Blueprint for the Kingdom: The Purpose of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness
Lerry W. Fogle 2011
The kingdom of God is introduced and comes alive in the heart of the Old Testament through the tabernacle story in the wilderness journey of the Israelites. Given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai, the detailed plans of the tabernacle, that accompanied the Hebrew people in the desert and provided a central dwelling place for God in their midst, is the very blueprint for the kingdom of God and kingdom living.
Extensive biblical text about the tabernacle (fifty chapters) begs for closer examination and application by children of God. The materials, construction, and ministry within the tabernacle of old were all shadows of the kingdom.
For example, the Levitical high priest foreshadowed our High Priest, Jesus, who gave himself as a one-time, forever sacrifice on the cross. The rest of the Levitical priesthood foreshadowed the royal priesthood of 1 Peter 2: followers of Jesus who serve God and the world with their whole hearts. The tabernacle building foreshadowed every believer forming the household or dwelling place of God. These and dozens of other spiritual applications are made within these pages.
Many Christians read about the shadows, merely images of something real, but then fail to see the reality in the kingdom. Read about that tabernacle and be instructed in God's purposes for your life. Each chapter in this book concludes with practical, challenging truths about the kingdom for each of us. Come along on the journey and find expanded meaning and purpose for your life.
- List of illustrations
- Includes notes on each chapter
- List of references
- Preparing to Study the Tabernacle
- Examination of Tabernacle Components and Their Meaning
- Examination of the Priesthood and It's Meaning
- Further Application of Kingdom Truths
- Title: Blueprint for the Kingdom: The Purpose of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness
- Author: Lerry W. Fogle
- Publisher: Lerry W. Fogle
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 224
About Lerry W. Fogle
Lerry W. Fogle is a graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary and holds an MBA in church business administration from California Baptist University. Lerry is a servant of Jesus Christ, now retired from pastoral work and denominational leadership in the Church of the Brethren. He is a teacher, preacher, and author.