Jesus and the Tabernacle

2 Corinthians 3:18
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18 But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.

God always dwell among people

  • God came down in the cool of the evening – Adam and Eve
  • In the Tabernacle
  • In the Wilderness – “In all their afflictions they were affiliation ”
    • During travelling, God was travelling ( as mercy seed )
    • God lived in the temple of Solomon ( when they were living in House )
  • When Israel camped ( God was also in the Tabernacle camped)
  • When Israel is in Fight mode ( God as Captain with the drawn sward )
  • God send Jesus to Live among people
  • God send the Holy Spirit inside us.
  • Now we are the Mobile Temple of God

God keeps His temple Healthy, Strong, Young.

Exodus 26:26-29
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26 “You shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the far part westward.28 The middle bar in the middle of the boards shall pass through from end to end.29 You shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold.

Worship

  • “Trees clap with hands” – Isaiah 55:12
    • Worship Mode
  • “He is like the tree planted by the rivers of water” – Psalms 1
    • Worship

Wood and Gold

Picture of Tabernacle

  • Wood speaks of Humanity ( Cheap )
  • Gold speaks of Righteousness
  • Silver means redemption ( Costly )
    • Israelites paid to the temple.
  • Two Legs : Death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 5:21
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21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 3:3
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being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Basis of Healing

Deuteronomy 28:20-22
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20 Yahweh will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke, in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the evil of your doings, by which you have forsaken me. 21 Yahweh will make the pestilence cling to you, until he has consumed you from off the land, where you go in to possess it.22 Yahweh will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with fiery heat, with the sword, with blight, and with mildew. They will pursue you until you perish.

Deuteronomy 28:27
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27 Yahweh will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with the tumors, with the scurvy, and with the itch, of which you can not be healed.

Deuteronomy 28:59-61
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59 then Yahweh will make your plagues fearful, and the plagues of your offspring,[a] even great plagues, and of long duration, and severe sicknesses, and of long duration. 60 He will bring on you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they will cling to you.61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, Yahweh will bring them on you, until you are destroyed.

Galatians 3:13-14
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13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,”[a]14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

  • 1500 years = Old covenant Law was active

Jeremiah 31:31-34
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31 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Yahweh. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh; for they shall all know me, from their least to their greatest, says Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

For New Covenant People, sins and failures are not recorded

  • Hebrew 11, hall of fame, no sins are recorded

Example about Abraham

Romans 4:18-22
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18 Besides hope, Abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your offspring[a] be.”[b] 19 Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform.22 Therefore it also was “credited to him for righteousness.”[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 4:18 or, seed
  2. Romans 4:18 Genesis 15:5
  3. Romans 4:22 Genesis 15:6

Why believers are still sick?

Galatians 5:4
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Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Jesus is God’s will in action

Matthew 8:16
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16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick;

Luke 6:19
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19 All the multitude sought to touch him, for power came out of him and healed them all.

Matthew 12:15
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15 Jesus, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great multitudes followed him; and he healed them all,

Early Church healing others

Acts 5:16
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16 Multitudes also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed.

  • No mention of timing
  • Jesus didn’t say, its not the time, go today and come tomorrow for healing
  • Jesus didn’t say, you have sin so you can’t get healed.
  • Jesus healed them ALL

As you have believed

Matthew 8:13
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13 Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour. 

First Priority to See Jesus

We are Born Blind

  • A Man Born Blind Receives Sight

John 9:1-7
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Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day;the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Jesus picked us up from the miry clay

Psalm 40:2
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He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.

Still we have clay in our Eyes

  • Wash it in the water
  • Word of God represents the water in Bible

First Priority to See Jesus

  • Our First Priority is to open our eyes to see more of Jesus

Jesus went straight towards sick people

John 5:1-3
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After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.

Paul without sickness

The Thorn in the Flesh

2 Corinthians 12:7
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And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

  • a thorn in the flesh : a messenger of satan

Galatians 4:15
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15 What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.

  • plucked out your own eyes and given them to mePaul was beaten previously so Paul used that expression.
  • But Paul didn’t have any sickness

 

Healing in Hearing

Paul at Listra

  • When the lay man in Listra was hearing when Paul Preached ( Paul in a loud voice : “Stand Up” ) , He got healed completely and no longer a Criple

Acts 14:8-10
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And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.

Peter at Cornelius House

  • In Cornelius House, when Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word

Acts 10:44
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44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

Jesus Cleansing a Leper

Matthew 8:1-4
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When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.”Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

Leper CAME to Jesus

SOME THING MADE HIM TO COME

  • great multitudes followed Him  : means Jesus is walking in the opposite direction
  • Previous chapter Jesus was Preaching in the Mountain to the People, so He had to come down
  • The Mountain has good sound acoustics, so the sound even reaches people who stand way down
  • THATS HOW, the Leper would have heard what Jesus was Preaching, that’s how he came to Jesus with boldness ( Legally as per Law, a Leper is not allowed to come near anyone, if so, the Leper will be stoned to death ), so obviously the Leper heard what Jesus Preached which is not of the Law

Teaching is Paramount in Healing

  • Teaching is Paramount when it comes to Healing
  1. Teaching
  2. Preaching
  3. Healing

Matthew 9:35
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35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Matthew 4:23
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23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

  • People came to Hear and then Healed
  • People didn’t come to get Healed only

Sheep now returned to the Shepherd

  • We are like the Sheep going astray, but now have returned to the Shepherd

We are like the Sheep going astray

Isaiah 53:5-6
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But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Now have returned to the Shepherd

1 Peter 2:24-25
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24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[a] of your souls.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:25 Greek Episkopos

Returned is Passive Tense

  • Which means Its not you return, someone is returning you to the shepherd
  • Healing operates best when you know that you are part of the flock and the Lord is your shepherd
  • When He is your Shepherd you shall not lack

Healing for the Unbelievers

James 5:14-15
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14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

For Believers

  • Sins are forgive ( Perfect Tense ) once for an all. The act doesn’t need to be repeated again

For Unbelievers

  • Sins have ( Future Tense ) to be forgiven,

James 5:15 for sick Unbelievers

  • James 5:15 speaks about the healing of Unbelievers, because they are yet to be forgiven.
  • For Believers there would be no sins to be forgiven for, because all their sins where forgiven once and for all, on the same time when they believed that Christ Died for their sins.