Wednesday, August 29, 2018

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD

Today’s Reading: Exodus 28

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).

In this full-sized replica of the Old Testament Tabernacle, which was on exhibit at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, the High Priest places blood from the sacrifice onto the horns of the altar on behalf of the people (yesterday’s blog makes reference to these horns).

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

Key Verse: Exodus 28:36

You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

 

The clothing of the high priest was designed by God, Himself. The symbolism is powerful. Jesus Christ is our High Priest. He is the personification of “Holiness to the Lord.” He is “The High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1). In the book of Hebrews, He is called our High Priest seven times. We need to take the time to read Hebrews 2:17 right through to Hebrews 10:22 (click here). That is a big assignment, but I guarantee you’ll learn to value the work of Jesus more than ever. Like the epaulets on the shoulders of the Hebrew high priest, He presents our names before God, not just from time to time but continually. His primary occupation is that “He ever lives to make intercession” (Hebrews 7:25). John writes, “If any man sins, we have an Advocate (lawyer for the defense) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I thank You with all my being for representing me before the Father. Thank You, God, for receiving the blood of the Sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, on my behalf. It’s beyond me to fully comprehend Your love, grace and mercy. I can only give myself here and now once again to You. When I pray, “In Jesus’ Name,” I have a new understanding of what is really taking place. IN JESUS’ NAME, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Dr. Charles Rolls was often a guest on 100 Huntley Street when in his nineties. One day, at 97, he showed up at our studio in downtown Toronto fully dressed in the garb of the High Priest. He had sewn the entire outfit with his own hands, put it on, and proceeded on the subway from North York to mid-town. I can’t imagine what the people on the train thought. He told them he was a guest later that morning on TV and was teaching about the role of the Hebrew High Priest. He departed this life at age 99. I had a big celebration planned for his 100th birthday. Instead, we celebrated his passing on to Glory. His series of books on the Names of Jesus are amazing (you might find one or more copies of his six-volume set on Amazon.com…try starting here). I realize once again that I (you too) am called to be a priest in the sense that when I pray for someone, I am representing them to God (1 Peter 2:5 & 9, Revelation 1:6).

Yours for a greater understanding of the ministry of Jesus, as well as our personal ministries,

David

4 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 29, 2018

  1. Thank you Jesus that you are our High Priest and mediator before the Father always interceding for us. Amen! Am familiar with the representative High Priest in this photo. God bless you Rick!

  2. Lord we pray that You have heard Samuel Fame’s prayer from yesterday; we pray for total healing for Marion and Sue! Lord we pray and thank you for the forgiveness of all our sins, in Jesus Name we Pray

  3. I’m just starting to read Hebrews 2:17-10:22 before bedtime.I posted this on FB also and stumbled on a poem I posted last night that goes well with this extra reading.G’night and God bless

    Dust Of The Pearl

    No matter how hard we may try
    We can never live free from sin,
    For we are all created to die
    Unless we have His Spirit within.

    We were without hope on our own
    So He became human with us
    By leaving His kingdom and His throne
    To become the Lamb we call Jesus.

    He lived more lowly than His sheep,
    For riches could not save one soul,
    And the treasures He sought to keep
    Were the same ones the demon stole.

    So the whole world was what He sought
    And love to all was what He taught,
    With words of truth the battle was fought
    And with His own life,our freedom bought.

    He alone made that sacrifice,
    One no one can ever unfurl,
    For He became the Pearl of great price
    And we are but the dust of the Pearl.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/‎05 ‎April, ‎2017

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