Monday, June 18, 2012

And there I will meet with thee

Daily Light Devotions - June 18 - Morning

... And there I will meet with thee.

And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel. 1 

By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing  2 

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.  3 

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,  by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,  let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  4 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 5 

and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.  6 

For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.  7 

1 Ex 25:21,22; 
2 Heb 9:8; 
3 Matt 27:50,51; 
4 Heb 10:19,20,22; 
5 Heb 4:16; 
6 Rom 3:24,25; 
7 Eph 2:18

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