Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The greater and more perfect tabernacle.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The manifestations of the glory of God “from” God are His grace and mercy, but the manifestation of the glory of God “in us” is rest.
He first introduces the subject with His earthly people the Jews, and it’s concrete and visual and earthly and very exact and external.
Then Jesus Christ comes on the scene and fulfills everything. Then the Church is invited to live in what the Lord has achieved.
ROM 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
We are going to see the exact same thing with today’s subject, which is the Tabernacle or dwelling place of God.
Latreia = the service or worship of God; here it points to that service of God according to the requirements of the Levitical law.
Latreia is used in three other places in the New Testament epistles, and each one of those verses is highly significant for our study.
1. The Tabernacle was the place where Yahweh, the pre-incarnate Christ, met with Moses and the children of Israel during the Theocentric dispensation called the Age of Israel.
The Tabernacle was the place where God dwelt among His people Israel.
2. All the tabernacles were patterned after the heavenly tabernacle which is located in the third heaven and was created before the foundation of the world, HEB 8:5.
3. The Tabernacle itself and its furniture portray the different aspects of Christology and Soteriology.
Christology refers to doctrines relating to the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Doctrines of Christology include the Deity of Christ, the Hypostatic Union, First Advent, Resurrection, Ascension, and Session, Second Advent.
Soteriology = doctrines pertaining to the salvation work of TLJC on our behalf. Doctrines of soteriology include Redemption, Expiation, Propitiation, Reconciliation, and Justification, the Unlimited Atonement, and Eternal Security.