Excerpts from a portion of Chapter 3 from our book: The Tabernacle Dwells In You. If you are interested in more excerpts or addtional information please write to Elder Anton L. Seals, Sr [email protected]
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Spiritual Garments Represent Your Spiritual Tabernacle:
These Spiritual Garments are symbolic of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; as illustrated in John 7:8 which allegorically illuminates “out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
These are not visible garments, they are not seen as they were in Moses era because the physical Tabernacle now Dwells in heart and mind of Believers. Your priestly garments include the Helmet of Salvation; like the mitre Aaron wore as the High Priest. (See putting on the Whole Armour of God in Ephesians 6:10-18.
God knew, that satan, the enemy would attack natural mind of human beings; thus you have been given a helmet, a turban, a bonnet, a spiritual mind, liken to the “Helmet of Salvation”, to help you become more Christ like. Similar to the priest of the Mosaic era and the disciples of Jesus Christ, you too must receive Godly instruction that provides clarity on why and how to keep your mind stayed on Jesus. You must turn away from worldly desires. There is a place of eternal everlasting life; the final resting place for the believer’s soul is in heaven. And yes, Believers, believe that Jesus is coming back for His Bride, “You the Church, the Body of Christ.” It is they who have confessed with their mouths, and pray believing in their hearts that Jesus is the Risen Lord, who will be found spotless and unblemished.
This is why it is so important to confess, repent and to be washed, quickened with the refreshing, by infilling of the Holy Spirit, so you can live a life Holy unto God.
It is our God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who is also rooted deep in the Inner Spirit, and souls of his people. Jesus, paid a ransom for sin, thereby you have access to the gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus. No man can come to the Father, God, without first coming and believing in the Crucified Resurrected Jesus.
By the Grace and power of Jesus we receive the plan of redemption, through sanctification unto salvation.
Those who are in the Spirit of God are called the very elect of God, are sanctified, set apart, and have the assurance of becoming New Creatures in Christ Jesus. They are redeemed and come forth with a renewing of their minds in Christ Jesus. Believers surrendered themselves as a living sacrifice at the Brazen Altar and are redeemed by the Blood.
The sacrifice of Jesus and his death, by God’s Grace, ushers Believers into a Spiritual dimension of leaning about His Blood Cleansing Power through the operations of: Justification, Redemption, and Salvation thru Sanctification. It is by the Blood of Jesus that Believers are redeemed. The Blood of Jesus separates you from sin by reconciling and paying for the debts of your sins. This Gift of Salvation is for all who are willing to Believe. The Gift of Eternal life is the Plan of Salvation unto Righteousness.” It is given with Power of God in you, the Believer.
One true fact always remains: Without the Blood of Jesus there is No:
It is the crucified Jesus whose blood set captives free, delivering them out of the world of darkness into the Light where sin and sin nature are set a part. Without His Blood we would not be under His Grace. Consequently, as we continue on this exploration, keep in mind that there is more to the symbolic relationship of the Old Testament Tabernacle and the Tabernacle/Temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you. There is an important process for approaching and entering into the sacred Courts of God through Christ Jesus. It is by Grace, through Christ that we receive the indwelling of the God’s Spirit within us.
We become the Tabernacle of God as Paul writes in: I Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? Romans 8:5-15 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”xxvi
Christ Jesus became and remains the only High Priest who serves as the believers’ advocate to God the Father. We are now allowed entrance not only into the Outer Court but we have direct access to God through His Son, Christ Jesus. Having this direct access requires you to remember that there is a divine process for approaching the Three Courts of God: the Outer Court, Inner Court and the Most Holy Court. Jesus knows the depths of the heart and souls. It is Jesus who has been given all power to judge and to pardon you from sin. Thereby, He alone knows the truth of the hearts and minds of people who come confessing and repenting for the forgiveness of their sins. He knows what is in your heart. Jesus is quoted as saying: “It Is Finished! John 19:30.” Yet, His work continues by way of Believers today.
You now must believe by faith and get established and rooted in God’s Word to receive and understand the Plan and Will of God’s Word. The New Testament takes on the Spiritual manifestation of the Grace and power of God in Christ Jesus. As a Believer, His Grace now admits you, the Believer, into His Royal Priesthood. He allows you to come into His presence through Jesus. It is Jesus who is still standing at the Gate for Believers and waiting for non-believers to come and to come as you are.
Priest of the Old Testament, from the Tribe of Levi and his descendants, were ordained, given responsibilities and specific jobs and duties that were to be carried out. However, in the New Testament we read in:
Matthew 7:13-14 where Jesus is quoted as saying those who have ears to hear: 13 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.xxvii
The saving Grace of Jesus has abolished the role of man as the high priest going to the Throne of Mercy for your sins. “Jesus Rent the Veil and the role of a Levitical Priest is now given to the Believers,
who are to serve as Priest.”
As a Believer you came to learn the process of reverencing the Holiness of God by: praying, interceding with prayer and supplication. You are Chosen as a Believer from the foundation of time to receive this great gift of Grace from the Lord Himself. The Grace of our sovereign God is love. The same love and power that would not let Jesus come down off the Cross remains today. With all Power in His hands, he stands at the door of the saved and non-saved, without stretch hands at their closed and dirty doors waiting patiently for all to open their hearts door. He has extended a personal invitation.
The Lord Jesus waits for you to come, dine and to sup with him in the Most Holy Court, the Holy of Holies. He allows you to open your closed doors and welcome Him into your Heart, Mind, and Soul.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
The New Testament says it this way as Paul so eloquently states: Be Ye Transformed by the Renewing of your mind through Christ Jesus, so you can know what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God, Romans 12:2.
This is the only true and sure way of being able to discern and cast out the subtle attacks in your carnal mind. That is why you to are called heirs and joint heirs with Christ, a peculiar people, the chosen, and the very elect of God, a royal nation, who are call into a Royal Priesthood through the grace and power of His marvelous Light, I Peter 2:9-10.
You as a Believer must accept these truths if you want to discover the presence and power of God that Dwells, Tabernacles, within you. For those who really Believe, His Grace and Mercy will transform and renew your mind. The new mind in Christ is stayed on Jesus. In the Old Testament the priest wore a Miter, similar to the Helmet of Salvation. The Helmet of Salvation is given to protect the heart and mind, which is the very Soul of all Believers; allowing you as a Believer to keep your mind in His perfect peace. A Believer’s strength of character is enriched by core values and morals undergirded by how they reverence their personal relationship with Christ Jesus. This is especially true as you grasp the process found in the Old and New Testament on how “To Come Into God’s Presence.” Through the Holy Spirit, your prayers, and effectual heartfelt desires to know the Word and to believe will guide you through the Outer Court, the Holy Court and into the Holies of Holy. Each Court is a life changing experience in both the natural and Spiritual realms. The Holy Spirit will lead you on your Spiritual Journey into a relationship based on growing by Faith in God’s Word, His Ways and His Will.
Prayerfully, you can now see the Believer entering into the East Gate of the Outer Court where all must enter and present there offering and sacrifice on the Brazen Altar. Also remain steadfast in seeking the Lord who will wash you with a quickening in your Spirit to keep you from falling. Those who confess Jesus by Faith are washed by the Blood and Water of Jesus. Believers are now the priest of their families. That which was solely a place for Levitical Priest to carry out their sacred duties and responsibilities is now for Believers.
II Corinthians 6:15-16 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. xxviii
By Elder, Anton L. Seals, Sr.