BY JONAH DOCTURA | 2017
Tabernacle means “tent,” “place of dwelling” or “sanctuary.” It was a sacred place where G-D chose to meet His people, the Israelites, during the 40 years they wandered in the desert under Moses’ leadership. It was the place where the leaders and people came together to worship and offer sacrifices.
It was a mobile tent with portable furniture that the people traveled with and set up wherever they pitched camp. The tabernacle would be in the center of the camp, and the 12 tribes of Israel would set up their tents around it according to tribe. The instruction on how to build the tabernacle was first given to Moses in the wilderness, who then gave the orders to the Israelites. “…make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8)
In this study we will understand the Tabernacle as a highly symbolic work of a spiritual truth.
Adonai Yeshua is the walking, talking, living torah. -Bro. Jonah Doctura, Elder-
The Teachings from the Tabernacle. The door of the outer court curtain contained three colours woven into white linen fabric: blue, purple and crimson. These four colours speak of the different attributes of Yeshua whom Scripture likens to the door of salvation.
G-D's dwelling in our midst. The building represents something physical but it is a metaphor of something spiritual. The L-RD is telling us that He may dwell in our midst.
"Make them after the pattern..." The L-RD's instruction to Moses was to make everything after the pattern that was shown in the mountain. It is important to Him that we follow His instructions because He has greater purposes with what He requires from us.
Inside of the Ark of the Covenant. There is the commandments of the L-RD written in two tablets of stone, which represents the Testimony of Yeshua, the Living Torah.
The Torah became flesh. What is the truth? As it is declared in Psalms 119:142, the word of YHWH is the truth, the Same who became flesh and dwelt among us. It is impossible then, that the Torah is done away with.
Symbolic figures of our Saviour. The jar of manna inside of the ark points to Yeshua as the bread of life who came from Heaven and the Aaron's staff speaks of Yeshua as the ultimate High Priest.
Know ye not that your body is the Temple of G-D? According to the Scripture, we are the Mishkan, and therefore, the Spirit of G-D who dwells in us will lead us to keep the commandments.
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