Jesus the Messiah (the Royal High Priest) and the garment of righteousness

Jesus the Messiah

Revvie at 4:44am

The garment of Righteousness. The price paid for our inheritance in Christ.

When the high priest rent his robes refusing and denouncing Jesus, he detached the whole Jewish race from God.

The only other robe not torn that day was Jesus’s seamless outer garment. They cast lots for it. It represented the unity of the church.

The Lord just told us that the reason why His garment was not torn was because nothing could stop His garment from covering the nakedness of the people.
He hung naked on the cross so that we could put on the righteousness of God.

He took us to
Matthew 1:1

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
At the first line of the New Testament the gospel writer affirms Jesus as the Messiah.
This must stick in the craw of the Jews, whose Messiah He is supposed to be.

Leviticus 10:6
Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not become wrathful against all the congregation. But your kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail the burning which the Lord has brought about.

This was a clear warning about falsely tearing your clothes and denouncing God. God’s wrath would fall upon the people.

When the high priest rent his garments in front of Jesus, this was symbolic of two things. The first was that he was rending his garments to signify the blasphemy he perceived Jesus has spoken. The priest had asked him whether he was the Messiah. Jesus had replied ‘I am’
The priest did not believe him.

The second symbolic act is that It is traditional that Jews tear their garments when somebody dies and it heralds the seven days of mourning.
The high priest tearing his garments baring his naked chest was acknowledging also Jesus as a dead man for his perceived blasphemy.

The Lord showed us that in fact the priest who had not recognised the Royal High Priest before him, had condemned himself to death for not recognising and accepting the True Saviour of the Jews. This act also condemned the Jews to separation from God.

It is not a coincidence that this happened at the Fall.

Adam and Eve in sinning, recognised their nakedness bared their chests, in the same way and condemned themselves to death and earth dying.They did not recognise the sovereignty of God and His message.

These two as full embodiment of God would have been representing King and High Priest.

The Lord told us this morning
The High priest’s role was to halt the works of the devil and satan his minion.
He had singularly failed.
We either have Jesus on our right hand or the devil as a choice.
The high priest renounced his rights by listening to the devil.

Psalm 109:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let satan stand at his right hand.

7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Caiaphas was replaced shortly after.

The Lord then gave us a reminder of

Galatians 3:28-29
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.

The high priest’s action had opened the door for all to be saved and not just the Jews.

When we had our sovereign wedding and coronation by The Lord in Heaven last year, He reminded my beloved of the linen He tore off from his robe to bind our hands with.
He did it He said to show what God has put together, no man can put asunder. It represents the unity of the Bride and the Bridegroom.
Jesus as the Royal High Priest and King of Kings tore His own garment to bind our hands in marriage and it did not represent death. It represented resurrection and life.
He said it represented the hands of God, the blessing of Elohim, the Creator of Heaven and earth. He added ‘My power is your power.’

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