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The Well Dressed Christian (12 Of 12)
Series: Victory in the Wilderness
Dr. Stan Coffey
September 11, 1988
INTRODUCTION: We have looked at the furnishings of the tabernacle, which suggests the person and work of Christ. Now we come to the ones who are going to serve in the tabernacle. The Levites were to care for the tabernacle and Aaron and his sons were to be the priests. Aaron was to be the high priest. In order for Aaron to serve as high priest he had to have certain garments. These garments speak to us of Christ and of the believers priesthood through him. God dressed His high priest not in drab garments but in garments which were holy and beautiful to bring honor and glory to God. Altogether there were seven main pieces of apparel speaking of Aaron's perfection as high priest. Through Christ the believer of the New Testament is made holy and beautiful and- comes Into the presence of God- in holy perfection
I. THE BELIEVERS PRIESTHOOD
A. Priestly apparel - Exodus 28:4
The glory and beauty of these garments were designed not so much to draw attention to Aaron himself as to the sacredness and holiness of his office
1. The coat - verse 5
This speaks of the humanity of Christ, our great High Priest
a. Fine twined linen speaks of His perfect human life - Hebrews 7:26
b. Connected with the coat was the girdle of fine twined linen speaking of the humanity of Christ - Matthew 20:28, John 13:4 and 5
c. On the day of atonement the high priest did not wear his garments of glory and beauty but only this coat of fine linen
2. The robe - verse 5
This speaks of the divinity of Christ as our great High Priest. The robe was of blue, the heavenly color, and typifies the divine character of our Lord
3. The ephod - verse 5
This speaks of the ability of Christ our High Priest. Attached to the ephod were the following:
a. The shoulder stones - Exodus 28:7-12
Onyx stones upon which were graven the names of the children of Israel. Pliaced on the sho ...
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