The Start of the Priesthood

Looking at the sacrifices and offerings and see where we can see Jesus in this.

This will be an overview of Leviticus as we could go pretty deep into this but I prefer not to do that.

  1. Offering on the Altar Leviticus 6: 9
  1. Fire must not go out
    1. Morning and evening sacrifice of a Lamb
    2. Hebrews 9: 25, 26 Nor was it that He would offer Himself often…Otherwise He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consumption of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself
  2. Altar built
    1. Exact spot where Abraham offered Isaac
    2. Noah offered his sacrifice here
    3. Cain and Abel offered their sacrifice here and Cain killed Abel close to this place which could be where Jesus was sacrificed.
  3. Whoever touches the offering will be made holy 6: 18
    1. When something touches the offering, it does not diminish the offering, but elevates the object touching it.
    2. Woman touching the garment was made clean
    3. If blood splashed on the item, it needed to be washed before it left the Sanctuary 6: 27
      1. Don’t treat the blood of the sacrifice as something common
  4. Peace offering 7: 11
    1. Peace between the worshipper and God.
      1. We have peace with God through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah Romans 5: 1
    2. Leviticus 8 tells an order
      1. Sin offering
        1. To come into the presence of God, we must deal with the obstacles of that fellowship
      2. burnt offering
        1. Total surrender to His absolute sway
      3. Peace offering
        1. Only as sin is forgiven and surrender to God is offered, can we experience peace.
        2. Jesus came to bring us peace between God and man and through this will the world experience peace.
  5. Eat what is left 7: 17
    1. Do not let the meat decay beyond the third day.
    2. Hosea 6: 2 He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him.
    3. Perishable put on imperishable 1 Corinthians 15: 53, 55

2. Priesthood. 8: 4

  1. Priesthood of Moses.
    1. Over Aaron and the priest because he anointed them.
    2. As Aaron could only enter the Holy of Holies once a year, Moses could enter anytime he wanted.
    3. Jesus like Moses as he was not from the Aaron’s line.
    4. Both had special access to God the Father.
  2. You shall anoint Aaron and his family 8: 11
    1. If the Bible talks about anointing, you should pay special attention to it because it is speaking about Jesus ultimate anointing.
  3. Sprinkle seven times. 8: 10 – 12
    1. Jesus is anointed with a seven fold anointing in Isaiah 11: 2
  4. Aaron and sons washed themselves 8: 6
    1. Jesus started his ministry being washed by John the Baptist
    2. The similarities between Aaron’s start in ministry and Jesus
  5. Aaron the peacemaker Psalm 133: 1 – 3
    1. Anointing and peacemaking compared.
    2. We are anointed to be peacemakers Matthew 5: 9
  6. Dressing Aaron’s sons 8: 13
    1. Attention now turns to Aaron’s sons.
    2. If Aaron’s anointing compares to Jesus, then his sons refer to our anointing as children of Jesus.
      1. Revelation 1: 6 He has made us to be a kingdom, priest to His God and Father.
  7. Family lays hands on the sacrifice 8: 14
    1. Difference was Jesus was the priest and sacrifice.
  8. Family presented as a wave offering 8: 27
    1. Moses joined them hand in hand and stood before the Sanctuary offering themselves
    2. Feel unworthy? Jesus has joined hands with us and we are presented before God.
      1. Jesus is the one who lifts us up before the Father and gives us worth.
  9. Aaron sprinkled 8: 30
    1. Aaron anointed, but not sons.
    2. The sons shared in the ritual and overflow of the anointing of Aaron
    3. Jesus is the anointed one and we are not on the same level, but we share in that anointing.