Sunday, September 7, 2014

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD

Today’s Reading: Exodus 39

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

The Hebrew inscription on the headdress worn by the High Priest reads, "Holiness Unto the Lord." In this photo, taken at the 2012 Crossroads exhibit of the Tabernacle, the High Priest is applying the blood from the sacrifice onto the horns of the Brazen Altar. Rev. Rick Hiebert portrayed the High Priest for thousands of visitors and also taught about the Tabernacle in the smaller "Tent of Meeting."

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 39:30

Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

 

The chorus of a hymn we sang when I was a boy has these lyrics:

“Holiness unto the Lord is our watchword and song. Holiness unto the Lord as we travel along. We’ll sing it, shout it, loud and long, Holiness unto the Lord, now and forever.”

Israel could have sung this song. However, I think it was a 19th century Methodist hymn. This key verse was fastened to the turban of the High Priest. Our great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, appears on our behalf before the throne of God, having lived a holy life without any sin whatsoever. This is the reason that His offering of His very life’s blood to the Holy God is accepted on our behalf. Please look up 1 Peter 1:13-21 and “meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8). This entire passage from 1 Peter is a description of a holy life.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, I want so very much to live a holy life. So often I fall short of living as You lived. I pray for You to live in and through me. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For to me, to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21a). By Your grace my life is Your life. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I struggled in my late teens with the “holiness” teaching of the Bible. Then I discovered Romans chapter six. Studying this chapter, I discovered the secret of holy living. My old life of sin died with Christ on the Cross. It’s a fact! I believe it! My daily commitment is to quote Paul’s confession, “I am crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). Having made this confession for myself before God, I believe it. This activates God’s power, which enables me to live a holy life each day. The operative action word here is “DAILY.” Doing this blog early every morning helps me. I pray that your reading of this blog will help you too.

Yours, not for self righteousness, but for Jesus’ holiness lived in me,

David

P.S. Here is a 100 Huntley Street video from two years ago when we had the Old Testament Tabernacle replica on display in the back parking lot of the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. My son Ron is interviewing the man who played the role of the High Priest (click HERE).

 

12 thoughts on “Sunday, September 7, 2014

  1. What a wonderful prayer! Exactly what I want to be, but most of the time I fall short of His glory:( thank you for this moring bread, it helps in more ways than you can imagine! Have a blessed Sunday and try to keep His day holy:)

  2. It is awesome to see the manifestation of Our Lord within the symbolism of the Tabernacle!! This adds so much colour and detail to the signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD. Thank you for the scripure referrence to 1Peter 1. In His presence there is fullness of joy. Enjoy the day, everyone.

  3. MY REDEEMER LIVES!!

    The song that came to me is “JESUS MY REDEEMER, NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES, PRECIOUS LAMB OF GOD MESSIAH OH FOR SINNERS SLAIN.
    THANK YOU OH MY FATHER FOR GIVING US YOUR SON AND SENDING US YOUR SPIRIT TILL THE WORK ON EARTH IS DONE.
    WHEN I STAND IN GLORY I WILL SEE HIS FACE THEN I’LL PRAISE THE LORD FOREVER IN THIS HOLY PLACE; THANK YOU OH MY FATHER FOR GIVING US YOUR SON AND GIVING YOUR SPIRIT TILL THE WORK ON EARTH IS DONE.

    MY REDEEMER LIVES, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!

  4. Pastor David: Thank you for sharing the DVD on the Tabernacle interview; Ron does it so well.

    Yes” ” I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live and Christ lives in me…” Thank Your Jesus! Amen.

  5. ok see if understand all this! there must have been all the material and stones available to make all these items, were there mines to get these precious stones? there were weavers and so on, the material had to come from somewhere! I think it was very clever to build a replica….it seems when we reconstruct things we take on an even deeper meaning of things…like building a church…or a makeover of our mind set….h.m.m… Pray of thanks for Gracia from my church who is feeling better, pray for Sheila who has cancer (finally found it) and pray for Rena 10 years old having a growth removed from her cheek on Thursday pray it is not cancer PRAISE THE LORD! Thanks to David Mainse for this blog! I’m learning so much again!

  6. Living Before God Our Father

    Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”[a]

    17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

    Our faith and hope are in you, God! Amen! Wishing all saints a blessed day!

  7. Amen! Doreen, just read your question and sorry for the delay. I will be gone 15 days incoming travel time. Thanks to you and Sah for your blessing. I believe God is hearing and is answering your prayers already. Praise God! Thank you David for your comments and encouraging us to say Gal. 3:20 each day. We are so blessed with this blog.

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