THE TABERNACLE IS A DESCRIPTION OF GOD’S LOVE FOR US
08-09-15 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the audio and notes without video are archived.
The depth of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrine.
(John 10:9) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
(Rev 3:12) Him that overcometh will I make a pillar [Gk: support] in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
(Rev 1:5,6) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
(Rev 5:10) And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
THE TABERNACLE IS A COVERING OF LOVE OVER THE PRIEST-BOARDS (US)
(Exo 26:1-6) Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen [Heb: white], and blue, and purple, and scarlet [i.e., four colors]: with cherubims [angels] of cunning work shalt thou make them. The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure. The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five [identical] curtains shall be coupled one to another. And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make [loops of blue] in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another. And thou shalt make fifty taches [couplings, attachments] of gold [symbol of the purity of God; God is love; therefore a symbol of love], and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
tabernacle = Heb: a residence (a shepherd’s hut, the lair of animals, fig. the grave; the Temple: tent.
Commentary: the Tabernacle is composed of five curtains coupled to five curtains equaling ten curtains, each set of five curtains having four colors. Therefore, one color must be used twice in each set of five curtains. Suggestion: blue (all encompassing heaven) and purple (kingship and royalty) and scarlet (red, for the blood) and white (for innocence and purity) and blue (all encompassing heaven). One set of five curtains would be blue, purple, scarlet, white, blue with the adjoining set of five curtains coupled together with “loops of blue” to blue, purple, scarlet, white, blue.
THREE COVERINGS ARE BORNE UPON THE (BACK OF THE)
TABERNACLE OF LOVE COVERING US
(Exo 26:7-14) And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair [symbol of sin] to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure. And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle. And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second. And thou shalt make fifty taches [couplings, attachments] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [sin], and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle. And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it [i.e., the tabernacle - completely]. (Exo 26:14) And thou shalt make a covering for the tent [Heb: tabernacle] of rams' skins dyed red [symbolic of the sacrificial blood], and a covering above of badgers' skins [an unknown animal/color, but almost certainly blue].
(Gen 22:13) And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering [wholly dedicated to God] in the stead of his son.
BOTH JOSEPH AND JESUS CHRIST BORE THE COAT OF MANY COLORS
(Gen 37:3,4) Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw [the coat and were therefore reminded every day] that their father loved him [Joseph] more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Commentary: Joseph (Heb: let him add, adding) received a “coat of many colours” from his father, which points to the four colors of the robes that Jesus wore in the New Testament (blue: Exo 28:31,32 & John 19:23; purple: John 19:2; scarlet: Mat 27:28; white “fine twined linen” Mark 9:3), and also points to the four same colors appearing in five strips or bands in the fabric of the gate, door, veil, and ceiling (biblically referred to as “curtains”) of the Tabernacle of God. Joseph is perhaps the only perfect type of Jesus Christ in the Bible.
purple = (John 19:1-3) Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe [symbolizing royalty and kingship], And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
scarlet = (Mat 27:27,28) Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe [symbolizing the sacrificial blood of life].
white = (Mark 9:2-4) And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment [robe] became shining, exceeding white as snow [symbolizing innocence, purity and righteousness]; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
blue = (Exo 28:31,32) And [for the High Priest] thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue [symbolizing the eternal High Priest of all the Heavens, i.e., all the universe]. And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon [a linen pull-over garment like a t-shirt], that it be not rent.
(John 19:23,24) Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat [Gk: robe]: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment [Gk: robe] among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
Commentary: Please note that the artifact of love known as the tabernacle covering the “pattern” of Jesus Christ is the archetype of the coat of many colours covering Joseph manifested in the Old Testament (sight), but hidden in the New Testament (faith). It is the wearer that is the essence of the “coat of many colours;” the coat itself is a literal sign, a covering, describing and pointing to its wearer. He is our High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
(Heb 5:5,6) So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. [Psa 110:4].
(Psa 110:4) The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.