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The Golden Censer of Christ's Merit and Righteousness

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by KenH, May 21, 2024.

  1. KenH

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    "The golden censer."—Hebrews 9:4.

    He is the "mighty angel" spoken of, Revelation 8:3. For upon the "golden censer" of his own merit and righteousness, and by the efficacy of his own glorious person, are all presentations made. "No man cometh to the Father but by him." But coming by him, and in him, and through him, all thy poor offerings come up "for a memorial before God."
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    And as the incense was burning within in the temple, while all the people were at prayers without, what a lively representation was this of our High Priest in heaven, in this great office of a priest upon his throne, to offer upon the golden altar of his divine nature, the prayers of his redeemed upon earth, to give acceptance to their persons and their offerings, by the much incense of his own merits and blood? My soul, look up this evening, look up both night and morning, and, with the eye of faith, behold this almighty Angel of the new covenant thus appearing in the presence of God for thee; into his almighty hands do thou commit and commend thine all; neither thy person nor thy poor offerings can find acceptance but in him, the beloved. He is thine altar, thy priest, thy sacrifice, thine incense, thine all; by virtue of whom, God the Father hath respect to his everlasting covenant, and dispenseth grace in this life, and glory in that which is to come.

    - excerpt from Robert Hawker's The Poor Man's Morning and Evening Portions, May 21, Evening
     
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