Summary: To show that CHRIST performed everything as priesthood here on the Holy Place, the earth.
Did JESUS performed everything for us while here on earth?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST performed everything as priesthood here on the Holy Place, the earth.
Hebrews 9:6 (King James Version)
9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Hebrews 9:6 (Amplified Bible)
9:6 These arrangements having thus been made, the priests enter [habitually] into the outer division of the tabernacle in performance of their ritual acts of worship.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are our Great High Priest and you made us royal priesthoods of the earth.
Service of GOD done on first room of the Tabernacle
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angelsâ€”J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The priests went always into the first room - The Holy Place
"Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle,"
Luke 1:8-11 (New King James Version)
1:8 So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division,
1:9 according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
1:10 And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.
1:11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
Exodus 30:7-8 (New King James Version)
30:7 Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.
30:8 And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations.
Exodus 27:21 (New King James Version)
27:21 In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel.
The priests in those days can only minister in the Holy Place, but not in the Most Holy Place, we are here on earth right now and we minister here on behalf of CHRIST, and this earth is the Holy Place, where people can be brought to us, or rather as living sacrifices we can be brought before them, doing our ministires to them.
Most of the time, they deny us, and persecute us, not wanting us to "rule" over them. But that's a fact, the child of the slave will persecute the child of the free.
B. The priests accomplish the service of GOD in the first room