WITHIN THE VEIL - A study in the letter to the HEBREWS
As his sacrifice was unique in both its kind and quality, his priesthood is seen as being better than the old order. Now let us turn our attention to the sacrifice that Jesus, as High Priest, offered to God. According to the author the event of Jesus' death is to be seen within the framework of the Day of Atonement yom hakkipurim.
Every year on this day cf. This was only possible because he had followed a prescribed pattern of regulations and made the appropriate animal sacrifices for the atonement of both himself and the people , cf. In this same way Christ as the new High Priest has offered up a sacrifice, a voluntary self-sacrifice, once and for all , 22, Here we see the unique quality of his sacrifice.
In contrast to the repetitious nature of the Levitical system owing to the fundamental inability of animal's blood to cleanse on more than a purely physical level [, 12f. Therefore it only needed to be offered once because it has the power to cleanse the conscience having dealt with the problem of sin What is more, God no longer remembers sins ; This again demonstrates the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice, for whereas the Day of Atonement was an annual event for the remembrance of sin, the "irrevocable erasing of sins from the divine record implies that no further sin offering is called for".
With the sacrifice having been made, Christ the High Priest had free access to the Holy of Holies in heaven itself, in the true tabernacle upon which the earthly one was fashioned ; , cf.
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Here he offered up his blood and in the same way that the earthly tabernacle was cleansed by Moses of Exodus ; so the heavenly tabernacle was cleansed by Christ There he appears in the presence of God himself on our behalf , as our great priest over the house of God The sacrifice of Christ was more than a work of atonement, it was a sacrificial self-surrender ; the laying down of his will in obedience to the will of God and therein lies the true contrast between the old and the new[ 13 ] Now, with the inward sense of guilt removed, we all have confidence to enter the presence of God by the blood of Christ ff.
It is because of what he has achieved that he has attained a more excellent ministry as High Priest He has established a better covenant enacted on better promises, including the reconciliation of man to God and the continual access into his presence owing to Christ's perfect sacrifice. Therefore unlike the earthly priest who is required by law to stand before the altar and whose work is continuous, never being completed.
Christ has finished his work - his sacrificial ministry being finished - he has taken his seat at God's right hand ; Since Christ has offered the sacrifice once and for all, only one aspect of his priestly function remains, that being his eternal intercession cf. Having entered into heaven itself he now appears in the presence of God on our behalf and from his seat at the right hand of the Father he intercedes for us Rom. Furthermore, this is no longer simply in a collective sense, as when he was on earth John f.
With the atoning work of Christ completed and the New Covenant relationship with God established ; , we see Christ exalted as the glorified Messiah, as Cullmann writes, "the atoning death of Jesus demonstrates the true dialectic between deepest humiliation and highest majesty". However, the in the NT antitype of this 'festal complex' it is the divine Priest-King who fills the central role. It is from there that law is seen to be upheld or meted out Deut. Therefore Christ might be seen to be enthroned in the highest place of honour in all heaven cf. As I have attempted to demonstrate, the three chapters under discussion contain a considerable amount of Christological awareness, some of which is explicit cf.
It is obvious from the contents of this essay that the main emphasis of the author, as I intimated in my opening paragraph, is concerning the function of Christ as High Priest. However, this in turn leads us to the conclusion that although there are different aspects of his person and work, they are all in some way interrelated. Nevertheless, what also has become apparent is the fact that every aspect of his work is dependent upon his dual nature.
In other words, all other functions rely upon Christ being both man and God at the same time. Leaving this aside, the main point brought out by the author is the superiority of Christ as the inaugurator of the new system, both in his person and work, over the Levitical system mediated by Moses. Now the imperfect has been replaced by the perfect, the physical transcended by the spiritual and the mere shadow has given way to the true image.
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In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted.
It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. And say, Thus says the Lord God : Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls! Will you hunt down souls belonging to my people and keep your own souls alive? Then she went into the city.
But he shall not go through the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am the Lord who sanctifies them. And he brought the ark into the tabernacle and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
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Then she arose and went away, and taking off her veil she put on the garments of her widowhood. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.
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The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. Who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.
For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.
Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. Each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. The watchmen found me as they went about in the city; they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil, those watchmen of the walls.
Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil. Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before the Lord regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.
And he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord , and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and he shall bring it inside the veil. But in this way Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with a bull from the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen coat and shall have the linen undergarment on his body, and he shall tie the linen sash around his waist, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water and then put them on. And he shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him, and brought the Lord 's contribution to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded,. And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face was shining.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—. For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. They know not, nor do they discern, for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand. Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise.
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You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute forever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,.