1 Samuel 3:1a
The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD…
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said…
At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister to Him and to bless in His name, to this day
The development of our “ministry to the Lord” must become the priority of our lives. In the Old Testament God revealed to Moses His desire for a priesthood to be developed. Moses then immediately began developing the priesthood and clearly stating their roles, their attire, and their work so that their ministry to the Lord could be done precisely and with excellence. The development of this priesthood, its work, and the building of the tabernacle was truly the life’s work of Moses.
This priesthood constantly kept incense and sacrifices burning before the Lord. The smoke of these sacrifices would “prophesy.” The smoke prophetically represented the heart cry of the people going up before the Lord. The New Testament uses this as a representation of our prayers and our worship (see Revelation 8:3-4 / Romans 12:1).
Today, we must understand our role as a new priesthood (1 Peter 2:9 / Revelation 1:6, and 5:10). If you have been stagnant in your relationship with God, know that simply “ministering to the Lord” as a part of the New Testament “Royal priesthood” will break you out of your stagnation. Limits will be broken when we learn our identity as priests that offer up the sacrifice of praise, continually (Hebrews 13:15).
So, priests, put on your garments of praise, today (Isaiah 61:3). If you’re “not a singer,” simply vocalize your praise by saying “hallelujah,” “Lord, you’re worthy,” “I praise you,” etc. Doing this will break you through!!!! Again I say, put on your garments of praise, today.