Thursday, February 2, 2017

Stained Garments

Exodus 29:21 - "Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him."

Peter calls those who believe and trust in Christ "a royal priesthood" (I Peter 2:9). As the Old Covenant could not cleanse a man by the blood of bulls and goats (Hebrews 10:4), it was an important foreshadowing of the blood of Jesus and how He forever cleansed us of our sin. As our High Priest, we have become His priests to serve others by the blood of the Lamb.

As true priests to our Lord, we must not be so in word only. Like Aaron and his sons, we must have signs of the blood of Jesus that has been sprinkled on our spiritual garments. This is the only way to be consecrated for God's use. If we are not stained with the blood of Jesus, beloved, we will be stained by the things of this world. May our garments be soaked with blood of our Savior. There is hope in no other.

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