2018 ST Message One

Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (2)

Message One

The Consecration Of The Priests

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

…He took one unleavened cake and one cake…and placed them on the fat portions and on the right thigh….He waved them as a wave offering…and burned them on the altar upon the burnt offering. They were an offering of consecration for a satisfying fragrance; it was an offering by fire to Jehovah. Lev. 8:26-28

And he brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.-8:14.

Word of Appetizer

The record in Leviticus 8 is concerning the consecration of Aaron and his sons, the priests; What is the meaning of the consecrate?

In Hebrew, the word consecrate means “to fill the hands.” Through Aaron’s consecration to receive the holy position of high priest, his empty hands were filled. The word consecration is sometimes translated “ordination.” Consecration is on our side; we consecrate ourselves to God. Ordination is on God’s side; He ordains us. For Aaron and his sons to be consecrated to serve as priests meant that their empty hands were filled.

Spiritual Burden

Our consecration for the priesthood must be with the all-inclusive Christ as all the five offerings “filling our hands” for our enjoyment;The constitution of Christ in us through our enjoyment of Him as the offerings is the divine ordination; consecration is on our side, we consecrate ourselves to God.

The consecration of Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting signifies that our consecration for the priesthood is not only before God but also for the church.

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth    

After the decree of the law and the building up of the tabernacle at Sinai, God gave His people all the chapters of Leviticus to train them to worship and partake of Him and to live a holy, clean, and
rejoicing life.

The record in Leviticus 8 is concerning the consecration of Aaron and his sons, the priests.

In Hebrew the word consecrate means “to fill the hands”; through Aaron’s consecration to receive the holy position of the high priest, his empty hands were filled.

The Experience of Life

Whatever Christ is to us and does for us, as typified by the offerings, is to constitute us priests;The constitution of Christ in us through our enjoyment of Him as the offerings is the divine ordination.

for our consecration for the priesthood, we need to be washed by the Spirit;the anointing of the priesthood is to make God one with us, for the anointing signifies that whatever God is, is doing, and will do are ours.

Practice and Application

In ourselves we are a constitution of all the aforementioned negative things and need to offer Christ daily as our sin offering for our priesthood.

We need to take Christ as our daily burnt offering throughout the dark night of this age until morning, until the Lord returns.

The solemnity of the consecration and ordination of the priests is indicated in verse 35 warning us that we should not enter into the New Testament priesthood and into the enjoyment of Christ in a careless way.

 

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

……and you shall anoint them and fill their hands and sanctify them, that they may serve Me as priests.-Exo.28:41.

……he took one unleavened cake and one cake of oiled bread and one wafer, and placed them on the fat portions and on the right thigh.……as a wave offering……and burned them on the altar upon the burnt offering. They were an offering of the filling of hands for a satisfying fragrance; it was an offering by fire to Jehovah.-Lev.8:26-28.

to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life
the consecration

  1. After the decree of the law and the building up of the tabernacle at Sinai, God gave His people all the chapters of Leviticus to train them to worship and partake of Him and to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life.
  2. The record in Leviticus 8 is concerning the consecration of Aaron and his sons, the priests

.The offerings in chapters 1 through 7 are for the consecration, or ordination, of the priests.

.In Hebrew the word consecrate means “to fill the hands”; through Aaron’s consecration to receive the holy position of the high priest, his empty hands were filled.

.The constitution of Christ in us through our enjoyment of Him as the offerings is the divine ordination; consecration is on our side(we consecrate ourselves to God); ordination is on God’s side (God ordains us).

Key Verses (2)

And gather all the assembly at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.-Lev.8:4.

And Moses brought Aaron and his sons near and washed them with water.-8:6.

And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them. And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. -10-11.

And Moses brought Aaron’s sons near, and clothed them with tunics and girded them with girding sashes and bound high hats on them, just as Jehovah had commanded Moses. – 13.

The consecration of entrance of the Tent of Meeting
Moses’ washing of Aaron and his sons with water; anointing of the tabernacle,
the altar, and the laver, with all their utensils; priestly garments

.The consecration of Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting signifies that our consecration for the priesthood is not only before God but also for the church.

.Moses’ washing of Aaron and his sons with water signifies that for our consecration for the priesthood, we need to be washed by the Spirit.

.Moses’ anointing of the tabernacle, the altar, and the laver, with all their utensils, to sanctify them signifies that Christ and the church (the tabernacle), the cross (the altar), and the washing of the Spirit (the laver) are related to the New Testament priesthood for the priests’ sanctification.

.Moses’ clothing the sons of Aaron with priestly garments signifies that the believers as New Testament priests are adorned with Christ’s divine attributes mingled with His human virtues.

Key Verses (3)

And he brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.-Lev.8:14.

And he presented the ram of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. – 18.

And he presented the other ram, the ram of the filling of hands, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. And he slaughtered it, and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. -22-23.

And at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting you shall stay day and night seven days, and keep the charge of Jehovah, that you may not die; for so I have been commanded. – 35.

The bull of the sin offering;The ram of the burnt offering;The ram of consecration

The process of consecrating,repeated for seven days

.The bull of the sin offering signifies the stronger and richer Christ as our sin offering to deal with the flesh, the old man, indwelling sin, Satan, the world, and the ruler of the world, for the assuming of our New Testament priesthood; this reminds us that in ourselves we are a constitution of all
the aforementioned negative things and need to offer Christ daily as our sin offering for our priesthood.

.The ram of the burnt offering signifies the strong Christ as our burnt offering for the assuming of our New Testament priesthood; this offering reminds us that as serving ones we must be absolute for God, yet we are not; thus, we need to take Christ as our daily burnt offering throughout the dark night of this age until morning, until the Lord returns.

.The ram of consecration signifies the strong Christ for our consecration in the assuming of our priesthood.

The process of consecrating Aaron and his sons was repeated for seven days for their expiation, signifying that we need to remember all the things involved in our consecration and ordination as New Testament priests; the solemnity of the consecration and ordination of the priests is indicated in verse 35.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 In Hebrew the word consecrate means “to fill the hands” (Exo. 28:41)

(Illustrate what is the spiritual meaning of the consecrate.)

T2Consecration is on our side; Ordination is on God’s side;(Exo. 29:9,33)

(Illustrate we consecrate ourselves to God. He ordains us.)

D2

T1     Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them.(Lev8:10~11)

(Illustrate The anointing of the priesthood is to make God one with us)

T2 In the consecration of the priests the offering immediately followed the anointing

(Lev8:14~21)

(Illustrate what do the offerings remind us)

D3

T1 the priestly garments signify the serving priests’ expression of Christ((Exo. 28:2. v2)

(Illustrate the spiritual meaning that Moses’ clothing the sons of Aaron with priestly garments.)

T2     The very Christ with whom we are clothed is our priestly garment(Gal.3:27)

(Illustrate with experience that our outward expression should be the expression of Christ’s divine attributes.)

D4

T1     the priests were to eat the sin offering in the holy place(Lev10:17)

(Illustrate the spiritual significance that the priests’ partaking of the sin offering to bear the iniquity of the people.)

T2     The life of Christ is a life that deals with sin, a sin-dealing life.(Eph. 4:2)

(We may know of some saints who have been committing sins and still come to the Lord’s table. What shall we do?)

D5

T1     We have to do our best to recover a fallen saint.(Gal.6:1)

(Illustrate what is the way to get rid of the sins among some saints.)

T2     Let us all be diligent to keep the oneness and endeavor to live a life of love(1Cor8:1,2Cor3:6)

(Illustrate the two things that we should practice related to the Lord’s table.)

D6

T1     The burnt offering reminds us must be absolute for God.(Lev8:22)

(How can we experience Christ as the ram of consecration for our assuming of our priesthood?)

T2     The consecrating priests remained at the entrance of the tent of meeting for seven days(Lev8:33~36)

(Illustrate The process of consecrating Aaron and his sons was repeated for seven days)