Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jesus Foreshadowed

What furniture was in the courtyard?
Answer:   A. The altar of burnt offerings where animals were sacrificed was located in the courtyard, just inside its entrance (Exodus 27:1-8). This altar represented the cross of Christ. The animal represented Jesus, the ultimate sacrifice (John 1:29).
B. The laver, located between the altar and the entrance of the sanctuary, was a large washbasin made of brass. Here priests washed their hands and feet before offering a sacrifice or entering the sanctuary (Exodus 30:17-21 38:8). The water represented cleansing from sin, or the new birth (Titus 3:5).

What furniture was in the holy place?
Answer:   A. The table of shewbread (Exodus 25:23-30) represented Jesus, the living bread (John 6:51).  B. The seven-branch candlestick (Exodus 25:31-40) represented Jesus, the light of the world (John 9:5 1:9). The oil represented the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:1-6 Revelation 4:5). C. The Alter of Incense (Exodus 30:7, 8) represented the prayers of God's people, with Jesus as Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25).
*Water or fire…which 1 is going to clean the Earth when Jesus comes back?  See 2 Peter 3:10. Who’s heard of Noah’s Ark…what did God clean the earth with?  See 2 Peter 3:6-7. According to the United States School of Water Science, the earth is about 70% water.  Your body is about the same amount.  Do you think God wanted Noah & his neighbors to be ready? Does He want you to be ready? Matt 24:35-39; 50-51; 3:11.

What furniture was in the most holy place?
The ark of the covenant, the only piece of furniture in the most holy place (Exodus 25:10-22), was a box or chest of acacia wood overlaid with gold. The Ten Commandments were inside the ark (Deuteronomy 10:4, 5). Standing atop the chest were two angels made of solid gold. Between these angels was the mercy seat (Exodus 25:17-22), where the supernatural presence of God dwelt. This symbolized God's throne in heaven, which is likewise located between two angels (Psalms 80:1).
The Ten Commandments represent God's character, meaning the Ten Commandments state what God always does, what God will never do, what He likes, and what He does not like.

It's written in stone.

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