Anointed for the Work of the Ministry

by | Aug 9, 2021

Anointed for the Work of the Ministry I Daily Walk Devotion

One of the most solemn events in the church is when a pastor is ordained for the work of the ministry. There is a notable presence of the Holy Spirit when one who God calls steps forward and is anointed for the work of the ministry. Many come to celebrate and affirm what God is doing. That is the case with the first ministers called Aaron and his sons.

‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭8:23

“And he killed it, and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.”

Covering the Work

At the ordination ceremony for Aaron and his sons to become priests, Moses killed a ram. Aaron and his sons put their hands on the head of the ram to symbolize the transfer of their sins onto the sacrificial animal. Then after killing the ram, Moses took blood and put it on the ear lobe, right thumb, and big toe of the right foot. All of these places are symbolic. The ear lobe represents hearing from the Lord, the right thumb symbolizes the work the priests will do, and the toe was everywhere they would set their foot. God wanted every area to be covered by the blood, so they remember the anointing on them to do the work that God had set them apart to do.

You Must be Called

The minister is committed to the work the Lord has given them to do, but there has to be a calling and anointing. If someone presumes they are to be a pastor or missionary without the calling or the anointing, they will do the work under their power. This will only last for a season, and usually, the person will quit or cause a lot of problems.

Anointed for the Work of the Ministry

If God is calling you to ministry, then take some time to pray and seek counsel. You want the blessing of the pastor you sit under and the leadership of that church. There will also be a burning in your heart for the work of the Lord. Ask God to fan the flames and make you patient to walk through the open doors He wants you to walk through.