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Plans for the Tabernacle, Exodus 25-28
This may have made for some dull reading, but you've got to know that
something so detailed and specific, had meaning to God. He went to
great lengths to outline the exact template and materials for the
Tabernacle, and not surprisingly, there is a great deal of symbolism to
be found in the plan. Parallels to Christ can be found in many of the
elements including the lampstand (Jesus is the light of the world) and
the showbread (Jesus is the bread of life), and in details as small as
the colors chosen for the embroidery and the numbers used for the
measurements. The most striking relationship of the Tabernacle to
Jesus, is not in the materials or elements, but in the layout itself.
The Tabernacle contained an outer courtyard, which anyone could enter
who was ceremonially clean. The Holy Place could be accessed only by
the Levitical priests and the Holy of Holies, God's dwelling place,
could be accessed just once a year by one man...the High Priest, for
the purpose of making atonement for the sins of the Israelites. A thick
veil walled off the Holy of Holies, reminding all of Israel that there
was something separating them from God. We know that "something" to be
sin, as God in His Holiness cannot be in the presence of it.
About Melissa Gibbs:
Melissa is the mother of four boys and the wife of her junior high sweetheart, JD. He is the President of Joe Gibbs Racing and the son of NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. JD and Melissa have been married 16 years and are actively involved with Young Life, Motor Racing Outreach, their church, and other ministries. Their youngest son Taylor is nearing completion of a 3 year treatment protocol for leukemia, which has been a powerful faith walk for their family. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has been called upon to share their family's testimony with many local churches.
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