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The Elementary Principles of Christ Part 2
Samuel Akpabio    [email]   ( United Kingdom ) 2019-03-15     Views : 83     touched : 32
THE ARK OF THE TESTIMONY:
This was placed in the Most Holy.

THE MERCY SEAT:
This was the covering on top of the ARK.

ARTICLES INSIDE THE ARK:
the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
the golden pot that contained the Manna.
ARON'S rod THAT BUDDED.

the SPIRITUAL MEANINGS OF THE ARTICLES IN THE ARK:
Aaron's rod that budded refers to the resurrection of the dead.
the two stone tablets of the Law refer to the righteousness of God.
the golden pot that contained the manna refers to God's word of life.

The blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled seven times before the Covering.
The golden bells attached to the hems of the robe worn by the High Priest sounded as he sprinkled the blood dipped in hyssop, Leviticus 16:14, "He shall take some of the blood of the Bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times."
When the Israelites heard the sound of the bells from the Most Holy place, they would say that their burden of sins have been lifted and they rejoiced and return happily to their every day life. This sound of the bells points to the gospel of the water and the Spirit that we preach, because on hearing it and believing, we are able to confess to God with our mouth that our sins, past, present and future have been blotted out once and for all believers. The gospel of the remission of sins enables us to be born again in our spirit of water and the Spirit, the faith of the baptism of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit, Leviticus 16:21-22; "Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the life goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgression, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land."

Thus, the offering accepted all the sins of the Israelites passed onto it by the laying on of hands; then carried these sins on itself, roaming the sand desert until its ultimate death. THIS WAS THE OLD TESTAMENT'S REMISSION OF SINS.

Jeremiah 17:1, "The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;" This tells us that the sins of everyone are written in two places before God. One is in God's Book of judgment, and the other is in people's own hearts, spiritual soul.

It is a must that all should have their sins erased both God's Book of judgment and from the conscience by receiving the remission of sins. We can only receive the remission of sins by believing righteously before God. This why the High priest preformed the ritual of the remission of sins for the nation of Israel. Like the people of Israel who confessed the remission of sins when the heard the sound of the bells from the Most holy place; so should all realize this in this dispensation when they hear the good news of this beautiful gospel of water and the Spirit. All the ways of God are righteousness; and without receiving this righteousness in this dispensation in the faith of the baptism of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit, it is not possible to receive sonship of the Kingdom of God.

In the New Testament, Jesus has given us salvation by being baptised and crucified (Matthew 3:15-17; 1 Peter 3:21).

WHY DID Christ die vicariously for many>
He accepted the sins of the world through the baptism he received from John; Matthew 3:15. This was the way God desired for him to shoulder the sins of the world on the cross. Isaiah 53:10. This demonstrated God's love to us as John declared, John 1 John 4:10. The Lord gave up his Majesty and glory because he was able to shoulder the sins of the world in his baptism and obeyed the will of God and died for us, Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 10:20. His suffering was the will of God, so he did not complain; but was glad to do the Father's will; Isaiah 53:7, "He was oppressed and was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth." He was falsely accused, harshly beaten, plucked of His beard, and spat at, because He had accepted the sins of mankind passed onto Him from John through His baptism, He remained silent. Also it was the will of the Father for Him to be baptised and fitting to die in this way, He died for those who believe. It was his Baptism by John at the age of 30 years that he took the sins of the world upon him that brought the judgment of His crucifixion at the age of 33 years of age, and to shed his blood. He rose from the dead, and became the eternal Saviour for those of us who believe in this truth.

 

 
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