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25 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #108)

Exodus (Program #108) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (5)

The record of the Passover given in Exodus gives us a detail account of Christ’s redeeming death.  But another picture in Exodus also touches redemption and that picture is the altar of the burnt offering in the tabernacle.   These Old Testament pictures unveil redemption in its thorough and wonderful details.  To see redemption and to see the redeeming Christ in the picture of the altar will make a deep and lasting imprint upon any lover of Jesus.

We come today to our 5th program dealing with the altar of burnt offering that was in the Outer Court of the tabernacle.  It may seems to a lot of people, like this is too much time to spend on such an Old Testament item as the altar.  But what we’ve really been spending our time on is the redeeming Christ.  How is the altar a clear type of redemption and the redeemer?

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23 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #106)

Exodus (Program #106) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (3)

Just like the law of life produces peaches, what doe the law of the divine life produce?  The law of the divine life produces the sons of God.

Perhaps no richer picture of the reality of the Christian life is present in Scripture than the type of the tabernacle.  This Old Testament structure reveals untold insights into the reality of our experience of Christ.

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22 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #105)

Exodus (Program #105) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (2)

Of all the items associated with the tabernacle in the Old Testament, the altar is the most easily identified with its New Testament counterpart, where the altar is a clear type of the cross of Jesus Christ.  It was here the offerings for God’s people to satisfy His righteous demands were made.  Nearly all Bible teachers and most Christians understand this parallel.  But this picture is only the beginning of all that the altar represents.  The details shows much much more.  How we thank the Lord for the picture and the ministry that we have today to unveil the picture.

To most people, the altar may seem to be, may be the easiest to understand of all the items that we’ve looked at in the tabernacle.  It is a very clear picture of the cross.  Christians probably feel by enlarge that they have a reasonably good understanding of the cross.  But our listeners are going to be a little bit surprise today by some of the things they hear.

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21 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #104)

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?

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20 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #103)

Exodus (Program #103) – Genesis Program 102, Life-study of Genesis 88

You may think I should ask God for things like patience or love or joy.  But we have to realize that God doesn’t desire to give you just little packages; love, joy, peace these things.  He desires just to give us Himself.

We have something a little different today, as we are going to take a departure from our life study of Exodus.  In this life study we’ve come to the curtains in the tabernacle.  They are a wonderful picture of Christ.  But these curtains were hung on the pillars.  Pillars, as we’ve seen many times are mentioned throughout the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament.  Pillar are always related to the building of God’s dwelling place, the church.

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19 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #102)

Exodus (Program #102) – The Curtain for the Door of the Tent (2)

The Old Testament tabernacle had two distinct sections with two curtains covering the entrances.  One curtain was called a veil, the other a screen.  Both of these curtains depict the death of Christ dealing with so many negative things.  Yet both curtains became the entrance for God’s people.  They are mysterious, yet marvelous.  The curtains in the tabernacle are our theme today.

We are back in the tabernacle today.  As we have seen, the tabernacle is a perfect picture of God’s dwelling place with man, so it is a good place to be.

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18 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #101)

Exodus (Program #101) – The Curtain for the Door of the Tent (1)

Exodus shows us that the tabernacle represents God’s dwelling place and the place where He can meet with man.  But separating God from man are two curtains or veils.  Before man can meet with God, he must first pass through these layers of separation.  What is the significance of these curtains of blue, purple and scarlet?  Please set the next 30 minutes aside for your own journey through the veil.

We’ve been looking at the tabernacle according to the biblical account.  As we’ve done so, the order that the book of Exodus presents these things is very interesting.  It always seems to start from the inside out and from the top down.  This is backward it seems to our natural  way of looking at things describing things.  This pattern is going to very much be maintained today.  Let’s spend a minute or two discussing the significance of how these description are ordered.

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17 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #100)

Exodus (Program #100) – The Veil Within the Tabernacle (2)

The tabernacle was divided into two distinct segments or chambers; the Holy of Holies where God Himself resided and commune with His people.  The other chamber is the Holy Place, full of the things of God, even types of God, types of Christ, but not God Himself.  This is somewhat like our own walk, our own experience with the Lord Jesus.  Sometimes we are walking with the very person of Christ yet at other times we seems to be occupied just with spiritual things, with items but we are missing His living presence.

Today we conclude our fourth week of messages dealing with the tabernacle.   This has been a remarkable twenty programs because the types and pictures that we are seeing interpreted have been applied almost exclusively to our experience of Christ and not just teachings and doctrines.

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16 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #99)

Exodus (Program #99) – The Veil Within the Tabernacle (1)

The tabernacle is a marvelous, vivid picture of the deepest experiences of Christ by His loving believers.  The time spent to see the meaning and significance of its aspects and details is well worthwhile and will be richly rewarded by a deeper love and appreciation for Christ and His incomparable word.

Today we are going to consider the veil that was located within the tabernacle as a separation between the two chambers, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.  This aspect of the tabernacle is really quite mysterious to most people.  Both chambers contain items that clearly represents Christ and our experience of Christ.

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15 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #98)

Exodus (Program #98) – The Boards of the Tabernacle (2)

The tabernacle as seen in Exodus is the marvelous picture of God’s dwelling place, the church.  It’s walls were carefully crafted of boards that were joined together to give it strength and stability.  God’s house should be the same today.  But sadly, many groups lack such strong standing.  The real testimony of God’s House, must be firm and unshakable.  As His dwelling place our home, it must be grounded in His redemption and brightly expressing the person of Christ Himself.

Today we come to another message dealing with the boards that form the walls of the tabernacle.  Yesterday we saw that these boards were made of acacia wood and then overlaid with gold.  Today we’re going to look specifically how they were fastened together, how they were joined to stand and become the very House of God on earth.

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