Monday, January 25, 2010

The Glory of the Lord

Exo 40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

As I read about the details of the tabernacle in the wilderness in the last several chapters of Exodus, I am amazed by the intricacies of its color, its gold, brass and other materials.

The detail was absolutely astounding. Two extremely skilled men, Bezaleel and Aholiab, were employed by Moses to cunningly construct the tabernacle and its furniture.

I suppose "eye-popping" would be an apt description once the tent was erected and everything was put in place.

Beauty, holiness, functionality and detail graced this marvelous worship center. And yet, we have to recognize that it all points to Jesus. The typology shown in the tabernacle is wonderful to the most minute detail.

I have a thought that boggles my mind. As grandiose as the wilderness project of Moses was, one day we will be in the presence of Jesus, Whom the Bible calls the temple of heaven. There, we will behold His glory and beauty. Imagine our gatherings at that heavenly temple replete with the eternal Sacrifice and the very presence of the Shekinah glory of God.

What a day that will be!!!

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