THE SANCTUARY BY STEVE FINNELL
Is there a sanctuary located in the local church building? No, the sanctuary is located in heaven. Hebrews 8:1-2 Now the main point in what has been said is this:we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.
There is a sanctuary and tabernacle, however, it is in heaven not on earth.
Under the old covenant there was an earthly sanctuary and tabernacle. Hebrews 9:1-3 Now even the first covenant and regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place. 3. Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,
Under the new covenant there is not an earthly sanctuary, there is no earthly tabernacle. That ended when Jesus died on the cross. Matthew 27:45-53.....And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two....
There is no longer an earthly sanctuary, no earthly tabernacle, no Holy of Holies on earth. The place we gather to worship on Sunday may be a worship center or an assembly hall, but it is not a sanctuary.
The only thing holy in the contemporary church buildings are the blood bought Christians who assemble there. Christians are holy because of the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit.
THERE IS NO EARTHLY SANCTUARY!