In my last blog post we hit upon a reality that I would like to share with it’s own post.
The reality is explained very well in Hebrews 8-10. Where the writer describes the ‘old’ covenant as opposed to the ‘new’.
In his description he points out that in order for the high priest to enter the most holy place in the second inner tent he had to have blood. This was accomplished as the other priests offered the sacrifices within the first outer tent. AFTER the sacrifices are finished in the first outer part of the tent, the blood is given to the high priest to enter into the second inner part of the tent, and this only once a year.
The point is, when the levites have finished sacrificing and collecting the blood, they have completed their job. The levites stop offering sacrifices and collection of the blood, and give it to the high priest who takes ALL the collected blood and enters the most holy place to cleanse it with the blood.
At this time the levites in the first outer part of the tent have STOPPED from their sacrifices and offerings and collection of blood for the high priest. Meaning, as the high priest is in the most holy place cleaning it with his own offered blood, the other priests have STOPPED doing anything in the outer court. There job is complete. They have fulfilled their duties.
Yeshua has entered the most holy place not built by hands, with his blood as an offering for our sins. And much to some of the priests surprise, he hasn’t come back out, yet. And some seem to think he has died up/in there, and have started to re institute the sacrifices to the Law for righteousness sake. As if this shows love for God!
What do you think will happen when Yeshua comes back out of the most holy places? And finds his so called children operating the functions of the first outer court? Making a mockery of his own Work. Don’t you think he is going to take those tablets and smash them down on the ground and slay them with the wrath of his coming? And consecrate those who will stand for the Word of God, Yeshua? Does not the very book of the law condemn those already who have not believed in the declarations of the Lord?
By the blood of the lamb Yeshua has made his way back into the most holy place in heaven. He has not returned from his work inside/up there. But he has declared that whoever believes that he is King of Yisrael, God in the flesh, who has come and offered his own blood and has entered the holiest of holies, will enter into the covenant this act radified and commenced, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell inside us forever.
Yeshua declared that we are to believe in Him, who he is, what he did, what he is doing, and what he will do. When he comes back out of the heavenly tabernacle what is he expecting to find? His children resacrificing the blood of animals in the earthly tent for his acceptance?
Or will he come back, find those who call him Lord but do not know him, gather them into a bundle and burn them with the rest of the unbelievers. And then find those who he called to ‘believe and rest in Him’, and gather his anointed into their Land?
We are the temple of God, because Yeshua has gifted us with the Holy Spirit to dwell in us forever. Our job duty, first and foremost is to believe in Yeshua, then let him live through us by the power of the Holy Spirit, who does the works of God in our heart and our life. And when he comes back we will recognize him because we will have known him intimately through the Spirit. Not through works of the law that he gave us rest from.
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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