Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12.
In the spring of A.D. 31, Christ, the true Sacrifice, was offered on Calvary.
When Christ on the cross cried out, “It is finished,” the veil of the temple was rent in twain. This veil was significant to the Jewish nation. It was of most costly material, of purple and gold, and was of great length and breadth. At the moment when Christ breathed His last, there were witnesses in the temple who beheld the strong, heavy material rent by unseen hands from top to bottom. This act signified to the heavenly universe, and to a world corrupted by sin, that a new and living way had been opened to the fallen race, that all sacrificial offerings terminated in the one great offering of the Son of God.
Type … met antitype in the death of God’s Son…. The way into the holiest is laid open. A new and living way is prepared for all. No longer need sinful, sorrowing humanity await the coming of the high priest. Henceforth the Saviour was to officiate as priest and advocate in the heaven of heavens…. There is now an end to all sacrifices and offerings for sin. The Son of God is come according to His word, “Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” “By his own blood” He entereth “in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Hebrews 10:7; 9:12.
The Holy Spirit which descended on the day of Pentecost carried the minds of the disciples from the earthly sanctuary to the heavenly, where Jesus had entered by His own blood, to shed upon His disciples the benefits of His atonement.
The eyes of men were turned to the true sacrifice for the sins of the world. The earthly priesthood ceased; but we look to Jesus, the minister of the new covenant.
The Elder Brother of our race is by the eternal throne.
The Faith I Live By p. 201
Prayer Requests
—-I’d deeply appreciate your prayers. I’ll be leading a Pathfinder club this year and I need God’s guidance in every area for it to be successful in the ways that are important to God. Jesse
—-Lou is in rehab! Please continue to pray for her full recovery. Eileen
—-Please pray for my kidneys and blood sugar to go back into normal function. Fadiah
—-A friend requested prayer for their grandmother who is comatose, they are hoping and praying that she will come out of it. I do not know the circumstances but passing this request along. Brent
Dear Friends,
When I worked for the court system, most of the defendants who came to court would dress up in order to try and persuade the judge that they were upstanding citizens. One such man came with a “What Would Jesus Do?” t-shirt on. After he left, we laughed and laughed over this obvious contradiction. If anyone passed this man on the street and read his tee-shirt, they would think he was a Christian, but in reality the man had a list of crimes that filled twenty pages of small print! He certainly had not been living according to the words on his shirt.
After our laughter subsided, I began to think how important it is that our thoughts, words, and actions match our profession. How often we have a form of Godliness, but deny the power to change our life into the image of our Redeemer. (2 Tim 3:5) Many times we are like the Pharisees whom the Saviour rebuked, “woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Do we, by our faulty profession turn others from their Only Helper? “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.” Are we kind and caring for those in need. Do we help them as we are able? Or do we turn them away? “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” If we do share our faith and win someone to Jesus, can they follow our example or will we lead them astray? “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” Do we get so caught up with a few points of doctrine that we omit the rest which are equally important.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Do we appear to be loving Christian but lack the fruit of the Spirit? (Gal 5:22,23) “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” Matt 23:13-28 Do we keep the commandments outwardly, but inwardly we are quite the opposite?
Unless we have repented, confessed, and forsaken our sins we have a “criminal record” registered in Heaven that is far longer that the man in the mug. How much we need the cleansing blood of Jesus! We have the promise, “if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. . . . If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 1:7-2:1
May our words, thoughts, and actions match our profession. May we pray as did David, “Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.” Ps 51:9-13 May we daily allow the Holy Spirit to change us into the divine image of our Dear Saviour is my prayer.

Into the Holy Place
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