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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Grace of the House of Levi

The Hebron Concept
Today’s Focus: The Grace of the House of Levi
Scripture: Genesis 29:34; Numbers 3:15-19; 4:2-4, 2 Samuel 5:1-3

Greetings Sons of God:
When we examine the meanings of the names of the House of Levi there is a particular grace that has been given to this particular tribe.  Let’s look at the names again and their meaning

Levi – Connected or One-Flesh
Kohath – Congregation or Assembly
Hebron – Alliance, Consolidation, Joining

Now when we examine the House of Levi we see that there is a grace of gathering associated with this tribe. 

The grace of Levi joins two realms together which are heaven and earth in one corporate man and that is the Body of Christ.  It is in the Body of Christ where heaven and earth intersect. It is by the joining of the Father in heaven to the sons who are born from above but are located in the Earth come together.

The grace of Kohath is the grace to gather people together.  This gathering is a corporate gathering but the gathering is for the congregation to carry the Ark of the Covenant.  Remember in our previous series, the Ark of the Covenant are the principles that we are to live by to guarantee the presence of God in our lives.  When there is no congregation, there is no presence of the Lord.  It is the grace of Kohath that brings us to a position to align us with divine purpose.

The grace of Hebron is the grace to forge alliances or actually connect people together or joining. For example, now that we have everything we need to build, let’s assemble the parts to build the Temple of the Lord.  In other words, now that we are all here, let us be assembled in a particular way to build the Temple of the Lord. 

As a result there must be a gathering grace within the Body of Christ to bring us to Hebron. 

Now the in the next set of messages we will discuss how do we advance to the Hebron position.

Peace, Love and Grace from the Father,

Calvin Calhoun, Jr.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The History of Hebron

The Hebron Concept
Today’s Focus: The History of Hebron
Scripture: Genesis 29:34; Numbers 3:15-19; 4:2-4, 2 Samuel 5:1-3

Greetings Sons of God:
This will be a scripturally in depth set of messages but I need to show you the significance of Hebron.  Let’s start with who, what or where is Hebron?

Numbers 3:15,17: Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them. 17-And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari

Numbers 3:19: And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

Now when we look at this we see that Hebron was a person.  He was the grandson of Levi and the son of Kohath.  Now, the name Kohath should sound familiar.  Remember in our series on the Ark of the Covenant it would be that the Kohatities would be the only family that can carry the Ark of the Covenant.  Now to get an eternal picture. 

We know that God locks up principals and eternal truths in names.  So lets look at the names of Levi, Kohath and Hebron because we know that the sum of the previous resides in the present.  In other words we are a product of history. 

Levi
Genesis 29:34: And she (Leah) conceived again, and bare a son; and said now this time will my husband be JOINED UNTO ME, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi
The name Levi means “One-Flesh or Joined”

Kohath
Numbers 4:2-4: Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers, from thirty years old and upward even until 50 years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION.  This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things
The name Kohath means “Congregation or Assembly”

Hebron
2 Samuel 5:1,3: Then came ALL OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 3-So ALL THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL CAME TO THE KING TO HEBRON; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord and they anointed David king over Israel.
The name Hebron means “Alliance, Joining, Consolidation”.  As we see that Hebron was also the name of a city.  It is one of the 48 Levitical cities because we know that the Levites were not given a land inheritance.  Their inheritance was God Himself. We know also it was a refugee city.  Refugee cities were places that people who may have un-intentionally committed a crime can flee to and wait to go before the congregation to be judged. 

In the next message we will examine the grace of Levi and how it is passed down to Hebron and how it plays a vital role in the Body of Christ.

Peace, Love and Grace from the Father,

Calvin Calhoun, Jr.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Inheritance of Caleb

The Hebron Concept
Today’s Focus: The Inheritance of Caleb
Scripture: Joshua 14 and 15

Greetings Sons of God:
In a subsequent teaching series we will examine the spirit of Caleb because there is so much to gleam from this story of Caleb but for the sake of staying with our teaching series, we will discuss the inheritance of Caleb.  Now after Joshua and Israel had conquered and possessed Canaan, the land was divided as an inheritance but let’s look at the inheritance of Caleb.  Now I recommend reading the entire chapters 14 and 15 of Joshua for an in-depth look but let’s get what we need to draw the picture.

Joshua 14:12-14: Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said. And Joshua blessed him, AND GAVE UNTO CALEB THE SON OF JEPHUNNEH HEBRON FOR AN INHERITANCE. HEBRON THEREFORE BECAME THE INHERITANCE OF CALEB THE SON OF JEPHUNNEH THE KENEZITE UNTO THIS DAY, BECAUSE THAT HE WHOLLY FOLLOWED THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.

Now understand that Caleb was the leader of the tribe of Judah.  Hence the tribe of Judah inherited Hebron.  Now notice that in the scripture, the reason Caleb and his tribe would inherit Hebron was because Caleb WHOLLY FOLLOWED the Lord.  We know that Judah is the tribe that our Lord, Jesus Christ came through. Hence Judah is the apostolic tribe.  The greatest expression of relationships are formed in an apostolic culture.  It is within the apostolic culture that we lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  Within the apostolic culture we put the highest value on relationships and these relationships or alliances are forged in this place called Hebron. 

Now let me show you a small glimpse into how special Caleb was and why the Lord blessed him with Hebron.  Caleb was the servant of Joshua who was one of the 12 sent to spy out the land of Canaan.  It was Caleb who would stand against the report of the 10 and declare that the land is ours to posses.  It would also be Caleb who would drive out the rest of the nations in Canaan.  Joshua did not drive out all the nations but Caleb did exactly what the Lord said.  It is in submission and obedience to the Lord that in that position of humility and worship that the Lord forges alliances within the Body of Christ to build the corporate Body in the earth. 

In the next message we will go in depth and understand more about Hebron.

Peace, Love and Grace from the Father,
Calvin Calhoun, Jr.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Importance of Proper Covenant Relationships


Today’s Focus: Importance of Proper Covenant Relationships
Scripture: Genesis 27:46-28:1

Greetings Sons of God:
Please pay close attention to this message because it is very easy to get into the wrong relationship and in turn delay or even lose the purposes that God has for you because you are in the wrong covenant.  Let’s look at this scripture:

Genesis 27:46-28:1: And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him and charged him and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 

Here is a crucial point that I will state here and bring out in a subsequent message:

You cannot move from the household of your parents until you receive patriarchal instruction from your father.

Now, please keep that in mind.  Now why is Rebekah concerned about the women of Heth.  Well we know that these are the daughters of Canaan and if they are the daughters of Canaan then they are not daughters connected to eternal destiny and cannot perpetuate the legacy that has been handed down from Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob.  If her son, Jacob gets into the wrong covenant or marriage then everything that has been been handed down and perpetuate from Abraham could be lost and all that they have worked for will be for nought. The wrong seed, wrong covenant, wrong marriage will invalidate everything that God has handed down to you because then you cannot perpetuate the legacy handed down from your father because you are now unequally yoked.  

For the Body of Christ, when seasons change, relationships change.  We must learn to move the from the House of Saul to the House of David.  We must learn to move from the ministry of John to the ministry of Jesus Christ.  We must migrate to Hebron which is a place of consolidated relationships in the Spirit.  These relationships are vastly different from the natural relationships we have.  These relationships will help build and unite the Body of Christ. 

In the next message we will look at Joshua and Caleb and see the importance of Hebron.

Peace, Love and Grace from the Father,
Calvin Calhoun, Jr.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Covenant Relationships in Death


Today’s Focus: Covenant Relationships in Death
Scripture: Genesis 49:30-33

Greetings Sons of God:
As dark as the title of this message may sound it is still a crucial biblical principal that we must recognize and understand.  Abraham in coming into Canaan and bought a cave in Hebron in a particular place called Machpelah.  The word Machpelah means “double-cave”.  Abraham bought this cave so that he can bury his family there.  Now we know in our natural society that families buy plots so that when they die, they are buried together.  Well we know that this concept comes from this very scripture of Abraham desiring to bury his family in this cave of Machpelah.  Now who is buried in this cave? 

Genesis 49:30-33: In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah which is before Mamre ,in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.  There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah. 

Jacob is speaking here and of course after this Jacob dies and is buried in the same cave with his family.  Notice that Rachel was not buried here.  She was not buried here because she was not truly connected to divine destiny.  But what is the point in all of this.  Yeah, ok, I see that family is buried one place but what does that have to do with the Body of Christ today? 

The dead laid the path that we are following today.  We are the custodians of the seed passed on from our ancestors.  But most of all covenants are established in death.  By Abraham choosing to bury the family together God was showing an eternal concept that even in death we choose to be linked to our covenant partners.  This means in as much as we put high value on life, we need to put high value on life in death.  Think about this, though Abraham is not on this earth physically, yet he still lives with the Father right now.  We are linked to him (Galatians 3:26-29) because we are heirs of the promise and the seed of Abraham.  So even in death we are still liked to our covenant partners.  Now this brings us to another point. 

You can never celebrate the future without remembering the past.  We should celebrate the lives of those who have gone on before and who have laid down their lives so that we can perpetuate the legacy and the Will of the Father in the Earth until the Lord comes.  Think about this!  We celebrate David, Joshua, Abraham, Moses and all these biblical people and their lives because they have laid a path and given us an example to follow that we may perpetuate the culture of the Father in bringing the lost sons of promise back into righteous rule.  However, this cannot happen until we put the highest premium on people and relationships.      

Peace, Love and Grace from the Father,
Calvin Calhoun, Jr.