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Better Sacrifice

Eugene Prewitt


Eugene Prewitt

Director, The Institute of East Asia Training (IEAT)




  • June 27, 2008
    7:30 PM
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our father in heaven if I ask that you would join us here this evening which you by your Holy Spirit to help us understand your holy Bible that she would make it clear to us we don't deserve to have he was a teacher but we need to have you as a teacher so I asked for this gift in the name of Jesus and in the book of Hebrews contrasts two sets of sacrifices started to your Bibles to Hebrews Chapter 11 Hebrews Chapter 11 were looking at verse four by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain I which he obtained witness that he was right she was God testifying of his guests invited she being dad yet speaks the first better sacrifice than the Bible is that of able and what was it about the sacrifice of Abel it was better than that obtained Noel like comments about the work of an evangelist in her day she talks about ministers whose labor was chiefly in explaining the prophetic ministries his sermons were primarily doctrinal in nature she speaks about many of them as a class instead offering other services was like the offering of Cain Christ less what was better about the sacrifice of Abel was that his gift had been viewed as a gift of Jesus by keeping his mind the sacrifice that Jesus would make the offer and that he was giving was made acceptable there's so much there for me for you the good gifts that I give the services I give to God and you're there in Hebrews eleven want to turn to pages of chapter thirteen chapter thirteen were looking at verse sixteen but to do good and communicate forget-me-not for such sacrifices God is well pleased if you can reverse itself you can think that God is well pleased whenever someone does good to someone else writing time someone is careful to share member sixteen is only half of the passage verse fifteen the significant the first two words say what are the first two words by him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually that is the fruit of our list giving thanks to his name when I put fifty sixteen together I understand that when I do good when I share if I do it with Jesus with such sacrifices God is well pleased and have fun doing it by humor through him he wants to work through my list what is I first fifteen is the sacrifice of praise to God continually find it even harder for this sauce together more humor which is a sad is not when you get a cup of water to someone that you receive a reward this when you get a cup of water to someone in the name of Jesus so much in the Bible is built around honoring the name of Jesus I remember as a canvasser and I learned this principle you can find this in ministry only says that when you're out the door if you will speak the name of Jesus with love and tenderness the Angels will draw near they will soften and subdue hearts you know the atmosphere is checked charmed it's changed and people remember what they never would have paid attention to before how much we mess how hollow our work is where sacrifices like that of King and his remembering our Savior into the work they were doing for him if we would do it with him it would be acceptable to him like tables was acceptable I think that when this session was planned that the better sacrifices without the sacrifice of Abel Trevino Miles Chapter nine Hebrews chapter nine Hebrews chapter nine religion verse twenty three the Bible says it was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be your hi please probably you know this for some people they can't understand how something in heaven we need to be verified for some people this is that of perplexity about why address would talk about the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary did you see it's as clear as the day Hebrews nine twenty three the fans in the heaven and the clans says 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 on the day of atonement and maybe it would be worthwhile for us to spend five minutes on the idea of atonement did you all know that atonement happened on the day of Passover that the time happened at the feast of unleavened bread and also the feast of Pentecost that in the Bible atonement happened any time a lever was cleansed according to the Levitical laws that anytime a man would confess your sin and the sacrifices offered in the Bible indicates that that was an atonement and more than that if a man would sin unknowingly when the sin would come to his mind and he would make a sacrifice for that famously unknown sin now unless and until a short atonement have been all through the year of the Jews it wasn't reserved for the day of atonement but there was a special time of atonement the ideation of a difficult process Friday is a special day for cleaning for us but is adding that it would be wrong to dust or clean or vacuum a spell on Monday we flee whenever there is an him a special fire going third is a special time for cleaning because there is a special time when the cleaning needs to be done that analog is to the idea of atonement atonement in the Bible doesn't mean sacrifice of atonement means cleansing and when you think Day of atonement I hope from now on the first loyalty was starting to see this is true but when you do hear certain arguments on I hope that you would realize that you live in the great day of cleansing a special time of cleaning when God is doing work because the time is coming when the cleaning needs to be done on the day of atonement there were three types of atonement or cleansing that were done that didn't happen until the rest of the year one of those less diet atonement for unknown sins I don't mean like I just mentioned a moment ago when I discovered I send yesterday I can fasten you know what a man is obligated to confess his unknown sin if you ever read Leviticus fortifying great comfort of their and your obliged to confess and unknown sin when it comes to your mind and if you been surprised in the sand when Dennis brought to your attention that's when required to make it right but you know most people in the history of this earth and I with many unknowns to the never did come to the unwary in the Jewish symbols are those kind of unknown since it's all for it was on the day of atonement that's mentioned here in Hebrews Stephen Hebrews nine works as for the errors of the people the errors in the Greek and means of entering tasks so that was lying on the day of atonement it was the cleansing for unknown sense then there was the cleansing of the building itself the altar and the house just thinking about that show you that the atonement can be synonymous with forgiveness because buildings don't need forgiveness even a fungal infested house needed and atonement in the book of Leviticus by the day of atonement there was a cleansing of that sanctuary and a representative will be here demonstrate tonight the cleanup of the books of record so that you have been from some records the entire record is removed and in the man's name is removed from the book of life is sensory Canada book assumes and for others their sins are blotted out their names retained in the book of life that the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary those are not the only two special cleansing is not the cleansing of unknown sins only no sanctuary the third type of Clinton happened on the day the atonement was the cleansing of the priests family trip in your Bibles to Malachi chapter three Malachi were looking at chapter three and verse three stages of Jesus and says and he shall set as a refiner and purifier of silver shall here are the sons of Levi and personnel as gold and silver the Greek word was invented the Hebrew word translated at home and in the Old Testament is quite a number of times translated version this is in the same word was the same idea he will curse them as gold and silver then I offered to the Lord an offering in righteousness so what were the three types of atonement that were unique to that special day of cleansing there is a cleansing for unknown sins through the cleansing of the sanctuary itself the one mentioned annually and there was the cleansing of the priest 's family the one mentioned here in Malachi chapter three it's easy to say what it is that is better about the sacrifice of Jesus than the sacrifices of the Old Testament was go back to Hebrews 's mercenary number of times Hebrews chapter ten let's look at verse one for the law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things if we stop there just see this in your Bible that image is more real in a shadow you can see that we look diverse and images more real than a shadow and the field is conservative we were made in the image of God he might understand why the Bible says what reliable indication of medical laws that do harm or to disrespect a stranger is taken as an offense to God himself indicates there because been made in the image of God and I respect that we showed to our father in heaven we treat each other with times it says here not very members of the designs those can never with those sacrifices which they offered year-by-year continually make the comers thereunto perfect for then would they not have ceased to be offered because that the worshipers once heard should have no more conscience of sins that in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made for sins every year the logic of verses one through three works like this God intended God intended the sanctuary service of the Israelites would represent the putting away of sin it had been the reality that would've only been a need for one Jewish year that's the logic of hubris talent one through three that if the symbols that have themselves been the real sign that at the end of the year services and the special day of cleansing the process of cleansing women completed the people would no longer have been centers there would have been a need to repeat the cycle if we just think through the logic of hubris ten one two three will understand what God wants to accomplish in the great day of cleansing the history of the world is not going to be repeated in the sacrifice of Jesus is better than that of bulls and goats in this respect primarily it works what was it that the ghosts the blood of those was not able to do it was not able to purify the people what is the blood of Jesus is able to do it able to purify the people I love the idea there were talking about the sacrifice of Jesus while the sound is coming on bejeweled is a relation between the Sabbath and the sacrifice that Jesus may assume I can find a reference for you I taught USS executors chapter ten verse ten in size by the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ why is it that sanctifies me as the sacrifice of Jesus you know there are two types of sanctification I don't know that's the right way to say it was the way I think it through there is the sanctification that is like when God said the Sabbath is holy when he sanctified the Sabbath that is he started apart for a holy purpose the Sabbath is holy because God said apart that doesn't mean that tonight when you go back to your room that you will discipline your mind to think his thoughts to speak about holy themes to keep your mind and a devotional frame of mind it doesn't mean that smile you be careful to keep at bay the way it was intended to be kept it only means that you should do that so that the Sabbath is holy in the sense that it's been set aside for holy purpose but also I can these violent or I can keep it holy as it is that's what Sabbath in a sign of sanctification is because the Tao of Jesus has sanctified me it has set me apart from holy purpose whether or not I live in accordance with how I've been set apart I have been set apart do you realize that it's the sacrifice of Jesus that makes the judgment so frightful that's part of the same Hebrews ten living humor 's town in verse twenty six the Bible says for if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remains no more was a say sacrifice for sins but a certain fearful looking for adjustment and fiery indignation look at verse twenty eight the despised Moses law died without mercy under two or three witnesses how much sorer punishment suppose you shall he be thought worthy who has trodden under foot the son of God and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace for me knowing an essay of vengeance is mine I will repay saith the Lord how I understand it is that if there'd been no plan of redemption if man would of been born into a hopeless case he wouldn't grow sick and old and I said that would've been all there was to ask but the fact that Jesus gave his life in my place put me in under a second moral obligation to follow him him freedom not moral obligation lightly puts on maintenance higher burden of guilt that were not of been there I did not have the chance to live eternally but we summarize it we set so far and will go forward we live in a special data cleansing is not that there was no one or no cleansing going on the past there is a cleansing going on in every stage of the plan of redemption that was showing the types but there's a special time of cleansing because in the tides if they had been a reality when a special type of cleansing was done there would not abandon a repetition as it lies halt truths that they could not have been doing anything real by the fact that the system is repeated here after year our next session will speak about how it is in the blood of Jesus cleanses us but in this one we talked about that there are two better sacrifices in Hebrews the better sacrifice of Jesus is better because it works in the sacrifice of Abel is better because it's in view of the sacrifice of Jesus in my own life I want the sacrifice of Jesus to work and the gifts that I offer the good things that I do the people I serve the sacrifice of praise I give to him I want to do by him I want to mention Jesus I want my thoughts to be on him that is I don't want my sacrifice to be like that of King tourist in your Bibles to revelation revelation chapter seven if the first fourteen probably the most common question about the great multitude is whether or not they are the same as a hundred and forty four thousand I like to suggest to the most important question about the great multitude is how do they become white I mean how did the rows become clean backlash and is better in this respect it answered an answer is in verse fourteen and I said and enhance our value analysis and design the meeting these are they which have come out of great tribulation and what does it say they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb what I understand from this passage is that the fountain the metaphor of the fountain of the blood of Jesus does not cleanse me without my cooperation can you see that playing when the passage what have this multitude one of they done somehow they have use this blog to clean up their own road turns mere Bibles to first John first John chapter one first John one verse seven but if we walk in the light as he is in the light says we have fellowship one with another there is a relation to the day of cleansing in the church getting along there is a relationship to the process working with CSS in this cleansing process and a reduction in the back Koreans that causes problems today if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin verse nine if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness the two verses together indicate a cooperation that is involved in the cleansing process that is Jesus 's cleansing the inverse nine the process I'm being cleansed by him by his blood but why am the one washing my robe in Revelation chapter seven and until you plainly how I understand this works and then it will look at it when I think about the blood of Jesus really more when I think about the act of Jesus that led the shedding of his blood when I allow myself to consider the fact that he paid for my sense I'm not really learning a new fact I think I was taught that at a very young age but it's only when I'm doing that that that fact is changing me how do I wash my road and the blood of the Lamb it's by considering by looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of my faith is by looking diligently but that sacrifice sanctifies my soul in the second way the obligation was immediate when he died for me I was obliged to obey him but the process involves the cooperation of my mind this is help me so much to read the Old Testament I mean it helps to understand why God can say in two places that he doesn't even like the blood of bulls and goats that sacrifice is displeasing to him it's easy to see that we says that not even a sparrow falls without his notice he did not like the sacrificial system that he established it have to be married displeasing to him in this respect God hates the suffering of his creatures yet they represented the suffering of Jesus and it wasn't sufficient for it to happen once in the history of the near or once in the history of an individual or once in the history of a nation because it wasn't the fact of the sacrifice that was the issue to change the Israelites the understand this artificial system was symbolic but the salvation of the Jews had to be the real can understand what I just set it up they were symbolic people with symbolic souls and for those people to get to heaven they had to be thinking about Jesus not just occasionally required a continuous fiber repetitious a system that lasted throughout their life for it to accomplish the work that God intended for it to accomplish sonar system has been obliterated the New Testament has been written and that said that we ought to be considering the very signs nine as often as they and the sacrifice of Jesus has become device but the sacrifices of those words in them such an onslaught of Spain as to be ineffectual and changing us in our hard experience turn them in your Bibles to first Peter chapter one first Peter chapter one were looking at verse eighteen for as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold from your vain conversation that way of living received by tradition from your fathers but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot notice in this passage what it is that we are redeemed from what we begin from the passage you know it's a way of living it's not just the guilt it's the life what is it that's better about the sacrifice of Jesus it's that it works but what was it that we learn from the logic of Hebrews ten there were purified the life when you read it in relation seven about these people who washed their robes listen do you understand the metaphor they weren't making the character of Jesus more clean do you follow what I'm saying they were cleaning their own character by applying the precious blood of their Savior turn in your Bibles to Colossians Colossians chapter three Colossians three were looking at verse twelve put on as the chosen of God holy and beloved bowels of mercies kindness humbleness of mind meekness long-suffering forbearing one another forgiving one another if any man has a quarrel against any even as Christ for Dave used so also do ye and above all the space put on charity which is the bond of perfectness toward perfection is used repeatedly through the book of Hebrews the book of Hebrews indicates you know you have he was eleven all those beautiful men and women of faith and that near the end it says that God is reserve something better for us that day without us should not be made perfect the Bible indicates in the book of Hebrews that Jesus has and forever those that are being sanctified but it doesn't mean that they were perfected even before they were sanctified it means that what was done at the cross has accomplished the means of income and purification of those people it is incredible the provision that was me we talk us in one of the sessions today when the breakout sessions about perfection this way the perfection of Lucifer failed in heaven the perfection of the Angels that fell did not keep them faithful the perfection of Adam and Eve failed to maintain their holiness if you brothers and sisters perfect Christian character that will not keep you from sending during the time of trouble perfection never kept anyone from sending is the blood of Jesus that keeps men and even holy angels from sending out my describes how forever the Angels will ascribe glory to Jesus not just for saving me but for saving them from the fall it's by consideration of the sacrifice made then they are maintained in the experience that they would must maintain for eternity on the site just one more thought than close there are several types of eloquence there are some that can be cultivated in schools where you learn how to speak up front I've never had any training of that type there's maybe a type you can look in my experience the present high that comes entirely from the content of what you're saying and it's that type of eloquence that is available to any true Christian if you will speak in whatever stammering words you know something about what your Savior has done for you you will be eloquent eloquent meaning that your words will have power more than the other words there angels know that is a sad marble to them a little eloquence is demonstrated among us the summary but we send is that Jesus was offered a better sacrifice it's better than the blood of bulls and goats don't despise the blood of bulls and goats the very system was designed by Jesus at great cost to himself he hated to see it but it was the cost of saving people and Dennis save nearly as many as I could have but to save one of them even required that their attention be focused that reputedly they be thinking about the goodness of God if the goodness of God that leads us to repentance nothing has changed about respect they were real people and we are real people the sacrifice for that was far in the future and ferocity star in the past nice solid by the sacrifice of bulls and goats we see it in our minds died by considering what was done for us if we will not sacrifice the attention that it deserves it will purify us it will cleanse us in this day of cleansing it even has our attention that will come out of our mouth from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and when it does suggest that we give him will no longer be like the sacrifice of King we can also give a better sacrifice that's one that gives honor to Jesus again if you're able what's new for him and our father in heaven we are not worthy to speak of Jesus but you've asked us to I want to thank you for the sacrifice that can cleanse us from all sin and I ask that you will pardon us for the hard heartedness that we have been as a result of giving so little attention to what you've done I'm asking on this holy day we welcome Mister white flowers and ask that you would bring to our minds not sacrifice that has sanctified us as you have sanctified the day the promise of hubris twelve that she will finish the work you started in us and I ask for this gift in the name of Jesus amen


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