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Servants At The Temple (2 of 7)
Series: Old Time Tent Revival
OPEN: An old lady had always wanted to travel abroad. Now that she was getting on in years, she thought she would really like to do so before she died. But until now, she'd never even been out of the country. So she began by going in person to the Passport Office and asking how long it would take to have one issued.
''You must take the loyalty oath 1st,'' responded the clerk. ''Raise your right hand, please.''
The old gal raised her right hand.
The first question: ''Do you swear to defend the Constitution of the United States against all its enemies, domestic or foreign?''
The little old lady's face paled and her voice trembled as she asked in a small voice,
''Do I have to do that... all by myself?''
APPLY: Let me introduce you to Aaron the high priest (Show picture of High Priest). Whenever people think of the priesthood they think of the High Priest. That's because the High Priest was central to everything that took place at the Tabernacle. Thus God made it so that everything about how he dressed was distinctive.
All priests wore the white linen robe and turban, but in addition to that the High Priest wore a blue robe over their white one. At the bottom of that robe were bells and pomegranates. Over the blue robe the High Priest wore an ephod. It was like an apron that was made from red, blue and purple cloth with a gold strand running throughout.
On his shoulder were two gold plate engraved with 6 names of the tribes of Israel on each, and on his chest was a breastplate with twelve precious stones - each stone engraved with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
Thus, the High Priest bore the nation of Israel on his shoulders and wore them over his heart.
And attached to turban (on his forehead) was a gold plate engraved with the words: ''HOLY TO THE LORD''
The High Priest… was THE priest
Everything that happened at the Tabernacle revolved aroun ...
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