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.
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.
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.
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.
For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.
No better explanation was needed why Paul left the Temple to proclaim the Salvation of Jesus.
My son had a talk in 8th grader - his friend is Jewish. He asked Cal to give him biblical proofs of the Old Testament tell of Jesus Christ. His Jewish friend said this is not time to talk up Jesus, just get out the Bible and show him the Old Testament. So my son had been given 100 Proofs of Jesus that week in Youth Group and got out the list and showed his friend.
His friend said that it would kill his father, so when his father was dead, he now knew Jesus is the Lord and when his father died, he would attend the Christian Church. He said that the whole Temple sits in Yom Kippur and this is the saddest day of the year. Do they ever know if their sorrow was forgiven?
For the sin that we have committed under stress or through choice;
For the sin that we have committed in stubbornness or in error;
For the sin that we have committed in the evil meditations of the heart;
For the sin that we have committed by word of mouth;
For the sin that we have committed through abuse of power;
For the sin that we have committed by exploitation of neighbors;
For all these sins, O God of forgiveness, bear with us, pardon us, forgive us!
He said that for weeks afterward everyone is sad. And they had discussed if was because animal sacrifice ended at the time of Jesus' natural death. But still there is tremendous guilt. Very sad for good people trying to reach God.
This is the Scriptures saying why Rabbi Lycanthra of Lystra, Israel has his letters exist from 2 millenniums - they state his mourning the Book of Acts happening right there around him, Rabbi Lycanthra is proclaiming, with fear and sorrow, he worries the end of Judaism with the miracles of Jesus.
Jesus Christ is alive today and working.
~ You change hearts and lives the way You brought water into the best wine.
~ People of faith expect Your Word to heal, and You do this.
~ Women who were in sick beds get up and attend to You, Father God, happily.
~ Men who hope for prosperity are overwhelmed with what You catch.
~ When Jesus is asked if He is kind enough to heal, Jesus not only proclaims healing but of His eagerness to restore.
~ Jesus tells us our bodies and our minds and our sins are connected and Jesus forgives us.
~ People grab hold of Jesus so earnestly, they are content with the fringe of His coat and then they must speak up why they would hold on to Jesus. No one this close to Jesus comes away unhealed.
~ Jesus takes what a boy hands him and creates a miraculous wonder debated for two millenniums.
~ Jesus tells us as He wants to save the world in His Sacrifice and knows 10 lepers where healed and only one turned back to give thanks.
~ Jesus is about to die and He reaches forth to heal his enemies and give them the opportunity to Hear.
~ Jesus goes with the people overwhelmed with fear and present circumstance and creates calm and peace.
~ Jesus tells us He would never leave or forsake us and He shows His Disciples His True Path in Ascending. Telling us that 2 millenniums later this is the Truth, Way and Life.
Father God, when we worry, we can wrap our arms around You. You will always care for us and be Steadfast. We thank You, You hear all prayers and we look for the mysteries in this life - Your answers will be held Up as Heaven removes our worries and we Live with You now and always. We ask for Your blessings, for ourselves, the ones we love and this Nation. In Jesus, who has done the work of atonement between Father God and mankind. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †