Have you ever felt harassed and helpless? The continual demands for command decisions in daily life can eventually overwhelm us to the point where choosing what to pick from the restaurant menu causes the same level of stress as weighing out end-of-life care options. Blood tests and regular diagnostics can measure the stress levels of our bodies. Counseling can help us discover the stress levels in our minds. But we aren’t just body-and-soul creatures. We are spirit beings who live in a body and possess a soul. The sense of being harassed and helpless is rooted in the spiritual.
As we have seen, we are in a daily struggle against darkness in ourselves, our culture, and the world. The …
The holy of holies was also called the “holy oracle.” It was of this place that God said “There I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat.” The communications of God proceed from the holy oracle, from the holy of holies. Communion without communication is impossible. We need to enter into the holy oracle to hear our Father’s words, for it is the place from which He speaks. The basis for receiving any revelation from God is the blood of Jesus Christ because it is only by His blood that we are able to enter in.
The Day of Atonement was a Sabbath of Sabbaths. As our Jubilee trumpeter, the Lord bids us to rest in Him. When God’s work was done at the close of the sixth day, He rested from all His work. When Christ’s work of redemption was done, He sat at the right hand of God. He rested in His accomplished work.