Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

Jewish Temple


EPHESIANS{2:18} For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. {2:19} Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; {2:20} And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone; ]{2:21} In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: {2:22} In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Oracle : In the Old Testament used in every case, except 2 Sam 16:23, to denote the most holy place in the temple (1 Kings 6:5,19-23; 8:6). In 2 Sam 16:23 it means the Word of God. A man inquired "at the oracle of God" by means of the Urim and Thummim in the breastplate on the high priest's ephod. In the New Testament it is used only in the plural, and always denotes the Word of God (Rom 3:2; Heb 5:12, etc.). The Scriptures are called "living oracles" (comp. Heb 4:12) because of their quickening power (Acts 7:38)


Genesis 28: The Picture of the Temple!

They fail to give God the Glory!

When Jesus walked this earth, it was to bring the Good News of salvation to the people of the world. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

But what people fail to realize is just what he meant by “whoever believeth in him!” They think it is up to them, if they want to believe or don’t want to believe. They think they are in charge. They fail to give God the Glory! For man by himself is unable to come to God.

Ps. 14:2-3 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. It is God That brings you to Him! So God Spoke in a manner in which only his people could understand!


Matt.13: 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

Mark 4:33-34 And with many such parables spake he the WORD unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. (Holy Spirit shall teach you, study the Bible.)

Luke 8:9-10 And his disciples asked him, saying, what might this parable be? And he said,” Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Only the Elect of God, can see, hear and understand the mysteries of the Kingdom of God! (Only those that have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them!) A Parable is an earthly story with a Spiritual meaning! THE WHOLE BIBLE IS AN EARTHLY STORY WITH SPIRITUAL MEANING, A PARABLE! But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. ONLY THE WORK OF GOD CAN OPEN YOUR EYES TO UNDERSTAND!

JOHN 6:28-29 Then said they unto him, what shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Yes, God’s work is to give the true believers faith in OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST! But faith without the works of God is a dead faith, no matter how strong it is!

JOHN 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

JOHN16: 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (HOLY SPIRIT SHALL TEACH YOU) The SPIRIT of TRUTH is in us and will guide us into all truth.

Many do not believe in a HOLY SPIRIT, THEY THINK OF HIM AS JUST SOME KIND OF POWER OF GOD! They are wrong. Let them read, Zechariah 4:6,Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying Not by my might, nor by power, but by my SPIRIT, saith the Lord of hosts. You see not by my power, but by my SPIRIT! They are separate and not the same. FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST.


READ the next verses Rev.1: 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from 1) him which is, and which was, and which is to come; (GOD THE FATHER) and 2) from the seven Spirits which are before his throne (HOLY SPIRIT).

Rev.1: 5 And from 3 Jesus Christ, (SON) who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. Read Revelations carefully! Or see my study on the Trinity Before we get to Genesis 28, look at the next two verses, John 1:51 and Genesis28: 12. Notice the similitude of the two. Jesus is clearly referring to Genesis 28:12 in John 1:51 with an expansion of though.

John 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. Notice, God does not say heaven will open, and you will see the angles ascending and descending on the, Son of God and the son of man. Which would defiantly be our Lord Jesus Christ, or would it? But it does say, only on the son of man. This would include all of the true believers, which are sons of man! But then again true believers are also sons of God.

1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. The believers are Sons of man, the angles of God is the Holy Spirit, Seven Spirits of God. God is saying hereafter ye shall see the Holy Spirit ascending and descending on the true believers. The HOLY SPIRIT is first poured out at Pentecost!

The Household of God

Genesis{28:1} And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis{28:2} Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother.

Genesis{28:3} And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

Genesis{28:4} And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

Genesis{28:5} And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

Genesis{28:6} When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan

;Genesis {28:7} And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;

Genesis{28:8} And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;

Genesis{28:9} Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife

.Genesis {28:10} And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

Genesis{28:11} And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and [put] them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

Notice that it says he took of the stones --Plural-- and put them --Plural-- for his pillow.

Genesis{28:12} And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Genesis{28:13} And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I [am] the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

Genesis{28:14} And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis {28:15} And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep thee in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of.

Genesis{28:16} And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.

Genesis{28:17} And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is] this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this [is] the gate of heaven.

Genesis{28:18} And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

Notice now, those stones from verse 11 are Plural stones. But now in verse 18 plural stones become one single stone.( A MIRACLE STONE )

ICorinthians{10:14} Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. {10:15} I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. {10:16} The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? {10:17} For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. {10:18} Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Notice in I Corinthians10:17 For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. We are talking here about the church beinging one body with Christ. The same synaral is being played out in Genesis 28. Where it is talking about the Temple of God being many people changed into one Stone or one Temple of God.Your body is the Temple of God, as the Church we being many become one Temple for God.

Mark {12:10} And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

Genesis {28:19} And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the first.

Genesis{28:20} And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on

Genesis{28:21} So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

Genesis{28:22} And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

My intent now, is to give you the true Spiritual meaning of Genesis 28. God, here, is showing in a parable how man, Jacob is the Temple of God as Jesus and All of the true believers Are! (The House of God – Bethel.) Because of this dream, Solomon shall build his temple in the form of a Jewish priest, after Jacob’s dream, in which Jacob is the model!

Jesus Christ equals a ROCK. Believers are stones,the foundation of the church. Which Christ is the corner stone.Many stones become one stone. Genesis 28: 11 and 18., I Corinthians 10:17 one bread.This stone was called the House of God in Genesis 28:22 Because A ROCK represents Jesus Christ, and many rocks are the body of Christ that become one rock. The Church, where God as the Holy Spirit dwells in each of the believers making one body in Christ.

Matthew 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. Mark14: 58 we heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews; Forty and six years were this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. Did Jesus know something, shown in the scriptures that we failed to see? Is the Jewish TORAH, teaching in parables, just what Jesus is saying in the New Testament. Could the Christian teaching be a continuation of Jewish TORAH? YOU BET IT IS!

Here comes the Angles ascending and descending upon the son of man! John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. (HOLY SPIRIT JESUS CHRIST) John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit) THINK! Why would the angles be ascending and descending, for no purpose! And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

NOTE: This is a possobilty. The Angles comming down from Heaven are the spirit enterning the new born people of Earth. The Spirits going up into Heaven are the Spirits returning to be with Christ after the death of the person on Earth. Thus Jacob's Ladder!

Think now of the Dome of the rock , which is located at the visual center of a platform known as the Temple Mount. In the city of Jerusalem. Isn’t it known by many to be the gateway to heaven? Jews have traditionally regarded the location of the stone as the holiest spot on Earth, the site of the Holy of Holies during the Temple Period. In fact this spot is the very place in Luz were Jacob places stones for his pillow, upon which He had his dream of the very Temple, the house of God! Now his head was upon the very rock , the gateway to heaven. This is were the Angles ascend and descend into heaven. It would only be logical when creating the Temple of God, that this very spot his head would be the holy of holies, heaven so to speak. So the parable is a temple made in the form of Jacob a traditional Jewish high priest.

Jacob as the Temple of God: 1Kings7: 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold. In the Holy place in Solomon’s temple there were ten candlesticks five on the right and five on the left. Each candlestick had seven lamps.

John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. Search the scriptures for there is many more that will show as the moon reflex the light of the sun so does the true believers reflex the light of God. Believers are Lamps. Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. Seven Lamps time’s ten candlesticks equal 70 lights, which point to the seventy souls, which come out of the loins of Jacob! But there is something here in which in latter years Jesus shall bring to light and that is, man (True believers) shall be the Temple of God. Remember when Jesus said John 4:21-24 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, (Temple made with hands) worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


You are the temple of God! Remember: John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews; Forty and six years were this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Here the Holy Spirit is ascending and descending on the believers. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

1Ch28: 18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. And the LORD stood above it. Yes God is almighty, he is above Jacob’s ladder, he is above the mercy seat, were Christ shall sit and judge the world, and he is above all the cherubims . For he is the driver of the chariot of the cherubim’s, which spread out there wings and cover the ark of the covenant of the LORD! These two cherubims are the eyes in Solomon’s temple. (Holy Spirit, two, eyes, church)

1Kings6:23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, how dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Notice he says this is none other but the house of God. He doesn’t say this place is none other then the house of God! Because the house of God is within him! And the gate of heaven is within him!

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

The oil is the HOLY SPIRIT being poured out upon the ROCK, CHRIST! And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on BREAD equal Word of God, the body of Christ. Raiment equals a covering for sin, atonement.

Zec.3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God. (New Covenant) And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. This STONE that I set for a pillar shall be God’s house, points to: But he spake of the temple of his body, Christ, our ROCK OF AGES. A-MEM & A-MEN


Importance of tabnit, the ‘plan’

Tabnit, derived from the verb banah (he built), signifies the build and construction of a thing — that is to say, its figure, whether square, round, triangular, or of any other shape. ....

“the pattern (tabnit) of the Tabernacle and the pattern (tabnit) of all its vessels” Ex. 25:9
“according to the pattern (tabnit) which thou wast shown upon the mount” Ex 25: 40
“the form of any bird” Deut. 4:17
“the form (tabnit) of a hand” Ezek. 8:3“the pattern (tabnit) of the porch” 1 Chron. 28:11.

In all these quotations it is the shape which is referred to. Therefore the Hebrew language never employs the word tabnit in speaking of the qualities of God Almighty.

The floor plan is key to the Temple’s secrets and layout of its furnishings. I Chronicles 28:11, 12, 19. mentions the “plan” or “pattern” (Heb., tabnit) of its structure and furniture is Tabnit.Tabnit is also translated as design, structure, figure, form, likeness, and shape. Thus, in Deuteronomy 4:16-18 the Israelites are forbidden making any likeness, form, or figure of a human or beast for worship. In Ezekiel 8:10 the prophet sees repulsive forms or figures of creeping beasts, but in 8:3 he is lifted up by the form or figure of God’s hand or an angel’s (see also 10:8); and in Psalms 144:12 sons and daughters are compared to choice cut stones giving shape or form to a palace.

Exodus 28:11 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: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold. 28:12 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.

I kings 7:7 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, [even] the porch of judgment: and [it was] covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

7:8 And his house where he dwelt [had] another court within the porch, [which] was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had taken [to wife,] like unto this porch. 7:9 All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court. 7:10 And the foundation [was of] costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. 7:11 And above [were] costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 7:12 And the great court round about [was] with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

Haggi 2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD

John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

I Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Tabnit generally refers to the form of something. King David received Divine inspiration for the form, i.e., plan or pattern of the Temple; and before him at Sinai Moses heard God’s verbal instructions for the form of the Mishkan (tabernacle). Tabnit is also related to banah,which means to build a structure or house –– or to raise children, since a “house” may also refer to a family. Thus, in Ruth 4:11 Rachel and Leah, the two wives of Jacob (later renamedIsrael), are called the “builders” of the House of Israel. This is tabnit’s link to buildings, ordinary houses, human beings, and the human body temple, as shown below.


Matthew 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. Mark14: 58 we heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews; Forty and six years were this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.

Revelation{21:3} And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God (JESUS CHRIST) [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people,

Revelation{21:22} And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Ezra{6:5} And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, [every one] to his place, and place [them] in the house of God.

Psalm{65:4} Blessed [is the man whom] thou choosest, and causest to approach [unto thee, that] he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, [even] of thy holy temple.

I Corinthians{3:16} Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? {3:17} If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

I Corinthians{6:18} Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. {6:19} What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? {6:20} For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

II Corinthians{6:16} And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them;] and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. {6:17} Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing;] and I will receive you, {6:18} And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

II Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

We know from I Corinthians 3:16 - Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and from II Thessalonians 2:4 Satan sitteth as God, in the temple of God.

Ephesians{1:22} And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, {1:23} Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

So satan sits in the Church, the body of Christ, and dwelleth within some people.

Matthew{24:15} When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) {24:16} Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Revelation {11:1} And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.


The Garments of the Jewish High Priest.

The Garments Possess An Intrinsic Holiness

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No priest, neither lay nor the High Priest himself, is fit to serve in the Temple unless he is wearing the sacred garments. As the Talmud states, "While they are clothed in the priestly garments, they are clothed in the priesthood; but when they are not wearing the garments, the priesthood is not upon them" (BT Zevachim 17:B). Conducting the service without these garments would render the priests the same as those who are not descendants of Aaron - all of whom are unfit for service in the Temple. Why does the Bible attach so much significance to the garments? Because their quality is such that they elevate the wearers - Aaron and all his descendants - to the high levels of sanctity required from those who come to serve before God in the holy place. These garments themselves possess a certain holiness; powerful enough to sanctify all those who merely come in contact with them, as we read in the prophets: "... so as not to hallow the people with their garments" (Ezekiel 44:19). Actually, the Hebrew expression which we are translating as "sacred" or "holy" garments also means "garments of the Temple;" that is, the garments themselves show that their wearers are standing in the Divine service.

The Garments Atone for Sins Another important quality of the priestly garments is that their very presence, worn by the priests during the Temple service, serves to atone for the sins of Israel. It is taught that just as the sacrifices facilitate an atonement for sin, so do the priestly garments (BT Zevachim 88:B). This is one of the deeper aims of wearing these garments, and something for the priest to ponder while they are upon him. For his everyday actions in the Temple transcend his own personal idiom and take on a more universal theme... he makes atonement and spiritual rectification for all humanity. Thus we are taught (ibid.): The tunic, which covers most of the priest's body, atones for killing. The pants atone for sexual transgressions. The turban, worn on the head, atone for haughtiness. The belt, wound about the body and worn over the heart, atones for "sins of the heart" - improper thoughts. The breastplate atones for errors in judgment. The ephod atones for idolatry. The robe atones for evil speech. The High Priest's crown atones for arrogance.

The Three Categories of Priestly Garments There are three separate categories of priestly garments: The High Priest's uniform, which he wears all year round. These consist of eight garments, called the "golden garments." The clothing worn by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement. These are four garments called the "white garments." The uniform of the ordinary priests, consisting of four garments. The Golden Garments The eight garments worn by the High Priest all year round are as follows: The ephod, breastplate, robe, tunic, turban, belt, crown, and pants. These are the garments described in these verses: "And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe and a tunic of checkered pattern, a turban and a belt. And they shall make the sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, to serve me." (Ex. 28:4). "And you shall make a crown of pure gold" (ibid. 36). "And make for them linen pants." (ibid. 42). The White Garments With regard to the High Priest's service on the Day of Atonement the Bible states: "He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and he shall have the linen pants upon his flesh, and he shall be girded with a linen belt, and with the linen turban he shall be attired." (Lev. 16:4). The four garments worn by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement are the tunic, pants, the turban and the belt. These garments are made from white flax; hence their designation "the white garments." They must be woven, as mentioned above, and each thread used must be six-ply - woven from six individual strands of fabric. The High Priest had two tunics which he wore on the Day of Atonement. One-he wore in the morning, and the other at the evening. After the conclusion of the Day of Atonement, he will never again wear the white garments in which he officiated on this day. They are hidden in the place where he removes them, as the verse indicates "And Aaron shall come into the Tent of Meeting, and he shall take off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and he shall leave them there." (ibid. v. 23)

The Ephod and Breastplate

The ephod and breastplate were made of all five materials. Thus the Bible states regarding each, "And they shall make the ephod of gold, sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wool, and twisted linen" and "And you shall make the breastplate of judgment, the work of an artist; after the manner of the ephod shall you make it: of gold, sky-blue, dark-red, and crimson dyed wool, and of twisted linen shall you make it." (Ex. 28:6,15) The belt: Three Different Types Three different belts were worn by the priests in the Holy Temple: The High Priest's year-round belt, part of the "golden garments." This was embroidered of sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wools, and twisted linen: "And a belt of fine twisted linen, and sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wools, the work of an embroiderer." (Ex. 39:29) The belt worn by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement; one of the "white garments." This was made only of six-ply linen, as the verse states "and he shall be girded with a linen belt." (Lev. 16:4) The belt of the Ordinary Priests: Regarding this item, there are two opinions among the scholars. Some maintain that it was the same as the belt belonging to the set of "golden garments," and thus consisting of four materials; others opine that it belongs to the "white garments" category and was made of linen alone. The Pomegranates The robe was decorated with pomegranates that were made from three materials: sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wools. "On the bottom of the robe, you shall make pomegranates of sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wool." (Ex. 28:33) The Bells and The Crown The bottom of the robe was also decorated with bells. These bells, and the High Priest's crown, were both made of pure gold exclusively: "A golden bell and (alternatively) a pomegranate... on the bottom of his robe, all around" and "and you shall make a crown of pure gold." (Ex. 28:34,36) The Robe The robe was made exclusively of sky-blue dyed wool: "And you shall make the robe of the ephod completely of sky-blue wool" (ibid., 31) Its threads were 12 ply. A Closer Look at the Sacred Garment The "Golden Garments" I. The Ephod The most important garment worn by the High Priest is the ephod. Its appearance can be likened to an apron; it was worn in back, on top of his other garments, and was fastened by a long belt in the front, opposite his heart. This belt was woven into the entire length of the ephod's upper hem. There were also had two shoulder-straps that were sewn onto the belt. These straps went behind, up and slightly over the upper corners of the garment, over the priest's shoulders. The settings for the two sardonyx stones were attached at the ends of these straps, on the shoulders. The ephod covered the back of his body. Some opinions describe it as a sort of half-cape; others, more like a skirt. It was long - it extended from just below his elbows, all the way to his heels. It was slightly wider than a man's back, since it was to cover his back and extend a little towards the front on both sides as well, covering a portion of his belly from either side.

The Two Sardonyx Stones

Two sardonyx stones were fixed in settings of gold on the High Priest's shoulders; one on the right, and one on the left. The names of the tribes of Israel were engraved upon these two stones, according to the instructions of the verse: "And you shall take two sardonyx stones, and engrave upon them the names of the children of Israel; there shall be six names on one stone, and six names on the second stone in the order of their birth. (Ex. 28:9-10) Remembrance Stones" The Bible calls these two stones "remembrance stones," as it is written, "And you shall place the two stones on the two shoulder pieces of the ephod as remembrance stones for the children of Israel. And Aaron shall carry their names before God on his two shoulders as a remembrance." (Ibid. v. 12) The sages explain the meaning of this expression: when the High Priest entered into the holy place dressed in the ephod, the Holy One saw all the tribes of Israel inscribed before Him and He was moved to have mercy on His people. Another two square gold settings were fixed on the High Priest's shoulders, directly under the sardonyx stones. Golden chains extended from these settings to the golden hooks in the rings of the breastplate, in order to fix the breastplate to the ephod. II. The High Priest's Breastplate "And you shall make the breastplate of judgment, the work of an artist; after the manner of the ephod shall you make it: of gold, sky-blue, dark-red, and crimson dyed wool, and of twisted linen shall you make it. (Ex. 28:6,15) This garment is called choshen mishpat in Hebrew, which means the "breastplate of judgment" or "decision." Square-shaped and worn over the heart, it was called so because of the unique role which it played in helping to render fateful decisions. According to the Biblical instructions and rabbinical traditions, the breastplate is a patterned brocade like the ephod. The threads of its fabric are gold, sky-blue, dark red and crimson wool, and twisted linen. The garment itself is set with four rows of small square stones, in settings of knitted or braided gold. Each row contained three stones-totaling twelve stones, one stone representing each of the twelve tribes of Israel. The name of the corresponding tribe was engraved on each stone. The Stones "And you shall set it with four rows of mounted stones; the first row: a ruby, an emerald, and a topaz. The second row: a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a quartz crystal. The third row: a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. The fourth row: a chrysolite, an onyx, and an opal. These stones shall be placed in gold settings. The stones shall contain the names of the twelve children of Israel, one for each of the twelve stones; each one's name shall be engraved as on a signet ring, to represent the twelve tribes.(Ex. 28: 17-21) Names that Defy Translation Although we have provided a translation for these twelve stones as listed above, it is by no means definitive. We simply prefer to use these names, when faced with the alternative... that is, to present the original Hebrew names transliterated but untranslated. Our listing is rather more like a synopsis, or a sampling, representing different schools of thought. The exact, conclusive identification of these stones is actually one of the most difficult and elusive of all Temple-related studies. This is because the original Hebrew names of these stones as they appear here in the Bible are extremely obscure. They are not commonly used, and no description of the stones appears anywhere in the verses themselves. In the course of many years, as nations flourished and fell, and civilizations migrated to new lands, languages evolved and the meanings of words changed. Thus in one location, a word may have one meaning and connote a particular concept, while in another land, the same word may carry the exact opposite meaning. Over 30 Different Opinions Faced with this sort of situation, it becomes necessary to engage in what can be called "linguistic sleuthing" in an effort to arrive at a working conclusion. The names of these stones is particularly enigmatic: there are over 30 varying opinions as to the final identification of the 12 stones. These opinions include scholars and commentators from the entire historical spectrum of rabbinical literature and tradition, beginning with the most ancient-and therefore, in this case the most reliable opinions-those of the Aramaic translations of the Bible. And as is usual when it comes to eye-witness testimony, the information provided by Flavius Josephus is of interest and importance, since he himself was a priest who served in the Holy Temple. In addition to the translational difficulties in this study, there are also other factors which should be taken into consideration in order to arrive at a realistic decision as to the true nature of these gems. These factors include various geological and gemological conditions and criteria, such as the respective degree of hardness and brightness of any candidate stone (since the stones are described by the sages as being both exceedingly bright, and strong as well - in order to withstand the engraving), and the regions on the earth where they can be found. The Colors Correspond to the Tribes' Banners In reality, the only fact which is known with absolute certainty is the color of each stone. Although absent from the Biblical passages, this is recorded by the Midrash (Bamidbar Rabbah 2:7) where it is stated that each tribe's stone on the breastplate matched the background color of its flag (the tribes of Israel camped and journeyed according to their ensigns during the years of their desert travels). Thus even if some doubt exists with regard to the scientific classification of the gems themselves, we can still be certain as to their appearance based on the Midrashic description of their colors (again, arbitrarily using the 12 "most representative" names we have chosen for the purpose of listing them): Ruby - Reuben - Red Jade - Shimon - Green Agate - Levi - Red, White, and Black Striped Carbuncle - Judah - Bluish-Green Lapis-Lazuli - Issachar - Blue Quartz Crystal - Zebulun - Clear Turquoise - Dan - Blue Amethyst - Naftali - Purple Agate - Gad - Grey Aquamarine - Asher - Blue-Green Onyx - Joseph - Black Opal - Benjamin - A Stone Possessing All the Colors Exhaustive Research Concluded by the Temple Institute It will be of great interest to the reader to learn that over the course of nearly a decade, scholars at the Temple Institute of Jerusalem have conducted intensive research into the identity of the breastplate's stones, in an effort to reach a working conclusion that will allow the Institute's artisans and craftsmen to actually construct a kosher breastplate, which will fulfill the Biblical requirements for the stones-and thus be able to be worn by the next High Priest. "The Engraving of a Signet Ring" "The stones shall contain the names of the twelve children of Israel, one for each of the twelve stones; each one's name shall be engraved as on a signet ring, to represent the twelve tribes.(Ex. 28: 21) What process is this engraving, similar to that which appears on a signet ring? In a Talmudic analysis (BT Sotah 48:B), the sages taught that because of these instructions, the words were not written with any sort of ink. Nor were they carved out or chiseled with any metal tool - for the verse (ibid. v. 20) specifically indicates that the stones must be set into their golden settings while yet "in their fullness;" in order to carve or to scratch out from the surface, some of the stone itself would inevitably be missing. Rather, a most unique method was utilized to carve the names into the stones of the breastplate. It was accomplished naturally, by one of G-d's creations. A worm called the shamir existed that could cut stones merely with its glance. According to the rabbis, this creature was brought into existence during the original six days of creation, but ceased to exist following the destruction of the First Temple. It is taught that Moses himself used the shamir for the stones of the original ephod and breastplate while yet in the desert, for the Tabernacle. "Initially, the words are written on the stones in ink. Then the stones are simply exposed to the shamir, and the letters are cut into the stones automatically, of their own accord... like a fig which ripens and splits open in summer; it splits open but yet no part of it is missing. And a valley splits open during the rainy season, but it too lacks nothing." (BT Sotah 48:B) - thus the stones remained "in their fullness." How Were the Tribes Arranged on the Breastplate? Above, regarding the two sardonyx stones that were placed on the High Priest's shoulders, we have quoted the verse "And you shall take two sardonyx stones, and engrave upon them the names of the children of Israel; there shall be six names on one stone, and six names on the second stone in the order of their birth.(Ex. 28:9-10) When it came to those two stones, this verse clearly indicated that the names of the tribes should be engraved upon them in the order of their birth. But in the context of the stones of the breastplate, scripture gives no such indication. Therefore, there is some controversy as to the order in which these names appeared. In the opinion of Yonatan ben Uziel, author of an Aramaic translation/commentary on the Bible, the children of Israel's names were inscribed on the breastplate's stones in the order of their birth, and were therefore arranged in the following manner: Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Dan Naftali Gad Asher Issachar Zebulun Joseph Benjamin Another Aramaic translation, the "Targum Yerushalmi," places the order of the tribes according to the Matriarchs; the six sons of Leah, two sons of Bilhah, two sons of Zilpah and two sons of Rachel. Thusly: Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun Dan Naftali Gad Asher Joseph Benjamin When the reader tries to visualize the breastplate based on this information, he should bear in mind that in both cases, the order which meets the eye is actually reversed-since Hebrew reads from right to left. It should be noted that both of these commentaries (which date back to the time of the Temple) are held in the highest regard as sources of both wisdom and authoritative knowledge. For the sake of brevity we have only presented these two opinions, but there are more schools of thought among the great sages: some hold that the names appeared in downward columns, rather than inrows across; some hold that the names of the tribes appeared on the breastplate in the same order in which they camped in the desert. There is also a tradition which Moses received at the Sinai revelation, that all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet should be present on the stones. Since all of these letters are not found in the names of Jacob's progeny, several other words were also engraved upon the stones: the names of the patriarchs, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and the words "the tribes of Jeshurun." One opinion is that the words Abraham, Isaac and Jacob appeared at the top of the first stone, over the name Reuben, and the other words on the last stone. Others maintain that all these extra letters were divided among the stones. "A Remembrance" Like the two sardonyx shoulder stones, the Bible states that the purpose of the twelve stones is "to be a perpetual remembrance before the L-rd" (Ex. 28:29). When the High Priest bore the breastplate into the holy place, Israel was remembered for peace. The sages taught that the ephod served to invoke the cause of Israel's sustenance and material welfare, and the breastplate - her salvation, and deliverance from her enemies.

The "Urim V'Tummim

And you shall place the Urim V'tummim in the breastplate of judgment, and they shall be over Aaron's heart when he comes before G-d." (ibid. v. 30) The "Urim V'Tummim" is the Name of G-d The Urim V'Tummim was the famed, oracle-like aspect of the breastplate by which a Heavenly answer was received for important questions. According to most authoritative opinions, the expression urim v'tummim actually refers not to the breastplate itself, but to the mystical Divine name of G-d which was written on a piece of parchment and inserted into a flap of the garment. The presence of the name facilitated the reception of Divine guidance through the shining of specific letters on the stones. The Identity of G-d is the Source of Creation What does this mean? What are the implications of this fact, the knowledge that it is the name of G-d itself which brought about the illumination of the urim v'tummim? This is indeed a lofty concept, but one whose lesson can be readily appreciated, at least on a simple level of understanding. G-d is the Creator of all existence; His power is unlimited. He has no form whatsoever, neither has He beginning or end... He is the Supreme Being. He is perfect and absolute unity. And He is also totally unknowable. Yet in numerous passages throughout the Bible, we are commanded to "know" G-d. "In all of your ways, know Him"(Proverbs 3:6); "And I shall betroth you in faith, and you shall know the L-rd" (Hosea 2:22) are but two examples of many such instances. Truly, how can we come to know G-d, who is omnipotent and infinite? Yet we are commanded - and therefore expected-to do just that. And there is a general rule with regard to the Torah's commandments: the Holy One never makes unfair demands on a person (BT Avodah Zara 3:A). Knowledge of G-d Through His Names The sages of Israel teach that one way to know G-d is through awareness of His relationship to the universe which He created. Although it is taught that "no thought can grasp Him at all" (Tikkunei Zohar 17:A), and ultimately G-d's essence is not only unknowable, but unnamable as well-still, G-d's names describe His relationship with creation (Shemot Rabbah 3:6). Through these attributes of Divine interaction, we can at least attempt some glimpse of His greatness, according to our limited intellect. There are a number of names used throughout the Bible; one denotes the attribute of Divine mercy; another the aspect of strict judgment, and so on. These Divine names of G-d are merely appellations which He has entitled us to use; they are not His true identity, which is beyond the reach of human knowledge. But it was through these names that G-d created heaven and earth, and it is by way of His names that He continues to direct every minute aspect of existence. Thus it is obvious that G-d's names, through which He summoned forth all creation from nothing at all, have great power. This power is the secret behind the prophetic revelation of the urim v'tummim. From the Time of Moses The urim v'tummim is unlike any other aspect of the priestly garments, for it was not created by those skilled artisans who fashioned the other items, aided by their understanding and inspiration; and it was not created from the donations or contributions of Israel, as were all the other appointments of the Temple. The entire matter is one of those mysteries which was handed down to Moses at Mount Sinai by G-d Himself, and its secret was transmitted orally down through the generations. At the time of the original Tabernacle erected in the desert, Moses took the original urim v'tummim, written in sublime holiness, and placed it inside the breastplate of judgment, after Aaron donned the ephod. This is reflected by the verse (Lev. 8:7), "... and he put the ephod upon him, and he fastened him with the belt of the ephod... and he put the breastplate upon him, and into the breastplate he put the urim v'tummim." Only Questions of Congregational Importance The process of questioning for Divine aid with the ÔUrim V'Tummim' was done in the following manner: When a question arose whose implications were so consequential that the entire congregation of Israel would be effected-such as, for example, the question of whether or not to go out to war - then, the King of Israel (or the commanding officer of the army) would ask his question before the High Priest. An ordinary person, or someone not representing the entire community would not ask of the urim v'tummim. The High Priest stands facing the Ark of the Testimony, and the questioner stands behind him, facing the priest's back. The questioner does not speak out loud, neither does he merely think the question in his heart; he poses his query quietly, to himself - like someone who prayers quietly before his Creator. For example, he will ask "Shall I go out to battle, or shall I not go out?" A Meditative Experience and a Prophetic Revelation The High Priest is immediately enveloped by the spirit of Divine inspiration. He gazes at the breastplate, and by meditating upon the holy names of G-d, the priest was able to receive the answer through a prophetic vision-the letters on the stones of the breastplate, which would shine forth in his eyes in a special manner, spelling out the answer to the question. The priest then informs the questioner of the answer. Flavius Josephus writes (Antiquities 3:8:9) that the stones also shone brilliantly when Israel went forth into battle. This was considered as an auspicious sign for their victory. Another midrashic passage indicates that when the tribes of Israel found favor in G-d's eyes, each respective stone shone brilliantly. But when particular members of any one tribe were involved in a transgression, that tribe's stone would appear tarnished and dimmed. The High Priest would see this phenomena and understand its cause. He would then cast lots within the rank of this tribe, until the guilty person was revealed and judged (Midrash HaGadol). What is the meaning of the words "urim v'tummim?" According to the commentary of the famed Rashi, these words are derived from their Hebrew roots for "lights" and "perfections," since through the urim v'tummim, the question is illuminated through the letters and its subject matter is then perfected by the High Priest. The Talmud (BT Yoma 73:B) also indicates that the message which was received was called tummim, "perfect," because it was immutable.

The colors of the Jewish High Priest worn on Yom Kippur ( the day of Atonement) were White! The exterior of the Temple of Solomon was made of pure white limestone blocks. Every other day of the year the high Priest wore gold garments, the same color as the Temple’s interior. Ezekiel 16 portrays national Israel as a woman (wife of God)( Jerusalem) dressed in the furnishings of the Tabernacle, which gradually transforms into the Temple (v.14). According to Deuteronomy, as the sole place of Jewish sacrifice (Deuteronomy 12), the Temple replaced the portable sanctuary (aka The Tabernacle) constructed in the Sinai Desert under the auspices of Moses.

Pomegranates and Bells Decorative pomegranates made of sky-blue, dark-red and crimson dyed wool were attached to the lower hem of the robe (each thread of each of these materials being woven from 8 individual strands). The verse tells us that these pomegranates appeared together with golden bells: "A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all around" (Ex. 28:34). Some opinions interpret this to mean that the bells and pomegranates were interspersed alternatively, in between each other; another holds that the bells were placed inside the pomegranates. The hem of the robe was woven over doubly in order to prevent it from ripping due to the weight of the pomegranates and bells. Again, no sewing was used for this: "And there shall be a hole for the head, in the midst of it; it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole, like the opening of a suit of armor, that it not be torn." (ibid. v. 32) These pomegranates were actually hollow spheres of fabric in the shape of pomegranates. We find a debate in the Talmud and other holy books as to whether there were 36, 70, or 72 pomegranates in all. "And it shall be on Aaron when he comes to serve, and its sound shall be heard when he comes to the holy place before the L-rd, and when he goes out, so that he does not die." (ibid. v. 35)

Notice Pomegranates on the ephod around the legs of the High Priest. Well check out the two columns ( Ja-chin and Boaz) at the foot of the temple. They also have Pomegranates. The Temple Of Solomom is a picture of Jacob a Jewish High Priest! This Temple is a parable showing the NEW TEMPLE THE BODY OF CHRIST, THE NEW JERUSALEM!

The Jewish Hight Priest: A Picture of The Holy Spirit Making Intercession for the People with God for the Their Sins!

Hebrews 7,8,9 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 7:4 Now consider how great this man [was,] unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them,] of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 7:14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did;] by the which we draw nigh unto God. 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest: ]7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 7:24 But this [man,] because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 7:26 For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, [maketh] the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 8:7 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 8:10 For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: {8:11} And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. {8:12} For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. {8:13} In that he saith, A new [covenant,] he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old [is] ready to vanish away. {9:1} Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. {9:2} For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. {9:3} And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; {9:4} Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; {9:5} And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. {9:6} Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God. ]{9:7} But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people: {9:8} The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: {9:9} Which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; {9:10} [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation. {9:11} But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; {9:12} Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us. ]{9:13} For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: {9:14} How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? {9:15} And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. {9:16} For where a testament [is,] there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. {9:17} For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. {9:18} Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood. {9:19} For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, {9:20} Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. {9:21} Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. {9:22} And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. {9:23} [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. {9:24} For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: {9:25} Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; {9:26} For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. {9:27} And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: {9:28} So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.


Molten sea

II CHRONICLES 4:1-5 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof. 4:2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 4:3 And under it [was] the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen [were] cast, when it was cast. 4:4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward. 4:5 And the thickness of it [was] an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; [and] it received and held three thousand baths.

I Kings 7: 22-26 7:22 And upon the top of the pillars [was] lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished. 7:23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: [it was] round all about, and his height [was] five cubits:( 5= the Grace of God. God's Law God's Grace Jesus Christ )and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 7:24 And under the brim of it round about [there were] knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops [were] cast in two rows, when it was cast. 7:25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward. 7:26 And it [was] an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

II Chronicles 4:6 4:6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand,and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea [was] for the priests to wash in.

The Twelve oxen are the twelve tribes of Israel. The sea is being upheld by the twelve tribes of Israel. Israel upholds the word of God, no other nation has this burden but the twelve tribes of Israel. Water, the sea, God’s LAW is being represented by the molten sea, and it is the task of the twelve tribes of Israel to Carry this Law on their backs, to the four corner of the earth. 3= Purpose of God. It is God's purpose to bring the Law of God, EAST, WEST NORTH SOUTH to the four corners of the world.Water equals the Gospel, the Gospel is the word of God, and the word of God is the LAW. The Priest were to wash in the sea, to remove the dirt, which is their sin and the sea that they cleansed them selves with Was to be God's Law!. The sea is Hell in the word of God. Hell is judgement, and God Law brings judgement!

Revelations 13 1-213:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.


Genesis 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. PSALMS 1 Believers are like trees,The trees are watered with the Gospel in the Garden of Eden.

Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will give [you] the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

SEASON 1.The old Testament era of nation Israel, First early righteous rain , Harvest is Jesus who is announced as Passover Lamb. He is first of first firstfruits. 2.The season of the early Rain, must be considered. It identifies with Pentecostal firstfruits that came into the Kingdom of Christ during the church age, is followed by the latter rain. 3.This latter rain identifies beautifully with the harvest of ingathering. Those who are saved during Great Tribulation period. This shows how rain, water is Gospel.

JOB 29:21 Unto me [men] gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. 29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain. Word drop like rain.

Proverbs16:15 In the light of the king’s countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain. Remember Moses , when he came down from Mount Arrat with God's LAW? His Countenance were glowing so the people could not look upon Him. He needed to wear a vail.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth. Jesus is the word made flesh and He shall come unto us as the rain.

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 4:10 Jesus answer and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Oxen as man Daniel 4:25 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity. 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

Out of the Loins of Jacob Were 70 Souls: The Ten Candlestcks

There were 10 Lamps in the Holy place of the Temple of Solomom. Five on the right side and five on the left.

IKings 7:49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right [side,] and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs [of] gold.

Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Exodus 1:1-5 1:1 Now these [are] the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. 1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 1:4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls:

There were 10 candlestcks in all. Each having seven lamps atop. A candlestick bring Light just as Ye are the light of the World. 10 X 7 = 70 Lamps Which represent all the souls that came out of the loins af Jacob, and came into Egypt.

This temple is made in the image of Jacob.


EXODUS 25: 31-37

25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick [of] pure gold: [of] beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:

25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, [with] a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, [with] a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.

25:34 And in the candlestick [shall be] four bowls made like unto almonds, [with] their knops and their flowers.

Is verse 25:34 and error? Does God make errors? The verse reads: And in the candlestick their shall be four bowls made like unto almonds. Read Exodus 25:32 &33; there are six branchs made like unto almonds. So what can we make of this? Look closer, these four bowls are in the structure of the candlestick. (And in the candlestick shall be ) You see the six branches are graphed into the tree, where the four lamps in the candlestick are in the structure of the trunk of the tree, and they represent the four Divisions of the tribe of Israel. Numbers 2. Hear oh Israel the Lord thy God is one God. One church one God!

25:35 And [there shall be] a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.

25:36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it [shall be] one beaten work [of] pure gold. {25:37} And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Look at Exodus 25:31 & 36 carfully, and ask your self why should their knobs and their branches be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. Now think What Our Lord said In John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. We are of one beaten work, the work of God.( John 6:28 This is the work of God, that ye believeon Him whom he hath sent. )righteous as pure gold. We are all the same in Christ Jesus. And we as the body of Christ give Light to the world. ( Holy Spirit, Church )The six branches, that shall come out the side of it, three out of one side and three out of the other side,represent man, for six is the number of man. The seventh ( completion) is God Himself. (JOHN 15:4 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit for without me ye can do nothing.) This candlestic is a parable. and earthly story with a spititual meaning . Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. A-men & A-men


Amos{9:11} In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

EXODUS {26:1} Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them Tabernacle: Literally, “tent of meeting”; Also the Temple, or house for God. Cloud over it The number 10 = completion in the bible. Curtains : where coupled together with golden clasps, so that it might be all one tabernacle. Thus the churches of Christ and the saints, though they are many are yet one, being fitly joined together in holy love, and by the unity of the spirit, so growing into one holy temple in the lord Ephesians]{2:21} In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: {2:22} In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. {26:7} And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats’ [hair] to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. Designated as one of the ceremonially clean animals Deu. 14:4, Nu.31:20 used as clothing (coving) So the curtains of goats hair was a coving for sin by the sacrifice of a clean animal pointing to the sacrafice of Jesus Christ unto our salvation. {26:14} And thou shalt make a covering for the tent [of] rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above [of] badgers skins. The ram is a picture of Christ, being the Lamb of God and its skin dyed red represents the shade blood of Christ on the cross. And this red dyed skin is used here as a coving showing forth the coving of our sin by the shad blood of Christ! The Badger( coney) had a divided hoof , it would undoubtedly have not been amitted to the list of animals allowed to Hebrews for food (Deut. 14:7) They where unclean! This animal points to the fact that Christ took upon himself our sins.

Something to think about there was twelve disciples and one was a devil. Eleven of the desiples were the make-up of the church.Christ's sacrofice was living in them.
(Holy Spirit) Represented by the GOATS SKINS. The twelveth was a devil represented by the unclean BADGER.

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