Q. Do the rules to consecrate a priest in Exodus 28:4-5 extend to the New Covenant Assembly?
A. Yahweh seeks a broken and contrite heart prepared to obey Him. Exodus 28 goes into much detail about the physical laws of the tabernacle and the robes and dress of the Levitical priesthood.. We understand that we are now in the Melchisedek order.
We are told in Scripture “For many are called, but few [are] chosen.” [Those chosen have been selected beforehand] “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Yahshua Messiah to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” (Matt. 22:14; Eph. 1:4-5 AV)
The Holy Spirit is given at baptism and each baptized believer is a child of Yahweh who is given a spiritual gift (Rom 12 and 1Cor.12), which Paul describes is to guide the assembly: “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah:” (Eph. 4:11-12 AV)
It is up to the leaders of the Assembly to recognize the potential of those Yahshua has placed in the body, that we guide and mentor them for greater spiritual responsible positions in the Assembly.
We are now under the Melchisedek order and seek spiritual answers and guidance more than physical rules.