So – after all of the instructions God gave to Moses – in Lev 8 He tells him to call all the people together and consecrate Aaron and his son’s as the first priests.

consecrate“clean, set apart, reserve for God’s use”.

This is basically the Opening Ceremony for the Priests. God wanted to ensure that ALL of the people were present – saw this – and paid attention to it.

The priests are disrobed – washed – and then dressed in the sight of all the people!

(Afterall – he is a man… just like all of us!)

If Aaron’s job is to represent us to God – and if he is a man (just like us) – then we want him clean of sin before going to God on our behalf!

BEFORE HE CAN HELP US GET RIGHT WITH GOD – HE MUST BE RIGHT WITH GOD!

So he is washed with water – and then anointed with oil (a symbol of the Holy Spirit).

Check that – he is drenched with oil! (Psalm 133:2)

Clean him… and then drench him with the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Then there is blood – and a weird ceremony involving Moses placing a dab of blood on Aaron’s right ear lobe – right thumb – and right toe.

What does that mean?

Right ear lobe – because he listens with his ears. So we only want him listening to God (otherwise how can we trust him to hear God for us)?

Right thumb – because we work and serve with our hands. So we want those hands to be kept pure (otherwise how can he serve God on our behalf)?

Right toe – because he is to be an example wherever he goes – as one who walks with God. So we want his feet to only walk in pure places (otherwise how can he walk before God on our behalf)?

So they are all consecrated – touched with blood – made clean.

Now, as we saw earlier, the writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus came and abolished the system of sacrifices we see being introduced here in Leviticus. He became the final sacrifice (once and for all) – forever ending the need to kill animals for the forgiveness of sin.

He basically put the priests our of business.

So what is an unemployed priest supposed to do?

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.“ 1 Pet 2:9 AMP

Today – YOU and I are the priests! YOU and I are to represent God to the world. YOU and I are to be the example in what we listen to… what we do… and where we walk.

So… get out your ear lobe…

Be Fruitful & Multiply,

PK

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