Exodus (Program #82) – The Vision of the Tabernacle and Its Furniture and Concerning the Materials and the Pattern (2)
The Old Testament book of Exodus records the Exodus or exit of God’s people out of the bondage and slavery of Egypt. This is a marvelous type of our own salvation from the tyranny of sin and the world. Yet the actual Exodus occupies less than half of the chapter in the book of Exodus. So what is the focus of the rest of the book?
Stay with us today, we will discover far more than just our salvation from our sins and the world.
God’s revelation to Moses concerning the building of the tabernacle. This may be a fairly unfamiliar topic to many people. A brief word just what the tabernacle was in the Old Testament.
Actually was the goal of Exodus. This tabernacle was a material building, build out of specially designated materials that God reveal to Moses what to use and how to use it and detail. When you get the picture of the tabernacle as a whole. There is an outer court with a wall around it, not a board wall, nor a stone wall but a cloth wall goes all around the outer court. And at the entrance, that is from the wilderness where the Israelite lived coming into the tabernacle there is an entrance there with a curtain. more…
Ezekiel (Program #18) – The Outer and Inner Courts
In the temple in Ezekiel, there are two courts – the outer court and the inner court. Originally, we were all wandering outside the wall, in the world and apart from God’s purpose. But praise the Lord, we pass through Christ as the gate and by the mercy of the Lord, we began to enjoy Christ in the outer court of God’s temple. Eventually, we pass through Christ again into the inner court. And that’s when the service and ministry to God begins.
Exodus (Program #112) – The Court of the Tabernacle (3)
The door or entrance to a building usually says a lot about that building. For example, the entrance to a state capital or even the White House will give us an impression of the nature of what is within the building. What about the building of God? what does the entrance say about the nature and expression of God’s House? Stay with us today as we look at the gate of the tabernacle of God and in it find the full salvation of Jesus Christ.
Exodus (Program #109) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (6)
On one end of the tabernacle was the Holy of Holies with the Ark of the Testimony. This piece of furniture was the very spot where God dwelt with man and where He could meet with man and speak to man. At the opposite end in the Outer Court of the tabernacle was the altar of burnt offering. This spot represents the very redeeming Christ who died for us and became the ultimate offering to God for man’s sin. These two items in the tabernacle represent the two most powerful aspects of the Christian experience; Christ’s redemption and God’s presence.
The message we are talking about is going to bring us into an appreciation of the altar and its relationship to the Ark of Testimony that we covered a few weeks ago…
Exodus (Program #104) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (1)
The tabernacle of the Old Testament is a wonderful and vivid picture of God and His fellowship with man. It was a structure with two ends; at one end was God Himself dwelling in the inner chamber, the Holy of Holies as it is called in the Bible. AT the other end is the Outer Court, where even the common people can come and go. As you enter into this tabernacle, the first thing you encounter is the altar of burnt offering. It no doubt is meaningful that this first item confronting man as he approaches God is the altar.
This is a life study. A life study really differs from a traditional or typical bible study. These messages from Exodus probably demonstrates vividly as any that has been covered in these programs. Today’s message dealing with the brass altar or the altar of burnt offering is particularly indicative of this principle. Why is simply studying this matter academically and doctrinally not as relevant as looking at it in the way of life and according to our own experience?