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  • Writer's pictureDeb Miller Robinson

Your Priestly Garments

But you are Creator Yahweh's chosen treasure - priests who are kings, a spiritual "nation'"

set apart as God's devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience His marvelous light, and now He claims you as His very own. He did this so that you would broadcast His glorious wonders throughout the world. 1 Peter 2:9

We are priests and are chosen by Creator Yahweh. We should all have priestly garments.

What are your priestly garments? They can be spiritual and physical.

In my tribal culture we have what we call Regalia. Meaning of Regalia - Holy garments used to minister to Creator Yahweh.

You can tell what tribe is represented by the priestly garments they wear. Tribes have special colors in all the world that represent their tribe. Everyone is tribal. By this I mean Indigenous are tribal of Turtle Island, Europeans have tribes & clans, Philippines have tribes, Africa have tribes, every Nation have tribes or clans. I have many tribes (Cherokee, Irish, German) in me to represent Creator Yahweh who created me. Some would say a mixed breed, but I want to represent Creator Yahweh well in all of my Dna. I am, who He created me to be.

In Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from Every Nation, from All tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. The palm branch represents: victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life. Proclaiming 'Hosanna' or 'Savior'. Honoring who Jesus was as Messiah.

This is something Yahweh asked me. What do you carry in your hand that can represent this to Me. Not everyone has access to palm branches. Your feather fan, or feather can represent this to Me. Your staff, walking stick can represent this to Me, proclaiming freedom. Your flag can represent this to Me in worship. (flags represents whose army you belong to). Yah's Army!

We didn't have Chiefs in ancient times we had Priests. When you see pictures in history every Priest or every King had special garments made for them only, to wear. for special gatherings. Think about this - What is Your special garment made for you to represent The King of Kings (Jesus), when you go to a special gathering.

All Priests needed special garments to establish their authority. Priests are Creator Yahweh's personal (set apart) to "serve Him". To come into the Holy of Holies for intercession.

Have you ever asked Jesus/Yeshua, how can I represent you today in what I wear, or what color I wear? Colors have special meanings in the Kingdom of Creator Yahweh.

Exodus 28:23. And you shall make 'holy garments' for Aaron (Priest) for glory and beauty that he may minister to Me.

We can minister to Creator Yahweh with our holy garments.

This is what Creator Yahweh has told me about the meaning of regalia.

Crown/Head (War) Bonnet - To honor Creator Yahweh's authority. The head represents a persons dignity, to cover ones head is a sign of submission before Creator Yahweh.

As 'King of Kings' also wears a crown made of human prayers at the end days. Messiah will wear the wreath of prayers upon His head.

Exodus 28:40 You shall make headpieces for glory and beauty.

Revelation 4:4 ...... and they had crowns of gold on their heads. Crowns of gold represents Victory and Joy.

Revelation 2:10. Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life. Crown of life - the joy of life eternal given to a victor.

Revelation 3:11. Behold I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Isaiah 28:5. In that day the Lord of hosts will become a beautiful crown and a glorious diadem to the remnant of His people;

Seed Beads - Are seeded prayers that are planted to grow into one's purpose with Yahweh. Hosea 10:12. Sow for yourselves righteousness reaping mercy. We sow seeds into all creation to see all creation grow. (This includes people)

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for righteousness and gladness for the upright heart.

Psalm 126:6. Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. (Tears are liquid prayers) Joy will come out of what you have sown.

Jewelry - necklaces, bracelets (ankle - arm), rings, earrings - Offerings of prayers. Numbers 31:50. Therefore we have brought an offering before the Lord, what every man found of ornaments of gold: armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces to make covering for ourselves before the Lord. (A miraculous preservation of soldiers lives, motivates a special offering to Yahweh for the lives that had been spared). In the service soldiers wear tags to identify who they are.

Bracelets - Betrothed. Hosea 2:19. I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice in loving kindness and mercy.

Genesis 24:22. Bracelet and (nose ring) was given to Rebecca for betroth to Isaac.

Ezekiel 16:11 I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck.

Breastplate - Intercession

Exodus 28:29. To bear the names of the sons of Israel (all tribes). when you go into the Holy place - a memorial before the Lord continually.

Isaiah 59:17. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate (Armor of Yahweh).

Reminds us of Yahweh's nearness.

Fringes/tassels - Yahweh's Teachings

Numbers 15:38 ... tell them to make tassels/ritual fringes on the corners of their garments through out their generations.. (tassels were worn around the hem of the garment to remind people to honor Yahweh's teachings, do them and be separated unto Him.

Bells - Praise - A sweet sound.

Psalm 150 - Praise Him. Bells are commonly representative of joy and freedom. Bells are as a signal to the people that it is time to make their way to worship Creator Yahweh.

I Corinthians 12 & 14 - Represents our works with love before Yahweh. We are to do our works partnering with Yahweh, otherwise they are considered dead works.

Exodus 28:33. and around the hem you shall make pomegranates... and bells.

(The pomegranates suggest Yahweh"s fruitful provision.). Bells were to be worn when we minister.

Braid (cord) - Binding power, to twist (can't be broken).

Ecclesiastes 4:12. Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him, and a threefold cord/braid is not quickly broken. Braid symbolizes human partnership with Yahweh.

Ribbons - Yahweh's teachings. Same as fringe.

Moccasins - Walk and Conduct.

Psalm 8:6. You have put all things under His feet.

Ezekiel 16:10 “I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. badger skin is a type of leather.

Romans 16:20 and the God, The source of peace will crush satan under your feet.

Psalm 40:2 ... and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps.

Deuteronomy 5:33. You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Shawl - Divine Unity with Yahweh. Sanctuary for our prayers. Prayer shawl or tallit. To wrap ourselves in His Shekhinah glory, His safe sanctuary (sacred place.)

When we dance with our prayer shawls, or just wear them we are praying to Yahweh..

There are many meanings of prayer shawls in culture.

Cherokee Tradition: The shawl that the women carry in the gathering as they dance has significant meaning. To the casual observer, these shawl may look like very ornate and beautiful pieces of art and craft, with fringes, applique, beads, and embroidery, or they may be pieces of cloth or blanket material with a simple border. But no matter what level of personal expression or heritage is displayed in the shawl, it's more than just a piece of clothing to the people who understand its real meaning.

The shawl also has a sacred purpose: to honor the women ancestors who walked "the Trail of Tears'. and other paths of forced migration. Anything that could possibly be used as a weapon was taken from the people. Women had t leave their sewing kits and other such tools behind. The only thing they weren't allowed to carry was a blanket to comfor the elders and protect the children from the cold. The women's ability to provide comfor and nurturing to their families and communities was severely hampered by hardship and a lack of basic things we take for granted. Yet these women endured and made do with what they had. It is their sacrifice, their endurance, and their devotion to the people that is honored by the women who carry their shawls proudly and respectfully into the arena.

Cherokee tradition is when the bride and groom marry they are covered in a blue blanket at the right point of the ceremony. The Priest removes each blanket and covers the couple together with a white blanket indicating the beginning of their new life together. (blankets are a symbol of prayer shawl).

Jewish Tradition, the prayer shawl is a symbol, a garment commanded by Yahweh to make. Numbers 15:37-41

Deuteronomy 22:12 "You shall make yourself tassels/fringe on the four corners of your garment with which you cover yourself.

Prayer shawl is also a prayer closet. Tallis, Tallitt, = talith contains two hebrew words; Tal - meaning tent and Ith - meaning little. Thus, you have Little Tent. Each person had their own Little Tent. Therefore, what was given to them was their own private sanctuary (sacred place) where they could meet with Yahweh. They would pull it up over their head, forming a tent. Where they would quote scripture, sing or inquire of Yahweh. It was intimate, private and set apart from anyone else - enabling them to totally focus upon Yahweh. This was their prayer closet.

Prayer shawl is also know as skirt as in the story of Boaz and Ruth. Weddings are sometimes performed under a prayer shawl usually given by the bride in some cultures. In Mid East culture they cast a garment over one being claimed for marriage. In Numbers 15:38 the word translated border or corner is a hebrew word which can also be translated 'wins' as it is some seventy-six time in the bible. In Psalm 91 we are able to "abide under the shadow of the Almight" and "under His wings." For this reason, the corners of the prayer shawl are often called wings.

The prayer shawl is also called a skirt. In Ezekiel 16:8. The Lord speaks to Jerusalem and likewise says, "and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness," and in Ruth 3:9, she found herself at the feet of Boaz, and as he awakened, he was moved with her vulnerability. Women were not to do things of this nature in those days, but in complete honesty and openness shed she said to him, spread thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou are a near kinsman. Ruth was saying, take me under your Wing. Cover me, is a term of intimacy. Boaz was an honorable man and did the honorable thing, they were married and she became his bride. Here she was, a Moabite woman from a foreign country, grafted into the nation of Israel. She had the right to be covered by her Jewish spouses tallis. This is a symbolic expression marriage. The skirt of Boaz would doubtless be edged with the fringe and tassels that indicated his status. This request by Ruth was for his protection and his care a s symbolized by his personal fringe - his status symbol.

Malachi 4:2 "But unto you that fear My name, shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in hHis wings,"

One best known miracles of healing that Jesus performed was the occasion when a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the hem of His garment Matthew 9:20 The woman was, in fact, reaching for the tassels on Jesus prayer shawl. In Hebrew, these tassels, which are attached to the corners of the prayer shawl, are called tzitzit.

As the prayer shawl was placed over the head, it formed its own tent. Winds of the garment were formed when the arms where held out. For this reason, the corners of the prayer shawl are often called 'wings.' During the firs century there were seveal traditions associated with the tzitzit concerning 'Messiah'. One was that these fringes possessed healing powers. Certainly the woman with the issue of blood knew of these traditions, which would explain why she sought to touch the hem (the wings) of Jesus prayer garment. The same word used in Number 15:38 for corner is used in Malachi 4:2 for wings. With this understanding in mind, an ancient Jew under the prayer shawl could be said to be dwelling in the secret place of the Most High and under His wings. (Psalm 91:1-4). The lady with the issue knew that if Jesus were the promised Messiah, there would be healing in His wings (fringes). That this was the opinion of many other people is revealed by the crowd who sought His healing powers, "that they might only touch the hem of His garmt: and as many as touch were made perfectly whole," Matthew 14:36

She was expressing her faith in Jesus as the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings and declaring her faith in Yahweh's prophesied Messiah!.

Leather/Buckskin - Yahweh Clothed us. Sacrifice and Covering.

Genesis 3:21. Also for Adam and his wife Yahweh made tunics of skin, and clothed them. The covenant love of Yahweh required that innocent animals be sacrificed to provide garments of skin as a covering for Adam and Eve. Yahweh's order provided covering by means of sacrifice. This was the first sacrifice of Yahweh, His covering for Adam and Eve whom He loved deeply.

Feathers - Creator Yahweh's Covering.

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. Meaning: He protects us from demonic forces.

Eagle Feather: We honor Creator Yahweh's creation. A eagle feather is given to those

who have earned it by doing something brave, honoring and respectful. They are a gift to Warriors who are brave, who carry honor and respect. Warriors of bravery. Warriors of Honor. Warriors of Respect. They are given to remind Warriors of who they are in Creator Yahweh. When we wear our eagle feathers up (in our hair) it is said we are thankful to Creator for honoring us with this gift, and we are considered as Warriors, when we wear our feathers down we are praying for our Warriors. (Klamath Tribe Teaching)

Eagle Feather is important to First Nations culture. Each feather has a purpose as all things in creation has a purpose.

The eagle feather's purpose to us:

It is a strong symbol and is most significant to all tribes in prayer and honor

  1. Used in prayer, as the eagle is considered a messenger that flies higher then any other bird and so forth comes closest to Creator Yahweh.

  2. During prayer it is considered to get the attention of Creator Yahweh and bring respect to the prayer. As we honor Him our prayers are honored.

3. Used as a honor and respected gift. A gift given to honor and respect Creator Yahweh.

4. Used in ceremonies, smudging (prayers with sacred incense), and special gatherings. The eagle feather in ceremony (a ceremony to become closer to Creator Yahweh) is used for healing or purification purposes.

5. Used in prayer opens a stronger communication with Creator Yahweh

6. It is incorporated in our Regalia and each eagle feather must be earned.

The eagle is considered a leader amongst birds. A powerful bird that flies closet to Creator caring our prayers on its wings. In Exodus 19: 4 - 6. You have seen what I (Creator) did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles wings and brought you to Myself

You could say that Creator Yahweh wants us to be 'eagle believers'. To be an Eagle Believer means to be 'overcomer'. In Creator Yahweh's Word, He likens His children to eagles. He protects, feeds, and teaches His children just as an eagle protects, feeds and teaches the eaglets. The eagle also just as Creator Yahweh pushes the eaglets out of their comfort zone (nest) to soar higher. To learn to fly through the storms and not fear the storms.

Each stone that Creator Yahweh created has a purpose. Wearing stones have many different meanings also, as did the stones on the Breastplate of the Priests.

I will dig deeper into the biblical meaning of stones and bring the teaching soon, if you are interested (let me know).

Deb Miller Robinson - Eagle Warrior

Original teaching 2008 - Revised 2023

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