Worship

Why do we not worship the way they did in old testament times?
Well I do believe the answer to this question is found in Hebrews. In chapter 1 it tells how God at different times and different ways spoke to the prophets in the old testament, however God speaks to us in these last days by his Son, by whom also He made the worlds. (God’s Son, Jesus.) Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged ( cleansed) our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. ( the Majesty on high is God the Father, creator of the universe)
In chapter 2 verse 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
In chapter 3 verse 1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession Christ Jesus. 2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3 for this man ( Jesus) was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, (just the same as he who built the house has more honour than the house.) 4 For every house is built by someone; but he that built all things is God. 5 Moses was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after. 6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, ( If we have Christ living in our hearts .1st Corinthians 3:16) if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm until the end. ) verse 12 warns us to be careful. 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. In verse 13 we are to exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ( I looked up the word exhort in the dictionary, it means to strongly encourage. ) (And hardened, to be stuck, calloused ,holding firm to the deceitfulness of sin.)
In chapter 4 we learn in verse 12 the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creator that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of him with whom we have to do. ( with whom we have to answer to.) 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, 15 For we don’t have a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
Chapter 5 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way;( going astray) for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. ( he also had to make sacrifice for his own sins, Jesus had no sin.) 4 And no man takes this honor of being high priest unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.( Exodus 28: 1) verse 5 So also Christ did not glorify himself to be made high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, today have I begotten you. ( I looked up begotten. Procreate or generate offspring) verse 6 As he said also in another place,( Psalm 110: 4) You are a priest forever after the order of Malchisedec. Verse 8 Though he was a Son, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that OBEY HIM; Called of God an high priest after the order of Malchisedec.
Chapter 7 For this Malchisedec, king of Salem, was priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings; (Genesis 14: 18-20 ) and blessed him. Reading in chapter 7 we learn beginning in verse 3 Malchisedec did not have a father or mother (he has no genealogy) without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually. In verse 12 ( the priesthood was changed.) For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.13 for he of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, of which no man has officiated at the altar. 14 for it is evident that our Lord descends from the tribe of Juda ( Matthew 1:2); of which tribe Moses spoke nothing about being in the priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident: that after the likeness of Malchisedec there arises another priest, 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnel ( fleshy or earthly ) commandment, but after the power of an endless life. Verse 19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by the which we draw near to God. Verse 22 By so much was Jesus made a surity
( guarantee) of a better testament. Verse 24 But this man, because he continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the utmost that come to God by him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Chapter 9 Verse 1 the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. Verses 2-10 go on to tell of animal sacrifices and how they were made. Verse11 But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this world. 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of a testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: it is of no strength at all while the testator lives. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest that entered into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world he has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27. And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for him shall he appear a second time without sin unto salvation.
Hebrews 10 : 9 Then he said, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second. 10. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
So we see in God’s word where a division was made, we do not live under the old testament laws we live in the new testament where Christ is the sacrifice for all.

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