Eternal Life-Styled Garments; Shouts To Artisans!

Just here thinking of the skilled artisans God instructed to tailor sacred garments for Aaron and his sons. Thinking about how in addition to God’s Word and instruction, their being filled with His wisdom was a prerequisite for the eventual outcome of the finished garments and what these garments will go on to signify generations after.

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“Call for your brother, Aaron, and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Set them apart from the rest of the people of Israel so they may minister to me and be my priests. Make sacred garments for Aaron that are glorious and beautiful. Instruct all the skilled craftsmen whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom. Have them make garments for Aaron that will distinguish him as a priest set apart for my service. These are the garments they are to make: a chestpiece, an ephod, a robe, a patterned tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother, Aaron, and his sons to wear when they serve me as priests. So give them fine linen cloth, gold thread, and blue, purple, and scarlet thread.” — Exodus 28:1-5 NLT

You see, these sacred garments featured specific designs that had to be followed to the exact tee. I reckon that as with seamstresses tasked with tailoring regular garments in today’s world, painstaking attention to details had to be imbibed by these artisans in ensuring that the seams of gold, scarlet, blue and purple threads travelled neatly along the garment; or that the elements of Urim and Thummim and gemstones of lapis lazuli, onyx, emerald, beryl, peridot, jacinth etc were rightly mounted on the linen cloths.

I imagine that the Artisans needed and had to apply wisdom in working together to achieve God’s desired outcome for the prescribed garments as they were not only complicated; but also meant to be worn by distinguished priests from the tribe of Levi who were called to be set apart from the other tribes of Israel for God’s service.

Ergo, the slightest oversight in a crooked seam, or in wrongly laying out the fine linen and giving it a hurried pattern cut, meant an error that if not corrected at the initial stage, would equal to an overall imperfect finish. Anyone thinking of our blessed Nigerian tailors right now? No? Okay, me too. 🙃

Anyways, as I think upon Exodus 28, I enabledly come into understanding the combined relevance of Aaron and his sons from the Levite tribe, the garments — made of fine linen, gemstones, elements, silk threads —, and of course, the wise artisans; the combined relevance being Christ Jesus. Stay with the Spirit.

Aaron and his Sons were called to be consecrated and set apart from the rest of the Israelites for God’s service, just as we’re called out of darkness to be and shine God’s light.

“Call for your brother, Aaron, and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Set them apart from the rest of the people of Israel so they may minister to me and be my priests. — Exodus 28:1 NLT

“But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world.” — 1 Peter 2:9 TPT

When we come into the salvation that Christ freely gives, we’re daily transformed by His light and become promoting priests of His light to others yet to receive Him. They in turn become daily transformed into vessels that shine His light, causing a continuum that can’t be stopped not matter how hard the enemy and his cohorts work.

The Garments upon being worn, rendered the priests righteous, perfect, holy and worthy of stepping into God’s presence for the purpose of justice and passing judgment (verdict, judicial decisions and ultimately, God’s will for His people). So when we consider that we’re made righteous, justified, perfect, blameless, holy… only through Christ’s faithfulness and sacrifice;

“This righteousness of God comes through
faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. There is no distinction,” — Romans 3:22 AMP

“Therefore, since we have been justified [that is, acquitted of sin, declared blameless before God] by faith, [let us grasp the fact that] we have peace with God [and the joy of reconciliation with Him] through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).
Therefore, since we have now been justified [declared free of the guilt of sin] by His blood, [how much more certain is it that] we will be saved from the wrath of God through Him. — Romans 5:1, 9 AMP

we’re enabled to come into the knowledge that just like with the priestly tribe of Levi, the fine linen and priestly garments are a representation of Christ who now covers over us, His priests, like a garment that rends us righteous;

“For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” — 2 Corinthians 5:21 TPT

and so we can take off our former sin-stained garments and literally put on Jesus Christ as our brand new garments:

“Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)”
“She has been permitted to dress in fine linen, dazzling white and clean—for the fine linen signifies the righteous acts of the saints [the ethical conduct, personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character of believers]. — Revelation 19:8 NIV, AMP

The Skilled Artisans weren’t only skilled. They importantly employed with their skill, God’s wisdom and understanding in making the priestly garments.

“Do not turn away from her (Wisdom) and she will guard and protect you; Love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is: Get [skillful and godly] wisdom [it is preeminent]!
And with all your acquiring, get understanding [actively seek spiritual discernment, mature comprehension, and logical interpretation]. — Proverbs 4:6-7 AMP

The Word “preeminent” used to typify skillful and godly wisdom in the above verse 6 🤯!!! Meaning first or greatest… surpassing all others… It’s as I round up this inspired write up that more light is being shed on me by the Holy Spirit about the crux of why I was led to think on the importance of the skilled artisans in Exodus 28; and why God filled them with His wisdom’s Spirit. Essentially, without God’s wisdom, the artisans most certainly wouldn’t have been able to make the garments. Without the garments, the priests won’t have been able to step into God’s presence. Without being consecrated and set apart, Aaron and his sons won’t have been worthy of wearing the priestly garments. Woah!!!

While we let all that marinate, we can acknowledge and be thankful for Christ’s righteousness and faithfulness, whose salvation tailored and eternal life styled garments we now wear. It is my prayer that as we go through the entire verse and daily walk with Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit; we consider that we’re all called to be priests consecrated and set apart for God’s service, priests clothed in holy garments, priests constructed and built up in wisdom:

“But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world.” — 1 Peter 2:9 TPT

Yes and Amen.

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