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The Priesthood (14 of 16)
Series: The Scarlet Thread
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We are thinking tonight about the Priesthood as we continue our study of the scarlet thread through the Bible.
Now so far in our study of the Priesthood... we have seen The Conditions for Selection. That was found in Exodus 28.1-2 where we read that you had to be from the family of Aaron in order to serve as a Priest.
Then we talked about the Consecration through Sacrifice. That before the Priest could worship... that he had to be consecrated... or set a part...or cleansed.
That was found in Exodus 29.1-11 where we read that every year... there had to be a judicial cleansing to satisfy the law. That was done through a blood sacrifice.
Next came the moral cleansing. Exodus 29.4, "And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and you shall wash them with water."
And what a great lesson to learn as we come before God in worship! Before worship comes washing! Our problem is that so often we come to worship before we wash! We need to spend some time at the Laver before we attempt to worship!
So we've seen the Conditions for Selection ... the Consecration through Sacrifice...
(3) The Clothing for Service. The Priest wore seven different articles of clothing. Now... the number "7" throughout the Bible speaks of perfection and completion. So for the Priest to wear seven different articles of clothing tells us that He was perfectly and completely clothed for service!
So what were those seven different articles of clothing? Well... Exodus 28.2 tells us, "And you shall make holy garments for Aaron, your brother, for glory and for beauty." Yes... they were holy garments... but for a reason! Not to gloat in... but to bring glory in. Glory to God! Honor to God!
And we're going to see that these seven garments formed a perfect picture of Jesus... our High Priest! Don't miss Jesus when you read and study the ...
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