Christ in the Tabernacle

21(a) - The Making of the Tabernacle (Exodus 35 - 39) -
Every willing-hearted Israelite had a blessed part in furnishing the material for the Tabernacle, and every wise-hearted worker had part in making it, under the direction of Bezaleel and Oholiab.

Every part of the Tabernacle was made according to the heavenly and divine pattern, that it might please Him who planned it and who was about to dwell in it.

Every willing-hearted and wise-hearted child of God today may have part in building God's house, His Church, as guided and used by the Holy Spirit and the word of God.

Every part of God's building is being fashioned according to the heavenly pattern, for every member of His Church is being conformed to the image of His Son. Rom 8:29; 2Cor 3:18

21(b)- The Setting Up of the Tabernacle
Exodus 40. When the parts of the Tabernacle were all fitted for their places, Moses, a type of Christ, set it up, putting every part in its proper place. Then the cloud, the symbol of God's presence and glory, filled the Tabernacle.

The Lord Jesus Christ, and not men, is adding to the Church daily those who are being saved. (Acts 2:47) As every member occupies God's appointed place in His house, as a yielded vessel, His Holy Spirit fills the house and manifests His glorious presence.

But, when the Lord, by His Spirit and word has called out and completed the Church, His body, He will place each member in God's appointed place in glory, and His own glorious presence will forever fill it.

''O Christ! We'll spend eternal days
Within the marvelous range,
Of Thy glad presence and shall praise
Perfection's wondrous change.
From glory unto glory, though,
Because Thy love so well we know
'Twill not to us be strange.''

''For Thou hast made the attractiveness
And bliss of heaven to be,
That ours the gladness limitless,
Of always seeing Thee!
Surely! For we're Thy very own,
Flesh of Thy flesh, bone of Thy bone;
And Thy delight; e'en we.''

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How to Use the Word of God
We may use His precious word as:
  1. A Mirror to show us what we are by nature, and what we may be by grace. Jam 1:21-25; 2Cor 3:18
  2. A Laver to cleanse us from any defilement in walk or service. Psa 119:9; Eph 5:26; 1Joh 1:9
  3. A Lamp to guide our feet in God's way.
    He has given us two guides to reveal His way to us and to help us to walk in it, His word and His Spirit. Psa 119:105; 2Pet 1:19; Joh 16:13; Rom 8:14; Gal 5:16-18, 22-25
  4. Milk,
  5. Bread, and
  6. Meat to nourish and build up the new man within. 1Pet 2:1,2; Mat 4:4; Heb 5:12-14
  7. Honey to satisfy our hearts. Psa 19:7-10; 119:103; 81:16; Ezek 2:8-10; 3:1-3
  8. Gold to enrich us in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
    2Pet 1:1-11; Psa 19:10; Prov 8:10; 2:1-8; Hosea 4:6
  9. A Sword to give us victory over Satan. Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Jam 4:7; 1Pet 5:8,9
  10. A Fire, and
  11. a Hammer to equip us as workers to convict and to break stony hearts, and to warm and build up believers. Jer 23:29; Luk 24:32; 1Pet 2:5; 4:8
  12. Seed to beget souls. Mat 13:1-32; Jam 1:18; 1Pet 1:23; Psa 126:6

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