For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish … Continue reading Your Conscience. Does It Condemn You?
But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of … Continue reading Picture It And Dream!
The Holy Spirit was making it clear that the way into the most holy place had not yet been disclosed while the first tabernacle was still standing. This is a symbol for the present time, during which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect … Continue reading I Feel Guilty For Feeling Guilty
Now the first covenant also had regulations for ministry and an earthly sanctuary. For a tabernacle was set up, and in the first room, which is called the holy place, were the lampstand, the table, and the presentation loaves. Hebrews 9:1-2 The first time the … Continue reading A Lampstand And No Windows
Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for … Continue reading Unhealthy Fear Of God
Now if He were on earth, He wouldn’t be a priest, since there are those offering the gifts prescribed by the law. These serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. Hebrews 8:4-5 When Jesus went to the temple, He didn’t enter the … Continue reading Was He Unqualified?
We have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man. Hebrews 8:1-2 When … Continue reading What You Did When It Was Finished
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. Psalm 119:136 It’s hard to know whether David is crying for the people who break God’s law or for God as He watches His people break His law. We know firsthand the … Continue reading Keep God Company
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?" - which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 At the pinnacle of Jesus' suffering, the cry of a child to His Father was heard … Continue reading The Sound Of Running Water
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "Come down from the cross if you are the Son of God." Matthew 27:39-40 The majority who saw Jesus crucified thought he was weak. If he had exerted his power by saving … Continue reading Expectations and Anger