The sins of the nation
Well, a high priest could go into the Holy of Holies once a year on the Day of Atonement to do what? To atone for the sins of the nation. And it was a pretty tenuous deal because the high priest had to have bells on his robe. And this guy would have a rope around his ankle, because if he misstepped in the presence of God, in the Holy of Holies, behind the door; if he walked in there with any sin or if he as unclean in any way, boom! He would just clock out. Well, the people wouldn’t go in there and get him, so they had the rope and they would just drag the body out. And Scripture tells us if they couldn’t hear the bells anymore, they would just drag the dead body out. God is holy. He is powerful. Standing in the presence of God is nothing to be taken lightly or flippantly. The tabernacle, which ultimately, of course, became the temple, was all about a door.
Well, then God decided to do something, God stepped forward in a time of history and he sent the second person of the Godhead, the Trinity, to planet Earth. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. God the Son, Jesus.
Jesus lived on planet Earth. And one day during his 36-month public ministry, Jesus said this in John 10:9: “I am the door.”
Isn’t that incredible? He said, “I am the door.”
He didn’t say, “I am a door.” He said, “I am the door.”
And then, if you keep reading in verse 9, Jesus said, “If anyone…” What does anyone mean? It means anyone. “If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out (you can say he’ll be safe) and find pasture (you can say he will be satisfied).”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Church