From Daniel's Desk on 1/28/20
My Title: Once and FOR ALL!
My Verse: 14
"14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God."
Jesus died ONCE and FOR ALL! The law, the temple, the Holy Place, the MOST Holy Place, the ark of the covenant... it's God's STORY placed before us on earth SO THAT we understand WHAT He is accomplishing in the heavens!!! - The covenant, the will that God HIMSELF set up with mankind through Abraham had to be accomplished according to HIS plan.
The sacrifices and gifts required for sin also included the sins of the high priest. - This was a flawed covenant. It was just a picture of what God INTENDED to do through His SON Jesus. His PERFECT Son, who OFFERED HIMSELF as the blood payment for ALL OUR SINS. The reformation! Now those who believe can OBTAIN the promise of God and enter into His rest!!!!! The forever. The eternal. Peace with God.
SO THEN, this picture of the MOST HOLY PLACE that was unobtainable except once a year to the high priest... He has MADE US HIS TEMPLE! <-- Think on this. What was in the MOST HOLY PLACE? What are the pictures of the gold altar of incense, ark of the covenant, golden urn holding the manna, Aaron's staff that budded and the tablets of the covenant MEAN for ALL WHO CAN NOW APPROACH THE THRONE CONFIDENTLY BECAUSE JESUS SPRINKLED US WITH HIS BLOOD. This payment He did ONCE and FOR ALL.
Now, Jesus WILL return but NOT to deal with sin but to SAVE THOSE who are eagerly waiting for Him. Your kingdom come Lord! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
The first covenant had regulations and AND AN EARTHLY PLACE FOR HOLINESS.
Inside the MOST Holy Place was the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold. In the ark was a golden urn holding the manna, Aaron's staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.
WE ARE NOW THE LORD'S TEMPLE. THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.
Into the HOLY PLACE the priests would go regularly to perform their ritual duties, but into the second, the MOST HOLY PLACE, ONLY the high priest and only once a year... and NOT without taking blood. The blood (gifts and sacrifices) are offered but cannot perfect the conscience. This is until the time of reformation.
BUT when CHRIST appeared as a high priest of the GOOD THINGS that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with human hands) He entered once for ALL.
He offered His OWN blood. How much BETTER is HIS BLOOD than that of goats and bulls!?
THEREFORE He is the mediator of a NEW covenant SO THAT those who are called CAN receive the promised inheritance.
Jesus HAD to die because a will only takes effect at death! The death of the one who made it must be established.
The first covenant was inaugurated WITH the sprinkling of blood on the book and all the people, the tent and all the vessels used in worship. - Without the shedding of blood there is NO forgiveness of sin.
The things on earth are JUST COPIES of the heavenly things so that WE COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT Jesus was actually accomplishing!!!
He appeared in the presence of God ON OUR BEHALF. <-- DON'T MISS THIS.
He did this ONCE for ALL.