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The Tabernacle 


 

INTRODUCTION: (WHERE GOD MEETS MAN)

The study of the Tabernacle is a thrilling story: GODíS DESIRE TO DWELL WITH MAN, and TO BRING REDEMPTION TO MAN.

THE TABERNACLE WAS:

1. The dwelling place of God in Israel (in the Wilderness and Canaan)

2. A picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Godís salvation in Him

WHY STUDY? There are 50 chapters in the Bible on The Tabernacle:

1. The TABERNACLE and the Tabernacle FORM OF WORSHIP are FIGURES of that which was to come (Heb 9 8,9,24, 10:1); Godís future plans.

2. The TABERNACLE and EXPERIENCES OF ISRAELITES were EXAMPLES and PATTERNS established by God for us (I Cor 10:11; Heb 8:5) 3. The TABERNACLE pictures THE LORD JESUS CHRIST in such perfect detail that it thrills the believer as the study unfolds (Luke 24:27)

Every detail of the Tabernacle points to some aspect of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:14)

THE TABERNACLE: The Dwelling Place of God

The word Ďtabernacleí means "temporary dwelling place":

1. THE TABERNACLE OF THE Old Testament. was temporary,

2. Then, THE TEMPLE (2 Chr. 5:14) was for a time the dwelling place of God here on earth, (will be restored for the Millennium)

3. While JESUS was on the earth during His ministry, He was the dwelling place of God, in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily (Col 2:93)

4. After which Christ took up abode in THE FLEART OF THE BELIEVER (1 Cor 3:16). The word CHURCH means "that which is called out", and does not apply to the building, but the BELIEVERS. Therefore, the Tabernacle is also a picture of the believer, the place where Christ dwells. the Believer (Ďin Christí) is the dwelling place, the temple of God (Holy Spirit) ; the body is the outer court, the soul is the holy place, and the spirit is the holy of holies.

5. Finally, IN HEAVEN (Heb 8:1,2; 9:23,24; Rev 11:19; 21:3)

THE TABERNACLE TELLS MORE: THE COMPLETE PICTURE OF SALVATION

The Tabernacle is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a picture of the believer "in Christ", and also a complete picture of the PLAN OF SALVATION. In Godís redemption there are seven steps:

1. As sinners on the outside, we must first ENTER and STOP at the ALTAR (the cross)

2. Next comes SEPARATION and DAILY CLEANSING at the LAVER

3. We enter into FELLOWSHIP of the Word at the TABLE

4. We learn to WALK in the LIGHT of the Golden CANDLESTICK

5. Then, and only then, comes POWER in PRAYER at the TABLE OF INCENSE

6. We are then ready to enter the HOLY OF HOLIES of HIGHEST SERVICE (the personal power and communion of the Holy Spirit)

7. Thus, we reach PERFECT REST and PEACE at the blood-sprinkled MERCY SEAT under the shadow of the cherubim.

THE SUBJECT OF THE TABERNACLE IS INEXHAUSTIBLE, and as we permit the Holy Spirit to help us to understand these truths, we are then to be drawn closer to the Lord Jesus, and by knowing more about Him from this study we will love Him more, and in loving Him more we will serve Him more. STUDY, THEN, SHOULD RESULT IN LOVING SERVICE!!!!

THE TABERNACLE PATTERN

Threefold Division -the number of divine completeness and perfection (John 14:6)

1. THE OUTER COURT - the fence, the brazen altar, the layer

2. THE HOLY PLACE - the table of shewbread, the candlestick, the altar of incense

3. THE HOLY OF HOLIES - the ark and the mercy seat

THE FOURTEEN MATERIALS:

Fourteen is the number of TESTIMONY. The Tabernacle is a place of fellowship, communion, and TESTIMONY. Each material has a typical meaning, the meanings are the same wherever found used in the Tabernacle. Christ is seen in them all:

1. GOLD - deity (Ex. 25:3)

2. SILVER - redemption (Ex 25:3)

3. BRASS -judgment (Ex 25:3; Num. 2 1:6-9)

4. BLUE - heavenly nature and origin (Ex 25:4)

5. PURPLE - royalty (Ex. 25:4)

6. SCARLET - sacrificed blood (Ex 25:4)

7. FINE LINEN spotless righteousness (Ex. 25:4; Rev 19:8)

8. GOATíS HAIR - the sinbearer (Ex. 25:4; Lev. 16:20-22)

9. RAMíS SKINS DYED RED - the suffering of Christ, the depth and devotion of Christ (Ex. 25:5; Luke 22:44)

10. BADGERíS SKINS - humility of Christ (Ex. 25:5; Isa. 53:2), a common, ordinary-looking skin

11 SHITTIM WOOD (Acacia) - humanity of Christ (Ex. 25:5)

12. OIL for the LIGHT - the Holy Spirit (Ex. 25:5)

13. SPICES for ANOINTING OIL - sweetness and preciousness of Christ (Ex. 25:6)

14. ONYX STONES - speaks of the Glory of Christ (Ex. 25:7; John 17:5)

SEVEN ARTICLES OF FURNITURE:

Seven is the number of perfection:

ARK, MERCY SEAT, ALTAR OF INCENSE, TABLE OF SHEWBREAD, CANDLESTICK, LAVER, BRAZEN ALTAR

THE TABERNACLE has been called "THE HOUSE OF BLOOD", because of the blood of the sacrifices required by God. But, all of this blood was merely prophetic, typical, and a shadow of the blood of the coming Lamb of God, His Son:

1. We have redemption through the blood (Eph. 1:7)

2. We have forgiveness through the blood (Eph. 1:7) 3. We have justification through the blood (Rom 5.9)

4. We have sanctification through the blood (Heb 10:10)

5. We have cleansing through the blood (1 John 1:7)

6. We have peace through the blood (Col. 1:20)

7. We have victory through the blood (Rev 12:11)
 
 


 

John Wycliffe 1320-1384

John Wycliffe 1320-1384

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 

 

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