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The
Tabernacle Week
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Class
Notes

It
is
well
to
remember
the
proverb,
“It
is
the
glory
of
God
to
conceal
a
thing:
but
the
honor
of
kings
is
to
search
out
a
 maAer:
(Prov.
25:2).
With
respect
to
the
Tabernacle
as
revealed
by
God
to
Israel
it
is
no
different.
In
the
structure,
 furniture,
and
material
of
the
Tabernacle,
it
has
pleased
God
in
His
glory
to
conceal
and
veil
eternal
truths.
 Much
of
the
Word
of
God
in
the
OT
and
NT
become
meaningless
without
a
general
knowledge,
understanding
and
 interpretaMon
of
that
which
pertains
to
the
Tabernacle.
The
whole
Bible
is
built
on
the
service,
ordinances
and
 ceremonies
connected
with
this
structure.
There
is
no
need
for
ignorance
concerning
the
spiritual
realiMes
hidden
in
the
 eternal
truths
revealed
in
the
Tabernacle.

 Under
the
Mosaic
Covenant
God
revealed
truth
to
His
people,
the
Children
of
Israel
in
five
areas: 1. The
Law
(moral,
civil
and
ceremonial) 2. The
Priesthood
(both
Aaronic
and
LeviMcal) 3. Five
Offerings
(sacrificial
ceremonies) 4. Chief
Feasts
(Passover,
Pentecost,
and
Tabernacles) 5. Tabernacle
of
the
Lord
(parMcular
service) The
Tabernacle
was
built
by
the
wisdom
of
God
through
Moses.
The
temple
was
later
built
by
the
wisdom
of
God
through
 Solomon
(I
Kings
3:12‐13).
Likewise
the
New
Testament
Church
will
only
be
built
by
the
wisdom
of
God
(Prov.
1:1‐6;
9:1;
I
 Cor.
3:9‐11,
Eph
1:14‐18).
It
is
important
to
note
that
Moses
followed
the
wisdom
of
God
alone
for
the
building
of
God’s
 Sanctuary
(Acts
7:22).
 The
Tabernacle
was
built
by
the
enabling
and
equipping
of
the
Holy
Spirit
upon
men,
as
is
the
New
Testament
Church.
We 
 are
now
living
in
the
age
of
the
DispensaMon
of
the
Spirit.
More
than
ever
it
is
important
for
the
people
of
God
to
be
 involved
and
totally
available
to
the
ministraMons
of
the
Holy
Spirit
of
God.
 In
the
building
of
the
Tabernacle,
Moses
was
instructed
to
follow
a
divine
paAern.
“See,
saith
He,
that
thou
make
all
 things
according
to
the
paAern
showed
to
thee
in
the
mount”.
(Heb
8:5,
Ex.
25:40;
26:30;
27:8;
Num.
8:4
and
Acts
7:44).
 Exodus
39‐40
reveals
that
17
Mmes
we
are
told
that
Moses
built
the
Tabernacle
“as
the
Lord
commanded
Moses”.
Nothing
 was
lee
to
the
mind
or
imaginaMon
of
men.
Everything
was
to
be
made
according
to
God’s
paAern.
God
can
only
bless
 and
seal
with
glory
that
which
is
done
according
to
the
standard
of
His
Word.
The
NT
church
will
also
have
to
measure
up
 to
the
paAern
of
God.
 Moses
is
a
beauMful
example
of
a
man
sold
out
to
the
will
and
Word
of
God.
Moses
gave
complete
and
full
obedience
to
 the
instrucMons
and
revelaMon
of
the
sanctuary.
He
fulfilled
God’s
Word
to
him
to
the
leAer.
The
Bible
states: a. Moses
did
“as
the
Lord
commanded”.
 b. “Moses
finished
the
work”
(Ex.
39:32,
42,
43;
40:33) c. “The
Cloud
of
Glory
filled
the
Tabernacle”
(Ex
40:34‐38) GOD
CAN
ONLY
BLESS
AND
PLACE
HIS
SHEKINAH
GLORY
UPON
THAT
WHICH
IS
ACCORDING
TO
HIS
WORD
AND
DIVINE
 PATTERN
(Col.
4:17;
Zech.
4:9;
John
17:1‐6,
19:30).
The
church
will
in
the
same
way
measure
up
to
the
Divine
standard
 and
become
a
finished
work!
If
these
were
the
requirements
in
the
temporary
dwelling
of
God,
how
much
more
are
they
 requirements
in
the
building
of
the
New
Testament
Church
which
is
in
the
eternal
purpose
of
God?



The
Tabernacle
and
its
furnishings
will
be
viewed
in
the
following
manner: 1. TYPICALLY
of
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ:
The
first
and
primary
applicaMon
of
all
that
pertains
to
the
Tabernacle
of
 Moses
is
found
in
the
person
of
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ,
the
Son
of
God.
The
Word
made
flesh
which
“dwelt
 (tabernacle)
among
us”
(John
1:14).
Jesus
declares
in
the
volume
of
the
Book
it
is
wriAen
of
me
(Heb
10:7).
He
 said
He
(Moses)
wrote
of
me
(John
5:46).
The
Law,
Psalms,
and
the
Prophets
all
foretold
of
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ
in
 his
redempMve
ministry
(Luke
24:44).
Ezek
11:16;
Isaiah
8:14
declare
“I
will
be
to
them
a
liAle
sanctuary”.

 2. PROPHETICALLY
of
the
Church,
local
and
universal:
The
second
applicaMon
is
to
the
Church,
which
is
the
Body
of
 Christ.
That
which
is
fulfilled
in
the
head
must
now
be
fulfilled
in
His
body,
which
is
the
fullness
and
completeness
 of
Him
which
filleth
all
in
all
(Eph
1:22‐23).
The
New
Testament
Church
is
now
God’s
dwelling
place:
His
 HabitaMon.
Thus
the
tabernacle
and
its
furnishings
are
a
shadow
of
that
which
finds
fulfillment
in
the
Church
 (Heb.
8:5).
“That
Christ
might
dwell
(tabernacle)
in
your
hearts”
(Eph
3:16,
17;
Col.
1:19;
2:9;
1:27).
 3. DISPENSATIONALLY
of
the
ages
of
Ime:
ApplicaMon
to
the
measurements
found
in
the
structure
of
the
 Tabernacle
and
in
the
Outer
Court
become
typical
and
propheMcal
of
the
DispensaMon
of
the
Law
Covenant
and
 the
New
Covenant
Mmes,
consummaMng
in
the
eternal
ages
to
come.
 4. HEAVENLY,
of
the
True
Heavenly
Sanctuary:
The
Tabernacle
was
simply
a
shadow
outline
and
silhoueAe
on
earth
 of
the
TRUE
and
Heavenly
Sanctuary.
There
is
a
sanctuary
in
heaven.
There
is
a
real
and
true
spiritual
sanctuary.
 The
scriptures
are
clear
regarding
this
maAer
as
in
Heb.
9:21‐24,
Rev.
15:5;
Jer.
17:12;
Heb.
8:1‐4).
All
ministraMons 
 of
Aaron
in
the
Holy
Places
of
the
Earthly
Sanctuary
were
the
shadow
of
the
reality
of
the
ministraMons
of
Jesus
 Christ,
in
the
heavenly
sanctuary.
The
three
places
in
the
temporal
tabernacle
point
to
the
three
heavens
in
the
 eternal
tabernacle.
 5. PRACTICALLY
and
EXPERIENTIALLY:
The
purpose
of
the
tabernacle
is
to
teach
the
applicaMon
of
it
to
the
heart
and
 life
of
the
believer,
individually
and
collecMvely.
Truth
must
become
pracMcal
and
experienMal,
or
else
it
remains
 nothing
but
the
LeAer
of
the
Law.

It
is
theory
without
life,
aAempMng
to
preach
doctrine
without
experience.


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