This book opens modern readers to the world of the children of Israel, helping them to view the Tabernacle as they did. They will see the "tent" in which God camped with His people, revealing His purpose, power, and glory. They will discover that every detail of the Tabernacle points to Christ and will be reminded of the words of Augustine: "The New is in the Old concealed. The Old is by the New revealed."Connects the Old Testament story to the New TestamentWell-established author with international ministry forumHighlights one of Scripture's most pervasive topicsThis printing revives a highly-referenced and much sought-after resource
“Speak unto the children of Israel . . . And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:2, 25:8).
When the inspired apostle explained the spiritual significance of this, God's dwelling place among His people, Israel, He said to the Hebrew Christians:
“We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man” (Hebrews 8:1-2).
These words from the New Testament not only give us the Holy Spirit's commentary on the meaning of the tabernacle in the wilderness; but they are the key that unlocks a vast treasure of spiritual truth regarding the “earthly sanctuary” which Moses built, in order that God might dwell among His people.
If we would understand the New Testament teaching concerning this Jewish tabernacle, which was “a shadow of good things to come” (Hebrews 10:1), we should compare the Exodus record with the Epistle to the Hebrews, especially chapters eight and nine, which deal with the tabernacle in particular, though primarily with the ministry of Christ, our Great High Priest, in “the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.”
This comparison of the Old Testament with the New will unfold to us “The Glories of Christ As Foreshadowed in the Jewish Tabernacle.” Yea, it will reveal to us the wonders of the prophetic Scriptures, wherein the Holy Spirit “testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” (1Peter 1:11).
In connection with the typical significance of the Jewish tabernacle, we have one of the many clear proofs that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed; whereas the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. And the Triune God gave to Israel the tabernacle, the priesthood, and the offerings, in order that sinful man might recognize the promised Saviour, and understand the significance of His mission and death.
When God gave us the Holy Scriptures He concealed beneath the surface a vast wealth of spiritual truths for His people. In the tabernacle, it’s furniture, and its service, God has hidden an inexhaustible mine of precious spiritual truths. For years many of us have passed over this hidden wealth, unconscious of its existence. But all the time it has been there awaiting our discovery.
Elder Jones has listed the significance of 17 Bible numbers and gives us the meanings of the materials of the tabernacle, such as gold, silver, brass, blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, shittim wood, oil, salt, leaven and much more. Learn about the furniture of the tabernacle - the ark, the golden cherubim above the mercy seat, the table of shewbread, the candlestick, the altar of incense, and the duties of the priests.
As we attempt to walk in the midst of the truths of this ancient sanctuary may the Spirit of our God open our eyes and hearts to see Christ revealed therein. May we behold His divine perfection, His glorious attributes, His divine love, and the all-sufficiency of His matchless grace.
From the author of:
That Ye May Marvel or The Significance of Bible Numbers
A Verse by Verse Commentary on Revelation.
"It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us..."(Hebrews 9:23-24).
Her interest in the Tabernacle began after doing research on the subject for a presentation at a church retreat. Volunteering in the "Young Life" ministry brought her to visit Tabernacle Presbyterian Church or, as it is better known, "TAB." It was their outstanding contribution to their inner city neighborhood and their children's community-wide sports program that influenced her to become a member. After joining TAB her interest in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness grew and eventually led to her leading a class on the subject. While residing in Indianapolis she furthered her study of the Bible by attending the Bethel Bible Study and subsequently teaching the class.
The years spent volunteering in the church's "Open Door" soup kitchen at the church is a treasured time. The pin she received for her one thousand hours of volunteering at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, is her most valuable jewel.
Her move to Noblesville enabled her to pursue two other interests-historic preservation and gardening. After restoring an 1870's Victorian Italianate home to accommodate her business, she won an award from Ball State University Architectural School for its adaptation from residence to business. Noblesville has a special place in her heart. She became involved in the local historical society, the local Habitat for Humanity, and was a charter member of the board of the Noblesville Main Street program.
Her interest in gardening led to an herb shop with an herb garden, enabling her to have a "Bible Garden" and to give talks about gardening and the symbolic herbs of the Bible. Several visits to England's great gardens furthered her interest in and knowledge of gardening-especially orangeries. Her article on English Orangeries was published in The Royal Oak Newsletter, Americans in alliance with the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Barbara now resides in a Victorian home she restored in Wheeling, West Virginia and is a member of the oldest church in the city, First Presbyterian. She also holds membership in the Victorian Old Town Association, the historical society, Friends of Wheeling, and the Civic Garden Club.