Charmaine Rayment is a voluntary missionary at Jews for Jesus. She has a real passion for worship ministry. Rayment has agreed to become a contributor to a podcast series called “A Life of Worship”. This is the part three in a series devoted to the Tabernacle of the Lord. In this episode we focus in on the Brazen Laver and how it applies to our journey of worship. Below, you will find some notes from the episode as well as the podcast itself. Enjoy listening.
Notes from this episode
music by Seedwatcher Shalom listeners! Today we will be looking as the Brazen Laver and how that applies to us in our journey of worship. THE BRAZEN LAVER (REFLECTION) The Brazen Laver was made from the copper mirrors of the women and the whole purpose of a mirror is to reflect an image. The ministry of the laver points us to the Word of God that gives us a true and clear image of ourselves as we are, as God sees us. The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to convict us of sin. Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God and know my heart! Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts, 24 and see if there be any offensive way within me and lead me in the way everlasting. We need to remember that worship is not just about singing but also about reading and studying the Word of God. It is in the Outer Court stage of our worship that we need to reflect and deal with our sin and the issues that are in our lives. We can’t progress to the next stage until we have dealt with our sin as it hinders our worship. How often do we come to a place of worship and we harbour anger, bitterness, jealousy and unforgiveness toward others? In Matthew 6:14 we read that If you forgive other people when they sin against you , your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. This is the time to confess our sins and if necessary, restore relationships with one another. The focus in our worship at this stage is on Yeshua the Lamb of God who takes away our sin. I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins, and purify us from all unrighteousness. QUESTIONS: What is hindering you in your worship? Is there sin that needs to be dealt with? Are you harboring unforgiveness? In summarizing the Outer Court, we have seen that the emphasis is on salvation (The Gate), total surrender to God (The Brazen Altar) and repentance (The Brazen Laver) all of which are necessary for a relationship with God. In our next session we will continue in the Outer Court as we look at “Entering into the Courtyard with Praise”.