Ex. 29:20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.

Lev. 14:17  And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the trespass offering.

I would encourage you to lift up prayers of preparation when you attend church services or meetings of any kind.

A shadow of what we’re speaking of is found in a couple of passages; for instructions to priests and the other for lepers who had been cleansed.  Keep in mind as saints of God are a “kingdom of priests”!  Leprosy is often a metaphor for sin, as saints of God we have been cleansed from sin by the blood of Jesus Christ. We can glean from these as we prayerfully prepare for services as we apply these principles today.

The blood was applied to the right ear, thumb & big toe.  Concerning the ear, the intent was that they would have ears to hear all that God would speak.  Likewise for the “former” leper, now clean before God and man, applying the oil to the ear was an act of consecrating the ear to hear what the Spirit of God would say.

As you prepare for church services, remind yourself that your ears have been cleansed and consecrated to hear what the Spirit of God is speaking through whomever is ministering the Word of God.

“Father thank you our ears are cleansed and consecrated to hear what you are speaking to us through anointed people of God.  We’re grateful to have ears to hear, eyes to see, hearts to receive and lives to apply Your Word.”

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