4-23-17, Serving in Seventeen, Eyes Wide Open #22, The Essence of Prayer and Purification
Hebrews 9:6-14, Lev. 16:11-14
a. Christ is our Light! (John 8:12)
b. Christ is our Bread of Life! (John 6:35)
2. The Golden Alter was:
a. Outside of the Holy of Holies.
b. Used each morning and evening for the burning of incense. (Exodus 30:7-10)
c. On the annual, “Day of Atonement”, the priest used the coals of the Golden alter to burn incense within the veil of the Holy of Holies. (Isaiah 6:6) (Mark 15:37-38)
d. On the “Mercy Seat”/”Throne of God”. (Lev. 16:12-14)
e. Cherubim- plural for Cherub. (Psalm 80:1,99:1)
3. The Golden alter is symbolic of: (Exodus 30:1-10)
a. David suggests that this is a picture of prayers ascending to heaven (Psalm 141:2)
b. A reminder of our great intercessor, Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:33-34)
c. Prayer morning and evening?
4. The Alter of Accountability and Purity? (Phil. 4:4-9)
a. Accountable to communicate with our Father daily.
b. Purity is found when we find Jesus! (2 Cor. 3:12-18)
5. Cleansing- (Heb. 9:8-14)
a. Ceremonial- purification of the flesh/temporary
b. Conscience- purification of the conscience/permanent
6. Eyes Wide Open: (2 Cor. 3:16)
a. A LOOK back to the old covenant- (Heb. 9:8)
b. A LOOK now to the new covenant- (Heb. 9:14)
c. A LOOK up to God who purifies us! (Heb. 9:24-28)
Key to Transformation!
Look up while on your knees!
Serving the Lord is a full-time lifestyle!