The Vow of a Nazarite

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the Lord: He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Numbers 6:2‭-‬3 KJV

When people in the Hebrew tradition wanted to separate themselves entirely unto the service of God, they enter into the vow of a Nazarite. A Nazarite is not someone from Nazareth. That would be a Nazarene. Jesus was a Nazarene, but not a Nazarite. So a Nazarite enters into a vow of consecration to serve God for a season. Someone says that there are five important things in being a Nazarite: ”…It is voluntary, can be done by either men or women, has a specific time frame, has specific requirements and restrictions, and at its conclusion a sacrifice is offered”. The Hebrew word used to describe this is ”nazir”, which means, to consecrate. Joseph, the son of Jacob was a Nazarite( Gen.49:26 ). So was Samson and Samuel. Today, as New Testament believers we are expected to be in perpetual separation unto God ( Rom.12:1-2 ) We do not need the sacrifice of animals to start or end. Christ was our perfect sacrifice,( Heb.10:10 ). We do not need special times of separation. We are required to stay consecrated. That is your requirement today. Be conscious.

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