Hezekiah means the might of Jehovah. Abijah means my father is Jehovah. God's power is our strength, we need God's strength to consecrate ourselves just like King Hezekiah.
King Hezekiah prioritize the 1st thing that is important - serving God. He reform his service to God and repaired the temple. As Christians we are the Levites, that we should serve the living God and to be the chosen generation.
In spiritual speaking we need water, represents the word of God.
Exodus 19:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes.
Exodus 19:15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
Defilement means filthiness or in other word idolatry. Even in our home or in church, we should be careful in doing sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
The focus on this chapter is to be centered only to Christ in verse 11.
- The Lord has chosen you to stand before Him.
- To serve Him.
- To minister before Him.
- To burn incense.
- Lamp represents the light of God.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Heman means faithful. As Christians, we need to be faithful even though we are struggling we need to pray so God will help us to be faithful.
The things in the church must be use in God's glory.
To consecrate ourselves we need to acquire the blood, the perfect blood of Jesus Christ. Atonement means from Bible Teacher covering of sin and the word simply means by syllable at-one-ment.
The Law wants the shedding of the blood to cleanse your sin, like Jesus Christ's blood became sin for our sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Hebrews 9:21-22 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Leviticus 4:24 He is to lay his hand on the goat’s head and slaughter it at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the LORD. It is a sin offering.
Romans 5:10-11 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Our burning incense in New Testament or for us now is our prayer and worship God with gladness.
Psalm 36:1 I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Philippians 2:10-11 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Dedicate meaning wholeheartedly. We should worship God with reluctantly not by force. We learn to be Dedicating, Pleasing, Consecrating and to Burn Incense, offering our lives to Christ should be done quickly.