Friday, February 17, 2017

You are God’s Temple


As we study the Old Testament Tent Tabernacle our teacher reminds us that the temple is a representation of heaven.  From my notes I present a digested message from our Bible Study.

The Priests were deliberate in their preparation to worship God.  They were the one who killed and burnt the sacrifice for the sins of the people.  They were committed as they fulfilled the duties of each day.  There was continual washing of feet and hands showing how God desires cleanliness of soul and spirit as well as our physical being.

Jesus prepared the way so that we could enter the Holy Place.

Hebrews 10:19-22  Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,  by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God,  let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

We have a great High Priest and have been given the right to enter into the throne room.

Hebrews 4: 14-16 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Revelations chapter 7 mentions a great multitude and a loud voice saying Salvation unto our God which sits on the throne.   The garments of the multitude were white for they had been washed in the blood of the lamb.

The Tent Tabernacle had a thick veil separating the Holy Place from the Holiest of Holies.  Only the Priest could enter where God dwelt among the Ark of the Covenant.

Our teacher showed us a video about the family craft of creating tapestry.  This must have been similar to the veil that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.

II Chronicles chapter 3 tells us the veil was made of Blue, Purple and Crimson and find linen.  It was wrought with Cherubim’s there on.

Hebrews chapter 9 reminds us WHO we ARE, and why we do what we do.  Our foundation is in Christ and there is no other way.  The blood of goats and calves was only temporary to cover sins. 

Jesus shed His blood once and for all to remove our sins.

We are to understand that according to 1 Corinthians 3:16, We are God’s temple.  Don’t defile the temple by being deceived or being made a fool of.  Be wise.




caryjo said...

Thank you! When I've often thought that I would be in Heaven, I sure wanted to do whatever I could with and for the Lord and angels and some others. Anyhow, I think of that often and it dropped onto me for about 42 years ago. I'm a smiler and a worshiper. All I can do. Bless you!