Leviticus 8: 1-36
To be consecrated
To be made
holy (to be sanctified and purified)
To be appointed
The true consecration
is a consecration unto/for God, not to one’s personal needs,
nor to those of the church or others (Exodus 28:1,3-4,41;
God highly appreciates our consecration. For this purpose HE sacrificed
His Son to blot out our sins through His blood so that we are made priests
and kings for Him (Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10) and we are
called a royal priesthood, which is really a high and special position
(I Peter 2: 9-10).
In Exodus 29: 1-3, it is stated that for the consecration
of priests God determined and demanded such offerings as follows:
- A young bull
- 2 (two) rams
- Unleavened bread
- Unleavened cakes mixed with oil
- Unleavened wafers anointed with oil (You shall make them of wheat
Here we see 3 (three) animal sacrifices (for the sin propitiation) and
3 (three) meal offering (which signifies the fellowship with Christ),
whereas the number 3 signifies God Trinity (the Triune God).
animal sacrifices, which all refer to the sacrifice of Christ
to fulfill all; namely:
This is the consecration of Christ
by which we may be consecrated. In John 17:19, the word to sanctify
(“hagiazo”) means to be sanctified in order to be
- The sacrifice of a young
This is Christ’s atoning
sacrifice to blot out and cleanse our sins so that we are
renewed (2 Corinthians 5: 17-19,21).
- The sacrifice of the
This is Christ’s surrendering
Himself so that, through His sacrifice we can surrender
all our personal needs to be obedient to Him (Philippians
2:4-8; Hebrew 5: 7-9). We must become as a slave
(“doulos”) who has no will of his own but his
- The sacrifice of the
Christ has consecrated Himself
as the High Priest so that we may be consecrated.
complete/total surrender and consecration are all done through
/by the sacrifice of Christ.
kinds of meal offerings speak of our fellowship with the triune
God, which should be pure, not are mixed with leaven (sin and
hypocrisy) especially in our consecration as priests.
In Exodus 29: 4-9,
it is mentioned that the High Priest and priests should be cleansed
with water (water baptism) and they should be anointed with
oil (the anointing of the Holy Spirit).
Let no one try to
serve the Lord (to consecrate himself) without first undergoing
/experience the new birth.