Urim and Thummim: the Symbol of the High Priest of God
According to the bible the high priest of God carries the Urim and the Thummim as the symbol of the priesthood.
Exodus 28:29 “Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the Lord. 30 Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord.
The Meaning of Urim and Thummim
The Old Testament
Then what are the Urim and the Thummim? They were supposed to be two different stones put underneath the breastpiece of the High Priest and they were used in making decisions for such question as genealogy as in the Book of Ezra. All these were given as copy and shadow for the spiritual things in the new covenant established by Christ. Then what is the true meaning of the Urim and Thummim?
The New Testament
“Urim” means light and “Thummim” perfection. If we put the two together, Urim and Thummim means “the perfect light”. As we can see through the bible, the light means the words of God.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Proverbs 6:23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light.
Therefore, the perfect light means the perfect word of God. The perfect word of God is the one that gives us the complete salvation. Therefore, the Urim and the Thummim, the symbol of the high priest actually means the perfect word of God that gives us salvation.
Jesus, the True High Priest of God with Urim and Thummim
According to the bible, Jesus appeared as the high priest of God 2000 years ago.
Hebrews 5:8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Passover the Perfect Light of God
Freedom From Sins: Forgiveness Through the Passover
This means that Jesus must have the Urim and the Thummim as the high priest of God. Then what was the perfect words of God Jesus brought to us to give us salvation? It is the Passover. Through the Passover, he gave us the forgiveness of sins and freed us from the slavery of death.
Matthew 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Freedom From Death: Eternal Life Through the Passover
As the high priest in the order of Melchizedek, Jesus gave us the forgiveness of sins through the bread and wine of the Passover just as Melchizedek blessed Abraham with bread and wine. And ultimately he gave us the promise of eternal life through the Passover.
John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
By participating the flesh and blood of God through the Passover, Jesus made us to be the children of God who once was not the children of God. This was the role of the Urim and the Thummim. Through the Urim and the Thummim, the high priest could decide who is a legitimate priest of God who can carry out the priestly duty or who is not.
The Copy and Shadow Shown in the Time of Ezra
In the time of Ezra, there were many among the people who came back from the Babylonian captivity whose ancestry could not be proven and they could not carry out the priestly duty until the appearance of a high priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.
Ezra 2:62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63 The governor ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there was a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.
Babylonian Captivity in the Last Days
This was the copy and the shadow of what was going to happen in the last days. In the last days, people kept under the spiritual Babylonian captivity will be set free by the appearance of the high priest with the Urim and the Thummim. And they will be decided if they are the people of God or not by the perfect words of God (the Urim and the Thummim).
Revelation 18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted: ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. 3 For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.” 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
According to this prophecy an angel with a great light or splendor comes to set God’s people free from the slavery of the Babylon. This is the prophecy of the second coming Christ coming as the high priest of God in the Order of Melchizedek. He is bringing the Urim and the Thummim (the perfect word of God) to set us free and give us salvation.
Christ Ahnsahnghong, the High Priest with the Urim and the Thummim
To fulfill the prophecies of the bible, Christ Ahnsahnghong appeared as the high priest of God with the light of the truth of the new covenant. He exposed the lawlessness of the Babylon the great prostitute and her daughters (false churches following the practices of the Babylon). And he restored the truth of the new covenant hidden for about 1600 years and gave us the right to be the children of God.
Therefore, we have to receive Christ Ahnsahnghong and keep the Passover. The truth of the new covenant Passover will set us free from the slavery of Babylon the Great and make us children of God. And God will judge us to be His children as Hosea said:
Hosea 2:23 I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”