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Book of Hebrews
Chapter 8

Theme: The true tabernacle; the New Covenant is better than the old.

The high-water mark of this magnificent epistle is before us in this chapter . . . actually it began in: Hebrews 7:25 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. (KJV) . . . This verse is the key to this section. The importance lies in the FACT that the Lord Jesus Christ is alive! He is NOT dead, He is NOT lying in a grave somewhere, and He is NOT on a cross, where one denomination is determined to put Him! Jesus rose from the dead, and the emphasis of this chapter is upon our LIVING Christ.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; (KJV)

We ALL need such an high priest, One who is holy in His relationship to God, One who is harmless, never doing any harm to anyone, One who is never moved by anger. He is undefiled, He has NO moral impurity, He is separate from sinners, in His life and His character. He is made higher than the heavens because He IS God, and He is in the Presence of God the Father.
http://www.godcannotlie.org/is_jesus_god.htm

Hebrews 7:27 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. (KJV)

The importance and great treasure of His sacrifice is stated here! Our Great High Priest does NOT need to offer daily blood sacrifices for the sins of people, as the Levitical high priests had to do. These earthly priests had to offer up daily sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people. Jesus’ Sacrifice was not of silver or gold or bulls or goats . . . He offered up Himself! There is nothing of greater value than the sinless Son of God.

Hebrews 7:28 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. (KJV)

We do not place our confidence in a mere mortal man when we place our confidence in Jesus! We place our confidence in the God-Man. Because He is a Man, He can feel pity for us and is well able to meet our need. He is a Royal Priest. He is a Righteous Priest. He is a Peace-loving Priest. And my friend, He is our Personal Priest. He is there for you personally. He is there for me personally. He did not inherit the office, He did not come in the line of Aaron. He is an eternal priest put in office by God the Father, when He ascended into Heaven to be at the right Hand of God.

Here in chapter 8 we see that Christ Jesus ministers in a superior sanctuary by a much better covenant, which is built upon better promises.

The True Tabernacle (Hebrews 8:1-5)

Hebrews 8:1 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; (KJV)

Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum . . . the substance of what has been said in Psalm 110:4, has been discussed in the three preceding chapters, which is the priesthood of Christ Jesus. Psalm 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
We have such an high priest . . . we are indeed fortunate to have such a High Priest as this! Christ IS a Priest, a High Priest, He is the saints' High Priest! We are NOT without one under the Gospel dispensation. Christ Jesus is He, continuing always. His Sacrifice and intercession was made for the sinners of the world, when they are wise enough to accept it!
Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens . . . Christ Jesus did something which NO priest in the Old Testament ever did. There is not a priest in the line of Aaron who ever had a chair in the tabernacle, in which he sat down. He was on the move all the time. Why? Because he had work to do. All of these things are foreshadows that point to the finished Sacrifice of the Son of God. When Christ died, all was fulfilled. We need not wonder or worry if we can ever do enough to merit salvation, because the answer to that is . . . we CANNOT! Jesus knew that, and He had mercy and compassion on us, by making a way possible for us to have salvation. He paid IN FULL our sin’s penalty on the cross. Please do not ask me HOW He did this, because I cannot answer it. All I know is, that this mystery is TRUE! Sinless Jesus took the place of us sinners on that cross. He paid the penalty that we could never pay! See Mark 15:33-41.
 http://www.godcannotlie.org/mark_ch15.html

Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. (KJV)

A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle  . . . Bezaleel was the master craftsman (Ex.36:1-2; 37:1), who made the beautiful articles of furniture for the tabernacle. The mercy seat and the golden lampstand were of gold and highly ornate. It was all man-made, although the Holy Spirit directed him. In contrast, the Lord Jesus ministers in a tabernacle that He Himself has made in Heaven. The main idea of the structure of the tabernacle is given in the words, "Make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them" (Ex.25:8).  It was the dwelling place of the Holy God in the midst of His people; and was also the place of His "meeting" with them (Ex.25:22). The tabernacle was built according to the "pattern" shown to Moses in the mount (Ex.25:9,40; 26:30; Acts 7:44; Heb.8:2,5).
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/14184-tabernacle
And of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched, and not man . . . the word pitched expresses the setting up of a tent. When it is said that "the Lord pitched the true tabernacle" . . . it  means the permanent dwelling in Heaven, the meaning is, that Heaven has been designed by God Himself, and that whatever is necessary to establish a suitable abode for the Divine majesty has been done by Him. My friend, it is to that glorious dwelling place that the Redeemer has been received, and it is there that He performs the office of High Priest in behalf of sinful man. In what way Jesus does this, the writer of this Letter to the Hebrews specifies in the rest of this chapter, and in chapters 9 and 10.

Hebrews 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. (KJV)

For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices . . . see Heb.5:1.
Wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer . . . if the Old Testament high priests offered gifts and sacrifices, it was necessary that this "man" had something to offer as well. Since this man is declared to be a Priest, and since it is necessary that a priest should make an offering, it is crucial that He should bring a sacrifice to God. He could NOT be a priest, unless He did it. What the offering was which the Lord Jesus made the writer specifies more fully in Hebrews 9:11-14, 25-26.

Hebrews 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: (KJV)

For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law . . . IF Jesus were a mortal man, He could not perform that office. The intention of this is to show the reason why Jesus was removed to Heaven, because being on Earth there were those who were set apart to that office, and that Jesus was not of the same tribe with them, and could not preside as priest. There were Levitical priests when Christ was upon Earth, and their work was to offer gifts the people brought, and sacrifices for sin, and that according to the Law of Moses, which UNTIL the death of Christ was in full force. But, after Jesus’ death on the cross, the New Covenant of Grace is now in force (Rom.6:14-15). It seems that at the time the Letter to the Hebrews was written, the Temple in Jerusalem was still in existence and that the priests were still performing their duties.

Hebrews 8:5 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 shewed to thee in the mount. (KJV)

Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things . . . the Levitical priests performed their service by the mere example and shadow of the heavenly things, in an earthly tabernacle, and in a style, that is the mere symbol of the reality which exists in Haven. The reference is to the tabernacle, which was a mere example or copy of Heaven.
As Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle . . . Moses was divinely instructed, in a supernatural way; by dreams, by direct revelations, etc. (Mat.2:12,22; Lk.2:26; Acts 10:22; Hebrews 11:7). It is repeatedly said that Moses executed all the work of the tabernacle as he had been commanded. Great care was taken that an exact copy should be shown to him of all which he was to make, and that the work should be exactly like the pattern in Heaven. The reason no doubt was, that as the Jewish service was to be symbolic. None but God could judge of the form in which the tabernacle should be made. It was not to be an edifice of architectural beauty, skill, or taste, but was designed to produce a faint image or resemblance of, or to foreshadow the reality in Heaven.
Moses was a particular favorite of God, and was the mediator between God and the people of Israel, and what he received was Truth, and what Moses delivered to the people was what he received from God.
For see, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the Mount . . .Moses was taken up into a mountain with God, Mount Sinai, and while he was there, a pattern was given to him of the tabernacle and all its utensils. It was NOT a plan of his own, but was shown to Moses by Almighty God Himself!

The tabernacle in its beautiful simplicity furnishes a type of Christ, which is nearly lost in the complicated detail of the Temple. http://www.godcannotlie.org/types_of_christ's_death_tabernacle.htm
The tabernacle was called a tent, the sides of it were upright boards, covered on both sides with gold. It measured thirty cubits long and ten cubits wide and was divided into two compartments. The first compartment was called the Holy Place. In it were three articles of furniture: the golden lampstand; the golden table of showbread; and the golden altar where incense was offered . . . no sacrifice except incense. The lampstand was a type of Christ, the Light of the World. The table of showbread symbolized Him as the Bread of Life. The golden altar at which the high priest offered prayer, spoke of Christ, our Great Intercessor. On the great Day of Atonement the high priest passed through the separating veil to the inner compartment, the Holy of Holies, in which were two articles of furniture. #1. The ark of the covenant was a box made of wood, covered with gold inside and outside, in which were the Ten Commandments written on tables of stone, a pot of manna, and Aaron's rod that budded. The Ten Commandments speak of the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law, and He is the only one who ever kept it in its entirety. The the pot of manna speaks of the fact that He is the Bread of Life, then and now. Aaron's rod that budded speaks of Christ's resurrection. #2. The ark of the covenant was covered with a highly ornamented top called the mercy seat. Crowning it were two cherubim of beaten gold. Once a year the high priest placed blood on the mercy seat, and that is what made it a mercy seat. That was God's dwelling place; and the place where God met with the children of Israel.
The Holy Place is where the priests served and where they worshiped. We worship God when we pray, feed upon His Word, and walk in the light of His Presence, meaning, being obedient to Him.
The Holy of Holies is where no one but the high priest entered, and only once a year. But when the Lord Jesus died, the veil that separated these two compartments of the tabernacle, was rent in twain, torn in two, from the top to the bottom, this meaning that God had forever opened the way into the Holy of Holies and the Presence of God to sinful man. Today, the reality of the tabernacle, is in Heaven. And today Jesus is there in the heavenly tabernacle working on behalf of you and me.
Again let me say that the Lord Jesus ministers in a better tabernacle, the genuine tabernacle in Heaven. He has made the throne of God a throne of grace, and we have been bidden to come there with great confidence and assurance that He is there. Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (KJV)
We need to have the reality of Christ Jesus in our lives. We cannot see Him with our physical eyes nor hear Him with our physical ears, but we can SEE and HEAR Him when our faith is working, because we are spiritually in His awesome Presence.

The New Covenant Is Better Than the Old (Hebrews 8:6-13)

Hebrews 8:6  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. (KJV)

But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry . . . Jesus has a ministry, He is the Minister of the sanctuary (verse 2). He has "obtained" this ministry from His Father; being called into it and engaged in it by Him. He has "now" obtained it; for although He was called to it from eternity, it was in a set time that He became an high priest of good things. His ministry is,
A more excellent ministry . . .  much better than that of the priests, who offered gifts according to the law and served as an example and shadow of heavenly things to come.
By how much also he is the Mediator of a better covenant . . . today we have what is known as a New Covenant, the covenant of grace (Rom.6:14-15). And it is in contrast to the old covenant of the Old Testament. God gave to Moses the Law, then He gave to him instructions for the tabernacle with its service. It was there that sin was dealt with. No one was ever saved by keeping the Law. No one has ever kept the commandments, except JESUS! They were continually bringing sacrifices because they kept had transgressing God's law. The Law revealed to them that they had come short of the glory of God (Gal.3:24-25). The sacrificial system was all a shadow of better things to come! Today we have a better Priest; a better Sacrifice; and a better tabernacle. Christ Jesus is all three: He is the better priest who ministers there. He is the better Sacrifice . . . He offered Himself. And He ministers in a better tabernacle, for He offered His own Blood for your sin and mine.
Which was established upon better promises . . . in the Old Testament God had given the Mosaic Law, and when the people of Israel broke it, they brought their sacrifices. Before the Mosaic Law, the people came to God by faith, like Abraham did. Further back yet, we see that Noah was on a different basis altogether. If we read the Bible wisely, we clearly see that God dealt with men differently in different ages. Some do not want to call them dispensations, but what else are they except different time periods? The New Covenant is established upon better promises. Christ is the Mediator of the better covenant because it contains better promises.

The writer of this epistle says that now we have a "better covenant" and it is based upon "better promises." We as Christians have been made a part of this. I know for a fact that God is not through with the nation of Israel. These "better promises" for them, shall be fulfilled in the future Millennium (Rev.20). God is going to return the children of Israel to their land. I truly believe that we are wise if we keep our eyes on Israel. They are the key to what is to come next!
 
Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. (KJV)

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second . . . the covenant of grace was unveiled in the Gospel dispensation, called the better testament, the better covenant, and the new covenant. In order to introduce the second covenant, the first one had to be removed, that the second might succeed it. And because there was NO perfection by the Levitical priesthood, it became necessary that another priest should arise, of another order altogether. The first covenant simply was NOT sufficient, which created a necessity for a better covenant. Someone might say: "Then the old covenant was wrong." My friend, that is not the case at all. Read on . . .

Hebrews 8:8  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: (KJV)

For finding fault with them . . . the covenant had its faults, and too, the people who did not continue in the covenant were also at fault, for they were therefore disregarded by the Lord, (verse 9).
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 . . . this is quoted from Jeremiah 31:31-32, in which God promises a "new covenant"; so called, not because it was newly made; for with respect to its original constitution, it was made from eternity; Christ was the Mediator of it, and with whom it was made, and was set up from everlasting to everlasting; and promises and blessings of grace were put into His Hands BEFORE the world began. Neither is it newly revealed, for it was made known to Adam, and in some degree to all the Old Testament saints. Everlasting covenant promised: (Gen.17:7; 2 Sam.23:5; Ps.89:3-4; Isa. 55:3; 59:20-21; Eze.34:25; 37:26; Jer.32:40; Hos.2:18-23).         
The problem never was with God's covenant. There is nothing wrong with God's Law, but there is a whole bunch wrong with you and me. We are not able to keep the Law; we cannot measure up to its requirements.
           
Hebrews 8:9 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. (KJV)

Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers . . . the ancestors of the Jews at Mount Sinai.
In the day when I took then, by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt . . . I think this is mentioned for several reasons: not just to observe the time when the former covenant was made with the Israelites, which was just after their deliverance out of Egypt; but also to show their weakness and inability to have delivered themselves, and the tender mercy and compassion of a loving God towards them. They were like babies that could not help themselves, so God took them by the hand, and brought them out with an outstretched arm (Deut.26:8), and also to expose their ingratitude, and justify His conduct towards them.
http://www.hisservants.org/israel%27s_ten_failures_h_s.htm
Because they continued not in my covenant . . . although they promised, at the reading of it, that all that the Lord had said, they would hear and do (Ex.19:8; 24:3,7). BUT . . . their hearts were not right with God, and they were not steadfast in His covenant, and therefore their carcasses fell in the wilderness (Num.14:29,32-33; Jer.9:22; Heb.3:17).
And I regarded them not, saith the Lord . . . The people broke the first covenant. Although I was a husband to them (Jer.31:32), God neglected them or despised them, because they did not continue in His covenant. It was an aggravation of their sin of ingratitude to Him. “My soul lothed them” (Zec.11:8), God loathed them, God abhorred them, God rejected them. He took no care of them, disregarded them, left their house desolate (Isa.13:22), and suffered wrath to come upon them to the uttermost (2 Chron.24:18; 34:21; 36:16).

Hebrews 8:10 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: (KJV)

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel . . . this is the sum and substance of the covenant, which God promised to make with and known to His chosen people, the TRUE Israelites (Gal.3:26-29), under the Gospel dispensation.
After those days, saith the Lord . . . after the times of the Old Testament, when the Messiah came, and the Gospel day took place (Jer.31:33).
I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts . . . the New Covenant will be written upon their hearts. . . NOT on tables of stone . . . so that they will be able to obey it. (2 Cor.3:3). The "writing" them in, or on the heart, means a filling the soul with love and affection for the laws, so that it regards a powerful feeling of the heart to be subject to them, through the effective grace of God. This is NOT done with ink . . . but with the Spirit of the living God,
And I will be to them a God . . . as in the first covenant, there was the promise of conversion, regeneration and renovation. This was joined with the promise of adoption, in which God promised in Christ to be to penitent believers (Rom.9:6-13). God is a God and Author of all good. God cannot lie (Tit.1:2).
And they shall be to me a people . . .to God, this true Israel (Gal.3:26-29), shall be a true, spiritual, eternal, adopted seed and people. They shall be partakers of ALL that He has promised to them, ALL that they can desire of Him; so as their name is better than the name of sons or daughters, an everlasting one, not to be cut off (Isa.56:5-7). They, as His people, witness to and for Him and His glory, are always at His beck and call, being purchased by the precious Blood of Jesus (1 Pet.1:18;19). God’s TRUE children have everything, and can want no good thing; they need fear no enemy; for all things work together for their good (Rom.8:28). Almighty God their spiritual Father may be depended upon for His love, knowing they are eternally secure in His power. They can expect every needed supply of grace, to carry them through every duty, temptation and trial, and to share in the first resurrection (Rev.20:5-6), and to enjoy eternal happiness (Jn.14:2-3; 1 Pet.1:3-5).

Under God's new covenant, God's law is inside us. It is no longer an external set of rules and principles. The Holy Spirit reminds us of Christ's words, activates our conscience, influences our motives and desires, and makes us want to obey. Now doing God's will is something we desire with all our heart and mind.

Hebrews 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. (KJV)

And they shall not teach every man his neighbor . . . no one shall be required to coach another, or to urge him to know the Lord Jesus. This shows the advantages which would go along with the new dispensation. The law would be written on the heart, and that they who were thus blessed would be regarded as the people of God. This could not be said of the old dispensation, for: #1.Their religion consisted much in outward observances. #2. There were not as many ways to learn the true character of God. #3. The fullest revelations had not been made to the people of that character of God. That was reserved for the coming of the Saviour, and under Him it was intended that there would be communicated the full knowledge of the character of God (Jn.8:19,28; 10:15,38; 12:50; 14:7,9,20,31; 16:3; 17:25)
For all shall know me, from the least to the greatest . . . meaning all those referred to; all who are interested in the new covenant, and who partake of its blessings.

This does NOT mean that all persons, in all lands, would then accept the Lord . . . although there absolutely is a time coming when that will be true (Isa.45:23; Rom.14:11; Phil.2:10).

The New Testament dispensation is greater and better than the former dispensation, because the subject matter is more clear and unflawed, God is more known in the Trinity, the Persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2:27-29 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 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. 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. (KJV)

Hebrews 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. (KJV)

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more . . . we ALL are sinners (Rom.3:10,23). Not even the best, top-notch believer is exempt from sin! All unrighteousness is sin, for it opposes the purity and the justice of God and His righteous law. The blessing of pardon will be much more richly enjoyed under the new covenant than the old. This is another condition where the new covenant surpasses the old. The old one was quite severe in its inflictions (Num.15:30-31,36. Deut.13:6-10). It was a system where law and justice reigned; not where mercy was the highest quality, although the old one did consider pardon, and made arrangements for it . . . but mercy and pardon is much more edifying in the new dispensation than in the old. It bestows the benefit of forgiveness in the most ample and perfect manner on ALL who are interested. Will I remember no more . . . I do not think this means that God forgets that men are sinners, but that He treats their confessed and repentant sins as if they were forgotten. Their sins are no longer charged to them, for the sins are as if they had passed entirely out of His remembrance. God treats the sinner with kindness and mercy as if the sins never took place. The sins are removed as far as the east is from the west (Ps.103:12). The sins are cast into the deepest ocean (Mic.7:18-19). God remembers the confessed sins NO more (Jer.31:34; Heb.10:17). Thank You Jesus!

There will be full forgiveness of sin. There will be complete pardon because of God’s merciful grace. God will remember our sins no more! (Ps.103:12; Jer.31:34; Mic.7:18-19; Heb.8:12; 10:17). A privilege that belongs just to God’s TRUE children!

Hebrews 8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. (KJV)

In that he saith, A new covenant he hath made the first old . . . see verse 8.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away . . . we are NOT under the Mosaic system. We are under the age of grace (Rom.6:14-15), thanks be to our Saviour and Lord Jesus! God traded the old covenant in for a new one. He did it, NOT because there was something wrong with the old one, but because there is something wrong with us. Those who try to keep the Sabbath day and try to keep the Mosaic Law are foolish. They cannot do it! They fall short! We ALL need to come to God for mercy, and accept His New Covenant that provides a Saviour for us.
The Law was TOTALLY unable to produce any good thing in man (Rom.7:14-25). Man is totally depraved. That does not mean only the man across the street or in the next town from you, nor does it mean only someone who is living in deliberate sin . . . it means you and me! The Holy Spirit is now able to do the impossible. Only the Holy Spirit can produce a holy life in weak and sinful flesh. What the Law could not do, the Holy Spirit is able to do. Because of this, you and I are able to be saved and are to live the Christian life on this new standard. We have a New Covenant based upon better promises; God has given to us the Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus, our Intercessor and Priest. When we lay hold on the Living Christ, we have gone to the greatest height. We cannot go any higher than that in this age in which we live.

The Great Superiority of the New Covenant,
Far Better than the Old Covenant

The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, is far above that of Aaron, and is shown in the covenant of grace, of which Christ was/is the Mediator. The Law not only made all subject to it, and accountable for our sin, and to be condemned because of sin, but also was unable to remove that guilt, and clear the conscience from the sense and terror of it. BUT . . . by the precious Blood of Christ, a full remission of sins was provided, so that God would remember sins no more. God once wrote His laws to His people, but now He writes His laws in our heart. He gives us understanding to know and to believe His laws; He gives us memories to retain them; He gives us hearts to love them, courage to profess them, and power to put them in practice. This is the basic foundation of the new covenant. A abundant outpouring of the Spirit of God will make the Gospel effective, so that there shall be a mighty increase and spreading of Christian knowledge in persons of all types. The pardon of sin will always be found to accompany the true knowledge of God. This pardoning mercy is connected with all other spiritual mercies, while unpardoned sin hinders mercy, and pulls down judgments on us. BUT . . . the pardon of sin prevents judgment, and opens the door wide to all His spiritual blessings. Let us search ourselves (1 Cor.11:31), to see IF we are taught by the Holy Spirit to know Christ, so we can rightly love, fear, trust and obey Him. All worldly vanities will soon vanish away, as we honor, praise and reverence the Lord Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Saviour.

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