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Studies on the Tabernacle 11 th August, 2012 13.30-15.15Study 1 The Tabernacle & Ministries in the Outer Court 15.30-17.15Study 2 Ministries in the Holy.

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1 Studies on the Tabernacle 11 th August, Study 1 The Tabernacle & Ministries in the Outer Court Study 2 Ministries in the Holy Place Dinner Break Study 3 Ministries in the Holy of Holies. 12 Aug The Lord’s Supper The Lord of the Harvest – A Mission Challenge.

2 STUDY 1 MINISTRIES IN THE OUTER COURT. I. THE CONCEPT, CONSTRUCTION AND COURT HANGINGS OF THE TABERNACLE. II. THE EXTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE TABERNACLE. S TUDY 2 M INISTRIES IN THE H OLY P LACE. I. T HE C OVERINGS AND THE C URTAINS. II. T HE B OARDS AND B ARS. III. T HE E NTRANCES AND THE F URNITURE S TUDY 3 M INISTRIES IN THE H OLY OF H OLIES. I. T HE V EIL IN THE T ABERNACLE. II. T HE F URNITURE IN THE H OLY OF H OLIES. III. T HE M INISTRIES IN THE O UTER C OURT AND IN THE H OLIEST.

3 I. T HE V EIL IN THE T ABERNACLE A.The Veil in the Tabernacle. 1. Its Function is to divide between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. Exo. 26:33 cf. Heb. 9:6-9 2.It hangs on Four pillars overlaid with gold, standing on silver sockets. Exo. 26:32 cf. Phil. 2:6-8; I Pet.1:18, 19 3.It is made of Fine-twined linen with cherubim woven into blue, purple, scarlet materials. Exo.26:31 cf. Heb. 2:9

4 A.The Veil in the Tabernacle. B. The Veil in the Temple. Matt. 27:50, The Veil that was Torn. a. Its Position. Cf. Exo. 26:33 b. Its Function. Cf.Heb. 9:6-8 c. Its Construction. "a handbreadth thick, woven of 72 twisted plaits, each plait consisting of 24 threads." - Rabbis. 2. The Veil, How it was Torn. a. Approach made open. "...torn in two...” Mt. 27:51; Mk. 15:38 b. An Act of God. "from the top to the bottom" Mt. 27:51 c. Access to God. "torn in the midst.Lk. 23:45

5 B. The Veil in the Temple. 1. The Veil that was Torn. 2. The Veil, How it was Torn 3. The Veil, Why it was Torn -- a. To grant Free access into God's presence. Heb. 10:19, 20 b. To Break down the Barrier between Jews and Gentiles, Forming a New Body, the Church. Eph. 2:14-18

6 II. T HE F URNITURE IN THE H OLY OF H OLIES : T HE A RK OF THE C OVENANT AND THE M ERCY S EAT, Exo. 25:10-22 A. THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. Exo. 25: The Materials and the Measurements. a.The Concept of the Ark. The Ark, made of shittim wood (2 ½ x 1 ½ x 1 ½ ) cubits covered with pure gold, inside and outside, with a golden crown placed around it, sets out very beautifully the Deity and Humanity of Christ.

7 A. THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. Exo. 25: The Materials and the Measurements. a. The Concept of the Ark. b. The Crown of Gold. c.The Contents in the Ark. Exo. 25:16 i. The Tables of the Covenant. ii.The Golden Pot of Manna. iii. Aaron’s Rod that budded.  The Context.  The Choice – Aaron, Chosen Priest for Israel.  The Christ – the Chosen Priest for the Church. Exo. 25:11 cp. Heb. 2:9 ct. Mt. 27:29; Heb. 9:4 Deut. 10:1-5 Heb. 9:4 cf. Exo. 16:33, 34 Num. 17: :8, 10 cf. v. 5 See next slide

8  The Christ – the Chosen Priest for the Church.  His Rod.  His Buds  The Almonds I am the Resurrection and the Life. Cp. Isa. 11:1 Cp. Jn. 12:24 Cp. I Cor. 15:22, 23 Jn. 11:25

9 A. The Ark of the Covenant. Exo. 25:10-16 B. The Mercy Seat. Exo. 25: The Scriptural Specifications: a.As for the Ark above. b.The Mercy Seat was a Cover upon the Ark, of the same length and breadth. It was of pure gold and at either end were cherubim, beaten out of one piece with it. They had their wings overshadowing the Mercy Seat and their faces looking down upon it. It sets forth Christ as the Meeting Place between Man and God.

10 B. The Mercy Seat. Exo. 25: The Spiritual Significance. a. The Covering - a Seat. b. The Crown of Gold. c. The Cherubim i. A Throne of Grace and Mercy. Heb. 4:14-16 ii. A Place of Meeting between God and Man. Exo. 30:6; 25:22  Gk. Hilasterion = to atone, to cover…  Cp. Christ, our Mercy Seat – Rom. 3:25, 26; I Jn, 2:2; 4:10; Heb. 9:5 cf. Lk. 18:13 b. Exo. 25:11 cf. Heb. 2:9 ct. Mt. 27:29 c. See later slide

11 B. The Mercy Seat. Exo. 25: The Spiritual Significance iii. It covers…  The Table of the Law – A Reminder of the Golden Calf Apostasy.  The Pot of Manna – A Reminder of Murmuring and Unbelief.  Aaron’s Rod – A Reminder of the Rebellion against God’s chosen priests.  It is a Seat – a Throne of Grace and Mercy. Heb. 4:16 cf. I Sam. 4:4  It is a Place of Meeting. Exo. 30:6; 25:22 - Christ, the Meeting Place.II Cor. 5:17, 19

12 2. The Spiritual Significance a. The Crown of Gold. b. The Covering of the Mercy Seat. c. The Cherubim. i.Their Presence in the Veil and Curtains. Divine Righteousness and Judgment. ii.Their Position on the Mercy Seat.  At the two ends of the Mercy Seat  Stretch forth their wings on high.  …covering the mercy seat with their wings.  …their faces shall look one to another.  …toward the Mercy Seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. Exo. 25:18 26:31; 26:1 cf. Gen. 3:24 Ex. 25:19-20 Psa. 99:1 cf. 97:1, 2 Isa. 6:2 Heb. 9:5 Psa. 85:10 Exo. 25:22; Rom. 3:25

13 d. The Connection between the Mercy Seat and the Altar. Exo. 25:22 i.The Height of the Mercy Seat (25:10) was the height at which the animals were sacrificed on the Altar. ii.On Atonement Day, the fire for the sweet incense to cover the Mercy Seat came from the Altar. iii.The Blood sprinkled from the Mercy Seat came from the Sacrifice on the Altar. iv.The Blood was sprinkled ON the Mercy Seat eastward once and BEFORE the Mercy Seat seven times. Conclusion: All believers in Christ can approach the Throne of Grace to obtain mercy and grace in time of need. Exo. 27:1, 5 Lev. 16:12, 13 Lev. 16:14 Heb. 4:16; 9:6-15

14 Con.: All believers in Christ can approach the Throne of Grace to obtain mercy and grace in time of need. Heb.4:16 The veil is rent, lo! Jesus stands Before the throne of grace; And clouds of incense from His hands Fill all that glorious place. His precious blood sprinkled there, Before and on the throne; And His own wounds in heaven declare His work on earth is done. Within the holiest of all, Cleansed by His precious blood, Before Thy throne Thy children fall, And worship Thee our God.

15 III. MINISTRIES IN THE TABERNACLE A. MINISTRY IN THE OUTER COURT. THE PRIEST’S CONSECRATION. Exo. 29: The Consecration by Water. a. "And Aaron and his sons thou (Moses) shalt..wash them with water." 29:4 b. "And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and feet thereat.” 30:19 The Initial Cleansing of the Sinner. cf. Jn. 13:10 The Continual Cleansing of the Servant Cf. Jn. 13:10; II Tim. 2:21 Cf. The Initial Act of Self-submission in Public Confession of Salvation. Mk. 16:16 Cf. The Continual Act of Self-examination in Private Confession and Consecration I Jn. 1:9

16 A. THE PRIEST’S CONSECRATION.Exo. 29: The Consecration by Water 2. The Consecration by Blood. Exo. 29:1, 10-14, a. The General Confession.29:10, 15 i. The Sacrifice of the Bullock The Priests' Confession of Identification with Christ ii. The Sacrifice of the First Ram The Priest's Commitment in Complete Surrender.

17 2. The Consecration by Blood. a. The General Confession. 29:10, 15 b. The Specific Consecration.Exo. 29:19-22 The Sacrifice of the Second Ram. The Priests’ Consecration… i. Blood on the right ear… ii. Blood on the thumb of the right hand… iii. Blood on the great toe of the right foot… to hear the Word of God. to do the Work of God. to Walk in the Ways of God.

18 Summing up: Salvation should lead to Sanctification before Service. Exo. 30:21 1. A Penalty. So they shall wash their hands and their feet that they die not 2. A Principle. and it shall be a statute forever... throughout the generations.

19 A. Ministry in the Outer Court – the Consecration of Priests. B. Ministries in the Holy of Holies – The Day of Atonement. Lev. 16: The Ritual and Ceremony. a. Two Offenders Indicted. b. Two Obstacles Introduced. c. Two Offerings Instructed. d. Two Offerers Indicated: (of sin offering) i. On behalf of Aaron (and his house) ii. On behalf of the Assembly of Israel. Leviticus 10:1, 2 cf. 9:24 16:1 cf. Heb. 9:7, 8 16:3 16:3, 5, 6 – in order to be the People’s Rep. (No antitype, Heb. 7:26-28) - All by himself (17) as the People’s Rep. cf. He. 9:11-15 ct. 7

20 1. The Ritual and Ceremony. 2. Special Outward Forms – Lev. 16:14, 15 a.The Two-in-one Sprinkling. b.The Two-in-one Covering. 16:6 cf. Heb. 9:7,11, 12 “Atonement” = “covering” (7 x 7 occ. in Leviticus) c. The Two-in-One Burning. 16:12, 13 cf. 9:24; 16:24, 25 ct. 27; 4:11, 12 d. The Two-in-one-bearing away. Lev. 16:7-10, 15, 21, 22 cp. Heb. 10:19-21

21 4. The Concluding Ceremonies a.The Changing of the Clothes by the High Priest. Lev. 16:23, 24 i. The Garments of Humiliation put aside. 16:23 ii. The Garments of Glory put on.16:24 b. The Coming into Camp by the Participants. Lev. 16:26-28 i.The man who let go the Scapegoat – wash, bathe, come in.16:21, 26 ii.The man who burnt the Sin offering – wash, bathe and come in. 16:27, 28 iii.Summary and Statute. 16:29-34 cp. Heb. 9:11-15

22 No blood, no altar now, The sacrifice is o’er, No flame, no smoke ascends on high, The Lamb is slain no more. But richer blood has flowed from nobler veins To purge the soul from guilt, and cleanse the reddest stains. H. Bonar


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