For Christian Prayer
(As) our faith begins the process of expiation...it is the power of the Holy Spirit that translates the
properties of the physical world into the processes that bring heavenward the sacrifice. In other words,
Christians are clean by the saving work of Jesus applied to their lives, but it is not a total asset or advantage
to Christians until, by faith, they live this out.
God looks upon Christians as perfect. He sees Christ's blood and see us as 100% Holy. It is up to us to
act out of that truth, participate with the Holy Spirit in a covering of sacrificial blood, a cleaning represented
in the Brazen Laver.
Today, it is the blood of Christ that leaves us cleansed, canceling out a temporary bloody tabernacle. This act qualified God’s creatures to become the permanent temple by this one-time blood application on the spiritual altar, regardless of additional sin. As Christians, we have learned the value of confessing our sin, recognizing that the brazen laver, a type for the place to wash the sins of the day, not only heals the wound but cleanses the conscience.
"... 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? (Hebrews 9:14)"
(If we consider) that Christ Jesus mysteriously abides within us, and...this through His saving blood, we believe this to mean that He has a ministry within believers, inside the brazen altar, an antitype of the heart. Also, we believe that the Holy Spirit came upon the Christ, and it can be assumed that this is the power of His ministry, which in turn is an antitype of the laver, the Spiritual power of our lives.
We read in John 16:13 (KJV) that, as Christ discusses the coming Holy Spirit, He tells His disciples: “When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself.” His discourse continues: “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (verse 14). And elsewhere: “He will testify of Me” (John 15:26).
Luke, in his Gospel (3:22), tells us that the Holy Spirit “descended in bodily form, like a dove, upon Him.” The dove, in bodily form, supposes not only a spiritual transformation into a physical manifestation but the symbolism of the power of God willingly entering into a permanent relationship with Christ to offer us His peace.
"I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me,
‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him,
this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. (John 1:33)"
(Ho) "...look for Christ in a place that would allow the Holy Spirit to be upon Him, we can, by Scripture,
confirm that that place may be the human body. For Scripture confirms that both the Holy Spirit and the
Holy Christ are indwelling. '...we will confirm these truths, but for now, we have learned that the Holy Spirit
should be in a typical relationship with the Holy Christ.' '...see that the Holy Spirit is to be upon the Holy Christ,
and this is most significant.'"