The Consecration Of The Priest

June 30, 2011

(Exo 29) spends a lot of time talking about the consecration of the priest’s in Israel. However, there is one scripture in particular which speaks loud and clear about what God expects from his ministers. (Exo.29:20) “Then thou shalt kill the ram and take his blood, and put it upon the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.”

Thus, God expects his ministers, to have three very important characteristics. The first one would be that God’s ministers must have an ear which is sensitive to the voice of the Spirit. Hence, he that hath an ear let him ear what the Spirit is saying to the church; which is a type of the blood placed upon the right ear.

Secondly, they must understand how to handle the word of God. Thus, they must know how to apply the scriptures to their lives, as well as the lives of others effectively; which is a type of the blood placed upon the right thumb.

Finally, they must be balanced according to the word. Without you great toes there is going to be a problem with your balance. Thus, there must be a balance in their lives, as well as their congregation. Their life can’t be at the church 24-7, there must be a time of rest, a time of recharging your physical and spiritual body, because a tired, worn out, over-worked leader, eventually will be no use to his/her congregation. As a result, the man/woman of God must learn to get away at times, and they must have spiritually competent help if they are to stay balanced; this is a type of the blood placed upon the right great toe.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Man Never Seems To Have Enough

June 29, 2011

Man, never seems to have enough. He never seems to be satisfied with the things he has. He always has to have more. If he has a house he wants a bigger one; if he has money he wants to make more; if he has toys he desires bigger and better toys, to the degree that God is the furthest thing from his mind and his pursuit is for more stuff.

I personally don’t have a problem with having stuff, but when stuff has you to the degree that you can’t serve God; then you have too much stuff. King Solomon said it so eloquently in (Prov. 27:20) when he said “Hell and destruction are never full: So the eyes of man are never satisfied.” Thus, if Christ is not in a man’s life; if Christ is not enough for man, then all that his eyes can see, whether he can afford it or not, it’s his desire to have it; and the truth is that the desire to have something can be just as dangerous as having it if God didn’t ordain you to have it.

King Solomon has certainly showed us what it was like to have everything a man could ever wish for and still not be satisfied. He had it all, he done it all and probably seen it all in his lifetime, but at the end of the day he said it was all vanity and vexation of spirit. After he got through playing with all of his toys, his women, and experiencing all that life could offer he concluded “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12:13).” Thus, as I said earlier, I don’t have a problem with the stuff, but don’t let the stuff or attaining the stuff become such a distraction that it gets in the way of your relationship with God because when you stand before God the stuff won’t matter.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Let Us See Lord

June 28, 2011

There is so much in this word that we are missing. There is so much that we don’t see or know. There is so much more to this portrait called the Gospel which we have yet to figure out. The truth is that it will take a life time to figure it out, and even then some things about the word of God we won’t capture until we get to heaven. However, King David said “Open Thou my eyes that I may behold the wondrous things out of your law (Psalm 119:18).” Thus, David was saying there is more to this word than what I see on the surface.

Hence, if we are going to see this word as God would have us to see it, we are going to have to study, meditate, fast and ultimately ask the Lord to let us see the wondrous things out of His law. As we go into our bibles to study the word our prayer should be “Lord let me see-let me see what you need me to see.”

Saints of God if we can begin to look at the whole portrait of the Gospel instead of the part of the picture that suits us, or the part that we think is for someone else and not us, we will become powerful people in the Lord. Thus, I say again “Lord let us see, because when we see as you see, our spiritual sight will become more sensitive to your Spirit.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Hidden Treasure

June 27, 2011

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field (Matt 13: 44).

The hidden treasure which this parable is talking about is heaven. When a man/woman actually finds this hidden treasure they are willing to give up the world for this treasure. Thus, when sinful man finally finds the Lord and realizes that what he has in his relationship with the Lord is better than anything in this life, he let’s go of the world and the things in the world and sells out to the Lord.

As a result of selling out to the Lord, man forsakes the flesh, the devil and the world in pursuit of a wholehearted relationship with God. It would be nice if more men/women found this hidden treasure in the earth and take on the attitude towards God as the parable speaks of. Too often, we get saved and we never really sell out for the Lord; we never really go all the way for the Lord. However, selling out and giving our all for the Lord is what he requires.

A half-hearted service to God won’t be enough to get us into heaven, and ultimately our plan is to go to heaven if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior. Therefore, to those who have found the hidden treasure (Jesus Christ) let us serve him with our whole heart because that’s the requirement.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason