by Ernest Easley

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The Way to God (9 of 16)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 30.17-21
March 7, 2001

The scarlet thread through the Bible begins in a
garden and it ends on a cross. And between the two...
we discover that God wants to fellowship with man.
Now that scarlet thread has taken us to the Old
Testament tabernacle. That tabernacle was a portable
worship center. And everything about that tabernacle
speaks of either the person of Jesus or the work of
Jesus. It tells us the way to God.
You will remember from our diagram that the
tabernacle only had one gate. There was only one way
to God. 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."
Acts 4.12, "Nor is there salvation in any other,
for there is no other name under heaven given among
men by which we must be saved."
There was only one way to God in the Old
Testament and there is still only one way to God! And
it is not through the Baptist way... it is through the
Bible way!
After going through the gate... the first thing
was the Brazen Altar. It was there you would make
your sacrifice. It was there the innocent would be
sacrificed for the guilty. Leviticus 17.11, "For the
life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it
to you upon the altar to make atonement for your
souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for
the soul."
And of course the blood shed on that Brazen Altar
speaks of the blood shed on another altar that made
atonement possible once and for all! Hebrews 9.14,
"how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God
Now if the Brazen Altar speaks of salvation . . . the
Laver speaks of sanctification. And we read about the
Laver in Exodus 30.17-21...
Now the Laver was the place for cleansing! It
was four to five feet high and filled with water. It
was the ...

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