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Christian Symbolism in the Breastplate of Judgment

Christian Symbolism in the Breastplate of Judgment [fully merged PDF version]

Introduction


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


Chapter 6


Chapter 7


Chapter 8


Chapter 9


Chapter 10


Chapter 11


Chapter 12

17 thoughts on “Christian Symbolism in the Breastplate of Judgment

  1. Thank you for this excellent study, the only problem is I was unable to download Chapter 11 because of a bad gateway. Is there any way of getting hold of Chapter 11.

    Does Harry Gaylord have a ministry, or an address, I’d like to support his work.

    Yours faithfully

    Elizabeth McKenzie

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  2. Elizabeth,

    I had an error in my link to Chapter 11 that I corrected, so it should work fine now for downloading. This website is my only ministry, so I don’t have a contact address and I don’t accept funds from anyone, but thanks for the offer.

    Harry

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  3. Wonderful material about the stones and names of the tribes. I am eager for more. I pray monthly for the Hebrew people and Jerusalem as well as the unsaved Muslims. I know this “sounds” weird but I have a group of people of prayer who dedicate every month to the Lord and stand in intercession for these people groups at the New Moon. There is a teaching on my website. I too have been saved for 31 years and am a student of the bible. God has revealed many things to me as well. However, I love the way you teach so carefully and scripturally. Great work. If you had a book, I would buy it. Not a lot of information on this subject that can be trusted. blessings Kathy Black

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  4. Kathy,

    Thanks for your comment. It had crossed my mind as I was writing about the breastplate to find a publisher and sell it on the market, but then I decided it would be best to share it for free with everyone since not every Christian would have the money to buy it. The scripture came to my mind “Freely ye have received, freely give.” This knowledge came from God and I didn’t feel right charging for it since someone may need it who doesn’t have the money to pay for it.

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  5. You mistake “GOD” for the creator. The one who created this world is not of whom the prophets spoke. The gospel of truth is joy to those who have received from the Father of truth the gift of knowing him by the power of the Logos, who has come from the Pleroma and who is in the thought and the mind of the Father. I say “Father” you say “God”. As for the prophet, he it is who is called “the Savior,” since that is the name of the work which he must do for the redemption of those who have not known the Father. For the name of the gospel is the manifestation of hope, since that is the discovery of those who seek him, because the All sought him from whom it had come forth. You see, the All had been inside of him, that illimitable, inconceivable one, who is better than every thought.
    For this reason, do not take error too seriously. That is the gospel of him whom they seek, which he has revealed to the perfect through the mercies of the Father as the hidden mystery. Maddness knew the truth is not readily accepted.
    Your struggles are mine as well, We are to be enlightened then given a path. And that path is the truth which we are taught.
    You may have been led into the fog, but that does not mean you cannot see.

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  6. Gnostic joe,

    Your comment makes little (if any) sense and goes against the simplicity that is in the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel. I know that you must think that your gnosticism, or hidden knowledge, has enlightened you but it has done the exact opposite. You see, God made his word so easy to understand that even a person with a learning disability or mental defect can understand it if they are humble.

    God is the Creator of the heavens and the Earth and all creatures in them. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” [Genesis 1:1] Jesus Christ is also the Creator of the heavens and the Earth since he “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist (exist).” [Colossians 1:15-17]

    Additionally, the Holy Spirit (the spirit of God) is also the Creator as Job himself acknowledges in Job 33:4, “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” Genesis 1:2 lets us know he participated in creation when “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

    Jesus said “I and my Father are one.” [John 10:30] In other words, Jesus said they were the same, or equal. Therefore, John the apostle brings us to the conclusion of this matter–“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (the same).” [1 John 5:7]

    God is the Father and is the Creator. Jesus is God the Father physically appearing in the flesh and is the Creator because he that has seen Jesus has seen the Father [John 14:9]. The Holy Spirit is also God and is the Creator. God, the Father, the Creator has displayed himself in three forms but he is one God. Now I don’t understand everything about how this is, but I accept it since no one has ever caught God lying.

    Whether you call him God, Elohim, Jehovah, Yahweh, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Creator, Father, or Almighty, he’s one and the same as all of these and accepts being addressed as all of them. So please save your confusing, vain words for someone else.

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  7. I have read a couple of your responses to messages about OES and the one I am commenting to now. In exploring the meanings behind the OES and its ritual I struggle to accept your point of view due to the overt meanness of your responses. Please explain?

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  8. Harry, I just read through this teaching and it is absolutely inspiring and wonderful. Thanks so much! I hope to use it as a basis for an adult ed Bible study…If you ever put this on Kindle, let me know.

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  9. I am praising God and truly thankful for your serving heart… You are storing abounding treasures in heaven. God bless you more and more.

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  10. I have just downloaded your teaching but have not studied it yet, however, it has certainly got my attention. Your layout is great and easy to comprehend. We have on many occasions paid attention to the Breastplate with reference to prayer. I so look forward to this time I’ll be spending on it and sharing with our team. God bless you.

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  11. I read the whole lot and i cannot praise God enough for using you to touch my heart with this message.Thank you,God bless you abundantly.There were 3 tribes names and their respective stones that hit home describing certain issues that have affected my life and ring true .The first is Simeon and the Topaz in Gen 49:5-7 how Jacob was angry at him and his brother Levi for their cruelty and partnership in committing manslaughter he does not grant them a portion in the promised land and says they will be scattered.Like the scattering of the people at Babel for uniting to build that tall tower and the division Jesus said he came to bring even within a person’s own household,God will divide and/or scatter a unity that will hinder his purposes from being fulfilled.I had fallen in love with an unbeliever and follower of another religion and we had a relationship even tho i knew it was wrong i refused to listen to God and was prepared to follow this person all the way come what may,i had put him above my Lord even tho at the time i was completely unaware.Then God gave me the ultimatum ” its either him or I”.It broke my heart as i suddenly began to realize what had progressed and what i had refused to see.Cursed be my soul if i were to ever turn my back completely on my Creator.It also tore at my heart that i would have to let go of the person i cherished the most.Agonizing decision at the time,i have cut ties with this person and live in a different country,but i’ve realized God permitted this to happen to teach me to respect his supremacy as my God,his authority as my Father and his infinite wisdom as my Teacher.I continue to thank him for teaching me a hard lesson because it has benefited me greatly.Levi and the carbuncle and how they stood by moses when all the israelites were against him,how they rather preferred obeying God than bowing down to the golden calf like the rest of their kin,i understand the complexity of family ties growing up in a strong cultural family oriented background,going against the wishes of the people closest to you can be very difficult and can be seen as a betrayal of trust but necessary if God requires it and worth all the trouble in the end.Lastly Dan and the sapphire in Deut 33:22 where it says he is a lion’s whelp symbolising strength and the ability to overcome with boldness i totally agree that thus should be the character of a christian to witness in the Spirit’s guidance with strength and boldness,unafraid to expose and rebuke evil.I admit many, even myself, shy away from this at times.Thank you again,stay blessed.

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    1. Inaloh,

      Thanks for sharing your awesome testimony. I’m so glad we serve a merciful, longsuffering, gracious, patient God who will love us and use circumstances to guide us back to the path he wants us to be on.

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