EZTA‬ ‭2‬:‭36‬-‭39‬ ‭‬‬

“These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) 973 The family of Immer 1,052 The family of Pashhur 1,247 The family of Harim 1,017”

Ezra‬ ‭2‬:‭36‬-‭39‬ ‭NLT‬‬

About 4000 priests a crossed the Jewish exile wished to return home and fulfill their priestly duties in the rebuilt Jerusalem. We don’t know if this represented many or few of the available priesthood, but we know that it was a large caravan traveling in the ancient world. These religious men saw it as their duty to restore the functions of the temple. As such, they were wanting to uproot their everyday lives to return. Though the priesthood is no longer reserved for levites, but in Christ, is no longer necessary, we do have a corollary in ministers. Ministers should be ready at all times to uproot their lives as well. When they see that God is calling, they should be inspired to travel in droves, to unknown lands, in order to restore God’s intended relationship from Eden, back to this world. Unfortunately, their are many who set themselves in such comfort, that is apparent they wouldn’t heed this call at all. Our roots in this world must be shallow at best.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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