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On Wednesday Evening, November 10th and Sunday Morning, November 14th: All Elders, Pastors, Assistant Pastors and Ordained Ministers are asked to be uniformed for the opening and the closing session of the State Assembly. All Elders, Pastors, Assistant Pastors and Ordained Ministers are asked to wear Black clergy shirts with the full collar with Black Suits both days. It is my desire as State Bishop for all leading officials, including Deacons and Deaconess to be uniformly dressed on both days. (e.g., Official Deacons blue uniform). See image.
DID YOU KNOW?
Exodus 28 contains a detailed description of the garments God commanded to be made and worn by the priests? These were “sacred garments” to bestow Aaron and his sons with “dignity and honor” (verse 2).
All the garments worn by the Old Testament priests were symbolic of being set apart for God’s work of atoning for sin. Compliance with the “dress code” was required. This is noted in verse 43: “Aaron and his sons must wear [the garments] whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die.”
While such elaborate garments may seem odd today, God used these distinctive garments to set His spiritual leaders apart from the other Israelites. Each piece of the priestly garments held significance related to the work the priests performed. The Israelites lived with a continual reminder of the importance of the priestly work. They also had a foreshadowing of Jesus, the “great high priest” (Hebrews 4:14), who would carry out God’s plan of atonement in true holiness and perfection.
Therefore, specific garments are worn during certain services as a demonstration to the people of our oath to be set apart for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.