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What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 42. The mystery of the Shekinah glory in the Old Testament.

Friday, April 8, 2005

1. The prophecy of the indwelling of Christ, JOH 14:19-20.
2. The verification of that prophecy in the Lord’s prayer for the Church, JOH 17:22-26.

3. The indwelling of Christ relates to the mystery doctrine of the Church-age only, COL 1:25-29.

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1. The tables of the Law, the Ten commandments, which the Jews disobeyed.
2. Aaron’s rod that budded - a testimony to all of the sins that come from rejecting authority.

3. A golden pot of manna = the wonderful principle of logistical grace and all of the sins that come from rejecting logistical grace support.

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The righteousness of God the Father symbolized by one cherub that would look at that sacrifice and be satisfied.

The other cherub which represented the justice of God the Father looked down and also was satisfied = the doctrine of propitiation.

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The Shekinah or Christ indwelling the holy of holies was invisible to Israel because the Jews were to learn about Christ as the God of Israel from their doctrine.

“Glory” = a theophany, a visible manifestation of Jesus Christ as the God of Israel.

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The Holy Spirit indwells you to make your body a holy of holies.

It is a glory that can be seen in your daily life when you reach a stage of spiritual growth.

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The trouble with most Christians today is that they are moving out when they should be standing fast, and they are standing still when they should be moving.

In all of their travels or journeys they were guided by the cloud or the overt manifestation of the Lord.

Everything depended upon the fact that Jesus Christ was living and dwelling between the cherubs.

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He knew that he had security, he had blessing, and he could turn around after being amazed at the fire and coming back to his senses, and go back into his tent and go back to sleep.

“En oikeoso” = to indwell you, it does not mean to dwell among you but to dwell within you.

There are no sacred buildings any longer except your body.

When the temple of Solomon was being dedicated the glory of the Lord or “kabodh adonai” was also present.

The presence of the Shekinah glory was their security, their blessing.

If the greatest thing of the O.T. was the fact that TLJC, eternal God, lived in the sacred buildings of Israel, how much more important and meaningful is the fact that right now, as you sit here as a believer, the Shekinah glory is actually indwelling your body.

That is the trend to emphasize relationship with people over your relationship with God. Your relationship with God begins with you understanding your relationship with the person of Jesus Christ which is for the purpose of fellowship.

“If you are right with your fellow man you are right with God.” This concept is not true

PSA 99:1 The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned {above} the cherubim, let the earth shake!
ISA 37:16 O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, who art enthroned {above} the cherubim, Thou art the God, Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou hast made heaven and earth.

EXO 25:22 And there I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

The Shekinah glory resided between the cherubs in the holy of holies, and no one was permitted in the holy of holies, EXO 40:35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

Aaron became the first high-priest of Israel.

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