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|2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Inside the Holy Place
Ex 26:36 the Vail was beautiful in nature. It was to separate the the Holy Place from the Holy of Holy's. There were two vails of separation, one at the temple to separate the Bronze Altar and Laver from the Holy Place and the other from the Holy Place to the Holy of Holy's. The description of Vail is a separation. In this time there was no way to get to God no matter what they did. The Vail separated man from God. They knew during that time that God was always there because of the ever burning fire and smoke that followed. The vails purpose was that to show that no one could get to God but God had a better way planned. In the beginning, God walked with Adam and Eve but something separated them, sin. Mat 27:50-51 Christ died and then something happened to the vail. God raised up a new tabernacle not made by man but by God. Up until the minute that Christ died the tabernacle was used, the fire for the Altar was still stoked, the bread was still made, the lamps still burnt and the incense still smoldered. But when Christ died, it all stopped and the vail was torn in two. At that point God was saying, come in. It was the greatest example of love and making a way for ALL to be saved and be with Him in Heaven. They did try to fix the vail and placed it right back up. In some religions they are still waiting for the Messiah. They are blind to the truth that Christ has already come, died and rose again while we are waiting for His second coming. Isa 59:1-2 everyone is a sinner but thru Christ those sins are washed clean allowing anyone and everyone that accepts Christ to be with God in Heaven for eternity. Still today there is a vail upon many people's heart. That vail separates you from God. God has opened the vail, His vail to all. It's up to you to rip and remove your hearts vail to accept Christ. Psa 66:18 this is the unbelief, the vail that separates you from God.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 17, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|Altar of Incense|
|Exodus 30:1-10 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Inside the Holy Place
The Table of Show Bread
Altar of Incense
Top of the Altar of Incense
Coals from the Bronze Altar was to be brought to the Altar of Incense. The incense was to be burnt 24/7. The continues incense is something that's odd to us because we do not follow it any longer. The smoke was continuous and perpetual which is the same as His intercession that He has for us now, Heb 7. It was enjoyable to God, sweet smelling to Him. Christ is our incense now. The incense is exclusive, Ex 30:7-8. Heb 7:25 Jesus is making intersession for us constantly.
Ex 30:34-37 there was only one thing that God would accept and it was specific. We also have the only acceptable form and that is Jesus Christ. He alone is the only way unto Heaven and ones salvation. Rom 8:26-28
It's important that it's exclusive. Two times a day the incense was to be placed on the altar. It was a constant stream of smell. No strange fire was to be brought, it was to be pure. Just as today, if you try to do it yourself God will not accept it. Nothing other than Jesus Christ will God accept. Religion, church attendance, baptisms or works will never get one into Heaven. It's a strange fire, offering and will not be accepted by God for your salvation. John 14:6
There is still power in the mediation. You should be very careful of your lifestyle and how you live. Death has been on our trail since we were born into this world. But, God gave us a way to escape thru Jesus Christ alone that we may escape death to live in Heaven for eternity BUT only if Jesus Christ is accepted as your savior. Rom 8:30-39
The offering has been made and the incense is burning. Come and accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 10, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|The Menorah; The Importance Of Light In The Darkness|
|Exodus 25:31-40 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Every day the priest would enter into the Holy Place. The table of show bread was ate and the oil and wicks were trimmed. The lamp was representing the tree of life and even Jesus referred to Himself as the vine and branches. Buds represent something is about to happen. A talent of gold is about 75 pounds cost in todays time, $1.25 million. The math on the lamp total is seven, a perfect number for the branches. In order to get into the Holiest of Holies there must be some light. Natural light was not in the Holy Place therefore there had to be a source of light created.
The oil had to be pure oil and had to be beaten, not pressed. Just as Jesus wasn't pressed but He was beaten to make us pure. God could have made the the lamps to never burn out but He required new oil every morning. Just as us, we need fueled every day by Jesus.
Knops being buds, something that had not yet bloomed. At some point a bud will form a flower, then will form a fruit.
Once you're saved, called out of the darkness, a light will forever shine the path to righteousness. Natural light can not illuminate the Word of God, it can not get one to God. Except the light of God draw one, that is the only way. So until you're lost you can't be saved, until you're sick you can't be healed. God is the only one that knows the path because He sees beyond what we can ever seen. While Jesus was in the world He was the light of the world. BUT, He left and and filled us the saved with His light. Without Him leaving there would have been no way for the light to be left inside Christians. Back before Jesus came to earth times were truly dark but when Jesus fulfilled the plan of salvation, He left a light for us to always have. His word is the brightest light that could ever be. In Heaven there is no need for a sun because God Himself is the light that shines. His light shines so bright that there are no shadows in Heaven.
There are times when we will be in dark places. We can not fight them with the flesh but with the spiritual darts provided by Gods Word.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 6, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|Romans 8:10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The key to life is Romans 8:2. At one time there was a time when slavery was ok and not against the law. A slave owner would tell his slaves what to do and when to do it. But something changed and the Emmancipation Proclimation was created and therefore freed all slaves from their owners. Even though that change took place there were still slave owners even though they owned no slaves. They were still known as a slave owner just as the slave was known as a former slave. Just as in death, the body can not speak. If we are a Christian we should shut our body down to the flesh and let only God work thru us. You can never please God thru the flesh but only thru the spirit. It's Gods will to see the lost saved and those to live in a life abundantly. We open the door to sin each and every time because we live in the flesh but we should remove those things. If one plays with sin the sooner it'll burn you. Once you open the door to sin it might be small at first but it'll soon add up and become larger to where it can quickly overcome. We should be very careful with the things that we partake of and make sure it's of God and not of the devil. One must leave sin alone, turn from it and not return to it. The "slave owner" still lives today and calls to everyone in order to control them. The slave owner being Satan wants all of us to be controlled in order to be destroyed. He hates everyone and wants everyone to be with him in an eternal fire. He wants to control the Christians life so that they stumble and create a false example of God and His love. Satan wants to control the lost persons life in order to rid the world of Christians because he hates God. The Christian should never give in to sin. Put your eyes in the Word of God and know what it means to be a child of God.|
|Preached by Steve Howard on September 3, 2017 (Sunday Evening).|
|Do You Love Him?|
|John 21:15-17 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
Many will acknowledge that they live Christ but the question is do we do them, proving it. Love is both a noun and verb but is usually an action, a verb. Does God not have the right to ask us if we really love Him? Do we not offend Him daily causing a him to question us? Many have made a career of the self calling of a pastor but God does the calling not man. God has every right to question us. Many love the world more than God. Following the worlds fleshly wants and needs. Many care more about what others are going to think than what God knows.
Agapeo is what is being asked in verses 15 and 16 but in 17 it changes to phileo which is meaning dearly.
15 and 16 is a comparison of the others and Peter's love. 17 is a direct question to Peter's love towards Christ not comparing others love. So there was a question of caring in verses 15 and 16 but true love was asked in 17.
What's scary to a hypocrite is the all the while knowing that God knows the truth. If you're trying to prove your love for God in your church service or attendance then you've lost the point. You'll serve God because you can't help it and He is everything.
Jesus gave some mandates on our love towards Him. One was to feed the His sheep, the followers of Christ. Feed would be to bring food and have to be a nurturer.
Doesn't the flesh say we forgive but we doubt trusting them again? Most want to be associated to Jesus Christ only if it pushes their agenda. One can't love until love is first received.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 3, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|