Although these are valuable lessons for the Christian, when verse 24 is considered in context, it shows that there will be prayer in the Kingdom Age. Jesus said, “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer” (Matt. 21:13). Truly the Third Temple will be a “house of prayer for all people” (Isa. 56:7). While the Kingdom will be an age of sight and works, as opposed to the age of faith now, prayer will always be in order.
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In the midst of a corrupt people, Jeremiah prayed to God for his personal salvation. He reasoned, “I declared your message to the nation as faithfully as I could. Give me courage and strength of character so that I do not succumb to the tauntings, criticisms, and persecutions incurred because of proclaiming your message.”
Now Paul was going into sacrifices other than those on the Day of Atonement, even though that seemed to be foremost in his mind, generally speaking. “Carnal ordinances” were earthly ordinances. (“Carnal” is based on a Greek word meaning “flesh.”) Since these ordinances were ordained of God, they could in no way be sinful. We should not cast aspersions on the Law, for God instituted it. The Law was perfect, but we are not justified by the deeds of the Law. The Law was imposed on the Jews “until the time of reformation,” that is, until the change to the gospel dispensation, when Christ opened up a new and living way, bringing life and immortality to light. The old Tabernacle was supplanted by a new tabernacle, which, in reality, is spiritual. The three tabernacles, listed in chronological sequence, are (1) the archaic tabernacle, (2) the Mosaic Tabernacle, and (3) the antitypical (or spiritual) tabernacle.
In the Old Testament, the “slaying” was a literal death. In the Gospel Age, figurative or spiritual “slaying” is the picture. The high priest’s office will cease at the end of the Kingdom Age. In this age, the judgment of the ecclesia is the antitype of judgment by the congregation, or people, in a certain locale. A matter had to be established by the mouth of two or three witnesses. In the Old Testament study on leprosy, the leprous party had to be brought to the priest at particular periods of time for examination. The priest then pronounced him clean or unclean. In another instance, when an injury to property or another person occurred, the priest often assigned the penalties. Generally speaking, the Old Testament accounts apply to the Kingdom Age, in which the Church, Head and body, will render proper decisions. Therefore, the earlier chapters of Leviticus, with trespass offerings, etc., pertain to the world in the Kingdom Age. In a separate chapter in Tabernacle Shadows, the Pastor called them “Sacrifices Subsequent to the Day of Atonement” and just gave a brief description and enunciated certain principles. Because these sacrifices apply to the world in the future, he concentrated on Leviticus 8, 9, and 16, which pertain to the Gospel Age. For example, in Leviticus 16 on the Day of Atonement, the high priest wore white sacrificial garments (as opposed to garments of glory and beauty). In the Gospel Age, the high priest and underpriests are pictured as wearing white sacrificial garments. The robes of glory and beauty pertain to the Kingdom Age when The Christ will judge the world of mankind. The Church is being judged now so that they can be judges later. The Melchisedec priesthood in the Kingdom Age will be actual kings and priests, whereas in this age, Christians are called to be kings and priests.
During the permission of evil, God has been exercising His great power of the universe with the one exception of planet Earth, where His power is exercised only within certain limits. For example, not one of the consecrated can die before it is his or her time. With regard to the public at large, God’s will is not recognized as being done on earth, yet He is aware of all that happens. When He reigns forever and ever, the exercise of His will on earth will be recognized.
After plotting and conspiring against Daniel, the other two presidents and the 120 princes assembled together and suddenly broached the suggestion of a royal statute to the king. Of course to the king the suggestion seemed very complimentary, for it ostensibly showed how much they appreciated and liked him as a leader. Darius was already reorganizing, and now the religious decree would further consolidate the empire. For 30 days, no one in the empire was to heed or give credence to “any God or man” but the king and his god. There was to be no diversity of thought. How flattering to the king! Darius did not see that the real purpose was to entrap Daniel.
The Type: is the actual Biblical account of what happened.
The Antitype: is either the spiritual counterpart, or prophetic counterpart.
Chronologically, Jonah followed right after Obadiah’s prophecy, which was against Edom and showed God’s judgment against Gentile power. Jonah’s prophecy also came right after Obadiah’s prophecy in regard to its lesson. The Book of Jonah represents (1) some of Jesus’ experiences and (2) the thoughts of many Jews. The latter, whom God favored for so long, tended to overdraw the lesson of judgment and to feel self-righteous. The Jews did not want to think too kindly about the other powers, and they were nervous when they heard that God would help the Gentiles. Combined with Obadiah, the Book of Jonah is a balance of mercy against judgment. Incidentally, the nominal Church and even some of the true Church likewise need lessons on God’s mercy toward those not in covenant relationship with Him.
The key to understanding who is spoken about in Revelation 13, one must first look to Daniel. This Bible study explores the episode with the Three Hebrews; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the image on the plain of Dura. The incredible faith they had in God not to betray Him through fear of death at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. When once we understand the symbols of Daniel we can then transfer them to the New Testament, namely the book of Revelation which is a book of symbols. Who is the Beast? Who is the image of the Beast? This study was given 1989
WHOEVER fails to see that Moses and Israel and the Law were types fails of getting the real lesson out of them. Moses was not merely a type of Jesus; but as St. Peter explains, he was a type of the entire Church of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head—the Church of Glory. St. Peter’s words are, “Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me.”— Acts 3:22,23