Day 159 - Lev. 8, Verses 1-17

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A priest was a man who came between God and His people. We too need someone to come between a holy God and us, sinners. And we have such an One in Christ; 1 Tim. 2:55For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5). He is our High Priest in heaven before God now, Heb. 4:1414Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (Hebrews 4:14).
V. 1-5 Today's chapter tells us of the preparing of Aaron the high priest and his sons for their work. Each believer individually is a member of His body, so we are like the sons of Aaron.
V. 6 First, they were washed with water, a picture of sanctification (separation from the world John 17:1717Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17) and 19).
V. 7-9 Aaron is clothed; a picture of righteousness (perfect goodness).
V. 10-11 Tabernacle anointed with oil. Power of the Holy Spirit. The tabernacle is a little picture of the universe which later shall be filled with glory.
V. 12 Aaron anointed with oil but no blood. (Christ needed no redemption).
V. 13 We believers associated with Christ are priests, able to approach God.
V. 14-17 The sin offering for the priests.