This chapter introduces us to the Tabernacle, its placement within the camp of Israel and discusses the qualifications of the priests who were to serve within it. We are also introduced to the implications which these facts have for believers today.
Chapter 2 - THE OUTER COURT
The meanings behind the dimensions for the Tabernacle are discussed as are the reasons why certain materials and colors were used in it's construction. The relationship which the entrance gate, the Brazen Altar and the Laver have to Jesus' sacrifice and the salvation of our spirit are also examined.
Chapter 3 - TENT OF MEETING
Before taking a detailed look at the Middle Court/Holy Place and the Inner Court/Holy of Holies and the individual furnishings found within each of these areas, we must first look at the construction features of the Tent of Meeting which enclosed these areas. What we find is that just below the surface description of each dimension, each material, and the way each material was prepared is an incredible pattern which all points towards God's Glory.
Chapter 4 - THE MIDDLE COURT
This chapter begins to unfold the meaning behind each of the three articles found within the Middle Court; namely, the Lampstand, the Table of Shewbread and the Altar of Incense. Their relationship to the work of the Holy Spirit and the salvation of our soul is also explained.
Chapter 5 - THE HOLY OF HOLIES
The Ark of the Covenant is examined not only in terms of its dimensions and the material used in its construction, but its relationship to the Feast of Tabernacles, the salvation of our physical body, and our relationship with to Most High.
Chapter 6 - PRIESTS FOREVER
Having completed our discussion of the Tabernacle itself, our attention is now turned to the priests who minister within the Tabernacle. However, this study does not look at either the priest's garments or the sacrifices they offered. Rather, in this chapter an intriguing relationship is drawn between the duties of the priests under the Old Covenant and Jesus' ministry as set forth in the Gospel of John.
Chapter 7 - AN EXAMPLE AND A WARNING
Nu.14:19-24 tells us that there was a direct relationship between the 10 times Israel tested God during the first 2 years of their wilderness journey and His refusal to allow them to enter the promised land. I Cor.10:6-13 goes on to tells us that their behavior should serve as a warning to those upon whom the end of the ages has fallen. This chapter examines the first three instances of Israel's testing God.
Chapter 8 - TESTING GOD
The fourth through seventh times of Israel's testing of God are examined in light of present day truths.
Chapter 9 - THE TESTING CONTINUES
The eight, ninth and tenth time of testing are explored as well as God's reaction to that fatal tenth time. We also examine the relationship all this has to the end time Feast of Tabernacles and the future salvation spoken of in Ro.8:19-25 and Heb.9:28.
Chapter 10 - ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH
There were five final times of testing which took place during the final
38 years of Israel's wilderness journey. While these instances of testing
are examined, we also summarize several of the positive examples which
are found during Israel's 40 years of wandering in the desert.
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