Perfect, Prophetic Proof Of Jesus Christ's Identity

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Pr. David Asscherick


Series Code: DP

Program Code: DP000014

00:15 What we're going to discover here today
00:18 is that this sanctuary, that God gave to Moses, is actually
00:24 a divine picture or a divine miniature and model
00:28 of the great plan of salvation.
00:30 Let's begin by looking right there in the paragraph
00:35 that begins "The key blank that unlocks the judgment is found."
00:38 The key, that would be the first word, that unlocks the judgment
00:43 is found in the Israelite sanctuary.
00:46 We've already spent some time looking at where
00:49 the judgment comes in the great sweep of time.
00:52 We'll go over that a little bit more as we move on
00:54 into the presentation, but you remember there was Babylon,
00:58 Medopersia, Greece, Rome, little horn and then the judgment
01:01 followed by the second coming.
01:03 Here it says the key that unlocks the judgment,
01:05 this judgment that we're trying to discover,
01:07 is found in the Israelite sanctuary.
01:09 The cleansing of the sanctuary was a day of judgment
01:13 for Israel, symbolizing the final judgment.
01:17 The Day of Atonement, the cleansing of the sanctuary
01:20 was a day of judgment symbolizing the final judgment.
01:23 The cleansing of the sanctuary was on the day of atonement.
01:29 The Day of Atonement divides into three words: at one meant
01:33 or at one with, that's exactly right,
01:35 otherwise known as Yom Kippur.
01:36 In order to understand the day of atonement we must understand
01:39 at least in a basic sense the purpose and drama
01:43 of the Israelite sanctuary.
01:45 There were two main services. How many services everyone?
01:48 Two main services that were carried out in the sanctuary.
01:50 There were many ceremonies and rituals but they can be
01:52 roughly divided into two main categories:
01:55 the daily service and the yearly service.
01:58 Take notes an briefly describe both of these services below.
02:04 Here is a picture of the Israelite sanctuary,
02:09 how it would have looked.
02:11 We'd like to begin by taking a look at the Israelite sanctuary.
02:16 You can sort of see it there.
02:18 The outer courtyard here where the large altar is,
02:20 than the laver where the priest would wash
02:22 before entering the tabernacle proper.
02:23 The tabernacle proper was composed of two parts.
02:26 The first was the holy place and there where three articles
02:29 of furniture in the holy place.
02:31 How many articles of furniture? Three.
02:32 As you walked in to your immediate left there would be
02:34 the seven branched candlestick.
02:37 To your right would be the table of shewbread
02:38 that had 12 loaves of bread.
02:40 As you walked right up in front of you there was a large curtain
02:43 and that curtain separated the holy place
02:46 from the most holy place.
02:47 This side of the curtain was the altar of incense.
02:52 So three articles of furniture, than as you would move pass that
02:56 through the heavy curtain there would be a single article
02:59 of furniture, holy furniture, in the most holy place
03:02 of the heavenly sanctuary. What was that?
03:04 The Ark of the Covenant.
03:05 This kind of an overview, trying to understand this sanctuary
03:11 from a Biblical perspective.
03:14 What we're going to discover is that this was not something
03:17 that God invented to keep the Israelites busy,
03:19 that is essential.
03:20 God didn't say "You know I've got this idea." and He started
03:24 to invent this sort of capricious and arbitrary drama:
03:26 "You go here and you do here.", sort of a game.
03:28 As if the Israelites were marionettes
03:30 just going about this drama that had no meaning
03:32 or significance.
03:33 As a matter of fact there was tremendous significance,
03:36 and tremendous foreshadowing in the Israelites' sanctuary.
03:39 And that's what I want to show you just now.
03:40 Open your Bible to the book of Hebrews.
03:46 That is in the New Testament. Go with me to Hebrews chapter 8.
03:52 You'll get through the Galatians, Ephesians,
03:54 Philippians, Colossians, than you come into the "Ts",
03:57 Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Hebrews.
04:02 We're going to Hebrews chapter 8.
04:05 These verses are not in your study guide
04:10 but I highly recommend that you write them down.
04:12 Hebrews chapter 8, verse 1 it says:
04:16 "Now the point in what we are saying is this:
04:24 we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand
04:30 of the Majesty in heaven," Who is that high priest?
04:32 Jesus Christ.
04:33 Look at verse two: "a minister of the sanctuary
04:38 and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected and not man."
04:45 Look at verse two, it says that we have a high priest
04:48 but is a high priest in the true tabernacle, the one
04:51 that God erected and not man.
04:53 What we're going to discover is that there are actually
04:55 two sanctuaries. How many sanctuaries? Two.
04:59 An earthly and a heavenly. What we're going to see
05:03 is that the earthly sanctuary was a model or a pattern,
05:07 or a copy, or a miniature of the heavenly sanctuary.
05:12 That's why the author of Hebrews says that we have a high priest
05:15 who is in the true tabernacle, the one that God made
05:18 and not man.
05:20 Same chapter look at verse 5.
05:22 It says: "Who serve the copy and shadows of heavenly things
05:26 as Moses was the divinely instructed when he was about
05:29 to make the tabernacle. This is God speaking to Moses
05:32 on the top of Mount Sinai: "See that you make all things
05:37 according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
05:42 Notice that God says to Moses "I want you to make everything
05:46 according to the pattern." When I was growing up
05:49 frequently my grandparents would baby-sit me.
05:52 I never had the privilege of meeting my biological father.
05:55 My mother was a single mother and we lived in Wyoming,
05:58 and it was very difficult for her to hold down a job
06:00 and to take care of me and my younger brother.
06:02 So we'd spent a lot of time at my grandparents' house.
06:04 I loved spending time at my grandparents' house because
06:07 they had a beautiful apple tree behind the old house,
06:10 and I loved to climb up on the apple tree and hop up
06:12 on the garage and just really enjoyed spending time
06:14 with my grandparents.
06:16 But every now and then or probably once every week or two
06:18 my grandmother would take a trip to the most boring place
06:22 in the Universe. It's called "The fabric store."
06:28 She would have my brother and I go. You can't even
06:30 get into trouble in a Fabric store. There's just nothing
06:33 to break there, there's nothing to do. It's just a great, big,
06:38 black hole of boredom.
06:40 My brother and I, we'd go to the Fabric store there
06:46 and my grandmother would spend what seemed like hours
06:49 going through these little shelves of patterns,
06:52 little white envelopes with ladies standing like this
06:55 and guy standing like this. And she would buy these things
06:57 and it looked somewhat interesting I suppose.
06:59 Finally after what seemed like a tremendous long period of time
07:04 we would eventually leave the Fabric store and we'd go home
07:07 and she'd bought 6 or 7 of these white packets
07:11 and I was thinking "Maybe there's something exciting
07:13 in these white packets." The first time I saw her open
07:15 of those things up she pulls it out and it's brown paper.
07:20 I was like "You've got to be kidding!".
07:23 We've spent all afternoon in this silly store and you buy
07:27 brown paper. She'd take those fabric sections, yards,
07:32 and different things that she had purchased, and she would
07:34 lie them out and then she would put these patterns
07:38 on top of them. She'd put a what? Patterns on top of them
07:42 and cut them out and if she everything out just exactly
07:45 as the pattern prescribed, she could put together
07:48 the articles of clothing that were being advertised
07:50 on the front of the envelope.
07:53 So a pattern is an exact replica or a copy.
08:02 So God was speaking to Moses on top of Mount Sinai and said:
08:04 "Moses, listen to me very carefully. This is critical.
08:06 You need to make everything to the exact specificity
08:10 that I'm spelling out for you here. It has to be exactly
08:14 like the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain."
08:18 Had to be like what? Like the pattern.
08:20 The idea here is that Moses didn't just dream this up.
08:22 Moses wasn't sitting around with Aaron and some of the other
08:25 Israelites elders and say: "What would be interesting?
08:27 What could we do to keep all these people busy?"
08:29 No, no, no. God had revealed this pattern,
08:33 this three fold pattern of the Israelite sanctuary
08:36 that would eventually become Solomon's temple, etc.
08:39 So the sanctuary in the wilderness that was mobile
08:42 became the temple in Jerusalem. Are we all clear on that?
08:46 It always consisted of three major parts. How many parts?
08:50 Three major parts.
08:51 The outside was the courtyard, then the holy place,
08:55 and the most holy place. Now we're in Hebrews chapter 9.
08:58 Look at verse 23: "There for it was necessary that the copies
09:09 of the things in the heavens should be purified with these
09:12 but the heavenly things themselves
09:14 with better sacrifices then these." Verse 24:
09:18 "For Christ has not entered the holy place as made with
09:21 hands which are copies or figures of the true but
09:27 into heaven itself now to appear
09:29 in the presence of God for us."
09:31 What's the word that occurs in verse 23 and 24? Copy or figure
09:36 or pattern, depending on the translation
09:38 that you're reading from.
09:39 The idea is that when Jesus Christ became our great
09:41 high priest, He entered the true tabernacle, the one that God
09:45 had built and not the one that Moses built
09:47 on the Sinai desert floor. Are we all clear? Yes or no?
09:50 The larger picture that we're trying to paint here is this:
09:54 this Israelite sanctuary was a pattern, a copy, a model
09:59 of the true tabernacle that's in heaven. If that makes sense
10:02 I want you to say "Amen". Amen!
10:03 The point is that this isn't something that Moses dreamed up.
10:06 This was something that God specifically commanded
10:10 and ordained to incredible specificity and exactitude
10:14 to be constructed exactly as He said. So far so good.
10:18 Sometimes we find Exodus and Leviticus difficult to read
10:22 because Exodus and Leviticus is basically a "how to" manual
10:26 for the sanctuary. It's a "how to" manual,
10:29 how to conduct yourselves into various rituals and ceremonies
10:33 that surrounded this sanctuary, and the reason
10:36 that it's so specific...
10:37 Sometimes the details in Leviticus are almost laboriously
10:40 difficult to read... is that God wanted them carried out
10:43 in just a certain way. If that's clear say "Amen".
10:47 You might be wondering "Why? Is God an old fuddy-duddy.
10:51 It's His way or no way? Why was God so specific about this?"
10:55 What we're going to discover is that this sanctuary foreshadowed
11:00 Christ and the plan of salvation.
11:02 This sanctuary foreshadowed what?
11:04 Christ an the plan of salvation.
11:09 Keep you finger in Hebrews because we're going to return.
11:11 I want to show you one more verse to this effect.
11:13 It's in the book of Acts. Go to Acts chapter 8.
11:20 Here we're going to find the... actually Acts chapter 7.
11:33 Here we find Stephen delivering his sermon
11:39 to the elders of Israel.
11:42 In Acts chapter 7, verse 44, something very interesting here
11:46 that Stephen says just before he's stoned: "Our fathers
11:53 have the tabernacle of witness where in the wilderness,
11:58 as he appointed instructing Moses to make it according
12:03 to the pattern that he had seen."
12:06 Is it crystal clear that this sanctuary was built
12:09 after a pattern that God revealed to him? If that's clear
12:12 say "Amen".
12:13 There are other texts that could be cited but that hopefully
12:15 gets us off the ground. I'm going to go
12:16 to the book of Revelation, chapter 11, the last verse 19.
12:32 John the Revelator saw the ark in the heavenly temple.
12:38 Revelation chapter 11 verse 19.
12:41 It says: "Then the temple of God was open in heaven and the ark
12:56 of His covenant was seen in His temple."
13:00 If His temple is in heaven and the ark is in the temple,
13:02 then where is the ark? In heaven. It says:
13:05 "And there were thunderings and lightnings and noises
13:08 and an earthquake and great hail."
13:10 Here is the point. John in heavenly vision saw a glimpse
13:14 of the heavenly temple, the real deal.
13:18 This is the real McCoy, this is the one after which
13:21 the sanctuary in the Sinai desert floor was patterned.
13:25 John looks into heaven and he sees the temple of God
13:28 and he must have been...Where must have been looking in order
13:31 to see the ark? Which of the compartments?
13:36 He must have been looking into the most holy place and voila!
13:40 There's the ark of the covenant.
13:41 This helps us to see that everything that was taking place
13:45 on the Sinai desert floor had a purpose. Had a what? A purpose.
13:49 Let's go find out what actually was taking place
13:52 in that sanctuary. I've given you a place there, two places
13:56 to write out the two primary services
13:59 that were carried out there, in the Israelite sanctuary.
14:02 What we're going to discover is these were a foreshadowing
14:06 of salvation, a foreshadowing of Christ.
14:09 This sanctuary is all about Jesus Christ. About who?
14:13 Jesus Christ.
14:15 The first service is the daily service.
14:18 Let's go back to Hebrews chapter 9.
14:27 Let's pick it up in verse 6.
14:38 The author of Hebrews says this: "Now when these things
14:42 had thus been prepared, the priests went always
14:46 into the first part of the tabernacle,
14:48 performing the services." They went how often? Always.
14:54 Hebrews chapter 9 verse 6: "Now when these things
14:56 had thus been prepared, the priests went always (often)
14:59 into the first part of the tabernacle,
15:01 performing the services." Verse 7 "But into the second
15:03 part the high priest went alone once a year not without blood."
15:12 That's a double negative "not without blood" which would mean
15:15 "with blood", "which he offered for himself and for the sins
15:20 of the people, committed in ignorance." In verses 6 and 7
15:23 we have a very simple articulation here of basically
15:29 much of Exodus and much of Leviticus, and that is
15:30 that there were two primary services:
15:33 the daily service and the yearly service. The which service?
15:38 the daily and the yearly. Let's walk through the daily service.
15:43 We'll make this very simple so that we can all get
15:45 our fingers rapped around it.
15:47 You're an Israelite and you're living there on the Sinai desert
15:50 or somewhere in the wilderness, or perhaps later at the time
15:54 of one of the two temples that had been constructed,
15:57 and you've committed a sin and you know it.
16:00 Your job was to go get a lamb. A what? A lamb.
16:06 There were various offerings and I want to point out
16:08 that we're simplifying this so that we all can get our fingers
16:10 rapped around it. There is more specificity
16:12 but we're going to keep it very simple here.
16:13 So you would go get a lamb and you would bring that lamb
16:17 to the sanctuary. To where? To the sanctuary.
16:20 And you would bring it specifically to the gate
16:22 that entered into the courtyard.
16:24 There a priest would greet you.
16:26 Your job was to take and confess your sins,
16:31 specifically your sin onto the head of that lamb.
16:34 So far so good everyone? Yes or no.
16:36 What would happen then is that you would be handed a knife.
16:39 This must have been the most terrible, difficult part
16:42 of the whole endeavor. You then had to take that knife
16:46 and split the throat of the lamb upon which
16:50 you would just confessed your sin, and the lamb would be there
16:52 writhing in pain as it would die, and as it would die
16:56 blood would come dripping from its neck.
16:59 The priest would then take a bowl, a receptacle,
17:02 hold it under the neck of the lamb and catch some of the blood
17:06 that was flowing out.
17:08 You, as the sinner, guess what you do next. Nothing.
17:14 You walk away.
17:16 You're forgiven. Can you say "Amen"? You're forgiven.
17:20 But guess what? The process of forgiveness has just begun.
17:25 And that's one of the great glories
17:27 of the plan of salvation.
17:29 For us, for the sinner. We kneel down in the evening, we say:
17:32 "Oh Lord, I got angry at my wife.",
17:34 "Today I got angry at my husband.",
17:35 "Today I cut somebody off on traffic.", "Today I wasn't
17:38 totally honest with a workmate.", etc.
17:39 We kneel down, we confess and we get up and say:
17:41 "There it is! Hoo! So glad I got that out!"
17:44 Beloved it's just not that simple from God's perspective.
17:48 That's what the sanctuary helps us to see
17:50 is that from God's perspective sin is sticky business.
17:55 Sin is what? The supreme object of God's love is sinners
18:02 but the supreme object of God's hatred is sin
18:05 and God has to perform this very difficult operation
18:08 where He separates the supreme object of His love
18:10 from the supreme object of His hatred. He has to separate them
18:14 and still keep us alive and intact.
18:18 The sanctuary is a picture of how difficult it is
18:22 to deal with this thing called sin. You would have confessed
18:24 your sin there, onto the lamb. The lamb was then slain,
18:27 the blood was caught, and then the priest would go
18:30 into the holy place. Into the where? The holy place.
18:35 And he would take some of that blood and he would put it
18:37 onto the horns, these 4 horns, that came up off of the altar
18:42 of incense.
18:43 Thus signifying that that guilt had gone from you to the lamb,
18:50 to the blood, to the sanctuary. Does that make sense?
18:55 Let's say that again. So who did the guilt go from?
18:58 From you to the lamb, to the blood, to the sanctuary
19:02 and you walk away forgiven but God still has an issue on this
19:06 and namely sin.
19:09 It's important to recognize that God could not have just said
19:12 to Adam and Eve in the garden: "Well, you made a mistake,
19:15 I really wish you hadn't done that but you know,
19:17 here is the sin, we'll just lift up the old rug
19:18 of the Universe, sweep it under there and let's try again."
19:23 When Adam and Eve sinned, and whenever you and I sin,
19:27 it is though something tangible, something palpable
19:29 comes into existence that God has to deal with.
19:33 It's a little bit like this radioactive material
19:37 that's created as a buy product of all these nuclear reactions
19:40 and nuclear energies. That stuff is created
19:42 and it has to be dealt with so do with sin.
19:45 Something kind of comes into existence in a very real,
19:49 substantive way, and what God is saying here is that:
19:52 "Sure for you, you're forgiven, you walk away, you're cleansed,
19:56 you are righteous in my sight now because of the slain lamb
20:00 but that doesn't make the sin go away.
20:02 The sin has to be dealt with."
20:03 Are we all in the same page everyone?
20:05 The other day, my little boy Jabe, and my youngest boy
20:08 decided to run around the house with a marker because
20:11 he couldn't find any paper and now I have
20:13 a chair and the floor, the fire place
20:17 and the windowsill covered with my boy's marker art.
20:22 And you say "Oh, that's so cute." It's cutish.
20:24 Let's just put it that way. Cutish.
20:28 I can reprimand my boy and I can spank my boy and I can say:
20:31 "Jabe, we don't do those things, there is a place for drawing."
20:34 But at the end of the day, after he's received his punishment,
20:38 and he's running back around the house,
20:39 playing like a little schoolchild, guess what?
20:42 There's still a marker all over my house.
20:45 Still something to be dealt with even after the punishment
20:49 has been administered, and even after he's off the hook
20:54 so to he'd sin. Are we all clear?
20:56 You would confess your sins, this was the daily service.
20:58 This was happening 359 days out of the Hebrew calendar year.
21:02 There were 360 days in a Hebrew calendar year and so 359 days
21:05 Israelites...and if you've read the Old Testament you know
21:07 the Israelites were very good sinners, isn't that true?
21:10 Almost as good as us.
21:13 That sin was going into the Sanctuary. So far so good?
21:20 Which necessitated the yearly service.
21:26 Before I get to the yearly service let me says this:
21:31 John the Baptist when he saw Jesus he said
21:34 "Behold the lamb of God
21:35 that takes away the sin of the world."
21:38 The reason that that made sense, "Behold the lamb of God",
21:41 was that the Jews understood exactly was he was saying.
21:44 Oh, so He is the one to whom all of those lambs pointed.
21:49 Look at Hebrews chapter 10 verse 4.
21:56 It says: "Fot it is not possible that the blood of bulls
22:03 and goats should take away sin." It's not possible.
22:09 Look at verse 11: "And every priest stands ministering daily
22:13 and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices which can never
22:18 take away sin."
22:20 Do you see that? Yes or no?
22:22 These lambs that were slain, the various animals that were slain
22:26 in the Old Testament sanctuary service, did that blood ever
22:29 take away actual sin? No.
22:32 The significance of those sacrifices was that they pointed
22:36 forward to Jesus' sacrifice which could take away sin
22:42 as the altar of Hebrews says once and for all.
22:45 And that's really the author of Hebrews point.
22:47 He says basically I'll prove to you, because there were many
22:50 Jewish Christians that were sliding back
22:51 to these old sacrifices and he's saying "Hey, it doesn't work.
22:57 It's only as a reference or a pointing forward
23:00 to the sacrifice of Jesus.", and he says "I'll prove you
23:02 that it doesn't work."
23:03 They have to do it over and over and over again.
23:07 He says "If it's not working why do they have to keep doing it?"
23:10 Does that make sense?
23:11 All of those sacrifices pointed forward to Jesus,
23:13 and when John says "Behold the lamb of God that takes away
23:16 the sin of the world." What he's saying is "Here is the one
23:19 to whom all of those sacrifices pointed." Amen? Amen!
23:25 That's incidentally why you and I don't bring lambs
23:26 to church today.
23:28 There is a sacrifice that has fully met
23:31 all of the just requirements of a Holy God, and that sacrifice
23:35 was in the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen?
23:37 It's totally useless now to offer those various sacrifices.
23:41 Because God has been totally satisfied, His justice
23:45 has been satisfied with the sacrifice of true lamb of God,
23:50 Jesus Christ. Amen? Amen!
23:52 We move to the yearly service.
23:55 You have the daily service. Day after day the sin's going
23:59 from the sinner to the lamb, to the blood, to the sanctuary.
24:02 So into the sanctuary.
24:06 At the end of the year you've got to clean the sanctuary up.
24:10 Just like I have to go clean up that marker that my boy has done
24:13 all around my house.
24:14 What happens here is that the high priest...Who?
24:19 The high priest would go alone into the most holy place
24:27 with the blood of a goat that had been killed.
24:31 We don't have the time to go into all of the details
24:34 but you can read it in Leviticus chapter 16.
24:36 I'll give it to you in a brief overview here.
24:39 It's Leviticus chapter 16.
24:40 The high priest would go in with this blood and he would take
24:44 this blood and he would apply it to the mercy seat
24:47 of the ark of the covenant.
24:48 That is to say the cover of the ark of the covenant
24:51 where the two cherubim were, and that bright, shining light,
24:55 the Shekinah glory, and he would apply that blood there
24:59 as a symbol of the cleansing of the sanctuary
25:03 on the day of atonement. Which means this is the day
25:08 that the sin has been going in and now the sin
25:12 is going to go out and be cleansed by the blood of Jesus
25:17 or what pointed forward to the blood of Jesus.
25:20 So far so good everyone?
25:22 That was called the day of atonement
25:23 because this was the day when Israel would once again
25:27 be clean, be cleansed ceremonially, ritually
25:31 in the sight of God, and God would be at one with His people.
25:37 If that makes sense say "Amen".
25:40 The daily service-sin is going in, the yearly service-sin is
25:43 going out and the sanctuary is cleansed.
25:47 Go back to Hebrews chapter 9, verse 6
25:52 This verse should make much better sense now.
25:57 It says: "Now when these things had thus been prepared
26:00 the priests went always into the first part of the tabernacle
26:04 performing the service." Verse 7 "But into the second part..."
26:09 Who went? And how did he go? Alone. How often? Once a year.
26:14 And what did he have? Which he offered for who? "For himself
26:18 and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance. Verse 8:
26:21 "the Holy Spirit indicating that this was the way
26:23 into the holiest of all which was not yet made manifest
26:26 while the first tabernacle was standing." This is a reference
26:31 to Moses' tabernacle.
26:33 Very fascinating here to note something.
26:35 Jesus was not only the lamb, Jesus was the high priest.
26:41 That's why we say that the whole sanctuary points to Jesus
26:45 and to the salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ. Amen?
26:47 Very powerful.
26:48 Once again, I just want to underscore here
26:50 God was not just giving them something to keep them busy
26:53 in the wilderness. He wasn't saying "What I'm I going to do
26:56 with all these people. I've got to keep them busy,
26:57 I've got to keep them out of trouble, I've got to keep them
26:58 off the streets." No.
27:00 He was trying to show them salvation and how it works.
27:05 Here is Christ and He is the lamb.
27:08 In fact you've got Christ all over the sanctuary.
27:11 Christ is the bread and the Holy Spirit is the seven branched
27:15 candlestick that's constantly burning,
27:16 the prayers of the saints, the incense wafting up over
27:19 in the most holy place. You have the cherubim there
27:21 and the throne of God, the ten commandments.
27:24 It's all about Jesus Christ. Very powerful.
27:28 Jesus, our high priest, entered into the true tabernacle
27:33 which the Lord pitched and not man.
27:34 Didn't we read that already? That's in chapter 8, verse1.
27:43 This is the main point, we've already read this
27:45 but it should register now.
27:46 This is the main point of the things that we were saying:
27:49 "We have a high priest who is seated at the right hand
27:52 of the throne of the majesty in heavens, the Minister
27:55 of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle
27:58 which the Lord erected and not man."
28:01 Jesus entered into heaven itself as our great, high priest
28:07 ministering in the heavenly sanctuary,
28:09 and that is one of the great themes
28:11 of the whole book of Hebrews.
28:12 What was happening was many Jewish Christians
28:14 were backsliding into the old system, they were backsliding
28:18 and going back to the old offerings.
28:20 The author of Hebrews, who I believe to be Paul,
28:22 basically was writing to them saying "No. They had a covenant
28:25 we have a better covenant, they have a temple
28:27 we have a better temple, they had a high priest we have
28:29 a better high priest, they had a sacrifice we have
28:31 a better sacrifice. It's all about Jesus. There's no point
28:34 to be going backwards, we should be going forwards
28:37 with the Lord.
28:39 Three compartments. Those three compartments were not arbitrary,
28:45 they foreshadowed the three fold ministry of Jesus
28:49 as lamb, as intercessor and as carrying out judgment.
28:55 Very important to notice that.
28:58 In fact, if you wanted to divide this up write this right there
29:01 on your little outline.
29:03 The plan of salvation,
29:04 as depicted in the sanctuary service,
29:05 delivers us from the three fold power of sin.
29:09 Sin has a three fold power on your life and on my life
29:12 before we come to the Lord Jesus Christ.
29:14 When Jesus Christ died on the cross, that was the equivalent
29:17 of dying in the courtyard.
29:19 He was the lamb that was slain in the courtyard. Where?
29:23 When Jesus Christ died on the cross He delivers us
29:25 from the penalty of sin
29:27 because He paid the penalty on the cross.
29:28 Can you say "Amen"?
29:30 The wages of sin is death and Jesus died our death
29:32 so that we can live His life.
29:36 In the second compartment of the sanctuary power is given.
29:40 We say "power" because you have there on the left
29:43 the 7 branched candlestick, representing the Holy Spirit.
29:46 It was always burning that marvelous flame.
29:48 On the right you have the bread.
29:49 The bread symbolizing Jesus and particularly the Bible.
29:55 Isn't that what Jesus said in John chapter 6 and 7?
29:57 He said "I am the bread of life."
30:02 You have this analogy of Jesus as the bread,
30:04 and the word is the bread, and so we have the Holy Spirit
30:06 on the left, we have the Bible on the right, the bread of life,
30:10 and then we have the altar of incense representing the prayers
30:13 of the saints, the Bible says.
30:14 And so with prayer and the Spirit and Bible study
30:18 we have power over sin in our lives. Amen?
30:20 Watching Must See TV does not get you power
30:23 over sin in your life.
30:24 But prayer and Bible study and spending time in ministry
30:29 and with the Holy Spirit, that does get you power in your life
30:31 over sin.
30:32 The cross gets us victory over the penalty of sin,
30:34 the wages of sin is death.
30:36 The holy place gives us the power to overcome sin.
30:39 But even if we have victory over sin in our lives,
30:42 and I want to prays the Lord Jesus Christ
30:44 that He can get victory. Can you say "Amen"?
30:46 Prays His Holy Name! He doesn't just say to the alcoholic
30:50 "IYou're forgiven." He gives the alcoholic power
30:51 to stop being an alcoholic. Amen?
30:53 He doesn't just say to the abuser "I forgive you.",
30:55 He says "I'll give you the power to be kind, to be gracious
30:58 to your spouse or whoever you're abusing."
31:00 God promises victory not just forgiveness. Amen?
31:05 What good would that be to bring only forgiveness
31:07 and not victory?
31:09 When our heart is transformed, when our life is changed
31:13 we don't want to continue to wallow in the vomit of sin.
31:15 We don't want to continue to wallow in the manure of sin.
31:18 We want out!
31:20 This is way it says in Mathew chapter 1, verse 21 that
31:23 they will call His name Jesus, for He will save His people
31:26 from their sins.
31:28 It doesn't say that He will just save them from the penalty
31:30 of their sins, but that He will save them from the sin itself.
31:34 Are we all together?
31:36 Even if we have victory over the power of sin into certain areas
31:40 of our lives, we still live in a sinful world.
31:44 We are still surrounded by the presence of sin.
31:47 Are we all together on that?
31:48 On the day of atonement it symbolizes that final judgment
31:52 when sin was wiped out of the sanctuary
31:54 and all of God's people were clean, the sanctuary was clean,
31:57 God of course has always been clean,
31:59 and now God and His people are at one with one another.
32:04 The cross from the penalty, the intersession of Jesus
32:07 and the holy place from the power and His judgment ministry
32:11 and the most holy place of the sanctuary
32:13 from the very presence of sin. Can you say "Amen"?
32:15 Very powerful! I wish I had more time to go into that
32:18 but I just don't.
32:19 Turn the page there in your study guide.
32:21 The key that unlocks the judgment is found
32:23 in the Israelite sanctuary.
32:25 The cleansing of the sanctuary was a day of judgment
32:27 which symbolizes the final judgment.
32:30 Think of it this way.
32:31 Your sin could not be taken out of the sanctuary
32:35 if it had never gone in. Does that make sense?
32:39 The only sins that were cleansed on the day of atonement
32:47 were the ones that have been confessed
32:48 in one of the other 359 days of the year and had gone in.
32:52 Does that make sense?
32:53 If you have been rebellious against God and you said
32:55 "Well, this all sanctuary - shmanctuary thing."
32:58 At the end of the year when God is at one with His people
33:01 the Bible says "You are cut off."
33:04 Symbolizing the final judgment.
33:05 That's why the people in the Old Testament, the Israelites,
33:08 where outside of that sanctuary while the high priest
33:10 was in the very presence of God.
33:14 We are told that in the garment that the high priest wore
33:18 there were little pomegranate bells around the hem
33:20 of his garment so that they could hear him moving around
33:22 doing his various things,
33:24 because he was going into the presence of God,
33:27 between the cherubim, and it said that if he had
33:29 any unconfessed sin in his own life he'd die on the spot.
33:34 and they'd tie a rope around his leg.
33:36 They'd drag him out because you couldn't go in there.
33:41 Only the high priest could go in there because only Jesus
33:44 can go into the presence of God on our behalf,
33:46 as pointing forward to that.
33:48 This was serious stuff.
33:52 This wasn't religious games. This was serious stuff.
33:55 It symbolized the day of judgment because nothing
33:57 could come out of there that hadn't first gone into there.
34:01 We go to the back page.
34:03 The imagery ceremonies and drama of the heavenly sanctuary
34:07 pointed to Jesus. In fact Jesus was the very heart
34:12 of this sanctuary.
34:13 Jump down to the three compartments
34:15 and the three phases.
34:16 The altar represented the cross.
34:20 The holy place represents the intersession,
34:23 the mediation of Jesus.
34:26 Most holy place-judgment.
34:30 You have deliverance from the penalty,
34:34 deliverance from the power and deliverance from the presence.
34:38 Let's say it together: have deliverance from the penalty
34:42 and the power and the presence. Excellent!
34:49 Let's go to our next study guide.
34:52 Let's pick it up. We're going to jump to the second page.
35:00 Second study guide. Here we go.
35:04 I'll put this up again tomorrow but I want you to see
35:08 how these visions lay right beside one another
35:11 in very beautiful systematic fashion.
35:16 Daniel chapter 2. Babylon, Medopersia, Greece, Rome,
35:19 and the second coming.
35:21 Head of gold, chest and arms of silver,
35:23 belly and thighs of bronze, long legs of iron and then divided
35:26 Rome down at the bottom and the stone would strike
35:28 the image and the whole thing would smash to smithereens.
35:30 That stone grows and becomes a great mountain.
35:33 In Daniel 7 we review and enlarge, remember?
35:38 We see the Babylon beast which is the lion with eagle's wings
35:40 followed by Medopersia represented by the bear
35:42 that was raised up one side 3 ribs and mouth.
35:45 What would this have to do with the sanctuary?
35:47 You'll see in just a moment.
35:48 Greece was the fore headed leopard, moving very rapidly,
35:50 very fast, then pagan Rome was that beast with 10 horns.
35:54 Out of those 10 horns came a little horn.
35:57 What happened after that?
35:59 We saw that sequence 3 times in Daniel 7: Rome, little horn
36:05 and then judgment. Then we went to Daniel chapter 8.
36:08 We saw a ram. The ram represented Medopersia
36:12 that became great.
36:14 The goat represented Greece, which became very great,
36:18 the Bible says.
36:19 Then there was that little horn representing both the pagan
36:23 and the little horn phases, the Papal phases of Rome.
36:26 It says that it became exceedingly great.
36:31 The ram is great, the goat was very great and the little horn
36:38 was exceedingly great. Some people have tried to say
36:40 the little horn in Daniel 8 is a Seleucid king by the name of
36:44 Antiochus Epiphanies, but it's very hard to reconcile that.
36:48 Antiochus Epiphanes was the man who ruled for 12 years in Syria
36:52 and here you have this progression from great,
36:54 Medopersia, to very great, Greece, to exceedingly great,
36:58 this little horn, and Antiochus was nothing
37:01 compared to Alexander the Great,
37:03 much less the whole Macedonian Empire.
37:05 Whoever this is, it has to be very great
37:09 in the scope of history. Has to be what? Very great!
37:14 We see here exactly what we would expect in Daniel 7.
37:17 Pagan Rome, the little horn, and the next thing that we saw
37:20 in Daniel chapter 8 was the cleansing of the sanctuary
37:23 which corresponds with the judgment, the next thing
37:27 is the second coming.
37:28 You have these prophecies that lay down every time
37:31 God's reviewing and then He's enlarging.
37:35 Go to Daniel chapter 8. We're going to hustle
37:39 but we're going to do it by His grace.
37:44 Daniel chapter 8. I lot of this you can fill in on your own.
37:52 We've already been over quite a bit of this as a matter of fact.
37:55 Jump down to the bottom of page two.
37:59 But first look at Daniel chapter 8.
38:02 Daniel hears this little horn speaking blasphemies words,
38:06 making war against God's people, God's Son.
38:08 I think we have that slide here.
38:11 The little horn attacked God's people, God's Son,
38:17 God's sanctuary, God's truth.
38:19 Remember that transition we saw in Daniel chapter 7?
38:23 It was this predatorial beast, but in Daniel chapter 8
38:26 it switches to a ram and a goat, which were clean beasts,
38:31 sanctuary beasts.
38:32 Immediately the mind is drawn to this sanctuary.
38:35 You have in Daniel chapter 8, verse 14: "And he said to me
38:42 for 2300 days then the sanctuary will be cleansed."
38:48 Daniel basically wanted to know how long is this garbage
38:52 going to go on, this little horn making war
38:54 against God's people, God's Son,
38:55 God's sanctuary, God's truth.
38:57 Then he overhears two angels talking and one says:
38:59 "How long" and the other says "2300 days, then the sanctuary
39:03 will be cleansed." Now you know what it means
39:05 "the sanctuary will be cleansed".
39:06 The final judgment.
39:07 Verse 15: "Then it happened when I, Daniel, had see the vision
39:12 I was seeking the meaning and suddenly there stood before me
39:14 one having the appearance of a man." This is Gabrielle.
39:17 Verse 16: "And I heard a man's voice between the banks
39:19 of the Ulai, who called and said 'Gabrielle, make this man
39:23 understand the vision.'" Look at that word "understand".
39:27 Verse 17: "So it came near where I stood and when he came
39:31 I was afraid and I fell on my face and he said to me
39:34 'Understand son of man, for your vision refers to the time
39:37 of the end'. The vision refers to when? Time of the end.
39:41 Did Daniel understand the vision? No.
39:43 Gabrielle comes to explain it to him in two times:
39:46 "I want you to understand, I want you to understand."
39:49 He tries to explain but Daniel ends up fainting. Verse 26.
39:55 Gabrielle speaking: "And the vision of the evenings and
39:58 the mornings thus the 2300 days, which was told is true
40:02 therefore seal the vision for it belongs to
40:05 many days in the future." Look at verse 27.
40:07 "And I, Daniel, fainted and I was sick for days, after I arose
40:13 and was about the king's business, I was astonished
40:15 by the vision, but no one understood it."
40:17 Did Daniel understand it? No.
40:20 Here is what happens. Then we transition to Daniel chapter 9.
40:25 At the bottom of the study guide, page 2.
40:28 "Putting the pieces together", Daniel 9,
40:30 in the explanation of the vision. Are we all there?
40:33 In Daniel 9 we find Daniel seeking to understand
40:37 the troubling vision of Daniel 8.
40:40 He seeks the Lord in prayer and supplication.
40:42 Verse 4 to 19 record one of the most powerful
40:45 and beautiful prayers in all over the Bible.
40:47 In the middle of the prayer the angel Gabrielle comes
40:49 to answer Daniel's prayer.
40:51 The answer is found in the form of the angel explaining
40:53 the meaning of the troubling vision of Daniel chapter 8.
40:56 The vision of Daniel had to do with the pompous words
40:58 in the wars of the antichrist, the little horn.
41:02 These words in wars called to session the heavenly court
41:04 for the purpose of judgment and vindication of God's people
41:07 who had been wrongly accused by the Roman church.
41:10 The terrible record of this power is doubly compounded
41:13 by the fact that it carried out all of its persecutions
41:16 and blasphemies in the name of God. Turn the page.
41:23 Here is Daniel. Daniel does not understand the vision
41:29 and he begins to pray. What does he begin to do? Pray.
41:33 "Oh God, I don't understand the vision. I need You"
41:35 to explain it to me." You can see some of that prayer
41:41 beginning in verse one.
41:43 "In the first year of Darius, the son of Ahasuerus,
41:47 of Median descent, who was made king
41:48 over the kingdom of the Chaldeans, in the first year
41:50 of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books
41:52 the number of the years which was revealed
41:54 as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet
41:56 for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem,"
41:59 Jeremiah had said in his scroll that Israel would go
42:02 into captivity, Judah would go into captivity for 70 years.
42:05 Daniel had been into captivity for 70 years at this point
42:08 and so he's seeking, he's doing what you and I should be doing,
42:10 we should study our Bibles, and he says "I understood it."
42:14 Look at verse 3: "So I gave my attention to the Lord God
42:18 to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting,
42:20 sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed
42:23 and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God,
42:26 who keeps His covenant and loving kindness
42:27 for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
42:30 we have sinned, committed iniquity,
42:33 acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside
42:36 from Your commandments and ordinances.
42:38 Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets,
42:41 who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes,
42:42 our fathers and all the people of the land."
42:44 Verse 11: "Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law"
42:51 And the whole prayer goes down through verse 19.
42:53 It's one of the longest and most beautiful prayers
42:55 in all the Bible.
42:56 Daniel is pouring his heart out to God: "God we blew it.
43:00 We know now why you let the Babylonians come and destroy
43:03 our city and take us here into captivity.
43:05 It's because we disobeyed You, we broke Your covenant.
43:08 Oh God, have mercy on us. In Jeremiah you said
43:10 it would only last for 70 years, the 70 years is almost done.
43:12 I'm an old man now, I came here as a boy.
43:16 Please!"
43:17 At the end of that prayer guess who comes back?
43:21 Gabrielle comes back. Look at verse 20.
43:23 "Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin
43:27 and the sin of my people Israel,
43:29 and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God
43:32 in behalf of the holy mountain of my God,
43:34 while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabrielle,
43:37 whom I had seen in the vision previously,
43:39 came to me in my extreme weariness
43:41 about the time of the evening offering."
43:43 Verse 22 and notice the first thing that Gabrielle says:
43:48 "O Daniel, I have now come forth
43:50 to give you insight with understanding." Exactly!
43:55 That's what we'd expect.
43:56 Because we end Daniel. Does he understand?
43:59 No, he doesn't understand but does he want to understand?
44:01 He is pouring his heart out to God and Gabrielle shows up
44:04 and the first thing he says is:
44:05 "I've come to help you understand."
44:08 Understand what? The vision that he had just seen
44:12 of these 2300 long years. A day in the Bible prophecy is a year.
44:16 Gabrielle comes and says: "I'm going to help you to get it
44:19 and don't faint this time."
44:21 You're still there in your study guide.
44:26 Can you keep up with me?
44:29 We're on page 3. You're doing a great job.
44:31 Take a breath. Here we go.
44:33 Top of page 3. You're getting it, I can tell that.
44:37 It is imperative to remember that a day
44:40 in end time Bible prophecy represents a year
44:43 of actual literal time.
44:44 Not only are beasts, horns, women, water symbolic,
44:48 so is time in time prophecy.
44:50 As we learned last lesson the vision of Daniel 8,
44:52 the 2300 days extends all the way down to the distant future,
44:56 according to the NIV Version Daniel 8,26.
44:59 As the angel returned to explain the 2300 days vision
45:02 he begins by telling Daniel of another time period.
45:06 This period would last 70 prophetic weeks
45:11 or 490 prophetic days.
45:14 70 prophetic weeks or 490 prophetic days.
45:19 How did we get 490? 70 times 7. So far so good.
45:24 You're getting it.
45:26 According to the angel Gabrielle this was a time period
45:28 specifically eluded to the Jewish nation.
45:32 Let's go back to the Bible.
45:34 I want you to see this. Verse 23, Daniel 9,23.
45:38 We're going to get this by the grace of God.
45:41 "As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given,
45:45 which I have come to tell you,"
45:47 Gabrielle speaking to Daniel,
45:49 for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message
45:52 and understand the vision." Two time he says it.
45:55 "Understand it, understand it. I really want you to."
45:58 Here is the explanation, verse 24.
46:01 First words out of Gabrielle's mouth
46:02 when it comes to the actual explanation. Verse 24.
46:06 "Seventy weeks are determined for your people
46:10 and your holy city." How many weeks?
46:13 70, are determined for who? your people and your holy city."
46:18 Who's Daniel people? Israel.
46:21 Wasn't he crying out and saying "Oh, Israel has sinned."
46:24 Gabrielle shows up and says:
46:25 "Seventy weeks are for your people and your city."
46:29 What city would that be? Jerusalem.
46:32 Let's go to our guide.
46:34 The angel Gabrielle returns, he begins by telling Daniel
46:37 of another time period, a period of 70 prophetic weeks.
46:40 This time period is the key to understanding the 2300 days.
46:44 You say "How do you know that?"
46:46 It's a piece of cake.
46:49 he's asking for understanding, Gabrielle comes back and says
46:52 "I'm going to help you to understand. Sit down Daniel,
46:54 put your schoolboys cap on, I'm going to help you understand
46:57 this vision." And the first thing he says is:
46:58 "Seventy weeks of this are for your people." So far so good?
47:02 Pretty simple really.
47:03 "Seventy weeks are determined for your people."
47:05 There is a list of 6 things here,
47:07 you can write them all down later. There're all in verse 24.
47:09 Everyone of these comes from verse 24.
47:11 It says: "Seventy weeks are determined for your people"
47:15 I'll come right back to that slide.
47:17 You've got 6 things needed to be accomplished
47:19 during these 70 weeks and there're all in verse 24.
47:22 Seventy weeks are determined for your people, number one:
47:25 to finish the transgression, number 2: to make an end sins,
47:27 number 3: to make reconciliation for iniquity,
47:29 number 4: to bring in everlasting righteousness,
47:32 number 5: to seal up the vision and prophecy,
47:34 number 6: to anoint the Most Holy.
47:36 All of them right there you can write them in.
47:39 Everyone of them comes from verse 24.
47:41 So far, does the vision make sense?
47:44 Gabrielle basically shows up, says:
47:45 "I've come to explain the 2300 days. Seventy weeks are cut off
47:50 for your people."
47:51 Seventy weeks are cut off for the Jews,
47:53 in which period of time 6 things have to happen.
47:57 How many things?
47:59 By the way, you know for a fact that a day in Bible prophecy
48:02 equals a year.
48:04 Because 70 weeks would be
48:06 not even a year and a half in real time.
48:10 52 days in a year? So 70 weeks is a year and a half.
48:14 Can all of that happen in a year and a half? No.
48:16 In fact will see that in just a moment.
48:18 The prophecy itself demands that we're talking a day for a year.
48:23 A day for a what? A year.
48:25 From Daniel's perspective, he's already been in captivity
48:28 for almost 70 years.
48:29 If Gabrielle shows up and says "Ohoo, only 70 weeks to go!"
48:34 This would have been cause for celebration not for concern.
48:37 He says "Seventy weeks are cut off for your people."
48:40 Seventy weeks for Jews, 6 things to accomplish.
48:43 If this makes sense I want you to say "Amen".
48:46 We're still there in our study guide.
48:48 Judgment fall in 70 AD when Jerusalem
48:52 was sack by the Roman army.
48:54 Verse 25 gives us a starting point for these time prophecies.
48:58 Let's go back to the slide.
49:00 This is what we know so far.
49:01 The 70 weeks are 490 years and he says 70 weeks or 490 years
49:06 was the time eluded for the Jewish nation.
49:09 That's what we know so far.
49:10 Any questions? That's pretty simple.
49:13 Look at verse 25.
49:16 "Know therefore..." What's the word? "Understand".
49:20 That word comes up again and again in Daniel 8 and 9.
49:23 "Know therefore and understand that from the going forth
49:27 to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Messiah",
49:36 who's Messiah the Prince? Jesus Christ.
49:38 The word "Meshia", "Messiah" and "Hristos" are the same words,
49:43 they mean "anointed".
49:45 From the going forth of the command,
49:48 the restoration of Jerusalem, to the Anointed Prince will be
49:54 "seven weeks and sixty two weeks.
49:57 The street shall be built again and the wall,
50:00 even in troublesome times."
50:02 Sixty-two plus seven is what? Sixty-nine.
50:07 Basically here is what he says:
50:09 "Seventy weeks are cut off for your people."
50:10 Then he gives us a starting point.
50:12 From the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, to the time
50:18 of the Messiah is 69 weeks. If that makes sense say "Amen".
50:22 Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed at this point
50:26 and what's going to happen is that Babylon is going to become
50:29 Medopersia, and the you can go read about it in Ezra,
50:33 what would happen is that God moved upon the heart
50:39 of the king there in Persia to let the Jews go back
50:43 to their home land and rebuild the temple.
50:46 Isn't that powerful?
50:47 He says from the going forth, when that decree came
50:50 and it came from a man named Artaxerxes.
50:52 You can read all about it in Ezra chapter 7.
50:55 You say "Is his name Artaxerxes?". It really is.
50:59 Artaxerxes issues a decree and he basically says to the Jews:
51:04 "Get out of here. Go on. I'm letting you go.
51:06 Go back and rebuild your temple, go back and rebuild your land.
51:10 Go! You're out of here. And if you need anything
51:13 you can pay for it out of my treasury."
51:15 Powerful! God moved the heart of that pagan king.
51:19 He said "Get out."
51:20 The children of Israel began to go and rebuild their city,
51:25 rebuild their temple, and when that decree went forward
51:29 it was in 475 BC.
51:31 It was the seventh year of Artaxerxes.
51:35 Artaxerxes came to power in 464, and in 475 he says "Go".
51:42 It says that day is 475 BC.
51:50 Gabrielle explains after 69 weeks or 483 literal years.
51:55 Do the math, is very simple.
51:57 490 years is 70 weeks. How many weeks?
52:02 If we're talking about 69 weeks we would subtract 7 years.
52:08 Which we be what? 483.
52:09 He says "Hey, 70 are cut off for the Jews, and from the time
52:14 that decree happens, until the Messiah, is 69 weeks.
52:19 So far so good? It's pretty simple.
52:22 Let's put in on the board so you can see it.
52:26 475, you move forward, 483 years,
52:30 that brings you to exactly 27 AD.
52:37 Brings you to what? 27 AD.
52:43 What happened in 27 AD?
52:46 Jesus of Nazareth was baptized.
52:51 He was baptized.
52:53 You can read it in Luke chapter 3, it says in your study guide.
52:56 Luke was a fantastic historian, he said that this happened
53:01 in the 50th years of the rein of Tiberius Caesar.
53:05 He began to rule in 12 AD, you move 15 years that brings you
53:12 to 27 AD.
53:14 Jesus was baptized in 27 AD.
53:17 Jesus was what? Baptized in 27 AD.
53:20 He was anointed, according to Peter in Acts chapter 10,
53:23 He was anointed by the Holy Spirit.
53:27 Remember the Holy Spirit descended upon Him?
53:30 He heard that voice saying "This is My beloved Son
53:33 in whom I'm well pleased."
53:37 I want you to think about that.
53:40 This is so powerful!
53:43 Gabrielle comes to explain the vision and he says:
53:45 "Seventy weeks are cut off for your people." O.K
53:51 From the going forth of the command to restore
53:53 and rebuild Jerusalem, Daniel is saying "Yes, got it."
53:56 "Daniel, for 483 days or prophetic days literal years,
54:02 then the Messiah will come. The one you're looking for."
54:06 The one we are all looking for. He's going to come.
54:10 And sure enough, right on time.
54:13 In the fall of 27 AD a man named Jesus of Nazareth
54:19 walked away from His father's carpenters bench
54:24 and He walked down to the river Jordan.
54:28 John saw Him.
54:32 He said: "Look, it's the Lamb of God
54:38 who takes away the sin of the world."
54:42 I imagine everybody...
54:44 Here comes Jesus of Nazareth, walks down into that water,
54:49 speaks to His elder cousin John, John was His cousin,
54:53 6 months older, He says: "John, I need you to baptize Me.
54:59 Right now." John says: "You've got to be kidding.
55:03 I have need to be baptized by You."
55:06 "Suffereth this for now, thus it becometh us to fulfill
55:10 all righteousness."
55:12 The Bible says put Him down in that water,
55:16 baptized Him. And the Bible says as He was coming up
55:19 a voice from heaven "Behold my beloved, this is My beloved Son
55:25 in whom I am well pleased."
55:30 The Holy Spirit came upon Him.
55:32 In Acts chapter 3 Peters says He was anointed
55:34 by the Holy Spirit.
55:35 Whenever you anoint something with oil
55:38 that symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
55:41 The oil is the Holy Spirit.
55:42 When I go to anoint people I anoint them with olive oil.
55:46 Jesus was anointed with the real deal.
55:48 The Holy Spirit comes upon Him.
55:51 I want you to look at Daniel chapter 9 as we close this.
55:56 Verse 24, "Seventy weeks were determined for your people
55:59 and for your holy city to finish the transgression,
56:01 to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for inequity,
56:04 to bring an everlasting righteousness,
56:05 to seal up the vision and the prophecy,
56:07 to anoint the most holy. Know therefore and understand Daniel
56:10 that from the going forth of the command and the restore
56:12 and build of Jerusalem, 475, until Messiah comes,
56:16 the Anointed Prince, there will be sixty-nine weeks,
56:19 seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. The street will be built again
56:23 and the wall, even in troublesome times."
56:26 How did Jesus know when to leave His carpenter's bench?
56:31 How did He know?
56:33 I'll tell you how He knew.
56:35 He knew the book of Daniel.
56:39 When Jesus is baptized in Mark chapter 1 do you know what
56:44 He said? The time is fulfilled.
56:48 Mark chapter 1, verses 15 and 16.
56:50 Jesus is baptized, He said "The time is fulfilled".
56:53 What time?
56:54 How did He know that it was time to stop sawing and go down
57:00 and be baptized?
57:01 How did John know that it was time
57:02 to start preaching in the wilderness of Judea?
57:04 They knew this prophecy.
57:06 There was a set out of time the Messiah will come.
57:11 That's just the beginning of this prophecy.
57:14 It's what? The beginning.
57:16 Sometimes people say to me "How do you know Jesus is the guy?"
57:22 One of the ways I know is because He perfectly fulfilled
57:27 this prophecy of the Messiah.
57:30 It was given 500 years before His time.
57:35 Baptized, anointed by the Holy Ghost,
57:40 that gets us through the first 69 weeks of this prophecy.
57:45 Do you see that everyone?
57:46 That's the first 69 weeks, it gets us to 27 AD.
57:49 We still have another week.
57:53 What happens then?
57:55 We'll see you tomorrow night.


Revised 2014-12-17