God is pure and holy. He calls us to be pure and holy. Holy means to be set apart, sanctified, dedicated to God. There is no worldly contamination in Holy Father, Son, and Holy Spirit….only purity. He calls us to join Him. Jesus is our new and living way…Hebrews 10:20.
1 Peter 1:14-16, “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2)
The Father foreshadowed this in the Old Testament Temple. In the Inner Court, everything was clean, holy, and pure. Its fixtures were made of pure gold or acacia wood overlaid with pure gold. There was contamination and mixture in the Outer Court where Gentiles were allowed, but only purity in the Inner Court. Only God’s people could enter the Inner Court. It was purified by cleansing with water including baptism (meaning those who entered had to dunk and wash in the cleansing pools before entering). All was also purified by the priests sprinkling the sacrificial blood of the Lamb.
When they entered the Inner Court to worship the One True Living God, they first noticed the huge pure gold lampstand of 7 branches which lit up the whole room. It was filled daily with pure oil by the priests. David speaks of the light of God’s Word when He wrote, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
The Inner Court also featured the 12 loaves of bread on the gold table. Jesus is our Bread of Life. He is the Word made flesh. He says, “Take and eat.” Jesus is the High Priest who serves us His own spotless body and pure blood which He shed for us as a remission of our sin. We are to eat His flesh and drink His blood. He makes us pure and holy.
The Inner Court also had the pure gold alter of incense on which were offered prayers as a pleasing fragrance to Father God. It stood at the entrance to the Holy of Holies and the Presence of God. Yahweh sat on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.
Do you see Yeshua Jesus in this? He is the Inner Court. He is pure and holy. He is the Living Water that cleanses us through baptism. He is the Way to the Father’s Presence. He is the Light of the world. He holds the power and oil of the Holy Spirit. We are to be filled daily. He is the Bread of Life. He is the Word of God. He is the cleansing and purifying blood. He is our High Priest. He is the sweet fragrance before the Father. He carries our prayers as our Intercessor and Advocate. He brings us into pure and holy worship by the power of the Holy Spirit to a pure and holy Father! He now resides in the Inner Court of the spirit/heart of those who have relationship and follow Him. In Yeshua Jesus, we are now the temple of God, set apart to be pure and holy!
This should bring us to a new revelation in our personal worship time and our joint worship services. Only by being cleansed and purified in Yeshua Jesus can we enter the Inner Court and find entrance into the Presence of God in the Holy of Holies….where we will see Him!” How awesome is that!
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8