2018 ST Message Three


Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (2)

Message Three

Hebrews As An Exposition Of Leviticus

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe; who, being the effulgence of His glory and the impress of His substance and upholding and bearing all things by the word of His power, having made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. -Heb. 1:2-3.

Hence also He is able to save to the uttermost those who come forward to God through Him, since He lives always to intercede for them.-7:25.

Word of Appetizer

What is the connection between Leviticus and Hebrews?

Leviticus is a book of types, a book of typology; the most fine and detailed types of Christ are in Leviticus. Christ is wonderful and all-inclusive, and plain words are not adequate to reveal Him; types, which are actually pictures, are also necessary; Because Leviticus is a book of types, there is the need for it to be expounded; the apostle Paul expounded Leviticus in the Epistle to the Hebrews. In the Epistle to the Hebrews we have the reality of the types of the offerings in chapters 1 through 7 of Leviticus. as an exposition of Leviticus, the Epistle to the Hebrews reveals the marvelous, mysterious, and all-inclusive person of Christ.

Spiritual Burden

In the Epistle to the Hebrews we have the reality of the types of the offerings in chapters 1 through 7 of Leviticus;Christ came to be the real sacrifice and living offering, who offered Himself on the cross as the reality of all the offerings.

All the aspects of Christ revealed in Hebrews are inexhaustible. He is the Creator, the Upholder, the Heir, the One who has destroyed the devil, the Apostle, the High Priest, the Forerunner, the Surety, the heavenly Minister, the One appearing before God on our behalf, and the replacement of all the Old Testament offerings. Christ is the reality of every positive thing.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

Leviticus is a book of types, a book of typology; the most fine and detailed types of Christ are in Leviticus.

Hebrews is an exposition of Leviticus.

The central thought of Leviticus is that the universal, all-inclusive, inexhaustible Christ is everything to God and to God’s people; as an exposition of Leviticus, the Epistle to the Hebrews reveals the marvelous, mysterious, and all-inclusive person of Christ.

The Experience of Life

Christ is the Minister in the heavens; Whatever Christ carries out as the heavenly Minister, He applies to us as the Spirit; whatever He ministers is transmitted into our spirit.

Christ is the High Priest who is able to save us to the uttermost;Christ as our High Priest undertakes our case by interceding for us.

Christ is the Author, the Captain, of our full salvation unto glory;We, His followers, are taking the same way to be brought into the same glory, which was ordained by God for us.

Practice and Application

As the Initiator of a new and living way, Christ opened the way for us to enter the Holy of Holies by His blood through the veil, His flesh; through the better sacrifices of Christ, we have boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies.

God in Christ is so available, for He is in our spirit.

 

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

Nor in order that He might offer Himself often, just as the high priest enters into the Holy of Holies year by year by the blood of other creatures; since then He would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world. But now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested for the putting away of sin through the sacrifice of Himself. -Heb. 9:25-26

For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the Holy of Holies for sin by the high priest are burned up outside the camp. Therefore also Jesus, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. – Heb. 13:11-12.

  1. Leviticus is a book of types, a book of typology; the most fine and
    detailed types of Christ are in Leviticus
    II. Hebrews is an exposition of Leviticus

. Christ is wonderful and all-inclusive, and plain words are not adequate to reveal Him; types, which are actually pictures, are also necessary.

. Because Leviticus is a book of types, there is the need for it to be expounded; the apostle Paul expounded Leviticus in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

. In order to have the proper understanding of Leviticus, we need to see the connection between Leviticus and Hebrews.

. In the Epistle to the Hebrews we have the reality of the types of the offerings in chapters 1 through 7 of Leviticus; The sin offering signifies Christ as the offering for the sin of God’s people; The whole sin offering, including its skin and all its flesh, with its head, legs, and its inward parts and its dung, was burned outside the camp; Christ came to replace the types of the offerings in Leviticus.

Key Verses (2)

Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe; who, being the effulgence of His glory and the impress of His substance and upholding and bearing all things by the word of His power, having made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. -Heb. 1:2-3

Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the devil, – 2:14.

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and through whom are all things, in leading many sons into glory, to make the Author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. – 2:10.

But Christ was faithful as a Son over His house. -3:6.

as an exposition of Leviticus, the Epistle to the Hebrews reveals the marvelous, mysterious, and all-inclusive person of Christ(一)

. Christ the Son is the center, the focus, of the book of Hebrews.

. In the Godhead the Son is the effulgence of God’s glory and the impress of His substance.

. In God’s creation the Son is the Creator, the Upholder, and the Heir; in the present the Son upholds all things by the word of His power, and all things cohere in Him.

. The Son destroyed the devil; in the fullness of time, the Son came to become flesh by being born of a virgin so that He might destroy the devil though His death on the cross.

. Christ is the Author, the Captain, of our full salvation unto glory; As the Captain, Christ took the lead to enter into glory, and we, His followers, are taking the same way to be brought into the same glory, which was ordained by God for us.

. Christ is the Apostle and the Builder of God’s house.

Key Verses (3)

Hence also He is able to save to the uttermost those who come forward to God through Him, since He lives always to intercede for them. For such a High Priest was also fitting to us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners and having become higher than the heavens. – Heb. 7:25-26.

Having therefore, brothers, boldness for entering the Holy of Holies in the blood of Jesus, which entrance He initiated for us as a new and living way through the veil, that is, His flesh. -Heb. 10:19-20.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes, even forever. -13:8.

as an exposition of Leviticus, the Epistle to the Hebrews reveals the marvelous, mysterious, and all-inclusive person of Christ(二)

. Christ is the merciful, faithful, and great High Priest.

. Christ is the Forerunner, who has entered within the veil.

. Christ is the surety of a better covenant.

. Christ is the High Priest who is able to save us to the uttermost.

. Christ is the Minister in the heavens.

. Christ is the One who entered into the Holy of Holies in the heavens and obtained an eternal redemption.

. Christ is the Initiator of a new and living way for us.

. The wonderful, all-inclusive Christ typified in Leviticus and revealed in Hebrews is our eternal portion.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 Leviticus is a book of types, a book of typology(Lev11:1~4,,Act10:9~14、27~29)

(Illustrate the most fine and detailed types of Christ are in Leviticus with examples.)

T2 see the connection between Leviticus and Hebrews.(Heb9:14、25~26,10:5~12,13:11~13)

(Illustrate that the Hebrews is an exposition of Leviticus)

D2

T1 Christ is the unique sacrifice and offering(Heb10:5~10)

(Illustrate that in the Epistle to the Hebrews we have the reality of the types of the offerings in chapters 1 through 7 of Leviticus)

T2     God’s will is to replace the Old Testament offerings with Christ.(Heb10:4~7)

(Illustrate what is the central thought of the Leviticus?)

D3

T1     Christ the Son is the center, the focus, of the book of Hebrews(Heb1:2~3,13:8)

(Illustrate in the New Testament, God speaks in the Son, in the person of the Son)

T2     In the Godhead the Son is the effulgence of God’s glory and the impress of His substance(Heb1:3)

(Illustrate the glory is the outward expression, and the substance is the inward.)

D4

T1     He upholds earth by the word of His power.(Heb1:2~3、10)

(Illustrate in God’s creation the Son is the Creator, the Upholder, and the Heir.)

T2 God’s eternal goal is to bring His many sons into glory(Heb.2:10)

(Illustrate that Christ is the Author, the Captain, of our full salvation unto glory.)

D5

T1     Christ is the merciful, faithful, and great High Priest(Heb2:17)

(Illustrate how is Christ able to be a merciful and faithful High Priest?)

T2     Christ is the Minister in the heavens(Heb8:1~2)

(How can Christ minister the heavenly, spiritual, and eternal things from the

heavens to us on the earth?)

D6

T1     we have been redeemed with the precious blood of Christ(1Pet1:18~19,Heb9:12)

(Illustrate the procedures which Christ obtained the eternal and effective salvation for us.)

T2     Christ is the reality of every positive thing(Col2:16~17,Heb13:8)

(Illustrate all-inclusive Christ is our eternal portion.)

 

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