Tag: priesthood

  • 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 #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 #157: Israel’s Priests Washed and Clothed

    Biblical Principles List Principle Before Aaron and his sons could serve as Israel’s priests, they had to be washed and clothed. Explanation Once the tabernacle and its furnishings were prepared, it was time for Israel’s Levitical priesthood to begin. But before Aaron and his sons could serve as priests, they had to be properly clothed…

  • Biblical Principle #145: God Appointed Aaron and His Sons as Priests

    Biblical Principles List Principle God appointed Aaron and his sons to serve as His priests under the Law of Moses. Explanation As GOD continued revealing His will to Moses upon Mount Sinai, He appointed Aaron and Aaron’s sons to serve as priests. 1 “Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among…

  • Biblical Principle #133: God Offered Israel a Covenant

    Biblical Principles List Principle Upon reaching Mount Sinai, God offered Israel a covenant. Explanation Having reached this important location, GOD offered Israel an exclusive covenant. 3 Then Moses went up to the mountain of God, and God called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell…

  • Biblical Principle #71: Melchizedek Was a Shadow of Jesus

    Biblical Principles List Principle Melchizedek was a shadow (or type) of Jesus. Explanation Genesis 14 tells how Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of GOD, blessed Abraham after Abraham’s forces returned the captures of the Chedorlaomer alliance, including Abraham’s nephew Lot. On the return home, Melchizedek blessed Abraham: 16 So [Abram] brought back all the cavalry of…