08 God’s Sanctuary- Salvation Chart (Red letters do not record

What is the sanctuary? You are about to learn, at least in brief, the breadth and depth of the Bible. What you will see next will be like putting on goggles to see clearly underwater. The Sanctuary, the model of the plan of God, is God’s timetable of activities, the chart for the salvation of man. What is the sanctuary, and why is it important? Do you remember the movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? Well, that ark, with the two angels (cherubim) on the mercy seat opposite each other, is God’s ark for the Covenant of Alliance. Next to them, there is a lampstand with seven lamp holders, then there’s the table, the altar for the burning of incense, the curtains that separate the ark from the other objects, and other curtains that divide the area into two compartments: The Sanctuary or Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. These curtains were made of very fine linen and of specific design, with angels embroidered in silver and gold thread. These, along with many other items, would be God’s implements for the Plan of Salvation of humanity, salvation from judgment and the verdict of a conflict, which started in heaven. What few of us are aware of is that, inside of the ark, lie the Ten Commandments, the manna, and Aaron´s rod, which are very important details for the application of the sanctuary; details that you may learn more about in the "God’s Covenant" topic of the general index. The sanctuary was made from the finest objects and metals; you will find a description in Exodus chapter 25 and onward, and its associated rituals are described in the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The implements, laws, and rituals together would make up the structure that would teach the world of the conflict, the judgment, and the commitment of God, and the price of salvation. All placed in orderly fashion here in the sanctuary. Only through all of these is everything revealed; the Plan for Salvation, all biblical doctrines, the prophecies, and the timetable of God. Exodus 25:8: 8And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them." The Sanctuary also reflects God’s love. As this verse explains, God never washes His hands of the human sufferings in this world. The presence of God living among His people is to show us His support in this conflict. In spite of the fact that man separated himself from God by sinning, the Sanctuary would instruct us how to get back together with Him, what it would take for us to be reconciled. When Adam and Eve sinned, a lamb was sacrificed so that their nakedness would be covered. That first lamb represented the institution of ceremonial law, which the process for redemption describes. Adam and Eve transgressed the law of Heaven, and to acquit them, the ceremonial law with the institution of the Sanctuary is necessary. The rituals and other details will be summarized thus: Offerings and Sacrifices According to Exodus 29 and Numbers 28, the following was to be offered daily as sacrifice for sin: 2 lambs one year old without defects, one at 9:00 AM and the other at 3:00 PM, Loaves of bread made of flour following specific procedures, soaked in olive oil. Drink offerings or very fine wine was poured out in the Holy Place Only the priests were permitted to enter the Holy Place in the Sanctuary, and only the High Priest was allowed to go into the Most Holy Place, once a year. Only the Levites could touch the Sanctuary’s implements. This entire procedure was called “the continuous burnt offering”. Other very similar offerings were carried out with the same specific procedures every Saturday, on a monthly basis, and on special holidays such as: The New Moon, the Passover, The Day of Unleavened Bread, The Pentecost, The Day of the Trumpets, The Day of Atonement and The Festival of Tabernacles. In all these, lambs were sacrificed. The procedure done to a lamb, that could not have any defect, spot, or blemish is as follows: 1- Confession of sins was made over the lamb 2- then the sacrificing of the lamb was done on the Altar at the entrance to the Sanctuary. 3- the lamb´s innards, fat, meat, and offal were burned, some on the altar in front of the sanctuary and other parts on another altar outside the camp. 4- the blood was continuously sprinkled on the altar, the sanctuary was entered, where the beautiful gold and silver threaded curtain were, and the Holy Place was also splashed seven

the angels on the ark and on the curtains. but continued inward to the Most Holy Place. the oil. The curtains. But what was the reason for this? Why the blood-spilling? What is it that God wanted man to learn through this? All the definitions of what the Sanctuary and its implements symbolized are in the New Testament. 7And he shall take the two goats. who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens". Leviticus 16:15-16: “Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering. And if a sin was committed on that same day or even hours or minutes within the time of purifiying the sanctuary and all its implements. the lamps. together with the other sacrifices done at any time of the day for the washing of sins or as sacred offerings. the sacrifices. where earthly Sanctuary is described as a shadow of what God wanted to convey to man. the presence of God and of the high Priest. were withdrawn. These implements included: The bread. See. each with its own procedure. Application of the sanctuary This whole ritual was offered to God and followed step by step as He thus instructed Moses. one lot for the LORD. Atonement Day But once a year. as required by God for the forgiveness of sins. which taketh away the sin of the world". on the “Atonement Day Festival". were carried out on the Day of Atonement. but shall have the light of life". The Sanctuary and its implements as a whole are symbolic. saith he. that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness“. In Heaven’s Sanctuary. The lamps: John 8: 12: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness.times with the blood of the sacrificed lamb. the procedure consisted of sacrificing two young goats as a sin offering. So once a year two very important jobs. and make an atonement for himself. and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock. So one young goat represented the LORD. 8And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats. the cleaning of the Sanctuary and the washing of the sins committed by the people of Israel. 9And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD’S lot fell. and the other lot for the scapegoat. on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat. Its blood: Mark 14: 24: “This is my blood of the new testament. to make an atonement with him. Hebrews 8: 5: "Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things. shall be presented alive before the LORD. which is shed for many". which were stained by 365 days of bloodsplashing. which is for himself. the lamb. that is for the people. These symbolize and model the prototype of Heaven and of Jesus Christ. because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel. the other. Jesus Christ represents all of these: The bread: John 6: 35: “And Jesus said unto them. and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat. and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation. and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. and he that believeth on me shall never thirst". the blood. I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger. Lev 16:6-10: "And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering. as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for. especially in the book of Hebrews. and bring his blood within the vail. that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount". 10But the goat. this whole painful procedure had to be performed once again. This was the procedure done daily to each lamb for the Continuous burnt offering. This day was very special in the ritual because it accomplished two important tasks. and offer him for a sin offering. The high Priest: Hebrew 8:1: "We have such an high priest. . and for his house. and the washing away of sins committed throughout the year by the people of Israel. the cleaning of the Sanctuary. a variation was made in the procedure. and one ram as a burnt offering. and before the mercy seat: 16And he shall make an atonement for the holy place. This time the high priest did not remain in the Holy Place. According to Leviticus 16. and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness". The sacrificial lamb: John 1: 29: “Behold the Lamb of God. which is how they came up with the term “scapegoat” represented Satan or “Azazel” as he is known in Hebrew.

or not reflecting on its meaning. indicate Heaven’s participation in the conflict. not that these things were there physically. The true sacrifice and price of redemption: Jesus. the angels. Ceremonial law was now a necessity. and with his stripes we are healed. Prototype of Jesus This whole model took living form in the person of Jesus. and afflicted. and with the rich in his death. a substitute for man was sacrificed instead. Religious ways that appear pious but are ineffective. the cherubim and the other things of the Sanctuary. and faith without works. in Heaven. 2000 years after His first arrival. Man chose to die. If an Israelite did not confess his sins. The universe lived in peace with the laws of God’s government. The sanctuary itself. no stone tablets. according to James 2:12. Satan has also instituted false churches which are very good at imitating what the Bible says. a man of sorrows. a festival was held. if the people were going to be forgiven. but that would increase your distance from God. were rejected when man disobeyed God and broke His law. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray. because they are the foundation for God’s kingdom. who was nailed to the cross along with all those ceremonies and rituals. and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken. Isaiah 53: 3-9: "He is despised and rejected of men. they had to accept that the male goat. The Sanctuary had always told us in what manner He who substituted for us would die. In the real sanctuary. he was despised. so he openeth not his mouth. and was fulfilled by Jesus. and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb. To worry because. instead of permitting Jesus to do it for you. he would die. the Sanctuary also shows the judgment of Satan. to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. representing Jesus. he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him. Remember that on this day. Jesus knows that Satan tries to seduce you with this world’s passing charms. On the Day of Atonement. the Holy Ghost. which is the seal of his government. smitten of God. Entering the Holy Place daily symbolizes Jesus’ constant intercession in our favor. misfortune took over the world created by God when man fell into disobedience. but rather Who they symbolized and represented here on Earth. 29For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day. All these things. are all in the presence of God. because he had done no violence. And today. Atonement and judgment . the true Priest is interceding. no bread. and he was afflicted. the immutable law of God. the Day of Atonement. meant that you would have to pay for your own sins personally. from the year 4004 BC until today. adorning it with nature and filling it with life. This is how Leviticus describes it in Chapter 23: 28-29: " And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement. God created the world for man. everything that Moses built here on Earth was intended to give us a glimpse of what was in Heaven. and we esteemed him not. neither was any deceit in his mouth". yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. which are the seven Spirits of God". no lambs. we have turned every one to his own way. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. the law on which the Covenant has been established and will be used to judge sinners. the law of freedom. be sacrificed to suffer for their sins. he shall be cut off from among his people". there is no lampstand. so that you do not die. In this sanctuary. Not following this procedure. including life. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions. 7He was oppressed. and the ten commandments. while you decide for Him. and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him. However. This is what has been in effect since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. We cannot do away with Heaven’s laws by nailing them to the cross. where it was a requirement to afflict oneself or to worry. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs. the throne of God. 9And he made his grave with the wicked. and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. It was like telling God that you did not want His favor and forgiveness.The oil and the lamps are also symbols of the Holy Ghost: Revelations 4: 5: “and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne.

Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur. now! Today! We do not know when Jesus will suddenly stop interceding for sinners. and all of your sins. But He wants to forgive you your sins! He is waiting for you.. this is to say that judgment has already been initiated. and all those who have surrendered to the world will be condemned. This sentence is symbolized in the rite performed on the Day of Atonement. it was then taken still alive to a place in the wilderness. The prophecy made in Daniel 8 and 9 indicates that Jesus. God gave his Son in order to rescue you from eternal death. or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression. All transgressions of the repented sinner will be erased from the record of sins. when the high Priest would leave. what is good. an earthly Sanctuary is no longer needed. they would be an abomination in the presence of God. where it would be abandoned to its own fate. but to do justly. and pay thy vows unto the most High: 15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee. as indicated by Jesus. am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake. when God’s time of grace ends. and to love mercy. performing all its rituals in their place of worship. No more Sanctuary! This is the price and the whole meaning of the Sanctuary rituals. evil will finally be eradicated from the universe by forgiving those who accepted God’s Covenant and by finishing off the impious. At this moment. Satan will be forever destroyed for being the agent of all types of iniquity.On the Day of Atonement. God’s commitment. which took place once a year. After that. call ye upon him while he is near". Who already came and is doing the work for Judgment Day. and to walk humbly with thy God?” No other plan for the salvation of man exists! The name of Jesus Christ is the only plan that has been given to us for our salvation! Jesus is the only way to enter God’s Sanctuary. and only you can decide whether to accept it and leave your life of sin. Psalms 32: 6: "For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him" Isaiah 55: 6: "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found. the thousand years that Satan will remain observing the disaster caused by his rebellion. See Revelation 20: 1-10 The ritual in the Sanctuary clearly defines what will happen during the thousand-years. The time to accept Jesus as your personal Savior is. Micah 6: 6-8: 6Wherewith shall I come before the LORD. and thou shalt glorify me". for they have chosen to pay the price themselves. and the price paid for the salvation of man. together with his devils and demons and all those who preferred cruelty and injustice. O man. all efforts you have made to abandon sin. and what doth the LORD require of thee.. Sentencing for all sinners will be carried out. or drink the blood of goats? 14Offer unto God thanksgiving. the Day of Judgment. Jesus in Heaven has already passed from the Holy Place to the Most Holy Place. while in Heaven’s sanctuary. which consisted of the choosing of a live male goat (which represented Satan. If we were to institute the sanctuary and these holy rites today. and in the final judgment. Just as in Moses’ sanctuary. the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8He hath shewed thee. He is the . and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings. even I. he will be thrown into the lake of fire. Now in the 21st century. There are several churches that have not understood this message and preach the Sanctuary methods. to this day! Psalms 50:13-15: "Will I eat the flesh of bulls. in our days. in the book of life in Heaven. This indicates that we are living the days of the last and final reconciliation with God. with calves of a year old? 7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams. God has offered forgiveness. and this is why He has not returned yet! Isaiah 43: 25 "I. God’s angels are recording in great detail all the kind deeds done in your life. is completing the task of wiping sin from the universe. the sinner no longer had an opportunity. and will not remember thy sins". because it would show Him that we did not understand His message. and many already know that that means the 7 plagues stated in the book of Revelation. or Azazel as in Hebrew) over whose head the people of Israel confessed all their sins. the entrance to the Most Holy Place reveals to us the trial that God will perform. Leviticus 16:22: "And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness". all opportunities you have had to accept God’s plan but didn't do so. This is what the Sanctuary rituals symbolized in their time: the conflict. which is symbolized by the male goat abandoned in the wilderness. This time limit is already taken into account in other passages aside from the Sanctuary. there will be no more chances to repent.

I am the way. Jesus is the only One in history who can take upon Himself the entire burden for the calamity of man.” Biblical quotes: King James Version. David Obando Cano CD-Rom Project: The Greatest Biblical Lessons IASD Interamerican División. the truth. and the life: no man cometh unto the Father. John 14: 6: “Jesus saith unto him. The true Shepherd! This is the message from the God of Abraham. It is of no avail to pray and to worship idols created by man. but by me.true Lamb. 2006 . for they are a deviation from God’s divine purpose for us.