Presentation on theme: "The Doctrines of the Trinity & The Deity of Christ as revealed in John’s prologue."— Presentation transcript:
The Doctrines of the Trinity & The Deity of Christ as revealed in John’s prologue
Sanctuary: Particular location sanctified by God’s presence, revealing His glory. what the unseen God makes visible HEAVEN TABERNACLE INCARNATE WORD CHURCH A sanctuary is that which is sanctified by His presence. For the purpose of revealing His glory.
Exodus 25.8: “And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.” John 1.14: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us… The Two Sanctuaries on Earth
Exodus 25.8: “And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.” Exodus 26.33: “And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies.” The First Sanctuary on Earth Sanctuary, sanctified, and holy have the same Hebrew root.
Exodus 25.21-22: “And you shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I shall give to you. And there I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.” The First Sanctuary on Earth (cont.)
Exodus 29.43 & 45: “And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory. “And I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.” The First Sanctuary on Earth (cont.) (Presence; shekinah – visible presence) A particular location sanctified by God’s presence, revealing His glory.
John 1.14: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory… The Second Sanctuary on Earth Matthew 1.23: “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” sanctuarytabernacled what the unseen God makes visible
Matthew 17.2: And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. Colossians 2.9: For in [Christ] all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form… The Second Sanctuary on Earth (cont.)
Old Sanctuary I AM commanded Israel to build a sanctuary for Him where He will dwell among them I AM became the sanctuary and dwelt among them Ex. 25.8 I AM commanded Israel to build His sanctuary from their offerings The Father offered the Son as the sanctuary of I AM Made from the skins of slain animals I AM became flesh and was slain Moses is commanded to build the sanctuary exactly like the pattern I AM will show him I AM became the sanctuary (the place of God’s glory) who is the pattern from heaven Only the High Priest could enter the presence of God once yearly under the atonement of a blood sacrifice Jesus, our High Priest entered the heavenly sanctuary with his own blood, granting us access Glory of God was manifested as an impersonal theophany In Jesus, John saw His personal glory; we too will see His glory A sacred room The body of Christ Jesus (including its members) The Holy PlaceThe Holy One Ex. 25.3f Ex. 36.14f Ex. 25.9 Ex. 25.22 Lev. 16 Heb. 9.7 Ex. 25.22 Ex. 25.8 Ex. 26.33 Lk. 1.35 Isa. 54.5 Jn. 2.19 Eph. 1.23; 2.22; 5.30 Jn. 1.14 1 Thes. 4.16 Jn. 1.29 Heb. 10.19f Eph. 2.18 Heb. 8.5; 9.23-24 Jn. 1.14 & 29 Jn. 3.16 Col. 2.9 Jn. 1.14 Matt. 1.23 Heb. 8.2 New Sanctuary
Hebrews 8.1-2: …we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary, and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. The Sanctuary in Heaven Hebrews 9.24: For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Hebrews 9.11-12: But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. The Sanctuary in Heaven SANCTUARY
The Church is His Sanctuary Ephesians 2.4-6: But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus… Ephesians 2.20-21: …Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord…
The Church is His Sanctuary (cont.) 1 Corinthians 3.16: Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 2 Corinthians 6.16: (Ex. 29.45) For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
Hebrews 10.19-23: Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful… With Confidence the Faithful Enter His Sanctuary
Sanctuary (hagion) 10 times in the NT Hebrews 9.1-3 Hebrews 9.8 Hebrews 13.11 5 times referring to the earthly sanctuary: 5 times referring to the heavenly sanctuary: Hebrews 8.2 Hebrews 9.12 Hebrews 9.24-25 Hebrews 10.19
What is the sanctuary in the mind of the modern Church? A ROOM Only under the Mosaic Law was the Sanctuary a room.
What TRULY is the sanctuary? Though culturally normative, is it correct to refer to a building as the church? Though culturally normative, is it correct to refer to a room as the Sanctuary? A sanctuary is that which is sanctified by His presence. Buildings are not sanctified, believers are!
What TRULY is the sanctuary? Is one room more holy than another? Can we worship in the fellowship hall? In the woods? Under a house?
LORD, prepare me to be a sanctuary. It means that I am willing to submit to the fashioning hand of God whereby He makes my heart a place sanctified by His presence. What does this prayer mean? This means that everywhere I go, everything I do, every attitude I project, everything I say, every choice I make, I am presenting myself as the dwelling place of God. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6.19
The Final Sanctuary Revelation 21.2-4: And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 22-23: And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.