The Priest’s Robe and The Golden Plate of the Headdress

Exodus 28:31 And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent. 33 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: 34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about. 35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

The robe of the ephod was worn under the ephod and the blue symbolizes the heavenly covering being the first covering God supplies to His people. The neck hole was to be bound like the binding of Christ’s warrior's armor over His people’s lives that cannot be torn away. The pomegranate is a wonderful fruit with a very red color that has great medicinal properties, and we have the three colors of the three feasts reappearing on the garments that were alternated with golden bells that proclaim to God, the priest, and those who could hear, the proclamation of God’s love for them that fulfills the Law.

Exodus 28:36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. 37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. 38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD. 39 And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework. 40 And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. 41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. 42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: 43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.

The High Priest wears a golden plate across His forehead that keeps His mind focused on the upward calling of our Father. He is made to be worthy and enter into the holy things that God has given. This garment is not solely for the High Priest, but it is also for all of His children. The fine linen breeches, or underwear, represent the linen that Jesus was wrapped in His burial that covers the iniquity of His children’s vulnerable parts. This is God’s eternal gift of liberty to His people.


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