Consecrate means to make it holy or dedicate for higher purpose. For example, a building has to be consecrated to become a church. Consecration is human part, while sanctification is God’s part. It simply means to be interested, focused, and concentrated in what God has called us to do. Jacob commanded his family to remove foreign gods, rings, wash, and change garments for consecration to worship. (Genesis 35:1-4) “Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” (Joshua 3:5) The whole nation of Israel or the Tribe of Levi were not consecrated. Only Aaron was consecrated as priest. (Exodus 28:1-2 and 29:1, 4, 9-10) Praise God because of Lord Jesus Christ death on the Cross of Calvary, burial, resurrection, and ascension, we are all priests and kings. (I Peter 2:9)
The consecration of Aaron involved sacrifice and symbolling placing of blood in the right ear, thumb, and toe.
Right side: Experts state that only ten percent of the population are left-handers. Most people use the right. Right side of body is dominant (hand, foot and even eye) and is considered as side of strength.
Ears: We should have listening ears, attuned to God’s Word. A bond slave loves the master and does not want to go free. So, he is brought to the door post and he should pierce with awl indicating his willing slavery. That also denotes the slave will attentively listen standing at the door to obey his commandments. (Exodus 21:6)
Thumb: Thumbs is useful to grasp and use tools. Thumbs makes us effective, work hard and be diligent. Holding the Sword of the Spirit is possible only with thumb. (Hebrews 4:12) Also it means Lord expects us to use skills and tools for the work of God.
Big toe: To stand, walk or run, toes are essential. It bears our body weight, stability or keep balance and ability to move. It was symbolic that denotes an upright walk before Him.
Am I a consecrated priest for the Lord?