Friday, October 1, 2010

The Symbol of the Linen Sash

The Linen sash was the first prophetic act that Jeremiah used to demonstrate God's covenant word to His chosen people. Linen represents the priestly garments as Ezekiel makes known unto us in chapter 44:17; it is the proper attire for a holy people who were raised up to be a priestly kingdom, as the LORD declared in Exodus 19:6.

The linen sash bore witness to the intimate relationship that they freely enjoyed through His covenant. However, as we read that which has been written, may we guard our hearts against the sin of pride, which rendered their sash worthless, even as the LORD declared, profitable for nothing. Jeremiah 13:1-11

The Old has passed away behold the New!

Even in the New Covenant we see that His Will, plans, and purposes have not changed!

For we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness* into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims abstain from freshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:9-12

Peter exhorts us to live a godly life, regardless of whatever circumstances we may find ourselves in. We must respond accordingly to that which is pleasing, and indeed does glorify God our Father, in whose image we have been fearfully and wonderfully made. Our life, and testimony, must bear witness to the blessed hope of the gospel message of salvation found in Christ Jesus.

In the day of visitation may we be found glorifying God, in Spirit and in truth; and not wearing a sash drenched in pride? Amen.


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