Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jesus: The Tabernacle

In the Bible Jesus is described as the Tabernacle.  Walk with me through each part of the Tabernacle, as we read some scripture together.

In John 10:9, Jesus is described as the Door/Gate.

John 10:9
I an the door:  by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

If we enter through Jesus Christ we are saved.  He is the only Gate through which we can enter into grace.

In John 6:35, Jesus is described as the Bread of the Presence/Life

John 6:35
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:  he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

If we eat and drink of him every day we will never be hungry or thirsty.  Jesus is our spiritual food and drink.  He is the Bread of Life.

In Hebrews 7:25, Jesus is described as the Altar of incense.

Hebrews 7:25
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

The Altar of incense was all about intercession.  Jesus is our intercessor.  He is our Altar of incense.

In Roman 3:25-26, Jesus is described as the Mercy Seat.

Romans 3:25-26

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of
God; To declare, I say, at this his righteousness:  that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Through Jesus and faith in his blood, what he did for us on the Cross, we are justified.  Because of what Christ did for us on the Cross we were given mercy.  He is our Mercy Seat

In John 13:8b, Jesus is described as the Basin, the Basin is where the priest would wash before doing his work in the tabernacle.

John 13:8b
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet.  Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

We have to come to the Wash Basin and be washed clean in order to have any part with Jesus.  We must let him wash us.

In John 8:12, Jesus is described as the Lampstand

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:  he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

He is the light of the world.  He will shine his light on us so that we will walk in the light and we can do our work in the light.  His light will always shine, and will never be put out.

In Hebrews 10:20, Jesus is described as the Veil/ Curtain

Hebrews 10:20
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

His body was the Veil.  He was broken and bruised for us.  When Jesus died the Veil in the Temple was wrent from top to bottom.

In John 1:14, Jesus is described as the Tabernacle

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)full of grace and truth.

Dwelling among us...In this verse the word dwelling means Tabernacle.

As you can see through what I've shared with you.  Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture.  He is the True Tabernacle.  He is the only one who could have been and done what he did.  He became what no one else could become so that we could have forgiveness of sins.  Salvation could not have come through anyone else but the Son of the Most High God...

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