The garment worn by the high priest in the Old Testament gives us a wonderful picture of many aspects of Christ. But the breastplate that was the outer-most item of the priestly garment also gives us a picture of God’s redeemed people, the church and how God conveys His word and will to man through the church.
Exodus (Program #124) – The Priestly Garments (9) Memorial Before God, Rings, Chains, Fine Linen
All genuine believers in Christ should have the sense that they are being upheld or born by Him. This is the intimate part of our experience of the loving Savior; to sense that He is bearing us. But not only does Christ hold us or bear us individually, the Bible reveals that the way in which Christ bear His people primarily is corporately. We will see the High Priest bearing the tribe of Israel on His breast and shoulder.
Exodus (Program #122) – The Priestly Garments (7) Held to the Lord, Transformation, Onyx Stone
The details that God revealed to Moses regarding the design and furnishings of the tabernacle convey a lot of spiritual insights into our own experience of Christ and the Christian life. In a similar way, Jehovah was careful and very specific as He revealed all the items that the High Priest had to wear in conducting the priestly service in the tabernacle. Among these items, six in total, the Ephod is most mysterious and full of marvelous, spiritual meaning. We return today for another look at the priestly garments.
Exodus (Program #119) – The Priestly Garments (4) Breastplate and Ephod
When God met with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the ten commandments, but He also gave him detailed instructions on how to build the tabernacle, a kind of portable temple. Then He turned to the elaborated garments to be worn by the priests, especially the high priest. Each of the detailed account provides us with marvelous pictures of our own experience of Christ. The priestly garments, these are our focus on today’s life study of the Bible.
Hebrews (Program #69) – The Function of the Law of Life
The Captain of Salvation, the Author of our Faith, the Great High Priest, the Pioneer, and the Forerunner. This is the Christ that we have seen in Hebrews.
This life study of Hebrews took place in 1975 and 76. It was unquestionably one of the real gems of the entire life study. Today brings us to our 69th and final program from the book of Hebrews. As we like to do in our wrap-up programs as we finish a book of the Bible, we break form a bit and spend more time reviewing and discussing the high points that have marked our journey along the way. Hebrew is certainly a book that has many of these high points. A point was made in our first broadcast that Hebrews is a book that is not that well-know among a lot of Christians.
We should really open to the Lord and to the Word, and to this ministry, to learn more, appreciate more, and experience and enjoy more of Christ as our High Priest. The New Testament book of Hebrews shows us a kingly and majestic view of Christ in His priesthood – offering, ministering, and saving. These three functions of our heavenly High Priest will open up our heart and uplift our appreciation of God’s full salvation.
Hebrews (Program #33) – A Divine High Priest, Living and Able to Save
A priest forever after the order of Melchisedec means a lot and we will hear in this message today some of the deeper aspects of this meaning. To most Christians, the priesthood of Christ is something we seldom, if ever, consider. It sounds a bit lofty and spiritual to our natural ears to get very excited about. But the view of Christ in Hebrews as our great High Priest is one that will stir our hearts and lift us up.
Hebrews (Program #27) – A Great High Priest and the Throne of Grace
Our wonderful Jesus is our wonderful high priest, who is wearing us on His heart, bearing us on His strength and ministering God into us moment by moment, enabling us to live a heavenly life on this earth. Hallelujah for such a High Priest!
The book of Hebrews presents Christ to us in many aspects and compares Him to so many great features and figures in the Old Testament. The inescapable conclusion is that there is no comparison. What a Christ we have! We will see Him as our great High Priest.
Today, we have our fourth comparison of the Christ in the New Testament, compare to the many items in the Old Testament…
Hebrews (Program #13) – A Merciful and Faithful High Priest
What we need to do every day is to open our entire being to Him. Even right now, we can pray “Lord I like to open my entire being to you without reservation. I want to receive You, I want to be filled with You and Lord I want You be everything to Me and I want You to do everything in me through me and for me so I can be one with You to carry out Your purpose.”
Hebrews, perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, reveals that as believers we have received a Christ that is far more than just our Savior. We received a merciful and faithful high priest and a captain of our salvation. We see Him unveiled in these rich and profound aspects in today’s life study of the Bible.