about the spiritual significance of the Tabernacle of Israel.
literally means: 'tent to live in'.
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.
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.
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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