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Tabernacle Furnishings

“Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle...just so you shall make it” (Exodus 25:8–9).


              “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).

           Your Body is an anti-type, or the real "Temple" cited above and the Tabernacle was how God explained this fact - a type.


     “...This book (The Bible) is difficult to interpret...baffl(ing) through the centuries...due to the strange symbolism in this apocalyptic literature. Yet it is the very presence of certain literary features that gives us clues to enable us to decode the book successfully. '...God intends the Book to be understood.' Somewhere within it must be materials to help with the difficult parts, since it is self-interpreting.” (The Handbook to Bible Study)

                                                                                 The original Tabernacle (Temple) required Blood
   In Moses’ day, blood sacrifice, a type, made things holy and provided people with an acceptable access to God. This was done by slaughtering innocent, spotless animals, and sprinkling their blood upon lamps, tables, altars, and priests within the tabernacle, or the temple of God...Today, blood sacrifice continues to cleanse...but it is Jesus Christ’s blood, an anti-type, that does so.


For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the *altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ Leviticus 17:11 .  *Altar: a part of the Tabernacle complex


     Part of the reason God gave mankind a tabernacle and a temple was to show us how to become clean to worship Him. Also we learn that God chose to have all of those animals slaughtered by Levitical priests to show us how important His Son is. Today, instead of an endless stream of slathered animals, Jesus Christ is our sacrifice. '...God seals Christ within the heart of those trusting in His Son.'


                                                      “Do you not know that you are the temple of God...?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).


   The Tabernacle/Temple, a type for the human body, may be the strongest evidence that Christ Jesus, by atoning blood, may reside within Christians. This evidence speaks throughout the entire Old Testament context in fact, that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood.


    What purpose does a temple serve without the sacrifice, the offering of blood? Christ Jesus was anticipated by God to be sealed into Christians by the Holy Spirit.

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