Enter In, the First Dimension

October 10, 2016

Enter In, the First Dimension 

Jeremiah 7:2

Stand in the gate of the LORD’S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all [ye of] Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.

When Moses was given instruction by God to build the tabernacle, there were three dimensions to its construction.  There was the outer court where only the Jewish people could come in, those who were the circumcised Jews.  Strangers and uncircumcised could not enter in.  Ezekiel 44:9  says, “Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that [is] among the children of Israel” 

The tabernacle is a very in depth study as God reveals through its structure and protocol an outline of spiritual worship, communion and relationship with God.  We could not begin to touch on all these in this brief discourse.  What the Lord has impressed is to just look briefly at the entrance to each one.  As we come into Christ, the first thing we come to understand is that God is God and that our sin has made a separation whereby we are outside of Him.  In that place of the world, ruled by sin and death we come to understand that all that is outside of Him is subject to the judgement of God because it stands in opposition to Him. The good news is that “God so loved the world, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).”  Jesus was the perfect lamb, offered upon the altar of the Cross to make atonement for our sins, to bring us into “at-one-ment” with the Heavenly Father.  By His blood and faith in Him we now, as strangers, uncircumcised outsiders, could find entrance into the outer court experience of salvation and relationship with God.  With that, our relationship with God went from an impersonal, fearful, understanding clouded in ignorance to one where when we received Him into our hearts by faith, He became a personal, loving, Abba (Daddy) God.  One where we reverence Him with all awe and respect, but one where we know He is a God who is personally interested in every aspect of our lives and existence.  

The first thing one encountered when entering the entrance to the outer-court of the tabernacle was the Brazen Altar.  This is where the sin offerings were made for the people and the blood of animals was shed as symbol of the life that must sacrificed for sin and it’s consequences.  Jesus became that for us.  His blood is essential to every dimension that we come into in our spiritual walk with Him.  It is our righteousness, it is our covering, protection and sanctification.  Without the blood of Christ we have no place in Him.  There is wonder working power in the Blood and we can never offer enough praise and thankfulness to our Lord who has provided that for us.  Romans 9:10-12 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”  We have found access and entrance into the outer court whether we are Jew or Gentile through the blood of Jesus and by faith confessing His name as the Lord of our lives.  This is our salvation entrance.

Blessings,

#kent

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