From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the kingdom of priests
Exodus 28. And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from the children of Israel…..and thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and beauty…..and these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod…..that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office…..and they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work. It shall have the two shoulders thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together. And the embroidered girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: six of the names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth. With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel:…..and thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and AARON SHALL BEAR THEIR NAMES BEFORE THE LORD UPON HIS TWO SHOULDERS FOR A MEMORIAL.
And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgement with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. Foursquare it shall be…..and thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel (each tribe has it’s own stone), twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes…..and they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the embroidered girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. And AARON SHALL BEAR THE NAMES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN THE BREASTPLATE OF JUDGEMENT UPON HIS HEART, WHEN HE GOETH IN UNTO THE HOLY PLACE, FOR A MEMORIAL BEFORE THE LORD CONTINUALLY.
shoulders speak of responsibility.
continually #8548 Tamid. the continual, perpetual, everyday, morning and evening sacrifice.
Are you Israel?
Has God called you to the kingdom of priests?
Has God called you to minister to Him, worship Him, continually?
Are you hurrying to obey Him?
Have you put on the garment of praise and worship?
WHO LAYS HEAVY ON YOUR HEART TODAY?
As you enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise, as you then go into the holy of holies to worship Him, HE SEES EVERYONE THAT HE HAS LAID ON YOUR HEART. HE SEES. HE HEARS. HE ANSWERS.