Sermon: Journey Through the Sanctuary

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Journey Through the Sanctuary
by Edwin M. Cotto

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INTRO: Illustration: Biggest house in the world!

BODY: God has a house in heaven. Read Hebrews 9:1-9. Verse 9: “it was symbolic…”

  1. This sanctuary/tabernacle was a model of the one in heaven. See: Hebrews 8:1-2.
  2. The purpose of the Sanctuary was:
    (1) For God to dwell among them (Exodus 25:8) and  (2) For God to reveal his plans (Psalm 77:13).

LET’S NOW WALK THROUGH THE SANCTUARY TOGETHER::

ENTER THE COURTYARD:

SECTION 1: THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE

1) Represents Jesus (John 1:29)
2) The gate represents Jesus as well (John 10:7)

SECTION 2: THE LAVER

1) Water can represent various things, among them: Baptism 
2) Water can also represent the Holy Spirit: Pentecost – Acts 2:16-17, compared to Joel 2:23, 28.

ENTER THE HOLY PLACE:

SECTION 3: TABLE OF SHEWBREAD

1) Bread can represent various things: Jesus (John 6:25) The Bible (Jeremiah 15:16, Deuteronomy. 8:3)

SECTION 4: THE CANDLESTICKS

1) Can represent God’s people (Matthew 5:14) the Church (Revelation 1:20)
2) The oil represents the Holy Spirit (1 Samuel 16:13)
3) Jesus is the light (John 8:12)

SECTION 5: THE ALTAR OF INCENSE

1) Incense represents Prayer (Psalm 141:2, Rev. 8:3-4). The Veil represents the body of Christ (Hebrews 10:19-20)

ENTER THE MOST HOLY PLACE

SECTION 6: THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

1) Perfection, Cleansing, Purification – “The law of the Lord is perfect.” (Psalm 19:7)
2) Mercy (Seat) mingled with Law (Ark) – Horns represent Mercy as well (1 Kings 2:28-29)
3) Father (Rom. 7:12), Son (John 6:51), Holy Spirit (Num. 17:8, Gal. 5:22)

CONCLUSION: From an aerial view, the whole structure looks like a cross!

  1. You are walking through the Sanctuary
  2. Jesus walked from the Sanctuary also
  3. Jesus started from the Most Holy Place to the Courtyard
  4. Jesus grabs your hand through the ANCHOR (Hebrews 6:19-20) and walks you through to the Most Holy Place.

RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH – The only way to overcome your sins is by allowing Jesus to “order your steps” – SEE: Psalm 119:133.

APPEAL!

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About The Author

Edwin Cotto

With years of experience in evangelism and youth directing, Edwin has worked with various ministries including Our Higher Calling and Spanish ministry El Ministerio Internacional Jesús es la Solución where he had the opportunity to travel conducting evangelistic meetings. Edwin has also appeared on 3ABN, worked as the main apologist at the Adventist Defense League, and is trained and certified with the Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism. He is also a Bible Worker for the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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