The Lord told Moses to assemble Aaron, his sons, garments, anointing oil, bull of the sin offering, two rams and basket of unleavened bread. The congregation would watch the consecration of Aaron and his sons at the doorway of the tent of meeting. Moses told the congregation that this is "the thing which the Lord has commanded to do" (Lev. 8:1-5). God sets you apart for His purpose and will.
Moses washed Aaron and his son with water. He put on the tunic, sash, robe, ephod, breastpiece with Urim and Thummim and turban. On the front of the turban, he placed the golden plate, the holy crown, as the Lord commanded Moses (Lev. 8:6-9). Put on Christ's righteousness by faith as you claim God's promises in His word through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Moses anointed and consecrated the tabernacle and its contents. He sprinkled some of the anointing oil on the altar seven times, but poured it on Aaron's head. He clothed Aaron's sons with tunics, girded them with sashes and bound caps on them as the Lord commanded Moses (Lev. 8:10-13). God pours the Holy Spirit in great measure to set you apart for service.
Aaron and his sons laid hands on the bull's head of the sin offering. Moses slaughtered it and put blood on the horns of the altar to purify and make atonement for it. He offered up the fat in smoke and burned the bull in the fire outside the camp as the Lord commanded Moses (Lev. 8:14-17). Confess your sins as you place full trust in Christ's death on the cross.
Aaron and his son laid their hands on the ram's head as a burnt offering and sprinkled the blood around the altar. Moses offered up the whole ram in smoke as a soothing aroma to the Lord as the Lord commanded him (Lev. 8:18-21). Surrender fully to God as you meditate on the truths that you are dead to sin, but alive to God.
He presented a ram of ordination so Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram's head. Moses put blood on Aaron and his sons' right ear lobe, thumb of his right hand and big toe of his right foot. He put unleavened cake, one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer on the right thigh. Aaron and his sons presented them as a wave offering before the Lord and offered them up in smoke on the altar with the burnt offering. He presented the breast as a wave offering just as the Lord commanded Moses. He sprinkled anointing oil and some blood from the altar on Aaron and his sons' garments. He consecrated Aaron and his sons along with their garments (Lev. 8:22-30). Praise God that you have a new mind to hear God, new heart to love Him and new hands to serve Him.
Moses said to boil the flesh and eat it with the bread, which was in the basket of the ordination offering. They were to burn the remainder of the flesh and the bread in the fire. The were not to go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days until the ordination and atonement were fulfilled. They remained day and night for seven days to keep the charge of the Lord so they would not die as the Lord commanded through Moses (Lev. 8:31-36). Take much time to feed on God's word through prayer in maintaining a fresh relationship with Him.
To make Christ your all:
1. Determine to be set apart for God's purpose and will
2. Put on Christ's righteousness by faith as you claim God's promises in His word through the power of the Holy Spirit
3. Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit
4. Confess your sins as you place full trust in Christ's death on the cross
5. Surrender fully to God as you meditate on the truths that you are dead to sin, but alive to God
6. Praise God that you have a new mind to hear God, new heart to love Him and new hands to serve Him
7. Take much time to feed on God's word through prayer in maintaining a fresh relationship with Him