Papyrus 46 Hebrews 9 within two or three generations of the life of Jesus
Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence.
It is called the Holy Place.
3 Behind the second curtain was a second section
called the Most Holy Place, 4 having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron's staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant. 5
Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing
the mercy seat.
Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
6 These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties,
Luke 1 Zechariah and the Annunciation from God as told to him from the Angel Gabriel.
7 but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people. 8 By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing 9 (which is symbolic for the present age).[ According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper, 10 but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.
The Ark of the Covenant never did dwell in the Second Temple. The return of the Babylon Slaves began by throwing out the Remnant caring for the ruins and worshiping God. Jesus went to Samaria, the woman at the well in John's Holy Gospel to tell of His Divinity. The old system was rules and schedules and animal slaughter. Jesus proclaims in His Sacrifice the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Eternity and bringing Heaven to our lives - is Now. Making our prayer to Father God waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up there, but we can say with Jesus, "Father, the 12 open Pearl gates are right here, Your Throne right here, in confidence, I offer my prayer to the One Who Loves Me Most. And ask in Confidence, Jesus has covered me with His Name. Amen."
11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places,
Ephesians records Father God fills the Heavens. It is written Jesus has seen all of the Heavens. And if asked, dwells in every cell, every thought and every decision we will make - Father God likes to be invited again and again to know we throw open our doors as He keeps open the 12 Gates of Heaven. Always.
not by means of the blood of goats and calves
but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works
to serve the living God!
15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant,
so that those who are called
may receive the promised eternal inheritance,
since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.
18 Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and
without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world.
But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Father God! You have said! The 12 open Pearl gates are right here, Your Throne right here, in confidence, I offer my prayer to the One Who Loves Me Most.
I Thank You for my eyesight continuing to recover from cataract surgery. I can see from my eye for the first time in six years and this week I read with my eye for the First Time. My vision continues to improve. Thank You, Father!
I lift up Edward for Your Mercy, Edward continues to find each day - something good and pleasant. Help him have Life Abundant - what we all pray for ourselves and our children and our parents and when we know Jesus - to have an easy call to be at Home with You.
I lift up the widows I have spoken to recently and the adult children who have had parents go Home to Jesus. We love Father God and He has provided for us a Great Reunion - Ephesians 3 tells us Families LIVE in Heaven together.
We lift up the people who You have Given to us to pray for each day, knowing God Lives in their Soul. Grant them help with the Prayers they have asked us to Pray for. We ask Your blessings on the ones we love. AND THANK YOU GOD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER DAILY!
We Lift up our Nation and look with Expectation for Good News.
We ask in Confidence, Jesus has covered me with His Name. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †