About Jesus Steve Sweetman
This Chapter 26
Tabernacle (ch. 26:1 - 36)
I will not go through
chapter 26 verse by verse. It
is a very detailed explanation to how the tabernacle should be build.
Many Bible teachers take every little item that is described here
and show how it is prophetically significant. Of course, not all Bible
teachers agree on the significance of each little part of the
tabernacle. I will not go
into a detailed analysis of this. I
will leave that to others.
The one thing I do want
to point out concerning this chapter is how detailed God's instructions
are. They are very detailed,
so detailed that you and I could build the tabernacle ourselves, and
some people actually have. With
this in mind, I'd like to point out that this tabernacle is the place
where God lived on earth. The
tabernacle was eventually replaced by the Old Testament temple, the
temple was where God dwelt on earth.
Then when Jesus came to earth, His body was the temple
of God. In Jesus God lived.
After Jesus left, the church, or the Body of Christ is now where
God lives. The church is
often called the
This is the question.
Should we build the church from our own specifications, or God's
specifications? I think the
answer is clear, especially so in light of the details in this chapter.
God has detailed plans for the church.
The New Testament, and especially Paul's writings show the plan.
The church of today does not follow God's New Testament plans for
His living temple. We have
departed from New Testament thinking on this matter.
Another thing to note
about the tabernacle is that