(1 Cor 12:7-10)But
the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the
word of wisdom; to another the word
of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers
kinds of tongues; to another the
interpretation of tongues:
THE 9 FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
5:22,23)But the fruit of the Spiritislove, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such
there is no law.
THE 9 PILLARS (parables) OF THE SPIRIT
thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion[Heb: verdict, sentence, law] thereof [“the pattern” Exo 25:9] which
was shewed thee in the mount [Sinai]. And thou shalt make a veil[Heb: separation, screen]of
blue [heaven], and purple [royalty], and scarlet [blood], and fine twined
linen [Heb: white] [innocence] of cunning work [of five strips of fabric and four colors] [Joseph’s “coat of many
colors” Gen 37:3,23,32]: with
cherubims shall it be made: And thou shalt hang it upon four
pillars of shittim wood
overlaid with gold: their hooks shall
be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. And thou shalt hang
up the veil under the taches [attachments], that thou mayest bring in thither within
the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide unto
you between the holy place and
the most holy place [between the Old
Testament and the New Testament].
And thou shalt put the mercy seat[Heb: lid] [the cover of forgiveness]upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. And thou shalt set the
table[representing Jesus Christ] without [Heb: outside] the veil, and
the Holy Spirit] over against [across from] the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou
shalt put the table on the north side. And thou shalt make an hanging
for the door of the tent, ofblue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen[Heb: white], wrought with needlework [versus
“cunning work” and with no interwoven cherubims]. And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall
be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
tabernacle = Heb: a residence (including a
shepherd’s hut, the lair of animals, fig. the grave; also the Temple:
lair = Dict: the den or resting place of a wild beast.
(Eccl 3:18)I said in
mine heart concerning the estate[Dict: condition of life] of
the sons of men, that God might
manifest them[make apparent to
them], and that they might see
that they themselves are beasts.
ark = Heb: (in the sense of
gathering); a box: [treasure]
gold = the priceless sinless purity
silver = the redeeming metal of Jesus
brass = Heb: filthiness [i.e., sin]
Commentary: The Pentateuch, the first five booksof
the Old Testament are (books having words containing thoughts within
them) Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, Deuteronomy. These five books, written by men (shittim wood
pillars) were given to mankind through the Holy Spirit and are represented in the Tabernacle
structure (body of Christ) as the
five pillars of shittim wood (we have words containing thoughts in us)
upholdingthe woven-fabric door (“I am the door” John 10:7,9) of Jesus Christ. Sin is where we
all start “(for there is no man which sinneth not,)” (2 Chron 6:36). Thus
these five pillars of truth begin, stand upon, or more rightly said,
acknowledge our sin (brass sockets), but these pillars are overlaid
(encompassed, embraced, held close) with
the gold ofGod clearly
indicating His acceptance of us and our salvation (imputed for
righteousness); and these five pillars of truth support the hanging door (the crucifixion:
Mat 22:40) of Jesus Christ.
Commentary: We enter
the Holy Place
of the Tabernacle by passing
through (receiving, accepting) the five wooden pillars of truth of the
Holy Spirit and by passing under
(humility) the (fabric)door (Jesus Christ).
During the same time (a process), we accept the thoughts contained within
the words of the pillars, and we are being showered, covered (overlaid)
with gold, the pure love of God.
thou shalt hang it[the veil] upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their
hooks shall be of gold, upon
the four sockets of silver.
The first four books of the New
Testament named the four Gospels are Matthew,
Mark, Luke, John. These four books, written by men (shittim wood) were
given to mankind through the Holy
Spirit and are represented in the Tabernacle structure (body of
Christ) as the four pillars of shittim wood (the words of God) upholding the veil. These four pillars of
truth stand upon four sockets of silver (our redemption, our salvation) “For
other foundation can no man lay
than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ” (1 Cor 3:11), and these four pillars are overlaid with gold, the pure love ofGod.
The compound gate, the tabernacle door, the veil, and the overhead
tabernacle tent, are each a representation of Jesus Christ, and, although
of different sizes, are alike composed of strips of linen of the same four
colors ofblue [heaven], and purple[royalty], and scarlet[blood], and fine
twined linen[Heb: white]
[innocence]. Interestingly, only the veil and the overhead tabernacle
tent contain cherubim interwoven in
gold, and significantly, neither of those two instances are visible
from outside the tabernacle.
For verification of who and what Jesus Christ is and His association with
“the Tabernacle of God” (Rev
21:3),(the only proper Biblical
name), in the New Testament Jesus
Christ at four different times wore four robes (coats), one robe
(coat) of each color (blue: Exo
28:31,32 & John 19:23; purple:
John19:2; scarlet: Mat 27:28; white
“fine twined linen” Mark 9:3), and let us not forget Joseph’s (a virtually
perfect type and shadow of Jesus Christ) “coat of many colours” (Gen 37:3,23,32).
The entrance door into
the Holy Place
of five pillarsof shittim wood (the first five
books of the Old Testament) and the entranceveil into the Most Holy Place
of four pillarsof shittim wood (the first four
books of the New Testament) together represent the nine parables of the Holy Spirit.