12 – The uniqueness of the priestly dignity

12. From the Book of NUMBERS

Fancy letter Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites—Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth—became insolent and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?” When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. Then he said to Korah and all his followers: “In the morning the Lord will show who belongs to Him and who is holy, and He will have that person come near him. The man He chooses He will cause to come near Him.

NUM 16, 1-5


12. The uniqueness of the priestly dignity


God the Father:  The priestly dignity is the highest dignity that I can bestow on man. I call whomever I want. I do not change My mind. My relationship with the priest is a bond that is unique and proper. Together with the priestly ordination, the priest receives the right to approach Me, to touch Me in order to show My glory to the people, and to give Me in the Holy Communion. If one undertakes these activities without My calling, he commits the sin of blasphemy. Only I have the authority to appoint priests and grant them authority. (…)

The lawless pursuit of honors, which can only be granted by God, brings a curse on the whole community. (…)

So, remember well that only I have the right to appoint priests. No one else has the right to do so and I will never grant it to anyone else. The priestly authority and activities remain unchangeable and inviolable. Everything done in addition to that is self-will directed against Me, possible only in a community where Moses and Aaron are missing. If I wanted to destroy you, I would have to destroy you all, for who among you is without sin? Yet, I have pity on you, because you are like sheep without a shepherd who followed the wolf’s voice. Your fault is smaller. The others will perish for sure.

Translated from: Orędzia o czci i kulcie Boga, Grzechynia 2018, p. 91-95