- God had commanded Moses at the beginning of the sanctuary service to anoint all the vessels.
Exodus 40:1 The LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Exodus 40:2 On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
Exodus 40:3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
Exodus 40:4 And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.