Invited inside this Holy Place, I walk about in freedom. To the left is the lampstand made of pure gold and emitting light for the room. Rays of light are spilling on me.
“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
The lamp, filled with oil, is kept burning before the Lord. Holy Spirit, burns within me, spilling His light on me, filling me.
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believe in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26
The Priest breaks the bread in the Holy Place and eats it there. In communion, fellowship with God. The invitation is always open since there is continually bread on the table. Take and eat, the Priest encourages, I will sustain you.
Directly in front of the curtain that leads to the Most Holy Place is the alter of incense. Morning and evening the priest was to burn incense on the alter. He would take coals in a censer from the brazen alter and place them in the alter of incense and then burn the pure, fragrant incense.
“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Psalm 141:2
This incense is a delightful aroma before God. It is the offering of worship, prayers of thanksgiving, for sins blotted out by the blood, receiving a cleansed heart, being covered through Christ atonement, the invitation to fellowship with a Holy God.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being save and those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
Still this radiant High Priest entices me. Encouraging me to come closer and be more intimate with Him.