Leviticus 9:1-7 On the 8th day after the consecration, Moses instructed Aaron, his sons, and the elders to offer a sacrifice; Bull calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. The people were to sacrifice a male goat for a sin offering, a calf and lamb for a burnt offering, an ox and a ram for a peace offering, and a grain offering.On this day, the Lord will appear to them.
Notes: the glory of the Lord. The Lord’s manifestation or presence was going to appear to them to show acceptance of their sacrifices; the visible appearance of his beauty and perfection reduced to blazing light.
Leviticus 9:8-21 All the people did what Moses commanded and performed the sacrifices to the Lord exactly the way they were instructed for each type of offering.
Notes: Nowhere has God’s glory been more perfectly expressed than in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. It will be seen on earth again when he returns.
Leviticus 9:22-24 Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed them. Aaron and Moses then went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out blessed the people again which at that time, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering. The people shouted and fell on their faces.
Notes: Moses is “passing the torch” to Aaron; the priests will now mediate between the Lord and the people.
Notes: This fire miraculously signified that God had accepted their offering, and the people shouted for joy because of that acceptance and worshiped God.