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THE SCARLET THREAD
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
April 4, 2001
Tonight we are heading straight to the tabernacle
as we continue tracing the scarlet thread through the
We have walked through the gate the way to God.
And that gate is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Jesus said in John 10.9, "I am the door. If anyone
enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out
and find pasture."
Once inside... we come to the Brazen Altar... the
place of sacrifice. And that Brazen Altar points us to
Jesus for "without the shedding of the blood there is
no remission" (Heb. 9.22)
Then we're confronted with the Laver... the place
of washing. 1 John 1.9, "If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness."
From the Laver we cross the first veil into the
Holy Place. On the South side there is the Golden
Candlestick ... the place of light. It is easy to see
Jesus there for we read in John 8.12, "Then Jesus spoke
to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have
the light of life."
Across from the candlestick was the Table of Shew
Bread. And that bread pointed to the bread of heaven
that would one day come. John 6.35, "I am the bread of
life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he
who believes in Me shall never thirst."
Next we find the last piece of furniture in the
Holy Place: the Golden Altar of Incense. We read about
it in Exodus 30.1-10...
The Golden Altar of Incense was three feet high
and one and a half feet square. Every morning and
evening the priests would put burning coals on this
altar. He would then sprinkle incense over the coals.
When the incense touched the coal, it would fill the
room with a sweet smelling white cloud of smoke.
Once a year... on the Day of Atonement, the priest
would sprinkle blood ...
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