Leviticus 8

What does it say?
The Lord told Moses to gather the congregation for the consecration ceremony of Aaron and his sons. Moses washed Aaron and his sons with water, and he clothed them in the priestly garments. Moses took the anointing oil and he consecrated the tabernacle, all of the articles, the altar and utensils. Then Moses offered up a bull as a sin offering on behalf of Aaron and his sons as the Lord commanded. Then Moses offered up a ram as a burnt offering on behalf of Aaron and his sons as the Lord commanded. Moses presented a second ram of ordination, a wave offering, as the Lord commanded. Moses took the anointing oil and some of the blood off the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his sons. Aaron and his sons ate the bread and meat of the ordination offering; however, what they did not eat was taken and burned outside the camp. Aaron and his sons stayed in the tent of meeting for seven days where they were consecrated by the Lord. 

What does it mean?
To become an intercessor before the Lord on behalf of the people of God is a big deal. No man should decide for himself to become an intercessor before the Lord. The only way that a man can become an intercessor is if he is appointed and consecrated by the Lord. Jesus was not descended from Aaron of the tribe of Levi but from David of the tribe of Judah. However, Jesus was appointed by the Father God as our Priest forever:
“YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.” ~Hebrews 7:17, NASB
Jesus is better than Aaron because he lives forever at the righthand of God  to make intercession for us. (Heb. 7:25) The line of Levitical priests is no more. Jesus Christ is our High Priest and he dwells in the true tabernacle which is in heaven with God and he is God. Our intercessor is a man and he is our God. 

What shall I do?
I shall confess my sins to God and trust that he is faithful and righteous to forgive my sins because he died in my place and rose again. He is seated at the righthand of the Father God Almighty making intercession for me.  I shall not think that I should become a priest and intercede for another. I shall, however, point them to Jesus Christ. 

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