A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Worship In The Earthly Tabernacle”, Acts 9:1) Then verily the first Covenant had also ordinances of Divine Service, and a worldly Sanctuary. 2) For there was a Tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the Sanctuary (or Holy). 3) And after the second veil, the Tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Exodus 40:3. 4) Which had the golden censer, and the Ark of the Covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the Covenant; Exodus 25:16; Deuteronomy 10:2, 5. 5) And over it the Cherubims (Angels) of Glory shadowing the mercy seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Leviticus 16:2. 6) Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first Tabernacle, accomplishing the Service of God. Daniel 8:11. 7) But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: Exodus 30:10. 8) The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the Holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first Tabernacle was yet standing: 9) Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts, and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10) Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. Leviticus 11:25; Ephesians 2:15.
Quest Study Bible – v2-4, Tabernacle. Read more about the Tabernacle in Exodus 25-27. v4-5, Ark of the Covenant. Read more about the Ark in Exodus 25:10-22. v9, What good were sacrifices that didn’t clear the worshiper’s conscience? The Old Testament sacrifices had value, even though they could not permanently relieve a person’s conscience. First, the loss of life and blood pointed to the awful consequences of sin. Second, the sacrifices underscored the Holiness and Justice of God. Finally, the sacrifices affirmed the worshiper’s faith in the True God. The Israelite’s sacrifices helped set them apart from their pagan neighbors as God’s people.
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