Dating chaldean man
CHRIST, AS OUR HIGH PRIEST, is a Minister of the holy things of God's actual, glorious presence in Heaven!For in the words "which the Lord pitched, not man," we observe at once that the evident meaning is a contrast of the true tabernacle, the reality, in Heaven, with that which God commanded Moses to "Pitch" in the wilderness days of Israel.
Heb 8:6: A ministry the more excellent--Now if we can only step out from the shadows (vs. Christ's one offering would have been complete if there had been no shadows or types whatever.And it is the blood of that covenant which we celebrate when we gather at the Lord's table; so that all hope in man has passed away forever; and so has all hope in Divine Law to be fulfilled by man as the "condition of blessing." To return to verse 6, our Lord hath obtained a ministry the more excellent BY SO MUCH AS (who can measure this Divine comparison? Now that "better covenant" is not made with us, but like the "old" covenant of Sinai, pertains to national Israel; and the blessings of the better promises will be lavished upon them. Believers were so identified in Christ's death that "our old man was crucified with Him" (Rom.Heb 8:7: For if that first (covenant) had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second: Here it is most evident that the two covenants, the legal one at Sinai, and the "new covenant" which God will make "with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah" (vs. Look down to verse 13 and you get the lesson: "In that He saith, A new covenant, He hath made the first old. 6:6) so that we are "dead to the Law" and "discharged from the Law" (Rom. (If you have been taught "theology" before you were taught to study the Scripture itself (and therefore never learned to read and believe Scripture freely), read Rom. Look at the phrases: "Not under Law but under Grace" (). "Dead to the Law through the body of Christ" (7:4). "Not through the Law was the promise made to Abram or to his seed" (). "I through the Law died unto the Law, that I might live unto God.And we must be so delivered in spirit that our conception of our Lord's ministry shall not be governed by types and shadows: but the types by the reality.
The measure of the difference between the old Levitical ministry and that of Christ is again the blessed phrase, A ministry the more excellent by so much--And what is the measure?
For there were at that moment those of the Aaronic order, in the temple which was then standing, carrying on the service which the Law, the copy and shadow of heavenly things, prescribed.