We had a bible scholar that works with the Friend's of Israel organization, preach at our church this morning --
Refreshing -- He spoke from Lev. 16th chapter -- focused in on verse 4 -- Aaron the high priest , before going in to the holy of holies was to remove his colorful, ostentacious, high priestly robe, breastplate etc. and put on a plain linen outfit, breeches and coat of plain linen. He was to disrobe of all the pomp and glory that his high priestly clothes made him to be and go into the PRESENCE of God , humble and lowly -- LIKE CHRIST who took on the form of man, left HIS NOBLE PRESENCE IN THE KINGDOM , took on lowly flesh, humbled HIMSELF and went to the Cross and OPENED HEAVENS GATE for us.
I was always aware of the colorful outfit the High Priest wore but for some reason , was never aware of the plain clothes that he had to wear entering the Holiest place.
THE WORD IS RICH and so important for us in Christian living , goes along with Donna's post and the many comments that went with her post.