I was given a new book by a friend of mine that has been quite eye opening. It’s called The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn and I am continually finding things that just expand my understanding of the worship of ancient Israel. The book is essentially a dialogue between a teacher and his student. Here’s the passage I read today (I’m sure I’ll be sharing more in the near future!):
“If the death of Messiah was ordained by God, an event of the highest holiness, why did it happen through such unholy means?”
“How do you know that the means weren’t holy?” he (the teacher) asked.
“It happened through evil men, through bribery, treachery, brutality, and murder… evil.” Continue reading
Here is a link to a series of videos I did at Denver Seminary a couple of years ago with one of the worship classes there. In that lecture I had the opportunity to share much of my worship study. Gotta long way to go in presentation skills, but the material is good! This link should give you the ability to see both the slide show and the lecture at the same time. Enjoy!
Well, we’ve finally come to the last week of this study and I hope it has been beneficial and encouraged you in your faith. It still amazes me when I step back and look to see how God’s careful plan of worship has been woven into the Garden of Eden, the Tabernacle, Temple, and one day will be revealed Continue reading
Exodus 25:23-30; 26; 36:8-38; 37:10-16
This week we enter the Holy Place. As you pull back the curtain and peer inside, the first thing you may notice is the gold used inside the tabernacle. Bronze and silver are the metals that are used for the outer courtyard, but gold is mainly used for the objects inside the tabernacle itself. In fact, one ton of gold Continue reading
Exodus 30:17-21; 38:8
The next element we come to as we journey towards the Most Holy Place is the Bronze Laver. We don’t actually have any description in the Bible of its size or shape, but appears to have been composed of two separate pieces – the basin and its stand. We also know Continue reading
Exodus 27:1-8; 38:1-7
The first element we come to as we enter through the eastern “gate” of the outer courtyard is the bronze altar. The altar was a place of animal sacrifice and atonement; atonement simply meaning to make amends for something that was wrong. Continue reading
Exodus 27:9-19; 38:9-20
I’m not sure about you, but I have always tended to view the stories and the objects of the Bible to be much larger than they really were. I have never really figured out why I have a tendency to do this except Continue reading