Despite the blisters on his hands, he was there again the next morning. And yet it is not. Thus, when Moses balks at further confrontations with Pharaoh, God gently reminds the reader not to think as highly about the channels (Moses and Aaron), as about the God who calls and equips men. This portion of the tangent (verses 6-18) focuses on the lineages of authority for the Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthoods. But he listens. He acted together with his brother in the desperate situation of the Israelites in Egypt and took an active part in the Exodus , their liberation from bondage there. And he will be blessed with power from on high. In July, you’ve heard him mow a hundred lawns, the whir of blades hanging thick on the heat as he marches back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, and still never gets done. After Moses had set up the tabernacle in the wilderness, the Lord said to Moses, “Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments, anointing oil, the bull for the sin offering, the two rams and the basket containing bread made without yeast, and gather the entire assembly to the Tent of Meeting (Lev. He and Moses "sprang" not from the firstborn (Reuben), but from Levi, Jacob's third son. He has been renewed in body, mind, and spirit in a most remarkable manner. 3. (2) The sons of Aaron were baptized with him. And this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to the priesthood (D&C 84:32–39). Thus, the renewal may have reference to sanctification, where one is made holy in preparation for the priesthood. Aaron and His Sons Consecrated (). 1 Chronicles 6:1-3 tells us that the father of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam was Amram. But in the eyes of God, he’s every inch a hero. Moses’ seminal moments center on speaking. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord (D&C 38:40–42). At the Boy Scout breakfast you huddled over his shoulder as he pushed mounds of steamy hash browns, turning and re-turning them to make sure they didn’t burn. And let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness. Well, if you'll remember (of course you will!) As part of YHWH’s command to build a Tabernacle, he informs Moses that his brother Aaron and his sons are to become Israel’s kohanim,their priestly leaders: In Leviticus, Aaron and his sons are installed as priests in an elaborate ordination (מִלּוּאִים) ceremony conducted by Moses, after which their position as the official priesthood is established in perpetuity. Or perhaps he’s 14, blushing when the bishop calls him to the stand to run an errand. The sons of Aaron are of the Levite tribe, so could be called Levites. But if he is faithful and true, he will someday hold the higher priesthood, the very force by which the worlds are and were created. Exodus 6:14 "These [be] the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these [be] the families of Reuben." Aaron is Moses's older brother who's been helping out all through Exodus and Leviticus. Aaron had four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, who were chosen as priests to minister in the tabernacle. Through the Aaronic Priesthood, he is assigned to administer the outward ordinances of the gospel. You’ve seen him with dirt on his face and holes in his jeans, pumping his rusty bicycle down the street. But only the Levitical Aaronites are assigned the priesthood, eternally. This reliance draws them together in a mutual effort. Amram who reached the age of 137 years old married his aunt named Jochebed and they became the parents of their two sons, Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his sons consecrated. By entering into this covenant, promises are exchanged and obligations created. Thus G‑d reassured Moses, explaining that even Joshua would need to confer with Aaron’s son, the High Priest, to know G‑d’s will.3. Great insights. Also, by stretching out his walking stick at the request of Moses, he brought on the first three plagues: blood, frogs, and lice; and, in cooperation with Moses, he produced the sixth plague, boils, and the eighth plague, locusts.It is significant that whe… Righteously exercising the priesthood, he has, and will continue to have, the authority to act in the name of God. Yes, he is just a young man. This is reflected in Numbers (3:1), which begins “These are the descendants of Moses and Aaron…” but only lists Aaron’s four sons. Nadab and Abihu were the first two sons of Aaron the Levite by his marriage to Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah. There they saw God with great clarity, walking on a pavement of sapphirestone, and shared a meal in God's presence, without be… The first two verses read: For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods of which I have spoken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies. And as Moses washed Aaron at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, so was Jesus washed by John at his entrance upon his public ministry (see Matthew 3:16; Matthew 4:1, 17). Each are the seed of Abraham and, therefore, are the “elect of God” who recieve all the blessings that Abraham was promised. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I felt like it should be understood like this: “unto the renewing of their bodies [so that] they become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed of Abraham…” Imagine my shock, then, when reading the newest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers I discovered that the original manuscript for the revelation read “unto the renewing of their bodies that they become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed of Abraham…” (p. 279 of The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations). Or on an early morning, lugging milk out to the barn to feed a hungry calf. He could be a 12-year-old, passing the sacrament reverently, carefully, anything but calmly, nearly dying when the tray ends up on the wrong side of the row and he has to march up empty-handed. And go ye out from among the wicked. For now he holds the lesser priesthood, the preparatory priesthood. The two had three children, Moses, Aaron, and a daughter named, Miriam. “The renewing of their bodies” and “they become the sons of Moses and of Aaron…” are usually thought of as two separate things. The oath and covenant of the priesthood, contained in Doctrine and Covenants 84:33-41, summarizes the blessings and responsibilities associated with receiving the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Aaron accepted God’s command to help his brother, Moses, to release the … You’ve seen him in other settings, too. The word “endowment” fits perfectly as a description of the ordinance whereby God bestows great gifts of knowledge and power to mankind. I’m not sure what to think of the becoming sons of Aaron and Moses, but here are some ideas/questions to toss around: What blessings would be associated with being a son of Aaron?