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Exodus 28- Garments of Christ

And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. Exodus 28:3-4

In this Chapter we see the instructions by God for the High Priests of the garments they should wear. Now failure to follow these instructions by God, will lead to death, why? Because remember we are sinful people coming into the presence of a Holy God. The High Priest needed to be consecrated  in order to stand into the presence of God before Christ instituted the New Covenant

Here the garments we see are the breastplate, the ephod, the robe, the belt. These were physical garments that needed to follow specific instructions by God. Now the garments themselves obviously didnt save the High Priests, but it was the obedience of following Gods commandments and trusting in Him for salvation

And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office. Exodus 28:41

After the High Priests put on these garments, they were to be anointed, consecrated, and sanctified before they can take the position of High Priests. This has many foreshadows of the New Covenant:

  • We are all High Priests in Christ (1 Peter 2:5-9)
  • We are anointed by the Holy Spirit (1 John 2:20)
  • We are called to be consecrated for God (Romans 12)
  • We are sanctified by the Holy Spirit (Romans 6)

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Ephesians 6:13-14

This also reminds me of the Armor of God Paul taught about in Ephesians. As Christians , we are now priests for God through Jesus Christ. Therefor we need to put on our breastplate , just as the High Priest of the Old Covenant did, we need to put on our “belt of truth, just as the High Priest did, most importantly put on the Lord Jesus Christ! (Romans 13:14)

Jesus is our High Priest, any righteousness is because of Him, these are all foreshadows that point to him, our Lord and Master Amen!