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The Way to God (10 of 16)
THE SCARLET THREAD
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
March 14, 2001
In tracing the scarlet thread through the Bible . . .
we come to Tabernacle which shows the Way to God. In
fact... God not only used the Tabernacle in showing
how to get to Him... He also used the sacrificial
system and the High Priest.
Now we have seen that the Tabernacle had only one
gate. There was only one way to God and there is
still only one way to God! Jesus said in John 10.9,
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be
saved, and will go in and out and find pasture."
Now after walking through the gate the first
thing they would see was the Brazen Altar. It was
there they would make a blood sacrifice. It was there
the innocent would be sacrificed for the guilty. For
without the shedding of blood there is no remission of
And then moving to the West... they would come to
the Laver: the place of cleansing! And we saw last
week the importance of coming clean before worship and
as a part of worship.
Now tonight... we are moving into the Holy Place
where you would find three pieces of furniture: THE
GOLDEN LAMPSTAND . . . THE TABLE OF SHEW BREAD... and THE
GOLDEN ALTAR OF INCENSE.
We read about the Golden Lampstand in Exodus 25
beginning in verse 31.
Exodus 25.31-40 . . . After walking into the Holy
Place... immediately to the left was the Golden
Candlestick or Lampstand. Right across from the
Lampstand was the Table of Shew Bread.
Now the Golden Lampstand was the only source of
light in the Tabernacle. There was no windows in the
Tabernacle . . . only the Golden Lampstand. It was also
to be a permanent light! Exodus 27.20, "And you shall
command the children of Israel that they bring you
pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the
lamp to burn continually." There would never be a
time when all seven lamps went out. Even when the
Priests would trim ...
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