Island Glades Gospel Centre TABERNACLE STUDIES 1. Its Concept and Construction Is the Roof Flat… Or Sloping?
Introduction: SEVEN reasons for Studying the Tabernacle re: Christ, the Church and Christian Living. 1.Its Importance as a Type – Heb. 8:5 The tabernacle…the pattern [tupos = a stamp]; …example and shadow => copy and shadow (NIV) It is a Picture Primer for the N.T. student. a. As a Type of Christ.– Jn. 1:14 b.As a Type of the Church – I Cor. 3:16, 17, NIV you yourselves are God's temple c.As a Type of the Christian – I Cor. 6:19, NIV your body is a temple cf. II Cor. 5:1 It is a Primer on the Christian’s Salvation, Sanctification, Separation and Service.
1. Its Importance as a Type – Heb. 9:24 2. Its Instructions for the Construction, etc., of the Tabernacle are Principles for Christian Living. a.Contained in 50 chapters in all: - Exo. 13; Lev. 18; Num. 13; Deut. 2; Heb. 4. b. The Contents in Exodus: 13 Chapters i.InstructionsChs. 25 - 27 (Priesthood and Worship) Chs. 28 - 31 ii. Construction of the Tabernacle.Chs. 35 - 39 iii. Erection of the Tabernacle.Ch. 40
SEVEN Reasons for Studying the Tabernacle: 1. Its Importance as a Type – Heb. 9:24 2. Its Instructions for the Construction 3.Its Implicit & explicit Pattern Points to Christ. Exo. 25:9, 40 cf. Jn. 1:14 4. Illumination of parts of the NT is only Possible with understanding of the Tabernacle, e.g. Heb. chs. 9-10, e.g. 9:6-10 5.Illustration of NT truths and Principal doctrines is clearer with the Tabernacle as background, e.g. Heb. 10:19, 20 6.It Insulates against false teaching as it Points to the Person and Ministry of Christ, etc. 7.The Inspiration of Scripture is Proved with its relevance and application. II Tim. 3:16
A. INTRODUCTION TO THE TABERNACLE or WHAT IS A TABERNACLE? 1. A temporary dwelling (a big tent) -- Webster 2. God's sanctuary/dwelling place.Exo. 25:8a B. C ONSTRUCTION OF T HE T ABERNACLE or WHY? 1. God's Purpose in the Tabernacle. a.To Dwell A MONG His people, Israel.Exo. 25:8 Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. i.To be their God manifesting His Glory. Exo. 40:34, 35 ii.To be their Guide via the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. Exo. 40:36-38
1. God's Purpose in the Tabernacle. a. To Dwell Among His people, Israel. Exo. 25:8 b. To Dwell IN His Son, and then IN His People, the Church. i. As Witnessed in the Divine Incarnation into the world. Jn. 1:14; Mt. 1:23; II Cor. 5:19 ii. As Worked out in the Divine Indwelling of the Believer.I Cor. 6:19 c. To ultimately Dwell WITH His People. i. With the ultimate Restoration of His People, Israel. Eze. 37:27, 28 cf. Zech. 8:8 ii. With the ultimate Realisation of His Bride – the Church. Rev. 21:2, 3
A. I NTRODUCTION TO THE T ABERNACLE or WHAT? B. C ONSTRUCTION OF T HE T ABERNACLE or WHY? 1. God's Purpose in the Tabernacle. 2.God's Pattern in the Tabernacle. Exo. 25:9 It is a Picture of… a. Divine Purposes – a shadow of heavenly things -- of what God wants to do for Man.Heb. 8:5 b.Divine Plans – a pattern of things in the heavens -- of how God wants Man to return to Him. He. 9:22f c.Divine Promises – a shadow of good things to come -- of what God has in store for Man when Man returns to Him.Heb.10:1, 16-18
A. INTRODUCTION TO THE TABERNACLE or WHAT? B. CONSTRUCTION OF THE TABERNACLE or WHY? 1. God's Purpose in the Tabernacle. 2. God's Pattern in the Tabernacle. 3. God's Plan in the Tabernacle. a.To Demonstrate Divine Attributes - cf. the Materials and Measurements used. b.To Teach the Proper Approach (to Him). - cf. the Manner things were to be done. c.To Depict Christ in Action. - cf. the Make-up of the ceremonies. See Chart 1
Chart 1 The Way Of the CROSS Table of Shewbread The Mercy V DG Seat and E The Golden O A Ark of the Altar of Brazen Brazen Covenant I Incense O Laver Altar T L R E Golden Lampstand HOLY OF HOLIESHOLY PLACE OUTER COURT
A, I NTRODUCTION TO THE T ABERNACLE or WHAT? B. C ONSTRUCTION OF T HE T ABERNACLE or WHY? C. C OMPOSITION OF THE T ABERNACLE or WHAT make up the Tabernacle? Exo. 27:9-19; 38:9-20 1.The Compartments in the Tabernacle. a. As they relate to God and Christ – i.The Holy Places - type of the heavens Christ passed through cf. Heb. 9:24; Acts 1:10, 11 ii.The Holy Place - type where heaven’s and earth’s ministries meet for a witness. Heb. 9:12, 25; 10:19 iii.The Holiest - abode of God. Heb. 10:19, 20; 4:16 iv.The Outer Court - type of the earth where He appeared to put away sin. Heb. 9:26 (Outside the Gate) sacrifice of Himself. Heb. 13:10-13
C. COMPOSITION or WHAT make up the Tabernacle? 1. The Compartments in the Tabernacle. a. As they relate to God and Christ – b.As they relate to the Christian – i.THE OUTER COURT: His Salvation and Sanctification The Altar: Cleansing by Blood. Heb. 9:18-22, 11-14 The Laver: Cleansing by WaterHeb. 9:13 ii. THE HOLY PLACE: His Service Lampstand- His Relationship as God’s Witness in the World. Table of Shewbread- His Fellowship with God and others. Altar of Incense- His Worship and Communion with God. iii. THE HOLIEST - His Secured Access into God’s Presence. Heb. 10:19, 20 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; There I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony…Exo. 15:22
SUMMARY 1.All have Sinned against God, but God in Love has taken Steps to Save all that will come to Him. Outer Court Hangings, Gate of the Outer Court. 2. Only Christ can Save because God is in Christ; As God, He has the Power to Save; As Man, He is able to bear Man's Punishment for Sin on Man's behalf. 3. The Way Back to God is by Way of the Cross - there is no other way: The Tabernacle: its Plan of the Structure and Position of the Furniture.
Island Glades Gospel Centre TABERNACLE STUDIES The Salvation and Sovereignty of Christ. The Concept, Construction and Court Hangings of the Tabernacle. Visit: www.berita-bethel-ung.com for full notes.