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Sanctuary – Part 2 [Crosier]

I believe the SANCTUARY, to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, is the New Jerusalem Temple, of which Christ is a minister. THE LORD SHEW ME IN VISION, MORE THAN ONE YEAR AGO, THAT BROTHER CROSIER HAD THE TRUE LIGHT, ON THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY, &C; AND THAT IT WAS HIS WILL, THAT BROTHER C. SHOULD WRITE OUT THE VIEW WHICH HE GAVE US IN THE DAY-STAR, EXTRA, FEBRUARY 7, 1846. I FEEL FULLY AUTHORIZED BY THE LORD, TO RECOMMEND THAT EXTRA, TO EVERY SAINT. {WLF 12.8 1847}
THE DAY-STAR EXTRA
Saturday, February 7, 1846.
The Sanctuary by O. R. L. Crozier
PART ONE OF FOUR
THE LAW OF MOSES
Ml4.4 >REMEMBER YE THE LAW OF MOSES MY SERVANT, WHICH I COMMANDED UNTO HIM IN HOREB FOR ALL ISRAEL, [WITH] THE STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS.
The commandment of this verse to REMEMBER THE LAW OF MOSES, is the last one in the Old Testament, and given in connection with a prophetic description of THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD, as though the law contained something further descriptive of that day. Perhaps we have paid too little attention to the law, not seeing its import and the light it was designed to shed on the GOOD THINGS TO COME. Our Saviour and the apostles taught from Moses as well as the prophets THE THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF.
Ml4.5 >BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU ELIJAH THE PROPHET BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD:
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
Lk24.27 AND BEGINNING AT MOSES AND ALL THE PROPHETS, HE EXPOUNDED UNTO THEM IN ALL THE SCRIPTURES THE THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF.
The Mosaic law is what Paul in Hebrews calls the First Covenant, which the Lord made with the FATHERS IN THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT Hebrews 8:9; Jeremiah 31; 32; 1 Kings 8:9. This was not the covenant of promises made with Abraham, nor does it at all affect that. This covenant of promise made to Abraham and his seed, Christ, was confirmed 430 years before the Law was given, and NO MAN DISANNULLETH, OR ADDETH THERETO. AND THIS I SAY, [THAT] THE COVENANT, THAT WAS CONFIRMED BEFORE OF GOD IN CHRIST, THE LAW, WHICH WAS FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS AFTER, CANNOT DISANNUL, THAT IT SHOULD MAKE THE PROMISE OF NONE EFFECT. Galatians 3:17. The inheritance is not of the Law, but of promise; verse 18.
He8.9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their FATHERS IN THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
1k8.9 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they CAME OUT OF the land of Egypt.
Ga3.15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man’s covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, NO MAN DISANNULLETH, OR ADDETH THERETO.
Ga3.17 And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Ga3.18 For if the inheritance [be] of the Law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.
Hence righteousness comes not by the Law but by faith in the promises. WHEREFORE THEN [SERVETH] THE LAW? IT WAS ADDED BECAUSE OF TRANSGRESSIONS, TILL THE SEED SHOULD COME TO WHOM THE PROMISE WAS MADE verse 19. In the day that Abraham AND HE [Abram] BELIEVED IN THE LORD; AND HE COUNTED IT TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, he made a covenant with him saying, UNTO THY SEED HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT UNTO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES Genesis 15. At the same time he assured him of the 400 years affliction, at the end of which he delivered Israel from Egypt, and gave them the Law, which he called a covenant, in Horeb near Sinai; see 2 Chronicles 5:10 Exodus 24:3-6; 34:27,28; Deuteronomy 5:1-3. THE LORD OUR GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH US IN HOREB. THE LORD MADE NOT THIS COVENANT WITH OUR FATHERS, BUT WITH US, [EVEN] US, WHO [ARE] ALL OF US HERE ALIVE THIS DAY.
Ga3.19 WHEREFORE THEN [SERVETH] THE LAW? IT WAS ADDED BECAUSE OF TRANSGRESSIONS, TILL THE SEED [Christ] SHOULD COME TO WHOM THE PROMISE WAS MADE; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Ge15.6 AND HE [Abram] BELIEVED IN THE LORD; AND HE COUNTED IT TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. [ro4.3,9,22; ga3.6; ja2.23]
Ge15.18 IN THE SAME DAY THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH ABRAM, SAYING, UNTO THY SEED HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT UNTO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES:
De5.1 AND MOSES CALLED ALL ISRAEL, AND SAID UNTO THEM, HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS WHICH I SPEAK IN YOUR EARS THIS DAY, THAT YE MAY LEARN THEM, AND KEEP, AND DO THEM.
De5.2 THE LORD OUR GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH US IN HOREB.
De5.3 THE LORD MADE NOT THIS COVENANT WITH OUR FATHERS, BUT WITH US, [EVEN] US, WHO [ARE] ALL OF US HERE ALIVE THIS DAY.
This covenant was to continue only TILL THE SEED [Christ] SHOULD COME; THEN A NEW COVENANT was made: Isaiah 42 1,6; 49:5-9. He confirmed the (margin, a) covenant, the new one, (Daniel 9:27,) the Gospel; Mark 1:14,15; Matthew 4:23. THESE ARE THE TWO COVENANTS, and neither of them the Abrahamic, but both [are] involved in that in its comprehensive sense. Paul contrasts these two covenants, calling the latter the BETTER COVENANT,” the PERFECT; whereas the former, THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT; but only had A FIGURE, PATTERNS, A SHADOW OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, BUT THE BODY, the substance of those legal shadows, IS OF CHRIST.
Ga3.19 WHEREFORE THEN [SERVETH] THE LAW? IT WAS ADDED BECAUSE OF TRANSGRESSIONS, TILL THE SEED [Christ] SHOULD COME TO WHOM THE PROMISE WAS MADE; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Je31.31 >BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD, THAT I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH:
He8.8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make A NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
He12.24 And to Jesus the mediator of THE NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
Is42.1 BEHOLD MY SERVANT, WHOM I UPHOLD; MINE ELECT, [IN WHOM] MY SOUL DELIGHTETH; I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM: HE SHALL BRING FORTH JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES.
Is42.6 I THE LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and WILL keep thee, and GIVE THEE FOR A COVENANT of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Is49.5 >And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb [to be] his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Is49.6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Is49.7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, [and] the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Is49.8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and GIVE THEE FOR A COVENANT of the people, to ESTABLISH THE EARTH, to CAUSE TO INHERIT THE DESOLATE HERITAGES;
Is49.9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.
Da9.27 AND HE SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK: AND IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK HE SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION TO CEASE, AND FOR THE OVERSPREADING OF ABOMINATIONS HE SHALL MAKE [IT] DESOLATE, EVEN UNTIL THE CONSUMMATION, AND THAT DETERMINED SHALL BE POURED UPON THE DESOLATE.
Mk1.14 NOW AFTER THAT JOHN WAS PUT IN PRISON, JESUS CAME INTO GALILEE, PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
Mk1.15 AND SAYING, THE TIME IS FULFILLED, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND: REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.
Mt4.23 >And Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, and PREACHING the gospel of the kingdom, and HEALING all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Ga4.22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. [ge16.15] [ge21.2]
Ga4.23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
Ga4.24 Which things are an allegory: for THESE ARE THE TWO COVENANTS; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Ga4.25 FOR THIS AGAR IS MOUNT SINAI IN ARABIA, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Ga4.26 But JERUSALEM which is above is free, which IS THE MOTHER OF US ALL.
He8.6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, which was established upon better promises.
1co13.10 But when that which is PERFECT is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
He7.11 If therefore PERFECTION were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
He7.19 FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, BUT THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE [DID]; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD.
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could NOT make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
He10.14 FOR BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED.
He7.19 FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, BUT THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE [DID]; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD.
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could not make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
Cl2.17 WHICH ARE A SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME; BUT THE BODY [IS] OF CHRIST.
THE LAW SHOULD BE STUDIED AND REMEMBERED as a simplified model of the great system of redemption, containing symbolic representations of the work begun by our Saviour at his first advent, when he CAME TO FULFIL THE LAW, and to be completed in THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY. Redemption is deliverance purchased by the payment of a ransom, hence it cannot be complete till man and the earth shall be delivered from the subjection and consequences of sin; the last act of deliverance will be at the end of the 1000 years. To this the shadow of the Law extended. That the significancy of the Law reaches beyond the first advent is evident from these considerations:
Ex2.24 And God heard their groaning, and GOD REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM, WITH ISAAC, AND WITH JACOB.
Ex6.5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have REMEMBERED MY COVENANT.
Ps105.7 He [is] the LORD our God: his judgments [are] in all the earth.
Ps105.8 He hath REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT for ever, the word [which] he commanded to a thousand generations.
Ps105.9 Which [covenant] he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
Ps105.10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob FOR A LAW, [and] to Israel [for] an everlasting covenant:
Ps105.42 For HE REMEMBERED HIS HOLY PROMISE, [and] Abraham his servant.
Ps106.45 And HE REMEMBERED FOR THEM HIS COVENANT, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
De31.24 >AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN MOSES HAD MADE AN END OF WRITING THE WORDS OF THIS LAW IN A BOOK, UNTIL THEY WERE FINISHED,
De31.25 THAT MOSES COMMANDED THE LEVITES, WHICH BARE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD, SAYING,
De31.26 TAKE THIS BOOK OF THE LAW, AND PUT IT IN THE SIDE OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, THAT IT MAY BE THERE FOR A WITNESS AGAINST THEE.
De31.27 FOR I KNOW THY REBELLION, AND THY STIFF NECK: BEHOLD, WHILE I AM YET ALIVE WITH YOU THIS DAY, YE HAVE BEEN REBELLIOUS AGAINST THE LORD; AND HOW MUCH MORE AFTER MY DEATH?
Jn1.17 FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES, [BUT] GRACE AND TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST.
Jn12.34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
Ro7.25 I THANK GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Ro8.1 [THERE IS] THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
Ro8.2 FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
Ro8.3 FOR WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO, IN THAT IT WAS WEAK THROUGH THE FLESH, GOD SENDING HIS OWN SON IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH, AND FOR SIN, CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH:
Ro8.4 THAT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
Ro10.4 FOR CHRIST [IS] THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one that believeth.
Ro10.5 FOR MOSES DESCRIBETH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF THE LAW, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. [le18.5; ez20.11,ez13,21; ga3.12]
1co9.20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
1co9.21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to GOD, but under the law to CHRIST,) that I might gain them that are without law.
Ga2.16 KNOWING THAT A MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, BUT BY THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST, EVEN WE HAVE BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST, AND NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW: FOR BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED.
Ga2.21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: FOR IF RIGHTEOUSNESS [COME] BY THE LAW, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
Ga3.13 CHRIST HATH REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: [de21.23]
Ga3.17 And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Ga3.24 WHEREFORE THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER [TO BRING US] UNTO CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.
Ga3.25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Ga3.26 FOR YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.
Ep1.14 Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY.
1. The cleansing of the Sanctuary formed a part of the legal service, (Leviticus 16:20-33) and its antitype was not to be cleansed till the end of the 2300 days; Daniel 8:14
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
Le16.21 AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS:
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Le16.23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy [place], and shall leave them there:
Le16.24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Le16.25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Le16.26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Le16.27 And the bullock [for] the sin offering, and the goat [for] the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy [place], shall [one] carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Le16.28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
Le16.29 >And [this] shall be a statute for ever unto you: [that] in THE SEVENTH MONTH, ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE MONTH, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, [whether it be] one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
Le16.30 For on that day shall [the priest] make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD.
Le16.31 It [shall be] a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
Le16.32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, [even] the holy garments:
Le16.33 And he [Aaron] shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Le16.34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR ALL THEIR SINS ONCE A YEAR. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Da8.14 AND HE SAID UNTO ME, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED {margin, justified}.
2. The Sabbaths under the Law typify the great Sabbath, the seventh millennium; Hebrews 4:3.
He4.3 FOR WE WHICH HAVE BELIEVED DO ENTER INTO REST, AS HE SAID, AS I HAVE SWORN IN MY WRATH, IF THEY SHALL ENTER INTO MY REST: ALTHOUGH THE WORKS WERE FINISHED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
He4.4 FOR HE SPAKE IN A CERTAIN PLACE OF THE SEVENTH [DAY] ON THIS WISE, AND GOD DID REST THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS. [ge2.2]
3. The Jubilee typifies the release and return to their possessions of all captive Israel; this cannot be fulfilled till the resurrection of the just.
4. The autumnal types were none of them fulfilled at the first advent.
5. The legal tenth day atonement was not, neither could it be fulfilled at that time.
Although he blotted out the hand writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; yet after his resurrection, both he and his apostles made use of the law in proof of his Messiahship. He was buried and arose, and shed down the Holy Ghost in direct fulfilment of the types, which would not have been the case if the significancy of the law had terminated at the cross. In fact his anointing and crucifixion were only the beginning of its fulfilment, as being the beginning of that great system of redemption whose shadows were contained in the law.
All will admit that some of the types have been fulfilled and that others have not. As they are yet to be fulfilled, it becomes us to remember and study the law to learn their nature and import.
THE LEGAL TYPES AND ANTITYPES
That some of the legal types have met their antitypes is beyond controversy. By learning the manner of their fulfilment, and the principle as to time on which they are fulfilled; we can the more understandingly proceed to the investigation of the other types. There are two classes of yearly types – the Vernal [spring, March/April] and the Autumnal [autumn, September/October]: Leviticus 23. The former met their antitypes at the first Advent, but the latter are to be fulfilled in connection with and after the second advent.
The vernal types were the Passover 14th 1st month, the feast of unleavened bread, 15th to 22nd 1st month, waving of the first fruits 16th 1st month, and the feast of weeks or Pentecost 50 days after in the 3rd month. Leviticus 23:1-21.
Le23.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le23.2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, [Concerning] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] my feasts.
Le23.3 SIX DAYS SHALL WORK BE DONE: BUT THE SEVENTH DAY [IS] THE SABBATH OF REST, AN HOLY CONVOCATION; YE SHALL DO NO WORK [THEREIN]: IT [IS] THE SABBATH OF THE LORD IN ALL YOUR DWELLINGS.
Le23.4 >These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
Le23.5 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD’s passover.
Le23.6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
Le23.7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
Le23.8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
Le23.9 >AND THE LORD SPAKE UNTO MOSES, SAYING,
Le23.10 SPEAK UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND SAY UNTO THEM, WHEN YE BE COME INTO THE LAND WHICH I GIVE UNTO YOU, AND SHALL REAP THE HARVEST THEREOF, THEN YE SHALL BRING A SHEAF OF THE FIRSTFRUITS OF YOUR HARVEST UNTO THE PRIEST:
Le23.11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Le23.12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
Le23.13 And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD [for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin.
Le23.14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Le23.15 >And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
Le23.16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
Le23.17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; [they are] the firstfruits unto the LORD.
Le23.18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be [for] a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, [even] an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD.
Le23.19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
Le23.20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits [for] a wave offering before the LORD with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
Le23.21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, [that] it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work [therein: it shall be] a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
Our Saviour was scrupulously precise in (commencing) their fulfilment at the very times they were respectively observed under the Law, as the brethren have repeatedly shown. But we have evidently erred in circumscribing the latitude of their fulfilment, they being fulfilled during the Gospel Dispensation.
THE PASSOVER. 1 Corinthians 15:3; FOR I DELIVERED UNTO YOU FIRST OF ALL THAT WHICH I ALSO RECEIVED, HOW THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. 1 Corinthians 5:7. CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US. Paul considered it of the first importance to deliver unto us the fact that Christ died for our sins in fulfilment of the slaying of the Paschal lamb. This he received from the law, though the law nowhere says in words that his crucifixion should be the antitype of slaying the Paschal lamb; yet so clear was the fulfilment that it furnished unanswerable proof that Jesus was the Messiah.
1co15.3 FOR I DELIVERED UNTO YOU FIRST OF ALL THAT WHICH I ALSO RECEIVED, HOW THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES;
1co5.7 PURGE OUT THEREFORE THE OLD LEAVEN, THAT YE MAY BE A NEW LUMP, AS YE ARE UNLEAVENED. FOR EVEN CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US:
The Jews could not lay hands on him till his hour had come, then being BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, He expired, OUR PASSOVER, in the very month, day, and hour, of slaying the legal Passover. It is ascertained that the Paschal antitype began at the crucifixion; but where must it end?
Is53.7 HE WAS OPPRESSED, AND HE WAS AFFLICTED, YET HE OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH: HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARERS IS DUMB, SO HE OPENETH NOT HIS MOUTH.
1co5.7 PURGE OUT THEREFORE THE OLD LEAVEN, THAT YE MAY BE A NEW LUMP, AS YE ARE UNLEAVENED. FOR EVEN CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US:
Let the Saviour answer.
Luke 22:15-18;
Lk22.15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
Lk22.16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be FULFILLED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Lk22.17 AND HE TOOK THE CUP, AND GAVE THANKS, AND SAID, TAKE THIS, AND DIVIDE [IT] AMONG YOURSELVES:
Lk22.18 FOR I SAY UNTO YOU, I WILL NOT DRINK OF THE FRUIT OF THE VINE, UNTIL THE KINGDOM OF GOD SHALL COME.
The Paschal feast must be FULFILLED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, which according to verse 18, was then and is yet to COME. So long then as we pray, THY KINGDOM COME, the Paschal antitype is not finished. The Lord instituted his Supper for the New Covenant in place of the Paschal feast of old, and as oft as we do it we show forth his death till he comes. One extreme of the Paschal antitype is his death, and the other his second coming, hence it spans and is fulfilled during the Gospel Dispensation.
Mt6.10 THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS [IT IS] IN HEAVEN.
Lk11.2 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, WHEN YE PRAY, SAY, OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE, AS IN HEAVEN, SO IN EARTH.
THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, in the antitype appears to run parallel with the Paschal antitype. 1 Corinthians 5:7,8; PURGE OUT THEREFORE THE OLD LEAVEN, THAT YE MAY BE A NEW LUMP, AS YE ARE UNLEAVENED. FOR EVEN CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US: THEREFORE LET US KEEP THE FEAST, NOT WITH OLD LEAVEN, NEITHER WITH THE LEAVEN OF MALICE AND WICKEDNESS; BUT WITH THE UNLEAVENED [BREAD] OF SINCERITY AND TRUTH. The type was carnal, the bread made of grain: the antitype spiritual, the bread is truth, the Word of God received in sincerity. The bitter herbs with which it was eaten seem fitly to typify the afflictive trials of Christians in this state. As they began on the 14th at the Passover to eat unleavened bread and bitter herbs so the afflictive trials of the church began when the Shepherd was smitten and THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED; but they will end and the Bible be superseded WHEN THE CHIEF SHEPHERD SHALL APPEAR and gather THE FLOCK OF SLAUGHTER with joy to our beloved Zion.
1co5.7 PURGE OUT THEREFORE THE OLD LEAVEN, THAT YE MAY BE A NEW LUMP, AS YE ARE UNLEAVENED. FOR EVEN CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US:
1co5.8 THEREFORE LET US KEEP THE FEAST, NOT WITH OLD LEAVEN, NEITHER WITH THE LEAVEN OF MALICE AND WICKEDNESS; BUT WITH THE UNLEAVENED [BREAD] OF SINCERITY AND TRUTH.
1k22.17 And he said, I SAW ALL ISRAEL SCATTERED UPON THE HILLS, AS SHEEP THAT HAVE NOT A SHEPHERD: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. [nu27.17; 2ch18.16; zc10.2; mt9.36; mk6.34]
2ch18.16 Then he said, I DID SEE ALL ISRAEL SCATTERED UPON THE MOUNTAINS, AS SHEEP THAT HAVE NO SHEPHERD: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return [therefore] every man to his house in peace. [nu27.17; 1k22.17; zc10.2; mt9.36; mk6.34]
Je50.17 >ISRAEL [IS] A SCATTERED SHEEP; the lions have driven [him] away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
Ez34.5 And THEY WERE SCATTERED, BECAUSE [THERE IS] NO SHEPHERD: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
Ez34.6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, MY FLOCK WAS SCATTERED UPON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH, and none did search or seek [after them].
Ez34.11 >FOR THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; BEHOLD, I, [EVEN] I, WILL BOTH SEARCH MY SHEEP, AND SEEK THEM OUT.
Ez34.12 AS A SHEPHERD SEEKETH OUT HIS FLOCK IN THE DAY THAT HE IS AMONG HIS SHEEP [THAT ARE] SCATTERED; SO WILL I SEEK OUT MY SHEEP, AND WILL DELIVER THEM OUT OF ALL PLACES WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN SCATTERED IN THE CLOUDY AND DARK DAY.
Ez34.13 AND I WILL BRING THEM OUT FROM THE PEOPLE, AND GATHER THEM FROM THE COUNTRIES, AND WILL BRING THEM TO THEIR OWN LAND, AND FEED THEM UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL BY THE RIVERS, AND IN ALL THE INHABITED PLACES OF THE COUNTRY.
Zc13.7 >Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: SMITE THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. [ps22.6, is53.2-3, da9.26, mk9.12] [mt26.31, mk14.27]
Mt9.36 >But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, AS SHEEP HAVING NO SHEPHERD. [nu27.17; 1k22.17; zc10.2; mk6.34]
Mt26.31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I WILL SMITE THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED ABROAD. [zc13.7, mk14.27]
Mk14.27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I WILL SMITE THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED. [zc13.7, mt26.31]
1p5.4 AND WHEN THE CHIEF SHEPHERD SHALL APPEAR, YE SHALL RECEIVE A CROWN OF GLORY THAT FADETH NOT AWAY.
Zc11.7 And I will feed THE FLOCK OF SLAUGHTER, [even] you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
FIRST FRUITS. This was a handful of the first ripe fruit or grain. 1 Corinthians 15:4,20,23; Acts 26:23, to show that Christ ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES, THE FIRSTFRUITS OF THEM THAT SLEPT, thus laying the foundation of the resurrection to life.
1co15.3 FOR I DELIVERED UNTO YOU FIRST OF ALL THAT WHICH I ALSO RECEIVED, HOW THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES;
1co15.4 And that he was buried, and that HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES:
1co15.20 BUT NOW IS CHRIST RISEN FROM THE DEAD, [AND] BECOME THE FIRSTFRUITS OF THEM THAT SLEPT.
1co15.23 BUT EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER: CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS; AFTERWARD THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S AT HIS COMING.
Ac26.23 That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
The fruits appear to be connected with
THE FEAST OF WEEKS, at which two loaves of the new flour baken with leaven were waved before the Lord. AND WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST WAS FULLY COME, the Holy Ghost, the principle of life, came upon the disciples. This, which is the only thing recorded as the antitype of the feast of weeks, is to abide with the church till it shall quicken the bodies of the saints AT HIS COMING. It must now appear evident that the vernal [1st advent] antitypes having begun with the opening of the Gospel Dispensation will close with its close.
Ac2.1 AND WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST WAS FULLY COME, THEY WERE ALL WITH ONE ACCORD IN ONE PLACE.
1co15.23 BUT EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER: CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS; AFTERWARD THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S AT HIS COMING.
1th2.19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our LORD JESUS CHRIST AT HIS COMING?
1j2.28 AND NOW, LITTLE CHILDREN, ABIDE IN HIM; THAT, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE, AND NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING.
From analogy we must conclude that the autumnal antitypes will occupy a period of time relative to that occupied by their types in somewhat the proportion of the vernal antitypes. . In other words, the period of their fulfilment must constitute a dispensation of many years.
THE SANCTUARY
The Sanctuary was the heart of the typical system. There the Lord placed his name, manifested his glory, and held converse with the High Priest relative to the welfare of Israel. While we inquire from the scriptures what the sanctuary is, let all educational prejudice be dismissed from the mind. For the Bible clearly defines what the Sanctuary is, and answers every reasonable question you may ask concerning it.
The name, sanctuary, is applied to several different things in the O.T.; neither did the Wonderful Numberer, tell Daniel WHAT sanctuary was to be cleansed at the end of the 2,300 days but called it THE SANCTUARY, as though Daniel well understood it, and that he did is evident from the fact that he did not ask what it was. But as it has now became a matter of dispute as to what the sanctuary is, our only safety lies in seeking from the N.T. the Divine comment upon it. Its decisions should place the matter beyond all controversy with Christians.
Da8.14 AND HE SAID UNTO ME, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED {margin, justified}.
Paul freely discusses this subject in his Epistle to the Hebrews, to whom the typical covenant pertained. He takes up their TABLES of the law, which had then become a snare to them, admits all they claim relative to their primitive use and importance, and then explains their object, and end. Hebrews 9:1. THEN VERILY THE FIRST [COVENANT] HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDLY SANCTUARY, (ch. 13:11). He9.2-5 FOR THERE WAS A TABERNACLE MADE; THE FIRST, WHEREIN [WAS] THE CANDLESTICK, AND THE TABLE, AND THE SHOWBREAD; WHICH IS CALLED THE SANCTUARY. [(Hagin) Holy]. AND AFTER THE SECOND VEIL, THE TABERNACLE WHICH IS CALLED THE HOLIEST OF ALL [(Hagia Hagion) Holy of Holies]; WHICH HAD THE GOLDEN CENSER, AND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OVERLAID ROUND ABOUT WITH GOLD, WHEREIN [WAS] THE GOLDEN POT THAT HAD MANNA, AND AARON’S ROD THAT BUDDED, AND THE TABLES OF THE COVENANT; AND OVER IT THE CHERUBIMS OF GLORY SHADOWING THE MERCYSEAT; OF WHICH WE CANNOT NOW SPEAK PARTICULARLY.
Ex24.12 >AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, COME UP TO ME INTO THE MOUNT, AND BE THERE: AND I WILL GIVE THEE TABLES OF STONE, AND A LAW, AND COMMANDMENTS WHICH I HAVE WRITTEN; THAT THOU MAYEST TEACH THEM.
2co3.3 [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of CHRIST ministered by us, written not with ink, but with THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD; not in TABLES of stone, but in fleshly TABLES of the heart.
He9.1 THEN VERILY THE FIRST [COVENANT] HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDLY SANCTUARY.
He9.2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.
He9.3 And AFTER THE SECOND VEIL, THE TABERNACLE which is called the Holiest of all;
He9.4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and THE TABLES OF THE COVENANT;
He7.12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW.
He7.19 FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, BUT THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE [DID]; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD.
He7.28 FOR THE LAW MAKETH MEN HIGH PRIESTS WHICH HAVE INFIRMITY; BUT THE WORD OF THE OATH, WHICH WAS SINCE THE LAW, [MAKETH] THE SON, WHO IS CONSECRATED FOR EVERMORE.
He8.10 FOR THIS [IS] THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD; I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MIND, AND WRITE THEM IN THEIR HEARTS: AND I WILL BE TO THEM A GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE TO ME A PEOPLE:
He9.1 THEN VERILY THE FIRST [COVENANT] HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDLY SANCTUARY.
He9.2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.
He9.3 And AFTER THE SECOND VEIL, THE TABERNACLE which is called the Holiest of all;
He9.4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and THE TABLES OF THE COVENANT;
He9.5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
He9.22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION.
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
He10.16 THIS [IS] THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD, I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM;
He10.17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
He13.11 FOR THE BODIES OF THOSE BEASTS, WHOSE BLOOD IS BROUGHT INTO THE SANCTUARY BY THE HIGH PRIEST FOR SIN, ARE BURNED WITHOUT THE CAMP.
He13.12 WHEREFORE JESUS ALSO, THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY THE PEOPLE WITH HIS OWN BLOOD, SUFFERED WITHOUT THE GATE.
A particular description is found in the last four books of the Pentateuch. SANCTUARY was the first name the Lord gave it; Exodus 25:8, which name covers not only the tabernacle with its two apartments, but also the court and all the vessels of the ministry. – This, Paul calls the Sanctuary of the first covenant, WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, Hebrews 9:9.
Ex15.17 THOU SHALT BRING THEM IN, AND PLANT THEM IN THE MOUNTAIN OF THINE INHERITANCE, [IN] THE PLACE, O LORD, [WHICH] THOU HAST MADE FOR THEE TO DWELL IN, [IN] THE SANCTUARY, O LORD, [WHICH] THY HANDS HAVE ESTABLISHED.
Ex25.8 AND LET THEM MAKE ME A SANCTUARY; THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM.
Ex25.9 ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I SHOW THEE, [AFTER] THE PATTERN OF THE TABERNACLE, AND THE PATTERN OF ALL THE INSTRUMENTS THEREOF, EVEN SO SHALL YE MAKE [IT].
Ex36.1 Then wrought BEZALEEL AND AHOLIAB, AND EVERY WISE HEARTED MAN, IN WHOM THE LORD PUT WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING TO KNOW HOW TO WORK ALL MANNER OF WORK FOR THE SERVICE OF THE SANCTUARY, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
Le4.6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, BEFORE THE VEIL OF THE SANCTUARY.
Le16.33 And he [Aaron] shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Le16.34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR ALL THEIR SINS ONCE A YEAR. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Le19.30 >YE SHALL KEEP MY SABBATHS, AND REVERENCE MY SANCTUARY: I [AM] THE LORD.
Le26.2 >YE SHALL KEEP MY SABBATHS, AND REVERENCE MY SANCTUARY: I [AM] THE LORD.
Nu3.38 >But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, [even] before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, [shall be] Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping THE CHARGE OF THE SANCTUARY for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Nu4.15 AND WHEN AARON AND HIS SONS HAVE MADE AN END OF COVERING THE SANCTUARY, AND ALL THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY, AS THE CAMP IS TO SET FORWARD; AFTER THAT, THE SONS OF KOHATH SHALL COME TO BEAR [IT]: but they shall not touch [any] holy thing, lest they die. These [things are] the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Nu8.19 And I have given the Levites [as] a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: THAT THERE BE NO PLAGUE AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COME NIGH UNTO THE SANCTUARY.
Nu18.1 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY: AND THOU AND THY SONS WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF YOUR PRIESTHOOD.
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could NOT make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, verse 11. The priests entered the FIGURES or PATTERNS – OF THE TRUE, which true, are the HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES into which Christ entered when he entered HEAVEN ITSELF; verses 23,24. When he ascended to the right hand of the Father IN THE HEAVENS he became A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY (Hagion, Holies) AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED AND NOT MAN; Ch 8: 1,2. That is the Sanctuary of the BETTER (the new) COVENANT, verse 6.
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
He9.24 FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, NOW TO APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US: [If you appear in someone else’s PRESENCE, how can you be that person? You cannot. You must be different and separate.]
He8.1 NOW OF THE THINGS WHICH WE HAVE SPOKEN [THIS IS] THE SUM: WE HAVE SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SET ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF THE MAJESTY IN THE HEAVENS;
He8.2 A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY, AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED, AND NOT MAN.
Ps2.4 HE THAT SITTETH IN THE HEAVENS SHALL LAUGH: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Ps18.13 THE LORD ALSO THUNDERED IN THE HEAVENS, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals of fire.
Ps36.5 THY MERCY, O LORD, [IS] IN THE HEAVENS; [AND] THY FAITHFULNESS [REACHETH] UNTO THE CLOUDS.
Ps103.19 THE LORD HATH PREPARED HIS THRONE IN THE HEAVENS; AND HIS KINGDOM RULETH OVER ALL.
Ps115.3 BUT OUR GOD [IS] IN THE HEAVENS: HE HATH DONE WHATSOEVER HE HATH PLEASED.
Ps123.1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O THOU THAT DWELLEST IN THE HEAVENS.
La3.41 Let us lift up our heart with [our] hands unto GOD IN THE HEAVENS.
2co5.1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
2p3.12 LOOKING FOR AND HASTING UNTO THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD, WHEREIN THE HEAVENS BEING ON FIRE SHALL BE DISSOLVED, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT?
He8.6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, which was established upon better promises.
The SANCTUARY to be cleansed at the end of the 2,300 days is also the SANCTUARY of the new covenant, for the vision of the treading down and cleansing, is after the crucifixion. We see that the Sanctuary of the new covenant is not on earth, but in heaven. – The true tabernacle which forms a part of the new covenant Sanctuary, was made and pitched by the Lord, in contradiction (contradistinction – Crozier later explained that this word was incorrectly printed) to that of the first covenant which was made and pitched by man, in obedience to the command of God. Exodus 25:8.
Now what does the same Apostle say the Lord has pitched! A CITY WHICH HATH FOUNDATIONS, WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER [IS] GOD; Hebrews 11:10. What is its name? THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM; ch. 12:22, Revelation 21: A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS; 2 Corinthians 5:1. IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS John 14:2. When our Saviour was at Jerusalem and had pronounced its house desolate, the disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. Then he said: THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN. Matthew 24:1,2. That temple was their Sanctuary: 1 Chronicles 22:17-19; 28:9-13; 2 Chronicles 29:5,21; 36:14,17. Such an announcement would tend to fill them with sadness and fear, as foretelling the derangement, if not the total prostration of their entire religious system. But to comfort and teach them, he says, IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS. John 14:1-3.
He11.10 FOR HE [Abraham] LOOKED FOR A CITY WHICH HATH FOUNDATIONS, WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER [IS] GOD.
He12.22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto THE CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of angels,
2co5.1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
Jn14.1 LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.
Jn14.2 IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF [IT WERE] NOT [SO], I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. {Jesus confirms God as His Father in a singular context – no plural God.}
Jn14.3 AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; THAT WHERE I AM, [THERE] YE MAY BE ALSO.
Mt24.1 AND JESUS WENT OUT, AND DEPARTED FROM THE TEMPLE: AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME TO [HIM] FOR TO SHOW HIM THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE.
Mt24.2 AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, SEE YE NOT ALL THESE THINGS? VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN.
1ch22.17 >David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, [saying],
1ch22.18 [Is] not the LORD your God with you? and hath he [not] given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.
1ch22.19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and BUILD YE THE SANCTUARY of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
1ch28.9 >And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1ch28.10 Take heed now; for THE LORD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BUILD AN HOUSE FOR THE SANCTUARY: be strong, and do [it].
1ch28.11 >Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
1ch28.12 And the pattern of all that he had BY THE SPIRIT, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
1ch28.13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
2ch29.5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy [place].
2ch29.21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer [them] on the altar of the LORD.
2ch36.14 >Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
2ch36.17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword IN THE HOUSE OF THEIR SANCTUARY, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave [them] all into his hand.
Standing, as he was, on the dividing line between the typical covenant and the anti-typical, and having just declared the house of the former no longer valid, and foretold its destruction; how natural that he should point his disciples to the Sanctuary of the latter, about which their affections and interests were to cluster as they had about that of the former. The Sanctuary of the new covenant is connected with New Jerusalem, like the Sanctuary of the first covenant was with Old Jerusalem. As that was the place where the priests of that covenant ministered, so this is in heaven, the place where the Priest of the new covenant ministers. To these places, AND THESE ONLY, the New Testament applies the name SANCTUARY, and it does appear that this should forever set the question at rest.
But as we have been so long and industriously taught to look to the earth for the Sanctuary, it may be proper to inquire, By what scriptural authority have we been thus taught? I can find none. If others can, let them produce it. Let it be remembered that the definition of Sanctuary is “a holy or sacred place.” Is the earth, is Palestine such a place? Their entire contents answer, No! Was Daniel so taught? Look at his vision. AND THE PLACE OF HIS SANCTUARY WAS CAST DOWN; Daniel. 8:11. This casting down was in the days and by the means of the Roman power; therefore, the Sanctuary of this text was not the Earth, nor Palestine [as the Millerites had taught], because the former was cast down at the fall, more than 4000 years, and the latter at the captivity, more than 700 years, previous to the event of this passage, and neither by Roman agency.
Da8.11 YEA, HE MAGNIFIED [HIMSELF] EVEN TO THE PRINCE OF THE HOST, AND BY HIM THE DAILY [SACRIFICE] WAS TAKEN AWAY, AND THE PLACE OF HIS SANCTUARY WAS CAST DOWN.
The Sanctuary cast down is his against whom Rome magnified himself, which was the Prince of the host, Jesus Christ; and Paul teaches that his Sanctuary is in heaven. Again, Daniel 11:30,31, FOR THE SHIPS OF CHITTIM SHALL COME AGAINST HIM: THEREFORE HE SHALL BE GRIEVED, AND RETURN, AND HAVE INDIGNATION (the staff to chastise) AGAINST THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity): SO SHALL HE DO; HE SHALL EVEN RETURN, AND HAVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THEM (priests and bishops) THAT FORSAKE THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity). AND ARMS (civil and religious) SHALL STAND ON HIS PART, AND THEY SHALL POLLUTE THE SANCTUARY OF STRENGTH.
Da11.30 >FOR THE SHIPS OF CHITTIM SHALL COME AGAINST HIM: THEREFORE HE SHALL BE GRIEVED, AND RETURN, AND HAVE INDIGNATION (the staff to chastise) AGAINST THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity): SO SHALL HE DO; HE SHALL EVEN RETURN, AND HAVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THEM (priests and bishops) THAT FORSAKE THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity).
Da11.31 AND ARMS (civil and religious) SHALL STAND ON HIS PART, AND THEY SHALL POLLUTE THE SANCTUARY OF STRENGTH, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they (Rome and those that forsake the holy covenant) shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
What was this that Rome and the apostles of Christianity should jointly pollute? This combination was formed against THE HOLY COVENANT and it was the Sanctuary of that covenant they polluted; which they could do as well as to pollute the name of God; Jeremiah 34:16; Ezekiel 20; Malachi 1:7. This was the same as profaning or blaspheming his name. In this sense this “politico-religious” beast polluted the Sanctuary, (Revelation 13:6,) and cast it down from its place in heaven, (Psalm 102:19; Jeremiah 17:12; Hebrews 8:1,2) when they called Rome the holy city, (Revelation 21:2) and installed the Pope there with the titles, “Lord God the Pope,” “Holy Father,” “Head of the Church.” &c., and there, in the counterfeit “temple of God ” he professes to do what Jesus actually does in his Sanctuary; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8. The Sanctuary has been trodden underfoot (Daniel 8:13), the same as the Son of God has; Hebrews 10:29.
Da11.28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart [shall be] against THE HOLY COVENANT; and he shall do [exploits], and return to his own land.
Da11.30 >FOR THE SHIPS OF CHITTIM SHALL COME AGAINST HIM: THEREFORE HE SHALL BE GRIEVED, AND RETURN, AND HAVE INDIGNATION (the staff to chastise) AGAINST THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity): SO SHALL HE DO; HE SHALL EVEN RETURN, AND HAVE INTELLIGENCE WITH THEM (priests and bishops) THAT FORSAKE THE HOLY COVENANT (Christianity).
Lk1.72 To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember HIS HOLY COVENANT;
Lk1.73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
Je34.16 But ye turned and POLLUTED MY NAME, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom HE YE had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.
Ez20.8 BUT THEY REBELLED AGAINST ME, AND WOULD NOT HEARKEN UNTO ME: THEY DID NOT EVERY MAN CAST AWAY THE ABOMINATIONS OF THEIR EYES, NEITHER DID THEY FORSAKE THE IDOLS OF EGYPT: THEN I SAID, I WILL POUR OUT MY FURY UPON THEM, TO ACCOMPLISH MY ANGER AGAINST THEM IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.
Ez20.9 BUT I WROUGHT FOR MY NAME’S SAKE, THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE POLLUTED BEFORE THE HEATHEN, AMONG WHOM THEY [WERE], IN WHOSE SIGHT I MADE MYSELF KNOWN UNTO THEM, IN BRINGING THEM FORTH OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.
Ez20.13 BUT THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL REBELLED AGAINST ME IN THE WILDERNESS: THEY WALKED NOT IN MY STATUTES, AND THEY DESPISED MY JUDGMENTS, WHICH [IF] A MAN DO, HE SHALL EVEN LIVE IN THEM; AND MY SABBATHS THEY GREATLY POLLUTED: THEN I SAID, I WOULD POUR OUT MY FURY UPON THEM IN THE WILDERNESS, TO CONSUME THEM. [le18.5; ez20.11,21; ro10.5; ga3.12]
Ez20.14 BUT I WROUGHT FOR MY NAME’S SAKE, THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE POLLUTED BEFORE THE HEATHEN, IN WHOSE SIGHT I BROUGHT THEM OUT.
Ez20.16 BECAUSE THEY DESPISED MY JUDGMENTS, AND WALKED NOT IN MY STATUTES, BUT POLLUTED MY SABBATHS: FOR THEIR HEART WENT AFTER THEIR IDOLS.
Ez20.21 NOTWITHSTANDING THE CHILDREN REBELLED AGAINST ME: THEY WALKED NOT IN MY STATUTES, NEITHER KEPT MY JUDGMENTS TO DO THEM, WHICH [IF] A MAN DO, HE SHALL EVEN LIVE IN THEM; THEY POLLUTED MY SABBATHS: THEN I SAID, I WOULD POUR OUT MY FURY UPON THEM, TO ACCOMPLISH MY ANGER AGAINST THEM IN THE WILDERNESS. [le18.5; ez20.11,13; ro10.5; ga3.12]
Ez20.22 NEVERTHELESS I WITHDREW MINE HAND, AND WROUGHT FOR MY NAME’S SAKE, THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE POLLUTED IN THE SIGHT OF THE HEATHEN, IN WHOSE SIGHT I BROUGHT THEM FORTH.
Ez20.23 I LIFTED UP MINE HAND UNTO THEM ALSO IN THE WILDERNESS, THAT I WOULD SCATTER THEM AMONG THE HEATHEN, AND DISPERSE THEM THROUGH THE COUNTRIES;
Ez20.24 BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT EXECUTED MY JUDGMENTS, BUT HAD DESPISED MY STATUTES, AND HAD POLLUTED MY SABBATHS, AND THEIR EYES WERE AFTER THEIR FATHERS’ IDOLS.
Ez20.25 WHEREFORE I GAVE THEM ALSO STATUTES [THAT WERE] NOT GOOD, AND JUDGMENTS WHEREBY THEY SHOULD NOT LIVE;
Ez20.26 AND I POLLUTED THEM IN THEIR OWN GIFTS, IN THAT THEY CAUSED TO PASS THROUGH [THE FIRE] ALL THAT OPENETH THE WOMB, THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEM DESOLATE, TO THE END THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THAT I [AM] THE LORD.
Ez20.30 WHEREFORE SAY UNTO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; ARE YE POLLUTED AFTER THE MANNER OF YOUR FATHERS? AND COMMIT YE WHOREDOM AFTER THEIR ABOMINATIONS?
Ez20.31 FOR WHEN YE OFFER YOUR GIFTS, WHEN YE MAKE YOUR SONS TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, YE POLLUTE YOURSELVES WITH ALL YOUR IDOLS, EVEN UNTO THIS DAY: AND SHALL I BE INQUIRED OF BY YOU, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL? [AS] I LIVE, SAITH THE LORD GOD, I WILL NOT BE INQUIRED OF BY YOU.
Ez20.39 AS FOR YOU, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; GO YE, SERVE YE EVERY ONE HIS IDOLS, AND HEREAFTER [ALSO], IF YE WILL NOT HEARKEN UNTO ME: BUT POLLUTE YE MY HOLY NAME NO MORE WITH YOUR GIFTS, AND WITH YOUR IDOLS.
Ml1.7 YE OFFER POLLUTED BREAD UPON MINE ALTAR; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD [is] contemptible.
Daniel prayed, CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE UPON THY SANCTUARY THAT IS DESOLATE; Daniel 9:17. – This was the typical Sanctuary built by Solomon. THOU HAST COMMANDED ME TO BUILD A TEMPLE UPON THY HOLY MOUNT, AND AN ALTAR IN THE CITY WHEREIN THOU DWELLEST, A RESEMBLANCE OF THY HOLY TABERNACLE, WHICH THOU HAST PREPARED FROM THE BEGINNING: Wisdom of Solomon 9:8; 1 Chronicles 28:10-13. It has shared in the 70 years desolations of Jerusalem; Daniel 9:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14-21. It was rebuilt after the captivity; Nehemiah 10:39.
Da9.17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE UPON THY SANCTUARY THAT IS DESOLATE, for the Lord’s sake.
Wisdom of Solomon 9:8 You gave a command to build a sanctuary on your holy mountain, and† an altar in the city where you live, a copy of the holy tent which you prepared from the beginning. † Or, a place of sacrifice.
1ch28.10 Take heed now; for THE LORD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BUILD AN HOUSE FOR THE SANCTUARY: be strong, and do [it].
1ch28.11 >Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
1ch28.12 And the pattern of all that he had BY THE SPIRIT, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
1ch28.13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
Da9.1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
Da9.2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
2ch36.14 >Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
2ch36.15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
2ch36.16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till [there was] no remedy.
2ch36.17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword IN THE HOUSE OF THEIR SANCTUARY, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave [them] all into his hand.
2ch36.18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all [these] he brought to Babylon.
2ch36.19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
2ch36.20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
2ch36.21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: [for] as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Ne10.39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where [are] the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and WE WILL NOT FORSAKE THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD.
Moses received the patterns of the Sanctuary, built at Sinai when he was with the Lord 40 days in the cloud on the Mount; and Daniel [David – Crozier later explained that this word was incorrectly printed] received the patterns of that built by Solomon, which superseded Moses’ with its chambers, porches, courts, the courses of the priests and Levites and all the vessels of service, &c., BY THE SPIRIT, 1 Chronicles 28:10-13. It is manifest that both Moses and David had prophetic visions of the New Jerusalem with its Sanctuary and Christ, the officiating Priest. When that built by Moses was superseded by Solomon’s, the Ark was borne from the former to the latter: 2 Chronicles 5:2-8. The Sanctuary comprehended not only the Tabernacle, but also all the vessels of the ministry, enclosed by the court in which the tabernacle stood; Numbers 3:29-31; 10:17,21. So the court in which the Temple stood was properly called the Sanctuary. — Prideaux.
1ch28.11 >Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
1ch28.12 And the pattern of all that he had BY THE SPIRIT, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
1ch28.13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
2ch5.2 >Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.
2ch5.3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.
2ch5.4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.
2ch5.5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, these did the priests [and] the Levites bring up.
2ch5.6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
2ch5.7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims:
2ch5.8 For the cherubims spread forth [their] wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
Nu3.28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, [were] eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
Nu3.29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.
Nu3.30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites [shall be] Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
Nu3.31 And their charge [shall be] the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.
Nu10.17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.
Nu10.21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and [the other] did set up the tabernacle against they came.
We learn the same from 2 Chronicles 29:18, 21. WE HAVE CLEANSED ALL THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, AND THE ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING, WITH ALL THE VESSELS THEREOF, AND THE SHOWBREAD TABLE, WITH ALL THE VESSELS THEREOF. The altar of burnt-offering with its vessels stood before the Temple in the inner court, the whole of which are in verse 21 called the Sanctuary.
2ch29.18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, WE HAVE CLEANSED ALL THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, AND THE ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERING, WITH ALL THE VESSELS THEREOF, AND THE SHOWBREAD TABLE, WITH ALL THE VESSELS THEREOF.
2ch29.21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer [them] on the altar of the LORD.
Well, says one, is not Palestine called the Sanctuary? I think not. Exodus 15:17, THOU SHALT BRING THEM IN, AND PLANT THEM IN THE MOUNTAIN OF THINE INHERITANCE, [IN] THE PLACE, O LORD, [WHICH] THOU HAST MADE FOR THEE TO DWELL IN, [IN] THE SANCTUARY, O LORD, [WHICH] THY HANDS HAVE ESTABLISHED. What is it which the Lord HAST MADE FOR THEE TO DWELL IN, which his HANDS HAVE ESTABLISHED? Paul says it is A CITY; Hebrews 11:10; a TABERNACLE, Hebrews .8:2. A BUILDING … IN THE HEAVENS, 2 Corinthians 5:1. And the Lord has chosen Mt. Zion in Palestine for the place of its final location; Psalm 132:13,14. FOR THE LORD HATH CHOSEN ZION; HE HATH DESIRED [IT] FOR HIS HABITATION. THIS [IS] MY REST FOR EVER: HERE WILL I DWELL; FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT. AND HE BROUGHT THEM TO THE BORDER OF HIS SANCTUARY, [EVEN TO] THIS MOUNTAIN; (Psalm 78:54) which was its chosen border or place; but not the Sanctuary itself, any more than Mt. Moriah, on which the Temple was built, was the Temple itself. Did THEY regard that land as the Sanctuary? If they did not, we should not.
Ex15.17 THOU SHALT BRING THEM IN, AND PLANT THEM IN THE MOUNTAIN OF THINE INHERITANCE, [IN] THE PLACE, O LORD, [WHICH] THOU HAST MADE FOR THEE TO DWELL IN, [IN] THE SANCTUARY, O LORD, [WHICH] THY HANDS HAVE ESTABLISHED.
Jo21.2 And they spake unto them at SHILOH in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us CITIES TO DWELL IN, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle.
2s7.5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, SHALT THOU BUILD ME AN HOUSE FOR ME TO DWELL IN?
1k8.12 >THEN SPAKE SOLOMON, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
1k8.13 I HAVE SURELY BUILT THEE AN HOUSE TO DWELL IN, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
1ch17.3 >And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
1ch17.4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, THOU SHALT NOT BUILD ME AN HOUSE TO DWELL IN:
1ch17.5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].
Ez36.33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause [you] TO DWELL IN THE CITIES, and THE WASTES SHALL BE BUILDED.
Ho12.9 And I [that am] the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will YET MAKE THEE TO DWELL IN TABERNACLES, as in the days of the solemn feast.
He11.10 FOR HE [Abraham] LOOKED FOR A CITY WHICH HATH FOUNDATIONS, WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER [IS] GOD.
He8.2 A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY, AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED, AND NOT MAN.
2co5.1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
Ps132.13 FOR THE LORD HATH CHOSEN ZION; HE HATH DESIRED [IT] FOR HIS HABITATION.
Ps132.14 THIS [IS] MY REST FOR EVER: HERE WILL I DWELL; FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT.
Ps78.54 AND HE BROUGHT THEM TO THE BORDER OF HIS SANCTUARY, [EVEN TO] THIS MOUNTAIN, [WHICH] HIS RIGHT HAND HAD PURCHASED.
A view of the texts in which the word occurs will show: AND LET THEM MAKE ME A SANCTUARY; (Exodus 25:8), THE SHEKEL OF THE SANCTUARY (Exodus 30:13) and above twenty others like it. THEN WROUGHT BEZALEEL AND AHOLIAB, AND EVERY WISE HEARTED MAN, IN WHOM THE LORD PUT WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING TO KNOW HOW TO WORK ALL MANNER OF WORK FOR THE SERVICE OF THE SANCTUARY; Exodus 36:1, [see Exodus 36:1-6]. BEFORE THE VEIL OF THE SANCTUARY; Leviticus 4:6. CARRY YOUR BRETHREN FROM BEFORE THE SANCTUARY; Leviticus 16:33. REVERENCE MY SANCTUARY Leviticus 19:30; 26:2. NOR PROFANE THE SANCTUARY OF HIS GOD; Leviticus 21:12. THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY; Numbers 3:31. CHARGE OF THE SANCTUARY; Numbers 3:32,38. THEY MINISTER IN THE SANCTUARY; Numbers 4:12. IN THE SANCTUARY, AND IN THE VESSELS THEREOF; verse 16. AND WHEN AARON AND HIS SONS HAVE MADE AN END OF COVERING THE SANCTUARY, AND ALL THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY, AS THE CAMP IS TO SET FORWARD; AFTER THAT, THE SONS OF KOHATH SHALL COME TO BEAR [IT]; Numbers 4:15; 7:9; 10:21.
Ex25.8 AND LET THEM MAKE ME A SANCTUARY; THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM.
Ex30.13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after THE SHEKEL OF THE SANCTUARY: (a shekel [is] twenty gerahs:) an half shekel [shall be] the offering of the LORD.
Ex36.1 Then wrought BEZALEEL AND AHOLIAB, AND EVERY WISE HEARTED MAN, IN WHOM THE LORD PUT WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING TO KNOW HOW TO WORK ALL MANNER OF WORK FOR THE SERVICE OF THE SANCTUARY, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
Ex36.2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, [even] every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
Ex36.3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it [withal]. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.
Ex36.4 And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
Ex36.5 >And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.
Ex36.6 And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
Le4.6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, BEFORE THE VEIL OF THE SANCTUARY.
Le10.4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, CARRY YOUR BRETHREN FROM BEFORE THE SANCTUARY out of the camp.
Le19.30 >YE SHALL KEEP MY SABBATHS, AND REVERENCE MY SANCTUARY: I [AM] THE LORD.
Le26.2 >YE SHALL KEEP MY SABBATHS, AND REVERENCE MY SANCTUARY: I [AM] THE LORD.
Le21.12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, NOR PROFANE THE SANCTUARY OF HIS GOD; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God [is] upon him: I [am] the LORD.
Nu3.31 And their charge [shall be] the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.
Nu3.32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest [shall be] chief over the chief of the Levites, [and have] the oversight of them that keep THE CHARGE OF THE SANCTUARY.
Nu3.38 >But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, [even] before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, [shall be] Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping THE CHARGE OF THE SANCTUARY for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Nu4.12 And they shall take all the instruments of MINISTRY, wherewith THEY MINISTER IN THE SANCTUARY, and put [them] in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put [them] on a bar:
Nu4.15 AND WHEN AARON AND HIS SONS HAVE MADE AN END OF COVERING THE SANCTUARY, AND ALL THE VESSELS OF THE SANCTUARY, AS THE CAMP IS TO SET FORWARD; AFTER THAT, THE SONS OF KOHATH SHALL COME TO BEAR [IT]: but they shall not touch [any] holy thing, lest they die. These [things are] the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Nu4.16 >And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest [pertaineth] the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, [and] the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein [is], IN THE SANCTUARY, AND IN THE VESSELS THEREOF.
Nu7.9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them [was that] they should bear upon their shoulders.
Nu10.21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and [the other] did set up the tabernacle against they came.
THAT THERE BE NO PLAGUE AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COME NIGH UNTO THE SANCTUARY; Numbers 8:19. THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY; Numbers 18:1. HE HATH DEFILED THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD; Numbers 19:20. Joshua TOOK A GREAT STONE, AND SET IT UP THERE UNDER AN OAK, THAT [WAS] BY THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD; Joshua 24:26, ALL THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE SANCTUARY; 1 Chronicles 9:29. BUILD YE THE SANCTUARY; 1 Chronicles 22:19. GOVERNORS OF THE sanctuary; 1 Chronicles 24:5. THE LORD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BUILD AN HOUSE FOR THE SANCTUARY; 1 Chronicles 28:10; 2 Chronicles 20:8. GO OUT OF THE SANCTUARY; 2 Chronicles 26:18; 29:21; 30:8. PURIFICATION OF THE SANCTUARY; 2 Chronicles 30:19; 36:17.
Nu8.19 And I have given the Levites [as] a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: THAT THERE BE NO PLAGUE AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COME NIGH UNTO THE SANCTUARY.
Nu18.1 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY: AND THOU AND THY SONS WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF YOUR PRIESTHOOD.
Nu19.20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because HE HATH DEFILED THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he [is] unclean.
Jo24.26 >And Joshua wrote these words in THE BOOK OF THE LAW OF GOD, AND TOOK A GREAT STONE, AND SET IT UP THERE UNDER AN OAK, THAT [WAS] BY THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD.
1ch9.29 [Some] of them also [were] appointed to oversee the vessels and ALL THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE SANCTUARY, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
1ch22.19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and BUILD YE THE SANCTUARY of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
1ch24.5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the GOVERNORS OF THE SANCTUARY, and governors [of the house] of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
1ch28.10 Take heed now; for THE LORD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BUILD AN HOUSE FOR THE SANCTUARY: be strong, and do [it].
2ch20.8 And they dwelt therein, and HAVE BUILT THEE A SANCTUARY THEREIN FOR THY NAME, saying,
2ch20.9 If, [when] evil cometh upon us, [as] the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name [is] in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
2ch26.18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, [It appertaineth] not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: GO OUT OF THE SANCTUARY; for thou hast trespassed; neither [shall it be] for thine honour from the LORD God.
2ch30.19 [That] prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though [he be] not [cleansed] according to the PURIFICATION OF THE SANCTUARY.
2ch36.17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword IN THE HOUSE OF THEIR SANCTUARY, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave [them] all into his hand.
2ch36.18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all [these] he brought to Babylon.
2ch36.19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
I have given nearly every text, and, I believe every different form of expression in which the word occurs till we come to the Psalms; so that every one can see what they understood the Sanctuary to be. And of the fifty texts quoted, not one applies it to the land of Palestine, nor any land. That Sanctuary, though enclosed with curtains, was called “the house of the Lord,” (Judges 18:31; 1 Samuel 1:7,24), and was pitched at the city of Shiloah at the time of dividing the land; Judges 18:1,10, hence it was called the TABERNACLE OF SHILOH, (safety and happiness), Psalm 78:60. The Lord forsook it when the Philistines took the Ark (1 Samuel 4:3-11) and DELIVERED HIS STRENGTH INTO CAPTIVITY, AND HIS GLORY INTO THE ENEMY’S HAND; Psalm 78:21.
The word ‘Shiloh’ is a Hebrew word—a name, really, that has two meanings attached to it. One is “gift from God,” the other is “peaceful one.” Shiloh is a Biblical place, mentioned in Genesis 49:10. meaning Heavenly Peace and representing the Messiah. According to the Bible, Shiloh was the central sanctuary of the Israelites during the pre-monarchic period, before the First Temple in Jerusalem was built. After the Israelite conquest of Canaan, the Tabernacle was moved to Shiloh, and remained there during the period of the biblical judges. Shiloh was a Canaanite town that became the central sanctuary site of the Israelite confederacy during the period of the judges (12th–11th century BC). After the Israelite conquest of Canaan, the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant were installed in Shiloh until the Ark was captured by the Philistines (c. 1050 BC) in a battle with the Israelites at Ebenezer (site unknown), and Shiloh was soon thereafter destroyed. Excavations at Khirbat Say?n, Jordan, during 1920–32 suggest that Shiloh remained a ruin for several centuries. “Shiloh” is a name of the Messiah Jesus Christ. The name Shiloah means Sent or Conducted – verb: to send out or to let go. Shiloah is also the name of a pool outside Jerusalem mentioned by Isaiah (8:6) and by Nehemiah (3:15). In the New Testament this name returns as Siloam (Luke 13:4, John 9:7). Variants of Shiloh include Siloam; Siloah; Shelah and Shiloah.
Ge49.10 THE SCEPTRE SHALL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH, NOR A LAWGIVER FROM BETWEEN HIS FEET, UNTIL SHILOH COME; AND UNTO HIM [SHALL] THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE [BE].
Jo18.1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at SHILOH, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
Jo18.8 >And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in SHILOH.
Jo18.9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came [again] to Joshua to the host at SHILOH.
Jo18.10 >And Joshua cast lots for them in SHILOH before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
Jo19.51 These [are] the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in SHILOH before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.
Jo21.2 And they spake unto them at SHILOH in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us CITIES TO DWELL IN, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle.
Jo22.9 >And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of SHILOH, which [is] in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
Jo22.12 And when the children of Israel heard [of it], the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at SHILOH, to go up to war against them.
Ju18.1 In those days [there was] no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day [all their] inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.
Ju18.10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where [there is] no want of any thing that [is] in the earth.
Ju18.30 >And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.
Ju18.31 And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that THE HOUSE OF GOD WAS IN SHILOH.
1s1.4 >And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
1s1.5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
1s1.6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
1s1.7 And [as] he did so year by year, when she went up to THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
1s4.3 >And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
1s4.4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth [between] the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.
1s4.5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.
1s4.6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What [meaneth] the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.
1s4.7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.
1s4.8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these [are] the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
1s4.9 Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
1s4.10 >And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
1s4.11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.
1s4.21 And she [Phinehas’ wife] named the child Ichabod, saying, THE GLORY IS DEPARTED FROM ISRAEL: BECAUSE THE ARK OF GOD WAS TAKEN, and because of her father in law and her husband.
Ne3.15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of THE POOL OF SILOAH by the king’s garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Is8.5 >The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
Is8.6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth THE WATERS OF SHILOAH that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son;
Je7.12 But go ye now unto my place which [was] in SHILOH, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
Je7.13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
Je7.14 Therefore will I do unto [this] house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to SHILOH.
Je26.6 Then will I make this house like SHILOH, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
Je26.9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like SHILOH, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Je41.5 That there came certain from Shechem, from SHILOH, and from Samaria, [even] fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring [them] to the house of the LORD.
Ps78.58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
Ps78.59 When God heard [this], he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
Ps78.60 So that he forsook THE TABERNACLE OF SHILOH, the tent [which] he placed among men;
Ps78.61 AND DELIVERED HIS STRENGTH INTO CAPTIVITY, AND HIS GLORY INTO THE ENEMY’S HAND.
Lk13.4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in SILOAM fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Lk13.5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Jn9.7 And said unto him, Go, wash in THE POOL OF SILOAM, (which is by interpretation, SENT.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Jn9.11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to THE POOL OF SILOAM, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
It [the Ark] was brought back to Kirjath-jearim (1 Samuel 7:1,2), thence to the house of Obed-edom, thence to the city of David which is Zion, (2 Samuel 6:1-19; 5:9) and thence, at the direction of Solomon, the Ark was conveyed into the Holy of Holies of the temple (1 Kings 8:1-6), which was built in Mount Moriah near Mount Zion: 2 Chronicles 3:1.
1s7.1 And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
1s7.2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
2s6.1 Again, David gathered together all [the] chosen [men] of Israel, thirty thousand.
2s6.2 And David arose, and went with all the people that [were] with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth [between] the cherubims.
2s6.3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that [was] in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.
2s6.4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which [was] at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.
2s6.5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
2s6.6 >And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook [it].
2s6.7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by the ark of God.
2s6.8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.
2s6.9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
2s6.10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM the Gittite.
2s6.11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.
2s6.12 >And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM, and all that [pertaineth] unto him, because of the ark of God. SO DAVID WENT AND BROUGHT UP THE ARK OF GOD FROM THE HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM INTO THE CITY OF DAVID WITH GLADNESS.
2s6.13 And it was [so], that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
2s6.14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod.
2s6.15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
2s6.16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
2s6.17 >And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
2s6.18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
2s6.19 And he dealt among all the people, [even] among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece [of flesh], and a flagon [of wine]. So all the people departed every one to his house.
1ch13.13 So David brought not the ark [home] to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM the Gittite.
1ch13.14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM, and all that he had.
1ch15.25 >So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the HOUSE OF OBEDEDOM with joy.
2ch25.23 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
2ch25.24 And [he took] all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the HOUSE OF GOD WITH OBEDEDOM, and the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
2s5.9 SO DAVID DWELT IN THE FORT, AND CALLED IT THE CITY OF DAVID. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
1k8.1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, THAT THEY MIGHT BRING UP THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD OUT OF THE CITY OF DAVID, WHICH [IS] ZION.
1k8.2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.
1k8.3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
1k8.4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.
1k8.5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, [were] with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
1k8.6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims.
2ch3.1 THEN SOLOMON BEGAN TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AT JERUSALEM IN MOUNT MORIAH, WHERE [THE LORD] APPEARED UNTO DAVID HIS FATHER, IN THE PLACE THAT DAVID HAD PREPARED IN THE THRESHINGFLOOR OF ORNAN THE JEBUSITE.
The Lord has chosen Zion to dwell in rest forever: (Psalm 132:13, 14) but as yet he had dwelt there but a short time, and then in curtains made with hands; but when he shall appear in his glory he will have MERCY UPON ZION and build it up; then Jerusalem upon it, shall be A QUIET HABITATION, A TABERNACLE [THAT] SHALL NOT BE TAKEN DOWN; (Psalm 102:13; Isaiah 33:20). And then THE PEOPLE SHALL DWELL IN ZION AT JERUSALEM; Isaiah 30:18, 19. The Song of Moses, (Exodus 15) is evidently prophetic, and contemplates the happy scenes of the Eden Zion.
Ps132.13 FOR THE LORD HATH CHOSEN ZION; HE HATH DESIRED [IT] FOR HIS HABITATION.
Ps132.14 THIS [IS] MY REST FOR EVER: HERE WILL I DWELL; FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT.
Ps102.13 THOU SHALT ARISE, [AND] HAVE MERCY UPON ZION: FOR THE TIME TO FAVOUR HER, YEA, THE SET TIME, IS COME.
Is33.20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see JERUSALEM A QUIET HABITATION, A TABERNACLE [THAT] SHALL NOT BE TAKEN DOWN; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
Is30.18 >And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a GOD OF JUDGMENT: blessed [are] all they that wait for him.
Is30.19 For THE PEOPLE SHALL DWELL IN ZION AT JERUSALEM: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
Ex15.1 THEN SANG MOSES AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Ex15.2 THE LORD [IS] MY STRENGTH AND SONG, AND HE IS BECOME MY SALVATION: HE [IS] MY GOD, AND I WILL PREPARE HIM AN HABITATION; MY FATHER’S GOD, AND I WILL EXALT HIM.
Ex15.3 The LORD [is] a man of war: the LORD [is] his name.
Ex15.4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
Ex15.5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Ex15.6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Ex15.7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, [which] consumed them as stubble.
Ex15.8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, [and] the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Ex15.9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Ex15.10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Ex15.11 Who [is] like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders?
Ex15.12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
Ex15.13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which] thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
Ex15.14 The people shall hear, [and] be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Ex15.15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Ex15.16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be [as] still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, [which] thou hast purchased.
Ex15.17 THOU SHALT BRING THEM IN, AND PLANT THEM IN THE MOUNTAIN OF THINE INHERITANCE, [IN] THE PLACE, O LORD, [WHICH] THOU HAST MADE FOR THEE TO DWELL IN, [IN] THE SANCTUARY, O LORD, [WHICH] THY HANDS HAVE ESTABLISHED.
Ex15.18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
Ex15.19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry [land] in the midst of the sea.
Ex15.20 >And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Ex15.21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Ex15.22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
Ex15.23 >And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they [were] bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
Ex15.24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
Ex15.25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, [which] when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
Ex15.26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] the LORD that healeth thee.
Ex15.27 >And they came to Elim, where [were] twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
And so Ezekiel has it. The Lord will bring the whole house of Israel up out of their graves into the land of Israel; and then set his Sanctuary and tabernacle in the midst of them for evermore. The Sanctuary is not “the land of Israel” nor the people; for it is set in their midst, and is built and forms a part of the city whose name is, THE LORD [IS] THERE.
Nu2.17 >Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.
Ez37.1 THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS UPON ME [Ezekiel], AND CARRIED ME OUT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD, AND SET ME DOWN IN THE MIDST OF THE VALLEY WHICH [WAS] FULL OF BONES,
Ez37.2 AND CAUSED ME TO PASS BY THEM ROUND ABOUT: AND, BEHOLD, [THERE WERE] VERY MANY IN THE OPEN VALLEY; AND, LO, [THEY WERE] VERY DRY.
Ez37.3 AND HE SAID UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, CAN THESE BONES LIVE? AND I ANSWERED, O LORD GOD, THOU KNOWEST.
Ez37.4 AGAIN HE SAID UNTO ME, PROPHESY UPON THESE BONES, AND SAY UNTO THEM, O YE DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD.
Ez37.5 THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD UNTO THESE BONES; BEHOLD, I WILL CAUSE BREATH TO ENTER INTO YOU, AND YE SHALL LIVE:
Ez37.6 AND I WILL LAY SINEWS UPON YOU, AND WILL BRING UP FLESH UPON YOU, AND COVER YOU WITH SKIN, AND PUT BREATH IN YOU, AND YE SHALL LIVE; AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I [AM] THE LORD.
Ez37.7 SO I PROPHESIED AS I WAS COMMANDED: AND AS I PROPHESIED, THERE WAS A NOISE, AND BEHOLD A SHAKING, AND THE BONES CAME TOGETHER, BONE TO HIS BONE.
Ez37.8 AND WHEN I BEHELD, LO, THE SINEWS AND THE FLESH CAME UP UPON THEM, AND THE SKIN COVERED THEM ABOVE: BUT [THERE WAS] NO BREATH IN THEM.
Ez37.9 THEN SAID HE UNTO ME, PROPHESY UNTO THE WIND, PROPHESY, SON OF MAN, AND SAY TO THE WIND, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; COME FROM THE FOUR WINDS, O BREATH, AND BREATHE UPON THESE SLAIN, THAT THEY MAY LIVE.
Ez37.10 SO I PROPHESIED AS HE COMMANDED ME, AND THE BREATH CAME INTO THEM, AND THEY LIVED, AND STOOD UP UPON THEIR FEET, AN EXCEEDING GREAT ARMY.
Ez37.11 >THEN HE SAID UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, THESE BONES ARE THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL: BEHOLD, THEY SAY, OUR BONES ARE DRIED, AND OUR HOPE IS LOST: WE ARE CUT OFF FOR OUR PARTS.
Ez37.12 THEREFORE PROPHESY AND SAY UNTO THEM, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; BEHOLD, O MY PEOPLE, I WILL OPEN YOUR GRAVES, AND CAUSE YOU TO COME UP OUT OF YOUR GRAVES, AND BRING YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
Ez37.13 AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I [AM] THE LORD, WHEN I HAVE OPENED YOUR GRAVES, O MY PEOPLE, AND BROUGHT YOU UP OUT OF YOUR GRAVES,
Ez37.14 AND SHALL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU, AND YE SHALL LIVE, AND I SHALL PLACE YOU IN YOUR OWN LAND: THEN SHALL YE KNOW THAT I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN [IT], AND PERFORMED [IT], SAITH THE LORD.
Ez48.30 >And these [are] the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures.
Ez48.31 And the gates of the city [shall be] after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
Ez48.32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
Ez48.33 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
Ez48.34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, [with] their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
Ez48.35 [It was] round about eighteen thousand [measures]: and THE NAME OF THE CITY FROM [THAT] DAY [SHALL BE], THE LORD [IS] THERE.
THE DAY-STAR EXTRA
Saturday, February 7, 1846.
The Sanctuary by O. R. L. Crozier
PART TWO OF FOUR
THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST
The priesthood of the worldly Sanctuary of the first covenant belonged to the sons of Levi; but that of the heavenly, of the better covenant, to the Son of God. HE FULFILS BOTH THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHISEDEC AND AARON. In some respects the Priesthood of Christ resembles that of Melchisedec; and in others that of Aaron or Levi.
1. He was MADE AN HIGH PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC. Taxis, rendered order, properly signifies “series, succession.” Christ, like Melchisedec, had no priestly descent of pedigree; Hebrews 7:3 (margin) i.e. he never followed nor will have a successor in office; and BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER, HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD, (which passeth not from one to another; margin) verse 24. The priesthood of Levi to be continuous had many and a succession of priests, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SUFFERED TO CONTINUE BY REASON OF DEATH; verse 23.
He5.5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, TO DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE. {The word BEGOTTEN means derived from something which is already in existence.} {Thou and Thee are singular, not a plural god.}
He5.6 As he saith also in another [place], THOU [ART] A PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC. {Thou is singular, not a plural god.}
He5.10 CALLED OF GOD AN HIGH PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.
He6.20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] JESUS, MADE AN HIGH PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.
He7.11 If therefore PERFECTION were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
He7.17 For he testifieth, THOU [ART] A PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.
He7.21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, THOU [ART] A PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC:)
He7.22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
He7.23 AND THEY TRULY WERE MANY PRIESTS, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SUFFERED TO CONTINUE BY REASON OF DEATH:
He7.24 BUT THIS [MAN], BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER, HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD.
He7.25 WHEREFORE HE IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM, SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM.
2. Being after the order of Melchisedec, he is superior to the sons of Levi; because he blessed and received tithes from them in Abraham; verses 1, 7, 9, 10.
He7.1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
He7.7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
He7.9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
He7.10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
3. He is King and Priest; a King by birth, being from the tribe of Judah, and a Priest by the oath of his Father; verses 14, 21.
He7.14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
He7.21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, THOU [ART] A PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC:)
4. Being himself perfect, and his priesthood unending, he is able to PERFECT … FOREVER AND SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM, SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM.
He2.10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS.
He7.11 If therefore PERFECTION were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
He7.19 FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, BUT THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE [DID]; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD.
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could NOT make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
He10.14 FOR BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED.
He11.40 GOD HAVING PROVIDED SOME BETTER THING FOR US, THAT THEY WITHOUT US SHOULD NOT BE MADE PERFECT.
He13.20 NOW THE GOD OF PEACE, THAT BROUGHT AGAIN FROM THE DEAD OUR LORD JESUS, THAT GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP, THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT,
He13.21 MAKE YOU PERFECT IN EVERY GOOD WORK TO DO HIS WILL, WORKING IN YOU THAT WHICH IS WELLPLEASING IN HIS SIGHT, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; TO WHOM [BE] GLORY FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.
He7.25 WHEREFORE HE IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM, SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM.
He was not called after the ORDER of Aaron; i.e. not in his succession; but this does not at all prove that the priesthood of Aaron was not typical of the Priesthood of Christ. Paul distinctly shows that it is.
1. After calling upon us to CONSIDER THE APOSTLE AND HIGH PRIEST OF OUR PROFESSION (or religion), CHRIST JESUS, he lays the foundation of the investigation by drawing the analysis [analogy – – Crozier later explained that this word was incorrectly printed] between Moses over his house (oikos, people) and Christ over his, (Hebrews 3:1-6) and says: MOSES VERILY [WAS] FAITHFUL IN ALL HIS HOUSE, AS A SERVANT, FOR A TESTIMONY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE TO BE SPOKEN AFTER. This clearly shows that the Mosaic economy was typical of the divine.
He3.1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, CONSIDER THE APOSTLE AND HIGH PRIEST OF OUR PROFESSION, CHRIST JESUS;
He3.2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also MOSES [WAS FAITHFUL] IN ALL HIS HOUSE.
He3.3 For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
He3.4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.
He3.5 And MOSES VERILY [WAS] FAITHFUL IN ALL HIS HOUSE, AS A SERVANT, FOR A TESTIMONY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE TO BE SPOKEN AFTER;
He3.6 But CHRIST AS A SON OVER HIS OWN HOUSE; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
2. He shows that he was called of God to be an High Priest AS [WAS] AARON; Hebrews 5:1-5.
He5.1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men IN THINGS [PERTAINING] TO GOD, THAT HE MAY OFFER BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES FOR SINS:
He5.2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
He5.3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
He5.4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, AS [WAS] AARON.
He5.5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, TO DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE. {The word BEGOTTEN means derived from something which is already in existence.} {Thou and Thee are singular, not a plural god.}
3. Like Aaron and his sons, BUT HE TOOK ON [HIM] FLESH AND BLOOD, THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, WAS IN ALL POINTS TEMPTED LIKE AS [WE ARE, YET] WITHOUT SIN, was made PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS, and IN ALL THINGS IT BEHOVED HIM TO BE MADE LIKE UNTO [HIS] BRETHREN, THAT HE MIGHT BE A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST IN THINGS [PERTAINING] TO GOD, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE: chs. 2 and 4.
He2.16 FOR VERILY HE TOOK NOT ON [HIM THE NATURE OF] ANGELS; BUT HE TOOK ON [HIM] THE SEED OF ABRAHAM.
He4.14 SEEING THEN THAT WE HAVE A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, THAT IS PASSED INTO THE HEAVENS, JESUS THE SON OF GOD, LET US HOLD FAST [OUR] PROFESSION.
He4.15 FOR WE HAVE NOT AN HIGH PRIEST WHICH CANNOT BE TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES; BUT WAS IN ALL POINTS TEMPTED LIKE AS [WE ARE, YET] WITHOUT SIN.
He2.10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS.
He2.17 WHEREFORE IN ALL THINGS IT BEHOVED HIM TO BE MADE LIKE UNTO [HIS] BRETHREN, THAT HE MIGHT BE A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST IN THINGS [PERTAINING] TO GOD, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE.
[There is no number 4 in the original!]
5. Both [Jesus and Aaron] were ordained then IN THINGS [PERTAINING] TO GOD, THAT (they might) OFFER BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES FOR SINS. Hebrews 5:1; 8:3.
He5.1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men IN THINGS [PERTAINING] TO GOD, THAT HE MAY OFFER BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES FOR SINS:
He8.3 FOR EVERY HIGH PRIEST IS ORDAINED TO OFFER GIFTS AND SACRIFICES: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
6. Paul evidently considered the Levitical priesthood typical of Christ’s from the pains he takes to explain the analogies and contrasts between them;
7. AND THEY TRULY WERE MANY PRIESTS, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SUFFERED TO CONTINUE BY REASON OF DEATH: BUT THIS [MAN], BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER, HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD.
He7.23 AND THEY TRULY WERE MANY PRIESTS, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SUFFERED TO CONTINUE BY REASON OF DEATH:
He7.24 BUT THIS [MAN], BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER, HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD.
8. WHO NEEDETH NOT DAILY, AS THOSE HIGH PRIESTS, TO OFFER UP SACRIFICE, FIRST FOR HIS OWN SINS, AND THEN FOR THE PEOPLE’S: FOR THIS HE DID ONCE, WHEN HE OFFERED UP HIMSELF.
He7.27 WHO NEEDETH NOT DAILY, AS THOSE HIGH PRIESTS, TO OFFER UP SACRIFICE, FIRST FOR HIS OWN SINS, AND THEN FOR THE PEOPLE’S: FOR THIS HE DID ONCE, WHEN HE OFFERED UP HIMSELF.
9. FOR THE LAW MAKETH MEN HIGH PRIESTS WHICH HAVE INFIRMITY; BUT THE WORD OF THE OATH, WHICH WAS SINCE THE LAW, [MAKETH] THE SON, WHO IS CONSECRATED FOR EVERMORE; Hebrews 7:23-28.
He7.28 FOR THE LAW MAKETH MEN HIGH PRIESTS WHICH HAVE INFIRMITY; BUT THE WORD OF THE OATH, WHICH WAS SINCE THE LAW, [MAKETH] THE SON, WHO IS CONSECRATED FOR EVERMORE.
10. BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY than theirs; Hebrews 8:6.
He8.6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, which was established upon better promises.
11. BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT than theirs; Hebrews 8:6.
He8.6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, which was established upon better promises.
12. BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE than theirs; Hebrews 9:11.
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
13. NEITHER BY THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE; verse 12.
He9.12 NEITHER BY THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE {eis hagia}, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
14. FOR IF THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS, AND THE ASHES OF AN HEIFER SPRINKLING THE UNCLEAN, SANCTIFIETH TO THE PURIFYING OF THE FLESH: HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT SPOT TO GOD, PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE; verses 13,14.
He9.13 FOR IF THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS, AND THE ASHES OF AN HEIFER SPRINKLING THE UNCLEAN, SANCTIFIETH TO THE PURIFYING OF THE FLESH:
He9.14 HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT SPOT TO GOD, PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD?
15. FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF; verse 24.
He9.24 FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, NOW TO APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US: [If you appear in someone else’s PRESENCE, how can you be that person? You cannot. You must be different and separate.]
16. NOR YET THAT HE SHOULD OFFER HIMSELF OFTEN, AS THE HIGH PRIEST ENTERETH INTO THE HOLY PLACE EVERY YEAR WITH BLOOD OF OTHERS; FOR THEN MUST HE OFTEN HAVE SUFFERED SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: BUT NOW ONCE IN THE END OF THE WORLD HATH HE APPEARED TO PUT AWAY SIN BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF verses 25,26.
He9.25 NOR YET THAT HE SHOULD OFFER HIMSELF OFTEN, AS THE HIGH PRIEST ENTERETH INTO THE HOLY PLACE EVERY YEAR WITH BLOOD OF OTHERS;
He9.26 FOR THEN MUST HE OFTEN HAVE SUFFERED SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: BUT NOW ONCE IN THE END OF THE WORLD HATH HE APPEARED TO PUT AWAY SIN BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF.
17. AND AS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT: SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY; AND UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION. verses 27,28.
He9.27 AND AS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT:
He9.28 SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY; AND UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.
18. FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT BUT BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED; Hebrews 10:1,14.
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF [the] GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
He10.14 FOR BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED.
19. FOR [IT IS] NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS SHOULD TAKE AWAY SINS; BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME; verses 4,5.
He10.4 FOR [IT IS] NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS SHOULD TAKE AWAY SINS.
He10.5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME:
These are part of the contrasts or comparisons the Apostle draws between the Levitical priesthood and Christ’s and there is a resemblance in every instance, but Christ’s is superior to Levi’s. I add one more. Hebrews 8:4,5. FOR IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE SHOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, SEEING THAT THERE (margin, they) ARE PRIESTS THAT OFFER GIFTS ACCORDING TO THE LAW: WHO SERVE UNTO THE EXAMPLE AND SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS.
He8.4 FOR IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE SHOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, SEEING THAT THERE {margin, they} ARE PRIESTS THAT OFFER GIFTS ACCORDING TO THE LAW:
He8.5 WHO SERVE UNTO THE EXAMPLE AND SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS, AS MOSES WAS ADMONISHED OF GOD WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE THE TABERNACLE: FOR, SEE, SAITH HE, [THAT] THOU MAKE ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWED TO THEE IN THE MOUNT. [ex25.40]
The features of the substance always bear a resemblance to those of the priestly service IN THE HEAVENS (verses 1,2) performed by our high priest in his Sanctuary; for if the SHADOW is SERVICE, the SUBSTANCE is service also.
He8.1 NOW OF THE THINGS WHICH WE HAVE SPOKEN [THIS IS] THE SUM: WE HAVE SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SET ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF THE MAJESTY IN THE HEAVENS;
He8.2 A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY, AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED, AND NOT MAN.
As the priests of the law served unto the example and shadow of the heavenly service we can from their service learn something of the nature of the heavenly service. MOSES WAS ADMONISHED OF GOD WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE THE TABERNACLE: FOR, SEE, SAITH HE, [THAT] THOU MAKE ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWED TO THEE IN THE MOUNT.
He8.5 WHO SERVE UNTO THE EXAMPLE AND SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS, AS MOSES WAS ADMONISHED OF GOD WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE THE TABERNACLE: FOR, SEE, SAITH HE, [THAT] THOU MAKE ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWED TO THEE IN THE MOUNT. [ex25.40]
None can deny that, in obedience to this administration [admonition], Moses made or instituted the Levitical priesthood; it was THEN ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN which the Lord showed him, and that pattern was of heavenly things, Hebrews 9:23. If there was not another text to prove that the Levitical priesthood was typical of the Divine, this would abundantly do it. Yet some are even denying this obvious import of the priesthood; but if this is not its import, I can see no meaning in it. It is an idle round of ceremonies without sense or use, as it did not perfect those for whom it was performed; but looked upon as typical of the heavenly, it is replete with the most important instruction. As this is the application made of it by the New Testament, so we must regard it, while we examine the atonement made under the Levitical priesthood.
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
NOW WHEN THESE THINGS [the worldly Sanctuary with its two apartments and the furniture in each] WERE THUS ORDAINED, THE PRIESTS WENT ALWAYS [daily, Hebrews 7:27; 10:11] INTO THE FIRST TABERNACLE, ACCOMPLISHING THE SERVICE [OF GOD]. BUT INTO THE SECOND [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE. Hebrews 9:6,7. Here Paul divides the services of the Levitical priesthood into two classes – one daily in the Holy, and the other yearly in the Holy of Holies.
He9.6 NOW WHEN THESE THINGS {the worldly Sanctuary with its two apartments and the furniture in each} WERE THUS ORDAINED, THE PRIESTS WENT ALWAYS {daily, Hebrews 7:27; 10:11} INTO THE FIRST TABERNACLE, ACCOMPLISHING THE SERVICE [OF GOD].
He9.7 BUT INTO THE SECOND {the Holy of Holies} [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE:
He7.27 WHO NEEDETH NOT DAILY, AS THOSE HIGH PRIESTS, TO OFFER UP SACRIFICE, FIRST FOR HIS OWN SINS, AND THEN FOR THE PEOPLE’S: FOR THIS HE DID ONCE, WHEN HE OFFERED UP HIMSELF.
He10.11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Their stated daily services, performed in the Holy and at the brazen altar in the court before the tabernacle, consisted of a burnt-offering of two lambs, one in the morning and the other at even, with a meat [or meal] offering which was one tenth of an ephah of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil, and a drink-offering which was one-fourth of an hin of strong wine. The meat-offering was burnt with the lamb, and the drink-offering was poured in the Holy; Exodus 29:38-42; Numbers 28:3-8. In connection with this, they burned on the golden altar in the Holy, sweet incense, which was a very rich perfume, when they dressed and lighted the lamps every evening and morning. Exodus 29:34-38; 31:11; 30:7-9. The same was afterwards done at the Temple. 1 Chronicles 16:37-40; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 13:4-12; 13:3 [see 2 Chronicles 31:3] Ezra 3:3.
Ex29.38 >Now this [is that] which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
Ex29.39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
Ex29.40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine [for] a drink offering.
Ex29.41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Ex29.42 [This shall be] a continual burnt offering throughout your generations [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
Nu28.3 And thou shalt say unto them, This [is] the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, [for] a continual burnt offering.
Nu28.4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even;
Nu28.5 And a tenth [part] of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth [part] of an hin of beaten oil.
Nu28.6 [It is] a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.
Nu28.7 And the drink offering thereof [shall be] the fourth [part] of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy [place] shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD [for] a drink offering.
Nu28.8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer [it], a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Ex29.34 And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it [is] holy.
Ex29.35 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all [things] which I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
Ex29.36 And thou shalt offer every day a bullock [for] a sin offering for atonement: and THOU SHALT CLEANSE THE ALTAR, WHEN THOU HAST MADE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.
Ex29.37 Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
Ex29.38 >Now this [is that] which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
Ex31.11 AND THE ANOINTING OIL, AND SWEET INCENSE FOR THE HOLY [PLACE]: ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I HAVE COMMANDED THEE SHALL THEY DO.
Ex30.7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Ex30.8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Ex30.9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
1ch16.37 >So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required:
1ch16.38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [to be] porters:
1ch16.39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that [was] at Gibeon,
1ch16.40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and [to do] according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;
2ch2.4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate [it] to him, [and] to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This [is an ordinance] for ever to Israel.
2ch13.4 >And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which [is] in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;
2ch13.5 Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, [even] to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
2ch13.6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.
2ch13.7 And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
2ch13.8 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye [be] a great multitude, and [there are] with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
2ch13.9 Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of [other] lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, [the same] may be a priest of [them that are] no gods.
2ch13.10 But as for us, the LORD [is] our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, [are] the sons of Aaron, and the Levites [wait] upon [their] business:
2ch13.11 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the showbread also [set they in order] upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.
2ch13.12 And, behold, God himself [is] with us for [our] captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
2ch13.3 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, [even] four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, [being] mighty men of valour.
2ch31.3 [He {Hezekiah} appointed] also the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, [to wit], for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as [it is] written in the law of the LORD.
Er3.3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear [was] upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, [even] burnt offerings morning and evening.
This did NOT ATONE FOR SINS either individually or collectively. The daily service described was a sort of continual intercession; but the making of atonement was a special work for which special directions are given. Different words are used both in the Old Testament and New, to express the same idea as At-one-ment.
Examples. – The italicized words are, in the text, synonymous with atone or atonement. Ex 29:36; THOU SHALT CLEANSE THE ALTAR, WHEN THOU HAST MADE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT. Leviticus 12:8; THE PRIEST SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR HER, AND SHE SHALL BE CLEAN. Leviticus 14:2; THIS SHALL BE THE LAW OF THE LEPER IN THE DAY OF HIS CLEANSING. Verse 31; THE PRIEST SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR HIM THAT IS TO BE CLEANSED. The atonement could not be made for him till after he was healed of the leprosy, Leviticus 13:45,46. Till he was healed, HE SHALL DWELL ALONE; WITHOUT THE CAMP. Then Leviticus 14:3,4; THE PRIEST SHALL GO FORTH OUT OF THE CAMP; AND THE PRIEST SHALL LOOK, AND, BEHOLD, [IF] THE PLAGUE OF LEPROSY BE HEALED IN THE LEPER; THEN SHALL THE PRIEST COMMAND TO TAKE FOR HIM THAT IS TO BE CLEANSED TWO BIRDS ALIVE [AND] CLEAN, etc. The law was the same in cleansing a house from the leprosy. Verses 33-57. The stones affected with the plague were removed and the house SCRAPED WITHIN ROUND ABOUT [verse 41] and then repaired with new material.
Ex29.36 And thou shalt offer every day a bullock [for] a sin offering for atonement: and THOU SHALT CLEANSE THE ALTAR, WHEN THOU HAST MADE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.
Le12.8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and THE PRIEST SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR HER, AND SHE SHALL BE CLEAN. [le5.7; lk2.24]
Le14.2 THIS SHALL BE THE LAW OF THE LEPER IN THE DAY OF HIS CLEANSING: He shall be brought unto the priest:
Le14.31 [Even] such as he is able to get, the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering, with the meat offering: and THE PRIEST SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR HIM THAT IS TO BE CLEANSED before the LORD.
Le13.45 And the leper in whom the plague [is], his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.
Le13.46 All the days wherein the plague [shall be] in him he shall be defiled; he [is] unclean: HE SHALL DWELL ALONE; WITHOUT THE CAMP [shall] his habitation [be].
Le14.3 And THE PRIEST SHALL GO FORTH OUT OF THE CAMP; AND THE PRIEST SHALL LOOK, AND, BEHOLD, [IF] THE PLAGUE OF LEPROSY BE HEALED IN THE LEPER;
Le14.4 THEN SHALL THE PRIEST COMMAND TO TAKE FOR HIM THAT IS TO BE CLEANSED TWO BIRDS ALIVE [AND] CLEAN, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Le14.33 >And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Le14.34 When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
Le14.35 And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me [there is] as it were a plague in the house:
Le14.36 Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go [into it] to see the plague, that all that [is] in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house:
Le14.37 And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, [if] the plague [be] in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, which in sight [are] lower than the wall;
Le14.38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days:
Le14.39 And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, [if] the plague be spread in the walls of the house;
Le14.40 Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague [is], and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:
Le14.41 And he shall cause the house to be SCRAPED WITHIN ROUND ABOUT, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:
Le14.42 And they shall take other stones, and put [them] in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.
Le14.43 And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plastered;
Le14.44 Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, [if] the plague be spread in the house, it [is] a fretting leprosy in the house: it [is] unclean.
Le14.45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry [them] forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Le14.46 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.
Le14.47 And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.
Le14.48 And if the priest shall come in, and look [upon it], and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house CLEAN, because the plague is healed.
Le14.49 AND HE SHALL TAKE TO CLEANSE THE HOUSE TWO BIRDS, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Le14.50 And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
Le14.51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Le14.52 AND HE SHALL CLEANSE THE HOUSE WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BIRD, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
Le14.53 But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE HOUSE: AND IT SHALL BE CLEAN.
Le14.54 This [is] the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,
Le14.55 And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,
Le14.56 And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:
Le14.57 To teach when [it is] unclean, and when [it is] clean: this [is] the law of leprosy.
Physical uncleanness is now all removed and we would call it clean; but not so; it is only just prepared to be cleansed according to the law. Verse 48; AND HE SHALL TAKE TO CLEANSE THE HOUSE TWO BIRDS etc. Verse 49; AND HE SHALL CLEANSE THE HOUSE WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BIRD etc. Verses 52,53; AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE HOUSE: AND IT SHALL BE CLEAN. Leviticus 16:18,19; AND HE SHALL GO OUT UNTO THE ALTAR THAT [IS] BEFORE THE LORD, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT. AND HE SHALL SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD UPON IT WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, AND CLEANSE IT, AND HALLOW IT FROM THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. Leviticus 8:15; AND HE SLEW [IT]; AND MOSES TOOK THE BLOOD, AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT WITH HIS FINGER, AND PURIFIED THE ALTAR, AND POURED THE BLOOD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ALTAR, AND SANCTIFIED IT, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION UPON IT. 2 Chronicles 29:29 [see 2 Chronicles 29:24]. AND THEY MADE RECONCILIATION WITH THEIR BLOOD UPON THE ALTAR, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR ALL ISRAEL; Jeremiah 33:8; I WILL CLEANSE THEM FROM ALL THEIR INIQUITY, and I WILL PARDON ALL THEIR INIQUITIES.
Le14.48 And if the priest shall come in, and look [upon it], and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house CLEAN, because the plague is healed.
Le14.49 AND HE SHALL TAKE TO CLEANSE THE HOUSE TWO BIRDS, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Le14.50 And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
Le14.51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Le14.52 AND HE SHALL CLEANSE THE HOUSE WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BIRD, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
Le14.53 But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE HOUSE: AND IT SHALL BE CLEAN.
Le16.18 AND HE SHALL GO OUT {of the Holy of Holies} UNTO THE ALTAR THAT [IS] BEFORE THE LORD {in the Holy}, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT; AND SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD {for himself} OF THE BULLOCK, AND OF THE BLOOD OF THE GOAT {for the people}, AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT.
Le16.19 AND HE SHALL SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD UPON IT WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, AND CLEANSE IT, AND HALLOW IT FROM THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
Le8.15 AND HE SLEW [IT]; AND MOSES TOOK THE BLOOD, AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT WITH HIS FINGER, AND PURIFIED THE ALTAR, AND POURED THE BLOOD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ALTAR, AND SANCTIFIED IT, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION UPON IT.
2ch29.29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.
2ch29.24 And the priests killed them, AND THEY MADE RECONCILIATION WITH THEIR BLOOD UPON THE ALTAR, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR ALL ISRAEL: for the king commanded [that] the burnt offering and the sin offering [should be made] for all Israel.
Je33.8 And I WILL CLEANSE THEM FROM ALL THEIR INIQUITY, whereby they have sinned against me; and I WILL PARDON ALL THEIR INIQUITIES, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
Romans 5:9-11 BEING NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 WHO HATH RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF BY JESUS CHRIST. Ephesians 2:16 AND THAT HE MIGHT RECONCILE BOTH UNTO GOD; Hebrews 9:13,14 THE BLOOD OF BULLS … SANCTIFIETH TO THE PURIFYING OF THE FLESH; but THE BLOOD OF CHRIST … shall PURGE OUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS. Verse 15: He is THE MEDIATOR … FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS [TRANSGRESSORS], and, Hebrews 10:14 PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED; Ephesians 1:7 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS; Acts 3:19 BE CONVERTED THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT.
Ro5.9 Much more then, BEING NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Ro5.10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to GOD by the death of HIS SON, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Ro5.11 And not only [so], but we also JOY IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT {margin, reconciliation}.
2co5.17 THEREFORE IF ANY MAN [BE] IN CHRIST, [HE IS] A NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.
2co5.18 AND ALL THINGS [ARE] OF GOD, WHO HATH RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF BY JESUS CHRIST, and hath given to us the MINISTRY of reconciliation; {MINISTRY = MIN-IS-TRY = The act of serving.}
2co5.19 To wit, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Ep2.16 AND THAT HE MIGHT RECONCILE BOTH UNTO GOD in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
He9.13 FOR IF THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS, AND THE ASHES OF AN HEIFER SPRINKLING THE UNCLEAN, SANCTIFIETH TO THE PURIFYING OF THE FLESH:
He9.14 HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT SPOT TO GOD, PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD?
He9.15 And for this cause he is THE MEDIATOR of the new testament, that by means of death, FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
He10.14 FOR BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED.
Ep1.7 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, according to the riches of his grace;
Ac3.19 >REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE {future} BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD;
From these texts we learn that the words atone, cleanse, reconcile, purify, purge, pardon, sanctify, hallow, forgive, justify, redeem, blot out, and some others, are used to signify the same work, viz., bringing into favour with God; and in all cases blood is the means, and sometimes blood and water.
The atonement is the great idea of the Law, as well as the Gospel; and as the design of that of the Law was to teach us that of the Gospel, it is very important to be understood. The atonement which the priest made for the people in connection with their daily ministration was different from that made on the tenth day of the seventh month.
In making the former, they went no further than in the Holy; but to make the latter they entered the Holy of Holies – the former was made for individual cases, the latter for the whole nation of Israel collectively – the former was made for the FORGIVENESS OF SINS, the latter for BLOTTING THEM OUT – the former could be made at any time, the latter only on the tenth day of the seventh month. Hence the former may be called the daily atonement and the latter the yearly, or the former the individual, and the latter the national atonement.
THE INDIVIDUAL ATONEMENT for the forgiveness of sins was made for a single person, or for the whole congregation in case they were collectively guilty of some sin. The 1st chapter of Leviticus gives directions for the burnt-offering, the 2nd for the meat [meal]-offering, the 3rd for the peace-offering, and the 4th for the sin-offering, which, as its name implies, was an offering for sins, in which he who offered it attained forgiveness of his sins. The trespass-offering, Leviticus 5; 6:1-7, was similar to the sin-offering, IF A SOUL SHALL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE, Leviticus 4:2, WHEN HE KNOWETH [OF IT], THEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY, Leviticus 5:3, AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY IN ONE OF THESE [THINGS], THAT HE SHALL CONFESS THAT HE HATH SINNED IN THAT [THING], verse 5.
Le4.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le4.2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, IF A SOUL SHALL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE against any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:
Le5.3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness [it be] that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; WHEN HE KNOWETH [OF IT], THEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY.
Le5.5 AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY IN ONE OF THESE [THINGS], THAT HE SHALL CONFESS THAT HE HATH SINNED IN THAT [THING]:
From Numbers 5:6-8, it appears that confession and restitution are necessary in all cases before the atonement could be made for the individual. WHEN A MAN OR WOMAN SHALL COMMIT ANY SIN THAT MEN COMMIT, TO DO A TRESPASS AGAINST THE LORD, AND THAT PERSON BE GUILTY; THEN THEY SHALL CONFESS THEIR SIN WHICH THEY HAVE DONE: AND HE SHALL RECOMPENSE HIS TRESPASS WITH THE PRINCIPAL THEREOF, AND ADD UNTO IT THE FIFTH [PART] THEREOF, AND GIVE [IT] UNTO [HIM] AGAINST WHOM HE HATH TRESPASSED. Then he or the elders (if it was for the congregation) brought the victim for the sin or trespass-offering to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation on the north side of the altar of burnt offering in the court, Leviticus 4:24; 1:11; 17:1-7, there he (or the elders) laid his hand on its head and killed it, Leviticus 4:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, 27-29.
Nu5.6 Speak unto the children of Israel, WHEN A MAN OR WOMAN SHALL COMMIT ANY SIN THAT MEN COMMIT, TO DO A TRESPASS AGAINST THE LORD, AND THAT PERSON BE GUILTY;
Nu5.7 THEN THEY SHALL CONFESS THEIR SIN WHICH THEY HAVE DONE: AND HE SHALL RECOMPENSE HIS TRESPASS WITH THE PRINCIPAL THEREOF, AND ADD UNTO IT THE FIFTH [PART] THEREOF, AND GIVE [IT] UNTO [HIM] AGAINST WHOM HE HATH TRESPASSED.
Nu5.8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, [even] to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.
Le4.24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it [is] a sin offering.
Le1.11 AND HE SHALL KILL IT ON THE SIDE OF THE ALTAR NORTHWARD BEFORE THE LORD: AND THE PRIESTS, AARON’S SONS, SHALL SPRINKLE HIS BLOOD ROUND ABOUT UPON THE ALTAR.
Le17.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le17.2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This [is] the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,
Le17.3 What man soever [there be] of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth [it] out of the camp,
Le17.4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
Le17.5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them [for] peace offerings unto the LORD.
Le17.6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Le17.7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
Le4.2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, IF A SOUL SHALL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE against any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:
Le4.3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.
Le4.4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the LORD.
Le4.13 >AND IF THE WHOLE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE, AND THE THING BE HID FROM THE EYES OF THE ASSEMBLY, and they have done [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which should not be done, and are guilty;
Le4.14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le4.15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.
Le4.22 >When a ruler hath sinned, and done [somewhat] through ignorance [against] any of the commandments of the LORD his God [concerning things] which should not be done, and is guilty;
Le4.23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:
Le4.24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it [is] a sin offering.
Le4.27 >And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
Le4.28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.
Le4.29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.
Then, the victim being presented and slain, the priest that was anointed took some of the blood into the Holy, and with his finger sprinkled it before the veil of the Sanctuary and put some of it upon the horns of the altar of incense, then poured the remainder of the blood at the bottom of the altar. Thus he made an ATONEMENT for the individual, and his SIN WAS FORGIVEN. Leviticus 4:5-10, 16:20, 25-26, 30-34. The carcasses of the sin-offering were taken without the camp and burned IN A CLEAN PLACE, Leviticus 4:11, 12, 21.
Le4.5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:
Le4.6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, BEFORE THE VEIL OF THE SANCTUARY.
Le4.7 And the priest shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le4.8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,
Le4.9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away,
Le4.10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
Le16.25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Le16.26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Le16.30 For on that day shall [the priest] make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD.
Le16.31 It [shall be] a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
Le16.32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, [even] the holy garments:
Le16.33 And he [Aaron] shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Le16.34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR ALL THEIR SINS ONCE A YEAR. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Le4.11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,
Le4.12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto A CLEAN PLACE, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.
Le4.21 And he shall carry forth the bullock WITHOUT THE CAMP, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it [is] a sin offering for the congregation.
It should be distinctly remembered that the priest did not begin his duties till he obtained the BLOOD of the victim, and that they were all performed in the court (the enclosure of the Sanctuary), and that the atonement thus made was only for the FORGIVENESS OF SINS. These points are expressly taught in this chapter and the following one on the trespass-offering. Here is AN ATONEMENT, to make which, the priests only entered the Holy, and to make it they could enter that apartment ALWAYS or DAILY. BUT INTO THE SECOND [the Holy of Holies] [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE, (Laos, nation).
He9.7 BUT INTO THE SECOND {the Holy of Holies} [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE:
This affirms [defines – author’s correction] the yearly to be,
THE NATIONAL ATONEMENT, of which the Lord speaks particularly in Leviticus 16: AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, SPEAK UNTO AARON THY BROTHER, THAT HE COME NOT AT ALL TIMES INTO THE HOLY [PLACE] WITHIN THE VEIL BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT, WHICH [IS] UPON THE ARK; THAT HE DIE NOT: FOR I WILL APPEAR IN THE CLOUD UPON THE MERCY SEAT, verse 2. For what purpose and when could he enter it? TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL [for ALL Israel, the whole nation] FOR ALL THEIR SINS ONCE A YEAR. On THE SEVENTH MONTH, ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE MONTH,” verses 34,29. This was the most important day of the year. The whole nation having had their sins previously forgiven by the atonement made in the Holy, now assemble about their Sanctuary, while the High Priest, attired in his holy garments for glory and beauty, verse 4, Exodus 28, having the golden bells on the hem of his robe that his sound may be heard when he goeth in before the Lord, the breast-plate of judgment on his heart, with their names therein that he may bear their judgment, also in it the Urim and Thummim (light and perfection), and the plate of pure gold, THE HOLY CROWN, (Leviticus 8:9, Exodus 28:36), with HOLINESS TO THE LORD engraved upon it, placed upon the fore-front of his mitre that he may bear the iniquities of the holy things, enters the Holy of Holies to make an atonement to CLEANSE them, that they may be CLEAN from all their sins before the Lord, verse 30.
Le16.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died;
Le16.2 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, SPEAK UNTO AARON THY BROTHER, THAT HE COME NOT AT ALL TIMES INTO THE HOLY [PLACE] WITHIN THE VEIL BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT, WHICH [IS] UPON THE ARK; THAT HE DIE NOT: FOR I WILL APPEAR IN THE CLOUD UPON THE MERCY SEAT.
Le16.3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy [place]: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
Le16.4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.
Le16.5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel TWO KIDS OF THE GOATS FOR A SIN OFFERING, and one ram for a burnt offering.
Le16.6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
Le16.7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le16.8 AND AARON SHALL CAST LOTS UPON THE TWO GOATS; ONE LOT FOR THE LORD, AND THE OTHER LOT FOR THE SCAPEGOAT.
Le16.9 AND AARON SHALL BRING THE GOAT UPON WHICH THE LORD’S LOT FELL, AND OFFER HIM [FOR] A SIN OFFERING.
Le16.10 BUT THE GOAT, ON WHICH THE LOT FELL TO BE THE SCAPEGOAT, SHALL BE PRESENTED ALIVE BEFORE THE LORD, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT WITH HIM, [AND] TO LET HIM GO FOR A SCAPEGOAT INTO THE WILDERNESS.
Le16.11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which [is] for himself:
Le16.12 And HE SHALL TAKE A CENSER FULL OF BURNING COALS OF FIRE FROM OFF THE ALTAR BEFORE THE LORD, AND HIS HANDS FULL OF SWEET INCENSE BEATEN SMALL, AND BRING [IT] WITHIN THE VEIL:
Le16.13 AND HE SHALL PUT THE INCENSE UPON THE FIRE BEFORE THE LORD, THAT THE CLOUD OF THE INCENSE MAY COVER THE MERCY SEAT THAT [IS] UPON THE TESTIMONY, THAT HE DIE NOT:
Le16.14 AND HE SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE [IT] WITH HIS FINGER UPON THE MERCY SEAT EASTWARD; AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT SHALL HE SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES.
Le16.15 >THEN SHALL HE KILL THE GOAT OF THE SIN OFFERING, THAT [IS] FOR THE PEOPLE, AND BRING HIS BLOOD WITHIN THE VEIL, AND DO WITH THAT BLOOD AS HE DID WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE IT UPON THE MERCY SEAT, AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT:
Le16.16 AND HE SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR {cleanse} THE HOLY [PLACE], BECAUSE OF THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND BECAUSE OF THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS: AND SO SHALL HE DO FOR {i.e. atone for or cleanse} THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION {the Holy}, THAT REMAINETH AMONG THEM IN THE MIDST OF THEIR UNCLEANNESS.
Le16.17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy [place], until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
Le16.18 AND HE SHALL GO OUT {of the Holy of Holies} UNTO THE ALTAR THAT [IS] BEFORE THE LORD {in the Holy}, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT; AND SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD {for himself} OF THE BULLOCK, AND OF THE BLOOD OF THE GOAT {for the people}, AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT.
Le16.19 AND HE SHALL SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD UPON IT WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, AND CLEANSE IT, AND HALLOW IT FROM THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
Le16.21 AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS:
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Le16.23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy [place], and shall leave them there:
Le16.24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Le16.25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Le16.26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Le16.27 And the bullock [for] the sin offering, and the goat [for] the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy [place], shall [one] carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Le16.28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
Le16.29 >And [this] shall be a statute for ever unto you: [that] in THE SEVENTH MONTH, ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE MONTH, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, [whether it be] one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
Le16.30 For on that day shall [the priest] make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD.
Le16.31 It [shall be] a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
Le16.32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, [even] the holy garments:
Le16.33 And he [Aaron] shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Le16.34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR ALL THEIR SINS ONCE A YEAR. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Ex28.1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
Ex28.2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
Ex28.3 And thou shalt speak unto all [that are] wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Ex28.4 And these [are] the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Ex28.5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
Ex28.6 >And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
Ex28.7 It shall have the two shoulder pieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be joined together.
Ex28.8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which [is] upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; [even of] gold, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
Ex28.9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:
Ex28.10 Six of their names on one stone, and [the other] six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
Ex28.11 With the work of an engraver in stone, [like] the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
Ex28.12 And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod [for] stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
Ex28.13 >And thou shalt make ouches [of] gold;
Ex28.14 And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends; [of] wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
Ex28.15 >And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, and [of] fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
Ex28.16 Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof.
Ex28.17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, [even] four rows of stones: [the first] row [shall be] a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: [this shall be] the first row.
Ex28.18 And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
Ex28.19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
Ex28.20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their enclosings.
Ex28.21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
Ex28.22 >And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold.
Ex28.23 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
Ex28.24 And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the breastplate.
Ex28.25 And [the other] two ends of the two wreathen [chains] thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put [them] on the shoulder pieces of the ephod before it.
Ex28.26 >And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which [is] in the side of the ephod inward.
Ex28.27 And two [other] rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
Ex28.28 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that [it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
Ex28.29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD continually.
Ex28.30 >And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
Ex28.31 >And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all [of] blue.
Ex28.32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
Ex28.33 >And [beneath] upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
Ex28.34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
Ex28.35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy [place] before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
Ex28.36 >And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
Ex28.37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
Ex28.38 And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Ex28.39 >And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre [of] fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle [of] needlework.
Ex28.40 >And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
Ex28.41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Ex28.42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
Ex28.43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy [place]; that they bear not iniquity, and die: [it shall be] a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
Le8.9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, [even] upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.
The victims for the atonement of this day were, for the priest himself, a young bullock for a sin-offering, Leviticus 16:3, and for the people, two goats; one for a sin-offering, and the other for the scape-goat, and a ram for a burnt-offering, verses 5-8. He killed or caused to be killed the bullock for a sin-offering for himself, verse 11. HE SHALL TAKE A CENSER FULL OF BURNING COALS OF FIRE FROM OFF THE ALTAR BEFORE THE LORD, AND HIS HANDS FULL OF SWEET INCENSE BEATEN SMALL, AND BRING [IT] WITHIN THE VEIL: AND HE SHALL PUT THE INCENSE UPON THE FIRE BEFORE THE LORD, THAT THE CLOUD OF THE INCENSE MAY COVER THE MERCY SEAT THAT [IS] UPON THE TESTIMONY, THAT HE DIE NOT: AND HE SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE [IT] WITH HIS FINGER UPON THE MERCY SEAT EASTWARD; AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT SHALL HE SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, verses 12-14. So much in PREPARATION to make an atonement for the people; a description of which follows:
Le16.3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy [place]: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
Le16.5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel TWO KIDS OF THE GOATS FOR A SIN OFFERING, and one ram for a burnt offering.
Le16.6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
Le16.7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le16.8 AND AARON SHALL CAST LOTS UPON THE TWO GOATS; ONE LOT FOR THE LORD, AND THE OTHER LOT FOR THE SCAPEGOAT.
Le16.11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which [is] for himself:
Le16.12 And HE SHALL TAKE A CENSER FULL OF BURNING COALS OF FIRE FROM OFF THE ALTAR BEFORE THE LORD, AND HIS HANDS FULL OF SWEET INCENSE BEATEN SMALL, AND BRING [IT] WITHIN THE VEIL:
Le16.13 AND HE SHALL PUT THE INCENSE UPON THE FIRE BEFORE THE LORD, THAT THE CLOUD OF THE INCENSE MAY COVER THE MERCY SEAT THAT [IS] UPON THE TESTIMONY, THAT HE DIE NOT:
Le16.14 AND HE SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE [IT] WITH HIS FINGER UPON THE MERCY SEAT EASTWARD; AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT SHALL HE SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES.
THEN SHALL HE KILL THE GOAT OF THE SIN OFFERING, THAT [IS] FOR THE PEOPLE, AND BRING HIS BLOOD WITHIN THE VEIL, AND DO WITH THAT BLOOD AS HE DID WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE IT UPON THE MERCY SEAT, AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT. AND HE SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR (cleanse, see marginal references,) THE HOLY [PLACE] (within the veil, verse 2) BECAUSE OF THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND BECAUSE OF THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS: AND SO SHALL HE DO FOR (i.e. atone for or cleanse), THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION (the Holy) THAT REMAINETH AMONG THEM IN THE MIDST OF THEIR UNCLEANNESS, verses 15,16; AND HE SHALL GO OUT (of the Holy of Holies) UNTO THE ALTAR THAT [IS] BEFORE THE LORD (in the Holy) AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT; AND SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD (for himself), OF THE BULLOCK, AND OF THE BLOOD OF THE GOAT (for the people), AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT. AND HE SHALL SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD UPON IT WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, AND CLEANSE IT, AND HALLOW IT FROM THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL,” verses 18,19.
Le16.15 >THEN SHALL HE KILL THE GOAT OF THE SIN OFFERING, THAT [IS] FOR THE PEOPLE, AND BRING HIS BLOOD WITHIN THE VEIL, AND DO WITH THAT BLOOD AS HE DID WITH THE BLOOD OF THE BULLOCK, AND SPRINKLE IT UPON THE MERCY SEAT, AND BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT:
Le16.16 AND HE SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR {cleanse} THE HOLY [PLACE], BECAUSE OF THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND BECAUSE OF THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS: AND SO SHALL HE DO FOR {i.e. atone for or cleanse} THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION {the Holy}, THAT REMAINETH AMONG THEM IN THE MIDST OF THEIR UNCLEANNESS.
Le16.17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy [place], until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
Le16.18 AND HE SHALL GO OUT {of the Holy of Holies} UNTO THE ALTAR THAT [IS] BEFORE THE LORD {in the Holy}, AND MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR IT; AND SHALL TAKE OF THE BLOOD {for himself} OF THE BULLOCK, AND OF THE BLOOD OF THE GOAT {for the people}, AND PUT [IT] UPON THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT.
Le16.19 AND HE SHALL SPRINKLE OF THE BLOOD UPON IT WITH HIS FINGER SEVEN TIMES, AND CLEANSE IT, AND HALLOW IT FROM THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
The altar was the golden altar of incense in the Holy upon which the blood of individual atonements was sprinkled during the daily ministration. Thus it received the uncleanness from which it is now cleansed. Exodus 30: 1-10; AND AARON SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT UPON THE HORNS OF IT ONCE IN A YEAR WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SIN OFFERING OF ATONEMENTS. We see from Leviticus 16:20, that at this stage of the work HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE], AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR, i.e. the Holy of Holies, the Holy, and the altar in the latter.
Ex30.1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: [of] shittim wood shalt thou make it.
Ex30.2 A cubit [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits [shall be] the height thereof: the horns thereof [shall be] of the same.
Ex30.3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
Ex30.4 And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make [it]; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
Ex30.5 And thou shalt make the staves [of] shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
Ex30.6 And thou shalt put it before the veil that [is] by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that [is] over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
Ex30.7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Ex30.8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Ex30.9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
Ex30.10 AND AARON SHALL MAKE AN ATONEMENT UPON THE HORNS OF IT ONCE IN A YEAR WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SIN OFFERING OF ATONEMENTS: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it [is] most holy unto the LORD.
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
We have before seen that atone, reconcile, cleanse, etc., signify the same, hence at this stage he has made an end of cleansing those places. As the blood of atonements for the forgiveness of sins was not sprinkled in the court, but in the tabernacle only, the entire work of cleansing the Sanctuary was performed within the tabernacle. These were holy things, yet cleansed yearly.
The holy place within the veil contained the ark of the covenant, covered with the mercy-seat, overshadowed by the cherubims, between which the Lord dwelt in the cloud of divine glory. Who would think of calling such a place unclean? Yet the Lord provided at the time, yea, before it was built, that it should be annually cleansed. It was by blood, and not by fire, that this Sanctuary, which was a type of the new covenant Sanctuary was cleansed.
The high priest of (on) this day bore THE INIQUITY OF THE HOLY THINGS, WHICH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SHALL HALLOW IN ALL THEIR HOLY GIFTS, Exodus 28:38. These holy things composed the Sanctuary. Numbers 18:1 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY. This INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY we have learned was not its own properly, but the children of Israel’s, God’s own people’s, which it had received from them. And this transfer of iniquity from the people to their Sanctuary was not a mere casualty, incident on scenes of lawless rebellion, bloodshed or idolatry among themselves, nor the devastation of an enemy; but it was according to the original arrangement and regular operation of this typical system. For we must bear in mind that all the instructions were given to Moses and Aaron before the erection of the Sanctuary. Provision was made to make atonement for sins committed in ignorance; but not till after they were known, Leviticus 4:14, 5:3-6, then of course they became sins of knowledge. Then the individual bore his iniquity, Leviticus 5:1-17; 7: 1-8, till he presented his offering to the priest and slew it, the priest made an atonement with the blood, Leviticus 17:11, and he was forgiven, then of course free from his iniquity.
Ex28.38 And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear THE INIQUITY OF THE HOLY THINGS, WHICH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SHALL HALLOW IN ALL THEIR HOLY GIFTS; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Nu18.1 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY: AND THOU AND THY SONS WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF YOUR PRIESTHOOD.
Le4.14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le5.1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and [is] a witness, whether he hath seen or known [of it]; if he do not utter [it], then he shall bear his iniquity.
Le5.2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether [it be] a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and [if] it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
Le5.3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness [it be] that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; WHEN HE KNOWETH [OF IT], THEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY.
Le5.4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with [his] lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever [it be] that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth [of it], then he shall be guilty in one of these.
Le5.5 AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HE SHALL BE GUILTY IN ONE OF THESE [THINGS], THAT HE SHALL CONFESS THAT HE HATH SINNED IN THAT [THING]:
Le5.6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
Le5.7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. [le12.8; lk2.24]
Le5.8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer [that] which [is] for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide [it] asunder:
le5.9And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it [is] a sin offering.
Le5.10 And he shall offer the second [for] a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
Le5.11 >But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put [any] frankincense thereon: for it [is] a sin offering.
Le5.12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, [even] a memorial thereof, and burn [it] on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a sin offering.
Le5.13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and [the remnant] shall be the priest’s, as a meat offering.
Le5.14 >And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le5.15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
Le5.16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
Le5.17 >And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist [it] not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
Le7.1 Likewise this [is] the law of the trespass offering: it [is] most holy.
Le7.2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
Le7.3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards,
Le7.4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] on them, which [is] by the flanks, and the caul [that is] above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
Le7.5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar [for] an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a trespass offering.
Le7.6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it [is] most holy.
Le7.7 As the sin offering [is], so [is] the trespass offering: [there is] one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have [it].
Le7.8 And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, [even] the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
Le17.11 FOR THE LIFE OF THE FLESH [IS] IN THE BLOOD: AND I HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU UPON THE ALTAR TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SOULS: FOR IT [IS] THE BLOOD [THAT] MAKETH AN ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.
Now at what point did he cease to bear his iniquity? Evidently when he had presented his victim slain; he had then done his part. Through what medium was his iniquity conveyed to the Sanctuary? Through his victim, or rather its blood when the priest took and sprinkled it before the veil and on the altar. Thus the iniquity was communicated to their Sanctuary.
The first thing done for the people on the tenth day of the seventh month was to cleanse it, thence by the same means, the application of blood. This done, the high priest bore the INIQUITY OF THE CONGREGATION (Numbers 18:1 INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY) for the people TO MAKE ATONEMENT FOR THEM, Leviticus 10:17. HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] (within the veil, verse 2) AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR (or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary), HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT: AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS: AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED (margin, of separation) Leviticus 16:20-22.
Le10.17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it [is] most holy, and [God] hath given it you to bear the INIQUITY OF THE CONGREGATION, TO MAKE ATONEMENT FOR THEM before the LORD?
Nu18.1 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, THOU AND THY SONS AND THY FATHER’S HOUSE WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF THE SANCTUARY: AND THOU AND THY SONS WITH THEE SHALL BEAR THE INIQUITY OF YOUR PRIESTHOOD.
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
Le16.21 AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS:
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
This was the only office of the scape-goat, to finally receive and bear away from Israel all their iniquities into an uninhabited wilderness and there retain them, leaving Israel at their Sanctuary, and the priest to complete the atonement of the day by burning the fat of the sin-offerings, and offering the two rams for burnt-offerings on the brazen altar in the court, verses 24,25. The burning without the camp of the carcasses of the sin-offerings closed the services of this important day. verse 27.
Le16.23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy [place], and shall leave them there:
Le16.24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Le16.25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Le16.26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Le16.27 And the bullock [for] the sin offering, and the goat [for] the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy [place], shall [one] carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Le16.28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
THE DAY-STAR EXTRA
Saturday, February 7, 1846.
The Sanctuary by O. R. L. Crozier
PART THREE OF FOUR
THE ANTITYPE
As this legal system which we have been considering was only a SHADOW, a FIGURE and PATTERNS of no value in itself, only to teach us the nature of that perfect system of redemption which is its BODY, the THINGS THEMSELVES; which was devised in the councils of heaven, and is being wrought out by THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, let us, guided by the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, learn the solemn realities thus shadowed forth.
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
Jn1.14 AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US, (AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER,) FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. {The word begotten means derived from something which is already in existence.}
Jn14.17 [EVEN] THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH; WHOM THE WORLD CANNOT RECEIVE, BECAUSE IT SEETH HIM NOT, NEITHER KNOWETH HIM: BUT YE KNOW HIM; FOR HE DWELLETH WITH YOU, AND SHALL BE IN YOU.
Jn15.26 BUT WHEN THE COMFORTER IS COME, WHOM I WILL SEND UNTO YOU FROM THE FATHER, [EVEN] THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, WHICH PROCEEDETH FROM THE FATHER, HE SHALL TESTIFY OF ME:
Jn16.13 HOWBEIT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, IS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH: FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF; BUT WHATSOEVER HE SHALL HEAR, [THAT] SHALL HE SPEAK: AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. {So the Holy Spirit never speaks of himself – and gives all the glory to Jesus [jn16.14] who gives all the glory to His Father. With the co-equal trinity doctrine this could never occur.}
1j4.6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, and the spirit of error.
By these PATTERNS, finite as we are, we may like Paul, extend our research beyond the limits of our natural vision to the HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES. Here we find the entire ministry of the law fulfilled in Christ, who was anointed with the Holy Ghost and by his own blood entered his Sanctuary, heaven itself, when he ascended to the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, as A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY [A minister of the (Hagion) Holies], etc., Hebrews 8:6,2.
He8.6 BUT NOW HATH HE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, BY HOW MUCH ALSO HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, which was established upon better promises.
He8.2 A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY, AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED, AND NOT MAN.
Paul, after speaking of the daily services in the Holy, and the yearly in the Holy of Holies, says, Hebrews 9:8. THE HOLY GHOST THIS SIGNIFYING, THAT THE WAY INTO THE HOLIEST OF ALL (Hodon Hagion) WAS NOT YET MADE MANIFEST, WHILE AS THE FIRST TABERNACLE WAS YET STANDING: WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED” etc. UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION. BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF (the – ton) GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE (eis hagia) Hebrews 9:8-12. The phrase, eis hagia, verse 12, is the same as that rendered HOLY PLACES, verse 24. Hagia, in these two verses, is in the accusative plural neuter and governed by the preposition eis which signifies on, into, upon, or among, Hagia, being a neuter adjective, is properly rendered HOLY THINGS; but Hagia in verse 2, is in the nominal singular feminine and properly rendered HOLY PLACE. The definite article THE, belonging before GOOD THINGS in verse 11 and Hebrews 10:1 makes the expression mean things “good in themselves”, or “abstractly good.
He9.6 NOW WHEN THESE THINGS {the worldly Sanctuary with its two apartments and the furniture in each} WERE THUS ORDAINED, THE PRIESTS WENT ALWAYS {daily, Hebrews 7:27; 10:11} INTO THE FIRST TABERNACLE, ACCOMPLISHING THE SERVICE [OF GOD].
He9.7 BUT INTO THE SECOND {the Holy of Holies} [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE:
He9.8 THE HOLY GHOST THIS SIGNIFYING, THAT THE WAY INTO THE HOLIEST OF ALL {Hodon Hagion} WAS NOT YET MADE MANIFEST, WHILE AS THE FIRST TABERNACLE WAS YET STANDING:
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could NOT make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
He9.10 [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION.
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He9.12 NEITHER BY THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE {eis hagia}, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
He9.24 FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, NOW TO APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US: [If you appear in someone else’s PRESENCE, how can you be that person? You cannot. You must be different and separate.]
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
This shows the perfect harmony of Hebrews 9:11,12,23,24, and Hebrews 10:1. The “things” or PLACES are “good in themselves”, HOLY, or HEAVENLY, and in HEAVEN ITSELF, where Christ has entered as our High Priest to MINISTER for us; and those HOLY THINGS – IN HEAVEN are connected with the GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, – WHICH THE LORD PITCHED AND NOT MAN; the same as the holy things of the first covenant were connected with their tabernacle, Hebrews 9:1-5; and all those holy things together make the Sanctuary.
He8.2 A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY, AND OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, WHICH THE LORD PITCHED, AND NOT MAN.
He9.1 THEN VERILY THE FIRST [COVENANT] HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDLY SANCTUARY.
He9.2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.
He9.3 And AFTER THE SECOND VEIL, THE TABERNACLE which is called the Holiest of all;
He9.4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and THE TABLES OF THE COVENANT;
He9.5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
The Holies (two) verse 8, the way of which was not made manifest till the time of reformations, when Christ shed his OWN BLOOD, belong to his GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, spoken of in the next verse. I translate the names literal, because they are not literal in our common version. The Douay Bible has them as here given. The word in Hebrews 9:8, 10, 24 is Hagion, “of the Holies,” instead of the HOLIEST OF ALL; and shows that the blood of Christ is the way or means by which he, as our High Priest was to enter both apartments of the heavenly tabernacle. Now if there be but one place in the heavens, as many say, why were there two in the figure? And why, in applying the figure, does Paul speak of two? Perhaps those who “despise the law” and “corrupt the covenant of Levi” can explain this; if not, we advise them to abide by Paul’s exposition of the matter.
He9.8 THE HOLY GHOST THIS SIGNIFYING, THAT THE WAY INTO THE HOLIEST OF ALL {Hodon Hagion} WAS NOT YET MADE MANIFEST, WHILE AS THE FIRST TABERNACLE WAS YET STANDING:
He9.9 WHICH [WAS] A FIGURE FOR THE TIME THEN PRESENT, IN WHICH WERE OFFERED BOTH GIFTS AND SACRIFICES, that could NOT make him that did the service PERFECT, as pertaining to the conscience;
He9.10 [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION.
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He9.12 NEITHER BY THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE {eis hagia}, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
He9.24 FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, NOW TO APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US: [If you appear in someone else’s PRESENCE, how can you be that person? You cannot. You must be different and separate.]
He9.25 NOR YET THAT HE SHOULD OFFER HIMSELF OFTEN, AS THE HIGH PRIEST ENTERETH INTO THE HOLY PLACE EVERY YEAR WITH BLOOD OF OTHERS;
Hebrews 6:19,20, is supposed to prove that Christ entered the Holy of Holies at his ascension, because Paul said he had entered WITHIN THE VEIL. But the veil which divides between the Holy and the Holy of Holies is THE SECOND VEIL, Hebrews 9:3; hence there are two veils, and that in Hebrews 6, being the first of which he speaks, must be the first veil, which hung before the Holy, and in Exodus was called a curtain. When he entered within the veil, he entered his tabernacle, of course the Holy, as that was the first apartment; and our hope, as an anchor of the soul, enters WITHIN THE VEIL, i.e. the atonement of both apartments, including both the forgiveness and the blotting out of sins.
He6.19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that WITHIN THE VEIL;
He6.20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] JESUS, MADE AN HIGH PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.
He9.3 And AFTER THE SECOND VEIL, THE TABERNACLE which is called the Holiest of all;
Ex26.1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
Ex26.2 The length of one curtain [shall be] eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
Ex26.3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and [other] five curtains [shall be] coupled one to another.
Ex26.4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of [another] curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Ex26.5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that [is] in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
Ex26.6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
Ex26.7 >And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats’ [hair] to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
Ex26.8 The length of one curtain [shall be] thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains [shall be all] of one measure.
Ex26.9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
Ex26.10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain [that is] outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
Ex26.11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
Ex26.12 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
Ex26.13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
Ex36.9 The length of one curtain [was] twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains [were] all of one size.
Ex36.10 And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one unto another.
Ex36.11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of [another] curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Ex36.12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which [was] in the coupling of the second: the loops held one [curtain] to another.
Ex36.13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
Ex36.14 >And he made curtains [of] goats’ [hair] for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
Ex36.15 The length of one curtain [was] thirty cubits, and four cubits [was] the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains [were] of one size.
Ex36.16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
Ex36.17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
Ex36.18 And he made fifty taches [of] brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.
Those who hold that Christ entered the Holy of Holies [2nd apartment] at, and has been ministering therein ever since his ascension, also believe, as of course they must, that the atonement of the Gospel Dispensation is the antitype of the atonement made on the tenth day of the seventh month under the law. If this is so, the events of the legal tenth day, have had their antitypes during the Gospel Dispensation. The first event in the atonement service of that day, was the cleansing of the Sanctuary, as we have seen from Leviticus 16. Then, upon their theory, the Sanctuary of the new covenant was cleansed in the early part of the Gospel Dispensation.
Evidence is not wanting that neither the earth nor Palestine, their Sanctuaries, was then cleansed. I call them their Sanctuaries, for they are not the Lord’s. But if the Lord’s new covenant Sanctuary was then cleansed, the 2300 days ended then; but if they are years, which we all believe, they extend 1810 years beyond the 70 weeks, and the last of those weeks was the first of the new covenant or Gospel Dispensation. The fact that those days reach 1810 beyond the 70 weeks, and that the Sanctuary could not be cleansed till the end of those days, is demonstration that the antitype of the legal tenth day is not the Gospel Dispensation; Again, if the atonement of that day is typical of the atonement of the Gospel Dispensation, then the atonement made in the Holy, Hebrews 9:6, previous to that day, was finished before the Gospel Dispensation began.
He9.6 NOW WHEN THESE THINGS {the worldly Sanctuary with its two apartments and the furniture in each} WERE THUS ORDAINED, THE PRIESTS WENT ALWAYS {daily, Hebrews 7:27; 10:11} INTO THE FIRST TABERNACLE, ACCOMPLISHING THE SERVICE [OF GOD].
It has been shown that atonement was made for the FORGIVENESS OF SINS, and I have found no evidence that such an atonement was made on tenth day of the seventh month. The Gospel Dispensation began with the preaching of Christ, and if it is the antitype of the legal tenth day, one of the two things is true; either the Saviour, instead of fulfilling, has destroyed the greater part of the law, the daily service of the Holy which occupies the whole year except one day, the tenth of the seventh month; or else he fulfilled the whole law except one three hundred and sixtieth part of it before the Gospel Dispensation began, and before he was anointed as the Messiah to fulfil the law and the prophets.
One of these two conclusions is inevitable on the hypotheses that the Gospel Dispensation and the atonement made in it, is the antitype of the legal tenth day, and the atonement made in it. Upon which of these horns will they hang? If on the former, the declaration, THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, pierces them; but if they choose the latter, it then becomes them to prove that the law, which had a shadow of good things to come, was fulfilled within itself, that the shadow and substance filled the same place and time; also they will need to prove that the entire atonement for the forgiveness of sins was made before the Lamb was slain with whose blood the atonement was to be made.
Mt5.17 >THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFIL.
Now it must be clear to every one, that if the antitype of the yearly service (Hebrews 9:7), began at the first Advent, the antitype of the daily (Hebrews 9:6), had been previously fulfilled; and, as the atonement for forgiveness was a part of that daily service, they are involved in the conclusion that there has been no forgiveness of sins under the Gospel Dispensation.
He9.6 NOW WHEN THESE THINGS {the worldly Sanctuary with its two apartments and the furniture in each} WERE THUS ORDAINED, THE PRIESTS WENT ALWAYS {daily, Hebrews 7:27; 10:11} INTO THE FIRST TABERNACLE, ACCOMPLISHING THE SERVICE [OF GOD].
He9.7 BUT INTO THE SECOND {the Holy of Holies} [WENT] THE HIGH PRIEST ALONE ONCE EVERY YEAR, NOT WITHOUT BLOOD, WHICH HE OFFERED FOR HIMSELF, AND [FOR] THE ERRORS OF THE PEOPLE:
Such a theory is wholly at war with the entire genius of the Gospel Dispensation, and stands rebuked, not only by Moses and Paul, but by the teaching and works of our Saviour and his commission to his apostles, by their subsequent teaching and the history of the Christian church. But again, they say the atonement was made and finished on Calvary, when the Lamb of God expired. So men have taught us, and so the churches and world believe; but it is none the more true or sacred on that account, if unsupported by Divine authority. Perhaps few or none who hold that opinion have ever tested the foundation on which it rests.
1. If the atonement was made on Calvary, by whom was it made?
The making of the atonement is the work of a Priest? but who officiated on Calvary? – Roman soldiers and wicked Jews.
2. The SLAYING of the victim was not making the atonement: the sinner slew the victim, Leviticus 4:1-4, 13-15. etc., after that the Priest took the blood and made the atonement. Leviticus 4:5-12, 16-21.
Le4.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le4.2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, IF A SOUL SHALL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE against any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:
Le4.3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.
Le4.4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the LORD.
Le4.13 >AND IF THE WHOLE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL SIN THROUGH IGNORANCE, AND THE THING BE HID FROM THE EYES OF THE ASSEMBLY, and they have done [somewhat against] any of the commandments of the LORD [concerning things] which should not be done, and are guilty;
Le4.14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le4.15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.
Le4.5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:
Le4.6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, BEFORE THE VEIL OF THE SANCTUARY.
Le4.7 And the priest shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le4.8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards,
Le4.9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away,
Le4.10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.
Le4.11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,
Le4.12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto A CLEAN PLACE, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.
Le4.16 And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock’s blood to the tabernacle of the congregation:
Le4.17 And the priest shall dip his finger [in some] of the blood, and sprinkle [it] seven times before the LORD, [even] before the veil.
Le4.18 And he shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar which [is] before the LORD, that [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le4.19 And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn [it] upon the altar.
Le4.20 And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
Le4.21 And he shall carry forth the bullock WITHOUT THE CAMP, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it [is] a sin offering for the congregation.
3. Christ was the appointed High priest to make the atonement, and he certainly could not have acted in that capacity till after his resurrection, and we have no record of his doing any thing on earth after his resurrection, which could be called the atonement.
4. The atonement was made in the Sanctuary, but Calvary was not such a place.
5. He could not, according to Hebrews 8:4, make the atonement while on earth. FOR IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE SHOULD NOT BE A PRIEST. The Levitical was the earthly priesthood, the Divine, the heavenly.
He8.4 FOR IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE SHOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, SEEING THAT THERE {margin, they} ARE PRIESTS THAT OFFER GIFTS ACCORDING TO THE LAW:
6. Therefore, he did not begin the work of making the atonement, whatever the nature of that work may be, till after his ascension, when by his own blood he entered his heavenly Sanctuary for us.
Let us now examine a few texts that appear to speak of the atonement as passed. Romans 5:11; BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT, (margin, reconciliation). This passage clearly shows a present possession of the atonement at that time the apostle wrote; but it by no means proves that the entire atonement was then in the past.
Ro5.11 And not only [so], but we also JOY IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT {margin, reconciliation}.
When the Saviour was about to be taken up from his apostles, he COMMANDED THEM THAT THEY SHOULD NOT DEPART FROM JERUSALEM, BUT WAIT FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER, which came on the day of Pentecost when they were all BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST. Christ had entered his Father’s house, the Sanctuary, as High Priest, and began his intercession for his people by I WILL PRAY THE FATHER for ANOTHER COMFORTER, John 14:16, AND HAVING RECEIVED OF THE FATHER THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY GHOST, Acts 2:33, he shed it down upon his waiting apostles. Then, in compliance with their commission, Peter, at the third hour of the day began to preach, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, Acts 2:38. This word remission, signifies forgiveness, pardon or more literally sending away of sins.
Ac1.4 And, being assembled together with [them], COMMANDED THEM THAT THEY SHOULD NOT DEPART FROM JERUSALEM, BUT WAIT FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me.
Ac1.5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST not many days hence.
Jn14.16 AND I WILL PRAY THE FATHER, AND HE SHALL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COMFORTER, THAT HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER; { the word “another” comes from the word Allos which means “of the same kind”. Christ was the Comforter in physical form; now He is “ANOTHER COMFORTER” in spiritual form.}
Ac2.33 THEREFORE BEING BY THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD EXALTED, AND HAVING RECEIVED OF THE FATHER THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY GHOST, HE HATH SHED FORTH THIS, WHICH YE NOW SEE AND HEAR.
Ac2.38 THEN PETER SAID UNTO THEM, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Now put by the side of this text another on this point from his discourse at the ninth hour of the same day, Acts 3:19, REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. Here he exhorts to repentance and conversion (turning away from sins); for what purpose? THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE (future) BLOTTED OUT. Every one can see that the blotting out of sins does not take place at repentance and conversion; but follows, and must of necessity be preceded by them. Repentance, conversion, and baptism had then become imperative duties in the present tense; and when performed, those doing them WASH(ed) AWAY (Acts 22:16) remitted or sent away from them their sins. (FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS – Acts 2:38); and of course are forgiven and have RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT (Romans 5:11); but they had not received it entire at that time, because their sins were not yet blotted out.
Ac3.19 >REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE {future} BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD;
Ac22.16 AND NOW WHY TARRIEST THOU? ARISE, AND BE BAPTIZED, AND WASH AWAY THY SINS, CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
Ac2.38 THEN PETER SAID UNTO THEM, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Ro5.11 And not only [so], but we also JOY IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT {margin, reconciliation}.
How far then had they advanced in the reconciling process?
Just so far as the individual under the law had when he had confessed his sin, brought his victim to the door of the tabernacle, laid his hand upon it and slain it, and the priest had with its blood entered the Holy and sprinkled it before the veil and upon the altar and thus made an atonement for him, and he was forgiven. Only that was the type, and this the reality. That prepared for the cleansing of the great day of atonement, this for the blotting out of sins WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD; AND HE SHALL SEND JESUS CHRIST. Hence, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT is the same as BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED – FORGIVENESS OF SINS. At this point the man is MADE FREE FROM SIN. The Lamb on Calvary’s cross is our victim slain; JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT … IN THE HEAVENS is our interceding High Priest, making atonement with his own blood, by and with which he entered there.
Ac3.19 >REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE {future} BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD;
Ac3.20 AND HE SHALL SEND JESUS CHRIST, WHICH BEFORE WAS PREACHED UNTO YOU:
Ro5.11 And not only [so], but we also JOY IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE ATONEMENT {margin, reconciliation}.
Ro1.5 BY WHOM WE HAVE RECEIVED grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Ac5.31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for TO GIVE REPENTANCE TO ISRAEL, AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Ac13.38 >BE IT KNOWN UNTO YOU THEREFORE, MEN [AND] BRETHREN, THAT THROUGH THIS MAN IS PREACHED UNTO YOU THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS:
Ac26.18 TO OPEN THEIR EYES, [AND] TO TURN [THEM] FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, AND [FROM] THE POWER OF SATAN UNTO GOD, THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND INHERITANCE AMONG THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED BY FAITH THAT IS IN ME.
Ep1.7 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, according to the riches of his grace;
Cl1.14 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, [EVEN] THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS:
Ro6.18 Being then MADE FREE FROM SIN, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Ro6.22 But now being MADE FREE FROM SIN, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
He12.24 And to Jesus the mediator of THE NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
Ps2.4 HE THAT SITTETH IN THE HEAVENS SHALL LAUGH: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Ps18.13 THE LORD ALSO THUNDERED IN THE HEAVENS, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals of fire.
Ps36.5 THY MERCY, O LORD, [IS] IN THE HEAVENS; [AND] THY FAITHFULNESS [REACHETH] UNTO THE CLOUDS.
Ps103.19 THE LORD HATH PREPARED HIS THRONE IN THE HEAVENS; AND HIS KINGDOM RULETH OVER ALL.
Ps115.3 BUT OUR GOD [IS] IN THE HEAVENS: HE HATH DONE WHATSOEVER HE HATH PLEASED.
Ps123.1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O THOU THAT DWELLEST IN THE HEAVENS.
Is5.30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if [one] look unto the land, behold darkness [and] sorrow, and the light is darkened IN THE HEAVENS thereof.
Je10.13 When he uttereth his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters IN THE HEAVENS, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
Je51.16 When he uttereth [his] voice, [there is] a multitude of waters IN THE HEAVENS; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
La3.41 Let us lift up our heart with [our] hands unto GOD IN THE HEAVENS.
Jl2.30 AND I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE EARTH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND PILLARS OF SMOKE.
2co5.1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
He8.1 NOW OF THE THINGS WHICH WE HAVE SPOKEN [THIS IS] THE SUM: WE HAVE SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SET ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF THE MAJESTY IN THE HEAVENS;
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
The essence of the process is the same as in the SHADOW.
1st, Convinced of sin;
2nd, Repentance and Confession;
3rd, Present the Divine sacrifice bleeding.
This done in faith and sincerity we can do no more, no more is required.
Then in the heavenly Sanctuary our High Priest with his own blood makes the atonement and we are forgiven. 1 Peter 2:24; WHO HIS OWN SELF BARE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE TREE. See also Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-12. His body is the ONE SACRIFICE for repenting mortals, to which their sins are imparted [imputed], and through whose blood in the hands of the living active Priest they are conveyed to the heavenly Sanctuary. That was offered ONCE [FOR ALL], – ON THE TREE; and all who would avail themselves of its merits must THROUGH FAITH, there receive it as theirs, bleeding at the hands of sinful mortals like themselves. After thus obtaining the atonement of forgiveness we must MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS, not the DEEDS OF THE LAW; but BEING DEAD TO SINS, SHOULD LIVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS. This work we all understand to be peculiar to the Gospel Dispensation.
1p2.24 WHO HIS OWN SELF BARE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE TREE, that we, BEING DEAD TO SINS, SHOULD LIVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mt8.17 THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY ESAIAS THE PROPHET, SAYING, HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND BARE [OUR] SICKNESSES.
Is53.4 >SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS: YET WE DID ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN, SMITTEN OF GOD, AND AFFLICTED.
Is53.5 BUT HE [WAS] WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, [HE WAS] BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES: THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE [WAS] UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
Is53.6 ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY; WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HATH LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL.
Is53.7 HE WAS OPPRESSED, AND HE WAS AFFLICTED, YET HE OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH: HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARERS IS DUMB, SO HE OPENETH NOT HIS MOUTH.
Is53.8 HE WAS TAKEN FROM PRISON AND FROM JUDGMENT: AND WHO SHALL DECLARE HIS GENERATION? FOR HE WAS CUT OFF OUT OF THE LAND OF THE LIVING: FOR THE TRANSGRESSION OF MY PEOPLE WAS HE STRICKEN.
Is53.9 AND HE MADE HIS GRAVE WITH THE WICKED, AND WITH THE RICH IN HIS DEATH; BECAUSE HE HAD DONE NO VIOLENCE, NEITHER [WAS ANY] DECEIT IN HIS MOUTH.
Is53.10 >YET IT PLEASED THE LORD TO BRUISE HIM; HE HATH PUT [HIM] TO GRIEF: WHEN THOU SHALT MAKE HIS SOUL AN OFFERING FOR SIN, HE SHALL SEE [HIS] SEED, HE SHALL PROLONG [HIS] DAYS, AND THE PLEASURE OF THE LORD SHALL PROSPER IN HIS HAND.
Is53.11 HE SHALL SEE OF THE TRAVAIL OF HIS SOUL, [AND] SHALL BE SATISFIED: BY HIS KNOWLEDGE SHALL MY RIGHTEOUS SERVANT JUSTIFY MANY; FOR HE SHALL BEAR THEIR INIQUITIES.
Is53.12 THEREFORE WILL I DIVIDE HIM [A PORTION] WITH THE GREAT, AND HE SHALL DIVIDE THE SPOIL WITH THE STRONG; BECAUSE HE HATH POURED OUT HIS SOUL UNTO DEATH: AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS; AND HE BARE THE SIN OF MANY, AND MADE INTERCESSION FOR THE TRANSGRESSORS.
He10.12 But this man, after he had offered ONE SACRIFICE for sins for ever, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD;
He10.10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE [FOR ALL].
Ac3.16 And his name THROUGH FAITH in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Ro3.25 WHOM GOD HATH SET FORTH [TO BE] A PROPITIATION THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD;
Ro3.30 Seeing [it is] ONE GOD, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision THROUGH FAITH. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
Ro3.31 DO WE THEN MAKE VOID THE LAW THROUGH FAITH? GOD FORBID: YEA, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW.
Ga3.8 AND THE SCRIPTURE, FORESEEING THAT GOD WOULD JUSTIFY THE HEATHEN THROUGH FAITH, PREACHED BEFORE THE GOSPEL UNTO ABRAHAM, [SAYING], IN THEE SHALL ALL NATIONS BE BLESSED. [ge12.3]
Ga3.14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit THROUGH FAITH.
Ep2.8 FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: [IT IS] THE GIFT OF GOD:
2ti3.15 AND THAT FROM A CHILD THOU HAST KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
He6.12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE inherit the promises.
He11.3 THROUGH FAITH we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
He11.11 THROUGH FAITH also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
He11.28 THROUGH FAITH he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
He11.33 Who THROUGH FAITH subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
He11.39 AND THESE ALL, HAVING OBTAINED A GOOD REPORT THROUGH FAITH, RECEIVED NOT THE PROMISE:
1p1.5 Who are kept by the POWER OF GOD THROUGH FAITH UNTO SALVATION ready to be revealed in the last time.
Tt3.8 [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Tt3.14 And let ours also learn to MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Ro3.20 THEREFORE BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT: FOR BY THE LAW [IS] THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.
Ro3.28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the DEEDS OF THE LAW.
1p2.24 WHO HIS OWN SELF BARE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE TREE, that we, BEING DEAD TO SINS, SHOULD LIVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS: by whose stripes ye were healed.
The Age to Come
All believers in the Bible expect a glorious age to follow the present, and entertain some ideas of its nature which they profess to have drawn from the Bible. The churches think the Bible teaches the final triumph of Christian principles in the conversion of all nations; while we believe that the glories of that age will be ushered in by the personal and visible Advent of Jesus, the resurrection and change of his saints and the destruction of his enemies. Hence all admit our license to inquire and speak the nature of that age, and certainly we have liberty to learn what the scriptures say on the subject.
Lk20.34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of THIS WORLD (age) marry, and are given in marriage:
Lk20.35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain THAT WORLD (age), and THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, NEITHER MARRY, NOR ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE:
THAT WORLD is placed in contrast with THIS WORLD – in THIS they marry and are given in marriage, in THAT they shall do neither; but are exempt from death and are like the angels. Thus he teaches a future and peculiar age, to enjoy which we must also obtain THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD.
It will be an age of rewards, THOU SHALT BE RECOMPENSED AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST. … BLESSED [IS] HE THAT SHALL EAT BREAD IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. … VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT YE WHICH HAVE FOLLOWED ME, IN THE REGENERATION WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL SIT IN THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY, YE ALSO SHALL SIT UPON TWELVE THRONES, JUDGING THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Our Father’s Kingdom for which we now pray will then have come, when His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It will be THE DAY OF THE LORD, … THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN; … THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW … SHALL PASS AWAY, and the promised New Heavens and earth appear. This identifies THE TIME (age) TO COME with THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION.
Lk14.14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for THOU SHALT BE RECOMPENSED AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST.
Lk14.15 >And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, BLESSED [IS] HE THAT SHALL EAT BREAD IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Mt19.28 And Jesus said unto them, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT YE WHICH HAVE FOLLOWED ME, IN THE REGENERATION WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL SIT IN THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY, YE ALSO SHALL SIT UPON TWELVE THRONES, JUDGING THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
Is2.12 For THE DAY OF THE LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
Is13.6 >HOWL YE; FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD [IS] AT HAND; IT SHALL COME AS A DESTRUCTION FROM THE ALMIGHTY.
Is13.9 Behold, THE DAY OF THE LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Is34.8 For [it is] THE DAY OF THE LORD’S VENGEANCE, [and] the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
Je46.10 For this [is] THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
La2.22 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in THE DAY OF THE LORD’S ANGER none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.
Ez13.5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in THE DAY OF THE LORD.
Ez30.3 For the day [is] near, even THE DAY OF THE LORD [is] near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
Jl1.15 Alas for the day! for THE DAY OF THE LORD [is] at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
Jl2.1 BLOW YE THE TRUMPET IN ZION, AND SOUND AN ALARM IN MY HOLY MOUNTAIN: LET ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND TREMBLE: FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD COMETH, FOR [IT IS] NIGH AT HAND;
Jl2.11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp [is] very great: for [he is] strong that executeth his word: for THE DAY OF THE LORD [is] great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Jl3.14 MULTITUDES, MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION: FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD [IS] NEAR IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.
Am5.18 Woe unto you that desire THE DAY OF THE LORD! to what end [is] it for you? THE DAY OF THE LORD [is] darkness, and not light.
Am5.20 [Shall] not THE DAY OF THE LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Ob1.15 FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD [IS] NEAR UPON ALL THE HEATHEN: AS THOU HAST DONE, IT SHALL BE DONE UNTO THEE: THY REWARD SHALL RETURN UPON THINE OWN HEAD.
Zp1.7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for THE DAY OF THE LORD [is] at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
Zp1.8 And it shall come to pass in THE DAY OF THE LORD’S SACRIFICE, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Zp1.14 THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD [IS] NEAR, [IT IS] NEAR, AND HASTETH GREATLY, [EVEN] THE VOICE OF THE DAY OF THE LORD: THE MIGHTY MAN SHALL CRY THERE BITTERLY.
Zp1.18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in THE DAY OF THE LORD’S WRATH; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Zp2.2 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before THE DAY OF THE LORD’S ANGER come upon you.
Zp2.3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in THE DAY OF THE LORD’S ANGER.
Zc14.1 Behold, THE DAY OF THE LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
1co5.5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in THE DAY OF THE LORD JESUS.
2co1.14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in THE DAY OF THE LORD JESUS.
1th5.2 FOR YOURSELVES KNOW PERFECTLY THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD SO COMETH AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
2p3.10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2p3.7 BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN.
2p3.7 BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN.
2p3.10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
1ti6.19 LAYING UP IN STORE FOR THEMSELVES A GOOD FOUNDATION AGAINST THE TIME TO COME, THAT THEY MAY LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE.
Ac3.21 WHOM THE HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, WHICH GOD HATH SPOKEN BY THE MOUTH OF ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.
Apokalaslasis“, restoration of any thing to its former state, hence, the introduction of a new and better era; and THE TIMES OF REFRESHING. “Anapsuxis“, refreshing coolness after heat, recreation, rest.”
Ac3.19 >REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE {future} BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD;
The identity of THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION with THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES, Ephesians 1:10, is also apparent. As Peter in Acts 3: presents the two cardinal points in the atonement, conversion present, and blotting out of sins future; So Paul in Ephesians 1:7, says, IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. At the same time we receive the HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE, verses 13,14, which makes known to us the mystery of his will, THAT IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER ALL THINGS (on, IN, or by,) CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN, AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH.
Ac3.21 WHOM THE HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, WHICH GOD HATH SPOKEN BY THE MOUTH OF ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Ep1.7 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, according to the riches of his grace;
Cl1.14 IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, [EVEN] THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS:
Ep1.13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, {for it’s owner see ep4.30}
Ep1.14 Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY.
This gathering is the future object of hope the same as the redemption (DELIVERANCE procured by the payment of a ransom) of the purchased possession. The things to be gathered are in heaven and earth. Anakephalaios, signifies to bring or reduce back again under one head. That is, the different and sundered parts of the Kingdom, Capitol and King IN HEAVEN, [and] the subjects and territory ON THE EARTH, are to be redeemed or gathered again into one kingdom under one Head, of the Son of David, and THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES is the period in which it is to be done. This is the period of inheritance and follows that of THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE, Ephesians 3:2,6. In it the promises of the covenants in their largest sense will be inherited.
Is51.6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Lk18.8 I TELL YOU THAT HE WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY. NEVERTHELESS WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH? {3rd person usage}
He11.13 THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH, NOT HAVING RECEIVED THE PROMISES, BUT HAVING SEEN THEM AFAR OFF, AND WERE PERSUADED OF [THEM], AND EMBRACED [THEM], AND CONFESSED THAT THEY WERE STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS ON THE EARTH.
Re5.13 And every creature which is IN HEAVEN, AND ON THE EARTH, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, BLESSING, AND HONOUR, AND GLORY, AND POWER, [BE] UNTO HIM THAT SITTETH UPON THE THRONE, AND UNTO THE LAMB FOR EVER AND EVER.
1co9.17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a DISPENSATION [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Ep3.2 If ye have heard of THE DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD which is given me to you-ward:
Ep3.6 THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE FELLOWHEIRS, AND OF THE SAME BODY, AND PARTAKERS OF HIS PROMISE IN CHRIST BY THE GOSPEL:
We think it has been shown that the atonement of the Gospel dispensation is the antitype of that made by the priests in their daily service, and that prepared for and made necessary the yearly atonement, and CLEANSED the Sanctuary and the people from all their sins. It appears like certainty, that the antitypes of the daily ministration of the priests and the vernal types stretch through the Gospel Dispensation; as that composed but part of the atonement and antitypes we have good reason to believe that the remaining antitype, the autumnal, and the remainder of the atonement, the yearly, will be fulfilled on the same principle as to time and occupy a period or dispensation of at least 1000 years.
THAT WORLD (age) will be highly exalted above THIS WORLD (age), and form the stepping-stone to the unmingled fadeless and eternal glories of the earth redeemed and Edenized again. Who can find fault, if the Lord has given us in the law the shadows of that age? Who will not rather seek the SPIRIT OF TRUTH which shall BRING ALL THINGS TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE, even THE LAW OF MOSES and WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME, … [the] GOOD THINGS TO COME?
Lk20.34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of THIS WORLD (age) marry, and are given in marriage:
Lk20.35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain THAT WORLD (age), and THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, NEITHER MARRY, NOR ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE:
Jn14.26 BUT THE COMFORTER, [WHICH IS] THE HOLY GHOST, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, HE SHALL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, AND BRING ALL THINGS TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE, WHATSOEVER I HAVE SAID UNTO YOU.
Jo8.31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of THE LAW OF MOSES, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up [any] iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings. [ex20.25, de27.5-6]
Jo8.32 >And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of THE LAW OF MOSES, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.
Jo23.6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of THE LAW OF MOSES, that ye turn not aside therefrom [to] the right hand or [to] the left;
1k2.3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in THE LAW OF MOSES, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: [de29.9]
2k14.6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of THE LAW OF MOSES, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
2k23.25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all THE LAW OF MOSES; neither after him arose there [any] like him.
2ch23.18 Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as [it is] written in THE LAW OF MOSES, with rejoicing and with singing, [as it was ordained] by David.
2ch30.16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, [which they received] of the hand of the Levites.
Er3.2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as [it is] written in THE LAW OF MOSES the man of God.
Er7.6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he [was] a ready scribe in THE LAW OF MOSES, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.
Ne8.1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that [was] before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of THE LAW OF MOSES, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
Da9.11 YEA, ALL ISRAEL HAVE TRANSGRESSED THY LAW, EVEN BY DEPARTING, THAT THEY MIGHT NOT OBEY THY VOICE; THEREFORE THE CURSE IS POURED UPON US, AND THE OATH THAT [IS] WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES THE SERVANT OF GOD, BECAUSE WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST HIM.
Da9.13 As [it is] written in THE LAW OF MOSES, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Ml4.4 >REMEMBER YE THE LAW OF MOSES MY SERVANT, WHICH I COMMANDED UNTO HIM IN HOREB FOR ALL ISRAEL, [WITH] THE STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS.
Lk2.22 And when the days of her purification according to THE LAW OF MOSES were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord;
Lk24.44 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, THESE [ARE] THE WORDS WHICH I SPAKE UNTO YOU, WHILE I WAS YET WITH YOU, THAT ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED, WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND [IN] THE PROPHETS, AND [IN] THE PSALMS, CONCERNING ME.
Jn7.23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that THE LAW OF MOSES should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
Ac13.39 AND BY HIM ALL THAT BELIEVE ARE JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS, FROM WHICH YE COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW OF MOSES.
Ac15.5 BUT THERE ROSE UP CERTAIN OF THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES WHICH BELIEVED, SAYING, THAT IT WAS NEEDFUL TO CIRCUMCISE THEM, AND TO COMMAND [THEM] TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES.
Ac28.23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of THE LAW OF MOSES, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
1co9.9 For it is written in THE LAW OF MOSES, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? [de25.4, 1ti5.18]
Jn16.13 HOWBEIT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, IS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH: FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF; BUT WHATSOEVER HE SHALL HEAR, [THAT] SHALL HE SPEAK: AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. {So the Holy Spirit never speaks of himself – and gives all the glory to Jesus [jn16.14] who gives all the glory to His Father. With the co-equal trinity doctrine this could never occur.}
Jo23.15 Therefore it shall come to pass, [that] as ALL GOOD THINGS ARE COME UPON YOU, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
He10.1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF {the} GOOD THINGS TO COME, [AND] NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT.
It will be literally an age of repairs, in which immortal saints will engage under the supervision of the King of kings – an age of restitution, of blotting out of sin with all its direful effects, the age for the redemption of the purchased possession, the grand and final Jubilee, in which all captives of Zion in and out of the grave, being released and gathered from among the heathen and out of all countries, shall be cleansed from all their iniquities, possess their OWN LAND; and THE WASTES SHALL BE BUILDED. They shall be ONE NATION; AND DAVID MY SERVANT [SHALL BE] KING OVER THEM; AND THEY ALL SHALL HAVE ONE SHEPHERD: THEY SHALL ALSO WALK IN MY JUDGMENTS, AND OBSERVE MY STATUTES, AND DO THEM. … AND WILL SET MY SANCTUARY IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE. MY TABERNACLE ALSO SHALL BE WITH THEM: YEA, I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD DO SANCTIFY ISRAEL, WHEN MY SANCTUARY SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE.
Is14.1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
Ez34.13 AND I WILL BRING THEM OUT FROM THE PEOPLE, AND GATHER THEM FROM THE COUNTRIES, AND WILL BRING THEM TO THEIR OWN LAND, AND FEED THEM UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL BY THE RIVERS, AND IN ALL THE INHABITED PLACES OF THE COUNTRY.
Ez36.24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your OWN LAND.
Ez37.14 AND SHALL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU, AND YE SHALL LIVE, AND I SHALL PLACE YOU IN YOUR OWN LAND: THEN SHALL YE KNOW THAT I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN [IT], AND PERFORMED [IT], SAITH THE LORD.
Ez37.21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their OWN LAND:
Ez36.10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, [even] all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and THE WASTES SHALL BE BUILDED:
Ez36.33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause [you] TO DWELL IN THE CITIES, and THE WASTES SHALL BE BUILDED.
2s7.23 And what ONE NATION in the earth [is] like thy people, [even] like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, [from] the nations and their gods?
1ch17.21 And what ONE NATION in the earth [is] like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem [to be] his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
Ez37.22 And I will make them ONE NATION in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Ez37.24 AND DAVID MY SERVANT [SHALL BE] KING OVER THEM; AND THEY ALL SHALL HAVE ONE SHEPHERD: THEY SHALL ALSO WALK IN MY JUDGMENTS, AND OBSERVE MY STATUTES, AND DO THEM.
Ez37.26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, AND WILL SET MY SANCTUARY IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE.
Ez37.27 MY TABERNACLE ALSO SHALL BE WITH THEM: YEA, I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
Ez37.28 AND THE HEATHEN SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD DO SANCTIFY ISRAEL, WHEN MY SANCTUARY SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE.
They shall know this when Satan shall gather them, GOG AND MAGOG, from the FOUR QUARTERS OF THE EARTH about the CAMP OF THE SAINTS ABOUT, AND THE BELOVED CITY, (Revelation 20:8,9,) when they shall COME INTO THE LAND [THAT IS] BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SWORD, … THE LAND OF UNWALLED VILLAGES, the (one) desolate places THAT ARE NOW INHABITED by THEM THAT ARE AT REST, … [THAT ARE] GATHERED OUT OF THE NATIONS, WHICH HAVE GOTTEN CATTLE AND GOODS, THAT DWELL IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND. But EVERY MAN’S SWORD SHALL BE AGAINST HIS BROTHER, and FIRE CAME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, AND DEVOURED THEM. Ezekiel 38 & Revelation 20.
Re20.8 AND SHALL GO OUT TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS WHICH ARE IN THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE EARTH, GOG AND MAGOG, TO GATHER THEM TOGETHER TO BATTLE: THE NUMBER OF WHOM [IS] AS THE SAND OF THE SEA.
Re20.9 AND THEY WENT UP ON THE BREADTH OF THE EARTH, AND COMPASSED THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS ABOUT, AND THE BELOVED CITY: AND FIRE CAME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, AND DEVOURED THEM.
Ez38.8 >After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt COME INTO THE LAND [THAT IS] BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SWORD, [and is] gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
Ez38.11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to THE LAND OF UNWALLED VILLAGES; I will go to THEM THAT ARE AT REST, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
Ez38.12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places [that are now] inhabited, and upon the people [THAT ARE] GATHERED OUT OF THE NATIONS, WHICH HAVE GOTTEN CATTLE AND GOODS, THAT DWELL IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND.
Ez38.21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: EVERY MAN’S SWORD SHALL BE AGAINST HIS BROTHER.
Re20.9 AND THEY WENT UP ON THE BREADTH OF THE EARTH, AND COMPASSED THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS ABOUT, AND THE BELOVED CITY: AND FIRE CAME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, AND DEVOURED THEM.
We have seen that the Dispensation following the Gospel Dispensation is a day of cleansing. Even after the Lord has taken his people from among the heathen and gathered them out of all countries into their own land, which is evidently the same as bringing them up out of their graves into the land of Israel. THEN (after the resurrection and they are brought into their own land) WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU, AND YE SHALL BE CLEAN; Ezekiel 36:24,25.
Ez36.24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your OWN LAND.
Ez36.25 >THEN {after the resurrection and they are brought into their own land} WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU, AND YE SHALL BE CLEAN: FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS, AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS, WILL I CLEANSE YOU.
To CLEANSE the people, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD was the object of the atonement of the tenth day of the seventh month under the law; Leviticus 16:30. The evidence is satisfactory to my mind that that day is the type of THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES, … THE WORLD (age) TO COME.
Le16.30 For on that day shall [the priest] make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Mk10.30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the WORLD TO COME eternal life.
Lk18.30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in THE WORLD TO COME life everlasting.
He2.5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection THE WORLD TO COME, whereof we speak.
He6.5 AND HAVE TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, AND THE POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME,
What! are we to be sinful and unclean when immortal? Let us BE PATIENT … FOR YE SHALL NOT GO OUT WITH HASTE. The Lord says WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU, AND YE SHALL BE CLEAN thereby after he has gathered them into their own land. Whether the sprinkling of water is literal or figurative, it shows that he will perform a cleansing process upon them. Blood and water issued from our Saviour’s side. Objects under the law were cleansed by blood and water; and we have already seen that if those objects were physically unclean, as by the leprosy or any thing else, all such uncleanness had to be removed in preparation for the cleansing. The atonement was made for the object with blood or blood and water, and the ATONEMENT CLEANSED them.
1th5.14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, BE PATIENT toward all [men].
Ja5.7 BE PATIENT THEREFORE, BRETHREN, UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD. BEHOLD, THE HUSBANDMAN WAITETH FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, AND HATH LONG PATIENCE FOR IT, UNTIL HE RECEIVE THE EARLY AND LATTER RAIN.
Pr28.20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Is52.12 FOR YE SHALL NOT GO OUT WITH HASTE, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel [will be] your rereward.
Ez36.25 >THEN {after the resurrection and they are brought into their own land} WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU, AND YE SHALL BE CLEAN: FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS, AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS, WILL I CLEANSE YOU.
So our Saviour after he had cleansed the leper of his disease commanded him to go AND OFFER FOR THY CLEANSING; Mark 1:41-44. So the people were themselves freed from their sins by the atonement previously made for them individually in the Holy, to prepare them for the yearly cleansing.
Mk1.41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth [his] hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
Mk1.42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
Mk1.43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
Mk1.44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, AND OFFER FOR THY CLEANSING those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
From this it is manifest that the whole house of Israel will need to have their sins forgiven and their vile bodies changed to fit them for the cleansing spoken of; Ezekiel 36:25. The cleansing of the Sanctuary did not finish the cleansing for the people; for, after the Scape-goat had borne away all the iniquities of the people, the high priest had yet to offer the burnt-offerings and burn the fat of the sin-offerings on the altar in the court, which formed a part of the atonement of the day; and it required the whole atonement of that day to cleanse the people; Leviticus 16:22-30.
Ez36.25 >THEN {after the resurrection and they are brought into their own land} WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU, AND YE SHALL BE CLEAN: FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS, AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS, WILL I CLEANSE YOU.
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Le16.23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy [place], and shall leave them there:
Le16.24 And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Le16.25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Le16.26 And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Le16.27 And the bullock [for] the sin offering, and the goat [for] the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy [place], shall [one] carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Le16.28 And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
Le16.29 >And [this] shall be a statute for ever unto you: [that] in THE SEVENTH MONTH, ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE MONTH, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, [whether it be] one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
Le16.30 For on that day shall [the priest] make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, [THAT] YE MAY BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD.
THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY, in fulfilment of the Law, is the first event in the antitype of the tenth day of the seventh month. We have seen, both from the New Testament and the Old, that this Sanctuary is not earthly but Heavenly, as the Sanctuary of the First covenant formed a part of New Jerusalem.
Here an inferential objection arises, which in many minds overwhelms any amount of Bible argument on this point. It is, New Jerusalem cannot be defiled, hence needs no cleansing; therefore, New Jerusalem is not the Sanctuary. A very summary process of inferential deduction truly, especially for those who have said so much on the insufficiency of mere inferential testimony. We would advise them to review the grounds of their faith, and see how many and strong arguments they have for the earth or Palestine being the Sanctuary, and how many objections to the Sanctuary of the new covenant being where its Priest is, that are not entirely inferential; and then in place of their inferences, take the PLAIN TESTIMONY of the Word and teach it.
But how was the Sanctuary defiled? The Sanctuary of the Old Testament, being on earth, could be, and was, defiled in various ways – by an unclean person entering it; SHE SHALL THEN CONTINUE IN THE BLOOD OF HER PURIFYING THREE AND THIRTY DAYS; SHE SHALL TOUCH NO HALLOWED THING, NOR COME INTO THE SANCTUARY, UNTIL THE DAYS OF HER PURIFYING BE FULFILLED; Leviticus 12:4. It could be profaned by the high priest going out of it, while the anointing oil was upon him, for the dead; (Leviticus 21:12) by a man’s negotiating to purify himself; [see Numbers 19:20]. All the chief of the priests and of the people polluted it by transgressing very much after all the abominations of the heathen; 2 Chronicles 36:14.
Le12.4 And SHE SHALL THEN CONTINUE IN THE BLOOD OF HER PURIFYING THREE AND THIRTY DAYS; SHE SHALL TOUCH NO HALLOWED THING, NOR COME INTO THE SANCTUARY, UNTIL THE DAYS OF HER PURIFYING BE FULFILLED.
Le21.12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, NOR PROFANE THE SANCTUARY OF HIS GOD; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God [is] upon him: I [am] the LORD.
Nu19.12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
Nu19.19 And the clean [person] shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
Nu19.20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because HE HATH DEFILED THE SANCTUARY OF THE LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he [is] unclean.
2ch36.14 >Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
SURELY, BECAUSE THOU HAST DEFILED MY SANCTUARY WITH ALL THY DETESTABLE THINGS, AND WITH ALL THINE ABOMINATIONS, THEREFORE WILL I ALSO DIMINISH [THEE]. Ezekiel 5:11.
Ez5.11 Wherefore, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD; SURELY, BECAUSE THOU HAST DEFILED MY SANCTUARY WITH ALL THY DETESTABLE THINGS, AND WITH ALL THINE ABOMINATIONS, THEREFORE WILL I ALSO DIMINISH [THEE]; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
MOREOVER THIS THEY HAVE DONE UNTO ME: THEY HAVE DEFILED MY SANCTUARY IN THE SAME DAY, AND HAVE PROFANED MY SABBATHS. FOR WHEN THEY HAD SLAIN THEIR CHILDREN TO THEIR IDOLS, THEN THEY CAME THE SAME DAY INTO MY SANCTUARY TO PROFANE IT, Ezekiel 23:38,39. HER PRIESTS HAVE POLLUTED THE SANCTUARY, THEY HAVE DONE VIOLENCE TO THE LAW. Zephaniah 3:4. Antiochus polluted it by offering swine flesh upon its altar, Maccabees.
Ez23.38 MOREOVER THIS THEY HAVE DONE UNTO ME: THEY HAVE DEFILED MY SANCTUARY IN THE SAME DAY, AND HAVE PROFANED MY SABBATHS.
Ez23.39 FOR WHEN THEY HAD SLAIN THEIR CHILDREN TO THEIR IDOLS, THEN THEY CAME THE SAME DAY INTO MY SANCTUARY TO PROFANE IT; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
Zp3.4 Her prophets [are] light [and] treacherous persons: HER PRIESTS HAVE POLLUTED THE SANCTUARY, THEY HAVE DONE VIOLENCE TO THE LAW.
Antiochus IV (Epiphanes), the king of Syria, captured Jerusalem in 167 BC and desecrated the Temple by offering the sacrifice of a pig on an altar to Zeus (the Abomination of Desolation). In seeking to prohibit Judaism and Hellenize the Jews, Antiochus forbade their religious practices and commanded that copies of the Law be burned, all of which is related by Josephus in the Antiquities of the Jews (XII.5.4).
From these texts we can clearly see, that it was moral rather than physical uncleanness that defiled the Sanctuary in the sight of the Lord. True, it did become physically unclean, but that uncleanness had to be removed BEFORE the atonement was made by which it was reconciled or cleansed. See 2 Chronicles 29. And that, we have seen was the law of cleansing, Leviticus, chapters 12 to 15; the object must be made visibly clean, so to speak, so that we would call it CLEAN, to PREPARE it for its real cleansing with blood.
Now no one supposes that New Jerusalem is unclean or ever has been, as its type was when overrun, desecrated and desolated by Syrian, Chaldean or Roman soldiery, or trode by wicked priests. Even if it were, the removing of such defilement would not be THE CLEANSING it was to undergo at the end of the 2300 days. The Sanctuary was unclean in some sense, or else it would not need to be cleansed; and it must in some way have received its uncleanness from man. Removed, as the heavenly Sanctuary is from the midst of mortals and entered only by our Forerunner, Jesus, made an High Priest, it can only be defiled by mortals through his agency, and for them cleansed by the same agency.
The legal typical process of defiling and cleansing the Sanctuary through the agency of the priest has been examined. With that in our minds, let us go to the New Testament. Paul says, Colossians 1:19,20. FOR IT PLEASED [THE FATHER] THAT IN HIM SHOULD ALL FULNESS DWELL; AND, HAVING MADE (margin, making) PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; BY HIM, [I SAY], WHETHER [THEY BE] THINGS IN EARTH, OR THINGS IN HEAVEN. When THINGS IN EARTH are spoken of in connection or contrast with THINGS IN HEAVEN no one can understand them all to be in the same place. THINGS IN HEAVEN are to be reconciled as well as THINGS IN EARTH.
Cl1.19 FOR IT PLEASED [THE FATHER] THAT IN HIM SHOULD ALL FULNESS DWELL;
Cl1.20 AND, HAVING MADE (margin, making) PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; BY HIM, [I SAY], WHETHER [THEY BE] THINGS IN EARTH, OR THINGS IN HEAVEN.
If they needed reconciling they WERE unreconciled; if unreconciled, then unclean in some sense in his sight. The blood of Christ is the means, and Christ himself, the agent of reconciling to the Father both the things in heaven and the things on earth. People have an idea that in heaven where our Saviour has gone, every thing is, and always was perfect beyond change or improvement. But he said, IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF [IT WERE] NOT [SO], I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. He went into heaven, and Paul says that the BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS is IN THE HEAVENS; 2 Corinthians 5:1.
Jn14.2 IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF [IT WERE] NOT [SO], I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. {Jesus confirms God as His Father in a singular context – no plural God.}
2co5.1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
For what did he go to his Father’s house? TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. Then it was UNprepared, and when he has prepared it, he will come again and take us to himself. – Again, Hebrews 9:23, [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE. What were the patterns? THE TABERNACLE, AND ALL THE VESSELS OF THE MINISTRY, (verse 21), which constituted the WORLDLY SANCTUARY; verse 1. What were the heavenly things themselves? The GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE (verse 11), and the GOOD THINGS and the holy things (verses 11,12). – These are all in heaven itself. FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, verse 24.
He9.23 [IT WAS] THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT THE PATTERNS OF THINGS IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD BE PURIFIED WITH THESE; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THESE.
He9.21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both THE TABERNACLE, AND ALL THE VESSELS OF THE MINISTRY.
He9.1 THEN VERILY THE FIRST [COVENANT] HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDLY SANCTUARY.
He9.11 BUT CHRIST BEING COME AN HIGH PRIEST OF {ton} GOOD THINGS TO COME, BY A GREATER AND MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
He9.12 NEITHER BY THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE {eis hagia}, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].
Ez44.13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my HOLY THINGS, in the most holy [place]: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
He9.24 FOR CHRIST IS NOT ENTERED INTO THE HOLY PLACES MADE WITH HANDS, [WHICH ARE] THE FIGURES OF THE TRUE; BUT INTO HEAVEN ITSELF, NOW TO APPEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR US: [If you appear in someone else’s PRESENCE, how can you be that person? You cannot. You must be different and separate.]
Paul here shows that it was as necessary to purify the heavenly things, as it was to purify their patterns, the worldly. It was THEREFORE necessary. Why? He has before been speaking of the daily ministration of the priests, and its antitype, Christ’s mediation of the new covenant, FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS. Under the former the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of an heifer sanctified to the purifying of the flesh; but under the latter, the blood of Christ purges our conscience. Then (verse 22) WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION.
He9.15 And for this cause he is THE MEDIATOR of the new testament, that by means of death, FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
He9.22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION.
The necessity of cleansing the heavenly things, is induced by the atonement being made therein by the blood of Christ for the remission or forgiveness of sins and purifying of our consciences. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood. The patterns were purified EVERY YEAR (verse 25) with the blood of bulls and goats; but in the antitype of that yearly expiation the heavenly things themselves must be purified with the blood of the better sacrifice of Christ himself once offered. This reconciles the THINGS IN HEAVEN (Colossians. 1:20) and cleanses the Sanctuary of the new Covenant, Daniel 8:14.
He9.25 NOR YET THAT HE SHOULD OFFER HIMSELF OFTEN, AS THE HIGH PRIEST ENTERETH INTO THE HOLY PLACE EVERY YEAR WITH BLOOD OF OTHERS;
Cl1.20 AND, HAVING MADE {margin, making} PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; BY HIM, [I SAY], WHETHER [THEY BE] THINGS IN EARTH, OR THINGS IN HEAVEN.
Da8.14 AND HE SAID UNTO ME, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED {margin, justified}.
THE DAY-STAR EXTRA
Saturday, February 7, 1846.
The Sanctuary by O. R. L. Crozier
PART FOUR OF FOUR
THE SCAPE-GOAT
The next event of that day after the Sanctuary was cleansed, was putting all the iniquities and transgressions of the children of Israel upon the head of the scape-goat and sending him away into a land not inhabited, or of separation. It is supposed by almost every one that this goat typified Christ in some of his offices, and that the type was fulfilled at the first Advent. From this opinion I must differ; because,
1st, That goat was not sent away till after the High Priest had made an end of cleansing the Sanctuary, Leviticus 16:20,21; hence that event cannot meet its antitype till after the end of the 2300 days.
Le16.20 >And when HE HATH MADE AN END OF RECONCILING THE HOLY [PLACE] {within the veil, verse 2}, AND THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE ALTAR {or when he hath cleansed the Sanctuary}, HE SHALL BRING THE LIVE GOAT:
Le16.21 AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS:
2nd, It was sent away from Israel into the wilderness, a land not inhabited, to receive them. If our blessed Saviour is its antitype, He also must be sent away, not his body alone, but soul and body, for the goat was sent away alive, from, not to nor into this people; neither into heaven, for that is not a wilderness or land not inhabited.
3rd, It received and retained all the iniquities of Israel; but when Christ appears the second time He will be WITHOUT SIN.
4th, The goat received the iniquities from the hands of the priest and he SENT IT AWAY. As Christ is the priest the goat must be something else besides himself, and which he can SEND AWAY.
5th, This was one of two goats chosen for that day, one was the Lord’s and offered for a sin-offering; but the other was not called the Lord’s neither offered as a sacrifice. Its only office was to receive the iniquities from the priest after he had cleansed the Sanctuary from them, and bear them into a land not inhabited, leaving the Sanctuary, priest and people behind and free from their iniquities. Leviticus 16:7-10, 22.
Le16.7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Le16.8 AND AARON SHALL CAST LOTS UPON THE TWO GOATS; ONE LOT FOR THE LORD, AND THE OTHER LOT FOR THE SCAPEGOAT.
Le16.9 AND AARON SHALL BRING THE GOAT UPON WHICH THE LORD’S LOT FELL, AND OFFER HIM [FOR] A SIN OFFERING.
Le16.10 BUT THE GOAT, ON WHICH THE LOT FELL TO BE THE SCAPEGOAT, SHALL BE PRESENTED ALIVE BEFORE THE LORD, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT WITH HIM, [AND] TO LET HIM GO FOR A SCAPEGOAT INTO THE WILDERNESS.
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
6th, The Hebrew name of the scape-goat, as will be seen from the margin of verse 8, is AZAZEL. On this verse, Wm. Jenks, in his Comp[rehensive] Com[mentary]. has the following remarks;
“Scape-goat. See diff. opin. in Bochart. Spencer, after the OLDEST opinion of the Hebrews and Christians, thinks Azazel is the name of the devil; and so Rosenmire, whom see. The Syriac has Azazel, the angel, (Strong one) who revolted.”
7th, At the appearing of Christ, as taught from Revelation 20, Satan is to be bound and cast into the bottomless pit, which act and place are significantly symbolized by the ancient High Priest sending the scape-goat into a separate and uninhabited wilderness.
8th, Thus we have the Scripture, the definition of the name in two ancient languages both spoken at the same time, and oldest opinion of the Christians in favour of regarding the scape-goat as a type of SATAN. In the common use of the term, men always associate it with something mean, calling the greatest villains and refugees from justice scape-goats. Ignorance of the law and its meaning is the only possible origin that can be assigned for the opinion that the scape-goat was a type of Christ.
Because it is said, THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED, Leviticus 16:22; And John said, BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHICH TAKETH (margin, beareth) AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD; it is concluded without further thought that the former was the type of the latter. But a little attention to the law will show that the sins were borne from the people by the priest, and from the priest by the goat.
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Jn1.29 >THE NEXT DAY JOHN SEETH JESUS COMING UNTO HIM, AND SAITH, BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHICH TAKETH {margin, beareth} AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.
Jn1.36 And LOOKING UPON JESUS as he walked, he SAITH, BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD!
1st, They are imparted to the victim.
2nd, The priest bore them in its blood to the Sanctuary.
3rd, After cleansing them from it on the tenth day of the seventh month, he bore them to the scape-goat. And
4th, The goat finally bore them away beyond the camp of Israel to the wilderness.
This was the legal process, and when fulfilled the author of sins will have received them back again, (but the ungodly will bear their own sins), and his head will have been bruised by the seed of the woman; the STRONG MAN ARMED will have been bound by A STRONGER THAN HE, and HIS HOUSE (the grave) SPOIL HIS GOODS (the saints).” Matthew 12:29; [see Leviticus 16:21,22]. The thousand years imprisonment of Satan will have begun, and the saints will have entered upon their millennial reign with Christ.
Lk11.21 When a STRONG MAN ARMED keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Lk11.22 But when A STRONGER THAN HE shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Mt12.29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and SPOIL HIS GOODS (the saints), except he first bind the strong man? and then he will SPOIL HIS HOUSE (the grave).
Le16.21 AND AARON SHALL LAY BOTH HIS HANDS UPON THE HEAD OF THE LIVE GOAT, AND CONFESS OVER HIM ALL THE INIQUITIES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND ALL THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS IN ALL THEIR SINS, PUTTING THEM UPON THE HEAD OF THE GOAT, AND SHALL SEND [HIM] AWAY BY THE HAND OF A FIT MAN INTO THE WILDERNESS:
Le16.22 AND THE GOAT SHALL BEAR UPON HIM ALL THEIR INIQUITIES UNTO A LAND NOT INHABITED {margin, of separation}: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
The antitype of the legal tenth day, THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES, must begin long enough before the 1000 years of Revelation 20: to give time for the cleansing of the Sanctuary, the antitype of confessing and putting the sins on the head of the scape-goat; which antitype covers the time occupied by the LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION; the cry of God’s elect to be avenged. Luke 18:1-8, the travail of Zion, (Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones), the loud cry of the 5th angel, Revelation 14:15, the Laodicean church, Revelation 3:14, and the 7 last plagues Revelation 15: & 16. Our limits will not admit of particulars here. The first resurrection is fixed at the appearing of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, and the beginning of the 1000 at the first resurrection. Revelation 20:4,5.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Re20.1 AND I SAW AN ANGEL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, HAVING THE KEY OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND A GREAT CHAIN IN HIS HAND.
Re20.2 AND HE LAID HOLD ON THE DRAGON, THAT OLD SERPENT, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, AND BOUND HIM A THOUSAND YEARS,
Re20.3 AND CAST HIM INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, AND SHUT HIM UP, AND SET A SEAL UPON HIM, THAT HE SHOULD DECEIVE THE NATIONS NO MORE, TILL THE THOUSAND YEARS SHOULD BE FULFILLED: AND AFTER THAT HE MUST BE LOOSED A LITTLE SEASON.
Da8.19 AND HE SAID, BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEE KNOW WHAT SHALL BE IN THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION: FOR AT THE TIME APPOINTED THE END [SHALL BE].
1th4.16 FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, AND WITH THE TRUMP OF GOD: AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST:
Re20.4 AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM: AND [I SAW] THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE WITNESS OF JESUS, AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED [HIS] MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HANDS; AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS.
Re20.5 BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED. THIS [IS] THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
The Sanctuary must be cleansed before Christ appears; because,
1. He WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY; AND UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION. Now as his last act in bearing the sins of many is to bear them from the Sanctuary after he has cleansed it, and as he does not appear till after having borne the sins of many, and then without sin; it is manifest that the Sanctuary must be cleansed before he appears.
He9.28 SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY; AND UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.
2. The host are still under the indignation after the Sanctuary is cleansed, Daniel 8. Both the Sanctuary and the host were trodden under foot. UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED, or justified (margin). This is the first point in the explanation, and after this Daniel still SOUGHT FOR THE MEANING OF THE VISION, and Gabriel came: I WILL MAKE THEE KNOW WHAT SHALL BE IN THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION. In the explanation which follows he says nothing about the Sanctuary, because that had been explained by the Wonderful Numberer. He now tells him about the host upon whom the last end of the indignation still rests after the Sanctuary is cleansed. This indignation is the Lord’s staff – in the hands of the wicked to chastise his people. It was first put into the hands of the Assyrian and has been inherited by each of his successors, which have in turn been sent AGAINST AN HYPOCRITICAL NATION, … TO TAKE THE SPOIL, AND TO TAKE THE PREY, AND TO TREAD THEM DOWN LIKE THE MIRE OF THE STREETS, Isaiah 10:6.
Da8.14 AND HE SAID UNTO ME, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED {margin, justified}.
Da8.15 >AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN I, [EVEN] I DANIEL, HAD SEEN THE VISION, AND SOUGHT FOR THE MEANING, THEN, BEHOLD, THERE STOOD BEFORE ME AS THE APPEARANCE OF A MAN.
Da8.19 AND HE SAID, BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEE KNOW WHAT SHALL BE IN THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION: FOR AT THE TIME APPOINTED THE END [SHALL BE].
Is10.6 I will send him AGAINST AN HYPOCRITICAL NATION, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, TO TAKE THE SPOIL, AND TO TAKE THE PREY, AND TO TREAD THEM DOWN LIKE THE MIRE OF THE STREETS.
THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION is evidently the bitter persecutions, and the severe and searching trial of God’s people, after the Sanctuary is cleansed, and before the indignation is MADE TO CEASE in the destruction of the little Horn, the fruit and the successor of the Assyrian, Daniel. 8:25; Isaiah 10:12, 25.
Da8.25 AND THROUGH HIS POLICY ALSO HE SHALL CAUSE CRAFT TO PROSPER IN HIS HAND; AND HE SHALL MAGNIFY [HIMSELF] IN HIS HEART, AND BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY: HE SHALL ALSO STAND UP AGAINST THE PRINCE OF PRINCES; BUT HE SHALL BE BROKEN WITHOUT HAND.
Is10.12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, [that] when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Is10.25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
3. The Sanctuary must be cleansed before the resurrection, for the Lord has provided a comforting message for his people, telling them that it is done. COMFORT YE, COMFORT YE MY PEOPLE, SAITH YOUR GOD. SPEAK YE COMFORTABLY TO JERUSALEM, AND CRY UNTO HER, THAT HER WARFARE (margin, appointed time) IS ACCOMPLISHED, THAT HER INIQUITY IS PARDONED: FOR SHE HATH RECEIVED OF THE LORD’S HAND DOUBLE FOR ALL HER SINS, Isaiah 40:1,2.
Is40.1 COMFORT YE, COMFORT YE MY PEOPLE, SAITH YOUR GOD.
Is40.2 SPEAK YE COMFORTABLY TO JERUSALEM, AND CRY UNTO HER, THAT HER WARFARE {margin, appointed time} IS ACCOMPLISHED, THAT HER INIQUITY IS PARDONED: FOR SHE HATH RECEIVED OF THE LORD’S HAND DOUBLE FOR ALL HER SINS.
Jerusalem and the Lord’s people are here spoken of, as the Sanctuary and host are in Daniel 8. His people, when Jerusalem’s appointed time is accomplished, are affected and are to be comforted by telling them that her iniquity is pardoned. This must be New Jerusalem, for there was never any time set for pardoning the iniquity of Old Jerusalem, which must have had iniquity of some kind and from some source, else she could not be pardoned of it. The fact that the Lord has commanded to comfort his people by telling them that Jerusalem’s iniquity is pardoned, is proof positive that she had iniquity, and that it will be removed before his people are delivered and enter her with songs and everlasting joy.
This message is similar to that in Isaiah 52:9. After the good and peaceful tidings have been published, SAITH UNTO ZION, THY GOD REIGNETH!, it is declared, THE LORD HATH COMFORTED HIS PEOPLE, HE HATH REDEEMED JERUSALEM. Jerusalem WAS in a state from which she had to be redeemed, and that before the resurrection; for the next verse says, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD.
Is52.7 >How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that SAITH UNTO ZION, THY GOD REIGNETH! [ro10.15]
Is52.9 >Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: FOR THE LORD HATH COMFORTED HIS PEOPLE, HE HATH REDEEMED JERUSALEM.
Is52.10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD.
The Transition
The opinion generally obtains that the seventh trumpet ushers in the Age to come. The first thing upon its sounding are GREAT VOICES IN HEAVEN, SAYING, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME [THE KINGDOMS] OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST. These voices must be heard in the world in which those kingdoms are. It is also evident that the kingdoms sustain a different relation to God at the time these voices are heard, from what they did before the 7th trumpet sounded. The declaration, HE [Jesus] SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER; and the humble expression of thanks from THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS, (a symbol of the whole church,) BECAUSE THOU HAST TAKEN TO THEE THY GREAT POWER, AND HAST REIGNED, shows that at that time he began to reign in a special sense.
Re11.15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were GREAT VOICES IN HEAVEN, SAYING, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME [THE KINGDOMS] OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE {Jesus} SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER. {kingdomS: God and Jesus, as reigning kings, in their time-frame, each have a kingdom.}
Re11.16 And THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS {a symbol of the whole church}, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and WORSHIPPED GOD,
Re11.17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, which art, and wast, and art to come; BECAUSE THOU HAST TAKEN TO THEE THY GREAT POWER, AND HAST REIGNED {God HAST REIGNED; now Jesus will reign}.
Such voices have been heard since the 7th month 1844, and produced the effects here described, deep humiliation and profound gratitude. This change of the relation of the kingdoms of this world to Christ, is the same as making his enemies his footstool, (Hebrews 10:13) which event was expected by him while he SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD fulfilling the daily ministration. [Hebrews] verses 11,12. Revelation 10 gives in part the character and circumstances of the transition from the Gospel to the following Dispensation. The angel that declares, THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER, is not the Lord at his appearing, for after uttering that oath he told John, THOU MUST PROPHESY AGAIN. Whatever the nature of this prophesying may be, it certainly follows the oath of verses 6,7.
He10.11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
He10.12 But this man, after he had offered ONE SACRIFICE for sins for ever, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD;
He10.13 From henceforth expecting TILL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL.
Re10.5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
Re10.6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER:
Re10.11 And he said unto me, THOU MUST PROPHESY AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Re10.6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER:
Re10.7 BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, WHEN HE SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED, AS HE HATH DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.
I think we have misunderstood the 7th verse. We have understood or explained the 6th verse as the language of the angel, but the 7th as a declaration of John; whereas both verses are the language of the angel, the 7th being a qualification or explanation of the 6th, showing the manner in which time should close. The angel of the Philadelphia church having AN OPEN DOOR, gave the Midnight Cry with the solemn assurance of this oath. He swore, or positively declared, THAT THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER: BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, WHEN HE SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED, AS HE HATH DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS. There are DAYS (plural) in which the 7th angel BEGINS to sound. Whether these days are literal or symbolic, which is most in accordance with the character of this book, they denote a short PERIOD of time, in which not only the 7th angel begins to sound, but the mystery of God is finished also.
Re3.7 AND TO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA WRITE; THESE THINGS SAITH HE THAT IS HOLY, HE THAT IS TRUE, HE THAT HATH THE KEY OF DAVID, HE THAT OPENETH, AND NO MAN SHUTTETH; AND SHUTTETH, AND NO MAN OPENETH;
Re3.8 I KNOW THY WORKS: BEHOLD, I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE AN OPEN DOOR, AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT: FOR THOU HAST A LITTLE STRENGTH, AND HAST KEPT MY WORD, AND HAST NOT DENIED MY NAME.
Re10.6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that THERE SHOULD BE TIME NO LONGER:
Re10.7 BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, WHEN HE SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED, AS HE HATH DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.
Thus we see that the mystery is finished, not in a POINT, but in a PERIOD, and while the mystery is finishing, the 7th angel is beginning to sound. What is the mystery to be finished? THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL, Ephesians 6:19. THE MYSTERY, WHICH WAS KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN, BUT NOW IS MADE MANIFEST. The riches of the glory of this mystery is Christ in you, the HOPE of glory, Colossians 1:27. THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST, WHICH IN OTHER AGES WAS NOT MADE KNOWN UNTO THE SONS OF MEN, AS IT IS NOW REVEALED UNTO HIS HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS BY THE SPIRIT; THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE FELLOWHEIRS, AND OF THE SAME BODY, AND PARTAKERS OF HIS PROMISE IN CHRIST BY THE GOSPEL, Ephesians 3:4-6. It is THE DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD; verse 2.
Ep6.19 And for me, THAT UTTERANCE MAY BE GIVEN UNTO ME, THAT I MAY OPEN MY MOUTH BOLDLY, TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL,
Ro16.25 NOW TO HIM THAT IS OF POWER TO STABLISH YOU ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL, AND THE PREACHING OF JESUS CHRIST, ACCORDING TO THE REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY, WHICH WAS KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN,
Ro16.26 BUT NOW IS MADE MANIFEST, AND BY THE SCRIPTURES OF THE PROPHETS, ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT OF THE EVERLASTING GOD, MADE KNOWN TO ALL NATIONS FOR THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH:
Cl1.27 To whom GOD would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST in you, THE HOPE OF GLORY:
Ep3.4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST)
Ep3.5 WHICH IN OTHER AGES WAS NOT MADE KNOWN UNTO THE SONS OF MEN, AS IT IS NOW REVEALED UNTO HIS HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS BY THE SPIRIT;
Ep3.6 THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE FELLOWHEIRS, AND OF THE SAME BODY, AND PARTAKERS OF HIS PROMISE IN CHRIST BY THE GOSPEL:
Ep3.2 If ye have heard of THE DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD which is given me to you-ward:
These texts show that the mystery of God or Christ is the Gospel Dispensation. It is the period of HOPE and HEIRSHIP. While we hope we pray for the object of hope, and that is glory – as exhibited on the Holy Mount, immortality, the Kingdom and society of Jesus. Until these are obtained we hope; and while we hope the mystery is not finished. – Again, we are heirs during the mystery of God, and when that is finished, we shall become inheritors. We must therefore conclude that the mystery of God will END with the mysterious change from mortal to immortality; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54. Then, as THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES begins with the 7th trumpet, and the Gospel Dispensation reaches to the resurrection, it is manifest that THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES, begins before the Gospel Dispensation ends. – There is a short period of overlapping or running together of the two Dispensations, in which the peculiarities of both mingle like the twilight, minglings of light and darkness.
1co15.51 BEHOLD, I SHOW YOU A MYSTERY; WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP, BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED,
1co15.52 IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE LAST TRUMP: FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED.
1co15.53 FOR THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL [MUST] PUT ON IMMORTALITY.
1co15.54 SO WHEN THIS CORRUPTIBLE SHALL HAVE PUT ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL SHALL HAVE PUT ON IMMORTALITY, THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS THE SAYING THAT IS WRITTEN, DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
This was also the manner of change from the Dispensation of the Law to the Gospel. Gabriel said to Daniel, SEVENTY WEEKS ARE DETERMINED UPON THY PEOPLE AND UPON THY HOLY CITY. It is presumed that all agree that these 70 weeks reached to the end of the legal dispensation and no further. The Messiah came at the end of the 69 weeks and began to preach the gospel, (Mark 1:14,15; Matthew 4:23) which Paul calls the New Covenant. And he confirmed this covenant with many for one week, the last one of the 70.
Da9.24 SEVENTY WEEKS ARE DETERMINED UPON THY PEOPLE AND UPON THY HOLY CITY, TO FINISH THE TRANSGRESSION, AND TO MAKE AN END OF SINS, AND TO MAKE RECONCILIATION FOR INIQUITY, AND TO BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND TO SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHECY, AND TO ANOINT THE MOST HOLY.
Mk1.14 NOW AFTER THAT JOHN WAS PUT IN PRISON, JESUS CAME INTO GALILEE, PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
Mk1.15 AND SAYING, THE TIME IS FULFILLED, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND: REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.
Mt4.23 >And Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, and PREACHING the gospel of the kingdom, and HEALING all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Hence, the legal Dispensation ended seven years after the Gospel Dispensation began; and the last symbolic week of one was the first of the other; and while one was being finished, the other was being introduced and confirmed or established. Whether that period is an express type of the crisis period between the Gos[pel] Dis[pensation] and the Dispensation of the fulness of times or not, it furnishes a strong argument from analogy, corroborating the plain testimony of the Word, that there must be such a period. I see no evidences that the latter must be of the same LENGTH of the former: To learn its length we must have recourse to other sources of evidence. Yet there is a striking similarity between them.
At that time the world and the mass of God’s professed people were unbelieving, and greatly indifferent about the transpiring events in the Providence of God, momentous as they were. The adherents to the new era were a sect everywhere spoken against. They had little or no reverence for the old and commandment-nullifying traditions of Judaism. They were called movers of seditions, endangering the place and nation; drunken, because filled with the Holy Ghost; and mad, because mighty in the truth. They had peculiar faith; and their preaching and conduct were such as to cause the PROFESSORS to accuse them of breaking the law; and finally they denounced and excluded the whole Jewish nation of religionists EN MASS for their infidelity.- The teaching and practice even of our Saviour and the apostles appeared to them contradictory – at times they seemed to recognize the authority of the law, and then again totally to disregard it, and insist upon the new order of things. He resolved their ten commandments into two, dismissed the woman without being stoned according to the law, forgave sins without the legal sacrifices, healed without requiring to offer according to the law, and that even on the Sabbath day and yet declared that he came NOT to destroy the law, but to fulfil it.
Again, when he had healed a leper, he charged him to go and show himself to the Priest and offer for his cleansing those things which Moses commanded. He also ate the Passover according to law. Both he and his apostles, on some occasions excluded, and on others admitted the Gentiles to privileges, which according to the law could be enjoyed only by the Jews. Thus they recognized the presence and claims of both dispensations at the same time; one entering and displacing the other, not instantly, but gradually, by a succession of events, each distinct in itself, but all connected in harmony, transpiring in fulfilment of prophesy, and forming the circumstances of the Advent, which was one distinct event, and the nucleus of all the rest. A little before his crucifixion Jesus came as King to Jerusalem, the Metropolis and Capitol of that Dispensation; the City was under his absolute authority for a time; he had declared its house desolate and now entered and cleansed the temple.
As then, so now, according to the Scriptures, a series of events constitute the circumstances of our Lord’s appearing, and form the crisis of the two Dispensations. In that period his crucifixion and resurrection were the principle events to which all others are subservient.
But there are other events connected with these, and which must of necessity precede them. One of these events as we have already seen is the cleansing of the Sanctuary. Another is the marriage. That Christ ever was or ever will be married as human beings are, no one pretends; but that there is a divine transaction, illustrated for our understanding under the figure of a marriage, it is infidelity to deny.
Christ is the Bridegroom and New Jerusalem the Bride. The marriage then signifies their union in a special sense, and of course must take place where the bride is, in the heavens.
The heavens must receive Jesus TILL the times of restitution, then the Father will SEND him FROM the heavens. He went to his Father’s House in New Jerusalem, and when he has prepared it he will come again FROM it to receive us. True the word Gaines, which is rendered marriage or wedding, signifies “the nuptial ceremony, including the banquet”; but not the banquet alone, as some would have us believe. Where is the place of these transactions? With the Bride of course. When the Bridegroom came to the marriage then, he could not have come to the earth from heaven, for then he would have come FROM instead of TO the marriage, but he must have come to the place of marriage, in New Jerusalem.
But says one, How could he come where he was already? We must remember that the Bride is not a person, but a City, 12,000 furlongs or 1,500 miles square. The central point and fountain of all its glory is THE ANCIENT OF DAYS. – Christ doubtless has been personally within the limits of that City ever since his ascension, and when the cry in 1844 was given he came to THE ANCIENT OF DAYS and the scenes of marriage, which in their amplitude will occupy a great part, if not all, of THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES, then began.
Da7.9 >I BEHELD TILL THE THRONES WERE CAST DOWN, AND THE ANCIENT OF DAYS DID SIT, WHOSE GARMENT [WAS] WHITE AS SNOW, AND THE HAIR OF HIS HEAD LIKE THE PURE WOOL: HIS THRONE [WAS LIKE] THE FIERY FLAME, [AND] HIS WHEELS [AS] BURNING FIRE.
Da7.13 I SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS, AND, BEHOLD, [ONE] LIKE THE SON OF MAN CAME WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN, AND CAME TO THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, AND THEY BROUGHT HIM NEAR BEFORE HIM.
Da7.22 UNTIL THE ANCIENT OF DAYS CAME, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN TO THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH; AND THE TIME CAME THAT THE SAINTS POSSESSED THE KINGDOM.
Ep1.10 That in THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE might gather together in one all things in CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
And, as when Christ comes again he will come from New Jerusalem after the scenes of marriage have there begun, every one will see that he will return to earth FROM the wedding, and we, waiting, will meet him and return with him to the bridal City to share in the festive joys.
Dear Brethren, I must close for the present and leave the subject with you. May the Lord correct and enlarge our conceptions of himself and his Plan, and direct our hearts into the patient waiting for Jesus. Let us in humble obedience follow the Lamb in the expanding developments of His Word and Providence.
Canandaigua, N.Y. Jan. 17, 1846,
O. R. L. Crosier.
A further letter from O. R. L. Crosier
Published in the Day Star 11 May 1846
East Hamilton Mad. Co., April 13, 1846.
Dear Bro Jacobs,
If there is room in your little sheet, I wish to lay before the brethren a few thoughts on the anti-types of the autumnal types. They were the memorial of blowing of trumpets on the first day of the Seventh month, the day of Atonement and Jubilee trumpet on the tenth, and the feast of tabernacles on the fifteenth of the Seventh month. Some evidences have been presented in the “Day-Star Extra” to show that the vernal [or spring] types receive their anti-types during the Gospel dispensation and in connection with the anti-typical daily ministration. So far as I know, it has always been conceded that the fall types were to receive their fulfilment at the Second Advent; until of late, to escape the consequences of abiding by this obviously scriptural view of those types, some deny it and explain them away or as fulfilled during the Gospel dispensation; thus furnishing another example of prospective faith, but present infidelity – faith in unfilled, and infidelity in fulfilling prophecies.
THE MEMORIAL OF TRUMPETS
Trumpets were blown, and burnt offerings, and sin offerings offered on the first day of every month in the year; Numbers 28:11-15; but the first day of the 7th month was one of special importance, on which was AN HOLY CONVOCATION, … NO MANNER OF SERVILE WORK was done, they afflicted their souls, and offered AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE UNTO THE LORD; and kept the day as a Sabbath; Numbers 29:1-6. Leviticus 23:23,25. Their time being lunar, watchmen were stationed on the hills to watch the appearance of the moon. The first who saw it blew his trumpet, and the rest heard and swelled its sound till the hills of Judea resounded with peals of trumpets. In this way the approach of the great DAY OF ATONEMENT was announced. The fulfilment of this MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS must be the proclamation of the coming of the anti-typical day of atonement, which is THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES.
Nu28.11 >And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
Nu28.12 And three tenth deals of flour [for] a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour [for] a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;
Nu28.13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil [for] a meat offering unto one lamb; [for] a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.
Nu28.14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third [part] of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth [part] of an hin unto a lamb: this [is] the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.
Nu28.15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.
Nu28.18 In the first day [shall be] AN HOLY CONVOCATION; ye shall do NO MANNER OF SERVILE WORK [therein]:
Nu29.1 And in the seventh month, on the first [day] of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.
Nu29.2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, [and] seven lambs of the first year without blemish:
Nu29.3 And their meat offering [shall be of] flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, [and] two tenth deals for a ram,
Nu29.4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
Nu29.5 And one kid of the goats [for] a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:
Nu29.6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice MADE BY FIRE UNTO THE LORD.
Le23.23 >And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le23.24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS, an holy convocation.
Le23.25 Ye shall do no servile work [therein]: but ye shall offer AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE UNTO THE LORD.
Le23.26 >And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le23.27 Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall be] a DAY OF ATONEMENT: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Le23.28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it [is] a DAY OF ATONEMENT, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
Le25.9 Then shalt thou cause THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILEE to sound ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT SHALL YE MAKE THE TRUMPET SOUND THROUGHOUT ALL YOUR LAND.
The object in either case was to make ready for the atonement. This was the office of the Advent movement (or Elias) up the TENTH DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH 1844. The 2300 days ending on that day, the Bridegroom came to the marriage and began the cleansing of the sanctuary which is the first event in the DAY OF ATONEMENT.
THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILEE was sounded ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, Leviticus 25:9. Hence, we could not have the Jubilee trumpet till the anti-typical DAY OF ATONEMENT began, which was in the autumn of 1844. The midnight cry was not the Jubilee trumpet, because it did not occur ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. That was the last blast in the anti-type of the MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS … IN THE NEW MOON … TO MAKE READY for the DAY OF ATONEMENT in which THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILEE should SOUND THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND.
Le25.9 Then shalt thou cause THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILEE to sound ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT SHALL YE MAKE THE TRUMPET SOUND THROUGHOUT ALL YOUR LAND.
Le23.24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS, an holy convocation.
1ch23.31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, IN THE NEW MOONS, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
Ps81.3 Blow up the trumpet IN THE NEW MOON, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
Ez45.17 And it shall be the prince’s part [to give] burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and IN THE NEW MOONS, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
Ez46.3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and IN THE NEW MOONS.
Lk1.17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; TO MAKE READY a people prepared for the Lord.
Le25.9 Then shalt thou cause THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILEE to sound ON THE TENTH [DAY] OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT SHALL YE MAKE THE TRUMPET SOUND THROUGHOUT ALL YOUR LAND.
This corroborates the view, published by yourself in the “Star” several months since, as to the identity of the Jubilee trumpet with the Seventh trumpet. Revelation 11:15-19. This trumpet would only interest those who were to be benefited by the release; hence, would be sounded to Israel only. Our shut-door position since the 10TH OF THE 7TH MONTH 1844 has been peculiarly adapted to the Jubilee trumpet.
Re11.15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were GREAT VOICES IN HEAVEN, SAYING, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME [THE KINGDOMS] OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE {Jesus} SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER. {kingdomS: God and Jesus, as reigning kings, in their time-frame, each have a kingdom.}
Re11.16 And THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS {a symbol of the whole church}, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and WORSHIPPED GOD,
Re11.17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, which art, and wast, and art to come; BECAUSE THOU HAST TAKEN TO THEE THY GREAT POWER, AND HAST REIGNED {God HAST REIGNED; now Jesus will reign}.
Re11.18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Re11.19 AND THE TEMPLE OF GOD WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN, AND THERE WAS SEEN IN HIS TEMPLE THE ARK OF HIS TESTAMENT: AND THERE WERE LIGHTNINGS, AND VOICES, AND THUNDERINGS, AND AN EARTHQUAKE, AND GREAT HAIL.
The jubilee year
AND YE SHALL HALLOW THE FIFTIETH YEAR, AND PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT [ALL] THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF: IT SHALL BE A JUBILEE UNTO YOU; AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS POSSESSION, AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS FAMILY, Leviticus 25:10. The captives were not only released, but they also returned to their possessions in that year. The period of this release and restoration was not a day; but a year. A JUBILEE SHALL THAT FIFTIETH YEAR BE UNTO YOU, verse 11. It was the great Sabbatic year, in which the land, as well as the people, was redeemed, verses 24,28. The Hebrew servants were only to SERVE UNTO THE YEAR OF JUBILEE, verse 40; hence, they were free the moment that year began, and the year was occupied in returning to (or taking) and securing their possessions. According to the revealed purposes of God, the events to occur in fulfilment of that year are not confined to the limits of one literal year; but the period of their occurrence is the THOUSAND YEARS’ Day of the Lord. 2 Peter 3:8 the year of the Lord’s redeemed – the Sabbath that remaineth to the people of God, Hebrews 4:9 (margin). Revelation 20.
Le25.10 AND YE SHALL HALLOW THE FIFTIETH YEAR, AND PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT [ALL] THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF: IT SHALL BE A JUBILEE UNTO YOU; AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS POSSESSION, AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS FAMILY.
Le25.11 A JUBILEE SHALL THAT FIFTIETH YEAR BE UNTO YOU: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather [the grapes] in it of thy vine undressed.
Le25.24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
Le25.28 But if he be not able to restore [it] to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.
Le25.40 [But] as an hired servant, [and] as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, [and] shall serve thee UNTO THE YEAR OF JUBILEE:
2p3.8 BUT, BELOVED, BE NOT IGNORANT OF THIS ONE THING, THAT ONE DAY [IS] WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS ONE DAY.
He4.9 THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
Re20.1 AND I SAW AN ANGEL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, HAVING THE KEY OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND A GREAT CHAIN IN HIS HAND.
Re20.2 AND HE LAID HOLD ON THE DRAGON, THAT OLD SERPENT, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, AND BOUND HIM A THOUSAND YEARS,
Re20.3 AND CAST HIM INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, AND SHUT HIM UP, AND SET A SEAL UPON HIM, THAT HE SHOULD DECEIVE THE NATIONS NO MORE, TILL THE THOUSAND YEARS SHOULD BE FULFILLED: AND AFTER THAT HE MUST BE LOOSED A LITTLE SEASON.
Re20.4 AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM: AND [I SAW] THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE WITNESS OF JESUS, AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED [HIS] MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HANDS; AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS.
Re20.5 BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED. THIS [IS] THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
Re20.6 BLESSED AND HOLY [IS] HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION: ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS.
Re20.7 AND WHEN THE THOUSAND YEARS ARE EXPIRED, SATAN SHALL BE LOOSED OUT OF HIS PRISON,
Re20.8 AND SHALL GO OUT TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS WHICH ARE IN THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE EARTH, GOG AND MAGOG, TO GATHER THEM TOGETHER TO BATTLE: THE NUMBER OF WHOM [IS] AS THE SAND OF THE SEA.
The binding of Satan and loosing of the “captive exiles” from the “prison house” – the BETTER RESURRECTION obtained by all the HEIRS OF PROMISE mark the beginning of the great and final Jubilee; Isaiah 42:6-16; 49:8-12; 51:12-23; Hebrews 6:17, 12. Then the Redeemer of Israel will ESTABLISH THE EARTH and CAUSE TO INHERIT THE DESOLATE HERITAGES [Isaiah 49:8] and THEY SHALL BUILD THE OLD WASTES, THEY SHALL RAISE UP … THE DESOLATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS. THE PURCHASED POSSESSIONS will be redeemed UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY, Ephesians 1:14. JERUSALEM SHALL BE INHABITED AGAIN IN HER OWN PLACE, and the Saints released from suffering, shall reign with Christ in possession of the kingdom under the whole heaven.
He11.35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a BETTER RESURRECTION:
He6.17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the HEIRS OF PROMISE the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
Is42.6 I THE LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and WILL keep thee, and GIVE THEE FOR A COVENANT of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Is42.7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Is42.8 I [AM] THE LORD: THAT [IS] MY NAME: AND MY GLORY WILL I NOT GIVE TO ANOTHER, NEITHER MY PRAISE TO GRAVEN IMAGES. [de6.4; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]. {So no changes – just like ml3.6 confirms.}
Is42.9 BEHOLD, THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS, AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE: BEFORE THEY SPRING FORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM.
Is42.10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, [and] his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Is42.11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up [their voice], the villages [that] Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Is42.12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
Is42.13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
Is42.14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, [and] refrained myself: [now] will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
Is42.15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
Is42.16 And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Is49.8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and GIVE THEE FOR A COVENANT of the people, to ESTABLISH THE EARTH, to CAUSE TO INHERIT THE DESOLATE HERITAGES;
Is49.9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.
Is49.10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Is49.11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
Is49.12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Is51.12 I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art] thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die, and of the son of man [which] shall be made [as] grass;
Is51.13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the fury of the oppressor?
Is51.14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
Is51.15 But I [am] the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Is51.16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.
Is51.17 >Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, [and] wrung [them] out.
Is51.18 [There is] none to guide her among all the sons [whom] she hath brought forth; neither [is there any] that taketh her by the hand of all the sons [that] she hath brought up.
Is51.19 These two [things] are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
Is51.20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
Is51.21 >Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
Is51.22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God [that] pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, [even] the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
Is51.23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
He6.17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the HEIRS OF PROMISE the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
He6.12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE inherit the promises.
Is49.8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and GIVE THEE FOR A COVENANT of the people, to ESTABLISH THE EARTH, to CAUSE TO INHERIT THE DESOLATE HERITAGES;
Is61.4 >And THEY SHALL BUILD THE OLD WASTES, THEY SHALL RAISE UP the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, THE DESOLATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS.
Ep1.14 Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY.
Zc12.6 >In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and JERUSALEM SHALL BE INHABITED AGAIN IN HER OWN PLACE, [even] in Jerusalem.
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES was kept seven days, 15th to 22nd of the Seventh month, during which all that were Israelites born, dwelt in booths [tents] which were made of the branches of trees, (Nehemiah 8:14-15), and they rejoiced before the Lord. Leviticus 23:33-44. It was called also the FEAST OF INGATHERING and was celebrated after they had GATHERED IN THY LABOURS [corn & wine] OUT OF THE FIELD, Exodus 23:16, Deuteronomy 16:13-15.
Ne8.14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in BOOTHS {tents} in the feast of the seventh month:
Ne8.15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch OLIVE BRANCHES, AND PINE BRANCHES, AND MYRTLE BRANCHES, AND PALM BRANCHES, AND BRANCHES OF THICK TREES, TO MAKE BOOTHS, as [it is] written.
Le23.33 >And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Le23.34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.
Le23.35 On the first day [shall be] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
Le23.36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a solemn assembly; [and] ye shall do no servile work [therein].
Le23.37 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
Le23.38 Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
Le23.39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] a sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath.
Le23.40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
Le23.41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Le23.42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
Le23.43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
Le23.44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
Ex23.16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the FEAST OF INGATHERING, [which is] in the end of the year, when thou hast GATHERED IN THY LABOURS {corn & wine} OUT OF THE FIELD.
Ex34.22 >And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the FEAST OF INGATHERING at the year’s end.
De16.13 >Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
De16.14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that [are] within thy gates.
De16.15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
This feast then must meet its anti-type after the harvest of the earth is GATHERED. We are yet in the reaping time, [nay]? rather the severing of the tares from the wheat; when this is done the wheat will be gathered. As to the time and circumstances of the gathering the words of our Saviour are explicit and satisfactory. Matthew 24:30-31. THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY. AND HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER.
Mt24.30 AND THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN: AND THEN SHALL ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH MOURN, AND THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.
Mt24.31 AND HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER.
These words are too plain to be misunderstood and too important to be overlooked. If the personal and visible Second Advent of Jesus in his distinctive character is spoken of in this discourse, it is in the 30th verse. No mere spiritual coming or manifestation answer this prophecy. It is the coming of the Son of MAN. If Christ is only Spirit He is not the Son of MAN. After the coming of the Son of Man the harvest of the earth is to be gathered in, and that will begin the anti-type of the feast of tabernacles; which, in its completion, it is evident, will extend through the millennial joyous reign of the Saints with Christ.
Your unworthy brother waiting for Jesus,
O. R. L. Crosier.