Exodus 28:6 And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work. 7 It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together. 8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: 10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth. 11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold. 12 And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial. 13 And thou shalt make ouches of gold; 14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
God has made an ephod, or shield of faith, which transforms His people from living with their natural senses to being able to accept what He has given by faith and the byproduct is living in His righteousness. The ephod is permanently placed over His people’s torsos with the finest of materials that are joined together in unity with fellow believers in the proper places. The girdle covers the reproductive parts, so they are only exposed to the ones who are procreating new life with them. The onyx stones represent the new names that Jesus will give to His people and only they will know them which are set in the most precious material connected by the finest of materials that keeps them exactly where they are intended to be.