2. GIRDLE (v
The Girdle has the same colors like that of the Ephod, and unites
three kinds of garments: the ephod, the girdle, and the coat (with holes
like “ eyes “ ).
The life of Jesus
Christ is also marked with three signs: Death – Resurrection
3. BLUE ROBE
This refers to the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Pomegranates refer to the church
The gold bells refer to the
presence of the High Priest.
The presence of the High Priest
in the mist of the congregation is shown by the worship in tongues.
This refers to the
sphere of resurrection.
PLATE OF PURE GOLD (v 36-38)
OR MITRE (v 36-38)
This plate is fastened on the front of the turban with
a blue cord.
In Rev.7 : 3 ;
14 : 1 ; 22 : 4 ; 3 :12 it is written
that the name of the Lord is sealed upon the foreheads of His children.
The name of the Lord
cannot be separated from His Word or His Personality. Likewise on
our hearts and minds should be written His Name (=His Word).
6. LUNG AND
SLEEVED TUNIC OF CHECKERWORK OF FINE LINEN OR SILK
(translated from the Amplified Bible)
The Ephod refers
to Jesus death whereas the blue robe refers to risen life, to the
resurrection, so this tunic refers to His ascension in glory.
This garment can
be best described as a garment worn inside with embroideries like
16:2-4 ,it is said that the High Priest on the Day of Atonement
entered the Most Holy Place not wearing complete set of the High
Priest’s garment’s but he wore only the holy linen tunic
and the linen trousers because this garment refers to the glory
of Jesus Christ when He ascended to heaven.
His life in
the sign of death (cross) has passed, like the putting off of
days resurrection on earth has also passed so the blue robe
has also been put off.
He ascended to Heaven behind the Veil and is now in His Glory.
From Heaven, He is watching through the Holy Spirit ; the stone
with the seven eyes as facts in Zech 3 : 9 depicts Christ in
Stone = Christ
7 eyes = the seven
spirits of God (the seven fold Holy Spirit - Rev 5 : 6)
The long sleeved
tunic of fine twined linen is a part of the Priest’s garment
that is worn inside, so it is like God watching/searching the
most inner part of our lives, the hidden secrets of our lives.
OF JUDGEMENT (v 15-30)
This is a distinctive and surprising part of the garment
because of its particular position. This four square breastplate
depicts the New Jerusalem the four square city that is thousand
years long near the heart of God and that will come down to the
new earth (Rev 21 : 2,9-10).
This is the Bride
of the Lord who has reached the spiritual level as that of the Bridegroom
because the breastplate has the same colors as that of the ephod
(=Jesus life ).
The twelve stones
on the breastplate depict the twelve apostles of the Latter Rain
who rule the Latter Rain Church that is the church that will be
lifted up in glory.
Whereas the twelve
names of the sons of Israel engraved on the two onyx stones of the
ephod refers to the twelve apostles of the Former Rain.
The Urim and the
Tummim found on the breastplate are not described in the Bible,
what and how the conditions are.
There are much interpretation
about the Urim and the Tummim, let us just pay attention to the
meanings of the two words.
URIM= Light (Revelation)
or sword (condemnation, punishment)
The garments of priests
consist of tunic; girdle and turban or mitre and these are also
garments of glory and honor of beauty (Ex 28 : 40).
8. LONG AND
SLEEVED TUNICS (v 40a)
In Ex 39:27
it is said that the tunic is made of fine twined linen. In Rev
19 : 7-8 the Bride’s garment is also made of
fine twined linen that glistens. These are the right and just deeds
so the tunic of the priests is the holy lives that show just and
For the High Priest
as well as for the priests should be made white linen trunks to
cover their naked flesh (Ex 28 : 42), from the
waist down to their thighs.
To us as priests,
God also gives a spiritual life garment to stop living in all fleshly
desires and lusts.
Finally this holy
priestly garment also determines our consecration or a holy life,
which is a condition for a true consecration.