Day 39: Priestly Privilege

The Daily Word: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Exodus 28:1-43
Matthew 25:31-26:13
Psalm 31:9-18
Proverbs 8:12-13
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests. – Ex. 28:41

Under the Old Testament, Aaron and his sons had to be 1) anointed, 2) consecrated and 3) sanctified before they could minster to God as priests. To be anointed is to be covered with the purpose of God: to not only have His plan, but also to have the power to carry it out. To be consecrated is to be full: completely satisfied with the love of God and ready to go out and show it to others. To be sanctified is to be set apart: to “Come out from among [the rest of the world] and be separate” (1 Cor. 6:17), and to care more about God’s agenda than you care about your own agenda!

But under the New Covenant, when you believe in Jesus You have been made “a royal priesthood.” You have already been made a priest in Jesus Christ! Now let’s work backwards. If you are already a priest, that means you have already been anointed. If you already are a priest, that means you have already been consecrated! If you already are a priest, that means you have already been sanctified and set apart. You no longer have to meet the requirements to inherit the reward. It is only by first receiving the reward that you can hope to live up to the requirements!

God has called you. He has qualified you! He has set you apart, that you might accomplish His will for your life. Now go out and minister to Him, knowing that you have already been abundantly supplied with everything you need!

Prayer:

Father, thank You for giving me what I need. I am so grateful for Your love. I believe that I am anointed, consecrated, and sanctified, in Jesus’ name!

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