Who Is The Royal Priesthood

Who Is The Royal Priesthood

The instructions God gave to Moses regarding the fragrances to use for the holy anointing oil are found in Exodus 30:22-31: Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses saying, Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, and of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: and thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot. And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy. And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.

During the Mosaic period, special oils were designated by God as the holy anointing oil to sanctify an entire Hebraic genealogy known as the Cohanim priests. The ritual anointing of these priests distinguished them not only for Temple service but, according to Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, registered in the DNA of their cells which has continued throughout all generations. In an article entitled Lost Tribes of Israel, Nova Online reported on the existence of a distinctive Y chromosome in the DNA of Aaron’s descendants: Genetic studies among Cohanim from all over the world reveal the truth behind this oral tradition. About 50 percent of Cohanim in both Sephardic and Ashkenazic populations have an unusual set of genetic markers on their Y chromosome. What is equally striking is that this genetic signature of the Cohanim is rarely found outside the Jewish populations. They also stated that rabbis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem took swab tests of Jewish males desiring to know if they are a part of the tribe of Levi in preparation for the third Temple.

Who do you believe is the royal priesthood? Is it the church or those with the Y Chromosome?