Leviticus Chapter 8

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Mark 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.

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…that Christians obey God’s instructions on following Him. Pray God’s will. “There shall meet you a man…follow him.”

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Leviticus 8

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

4 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the Lord commanded to be done.

6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.

8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the Lord commanded Moses.

10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.

11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the Lord commanded Moses.

14 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned it upon the altar.

17 But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as the Lord commanded Moses.

18 And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

19 And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat.

21 And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, and an offering made by fire unto the Lord; as the Lord commanded Moses.

22 And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

24 And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:

26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before the Lord, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder:

27 And he put all upon Aaron’s hands, and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the Lord.

28 And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

29 And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before the Lord: for of the ram of consecration it was Moses’ part; as the Lord commanded Moses.

30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

32 And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.

33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

34 As he hath done this day, so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

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45 thoughts on “Leviticus Chapter 8

  1. Verse 36 MSG says “Aaron and his sons did everything that God had commanded by Moses.” Same verse AMP “So Aaron and his sons did all the things which the Lord had commanded through Moses.” A lot of people just do not like being told what to do; but, we see here how Aaron and his sons did all the thing which the Lord had commanded through Moses. It is so important to listen to the man of God that the Lord has placed in our lives. Just as our prayer above says …..”that Christians obey God’s instructions on following Him. Pray God’s will. “There shall meet you a man…follow him.” Follow Him……..Jesus!

  2. 33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

    34 As he hath done this day, so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

    35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    It takes alot of faith and trust to serve God, to obey him, I say that because sometimes the instruction we receive comes not only through the Word, and listening in prayer, sometimes the Word that God has for us ( instruction ) comes from the Man of God, or Woman of God. And at that point trust comes in, trusting that he is hearing from God and not just speaking from his own thoughts, and faith that it is God’s will. I beleive Aaron didn’t doubt not one little bit that All that Moses said and did was directly from the Lord. Just like I beleive that every single thing that pastor has told us is from God and if I should ever have a second thought, I pray.
    ..So Nora and her family did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Pastor and Sister Watts.
    IM GROWING IN PASSION, COMMITMENT, LOVE, OBEDIENCE.

  3. 35. Now stay at the entrance of the Tabernacle day and night for seven days, and do everything the LORD requires. If you fail to do this, you will die, for this is what the LORD has commanded.” NLT

    Failure is not an option.

    If we fail to follow the commandments set forth in His Word, we will die a spiritual death; when we are spiritually dead, sin can easily follow, which again leads to death.

    James 1:15
    Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

  4. LeLev. 8:36
    “So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.”

    Moses was the leader, and Aaron and his sons were obedient in following God’s instructions through the man of God in their lives.
    Pastor is our leader, and it would be wise for us to be obedient in following God’s instructions through the man of God in our lives.

    Heb. 13-7 says, “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.”

    Follow the Leader and be obedient in following God’s instructions.

  5. CHURCH TIME

    3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
    4 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
    5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the Lord commanded to be done.
    6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

    This passage reminds me of church services at The Pentecostals of Fort Worth. A time to gather the congregation together and declare what the LORD has said and the things that HE has commanded.

    Get ready, heart, mind, body and soul to receive the WORD of the LORD today. We declare the whole council of GOD. Salvation, Healing, Deliverance, Restoration and Redemption through the BLOOD and WORD of JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  6. 36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.
    There must be submission to grow

  7. 35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded.

    Why is it that when we are commanded it seems like rebellion hits hard and we seem to have a desire for the return to take our own control and
    Finish get thing in trouble. There is a saying that our anger, fear, and
    Comtrolled; Come from the inside more based in society than I ourselves
    So next time trust, go, and give him full control that way all blessings will be upon you.

  8. 35. Now stay at the entrance of the Tabernacle day and night for seven days, and do everything the LORD requires. If you fail to do this, you will die, for this is what the LORD has commanded.” NLT

    Failure is not an option.

    If we fail to follow the commandments set forth in His Word, we will die a spiritual death; when we are spiritually dead, sin can easily follow, which again leads to death.

  9. Leviticus 8:19
    And he killed it and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the alter round about.

    God is the blood of the lamb that is why we need to Grow with Jesus Amen

  10. 35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    Taking instructions from Moses wasn’t hard for Aron and his sons. Obeying the instructions from Moses meant a lot to God. Lord give me the strength wisdom, knowledge and understanding of your word father to obey your every command.

  11. 36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    We see in the book of Leviticus many times where God commanded Moses and he obeyed, without questioning. This is the spirit we should have not only to God but to pastor and the leaders over us. We should not even begin to question, just go and do. Lord put in me the spirit of obedience that as you tell me where to go I will go, and as you tell what to do, I will do!

  12. 33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

    34 As he hath done this day, so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

    35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    God commands obedience. We need to be obedient in all that we are commanded to do for the glory of our faith. God rewards obedience. The time of rebellion is over. Let our light shine as an example of how the obedience of Christians is to be counted. People see how we are and depending on our relationship with Jesus is how they perceive us. The stronger our walk with God is, the stronger that light will shine through us. Be that example for those around you. Don’t let them be an example to you. Have a blessed day and may God’s glory always shine in your heart.

  13. And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
    31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

  14. Leviticus 8:24

    24 And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

    We need the blood in our daily lives. We need to hear the voice of the Lord, his word, and his commandments. We need to listen to the man of God.

    We need the work of our hands to be blessed and led by God. To minister as he leads us.

    Finally we need our feet to be blessed and prepared for the spreading of the gospel of peace.

    We need his blood from head to toe.

  15. Receiving the anointing of the Lord is something that should be highly protected in our lives. God doesn’t anoint nonchalantly. He gave specific instructions to Moses how to go about anointing Aaron and his sons. So specific that he was to anoint behind his right ear, his right thumb and his right big toe. God was very specific.

    23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

    Many people take His anointing in their lives for granted. It should remain precious to all of us to feel His anointing flow over us, and we cannot be casual about it, lest He remove it from us.

  16. Proverbs 17:12 Better to meet a grizzly robbed of her cubs, than a fool hellbent on folly.

    I have heard it said there is nothing in nature as protective as a mother bear protecting her cubs. I have watched many documentaries detailing the lives of bears. I can say, from my limited exposure, the saying is true. There is a video hosted by USA Today showing a mother Grizzly leaping into a waterfall to save a cub that fell in. She then fends off another bear is seems interested in grabbing the cub; maybe as a snack. There are many studies that back-up the assumptions that bears are very protective of their cubs.

    OF course, this is not a new phenomenon as the verse describes, the mother grizzly is a fierce adversary. So, how much more desperate is someone who cannot be swayed from choosing foolishly? Lord help the willful disobedient.

  17. iLove to grow in the Word
    35Now stay at the entrance of the Tabernacle day and night for seven days, and do everything the lord requires. If you fail to do this, you will die, for this is what the lord has commanded.” 36So Aaron and his sons did everything the lord had commanded through Moses

    The priest’s job was to serve the people by serving the Lord. It was not an easy job as there was many factors to take into consideration. The same is true for ministers in training today. We must work extremely hard for the sake of serving the Lord by serving the people. Ministry is more than just eating fried chicken sacrifices all day, its about being the first one to start the work and the last one to finish.

  18. 36 So Aaron and his sons did everything the Lord had commanded through Moses. (NLT)

    Yet another great example of obedience, as well as submission. Moses obeyed God and Aaron along with his sons obeyed the man of God. It’s time to submit and obey God and our man of God.

  19. 36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    God speaks throught Pastor just like God spoke through Moses! Not once did Aaron and his sons question Moses but they just did what he said because they knew God was using them. If the same God that spoke through Moses speaks through pastor why do we still complain and murmur, when pastor or a leader tells us to go talk so someone new or go to out reach? It’s probably because we aren’t submitted under authority to pastor or our leaders. The youth learned a couple of weeks ago how we need to submit to our leaders if we want to grow. Aaron and his sons were submitted to Moses and they were used mightily in Gods kingdom and I pray that we will grow to be Moses, Aaron, and his sons.

  20. Leviticus 8:31 Moses then said to Aaron and his sons cook the meat at the entrance to the tent of the meeting and eat it there with the bread from the basket of ordination offerings as I was commanded Aaron and his sons are to eat it. then burn up the rest of the meat and the bread. Do not leave the entrance to the tent of the meeting for 7 days until the days of our ordinations are completed for your order ordination will last 7 days what has been done today was commanded by the Lord to make atonement for you you must stay at the entrance to the tent of the meeting day and night for 7 days and do what the Lord requires so you will not die for that is what I have been commanded so Aaron and his sons did everything the LORD commanded through Moses.

  21. 32) and that which remained of the flesh and of the bread shall year burn with fire 33) and yes shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days until the days of your consecration be at an end for seven days shall he consecrate you .34) As he hath done this day so the Lord hath commanded to do to make an atonement for you 35) therefore shall ye die not for so I am commanded 36)so Aaron and his sins did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses

  22. 10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.

    11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

    12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

  23. “And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the Lord commanded to be done.” The word of God (Jesus) said the Lord (Jesus) commanded. One is wise to heed whom the Judge (Jesus) chooses, which one will know if they heed ALL of the word of God. One should not doubt that one that picks and chooses what they want; is not the one the Lord chose. Dear God, open our (my) eyes and ears; “In God we (I) trust”. “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  24. “So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.” Aron and his sons were obedient to what the Lord commanded. Obedience is easier to do when we know it will please the Lord. God help us to also do so that we may be right, in Jesus name.

  25. 3 A nd gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
    4 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
    5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the Lord commanded to be done.
    in these verses we see the assembly of the congregation. Coming together to listen to the voice of Moses to the voice of God and to worship God together through sacrifices. just as they met regularly in the Old Testament and congregate it together we should be willing and ready to join forces today in the house of God to worship praise God and to offer the sacrifice of praise.

  26. Leviticus 8

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

    3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

    4 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

    5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the Lord commanded to be done.

    6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

    They obey and got ready.

  27. 36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    You can’t be afraid to follow the leader that God has placed in your life. If the man of God gives you instructions, it a really good chance he’s already been before the Lord and God has given him direction. Don’t try to go against what he is saying because you’re rebellion is not against man it’s against God. God does not deal with rebellion lightly. Listen to your man of God and in the end, you will find yourself in a victorious situation.

  28. The Sin Offering
    Lev.8:14

    Moss first presented a sin offering, then a burnt offering .The “sin offering” indicated the need of pardon and expiation for guilt for all who were part of the priestly service. The “burnt offering” symbolized the fact that Aaron and his sons were completely dedicated to the Lord.

  29. Wave it!
    27 And he put all upon Aaron’s hands, and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the Lord.

    Cheerfully you should offer yout offering unot God. Think of it as waving bye bye to the curse on your finances.

    Anything we cheerfully offer to Him is like saying bye to what the enemy has just ahead because instead of being ahead of you he is placed under your feet.

  30. Moses washed Aaron with water. This is a type of baptism to make Aaron ritually pure. Baptism is a sacrament for us that makes us spiritually cleansed through our faith.

  31. 10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.

    11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

    12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

    There is always a process, especially with a man of God who will serve on behalf of the people. There is a precise and very direct action of sanctification and preparedness that takes place any time someone is to stand in such an important position.

  32. Urim and the Thummim.

    8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

    URIM AND THUMMIM.

    By: Emil G. Hirsch, W. Muss-Arnolt, Wilhelm Bacher, Ludwig Blau
    Table of Contents
    Biblical References.
    —Biblical Data:
    Answer “Yes” or “No.”
    Babylonian Accounts.
    Etymology of the Words.
    —In Rabbinical Literature:
    Mode of Consultation.
    Relation to the Shekinah.
    Biblical References.
    —Biblical Data:
    Objects connected with the breastplate of the high priest, and used as a kind of divine oracle. Since the days of the Alexandrian translators of the Old Testament it has been asserted that mean “revelation and truth” (δήλωσις καὶ ἀλήθεια), or “lights and perfections” (φωτισμοὶ καὶ τελεότητες); the τελειότης καὶ διδαχή of Symmachus (Jerome, “perfectio et doctrina”; Field, “Hexapla” on Deut. xxxiii. 8); and the φωτισμοί καὶ τελειώσεις of Aquila and Theodotion. The Vulgate has “doctrina [after Symmachus; Old Latin, “ostensio” or “demonstratio”] et veritas.” There is, however, no foundation for such a view in the Bible itself. Ex. xxviii. 13-30 describes the high-priestly ephod and the breastplate with the Urim and Thummim. It is called a “breastplate of judgment” (“ḥoshen ha-mishpaṭ”); it is four-square and double; and the twelve stones were not put inside the ḥoshen, but on the outside. It is related in Lev. viii. 7-8 that when, in compliance with the command in Ex. xxix. 1-37, Moses consecrated Aaron and his sons as priests, “He [Moses] put upon him [Aaron] the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the cunningly woven band [A. V. “curious girdle”] of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. And he put the breastplate upon him: and in the breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim.” Deut. xxxiii. 8 (R. V.), in the blessing of Moses, reads: “And of Levi he said: Thy Thummim and thy Urim are with thy godly one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah” (see Steuernagel, “Deuteronomium,” p. 125, Göttingen, 1898; Bertholet, “Deuteronomium,” p. 106, Freiburg, 1899; Driver, “Deuteronomy,” in “International Critical Commentary,” p. 398, New York, 1895; Baudissin, “Gesch. des Alttestamentlichen Priesterthums,” p. 76). The most important passage is I Sam. xiv. 41, where Wellhausen and Driver have corrected the text, on the basis of the Septuagint, to read as follows: “And Saul said: Lord, God of Israel, why hast thou not answered thy servant this day? If this iniquity be in me or in Jonathan my son, Lord, God of Israel, give Urim; but if it be in thy people Israel, give Thummim. Then Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot; and the people escaped” (Driver, “Notes on the Hebrew Text of the Books of Samuel,” p. 89, Oxford, 1890; Budde, “The Books of Samuel,” in Polychrome Bible, p. 63; H. P. Smith, “The Books of Samuel,” p. 122; Kirkpatrick, “The First Book of Samuel,” in “The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges,” 1891, p. 137).
    I Sam. xxviii. 3-6 mentions three methods of divine communication: (1) the dream-oracle, of which frequent mention is made also in Assyrian and Babylonian literature; (2) the oracle by means of the Urim (here, undoubtedly, an abbreviation for “Urim and Thummim”); (3) the oracle by the word of the Prophets, found among all Semitic nations.
    The only other mention of actual consultation of Yhwh by means of the Urim and Thummim found in the Old Testament is in Num. xxvii. 21. Eleazar was then high priest, and Moses was permitted by the Lord to address Him directly. But Joshua and his successors could speak to the Lord only through the mediation of the high priest and by means of the Urim and Thummim. It is quite probable that the age of Ezra and Nehemiah was no longer cognizant of the nature of the Urim and Thummim (Ezra ii. 63; Neh. vii. 65; see also I Macc. iv. 46, xiv. 41). Post-exilic Israel had neither the sacred breastplate nor the Urim and Thummim. Ezra ii. 63 tacitly contradicts the assertion of Josephus (“Ant.” iii. 8, § 9, end) that the Urim and Thummim first failed in the Maccabean era (B. Niese, “Flavii Josephi Opera,” i. 202; see also Soṭah ix. 12; Tosef., Soṭah, xiii. 2; Yer. Ḳid. iv. 1; Ryle, “Ezra and Nehemiah,” p. 32). Ecclus. (Sirach) xxxiii. 3 may possibly prove a knowledge of the tradition concerning the use of the Urim and Thummim; but it can not be inferred that answers were received at that time by means of them (V. Ryssel, in Kautzsch, “Apokryphen,” p. 394).
    Answer “Yes” or “No.”
    The Urim and Thummim are implied, also, whereever in the earlier history of Israel mention is made of asking counsel of the Lord by means of the ephod (Josh. ix. 14; Judges i. 1-2; xx. 18 [rejected as a later gloss from ib. i. 1 by most commentators], 26-28; I Sam. x. 22; xiv. 3, 18, 36 et seq.; xxii. 10, 13; xxiii. 2, 4, 6, 9-12; xxviii. 6; xxx. 7 et seq.; II Sam. ii. 1; v. 19, 23 et seq.; xxi. 1. On the nature of the ephod see G. F. Moore, “Judges,” 1895, pp. 380-399, where copious references and the literature are given; idem, “Ephod,” in Cheyne and Black, “Encyc. Bibl.”; and especially T. C. Foote, “The Ephod,” in “Jour. Bib. Lit.” [1902] xxi. 1-48). In all cases except I Sam. x. 22 and II Sam. v. 23 et seq., the answer is either “Yes” or “No.” It has been suggested by Riehm and others that these two passages have undergone editorial changes. After the death of David no instance is mentioned in the Old Testament of consulting the Lord by means of the Urim and Thummim or the ephod. This desuetude is undoubtedly occasioned by the growing influence of the Old Testament prophecy.
    The ancient, and most of the modern, explanations of these mysterious instruments through which Yhwh communicated His will to His chosen people identify them with (a) stones in the high priest’s breastplate, (b) sacred dice, and (c) little images of Truth and Justice such as are found round the neck of the mummy of an Egyptian priest (see Muss-Arnolt, “The Urim and Thummim,” in “Am. Jour. Semit. Lang.” July, 1900, pp. 199-204). The “Tablets of Destiny” which occur in the Assyro-Babylonian account of Creation and otherwise figure in Assyro-Babylonian conceptions suggest the correct explanation of the Hebrew Urim and Thummim. One of the functions ascribed to the Babylonian seer was to deliver oracles and to consult the god, whose answer was either “Yes” or “No.” Quite often the god sends to his people an “urtu,” a command to do, or not to do, something. “Urtu” belongs to the samestem from which is derived “ertu,” the “terminus technicus” for “oracle.” The gods speak (“tamu, utammu”) to the priest the oracle which they reveal; and the oracle is called “the mysterious word, revelation.” Since God “at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past,” not only unto the fathers by the Prophets, but to all mankind in ways which it is now almost impossible to trace precisely, it is quite possible that the mythological account of the Tablets of Destiny and the Old Testament Urim and Thummim, both shaping the destiny of king and nation, revert to the same fountainhead and origin. Notwithstanding the fragmentary account of Babylonian literature and the scanty report of Old Testament writers, some points common to both may yet be gathered.

  33. v3 And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

    As we gather in unity at the tabernacle ( Church ) our spirit will grow stronger
    We are standing on holy ground in the presence of the LORD .Our hunger and thirst is satisfied by our Great GOD.

  34. Leftover

    32 And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.

    When we are born again and live in the Kingdom, the flesh must be crucified, however that doesn’t mean that we put off our entire flesh and float around as spirits. We still must walk around and live suited in flesh, but God had a plan for that which was left: burn it with fire. Our lives must be consumed with the fire of the Holy Ghost in order to continue living in the victory that comes through walking in the Spirit.

    Hebrews 12:29
    For our God is a consuming fire.

  35. 10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and everything in it, making them holy.

    I’ve heard why the oil? Well this is another verse to support the use of oil. Someone who is anointed with oil is consecrated or it symbolizes the holy ghost, it sets them apart from others. You are no longer man, but with oil your being lifted up so you can fulfill God’s will, recieve his healing, blessing, or miracle.

  36. At first I wondered why a second ram? It was used for consecration. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram: Atonement for sin was performed with the sin offering and the burnt offering. Yet in their consecration, the priests still had to identify with animal being sacrificed. Their identification with the sacrifice went beyond atonement.

    The next event was taking some of its blood and putting it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear: To express consecration, blood from the ram was placed on the ear, thumb, and toe of the priest. God wanted the life of the sacrificial victim to be evident in the body of the priest (Lev 17:11). Tip of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of their right hand, and on the big toe of their right foot: These consecrated priests were stained with the blood of sacrifice. They should hear differently because the blood was on their ear. They should work differently because the blood was on their thumb. They should walk differently because the blood was on their toe. It was applied to the right ear, hand, and foot. This isn’t because God felt they could do whatever they wanted to with their left ear, hand, and foot. It is because the right side was considered superior, with more strength and skill (because most people are right-handed). Not that a left-handed person was any less either. God wanted their best to be dedicated to Him.

  37. 35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.
    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

    After the consecration was completed and Aaron and his sons were told to stay inside the Tabernacle 7 more days, there could have been some questioning or complaining, there could have been excuses as to why they couldn’t complete those 7 days…but we see here that they did as they were told or instructed to do. It was a command of “lest ye die”. They followed Moses as he followed God. Following the man of God is the same today. We follow Pastor as he follows God. Last night we heard that he is a man under authority and likewise, Bishop Foster is also a man under authority. Because these men adhere to Biblical principles and the word of God, we can have confidence in obeying the word of the Lord taught to us by our Pastor. This is how we GROW in him.

  38. 30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

    Sanctification must an inward and outward action. Those that serve the Lord must know that we are to be holy in the way we live and present ourselves.

  39. Leviticus Chapter 8

    What I learned about Aaron and His Sons Consecrated is that God had set Aaron and his sons apart, anointing them from service. He then confirmed that setting apart through supernatural events: God Himself set fire to the offering, and His glory appeared before the people. The response was one of joy, reverence, and worship. In Jesus Name !!

  40. Leviticus 8: 5-9 English Standard Version (ESV)
    Consecration of Aaron and His Sons
    5 And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded to be done.” 6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water. 7 And he put the coat on him and tied the sash around his waist and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod around him, binding it to him with the band.[a] 8 And he placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim. 9 And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, as the Lord commanded Moses.

    God gave Moses again precise instructions and he was faithful and did it. Jesus help me to always listen to your instructions and help me follow them to the “T” just as Moses listened to you and did. Thank you Jesus for always speaking to me and teaching me how to listen to you when you are talking. I love you!

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