The Tabernacle is “a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses is warned (of God) when he is about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern that was showed thee in the mount.” Heb 8:5 ASV
“For the law having a shadow of the good (things) to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect them that draw nigh.” Heb 10:1 ASV “For the law having a shadow of the good (things) to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect them that draw nigh.” Heb 10:1 ASV But Christ having come a high priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, Heb 9:11 ASV
Aaron / High Priest = Jesus Aaron / High Priest = Jesus Aaron’s Sons = Church Aaron’s Sons = Church Levitical Priests = Justified Believers Levitical Priests = Justified Believers Israel = World of Mankind in Sin Israel = World of Mankind in Sin
Mitre White linen coat Golden Plate Upper robe of blue Linen Girdle Fringe of golden bells & pomegranates Ephod Front Breastplate Golden Clasps Royalty Righteousness Purity Righteous Servitude 12 Tribes Law Covenant Faithfulness Abrahamic Covenant Divine Power New Covenant Fruit of sacrificial work proclaimed to world Ephod Back 12 Jewels
Aaronic Priesthood = Church “ye … are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...” 1 Peter 2:5 ASV “madest them (to be) unto our God a kingdom and priests; and they reign upon earth.” Rev 5:10 ASV
CAMP = WORLD OF MANKIND IN SIN CAMP = WORLD OF MANKIND IN SIN COURT = JUSTIFICATION (tentative) COURT = JUSTIFICATION (tentative) HOLY = CONSECRATION (full justification) HOLY = CONSECRATION (full justification) MOST HOLY = GLORIFICATION (Divine Nature) MOST HOLY = GLORIFICATION (Divine Nature)
COURT Justification to Friendship HOLY Consecration Justification By Blood MOST HOLY Glorification Divine Nature CAMP World of Mankind
THE COURT Tentative Justification Tentative Justification Justification to Friendship (not SONship) Justification to Friendship (not SONship) Justification by Faith (not by Christ’s blood) Justification by Faith (not by Christ’s blood) Consecration to Righteousness (not sacrifice) Consecration to Righteousness (not sacrifice) Approaching Full Justification Approaching Full Justification
THE HOLY Vitalized Justification Vitalized Justification Justification to SONship Justification to SONship Jusification by Christ’s blood to Life Jusification by Christ’s blood to Life Consecration to Sacrifice Consecration to Sacrifice Sanctification (set apart for holy service) Sanctification (set apart for holy service) Fully Justified Fully Justified
COURT HOLY Tentative JustificationVitalized Justification Justification to Friendship Justification to SONship) Justification by Faith Justification by Christ’s blood) Consecration to RighteousnessConsecration to Sacrifice Righteous LivingSanctified Living Approaching Full JustificationFull Justification
Heb 10:19-20 – “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;” ASV Full Justification in the Holy
MOST HOLY Conditions of Glorification Glorification Divine Nature Divine Nature
Metals & Wood Gold Gold Silver Silver Copper Copper Wood Wood What do these represent?
Mal 3:3 – “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.” KJV Reprint 5119:5 – “This prophecy refers… to the antitypical priesthood… The work of this great Refiner is to purify the members of the Church class--not only the Little Flock, but the Great Company as well… Gold represents the Divine or higher order of spirit nature, and silver, the lower order. The gold represents the Little Flock, and the Silver the Great Company." GOLD & SILVER
2 Tim 2:20 – “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” KJV HG752:4 – “In the New Testament this class is referred to in our text as "vessels of silver," or less honorable than the vessels of gold, and they are particularly brought to our attention in our Lord's last message to his Church, in which he pictures them as a "great company" in contrast with the "little flock." GOLD & SILVER
2 Tim 2:20 – “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” KJV HG752:6 – “The vessels of earth and of wood are specified as indicating those unto less honor, and to our understanding represent in the future those who will be servants of God on the earthly or human plane.” WOOD
COPPER (BRONZE) Num 21:5,6&8 – “And the people spoke against God and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread." So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. Then the LORD said to Moses, ”Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live." So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. - NKJV
Copper Serpent = Perfect Sinless Jesus Copper = Human Perfection
Metals & Wood GoldDivine Nature GoldDivine Nature SilverSpirit Nature SilverSpirit Nature CopperHuman Perfection CopperHuman Perfection WoodImperfect Man (wood is corruptible) WoodImperfect Man (wood is corruptible)
POSTS THROUGHOUT TABERNACLE COURTHOLY MOST HOLY Wood Copper Gold Copper Gold Silver
Copper Socket Human Perfection Wooden Post Corruptible Man Our Justified standing before God is based on Faith in Jesus, our Perfect Ransom. (Justification to Friendship) POSTS IN COURT
Copper Socket Human Perfection Gold Post Divine Nature "we have this treasure [the divine nature] in earthen vessels" (`2 Cor. 4:7`) (Justification by Christ’s Blood) POSTS IN HOLY Our standing is Reckoned Perfect.
Silver Socket Spirit Nature Gold Post Divine Nature Glorification to Divine Nature on Spirit Plane (Treasure no longer in earthen vessels) POSTS IN MOST HOLY
Wooden Posts Copper Sockets Justification to Friendship Gold Posts Copper Sockets Justification by Blood Gold Posts Silver Sockets Divine Nature White Curtain
WHITE CURTAIN Tabernacle Shadows, page 18, par 2, “the curtain of white linen, representing to those within a wall of faith, but to those without a wall of unbelief” Rev 19:8 – “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” KJV
SILVER HOOKS White curtain held up by silver hooks Silver = Spirit Nature Justification comes from a spiritual source… from God Himself.
WHITE CURTAIN & SILVER HOOKS Rom 4:2 – “For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.” ASV Rom 4:6 – “Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,” ASV The Righteousness/Justification comes from a Spiritual Power, God Himself, not from our own works alone
Brazen Altar TS 22 – “The Brazen Altar was made of copper to represent the perfect humanity of the man Christ Jesus, who… gave himself a ransom for all.” T 62: “sacrifices of the saints, represented by the fat of the “Lord’s goat” of the sin-offering on the Brazen Altar”
Heb 13:10 – “10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.” NKJV The Priests did not eat meat sacrificed on the Day of Atonement. This is the Altar the Church is Sacrificed on.
R1543: “The Laver which stood in the Court full of water, at which the priests washed their hands and feet… is a symbol of the cleansing effect of the truth upon the outward conduct of believers in general. It symbolizes the putting aside of filthy practices… and … communication” Eph 5:25-26: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,” NKJV “Aaron had to be washed in order fitly to represent the purity of the antitype, Jesus, who knew no sin,” T29
Incense Altar Table of Shew-bread Candlestick Ark of the Covenant VEIL into Holy Consecration to Sacrifice Sanctification Justified by Christ’s Blood VEIL into Most Holy Glorification Divine Nature In God’s Presence
Bread = God’s Word 1 Cor 5:8 – “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” NKJV Matt 16:12 – “Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” NKJV Luke 4:4 – But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'" NKJV
Golden Candlestick Rev 1:20 – “…the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.” NKJV
Rom 3:24-25 – “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood,” NKJV STRONGS:2435 – “hilasterion (hil-as-tay'-ree- on)… an atoning victim, or (specially) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple):”
Heb 9:24-25 – “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another” NKJV
Tables of the LawAaron’s RodGolden Pot of Manna Contents of the Ark of the Covenant
Contents of the Ark Aaron’s Rod = Acceptableness of the “Royal Priesthood” to Jehovah (Numbers 17) Aaron’s Rod = Acceptableness of the “Royal Priesthood” to Jehovah (Numbers 17) Golden Pot of Manna (incorruptible Ex 16:32) = Immortality of Christ & the Church (Rev 2:17) Golden Pot of Manna (incorruptible Ex 16:32) = Immortality of Christ & the Church (Rev 2:17) Tables of the Law = Christ met the full requirements of God’s perfect law. Tables of the Law = Christ met the full requirements of God’s perfect law.
Tabernacle Types People People Places Places Metals & Wood Metals & Wood Curtain & Hooks Curtain & Hooks Posts & Sockets Posts & Sockets Court Court Holy Holy Most Holy Most Holy Furnishings Furnishings
Heb 8:5 “a copy and shadow of the heavenly things”
Tabernacle Shadows Preface – “The first edition of this little book was published in 1881, and under the Lord’s blessing seems to have been very helpful to the class for which it was specially intended —the "royal priesthood." Many of this class have confessed that as the finger of the Lord it pointed out to them meanings in the Old Testament types never before appreciated and that it has thus guided them in the way of self-sacrifice by leading them to see the true significance of the Scriptural declarations…"
Tabernacle Shadows Preface – “…Present your bodies living sacrifices," "Fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ," "If we suffer with him we shall also reign with him," "Let us go to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach with him"; besides many other Scripture statements which associate the Lord’s people with himself both "in the sufferings of this present time and the glory to follow." “