“The Tabernacle is a Type of Christ”

 

The laver:

 

 

          The laver, or basin, was a large bowl filled with water located halfway between the brazen altar and the Holy Place. Although God did not give specific measurements for the Laver, it was to be made entirely of bronze. The priests were to wash their hands and their feet in it before entering the Holy Place.

 

          The laver was located in a convenient place for washing and stood as a reminder that people need cleansing before approaching God. The priests atoned for their sins through a sacrifice at the brazen altar, but they cleansed themselves at the laver before serving in the Holy Place, so that they would be pure and not die before a holy God.

 

          The application for believers today is that we are forgiven through Christ on the cross, so that we can serve and minister.

 

“…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”  Ephesians 5:25-27Ephesians 5:25-27
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25 Maridos, amad a vuestras mujeres,w así como Cristo amó a la iglesiax y se entregó a sí mismo por ella,y 26 para santificarla, habiéndola purificado en el lavamiento del agua por la palabra,z 27 a fin de presentársela a sí mismo, una iglesia gloriosa, que no tuviera mancha ni arruga ni cosa semejante, sino que fuera santa y sin mancha.a

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“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled [with blood] to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”  Hebrews 10:22Hebrews 10:22
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22 Acerquémonos, pues, con corazón sincero, en plena certidumbre de fe,ñ purificados los corazones de mala conciencia y lavados los cuerpos con agua pura.o

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The Menorah:

 

 

 

           After washing their hands and feet at the laver, the priests could enter the Holy Place, which was the first room in the tent of the tabernacle. There were three pieces of furniture in the Holy Place: the menorah, the table of showbread and the golden altar of incense.

 

          The menorah, also called the “golden lampstand” or “candlestick,” stood at the left side of the Holy Place. It was hammered out of one piece of pure gold. Like for the laver, there were no specific instructions about the size of the menorah, but the fact that it was fashioned out of one piece of pure gold would have limited its size.

 

          The lampstand had a central branch from which three branches extended from each side, forming a total of seven branches. Seven lamps holding olive oil and wicks stood on top of the branches. Each branch looked like that of an almond tree, containing buds, blossoms and flowers. The priests were instructed to keep the lamps burning continuously.

 

          “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually. Outside the curtain of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the Lord from evening till morning, continually.’” Leviticus 24:1-3Leviticus 24:1-3
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La iluminación del Tabernáculo 24 1 Habló Jehová a Moisés y le dijo: 2 «Manda a los hijos de Israel que te traigan para el alumbrado aceite puro de olivas machacadas, para hacer arder las lámparas continuamente. 3 Fuera del velo del Testimonio, en el Tabernáculo de reunión, las dispondrá Aarón delante de Jehová desde la tarde hasta la mañana. Estatuto perpetuo os será por vuestras generaciones.

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           The lampstand was the only source of light in the Holy Place, so without it, the priests would have been moping around in the dark. The light shone upon the table of showbread and the altar of incense, enabling the priests to fellowship with God and intercede on behalf of God’s people. Just as the lampstand was placed in God’s dwelling place so that the priests could approach God, Jesus, the “true light that gives light to every man”  John 1:9John 1:9
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9 La luz verdadera que alumbra a todo hombre venía a este mundo.i

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 came into the world so that man could see God and not live in spiritual darkness anymore.

 

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12John 8:12
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Jesús, la luz del mundo 12 Otra vez Jesús les habló, diciendo: --Yo soy la luz del mundo;e el que me sigue no andará en tinieblas, sino que tendrá la luz de la vida.f

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“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”  John 12:46John 12:46
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46 Yo, la luz,h he venido al mundo, para que todo aquel que cree en mí no permanezca en tinieblas.

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            Who draw our source of light from Jesus, the true light. Jesus calls us “light of the world” and commands us to “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”  Matthew 5: 14- 16Matthew 5: 14- 16
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           Two other significant symbols that can be seen from include the fact that it was made of pure gold (not gold plated) and had seven branches. Pure gold is a representation of the deity and perfection of Jesus Christ, and seven is the number of completeness in the Bible. The believer is made complete by the perfection of Christ.