Daily Radio Bible Podcast
The Place Where God Lives
Exodus 25 - 27 and Acts 6
What’s it all about? The seemingly endless list of Tabernacle instructions are so specific and exact. It can leave a person wondering what it’s all about.
The Tabernacle was a place where God would meet man in a unique way. It was an intersection between heaven and earth, between God and man. The covenant between God and his people was affirmed there. The stone tablets of the covenant were stored in the Ark. The lid of the Ark was a place where atonement was made for the the people. All these things were taking place in the Tabernacle. And we are told that this Tabernacle was a pattern of things that were in heaven.
The Tabernacle helped tell the story of God, of His love and salvation that He brings to the world. This was an important place, these are important symbols. But it was only a shadow of something far greater...of things yet to come. It was a shadow of Christ. Christ came to be the intersection between heaven and earth, he came to tabernacle/dwell with us. He was the place and the person of atonement for the sins of the world. In John 2:19 Jesus says,
“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
He’s the fulfillment of the shadow we see in Exodus. We’re not only reconciled to God through his body. He’s also given his life to us now. We see this in Stephen. He was full of the Spirit and wisdom – so full, that his countenance is being lit up. He is dwelling in the Tabernacle, that is Christ. He is abiding in Christ, in this moment.
We too can abide in Christ, the greater Tabernacle. We can live from this place of forgiveness, and we too can find the power for life and healing here and now.
Let’s find our joy and strength, through Him, there. He is making all things new.
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