One significant regalia peculiar to the Old Testament priests was the priestly garment. This garment was specially designed under the very tutelage of God. Every part of the garment signified something very important to the ministry to which they have been called into. The garment worn by the priests was sacred such that it gave the wearers honour, dignity, and even the right standing they needed with God. This gave them the sanctity required from those who come to serve before God in the Holy place.
Reflecting on this garment presents some lessons to the New Testament believer. 1 Peter 2:9 clearly points out that, the New Testament believer is a priest chosen by God for Himself, with Christ being the High Priest (Hebrews. 2:17). This is affirmed in John’s greetings to the seven Churches in Asia (Revelation 1:5-6):
The believer however does not need to put on physical regalia to give him or her right standing with God. What is required is a spiritual priestly garment of purity which represents the very righteousness of God. And this was given to us the very day we accepted Christ as our personal saviour and Lord and thereby ushered into His kingdom (2 Corinthians 5:21).
This garment defines our new identity in God, and that is: sons and daughters of God redeemed from the kingdom of darkness into the marvelous light of our Lord Jesus Christ, and ushered into a glorious priestly ministry (2 Corinthians 5:18).
We however have a responsibility to continually keep this garment pure and holy.