(Exodus 29-30, Matthew 22:1-22)

[29] You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy. [30] You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. (Exodus 30:29-30 ESV)

We have apostles and prophets, we have conferences about every kind of gift and fulfilling our destinies… but have we understood consecration? Have we been set apart for service of the Lord?

For seven days, Aaron and his sons were consecrated to the Lord. They had to be prepared for priestliness. Being called by the Lord as priests did not alone qualify them. They had to be consecrated. There was a process… a rather bloody process. They were anointed with the fragrance of God. Their garments were sprinkled with blood. Their ears, and hands and feet were marked with the blood of the sacrifice. For seven days they were consecrated. They were being consecrated to minister to the Lord.

The process of priestliness is much the same today. We are consecrated by the blood of Christ… His sacrifice must be applied to what we hear, what we do, and how we go. The Holy Spirit, the fragrance of Christ, anoints us. We must be consecrated for priestliness. A consecrated believer will never draws back from the world, because true consecration makes whatever it touches holy. Say yes to the process.