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Dirty Feet Welcomed!

Chester Clark III

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The Laver. Made in the wilderness from the “looking glasses” or mirrors of the women, this article of cleansing was one of the most frequently used articles in the sanctuary.  What was it’s purpose, and what meanings for the plan of salvation can we find in it? In this lecture we explore not only its Old Testament construction and use, but also the New Testament application of it.

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Chester Clark III

Pastor, Evangelist, and Educator

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  • June 12, 2013
    6:30 PM

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more than one might be never those words like theater in John chapter thirteen as Jesus was regarding the towel and going about this process of washing his disciples see Peter Peter remonstrated he said no Lord will don't wash my face in your noggin wash my feet you have your Bibles of the journey there and John Jeffrey thirteen and this is an interesting story because it it is a is a story that Jesus said while a pattern that we were to remember and follow John seven thirteen it says that Jesus rise of rice from supper and laid aside his garments his outer garments into the towel and girded himself and warm water and invasion and began to wash the disciples feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded and when he came verse six seven thirteen verse six when he came to Peter Peter said at him for this help wash my feet Jesus said what I do know not now but will know after hereafter Peter said thou shalt not wash my feet and understand where it was coming from can't you be here had a great destination of the master he respected Jesus very much he is the one I confess that Jesus was the Messiah son of God Jesus was the promised Redeemer and Peter was not about to allow Jesus to do a servant 's job to do a menial tasks for him to wash his feet and Jesus responds with these simple words if I wash thee not thou hast no part with me while in failure this is about my drive or your pride this is about something much deeper this is about our relationship and this is about salvation now as Jesus said this peters says look if that's the case in the about us it is about our relationship he says in verse nine Lord not my seat only but also my hand and I watched the all wash everything Peter God Jesus answers Peter with these simple words he that is washed needs not seem to wash his feet but is clean every wins you are clean but not all these words he spoke concerning the one that was betrayed Jesus what do you mean all you need to wash their feet and then were completely green now harming others know that I literally physically true writer Katie the boy in no way we have to take fast I wish we could've just gone away when watching the boys are just as happy dirty there is never noticed that which is going to bed after rocking in the woods without a husband that as mothers have something to say about that though and they want to be washed completely from head to toe Jesus says that he does wash your feet what is talking about what perhaps Jesus was expecting Peter to know something about what he was talking about because Peter being a Jew within familiar with what we might call ritual cleansing ritual cleansing were not intended to literally cleanse a person from having to they were designed to be just as in the sanctuary were designed to be they were designed as a sort of poor representation of engagement cleansing say and a sanctuary service there were a number of different cleansing wanting to go into all of them now will be looking just a reminder please use the believer as a cleansing but there are many recommending that the place where the water from the labor if there were different types of uncleanliness according to the sanitary laws of the Israelites as they were making their journey through the wilderness there were thereafter their purification they were to come to the Temple and they were the plans with the water from the labor until of course is to symbolically represent the cleansing they were to have Steve ritually is already looking at that here this evening were going to be looking at the entities subject thirty feeding welcome and I think it's a fascinating story because of what we find human computer Peter and his thirty feet and of course Jesus wash those sleazy as Peter of the writers it is a here that surrender is what allowed his heart to continue in a relationship with Jesus but let's continue on here as we look at the story of the labor now for labor in the in the in the sanctuary was placed between the altar and the and there are a number of times in which the priests were required to wash in the labor and the reason was because the tabernacle particularly was and it was to be the place where God 's presence was dwelling the glory of God how low the sanctuary the tabernacle and for this reason the priests were never the answer the place sanctified by God 's presence shows among every that was one of the him they were taking their shoes off but not always issue is because it particles of dust my stick to their feet and it would desecrate the holy place therefore the priests were required to leave their shoes at the door of the tabernacle before entering the sanctuary and in the court beside the Mormon Tabernacle between the altar and the tabernacle and some scholars would say a little front or South of the midline of the tabernacle right of the tabernacle there was this brazen labor where the freeze wash their hands and their feet before entering that all purity might be removed of course this will send all in understand everything that was happening in the sanctuary was symbolic everything was pointing forward to a spiritual reality so there is no literal ceremonies even know about whether whether the literal our spiritual meaning of those families would point forward to so all who officiated in the second sanctuary would require God to make special preparation for entering the place where his Holiness well now they are many different artists conceptions of labors but I want to just look at a couple of interesting labor faxing all have a happy out here feeding and when you want to write you can follow along as we as we look at this the Hebrew word translated of washed full is translated also as I've been translated later is also translated watchful adversities Jessica Sacrament translated by observers working in Firefox in Zechariah twelve inverse X think well why in the world with one word and he will be translated for so many different things to talk about that in just a minute let me basically the labor was made out of metal remember what the altar I talked about last night was made on is made out of bronze I was benevolent on vacation when and it was overlaid with a metal in this case it was it was solid metal that the labor was laid out and it was actually made from the mirrors polished copper or brass here in the women has been regarding across the wilderness they actually donating their viewers for the materials to make a label that's recorded in the book of acts and so it wasn't something that was melted down but rather that hounded out and as such the solid metal over these renewed many different purposes it can be used for a cooking pot or a fire hot or a one goal the labrum in the Hebrew and if we look at this word as is probably derived from the root meaning of a Hebrew words and didn't want forward to making around with a hammer the understanding again is no work being done identities and metal and try to make it invisible how to do it is the inside out isn't even counted out is it really was a hammering away as you keep pounding and flapping I find you may guide you around concave surface surface which eventually can be connected or school stay connected as a available in addition labor would mean not made now I would be made in ancient times or in some cases a cooking pot as well and so this is why this is called the labor because that originated the reason this made my counting and it is worth digging or drilling what everyone a call that that wording to abuse it can be used in different ways now I'm the same word is used or similar words the same route is used by David the Psalmist when he predicted Christ that an song twenty two verse sixteen views that were invaded here's an interesting line of the word England chose to use with the same road as you were handling for that boring or dating or pounding out it's as if he's saying they fear slightly they repainted a source a labor of cleansing through the very meaning of Jesus what came out to his feet and figures Islam and that it is using this prophetic term that is similar to the word used for labor they make here stored in your hammock or board my hands and my feet and this is a denoting or pointing forward to Jesus death on the cross about the labor later we noticed that it is in the sanctuaries made from the looking glasses of the women and the priests they did not actually engaged in the later is not as though they would come later and a way to get their hands and get therapy and other illegals in this artist 's conception of it is illegal there there were ladles that the priestly news they would take it on me officeholders and they would they would then get the water out of the labor and they would use it to rest their feet to raise their hands before the wind about the duties of the sanctuary and the Mrs. this is very interesting because the water in the labor was not just ordinary water we'll talk about that in just a minute let's recount of the labor is to be used in Exodus chapter twenty verse twenty five and actually not that text is wrong that's my mistake in making it's actually in the Exodus chapter thirty leave you knows how to use tear that's as talking still about alters in Exodus twenty and X is chapter thirty and let's look at verse eighteen Exodus chapter thirty anniversary aging doesn't also make a laver of brass and his foot also brass it was a hassle like a pedestal I called and what you can gain an in and the unit is often called reason the book is called the basin is like a saucer you might say that also contain water and and is putting between the Tabernacle congregation the altar in the hospital one hundred and four Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat when they go into the congregation the Tabernacle congregation facial wash with water that they dying off or when they come near to the altar to minister to burnt offering made by fire of the Lord so here's is that the three sources close to the Washington there themselves before they ministered one when he entered the tabernacle of the congregation felt it eight hundred two go to the drop in the ceremony but they are the sanctuary let's assume that I just thought I'd bring a lamb into the sanctuary can be offered as a sacrifice we talked about this some last night we're going to have a semi- takes place just north of the labor actually where the Senate would place his hand on the head of the Lamb and confess his confession was not made deliveries it was made it was made on the head of the Lamb and symbols transferring the guilt from the center to the innocent sacrifice right and that center I center would my own hand slide the neck of that plan and allowing that was to be pumped out it would be caught by the priest in the basin and some of that sacrifice would then be taken to the altar of burnt offering be taken to believe I believe they ate a beta cells the teams and bears just like we saw last evening Jesus became sin for us as our high Priest he bore our sin and that by ingesting that Lamb the priests were representing that they were bearing the sins of the people on the day of atonement which were to look at later in the week the priest was to be cleansed of that burden is very good we'll get to that and so the breeze would take out loud anyway take and that land and even put it partly on the altar and then he would then from the altar he would be going into the holy place where he would sprinkle it before the veil and put it on the horns of the altar they had the alternate so here you have the priest going from the from the place of slaughter you like say up to the altar before he went there whatever you want after going to the altar he would be taking flight of the Temple and his tabernacle and so the holy place and whether the attribute before he went there you want there was this constant washing that was going on as part of the ritual part of the daily sacrifices that the priest was involved in and it was he is a constant ongoing thing and when they go into the tabernacle of meeting or when they come near the altar to minister to burn an offering made by fire for Lord they shall wash with water lest they die and this is this is part of the Council that they were given that they were to do as they say as they went about their ministration of Exodus chapter thirty and verse twenty that that should read this is before they mostly often before they entered the tabernacle in the end the in the Hebrew commentaries you might say on the Bombay Old Testament Scriptures we read the following and this is in the public domain chapter one verse four are in the Bible as we can learn how they aged Hebrews interpret in the Bible there notices they would take in the Mishnah and so forth is a scene that is out on this vessel the sensor which they would use in the holy place before thou sanctified by hands and feet in the labor and so of course fine this agrees with what God told Moses and strength increase in exercise authority they were to wash their hands and their feet and the labor before they would go ministering in the holy place of the sanctuary now where when the water in the wilderness some come from very interesting as meeting the children of Israel not everywhere of course they went in the wilderness where they provided water rock but at times they were right and what was that rock symbolizing all tells you just in symbolizing Jesus what about the water coming out of Iraq Jesus himself says I'm a water of life right and so this water is symbolizing Jesus is not a is not something else that we can be cleansed by precise Jesus Jesus was the water represented by the water in that labor and in the in the wilderness tabernacle oftentimes that lever was provider or filled with water from the very rock which represented Jesus and Jesus time there was a special source for the labor in the Temple this will inherit simple of course some twelve or thousand years later and the Herod 's Temple O Jerusalem was provided by water through virginity they came from the pool of the shallower pool of silent on any of them were familiar with that elite unit of the story in the New Testament of the healing of the paramedic number is five sidelong the very word of the very name of that has some interesting meaning for Simonian this is God and Shiloh means peace and so both of them can be seen again to be representing Jesus the water of life right and that the pool from which the labor in the example inherits Temple would have been filled in Jesus time so the labor is a is a vessel holding the water that is the instrument of cleansing and so we can understand this to be pointing us in our minds towards Jesus now it's interesting as we look at the sanctuary at large as we look at that as we look at the different ceremonies that were going on we noticed there was a number of amazing language there was one thing or at least a.m. we might see a cleansing a washing or a day taking care of sin we had worse over here just to the north of the altar over here is where the lands of these Lane and down we see life in the courtyard of an blood was a symbol of the life of the Lamb is also a symbol of how that sin would be carried away from the center and taken to the sanctuary we also see the fire there in the missing shoe inmate in the altar of sacrifice and this also as a means of cleansing or complete burning last time you were talking about the altar we were noticing that in the New Testament that we are encouraged to make ourselves as living sacrifices to be completely offered up to God not forcing their way but in a spiritual sense of surrender and then you have a third component of cleansing and water the lien release three modalities you might say and dealing with sin that were in the courtyard there is also a triad in the holy place and we are going to get into that tomorrow night and try looking all three bring much tomorrow night as we look at the delights of the bread is three additional instruments that are very figurative symbolic and meaningful for the Christian experience organizational Jesus is represented in all of those but as we move on we come to the New Testament and we notice in John chapter read a story of Nicodemus this is their some of the sanctuary language that is used to often are I should say many times it's just natural since were not really were not choose that room in the culture of the Temple or the sanctuary of how you and these ceremonies and sacrifices so when we read our Bibles on the reading investment we don't we don't catch the things that are being Saturday at Hillwood is that I see what you're talking I understand what you mean by that and so is look at this well-known passage here containing the less known person in the whole Bible John three sixteen that discussion with Nicodemus and Jesus had a knife it says in John Tempest reimburse one there was a man of the Pharisees Nicodemus a ruler of the Jews the same came to Jesus by night and said to him Rabbi we know that thou art a teacher come from God for no man can do these miracles that thou do is except God be with him and Jesus answered and said unto him verily verily I say anything you accept a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God this is what we might call non sequitur notices like this is likely him are saying to you you know corporate evening inquiry say to me I went to New York once you would be like okay what does that have to do anything right this is called Nicodemus comes in he says Jesus we know they are sent from God we know your teacher is no particular reason about God 's help and she looks at him and I can imagine there must have been this is my nation forgive me because there's nothing smart about but I can just imagine there may have been a long pause as Jesus looked at him Jesus I suppose Jesus looks at you you sort of feel that he's looking right through nobody knows everything about you is this is my sanctifier and think about imagination or whatever maybe but Jamie Nicodemus as we know God will do these things nothing from God and Jesus looks at him and says except a man is born again in and Nicodemus is a bit taken back born again now honestly no matter how much instead of the sanctuary you'll find a lot of born-again language in the sanctuary you know there is no birds involved in the sanctuary season so forgive Nicodemus for not knowing you know and in the religious world that he was in this born again was not very familiar concept for better or or you know tight that Jesus was using the Jesus continues after Nicodemus asks houses possible command a born again a result and so forth Jesus answers and versatile five John seven three verse five very very truly truly I you are the man born of water and the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God Jesus is starting to use language with which Nicodemus would be familiar because indicating this is world Jewish world in the religion that he was most familiar with water as a form of washing was well understood I can no labor the priests were to wash as we know little increases come to the point where they had they were doing these things in fulfilling these ceremonies just so I rose just as if they had American themselves the result constant round of slaughtering sacrifices and Washington they went through all these ceremonies have even gotten their meaning they weren't doing it through faith it was just a little legalistic works trick that they were on we do this check check check check right and they had all kinds of additional rules and regulations on how to do it whether you do it in the revision and and it was all a matter of of arbitrary works legalism Ryan and somehow as Jesus is speaking to Washington or being born again of water Nicodemus is starting to recognize you know what this is washing of water is not just a matter in hand post meeting and generating deep experience and in early remaking of the purse not just something that superficial not just something that external not just something that is getting ahead of or spraying a little bit here sprinkling over there but higher renewal and Jesus is getting fresh meaning to the worn out or used to house ceremonies which the priests have been undertaking an antique earring out for so long Jesus says no to Zachary explains this he says that what is born of the flesh is flesh that is one of the Spirit is spirit Marvel not that I sent to you you must be born again the wind blows where it and you cannot and you hear the sound thereof but cannot tell where it comes from and where it's going so is everyone has one the spirit Nicodemus says in verse nine how can be used be in Jesus gives me another thing that he is trying to illuminate what he should have known from his religion and he says in verse ten are you a master of Israel and you don't know these things you'd be wise when Jesus is saying I shouldn't have about being born again usually when either Christian New Testament Christian when I two thousand years later I read this I read it is that Jesus is teaching a new truth that sort of superseded the truths of the Old Testament right because of salvation through Jesus but what Jesus says to Nicodemus are you a map is we don't know if you study the real meaning of the washing of water you would know what I'm talking about when they were giving us are you a teacher a master in Israel Nicodemus was Nicodemus was a very scholarly and about and he was a member of the Sanhedrin Peter was a ruthless enemy man the most educated and intelligent of all the nation of Israel in order to in order to be a member of the Sanhedrin one must have committed to memory the entire code Jewish law I never thought that they had a lot been the knowledge that there is rules of the Sanhedrin and this is works from extrapolating a little bit about what type of person would have been in the Sanhedrin from some of the rules defined in some of the some of the evidence we find how the Sanhedrin operated the Sanhedrin was like the local court was still allowed to operate even under the Roman rule and so they were able to deal with matters of Jewish law it is supposed to be confused of heresy or some unlawful the Romans didn't care about Jewish matter they'll be brought before the Sanhedrin now remember that the Jews were already scattered all over the world the dais for a and they spoke many different languages and so when someone would come to the Sanhedrin this is just from Josephus another historians we know this they would become the Sanhedrin and they would be tried and it was it was the code of law for the Sanhedrin that they could not question them in anything other than their mother language the language that is the defendant was most familiar with that was the rule the Sanhedrin had to question and they had in their testimony in that language now there were quite a few languages spoken but within the Sanhedrin they went one step further it was against the code of the Sanhedrin to a higher and outside translator to translate for the questions with testimony only a member of the Sanhedrin could translate during the process of a trial and not only that that would mean that there have to be at least one person in the Sanhedrin seventy nine who spoke in the language of every language where the Jews were scattered now I'm back not just be one person translating there had been these two members of the Sanhedrin that spoke the language of the defendant 's mother tongue and good so there was not one person that couldn't change the translation whatever there's at least two people from within their own group that the law and that is the language so that's what this tells us is these men were very well educated they were right intelligent men who had studied and new plasticizers used the Hebrew laws they also knew many languages as no surprise was then enrolled in first Corinthians when Paul tells the Corinthians I speak in more time than you all see quite literally we know from his travels he quite literally could see in many many different languages and he was a member of the Sanhedrin this would've been a classical quality your qualification for being a part of that esteemed group of men to Jesus as an editing is argued on Israel and you don't know these things of their leave verily I say and you and you goes on and he explains it explains not only the the that this washing of water but he explains also verse fourteen as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even so must the Son of Man be lifted up he's explained to Nicodemus listen getting us there was nothing there was nothing actually actual in the rock NFL humans relying it was a sample of the Son of Man and talking about his crucifixion cross right and Nicodemus mine is now wheezing and worrying as he's going through all of these different symbols of the sanctuary symbols of the Old Testament by which God point forward in Jesus and started is starting to take on wholly different shape and wholly different texture than anything ever seen before he's amazed as he begins to see what Jesus 's teachings and then he says that whosoever believe in the name should not perish but have everlasting life for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life now this is not a common life I don't want to spend a lot of time talking about it we cannot pacify the meaning of the labor without noting when Jesus was trying to teach you when he said and added a born again of water and the Spirit is talking about the league we do complete regeneration symbolized in the New Testament experience through the experience of baptism that's what I believe Jesus talking about how baptism by myself doesn't save you that life is not only water but the spirit right now is you versus just taking lively quickly I wanted to disable the New Testament teaches about this experience is New Testament express a baptism start will start with the book of Matthew 's gospel putting in Matthew Doran just look at what his motive for versus year very quickly into Gospels and to and from the book of acts in Matthew chapter three and worked to see how the baptism began to be preached by John the Baptist John Matthew chapter three and verse six millimeters fiber content context then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the real without warning and were baptized of him in Jordan doing what convention is now a hybrid automobile and that's where convention takes place right there is a there's a confession that is with baptism and that's a part of that conversion experience Mark chapter one verse five in Mark chapter one the next gospel chapter one and verse five this is again a recording what is happening with John the Baptist is said is and there went out of him all the land of Judea and in Jerusalem and they were all baptized of him in the river Jordan confessing their sins now notice with me when I wanted to see the baptism is the kid in this is after them this is not even baptism after Jesus form you might say this before Jesus and John the Baptist baptism and hand-in-hand with infection is so we can already say I think safely say that baptism by itself is not efficacious it is simply an ex- journal representation of what's happening in the heart writer 's confession that goes along with baptism and of course we've studied that in more detail last night accepted to in verse thirty eight this is now the baptism after Jesus Jesus taught his disciples to baptize but he didn't baptize himself and accept two hundred and thirty eighty Jesus 's disciples are teaching at the Temple after his ascension and Peter says repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the one for the remission of the forgiveness of sins and you shall receive the gift of one Holy Ghost now remember what Jesus said he must be born again of what water and of the spirit right and that's what the New Testament church 's teaching reading has anybody noticed only baptized him one more ceremony were known as nothing virtuous in the water history is the part of symbolizing what's happening in the heart repentance confession and adapt to the old way of life a resurrection to the new way of life we can read about that in Romans chapter six we won't take the time to go there even if instead it on your own if you like the explains Paul explains in great detail the meaning of baptism burial and resurrection of will and one more verse on this and will move on accepted twenty two and verse sixteen once again I want you to see the cleansing effect or the claims that the relationship I should say between baptism and cleansing in the New Testament accepted twenty two in verse sixteen and why carries thou arise and what be baptized and wash away your sins calling on the name of the Lord so what we see here is baptism is connected with repentance and confession with the washing away the forgiveness of sins and the very clear here that we see right now so that's what we find from the teaching of Jesus and Nicodemus and also from the teaching of Paul Alex look at the other ways that the New Testament might refer to believer the labor experience I want you to alumnus to look at a couple of of verses here that we can we can look at and it's very interesting that Paul in these verses uses the same word that is used in the Old Testament for labor I understand the Old Testament was written what language Hebrew or Aramaic and in Jesus day what language was commonly spoken so while while I'm sure many of the Jews understood by the Hebrew meaning than fluent in Hebrew the language of the people the common language around and was greeted and many of them read their Bibles believe it or not the Bible consisted of what the Old Testament write the books of Moses the law is referred to in the books of the prophets besides me and the books of history as well but they would read the Old Testament many of them read it not in Hebrew but read any great we call to injured they were familiar with their reading in the language that was spoken in the day and barely around them great and so they would read how to know that we know it because often when they awoke to the quoted verbatim even Jesus quoted verbatim from the Septuagint not from what you might say would be a a literal on-the-fly translation of the Hebrews of excess stupidity rather unlikely for a person to quote verbatim unless they've been reading a translation of it that's at least what we would assume that when Paul writes about the washing in the New Testament two verses were delivered than that now Titus chapter three what when Paul writes this verse he does not use a common Greek word or the most common Greek word just talking about washing her to wash but he actually uses the same word exit the same word that was used in effect religion to describe the labor and that this work so I decided Chapter three that's look there is chapter three and verse five we might as well read verse three for the context says for we ourselves also were sometimes foolish disobedient deceived serving different lesson pleasures living in malice and envy hateful hating one another but after the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared not by works of righteousness which we done but according to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost and by the way isn't it wasn't anything we did save us from our sins it is by his mercy and his by his grace as for Paul saying here but he says by the Washington word translated washing your English Bible Paul uses the word control and notices that I'm not an English expert that in here and washing the seventh ING is now that right think it's inherent Paul uses Luke's homages and now literally means waiver or basin and Hussein now used in Exodus chapter thirty in the Septuagint says Moses started to make a song okay same same same root word is used in both passages Paul uses this word and he says I the same desk by the washing by the electronic database of every generation and the renewing of the Holy Ghost he have to because only two times New Testament this worked fine for all users both times in both places Paul have to know that he was pointing his hearers as readers back to the true meaning of the labor the washing of his grace of his life by which God saves us in the laver of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost once again you have a water and have the spirit right by which we are safe and in the Old Testament this is an aside as the minor question where was great where was the spirit of the labor the spirit is commonly understood the Old Testament to be represented by oil right in the labor was really dedicated with love and oil very interesting just to sort of as an aside passing so here you have Jesus talking about them wanting in water and the Spirit and the other Paul talking about the lever or the basin of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost the second passage which he uses this is Ephesians and Ephesians is specifically talking about the context is a is a wedding feast and so I don't know if Paul was specifically in Titus chapter three talking about baptism he is trying to refer our minds the baptism of an early-season easy my kind of point yesterday the grace of Jesus and the washing from sin that he can bring right and in Ephesians chapter five this seems to be talking about something that would take place perhaps perhaps is referring to the sanctuary as well some scholars believe that he's talking to that ceremonial washing the right hand portion of emergencies in Hebrew culture she would baby for human rights friends house for the festivities begin at that here Paul is saying Ephesians chapter five verse twenty five will begin husband love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing the water by the word now that word washing they are in verse twenty six one thing and talking about it it's just a word for it and now okay is he literally is saying that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing with the labor of water by one by the word well the word what he talking about Paul is not as though you can just read the Bible and then he cleansed from sin right that would be sort of a human works type of understanding of salvation but let's remember Jesus is the living Word of God right letter reading the word all is talking about is Jesus would say if you don't eat my flesh and drink my blood it's about the problem were originally a part of our last right is as I said in the Bible and allow him to me I like you were taking Jesus right the more we study the word led by his theory there you have it again the washing of water by the word together to spirit to guide our minds apply the word to our hearts leaders and alter it as we surrender ourselves to the word of God that we are cleansed of key thought and look back in John chapter fifteen notice what Jesus says in John chapter fifteen and he's speaking to his disciples here and he says essentially the same thing that Paul say Ephesians five and verse twenty six John chapter fifteen anniversary what is he saying now you are what you said clean and the word there is catharsis parsing through the word which I have spoken of you what is one thing Jesus says you are clean through the word and an emphasis same exact thought that Paul and the only thing all quilting Jesus in John fifteen three when he says this is a vision five in verse twenty six what is what Paul on the exact same two words welcoming Jesus doesn't use neutron obviously only polling is drawn to testing but what Jesus said is now you are cleaning the Farsi through the word which I spoken unto you and what Paul says in Ephesians five twenty six that he might sanctify and when they are seeing once again through the washing of water by the word itself I would propose to you that God one is defined in the Old Testament believer in the New Testament experience the experience of going beyond the book was which when we come to Christ in our sins are forgiven our past is washed away we can't justification but click on by the washing of water were just like the priest working consistently throughout their day they were constantly dipping their feet washing their feet washing your hands before the date of their ministry we also need a constant by the washing of water of the word and it's one of the reasons why I christen like to fill my mind with the Word of God a constant experience in what Jesus has to say about my daily life and now you are clean through the word which I spoken unto you I want to go now to the final representations in the Bible of the labor this is very very interesting when we look at the Old Testament believer is unmentioned of the Hebrew term there means sort to be pounded to be borne out Doug out that with the labor described in the in the in the wilderness but there was another labor that would be built and that was built in the Temple built by Solomon have your Bibles I want you to turn with me to second Chronicles chapter four second Chronicles chapter for this is the story of the building of Solomon 's Temple and on it was not exactly the same if you seen it during the Nixon mention of the different temples it wasn't exactly the same as the temple that was built in the wilderness same concepts whether but there was movement of artists liberty legacy my faith in the building of Solomon 's Temple meaningless much grander in scale it was not designed to be portable it was action designed to be very permanent and the labor in this case was one of those things it was much much grander than in the wilderness tabernacle semifinals after Ford verse one is moreover you need an altar of brass twenty two but the length thereof and twenty cubic thirty three she engulfed a much bigger than the eight or ten foot altar square altar that was in the wilderness and verse two also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brand to brand round encompass and five cubits the height thereof and a line of thirty cubits it can pass it around and under it was welded box and pulling up and so forth now this is the leader of a song I will call policy and in fact the the of the Septuagint is very useful because they compare the Old Testament word is worse than the Hebrew isn't meaningful as well but in the end of the and this in the Septuagint and Greek word here for C is simply the law the city attorney in the New Testament all wage of the book of Revelation I want you to see what John sees in the real Temple the real Temple which remember that there examples of pattern of things about right for the first time Revelation chapter for now and I want us to look at verse five this is around the throne of God the great throne of God says out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne which are the seven spirits of God don't you remember we look at a window in a model of the sanctuary we talked about how that wrong particularly joining God is spoken of as being on the sides of the north Lucifer wanted his own self about right that's where the throne of God is in this article of furniture you heard about that in your Georgia this article furniture had clowned around the crown of gold symbolizing royalty we believe in the dwelling of God is represented in the earthly sanctuary on the north side of the of the tabernacle and this is what John the regulators seized in the real sanctuary above very fascinating is what is wrong is a satellite branch candlestick revelation for verse five and there were seven lamps of why are her before the throne with the seven spirits of God and he saw something else before the throne notices me in verse six and before the throne there was a way to see them go following the same word used in any second Chronicles chapter four in the Septuagint describing the labor is used now be described in the field glasses is also before the throne of God and what is what candlestick what is the closest article printer that you see you are looking into the holy place it would be in the labor right outside so in some symbolic way the early sanctuary we know was supposedly representation what was really and honestly a laboring evidently not when I see a whole seed but figured he is that Solomon C would have to see them glass there before the throne but Vegas even better because if we look on a few chapters further in Revelation chapter fifteen and verses two and three John sees the sea of glass once again and he says he saw this way I saw in Revelation fifteen verse two I saw as it were the sea of glass window with fire and then that is often the injury over the decent overzealous overs marketing the number of his name standing on listing your glass having the hearts of God and a single song of Moses the servant of God a song of the Lamb saying great and marvelous are by works Lord God Almighty just and true are thy ways O King of saints who shall not fear the award and glorify thy name for thou only art holy for all nations shall come and worship before the product judgments are made manifest here we find that before the throne of God John him right there in the very small room of God but that senior glasses something else there's something else standing on stage the ranch and the reading drive those of the injury is standing on the sea of glass now I would propose to do this evening that only holy things will stand there Revelation twenty one verse twenty seven says that there shall by no means enter into it anything that the files or causes an abomination or a lie but only those things that are written in the Lamb 's book of life invasion thing is the uneasy being a friend and me and my your will one day stand on a glass before the throne of God they these seek to expand their life the standard viewer can stand there not because of anything that we can do to make them clean enough to be there no not at all the daily Carville be washed by Jesus blood cleansed by Jesus word and a great multitude from every nation in every walk of life as Jesus said in relation to reimburse forth they shall walk with me and why there were how are they going to get there how are these people and what they stand on the sea of glass it's only because another hair and appears in Grayson our blog because Jesus means how does you were pure spite is a my people one may be interesting before the very throne of God on the sea of glass represented Old Testament sanctuary by the lever of water oh what a wonderful see what a wonderful promise we had been being able to one day walk with Jesus and why not because of anything I do because at least to be led by the washing of his life to be clans by the washing of his word and unless you think that there is anything that even even reading the word of God you have some merit for us unless it is fought close with one text well-known passage in first John chapter one eleven read verse seven onward we first John chapter one verse seven says this for if we walk in the light as she is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his son lenses are from all if we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us but if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness I don't want to pray and I won the seat one A standing on the any that are in there going to be there and I'm going to have to ask the experiencing believer here the washing of water by the word the washing of water by his blood which consists from all that your desire to be there standing on the sea and see that sanctuary that courtroom the program that was just depicted in a scale model pattern type FindWhat way in the sanctuary the father in heaven thank you so much for the war which we find the fountain that was opened on the cross of Christ for cleansing thank you for his life symbolized by that water that later thank you for his word which as we as we as we study it as we partake of it as we allowed to change is not just intellectually understand that actually donated what we were eating your flesh and drinking her blood were becoming more like you and your becoming part of us Lord I pray father that we might confess our sins and not hide it we might select that word be the mere the looking glass just like those looking glasses became the labor that will allow that word to show us our need of you who confess our sins and find cleansing thank you for Jesus thank you for allowing his feet to be pierced to be counted into a base for us thank you for shedding his blood we want to one day walk with you and why can we want these feet of our stands for thinking this is awesome and I this media was brought by audio parents a website dedicated to spreading God 's word through reading sermon audio and much more you would like to know more about hothouse in your life is more certain that please visit www. audio person or

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