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Today we are going to take a deeper look at the principal of Throwing a fleece; Casting a Lot…seeking definitive direction from the Lord and why the old testament spoke of these acts more prevalently than the New.
When a Builder is seeking to do good work; there is a mindset of measure twice, cut once. When you want a sturdily constructed piece of workmanship it is customary to “true it up” and this is done by levelling & squaring. It’s likened to a balance check, if you are dealing with money, just like a scientist uses specimens in a controlled environment in order that they might measure the effectiveness of an applied process. Most everything we do, we have means for assessing the accuracy and completion of things, for the soundness and the settling of a thing.
“Urim and Thummim” means simply, Truth and Light. leaders of the Israelites believed they could receive divine guidance. In its physical form they were precious stones that were placed in a special breastplate affixed under the robe of the High Priest. He would wear this Holy apron and then go behind the veil in the tabernacle into the presence of the Lord and would receive an answer based on the light that the stone(s) gave off…a sort of Yay or Nay.
The high priest’s breastplate was called an Ephod which had 14 stones plus the Urim and Thummim. Urim and Thummim appears seven ⑦ times in the Bible
In Hebrew Urim is אוּרִים …a masculine noun
Urim in Greek ἄλευρον (aleuron) which means to grindhttp://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?strongs=G224&t=KJV
In Hebrew Thummim is תֻּמִּים…a proper masculine noun
Thummim = “perfection”1) stones provided for the means of achieving a sacred lot
a) used with the Urim, the will of God was revealed
Judges 6:37 “look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said. “It was still not enough that he reversed it to be absolutely sure that he was chosen to do this ( verse 39)
Even Abraham did a form of it….
(Gen 24:14-15) And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
In this day and age, we have the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies through Jesus’ life and His victory over death! The act of seeking God’s will; throwing a fleece and consulting the Urim and Thummim (truth and light) is now made available to us by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Our New Testament priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, has the urim and the thummim to guide us. He has the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. For us, some call it the Holy Ghost gut, that deep down, in the pit of your stomach knowing. We may ask and consult the Lord in ever major decision, knowing in full confidence that the Lord will reveal what we need to know, as and when we need to know it. Patience, faith and obedience are the keys to discerning the answers given to us.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself [Himself] maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered [with words which are unutterable].
|34||Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.|
|26||Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself [Himself] maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered [with words which are unutterable].|
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Exodus 28:30Also put the Urimand the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD.
Leviticus 8:8He placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece. He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command
Deuteronomy 33:8About Levi he said: “Your ThummimandUrim belong to the man you favored. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
1 Samuel 28:6He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.
Ezra 2:63The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.
Numbers 27:21And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask [counsel] for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, [both] he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.