Mar 1st 2021 · Day 60
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Today’s readings are a fantastic comparison of the Law of Moses and the psalm, which appears to be a song of the feast of tabernacles. Then we come to Hebrews 9, and we are reminded of the greatest effect of the blood of Christ and the new covenant. Believers, those who have accepted the Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord, are children of the new covenant. Hebrews 9:15 reads: ‘Therefore he [Jesus] is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.’
Christians are citizens of two worlds – the earthly and the heavenly. Because we are citizens of two worlds, we must learn to walk by faith in a world governed by sight.
The earthly tabernacle – the place where God would meet with humanity – was inferior, but it was a type of something greater. It was inaccessible to ordinary people, and temporary; its ministry was external, not internal; in other words, it could not change our hearts! But the superior sanctuary spoken of in Hebrews is heavenly, and its ministry effectively deals with sin, for it is based on a very costly sacrifice. Why not take time to look through Hebrews 9, and see what our great high priest, Jesus, has accomplished for us? Read slowly. You may even like to call a friend and talk about it!
For believers, our sanctuary is in heaven. Our Father is in heaven and our Saviour is in heaven. ‘Our citizenship is in heaven’ (Philippians 3:20), and so is our treasure (Matthew 6:19-21). Our hope is in heaven. When we belong to Jesus, we can be confident, because everything is settled in heaven.
Pause and reflect: Imagine walking with Jesus, the great high priest of the new covenant, into that special place of meeting, having direct access to your heavenly Father because of what Jesus has accomplished for us on the cross. Thank God for all that He has done!
Clive has been a Christian since March 11th 1980. He is a Registered nurse with over 25 years service with the NHS. He is an encourager, Funny and BIG Hearted. He attended Elim Bible College in 1980s and Pastored Elim churches in Liverpool, Bootle, Plymouth and church plants in Ivybridge and Saltash. He is Gospel Preacher and has been on overseas Missions to sixteen different countries (including China, Kenya, South Africa and Canada). At Victory Church He runs a missional group and the Alpha Course. He is Married to Amanda.
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