What is the general order of worship? You can remember it this way: Confession, Consecration, and Communion. We see the same order of worship at Mount Sinai and in the Book of Revelation.
So when you find ourselves in the sin of unbelief, rebellion and covetousness, you have a Mediator who is better than Moses (Heb 9:15): Jesus Christ the Savior. He pleads for you before his Father’s throne of grace, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”
If you believe in him, he has good news for you. Jesus is your “spy” who has scouted your land of destiny. Because he is the Truth, nothing in his report is exaggerated or untrue. He knows everything about your Promised Land because he came down from there and he is there today. He assures you that your Promised Land is the heavenly city, a beautiful land abounding in God’s blessings and goodness. Its inhabitants are not wicked enemies you have to fight and conquer, but righteous friends with whom you will fellowship for eternity. An its fortifications do not just reach up to heaven, but the city is heaven itself, safe and secure from all evil (Rev 21:27).Read More
In the same manner that the Levites were substituted for the redemption of the firstborn sons of Israel, Christ became our substitute so that we might become firstborn children of God.
In the end, the confusion in Babel will be reversed in heaven. The new heaven and new earth will not be built by human hands with the aid of human technology. It will be a city “whose designer and builder is God.” It will not be built from the earth trying to reach up to heaven. Rather, it is a city “coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.”Read More
Christians are pilgrims and strangers traveling in this barren land, living between redemption and the Promised Land. But as God’s people, “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Eph 2:19).
The Church and the civil government rule different kingdoms: the Church in the First through the Fourth Commandments, while the civil government in the Fifth through the Tenth Commandments. And Christians are citizens of both kingdoms.