|6 Boards||14 Boards|| |
|Ark of the Covenant
|Table of Shewbread
8 tables for cutting
8 skinning posts
24 rings for slaughter
|Altar of Sacrifice
|Most Holy Place||Holy Place
|9 cubits||21 cubits||70 cubits||
|Gershon || Moses |
|Sanctuary Complex and Tribe Camp Sites|
Blessing: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin stood on Mount Gerizim.
Curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali said the curses from Mount Ebal.
Leader: These are the leading tribes who went ahead when they moved. (Numbers 2)
The sanctuary had three sections each having different types of furniture for different ceremonies.
Only certain people could enter each part of the sanctuary.
- Outer Court (Chatzair). It represents the earth, the place where sinners live and first participate in the plan of salvation.
The "continual" or daily sacrifice was given here every day, two times each day.
- People. All people (sinners and priests) can enter every day.
- Furniture. Altar of sacrifice with dimensions (5 x 5 x 3 cubits) and the laver.
The sinner killed the lamb on the altar and the priests carried the blood into the temple.
But the priest washes himself in the laver before entering the Holy Place.
The altar had three fires.
- Fire used for the burnt offering.
- Fire used to light the menorah.
- Eternal fire. This never went out. It was used to start all the other fires.
- Ceremonies and Feasts. Passover and all feasts.
- Door (East Gate). It is significant that the tribe of Judah (the kings) and the branch of Levi (Moses and Aaron) which were to serve as priests all camped on this side.
Revelation describes deliverance for God's people as coming from the east. Jesus Christ is described as both a king and a priest and He describes Himself as the Door, and the Shepherd and the Lamb.
But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
(John 10: 2, 7)
- Holy Place (Kodesh). It represents the work of the church as the body of Christ.
- People. Only priests could enter every day.
- Furniture. Menorah, table of shewbread and the altar of incense.
» Menorah (Menora). It was a seven branched candle stick designed like an almond branch. It was on the south wall.
The western branch never went out and was used as the eternal flame. The four in the center were light at night. The two on the eastern side were lit in the day and relit at night.
In the real sanctuary there were seven menorahs.
|Eternal flame||Lit at night||Lit in the day|
|1 Lamp||4 Lamps||2 Lamps|
|Western Lamp||-||Eastern Lamps|
» Table of Shewbread (Shulchan) (2 x 1 x 1.5 cubits). It faced the menorah, it contained twelve loaves of bread separated into two stacks of "U" shaped bread. Two loaves lay directly on the table and the other ten loaves lay on shelves above these two stacks.
It also contained the drink offering.
» Incense Altar (Mizbayach Haketoret) or (Mizbayach Hazahav - Golden Altar) or ((Mizbayach Hapnimi - Inner Altar) (1 x 1 x 2 cubits).
It was before the second veil. It is where the priest prayed.
Prayer, or talking directly to God, is the only activity that will remain forever.
» Spices. Exodus 30: 23-25, 34-37 lists the ingredients and spices for making anointing oil and incense.
- Ceremonies and Feasts. All feasts
- Door (First Veil). A curtain, hung on five hooks separated the outer court from the Holy place.
- Most Holy Place (Kodesh HaKodashim). It represents heaven, the place where God physically exists.
The new earth will one day become the Most Holy Place.
|Table of Shewbread|
- People. Only the high priest could enter once each year on the Day of Atonement.
- Furniture. The Ark of the Covenant (Aron) is the throne of God with dimensions (2.5 x 1.5 x1.5 cubits). It has two angels on the mercy seat (2.5 x 1.5). They cover the Shekinah glory of God which was seen as a bright light resting above the ark.
In the real sanctuary there were four cherubim and a river of life flows from the throne of God.
Inside the ark were the ten commandments, a jar of manna and Aaron's stick that budded (Hebrews 9).
This stick was used to select the tribe of Levi and Aaron, the first high priest (Numbers 17).
- Ceremonies and Feasts. Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)
- Door (Second Veil). A curtain, hung on four hooks, separated the Holy place from the Most Holy place.
The body of Christ was represented by this veil. After His death, when the veil was torn, the way to the Most Holy Place was open to every person to come
boldly to the throne of God. (Matthew 27: 51)
The tearing of the veil also symbolized the beginning of the Day of Atonement.
- The Sanctuary in Heaven.
This sanctuary has other features which are not clearly represented in the earthly sanctuary.
All the symbols represent life.
- Water of Life. River of life flows out of the throne of God. (Water used on the Feast of Tabernacles)
- Tree of life. It has twelve fruits. (Aaron's rod that budded is the resurrection of the tribes.
- Bread of life. Bowl of manna. Christ is the bread.
- Book of life. The ten commandments containing the words of life.
- Breath of life. The glory of God.
- The Camp Sites. Outside the sanctuary complex was the campsite of the tribes.
Their positions and names of the sons are a prophecy about the events of the final week in the life of Jesus.
This is explained in the lesson on The Twelve Tribes of Israel.
- East. Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. They symbolically represent Jesus' final entrance into Jerusalem to offer Himself as the sacrifice that would make Him our permanent High Priest.
- South. Reuben, Simeon and Gad. They represent Jesus' suffering and humiliation.
- North. Dan, Asher, Naphtali. They represent the darkest hours of Jesus' suffering and His death.
- West. Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin. The children of Rachel, the beloved wife, represent the glory of Christ after the resurrection.
- Between the Sanctuary and the Camp. Different groups of the tribes of Levi camped next to the sanctuary in different directions.
They represent what happened to the body of Christ in the final week.
- East. The tribe of Moses and Aaron who served as priests. The chief priests betrayed Him.
- South. The tribe of Kohath who carried the furniture. They confined and disemboweled Him.
- North. The tribe of Merari who carried the sanctuary structure. They took His carcass to Golgotha.
- West. The tribe of Gershon who carried the fabric coverings. Jesus was raptured to heaven.
The three sections have elements that are similar.
On further analysis, it appears that they are meant to represent the same events.
But as we progress from the outer court, the images become clearer.
We progress from images of death, sin and corruption to images of purity and life.
And, in each stage the same symbols are used.
|Symbol ||Outer Court||Holy Place||Most Holy Place|
|Blood cleansing ||Blood of the lamb ||Wine. Blood sprinkled on the altar. ||Christ. Blood sprinkled on the altar. Yom Kippur|
|Water cleansing ||Laver ||Cloud of the incense is the prayer for forgiveness||Holy Spirit. River of life. Mercy seat |
|Meal ||Lamb and grain offering||Bread and wine ||Manna (Bread of life)|
|Light ||Eternal fire ||Menorah ||Shekinah Glory of God |
|Cloud ||Smoke ||Smoke from the incense ||God in the cloud|
|Law ||Sin. Broken law||Blue veil separates us from God||Ten commandments on blue stone|
|Holy Nation ||Sinful People||Twelve loaves of bread. Priest has twelve stones with the names of each tribe ||Twelve tribes of priests dressed in white |
|Resurrection ||Wavesheaf offering||Incense rising ||Aaron's rod|
|Door ||East Gate, Sheep Gate||First Veil||Second Veil|
The House Of God
The sanctuary is the place where God establishes His name and is a physical manifestation of the third commandment.
It was designed from a pattern of a real one that exists in heaven where the Most Holy Place is a cube.
A Meeting Place.
But you shall seek the Lord at the place which the Lord your God will choose from all your tribes,
To Honor His Name. to establish His name there for a dwelling, and there you shall come.
(Deuteronomy 12: 5)
Sanctuary. You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
(Leviticus 26: 2)
- Mishkan: The Portable Temple In The Desert.
The first sanctuary on earth was the portable sanctuary used by the Israelites in the desert.
The Most Holy Place in the mishkan was a perfect cube of 9 cubits inside and 10 outside. The six boards were 1.5 cubits each.
The height of the boards was ten cubits, but that included the base.
This made the ten foot poles of the ark extend to the curtains and the divisions in the curtains above align at the ten cubit mark.
The Sanctuary is used by God in the following ways:
» The Temple At Shiloh.
The MIshkan existed in the desert for 40 years and then at Gilgal for 14 years.
After this the temple was moved to Shiloh and remained there for 369 years until Jerusalem was chosen.
Here, they used the furniture and the fabric roof, but built a permanent stone structure the same size as the Mishkan.
- Israel. To give His people rest from sin
- House of God. It is a design of the house of God. It shows where His people live and worship with Him.
- Plan of Salvation. It demonstrates the work of Christ in the salvation or recreation of human beings.
- Schedule. With the feast, it shows a schedule of God's actions in saving humanity.
- Pattern of Salvation. A pattern of God's actions emerges. We see this pattern in the events of creation,
in our recreation (salvation), in the nation of Israel and the church.
» The Tent Of Meeting.
During the year that the Mishkan was being built, Moses had a temporary temple where the pillar of cloud used to rest.
Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.
(Exodus 33: 7)
- Solomon's Temple.
Many years later King Solomon built an elaborate structure which was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.
The Most Holy Place in the temple built by Solomon was a perfect cube of 20 cubits (1 Kings 6: 20).
- Herod's Temple.
Finally, a smaller structure was built after their release from Babylon (516 BC). Herod had taken 46 years to renovate it by this time (20 BC - 27 AD - 63 AD).
This was the building that the Messiah would visit. This building was destroyed by the Romans in 70. A.D.
All that remains of the sanctuary compound is the wailing wall in Jerusalem.
The site of the original temple is now occupied by a Moslem temple.
- Ezekiel's Temple.
Ezekiel describes a future temple that is smaller than the temple described by Revelation.
This temple describes a time when sinners still exist and animal sacrifices are still made.
Some speculate that it is the temple that will be rebuilt before the Second Coming. It is not.
God cannot build a sanctuary in His name and restart animal sacrifices. Christ is the permanent sacrifice.
We are now living in the time of this temple.
It is a description of how Christ, the sacrificed and bleeding Lamb (Revelation 5: 6), interacts with His imperfect church as the High Priest between the first and second coming.
It is a spiritual temple.
- The New Jerusalem.
This city is also described as a perfect cube which is 375 miles (12,000 furlongs) in each direction (Revelation 21: 16).
The city will become the new Most Holy Place.
It is God's plan to move His throne to this earth so that He can physically live with us.
What an honor!
This temple is no longer a building. God is the temple that we come to see face to face and the people are its priests.
- The Body Temple.
This is the ultimate temple of God where the Holy Spirit resides. It is a portable temple.
Comparing The House Of God Through Time
The differences reflect the changing status of the common people who are being elevated to the position of priest-kings who can enter the Most Holy Place.
|The Differences In The Sanctuary Structures |
|People||Gentiles excluded until they join Israel (Abraham)||Gentiles Join||All People||Faith|
|» ||Israel||Sons of Israel (Jacob)||Israel (Christ)||All in Christ||Adopted|
|» ||Priest||Tribe of Levi (Sons of Aaron and other Levites)||All People||All People||Prayer|
|» ||High Priest||Moses and the sons of Aaron||Jesus Christ - High Priest||God is Head|
|» ||King||Tribe of Judah||Jesus Christ - King of Kings |
|Gates - Court||All people enter courtyard by the one east gate ||1 Gate-Prince only||12 Gate city
|» ||South||No entrance ||1 Gate - People||3 Gates |
|» ||North||No entrance ||1 Gate - People||3 Gates |
|» ||West||No entrance ||No entrance ||3 Gates |
|Gates - Temple||Only priests enter the Holy Place by the east door||1 Gate||12 Tribes|
|» ||East|| Only High priest enters Most Holy Place on one day||1 Gate -Priests||3 Gates|
|Structure||Portable||Semi-Solid||Solid Structure||Solid Structure||Gold, Gems||Body|
|» ||Roof||4 Layers of fabric||Solid Structure||Solid Structure||Crystal clear||Scalp-Hair|
|» ||Veil Doors||Linen + columns||Solid Structure||Solid Structure||12 Pearls||Skin-Flesh|
|» ||Walls||48 Gold boards||Stone||Stone||Stone||Solid Structure||12 Gems||Bones|
|» ||Most Holy||10x10x10 Cube||10x10x10||20x20||20x20x20||Holy City is a cube 1500 miles||Brain-Master|
|» ||Holy Place||20x10x10||20x10x10||40x20||40x20x60||Israel on Earth ||In heaven||Body-Slave|
|Outer Court||The Time Before The Crucifixion||After Crucifixion||After Second Coming|
|Divisions|| Outer Court ||Holy Place || Most Holy Place|
It is interesting that the Mishkan, taken from the pattern in heaven, has the most detail design information which points us to the scientific nature of the universe and its quantum atomic structure, yet this detail is lost in the other structures.
Instead, the details about our destiny and access as priest-kings emerge.
» One Righteous Israelite.
Up to the time of Herod's temple all Jews entered the outer court through the single gate into the courtyard.
Until, the one righteous Jew, the Prine of the Covenant came through the east gate bringing His gifts and sacrifices.
Then the east gate was closed. New gates were opened in the north and south for the people to travel in one direction (Ezekiel 46: 8-9).
The prophecy of the Seven Churches chronicles the exodus of the seven churches from the temple to Babylon in the north and then fleeing persecution to go back to the temple and then to the south to wait for God.
Then the new Gate is opened in the west where we will exit this earth at the Second Coming.
We know that the structure represents His body because He is the temple (Revelation 21: 22).
- The Boards [24 Vertebrae]. The spinal column is part of our major structural support just as the wall boards.
They were 48 boards (24 Pairs), ten cubits long and 1.5 cubits wide (Exodus 26: 16).
- Sanctuary Width. 9 or 10 cubits wide (6 boards plus two in the corner).
- Sanctuary Length (without Columns). 30 cubits long (20 boards).
- Sanctuary Length (with Columns). 30-32 cubits wide.
We know that the front columns may have extended the length about 2 more cubits because the goat's hair covering extended two cubits further than the linen covering.
- The Five Supporting Bars [Five Limbs: Spine, 2 Arms, 2 Legs].
The front had five columns and the sides of the building had boards which were held together by five bars.
Four were supported by rings in the boards. The fifth passed through the center of the boards.
When the bars were removed, the structure would collapse. The fifth bar is the wrath of God.
We find this pattern of five in the double knots of the tzitzit and in the curses of Leviticus 26.
On the fifth chance or cycle of disobedience, the sanctuary was destroyed.
This also demonstrates a schedule of judgment.
This schedule is based on a cycle of warnings, mercy and disobedience.
- The Nine Columns [Nine Limb Sections: Spine, 2 Upper Arms, 2 Lower Arms, 2 Upper Legs, 2 Lower Legs].
The five columns at the entrance to the Holy Place probably represent the same thing as the five supporting bars. The five cycles of covenant curses that engulfed Christ as He moved from the Outer Court.
The four columns at the entrance to the Most Holy Place probably represent the four pillars of the covenant blessings. The first four commandments.
It is only total respect for God that will keep us in the Most Holy Place.
It is because we have the law written in our hearts that we will become pillars in the house of God.
It definitely represents the four points at which Christ would be pierced (two hands and two feet) as He upheld the pillars of God.
- The Fence (60 Columns) [60 Bones in Hands and Feet].
The rabbis taught that there were sixty bones in both hands and sixty in the feet.
In modern anatomy there are sixty bones in the arms, hands, legs and feet.
The fence was made of white linen fabric five cubits high (Exodus 38: 9-18). The pillars were made of bronze with silver hooks to hang the curtains.
The north and south side were each 100 cubits. They each had twenty bronze pillars and sockets.
The west and east sides were each 50 cubits. They each had ten bronze pillars and sockets.
It had one gate on the east side which was twenty cubits wide. It was made of blue, red and purple.
Together these were 60 columns and six sets of fifty cubits which may represent six millennia of time.
The actions and garments of the priests are also reflected in the sanctuary (Exodus 29).
This knowledge becomes important in understanding the ultimate goal of God.
We will be priests.
It also helps us to understand Heaven. There will be no more sanctuary.
God is the sanctuary. Finally, the place becomes a Person.
What will remain is God, the city and the nation of priests.
Below, we will demonstrate the similarity between the high priest and the sanctuary.
As the priest does his work, he becomes the portable part of the sanctuary that fills in all the missing elements.
Even the city of the New Jerusalem appears to follow this construction pattern.
|Sanctuary||Priest ||City ||Comment|
|Lamb ||Eats the lamb ||God is the lamb ||The offering becomes a part of the priest when he eats it.
|Altar, 4 horns. Wood on the altar ||Applied blood ||Christ's 4 nail marks remain ||The four wounds received while the cross was on the ground. The cross is the wood lying on the altar of earth and stone|
|Laver ||White robe (Ketonet) ||Clear, river of life ||Washes himself clean. White represents purity|
|Spring Feasts ||Passover ||God is the Lamb ||The crucifixion. |
|Wavesheaf ||Resurrection ||The proof of resurrection and eternal life. |
|Pentecost ||God with us ||The Holy Spirit writes the law in our hearts, washes away sin |
|Veil ||Priest ||Nation of Priests ||Only priests can enter beyond this point
|Table of Shewbread ||Breastplate |
|They represent the twelve tribes.
The city has four walls with three gates.
The breastplate has four rows with three stones
The thread used to make the breastplate and ephod was 28 ply.
6 ply each of (sky blue, purple, crimson and white twisted linen). 4 ply of gold.
|»||Twelve loaves ||Ephod |
(Apron with breastplates)
|Two trees with twelve fruit ||The table has two stacks of six loaves. |
The ephod has two stones with six names.
The city has two trees with twelve fruit
|»||Drink offering ||Drinks wine || Water of life ||We will celebrate the communion in heaven |
|Menorah ||Robe of the Ephod (Me'il) ||God is the light. The tree of life ||The blue robe has 72 red pomegranates and 72 gold bells on the hem (Jewish Tradition). The menorah is decorated like a tree. The cups resemble the bells of the robe. The blue color represents the law and the word which is a light. Red is blood|
|Sound of the People who experienced great tribulation ||72 bells, 72 pomegranates (Jewish Tradition) ||People 144,000 |
|Incense altar ||Prays ||Continual praise ||Cloud of the incense represents His prayer going up to God|
|Fall Feasts ||Tabernacles ||Eternal rest ||The feast of tabernacles represents the eternal Sabbath with God. So the Most Holy Place becomes a place, a person and a symbol of rest.|
|Veil ||High Priest |
|Nation of Priests ||Only the high priest can enter beyond this point. |
But Christ opened the way to priests after the crucifixion
|»||Most Holy Place ||Breastplate ||Dimensions ||The city and the most Holy place are a perfect cube. The length, width and height are the same. On the four walls are gates for three tribes.
The breastplate is a square when folded double. On the surface is four rows of three stones.
The part that is folded, represents the height of the third dimension.
|Ark of the Covenant ||Perfect ||Throne of God ||The presence of God|
|»||Mercy seat ||Forgiveness ||Gates always open ||Represents the welcoming nature of the grace of God that covers us.|
|»||Crown or border ||Turban (Mitznefet). Crown (Tzitz) ||Wall ||The words " Holiness to the Lord" is written on the crown. The people and the city are called holy. The name of God is written on their foreheads.|
|»||Commandments ||Law in his heart ||Law keepers ||The blue is woven throughout everything.
The ten commandments were carved from this blue stone
|»||Manna ||Eats ||God provides ||God provides the bread of Life. He gave us Christ and eternal life. He supplies all our needs.|
|»||Aaron's rod ||Resurrected ||Recreated ||The dead wood that sprang to life represents the resurrection, recreation and tree of life when Christ was raised|
The Types Of Priest. There were two recognized classes of priests in the Old Testament.
- Levi. Only the males between 30 and 50 from one tribe of Israel was chosen to be the priesthood. There were three levels of priests.
The Levitical priesthood prophesied about the one male who would become the last and the permanent High Priest.
Jesus Christ was from the tribe of Judah through both Mary and His step-father Joseph.
However, He was also from the tribe of Levi through Mary.
So He was eligible to be either king or priest, but the rules did not allow anyone to be both king and priest.
- High Priest (Kohen Gadol). This priest was authorized to go into the Most Holy Place on only one day during the year - Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).
- Priests (Kohanim). These were the regular priests from the family of Aaron who were authorized to go inside the temple and make offerings.
- Levites (Leviyim). These were the other eligible males from the tribe of Levi who were not authorized to go into the temple, but they served the other priests in the functioning of the temple.
Christ signified that He embraced the humble task of the Leviyim by stooping to serve His disciples by washing their dirty feet.
He then became the wood and water slave by carrying the wood for the offering, then carrying away the ashes and then giving the water that would cleanse.
» The Old Covenant.
This covenant accomplished exactly what it was designed to do.
It perfectly described the conditions that were imposed between heaven and earth when we were barred from access to heaven.
So Israel became a type of the people of Heaven and the Gentiles became a type of the people of earth.
The Temple became a type of heaven and the outer court became a type of earth.
So the law was neither bad nor inadequate. It simply was a law about our condition after we were separated from the rest of the unfallen universe and barred from Eden. It defined what it would take to change our status.
- Elusive Perfection. The law could only point to perfection but it could not make us obey.
- The Law Written Externally. The law was written on stone and read to us by the priests and taught to us by others.
- The Closed Temple. There was no access by the common people and only limited access by the priviliged priests.
- Exclusive. It was only for Israel and the Gentiles who chose to join Israel. However, the Gentiles and eleven of the twelve tribes could not be priests. Only one priest had limited access to the Holy of Holies.
- A Ministry of Death (Quarantine). Thousands of dead animals could not prevent Israel from sinning, nor wash away their guilt.
- Melchizedek. This priesthood was before Israel, even Abraham served Melchizedek, the king and priest of Salem. He was priest in Jerusalem before Israel captured the city.
When God renewed the covenant with Jesus Christ, He satisfied the old covenant by providing both a High Priest and a sacrifice that would be perfect.
Then God inaugurated a new priesthood that could fulfill the challenges of the covenant.
Notice that the old covenant is still in effect, it is just that the priest and the offerings do not need to be replaced periodically.
For when the priesthood, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
(Hebrews 7: 12)
Because Jesus is from a new priesthood, the laws that were written for the Levitical priesthood do not apply to Him. However, He satisfied and is satisfying the conditions of those laws because God never changes.
Jesus did not give us a formal list of these laws but we can guess some of them from the Old and New testament.
» The New Covenant.
Whenever God renewed a covenant, He never abolished the laws of the old, Instead He took steps to improve on the terms and conditions to make it better.
So we can look at the terms of the Levitical priesthood to see what would make it better.
We can also look at the Old Covenant to see why it kept failing because even in its imperfect state this ministry was a shadow of a better way.
Therefore, under the old covenant, the promises of the new covenant were only possible with one Man.
This righteous Man reversed the curse which held us captives of sin, forever doomed to fail under the old covenant.
- Perfection. There was nothing wrong with the old covenant, it was the people who were imperfect. The people, the priests and even the high priest were sinful and corrupt and they were subject to death.
Even if we could find a good high priest, he would die.
So the law could not make them perfect through the ministry of the Levitical priesthood and it could not keep them from dying.
However, it could point to the promised perfection and eternal life.
The Priest Without Human Origin.
Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
(Hebrews 7: 3)
The Perpetual Priest.
The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind,
"You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
(Hebrews 7: 17 and Psalm 110: 4)
- A Priest By An Oath.
Since God does not change and His laws stand fast, then how could the priesthood change?
A Priest By Oath, Not By Law.
And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
An Indestructible Life. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
The Perfect, Sinless High Priest. Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Law Inadequate. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
(Hebrews 7: 20-28)
The Oath of God preceeded and superceeded the law and is therefore the first. This imperfect law taught how God would keep His Oath and that Oath made before the law, was kept after the law expired by the Son.
So when the Oath was kept, the law vanished.
The personal promise and guarantee of God alone, the law giver, is better than any law which requires the participation of more than one.
This oath was made before the law to both Eve and to Abraham.
God Himself Is The Lamb.
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
(Genesis 22: 8)
God Is The Conqueror Through Sacrifice.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
(Genesis 3: 15)
Jesus Is The Freshly Slain, Bleeding Lamb.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
(Revelation 5: 6)
- The Oath By The Greatest.
It is not simply an oath made by someone who made sure he can guaraantee His promises. It is an oath made by the greatest of all.
So God is able to change the priesthood because of this order of precedence.
God (The Greatest) Law Oath (Himself Only) Promises Law People Blessed.
God who is the greatest, and the law giver and the source of agape love, swore and made an oath. This oath which made Him the guarantor was encoded in promises and those promises were made into laws.
Some of these laws were temporary until it was time for God to fulfill the oath Himself.
When the time arrived to keep the oath, the temporary structure that was failing must be removed for the better structure that will last.
God Swore An Oath.
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
An Immutable Oath.
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
(Hebrews 6: 13, 16-19)
The oath demontrated two immutable, unchangeable things in which God does not lie.
- God Is The Greatest. There is nobody greater than God.
- The Oath Of God. No one else is responsible for keeping His promises to us.
- The Law Written Internally.
Finally, this covenant found a way to make the people perfect.
It found a way to remove all past sins forever and to write the law into the hearts of the people by giving them a heart of flesh that was not resistant like their former stony hearts.
- The Open Temple.
When Jesus Christ died the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
The High Priest had opened up the Most Holy Place so that all could see inside and enter.
» Back To Eden.
The new covenant opened the door to Eden which had to be closed to quarantine us.
Notice that when God sent them out of Eden they were naked and He made clothes of animal skins as a sign of the sacrifice it would take to cover their nakedness.
This was a sign of the sacrificial system under the temporary covenant.
The ministry of Levi was a system that was meant to preserve us while we were barred from the Garden of Eden by the angels with the flaming sword.
Now, the death of Christ opened the door to Eden and the gates are no longer guarded.
» The Forbidden Objects. The New Testament says that we have no more restrictions. We can touch, taste and handle (Colossians 2: 20-21).
This is of course talking about the objects in the sanctuary which only the priests could eat and touch. We could be killed for even touching or seeing the Ark of the Covenant.
Long ago, David knew this.
When David was hungry, he and his men went into the Holy Place and took bread from the Table of Shewbread.
This was a forbidden act, yet He was not killed.
By faith, David must have seen the privileges of the New Covenant which is a ministry of life and inclusiveness.
So the "new" covenant is not new. It is simply a restoration of conditions before the fall.
The "old" covenant is the sign that points us to our way back to Eden using pictures and concepts from the eternal covenant. So it must not be regarded as offensive. It is merely a shadow of the real, as complete as a sign advertising New York could be a complete representation of the city itself.
- Inclusive. In the search for the perfect priest among the children of Adam and Eve, the old covenant had to become more exclusive.
God found a man who was His friend and God had to separate Him from the rest of the tribes on earth.
Collaberation among the nations only brought organized rebellion and destruction.
So, God had to be exclusive and plant a tiny garden called Israel and nurture it until the righteous Seed was born.
2500 years later the perfect Son was born.
He recognized Himself in the rituals of the Old Covenant because they were only about Him.
A Ministry Of Reconciliation.
This is why when Christ died the veil of the temple was torn to signify that the separation was no longer valid. The temple was open to all, just as heaven would now be open to the priests of earth.
The old covenant had expired, having served its purpose well.
- A Kingdom And Nation Of Priests. This is what Revelation says that God will do.
The priesthood no longer belongs exclusively to the tribe of Levi. It is open to all tribes and nations who are related to Adam and Eve.
A Nation Of Priests.
And He has made us to be a kingdom of priests to His God and Father - to Him be the glory and dominion forever.
(Revelation 1 : 6)
A Nation of Priests.
You have made them to be a kingdom of priests to our God and they will reign upon the earth.
(Revelation 5: 10)
- Jews And Gentiles.
This inclusive priesthood had no gender, race, age or class distinction for one very good reason.
Only priests could enter the temple so God must make us all priests in order that we would be eligible to enter into heaven.
If not, only males between 30 and 50 from the tribe of Levi would be eligible under the Levitical priesthood.
All Are Equal.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Galations 3: 28)
» The Untouchables (Moabites, Prostitutes, Foreigners). The Old Testamant is full of the rejected who made it into the elite club.
The firstborn never seemed to inherit the covenant and the birthright when it counted.
Ruth was a Moabite. Rahab was a prostitute and a Caananite. Tamar was a prostitute. Yet these women were part of the ancestory of Jesus.
Daniel was a eunuch. The tribe of Joseph is half Egyptian.
In these examples God was not working outside the law. He was working according to the laws of the inclusive eternal covenant.
Always remember that the Old covenant was not the enemy or the opposite of the new or the eternal covenant.
The old covenant was the agreement that one Man made with God to secure the benefits of the eternal covenant for His children.
- Male And Female And Children. Women can be priests. Women and children must be priests in order that they may enter heaven, which is the Most Holy Place.
It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind. And your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
(Joel 3: 28-29)
» Samuel. He was chosen by God as a child to be high priest. He even served as a child.
- The King Who Was High Priest.
Under the Old Covenant, these two groups must be separated, perhaps to avoid corruption because created beings cannot handle such power.
Under the New Covenant both offices must be joined because only God could accomplish this.
- A Ministry Of Life. When Christ died, the graves were also opened. This priesthood would minister about life, not death.
The Levitical priesthood was only meant to prophesy about the death of one special Man who would be made the new High Priest of the eternal covenant at His death.
The Inauguration Of The High Priest
A special ceremony was performed when a new high priest was installed.
A wave offering was given and it was followed by a ceremony which lasted seven days.
Then you shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of ordination and wave it as a wave offering before the Lord, and it shall be your portion.
So you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you; you shall ordain them through seven days.
... For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it.
(Exodus 29: 26, 35, 37)
| Breastplate in Birth Order|
| Sapphire |
| Agate |
| Jacinth |
| Onyx |
|The Jews read from right to left|
The Inauguration Of Jesus Christ.
Sunday Morning. After Jesus was resurrected, He saw Mary that Sunday morning and then presented Himself as the wave offering.
When He saw her, He told her not to touch Him because He had not yet ascended to the father.
One reason for this is that in embalming His body on Friday evening, she had touched the dead.
Therefore, she would be unclean for seven days.
In the evening He saw all of His disciples, except Thomas.
So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst and said "Peace be with you".
(John 20: 19)
After Eight Days.
Eight days later, He came back and Thomas was with them. He must have been at His inauguration in heaven for the seven days.
He could not leave the sanctuary for seven days according to the ordination instructions.
The Legal Period of Ordination.
You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled;
for He will ordain you through seven days.
(Leviticus 8: 33)
The Time of Jesus' Absence.
After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors had been shut and stood among them and said "Peace be with you".
(John 20: 26).
He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs,
appearing to them over the period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
(Acts 1: 3).
||Sunday ||Friday ||Sunday
|| Night 1 || Day 1
|| Night 2 || Day 2
|| Night 3 || Day 3
|| Night || Day ||Nisan||Pentecost
| 13 || Nisan 14 || Nisan 15 || Nisan 16 || Nisan 17 ||Nisan 23||Iyar 26||Sivan 5|
|| In the grave
|Saw Thomas |
|| Three days and nights in the "bowels of the earth"
|| Appeared on earth for 40 days
|| 9 days
Israel - The Twelve Tribes
Just as Israel was built on the foundation of the twelve sons of Jacob, in
the same way Christ built His church on the foundation of the twelve disciples.
Significantly, one son (Dan) is not represented in the New Jerusalem and one disciple (Judas)
is no longer counted with the twelve (Matthew 10: 1-4).
|- ||Dan ||Asher ||Naphtali ||-|
|Benjamin || Judas [Matthias] ||Matthew ||Bartholomew ||Judah|
| Philip ||Levi ||The Thirteen Tribes ||Jesus Christ ||John |
|Manasseh ||Simon (Zealot) ||James (Alphaeus) ||Issachar|
|James (Zebedee) ||Thaddaeus ||Zebulun|
|Thomas ||Andrew ||Peter |
|- ||Gad ||Simeon ||Reuben ||-|
|Matthew 10: 2-4; Mark 1: 16-19; 3: 16-19; Luke 6: 13-16; Acts 1: 13, 23-26 |
The arrangement of the campsites around the mishkan is also different from the New Jerusalem.
The priests from the tribe of Levi were to camp on all four sides next to the portable temple. They were not counted as one of the twelve.
The two sons of Joseph made up the twelve tribes.
Therefore, there were technically thirteen tribes. Levi was not counted and Joseph is counted twice.
Tribes of Priests.
In the New Jerusalem, all tribes are destined to be priests who represent God.
The High Priest. He wore the ephod which had twelve precious stones. The names of the twelve
tribes were written on the stones. He wore this garment over his heart as he prayed on behalf of the people (Exodus 28: 29).
Your name is continually before God.
Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastplate of judgment over His heart when he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.
(Exodus 28: 29)
Eligibility. There are several things that can make someone unclean so that they cannot enter the sanctuary or
make them ineligible to enter.
- Priest. Only priests could enter the Holy Place. This is why we must all become priests.
- High Priest. Only the High Priest could enter the Most Holy Place and only on one day of the year - Yom Kippur.
Significantly, Christ removed the veil to the Most Holy Place when He died. This allowed access by ordinary priests. Now they can enter the Most Holy Place.
This brings us back to the original plan of God on Mount Sinai.
Originally, He had invited the whole nation to come up the mountain. But because they were afraid, they asked Moses to go for them.
God wants us to approach His throne with boldness and without fear.
- People. Only those who were clean could enter the Outer Court and participate in the sacrifice (Leviticus 15: 31).
The wicked will die if they enter the sanctuary unclean.
The Sanctuary As A Time Prophecy
The previous section gives enough information about the sanctuary to understand its use as a symbol in prophecy.
Most prophecies only require that you understand the three sections, the furniture, the priests and the people.
|Most Holy Place
||Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
A Tabernacle With God
The sanctuary shows us the order of events until we go to live with God.
- Outer Court (Earth Before Christ). We begin in the outer court where sinners live. It is here that Christ came to be sacrificed on the altar of earth and the Holy Spirit came to give us the eternal washing at the laver.
- Holy Place (Earth After Christ). If we accept the washing, we enter as priests into the Holy Place. The high priest has the blood with which He gives for atonement.
Since the death of Christ we can enter this room and eat the bread and wine, pray at the altar of incense and be enlightened at the menorah with the word of God.
- Most Holy Place (Heaven and the New Earth).
At the Second Coming we finally go home to live with God.
At the third coming, He recreates the earth and brings His throne to earth to make it the new Most Holy Place for the entire universe.
Several components in the sanctuary hint at a schedule of events.
Some of these events occur one time in history.
Others show a pattern of cyclic events that must be completed in a designated amount of time.
The sanctuary represents three periods in history. Understanding these times will help us to understand the feasts that
are performed in each section.
- The outer court is the time before Christ came to the world. He was sacrificed in the outer court during the Passover feast.
- The Holy Place is our history after the crucifixion and the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
We are all to be priests of God, because only priests can enter into the Holy Place.
- The Most Holy Place is our future after the Second Coming. It is the time when we go to live in the presence of God forever.
As the High Priest, Christ has opened the way to the Most Holy Place for us to enter.
Blue Veil Curtains.
There were three blue veils covering the doorways. They all represent Jesus. He was the door to everything and He has the keys to all doors.
- East Gate. Israel was the way to salvation through a man from the tribe of Judah on the east.
- Holy Place. The living body of Christ standing between the earth (Outer Court) as the Son of Man and the Holy Place.
- Most Holy Place. The human body of Christ which shielded His divinity and shields us from the wrath of God as our High Priest. It was torn for us.
Some of the curtains also demonstrated a time pattern.
Each time, a group of people experienced an appointed time
for dominance or trial they experienced it in a specific length of time.
- Blue Linen Veil (28 x 40)
Ten panels in blue, red and purple, decorated with angels.
» Time of the Righteous (Lunar Time).
The combined panels were 28 cubits long and 40 wide, representing 28 days and forty periods of time.
There are 28 days in a lunar month.
|The Building and Fence|
This is a view of fabric coverings from the inside out.
|1||40 x 28 Cubits. The first layer was linen (red, blue, purple). 10 panels, 4 x 28 cubits. It was decorated with angels.
30 x 28 Cubits. The top (end to end).
|2||44 x 30 Cubits. The second layer was goat's hair. 11 panels, 4 x 30 cubits.
42 x 30 Cubits. The last panel was shortened by folding in half.
32 x 30 Cubits. The toend to end) with fold.
|3|| The third layer was lamb's wool dyed red. The dimensions were not given.|
|4|| 52 x 30 Cubits. The fourth layer was leather, porpoise skin. The dimensions were not given.
But 52 cubits is the total length from back to front fully covered the building because that is the length of the sanctuary covering back to front.
|5||30 x 9 x 10 Cubits. The length, width and height of the sanctuary|
Moses, Noah and Jesus all spent a period of forty days and nights in the presence of God or in trial.
Israel spent 40 years in the desert and 40 years from the crucifixion to the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D.
» Ten Panels. The covenant of life for the righteous is the ten commandments.
- Goat's Hair (30 x 42)
This is equivalent to the sin offering.
» Time of the Wicked (Solar Time).
The eleven combined panels were 30 cubits long and 42 wide (44 cubits when the last panel was not folded in half).
There are 30 days in a solar month.
The beast was given 42 months to operate. During the 40 years of punishment in the desert, Israel moved 42 times.
» Fifty Rings (Jubilee). Both of these curtains were separated by 50 loops and rings at the location where the Holy Place meets the Most Holy Place.
Year fifty was the year of the jubilee when every debt was forgiven people received their land and could start over. This is what happens when we cross over from the Holy Place to the Most Holy.
The total number of times Israel (physical and global) is forced to move would be fifty times.
The last move will be to the New Jerusalem, when we cross over to the Most Holy Place (Heaven) and celebrate the jubilee.
- Ram's Skin Dyed Red
The dimensions were not given. But it represents the covering by the blood of Christ throughout all time.
This is equivalent to the burnt offering.
- Porpoise Skin The dimensions were not given but it was the outer covering and served as a water proof protection.
The purpose of these coverings is symbolized in the story of Jacob and Esau.
Red, Hairy Child.
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.
(Genesis 25: 25,27)
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
She put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.
(Genesis 27: 11, 16)
» Jacob ("The Smooth Man"). The smooth covering is the linen.
» Esau ("The Red, Hairy Man"). The hairy covering is the goat skin and the red cover is the dyed ram's skin.
It takes the symbol of twin boys to represent what Christ would accomplish on the cross.
He was a peaceful man who would be mistaken for a red, hairy, goat serpent as he disguised Himself in goat skins and carried our sins.
Jerusalem As The Altar Of Sacrifice For The Body of Christ
Jesus was a priest walking through the sanctuary named Jerusalem.
The entire city of Jerusalem became the altar of sacrifice during that week so that they could process the offering.
Look at the names of the places and compare them to the position of the furniture against the sides of the tabernacle and a remarkable similarity appears.
See map of old Jerusalem.
|The Road to Emmaus
|| Golgotha and the Garden Tomb
|Mount of Olives
Gethsemane (Oil Press)
| ||Table of Shewbread|
|| Sin, Guilt, Drink, Votive || Grain (Bread) ||First Fruit
|Ordination || Offerings ||Inspection |
|Free Will ||Redeem |
|Wavesheaf ||Substitute |
|Burnt (Continual) ||Peace, Thank ||Incense |
||King's Garden (Gethsemane)
| Hinnon Valley (Fires of Gehenna)|
|Mental Suffering (Afflicted by God)|
Applying the Blood.
Blood was placed on the four horns of the altar and the four sides.
Blood was actually splashed on the four sides by throwing it at two opposite corners.
In our illustration, the physical location where His blood was spilled is in the south east and north west corners (Gethsemane and Golgotha).
Many different offerings were also made by Jesus at each step and we will examine how each was made.
- East ("Altar of Sacrifice"). In the east was the gates of Jerusalem and the gates of the temple.
The dead were buried on the east and the ashes from the altar were stored here.
Jesus camped out on the mount of Olives in the east during His final week.
The Garden of Gethsemane (the oil press) where He began to tread the winepress alone, was also on the east.
Here He entered the city that was to be the altar of sacrifice for the whole world to suffer physically and emotionally and die. It began when He shed blood on Gethsemane.
The Offering is Selected.
It began when the people indicated their approval by offering sacrifices of praise.
Blood in the North East Corner.
The blood He established in this corner was actually the wine of the Passover cup which we should drink to remember Him.
We can only assume that the Upper Room was in this corner.
- Judah ("Inspecting the Offering"). The Prince of the Covenant brings Himself as the offering for the people and submits to their inspection.
- Issachar ("Redemption Wages"). He paid the price of redemption for those sold in slavery to sin.
- Zebulun ("Substitute"). He brought Himself as a gift from God to be a substitute for sins of the tribes.
- South ("Menorah").
The sufferings of Jesus while He became the burnt offering were in the symbols of the southern tribes.
At the south wall was the lamp which should burn continually. The eternal flame was on the western branch of the lamp.
Gad, the western most tribe in the south was the one who actually represented the time of His trials as the burnt offering.
"You shall charge the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.
(Exodus 27: 20)
In the south was the garbage dump in the valley of Hinnon (Gehenna) where the fires burned continually.
The Offering is Bound and Roasted.
Blood in the South East Corner. This is the blood that came as sweat so that blood and water poured out of Him.
In the south east corner of Jerusalem was the King's Garden which was probably the location of the garden of Gethsemane.
- Reuben ("Incense"). He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and sweat blood on the ground.
- Simeon ("Peace"). He healed the ear of the servant and warned Peter about violence.
The thank offering for unexpected blessings were offered at this time.
- Gad ("Burnt"). He was on trial all night.
All the places where His suffering and trials occurred were south of the temple. See map of old Jerusalem.
» Garden of Gethsemane ("King's Garden?") The house of the high priest and the palaces of the rulers where the trials were held were in the south to south west corner of the city.
The Garden of Gethsemane has traditionally been placed in the north east, but no one knows where it was.
Based on the symbols, it seems that the Garden of Gethsemane must have been in the King's garden which is located in the south east in the Kidron valley.
When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples.
(John 18: 1)
Blood on the Sides. This is one of two opposite corners where blood poured out of Him on the ground.
Blood on the Southern Base. Excess blood was poured out at the base in the south. This is Gethsemane.
|Head || Christ|
|12 Pairs ||Ribs||12 disciples|
|33 bones||Spine||33 years old|
|Right Thigh||-||Kept Vow |
- North ("Table of Shewbread"). Jesus was supposed to be killed in the north of the altar and the ashes which were saved were to be disposed of in the north.
Golgotha, which means "the skull" was where He was crucified and buried. The skull is a symbol of death. Golgotha signifies a place of death for the one who is the head of the church.
Asher ("fat bread") was the tribe in the center of the north because He was the bread on display.
The eating of the bread, pouring of the wine and the bones of the dead all point to death.
In the north He was killed, His blood poured out of His side and He was buried.
The Offering is Chewed, Swallowed and Regurgitated.
Winning the War Against Satan.
As Jesus suffered the wrath of the final curse, an interesting picture of a cursed ark of the covenant appears.
He gained the victory over Satan by submitting to what seemed to be defeat.
- Dan ("Sin, Guilt, Drink and Votive"). He was the sin and guilt offering during three hours of darkness.
» Votive. He made this offering when He asked for their forgiveness. This offering is for a deliverance or blessing granted when the vow has been made.
» Drink. He was poured out like the drink offering when blood and water came from His pierced side.
- Asher ("Grain"). He was now the buried seed and the torn loaf of bread.
- Naphtali ("First Fruits"). He was the first fruits from the dead to be presented before God.
- Inside the Ark ("Symbols of Life").
Jesus conquered where Adam and Eve failed.
He was first tested in the wilderness by Satan who appeared as a friend. Now He is being tested on those same points again with Satan as His enemy.
Jesus was tempted to demonstrate His power over death, hunger and personal gain in order to help Himself.
Instead, Jesus gave up His rights to these in order to save the world.
- Serpent on a Dead Tree Vs ("Rod that Budded"). Dan as the serpent on the dead tree reminds us of Satan who was the serpent on the tree who tempted Eve.
Satan had knowledge but not wisdom. He made Eve fall with the tree of knowledge but he had no access to the tree of life.
Jesus is the dead Branch that sprang to life.
Tempted by Death. Jesus gave His life for others by being lifted up on a cross. He did not throw Himself off a mountain to test the promises of God.
- Broken Bread Vs ("Manna - Bread of Life"). Asher as the bread that was buried (eaten and swallowed) does not appear to be the manna that is the bread of life.
The serpent told Eve that she would not die if she ate the forbidden fruit, but death came for her and her children.
Tempted by Hunger. Satan tempted Christ to turn stone to bread. Jesus became the Bread that was entombed behind a sealed stone.
- Injustice Vs ("10 Commandments"). A great injustice was done as they killed an innocent Man.
Satan tempted Eve to disobey God by promising her that she would be like God.
Tempted by Power. Satan tempted Christ with the world if He would break the first commandment and worship him. Jesus emptied Himself of divinity and died for a world that hated Him and remained loyal to God.
- Two Thieves ("Two Angels"). Two thieves on either side of Him cursed Christ. Eventually, one asked for forgiveness (Luke 23: 40-43). We do not know if it was the thief on the left.
But in this illustration, Dan on the right was judged and condemned and Naphtali on the left was vindicated and raised to life.
Jesus was Asher in the middle who was being cursed by the people.
- A Glorious God ("A Dead, Naked God in the Darkness"). He looked like a weak, helpless failure.
» Sanhedrin ("Hall of Hewn Stones"). After He was arrested in the garden, He was taken directly to the Sanhedrin for trial. It was built of hewn stones directly into the north wall of the temple mount, half way inside the temple complex with doors leading to the exterior.
Blood in the North West Corner. This is the blood that poured out of His side, so that blood and water came out of Him.
In the north west corner of Jerusalem was Golgotha where the cross was located.
Blood on the Sides. This is one of two opposite corners where blood poured out of Him on the ground.
The record shows that when He shed blood in this manner of pouring out to the ground, that water also came out of Him. When He sweat blood at Gethsemane it was through the glands that normally held salt water.
- West ("Ark of the Covenant"). In the west was the altar of incense where there was continual incense which represents continual prayer in Heaven.
After His resurrection, the events that happened in the west on the road to Emmaus represents His victory and the Ark of the covenant.
The Offering Goes Back to God Who Gave Him. Jesus is not excreted as dung on the surface of the earth. He goes up in smoke to the heavens as He was received in a pillar of clouds.
Blood in the South West Corner. The blood He established on this side is His own blood, which He offers continually as the High Priest in the sanctuary in Heaven. He was severely beaten by the Romans.
- Ephraim ("Wavesheaf"). He was the offering displayed before God.
Joseph. The offering is accepted and His reproach is removed.
- Manasseh ("Free Will"). He chooses to forget His mistreatment. The freewill offering is made to express general love and thanks and is not associated with anything requested or received. It is a gift.
- Benjamin ("Ordination"). He became the High Priest and King at the right hand of God.
Blood on the Curtain. Blood was also sprinkled on the curtain before the ark and on the clothes of the ordained priests.
The curtain and clothes both represent His body which was covered with blood after the sweating of blood, the beatings with the Roman scourge and the pouring out of all His blood through the hole that pierced His side.
Blood on the Western Base. Excess blood from sprinkling the inner altar was poured out at the base of the outer altar in the west. It would meet the stream of blood from the southern base. This is Golgotha.
The Cross, The Sanctuary And The Second Tabernacle
Your way, O Lord, is in the sanctuary.
(Psalm 77: 13)
The shape of the cross can be seen in the sanctuary when you look at the orientation of the Ark of the Covenant and the Altar of Incense from above.
The same shape is in the combination "T" shaped building of Herod's temple.
The new Testament describes the incense altar as being in the Most Holy Place.
We know that it was actually in the Holy Place and it was placed next to the curtain.
It might have even touched the poles of the ark that protruded from the curtain.
However, there is a reason why this altar is seen as part of the Most Holy by the disciples.
|Top View of the Most Holy Place|
|- ||Porch ||- |
|Sanctuary ||Altar |
|- ||- |
Two Views of the Cross.
- Ark of the covenant
- Altar of Incense
- High Priest
- Poles extended into the Holy Place
- The Cross
» The Cross Lying Down.
When He was first nailed to the cross, the top view from heaven is the outline you
see in the sanctuary in our illustration of the ark and the altar of incense and the inner veil is his body. This is what God saw.
The first nail marked the moment God was broken.
It is the view of the lamb tied up, placed on the wood on the altar made of earth and stone.
The cross is the wood lying flat on the altar of earth.
» The "T" shaped temple built by Herod and the altar of sacrifice also formed a cross shape.
His body is the veil to the outer court.
» The Cross Lifted Up.
When the cross was placed upright, the view you saw would be the veil hung on hooks. This is what humans saw.
When it forms the shape of the cross with the Ark of the Covenant, and the body of Christ (the veil) in between, it becomes one altar of sacrifice
that bridges the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place (Heaven and Earth).
Patterns In The Sanctuary
- Altar. An altar is a place where an offering is made to God.
We know that as the Lamb, Christ was actually killed on the altar of sacrifice in the outer court.
However, it is only as we view the combination of the incense altar and the ark that forms the shape of the cross
can we really see the altar of incense as a true altar. It became part of the cross where Jesus died as the veil.
- Veil. The Bible described the veil as His body which was torn in two.
Now you can see that body (veil) trapped between the two pieces of furniture is literally on the cross.
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh.
(Hebrews 10: 19-20)
The veil was hung on the four pillars by hooks. The body of Jesus was pierced by four nails and hung up on the cross. These nails held Him up high on the cross just as the hooks held the curtains suspended high.
- Incense Altar. This represents His head. It is the place where we communicate from our mouth.
It also means that while the church is in this phase (after the crucifixion), Christ is the head. We are the body hid under His garments of righteousness.
The symbol means that in heaven we are by faith in Christ as He brings the body of Christ before the throne.
So we can go boldly before the throne of grace because the Father expects to see us there.
- Ark Of The Covenant. This is the throne of God. It represents His divinity, His internal body that was cloaked as a human. Within this body was life.
We see this cloaking of divinity with humanity when the ark was transported. It was first covered with the veil.
This cloaking also occurred because the Most Holy Place was hidden by the veil.
- High Priest On The Right. Jesus is described as being on the right hand of God.
We can see that the position of the High Priest at the altar is on the right of the throne (Ark of the covenant).
- The Bridge. The components that form the cross form a bridge between both rooms.
» The Second Tabernacle.
This better covenant is based on these things.
- The 10 cubit poles of the Ark of the Covenant extends into the Holy Place. (1 Kings 8: 8)
- The Altar of Incense is described as being part of the Most Holy Place.
For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one in which there were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place.
Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the holy of holies,
having a golden altar and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold,
in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant.
(Hebrews 9: 2-4)
We know that it was physically in the holy place.
But this verse describes these two as being part of one sacred unit (a tabernacle).
The menorah and the table of shewbread were seen as another sacred unit.
» The Two Tabernacles.
In Hebrews 9: 9 the two tabernacles are seen as two phases of time.
- Temporary (Before the Cross). Hebrews 9: 6, 9 goes on to say that the priests of the first tabernacle continually made offerings.
The system was not perfect.
- Permanent (After the Cross). Hebrews 9: 6, 12 describes this second tabernacle as being better because the priest only makes one offering for all people for all time. No memorial is needed.
- Once per year the High Priest can go between both rooms. Christ is only sacrificed once.
The veil is only pierced once.
- Christ. He is our High Priest.
- Eternal Redemption. Christ only needed to die once for all.
- Heaven. We will be entering the Most Holy Place as priests of God with a perfect conscience.
- Prayer. We access God by talking directly to Him. The permanent solution includes the altar of incense.
These are the contents of Ezekiel's temple. There is no menorah, only one table before the LORD.
- The Top View Of The Cross In Both Tabernacles. The outline of the cross can be seen in two places in the sanctuary. In both, one of the altars bears the head of Christ.
Each represents a different phase of atonement as taught by Moses when he struck the Rock in the desert.
In both of these views of the cross and in Ezekiel's temple, this is the position of His body.
- Altar of Sacrifice ("Strike The Rock"). The image of the cross is formed by the "T" shaped temple of Herod, with the altar at its head. On this altar, Christ was sacrificed for forgiveness of sin in this temple. It represents the last, but perfect sacrifice in the first tabernacle.
- Altar of Incense ("Speak To The Rock"). The image of the cross is formed by the poles of the Ark and the altar of incense. On this altar we speak to God in prayer to ask for forgiveness of sin in the second tabernacle.
- Head. His head is on an altar.
- Arms. His arms are stretched out.
- Body. His broken body is the curtain hung on hooks.
- Feet. His feet are symbolically in the Most Holy Place, which is the most holy ground. Since He was naked and barefoot on the cross, the priests must also walk barefoot in the sanctuary as they symbolized the day He did His most important work. They wear white clothes, which represents His righteousness, to cover their nakedness (sinful state).
Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.
(Exodus 3: 5)
He makes priests walk barefoot and overthrows the secure ones.
(Job 12: 19)
» The Barefoot God.
We now know that they were barefoot as a sign of the events of the cross, but why were His feet protected in the Most Holy Place?
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.
(Genesis 3: 15)
This was where Satan would cause His wound. He would give up His omnipresence for a time, but He would be protected by the Father and the Spirit.
When He died it was signified by the broken middle bread of the Passover surrounded by two whole matzos.
The Afikoman, the largest half was hidden for a while. It represents His divinity. After He paid the price for sin, He gave up omnipresence, His ability to walk everywhere, to be in the grave (sheol).
» The Barefoot God: A Sign of Redemption.
Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter:
a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.
(Ruth 4: 7)
» The Death of His Feet.
When Mary washed His feet with perfume and dried them with her hair she was not only preparing Christ for His death, she was symbolizing the death of God's feet. Nailed fast to the cross and confined to the grave are ultimate symbols of this loss of power to go anywhere.
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
(Luke 7: 38)
But He can escape death.
Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
(Acts 2: 24)
» Earth is His Footstool. It is symbolic of the time when the Most Holy Place (Heaven) is on earth and all powers have been subjected under His feet.
Psalm 110:1-3 and Isaiah 66: 1
- Nailed To The Cross.
Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God,
that it may remain there as a witness against you.
(Deuteronomy 31: 26)
The book of the law containing the blessings and curses was placed beside the Ark of the covenant. This could have been in one of two places.
So when the Bible described these laws as nailed to the cross, you can still see them actually being placed on this cross.
These laws taught us about the future sacrificial work of Christ.
- Most Holy Place. If this was the location, it could only be accessed once each year.
It could have been laid across the bars or propped up against the ark between the poles.
- Holy Place.
If this was the location, it could be accessed every day.
It could have been laid across the section of the poles that extended into this part, or propped up against the poles and the pillars.
Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which were hostile to us; and he has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
(Colossians 2: 14)
Numbers 4 and 10: Disassembling The Sanctuary For Transportation
The disassembly, transport and erection of the sanctuary is a model of the exodus and persecution of the children of God.
When the sanctuary or people have to travel because God is leading them or the wicked is persecuting them, it is always done in this order according to the law.
Ark of the Covenant
|| Holy Objects Arrive |
| Led By God (Priest and King) ||Sanctuary Taken Down ||Affliction ||Sanctuary |
|Leaders Killed ||Israel Afflicted |
|East ||- ||South||West ||North |
|Three Days Journey ||Resting Place |
- Holy Objects Prepared for Exodus. With two exceptions, each furniture and its vessels were covered or wrapped in a cloth, then covered in porpoise skin and placed on a pole to be transported on the shoulders by the sons of Kohath.
- Ark of the Covenant. Veil, ark, porpoise cover, blue cloth and poles.
- Table of Shewbread. Blue cloth, dishes, pans, jars, bowls, drink and bread, scarlet cover, porpoise cover.
- Menorah. Blue cloth, lampstand, lamps, snuffers, trays, oil vessels and porpoise cover.
- Golden Altar. Altar, blue cloth, porpoise and poles.
- Utensils. Blue cloth, utensils, porpoise and carrying bars.
- Altar of Sacrifice. Remove ashes, altar, purple cover, utensils, porpoise cover and poles.
- Angel. An angel of the Lord goes ahead of them.
The journey also takes three days.
Then they set out from the mount of the Lord three days' journey, with the ark of the covenant of the Lord journeying in front of them for the three days to seek a resting place for them.
(Numbers 10: 33)
This is why there is an angel for each of the seven churches.
- Leaders. The leaders and priests leave or are taken first with the Ark of the Covenant.
When the Ark left, Moses said these words.
The Lord is Risen or Raised Up.
Then it came about when the ark set out that Moses said, "Rise up, O Lord! And let your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You."
(Numbers 10: 35)
- Judah. The eastern tribes, led by Judah go first at the blast of the first trumpet.
- Sanctuary Disassembled. The sanctuary is disassembled or torn down.
- Gershon (Roof). The roof and fabric structures are transported.
- Merari (Building). Next the boards and support structures of the building and fence are transported.
- Reuben. The southern tribes, led by Reuben go next at the blast of the second trumpet.
- Sanctuary Reassembled. The sanctuary and the first six tribes should arrive at the destination and they are reassembled.
- Kohath (Furniture). Next the furniture and holy vessels are transported.
When the ark arrived, Moses said these words which signal that at this point of the journey, the Lord can return.
The Lord Returns.
When it came to rest, he said, "Return, O Lord, to the myriad thousands of Israel".
(Numbers 10: 36)
- Ephraim (Righteous). The western tribes, children of the beloved wife, led by Ephraim and Joseph go next.
- Dan (Wicked). The northern tribes, led by Dan arrive last with a pillar of fire in the rear. It is hell fire in the end.
After The Exodus
Now in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month the tabernacle was erected.
(Exodus 40: 17)
The sanctuary was erected in the second year after the exodus.
This is a prophecy about the end of time.
The people of God will leave Babylon in a mass exodus, then we have to wait one year for the seven last plagues, then we are the portable sanctuary who will be erected in heaven.
The Leprous House: Tearing Down The Corrupted Sanctuary
In the symbols of prophecy Jesus is a temple and His body is the walls.
The Messiah was not just any ordinary house. He is a sanctuary that had a leprous mark (our sins).
We are all leper priests living in a leprous house exiled on a leprous planet.
Since these rules apply to all the principals in this great drama, it becomes a "wheel within a wheel" prophecy.
The house of God will be restored with new people while the house of Satan will be destroyed.
|God Marks The House ||First Inspection ||7 Day Quarantine||Second Inspection||Malignant Mark |
Mark Of The Beast
|Quarantine Conditions ||Empty House ||Inspect House||Eat And Sleep||Unclean People||Wash Clothes||Tear Out Stones||New Stones||New Plaster ||Breaks Out ||Destroy House |
|Sin ||Exiled From Eden ||Earth Lasts 7000 Years ||Judgment||God's House||War||Hell Fire|
- God Marks The House. Notice that God marks the house. Since we know that He would not cause sin, we can assume that what God is doing is creating a visible sign for us to recognize a potential problem (sin).
When you enter the land of Caanan which I give you for a possession, and I put a mark of leprosy on a house in the land of your possession, then the one who owns the house shall come and tell the priest saying, "Something like a mark of leprosy has become visible to me in the house."
(Leviticus 14: 34-35)
» The Lord God Creator. Walking through Eden He found Adam and Eve hiding. He found a visible sign of sin.
» Adam And Eve (Naked). They were found naked and God gave them clothes of skin.
» The Promised Seed. He will be bruised. Circumcision was the mark or sign that would be placed on the seed.
» World (Mark Of Cain). Like Cain, God put a mark on this planet so that we would not be killed. We were quarantined from the rest of the universe.
» Satan. He was once covered with precious stones and anointed as a covering cherub (Ezekiel 28: 13-14).
- First Inspection. If the house is condemned, then everything in it will be condemned.
The priest shall then command that they empty the house before the priest goes in to look at the mark, so that everything in the house need not become unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to look at the house.
(Leviticus 14: 36)
» First Inspection (Jesus). He was inspected by several groups at different points.
The people found Him worthy of being their king when He rode through the gates of Jerusalem.
God found Him worthy to be the substitute in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The priests found Him guilty in their trials and sent Him to be inspected by other heads of state who also condemned Him.
» First Inspection (Disciples). Jesus found them sleeping.
» First Inspection (Israel). The nation was emptied when they went into exile in Babylon.
» First Inspection (World). There was none that did good except Noah.
» First Inspection (Satan). He was perfect until iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28: 15).
» Emptying The House.
So emptying the house is an attempt to save the contents.
» Emptying Jesus (Disembowel). He was taken out of Gethsemane by a mob and an army. He was emptied socially, physically and emotionally. For the first time we can see this painful emptying in a positive light. God emptied heaven to send Him to us.
» Emptying Disciples. The first inspection is the trials where the disciples abandoned Him.
» Emptying The Nation (Israel). They were exiled to Babylon.
» Emptying The World (Noah). At the first inspection only Noah and His family were saved or taken out.
» Emptying Heaven (Satan). He was cast as profane from the mountain of God (Ezekiel 28: 16. Isaiah 14: 12).
- Marks On The Wall.
We will eventually outwardly express the reality that lies below the surface.
Sin Is A Stain.
So he shall look at the mark, and if the mark on the walls of the house has a greenish or reddish depressions and appears deeper than the surface,
(Leviticus 14: 37)
» Jesus (Spots And Bruises). Jesus had spots and stripes on His body caused by the beating. These reddish marks went below the surface of His skin. So He was condemned.
» Disciples (Judas). Judas is the ugly stain in the house of disciples that Jesus built. Like Adam and Eve they were hiding in fear and shame. The mark was on their conscience. Peter thought that he would never abandon Jesus, but he did not know that fear and cowardice were deep inside, nullifying that superficial commitment of bravery and loyalty.
» Israel (Sin). The superficial acceptance of the Man they hailed as king was overturned overnight four days later.
Our marks are deeper than the surface. Sin is in our genes and in our thought processes.
» World (Thorns And Scars).
After sin thorns and thistles grew. The ground was cursed. After the flood a scarred planet remained with deep goughes and volcanic activity.
» Satan (Death). His rule is marked with violence and death.
- Seven Day Quarantine.
then the priest shall come out of the house, to the doorway, and quarantine the house for seven days.
(Leviticus 14: 38)
» 7 Days (Priests Plot).
The priests decided to kill Him when Lazarus was resurrected. Seven days before His death He rode through the east gates to a jubilant Jewish population.
He was set apart as their king.
» 7 Hours (Jesus Condemned). After the trials He was formally exchanged for Barabbas, then He was beaten and then spent 6 hours on the cross. So He at least spent 7 hours between the verdict and the burial.
» 7 Days (Jesus With God). After His resurrection He was quarantined again in heaven for seven days.
» 7 Weeks (Disciples). The feast of weeks began and the disciples were quarantined in Jerusalem.
» 7x70 Prophetic Years (Israel). They had 490 years until the Messiah (Daniel 9) and to fulfill the covenant.
» 7000 Years (World). From sin until after the millennium, the world will probably be quarantined for this time.
» 7 Heads (Satan). He gets to work through seven series of wicked nations.
Interestingly, from the fall of ancient Babylon to the rise of Babylon the Great it was 7 prophetic times (2520 years) (539 BCE-1981 AD).
» Quarantine Conditions. While the house is quarantined, the inhabitants will become unclean.
Moreover, whoever goes into the house during the time he has quarantined it, becomes unclean until evening.
Likewise, whoever lies down in the house shall wash his clothes, and whoever eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
(Leviticus 14: 46-47)
» Cleanse: Two Birds, Cedar Wood, Red String, Hyssop, Blood and Running Water.
The ritual to cleanse the house is the same as the ritual to cleanse a leper.
These use the symbols of the crucifixion.
It is God's acts during the Garden of Gethsemane and the crucifixion that will generate a permanent cure.
- Unclean. The contents will become unclean if they have to live in the quarantined place. The only way to prevent that is to take them out.
» Jesus. Heaven emptied itself of its greatest treasure and sent Him to a quarantined earth as the High Priest who would inspect and judge the earth and remove the leprosy that has spread through the earth and its creatures.
In the process He appeared to become unclean Himself as He carried away our filth.
We held our noses, despising the Man suffering underneath our crushing burdens on the cross.
He was buried and was unclean by law because He was dead.
» Unclean Until The Evening. Even after His resurrection He could not be touched and He did not return to heaven until the evening.
Jesus could not remain on earth as our High Priest in an earthly sanctuary. He had to return to heaven until the quarantine is lifted.
» Disciples. The disciples were told to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
» Israel. The nation was set apart to be a clean nation amidst the unclean Gentiles.
» World. We cannot help living in this unclean place so we are in a perpetual state of uncleanliness for 6000 years.
So the righteous are taken out and separated from the dead bodies of the wicked and the influence of Satan for 1000 years.
» Satan. For 7000 years he is banished to the earth to rule over it.
Half way through this period God gives Daniel the prophecy about the coming Messiah. The Jews have 490 years left before He comes. For 3000 years after the Messiah he has no access to heaven. For the last 1000 years he is confined to the surface of the earth among the unclean dead where he even loses access to the wicked.
Covered In Maggots And Filth.
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
(Isaiah 14: 11-12)
- Wash Clothes.
The earth is an unclean place but we are quarantined on it. There is no other place to go to eat or sleep, therefore we are continually being made unclean.
So we must continually be washed until we are removed from it or it is cleansed.
Washing our clothes is a symbol of putting on the clean garments of righteousness. Baptism is the symbol of this washing.
So during the 2000 years of the existence of the church we should be baptized because we are in an unclean house that will be condemned.
» Jesus. Although He should have been unclean by law or nature, God preserved His body so that He would not see corruption or decay. So He was technically clean even in death.
» Disciples. We have been given the commandment of baptism.
» Israel. We must be cleansed by the Holy Spirit.
» World. The earth must be cleansed by fire.
» Satan. He cannot survive the eternal burnings, only the righteous can.
- Tear Out Stones. Jesus was not only the chief corner stone which the builders rejected, He was the stone that they condemned as leprous and threw out.
Fortunately, when they threw Him out, they also threw out our sins which He carried.
The priest shall return on the seventh day and make an inspection. If the mark has indeed spread in the walls of the house
then the priest shall order them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw them away at an unclean place outside the city.
(Leviticus 14: 39-40)
» Unclean Place.
- Jesus. The corner stone was thrown out and the stone was rolled away from His grave.
- Disciples. Peter, the little pebble, ran away. Judas killed himself.
- Israel. They threw away their Rock and chief corner stone and broke the covenant written in stone.
- World. The hearts of stone will be taken away.
- Satan. The one who walked among the precious stones will see his empire stoned to death.
- Jesus. He was treated as an unclean man, but He was taken to a clean place in the north for crucifixion and a clean place for burial.
Death and the grave itself are unclean places or unclean conditions.
He was taken to a new grave in the north.
Other prophecies will demonstrate that although He was treated as unclean, He never defiled Himself.
So He was not taken to the unclean place in the south where the garbage dump was located.
Neither was he allowed to be eaten by worms in the grave or placed in a used grave.
- Disciples. Judas died in the garbage dump in the south.
When Jesus returned to the upper room seven days later, passing through the walls of the room He declared the disciples clean by making them the stones of His new kingdom and their previous actions were forgiven.
- Israel. The covenant was taken from them and given to an unclean people whom God had now cleansed.
They had seven years since the beginning of the ministry of Christ until 3.5 years after His death.
- World. The devastated world officially began to eat flesh.
- Satan. He will be confined to the earth which has now become one massive cemetery where the dead are not buried (Isaiah 14: 11).
- Other Stones and Plaster.
This represents people as the living stones which build the house of God.
A Foundation Of Twelve Tribes And Twelve Disciples.
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
(Revelation 21: 12,14)
Then they shall take other stones and replace those stones, and he shall take other plaster and replaster the house.
(Leviticus 14: 42)
» Jesus. He replaced the Levitical priesthood with the new order of Melchizedek.
» Disciples. Judas was replaced with Matthias (Acts 1: 12-26).
» Israel. God rebuilt His house with the Gentiles.
» World. God rebuilds His kingdom and throne room with the human race, removing the angels who sinned.
» Satan. God will set up His kingdom with the Rock that crushes the kingdoms of Satan (Danniel 2).
» God Replasters The House. I believe this means that we will replace Satan at the throne of God. The human beings will become like covering cherubim.
So that pride does not lift up the heart of one, we might rotate this assignment just as the 24 division of priests took turns serving in the temple.
On the three feasts when all creation comes to the mountain of God we will all serve as His ambassadors.
- Second Inspection. God makes sure that the infection has stopped spreading and will not return.
If however the mark breaks out again in the house after he has torn out the stones and scraped the house, and after it has been replastered,
then the priest shall come in and make an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeed spread in the house, it is a malignant mark in the house. It is unclean.
(Leviticus 14: 43-44)
» Jesus. Bearing our sins on the cross, the Father turned away as He took on our curses.
This was God's first inspection of Jesus.
This was our second inspection and we tore Him down.
» Disciples. The Holy Spirit came and cleansed them.
» Israel. Three and a half years after the crucifixion the Jews came to the formal end of the covenant. The 490 years had ended.
They stoned Stephen who convicted them of their injustice against Jesus.
» World. A mark breaks out on the world before the Second Coming and the judgment.
» Satan. The second inspection is at the millennium and the final white throne judgment.
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
(Ezekiel 28: 17)
- A Malignant Mark. This is a mark that cannot be cured.
» Jesus (Sin). He was carrying away our sins and curses. Sin cannot be cured. It must be removed.
He was mutilated when He was circumcised or cut off by crucifixion.
» Disciples. Judas is the malignancy that did not spread.
» Israel (Sacrificial System). They rejected the true Lamb and still relied on a failed system of lambs that God hated, that could never make them clean.
» World (The Mark Of The Beast). This is the mark that will break out again before the final inspection.
God separates the righteous and the wicked based on their mark - the seal of God or the mark of the beast.
» Satan (Violence And Rebellion). After the judgment the wicked and Satan take actions which show that they cannot be cured.
At the end of the judgment they all admit that they were wrong and God was perfect and just.
When the sentence is passed God does not execute them. He waits for the malignancy to reappear.
What do they do between their admission of guilt and now? Their repentance was superficial.
Having all the evidence and explanation and questions answered, not a single one asked God for mercy knowing that this is the character of God.
They immediately make plans to attack the city of God. Violence and sin would break out again if they were allowed to live.
- Malignant Mark Breaks Out Again.
After the second inspection the rules do not speak about another quarantine and another inspection.
However, it mentions the mark breaking out again in connection with the second inspection.
In the overall picture this must be the battle of Armageddon.
At the final judgment, there are two houses that are being inspected.
God's house has been replastered with the saints who have replaced Satan, but God does not immediately destroy the house of Satan - the people with the malignant mark of the beast.
They break out again. God waits unitl they attack Him before destroying them.
- Cleanse House.
Even if the house is clean after the second inspection, it must still undergo a cleansing.
The earth is destroyed with fire and created new.
The righteous are given a new body.
God gave Jesus a second inspection and declared Him a righteous and innocent Man and resurrected Him or rebuilt His house.
The infection was only on the surface, it had not penetrated deep inside Him.
As He carried the dung of our sins on His back, the stench from the load permeated the air and his outer garments but they could not penetrate His mind or His body.
He was wearing a hazmat suit, fully armed and protected under all that filthy sin. He was clean.
- Tear Down The House.
The entire structure is destroyed. If possible, it will be rebuilt from better stones.
He shall therefore tear down the house, its stones and its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an unclean place.
(Leviticus 14: 45)
» Jesus. Jesus was killed and rebuilt two days later.
» Disciples. Their affliction was cured with the removal of Judas and repentance.
» Emptying Israel (Desolate House). The Lord God came personally and they mistreated Him. Their house was left desolate.
Of their temple Jesus said that "not one stone would be left upon another".
This time the Romans destroyed their temple (house) and their city and exiled them from Jerusalem. They have been scattered across the globe for almost 2000 years.
» World. The world will be torn down at the Second Coming and destroyed by fire at the Third Coming.
» Satan. The wicked will be destroyed in hell fire at the third coming after the final judgment.
The Mishkan Model Of Creation And Salvation
What does this all mean?
We can show that the products of each day of creation match the elements in each period of the Periodic table. We can also show that the portable sanctuary is both a three dimensional model of the four blocks of the Periodic Table and also a unified model of quantum physics for the hydrogen atom. It shows the mathematical and functional relationship between all the particles and forces that make the universe. It also models the DNA structure.
It is truly a scientific model of creation, better than all the current scientfic models. It even shows which elements were made on each day of the creation.
It models look and feel, visual properties, functionality, spatial relationships, angles and numerical values.
» Evidence That Authenticates The Torah.
The prophecies tell us that at the time of the end knowledge will increase (Daniel 12: 4). The prophecies of Revelation tell us that at the time of the end God will send three distinct messages to the world. The first Angel's message says that we should honor God as the creator because the judgment has begun (Revelation 14: 7). This science in the sanctuary is evidence that points towards God as the creator.
Significantly, It points to the Torah as the only authentic source of knowledge about God.
The time of the end began in 1798 and around that time scientific and religious knowledge increased exponentially. In 150 years, we have progressed as a species who used carrier pigeons and smoke signals and travelled at the average speed of 10 miles per hour using wind, horse and foot power to one that now sends man to the moon and can communicate across great distances in seconds using the properties of the invisible air.
Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) is still known as the greatest contributor to scientific knowledge, even outranking Einstein.
His contribution to physics started the revolution. Most of his work was in the area of religion. He studied the prophecies and believed in the literal interpretation of the Bible and that the sacred scriptures contained information about the sciences, but He was never able to confirm his beliefs.
Then, on 17 February 1869, Mendeleev's confusion about the structure of the Periodic Table of chemistry was cleared up in a dream from the God who was about to shake up the world in a showdown that will repeat the events on Mount Carmel when Elijah challenged the priests of Baal with evidence from God.
» The Judgment Begins.
By 1844 we learned that the judgment had begun and God was processing the cases of the dead.
In the year 1840 this wonderful science ignited by God was hijacked by the theories of evolution and God's spark was stolen and the quest for science became our new gods and our source of authority.
God allowed science to progress, even inspiring men who hated Him.
Then just when it seemed that "rational science" had won over "irrational religion", God sent inspiration again to take back his name and reputation by giving astounding evidence that the 3500 year old Torah is the library of the greatest source of science.
Could it be that judgment has passed to the living and that the whole world must now stand in the Valley of Decision, deciding if God exists and what they must do about this knowledge?
|Sanctuary Restored||Choose Your God||Sanctuary Occupied|
|1844||Knowledge Increases||Sanctuary Science Evidence||Supernatural Evidence||Persecution|
|-||2000||700+ Messianic |
|DNA ||?||Miracles ||Christ||Antichrist||Corrupt Temple||Clean Temple|
| Church|| Jews || Scientists || The World Chooses ||Torn Down||Accepted|
|Evidence For A Rational Decision||Valley Of Decision||Wicked||Righteous|
|Elijah Rebuilds The Altar Of God|| Elijah Shows Evidence Of God||YHWH||Baal||Israel Rejects Baal|
| Fear God As The Creator
|| Leave Babylon
|| Mark Of The Beast
|Slaves and Lepers||Inspection||Unclean||Clean|
|Judging The Dead ||Judging The Living||Judgment Sealed|
» In The Valley Of Decision (A Crisis Of Conscience).
I always believed that duplicating the miracles of the Bible would be the trigger that generates respect for the Bible.
I never expected that this astounding evidence would also be available in the Torah, giving testimony without supernatural coercion.
The process of judgment could be speeded up if everyone became aware of convincing evidence of God before the appearance of the Antichrist, then all the arguments are stripped away and there is nothing else left but to see if we will submit to God or chose to be disobedient.
God is magnifying the law before the Antichrist comes to destroy and change the law.
In the end the righteous people will be the temple of God and the wicked will be the temple of Satan when the Antichrist occupies the temple of their hearts and gains control of the religious world.
The Man of Sin.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the second coming of Jesus) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
(2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4)
God revealed this scientific knowledge beginning on Hanukkah, 21 December 2008 but for the previous eight years He had revealed about 700 new Messianic prophecies to me. He began this series of revelation by telling her to build a model of the sanctuary using the instructions in Exodus. Then He began to reveal the secrets of the sanctuary, known as the Mishkan. First, He explained the role of the Messiah in the redemption of the world. Then He concluded with this unbelievable scientific knowledge that is meant to cause a paradigm shift. We can only speculate as to why, in such a time God has chosen to give an answer to His fiercest critics, to place focus on the religion of the Jews and on the religion of the Christians, particularly the Seventh Day Adventists.
A Global Message. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Acknowledge God As The Creator. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
(Revelation 14: 6-7)
» Magnifying The Torah.
As this final Yom Kippur message goes out He had to give this knowledge to a non-Jew so that the Jewish nation would reevaluate their position about Yeshua as the Messiah. He had to reach the atheists and the scientific community at the point where they are feeling most confident about their position. He has to reach people of all faiths by pointing them to the scriptures of the Jews and their Jewish Messiah and the God named YHWH. Therefore, He had to magnify the Jewish sacred writings, the Torah, to point to the God of those scriptures. He had to magnify the Torah to point to Himself as the only God.
The Great God Of The Torah. I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word together with all Your name.
(Psalm 138: 2)
The Mighty Torah Is The Word Of God. The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
(Isaiah 42: 21)
YHWH Is The Only God. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
(Ezekiel 38: 23)
No other religion or sacred writings have such scientific pattern in their works. Yet the Jews have this sanctuary that housed the covenant as the centerpiece of their worship. In such a time it causes us to focus on the Jews, their religion and the centerpiece of their worship - the Messiah who will come to establish the Jewish principles of worship among the nations. God chose the Jews as an example among the nations of what He intends to do with this planet called Earth. Just as they were to be a "nation of priests" to the world, we will all become a planet of priests to the rest of the created universe with God permanently moving His dwelling place to be among us on this planet. That is a paradigm shift for the universe. So, how do we get to progress from a nation of sinners to a nation of people who know righteousness to the extent that we can represent God to the rest of His creation? The Mishkan and its services show us how.
» Magnifying The Creator.
The Mishkan is clearly the model of creation. It is also the model of our recreation or redemption. Since God spent the first eight years teaching me about the evidence of the Messiah, He must have thought that the identity of the Messiah was so much more important than the science of chemistry or physics. Therefore, if you can grasp the importance of this scientific finding, you must put that in eternal perspective and understand that God believes that the Good News about the Plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ is of greater importance and worthy of higher praise and wonder. So let us look at what the sanctuary has to say about the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
As seen through the example of the Messiah, God was willing to submit to any indignity to save His people. A poor, despised and rejected Man who sought forgiveness for His enemies as He died a death of ridicule and scorn. He forever showed us that He was willing to identify with the poor and no one was so objectionable that they could not be approached by Him. Which other god subjected Himself to such undeserved punishment for the sake of becoming a witness on our behalf? Which God allows Himself to be judged by His creatures?
Ironically, the Jews rejected their Messiah during the crucifixion and it was all prophesied by God and this fractured relationship became part of the Plan of Salvation. According to this plan the world is isolated from the rest of the universe because we are a nation of sinners waiting to be cleansed. We were cosmic rejects, enslaved leper priests waiting in the outer court for the great Physician and the great High Priest to come and declare us whole again.
The rules of the sanctuary state that only priests can enter the sanctuary and only those who are free of disease can enter and participate in the festivities. The Plan of Salvation provides these answers in three phases.
- Outer Court. The sinners wait in the outer court to be cleansed. In this place there are two objects that perform this cleansing. The altar of sacrifice for the atonement and forgiveness of sin and the laver for washing before we enter into the temple.
- Holy Place. In this room was the menorah on the south wall that gave light. On the north wall was the Table of Showbread with the Bread of the presence and the drink offering. Next to the curtain that separated this room from the next was the altar of prayer where the high priest prayed for forgiveness. Only males and only priests between the ages of 30 to 50 from the tribe of Levi could enter this room. Therefore, if God must save all people He had to make every person a priest regardless of age, race, gender or nationality. How can He do this without breaking His own laws? Only kings could make laws and they were from the tribe of Judah and nobody was allowed to hold both positions of power.
- Most Holy Place. This room was even more exclusive. It represents the place where God sits on His throne above the Ark of the Covenant that contained the sacred Ten Commandments. Only the High Priest could enter here and only on one day of the year called Yom Kippur - or the Day of Atonement when the nation of Israel was cleansed of all sin. This room represents the dwelling place of God, so how can we enter in if even the ordinary priests cannot enter and the high priest has limited access?
» Recreating The World.
The answer lies in the work of the Messiah. The sanctuary and its services only prophesy about one Man who could save the world. Only one unique male was qualified to do this task. He must be a Jewish male between 30 and 50. He must be a High Priest who was qualified to perform the services. He must be a King who could make laws and establish a righteous government based on His choice of leaders. He must be the purest of all, one who would not be corrupted by the two high positions as King and High Priest who would be faithful to the laws of God and declare universal laws based on His own righteous will. He must be God.
Jesus Christ or Yeshua as He is known to the Jews was from the tribes of Judah and Levi. He was from the tribe of Judah (kings) through both His step-father Joseph and His mother Mary. He was from the tribe of Levi (priests) through Mary. He was God because He claimed to be God, born as the only Son of God on a mission for His Father.
When Jesus came He followed the steps of creation in the process of salvation.
He combined two natures and was born as a human who came as the light of the world. He was literally born with the coming of a bright star in the east. Even in this supernatural event, the outcome seems to follow the laws and physical displays of nucleosynthesis.
It is the process which produces light by burning hydrogen to create other elements.
Born With A Star. Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.
(Matthew 2: 2)
He continued to be a light to the world, showing people what God was like until His final week on earth, 33.5 years later. At that time He came to the temple, riding on a donkey through the east gates of the temple and was greeted as a king. He became the King who would now perform His duties as high priest. Ezekiel saw the appearance of the Messiah coming to the temple in glory.
The Light And Glory From The East. Then He led me to the gate, the gate facing towards the east; and the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east.
Air and Water. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory. And the glory of the Lord came into the house by way of the gate facing towards the east.
(Ezekiel 43: 1-2,3)
- Air and Water.
God separated the waters in the heavens from the waters of the earth with the sound of His voice. In the prophecies water is a symbol of washing and cleansing and it is also a symbol of the people, clean and unclean. The events that were occurring that crucifixion week would cause a shift in the cosmic realm. Jesus began the process of separating the righteous from the wicked by first separating heaven from earth. At this time Satan would formally be expelled from heaven as the whole universe watched him plot the murder and torture of their beloved God. The universe saw that there were no limits to evil and no boundary that it would not cross. So they formally separated, granting Satan no more legal right to represent the earth. After He has expunged the wicked, God will join the righteous people of earth back with the family of angels and unfallen races in heaven.
God allowed the separation of the Jews and the Gentiles after the crucifixion to demonstrate the separation and reunion that He planned for the universe. Both heaven and earth had failed Him. Both need to see a demonstration of how we can be reconciled to Him and to each other.
- Land and Sea (Altar and Laver).
Jesus came to the temple to be the sacrifice and to give the Holy Spirit. The altar of sacrifice was made of earth and uncut stones. The laver was called the "bronze sea". He came to the Outer Court to provide these two distinct cleansings.
» Slaves And Lepers In The Outer Court.
Here in the Outer Court we are not only seen as a nation of leper priests, but we have been kidnapped into slavery and infected with disease by the enemy of God, who demands a great ransom for our release. Jesus Christ came to pay this ransom and to heal our diseases. He came to the world to perfectly fulfill every task and every office of the Sanctuary. He became the perfect unblemished sacrifice, giving His life to atone for the sins of humanity and offering His body to be tortured by the enemy of earth. Then He released the Holy Spirit whose task is to stay with us and teach us about righteousness. As we accept the righteousness of God, we are changed and are cleansed from within. Through the blood of Jesus Christ and the washing by the Holy Spirit we are cleansed and declared free of the disease of sin. We are no longer a colony of lepers and we do not have to return to slavery to sin. Through this sacrifice God was saying to the rest of the universe that if we followed His plan He could guarantee that this nation of sinners can once again be accepted among the community of unfallen planets and He was willing to be our security and bondsman, guaranteeing with His own life that we could be accepted among them again.
So as High Priest He cleansed us. As King, He chose us as part of His new government. As God He opened up the sanctuary and made it available to all people based on the law that as God He can have mercy on whomever He chose (Exodus 33: 19). When Jesus Christ died the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom, signifying that the temple was open and exposed to all who want to enter.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
» Table of Showbread. On the third day God also created the trees which provide food for the creatures He would create. This food is life for all creatures. On the cross God provided the food that would give us eternal life. It is symbolized as the broken body and spilled blood that would provide atonement or reconciliation. On the table was the 12 loaves of bread and the wine to feed the 12 tribes. When we eat them we must be reminded of the terrible sacrifice that it took to ransom us.
» Altar of Incense. Prayer, ascending like a cloud of sweet fragrance, is the approved method of communication between heaven and earth. The privilege of hearing and obeying God is the ultimate personal sacrifice until we can see Him face to face.
- Sun, Moon and Stars (Menorah).
On the south wall was the menorah. It was designed like a burning almond tree, connecting the creation of the trees to the giving of artificial light to the world. The world is still in darkness and the creative work of God is to provide a light in that darkness. The church is symbolized as the moon, shining in the darkness to light the world. Jesus Christ was symbolized as both the sun and moon. He came with the light of the sun and died during the full moon at Passover. A full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, giving the greatest amount of light and the longest period of light in the darkness. Jesus also appointed leaders and prophets as stars to guide the world that is still in darkness.
- Fish and Birds.
Jesus also appointed disciples as fishermen, to rescue the fish from the turbulent sea. He also appointed angels to fly in heaven to preach the Gospel and He called the Holy Spirit who is also symbolized as a dove. Heaven joins with the forces of earth to rescue the drowning sinners and fulfill His covenant promise to Adam, Eve, Noah and Abraham.
- Animals and Man.
God will also separate man from the beasts before He claims the church as His bride. In prophecy the persecuting forces are depicted as wild animals pursuing a woman. The church is symbolized as a virtuous, pregnant woman, bathed in the light.
The Virtuous Woman (Day 6). And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
The Dragon From Heaven (Day 5). And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and look a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
The Fallen Stars (Day 4). And his tail drew the third of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
The Male Child In Danger. and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a male child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.
Nourished In The Wilderness (Day 3). And this woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.
(Revelation 12: 1-6)
The woman created at the end of the sixth day appears to be prevented from rest and she goes backwards in time to get assistance from God until she has the strength and courage to face the satanic creations - the beasts, the dragon and the Antichrist.
The Dragon From The Sea (Day 5).
The Beast From The Sea (Day 6).
And the dragon stood upon the sand of the sea,
and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(Revelation 13: 1-2)
In the normal order of creation, the beasts of the sixth day were created from the earth (Genesis 1: 24-25), but this one came from the sea and it looked like a genetically engineered monster.
- Sabbath (Ark Of The Covenant).
Hidden behind a veil is the ark, which is the throne of God, where He sits on the mercy seat which covers the 10 Commandments. He shields law breakers from wrath by showing mercy until the law is written in our hearts. We will have rest when we can see the face of God and live. Through His mercy, God will finally give the whole creation total rest from sin. He will take us into the Most Holy Place and recreate the world and change our bodies to match the transformation in our hearts and He live with us forever when His throne is moved to the earth.
So as High Priest He cleansed us. As King, He chose us as part of His new government. As God He opened up the sanctuary and made it available to all people based on the law that as God He can have mercy on whomever He chose.
I Will Be Merciful. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
When Jesus Christ died the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom, signifying that the temple was open and exposed to all who want to enter.
A Planet Of Priests.
Chronologically, we are now a nation of priests in the Holy Place waiting at the sanctuary while we are being inaugurated. Here we are to be the light of the world, not only to the people of this world, but we are center stage to the people of heaven, a showpiece of God's ingenious plan (1 Corinthians 4: 9-11). Here we must feast on knowledge of Jesus Christ represented by the table of showbread, reminding us that He is always present with us and His broken body and spilled blood are always available for our reconciliation with God. We too must be broken with compassion for this great love that made God the subject of ridicule as He attempted to win us back. Salvation only comes through Him by looking at what occurred in the Garden of Gethsemane where He voluntarily gave His life by resisting sin to the point that blood poured out of His skin (Hebrews 12: 4). Then by looking on Calvary where He paid the cruel ransom to Satan by enduring the unspeakable horror planned by His enemy we must be ashamed at the cost of sin. At the crucifixion His blood freed us from captivity to sin. In this place, in this time, we can boldly come before the throne of God and ask for forgiveness and cleansing and God will always hear us. He is not aloof. He did not abandon us. He paid an expensive price for the privilege of hearing and answering our cries for mercy.
Ambassadors Of Heaven
As a planet we have not crossed the physical barrier into the Most Holy Place. This event will occur at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when we can see Him face to face and we can permanently live in the house of God. You may think that it is ludicrous or unfair that former prostitutes, drug addicts, murderers, thieves and sinners of the worst kind should rule over people who have never fallen. Yet, God in His wisdom gave us this position because we know best the cost of disobedience. We know best the cost of salvation. We can be better judges because we have been shown great mercy. We know the incredible love that it took to persevere with us and we know best the consequences of sin. Even so, there is one thing we did better than the rest of the universe. We trusted God with all the handicaps, with the fuzzy and conflicting knowledge, under the lens of imperfection, we did not put God to the test or put Him on trial like the unfallen world did. We lived by trust and faith. Like Abraham, we believed God and it was accounted to us as righteousness.
Repetition and Enlargement
Christ came in the Outer Court to be sacrificed.
This provided two streams, one for sin and the other for impurity.
We are now in the Holy Place.
We do communion and baptism to remind us of what God has accomplished for us in the Outer Court.
Now, we feed on the light from the Word of God and the Bread of Life.
Prayer at the altar of incense is our access to God.
Bible study, prayer and faith in the blood of the sacrificed Jesus is our religion.
After the Second Coming we will be in the Most Holy Place at the Ark of the Covenant, the throne of God.
In another lesson we will learn how the feasts combine with the sanctuary to fully represent
the work of Christ and the history of salvation.
... all things written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
(Luke 24: 44)
You search the scriptures for you think that in them you have eternal life.
It is these that testify about Me.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.
(John 5: 39, 46)
The Journey Through The Sanctuary
Your way, O Lord, is in the sanctuary.
(Psalm 77: 13)
|Ungodly Affliction and Wrath |
||Judgment ||Death ||Raised|| |
||Dan ||Asher ||Naphtali |
|5 ||6 |
|| "The Way"
|Gad ||Simeon ||Reuben |
|Fortunate Raider ||Hated ||Afflicted |
|Godly Affliction |
And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
(Ezekiel 44: 5)
Covenant Demonstrated. The sanctuary demonstrated the terms and appointed times of the covenant.
Wealth. The people brought gifts and offerings to the sanctuary.
- East: (Exodus). The altar of sacrifice and laver in the outer court.
» Prophecy. Christ and the Holy Spirit came to the sanctuary while the world was still waiting for deliverance in the outer court.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that was sacrificed and the Holy Spirit is the water that He uses to cleanse us.
The seven churches are the people waiting to enter the sanctuary.
- South: (Affliction). The menorah.
The seven churches suffer affliction for the sake of God while they shine the light of the Gospel.
- North: (Passover Death and Wrath). The table of shewbread with the bread and wine in the holy place. Here the sacrifice was chewed up and eaten and the drink offering was poured out.
All symbolize the chewing and spitting and blood and water pouring out of Christ in the north of the city.
» Prophecy. The seven last plagues, seven trumpets and the curse of the crucifixion are all symbolized here.
- West: (Feast of Tabernacles). The altar of incense and the Ark of the covenant.
» Prophecy. The seven seals show His role as High Priest and King. These are the credentials to open the seals. His duties are symbolized by the altar of incense and the ark of the covenant, which is the throne of God.
The sanctuary is a pattern of many spiritual and physical works of God.
- Creation. The furnishings show the days of creation (earth, water, trees, sun and air).
- Light. Light comes from the east like the dawn. The Prince brings gifts through the east gate.
- Upper Water, Heaven (Sky) and Lower Water. The fence made a separation between the space outside and inside the sanctuary complex.
- Separation of Dry Land And Sea. Trees were created after the earth and water were separated.
- Earth (Altar of sacrifice). It is made of earth and stones.
- Sea (Laver). It is filled with fresh water. This shows why the laver is called the "bronze sea".
- Tree (Menorah and Table of Shewbread). The menorah is designed like a budding almond tree and the table has food.
- Sun (Menorah). It is a source of light.
- Fish and Birds. The colorful blue linen veil in front of the altar with the cloud of incense may somehow symbolize the only colorful creatures - the fish and birds. One flies through the air in groups and the other flies through water in groups, rising and swirling like a cloud of incense.
- Man and Animals.
- Air (Altar of Incense). The cloud of incense rising up with our prayers.
- Man and Animals (Ark Of The Covenant). The Ark is the throne of God which is surrounded by cherubs with faces of man, animals and birds.
- Sabbath. The ultimate goal of this pattern of works is to provide a place of rest and perfection.
- Science. The sanctuary is a model of the scientific basis of matter and life.
Just as the "solar system" model explains the atom, the cell and the solar system, the sanctuary model explains these systems in detail.
- Periodic Table. It is a model of the periodic table and its valence shells. Really!
- Particle Physics. It is a model of particle physics that is better than the Standard Model. Really!
- Cell. It is a unified model of the cellular structure, nucleus and the function of the mitochondria.
- Gene and DNA. It is a model of the genetic code and the Passover seder is a model of DNA replication.
- Nutrient Life Cycles. It is a model of the many restorative cycles of nature.
- Recreation (Salvation). It is a model of the phases of salvation and the journey of the righteous.
- Outer Court (Earth Before The Crucifixion). Sinners in the fallen earth separated from the righteous in heaven. They sacrifice the Lamb of God and are given the Holy Spirit to cleanse them.
- Holy Place (Earth After The Crucifixion). A nation of priests can now enter the temple.
- Most Holy Place (After The Second Coming). The nation of priests come before the physical presence of God in heaven and the new earth.
Repetition and Enlargement
The sanctuary is so involved in all aspects of religion and life that I have complied a list of the articles on this site that are related to it.
|Category ||Lesson ||Comment |
|Science ||Periodic Table ||The sanctuary is a 3-D model of the periodic table of chemistry |
|Particle Physics ||The sanctuary is a 3-D model of the particle physics modeled in hydrogen |
|Biology ||The sanctuary is a model of the male human genes |
|Love ||The sanctuary shows how we bond in love |
|Sin ||The sanctuary explains our dual natures and why we sin |
|Messianic Prophecy ||The Final Week Of Jesus ||The 12 tribes camp around the sanctuary in the order of the events of the final week in Jesus' life |
|Suffering Servants ||All the patriarchs suffered the same order of testing as the Messiah |
|Old Testament End-Time Prophecy ||Sanctuary War ||The Antichrist tears down the sanctuary on the Day of Atonement |
|2300 Years ||The Messiah comes and the sanctuary will be cleansed |
|Zechariah ||He prophesies about the rebuilding of the house of God and its lamp |
|Ezekiel ||The city and temple of Ezekiel is the relationship between Christ and His church since the crucifixion |
|New Testament End-Time Prophecy ||Introduction ||Revelation is in the order of the feasts and the sanctuary |
|Seven Churches ||Each church is a lampstand in the sanctuary |
|7 Last Plagues ||The wrath on the wicked is in the order of the furniture that is in the sanctuary |
|The New Earth ||The city is designed like the Most Holy Place because it will be the new throne of God |
|Section ||Contents ||Salvation ||Body ||Church ||Relationships |
|Priest ||Tefillin ||Love Law ||Sella Turcica, Pituitary || Gospel || Agape decisions |
|Straps and Knot ||Committed ||Optic nerve, Optic chiasm || Outreach || Determination |
|Roof || Linen Layer ||Righteousness || Skin (Hypodermis) ||Good Works || Righteous Time |
|Goat Hair Layer || Sin covered ||Skin (Dermis) Hair layer ||Forgiveness || Past Forgotten |
|Ram Skin Layer || Death covered || Skin (Epidermis) || Love sinner || Hurts Forgotten |
|Porpoise Layer || Nakedness covered || Clothes || Just as I am || Acceptance |
|Sanctuary ||Bars - Rings ||Reconciliation ||Attraction, nerves || Brotherhood || Bonds |
|Boards || content ||Bones || Building || Structure |
|Most Holy Place || Ark||God ||Jesus Christ || Conscience (Holy Spirit) || God || God |
|Laws ||Law in heart || Prefrontal Cortex |
| Affectionate ||Love, Faithful |
|Mercy Seat ||Mercy || Tender, kind || Forgiving |
|2 Angels ||Praise || Worship service || Daily devotions |
|Manna Jar ||Bread of Life ||Glucose || Fellowship || Meals |
|Aaron's Rod || Resurrection || Life, neurons ||Ministies ||Activities |
| 6 Boards (W) ||Christ's Bond || Personal space perception ||Holy Spirit ||Head of House |
| 6 Boards (S) ||Spirit (Joy) || "Thou shalt" nature || Worship || Love |
| 6 Boards (N) ||Flesh (Sorrow) || "Thou shalt not" nature || Reverence ||Submission |
|Door ||4 Columns ||See, hear ||2 Eyes, 2 Ears ||Anoint, Ordain || Marriage |
|Holy Place ||2 |
| 14 Boards (S) ||Spirit (Pleasure) || Thou shalt nature ||Good works || Kindness |
| 14 Boards (N) ||Flesh (Pain, Lust) ||Thou shalt not nature || Rules ||Respect |
|Altar ||Incense ||Intercession ||Air (Lungs), Speech || Prayer, sermon ||Communication |
|Lamp ||Oil, Light ||Word of God ||Vision, Wisdom ||Bible Study ||Knowledge |
| Table ||Bread (12)|| Broken Body || Food (Stomach) || 12 Disciples ||Family |
|Wine || Blood Of Redemption || Blood || Martyr || Finances |
|Door ||5 Columns ||See, hear, speak ||2 Eyes, 2 Ears, Mouth ||Membership || Public opinion |
|Outer Court || Laver ||Baptism ||Sweat, saliva, tears, blood || Baptism || Honest, clean |
| Altar Of Sacrifice || Atonement || Digestive system ||Repentance || Dependable |
|Flesh Hooks ||Flagellum ||Teeth, claws ||Gossip ||Fighting |
|Israel (12 Tribes) || Israel (Jesus) || 12 Ribs ||Members ||Family |
|Priests || Believers || Self ||Pastors ||Advisors |
|Gate || Gate ||Mind, heart || Mouth ||Membership || Love |
|Fence || Church || Skin ||Denomination || Home borders |
|Land || Israel ||Jerusalem || Body ||Other believers ||Friends |
|Gentiles || Earth || Exterior ||Unbelievers ||Strangers |
Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2: 15
||Time: 150 minutes
Print: 28 pages
Updated : January 2013
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
Many original insights came because of the gift of knowledge. The gift appears to be centered around teaching me about Christ.