I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. It shone with the Glory of God, and it's brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal...The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kin do precious stone... and the twelve gates were twelve perarls, each gate made of a single perarl...the glory and honor of the nations will be brought to it. Nothing impure will ever enter it... --Rev. 21:2,11,19,21,26,27
This is a garment that portrays the Perfected Bride, the wife of the Lamb. The garment is worn as a tunic, or ephod, much like the garments of the High Priest and symbolizes the royal priesthood of the believers. It is a garment appropriate for a royal bride, blue-purple for grace and royalty, and encrusted with jewels and emboidered gold. "The king's daughter is all glorious within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold. In embroidered garments she is led to the king" (Psalm 45:13,14).

Twelve rows of jewels are arranged according to the description of the twelve foundations of the City in Revelation 21:19-21. Twelve single pearls, one set in each layer, represent the gates of the city. The fringe tassels at the four corners speak propheticly of the Bride's completed consecration and joyful obedience, out of love, to the Law fulfilled in Christ (Numbers 15:39-40). On the shoulder are engraved pearls that remind us of Jesus' promise to the overcomer, "To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it"(Rev. 2:17).

The silver lace border speaks of the redemption of the Bride by our kinsman-redeemer, Jesus. The vine-pattern in the lace also speaks of Him, for Jesus has said, "I am the vine, you are the branches..." (John 15:5). This border further suggests the settings of antimony (a silvery-white metal) described in Isaiah 54:11 speaking of the Holy City: "Behold, I will set your stones in antimony...." The jeweled tunic is worn over a white garment which signifies the fine linen given to the Bride to wear in Revelation 19:8 ("Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints"). The white also reminds us of the linen garment worn under the ephod of the priests.

The garment also includes a cap which bears a four-sided, jeweled medallion. It represents the city four-square (Revelation 21:16). The medallion contains a large, silver center-jewel which speaks of the Lamb Who is the Light of the city. An attached veil at the back of the cap speaks the message of Isaiah 58:8 "The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard".

We believe that the purpose of this garment is that, as it is worn and displayed, it will speak truth to the Body of Christ about the way the Lord sees His Bride. She is glorious, strong and pure; without spot or wrinkle; a Bride adorned in splendor for her King, perfected in righteousness and grace and glory; full of truth and beauty. Amen.

Feast of Tabernacles, Jerusalem 1999

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