"When you see The Covenant-Chest of God, your God, carried by the Levitical priests, start moving. Follow it. Make sure you keep a proper distance between you and It, about half a mile—be sure now to keep your distance!—and you’ll see clearly the route to take. You’ve never been on this road before.” (3:3)
Because of Christ - I now am able to walk knowing my Daddy encloses me from all directions.
In the tunnels not yet ventured - His Word is my map.
My map for the gold mine. And the gold - the gold is the Treasure of lost souls.
Today, the practice of using a bird to test the air supply has become part of coal mining lore, but the ideology behind it has become a popular expression. The phrase "living like a canary in a coal mine" often refers to serving as a warning to others. The actual canary had little control over its fate, but it continued to sing anyway.
He gave His life in order that I may be made pure and holy. So I may have an intimate relationship with my ABBA - my Daddy.
He has taken away the poisonous gases which are in life and replaced it with the pure, sweet air I now breath.
He went before me as a sacrifice, so I may go forward into the mine.
Underneath the earth's surface lay the tunnels. Tunnels that wind their way for miles, some coming to dead ends, all that have no light, some which are sometimes flooded or have experienced a cave in. Even when carrying a light, unless you look at and carry the map of these tunnels, you are basically walking blind. People have already went in and surveyed to create these maps, so new workers are able to know where to go, where not to go and where the mine is producing.
I am instructed, "as I go to make Disciples for Him".(Matthew 28:19-20)
I look at this much the same way as mining for gold.
Without looking into His Word, carrying it with me - I am stumbling about. Wasting precious time, missing out on Divine Appointments. I am instructed to go into the tunnels of this world and grasp hold of the lost souls who are wandering about in the dark. If I allow Him to, He uses me as His vessel to shine His Light into their darkness.
When Christ returned to God, He left with us our Helper, The Holy Spirit. We also have with us His Word. It is up to us to "go and make Disciples as we live".
If I were mining and make the decision not to go into an area which had been made safe after the canaries death, what is the use of sacrificing the canary?
If I make the decision not to go into the tunnels for the treasure of lost souls, after He has prepared not only me but also the way, aren't I saying His Sacrifice wasn't worth it.