Series Code: SSOS
Program Code: SSOS190002A
00:25 Welcome, my name is David Shin
00:28 and I want to welcome you and invite you
00:31 in our study of the sanctuary, salvation and our Savior.
00:36 We've been looking at the sanctuary as a model...
00:39 a replica of the heavenly sanctuary above
00:42 and it tells us what Jesus has done...
00:45 is doing...
00:46 and will do.
00:48 In Psalm 77, the Bible indicates
00:51 that Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary.
00:56 In other words, if we want to understand the workings of God
01:00 in the plan of salvation,
01:02 we need to look in the sanctuary and God has illustrated for us
01:07 in kindergarten terms... in picturesque language
01:11 how God will bring us back to Eden.
01:14 It shows us how Eden was lost
01:17 and how God will restore Eden back to us again.
01:21 Now, let's go to our screen here
01:23 and take a look at the bird's eye view
01:26 of the sanctuary.
01:27 This was the sanctuary that was given to Moses by God
01:31 and there are three different compartments in the sanctuary.
01:34 You have the Outer Court,
01:36 you have the Holy Place
01:37 and you have the Most Holy Place.
01:40 In the Courtyard, you have two articles of furniture,
01:44 you have the Altar of Burnt Offering
01:46 and the Laver,
01:47 in the Holy Place you have the Table of Shewbread,
01:50 the Altar of Incense and the Lampstand
01:52 and in the Holy Place, you have the Ark of the Covenant.
01:56 Now, the sanctuary was not a very large structure,
02:00 it was 75 feet wide and a 150 feet long... a rectangle,
02:07 There was no floor to the sanctuary either.
02:10 It had come all the way down in a sense of a metaphor
02:15 of heaven coming all the way down...
02:17 there was no separation between the Ark of the Covenant
02:19 which had the Shekinah Glory of God
02:21 and the floor... the same terra firma...
02:25 the same ground that the Ark of the Covenant was on
02:29 was the same ground that every Israelite and Jew walked upon
02:33 illustrating that heaven had come all the way down,
02:36 there was no barrier between heaven and earth.
02:40 There was only one way into the sanctuary...
02:44 one door... one access point,
02:46 it was not like as though there were like five access points,
02:50 there was one way...
02:51 illustrating that there was only one way to God.
02:55 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. "
02:59 There were...
03:01 there was this interesting element of the sanctuary
03:05 in that, it was a linen cloth that covered
03:09 the external part of the sanctuary.
03:13 It was not a gate or a bar...
03:16 it was not a fence that was barbed wire,
03:20 it was a linen fence
03:22 and furthermore, the entrance to the sanctuary
03:27 was actually a veil...
03:29 it was not a... a gated fence with a combination lock
03:34 and it was not this gated community with a key-in code
03:38 or you didn't have to pay entrance to get it,
03:41 it was veiled indicating
03:43 that God was inviting His people to come in.
03:46 At the same time, there was a sense of...
03:49 a sense of reverence and awe.
03:52 Another thing that's interesting about the sanctuary
03:56 is that, there were actually three veils into the sanctuary,
04:01 there was the veil into the Courtyard...
04:03 there was the veil into the Holy Place...
04:06 and also a veil into the Most Holy Place
04:09 and this is evidenced by Scripture.
04:11 In Exodus chapter 25 verses 9 through 15,
04:14 there was one way into the sanctuary,
04:16 the way was through veils
04:18 and there were three veils into the sanctuary.
04:23 These veils indicated that God was calling His people
04:27 into the Courtyard...
04:29 and into the Holy Place
04:31 and into the Most Holy Place
04:34 and you can see those references there on the screen.
04:38 Now, I want to go through and cover a few points
04:42 of how the sanctuary
04:44 is actually all about Jesus.
04:46 Many people have asked the question, you know,
04:48 "Why... why is the sanctuary so important?"
04:50 Well, because Jesus is important
04:54 and the entire sanctuary structure
04:57 pointed to Jesus Christ.
04:59 In fact, the sanctuary itself is an embodiment
05:04 of what Jesus came... over 2,000 years ago
05:09 in human form.
05:10 It... it typifies His incarnation
05:14 and as we noted, the sanctuary reveals
05:18 the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
05:21 Jesus did not come in the form of Adam before the fall.
05:26 He came in the physical form of Adam after the fall,
05:32 He came looking just like you and me
05:35 and this divinity... the Shekinah Glory of God
05:39 was veiled in humanity.
05:43 Just like the sanctuary had a veil around it,
05:48 the outer court...
05:49 and then the... the covering of the Holy Place
05:52 and the Most Holy Place,
05:53 there was a linen cloth that shielded
05:56 the Shekinah Glory of God,
05:57 the Bible tells us that Emmanuel...
06:00 God with us... in other words,
06:02 God came all the way down from heaven to earth,
06:06 there was no separation between heaven and earth
06:11 but His divinity was actually clothed in humanity.
06:15 Here it is in Exodus chapter 25 verse 8,
06:18 referring to this idea of the sanctuary,
06:20 "Let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. "
06:26 You can see that the intention of God in the sanctuary...
06:31 the sanctuary motif... the sanctuary idea...
06:33 the intention of God in the Sanctuary,
06:36 was to bring heaven all the way down
06:39 so that God could dwell with Emmanuel...
06:42 as Emmanuel... God with us...
06:44 and when Jesus came... look at the Scriptures...
06:48 because in John chapter 1 and verse 14,
06:50 the Bible tells us, "And the Word was made flesh.. "
06:54 and notice the nuance of the language here,
06:57 "and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory... "
07:03 this is sanctuary language.
07:05 This is almost a direct reference
07:07 to Exodus chapter 25 verse 8 where God said to Moses,
07:11 "Let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. "
07:17 In other words, Jesus is the embodiment of the sanctuary.
07:23 When God told Moses to build the sanctuary,
07:26 He was actually pointing forward to a time
07:28 in which Jesus Christ would come and become the embodiment
07:33 of what the sanctuary motif typified.
07:37 The sanctuary is all about Jesus,
07:40 the entire sanctuary structure pointed to the fact
07:44 that the glory of God would be veiled in humanity.
07:48 This is divine accommodation.
07:51 Divine incarnation... the... the unfathomable concept
07:57 that God would become a human being.
08:01 In the book "The Desire of Ages"
08:04 one of my favorite books
08:05 outlining the life of Jesus Christ, page 23,
08:09 "In these words is announced the fulfillment of the purpose
08:14 that had been hidden from eternal ages.
08:16 Christ was about to visit our world, and to become incarnate.
08:21 He says, "A body Thou hast prepared for me. "
08:26 Had he appeared with the glory that was His with the Father
08:30 before the world was,
08:31 we could not have endured the light of His presence,
08:34 that we might behold it and not be destroyed,
08:38 the manifestation of His glory was shrouded.
08:42 His divinity... " and listen to this part...
08:46 "His divinity was veiled with humanity...
08:50 the invisible glory in the visible human form. "
08:56 Why is the sanctuary important?
08:59 Why is the sanctuary essential for our understanding?
09:02 Because the sanctuary is all about Jesus.
09:06 The entire sanctuary structure in the way that it was formed
09:10 with the veil all the way around,
09:11 no floor underneath,
09:13 pointed forward to the reality that Jesus was to come
09:17 in human form.
09:19 We come to our next point in regards to the sanctuary,
09:23 the sanctuary reveals the plan of salvation
09:26 through Jesus Christ.
09:29 Salvation is made possible only because of Jesus Christ
09:34 and even as though there was only one door...
09:38 one entrance into the sanctuary...
09:40 there were not five entrances.. this was not ten entrances...
09:43 there was one way in
09:45 indicating that there was only one way back to the Father
09:48 and that is through Jesus Christ.
09:51 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life.
09:55 No one comes to the Father except through me. "
10:00 Notice that Jesus did not say, "I am a way... "
10:03 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. "
10:08 When we look at the sanctuary,
10:10 you can see the entrance to the sanctuary
10:15 went through three veils
10:18 and in the book of Hebrews, the Bible tells us
10:20 that the veil is His flesh.
10:25 In other words, the access back to the Father
10:29 is only made possible because of the provision
10:33 and the incarnation of Jesus Christ
10:36 and how He came as a man over 2,000 years ago...
10:41 the door of the sanctuary equals Jesus our access,
10:45 John chapter 10 verse 9 says, "I am the door... "
10:49 the only reason why salvation is possible...
10:53 the only reason why we even have a provision of salvation...
10:57 an access back to Eden is because Jesus is the door.
11:03 We do not have access back to God,
11:06 if it was not for the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
11:11 Jesus is the door so we go through Jesus
11:15 into the sanctuary
11:18 and the provision of salvation is only made possible
11:21 because of Jesus.
11:23 So, we come into the door of the sanctuary
11:27 and the first object of furniture that we come to
11:30 is the Altar of Burnt Offering.
11:32 This is the first thing that you come to
11:34 and I praise the Lord
11:35 that this is not the last thing that you come to
11:37 because this typified the cross
11:40 and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ
11:42 that He made on Calvary on our behalf.
11:44 I'm glad that we don't have to go through
11:46 all these other articles of furniture
11:49 to come to the cross,
11:50 the cross is the first entity that you come to
11:53 in the sanctuary
11:54 and this is where you meet Jesus as our Savior,
11:59 the Altar of Sacrifice indicates that Jesus is our Savior
12:04 and in 1st Peter chapter 2 verse 24,
12:06 "He Himself bore our sins in His body
12:11 on the cross. "
12:12 So, you come into the sanctuary through the door...
12:16 through Jesus Christ
12:17 and you come to the Altar of Burnt Offering
12:20 and this typified the Lamb of God
12:22 who takes away the sins of the world,
12:24 you accept Jesus as your personal Savior,
12:26 at this first article of furniture
12:29 and right there, you can have the assurance
12:32 of eternal life.
12:33 It's not as though you have to go through the entire sanctuary
12:36 to the last step
12:38 to have the assurance of salvation,
12:39 you can have the assurance of salvation
12:41 as soon as you enter through the door
12:44 and accept Jesus as Savior of your life
12:47 and you have that assurance today.
12:50 You can have the assurance that Jesus is your Savior.
12:55 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross.
13:00 We come to Jesus just the way that we are
13:04 to the Altar of Burnt Offering,
13:06 we accept Him as our Savior
13:08 and we can have the assurance of eternal life
13:10 and your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
13:15 This is the beauty of the gospel...
13:17 the beauty of the gospel is that if you were to die today
13:21 after accepting Jesus as your Savior,
13:24 you can know that at the second coming of Christ...
13:27 you will be in the kingdom.
13:30 You see, it's not about how far you go,
13:32 it's about being in the process...
13:35 at the very first step... after you come into the sanctuary,
13:38 you can have the assurance of eternal life
13:41 and of Jesus as your Savior and Lord of your life.
13:44 Now, we're going to take a quick break right now
13:48 but stay with us because when we come back
13:50 we're going to journey through the sanctuary
13:52 and discover how Jesus is typified
13:55 in every article of furniture.