For Christian Prayer
Praying in Supplication
The interpretation of this divine transaction carried out in the middle place of the ancient tabernacle, the Holy Place, was carried out in the physical world by the priest. Today, by application, it is our spirit that is the workman represented as an antitype of this priest. The historical Hebrew Levite and priest would minister for the supplicant, assisting in the sacrifice, and ensuring that the sacrifice pleased God. Today, it will be helpful if we view the three major furnishings—the table of showbread, the golden lampstand (menorah), and golden censer (incense bowl)—as the spiritual offices where creature-to-creature ministry takes place.
Praising God, a first things principle, empowers me to minister to the lost. This is illustrated in the burning of incense in the Holy Place on the golden censer and moving upon the ground of ministerial principles of the second things—loving my neighbor as myself.
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself (Hebrews 7:25-27).
"For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us..." (Hebrews 9:24)