The Tabernacle


The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

~John 1:14 (CSB)


God is omnipresent: He transcends and inhabits His creation. He sees all, He hears all and He knows all. It is impossible for Him not to be present.


I love John 1:14 which literally translated would go something like this, “The Logos {Living Word, Jesus} became flesh and pitched His tent among us. We observed His glory, the glory of God’s only Son, exuding with Grace and Truth.” Open up Blue Letter Bible and check it out, the word translated ‘dwelt’ is skēnoō which means Tabernacle or tent. What’s more amazing is it’s prophetic significance. When Moses lead the Israelites into the wilderness, it was to get the alone with God for the purpose of Worship but Moses encountered a problem. He had trouble conveying to the Hebrews that God was holy and must be approached is a certain manner. After several deaths from people trying to approach in the wrong manner, God gave Moses the plan for the TENT OF MEETING. God would manifest His presence in the TENT that would sit in the middle of the camp. This way, God could be among the sinful Israelites without killing them. So by setting up the TENT, the ALTAR and the PRIEST: Moses made it possible for the sinful Israelites to approach, pray, worship and draw near. Everything about the O.T. Tabernacle points to JESUS. For example: JESUS became the visible TENT when He became flesh. He is our TABERNACLE, our TENT of meeting. We are not going to commune with God without the TENT. We need it just as badly as the Israelites. Jesus is our sanctuary, our shelter, the place we go to be near God. BUT, He is not just the Tabernacle; He is the Altar and our High Priest. In other words: Jesus is everything we need.

Isaiah 7:14 reads, “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel. Immanuel means “God with us.” Jesus was the image of the invisible God; the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

I want to thank and praise the LORD for another great day: God is good. Our LMCO goal was $1,650 and we got $4,100 in one offering yesterday morning. It was a sight to see as each family brought their gift. I had to control myself to keep from shouting. We did a song that I want to share. You probably know it: I know the secular version but I had never heard the Christmas version. I think you will like it.

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