We take our name from Aaron in the Bible in the story of Israelite’s exodus from Egypt.
Aaron’s role was key and without him the progress to the promise land would not have been easy
Exodus 4. 10-17; 27-31: Aaron was sent by God to help Moses and be his spokesperson before Pharaoh and before the people.
Ex 17.12-13: Aaron was instrumental to the victory against Amalek. Since Aaron was supportive and walked in unity, Israel prevailed against Amalek.
Who we are: the Basics?
Personal time and relationship with the Lord Jesus
Read and confess the Word
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3.16-17;
"I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against YOU." Psalms 119:11
“The Word is sharper than 2 edged sword; the sword of the spirit.” (Eph 6.17)
When tempted by Satan, Jesus replied by saying “It is said” Matthew 4.1-11
Praise and worship: “God inhabits the praises of his people” Psalms 22:3
Pray regularly for yourself, family and church.
“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” Eph 6.18
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
Jesus said “when you fast and pray …” Matthew 6:15-17
“And he said unto them, ‘This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.’” Mark 9:29
Acts 13:2, Acts 14:23
Walking in faith
Obedience to God “Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1Samuel 15.22
Being faithful “But without faithit is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11.6
Being an example to others. “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Tim 4.12
Walking free of curses
Walk in unity and love: many parts, one body. Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Eph 4.25
Praying for each other:
Submit to the leadership:
What God instructs leaders may not always make sense, but it makes faith.
“Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” Heb 13.17
Give tithe and offerings: “Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, ‘In what way do we rob or defraud You?’ [You have withheld your] tithes and offerings. You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.” Mal 3.8-12
Keep away from gossip:
“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.” Psalms 34.13
“With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge and superior discernment shall the righteous be delivered … He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy and faithful in spirit keeps the matter hidden.” Proverbs 11.9, 13
“Whoso secretly slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off [from me]; he who has a haughty look and a proud and arrogant heart I cannot and I will not tolerate” Psalms 101.5
In particular keep from gossiping about or against the leadership, please do not even participate, unless you do not care for your life. God reads even the secrets of your heart. Read the story of Michal, Saul’s daughter and King David’s wife: “Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart …Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, ‘How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!’ So David said to Michal, ‘It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.’ Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death. 2 Samuel 6.16-23
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philip 4.8
We all desire to be blessed and we are already blessed. We only need to remain in the blessing by staying away from the curse and keep our eyes on the King of kings.