Raiders of the lost ark. Living in the Holy of Holies John 14:12; 2Co 3:17-18

Class Outline:

Recorder. Lord’s supper


HEB 13:10 We have an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.


/The brazen altar has been replaced with the cross. The altar of the royal priest is the heart that has been transformed by the doctrines surrounding the cross.\






Christ offering Himself without spot or blemish for us

Redemption, Propitiation


Impeccable and qualified. Father is pleased.

Redemption, propitiation, divine good, HS, resurrection.


Outer purity, inner perfection, His best for us willingly

Reconciliation, active learners passive sufferers.


Christ made sin, heaven opened, cross outside the gate

Rebound, cleansing from all -R (unknown sin)


Cursing turned into blessing

Rebound of known sin. No condemnation, EP/EO



/The efficacious work on the cross becomes the basis for all transformation and divine production of the believer. Brazen altar àCross àheart.\


2 Cor 4:6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.


/[slide: Shekinah glory]\


This is the only dispensation where there is no temple, therefore we live in the most unusual of dispensations.


When Moses went up Mt. Sinai to speak with the Lord he would put a veil over his face so that Israel would not see the glory that shown on him as it faded away. There was a veil in front of the Holy of Holies, shutting out heaven until the time of the true sacrifice.


We live in the dispensation of no veil.


2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.


/Liberty is the freedom to execute the plan of God despite being a sinner. For this purpose the Spirit indwells the body of every believer, unique to the Church.\


/GAL 5:1

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. \


2 Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.


/The only veil that exists today is negative volition towards doctrine. \


The filling of the Spirit lifts the veil of negative volition and we behold in the mirror of the word of God, not our own reflection, but the reflection of the Shekinah glory. Hence we are being transformed into his image.


/This dispensation is the only one that does not have a sacred building, and neither does the eternal state. Therefore, our uniqueness gives us the potential to live a resurrection life.\


2 Cor 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels [human spirit, Holy Spirit, BD], that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;


2 Cor 4:8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;


2 Cor 4:9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;


2 Cor 4:10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus [Brazen altar àcross àheart], that the life of Jesus [Holy of Holies] also may be manifested in our body [resurrection life/life beyond dreams].


This includes the doctrines of the cross, soteriology, as well as all doctrines pertaining to the person and work of Christ, as well as all doctrine in completeness since in full they are the mind of Christ.


/Salvation plus the full realm of doctrine manufactures a heart in the believer that produces divine good becoming a place of sacrifice and worship to God; the altar of the royal priest. \


The OSN is humanities altar. Do not confuse it morality. There is nothing wrong with morality as long as the believer doesn’t think that morality is spirituality.


The human good produced by the OSN is the altar of humanity that seeks to replace God’s altar, the cross.


The OSN has been crucified through the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross giving us the opportunity to work the works of Him.


/[slide: Tabernacle layout]\


James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.


James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;


James 1:24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.


James 1:25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.


James 2:14 What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him?


James 2:15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,


James 2:16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?


James 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.


James 2:18 But someone may well say, "You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."


James 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.


James 2:20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?


James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?


James 2:22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;


James 2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.


James 2:24 You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone.


James 2:25 And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?


James 2:26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


Do not let this run over into legalism or some form or religion. If your heart is full of doctrine and you are filled with the Spirit, the divine good works will flow. You will love the opportunity to accomplish them through the power of God and they will not be burdensome, but quite the opposite. And you don’t have to go looking for them. God has predetermined them. Remain in the plan of God and you’re going to walk right, smack into them.


/EPH 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. \


/[slide: tabernacle layout]\


Enter the door - birth. Pass by the brazen altar - believe in Christ as you personal Savior. Pass by the brazen laver - rebound. Enter the Holy place - execute the plan of God for your life.


/[slide: Holy place]\


/[slide: table of showbread]\


Table of showbread: Wood overlaid with gold. 12 loaves of bread [12 tribes and 12 apostles = unity of the body of Christ] of fine flour [impeccability] and no leaven [virgin birth]. Molding around the top so that the bread would not fall off - nothing can quench the power of doctrine. Shewbread = bread of the face or bread of the presence - only doctrine reveals the person of God. Baked with fire from the brazen altar - there would be no doctrine without the efficacious work of Christ. Only the priest could eat and only after he was cleaned at the laver - only Spirit filled believers can metabolize doctrine.


/[slide: golden lampstand]\


Golden lampstand: hammered from one talent of pure gold with six branches lower than the central branch for seven in all - perfection of Christ. One piece - union with Christ and unity of the RFOG. Each bowl filled with oil - God the Holy Spirit. Burned constantly - eternal security. Wicks were trimmed and placed in a golden snuff box - divine good stored up forever. It was the only light in the tabernacle which walls were made of wood overlaid with gold and the ceiling was linen with blue, scarlet, and purple, embroidered with cherubs. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Without Him we see nothing. The lampstand represents occupation with the person of Christ.


/[slide: altar of incense]\


Altar of Incense: wood overlaid with gold [hypostatic union] with a molding all around that looked like a crown - JC victorious seated at the right hand of God. Coals brought in from brazen altar - work of Christ. Incense spoke of propitiation as well as the intercessory ministry of Christ and all of our personal prayers that go through Him.


All together these items encompass the plan of God for your life. Since you are in union with the High Priest, you are qualified through Him to enter and execute. There is no longer any veil hiding the Holy of Holies, so all throughout your spiritual life you get glimpses of what you are in position and what you will be for all eternity. After enough spiritual growth and breaking the barrier to maturity, you no longer glimpse, you live it.


/[slide: Holy of Holies]\


Contained Aaron’s rod, the tablets of the law, and a pot of manna. Two cherubs representing the +R and +J of God looking down at the mercy seat on which the blood of the lamb or bullock was sprinkled.


The ark was also used in battle [Jericho], it went out in front when Israel was commanded to move, and it held back the waters of the Jordan when Israel crossed over into the Promised Land. All of this speaks of the victory of spiritual maturity.


HEB 13:10 We have an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.


HEB 13:11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.


HEB 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.


HEB 13:13 Hence, let us go out to Him outside the camp [separation from the cosmos diabolicus], bearing His reproach.


HEB 13:14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.


HEB 13:15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.


HEB 13:16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.


HEB 13:17 Obey your leaders [PT], and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.


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This is somewhat oversimplified, but it does make the idea clear enough to motivate positive volition. Every opportunity, every day can be viewed as an open door for the positive believer and so there are many, many doors, but they all must fall necessarily under these categories.


Negative volition closes doors so that secondary and personnel assets are never seen or realized. However, never forget that if you are still alive, there is always a chance to reverse NV to PV.


So the primary assets must be exploited if the secondary and personnel assets are to be enjoyed and therefore used to glorify God.


The function of your assets amounts to spectacular spiritual and certain material blessings that fill capacities in the heart to which subsequently happiness is produced.


Remember, as we presented last week, blessing and happiness go together for the positive believer who has gained capacity for God’s highest and best.


Capacity comes from personal love for God. All things work together for good to those who love God.


The CWL is to be enjoyed. It was never designed to be a burden.


For example: Israel was cursed by the Lord, not because they weren’t performing the rituals and sacrifices commanded by God, but because they lacked the power that comes from faith in His word to enjoy them.


/Deut 28:47

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;\


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COL 1:25 Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,


COL 1:26that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints,


COL 1:27to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


/ROM 16:25

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, \



We may summarize the teaching as to the course of the age by saying: (1) there will be a sowing of the Word throughout the age, which (2) will be imitated by a false counter sowing; (3) the kingdom will assume huge outer proportions, but (4) be marked by inner doctrinal corruption; yet, the Lord will gain for Himself (5) a peculiar treasure from among Israel, and (6) from the church; (7) the age will end in judgment with the unrighteous excluded from the kingdom to be inaugurated and the righteous taken in to enjoy the blessing of Messiah’s reign.