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22 In [en] the body [soma] of his [autos] flesh [sarx] through [dia] death, [thanatos] to present [paristemi] you [humas] holy [hagios] and [kai]unblameable[amomos] and [kai]unreproveable[anegkletos] in his [autos] sight: [katenopion]KJV-Interlinear
22 yet He has now reconciled you
in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and
blameless and beyond reproach NASB
Of the seven holy days
throughout the year (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets,
Atonement, and Tabernacles), the Day of Atonement was the most significant.
On the Day of
Atonement, the High Priest entered into the second room of the Tabernacle (the
Holy of Holies) twice, and sprinkled the blood of the sacrificed animal, onto
the Mercy Seat.
Day of Atonement means
to cover.Today the holiday is called
Yom Kippur, which means the day of covering.
Jesus Christ went to
the Cross on the Passover, was placed into the grave just as the Feast of the
Unleavened Bread began, and arose three days later, which is the celebration of
First Fruits.Forty days later, at
Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given and that is when the Church Age
In the fall of the
year, the celebration of Trumpets (the calling out) will occur, and this is
representative of the Rapture.The Day
of Atonement is representative of the Judgment Seat of Christ, while the Feast
of Tabernacles represents the regathering for the Millennial reign of Christ.
All of these things
were made possible because of one reason and one reason only, and that is
because Jesus Christ, who is God, became man in the flesh, just as you and I
are members of the human race.
And in so doing went to
the Cross as true humanity, and paid the price for sins in our place.That set the stage for Jesus Christs conquest
of sin (corruption), spiritual death (separation from God), and physical death
(limitations in life).
Christ redeemed man from
the slave market of sin, reconciled man to God with the destruction of these
barriers, and propitiated God on behalf of us, with His work.
When the blood was
symbolically sprinkled onto the Mercy Seat, that
represented the complete covering as a result of Christs work on the
Above the Mercy Seat
were two angels on either end, one representing the Righteousness of God and
the other representing the Justice of God.
Both (righteousness and
justice) looking down on the Mercy Seat and seeing the covering of the Mercy
Seat, with the work of Christ from the Cross, and all of this symbolically representing
the satisfaction (propitiation) of God as to the sufficiency of the work of
Christ in obtaining salvation (redemption, reconciliation, propitiation) for
Christ s work satisfies
Gods stringent demands.Righteousness
demands perfection.Justice demands
punishment.And all of this in such a
manner as to provide a legitimate restoration of mans relationship with God,
without compromising Gods perfect character and truth.
Those who are disinterested
in God or truth will be typically liberal minded.Not political liberalism, but spiritual
liberalism.Liberalism is the tendency
to compromise away all principles of value, in exchange for lesser values
designed for convenience or expediency.
Gods values are strict
and unchangeable, and maintain the highest of standards, and do not follow the
course of mans relative values or arguments.
As a result, you and I
have the opportunity (potential), of being made perfect (without blemish,
untainted, blameless), and thus presentable before God Himself, in a manner of
His choosing and not of our choosing.
All religions of the
world, all cults, all philosophies, etc, differ from Christianity because of
these principles.The sin nature drives
their principles, which fundamentally reject the work of Christ altogether.
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.
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