Saturday, November 7, 2015

Priestly Garments

Lev 16:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died;
Lev 16:2  And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
Lev 16:3  Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
Lev 16:4  He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.

The LORD is holy and is to be approach in a holy manner. The LORD spoke to Moses what Aaron was to do.
Deu 34:10  And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

Aaron was to wash his body and put on special priestly garments of white linen. He was to offer sacrifices on appointed times. He was not to enter into the LORD's presence at all times. I think that many churches have gotten too casual with preachers wanting to look and dress like the fashions of the world. They may wear Levis with holes in them and some younger people wear shirts with skulls and such as they play music for worship. What a privilege it is to be saved by the blood of the Lamb of God. We may enter into the presence of the LORD at any time by prayer, through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
The linen garments may be symbolic of the righteousness of Christ, but it was also used as burial cloth. It was to cover stinking flesh.
Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Holiness is required, for God is holy and a spirit. We must enter his presence with clean hearts and in spirit and in truth. Fortunately we do not have to feel holy, for often we call upon him in afflictions and distress. He hears our prayers because we are spiritually in Christ Jesus. We call unto God the father by the name Jesus.

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