David Dickson on Christ as a minister of the true tabernacle

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Vers. 1. Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: we have such an High-priest, who is set on the right hand of the Throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

Arg. 1. Christ our High-priest is such, and of so great dignity, that he sits King at the right hand of the Throne of the Majesty of God the Father in the heavens, equal to the Father in power and glory; He leaves us the other part of the Comparison, as sufficiently clear, concerning the Levitical Priest, that he is not such an one: Therefore the Priest-hood of Christ is more excellent than the Levitical.

Vers. 2. A Minister of the Sanctuary, and of the true Tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Arg. 2. Christ is the Minister of that Sanctuary in the heavens, where he sits King in his Throne, and all holy things which appertain to the worship of God, and the salvation of man, not faintly, but effectually acting the part of a Priest in Heaven, although he is a Royal Priest as to the dignity of his Person, and the manner of his Administration, yet as a Minister as pertaining to his Mediatory Office: Such are not the Levitical Priests on earth, but only Ministers: Therefore the Priest-hood of Christ is more excellent than the Levitical.

Of the true Tabernacle] Arg. 3. Christ is in heaven the Minister of that true Tabernacle which the Lord hath pitched, and not man, viz. of his body (which Christ himself compared to a Tabernacle) and is figured by the typical Tabernacle: which true Tabernacle of his body, the Holy Ghost miraculously formed and prepared for him in the womb of the Virgin: And Christ now ministering in Heaven, represents that body to the Father; and his Humanity wherein he suffered, and offers to him continually interceding for us in the same body. ...

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