"Pulling Back the Veil" Hebrews 9:1-14, Pastor David Doster, April 22 2018

"Pulling Back the Veil"

I. Penetrating partitions                                                                (Introduction)

" And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil. And the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy." Exodus 26:33

II. Focus on the physical contents                                                  (verses 1-5)

     A. Earthly requirements

     B. Consider the furnishings

     C. Significance then and now

“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations..." Isaiah 42:6

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”     John 8:12

"Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world..."   Philippians 2:14-15

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."      John 6:35

"Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!"                        Psalm 141:2

"He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world."                 1 John 2:2

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins." Romans 3:23-25

III. Priestly duties                                                                                           (verses 6-10)

     A. Only so far

     B. Limited to externals

IV. Only Christ can take us there                                                                   (verses 11-14)

     A. Not made with human hands

     B. Cleanse your conscience to serve the living God

V. Will we pass by or enter in?                                                                     (Application)