Through the east gate the people could enter into the outer court where 2 articles of brass were found: the brazen altar and the brazen laver. The outer court was a busy place where the priests would offer up sacrifices and cleansings. It has also been portrayed as our physical reality or mortality where we offer up, or put down ourselves with our desires and wrong thinking. 2 Cor 10:3-6 (The Voice), “ For though we walk in the world, we do not fight according to this world’s rules of warfare. The weapons of the war we’re fighting are not of this world but are powered by God and effective at tearing down the strongholds erected against His truth. We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One. As soon as you choose obedience, we stand ready to punish every act of disobedience”.
Yes Jesus finished the redemptive work on the cross, but we were told in Romans 6:12 (Mirror Bible): “you are under no obligation to sin; it has no further rights to dominate your dead declared body. Therefore let it not entice you to obey its lusts” as Adam did in the garden. Romans 7 portrays Paul, though redeemed, doing things he does not want to do and shows the struggle between their law oriented performance and a true redeemed identity. Christ in us, unveiling grace and truth! He is the life of our design redeemed in human form.
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