The Way, The Truth And The Life: Tabernacle Series Part 4

Exodus 25:1-9
“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze; blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats’ hair; ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood; oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense; onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate. And 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 and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.'”
(The Holy Place)
God described everything to Moses down to the minutest detail up on Mt. Sinai regarding how to build His Tabernacle.  He even imparted special inspiration and skill to the artisans and craftsmen among them.
Only ONE chapter in the entire Bible is devoted to creation.  But there are SEVEN CHAPTERS devoted to the construction of the tabernacle, it’s furnishings and the priestly garments. Why?  Let’s go study it and find out!
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Miniature Replica Of Heaven.
The Tabernacle of Moses was a miniature replica of heaven.  When you read what the beloved disciple, John, wrote in Revelation for instance, you can tell exactly where he was standing.  You can also determine in which direction he was facing when he was transported in the spirit to the real Tabernacle in heaven.
Revelation 1:12
12 “Then I {John} turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One {Jesus} like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.”
The Holy Place.
The entrance to the Holy Place was on the EAST SIDE.  As you entered there, the table of showbread would be on your right, the altar of incense directly ahead of you, in front of the veil, and the menorah on your left.  You are facing WEST.
John said he turned around to face the voice he heard speaking BEHIND HIM.  That means he was facing the table of shewbread, or North.  When he turned around to see the seven golden lamp stands,  he would have turned to face the SOUTH SIDE of the Holy place.
Here we have the occurrence of the number FOUR again, a picture of the FOUR “corners” cross!  The cross of Christ is effectual for the FOUR “corners” of the world!
(For more information on the importance and significance of the mentioning of the four directions, follow the link below:
(The outer court.)
The Way.
Rabbinical tradition refers to the entrance of the outer court as “The Way,” where the bronze altar is located.  Bronze in the Bible typifies judgment. The bronze altar, shaped like a cross, reminds us of the cross where all our sins were judged:  Past, present and future.  It’s important to keep in mind that ALL YOUR SINS WERE FUTURE WHEN JESUS DIED.
Spiritual Childhood.
The outer court depicts salvation, yes, but it is also a picture of judgmental attitudes toward sin and sinners; Spiritual childhood, if you will.  The Church was not given the ministry of judgment but of RECONCILIATION.  Soon enough, Judgment Day will come…..but it is not here yet.  We need to stick to our program, preach the gospel, and see to it that as many people as possible get saved!
Many Christians and churches, never seem to grow past this outer court stage, apparently content to dwell there.  God still loves them, of course, and they are still IN the tabernacle, meaning they are still saved and going to heaven when they die.  But He expects all of us to come into the Holy Place and, ultimately, into the Holy of Holies:  The place of pure grace.  He wants us to grow in our faith, trust, and love and, especially, in our knowledge of Jesus.
FAITH.
In order come to Christ and get saved, you must have faith, so the outer court is also a picture of “FAITH.”  As your knowledge of Jesus increases, so does your faith and trust.  This growth takes you from the outer court into the next phase of spiritual growth:  The Holy Place.  Here you learn even more of Jesus’ beauty, glory, and His love for you.
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The Truth.

The second portion of the tabernacle is the “Holy Place.”  In Rabbinical tradition, the entrance to this part of the Tabernacle was called “THE TRUTH.”  Herein was contained the seven branch menorah, the table of showbread, a typology of communion, and the altar of incense, depicting the prayers of the saints.

These furnishings are all pictures of the Church.  She gives light to the world, represented by the Menorah.  She celebrates the death of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, by holy communion.  The prayers of all her saints ascend to God like sweet smelling perfume and activate her covenant with God.
It is here that you can see the veil which separates the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.  On the other side of the veil is the Ark of the covenant.  The Temple veil had FOUR pictures woven into it.  (See photo below)
For more information on the meaning of the our pictures, please follow this link:  (https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/why-do-we-have-four-gospels-tabernacle-series-part-5/)
(The Holy Place)

Hope.

The Church is the entity which teaches the world about the “HOPE” of eternal salvation in Jesus.  Prophetically speaking, most of the Church today is here, in this in-between place:  In between the bronze of the outer court:  Between judgment, and the pure Grace of the “Kadoshim:  the Holy of Holies.”

You have come to this place because you have grown in your faith.  Where all you once knew was forgiveness of your sins, there was also doubt and, perhaps, a little fear of God; the wrong kind.  In this place, you learn to have HOPE, a confident expectation of good things from God.  Your trust in Him grows deeper, but there may still some confusion about Him.

Winds Of Doctrines.

In this middle ground are many winds of doctrine, controversy, and great confusion about the finished work of Jesus.  “Are we under law?  Are we under Grace?  Are we saved by grace but preserve it by our good works?  Does grace produce licentiousness?  Are we eternally secure or not?  Can a Christian commit the unpardonable sin?  What is the unpardonable sin?”  On and on it goes.
(For more on the unpardonable sin, follow the link below:
MUCH confusion, much uncertainty.  The “Sea” here is still liquid, so to speak, typifing that very confusion and uncertainty.  Very easy to sink beneath this sea, these waves of uncertainty, like Peter did when he walked on water with Jesus.  This changes when you enter into the Holy of Holies where the sea is no more liquid:  IT IS CRYSTAL.  (See Revelaion 4:6.).
Mixture.
What do I mean by, “Misutre?”  The bronze (judgment) of the outer court is often mixed with the gold(grace) the divine righteousness of the Holy of Holies.  This is the essence of Galatianism, “Mixture,” which is widely taught today.  Paul warned the Church against this.  In fact, the entire book of Galatians is devoted to this subject.
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The Life.

Ah, but the entrance into the Holy of Holies called, “THE LIFE,” in Rabinical tradition, is the place of rest; of lasting peace; of safety and provision.  Jesus invited us to enter this place when He said, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying…” in John’s Revelation.

What He meant was, “Come into the place of safety. Come up higher, up where everywhere is gold, where the sea is CRYSTAL. There is no tossing to and fro here.”   You are here because you understand the finished work.  A throne is waiting for you on which to sit and rest; a rest which springs from that understanding.” Here is the place of pure LOVE.
The Secret Place.
This the secret place of the Most High, the place of pure LOVE!  For a more in-depth study on the Secret Place of the Most High, follow this link:
The Old Revealed In The New.
All of these three parts of the tabernacle of Moses are a beautiful typologies of our Lord Jesus.  They perfectly depict the verses below:
1 Corinthians 13:11-13
11 When I was a child, {in the outer court and holy place} I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man {in the holy of holies}, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide FAITH {Outer court}, HOPE {The Holy Place}, LOVE {The Joly of Holies}, these three; but the GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE {The Holy of Holies}.”

Depiction Of Jesus!
When Jesus said of Himself in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” His Jewish audience understood something you and I would never have caught.  They knew He was saying that THE WHOLE TABERNACLE WAS A PICTURE OF HIM!
AWESOME!!!  In more ways than you could possibly have imagined, Jesus really IS…..THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
Please follow the link below to part 5:

9 thoughts on “The Way, The Truth And The Life: Tabernacle Series Part 4

  1. The Truth , The Way n Life of LORD JESUS CHRIST always Love Colourful , beloved n Love Others ( Love Each Others) , Especially LOVE PEACE NO WAR 💟✌💟 .. Doesn’t care of Male or Female , OLD or YOUNG and doesn’t care of skin or hair colours..!!! https://www.gotquestions.org/way-truth-life.html
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WrKmXFHyCaI
    The Glory Of Graceful Hallelujah LORD JESUS CHRIST have Mercy shine through the Truth and Blessings 💟 AMEN n AMEN 💟⛪💒💟

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  2. Good day
    Please let me know where I can find documented proof of the three entrances being named The Way, The Truth and The Life
    Regards
    Nic du Toit
    South Africa

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