Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 25

This chapter corresponds to the third letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Beit. Gimel- loving kindness; culmination, as in planting a seed and caring for it until it matures.

Now we begin the section on the construction of the Tabernacle. We covered some of this in our Tabernacle study and encourage you to read the corresponding pages on our website. The information covered there will be different from what is presented in this lesson.

Sh'mot 25:1-9 Then the L-RD spoke to Moshe, saying, "Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution. And this is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze, blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams' skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood, oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.

The L-rd, the architect of the Universe, gave Moshe the list of building materials needed to construct His earthly Home. He also showed him a vision of the heavenly tabernacle so that Moshe would know exactly what the various furnishings should look like. It is a planted seed of what the one in heaven looks like and what the treasures represent. It was to be constructed after the heavenly throne room.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 13:51-52 "Have you understood all these things?" They said to Him, "Yes." And He said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old."

Hebrews 8:1-5 Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary, and in the true tabernacle, which the L-rd pitched, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moshe was warned by G-d when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "See," He says, "that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain."

Do you know what the various furnishings of the Tabernacle point to? All these things point to Yeshua. First; His divinity (gold), second: His humanity (wood), third; His mercy (mercy seat). All things point to the Son and the "LOVING KINDNESS" of the Son through the Father. It is extended to those that humble themselves by trusting in the "good news". We are to plant this seed by telling others. The choice is then theirs to make. The Father must then lead them.

Colossians 1:13-18 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the "EXACT LIKENESS" of the invisible G-d, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church/synagogue (all believers), who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Hebrews 2:6-11 "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Yeshua, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the mercy of G-d, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brothers.

See "The Tabernacle Materials".