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Series: Touring the Tabernacle
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
July 18, 2004
So .. is it possible to find God? And if it is .. how do you do it? How can a sinful person find and fellowship with a sinless God?
Well .. as you can tell .. there is a lot of confusion today when it comes to finding God. But that's why God instructed Moses to construct the Tabernacle. Because that Tabernacle shows us how anybody .. regardless of their baggage or background .. can find God and fellowship with God!
Exodus 25.8-9, "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them." And God called that sanctuary a tabernacle.
And the word "tabernacle" means a tent dwelling. The tabernacle was where God met with His people and His people met with Him.
Now somebody says, "Pastor, what does the Old Testament tabernacle have to do with us?" It has everything to do with us! The tabernacle shows us the way to God! The tabernacle shows us how to find God and how to know God!
And until you find God .. and until you fellowship with God .. and until you find favor with God ... life will continue being empty without purpose and peace!
That is what the Old Testament tabernacle has to do with us! It has everything to do with us! And that is why we are touring the tabernacle! So take your Tour Map and turn with me to Exodus 30.
You will remember that the tabernacle was a portable worship center. As the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness ... they would set up camp. In the center of the camp they would set up the tabernacle.
Now before our tour takes us inside the outer court ... let me remind you that Hebrews 8 tells us that the Old Testament tabernacle is a symbol or shadow of something far greater! Everything about the tabernacle ... from the gate to the ark .. points to the Lord Jesus Christ.
God told Moses, "Make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them." And listen to ...
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