Come Follow Me LDS- Hebrews 7-13, Chaps 9-10, New Testament

'Last Will & Day of Atonement'

-  The shedding of Christ's blood effectuates the the 'Last Will & Testament' of God.

-  The ancient Day of Atonement was all about Christ and His sacrifice

-  Sitting on the throne of God at His 'right hand'

- Placing the adversary under our feet as the 'Footstool'



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then in Chapter nine we get a

description of the function of the

temple under the ironic law primarily

and the author goes through and talks

about how there were different things

the candlestick the Ark of the Covenant

the Veil the censor the shewbread the

table and those things that were inside

of the Ark the manna and Aaron's rod

and the tablets of the law all things

that are probably representative

actually of the ironic priesthood

sitting inside there and it says here

then in verse five and over at the

cherubims over the Ark of the

Covenant of glory shadowing the mercy

seat that is where the Ark of the

Covenant eventually at first especially

the tabernacle was the throne and it

would have been looking somewhat like a

throne we think of just this rectangular

thing that's not really right I don't

think in some way you had either from

two other tall cherubim on the sides or

that or the two cherubim with thee that

are bowing down with their wings you had

some a formation of a throne and so the

top of the Ark of the Covenant would

have been where God would sit or Jehovah

would sit that is and so that's why it's

called a mercy seat mercy by the way

again means basically atonement and

grace so it all has to do with the Son

of God it all has to do with Jesus

Christ but he says here just like we do

in our temple he says of which we cannot

now speak particularly

so he's given us some generalizations

about certain things but getting into

the Holy of Holies here at least he's

not going to talk specifically about

these things

he feels constrained because it's too


to go into some of these specifics then

he talks about how the priest would be

able to go through the temple but only

the high priest once a year with the day

of atonement could go into the Holy of

Holies through the veil there and he

would go in and on the on the Ark of the

Covenant he would put out the blood of

the Bullock end and the goat and he's

cleansing everything the Holy of Holies

other parts of the temple he cleanses he

cleanses himself and his family from

there errors and sins and rule and he

he's cleansing the people and he's

cleansing the land and this was done

every year and the author of Hebrews is

here saying this doesn't need to be done

anymore because the actual thing that

does this Christ's sacrifice has been

completed and where this thing in the

past has been a shadow of that something

that looks forward to the actual event

it no longer needs to be done and that

has to do with all of the sacrifices

remember that the Irani stood the

Levitical priesthood is the preparatory

priesthood has nothing to do with young

men who will eventually receive the

Melchizedek priesthood it has to do with

all of us going through a certain

process preparing ourselves through what

pertains the Aaronic priesthood

repentance and obedience to the

commandments that's the Aaronic

priesthood it's the preparatory

priesthood for all of us to look forward

to the time where we actually can become

members of the church and receive the

Melchizedek ordinance of the Holy Ghost

where we have a representation of Christ

and something coming down from God right

that's the Holy Ghost something that

comes down from God once we've reached

up to him first and we get this illusion

to just Aaronic priesthood functions in

the temple here in verse 10 it says

which stood only in meats and drinks and

divers washings like baptism and carnal

ordinances we say carnal we usually just

think that use the word carnal as

something evil

right that's not what they how they use

it can be they mean carnal without

the spirit so inanimate or temporal

that's the Aaronic priesthood carnal

ordinances imposed on them like

Commandments a law until the time of

reformation which is the time of

Christ's coming in with the monk ascetic

priesthood and here the author confirms

what I'm saying here he says but Christ

being come and high priest of good

things to come

good tidings the gospel by a greater and

more perfect Tabernacle think of the

temple not made with hands that is to

say not of this building so it's not

made by men it doesn't come from there

it comes from God neither by the blood

of goats and calves those are the things

that are sacrificed on the Day of

Atonement but by his own blood he

entered in once into the holy place or

the Holy of Holies having obtained

eternal redemption for us so that always

did look forward to the sacrifice of

Christ and through his sacrifice now

that it's done it made an end of

sacrifice because now we're not looking

forward to it now we need to remember it

just like we get in the sacrament

prayers and then in verse 15 we get a

deeper explanation of the plan of

salvation it says here and for this

cause he is the mediator of the New

Testament or the New Covenant the

Melchizedek covenant the covenant of grace

and of peace that by means of death his

death for the redemption of the

transgressions that were under the first

Testament or the first covenant the law

the law of Moses or any law of God right

so here we are we're all held under the

law of justice and none of us can return

to him and none of us can be made

perfect we cannot enter into the holy of

holies through the veil ever because of

justice except that the New Covenant the

New Testament Jesus Christ gives us the

ability to do

all of us to do that they which are

called might receive the promise of

eternal inheritance that's what the

story of Abraham is all about that's the

Abrahamic covenant the Melchizedek

Priesthood and the grace of God then we

go into a legal explanation here which

is pretty interesting that they bring

this into this theological discussion

here but he says in 16 for there for

where a testament is there must also of

necessity be the death of the testator

in other words he's talking about a will

right think of a will you have to have

somebody die the owner the possessor

of us of an estate has to die before

that will goes into effect and so that's

what happened that's part of why Christ

may not have lived much longer he had to

for Peter and everybody else to start

going through and saying okay this is

all the Covenant is fulfilled Christ had

to die and in verse 17 for a Testament

is a force after men are dead otherwise

it is of no strength at all while the

testator liveth so again if we think of

ourselves as receiving an inheritance

that we are co-heirs with Christ he had

to die in order for us to be able to

receive or participate in that will in

that estate plan and then the author

goes further into back into the day of

atonement ordinance and he says you know

everything had to have blood on it it's

a representation of actually the law

being able to go into effect there has

to be death by someone the calves are

the Bulls and the goats represented

that right so this could be put into

effect the Covenant for another year at

the Day of Atonement could be put into

the effect from that sacrifice and it's

all cleansed because of that blood so if

you were someone who had debts let's say

financially and were not made right

financially at all but then you are heir

from somebody's death your parent

or somebody else and you now have this

inheritance you are now made whole so

that's what that blood basically

represents that's what the wine or water

represents in the sacrament and so to be

able to make be made whole there is a

spilling of blood and ultimately it's

the spilling of Christ's blood which is

why it's important in the Gospels I want

to say Luke I'm not I can't remember but

one of the Gospels says that he bled

from every pore that's why they say that

because you have to understand that that

blood is what purifies everything that

blood is what allows you to have your

inheritance 22:00 and almost all things

are by the law purged with blood and

without shedding of blood is no

remission so you can't be made whole

from your debts your spiritual debts and

made an inheritance and an inheritor of

spiritual things and eternal life

without the shedding of blood and so we

can get this idea of the day of

atonement where eventually the high

priest is going to end up in the blood

the blood is shed everything is purified

and eventually the high priest ends up

in the Holy of Holies itself well a

different tabernacle so to speak in

other words the tavern the

tabernacle or the temple is built on a

pattern of this vision and it's built on

a pattern of heaven and earth and so we

can see this pattern going through just

like with the high priest and the day of

atonement of the Holy Week of Easter

with the Savior and as he passes through

these things we see the hyssop the

vinegar that's offered to him on the

cross we get the robe

we have the shedding of blood both in

Gethsemane and on the cross we have his


we have his burial in side of a tomb

that is a lot like the mercy seat where

when the women came in they saw angels

on either side of where he would have

been laying just like the cherubim and

then Mary outside of the tomb

sees Christ and he says I cannot touch

you or you cannot touch me right now

right because he hasn't gone through

everything he still is yet to go fully

through to the Holy of Holies and

where's the Holy of Holies that said

well it's heaven it's his home it's

going back to where he came from and so

the true Tabernacle right the true

tabernacle would be going through this

process here on earth and returning in

exaltation to our Heavenly Father that

would be the Holy of Holies and in 24 we

get an idea of this here it says 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 as our mediator which is

exactly what the high priest in the day

of atonement was doing acting as a

mediator between God and the people and

then in verse 10 the author continues to

go through and talk about the

differences about sacrifices that we

don't no longer need those sacrifices

that we've been doing for centuries

because we're no longer looking forward

to the atonement the great sacrifice has

been done and he explains this in 11

here he says in every priest and at the

daily ministering and offering

oftentimes the same sacrifices which can

never take away sins right it's part of

the lower of the law the lower law these

cannot take away any sins there's no

remission of those sins justice holds

strong in the lower law but in 12 but

this man after he had offered one

sacrifice for sins forever

it's himself sat down on the right hand

of God or sitting down at the right hand

of God in my mind what I think of there

again going to temple imagery and

understanding especially Solomon's

Temple I think what we're saying here is

you're sitting down next to God on the

throne it's not just a matter I you know

we hear about the right hand you know

and how that means covenant which is

true you take someone by the right hand

and it has

to do a fellowship and covenant and

things like that but sitting at the

right hand of God that statement has

more to do than anything I believe with

being on the throne with him you're

sitting down with him on his throne you

are put into that type into that form as

a son or daughter of God and I mean that

by not just against spiritual son or

daughter of God but as a title and I

think we can see this here or this I

this imagery of the throne with the very

next verse in 13 from henceforth

expecting till his enemies be made his

footstool again if you're up on the

throne later the Ark of the Covenant was

made the footstool separate throne your

feet are put down on to the Ark of the

Covenant or on to the footstool that

means that you have conquered your

enemies or better stated perhaps for us


it would mean that you have conquered

the adversary and you would have

conquered the lower law of the carnal

law and you have accepted Christ and his

promise and now you sit at the right

hand of God on his throne with him with

your feet on the footstool as well your

feet over the adversary and things that

are gonna pull you down and he talks

about that new covenant again that is

being brought because of the sacrifice

of Jesus Christ he says this is the

Covenant that I will make with them

after those days saith the Lord I will

put my laws into their hearts again soft

heart to be able to have it engraved in

US and in their minds will I write them

I think it's important to remember that

the teachings of Jesus Christ as he's

trying to break away and overcome just

the law the law of Moses and the law of

justice in his teachings what does he

teach about where he says okay it's not

enough to just not commit adultery but

even if you're thinking about it so

that's the same thing here he's putting

his law into our mind into her heart

it's not just some external thing some

physical thing it's about us and about

who we're becoming

right it's about internalizing these

things and making them spiritual it is

the principle of it is the form of it

that is a part of the New Covenant the

New Testament and then in nineteen he

says be bold because of this promise and

about what we've been given from the

Savior he says having therefore brethren

boldness to enter into the holiest by

the blood of Jesus right so let's just

like the high priest would enter in

there and had the blood of what

represented the blood of Jesus we can

enter in now into the Holy of Holies be

made perfect and received the promise

and sit on the throne of God because of

the act of Jesus Christ and in twenty by

a new and living way which he hath

consecrated for us through the veil that

is to say his flesh right so in other

words we talked in the last episode for

example about when Jesus dies the veil

of the temple is rent at the Holy of

Holies he opens up the door he opens up

the way he is the way and he opens up

the way for us to receive the promise

and go into the Holy of Holies we also

here know about the this his side being

pierced with a spear well that's the

veil that's what that represents and so

we can finally because of Christ we can

take care of all the things outside of

the veil but because of Christ we can

now pass through the veil and receive

the promise and the oath and the

coronation and be heirs of all things

co-heirs with Christ and using that

temple imagery we can understand a

little better here I think the ending of

chapter 10 in verses 38 and 39 9 it says

now that just live by faith that's faith

in Jesus Christ but if any man draw back

my soul shall have no pleasure in him so

are we progressing through the plan of

salvation are we progressing through the

ordinances through the temple to get to

the Holy of Holies

but we are not of them who draw back the

words of encouragement here we are not

of those of them that who draw back unto

perdition but of them that believe to

the saving of the soul so the message

here or from Hebrews is we are all to

pass all the way through the temple or

to pass all the way through the plan of

salvation and receive the promise in the

oath and all that the Lord has in store

for us I'll talk to you next time


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