The Tabernacle

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The Tabernacle A few key elements about the making of the Tabernacle are that God was the architect of the sanctuary. It was made from offerings brought by the people (Exodus vs. 1-2), which indicates that God was concerned about the heart of the giver just like he is today. It was to be a place of consecration and structure as well as a repository for the law (Ten Commandments). Most importantly, it was a replica of heavenly things or the worship experience in heaven. As Moses instructed the people on how to construct the Tabernacle, he did it according to how God instructed him on the mountain which was based on his heavenly experience. The construction of the Tabernacle and Moses’ experience on Mount Sinai where he was given the Ten Commandments go hand in hand. In addition to the Ten Commandments, he was given very detailed and specific instructions on how to construct the Tabernacle or “place of worship” where God dwelled among the people. The Ten Commandments represented the moral law and the Tabernacle represented the spiritual law and they were companion one to the other. The Ten Commandments represented the holy standards of God for HIS people. The Tabernacle, its contents and all things associated with it represented God’s structure for our lives. It is also a spiritual blue print of how to live and how to treat those we live with who from time to time sin against God and us. This is evident by the very specific and well-structured specifications on the layout of the Tabernacle and the worship experience. The layout of the Tabernacle consists of the following features which each had very specific dimensions and placement within the Tabernacle: The Ark of the Testimony, The Mercy Seat, The Table, The Golden Candlestick, the Curtains of the Tabernacle, Goats’ Hair Curtains, The Covering and the Boards, The Bars, The Vail, A Hanging Door, The Tabernacle Altar, The Court, Dimensions of the Court, Olive Oil for the Lamp. While these contents are very...
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