WHAT THE HEBREW SANCTUARY TEACHES US TODAY
Are there lessons for Christians today in 2011 that we can learn from the ancient Hebrew Sanctuary that was given to the Children of Israel through Moses? Do these symbols means anything to us today? Have they deeper meaning than first seems apparent?
WHAT IS THE HEBREW SANCTUARY?
The first books of the Bible reveal that after Adam and Eve sinned man eventually was taken into slavery in Egypt. After 400 years God brought the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery and gave Moses the plans how to construct a Sanctuary. Exact measurements and specifications were given in great detail. This Sanctuary, first constructed in the wilderness, was to be a lesson book full of deep symbolic truths.
These truths were first given to Israel but were to be revealed to all mankind throughout history and especially for us living in these last days. The study of the Hebrew Sanctuary is a very deep and rewarding study which opens to us deep and profound spiritual truths. It is said that the Bible is a great puzzle. When you look at it using the Hebrew Sanctuary as a pattern or template, many hidden truths can be seen. Things hard to understand become clear. It is a key that opens to us hidden treasure.
Many books have been written on this subject, some students have studied this for years. It is not my purpose at this time to delve into this subject deeply, but to have an brief overview of these truths. Hidden in each detail of the layout, the materials used, the building, services and ministries; every aspect of these point to Christ and His character, what He has done and what He is now doing for us. It is an outline of the entire plan of God’s redemptive work for the world beginning at Adam.
It takes us through history and culminates with our day and the eventual second coming of Jesus. God wanted to teach His people the enormity of sin and the price that was paid to forgive sin. He wanted to show them how He loved them and wanted to dwell among them.
Simply stated the Hebrew Sanctuary show us:
- How we can have an intimate relationship with God
- God gives us an illustration of how He plans to save each human
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