Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being!
3 Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.
4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. 5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
6 But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.
7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. 8 But God found fault with the people and said:
“The days are coming, declares the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
9 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.
Jesus provides the Holy Spirit in this life to believers. Not after we are part of Heaven. Now. Today.
We can be in the Word of God. And find Peace.
Apply scriptural truth so you won’t drift away from God’s will. God's will is Joy.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
The joy of the Lord is our strength
Pay attention to your prayer life to God. Seek to see good. I saw good today and goodness. I was privileged to see a husband finding a way to have healthcare for his wife. Using communication and diligence. Seeing them agree this is not a big deal in three years, but a baby is. I saw a child provide empathy in vast reservoirs, making her life meaningful. I saw a parent provide his time to enrich his two children for an hour. I saw a Bishop, who is busy, counsel two people with great care and kindness. I say a husband really apologize to his wife and forgiveness is given. And he was asked for forgiveness as well from his wife.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
Real life provides Circumstances. Circumstances will be difficult. Saw those today too. Talk will circle. God is faithful. I'm resting there. We have a choice sometimes to continue the nit pick or quit and have peace. The Bible tells us not to to become easily unsettled or alarmed. Avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
Jesus tells us the Word of God is alive today. If He asks us to stretch out our hand for goodness. He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. We will be restored in providing goodness.
Father God. I'm praying for solutions and peace in my life and in my family. I expect You and we shall see You. I give You thanks. In Jesus. Amen.
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