November 3, 2017: SOAP #2892:  Job 25; Mark 13-14 (Too good not to repeat from March 7, 2010) Scripture:   Mark 14:63 The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. Observation: The High Priest tore his clothes. To him it probably was meant to be an expression of profound [...]

November 3, 2017: SOAP #2892:  Job 25; Mark 13-14
(Too good not to repeat from March 7, 2010)

Scripture:   Mark 14:63 The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked.

Observation: The High Priest tore his clothes. To him it probably was meant to be an expression of profound exasperation that Jesus would claim to be the Son of God. But consider the One standing before this earthly High Priest.   His garment would not be torn! (John 19:24) He was the true High Priest in preparation to give His life as the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the earth! The torn garment signifies the priesthood as being “torn” away from the descendants of Aaron and placed in the hands of the One who came after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:6)    His 'un-torn' garment speaks of an eternal priesthood!  We are now in 'The Company of The Un-Torn Garment!' We stand before God the Father clothed with the un-torn righteousness of Jesus!

Application:   I recall in the 7th grade putting on my Bucklin High School band uniform for my first public performance; and later as a member of the Navy Training Center Drum and Bugle Corps, putting on my dress white Navy uniform in preparation my first parade; O how I wanted to do my best. I was identified with something bigger than myself. I wanted to be worthy of the uniform. How much more should I desire to be worthy to be a part of The Company of 'The Un-Torn Garment' –to live worthy of the righteous garment of Christ!  (Colossians 1:10)

Prayer:   Lord, what special garments you have provided for your people"garments of righteousness and praise!     Amen.

Pastor Leon
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