Summary: Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus Yahshuah, My sisters and brothers, in my book, Divine, of yesteryear resonated in the law and children of Israel ...

A Sustaining Family: Abundantly Living


Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid

(March 7, 2021)

“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” (Deuteronomy 6: 6-7, King James Version [KJV]); “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16: 31, KJV)

Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus Yahshuah,

My sisters and brothers, in my book, Divine, of yesteryear resonated in the law and children of Israel in the memories of Christ Jesus in the early 20th century, when my mother spoke to the importance of providing food and shelter to the family, “Poppa could be sick, but he’d see about us. He kept plenty of hogs, cows, goats, and, when we got ready for meat, we just butchered a cow and a hog. The smokehouse was full of cured-out meat, and ground whole tubs of sausage.” (Ragan, 1998). Today, sustaining the family means government intervention instead of divine Providence in Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide to all of God’s creatures. In reflection, the aftermath of the Great Depression in the mid-1930’s ushered in the thinking that man needed more help from the government even though holy scripture, the Prophet Isaiah spoke that Jesus carried the burden of the government [“Isaiah 9: 6 KJV,

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”]. In our research, in the study of Philosophy, we find faith and salvation as much as faith in salvation is a day-to-day promise of saving grace from God, for the manna that floated down from the sky to feed Israel is still available [“What is the biblical definition of Providence? Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth, and that all that occurs in the universe takes place under Divine Providence — that is, under God's sovereign guidance and control. According to believers, God governs creation as a loving father, working all things for good.[, 2001].

However, first and foremost, we look for guidance in the Word, Christ Jesus. Let us consider King David, the Psalms: “For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.” (Psalm 22: 28, KJV [upon Aijeleth Shihir (Shahar)]; Psalm 2: 9, KJV, “ Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”; Psalm 9: 7-8, KJV [upon Muthlab-ben (“The phrase “Muth-lab’ben” in the superscription means “death of the son.” The idea is that Psalm 9 was to be sung to the tune of a song by this name. Other psalms also identify the tunes by which they are to be sung, but we have no information about these melodies. by “)], “But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.”; Psalm 47: 2, KJV [A Psalm for the sons of Korah], “For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.” [“Who were the sons of Korah in the Old Testament? Answer: The story of the sons of Korah in the Old Testament is truly a tale of two fathers and two destinies. The story begins with the Israelites of Moses’ time as they journeyed through the wilderness just after leaving Egypt. In Numbers 3, God set aside the Levites, out of the tribes of Israel, for full time service to Him.[]. They were ordained to take care of the tabernacle and all of its implements, as well as the Ark of the Covenant. Only the descendants of Aaron, however, were allowed to serve as priests.[]. The three sons of Levi were Gershon, Merari, and Kohath. The Gershonites were responsible for the care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the curtains of the courtyard, the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, and the ropes—and everything related to their use. The Merarites were appointed to take care of the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts, bases, all its equipment, and everything related to their use, as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes. The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the sanctuary. They were responsible for the care of the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain, and everything related to their use. They were under the direct supervision of Eleazar son of Aaron []. Unlike the Gershonites and the Merarites, who were allowed to transport the items under their care on carts, the Kohathites had to carry their items, the holy things of the tabernacle, on their shoulders. They had the arduous burden of transporting these items from place to place as the camp moved, but they were not allowed to actually touch the items or they would die. The priests had to wrap the sacred objects in special coverings before they were transported (Numbers 4: 15 []).Many of the Kohathites began to disdain this task and to covet the role of the priests.

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