And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
Leviticus 6:19-23. The high priest's offering in the day when he is anointed - a perpetual meat offering; offered not during the days of the anointing, but when it was completed, and it was wholly burnt. Fine flour baked as an oil-cake; not a bleeding sacrifice, therefore, but only a thank offering, to denote that expiation was always made, and the high priest offered the fruits of sanctification. This may be viewed -
I. Is ITS TYPICAL APPLICATION TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
1. His entire consecration to his mediatorial office.
2. His personal perfection as needing no expiation, offering only the fine flour of his unspotted humanity, mingled with the oil of the Spirit of God, and with the fire of actual human experience applied to it.
3. His acceptance by the Father on our behalf; "wholly burnt."
II. IN ITS LESSER APPLICATION TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SANCTUARY.
1. The true ordination not a mere human rite, but a Divine acceptance of personal consecration. "I have chosen you," said Jesus, "and ordained you."
2. The minister of God should offer his fine flour, his highest gifts - his intellect, culture, sifted knowledge, prepared thought, he should put nothing which he himself has not toiled to make worthy on the altar.
3. With all we present, the oil of grace must be mingled, and it must be prepared by actual fire of experience. No man can teach and minister spiritual blessings to others who is not himself practically acquainted with the truth.
4. "Every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten." No ministry can be divinely blessed which is not fulfilled in the spirit of single-hearted, self-consuming devotion. We must hate our life for Christ's sake, and take up his cross, if we are to follow him. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,