Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 40

Sh'mot 40:1-3 Then the L-RD spoke to Moshe, saying, "On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. And you shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.

The veil was actually a protective covering for the people from the righteousness of HaShem. We could not look on the Father and be in His presence without the veil. In the same manner, Yeshua is also a veil. When the Father looks upon us He looks on us through the flesh of the Messiah, which is the veil. He looks upon us through the blood of His Son. ONLY this way can we have a full pardon. Our unrighteousness does not come in the way of us having ultimate and complete communion with HaShem. The righteousness of His Son, and His righteousness alone, restores us to the Father. We can enter into the other world above without fear.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Tzaddi - righteous

Sh'mot 40:4-9 And you shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and mount its lamps. Moreover, you shall set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle. And you shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. And you shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. And you shall set up the court all around and hang up the veil for the gateway of the court. Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furnishings; and it shall be holy.

These things are consecrated to G-d and they are symbolic of His Son who was commanded by the Father to do His will and be our servant. How?

He brings us water that flows into everlasting life. He brings us bread, which is His flesh, which suffered in humility for our sake to the point of death. He rose again and we will be raised with Him. He is light to the world and He came to be righteousness for us that we would not remain in darkness.

Yochanan (John) 12:44-50 And Yeshua cried out and said, "He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me. "And he who looks on Me beholds the One who sent Me. "I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness. "And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. "And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

Sh'mot 40:10-16 And you shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar; and the altar shall be most holy. And you shall anoint the laver and its stand, and consecrate it. Then you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. And you shall put the holy garments on Aharon and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister as a priest to Me. And you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them; and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing shall qualify them for a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations. " Thus Moshe did; according to all that the L-RD had commanded him, so he did.

Sin was covered from year to year. It pointed out that we are sinners with a sin nature. It points to the righteousness of our Messiah who is our spiritual savior. He is our High Priest above. In the long term He will return again to save His people from total destruction from the nations and the anti-Messiah. In His mercy He will show an unconditional love for the apple of His eye regardless of the nation's rejection of Him. Keep in mind while we were yet sinners He died for us.