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Has G-d divorced Israel? (0:45, Romans 11) (!!!)

Our High Priest

My ring which represents the Old Testament high priest's garment
My ring which represents the Old Testament high priest's garment

I wear the ring every day
I wear the ring every day

This page is being posted because I wear this ring every day. When people (often cashiers) admire it, I explain that the 12 stones represent the 12 tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. Aaron, Moses' brother, was the first high priest of Israel. Once a year the high priest (Exodus 30:10 AMP) would go into the Holy of Holies and take a sacrifice to atone for his sins and the sins of all those in the 12 tribes of Israel (Genesis 48-49 AMP). Only the high priest could go in and only once a year for this exact reason. There is a tradition that a rope was tied around his foot so if he died while in the Holy of Holies, they could pull him out. If this seems odd to you, think about Indian Jones and the movie "The Raiders of the Lost Ark." When the NAZIs were opening the Ark of the Covenant to attempt to steal its power, Indiana shouted, "Don't look!"

Someone recently asked me what does blood have to do with forgiveness of sin? Leviticus 17:11 AMP provides the answer. What is atonement?

Through the centuries, high priests were born, served and died and there was human continuity of the office of high priest. There were high priests during the life of Jesus.

The apostle Paul insulted the high priest without knowing he was the high priest. (Acts 23:1-5 AMP)

Jesus (Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV) is our eternal high priest. He was both the sacrifice for sin (his blood) and our high priest. He sacrificed himself once for all of us for all time and God raised him from the dead to prove his agreement with it. I "googled" some discussions of
Jesus' sacrifice and his high priesthood
Jesus as high priest vs Levitical high priesthood
Jesus' once-for-all Sacrifice
Melchizedeck, the Levitical high priesthood, and Jesus Christ (!!!)

The Lord prompted me to add this:
Jesus is our perfect High Priest. (Hebrews 14:12-15 AMP) Nothing about us is hidden from him. He already went through this life and knows intimately what trials we go through and how we feel. Considering what he has done for us, we can boldly come to the throne of grace. So don't hide as Adam and Eve did. Be honest with God. When you know him personally, "get over your past" and move on with confidence. This is harder than it sounds but do it. Your task is to walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4 AMP)

The camera lens focusses on the ring
The camera lens focusses on the ring

Once one understands the high priesthood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, it becomes easy to align the photos on this page. The L-rd told me that Lake Tahoe is like the Kinneret, shaped like a Kinnor, also known as the Sea of Galilee in that it is a gem in the land.

More Kinnor playing!

Change kilometers to miles and the lakes are about the same size numerically (Lake Tahoe is larger!).
The Kinneret is Israel's main fresh water supply and flows via the Jordan River to the Dead Sea.
Lake Tahoe is beautiful and cold and flows inland via the Truckee River to Pyramid Lake.

The camera lens focuses on Lake Tahoe
The camera lens focuses on Lake Tahoe

What the high priest with the linen ephod the ring represents (!!!)


I Samuel 30:8 AMP may be an example of Urim and Thummim as David inquired of the Lord. It is important to ask the Lord for answers, not consult the daily horoscope, or ouija board or the like. If you are a Christian, commit your way to the Lord and trust him to guide you (Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP).

Priestly garments (interactive) (!!!)

Emerald Bay from the south (free federal pullout)
Emerald Bay from the south (free federal pullout)

According to TBN, these are the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 gemstones associated with them.
fist row
Levi: Emerald
Simeon: Chyrsolite
Reuben: Carnelian

second row
Zebulun: Moonstone
Issachar: Sapphire
Judah: Turquoise

third row
Gad: Amethyst
Napthali: Agate
Dan: Ligurius

fourth row
Benjamin: Jasper
Joseph: Onyx
Asher: Beryl

These gemstones can be costly. I don't think it's wise to look too closely at color representations of the linen ephod unless you recognize gemstones easily.

Emerald Bay from the northwest (California state pullout)
Emerald Bay from the northwest (California state pullout)

Emerald Bay from the west
Emerald Bay from the west

Emerald Bay according to Kodak is the most photographed scene in the world. They developed our photos for decades so they should know! You can kayak in from the south or from the north and, as I proved, from the east. It is a boat camp so you can make camping reservations. Don't plan on carrying your kayak up to the road to get picked up unless you are you know who.

Last updated: 05/10/2017
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