Those who study the Tabernacle often find it extremely difficult to put their research into a systematic format that adequately conveys its true meaning and typology as fulfilled by Christ. For this reason, the author has tried to approach the subject simply, systematically, and scripturally. Unlike most books on the subject, the author has structured his material in a way that will save many hours of personal study for laymen, teachers, and ministers who desire a comprehensive view of the Tabernacle.
“The gold in the lampstand pictured the true faith that Christians possess. Jesus told the Laodicean church, ‘I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich’(Rev. 3:18). Christ, who is the pure gold, produces true faith in believers. Christians go through the hammering experience of suffering to try their faith so that it will come forth as gold tried in the fire. This type of faith is ‘much more precious than of gold that perisheth’(1 Pet. 1:7).” (source)
“Only two chapters of the Bible are devoted to a description of the creation of the world and mankind, but 50 chapters are devoted to a description of the Tabernacle and its related ministries.” (source)
“The laver had no measurements, symbolic of the limitless cleansing power of God.” (source)
“The showbread was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ, who is the true bread of life, giving unfailing sustenance to all who partake of Him. He was born in the city of Bethlehem which means house of bread.” (source)
“For almost 500 years, the Tabernacle served as a place for God to dwell among His people and a place where His people could commune with Him (Ex. 25:8; 40:34-37). Throughout Israel’s history, there was a propensity toward idolatry; thus, the Tabernacle stood as a visual reminder to Israel that they served the true and living God.” (source)
David M. Levy is a dynamic and popular Bible expositor whose clear, relevant, and easy-to-read commentaries have helped people the world over understand the Word of God. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Illinois, and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves as the Director of International Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc., and as associate editor of Israel My Glory magazine.