Reflecting on the topic of my recent blog series about our spiritual journey through the tabernacle, I find it impossible to overlook Yeshua’s portrayal of Himself. The parallels between His identity and the tabernacle are no coincidence.
The tabernacle the Israelites built and carried through the wilderness before entering the Promised Land includes ten pieces that God instructed Moses to arrange inside the courtyard – seven created by man with God’s specific blueprints, and three pieces created by God alone. The first thing we understand from this is that the tabernacle is a combination of God and man, a place where God and man come together, a foreshadowing of both God and man on earth – a foreshadowing of the Messiah, Yeshua. (more…)
August 24, 2012 | Categories: Jesus, Tabernacle, Yeshua | Tags: 10 commandments, aaron's rod, Altar of Incense, Brass Laver, Brazen Altar, bread of life, bronze altar, cover of the ark, Day of Atonement, God's presence, Intercession, kingdom of priests, Lampstand, light of the world, manna, Menorah, Mercy Seat, Mishkan, supernatural, Table of Showbread, temple | 8 Comments
To this point in our journey, we’ve progressed from a casual recipient of God’s gift of faith, just barely inside the fence surrounding the tabernacle, to a partner in his business functioning as His very presence on earth, just as the Ark of the Covenant did in the Most Holy Place of the tabernacle.
If we are now functioning as the Ark did, what can we learn from the Ark about what God considers representative of His presence on earth? What’s inside the Ark provides us great insight in answering this question.
Hebrews 9:4 tells us there were three things inside the Ark: (more…)
August 17, 2012 | Categories: Ark, God's Presence, God's Provision, God's Will, Power, Submission, Supernatural, Tabernacle | Tags: 10 commandments, aaron's rod, Aaron’s staff, Ark of Covenant, Ark of Testimony, cover of the ark, Eph 3, Ephesians 1, Especially holy place, Exodus 16, Exodus 24, Heb 9, His will on earth as it is on heaven, Holy of Holies, inside the ark of the covenant, Inside the tabernacle, John 14, Joshua 3, Joshua 6, leadership, manna, Mercy Seat, Messianic, Mishkan, Most Holy Place, Numbers 17, obedience, Proverbs 3, tent of meeting | 1 Comment
Submission. It’s not a very popular word in our society. Normally we think of someone giving up their will in deference to one with more power. More recently it seems it’s come to mean someone giving in against their will. Webster’s defines it as “humbly obedient, ceasing to offer resistance, to defer to another’s wishes.” Even those definitions don’t sound as bad as the word itself – “submission.” At least that’s how I felt. Then I began to learn a simple saying, but a difficult lesson: “The way we submit to our leaders on earth is the way we submit to God.” (Rabbi Kirt Schneider) Hmm, how am I at submission? (more…)
May 18, 2012 | Categories: Authority, Following God, Humility, Obedience, Peace, Submission, Trust, Walking with God, Workplace | Tags: Aaron, aaron's rod, Attitude, Boss, Conflict, Contentment, Discovering the Jewish Jesus, Ephesians 5, Husband, Marriage, Miriam, moses, Numbers 12, Numbers 17, Rabbi Kirt Schneider, Respect, Romans 13, shalom, Trusting God | Leave a comment