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LEVI

Levi was the third of Jacob's sons with Leah. It means “attached”.

Genesis 29:34 - Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." So, he was named Levi.

Moses and Aaron were from the tribe of Levi, and both guided the Israelites. While Moses acted as the main leader of the Israelites, Aaron took over the religious responsibilities.

Levi means to be attached to the Lord through his priestly duties. The Levites were on 'loan' to the other tribes, as they belonged to the Lord. 

Exactly like Jacob´s prophecy when he said that they would be dispersed in Israel.

The priests came to reestablish the relationship between the mankind and God.

Relationship that was partially broken due the sin.

At the tabernacle, the veil was the boundary between earth and heaven.

When the high priest crossed the boundary and entered the holy of hollies once a year the symbolism was very clear, he was entering heaven.

There, at the Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), the priest needed to identify himself as much as possible with the sinner to obtain forgiveness.

When the priest identifies himself with the Korban (the animal to be sacrificed), the more united with man he becomes. 

Yeshua identifies so much with the sinner that he turns himself over as the Korban itself, which dies for the sinner! There is nothing more perfect than this!

When Yeshua said: The father and I are ONE; there is no more margin of doubt to understand that Yeshua fulfills all the requirements to be a high priest!

That is the perfect priesthood! Unity with God and unity with man, or in other words, the priesthood that joins heaven and earth! 

God never intended the descendants of Levi to be the only priestly figures in the nation of Israel.

 

In fact, the Lord originally called his people out of bondage in Egypt so that the entire nation would serve him as “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation”

That is why all the tribes are represented on the breastplate!

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