Christian symbolism in the breastplate of judgment–chapters 11 & 12

The Christian's conversion, two natures, spiritual covering, and God's continual blessings are a few things we see represented by Joseph and the Onyx. In Benjamin and the Jasper, we get a glimpse of our spiritual perfection, God's divine order, persistence in righteousness, and the fact that we are God's beloved.  The word jasper is iaspis in the Greek... Continue Reading →

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Christian symbolism in the breastplate of judgment–chapters 9 & 10

Are you bearing spiritual fruit for God, witnessing to the lost, and bearing God's burdens faithfully?  Then you have a lot in common with Issachar and the amethyst. As Christians, God refines us through trials we face in life.  In the midst of our trials he is our shelter and causes us to prosper spiritually in... Continue Reading →

Christian symbolism in the breastplate of judgment–chapters 5 & 6

In what way should a Christian be like a serpent?  Should we as Christians ever pass judgment?  For answers to these questions, read about Israel's tribe of Dan and its memorial stone, the sapphire. From the tribe of Naphtali and its stone the diamond we learn the importance of being a good wrestler (spiritually speaking) and... Continue Reading →

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