So many people throughout the ages gave themselves to the Lord for His purpose – made themselves available for what He has on His heart…. History tells us the stories of the martyrs and the missionaries, and there are many more that don’t have their life recorded in any human book, but they are recorded in the book of life – all these are those who are the real Nazarites! A Nazarite is not a “priest” by birth – he is a part of God’s people but “there’s nothing extra special about him” – he just “vows” himself to God to serve God for a period of time. His whole natural ability and strength are being cut off(his hair was shaved), and he was not allowed to drink any strong drinks/wine during the time he was set apart for God(not being drugged with anything of the world, but wholly separated unto God). He set himself aside for God, to serve Him, to be available to Him for His needs. A Nazarite is someone who fully enjoys his birthright in God’s economy – who was recovered by God to the full appreciation and enjoyment of his birthright!
God today is looking for such Nazarites, some who set themselves aside for the Lord and His purpose. I love the song below – Lord, raise us up to meet Your need, the Nazarites! Those who join themselves to Your desire! – it’s not about the amazing things that we can do for God, but that we join ourselves to Him, to meet His need, to allow Him to have a way on the earth – in and through us!
The Nazarite Song
1. In this godless ageLord, You need some SamuelsBurdened with a vision clear of Your economyWhere’s Your ark today?And the ones who’d care for You,E’en to put themselves aside to gain Your heart’s desire?Raise up some to meet Your need, some NazaritesProphets, priests and judges, and men of prayerSpeaking forth Your word, with Your authorityA photo of Your heart for Your move.2. Train us up today,Full of vision, seeking YouWe’d await Your timing, fully subject to Your will,Treasuring Your face,Staying in Your presence, Lord;E’en the very index of Your eyes would we obey.Raise up some to meet Your need, some Nazarites,To bring in Your kingdom on earth today;Taking You as King that You may return;To usher in the end of this age.3. When God wants to move,He must gain an instrument;Overcomers separated from the current age.They have joined themselvesThrough His word to His desire.Overcomers constituted with the holy wordRaise up some to meet Your need, some Nazarites,Voluntary consecrated ones,Who through Your word are joined to Your desire;Your living testimony on the earth.4. God needs men who pray;Those who lay the tracks for Him;God’s economy is carried out through men of prayer.They love not themselves;But a willing sacrifice.What they fear – offending God, losing His presence dear.Make us those who meet Your need, the Nazarites.Make us those through whom You’d close this age;Who are one with You to bring the kingdom in,Young people absolute for Your move.