Hallowing of the Priests and The Order of the Sacrifices

Hallowing of the Priests

Exodus 29:1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish, 2 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them. 3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. 4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water. 5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod: 6 And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 7 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. 8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them. 9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

Aaron and his descendants did not have what it took to cleanse themselves, and neither did Moses, but the Lord made a way where there was not one. The young bull is what plows their lives for the Lord’s seed to be planted into them, the two rams represent Jesus’ sacrifice for their sins, the unleavened bread and cakes are the humility that must be accomplished in their lives, the oil is what saves the sick, and the wafers is the body of Christ that is given for them. The gathering of them into one basket illustrates the culmination of God’s children’s lives being able to be brought into themselves to have their minds renewed through the washing of the word which transforms them into being able to accept the clothing He has already made for them and their spiritual descendants to wear as they perform their eternal priestly duties.

Order of the Sacrifices

Exodus 29:10 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock. 11 And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 12 And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar. 13 And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. 14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.

15 Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. 16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. 17 And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head. 18 And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

The first sacrifice that must come into God’s people’s lives is the one that plows their fields and once it is finished its purpose is to give its life as a sin offering like Jesus did for His people outside of the camp and went to hell to preach to those who were in prison having their sins burned off of Him through the cleansing fire. The ram is again Jesus working through His people’s lives dividing them into sections and subsections that must be given as they are brought through their journeys back to their Creator. This division of them is what brings them into completion as they realize who they are and why they exist in the spiritual realm.

All of God’s children have placed their hands on the head of Jesus to slay Him at some point in time; because it is impossible for them to have lived an innocent life or Jesus’ atonement would not have been necessary. Once His children realize this and are humbled they can receive the gift of redemption by actively slaying Him and receiving His blood that He freely gave. His blood must be applied to every part of the new creation’s life through sprinkling it around about their place of redeeming worship which is every moment of their existence. The cutting of the ram in pieces is the dividing of His children’s lives so they don’t even know who they once were anymore and have become knew creations in Him. The inwards and their legs being washed is God’s merciful forgiveness flowing through their lives as they walk out His purpose for them into the life of abundance that is only possible through Him giving the ability to receive His life in every aspect of their lives including their mental understandings. The burning upon the altar is when they realize what has been done and they tell others in the congregation about the Gift they have received. It is what they have been created to be. This separation is a sweet savor to the Lord because they no longer act according to their own selfish desires; instead, their focus is on hearing Him and asking for the things that are necessary for them to accomplish His purpose. This portion of their lives is completed by His people being an offering made by fire unto the Lord whereby they are the refined children of His inheritance.


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