Definition of Tabernacle

‡ Literary
± The word tabernacle means tent

‡ Biblical
± God s Sanctuary or God s Temple  The Tabernacle of Moses is a shadow of the real. It shows us our way in God; that is, how we come to God, and how He comes to us through His Son, Jesus.

Composition of Moses Tabernacle
‡ It was a three room house comprised of the
± Outer Court ± the Holy Place ± the Holy of Holies

Each room had furnishings which represents each operation of our relationship with Jesus.

Tabernacle of Moses what is it?

Outer Court
Moses Tabernacle B razen altar typifies judgment Brazen altar is where sacrifices were offered. New Testament Kingdom Expression God s Judgment against sin. Speaks of Calvary where our Passover Lamb was slain. It represents Atonement, Redemption, justification Self-examination Eph 5:26 speaks of the washing of water by the word This speaks of regeneration, self-examination, illumination, etc. Believers are in the world but not of the world. Invitation to salvation is open to all. Progressive work with God requires a more disciplined life.

Brazen Laver typifies self-judgment Brazen Laver where the priests wash before entering the holy place

Outer court structure separates the court from the world The gate is half as high as the veil and door but twice as wide Movement from the gate of the court towards the holy place get narrower

Holy Place
Moses Tabernacle Golden Candlestick or Menorah light for the holy place. provides New Testament Kingdom Expression I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12) This represents a fresh word, which must be preserved and consumed in God s presence John 6;35,49-50 _ I am the bread of life, he who comes to me will never go hungry and . 12 loaves represent the apostolic message Represents continuous prayers and intercessions

Table of showbread holds 12 loaves of bread that must be kept only for 7 days after which the priest replaces them but consumes the old before the LORD 12 loaves speak of the 12 tribes of Israel Golden altar of incense contains night and day burning of incense

Holy of Holies
Moses Tabernacle The Holy of Holies is separated from the Holy Place by a Veil. Only the High Priest enters there after careful preparation New Testament Kingdom Expression The unregenerated and carnal cannot enter into the presence of God. The Veil represents a barrier. However, in Christ this Veil is removed.

No physical light in there but the Glory of God The Glory of God provides illumination to all gives light. who come in. No human effort is required to bring illumination before God. Ark of the Covenant The ark represents the Glory of God

Mercy Seat was over the Ark. This is where God said He will meet with His people

Mercy triumph over judgment. God s mercy is the basis for which we meet Him.

The high priest he has to wash himself, put on special clothing, bring burning incense to let the smoke cover his eyes from a direct view of God, and bring blood with him to make atonement for sins. The presence of God remained shielded from man behind a thick curtain.  The veil was a barrier.

You don t need to put on special clothing or bring blood with you to make atonement for sins. The sacrifical death of Jesus on the cross change that completely. >God s presence was now accessible to all. >The torn veil illustrated Jesus body broken for us, opening the way for us to come to God.