Introduction | Part 1
Tim Fulkerson | 9.5.21
We begin our study on the Tabernacle of Moses by examining the materials used in the construction as well as their symbolic meaning. Each detail in the tabernacle ultimately provides us an incredible revelation of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. The goal of this study on the tabernacle is to bring us to the place of true and intimate worship of God. While it is important to explain these details in the tabernacle, most importantly we come to adore the Living God!
Layout & Exterior | Part 2
Tim Fulkerson | 9.12.21
The Tabernacle is the geographical center of God’s dwelling in Israel’s camp. Every time Israel came to worship at the Tabernacle, as they viewed the exterior wall and entered the gate, they were symbolically and prophetically seeing Jesus! Humility is essential if we are going to experience true salvation through Jesus Christ and have intimate fellowship with God the Father.
The Brazen Altar | Part 3
Tim Fulkerson | 9.19.21
The Brazen Altar was the first object a person would notice when entering in the Outer Court of the Tabernacle. This Altar was a place of death, as animals were regularly brought in to be sacrificed for the sins of the Israelites. The Brazen Altar symbolically reveals to us the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross, who takes away the sins of the world. Without His shed blood, no person can begin to approach a Holy and Righteous God.
The Laver | Part 4
Tim Fulkerson | 9.26.21
Before the priests could enter into the Holy Places to minister before the Lord, they had to wash their hands and feet at the laver. God wanted these priests sanctified and set apart as holy unto Him. Nothing unclean or impure could enter God’s presence without His righteous judgment. The Laver speaks of the Christian’s need for sanctification. God is calling each of us to present ourselves fully to Him, and allow Him to cleanse us.
The Candlestick | Part 5
Tim Fulkerson | 10.3.21
The golden lampstand located within the Holy Place points us to the Light of Jesus Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who illuminates the light of Jesus in our lives, so that we may walk praise and worship to God. Just as oil was needed to keep the light burning, so we need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to guide us and enable us to walk in righteousness. The light of Jesus governs every part of who we are as His followers!
The Table of Shewbread | Part 6
Tim Fulkerson | 10.10.21
Today we examine the meaning and significance of the Table of Shewbread for our worship of God. Located in the Holy Place, the Table of Shewbread invites us to “feed” on Christ, and be sustained in Him. Jesus is the Bread of Life for us, and His words are life and peace. This means that we will never come to the place of true worship, unless we are willing to listen and obey Jesus and find our strength in His Word.
The Alter of Incense | Part 7
Tim Fulkerson | 10.17.21
In the Holy Place, God required that the priest perpetually keep incense upon the altar. This Altar of Incense represents the ministry of worship through prayer and praise. As Christians we must remember that worship is essential to true intimacy with God. He desires to manifest Himself among His people and worship is the means for inviting Him to do so. Come let us seek to be true worshippers of our Great God!
The Veil | Part 8
Tim Fulkerson | 10.24.21
As we examine the Veil which separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, we see that this curtain separated Israel from the presence of a Holy God. Nothing impure, or unholy, could enter His presence without righteous judgement. Yet, Scripture makes clear that Jesus’ makes a way possible for us to approach God. Through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, humankind now has direct access to God. Our invitation is to humbly yet boldly “enter in” though the blood of Christ!
Holy of Holies & Ark of the Covenant | Part 9
Tim Fulkerson | 10.31.21
As Christians, we must learn to delight ourselves in God above all else. Today as we examine the Ark of the Covenant within the Holy of Holies, we will learn how Jesus’ precious blood makes fellowship with God possible. When we enter into God’s presence, let us be still and know that He is truly God. May He lift us into the glory of His purposes in our lives as we walk with Him in humble worship!
The Priesthood | Part 10
Tim Fulkerson | 11.7.21
The priests who served in the Tabernacle were to be consecrated to God. They were to serve the Lord with reverence and honor in everything. Every function of their ministry, as well as their specified clothing, were to be fully pleasing to God. Likewise as Christians today, we are a royal priesthood unto the Lord. We are called, clothed, and consecrated to Him! Therefore, we must live to honor God in all that we do!
The Offerings | Part 11
Tim Fulkerson | 11.14.21
All of the sacrificial offerings at that Tabernacle have some prophetic fulfillment in some aspect of the suffering and death of Christ. As we examine each of the five main types of offerings presented to the Lord, each of these offerings in some way represent a call for us to worship and obey Jesus in unique ways. May we as Christians learn to offer ourselves as “living sacrifices” unto the Lord. For we indeed are the aroma of Christ to God and to the world!
Day of Atonement | Part 12
Tim Fulkerson | 11.28.21
We conclude our study of the Old Testament Tabernacle by focusing on the Day of Atonement. On this holy and solemn day, the High Priest would enter into the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the sins of the nation. As Christians we have a Great High Priest, in Jesus Christ, who shed his own blood upon the Mercy Seat once and for all. Because of His perfect sacrifice, God’s invitation for us today is to humbly come and worship Him!