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This teaching is inspired by the TORAH Portion Readings: “TERUMAH/Heave Offering” and “TETZAVEH/You Shall Command”.


Note that it is most likely that those people whose surnames are: COHEN are descendants of Aaron and are therefore Levites or of the Levi Tribe of Israel. They are part of the set apart generation of people.


New Covenant/Testament Ordination of Spiritual Leaders:

Acts 6 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Appointed for Service

Now in those days, when the disciples were multiplying, grumbling arose[a] among the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily support. So the Twelve called together the whole group of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. So, brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the Word.”

The statement pleased the whole group; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Ruach ha-Kodesh, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch. They placed these men before the emissaries; and after praying, they laid hands on them.[b]

The word of God kept on spreading, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem greatly multiplied; even a great number of the kohanim were becoming obedient to the faith.


Hebrews 13:17 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as ones who must give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no benefit to you.



The Holy Biblical Scriptures say that we have a GREAT HIGH PRIEST!

Who then are the HIGH PRIESTS and PRIESTS of this day and age as per the New Covenant/Testament?

Note in the Hebrew Language:

  • Great High Priest = Kohen/Cohen HaGadol

Hebrews 4:14-16 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Yeshua, Our Compassionate Kohen Gadol

14 Therefore, since we have a great Kohen Gadol who has passed through the heavens, Yeshua Ben-Elohim, let us hold firmly to our confessed allegiance. 15 For we do not have a kohen gadol who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all the same ways—yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near to the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help in time of need.


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  • High Priest = Kohen/Cohen HaGadol

Ephesians 4:11-16 King James Version (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Compared versions:

Ephesians 4:11-16 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

11 He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers—12 to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13 This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16 From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.

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  • Priest = Kohen/Cohen (Plural in Hebrew is: KOHANIM/COHANIM)

1 Peter 2:9 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.[a]

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Note that The Priests had a particular dress code as instructed and assigned by YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty! Without their proper or correct dress code, they were not to approach the MISHKAN!!!

Also, note that the Priests had Rules of Engagement:

Leviticus 21 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Parashat Emor

Holiness Code for Kohanim

21 Then Adonai said to Moses, “Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: A kohen is not to allow himself to become unclean for the dead among his people, except for his relatives that are nearest to him—his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother, or his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband. For her he may allow himself to become unclean. But he is not to defile himself—a husband among his people—and so profane himself.

Kohanim are not to shave their heads, nor shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. They are to be holy to their God, and not profane the Name of their God, for they present the offerings of Adonai made by fire, the bread of their God. Therefore they are to be holy. They are not to marry women who are defiled as prostitutes, or profane. Neither should they marry women divorced from their husbands, for a kohen is holy to his God. Therefore you are to sanctify him, because he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I, Adonai, who sanctifies you, am holy.

“The daughter of any kohen, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, profanes her father. She is to be burned with fire.

10 “He who is the kohen gadol among his brothers, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured and is consecrated to put on the garments, is not to let the hair of his head hang loose or tear his clothes, 11 nor should he go near any dead person, defiling himself, even for his father or his mother. 12 He is not to go out of the Sanctuary or profane the Sanctuary of his God—for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him. I am Adonai.

13 “He should take a wife in her virginity. 14 A widow, or one divorced, or one who has been defiled as a prostitute, he is not to marry. He is to take a virgin from his own people as a wife, 15 so as not to corrupt his offspring among his people. For I am Adonai who sanctifies him.”

16 Adonai spoke to Moses saying: 17 “Say to Aaron: None of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect may approach to offer the food of his God. 18 Any man who has a defect is not to draw near: no one blind or lame or disfigured or deformed, 19 or a man who has a crippled foot or crippled hand 20 or a hunchback or dwarf, or who has an eye defect or a rash or scabs, or who has damaged testicles. 21 None of the offspring of Aaron the kohen who has a defect should come near to present the offerings of Adonai made by fire. Since he has a defect, he is not to come near to offer the food of his God. 22 He may eat the food of his God, both from the most holy and the holy. 23 But he is not to approach the curtain or come near the altar, because of the defect on him, so that he may not desecrate My sanctuaries, for I am Adonai who sanctifies them.”

24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons, and to all Bnei-Yisrael.


YAHUVEH ELOHIM wanted the Priests to be spotless and defect-less always. In this way, YAHUVEH ELOHIM was trying to draw a picture what HE desired to see both spiritually and physically.


Note that every HIGH PRIEST is first and fore more most a PRIEST and then a HIGH PRIEST!!!


To understand the issue of GREAT HIGH PRIEST, HIGH PRIEST and PRIESTS, we need to go back to the Book of Shemot(h)/Exodus where the building of the tabernacle starts as that was where the ideas were introduced by Almighty YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) ELOHIM).

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In the Old Covenant/Testament, we see that YAHUVEH ELOHIM only granted access to the “Holy of Holies” to one person and that was the High Priest. If anybody else entered that place, they would die instantly.

All the other Priests had access to The Holy Place as well as The Outer Court. That was all!

So, the question is, who is the High Priest of today and and who are the Priests of today?

Well, The New Covenant/Testament throws more light on this particularly through the Book of Hebrews. This has to be related to 1 Peter 2:9.

Well, my understanding is that YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA) came as  HIGH PRIEST to stand represent us mankind the fallen before GOD THE FATHER, whose name is YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) however, HE also did more than what all the previous High Priests did, that is to say that HE laid down HIS life for all mankind as the bridge between YAHUVEH ELOHIM and mankind. When the earthquake after HIS death took place, the earth split and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S MIGHTY AND PRECIOUS BLOOD trickled down to the Ark of the Covenant (as revealed through Ron Wyatt) as well as Adam’s remains (as revealed through the First Book of Adam and Eve) thereby effecting the REDEMPTION of all mankind from the power of sin and Satan!!!

Matthew 27:45-54 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Jesus Dies on the Cross

45 At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 46 About three o’clock Yeshua cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 47 When some of the people standing there heard him say that, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” 48 One of the men ran at once, took a sponge, and soaked it in some vinegar. Then he put it on a stick and offered Yeshua a drink. 49 The others said, “Leave him alone! Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

50 Then Yeshua loudly cried out once again and gave up his life.

51 Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open. 52 The tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died came back to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.

54 An army officer and those watching Yeshua with him saw the earthquake and the other things happening. They were terrified and said, “Certainly, this was the Son of God!”


Then YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH selected some people on earth to be HIGH PRIESTS like HIM but in a somewhat different way.

The Priests of today are all those people who have accepted YAHUSHUA (a.k.a JESUS/YESHUA) as their MASHIACH/MESSIAH and are lovingly plus willingly obediently following HIM daily having taken up their cross without looking back!

The High Priests are the:

  • Apostles
  • Pastors
  • Prophets
  • Evangelists
  • Teachers

Some High Priests are only gifted with one or two of the above whereas some others have all. All the above are Shepherds of some kind on behalf of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA).

Some people believe in having Rabbis. Rabbis too are YAH’S Shepherds of some kind. They are not necessarily called by YAHUVEH ELOHIM. They have to go to a Hebrew School for training in their role. They will be held accountable before YAHUVEH ELOHIM on Judgement Day.



Reading Leviticus 8 makes take note of various things in relation to how Spiritual Leaders are ordained in this day and age.

Leviticus 8 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Aaron and His Sons Made Priests

The Lord spoke to Moses, “Take Aaron and his sons, the priests’ clothes, the anointing oil, the bull that will be the offering for sin, the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread. Gather the whole congregation at the entrance to the tent of meeting.”

Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the congregation gathered at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Moses told the congregation, “The Lord has commanded that this is what you must do.”

Moses had Aaron and his sons come forward, and he washed them. He put the linen robe on Aaron and fastened the belt around him. He also dressed him in the robe that is worn with the ephod.[a] He fastened the ephod to it. Then he put the breastplate on him, and into it he placed the Urim and Thummim. [b] He put the turban on him and fastened the gold medallion (the holy crown) to the front of the turban as the Lord had commanded Moses.

10 Moses took the anointing oil to anoint the tent and everything in it and dedicate them. 11 He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times and anointed the altar, all the utensils, and the basin with its stand to dedicate them.

12 He also poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to set him apart for his holy duties.

13 Moses had Aaron’s sons come forward. He put linen robes on them, fastened their belts around them, and put turbans on them as the Lord had commanded Moses.

14 He brought the bull that was the offering for sin. Aaron and his sons placed their hands on its head. 15 When it was slaughtered, Moses took the blood and put it on the horns of the altar all around with his finger and cleansed the altar from sins. He poured the rest of the blood at the bottom of the altar and declared it holy so that priests could use it to make peace with the Lord16 Moses took all the fat that was on the internal organs, the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and he burned them on the altar. 17 He burned the rest of the bull, its skin, meat, and excrement outside the camp, as the Lord commanded him.

18 He brought forward the ram for the burnt offering. Aaron and his sons placed their hands on the ram’s head. 19 Moses slaughtered it and threw the blood against the altar on all sides. 20 When the ram was cut into pieces, Moses burned the head with the other pieces and the fat. 21 He washed the internal organs and the legs. Then Moses burned the whole ram on the altar as the Lord commanded him. It was a burnt offering, a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the Lord.

22 He brought forward the second ram for the ordination offering. Aaron and his sons placed their hands on the ram’s head. 23 Moses slaughtered it, took some of the blood, and put it on Aaron’s right ear lobe, on his right thumb, and on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Moses also brought Aaron’s sons forward. He put some of the blood on their right ear lobes, on their right thumbs, and on the big toes of their right feet. Moses threw the rest of the blood against all the sides of the altar. 25 He took the fat, the fat from the tail, all the fat on the internal organs, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys with their fat, and the right thigh. 26 He took a loaf of unleavened bread, a ring of bread made with olive oil, and a wafer from the basket of unleavened bread which was in the Lord’s presence. He put them on the fat and the right thigh. 27 Then he placed all these things in the hands of Aaron and his sons. Moses presented all these things to the Lord as an offering. 28 Then he took them from their hands and burned them on top of the burnt offering on the altar. These were ordination offerings, offerings by fire, a soothing aroma to the Lord29 Moses also took the breast from the ram of the ordination offering and presented it to the Lord. It was Moses’ share, as the Lordhad commanded.

30 Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar, sprinkled it on Aaron and his clothes and on his sons and their clothes. In this way he dedicated Aaron, his clothes, his sons, and their clothes.

31 Moses told Aaron and his sons: “Cook the meat at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Take the meat and the bread in the basket of the ordination offering. Eat them there as I commanded when I said, ‘Aaron and his sons will eat it.’ 32 You must burn any meat or bread that is left over. 33 You will not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting for seven days, not until the last day of your ordination is over. It will take seven days to ordain you. 34 I did today what the Lord commanded me to make peace with the Lord for you. 35 You will stay at the entrance to the tent of meeting day and night for seven days and serve as the Lord tells you. Then you will not die. This is what I was commanded.”

36 So Aaron and his sons did everything the Lord commanded through Moses.




New Covenant/Testament Ordination of High Priests  (a.k.a Spiritual Leaders/Shepherds):

Acts 6:1-7 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Appointed for Service

Now in those days, when the disciples were multiplying, grumbling arose[a] among the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily support. So the Twelve called together the whole group of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. So, brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the Word.”

The statement pleased the whole group; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Ruach ha-Kodesh, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch. They placed these men before the emissaries; and after praying, they laid hands on them.[b]

The word of God kept on spreading, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem greatly multiplied; even a great number of the kohanim were becoming obedient to the faith.


Not long after separating from Judaism, Christianity developed a clerical class responsible for shepherding the people, officiating at services, and conducting the sacraments. The clerical class of presbyters came to be called priests. However, the various priesthoods of Christendom are different from the priesthood of the Bible. The biblical priesthood is unrelated to the priesthood that operates within Christianity.

The Hebrew word for “priest” is kohen (כהן). If you are Jewish and have a last name like Cohen, Kowen, Kahan or Koen, you are probably a descendant of Moses’ brother Aaron and his sons. Your ancestors served as priests in the Tabernacle and in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Then bring near to yourself Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the sons of Israel, to minister as priest to Me—Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons. (Exodus 28:1)

In the Bible, only the descendants of Aaron could be priests. They were born into the position. Priests did not undertake vows of celibacy. Instead, priesthood was passed on through families. The descendents of Aaron have attempted to preserve their family lineage through the generations. The priests are a special family group within the Jewish people. Most Jewish communities have several families that belong to the priesthood.

Priests and rabbis are not the same. A rabbi is someone who has gone to rabbinical school (yeshivah) and received rabbinic ordination by an official ordaining body within Judaism. Any Jew can become a rabbi, and a single Jewish community often has many rabbis.

To this day, the priests retain their priestly status in Judaism. Descendants of the Aaron are still subject to special restrictions and laws of Torah that applied to the biblical priesthood. Moreover, the priests enjoy special privileges in the synagogue and serve in certain ritual functions. For example, if a priest is present on Sabbath, he is given the first opportunity to read from the Torah scroll. At the end of the Sabbath prayers, he is called up to offer the priestly blessing over the congregation. Priests are also responsible for ritual functions in the community like the redemption of firstborn sons.

Despite these modern functions, the Aaronic priesthood isn’t what it used to be. In the days when the Tabernacle (or Temple) stood, the priesthood was a crucial component in the service of God. They were responsible for worship services. They handled the sacrifices and took care of the altar fires, lit the menorah, burned the sacred incense, baked the bread of the Presence and did all the service of the Tabernacle. They carried out the divine service on behalf of the entire nation of Israel. Moreover, they were responsible for teaching the people Torah.

The priesthood illustrates our relationship to God. Like the common Israelite in the days of the Tabernalce, we are unable to enter directly into the presence of God. Instead, we need a go-between—an intermediary. In the Tabernacle and the Temple, the intermediaries were called priests. They facilitated the relationship between God and the people of Israel. In a similar way, we disciples of Yeshua regard our Savior as our intermediary with God. He is the go-between who acts as a priest for us in the heavenly Temple. However, the priesthood of our Master is a spiritual one, and does not supplant the worldly, eternal priesthood promised to the sons of Aaron.

The priests have been out of work since the destruction of the Temple, but they could be called back to work if the Temple was ever rebuilt. The priests today await the rebuilding of the holy Temple in Jerusalem, when they will be called up for duty. One day they will be. According to the prophet Jeremiah, God’s promise to restore the Aaronic priesthood is inseparably linked with his promise to send the Davidic Messiah:

Thus says the LORD, “If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time, then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers.” (Jeremiah 33:20-21)




Setting Apart the High Priests (a.k.a Spiritual Leaders/Shepherds):

Exodus 29 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

How to Consecrate Kohanim

29 “Now this is what you are to do to consecrate them, so that they may minister as kohanim. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish, along with matzot, cakes of matzot mixed with oil, and matzotwafers spread with oil. Make them from fine wheat flour. You are to put them into one basket and present them, along with the bull and the two rams. You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water. Then take the garments, and put the tunic on Aaron, along with the robe, the ephod and the breastplate. Gird him with the artfully woven band of the ephod, set the turban on his head, and put the holy coronet on the turban. Then you are to take the anointing oil, pour it upon his head and anoint him. Also you are to bring his sons and put tunics on them. You are to gird Aaron and his sons with sashes, tie headwear on them, and they shall hold the priesthood by a perpetual statute. In this way you are to consecrate Aaron and his sons.

10 “You are to bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons are to lay their hands on its head. 11 You are to slaughter the bull before Adonai at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. 12 Then take the blood of the bull, put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out all the remaining blood at the base of the altar. 13 Also take all the fat that covers the innards, the lobe above the liver, the two kidneys, along with the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14 But the meat of the bull, along with its skin and its dung, you are to burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.

15 “Then take one ram, have Aaron and his sons lay their hands upon the head of the ram, 16 then slaughter the ram, take its blood, and sprinkle it around the altar. 17 You are to cut the ram into pieces, wash its innards and its legs, and place them with its head and other pieces. 18 Then you are to offer the whole ram up in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering to Adonai, a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Adonai.

19 “Then take the other ram, and have Aaron and his sons lay their hands upon the head of that ram. 20 Slaughter the ram, take its blood, and dab it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, on the tip of the right ears of his sons, on the thumb of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, then pour the blood on the altar all around. 21 Also you are to take some of the blood that is on the altar, along with the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and their garments. In this way he and his garments are to be consecrated, along with his sons and their garments.

22 “Moreover, take some of the fat from the ram, along with the fat tail, the fat that covers the innards, the covering over the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, along with the right thigh, because it is a ram of consecration. 23 Also take one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of matzot that is before Adonai24 You are to put the entirety into Aaron’s hands and the hands of his sons, and present them as a wave offering before Adonai25 Then you are to take them out of their hands and offer them up in smoke on the altar on top of the burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before Adonai, an offering made by fire to Adonai26 Also take the breast of Aaron’s ram of consecration and wave it as a wave offering before Adonai—so it will be your portion.

27 “Set apart the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution, which is waved and offered up, from the ram of consecration, including what belongs to Aaron and his sons. 28 It is to belong to Aaron and his sons as their due share forever from Bnei-Yisrael, because it is a contribution. It is to be a contribution from Bnei-Yisrael from their sacrifices of fellowship offerings, their contribution to Adonai.

29 “The holy garments of Aaron are to pass to his sons after him, to be anointed in them and to be consecrated in them. 30 The son that succeeds him as kohen, who comes into the Tent of Meeting to minister in the holy place, is to put them on for seven days.

31 “You are to take the ram of consecration and boil its meat in a holy place. 32 Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. 33 They are to eat those things with which atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them, but a layman is not to eat them, because they are holy. 34 If some of the meat of the consecration or the bread remains until the morning, you are to burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

35 “Do for Aaron and his sons everything according to what I have commanded you. Consecrate them for seven days. 36 Each day you are to offer a bull as a sin offering,[a] apart from the other offerings of atonement. Also purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and anoint it in order to sanctify it. 37 You are to make atonement for the altar for seven days, and so sanctify it. The altar will be most holy, and whatever touches it will become holy.

38 “Now this is what you are to offer upon the altar: two one-year-old lambs, each day, continually. 39 You are to offer one lamb in the morning and the other lamb at dusk. 40 Offer along with the first lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 41 The other lamb you are to offer at dusk, like the grain offering and drink offering of the morning, as a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Adonai42 It is to be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting before Adonai. There I will meet with you, to speak with you there. 43 I will meet with Bnei-Yisrael there. So it will be sanctified by My glory.

44 “So I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar. I will also sanctify Aaron and his sons to minister to Me as kohanim45 So I will dwell among Bnei-Yisrael and be their God. 46 Then they will know that I am Adonai their God, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, so that I may live among them. I am Adonai their God.



Conditions for becoming and/or being a High Priest (a.k.a Spiritual Leaders/Shepherds):

1 Timothy 3 The Message (MSG)

Leadership in the Church

1-7 If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he’s talking about, not be overfond of wine, not pushy but gentle, not thin-skinned, not money-hungry. He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect. For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.

8-13 The same goes for those who want to be servants in the church: serious, not deceitful, not too free with the bottle, not in it for what they can get out of it. They must be reverent before the mystery of the faith, not using their position to try to run things. Let them prove themselves first. If they show they can do it, take them on. No exceptions are to be made for women—same qualifications: serious, dependable, not sharp-tongued, not overfond of wine. Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs. Those who do this servant work will come to be highly respected, a real credit to this Jesus-faith.

14-16 I hope to visit you soon, but just in case I’m delayed, I’m writing this letter so you’ll know how things ought to go in God’s household, this God-alive church, bastion of truth. This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough:

He appeared in a human body,
    was proved right by the invisible Spirit,
        was seen by angels.
He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples,
    believed in all over the world,
        taken up into heavenly glory.



YAH’S High Priests (a.k.a Spiritual Leaders/Shepherds) lead by example:

1 Peter 5:1-4 Names of God Bible (NOG)

Instructions for Spiritual Leaders

I appeal to your spiritual leaders.[a] I make this appeal as a spiritual leader who also witnessed Christ’s sufferings and will share in the glory that will be revealed. Be shepherds over the flock God has entrusted to you. Watch over it as God does: Don’t do this because you have to, but because you want to. Don’t do it out of greed, but out of a desire to serve. Don’t be rulers over the people entrusted to you, but be examples for the flock to follow. Then, when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

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1 Peter 5:1-11 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Shepherds Lead by Example

Therefore I appeal to the elders among you—as a fellow elder and witness of Messiah’s sufferings, and a partaker also of the glory about to be revealed— shepherd God’s flock among you. Watch over it not under compulsion but willingly before God, not for dishonest gain but eagerly. Don’t lord it over[a] those apportioned to you, but become examples to the flock. When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you younger ones, submit yourselves to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for

“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”[b]

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may lift you up at the appropriate time. Cast all your worries on Him,[c]for He cares for you. Stay alert! Watch out! Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, searching for someone to devour. Stand up against him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being laid upon your brothers and sisters throughout the world. 10 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace—who has called you into His eternal glory in Messiah—will Himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11 All power to Him forever![d]Amen.


Remember that every HIGH PRIEST is first and fore more most a PRIEST and then a HIGH PRIEST!!!



Responsibilities of the High Priests (a.k.a Spiritual Leaders or Shepherds) to the Priests (a.k.a Sheep):

All these High Priests have the role, responsibility, obligation unto YAH/ELOHIM to look after HIS people and are to be directed by RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a HOLY SPIRIT) in their dealings with YAHUSHUA’S Sheep.

They are to keep in mind that YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is The GOOD SHEPHERD and that even they are sheep within YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S Fold. As appointed Shepherds, they are to lovingly obediently follow the GOOD SHEPHERD as well as encourage YAHUSHUA’S other Sheep to do the same.

These High Priests will be the first to be judged on YAHUVEH ELOHIM’S Judgement Day in the future as they ought to know better. Apostle Peter did say this in his writings.

Before YAH, we are all the same. Nobody is greater than the other. Some are vessels unto honour whereas others are not. We are to work towards being vessels unto honour before YAH Almighty.

It is not easy being a High Priest and in fact, many who are truly called run away from their role, for example Jonah. It sometimes takes YAH intervening in a certain very memorable way before one accepts their calling upon them. Every High Priest has somewhat understanding of the price that has to be paid when playing their role. They especially have to be careful in the area of money handling.

They have to be very good examples to others around them. They have to reflect YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH in them in all their ways of life whether privately or publicly, for example practising forgiveness.

The High Priests DO NOT OWN THE SHEEP and the Physical Building where they meet. They have to be ready to let go even if they are the ones who founded the Ministry. They have to be flexible in their thinking when relating with YAH/ELOHIM, that it to say that YAH can ask them to hand over to another Priest within their Ministry who would then become the new High Priest and afterwards relocate to somewhere else where they would be a blessing to the people there. This means that it is advised not to own a house if possible as it can be difficult to sell in time and let go of as a Minister of YAH/ELOHIM.

High Priests are not supposed to live extremely rich lives, like celebrities. High Priests ARE NOT CELEBRITIES! They are not really meant to be receiving awards from the people of the world. If they are receiving awards, that means that they are pleasing the people of the world too much!!!


Good examples are Apostle Elisheva Eliyahu  and Apostle Ezra of YAH’S Amightywind Ministry. They need to take great care how their lives because many who are unholy and desire to shut them up are looking to find a way to destroy them and their Ministry on earth. They can not live like celebrities while here on earth if they truly desire to be in the Heavens eternally. They have to live in hiding just like Prophet Eliyahu of 1 & 2 Kings in the Holy Biblical Scriptures.

If one is truly called, they would avoid many things which can put them in harm’s way.

Being rich is not bad however, when a High Priest is too rich, he can lose focus on his goal which YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH has set for him or her and end up in hell, the lake of fire instead which I pray and hope that is not our portion in YAHUSHUA’S name.


  • High Priests are required to work out their Salvation with fear and trembling as well as help YAHUSHUA’S other sheep to do the same. They are actually highly anointed to do so. They just need to realise it.


  • Some High Priests are called to full time Ministry work whereas others are called to part time Ministry work. It really depends on how YAH designed them. The High Priests are to enquire from YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty! Those are called to full time Ministry work are to live by the offerings of the Priests but not in such a way that they fatten themselves and their families. Those who are called to part time Ministry work are also meant to receive offerings from the Priests as it is their right but perhaps less than the person working on a full time basis.

As much as the High Priest are called to take care of the Priests, the Priests too have an obligation to take care of their High Priests.

The Priests’ offerings are not for self-gratification but rather to help with looking after the High Priest’s family in such ways as:

  • pay rent,
  • pay bills (water, gas, electricity, phone, etc,
  • buy food,
  • buy vehicle fuel or pay for transport
  • pay house-helps,
  • pay for school fees and any other related school items like uniforms for the children, lunch, etc.


  • High Priests are required to LOVE with the LOVE (AHAVA, in Hebrew) OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA). This implies or involves pay a lot of sacrifices.

Responsibilities of the Priests to the High Priests:

Hebrews 13:17 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as ones who must give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no benefit to you.



John 10 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

The Faithful Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

10 “Amen, amen I tell you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice. The shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

“When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them; and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” Yeshua told them this parable, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

So Yeshua said again, “Amen, amen I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All those who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate![a] If anyone comes in through Me, he will be saved. He will come and go and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly!

11 “I am the Good Shepherd.[b] The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 The hired worker is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. He sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and flees. Then the wolf snatches and scatters the sheep. 13 The man is only a hired hand and does not care about the sheep.

14 “I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me, 15 just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not from this fold; those also I must lead, and they will listen to My voice. So there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.

17 “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, so that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.”

19 Again a division arose among the Judeans because of these words. 20 Many of them were saying, “He has a demon. He’s insane! Why listen to Him?” 21 Others said, “These are not the sayings of someone who is plagued by a demon. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can it?”




Remember that every HIGH PRIEST is first and fore more most a PRIEST and then a HIGH PRIEST!!!