Matthew 26:1-226:1. Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples,
26:2 "You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."
Matthew 26 talks about golden pot as well as NEWS ABOUT PASSOVER
In Old Testament, the Passover is about the lamb of Passover which was slain.
In New Testament, it is about the crucifixion of Jesus as the Lamb of Passover. 2 Peter 3:83:8. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
1 day = 1000 years.
2 day = 2000 years.
2 days before the Passover means 2000 years before Jesus' crucifixion.
The first age (from Adam to Abraham): 2000 years.
The age of law (from Abraham to Jesus' first coming): 2000 years. It refers to law system service now, that is to say the service of the chief priests and the elders of Jews.John 2:13-14,19-202:13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2:14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business.
2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
2:20 Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
The temple of God had been built for 46 years.
The figure 4 refers to the first tablet of stone Moses has received, which contains four commandments.
The figure 6 refers to the second tablet of stone, which contains six commandments.Thus, the figure 46 refers to the two tablets of stone, on which the ten laws are written. The service in the temple of Jews was in the system of the law
The law system service only magnifies physical matters.
Prioritizing the physical matters, the true teaching Word is no longer prioritized. Consequently, there is spirit of selling-buying in the temple, or the spirit of antichrist in the Church.
Bulls, goats, rams, and doves are animal for offering.
All of them have been fulfilled by Christ's sacrifice.
Formerly, the animal were sold and bought but now Christ's sacrifice is sold and bought. There are three functions of Christ's sacrifice in Church as follows
- It is the only one sacrifice that is able to take away the sin of men in the world, so the sinful can be forgiven and saved, or delivered from judgments.
1:29. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Appreciating Christ's sacrifice is real through REPENTING, namely stopping sinning to return to God.
Selling and buying Christ's sacrifice is through repeating sins because of "something" such as advantage, force, or shame, so the forgiveness is cancelled and one keeps being in God's judgments. In such condition, s/he perishes or loses the salvation.
How can we not repeat the sins?
119:9. BETH. How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Good way of not repeating sins or of keeping on living in righteousness and holiness is through the Word Jesus has spoken or the Word which is revealed through a verse explaining another verse or the true teaching Word.
The true teaching will become brake to make us not sin, so we always live in righteousness and holiness.
It also will become light to make us not stumble in sins, so we always live in righteousness and holiness.
In such condition, our salvation is permanent for sure.
- Consecration offering (ministry).
29:1. "And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams without blemish,
Bull and ram refer to Christ's sacrifice.
Requirement of ministering God is HOLINESS,neither intelligence nor riches. We get the holiness from consecration offering.
There are three kinds of consecration offering as follows:
- One young bull = sin offering.
- First ram = full surrendering offering.
- Second ram = consecration offering.
Selling-buying Christ's sacrifice or consecration offering means as follows:
- Ministering God in order to get physical matters. It is as Judas who sold Jesus in order to get money. He got the money but he became destroyed mortar pot.
- Being unfaithful even leaving the service and ministry because of worldly matters.
- Ministering not according to the Word of God.
- Being unwilling to minister although being redeemed and bought already by the blood of Jesus, or although s/he was sinful person, who is worthy of perdition.
In order not to be destroyed as Judas was, or we do not sell or buy the sacrifice of Christ, we have to minister God appreciating Christ's sacrifice in the highest place as follows:
- One young bull = sin offering.
29:14 "But the flesh of the bull, with its skin and its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
The flesh and skin (outward part) and the offal (inward part) must be burnt with fire.
Meaning the servant of God must be reconciled from all outward and inward sins, and then we can minister God.
Six outward sins are as follows:
3:5. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: (1) fornication, (2) uncleanness, (3) passion, (4) evil desire, and (5) covetousness, which is (6) idolatry.
3:6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
3:7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
Six inward sins are as follows:
3:8. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: (1) anger, (2) wrath, (3) malice, (4) blasphemy, (5) filthy language out of your mouth.
3:9 Do not (6) lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
Lying, all sins have not been reconciled yet!
12 sins (6+6) which have become blood and flesh must be settled or burnt.
The process of burning or finishing the sins is through confessing sins honestly because of the encouragement of God's Word, the Word sharper than any two-edged sword.
13:11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
13:13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
Jesus is willing to suffer outside the gate, meaning being despised on the cross to take away or to reconcile our sins.
Now, we have to bear His reproach through confessing our sins although we must be despised. As a result, all things become easy and light.
Not confessing sins even keeping them and blaming other people means despising Christ's sacrifice or selling-buying it.
- The first ram = full surrendering offering.
29:15 " You shall also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram;
29:16 "and you shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the altar.
29:17 "Then you shall cut the ram in pieces, wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and with its head.
29:18 "And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
About the first ram, it must be burnt to produce sweet-smelling aroma before God.
Meaning we have to give all our lives and do not rely on our own mind, feeling, will, and strength, so we can receive THE MIND AND FEELING OF JESUS to make us OBEDIENT.
Keeping sins, one cannot obey the Word.
Obedience is the start of success and victory.
7:21. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
Ministering God without any obedience to the Word means being an evildoer that the more one ministers God, s/he becomes more evil.
- The second ram = consecration offering.
Being consecrated to minister means being steward to serve God. Do not insist rights!
29:19 " You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram.
29:22 "Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),
29:23 "one loaf of bread, one cake made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD;
Fat is the best part of animal.
Ministering God, we have to give the best.
3:16 'and the priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma; all the fat is the LORD's.
The fat is God's possession. It refers to tithe and offering we have to give to God.
Not returning it means being a robber.
Returning the possession of God, He will make us His possession.
Offering right thigh (shoulder) refers to ministry which is full of faithfulness and responsibility, and we will be employed in the ministry of building Christ's body.
Being with unleavened bread means we minister according to the true teaching Word, and all aspects of our daily life must rely on the true teaching Word.
29:24 "and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD.
Having right ministry, we are in the embrace of the hand of High Priest(wave offering) as a powerless baby. We do not rely on the world such as intelligence, riches, or other things but the hand of mercy and grace of High Priest.
46:3 "Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb:
46:4 Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
The hand of God's grace will do these things:
- Lifting up our life, so we will never stumble until Jesus comes a second time.
- Being responsible for preserving and protecting our life. Our life and death are beautiful in the hand of High Priest.
- Bearing all our burdens, and helping us in His time.
- Sanctifying, and renewing us until we are perfect and become the golden pot that has the manna.
God blesses you.