Sprinkled

2 Jan

Sprinkled…

On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the high priest of Israel enters the holy of holies with the blood of the sacrifice. He then sprinkles the blood on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, as he makes atonement for the people.

Isaiah 52 and 53 prophesy of the coming Messiah. In those chapters, it’s revealed that Messiah will suffer for the sins of His people, and will bear their punishment, their sorrows, their guilt, and their judgment.

But it also says this, “He shall sprinkle many nations.” What does that mean? The Hebrew word for sprinkle in Isaiah 52 is nazah. It’s the same word used for what the high priest does on the Day of Atonement inside the Holy of Holies.

What does that mean? It means that if you’re born again, Jesus has not only saved you – He’s sprinkled you – just as the high priest sprinkled the mercy seat – so that your life, too, would become a most holy vessel.

Ponder that. And start treating your life accordingly – as a most holy vessel.

…and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 3:21

Live in a manner worthy of the fact that you are made to be God’s holy vessel – act accordingly.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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