Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 39

Sh'mot 39:1-14 Moreover, from the blue and purple and scarlet material, they made finely woven garments for ministering in the holy place, as well as the holy garments which were for Aharon, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. And he made the ephod of gold, and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen. Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skillful workman. They made attaching shoulder pieces for the ephod; it was attached at its two upper ends. And the skillfully woven band which was on it was like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. And they made the onyx stones, set in gold filigree settings; they were engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel. And he placed them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. And he made the breastpiece, the work of a skillful workman, like the workmanship of the ephod: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double. And they mounted four rows of stones on it. The first row was a row of ruby, topaz, and emerald; and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were set in gold filigree settings when they were mounted. And the stones were corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel; they were twelve, corresponding to their names, engraved with the engravings of a signet, each with its name for the twelve tribes.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Peh -mouth; open and closed.

Israel was the mouthpiece for HaShem to the nations. They are also to be the mouthpiece for HaShem concerning Yeshua and will be during the time of Yakkov's trouble and during the millennium. Israel's light was to shine before men like gems.

We have already discussed in detail the significance of the Priestly garments.

See THE HIGH PRIEST - CLOTHING

Believers are known as "a royal priesthood, a holy nation".

1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for G-d's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of G-d; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Not every believer is called to be in the ministry full time, but each of us is called to tell others the good news of Yeshua.

Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Sh'mot 39:15-32 And they made on the breastpiece chains like cords, of twisted cordage work in pure gold. And they made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece. Then they put the two gold cords in the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece. And they put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it. And they made two gold rings and placed them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inner edge which was next to the ephod. Furthermore, they made two gold rings and placed them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it, close to the place where it joined, above the woven band of the ephod. And they bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, that it might be on the woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece might not come loose from the ephod, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. Then he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue; and the opening of the robe was at the top in the center, as the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding all around its opening, that it might not be torn. And they made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material and twisted linen on the hem of the robe. They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the robe, alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe, for the service, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. And they made the tunics of finely woven linen for Aharon and his sons, and the turban of fine linen, and the decorated caps of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twisted linen, and the sash of fine twisted linen, and blue and purple and scarlet material, the work of the weaver, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and inscribed it like the engravings of a signet, "Holy to the L-RD." And they fastened a blue cord to it, to fasten it on the turban above, just as the L-RD had commanded Moshe. Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was completed; and the sons of Israel did according to all that the L-RD had commanded Moshe; so they did.

The believer wears a spiritual garment; each piece of the believers garment is significant too.

Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the L-rd, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of G-d, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of G-d, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of G-d.