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Life and Death Tongue

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The Epistle to the Hebrews
Chapter 9

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Tree of Life and Death Tongue in the Bible

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Glad to have you back for more Daily Bread. In our study today, Paul elaborates still more about Jesus as the High Priest of the New Testament. He shows the Hebrews that the patterns or "shadows" of things to come, were symbolic of the New Testament.

The first covenant also had rules for worship, and a worldly sanctuary (or the Tabernacle).

Exodus 25:8

And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

A Model of the Tabernacle:

For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread (holy bread); which is called the sanctuary (also the holy place).

Exodus 26:35

And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all ...

Exodus 26:33

And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

Which had the golden censer (in which incense was burned),

Leviticus 16:12

And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil ...

And the Ark of the Covenant overlaid round about with gold,

Exodus 25:10-11

10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Wherein was the golden pot that had manna,

Exodus 16:33

And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.

And Aaron's rod that budded,

Numbers 17:8

And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

And the tables of the covenant;

Exodus 25:21

And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat;

Exodus 25:17-20

17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

But that is enough details. Now when these things were put in order this way, the priests always went into the first tabernacle (called the holy place or the sanctuary), To perform the service of God. But into the second (the Most Holy Place) the high priest alone went once every year, with blood of the offerings, which he offered for himself, (the blood of a bullock) and for the errors of the people (the blood of a goat).

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This yearly celebration was called the Day of Atonement. You can read more about this "shadow" at the Feast Shadows page of Christianity Oasis.

The Holy Ghost uses all this to point out that the way into the holiest of all (the way into the Most Holy Place, or the way to enter into the presence of God) was not yet opened, while the first tabernacle was still standing: Which was a figure (form, symbol, representation, example, copy, shadow in those days when they offered both gifts and sacrifices, that couldn't make the high priest perfect, as pertaining to the conscience.

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Their ceremonies couldn't make the priest pure and take away guilt or bring peace to the soul ... Nothing could do that but the blood of Jesus. Jesus opened the door once and for all for us to step into God's presence because by forgiveness through His death, we are now worthy to be called pure, being cleansed by His blood. Now take a look at more ways of how Paul shows that death brings life.

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, makes holy and purifies the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, clean your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason, Jesus is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of His death, for the redemption of the sins that were under the Old Testament, they who are called, might receive the promise of eternal inheritance (life). Because where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator lives.

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You can compare a testament to a will. A will doesn't become valid until the testator dies. Death seals the covenant, or brings it to life.

Not even the Old Testament was established without blood (death). For when Moses had spoken every rule to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying,

Exodus 24:8

... Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

He also sprinkled both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry with blood. And almost all things are by the law purified with blood; and without the shedding of blood (death) is no remission (forgiveness, life).

So it was necessary that the patterns (shadows) of things in the heavens should be cleansed with these (the blood of calves and goats, etc); but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true (shadows of the real holy place); but Christ is entered into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest entered into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world has He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for Him.

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Join in again next time in our study of Paul's letter to the Hebrews as he compares the sacrifices of the Old Testament with the ultimate sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ, right here at Daily Bread.

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