Pristine Grace

A Cloud of Incense

    In the Tabernacle of old there was an altar of incense. The incense ascending with the prayers of Israel typified the merits and intercession of Christ, His perfect righteousness which is imputed to His people and which can alone make the worship of sinful beings accepted with God. NEITHER TIME, NOR EVENTS, NOR EVEN THE REMAINING SINFUL CORRUPTION WITHIN HIS CHILDREN CAN LESSEN THE POWER AND WORTH OF CHRIST’S BLOOD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. As the fragrant cloud of incense rose to heaven, and the high priest sprinkled the blood upon the mercy-seat of ancient Israel and ceremonially cleansed the people from guilt, SO THE MERITS OF THE SLAIN LAMB OF GOD ARE ACCEPTED WITH THE FATHER AS A PURIFIER OF HIS PEOPLE FROM THE DEFILEMENT OF THEIR SINS.