Aaron and His Sons, Lev 8

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Aaron and his sons are types of the Lord Jesus Christ, the high priest, and New Testament Christians, the royal priesthood.  Seeing these pictures of Jesus and New Testament Christians in Aaron and his sons might help you to find passages like Leviticus chapter 8 even more interesting.  Notice how Aaron and his sons typify Jesus and us.

Aaron was the high priest – Ex 28:1; Lev 21:10 – Jesus is the high priest – Heb 7:22, 26.

Aaron spoke for Moses to the people – Ex 4:14-16 – Jesus spoke for God to the people – Jn 7:16, 8:28, 12:49

Aaron died upon a mountain before the Jews entered the Promised Land – Num 20:23-24, 28 – Jesus died upon a mountain before we could enter heaven – Jn 19:17-18

Aaron’s budding rod pictures the resurrection – Num 17:6-8 – Jesus was raised from the dead – Lk 24:4-6

Aaron’s sons were related to him by birth – Ex 28:1; Lev 8:2 – we are related to the Lord by the new birth – Jn 1:12-13

Aaron’s sons were chosen by God – Lev 8:1-4 – we are chosen by God to be priests – 1 Pet 2:9

Aaron’s sons were washed – Lev 8:6 – we are washed – Titus 3:5

Aaron’s sons were girded with girdles – Lev 8:13 – and our loins are girded with truth – Eph 6:14

Aaron (and his successor) wore a breastplate – Lev 8:8 – we wear a breastplate of righteousness – Eph 6:14

Aaron and his sons were anointed – Lev 8:30 – Jesus and the sons of God are anointed – Acts 10:38; 2 Cor 1:21; 1 Jn 2:27

Aaron’s sons were consecrated by blood and blood was sprinkled – Lev 8:24 – likewise we are washed with blood [Rev 1:5] and blood was sprinkled – 1 Pet 1:2

Conclusion: From these many comparisons you can see that we have succeeded Jesus in the royal priesthood like Aaron’s sons succeeded him in the priesthood – we have no need for earthly priests to offer sacrifices for us – as priests we “offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ,” [1 Pet 2:5] – like Aaron and his sons we continue the priesthood of Jesus Christ in the earth.