The Tabernacle

Read: Exodus 32-40


 The tabernacle is very meaningful to the Israelite and to us today. In the Old Testament, the tabernacle is the passage, through which  the forgiveness of the people's sin (through rites) can be attained. The book of Exodus Ch. 32-40 talks about the building of the Tabernacle. And in the present time, it is very related as to how people can be made holy through Jesus Christ.
 First, when man come into the Courtyard of Tabernacle, they meet at the Altar of Burnt Offering. It is an Altar for burning sacrifices, that through these rites, man would be forgiven of their sin. This means repentance, of which our sin would be forgiven through Jesus Christ in order to be called God's own people. And then, they meet the at Wash Basin for washing. In here, the man should continually take the ritual for cleanliness even though they have already repented for their sin .

 After those things, one will now proceed to The Holy Place, of which no can enter except only those that are of Levi's descendant, the priest of God. However, because of Jesus Christ, He accepted us as His own people after we have been made clean of our sins through his death on the Cross and has called us as His royal priesthood, so that we can enter into The Holy Place. As we come into the Holy Place, we can see The Table on the right side and there we put the bread of His presence , of which illustrates the Word of God. On the left side, there is The Lamp stand that illuminates the inside of the Holy Place, which depicts the life of light unto us, and on the center, we can see the Altar of Incense, which symbolizes our prayers. Finally we come into the Most Holy Place, on which God's presence is symbolized by the Ark of Testimony, which is covered by a veil. However, Jesus had torn the veil when He died on the Cross, which means that we can now proceed to God through our faith in Jesus Christ.

As what we can read:
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh and having a High Priest over the house of God. (Heb. 10:19-21)

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