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THE GREATNESS OF THE WORK OF GOD (5 of 6)
Jesse M. Hendley
Today we're thinking about the, "Greatness of the
Service of God on Earth." Now sometimes this never
breaks upon people, the greatness of the privilege of
serving the Lord. The Apostle Paul said, "always
abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
I Corinthians 15:58. The Lord is doing a work on earth
and people who believe in and love Him are workers
All the angels, Jesus, everybody waits on God. When I
read in the Gospel of John about Christ, the thing
that stands out is that He always was serving God.
"What do You want Father, what do You want Your Ser-
vant to do?" "I do always those things that please
Him." Christ was always the perfect servant and down
here on earth God has a work to be done. We're always
to be abounding in that work of the Lord.
Now we're thinking about Priesthood. And here in the
Book of Malachi he deals with the priests in the Old
Testament time. The priests were a select group out of
the tribe of Levi. God picked out a group of people or
priests who were to wait on Him and carry on His work
on this earth, to teach His Word and to offer
sacrifice for the sins of the people. They were God's
representatives and God's servants to minister to
sinners in need on this earth and to take care of
their sins and to take care of them so they could live
in fellowship with God. We learn of this ministry of
the priests from the Book of Hebrews 5:1, where
priests were ordained of old, for men, by God, to
offer gifts and sacrifices for the sins of the people.
So the priests of the Old Testament were a select
group and you've got the main body of the people and
this little select group of the tribe of Levi. They
didn't even have an inheritance in Israel. God didn't
give them any land. God said, "I am your inheritance.
You have M ...
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