To worship God in spirit and in truth requires a prepared heart!
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
God of Heaven and Earth, prepare my heart to worship you in all that I do today and everyday!
More than just clothing and building, there would be a process for preparing to Worship. This process began with the priests. In New Testament terms, we are all priests in the New Covenant. We should consider our own process for preparing to worship. Do we take it seriously? Do we spend time getting our hearts ready?
In the New Covenant, our process of growing more like Christ is called Sanctification. We are given 100% of the ability to be sanctified when we are justified by Faith in Christ. However, we can grow daily in sanctification through crucifying our fleshly desires and living in the Spirit.
Lord, anoint me to want a Holy life today.
Read Revelation Chapter 8 to hear of an ‘End-Times’ incense that would be the ultimate fulfillment of what was constructed in this tabernacle.
Sin carries an eternal cost. That cost requires a payment of a life - represented by the blood of sacrifice. Without Christ, we will pay the ultimate price for sin (Romans 6:23) with our lives being eternally separated from God in the Lake of Fire which is eternal. With Christ, His blood pays our debt and Mends us. In the Old Testament sacrifice we see a clear education being given in regard to these costs/payments.