|Reverend LC Muzembi|
Christ, is our High Priest, in heaven next to God himself, there accomplishing the service of God.
He ministers in the temple in heaven, and not on earth, but in the true tabernacle, the true place of worship. A true church is that which the Lord himself pitched, not that built by some men.
Christ is a minister of the sanctuary, of the true tabernacle, and is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices according to the will of God, "...he obtained a more excellent ministry... is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" Hebrews 8:6.
Hebrews 8:13 says, "In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." You don’t need the old to receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
"He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance" Hebrews 9:15. This time the promise is eternal inheritance and is made upon better sacrifices and better promises.
"It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.....it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation" Hebrews 9:23-24,27-28.
Christ, by his own blood, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purges our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old..." Hebrews 8:12-13.
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