Lev 9:1 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel,
Lev 9:2 and he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a bull calf for a mistake offering and a ram for an ascending offering both perfect, and offer them in Yahveh’s sight.
Lev 9:3 And speak to the people of Israel, and this is what you should say, ‘Take a male goat for a mistake offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, perfect, for an ascending offering
Lev 9:4 and an ox and a ram for offerings for healthy relationships, to sacrifice in Yahveh’s sight, and a tribute offering mixed with oil, because today Yahveh will appear among you.'”
Lev 9:5 And they brought what Moses commanded in front of the conference tent, and all the congregation drew near and stood in Yahveh’s sight.
because today Yahveh will appear
After all the sacrifices are completed, and reconciliation is provided, and healthy relationships are restored, God has a promise. He spoke that promise to us by having the Israelites gather on the eighth day of the ordination of the priests. He commanded that they prepare themselves, not to go somewhere else to meet God, but for God to come down and appear among them. That was the message of John the Baptist as well. He told his people not to get ready to go meet God, but to prepare themselves for him, because the kingdom is near, the king is coming.
The eighth day is upon us. Prepare to meet the king. Repent, and make things ready for him.
LORD, may all those who read these words be ready for you when you return to reign.