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10 We have
[echo] an altar [thusiasterion],
whereof [ek] [hos] they have [echo] no [ou] right [exousia] to eat [phago] which serve [latreuo] the
tabernacle [skene]. KJV-Interlinear
10 We have
an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. NASB
Of all of the sacrifices
held throughout the year, the sacrifice held on the Day of Atonement was the
During the rest of the
year, the priests of the Levitical Priesthood had the right to eat from the
animals who were offered in sacrifice and burned on the alter, but on the Day
of Atonement, no one had that right. The
animal was taken outside of the city and destroyed permanently.
So also, Christ was
sentenced inside of the city, and taken outside of the city to be
crucified. Jerusalem is an illustration of peace, the
peace which comes from doctrine as well as residence with God. Neither sin nor mans works have any place inside
The tabernacle represents
the Levitical Law, the law of Mt. Sinai. It represents the works of man and the
condemnation of mankind. Anyone who
serves mans condemnation, cannot serve the alter of God, for mans works are
rejected in Gods plan and are not a part of Gods salvation work.
Our alter is Christ, the
one true alter and the one true sacrifice.
In His work we have no part We
did not help in His accomplishment. We are merely the recipients of the gift of
His work for us.
So again, as the previous
verse states, do not get carried away nor be carried away with the accomplishments
of your own effort or invention.
Most folks in this world
see their getting ahead as being by means of their own effort. They plot and plan and maneuver and
manipulate and hope their way through life.
They wish for the breaks, the contacts, the edge which will get them
ahead so that they will have, or be in a position to get, the things they want.
Some just want marriage and
a happy life, others have great ambitions and seek approbation, position, fame,
fortune, notoriety and so forth. When
doctrine is excluded from the life, then your only alternative is to sell your
soul, which is in effect what you are doing by excluding doctrine from your
life. You are selling it to the world.
The profit return on your
sale will always end up zero. And
actually that return will be much lower than zero, because by giving up on
doctrine you give away all of the blessings that accompany it.
Anyone who ignores God and
doctrine, anyone who is indifferent toward God and doctrine, anyone who rejects
God and doctrine, anyone who substitutes their own beliefs for that which God
and doctrine offer, anyone who compromises (modifies) that which God offers, to
all of these, no right is given to participate in Gods reward.
Remember that there are two
mountains upon whose alter you can approach life Sinai and Zion. Mt. Sinai
represents mans efforts and that effort is condemned. Mt.
Zion represents Christ s
effort and that effort is acknowledged by God the Father. That effort is blessed. That effort is grace.
The whole point of this
verse is, make your priority decisions based on truth and not emotion. Make the right choice for what path in life
you want to pursue. The right choice is
through Christ. The wrong choice is to
figure it all out yourself and let the world in one of its many invented
beliefs, lead you astray.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.