Ephod of God
“Teach them the difference between the holy and the profane, between the clean and unclean. Teach them all the word God has given” (Leviticus 10:10).
Emeralds, sapphires, diamonds? What do precious gems have to do with God? Everything, if you study the high priest breastplate and decode the message. Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search a thing out.” There is much more buried deep in the scriptures than we know. It is a deep well of treasure waiting to be mined and just as precious as sapphires and diamonds. How does God see these jewels? Does the Hebrew name for ruby, written three thousand years ago, mean “flaming sword of light,” and does it hint at the laser hidden inside its depths? Do these gems represent anything important and of great value? Absolutely! Is there a secret and mysterious meaning imbedded in the fact that God assigned a jewel to each tribe of Israel, accompanied by two very specific blessings and a tribal banner, which surprisingly has an astronomical significance?
Jesus said that before He comes back, there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. Do these constellations, depicted in the tribal banners, tell us something of great import for the world? Are there warnings broadcast in the stars that we should be paying attention to them now? Buckle up and begin one of the most fascinating journeys into the mysteries of God.