There’s Something Special About the Sanctuary – Parts 1 & 2 – 5/12/19

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There’s Something Special About the Sanctuary

Exodus 15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.

Intro: Sanctuary – sacred place, holy place

First Mention Principle tells us that the Sanctuary is sanctified because…

  1. It is a Specific Place – Out of 132 times we find that word, this is the only time it is capitalized.
  2. It is a Special Place – the place which thou has made
  3. It is a Sovereign Place – which thou hast made for thee
  4. It is a Stablished Place – which thy hands have established
  • 2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
  • Psalms 78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

I. Its Demonstration – vs. 6

A. Of God’s Power

Notice the effect of God’s power on the rest of the world: READ vs. 3-15

B. Of God’s Preeminence

  • 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like unto thee
  • 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever

II. Its Designation

A. It is designated for the Presence of God – vs. 17 …in the place…which thou hast made for thee to dwell in.

NOTE: Second time we find the word SANCTUARY –

  • Exodus 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

B. It is designated for the People of God

NOTE: The church was not established for the unbeliever.

This paradigm shift that has created this seeker sensitive movement has been a disaster.

  1. They are a Purchased people – vs. 13; 16
  2. They are a Protected people – 14:30;
  3. They are a Planted people – vs. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them…
  4. They are a Pure people – 14:21, 22, 29; 15:19; dry land

III. Its Declarationthe people shall hear…vs. 14

 NOTE: This entire passage is a SONG: vs. 1, 2

They declared that God was their STRENGTH, THEIR SONG, AND THEIR SALVATION

They sang about:

A. His Greatness – vs. 7

  1. The Greatness of his Excellency – vs. 7
  2. The Greatness of his Arm – vs. 16
  • Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

B. His Guidance – vs. 13

  • 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

C. His Glory – vs. 6, 11, 21

  • 6 glorious in power – three times God’s right hand is mentioned: vs. 6 (2x) and vs. 12; vs. 17 thy hands…
  • 11 glorious in holiness
  • 21 glorious in triumph – see vs. 1 FOR HE HATH TRIUMPHED GLORIOUSLY

Ephesians 5

  • 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
  • 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
  • 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

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Part 2

Intro: David had an exceptional relationship with the house of God.

  • Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

I. A Place of Undergirding

  • Psalms 20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
  • I get help from the Environment
  • I get help from the Enthusiasm
  • I get help from the Encouragement
  • I get help from the Exhortation

II. A Place of Unveiling

  • Psalms 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
  • Psalms 68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
  • I see a side of God in the Sanctuary that I don’t see anywhere else.
  • I see the will of God in the Sanctuary that I don’t see anywhere else.
  • I see the plan of God in the Sanctuary that I don’t see anywhere else.

III. A Place of the Unforgotten

Psalm 74

  • SEE verse 2, 18, 19, 22, 23

IV. A Place of Understanding

  • Psalms 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

Things get put in perspective when I enter into the sanctuary.

I get clarity of the big picture.