Tag: priest

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • Biblical Principle #210: Israel to Tithe (for Specific Things)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to tithe for certain specific things. Explanation GOD instructed Israel under the Law of Moses to tithe. However, certain details are often overlooked about tithing under the Law. For example: Here is what the Scripture says about tithing under the Law of Moses:

  • Biblical Principle #209: Israel to Offer its Firsts to God

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to offer its first and best to God. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD gave several instructions about “first’s.” Israelites were instructed to give or redeem these firsts: 28 You shall not delay to offer the first of your threshing floor and fruit…

  • Biblical Principle #173: Priests Received Israel’s Firstfruits

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave the firstfruits of Israel’s blessings to the priests as provisions for them and their family. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levitical priests. Among these blessings were the first and best of Israel’s produce and reproduction.

  • Biblical Principle #172: Aaron’s Rod Budded (God Secured the Priesthood)

    Principle Aaron’s rod budded and God secured the Levitical priesthood. Explanation After all of the rebellions and quarrels, you might think that the children of Israel had learned their lesson following Korah’s rebellion. You would be mistaken. GOD took additional measures, in response to Israel’s stubbornness, to secure the priesthood with Aaron’s family alone. First,…

  • Biblical Principle #160: When God Specifies (Do Exactly That)

    Biblical Principles List Principle When God specifies something, He expects and demands exactly what He said. Explanation We previously covered GOD’s miraculous consumption of the sacrifice offered by Aaron and his sons as their first priestly actions on behalf of the people of Israel. Unfortunately, tragedy immediately followed this miracle. 9:22 Then Aaron lifted his…

  • Biblical Principle #159: Levitical Priesthood Began Serving Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Having completed their consecration period, Aaron and his sons began serving as Israel’s priests. Explanation We have previously established (here and here) the significant preparations that were necessary for Aaron and his sons to serve as Israel’s priests. Such measures were necessary because GOD is holy and does not allow sinful…

  • Biblical Principle #158: Atonement, Consecration, and Anointing of the Priests

    Biblical Principles List Principle Aaron and his sons were atoned for, consecrated, and anointed as they began their priestly duties. Explanation For the Levitical priesthood to be acceptable to GOD, it first had to be properly initiated. We previously observed that Aaron and his sons were washed and then dressed in the priestly garments. Several…

  • Biblical Principle #147: Israel’s Priests Offered Sacrifices Twice Daily

    Biblical Principles List Principle The priests of Israel had to offer burnt sacrifices and drink offerings twice a day. Explanation GOD instructed Moses to have the priests, beginning with Aaron and his sons, offer daily burnt sacrifices to GOD before the tabernacle, once in the morning, and once at evening. 38 “Now this is what…

  • Biblical Principle #146: God Prescribed Priestly Garments

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave Moses the design for the Levitical priestly garments. Explanation As GOD continued revealing His will to Moses upon Mount Sinai, He prescribed specific clothing for the Levitical priests to wear. 1 “Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that Aaron,…