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IVX. The Vail of the Tabernacle(Continued from Page 9)
C. This pattern was "a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ"
Wherefore "the law (of the High Priest) was our schoolmaster to bring us(Rom.9:1-5) unto Christ, (our High Priest Heb.3:1) that we might be justified by faith" (Gal.3:24). Now "that faith is come we are no longer under a schoolmaster" (Gal.3:24-25, Heb.9:1-26; 10:1-39). The
Levitical priesthood was as our "schoolmaster." This is because Jesus came to complete
(Matt.5:17-19), establish (Rom.3:31), and to confirm (Gal.3:16) the Covenant that God made
with Moses (Heb.9:1-10, Deut.18:15, Acts.22, Heb.3:1-6).
D. When Christ came He fulfilled the Law of the High Priest
Now He (Jesus) is the only one qualified (called of God) to enter within the Vail. Hebrews says that "in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people"(Heb 2:17-18 / Lev.16:16; 3:1; 4:14-16; 5:5-10; 6:20; 7:1-26; 8:1-5; 9:11; 10:19-22). 1. There will never be another High Priest
Aaron was High Priest (Exod.28:1-43, Lev.16:1-34) until he died (Heb.7:23) and Eleazar became High Priest(Deut.10:6). There were about 83 High Priests  that followed but "they were not suffered to continue by reason of death...."
"..But this man, Jesus because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them" (Heb.7:23-25). This leaves no place for any other to be High Priest after Christ because He "continueth ever" (Heb.3:1; 7:24) as High Priest (Heb.10:1-4; 9:8-10). An "endless life." Note: In these last, of the days the antichrist will counterfeit this office of High Priest because he wants to be "like" The Lord Jesus Christ who is our Apostle and High Priest (Heb.3:1, Isa.14:11-14, Mat.24:5,24, 2Thes.2:1-4).
2. No man takes this honor unto himself (Heb.5:4)
Aaron did not proclaim himself. God appointed him as High Priest (Exod.28:1-43). So "also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but He (God the Father) that said unto Him, (Jesus, God the Son)  Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee (Heb.5:10). Jesus was called of God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek(Heb.5:5) God has not, and will not call anyone else to be the High Priest because Jesus continueth ever. His Priesthood is unchangeable, because He has an endless life.
3. Jesus "alone" represents us before God
"And there shall be no man (besides Aaron / The high priest) in the Tabernacle..." when Aaron goes in to "make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins (Lev 16:17), "...for the errors of the people" (Heb.9:6-7). Absolutely nothing of man can be brought into God's presence and presented as atonement for Sin) We cannot add anything to our Salvation (Isa.64:6). Adam and Eve came up with their own idea of fig leaves, and God rejected it and covered their nakedness (i.e. their sin) with the "coats of skins" that came from an innocent substitutionary animal that had been sacrificed and their blood shed. (Review: Phase 4, Page 9, IVX. A. 4) Note: The apostle Paul warned the Corinthian Church, "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled (deceived)  Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity  (the singleness, the preeminence in all things Col.1:18) that is in Christ" (2Cor.11:2-4).Jesus "alone" fulfills the office of the High Priest.
4. Jesus "alone" fulfill these garments of the High Priest
These "are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office" (Exod 28:4). Review: Page, 9d for full description of the garments and their realty. (Fulfillment)
Note: High priest wore his priestly vestments, he entered the temple before all the people, and then, laying them aside and assuming only his linen garments (Lev. 16:23-24). Jesus "fashioned as a man...humbled Himself" (Phil.2:5-8). The High priest entered the holy
of holies alone, and made atonement, sprinkling the blood of the sin offering on the mercy
seat, and offering up incense. Then resuming his splendid robes, he reappeared before
E. Now "we have boldness to enter" within the Vail
"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them. And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new  and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh" (Heb 10:16-20).
Now we can come back into God's presence, (i.e. through the Cherubim and flaming sword / judgment / wrath - Gen.3:1-24) in Jesus our High Priest (Heb.3:1) who fulfilled (Matt.5:17-19), i.e. completed (Heb.10:4) what Aaron foreshadowed (Heb.9:1-26; 10:1-10, Rom.5:10-21).
1. Note: There are daily responsibilities that go with this "boldness"