THE LINEN BONNET

ISRAEL

The Linen Bonnet was white and shaped like the calyx of a flower.  As a head covering, it denoted reverence, subjection, holiness and the recognition of the love and majesty of God.  It was only worn by the High Priest and he was forbidden to take it off.  It was even tied on the head to prevent it from falling off.  It was also symbolic of the natural mind of man being clothed with the mind of God.  A mind which had Godly wisdom, maturity, and understanding.  It bespeaks of the renew or regenerated mind that has been given over to the mind of God.  The salvation of the soul (psuche) of man.

JESUS

The life of Jesus was that of total submission and obedience. The Garden of Gethsemene was the place of consecration of the mind and will of Jesus Christ.  The crucifixion was nigh at hand, but there was also a crucifixion which took place in His time of prayer in the garden.  It was here, that He had to lay down his own will and take upon Himself the will of the Father.  He had to literally die to His own will and emotions. "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.  Luke 22:42

     "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.  John 5:30

After His struggle in the garden, Jesus was taken captive and at the time of the crucifixion, a crown of thorns was placed upon His head.  Hence, the shedding of blood for the cleansing and salvation of our soulish minds. "And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!"  Matthew 27:29 

CHURCH:

As stated, the blood was shed through the crown of thorns that our soulish minds be cleansed of all unrighteousness. The mind of Christ was given to us to empower us to overcome in our temptations and understand the walk of a servant.

     "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"  Hebrews 9:14    

     "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:" Phillipians 2:5

     "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ." 1Corinthians 2:16

It was in the humiliation of our Lord that it was made possible for us to have a sound mind.  We are to renew our minds through the work and word of the Lord.  It is through the renewed mind that we are able to put on the new man.  That we are able to understand and have wisdom concerning our place in Him. "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  Romans 12:1-2

     "And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Ephesians 4:23-24

     "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Acts 2