Articles in the Tabernacle
THE BRAZEN ALTAR (EX. 27:1-8)
Immediately after entering the door of the outer court there was found an
altar constructed of acacia wood and overlaid with bronze. Upon it was placed
thesacrifice for the Bible teaches without the shedding of blood there is no
redemption. The priest assisted in making the sacrifice for he would hold the
creature while it was killed. The party then for whom the sacrifice was offered
would place his hands upon the sacrifice and confess his sins. The animal then
served as a substitute for his or her sins. This is a wonderful type of pointing to
Jesus Christ for He is the Lamb of God who taken away the sins of the world.
We must come to the cross and lay our sins on Jesus.The result is forgiveness
and the right to enter in.
THE LAVER (Ex.30:17-31)
The Laver was a large bronze basin containing water. It was made from
the bronze looking glasses of Israeli women(Ex.38:8). Nothing is said about its
dimensions for it represents the Word of God. According to Matt. 24:35 the
Word of God has no limitations. The Laver was a mirror according to James 1:22-24.
One could look into its depths and determine the sin demanding cleansing. We all
are as an unclean thing hence the need for the cleansing power of the laver. How
shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word (Psalm 119:9)
The Laver took away the dirt. The priests would come who were covered
in blood, grime and dust for cleansing. Believers who are covered with worldliness
an inward sin must come for the cleasing power.
COVERINGS AND CURTAINS (Exodus 26:7-14)
The tabernacle was really a tent. It was one hundred cubits in length and fifty
in width. The outside was covered with badger skins. As a consequence the
outside was rough, brown and unattractive. It reminds us the unsaved are not
attracted to Christianity. T he second skin was made of ram and dyed red
representing the blood. The third skin was of goat's hair, white in color, representing
the purity of Jesus. Inside curtain was woven in colors of blue,purple,red and white.
Throughout the curtain were interwoven Cherubim. It served as a ceiling for the Holy
Place. The four colors remind us of Christ. His coming from heaven (blue), His blood
(red), His perfection (white) and His royalty (purple).
©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries