Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Tabernacle, Revelation 21 refers to the shekinah glroy.
How can the shekinah glory happen?Leviticus 16:12-1616:12. "Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.
16:13. "And he shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die.
16:14. "He shall take some of the blood of the bulland sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
16:15. " Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat.
16:16. "So he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for all their sins; and so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
Aaron the High Priest entered the Most Holy Place once a year by taking the things as follows:
- Some of the blood of the bull and sprinkled it.
- With his hands full of sweet incense.
As a result, the sins of the Israelites were purified, so they received a new life.
Now, the ministry of reconciliation by Jesus the High Priest is done every time. We confess our sin, so we are purified by the blood of Jesus and we experience a new life.
The fact of experiencing the ministry of reconciliation is the experience of the sprinkle of blood, namely sufferings in the flesh because of Jesus such as impossible problems in all things, being slandered or threatened, suffering for the ministry, et cetera
. We must increase our worship to God.
As a result, the shekinah glory happens, namely all sins are forgiven and all of impossible problems are finished. We experience a new life in God.Mark 14:35-3614:35. He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
14:36. And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."Luke 22:41,4322:41. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
22:43. Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
The example is Jesus in Gethsemane. Jesus prays to His Father until His sweat becomes like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. It refers to the tearing of the flesh. An angel strengthens Jesus, so He keeps doing the will of the Father. He is willingly crucified, but He is risen and glorified forever.Likewise, in facing the sprinkle of blood, we must increase our prayer to God as follows
- The eight disciplessit. It refers to the prayer in the Court of the Tabernacle, namely the Altar of Burnt Offering. It refers to the supplication prayer.
14:32. Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sithere while I pray."
It means that one prays to only ask the fleshly or the physical interest, so the flesh still speaks and he can commit sin.
- The prayer of the three disciplesthat refers to the one in the Holy Place, namely the Golden Altar of Incense. It refers to the worship.
14:33. And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed.
James refers to the faith.
Peter refers to the hope or holiness.
John refers to the love.
It means the prayer that is lifted up with faith, hope, and love. The purpose is not the physical or fleshly interest anymore, but experiencing the tearing of the flesh until it does not speak anymore. But, the flesh still speaks, namely the fleshly mind and desire.
The fleshly mind is being troubled and deeply distressed, and sorrowful, even to death.
The fleshly desire is not willing to be crucified--'Take this cup away from Me'.
1:13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
1:14. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
1:15. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
The lust of the flesh has the power to entice and draw away to go out of the will of God, so one experiences the temptation that gives birth to sin or he falls into temptation. It means that one still commits sin in the temptation or uses his own way.
- The prayer of Jesus the High Priest in the Most Holy Place. It is the perfect prayer. It never fails, but always succeeds.
14:35. He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
14:36. And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
22:44. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of bloodfalling down to the ground.
It is the prayer that is lifted up earnestly until His sweat becomes like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. It means that the tearing of the flesh happens until it does not speak anymore, so we can receive all of the will of God even though it does not meet our flesh.
As a result, the shekinah glory or the Spirit of glory or Holy Spirit is poured out.
3:5. not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewingof the Holy Spirit,
The result is that Holy Spirit changes us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones, namely being strong and of good courage. We do not get disappointed and desperate as well as leave God in facing anything because we experience the new wine or the heavenly bliss in the midst of sufferings. We always give thanks. We become obedient, so we do not sin anymore, but live in righteousness. We are equipped with the ministry to be used in the ministry of the building of the body of Christ.
3:16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
3:17. "If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
3:18. "But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
3:19. Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
3:24. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king."
3:25. "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
We are also strong and of good courage in facing the burning fiery furnace that is heated seven times, namely the temptations in all things that increase until the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years.
Holy Spirit is able to protect and take care of us in the midst of the impossibilities. Holy Spirit finishes all of impossible problems in our life.
3:30. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
Holy Spirit is able to give beautiful and successful future.
3:28. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God!
3:29. "Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this."
We are used to become God's witness and glorify Him.
The Spirit of glory is able to glorify us. It means changing us up to perfection to greet Jesus when He comes a second time.
God blesses us.