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Topic: Numbers 25:11, 12
Numbers 25:11, 12 (AMP) Phinehas, the son of Eleazor, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned My wrath away from the Israelites, in that he was jealous with My jealousy. Therefore, I say, Behold, I give to Phinehas, the priest, My covenant of peace.
Proverbs 16:17 says, "When a mans ways pleases the Lord, He makes even his enemies he at peace with him."
The one who se countenance is trusted and who builds God's help and who teaches us to shine for God, is the one who turns God's anger away from those who prevail with God. This person is jealous, envious and covetous FOR God as God is jealous, enveous and coveteous for US. God is powerful and wants us SO bad that His power would use us up...even destroy us, if it wasn't for us desiring Him back. As a result, BE ALERT! God gives us a trusting character in order to receive the promise of peace.
If we are jealous for what God is jealous for, the result is God's promise of peace. What is God jeaous for? That we would put God as #1 in our lives. We are to be alert to this. God hates sin and hates us putting anything in front of Him. He wants us intimately. Nothing put before Him. If we are jealous for Him in this way, then God brings us a covenant of peace, even from our enemies because we will have pleased Him (Prov. 16:7)
Father, I pray for your kind of jealousy. I pray that You would create a warning for me, that if I attempt to put something or someone in front of You, that all the bells, sirens and whistles would go off...and I would set things in the proper order. Thank You for the promise of peace, Father. I'LL TAKE IT!