John the Baptist was a High Priest
Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the** daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. ** 6They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
7But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
8Now it happened that while he was performing his **priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division, **
9according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
10And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.
11And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.
13But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.
14"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
15"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and **he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb. **
16"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
17"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
18Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years.”
All male generations from Aaron are priests
After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
Refer to EXODUS 28,29 and 30
The Priestly Garments 28
Consecration of the Priests 29
The Altar of Incense 30
An ordained priest anoints the new king
1 Samuel 16
Samuel Anoints David
1 The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? **Fill your horn with oil **and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king."
1 Samuel 16:13
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.
Jesus is king
"Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt."
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
"You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Jesus the new king **
** Is anointed by the priest St. John the Baptist**
The Baptism of Jesus
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to** fulfill all righteousness**.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”