Monday, August 29, 2016

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 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

 

15 thoughts on “Monday, August 29, 2016

  1. Dear David & Ron: Thanks for the blog yesterday. Is it possible to send the same to me as early as you can. My friends like to read it early at 6 a.m. God bless

    • If you keep the previous day’s blog, you can easily click on the arrow pointing to the next reading and it all comes up to you quickly from there. It is quite easy to do.

  2. I was a tour guide for the first Old Testament Temple at Crossroads. It was an amazing experience with people coming from all over to walk through it. I remember a Mennonite group who asked it they could sing in the Most Holy Place. They sang in four part harmony without accompaniment of instrument and it was so beautiful.

  3. Thank you to all the saints who have been praying for me during a difficult time in my life. The service for my mother went well on Friday. It was simple but very meaningful. I felt the Lord’s presence throughout the day and was able to give my mother’s eulogy without fear, and only some nerves, but it didn’t come out in my voice and many afterwards told me it was one of the best eulogy they ever heard because it was so real. I truly believe the Holy Spirit helped me to write it. I would like to share the last few lines with all of you.

    ” And the more her body began to give way, the more beautiful she became in my eyes until one day at the hospice where she passed I understood, I was seeing her through God’s eyes, not the woman I had known as my mother, my friend and companion, I was seeing the soul God has always known her to be, and in was beautiful beyond description”

    And the reason I shared this with you is because it is my profound hope that everyone reading this today will take a moment to ask God to show the person in their life that may be taking for granted, or having words with, or holding a grudge and ask God to help them see that person through His eyes,

    I think you will be amazed how God really sees us, not our flaws, our sins, our fallen nature, although those need to be dealt with, but He sees who He created us to be and as I said about my mother, in God’s eyes we are beautiful beyond description— Amen

  4. Thanks for sharing Donna M. and will be praying that God will comfort you
    as you remember your dear mother.

    What marvellous reading today especially in Hebrews.
    Thank you Pastor David for our blog, so uplifting and inspiring each day.

    Praying you will gain strength each day and be home soon. God’s healing upon you and blessings on your family.

    Our God is Able!

  5. Yes. Amen Donna M. What besutiful words it is an inspiration to all of us. Praying that the Lord will continue to comfort you in the days ahead.

    Praying you will be home soon Pastor David. Read the chapters in Hebrews, it gave me a better understanding about the old and new covenants. So glad that Christ is our High Priest. Blessings to all. Eleanor M.

  6. What a powerful prayer Pastor David!!! I prayed with you in agreement on my behalf.
    “To God be the Glory, to God be the Glory, to God be the Glory for the things He has done”!!!

    Thank you Father God for your Great love for us…THANK YOU JESUS for dying that we might live in and through YOU!!! ALL GLORY AND HONOR AND PRAISE UNTO YOU!!!

  7. A couple of years ago my morning Bible Study group…studies the book of “Hebrews” Reading the scripture link this morning, was a great refreshing!! thank you David!!

  8. I left a comment for a prayer request earlier this afternoon but for some reason it was not it was not printed so my very urgent prayer request is that I am in desperate need of a huge financial breakthrough and I would really appreciate everybody’s prayers and I hope this gets printed thank you very much and God bless

  9. Lord Jesus, your word says that you are our Provider and that You provide all our needs according to Your Riches in Glory. I come before you on behalf of Marylin and her financial need and ask that Your will be done in response to her request. I pray this in Your Mighty Holy Name Jesus, Amen!

    • Irene I want to thank you for your prayers and for the comment but you’ve prayed on on my behalf it is greatly appreciated and may God bless you amen

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