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The Sanctuary Service by M.L Andreasen

The Sanctuary Service by M.L Andreasen

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FOR more than a millennium God's presence on earth was associated with the sanctuary in Israel. It was soon after the exodus that God commanded Moses, “Make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” Exodus 25:8. This sanctuary, also called the tabernacle, and later superseded by the temple,was God's dwelling place among men. “The tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory,” said God. “And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons,to minister to Me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.” Exodus 29:43-45. From the time of Moses until the time of Christ, God revealed Himself in the sanctuary, and there communicated with His people. Said God, “I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy scat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 25:22. Besides this,God also talked with Moses “at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.” Exodus29:42.As God's dwelling place, among men, the sanctuary must ever be of deep and abiding interest to the believing child of God. When, in addition, we understand that the tabernacle and its services were symbolic of “the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man,” the “greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,” and that Christ is “a minister of the sanctuary” in heaven. When we alsounder stand that the services of the tabernacle on earth were symbolic of the higher service above, that the entire ritual and all the sacrifices on the earthly altars pointed to the true Lamb of God, the sanctuary becomes of still more importance. In it the gospel is foreshadowed and some of the deep things of God revealed.Christians would do well to study more diligently the sanctuary and its services. They contain precious lessons for the devout student. Too many have failed to give study to Christ's high priestly ministry and His session at the right hand of God. They are not acquainted with Him as High Priest, though this work is the very essence of Christianity, the heart of the atonement.It is the hope and prayer of the author that this little volume may lead some, perhaps many, to a deeper appreciation of Christ as High Priest, Savior, and Redeemer, and that they may, through the new and living way which He has consecrated for them, enter with Him into the holy places of the sanctuary above.

FOR more than a millennium God's presence on earth was associated with the sanctuary in Israel. It was soon after the exodus that God commanded Moses, “Make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” Exodus 25:8. This sanctuary, also called the tabernacle, and later superseded by the temple,was God's dwelling place among men. “The tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory,” said God. “And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons,to minister to Me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.” Exodus 29:43-45. From the time of Moses until the time of Christ, God revealed Himself in the sanctuary, and there communicated with His people. Said God, “I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy scat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 25:22. Besides this,God also talked with Moses “at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.” Exodus29:42.As God's dwelling place, among men, the sanctuary must ever be of deep and abiding interest to the believing child of God. When, in addition, we understand that the tabernacle and its services were symbolic of “the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man,” the “greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,” and that Christ is “a minister of the sanctuary” in heaven. When we alsounder stand that the services of the tabernacle on earth were symbolic of the higher service above, that the entire ritual and all the sacrifices on the earthly altars pointed to the true Lamb of God, the sanctuary becomes of still more importance. In it the gospel is foreshadowed and some of the deep things of God revealed.Christians would do well to study more diligently the sanctuary and its services. They contain precious lessons for the devout student. Too many have failed to give study to Christ's high priestly ministry and His session at the right hand of God. They are not acquainted with Him as High Priest, though this work is the very essence of Christianity, the heart of the atonement.It is the hope and prayer of the author that this little volume may lead some, perhaps many, to a deeper appreciation of Christ as High Priest, Savior, and Redeemer, and that they may, through the new and living way which He has consecrated for them, enter with Him into the holy places of the sanctuary above.

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THE SANCTUARY SERVICE
BY M. L. ANDREASON1947
ContentsPreface1. The Sacrificial System2. God's Sanctuaries on Earth3. The Priesthood4. The High Priest5. The Levites6. Consecration and Dedication7. Priests and Prophets8. Burnt Offerings9. Meat or Meal Offerings10. Peace Offerings11. Sin Offerings12. Trespass Offerings13. The Day of Atonement14. The Scapegoat15. Feasts and Holy Convocations16. The Sanctuary in Heaven17. Prayer 18. The Law19. The Sabbath20. The Last Conflict21. The Last Generation92. The JudgmentAppendixScripture IndexSubject Index
 
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Preface
FOR more than a millennium God's presence on earth was associated with the sanctuary in Israel. Itwas soon after the exodus that God commanded Moses, “Make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwellamong them.” Exodus 25:8. This sanctuary, also called the tabernacle, and later superseded by the temple,was God's dwelling place among men. “The tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory,” said God. “And Iwill sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons,to minister to Me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.” Exodus 29:43-45.From the time of Moses until the time of Christ, God revealed Himself in the sanctuary, and therecommunicated with His people. Said God, “I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee fromabove the mercy scat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of allthings which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 25:22. Besides this,God also talked with Moses “at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.” Exodus29:42.As God's dwelling place, among men, the sanctuary must ever be of deep and abiding interest tothe believing child of God. When, in addition, we understand that the tabernacle and its services weresymbolic of “the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man,” the “greater and more perfecttabernacle, not made with hands,” and that Christ is “a minister of the sanctuary” in heaven. When we alsounderstand that the services of the tabernacle on earth were symbolic of the higher service above, that theentire ritual and all the sacrifices on the earthly altars pointed to the true Lamb of God, the sanctuary becomes of still more importance. In it the gospel is foreshadowed and some of the deep things of Godrevealed.Christians would do well to study more diligently the sanctuary and its services. They contain precious lessons for the devout student. Too many have failed to give study to Christ's high priestlyministry and His session at the right hand of God. They are not acquainted with Him as High Priest, thoughthis work is the very essence of Christianity, the heart of the atonement.It is the hope and prayer of the author that this little volume may lead some, perhaps many, to adeeper appreciation of Christ as High Priest, Savior, and Redeemer, and that they may, through the new andliving way which He has consecrated for them, enter with Him into the holy places of the sanctuary above.
THE AUTHOR.
 
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1. The Sacrificial System
THE first picture we have of God after man had sinned is that of Him walking in the garden in the cool of the day, calling unto Adam, “Where art thou?” Genesis 3:9. This picture is both beautiful and significant.Man has sinned and disobeyed God's express command. But the Lord does not forsake Him. He is lookingfor Adam and calling, “Where ' art thou?” These are the first recorded words of God to man after the fall.It is not without significance that we are thus introduced to God. He is portrayed as seeking Adam,a sinner who is hiding from Him. It is a picture similar to that in the parable of the prodigal son. Day after day the father watched for the son who had left home, 'and ran to meet him while he was yet “a great wayoff.” Luke 15:20. It is a picture similar to that of the shepherd who “rejoices more of that sheep, than of theninety and nine which went not astray.” Matthew 18:13.Adam did not fully comprehend the seriousness of his sin or the result of disobedience. God hadtold him not to cat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and said, For “in the day that thou eats thereof thou shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17. But Adam had never seen death and did not clearly understand whatwas involved. But when he saw the first sacrificial lamb lying still before him, its life blood oozing out,death suddenly took on a new and deeper meaning. He began to understand that his salvation was in someway connected with the death of the lamb, that if the lamb had not died he would have to die, and thus bewithout any hope for the future, without God, lost. He owed his life to the death of the lamb, and with theinstruction given him, by faith he saw in the lamb lying dead at his feet a symbol of “the Lamb slain fromthe foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8.Great must have been the remorse of Adam as the full consequences of his sin dawned on him.Must the One with whom he had talked and communed in the garden eventually die for his transgression?That seemed too much., We may readily believe that Adam offered to give his life rather than that the Sonof God should die. But neither man nor angel could assume the responsibility for sin. Only He who was inthe bosom of the Father, who was equal with God, who was God, could effect atonement. Angels might begiven a certain work to do in the plan for the redemption of man; man himself might be given the privilegeof co-operating; but there was only One who could provide redemption. His name should be called Jesus.(Matthew 1:21)“In the day that thou eats thereof thou shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17. This was the dictum of God.The evident meaning of these words is that Adam would die the day he sinned. Some accept the marginalrendering, “dying thou shall die” as meaning, not that they would die that day, but that death would then begin to work in them, and that eventually they would die. This, however, is neither the reading nor themeaning of the words. We are not denying that Adam began to die that day. He did, and in a very real way.But it is precarious for a believer in the inspired Word of God to contend that God did not mean just whatHe said, especially in view of the fact that the serpent made a similar charge.But is it not a historical fact that Adam did not die that day, but lived for many hundreds of years?How, then, are we to explain God's statement? By the simple fact that as soon as Adam sinned, Christstepped into the breach, took Adam's place, and promised to die for him, in his stead. We hold that Adamwould have died that day had not Christ then and there become the second Adam., taken the burden of sinand its guilt upon Himself, and pledged His life for the life of the world. This would be in harmony with the plan laid from eternity and embraced in the everlasting covenant, and would make clear the statement thatChrist is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8.
Garments of Skin
To impress more fully upon Adam and Eve the nature of sin and the consequences of transgression, as well as to demonstrate His love for them, God clothed them in the skins of the animalsslain in sacrifice. (Genesis 3:21) Their garments thus became a continual reminder to them of their sins, butalso, and more, of the One who had died for them, and whose love would save them. Their garments weresymbolic of salvation.That God should make coats of skins for His children about to be banished from their home,reveals both His severity and His love; severity, in sending them away; loving-kindness, in providing andcaring for them even though they have sinned. As a mother wraps warm, protecting garments about her 

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