Saturday, February 13, 2016

Constructing the Tabernacle

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Constructing the Tabernacle
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This week in our Beth Moore Bible study, we are looking at approaching the alter as we study the topic of constructing the tabernacle.  We will be studying the construction of the tabernacle, the altar of sacrifice, acceptable offerings, clean hands and pure hearts, and contentment in the calling.

Constructing the Tabernacle

As we cover the topic of constructing the tabernacle, we learn that the first piece of furniture God instructed Moses to make was the Ark of the Covenant.  We learned that the tabernacle court was 100 cubits long on the North and South walls.  It was 50 cubits long on the East and West walls.  The entrance was at the eastern gate.  We briefly compared the tabernacle court with The Garden of Eden which also had an eastern entrance.

Beth teaches us that in the Hebrew translation of these scriptures, God refers to the court as a camp, a camp much like that of a military camp.  The Israelites were the army of God and God, their Commander-in-Chief.  What comes to mind at this point?  For me, the term “Spiritual Warfare.”  The children of Israel were most definitely in a position to experience spiritual warfare then.  We are certainly in a position to experience spiritual warfare in our lives today.  The flesh is our enemy.  The mind is our battlefield.  Where is the safest place to be in battle?  Close to the commander.
Since the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see anything indecent among you or He will turn away from you. – Deuteronomy 23:14
If we choose to “camp” and walk with God, he will walk in our midst, deliver us, and defeat our enemies. 
The weapons of your warfare are mighty as long as you camp beside your Commander. – Beth Moore
If you would like to complete the entire Bible study, A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place, you can get your copy here.  I highly recommend you complete this study.  It is a powerful study.  I’ve never before studied the Old Testament Exodus, the wondering in the wilderness, and the significance of the tabernacle until this study.

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