Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt13

The Ark of the covenant Scripture: Exodus 25:10-22 In the tabernacle the ark of the covenant resided in the holy of holies. This piece of Tabernacle furniture is associated with the immediate presence of God. The ark is a wonderful picture of Christ as the mediator between God and men. It is in Him that

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt12

The Vail Scripture: Exodus 26:31-33 The vail brings before us a subject that is one of the great underlying themes of the Tabernacle — access to the presence of God. There were three doors or entrances in various parts of the Tabernacle structure. The first was the gate in the linen fence that suurounded the

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt11

The golden altar Scripture: Exodus 30:1-10 There were two altars in the Tabernacle — the brazen altar at the gate and the golden altar in the holy place. One was visible to all and the other only to the priests. Both are necessary to a full revelation of the ministry ofChrist as the priestly mediator

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt10

The Shewbread Table Scripture: Exodus 25:23-30 The great theme of the Tabernacle was the terms on which God and man could meet together and commune together. It was a place of fellowship with God. Cp Exodus 25:22. Various aspects of that great subject are expressed in the component parts of the Tabernacle structure. We have

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt9

The golden candlestick Exodus 25:31-40 The Tabernacle building consisting of the Holy place and the Holiest of all was the place of fellowship and communion with God. It was the preserve of those who were priests. Since in the NT age all believers are priests, 1 Peter 2:9, the sanctuary represents the fellowship all saints

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt8

The boards and bars Exodus 26:15-30 In considering these component parts of the Tabernacle we come to consider that which gave structure and form to the dwelling place of God among men. The Tabernacle – ‘dwelling place’ of God – was nothing without these boards and bars. They are a powerful illustration of the person

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt7

The coverings Scripture: Exodus 26:1-14 There are 4 coverings to consider. Strictly speaking the word Tabernacle, Exodus 26:1 is used only of the 10 curtains of fine twined linen which were embroidered with blue, purple and scarlet. There is a distinction made between the tabernacle, the tent formed by the curtains of goats’ hair; and

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt6

The Laver Scripture: Exodus 30:17-21 The message of the outer court was a call to be clean in order to meet God. First there was the brazen altar and its symbolism of redemption. Then there was the brazen laver. The great theme set forth by the brazen laver was cleansing in order to communion with

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt5

The brazen altar Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8, 38:1-7 The court that signified the separated place where God was to be met with by fallen men contained two pieces of furniture, the altar and the laver. The Tabernacle was given as a revelation of Christ’s person and ministry. As the approaching worshipper came to the Tabernacle he

Studies in the Tabernacle Pt4

The court hanging and gate Scripture: Exodus 27:9-19, Exodus 38:9-20 The Tabernacle was the place where God and man met together — its name was ‘the tent of meeting’, Ex 27:21. The tent itself was where God dwelt personally among His people. However, the immediate presence of God was not to be approached directly. Around

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt3

PREPARATION TO BUILD—THE PROVISION OF LABOURERS. Scripture: Exodus 31:1-11, Exodus 35:30-36:4 The work of God requires more than offerings of construction materials. In order to raise a witness to Christ as the means of reaching common ground and fellowship with God work is required. Those who give with the proper spirit will also be ready

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt2

PREPARATION TO BUILD Scripture: Exodus 25:1-9, Exodus 35:1-10, Exodus 35:20-36:7 Besides providing a place of worship the great purpose of God in the Tabernacle was to illustrate to Israel the principles of approach to and communion with a holy God — an OT gospel revelation of Christ and His saving work. The two must always

Studies in the Tabernacle, Pt1

The Tabernacle – an exhibition of Christ the mediator Introduction Scripture: Exodus 25:8-9 From the time of Moses to the time of David, the Tabernacle that was built at Sinai at the command of God was a dominant feature of the spiritual scene in Israel. At first moving with the people as they travelled in