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Exodus 27:20–30:10: High priest foreshadows Messiah Yeshua’s redeeming humanity

The garments of Israel’s High Priest, detailed in Torah reading תצוה Tetzaveh (“you shall command,” Exodus 27:20-30:10), mark him as the highest representative of the people before God. Messiah Yeshua, equally God and equally man, is uniquely qualified to fill that role completely.

The connection between the menorah, the altar of incense and the people of Israel is equally profound as the work of their hands and their prayers are lifted to God symbolically by Aharon the High Priest and literally in Heaven by Messiah Yeshua, our eternal High Priest.

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Exodus 39-40: Designs for the Tabernacle implements shows God has a place for each of us

Richard AgeeThe most common refrain in Exodus 39 is that the items in the tabernacle and the garments of the priest were “skillfully” made. We have previously read about the design of these garments, we might be tempted to glaze over them or to just say “oh, that’s nice.” God asked the people to build Him a house. The point all these details is that we are to see and understand the glory of God.

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Exodus 27-28: Lessons of the returning Messiah in the High Priest’s clothing

Richard AgeeWhat does it mean to be “a statute forever” when the Tabernacle and Temple haven’t been standing in a long time? We are told that all the elements of the Tabernacle made after a pattern shown in Heaven. All the elements of the Tabernacle, including the garments of the High Priest reveal things about the returning Messiah. 

The real role of the High Priest is a role that no human being can really fulfill, not even Aaron. This was not written for us to know what a human high priest is to wear but for us to understand the work of our real High Priest Yeshua. 

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Exodus 25: Shadows of Messiah in the Tabernacle

Richard AgeeThere are those who teach that God is not “picky,” that we can “come as we are” to Him, anytime we want, any way we want. But is that the lesson of all Scripture? The further you read into Exodus, the more you see how “picky” God really is.

From this point on, the point of the book of Exodus is about the Tabernacle. It was revealed to Moses over the course of the 40 days on the mountain, yet God also inspired craftsmen and craftswomen who were not on the mountain with knowledge of God’s design as well.

God is “picky” — about anyone coming into His presence via any other means than by the High Priest. That one, Who is over all, is Yeshua (Jesus).

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1st Samuel 29-30 — David is rebuffed by Philistia in fighting Israel but he rescues his wives

David volunteers to follow the Philistines into war but the Philistine leaders rebuke him and send him away. David remains in favor with Achish as he leaves the Philistines in peace and they battle the Israelites on their own. This release from service was a blessing because David had to rescue his wives and family as well as the families of his men from the raiding Amalekites.

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