Part I – Sacrifice
There are various versions in Christendom over the significance of what happened at the cross. The discrepancies of understanding regarding the theology of the cross are prevalent. Is there a biblical key that will unlock the mystery of the cross? Part I in this series examines these questions and lays the foundation for the underlying significance of the cross.
Part II – It Is Finished
Before Jesus died, He said the words, “It is finished”. This marked an important moment in the plan of salvation. Satan was defeated. Salvation was assured. Jesus had paid the penalty for sin. Yet, we are 2,000 years after the cross. What is Christ has been doing since the cross? The answer lies in the sanctuary. The sanctuary provides the map for our understanding where Christ is in the plan of salvation.
Part III – High Priest
Paul says that Jesus is our High Priest in heaven. The sanctuary helps us to understand what Christ’s function is as our High Priest. On the cross, Jesus earned the right to forgive us for our sins. As our High Priest, Jesus applies the benefits of that sacrifice to our account when we accept and believe. In this study, we will see the function of Jesus as our High Priest in heaven.
Part IV – Atonement
During the daily service of the sanctuary, the person brought a lamb and confessed over the animal his/her sins. Then the lamb was slain and the blood was taken by the priest and recorded on the horns of the altar in the sanctuary. Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, fell on the 10th day of the 7th month of the Jewish Calendar. It was a day when the sanctuary was cleansed of the record of the sins of Israel. In our study, we will explore the significance of the Day Atonement as it relates to the work of Jesus, Our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary.
Part V – Impossible to Keep
The Bible says in Revelation 14:7 that there was war in heaven. Lucifer, who became Satan, launched an insurrection against the government of God. The arguments were so compelling that one third of the angels joined in the rebellion against God. Satan claimed that God’s law was impossible to keep. How does God respond to the arguments of Satan? The answer is found in the sanctuary. In this final installment of our 5 part series, we will see how God responds to Satan’s claims.