming the land for Francis I of France.

1567: Mary Queen of Scots abdicated; James VI became King of Scotland at the age of 1.

1701: French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (the Cadillac automobile is named after him) founded a trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later became the city of Detroit.

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1704: Britain captured Gibraltar from Spain.

1759: The French garrison at Fort Niagara, under the command of Pierre Pouchot, fell to British and native forces under the command of Sir William Johnson.

1791: Robespierre expelled all Jacobins that were opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.

1799: Napoleon gained his last victory during his occupation of Egypt, defeating the Ottoman Turks (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) at the Battle of Aboukir.

1814: During the War of 1812 (1812-14; a war declared by U.S. President James Madison with the publicly-stated purpose of destroying Canada and subjecting its people to dictatorial rule from Washington), General Phineas Riall advanced toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's U.S. invasion forces. It was one of many such invasions that were stopped and driven back.

1823: Slavery was abolished in Chile.

1918: On Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, the cornerstone for Hebrew University was laid by Dr. Chaim Weizmann. Dr. Weizmann was later elected as the first President of the present-day state of Israel (see A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism).

1922: The British mandate over Palestine was approved by the League of Nations (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).

1943: During the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), Operation Gomorrah began. British and Canadian warplanes bombed Hamburg, Germany by night, while U.S. bombers did so by day. The bombings killed over 30,000 people and destroyed nearly 300,000 buildings.

1946: The U.S. conducted the first underwater test of an atomic bomb, off Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

1963: The Bluenose II was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol (pictured on the Canadian dime coin).

1967: French President Charles de Gaulle, while visiting Montreal, Canada, made a speech that ended with "Vive le Quebec libre" ("Long live free Quebec" - an incitement for the province of Quebec to separate and destroy Canada) for which the pompous old "general" (who lost every battle that he ever commanded) was promptly rebuked by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson and was sent back to France (a country that Canadians fought and died for during its, and de Gaulle's, liberation from Hitler).

1969: After completing the first manned moon landing, Apollo 11 returned to earth with a splash-down in the Pacific Ocean.

1977: The Libyan-Egyptian War ended after 4 days.

1990: Prior to their invasion, Iraqi military forces began massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

2001: Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the former Tsar of Bulgaria, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria. He thereby became the first king in history to regain political authority through democratic election to a different office.

2005: Cyclist Lance Armstrong "won" his seventh consecutive Tour de France. The U.S. "idol" and "hero" was later discovered to be a fake athlete, having been using illegal performance-enhancing drugs for many years. Armstrong was disqualified from his racing "victories" and was banned from professional cycling for life for his doping offenses - that he denied for many years, while destroying the reputations and careers of numerous legitimate racers from around the world who attempted to remove the aggressive fraud from the sport.





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