The Bible is such an important book filled with so many interesting concepts. The Bible is a spiritual book written by the inspiration of the Spirit to spiritually minded people. We need to understand what the Bible says so that we can apply it to our lives today. The greater our understanding is the greater the possibility for us to reach perfection. We read things that happened several thousand years ago and don’t think much about it. There are a lot of instances what happened naturally in the past contains a spiritual meaning for us today. In Exodus 29:20, we read the following statement: “Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.” You may ask, what about the ear, thumb, and toe?
We know that this anointing was for Aaron and his sons into the priesthood. We, as the children of God today, are to have the same anointing in our lives. These three parts of the body are very significant to us today. We are tempted in these three areas daily. Without the blood of Christ applied to our lives through the Holy Ghost, we will never be able to keep ourselves like we should.
Our right ear is to be anointed to keep us from listening to the things that are harmful to us. We can listen to the wrong voice, the wrong music, and the wrong counsel. Your natural ear grows hair in it to filter out dust particles and things that will be dangerous to the eardrum. We need a filter system to help protect our spiritual ear. The Word of God acts as a filter system if we adhere to it. The Bible will tell you what we need to listen to and what we don’t need to listen to, who we need to listen to and who we don’t need to listen to.
The thumb on the right hand is to be anointed. This is a picture of the things that we handle. Everything that we touch should be clean. If we handle anything unclean, we become unclean. So many times we handle things that we have no business handling. Uzzah lost his life by simply reaching out and steadying the ark. (2 Samuel 6:6-8). His intentions were good, but he was not to touch the ark. A lot of times our intentions may be good, but we are not the one who should handle the situation. David didn’t get to build the temple because of blood on his hands. We can mishandle things dealing with people and cause bloodshed. If we have too much blood on our hands, we may not get to be a part of God’s temple today.
The big toe on the right foot is to be anointed. This is a picture of where we should and shouldn’t go. We need to remember that our feet are anointed by his blood. Ps. 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” We need to be aware of where situations will lead us. We need to look ahead and see what attitude will be produced by what I am fixing to walk into.
So many times we start walking before we look. We are taught as children to not cross a street before we look both ways. How many times have we come to a cross road in our lives and didn’t take the time to stop and look both ways. We can be offered a position on the job making more money and never look to see if it will require us to miss church, band practice or other church related activities. We need to watch where we walk. Some people have walked into situations that they will never be able to walk out of.
I pray that all of us will become more aware of the importance of us having the blood of Christ applied to our right ear, right thumb, and right big toe.
Robert G. Walker
Pastor of Gospel Assembly of Central Florida
Overseer of Orlando Gospel Assembly