If it's true that Jesus is the fulfillment of sacred space, it's equally true that sacred space is formed in Him. The reason is found in the biblical fact that, as all things in salvation history prior to His coming anticipated and converge in Him, so everything subsequent to His work of redemption presupposes that work and has its life in and through Him. In this first of two messages, the formation of sacred space in Jesus is considered in terms of His being the destroyer of the earthly sanctuary and the builder of the true spiritual sanctuary.
Jesus is the FINAL Temple! Despite what some (Pre-Trib/Pre-Mill Dispensationalists) may profess, there will be no third temple in Jerusalem built by hands. And if some try to build such an abomination, it will be a monument to unbelief. Acts 15:14-19 does not speak of the building of a third (Millennial) temple. This is because JESUS Himself is the total fulfillment of what the previous 2 Jewish temples signified. The REAL has come. The shadows and types have passed. Jesus is the Destroyer of the earthly sanctuaries and the builder of the true spiritual sanctuary: Himself and His Church! The final 20 minutes of this sermon will make your head spin -- in a wonderful, blessed way! Another great teaching sermon from Kit Culver.
Jen Uwarow (2/21/2008)
from Hesperia, CA
Getting back to the good stuff! How I miss hearing these every Sunday. It's been a while since I've visited these sermons and it's good to be back! The part about Christ's work being forgiveness of sins PLUS so much more than that...is not often preached! Thanks Kit. We miss you guys.