Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I don´t love to speak about my faith; but this time I want to blog an e-mail written by David Wilkerson. Why I am doing this?
Because I am deeply convinced that God can change each and any life,
like here, and even use it!
WHO IS ON the LORD´S SIDE?
by David Wilkerson
“Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the
Lord’s side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi
gathered themselves together unto him” (Exodus 32:26).
How would God crush the corruption in Israel? Who would He
choose to be His instruments in a time of evil? Would angels
come down and execute righteous judgment? Aaron and his
sons had already corrupted themselves so who would God raise
up to shine forth as His soldiers of holiness?
Of all people, He chose the sons of Levi-sons of that murderer
who, with his brother Simeon, had caused Jacob´s family to be
shamed before the heathen. Simeon and Levi each took a sword
and slew Shechem for raping their sister Dinah. They also killed
his father Hamor and then took their sheep, oxen and donkeys,
their wealth, and their wives and children.
Oh, the matchless grace of God-to choose the most unworthy,
the weakest of them all-to be His instruments. “All the sons of
Levi gathered themselves together unto him. . . . And the children
of Levi did according to the word of Moses” (Exodus 32: 26, 28).
Perhaps there was something deep within them that said, “We
will not fail God as our father did! We will not bring reproach on
the name of our God; we will step out and take our stand with
Moses had promised them, “God will reward you if you consecrate
yourself and take a stand among your family, friends and brothers”
(see Exodus 32:29). And God did reward them with a semi-priestly
order called the Levites, who were given to the service of God´s house.
Being on the Lord´s side is taking His sword and using it to combat
the forces of unbelief, putting down all doubts and fears. It means
standing true to God and His Word no matter what the crowd does;
no matter how faithless our friends become; no matter how worldly
our dearest loved ones are. We must step out and declare, “I am
on the Lord´s side! I come out against all attacks on the majesty
and faithfulness of our God!”