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September 18, 2019 8:00 am
He went to God and he petition in the half of the Israelites concerning their physical needs, but he also petition God in the holy of holies by offering sacrifices so they would kill a sheep or an ox or does and they would actually shed blood. But what kind of blood was that folks at what kind of blood does a sheep have. It has non-eternal blood it blood, its lifeblood, but it's non-eternal blood so you can kill or sacrifice an animal and you are shedding blood symbolizing life, but it's non-eternal blood. It's not eternal blood.
So when Jesus came, Jesus gave his body, there is the grain offering the flash offering.
But then he gave essentially his blood but his blood was not a non-eternal blood. This was the blood of the Lamb of God, eternal blood.
This is life giving blood so that when Jesus died upon the cross, when he gave his life giving eternal blood through his shed blood now become in with his offering of his body, which is my all time and eternity, but essentially I receive an eternal blood transfusion so that not Jesus is my high priest gives me eternal life by his blood.
I have not reconciled me to write this blog somebody say amen perhaps are times in our lives with the word great overused. We have a great high priest just scratches the surface. This is The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible preaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist and pastor at today's message. Our great high priest is a matter that were starting a two-part message today and tomorrow studying God's word about this intercessor that we have our great high just a few months will Bible to God's word together. But first, know this, we are available for you. We would love to connect with you. Pray with you, pray for you and we can do that a number of ways keyboard firstname.lastname@example.org phone that 866-899-WORD. That's 866-899-9673 now Dr. Don Wilton we are about to see some things that I want you to know so just let me put this out on the table right now you and I can go into the holy of I've got some incredible news to share today. Watch this folks.
You don't need a priest. You don't need a minister you don't need a temple. You don't need all you don't need a church. You don't need sacrifices you don't need relics, icons, you don't need anything let me put it into southern terminology. Maybe you'll understand. You don't need nothing accepting Jesus. Jesus is our high priest. He made it possible.
And today this is a humdinger I'm going to need five hours to explain this to you.
There's so much this is incredible. Alright everybody get out your Bibles openly Hebrews chapter 4, you must see this for yourself.
I want you to know that what I'm about to share with you about our great high priest is not something that I'm making up. This is in the Bible. This is in the book and it's all made possible because of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So I bought a lot of different components that I'm going to be giving to you today. In the beginning part of this message. I'm going to be showing you a number of different things and then it's all going to come together all right all benefit together. God will do that is Holy Spirit will do that. So when you get to Hebrews chapter 4 verse 14 we read about what we've just been singing Garrett is I want to read it for you. Hebrews chapter 4 and verse 14 and I'm going to explain some of this is difficult, but on the Tronics fine since then we have a great high priest who has tossed through the heavens, Jesus the son of God. Interesting. The other type of both Jesus and his humanity, the son of God. His deity going to show you in a minute, Jesus in his humanity as God made it possible for a people like you and me to come into his presence into the presence of a holy and a righteous God, and that we no longer need to go through a temple or a priest or a preacher or anything other than the Lord Jesus and Mary that verse again since then we have a great high priest response through the heavens, Jesus the son of God. On this basis, let us hold lost to our confession.
That means you can take hold of you all believe in Christ, your faith in Christ as a Christian. This is something of eternal value. This is absolute.
I watch the explanation in verse 54. We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with us in our weaknesses, but do in every respect is being tempted as we are yet without sin, and because of that verse 16 about some great news everybody look at me name it what you going through right now. What are you dealing with a son, daughter, family issues, difficulties, name it anything.
Nine. Anything that you are dealing with now does a verse just for you and for me. Let us therefore with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, we just been singing about the throne of God in order that we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need. God is going to give to you mercy and he's going to pull out on you his grace. So right now I'm going to say to you, you can come directly to God. Everybody watch me some of you are dealing with some very, very tough things. Some of you are dealing with things in your heart and life right now that are so hard and so tough, so heart wrenching your heart is about to break you can come to God through Jesus because Jesus is our great high priest, you don't need me to do that don't need the church doesn't want you to bring a relic or offer a sacrifice.
You can just go straight to him with confidence and when you do that you will be brought into the very throne of God.
We have a talk about that in a minute and what's going to happen you going to receive mercy. Just think about that word mercy God's gonna pour out his mercy, but he's going to confer upon you his grace that sees unmerited favor.
So watch this you are going to find favor in the heart of God. That means your circumstance which is brought before him, what ever that need is is going to find God's favor. That's why burdens are lifted when you come to Calvary now watch how this works because back in this time when this was written there were high priests and there was a temple I'm going to show your picture that not just right now hold on for a minute for me with that picture. I want to show to you in a minute but I'd like to read this to watch what happens in chapter 5 for every high priest chosen from among men. Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on the half of man in relation to God offering two things which they did back then when the children of Israel. Aaron was the first high priest. Remember Moses and Aaron and you go back into Leviticus chapter 16 if I can give you a cross reference you read about the Aaronic priesthood.
In other words, what God instructed Aaron to do in the half of the Jewish people and everything you have to do in relation to God through the temple the tabernacle. It was cool and there's a lot involved in the and there was a part of the tabernacle of the temple that only the high priest could going to an essentially the high priest didn't seem to around two things to offering there was the grain offering, which have to do with the things pertaining to the need of man. Just think of food in a simplistic way. And then there was the blood offering which have to do with the life of man. So the high priest was engaged essentially and I'm being very simplistic now I'm just boiling this down for you, the high priest did two things on be harmful in the half of the Jewish people. He went to God and he petitioned in the half of the Israelites concerning their physical needs, but he also petitioned God in the holy of holies by offering sacrifices so they would kill a sheep or an ox or does and they would actually shed blood. But what kind of blood was that folks what kind of blood does a sheep have. It has non-eternal blood it blood, its lifeblood, but it's non-eternal blood so you can kill or sacrifice an animal and you are shading blood symbolizing life, but it's non-eternal blood. It's non-eternal blood. So when Jesus came, Jesus gave his body, that is, the grain offering the flash offering.
But then he gave essentially his blood but his blood was not a non-eternal blood. This was the blood of the Lamb of God, eternal blood. This is life giving blood so that when Jesus died upon the cross, when he is life-giving eternal blood through his blood now become in use with his offering up his body, which is my all time and eternity, but essentially I receive an eternal blood transfusion so that not Jesus.
My praise gives me eternal life by blood. I have not reconciled me to write this blog somebody say back with more of Dr. God's message high priest of gaining that understanding markable intercessor. Dr. Don Wilton remind you that we be happy to intercede for you right now pray with you and for you at 86689866899967. We love to be a part of your support system. Pray you through what you're going through right now.
We believe it's it's it's a coincidence he is is my bride would say it's not an accident you're listening to this broadcast in this message. Dr. Wilson right now God's kind of orchestrated our time to presenting this message and for you to be hearing it got stirred your heart in unique ways with questioning Word, the Bible itself again we're here for you 24 hours a day at 866899 word that's 86689996730 would love to meet with you keyboard keyboard as we say our email@example.com@The Encouraging Word.org. It's also we will find that phone number and other ways to connect especially with the discipline of spending time in God's word. Every day we have a number of resources, physical resources, a little quarterly booklet. We put out with the daily Encouraging Word Bible guide from Dr. Don. We have daily emails from Dr. Don.
You can sign up for right now on the website. You can even text the word daily. The 30500 and sign up that way. That's daily to 30500 to sign up for daily email from Dr. Don words of encouragement from God's word and from Dr. Wilton or just know we're ready to meet your needs. If we can in any way possible. At 866899 word that's 866899673. Again, we continue with this two day series on our great high priest with Dr. Don Wilton, let's get back to the Bible teaching right now where all this to he can deal gently with white wood because he himself is beset with weakness.
Because of this he is a black that is the high priest to offer sacrifices for his own sin. Just as he does for those of the people and no one takes its honor for himself, but I need when called by God. Just as so also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest but was appointed by him who said to him, that is God the father himself. You are my son and today I have begotten you member that little word you get it in John chapter 3 verse 16 God so loved the world that he gave his only unique, only begotten son only one-of-a-kind.
Nobody can take the place of the Lord Jesus and he says in verse six, in another place your priest forever. Off to the order of Melchizedek and I love verse 789 10 but I don't have time to get Golda back to the all right now let's try and understand Jesus is our high priest first question I'm going off is where exactly is God.
We know that God is everywhere is all-powerful God is everywhere, but as you speak.
God has a dwelling place is going to be very important. God is in heaven. But where exactly in heaven and on the can we pinpoint God we can't pinpoint God, but we've got a jolly good idea of where he is 90s everywhere because he is God he is Spirit, but he has a throne and he is seated on his throne drawn on the island of Patmos in the Mediterranean Sea drawn is given this vision in Revelation chapter 4 begins. What is known as the seven year tribulation.
And during the seven year tribulation.
We got a picture of God on his throne up in heaven and we got a picture of old people who been left behind on the earth, so the picture essentially from Revelation chapter 4 is two pictures one is up in heaven where God is. The other is on earth where man is selling Revelation chapter 4. Something happens often. This I looked up, and behold a goal I door standing open in heaven. So watch me here John in his vision by the Holy Spirit looks up any season goal standing open. Where is that in heaven and in heaven he sees from Chapter 4 Chapter 5 again. The book of Revelation he sees Jesus seated at the right hand of God and Amy's hand. He's got a scroll, which is the title deed to the because God owns everything and Jesus is the only one who has the authority to open the title deed of that which he owns and so you begin to follow the three judgments the seal judgments.
The seven trumpet judgments and then the seven bowl judgments and at the end of the seven bowl judgments something happens, folks. So go to chapter 19 quickly. Everybody turned Revelation chapter 19 and verse 11 in Revelation chapter 19.
Once again, I saw heaven opened, this time there is no discussion about a goal in Revelation 4 heaven opens in order to receive believers into heaven in Revelation chapter 19.
Heaven opens not to take us up into heaven but to let Jesus and all believers of heaven, you with me now. We've got a picture up there somewhere where you are not better understand we know it's not because Jesus went up when he came out of the drive. When he ascended on the Mount of olives, Jesus went up we know heaven is up and we know he went up to be seated at the right hand of the father. Now the Bible is about to tell us something. I just read to you something. Jesus is our high priest because he parsed through the heaven the temple that is spoken of in the Old Testament and leading up to A.D. 70, which was 14 years. Often Jesus died look something like this. It was an elaborate structure and surrounding temple worship was every kind of conceivable affect to try and come into the presence of God.
For example, they would wash themselves. It was cold, ceremonial washing, they would bring in all kinds of sacrifices by the way, do you member when Jesus came into the temple.
What was it that he found he found money changes right he found those that sold sheep and oxen and doves. Why were they selling sheep and oxen in the because that was part of temple worship and from the time of Aaron, only but only the priest could go into that part of the tape.
Only the high priest, there were only about 63 high priests elected or appointed from the time of Aaron until the time that we are talking about right now. Now there were many priests thousands of priest, but only one high priest, only one chief priest and he was the one who would go into the holy of holies he was the only one, and he was the only one who could have direct access to God.
And when he went into the holy of holies, he petitioned God in the half of the people.
That's how they came to hear from God.
And that's how they came into quote unquote into contact with God and so once a year to make for the people, the high priest would entering the holy of holies.
What did he do, he would into the optical he would go through the holy place, and he would go into the holy of holy. The problem laws that Jesus came because man could not. He could not satisfy the requirements of the righteous and holy God it was not enough man kept failing in his pursuit to have peace with God and so God so loved the school that he gave his only son, the Lord Jesus to come down to the server and take upon himself the sin of the world, yet he himself knew no sin, and he went to the cross and gave his life he gave his body to be broken. He gave his lap. His blood which she so that through him when cried when God raised him from the dead through the resurrection of Jesus. He conquered sin and death and the grave so that when you and I give our hearts and lives to Jesus. When we confess our sin to him and repent of our sin. As the Holy Spirit draws us into the heart of God. So it is that we are brought into a reconciled with God which allows us to come and approach the very throne of God with confidence now that the tabernacle therefore became only a limited copy of the real thing. Jesus said this cup is the new covenant in my blood. This is the way you do it. You no longer go through the temple. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life.
No one comes to the father but through me. This is the better way because I am the Christ powerful day of teaching here in the Wednesday edition of The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton Dr. Donnelly back in just a moment to complete our thoughts about today and how God could be using his word, the Bible itself, to stir us change to stir us to make a course correction, and adjustment in her life. As a matter fact, here's Dr. Don with more God has spoken to you hesitantly and you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you right now. Would you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I can face my sin to the Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and save me today and forgive me for my sin. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
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