Participants: Kelley Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000465
00:16 Hi and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and thank you
00:19 for joining with me to read
00:20 the Word of God today.
00:21 When we were last together we were reading in the book of
00:24 Exodus God's instructions for the garments that were to be
00:29 worn by Aaron and his sons as they served in the role of
00:32 priests. We were reading about the ephod and how that contained
00:38 stones and on the stones were engraved the names of the
00:42 twelve tribes of Israel.
00:43 And Aaron took those names and bore them before the Lord.
00:47 And we can take from that the assurance that our names
00:52 are always in front of God's care and keeping.
00:55 He knows each one of us. He knows where we're at.
00:57 And now as we read the Bible together, let's pray
00:59 and ask Him to be with us with His Holy Spirit guiding us
01:02 in a special way. Dear Jesus, thank you so much
01:05 that you have graven our names in Your heart and in Your hands
01:10 and You know each one of us. That not a sparrow falls
01:13 to the ground but that your Father sees it.
01:16 And when He watches the sparrows,
01:19 He certainly hasn't lost sight of us.
01:21 And so, as we read the Old Testament
01:25 and the sanctuary that You had Your children build
01:28 to show us things about You, take these words and teach us
01:32 lessons that You wish to have us apply in our lives today.
01:36 May we know that You constantly have us before Your gaze
01:40 and that You are working out Your plans and Your purpose
01:42 for each one of us. And now please be with us as we read,
01:45 and may we hear and understand. We love You so much,
01:48 and thank You for loving us. Amen.
01:50 Again we are reading in the book of Exodus,
01:52 and we are in chapter 28.
01:54 This is the King James version, and we left off on verse 12.
01:58 I'm going to pick it up right a phrase before we left off
02:01 and we'll continue reading in the middle of verse 12.
02:04 And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord
02:07 upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
02:10 And thou shalt make ouches of gold;
02:13 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work
02:16 shalt thou make them,
02:18 and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
02:20 And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with
02:23 cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it;
02:27 of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
02:30 and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
02:33 Foursquare it shall be being doubled;
02:37 a span shall be the length thereof,
02:39 and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
02:41 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones,
02:43 even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius,
02:48 a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
02:52 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire,
02:56 and a diamond.
02:58 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
03:03 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper:
03:09 they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
03:13 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel,
03:16 twelve, according to their names like the engravings of a signet;
03:20 every one with his name shall they be
03:22 according to the twelve tribes.
03:24 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends
03:28 of the wreathen work of pure gold.
03:30 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold,
03:34 and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
03:37 And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold
03:39 in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
03:42 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains
03:45 thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them on
03:48 the shoulder pieces of the ephod before it.
03:51 And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them
03:55 upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border
03:57 thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
04:00 And two other rings of gold thou shalt make,
04:03 and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath,
04:06 toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling
04:09 thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
04:11 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof
04:15 unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue,
04:19 that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that
04:22 the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
04:25 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel
04:29 in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart,
04:32 when he goeth in unto the holy place,
04:34 for a memorial before the Lord continually.
04:38 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment
04:41 the Urim and the Thummim;
04:43 and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in
04:46 before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the
04:48 children of Israel upon his heart
04:50 before the Lord continually.
04:53 And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
04:57 And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof;
05:00 it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it,
05:04 as it were the hole of a habergeon, that it be not rent.
05:08 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates
05:12 of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
05:14 round bout the hem thereof;
05:16 and bells of gold between them round about:
05:19 A golden bell and a pomegranate,
05:22 a golden bell and a pomegranate,
05:25 upon the hem of the robe round about.
05:28 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound
05:32 shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place
05:35 before the Lord, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
05:38 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it,
05:43 like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
05:48 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace,
05:51 that it may be upon the mitre;
05:52 upon the forefront of the miter it shall be.
05:56 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear
06:00 the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel
06:03 shall hallow in all their holy gifts;
06:05 and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be
06:08 accepted before the Lord. And thou shalt embroider the coat of
06:12 fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen,
06:15 and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.
06:18 And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats,
06:21 and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou
06:24 make for them, for glory and for beauty.
06:27 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother,
06:29 and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them,
06:32 and consecrate them, and sanctify them,
06:35 that they may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
06:39 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their
06:43 from their loins even unto the thighs they shall reach;
06:46 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons,
06:49 when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation,
06:52 or when they come near unto the altar to minister
06:54 in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die:
06:58 it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
07:03 We are continuing to read in the book of Exodus.
07:06 This is chapter 29 verse 1, and this is the King James version.
07:10 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them
07:14 to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest's office:
07:17 Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
07:20 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil,
07:24 and wafers unleavened anointed with oil:
07:28 of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
07:30 And thou shalt put them into one basket,
07:33 and bring them in the basket,
07:35 with the bullock and the two rams.
07:37 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the
07:40 tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
07:44 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron
07:47 the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod,
07:50 and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle
07:54 of the ephod: And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head,
07:57 and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
07:59 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil,
08:03 and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
08:06 And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
08:10 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons,
08:13 and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be
08:16 theirs for a perpetual statute:
08:19 and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
08:22 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the
08:25 tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons
08:28 shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
08:30 And thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord,
08:33 by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
08:35 And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon
08:38 the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood
08:42 beside the bottom of the altar.
08:44 And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards,
08:47 and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys
08:50 and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.
08:53 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung,
08:57 shalt thou burn with fire without the camp:
09:00 it is a sin offering.
09:02 Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons
09:05 shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
09:07 And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood,
09:11 and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
09:14 And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards
09:18 of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces,
09:21 and unto his head. And thou shalt burn the whole ram
09:24 upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the Lord:
09:28 it is a sweet savor, and offering made by fire
09:32 unto the Lord. And thou shalt take the other ram;
09:36 and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head
09:38 of the ram. Then thou shalt kill the ram, and
09:41 take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear
09:44 of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons,
09:47 and upon the thumb of their right hand
09:49 and upon the great toe of their right foot,
09:51 and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
09:54 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar,
09:58 and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron,
10:02 and upon his garments, and upon his sons,
10:04 and upon the garments of his sons with him:
10:06 and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons,
10:11 and his sons' garments with him.
10:13 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump,
10:18 and the fat that covereth the inwards,
10:20 and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys,
10:23 and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder;
10:26 for it is a ram of consecration.
10:29 And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread,
10:33 and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread
10:36 that is before the Lord:
10:38 And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron,
10:41 and in the hands of his sons;
10:43 and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the Lord.
10:47 And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them
10:51 upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor
10:56 before the Lord: it is an offering made by fire
10:59 unto the Lord. And thou shalt take the breast of the ram
11:02 of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering
11:06 before the Lord, and it shall be thy part.
11:08 And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering,
11:12 and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved,
11:15 and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration,
11:18 even of that which is for Aaron,
11:20 and of that which is for his sons.
11:22 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever
11:26 from the children of Israel, for it is a heave offering
11:30 and it shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel
11:34 of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave
11:37 offering unto the Lord.
11:39 And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him,
11:43 to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.
11:46 And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them
11:51 on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the
11:54 congregation to minister in the holy place.
11:57 And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration,
12:00 and seethe his flesh in the holy place.
12:03 And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram,
12:06 and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the
12:08 tabernacle of the congregation.
12:10 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made
12:14 to consecrate and to sanctify them:
12:16 but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
12:21 And if aught of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread,
12:25 remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder
12:29 with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
12:32 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons,
12:36 according to all things which I have commanded thee:
12:39 seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
12:42 And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering
12:46 for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar,
12:49 when thou has made an atonement for it, and thou shalt
12:51 sanctify it and anoint it to sanctify it.
12:54 Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar,
12:57 and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy:
12:59 whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
13:03 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar;
13:06 two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
13:11 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning;
13:13 and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
13:16 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with
13:19 the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil;
13:22 and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering.
13:26 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do
13:29 thereto according to the meat offering of the morning,
13:32 and according to the drink offering thereof,
13:34 for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
13:38 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout
13:41 your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the
13:43 congregation before the Lord: where I will meet you,
13:47 to speak there unto thee.
13:49 And there I will meet with the children of Israel,
13:51 and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory.
13:55 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation,
13:58 and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons,
14:02 to minister to Me in the priest's office.
14:05 And I will dwell among the children of Israel,
14:08 and will be their God.
14:11 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God,
14:14 that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt,
14:17 that I may dwell among them:
14:19 I am the Lord their God.
14:22 When we meet together again we'll pick up with Exodus
14:25 chapter 30. But until then, as we go back out into our lives
14:29 as we go through whatever it is that we are facing right now,
14:32 remember always that God came to meet with us.
14:36 He made a way that we can come to His mercy seat
14:38 whenever we need. Goodbye.