Bible study about the spiritual significance of the Tabernacle of Israel.

Tabernacle literally means: 'tent to live in'.

Moses received (about 1250 years before Christ) the divine task to build the Israelitish tabernacle, in order that God could live in the midst of His people in this symbolic building, which symbolized the Kingdom of God on earth; because at the time of the Old Covenant personal indwelling (of Gods Holy Spirit) in man was not yet possible.

Exodus 25:8-9 "And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle (tent or dwelling-place), and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it."

Now, God no longer lives in a tent of material or in a building made with mortar and stone, like a temple or churchbuilding, but in man who converted and surrendered himself unto God: first in his/her body, and when he/she has grown spiritually, also in his/her soul and spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

However, this tabernacle, (this sanctuary) God ordered Moses to build, in the New Covenant forms a (by God given) pattern (or model) for us of the spiritual developments of a true Christian here on earth, whereby we obtain a true insight of God's will and way, which we are to obey and walk in, in order to be able to grow in His mercy unto all the fullness of God's will and His blessings. Therefore it is good to take to heart the spiritual lessons this tabernacle holds for us, in order to have a true insight in the full will of our almighty God. Thus, we now form a spiritual building, wherein God's Spirit wants to live and through which He wants to work in all His fullness.

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