THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES

BY:  LINDA KEITH

PARTS 1-23

PARTS

TITLE and SUBTITLES

PAGE

1

WHY DID GOD WANT A TABERNACLE BUILT

1

2

CLOUDS

3

3

GLORY of GOD

5

4

THE OUTER COURT GATE

8

5

Gal 2:20 IT IS CHRIST LIVING NOT US

10

6

THE BRAZEN ALTAR

     Types and Shadows

12

7

FURNITURE IN THE TABERNACLE

15

8

THE BRAZEN LAVER

17

9

THE FEAST OF PASSOVER

21

10

SUMMARY OF OUTER COURT

     Door To The Holy Place

22

11

KIND OF TONGUES

Definitions Of Terms And This Gift:

The Distribution Of This Gift

The Distinct Uses Of Tongues

24

12

FEAST OF PENTECOST (SHAUVOT)

Feasts Or Experiences

Pentecost (Shauvot = Weeks)

A Time Of Giving And Rejoicing

2 Loaves

Day Of Pentecost – 2000 Years Ago

Events Surrounding Shauvot Before Pentecost Was Established

28

13

ENTERING THE HOLY PLACE

32

14

THE HOLY PLACE (SANCTUARY)

     Furniture Of The Holy Place

33

15

THE CANDLESTICK)

35

16

SALVATION

37

17

THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK

38

18

THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK (Cont’d)

42

19

PASSOVER

44

20

THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD

45

21

THE ALTAR OF INCENSE

49

22

HOLY HOLIES

52

23

COMING OUT FROM UNDER THE CURSE

55

 

PART ONE

WHY DID GOD WANT A TABERNACLE BUILT?

This study is going to be a long one. I am suggesting that you print these studies out and study out each part for yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to show you the truth of the revelation of the Tabernacle of Moses. We know that the OT is types and shadows of better things to come.

Rom 15:4 “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

Heb 10:1 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.”

I’m going to go slow and try (with the help of the Holy Spirit) to show Father’s plan for us. Step by step, what He has had planned for us since before the foundation of the world.

EPH 1:4-5 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love (Vs 5) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will.”

1 Cor 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Rev 13:8, 1 Peter 1:19-20

This study is not a study of the history of the OT, it is the study of the better things that the NT says is available for us. What I am asking Father to help me to show here, is that, His entire plan for us, is to fulfill the following scriptures. This Tabernacle of Moses is a type and shadow of US. This study will show us, also, that we are not ordained to see physical death.

HEB 4:1-6 “(Vs 6) “Seeing therefore it remaineth THAT SOME MUST ENTER THEREIN and they to whom it was first preached ENTERED NOT IN BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF.”

This is the problem of today. We don’t REALLY believe what the Bible says, when it says that we aren’t living, but IT IS CHRIST IN US LIVING in this body of flesh!! We go by the outward appearance, instead of looking to the inner man, Christ.

EPH 4: 12-13 (Vs 13) Till WE all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the STATURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.”

This is us being spoken of here. This is Father’s plan for us, to come into the image of Jesus Christ. Father has predestined this for us, and some will fulfill this, right here on earth, as Jesus did. He died that this could be accomplished!!

The Tabernacle of Moses is a very strong picture of spiritual things. The pattern of things in the OT are really visual aids of spiritual truths. To show us how important it is for us to learn about the Tabernacle of Moses, Father inspired 43 chapters of the OT Bible, regarding the Tabernacle. (and that’s not counting what all the NT has to say about it) (Hebrews 9)  Much of the Book of Hebrews is about the Tabernacle. The Book of Revelation is centered around the furniture of the Tabernacle. (the ark, the candlesticks, the alters). This might not be a known fact, but I think that Father has inspired more to be written about the Tabernacle, than anything else in the Bible. I don’t know of any other subject that has more than 43 chapters written about it. I don’t know how you feel, but that’s telling me that we NEED to know about the Tabernacle. And it MUST hold a lot of revelations that we NEED TO SEE!

God had Moses on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights, giving him instructions, as to the pattern of how God wanted the Tabernacle to be built. (Ex 24:15-18, EX 25:40, Heb 8:5) Chapters 25 through chapter 30 of the Book of Exodus tells Father’s instructions to Moses.

WHY DID GOD WANT A TABERNACLE BUILT?

EX 25:8 “And let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell AMONG THEM.”

God wanted a place on earth that He could dwell among His people. And God doesn’t change. (HEB 13:8) He still wants a place on earth to live in, permanently.  Hebrews 7, tells us about the priesthood in the OT and about how, now, Jesus is the High Priest of the NT people.

HEB 8:1-3 “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum; We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavenlies…”

Now I want you to understand…and I won’t really go into all of it right now, but, I want to touch on it. Here in Hebrews, the heavenly things spoken of, are not to be looked on as being a place somewhere in outer space. There are many scriptures that you can find in the Bible that tells us:

1) We can come into the Presence of God.

2) We can come before the Throne of God.

3) We are seated in heavenly places.

4) While on earth, Paul was in the 3rd heaven.

5) Our citizenship is in heaven.

And many more scriptures that deal with us and heaven.

If you study out the word “heaven,” you’ll find a few definitions: (a) a state of being, (b) anywhere off of the terra firma (earth). I’ve said that to say this; the heavenly things spoken of in Heb 8:1, is not talking about the heaven of outer space. The heavenlies, that are spoken about, are in US!

So, in this study of a literal, physical tabernacle, we will see types and shadows or truths of us – the spiritual and ONLY tabernacle. (1Cor 15:46)  We are all, each, a part of Father’s house, and the whole of the Body of Christ is His habitation!! Look at what Father said about the 2 different kinds of tabernacles:

Eph 2:19-22 “NOW, therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the HOUSEHOLD OF GOD. In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, In whom ye also are builded together for AN HABITATION OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT.”

If we are of (of meaning, out from within) the HOUSEHOLD of God, then we have the same name, Christ! (Eph 3:14-16)

1 CHRONICLES 17:5 “For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent and from one tabernacle to another.”

His Presence use to dwell in the literal Tabernacle of Moses, now WE are His permanent tabernacle or temple.

This study, I hope, if you receive it by the Spirit, will show you this: If you are a person who thinks that the moves of God are going to be seen and known, today, by the churches, you’d better read your Bible!! They read, preach and teach with the logical, flesh, mental mind. When EVERYTHING about God is spiritual!! The “religious” church missed Jesus in His day. Today those same religious minds (really they’re carnal) are still missing God’s moving today in His Body. So we’re going to see the moves of God in OUR lives, past, present and future.

PART TWO

CLOUDS

These are some of the things we will be studying in the study of the Tabernacle of Moses. We will go over each one in scripture and then we’ll see what they mean to us today, and throughout our experience in the Lord.

1) The entrances of the Tabernacle. (the gate, the door and the veil)

2) The inside of the Tabernacle:

      A. The Outer Court (Salvation or new birth) 30 fold realm

      B. The Holy Place (Baptism of Holy Ghost) 60 fold realm

      C. The Holy of Holies (Fullness of God, Maturity) 100 fold realm

3) The furniture in the Tabernacle:

      A. Outer Court (Brazen Alter)

      B. The Holy Place (Brazen Laver, Candlesticks, Table of Shewbread, (Golden Alter of Incense)

      C. The Holy of Holies (Ark – Mercy Seat)

4) The 3 Feasts (Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles)

5) The 3 Realms of God

6)  3 Salvations

7) Clouds – This study is so exciting and interesting. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Natural Israel of the OT is a type and shadow of us, the church, the New Jerusalem of the NT. We can study the actions, the moves, the thoughts, the obedience, the disobedience of OT Israel; and God’s dealings with them and learn great things in the Lord. (Rom 15:4) Today I want us to look at “clouds” and get a Spiritual understanding, instead of a natural understanding. (1 Cor 15:46, 1 Cor 2:12-16)

The first thing that we MUST understand is how important it is to us to know about communing with Father. So many people have this picture of Father in their heads; A big guy, with white wool hair, a white beard, setting on a golden throne, out in space somewhere, wearing a Royal red robe, etc., etc. I speak this, out from within Father, “THESE ARE CARNAL THOUGHTS!!” This is what we’ve been taught for years!! Teachings of Satan!!! If Satan can keep us from TRULY knowing about, as well as, personally knowing, our God, he is a happy camper. Have you ever noticed, the ones most bothered by Satan are the ones who really desire to KNOW our Father? I will guarantee you this, the closer you get to Father, the more you will be bothered!! BUT, When we learn Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why God is, one day we will say, “WOW, Father gave ME dominion over Satan, demons and principalities!” (Heb 2: 14-15) And right NOW that old devil is DEAD TO US, who know it! And then, the ONLY trials we’ll go through, will be for the learning of God, and the purifying of His Tabernacle, US. His Strength is always there in us, enabling us to walk through them and complete what it is that Father is teaching us. And that learning, when Father has finished with that teaching or lesson, will be a literal part of us and when it is needed, we will have it within us, to pour out on someone else in need.

To understand this study (and other teachings on The Word of God), we need to find out, how to receive Father’s truth. I want to ask you to do something for right now. I want you to, with the next 3 scriptures, say “OK I will believe this Word, no matter what your thoughts say to you, no matter what your natural eyes see in your actions, no matter what ANYONE has told you – just say “OK I’ll try this, I’ll believe, without a doubt, no ifs, ands or buts, what these 3 scriptures say about me.

1) (Gal 2:20) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; YET NOT I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Linda, that sinful acting creature, is not the one that is living right now, on this earth. Wherever I am, it is Christ that is doing the living, the walking, the talking. (now remember what we learned about, what the word “Christ” means. It is not a person or a personal name. It’s God’s anointing, so if the Spirit of God is in you, you are the anointed one of God.–Christ. Christ is not Jesus’ name, it is the title He held. It described Him, and Who He was. (1 John 2: 21-22, 1 John 7:26, Rev 12:10, 11:15)

He was Jesus, the anointed one of God. It is Christ living in us, not us, the old man died on the cross with Jesus (Rom 6:6) and we, Christ, God’s anointed ones were resurrected a new creature, a new species of people. (Rom 6:5, *2Cor 5:17-20) Now, remember, you’re saying, “I believe what these Words of God say about me–even if I don’t SEE it operating in me.”

2) 1Cor 2:16 “We have the mind of Christ.” Now the first thing someone will say is, “well why do I think like I do? Why don’t I know all that Jesus knew?” YOU DO!  Didn’t His Word tell us that HE WROTE HIS WORD UPON OUR HEART?) Then we know all things. (and remember, we’re going to believe this, if nothing else, just through this study).

If you don’t know who you are, you can’t think like that person! Have you ever been around someone and they are saying some really dumb things? And you think, boy, I’d like to be in his/her mind, just to see how he/she thinks. But, we can’t because that person’s mind isn’t in us and visa versa. We’re not that person, so we don’t have his/her mind. Doesn’t the Word say that when we come to the Lord, that in our new hearts, He wrote His Words on it? If you look up the word “heart,” it means the mind. (Heb 8:10, Jer 31:33)

When we hurt, we don’t hurt from that organ in our chest that pumps blood. We hurt from the thoughts in our minds. So He wrote His Words on our heart/mind, so, we do have His Word in our minds. BUT, if we don’t know who we really are, we’re going to think like the old man thought. OK? But, remember–for right now, we’re going to believe this scripture and what it says about us. Right?

3) Col 2:8-10 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the TRADITION OF MEN, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, WHICH IS THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER.”

In verse 9, “him” is Christ (see Vs 8), in Christ dwells the fullness of God, Vs 10 says that in Him we are complete (perfected). Where is the fullness? In Christ. Where is the home of Christ? In us, we are the temple of God, AND God’s anointing. He doesn’t void Himself of all of He has within Himself, and then, come into us. He comes into us with EVERYTHING that He is made up of – including His anointing. So whenever He enters, with His anointing, we become His anointed ones!! As you believe in a truth, it manifests through you. We are a spirit being, living in a body and we have a soul. (2 Cor 2:17-18)

Now His Word tells us, “God is Spirit.” (John 4:24) It also says “we must worship Him in Spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24) the hour is NOW.”

So, we take these 3 scriptures (telling us who we are) and by knowing and believing them (no matter what), we go to the Father, alone and very personally, leaving all the thoughts and teachings behind; knowing that we can go to Him with anything. Things that we could never go to our natural dads and talk about. One other thing we MUST get into our spirit, I hear people, all the time, saying, “I’m not worthy, I’m not holy, I’m a sinner”, I want to just scream every time I hear someone say this! In the 3 scriptures that we just read, they tell us differently!!  And remember this, Out of a man’s heart, the mouth speaks! Col 2:10 “ye are complete in Him.”  Christ will not manifest it UNTIL we know it. It’s a process; once we know, we think it, once we think it, it becomes a part of us, once it becomes a part of us, we start speaking it, we start living it without a 2nd thought! “I’m not worthy,” that’s the thinking of a babe in the Lord.  Heb 6:1-3 tells us to GROW UP!! You don’t stay at Salvation, you move on to Pentecost, and you don’t stay at Pentecost, you move on to Tabernacles. (which we’ll go through as we discuss the 3 feasts, later in the study). OK, now for clouds.

CLOUDS

We know of the clouds in the natural. Those soft, fluffy, white things in the heavens. Did you know that people are also clouds? (Jude 12, 2Peter 2:12, 14, 15, *17, Prov 25:14)

In Prov 25:14, this word “cloud” = is in the Hebrew, naw-see, it means: an exalted one, i.e., a king, or sheik; also, a rising mist; captain, chief, governor, prince, ruler; vapor.

To make a point, in the natural, we would think “a cloud with water” would mean, that, that cloud is about to pour out rain, water. In the Spirit, it would be a person with the Spirit of God, pouring out God’s truths.

Before I get to the cloud in the OT, regarding the Israelites, I want to touch on another scripture about clouds.

Zechariah 10:1 “Ask ye of the Lord rain, in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.” If you’ve done any reading on the history of Pentecost, you’ll remember Azuza Street. Pentecost broke out and thousands received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It was called “the Latter Day Rain”!! It wasn’t a literal, water rain, it was the out pouring of the Spirit.

These “bright clouds” are people who are allowing the Holy Spirit to come forth through them. “Bright” is likened to lightning, shocking people around them with Father’s revelation. “Field” is comparable to the parable about a great treasure being hid in the field. That is Christ in Us, us being the field, these earthen bodies. Haven’t you ever been around someone that the Spirit comes forth through them so strongly, that it just amazes you? I know I have. These people know who they are, and the Spirit of Christ comes forth so much, that it “shocks” folks to see these people be so blessed with, being used so mightily by God!! They are imparting that Spirit within them to others, they are literally fulfilling the scripture “deep calls unto deep.”

One more thing, just something to think about. Read these scriptures: Mt 24:30, 26:64, Mark 13:26, 14:62, Rev 1:7. We’ve been taught for years, that He will come back floating on a cloud. But, if you look closely, these verses say “clouds,” PLURAL. Now, I was thinking, Do I really believe that Jesus needs more than one cloud to stand on? Well, that’s another study.

PART THREE

GLORY OF GOD

The first thing that I noticed in this study, God is so Good, is that Moses gave all glory, for the things that happened and for everything that was provided, to God, our Father.

EXODUS 13:3,14-16 “And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; there shall no leaven bread be eaten.”

What I saw here, also, was that the word “place” is in parenthesis, which means it was not in the original writing. So, as we know, bondage is not always a literal piece of ground, but it is a type and shadow of things that we must be freed from. Another type and shadow we see here, and what a great one it is!! We’ve been taught, all the time, about the “mark of the beast.” The church has scared us half to death, wondering would we have enough strength to deny the “mark of the beast.” But look at this, and I want to remind you that types and shadows are to show what is in our future, or maybe I should say, what is available for us to take, although, many do not and will not take all that is offered to us. Now this is speaking of Passover (salvation), look at (VS 16) “And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes; for by strength of hand the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt.”

This word “token” in the Hebrew means: (a) a sign of something past (b) a sign (c) a sign of something future, a portent (d) a sign of anything which cannot itself be seen. I want to say here, the mark of the beast and the mark of God is a spiritual thing. It is not some tattoo, as we’ve been taught. In the Bible the number 3 represents, completeness, 6 represents, man. If you put 3, 6’s together, 666, all this shows is a nature. It’s someone who is completely (3) consumed with the nature of fallen, sinful man. (6) See what I mean? I want to read verse 16 out of some different translations.

1) Knox = “keep this custom to endure like a mark branded on the hand.”

2) Living Bible = “Again, I say, this celebration shall identify you as God’s people.”

3) The Torah = “as a symbol on your forehead.”

4) Bible of Basic Eng.= “and for a mark on your brow.”

In the Bible, the hand is symbolic of the 5 fold ministry. (thumb=apostle, pointing finger=prophet, middle finger=evangelist, next to pinkie finger=pastor and lastly, the pinky=teacher. The forehead is symbolic of our mind/heart. I won’t list all of them, but if you search the scripture, you’ll find Word on the mark of God, but, all you hear taught in the churches is “the mark of the beast.” This verse (Vs 16) is so very encouraging to us, or should be, to know that, there is a “mark of God,” as well as a “mark of the beast.” But, as we see here in Exodus, that all glory was given to God. OK let’s go to Exodus 13:17-22.

EXODUS 13:17- 22 Pharaoh had let the Israelites go. (VS 18,21, 22) “But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea; and the children of Israel went up harnessed (armed) out of the land of Egypt (VS 21) And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them by the day; and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light; to go by day and night; (VS 22) He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”

Here is verse 22, we see another type and shadow. What remembrance does this verse bring to your mind (the mind of Christ coming forth in you)? It’s the promise that Father made to US. (Heb 13:5) “I will never leave you or forsake you.” This shows us that Father’s plan for humanity, is the same as it’s ever been. We are to look at the Israelites of the OT, and see that His Plan is for us to enter into our own “Canaan land,” which for us is not a literal piece of real estate, but a spiritual state of being, Christ manifested completely through us. That heavenly state of being, of having the mind of Christ operating in us fully, completely, and at all times, AND LIKE JESUS, we have POWER OVER DEATH, but, do we believe it? (Just like our pattern, Jesus).

So, here in Exodus, Father shows us plainly that this cloud is not what our natural concept of a cloud is. You know what? Every time the Spirit within us rises, and we minister to someone else, no matter what it is that we might be ministering, we are a cloud, a “bright cloud,” pouring out rain, spiritual truth.  And the workings that Father has worked within us, we are “raining” on whoever we’re ministering to!   Hello clouds!

I’m going to just wander through the scriptures and share facts (of God) about clouds, OK?

EXODUS 24:16 “And the glory of the Lord abode upon Mount Sinai and the cloud covered it six days; and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.”

Have you ever seen a cloud stand still for six days? And, this cloud is talking!!! Folks, the cloud is God’s Glory!! Even the clouds that Jesus comes in are God’s Glory!! We are the clouds that Father fills with His Glory. It’s nothing that we do, it’s Father fulfilling Rom 8:29!  It’s Father manifesting fully and completely, sonship in us. Praise His Name/Nature!!

Look at Mt 17:1-9, and Mark 9:1-7 this is the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. Look at Mark (VS 7) closely. He shows us that Peter, James and John were in the cloud. (while still standing on earth, on that mountain).

Mark 9:7, “And there was a cloud that OVERSHADOWED them: …”

The cloud “over shadowed” them. That shadow engulfed them, they were IN the cloud!

We, as clouds, have to “come up hither” into God’s Glory and Father shows His glory in us, and then He uses us and pours us out on others. We rain on them, what Father has put in us, has filled us with!! Isn’t it wonderful? I wish that you could know the excitement that fills my very being when I read this!

You notice, in Revelation, when Father gave John the book (or prophecy) of Revelation to write, John “had to come up hither” to receive it. (Rev 4:1, 11:12) The disciples had to ascend up the mountain to receive that vision. What I’m saying is that we have to elevate up, into that state of being in His presence in the Spirit. We cannot and will not receive the much needed rain that Father wants to fill us with, without ascending up, higher than the realm of the nature thinking. And we do that the same way that we received Jesus as our Savior, and the same way we received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, BY FAITH!!  HIS faith, that HE put IN US! Just like when you got saved, if someone had said “prove it, prove that you’re saved,” you couldn’t, in the natural PROVE IT. But His Spirit within you, the Christ, just made you KNOW that you were saved! No matter what anyone said, no matter what teachings that you heard, that said, “If you don’t do this, or if you don’t stop that, you’re not saved.” BUT HE made you KNOW that you were saved! You were in that elevated state of being! You had “come up hither!  Have you forgotten that stubbornness, about how no one could tell you differently? We need that back!!  We’ve gotten lazy and allowed MAN to be our spiritual guide!! We’ve forgotten our FIRST LOVE. (Help us Father.)

It’s the same way with hearing Him speak to you, or receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, or knowing who you are, Christ, His anointed one, and that’s by faith!!  By faith you entered in. Regardless of what you did in the natural, regardless of what people told you, no matter what you entered in and it became a truth to you, a literal part of you. This is the same way we inter into knowing who we are, His anointed ones on earth, HIS SONS, because His Words tell us this, and we can have faith in what He says!! And we don’t worry when someone says, “you’re a heretic, you’re trying to be Jesus.” Cause that’s not what we’re saying at all. We are Christ, God’s anointed ones, not Jesus. NO ONE CAN TAKE JESUS’ PLACE! Jesus opened up that elevated place of sonship for us to enter into and at His ascension after His resurrection, Jesus ascended back to being God the Father of us all! (John 17:4-5) this is Jesus speaking, “I have glorified thee on the earth; I have FINISHED the work which thou gavest me to do (VS 5) And NOW O Father, glorify thou me WITH THINE OWN SELF, WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.”  We are not the flesh man Jesus. We are Father’s anointed one. We are His sons and some will mature even further!! (which I won’t go into, in this study.)  Like I keep repeating, Christ is not Jesus’ name, it was His title. Now, as sons, we have that title (if we accept it), we are His anointed ones. Have you ever noticed that while on earth, Jesus was called Jesus Christ? And after His death, burial and resurrection, He was called Christ Jesus? You know why? Because while on earth, Jesus was filled with God’s anointing, He was God’s Christ. After His resurrection, He became the anointing!! Now as our Father, He fills us, His sons, His Christs, with it. IT IS HIM, that is filling us, enabling us to walk this earth as His anointed ones. We will, eventually, through this process of His, do and say ONLY what we hear and see our Father do. And we will do it as clouds, ascending into the Glory Cloud of God and allowing Him to rain forth THROUGH US! , and we ONLY can do this by faith in what His Words say about Who we are. We don’t listen to what ANYONE says, how much they deny this truth, we take it, ONLY by believing HIS WORDS, about who we are. No matter what carnal minds try to tell us, or what we are seeing in ourselves, we believe what that mind of Christ within us tells us. We believe that God is working a process in us to bring this to manifestation, because His Work in us will be brought to completion.

 (Phil 1:6) “He will finish the good work He started in us.”

In this verse, in the original, the word “Jesus” is not here, it reads “the day of Christ.”

OK let’s look at the NT for word on “clouds.”

Heb 12:1 “we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses…”

This cloud is also a many-membered body. Let’s see who they are. (Heb 11:37-40) These are the men and women who have passed over into the spirit realm. They went as far as they were ordained, by God, to go. God knew from the beginning, how far each of us would go, in this plan that He provided for us. And just as Jesus, our Pattern, called forth Lazarus from the dead, the manifested sons of God (when the process of believing HIS WORDS is completed) , God’s Christs on earth, will call forth ALL that has been asleep. Each person in the order that God will reveal to these sons. (1 Cor 15:12-26). VS 19 tells us that those in the spirit realm, those asleep, those that have seen death, (Heb 12:1) also have faith that these many-membered body of Christ, here on earth, will call them back into perfected bodies, they have to wait for this to happen, UNTIL the manifestation of Christ, IN US.

Heb 11:40, “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”

I always wondered what the “greater” works than these, spoken of in John 14:12, could possibly be. Then Father said to me, “One of the greater works, will be LIFE.” Unlike Lazarus, once called back from the dead, and then died again, when My anointed ones, call back the dead, they shall die no more!” (1 Cor 15:26) Praise His Name!! Praise Him, clouds!

Well, I think I’ve given you enough to chew on for now, so I ask Father to elevate your thinking as you read and reread this study. Be open to what Father is revealing. He has given us such a hope to hold onto, so hold tight to it, my brothers and sister.

PART FOUR

THE OUTERCOURT GATE

The OT shows, in the natural, man leading man, and the Promises of God. The NT fulfills the OT and shows us how to receive the Promises. The Tabernacle will teach us much about our walk into Christ. I want to touch on the entrance of the Tabernacle, in this study. I’m not going into deep study on the gate that leads to the inside of the Tabernacle, but, I do want to show the types and shadows of the gate, as it pertains to our walk in the Lord.

We know that God commanded and gave instructions, as to the building of the Tabernacle. EXODUS, chapters 26-31 will show the instructions for the building of the Tabernacle; the priests that are to serve; their clothing that they were to wear.

I’m not going into the study of the priesthood and the breastplate, with all its stones and what all this means to us, because of the length of this entire stud, and the Priesthood is a study, all of its own.. (But, it is important and I do encourage you to study it out). These stones are spoken of in the Book of Revelation, regarding New Jerusalem. We have now entered into the priesthood after the order of Melchizedek, where our High Priest is Christ Jesus. (this is a long study that perhaps we can get to later).

As to the Tabernacle of Moses, Father commanded Moses to have it built.

Ex 25 “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”

God wanted a dwelling place among His people. Today, we can see types and shadows shown by the Israelites. They were sent into Babylonian, into captivity for 70 years. We too, have been held prisoner of the “Babylonian” churches. (the teachings of man-made doctrines, with man-made rules and regulations, and the learning and teaching of the natural man. Our journey through the “wilderness” of trying to get out of the imprisonment of this flesh nature, and to come into the nature of Christ Jesus, is being shown to us, by the Holy Spirit.

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for inequity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness and to seal up the vision and prophesy, and to anoint the Most Holy.”

It was because of Daniel’s beseeching, that the Arch Angel Gabriel appeared to give God’s direction, concerning Israel‘s release from bondage. I want to make it clear, it is not as some teach today, that only the natural Jew is God’s chosen people!! Father is calling out from every race, kindred and nation of people, a people who will not only HEAR Him, but will HAVE HIS LIFE COME FORTH THROUGH THEM. It is stupid to believe this teaching (of the natural Jew), when His Word says that He redeemed us from every nation, tribe and tongue. It also, states that He is no respecter of persons. (Gal 3:28)

Look at the last part of Daniel 9, where it says, “to anoint the Most Holy.” He is speaking of the Holy of Holies, the 3rd room or compartment of the Tabernacle of Moses. It is the innermost part of the Tabernacle of Moses. It is the innermost part of the tabernacle, and there is no way to enter that innermost part, without going through the first 2 parts, the Outer Court and the Holy Place. BUT, the thing I want to point out is that there was going to come a time (according to Daniel) when God would anoint the Holy of Holies. This word “anoint,” in the Greek is Christos or Christ the anointing, and the anointing is Father’s LIFE. We must keep in mind that this tabernacle is showing us a picture, of our walk in Christ, our walk in the Lord. We’ll see later, just what the Holy of Holies means to us, as a type and shadow.

THE OUTERCOURT GATE

As we look back, we remember that the tabernacle was the place where God wanted to dwell among His children. Which, in type, we know that we are the tabernacle now. “Know you not, that you are the temple of God?”

We’re going to deal with 2 scriptures and in both, it speaks of an entrance into the tabernacle.

EX 27:16 “the gate” (Door)

EX 27:16, “And the gate of the court shall be an hanging of 20 cubits, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework; and their pillars shall be ten, and their sockets four.”

This gate or door was the ONLY entrance into the first part of the tabernacle–the Outer Court. This gate/door was easily accessible and not guarded. It was for all of Israel, and anyone could enter through this gate/door, into the courts of the Lord.

The measurements of the gate were 20 cubits wide, (which 20 cubits is 30 feet). As we know, 30 represents the realm of 30 fold, salvation.

It had a curtain made of fine twine linen made with colors of blue, purple and scarlet.

blue=  power, might and stable 

purple= royalty, kingly authority, reconciliation

scarlet= atonement, the blood, seed of royalty, understanding

The gate was held up by four pillars, made of brass (silver), that set in brass (silver) sockets (or connecting rods), the gate hung from silver hooks connected to the pillars. This gate was on the east side of the tabernacle.

silver= redemption, refinement

4 = earthly (showing us that this temple was of the earth, His tabernacle, NOW, is spiritual)

Linen = righteousness

(Vs 7) Then said Jesus unto them again, “verily, verily I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep,”   

John 10:9, I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” The ONLY way we can receive salvation is through Jesus, the Door. Outside of this door, shows, BEFORE coming in the Door, or us before we accepted Jesus, as our Savior.

Outside the gate: (before salvation) (Eph 2:11-12, John 10:5)

“Wherefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called, the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands: (Vs 12) That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and with God in the world.”

The entrance was on the east side of the tabernacle: East speaks of: new day, forward, saving grace, strength, RISING OF THE SUN/SON; we are NOW sons of God, (Rom 8:14) and Christ is rising, manifesting in and through us.

This entrance was wide= which means to us, that anyone can come through this gate (1 Tim 2:4, Luke 3:16, Phil 2:9-11, John 12:32, John 10:14-16, 1 Cor 15:21-23)

“Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Think about these scriptures and what they are saying!!

The pillars of silver= silver speaks of redemption, deliverance, purification from sin.

(Ps 12:6, Jer 32:8-9) “The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times.”

Jesus is the DOOR; (John 10:7, Rev 3:20, Acts 4:27)

Jesus is the person that this gate typifies.

Do you see the types and shadows shown in this study?

Do you remember when you walked through this gate? Aren’t you glad you did?

PART FIVE

Gal 2:20 IT IS CHRIST LIVING NOT US!!!

The Tabernacle was an oblong structure. It was surrounded by a fence-like enclosure. The enclosure was made of fine linen. The type and shadow of this enclosure, to us is:

1) Made of linen: linen symbolizes righteousness Rev 19:8

2) The linen was white. White symbolizes purity. Dan 12:10

3) This fence or enclosure symbolizes that we are “enclosed” by Christ. (Gal 2:20) As Christ being our life, everything that we will see in the study of the Tabernacle of Moses, we will find “enclosed” within us, the Temple of God.

We’ve learned that the Tabernacle was a type and shadow of US, the Temple of God. If you read, Ex 40:34-38, we find the differences in the Tabernacle of Moses and us, as the Temple of God:

1) Vs 35: Moses was not allowed in the Tabernacle all of the time.

2) Vs 36: The Tabernacle of Moses was not stationary. It had to be packed up and moved every time the children of Israel moved, in their journey to the Promised Land.

3) Vs 38: The glory of God was “upon” the Tabernacle. When His glory was “in” the Tabernacle, Moses wasn’t allowed in.

With us, His sons, His church, His temple, His christs; God’s glory in “within” us, at all times and we may come before Him ANYTIME.

In the last study, we learned that the gate/door into the Tabernacle was a type and shadow of Jesus Christ. (John 10:7) Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father. In this study we’re going to look at the first room/compartment of the Tabernacle, the Outer Court, and see what it is a type and shadow of, to us. With this study of the first room/compart, we will see also the 2 pieces of furniture that were in it. Also, along with this room/compartment is the Feast of Passover. Both of these 2 things are a type and shadow of our first experience in our walk with the Lord.

All of this should be gone over and over, checked out and allowed to get deep into your spirit. The teachings that you will receive through the studies, will be of help to you, when you teach them!! And you will!! Father fills us, so that we may be used to fill others. Billions of people will be coming out of the traditional Babylonian teaching of the natural man, in the natural churches that do not teach or learn by the Spirit of God, and YOU will be the CHURCH that Father will do His teaching and revealing through.

We’re going to begin by showing, that just as the Israelites entered the Outer Court, we, God’s Temple, also enter the Outer Court. The Israelites, coming to the Outer Court, meant that their sins were being forgiven for a year. Although forgiven, the sins were not taken away. For us, to enter the Outer Court, we learn that all sin was forgiven AND taken away, because of our Savior Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. So, we’re going to begin by looking at just what was seen, as the Outer Court was entered.

What was seen inside the Outer Court is, in the middle of the floor, (which by the way was an earthen floor, was the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver. The next thing that was seen, past these 2 pieces of furniture, was a door that led to another room/compartment. I encourage all of you to read the scriptures that I put in these studies. You may get revelation on something that you could share and help all of us.!! And PLEASE share it with us!!

Ex 28:9-18 and Ex 38:9-19 gives the instructions, from God, as to how, and what material was to be used. We have wonderful types, shadows and symbols in these scriptures. When God told Moses to make a sanctuary in which He could dwell, He gave Moses the pattern and plan of the Tabernacle. Bare in mind that word “pattern.”

Let’s look at 1Tim 1:16, “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, FOR A PATTERN to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”

We saw in Exodus, that Father laid a pattern for the Tabernacle. That pattern was the type and shadow of Pattern, Jesus Christ. Father’s plan is and has always been for us, HIS tabernacle/temple, to follow the Pattern.

The very acts, thoughts and being, of our Pattern, JESUS. A lot of people are going to say, “Well, that’s impossible.” But, if Father laid this plan, HE provided what’s needed, to make it possible.

Rom 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, be also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

When we have ONLY one child, we don’t call that child our FIRSTBORN, we say this is my only son, right? Verse 29 says, we’re predestined to become the image of Jesus. Now, these are Father’s Words, not mine! Not only are we predestined, we’re called (BY GOD), we’re justified (BY GOD) and we’re glorified (BY GOD)! How?

Gal 2:20 IT IS CHRIST LIVING NOT US!

Are we going to believe God’s Word? Or are we going to believe what our natural eyes see us do, or what out pastors, preachers and teachers tell us is impossible? Me? I believe His Word, whether I understand or not, how He’s going to bring this to be!

OK let’s go on. God laid a pattern, for Moses to follow. And He laid one for us too. So much so, that He laid down His Life to make it possible, for us to follow that Pattern. To fulfill Rom 8:29. Some of you are saying, “why haven’t we been taught this before?” The main reason is that the majority of teachers are not allowing the Holy Spirit to do the teaching. They are relying on SEMINARIES! Teaching the same thing for 100 yrs. (Like Father doesn’t teach us more as time (HIS TIME) passes!!

Read Col 1:26, “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but NOW is made manifest to his saints.”

John 16:13-15, this is awesome scripture.

Howbeit when the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truths; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come.”

Most teachers quote this verse and stops there. Let’s take these verses apart and let them REALLY get deep inside of us.

Verse 13 says “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will GUIDE you,” there’s our Pattern; “into ALL truth.” He’s not going to tell us ABOUT, He’s going to guide, and lead, and show US!! Show us what? We’ll see a little farther on. Let’s go on.

“He will GUIDE us INTO.”!! We’ll see what He’s going to guide us into later. I want you to think about this: If you come to my trailer, and I lead/guide you into my living room, you become a part of my living room. Not my deck or my yard! It means that you have come INSIDE. You are in it. Into means into!! BUT, this verse is talking about God’s Truth! “when the Spirit of truth comes, he will GUIDE us INTO HIS TRUTH”! It will settle in our Spirit and produce a way of LIFE in us. (HIS LIFE!!) It will settle into us, and the more truth that settles into our spirit, it will manifest through us!

OK, now, what does (Vs 13 say)? What’s He going to lead/guide us into? “ALL TRUTH!” That’s what He’s doing now!! Even truths that have been hidden since the foundation of the world!! Are these my words, or are they God’s Words? You’re reading them! These are Father’s Words!

OK let’s go on to verse 14. When the Spirit guides us into a truth, that truth will glorify Jesus!! “for he shall receive of mine.” The Spirit will receive what of (out from within) Jesus? His truth!! He is awakening us to the REAL TRUTH; not only because it was what JESUS told us, but, also so He can lead us BACK to Who we are.

The Holy Spirit will HEAR (Vs 13) and SPEAK (Vs 13) ALL TRUTH (Vs 13) and SHOW US!! (Vs 13)!!! I love this!!!! Now as good as these 2 verses are, Vs 15 is even more exciting!

Verse 15 “All things that the Father hath are mine (Jesus’).”

Now we all know that, right? OK. “therefore said, I (JESUS),” this is making it clear that Jesus is telling us this. “that he (Holy Spirit) shall take of mine (His Truth) and shall show you” WOW! Did you hear that? Everything that is Father’s is Jesus’. And the Holy Spirit will take all of Father’s truths and give to us! But, I want to tell you, in order to get those truths; we don’t let MAN tell us what is true and what is impossible. I don’t care how long they’ve taught people. Did they teach you this? NO, THE HOLY SPIRIT DID! I wasn’t even going any where near this scripture, but, OUR PATTERN GUIDED ME TO IT! Now, are you going to let ANYBODY tell you that we cannot know all that JESUS knew? If you do, you’re denying JESUS!! Oh please hear this. You’ve read it yourself!! BELIEVE IT and let it get down inside you! Let it start being manifested through you!! We’ve seen that MANY will come into the Image of Jesus, our PATTERN! I’m not going to type it out, but look at John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

I guarantee you that preachers and teachers will tell you this can’t happen. Nothing could be greater than what Jesus has done!! But, when they tell you that you can’t, you tell them, “well, this is JESUS HIMSELF saying it, so IT HAS TO BE TRUE!! HE CANNOT LIE”!! And remember, don’t keep you focus on THE WORKS. We won’t be doing the works anyway, it will be Father doing them THROUGH US, and ONLY when, what and where HE wants them done. “The Works” doesn’t prove you are a son, your love, openness to Him, and your obedience will SHOW Who you are.

PART SIX

THE BRAZEN ALTAR

I want to correct a statement I made in the last study. I said that the Tabernacle was covered with linen. It was not the entire Tabernacle, it was only the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, that was covered. Thanks and sorry about that.

We can see the Tabernacle as a 3 room house that God dwelt in; the Outer Court, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. We, also, are a 3 room house, spirit, soul and body. He is tabernacling among us!! John 1:1, 14

Well, we finally made it to inside the Outer Court!! The Outer Court was the first compartment that was entered into, in the Tabernacle of Moses. This compartment did not have a covering over it. The Outer Court had 2 pieces of furniture in it: the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver. There were 7 pieces of furniture in all, in the 3 different compartments of the Tabernacle. The furniture was arranged, throughout the Tabernacle, to form the shape of a cross. Which is a type and shadow of the Cross of Calvary.

We saw Jesus, in the last study, as a type and shadow of the gate/door. We will see Jesus, in type and shadow, in every compartment, every piece of furniture, and each door, in the Tabernacle. Bare in mind, we are entering into these compartments, in our spiritual walk. In the study of the Tabernacle of Moses, we’ll see 3 stages of development. We are to walk into these 3 stages, by faith. (Heb 6:1-3)

As we have seen, the Tabernacle is also a type and shadow of US, as well as Jesus.

(Eph 2: 21-22) “In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth (remember what “eth” on a word means, “is continually”) unto an holy temple in the Lord: (Vs 22) In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

We’ve entered into the Outer Court and we want to deal with the first pieces of furniture, which is the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver. These 2 pieces, combine to show, by type and shadow, our first step in our walk and experience in God.

THE BRAZEN ALTAR

Exodus 27:1-8, “And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare; and the height thereof shall be three cubits. (2) And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof; his horns shall be the same; and thou shalt overlay it with brass. (3) And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass. (4) And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof. (5) And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath that, the net may be even to the midst of the altar. (6) And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass. (7) And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it. (8) Hollow with boards shalt thou make it; as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.”

The Brazen Altar was a large square box-type piece of furniture. It is also, referred to as, The Burnt Offering Altar. This large square box, piece of furniture, was made of shittim wood, overlaid with bronze/brass, both within and without. It had a grate in the center of it and it’s measurements were 5 cubits by 3. It had 5 vessels that were to be used, in the animal sacrifices.

TYPES AND SHADOWS:

1) Once through the gate/door (Jesus), the first thing seen in the Outer Court (our first step in our walk with the Lord), was the Brazen Altar.

2) The Altar was made of Acacia/Shittim wood. (high quality wood). Wood speaks of mankind or humanity. (Ps 1:1, 3, Jer 5:14) THIS wood, being a strong and high quality wood, speaks of the humanity of Jesus.

3) Bronze/Brass speaks of judgment. This metal is connected to sin and judgment (Deut 28: 22-23, Rev 1:15) Jesus was judged for our sins.

4) The numbers in the measurements of the Altar, are 5 and 3. #5 speaks of grace. (Mt 14:17,21 Mt 25:15 Gen 1:21-23). The #5 also speaks of the 5 fold ministry (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher). (Eph 4:11-13) The cross was grace given to us by our Father God. By Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Resurrection and grace go hand in hand.

The #3 speaks of the Godhead, completion, perfection and Divine Fullness. (Acts 10:40 Dan 3: 23-24)

5) The Altar itself: At the Brazen Altar, the priests sacrificed various offerings to God. Some offerings were for the priests’ own sins and some offerings were for the sins of the people. The offerings were made, so that a person might become accepted, before God, and forgiven their sins. A lamb was burnt every morning and every night. (Ex 29:38-42)

The lamb offered for sacrifice had to be a male, the best and healthiest, and it had to be without spot or blemish. This lamb had to be given freely and voluntarily. The person, giving the lamb, had to place his hand on the head of the animal and that animal served as an atonement, to be made for that person. (Lev 1:2-4) This is a type and shadow of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was found to be without spot or blemish. (John 18:38) So we see here, that every part of the Brazen Altar is a picture of Jesus. The Lamb, slain before the foundation of the world and manifested 2000 years later. The Brazen Altar represents the principle of the cross. The first thing that we experience is Jesus, on the cross. BUT, we don’t stop and stay there, it is where we begin. You’d be surprised at how many Christians have come to salvation, and that is as far as they go, in their walk!! They know that Jesus died on the cross, so that they could receive the common salvation. (Jude 3) But they have no idea of what all is still available to them, because of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection!!! They, truly, don’t know anything about the Blood of our Precious Savior, that Precious Lamb!! They don’t realize that there is NO GRACE without the shedding of Blood!! Jesus’ Blood!! They just stay right there at the common salvation (Jude 3).

Look at Heb 6:1-2 “Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Jesus Christ! WOW! They’ll cut your throat, if you suggest that they do this! And YET, it’s God’s Words! Just TRY telling some folks this! Stand way back!

This doctrine of Jesus Christ is the teaching about Jesus, being born of a virgin, Him as a babe, Him taking our sin, and Him dying on the cross and His resurrection. But, God’s Word says to leave this!! You don’t stay here, as a babe!! You go farther into Christ. The word “principles” in the Greek, means = “beginning of Jesus Christ.” Most don’t know, that this is where they are first fed, wrong teaching. They don’t study, so they just take the pastor’s word for it. When the ONE that should be teaching them is the Holy Spirit. You’d be surprised at how many babes, today, know MORE than their pastors!! Because, pastors are guilty of staying in the same place, just like others!! But let’s go on.

Exodus 27:2 This verse speaks of the horns, that are a part of the Brazen Altar. They are both, the Altar and the horns, made of ONE piece of brass. (This speaks of us being ONE with the Father). The importance of these 4 horns is this: Horns speak of strength, power. The horns are where the sacrificed animal hung from. The #4 speaks of, earth realm, carnal. (Is 11:12 Job 1:19) On these 4 horns, the Lamb was hung and so was our old man, the old Adam man! The old Adam man, which we were, was crucified WITH our Lord Jesus. The strength of these horns, is a type and shadow of the strength and power of Jesus, He was strong enough to KEEP our old man on that cross, until the old man died!! The old man was not fixed up and then resurrected, no, he died there on the Cross WITH Jesus.

Exodus 27: 4 and 5 The brazen rings brings to mind the 4 fold nature of Jesus. All 4 were part of the crucifixion. The 4-fold nature of Jesus is:

1) the face of man,

2) the face of a Lion,

3) the face of Ox, and

4) the face of an Eagle. These represent the Kingly side of Jesus and the sacrificial side of Jesus.

These rings were used in the moving of the Brazen Altar, from camp to camp, that Israel moved to.

Moses was instructed to have a grate of network (like a BBQ pit grate, with the network of holes in it) to be midway of the Altar.

There were 5 brass vessels. They were used to remove the ashes and the blood that came from the sacrificed animal. (shovels and pans). The ashes are a type and shadow of the old man. (the thoughts and beliefs of Adam.) The teachings of the carnal Christian pastor are as ashes. It takes a pastor, spirit filled and willing to be open minded enough, to allow the Holy Spirit to bring forth fresh and present day revelation, to remove the ashes from the minds of the babes who sit under him. If he won’t move, won’t go farther into Christ, the babes won’t either!! (unless, the Holy Spirit, takes that babe and begins teaching him)!! This tells us that the ashes of the old man is removed, when he goes to the cross WITH Jesus. And yet, what do we KEEP ON LOOKING AT? The faults that we think are in us. And as long as we focus on those faults, we are NOT looking at or for WHO WE REALLY ARE, NOT WILL BE!

Exodus 27:6-7 The staves (or poles) were also used to move the Brazen Altar. These staves of poles (2 staves) show the 2 sides of the cross. Unfortunately, most Christians are NEVER taught of both sides of the cross – the front side, the side that can be seen by carnal eyes. (Now I’m not saying the cross was carnal, I’m talking about LEARNING about the cross, with carnal teaching). On this side, we are taught of Jesus being hung on the cross, Him giving His Life for us, and Him taking the sin of the world, upon Himself, who knew no sin. This is what we are taught and this is where MANY stay, in their walk! This side of the Cross shows the saving of the Spirit.

Now I want to show you the other side of the cross. PLEASE think this out PRAYERFULLY, and ask the Holly Spirit to give revelation to it. In order to move from level to level in our walk, we MUST understand what happened at the cross!! We’ve been taught that we are weak, puny, Christians. And all we can do is to sit and ask Jesus to do this and do that. IF, you notice, on the cross, Jesus said, “Father, I have done the work that You sent me to do, IT IS FINISHED!!” Notice, JESUS DID THE WORK. Right? And yet, we are taught that He is OUR PATTERN, but, we are told that we CAN’T do anything! Now, if we are to follow Him as a Pattern, we WILL DO WORKS.(not works to EARN salvation), but the Word tells us; “WORK out your own salvation”. This means that we HAVE to learn WHO we really are, and “call those things which are not as though they are”. When Jesus died, He took OUR SIN, ALL SIN, upon Himself. (Praise His Name!!). He DID NOT take US upon Himself!! (and I’ll explain why). Jesus gave His Life to make possible for US to do the exact same things that He did, while He was on earth. This includes the salvation of the body!! This means that we DO NOT HAVE to see death!! It’s true folks!! The same unbelievable, the awesome, the wondrous works that He did, He made possible for US to do!! (John 14:12) He died so that WE would be capable of fulfilling. (Rom 8:29)

We MUST understand the other side of the cross for these things to even be considered!! Jesus took upon His sinless self, the sin of the world. This means past, present and future sin. (Now what does that mean? IT MEANS THERE IS NO SIN! But, we’ve been taught to look for sin IN US. this is another study.)  When Jesus took that sin upon Himself, He hated that filth that had to be put upon Him!! It disgusted Him!! He even asked Father, if He had to do this! (Mt 26:39 Mt 20:20-28) But He was faithful to the death that He suffered, for the accomplishments that He brought forth for us to be able to use. It is all to His Glory!! Amen!! When Jesus took our sin, we were in Adam, we had Adam’s nature, thoughts and actions. Jesus then, spoke to our spirit and said, “You must be born again.” But, the original way this was written is “You must be born from above.” The word “again” is not in the original. This verse meant and still means, that we have to be born not of our carnal, Adamic mind, but, that the birth we must be born is the higher, Spiritual mentality that Jesus had, we have to born of the Father, our God and Savior.  NEW CREATURES! In order to be born, out of the carnal into the Spiritual, WHO WE WERE HAD TO DIE!! JESUS IS OUR PATTERN! If He had to die, to make this birth possible, we (our old man) had to do the same thing that our Pattern did, die!! When we accepted Jesus as our Savior (Outer Court) the old Adamic us was nailed to the cross, WITH Him, and we (our old man) was crucified WITH Him. (Rom 6;6). It is taught that Jesus died in our place, a substitute for us. This is not true! It contradicts the Word of God! It is plainly stated “Your old man is crucified WITH Him.” Think about it, if Jesus died, as us, then the old man didn’t go to the cross, so how can anything be dead and crucified if it didn’t go to the cross? They teach that the Blood of Jesus covers the old man, but he’s dead!! Jesus’ Blood covers (present tense) the new creation. NOT THE OLD MAN!  When the old man died on the cross, he did not resurrect!! He died! He was buried! There is no more Old man in us. (Rom 6:3-6) When JESUS resurrected, there was an absolutely new creature that was resurrected with Him. (2Cor 5:16-17). (study out these scriptures on this new creature. Rom 8:18-19, Gal 6:15, Col 1:9-22) The old man WAS NOT renewed, he died and in his place, a new creature came forth US. Look at. (Ps 102:18-20) This is very deep teaching here in Psalms. I just can’t take the time and space to get into it now, (if you’d like to receive it separate from this study, let me know). This new creature is Christ. (NOT JESUS) Christ=the anointed ones of God. Without the knowledge of who you are, you can’t live that life. Look at (Gal 6:14-17) the word “rule” means Greek #2583, a standard of faith and practice, a boundary, a sphere of activity. This speaks of us having the faith in what HE does and says and taking an action of that faith. The faith is HIS, not ours! There is soooo much within us, so much love, power and God given ability, because of what Jesus did, to make it all possible, He died for us to be capable of fulfilling this.

I’ve had people say, that they could believe this, except they feel guilty, as if they would be taking credit away from Jesus. But He died so that we could fulfill Rom 8:29. He died to give us this!! It’s Christ that is NOW LIVING IN US that fulfills this scripture. How could we EVER take credit for something that wouldn’t be possible, if He had not died to give it to us?? To NOT take what HE HAS MADE POSSIBLE, is taking credit or glory from Jesus!! Well, once again, I had not planned on going here, but I guess this is what Father wanted.

PART SEVEN

FURNITURE IN THE TABERNACLE

I want to try to finish up on the first piece of furniture in the Tabernacle of Moses. We’ve learned that there were 3 rooms, each containing furniture, in the tabernacle. Each room and each piece of furniture is a type and shadow to us today. The 3 rooms are the Outer Court, Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. These 3 rooms speak to us as 3 dimensions of the Tabernacle. These 3 dimensions can be taught in many different ways. As ages: 1) the law age, 2) the church age, and 3) the millennial (ruling and reigning with Jesus for 1000 yrs.

The first room, the Outer Court speaks of the age of the law. The second room speaks of the church age, and the third room is the coming into the Image of Jesus.

We left off at the Brazen Altar. This was the first piece of furniture that was seen, as the priests entered the Outer Court. In the last study, we were reading from Exodus 27:1-8. These verses were telling us about the Brazen Altar, each piece of it. We saw what most of those pieces mean to us today as a type and shadow. I won’t go over the last study, I hope you are printing these studies out, because, like I said, they will help you when the time comes for you to teach someone. Theses studies will lessen many struggles of babes, just coming into their walk in the Lord. And they need to be taught that they are to strive to enter all 3 realms of the Lord, not just stay at salvation. (Heb 6:1-3)

We got down to the different parts of the Brazen Altar: the material used to build the Brazen Altar; the measurements; the 4 horns; the rings and poles (used to carry the Altar; and the grate). We learned that bronze/brass symbolizes “judgment.”

Exodus 27:3 is speaking of the 5 vessels, pans and shovels, used to carry the ashes and coals way. The # 5 speaks of Grace. These 5 vessels speak to us as the 5 fold ministry. (The Apostle, the prophet, the evangelist, the pastor and the teacher) Which we have WITHIN US.

The ashes of the lamb, once it was burned, represent or speak of our “old man.” He is dead, crucified with Jesus on the cross. (Rom 6:6) The 5 fold ministry carries away the ashes of the old man. They build up and edify the building of the Body of Christ. (Eph 4:7-16, Eph 2:19-22)

So, we see that the Brazen Altar was used to place a sacrificial lamb on it, to be burned, as an offering, for the sins of the children of Israel. The lamb had to be without spot of blemish. The entire lamb was sacrificed on the Altar. This lamb is a type and shadow of our Sacrificial Lamb, Jesus. By the entire lamb being offered up as a burnt offering, shows that Jesus took upon Himself, on the cross, ALL SIN!! He took the sin of the WORLD. (John 1:29, 2 Cor 5:19, John 4:42, John 6:51) WE will also become a lambkin, giving our life for others. (Not a physical death, but our life is/should be TOTALLY open to Father working through.

Let’s look at John 1:29 for just a minute. “…the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.” Do you understand what this scripture is saying? He, Jesus, took, not will take, He took away ALL the sin of the entire world!! The whole sin thing, He took away!! Father sees us as sinless!  Not just us Christians, but the entire world. It’s just that some aren’t aware of it. When we accepted that Lamb, that was sacrificed for our sins to be taken away, He, Jesus, JUSTIFIED AND SANCTIFIED us in the eyes of our Father. Father was satisfied, He was well pleased with that sacrifice. When a person who has been “saved” for 10, 20, 30 years keeps on saying, “I am a sinner saved by grace,” what they are REALLY saying is , “JESUS DIDN’T REALLY DO THE JOB!” “Well, if He did, it didn’t take on me, because I still sin”!!  WE ARE NO LONGER SINNERS!!! Yes, we make mistakes, but IF Jesus said “I TOOK ALL SIN,” then I for one, believe HIM! I might not understand it completely, but He does not lie!! And that is where I must keep my focus!!  We see what we CHOOSE to see. And we MUST know, that Father is in ALL THINGS. Just like the sacrificial lamb in the Tabernacle, it was ALL sacrificed. And also, Jesus took ALL the sin of the world!! Yes, at one time we were sinners, and yes, we were saved by grace, BUT when He shed His Blood, and we accepted that, He took every sin of our past, present and future! Here, in the Outer Court, the first thing that a new babe is taught, is, you are a sinner saved by grace. I beg to pardon!! If that babe got saved, he/she is no longer a sinner. And people are taught this for the rest of their Christian life. So, if they are sinners, answer this question: Does God send sinners to save sinners? It’s absurd!! No, He sends His people that allow the Holy Spirit to lead them. Do they make mistakes? Sure!! But, they just say, Father, I’m sorry for that mistake, please forgive me. Help me to keep my focus ON YOU!! And they get on with the life that Father gave them. But, most of all, they are very aware of what Jesus, our Sacrificial Lamb, took upon Himself!

The Brazen Altar typifies this: we are justified and sanctified, by what Jesus did for us. When our “old man” died on that cross, with Jesus, we were judged then, and Jesus took upon His sinless self, the judgment of what we were. When the old man died, he wasn’t just cleaned up, he died!! And we were raised with Jesus, as NEW CREATURES!! WITH NO SIN!

Look at 2 Cor 5:21 “He was made sin so that we might be made the righteous of God.” Just as the lamb placed on the Brazen Altar, received the judgment for the sins of the children of Israel, Jesus, did the SAME for us. Father not only forgave us, but the sin was TAKEN AWAY, ALL SIN!! Now these are Father’s Words, not mine!

Jesus’ sacrifice went so far, to the point that Hebrews 10: 1-14,  Vs 1-4 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (Vs 2) For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged SHOULD HAVE HAD NO MORE CONSCIENCE OF SINS. (Vs 3) But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year (Vs 4) For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” (Vs 9-10) “Then said he (Jesus) Lo I come to do thy will, O God, He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. (Vs 10) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”  We really need to meditate on these verses UNTIL we see it as Father sees it, regardless of what our natural eyes tell us.

The children of Israel were forgiven yearly. But, the sins were not taken away from them. This is what people are saying about Jesus taking our sins!! Think about it, they’re saying, “oh yes, He forgave us, but He didn’t TAKE THE SIN AWAY.” Well, if He didn’t, the Bible is a liar!! Because it says that HE DID!! Look at verse 10, “sanctified.” Listen to what that word means: Greek #37 & #40 = “to make holy, purify or consecrate, mentally venerate, hallow, sacred, pure, blameless, saint.” If anyone is saying, “I am not those things.” Then they are saying God is a liar, and Jesus Christ is lying when He said that HE MADE US THESE THINGS!

Folks, please listen, ask yourself, Is the scripture inspired of God? Does God lie? Yes, they are and no He’s not. Is God lying to us, or are we allowing the carnal mind, the teachers, the pastors, men ignorant of what God says, make what God says a lie? Yes, we are!! Let’s be honest, we look at ourselves and don’t believe God’s Word. But, do you know why, we don’t live and appear to be what Father says we are? We care too much what the pastors, teachers, sisters and brothers in Christ, would say, if we confessed the truth about what Father says we are!! We’d be laughed at, mocked, called names (I’ve lived this), but think about this, SO WAS JESUS!! We think we have to take on His suffering, this is the suffering. EVERYTHING, the beatings, the name calling, the mockery was all because of the Words HE SPOKE that Father said!! Check it out. These things will not show forth in us, manifest, UNTIL we confess, meditate and ACCEPT that what God’s Word as truth! We ARE NOT seeing as Father sees. IF you are covered by the BLOOD, there is NOTHING to see, except the Blood!! Try for 1 month, confessing what Father says you are. Tell your pastors, your sisters and brothers what you are because of Jesus’ sacrifice! I’ll guarantee you this: You will find those Words changing you. BUT, you’ll also have those you love in the Body of Christ say, “Oh, she/he’s trying to take the place of JESUS; she must be in a cult. I don’t know who told her/him this, but we’d better get away from her.”  Then tell them, “well the One who told me this was GOD’S WORD!!” Then listen to all the excuses, why they are not manifesting any of these truths!!  But, you better be pretty strong in the LORD, because you’ll think that you’re in HELL!! (among your Christian friends!) I guarantee you this will happen. This is taking up your cross, and walking with it!! Folks, you’ve been reading your Bible with me here, these are our Father’s Words, not mine. Don’t deny what Jesus died for, please! I believe that I am every one of these things!! He said it, I believe it!! When I slip, or fall short of these things, I ask forgiveness and I start focusing on Father’s Words again, and they will/are manifesting!! What’s the Word say, “First the natural, then the spiritual?” We have to confess and believe it NOW, then it will spiritually manifest through us. It’s a process that Father IS working in some of HIS people. I’m not saying it’s easy, but who said our walk would be easy, when we entered our Outer Court experience? I daily ask, “Father, please help our unbelief.” I’m not saying that we understand all of it, but it’s much better to admit, I don’t understand, than to call God a liar!! Forget your shortcomings, just focus on what your Father says about you. Go back to that Brazen Altar (the cross) in you life and accept what Jesus made possible for us. Let people talk, who cares? They aren’t the ones who’s going to cause your life to change and become conformed to His Image!! The Word says, “Our God is a consuming fire.” Let Him consume all of the memories of the old man. Let Him take everything that the carnal mind is telling us is still in the old man’s house, when he died.  NEWS BULLETIN!  We are NO LONGER his house, we are Father’s house and no one lives there but HIM!!  But, you have to believe the things that Father is telling us first. Without belief, it won’t work. He wants us in His Image and we ARE! That’s why I KEEP stressing Rom 8:29. That FIRE consumes the carnal thoughts, and then Father’s thoughts take their place.

So this is the end of the study on the Brazen Altar. Our next study will be on the last piece of furniture in the Outer Court, then we’ll enter the Holy Place. If you think the Outer Court is something, just wait for the other 2 rooms!

PART EIGHT

THE BRAZEN LAVER

We finished the study on the Brazen Altar, although there is so much more that could be said about it. I encourage everyone to use these studies, as just a starting place, and to restudy the Tabernacle of Moses on your own and get all of the wonderful nuggets from it. As we will not be going into the study of the priesthood, this too, is a wonderful study that portrays us, as a priesthood. I want to just touch on the priesthood, for just a minute.

REV 1:6 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen”

HEB 7:17 “For he testifieth, Thou are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”

1 PETER 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

These scriptures are about us!! And just look how important they are to Father. It says that we are priests UNTO GOD! Hallelujah! We must come to grips with just how important we are to Father!! Maybe in the future, we can do a study on the priesthood, their duties, their clothing and that fabulous breastplate, full of all those stones!! Each stone has a special meaning to us. But, right now, let’s go to the Brazen Laver.

THE BRAZEN LAVER

Many Christians make this Outer Court experience, their last stop, in their walk in the Lord. It is only the beginning. They have met Jesus, as their Savior. They are saved. They feel a little better about themselves and have lost some of the guilt, that they carried, and some of the bondage that held them. Their thoughts are mainly on changing their OUTER ways. Sometimes, they pray, sometimes they read the Bible, a little, but not on a regular basis. And many stop here and stay in the Outer Court, of their walk. But, there’s one wonderful scripture that tells us that there is so much more for us.

HEB 6:1-3 “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ; (the word of the beginning of Christ), let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. This plainly tells us, learn about Jesus, learn about repentance, learn about faith towards God, and (look at the first line) LEAVE IT!! God is saying this to us!

VS 2 this continues from Vs 1; it’s saying, Don’t lay again “the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

VS 3 And this will we do, if God permit.”

We are not to stop at these places in the Word or our walk. We are to go on unto perfection. 90% of your pastors will tell you this is not possible, which do you believe, this scripture, or them? This is possible or God would not have told us to do it! But, it will take EVERYTHING of us, to arrive there. It will depend on how much of yourself, that you’re willing to lose. Are you willing to give up family, home, church, friends, EVERYTHING? If not, you’ll never make it. It sounds kind of tripe to make this statement, but I say, “Lord take all that must be taken from me, all that I love, and do what must be done to and with me, just, please, manifest YOU through me.”

EXODUS 30:17-21 “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, (Vs 18) Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal; and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. (Vs 19) For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat. (Vs 20) When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the Lord. (Vs 21) So they shall wash their hands and their feet that they die not; and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.”

God spoke this to Moses. But He did something different here at the Brazen Laver. He did not give dimensions or measurements for it. It’s very important for us to know why He did give this. The Brazen Laver, speaks in type and shadow to us of Jesus, the Word made flesh; in so much as, just as the Laver has no measurement or limitation, neither did the ministry of Jesus. Jesus’ ministry was limitless. The Word of God is limitless. It’s inexhaustible. I believe that is why the Brazen Laver didn’t have measurements given by God, to Moses. Also, we don’t have to measure up to anything, because we already ARE what He created us. All we have to do is WAKE UP to this Truth.

Water goes into the Laver. Water in the NT speaks of the Word and the Word has no limitation.

Look at Look at VS 18 “and HIS foot also of brass.”

I noticed here that God had given the Brazen Laver a gender. “His.”

REV 1:13 “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot…”

We notice here, it did not cover His foot, but down to the foot. The Laver was made of brass and his foot was made of brass. This is Jesus’ ministry. The water speaks of the Word of God and the Laver speaks of Jesus, the Word made flesh. In the Hebrew, the word “laver” means, a furnace. So Father, in His Divine wisdom showed the type of Jesus Christ and the Word made flesh, in the Brazen Laver.

The Brazen Altar showed the cross. The sacrifice of Jesus. The Blood shed for us.

The Brazen Laver shows the water and why it’s important to us.

1 John 5:7-8 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. (VS 8) And there are three that bear WITNESS in the earth, the spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree in one.” “Bear witness in the earth...”  IN OUR EARTH.

What Father is showing us, is that, in order for us to receive sanctification, there MUST be an agreement made. That agreement has to be made, by at least 2 (there are 3 though) but by at least 2 witnesses, that bear WITNESS, not record, in the earth (we are earthen vessels), before we can call ourselves sanctified. (Although it was already done, before the foundation of the world. I’ll talk about this a little later on.) The Blood, the Water and the Spirit. The Blood, shed at the cross, then after that, the water which represents, water baptism, which brings us into Covenant with Father. At the Altar, we accepted Jesus by faith. At the water baptism, (Laver) the Holy Ghost witnesses and brings us into that Covenant. This Tabernacle of Moses, is a pattern. It is a pattern that starts at the beginning of our walk (the Door) and goes on to the place that we come into the Image of Jesus. (Rom 8:29) And each step, of walking through the Tabernacle (in type) must be a part of us.

JOHN 19: 34-35 “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. (VS 35) And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true; and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.”

So here (as I spoke of earlier) is the 3 witnesses, the Blood, the Water and the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the one who searches our heart to see IF we have, indeed, accepted Jesus in our heart, or not. The Word says, “salvation is in the heart.” The Holy Spirit searches our heart to see if we have made the commitment and it is after that searching of our heart, that we receive sanctification. (But, with all that the tabernacle is showing, we must realize that it was all done, before the foundation of the world).

Where did Moses get the brass to make this Laver?

EXODUS 38:8 “And he made the laver of brass and the foot of it, of brass, of the looking glasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.”

The women of Egypt were full of vanity. Day in and day out, they adorned themselves, and used polished brass as mirrors, to look at themselves in. What we call compacts today, to check our make-up, these women used these pieces of polished brass, to check themselves out. And when the children of Israel left Egypt, they brought things of the Egyptians, with them, including these pieces of polished brass. God said, “Outer adorning is vanity.” So God took these pieces of brass and had them melted down and used to make the Laver. (I thought that was interesting.) This is also what Father is doing today. He is taking things that the “old man” left in this house, when he died, He’s taking them out of this tabernacle of His, US. Now, no one knows for sure what the Brazen Laver really looked like. Just like all the pictures that we see of Jesus, we don’t really know what He looked like. This is another type and shadow for us.

These mirrors (brass) represented vanity. Vanity mean, “empty; without results.” Father isn’t concerned with us adorning ourselves, He’s concerned with the fact that the Spirit of Christ in us, is adorning our inside!! (so ladies if you want to wear earrings, go right ahead! He doesn’t care.

Now, the High Priest and his priests had to wash their hands and feet, before they went in to minister unto God and before they came out to minister to the people of God, or they would die.

TITUS 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing or regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”

We cannot live just any way we want and then minister to God or to God’s people. Because the church, the Body of Christ is God’s sons!!! And God loves His sons!! Jesus is the head and we are the Body of the Son. Washing hands represents, the ministry that we carry. The feet represents our walk, and God says we’re on holy ground. The Tabernacle of Moses was holy ground and as Father’s Tabernacle, we are holy ground. And anytime we minister to Father’s people, by the Holy Spirit, we’re on holy ground. I don’t just mean, behind a pulpit, when we minister one on one, when the Spirit leads us, and by what our lives show, we’re on holy ground. And our focus is not to be on what COMES OUT of us, but what HE AWAKENS us to what He has put in us. When we focus on that, what comes out of us, is HIM!

The NT tells us that He saved us by the washing of regeneration. Regeneration means, to bring forth again. Washing, in the Greek means, “to bath the whole person.” Did you hear that? Your whole person has been bathed by the washing of regeneration!! All areas have been washed from sin!

JOHN 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

So we have been bathed from sin!! Do you believe God’s Word??? SIN leads to death; and IF Jesus destroyed “the one who HAD the power of death” (Heb 2:14-15), then He is showing us that there is no sin and no death, IF we believe what His Word tells us.

JAMES 1:21 “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”

WOW! The engrafted word can save our soul (which is what we’re working on getting saved now, our spirit is already saved). The word “soul” means our mind. The Word will regenerate our mind, IF we believe what the Word says!!! But, there’s a lot of people who don’t believe it!! Oh they say they do, but they don’t. If the Word says, you are pure, you are holy, you are perfected, there’s no sin in you, Jesus took all sin, they don’t really believe any of this. They believe, when their pastor says, “Oh that person who told you that is wrong!” Then if you say, “well sir, it wasn’t a person, it was the Bible that told me that.” I guarantee you, the pastor will come up with something to make that Word of no effect!! They’ll put it off into the future, or after you get to heaven!! And then these people go ahead and make their little doctrine with what the pastor says, not what the Word says!!

NEWS BULLETIN! Folks, Father will speak to you, ask HIM!! And you can stick with what the pastor says, instead of the Word, which is antichrist, or you can stand on our Father’s Words!! ANYTHING, instead of God or God’s Word, is antichrist!! Look it up!! Bet you didn’t think about the antichrist being in the church, did you?

Anyway, our whole person is washed from sin. Our whole person is washed with the regeneration. I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR, it’s not our whole being that is saved yet, it’s our whole person has been washed from sin!! Our soul is being saved, but it is washed from sin. (as we move further into the Tabernacle, this too will change). God DOES NOT SEE SIN! Once we’ve accepted Jesus as our Saviour, HE SEES THE BLOOD THAT TOOK THAT SIN! Think about it folks, Jesus didn’t shed His Blood, so that a bunch of sinners could come to Him and remain sinners!! Come on!! Give Him a break!! Give Him the credit and glory that He deserves!! No matter what our flesh eyes see, no matter what our flesh-minded pastors tell us, no matter what flesh-minded teachers teach us, no matter what the carnal mind try’s to tell us, HE DID IT!! And I, for one, accept it done! I don’t care who sits themselves up as God and judges me or my actions! BE GONE! HYPOCRITES! Any action that comes out of me or any of us, that some might judge, is simply Father bringing forth the things that the things that HE’s telling me to not focus on and to get my mind on HIm, because it IS HIM LIVING, NOT ME.

In the OT, the men had to be circumcised. That was the Outer Court type and shadow to us. The circumcision has been changed in the NT, it is now water baptism that symbolizes the cutting away of the flesh, that Father does. It’s “the circumcision not made with hands.” Flesh simple speaks of, any part of our mind that has not been renewed. And yet, HE tells us that we are in His image. Which are we focusing on Him or you in the flesh?

Water baptism is foundational. The 30 fold realm. The Outer Court. It’s one of the very first thing that we partake of, in our walk. As soon as we come to the Door (Jesus) and see the Altar (the cross) we need to be submerged in water baptism. (in our heart.)

EXODUS 29:4 “And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door or the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.”

We are washed by the Blood of the Lamb and cleansed by the Water of His Word

This is the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver. So we close our study on the Outer Court. I would presume that we have all partaken in each of these things in the Outer Court, if not, do it. It’s never to late. Obedience is better than sacrifice.

So, in our next study we will enter into the 2nd room of the Tabernacle of Moses, the Holy Place. Pentecost.

PART NINE

THE FEAST OF PASSOVER

Just as there are 3 rooms in the Tabernacle of Moses, in which, shows the 3 realms of our walk in the Lord, there are 3 Feast that show the same. These 3 feasts and the 3 rooms that correspond with each other are:

1) The Feast of Passover –Outer Court  — Salvation

2) The Feast of Pentecost —Holy Place  — Pentecost

3) The Feast of Tabernacles Holy of Holies  — Tabernacles (manifesting)

As we finish studying each room of the Tabernacle of Moses, we’ll look at the Feast that corresponds and see what each feast means to us, in our walk with the Lord. Since we finished the study of the Outer Court and its furniture, we’ll now look at the corresponding Feast, each of these reveal our experience of salvation. The Outer Court and the Feast of Passover.

Father has laid a blueprint of His Plan and Purpose for us. We have the Tabernacle of Moses as a blueprint, to look at and compare our progress and we also, have the 3 feasts to compare our progress by. We are the reality of Father’s blueprint.

DEUT 16:1 “OBSERVE, the month of A’bib, and keep the Passover unto the Lord thy God; for in the month of A’bib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.”

Here we see Father instructing the children of Israel, as to when and why the Feast of Passover was to be held. The first thing we see is that it was “by night” that God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. That’s where we were when Jesus brought us out of our Egypt. In darkness. We all know the story of Moses and the children of Israel being set free from the bondage of Egypt, by the parting of the Red Sea. There are very many types and shadows in this study. It would benefit you to write them down, so that as you study, you will have an understanding of them, wherever you see them used in the Bible. An example is the word “Egypt”.

We know what Egypt was to the children of Israel:

1) bondage

2) habits of Egypt

3) the way of thinking of Egypt

To us, Egypt represents:

1) outward sin

2) bondage that we hold on to or allow to be put on us (by the church, by traditional teachings, and the trying of keeping of under the law, by the do’s and don’ts.

3) flesh

4) the world

5) More than any of these, Egypt represents the “sense life” that we live. (the carnal thinking, the carnal emotions. Living out of the soul instead of the Spirit).

Now, we need to look at the words used in this scripture, at the spiritual meanings, not as our carnal minds know their meanings. What we’re learning is the pattern of our spiritual growth from babyhood (Outer Court) to the mature manhood. (Holy of Holies). Let’s look at Duet 16:16

DEUT 16:16 “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread (Passover), and in the feast of weeks (Pentecost) and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall appear before the Lord empty.”

Why are only MALES called to these feasts? In the Hebrew language, each word has a gender, when you look up a word. The word “SPIRIT” is of the “masculine” gender. The word “SOUL” is of the feminine gender. Knowing this, it is clear that Father is calling those of us in the spirit, to partake of ALL that He has for us. Those who are commanded to come to the feasts are those of us, whose ONLY desire is to walk in the Spirit and put aside this realm of soulish, carnal minded life!! We can only do this by keeping our focus on HIM and what He tells us. Give no thought to what your carnal eyes sees, we are MALES, Sons, focus only on this. Ladies, this includes us too!! The Life giving Spirit in us is our masculine or maleness. The carnal is the feminine (soul) part of us, (this is for you guys, too, so don’t feel left out]!

Vs 16 “…in the place which he (God) shall choose.”

To many Christians, this place, is either heaven or hell because they are thinking with carnal minds. In Passover, we have Jesus as Savior, and His Seed comes into our life. Notice, the Israelites were instructed to “go up” to Jerusalem, to keep the feasts. In the natural, back then (and some people today), that meant a literal, earthly city. To us, it speaks of US, a spiritual city. It means “come up higher in the spirit.” Isn’t the Spirit IN YOU, so come up higher into Who you are It means, come up and enter into that “New Jerusalem” which we are. The “heaven,” that Revelation speaks of, that New Jerusalem comes down from, is a spiritual state of being. Like Paul, when he said, he was in the 3rd “heaven,” it’s a state of being, in the spirit! Do you really believe that a literal city is going to come down from the sky? Unfortunately, many do believe that!! But, here in Duet 16:16, the “place,” that’s spoken of, to us, is a type and shadow of the place of being in the Spirit. We are that land, the New Jerusalem.

When Father brought Israel out of Egypt, HE gave instructions to Israel.

“…put the blood of the lamb on the doorpost and when the death angel comes, he will “pass over” you.”

This type is this: The blood on the doorpost, is the Blood of our Lamb, Jesus, applied to our hearts (our door, that He stands and knocks at) as we opened the Door to HIM. (do you see the Door of the Tabernacle of Moses, here)? The night before being set free from Egypt, a lamb was slain. The Israelites had to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts, cook and eat ALL of the lamb. In the NT, we are told to “eat the Lamb, Jesus,” the Word!! We too were in Egypt, and brought out in the night. And it was the Lamb’s Blood that saved us!! WE ARE the REALITY of the Feast of Passover. Most Christians today, are still at the Passover experience. They don’t know the nature of Father. They don’t know His Purpose for us. They don’t know that the SEED OF CHRIST–not Jesus–the Seed of Christ, the anointed one of God, has been planted in us. The old man was crucified and a man has been placed in us, in seed form, to be processed in us. As we walk through the 3 rooms, the 3 feasts experience, that new man or new creature, if you will, grows and comes forth in us. And he is what the world sees in us. And when we enter that 3rd room, that 3rd feast, that’s where we find out who we really are. But, like Jesus, with the wine at the wedding, I’m going to save the best for last and it’s breathtakingly beautiful and wonderful!

OK, let’s sum it up: We’re all born again. We have had and some are, experiencing the Outer Court experience, the Feast of Passover experience. Our next study will be on the 2nd room, the Holy Place and the furniture in that room. In the meantime, meditate on Heb 6:1-3 and see that we are to keep on walking through the Tabernacle UNTIL Father’s purpose for us is fulfilled.

PART TEN
SUMMARY OF OUTER COURT

We finished our study on the Outer Court. We learned that the door into the Tabernacle was symbolic of the Holy Spirit drawing us to Jesus and salvation. This was our Passover experience. We learned that the Outer Court, with it’s furniture; the Brazen Altar was symbolic of the Cross, the Sacrificial Lamb, Jesus Christ. We learned that the Brazen Laver was symbolic of water baptism and the washing away of sin in our lives. In this, our first step into salvation, we are regenerated. We have been given the Spirit of God, and the spirit of Adam was done away with. Adam died and we were resurrected a new creature. This realm of our walk in the LORD is where we learn and receive the knowledge of Jesus as Saviour. In the Outer Court, we operate out of natural enlightenment. In our Outer Court experience, we know Jesus as the Babe in a manger and the Son of God, who died on the Cross. We have very little enlightenment of what was accomplished by Jesus’ death on the Cross and how those accomplishments effect us.

In this realm of our maturity, we are known, in the Greek Language, as tecnions, babes. We are His sons, but we are baby sons. In the Outer Court experience, we are in the 30- fold realm. We are now going to leave the Outer Court and move on to our 2nd step in maturity and experience in our Christian walk.

THE DOOR TO THE HOLY PLACE

As we move further into the Tabernacle, leaving the Outer Court, we come to another door. The door to the Holy Place is the 2nd of 3 doors that we walk through, on our way to completion, or fullness of God. This door causes us to take another look at Jesus. This door shows us a higher view of Jesus. We see Him as the exalted Son of God. The following scriptures show us a more exalted picture of Jesus. We have seen Him as the Savior, the Sacrificial Lamb, who gave His Life for us to become like Him, but now, we come closer and recognize a more in-depth picture of Him. He becomes more personal to us.

1) Hebrews 1: 2-6 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he (God) hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (3) Who being the brightness of his (God’s) glory, and the express image of his (God’s) person and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (4) Being made so much better that the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (5) For unto which of the angels said he (God), at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (6) And again, when he bringeth (God) in the first-begotten into the world, he (God) saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.”

We now see Jesus as more than just our Savior. He is the express Image of the Father. No difference can be seen in them. We go from seeing Him as a Babe in the manger, to the Exhalted One, Who’s inheritance is ALL that God has and ALL that God is.

2) Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name; (10) That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in the earth, and things under the earth; (11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

We now come to know, that not only was Jesus exalted, but, He was HIGHLY exalted. And HE was highly exalted by God, the Father. He was given a name that was above every other name.

In the Bible, the word “name” means nature. His nature was as, had never been before. Everything, everywhere, was and is and will bow to Him, in the time that is set for each being. Every tongue was to and is to and will confess that Jesus is Lord. Again, every means every!! There is a time set for each being to confess Him as LORD. There is nothing impossible for HIM to achieve, even if we may not understand it right now, in time, the Holy Spirit will teach us all things, and that includes how He has planned for EVERY man to confess that Jesus is Lord. The HOLY SPIRIT will teach us ALL things.

Through this door, is where the Holy Spirit starts speaking and teaching us. The Holy Spirit brings revelation to us, of a deeper knowing of Jesus, before entering this door to the Holy Place But once inside this 2nd step of our walk, the Holy Spirit starts revealing all of Him to us. AT the door, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the child that was born is the Mighty God, and that Son that was given, is called The Everlasting Father. (IS 9:6, John 17:5)

At this place in our walk, we just “feel” that there is more!!! We don’t really quite know why we feel like this, but as we enter into the Holy Place, we learn that it is the Holy Spirit leading us, calling to us, “Come up higher in your LORD.” We hunger for more KNOWLEDGE of Him, and once inside the Holy Place, we hunger for more OF HIM!! This is the realm where the “hot zeal” starts coming forth. We can’t seem to get enough, and we can’t seem to tell others enough about Him!! This realm is called Pentecost.

In our next study, we’ll look at the HOLY PLACE and the furniture in it and what each piece symbolizes to us, today. In the Holy Place, the furniture that we’ll study out, is:

1) the Candlestick

2) the Table of Shewbread

3) the Altar of Incense

In this realm, we become, in the Greek Language, tecnons, which means adolescents. This is a very exciting realm. So, until the next study,

PART ELEVEN

KINDS OF TONGUES

Since we are now entering the Holy Place, in our study of the Tabernacle of Moses, I thought I would send out a couple of studies done by other people. The Holy Place is the place where the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is received. This is our second step in our walk in the LORD.

Since the subject of speaking in tongues is such a controversial subject, I will send studies and let you and Father decide on what Father says to you, regarding the subject. Like everything else with Father, this second step, like the first, is received by faith. The subject of tongues has split many relationships. That is because, it has been made a doctrine, a doctrine of a lot of different churches, which is NOT what Father intended. The Baptism of the Spirit is not about tongues; it’s about receiving a greater anointing of Father, receiving POWER. It’s about hearing His Voice speak to you. THAT IS WHAT THIS REALM, THE HOLY PLACE IS ALL ABOUT. Learning to hear and move by the Spirit.

Many think that speaking in tongues, make them more spiritual, that’s not true. For they know not what they say anyway. What makes a person more spiritual, is building a closer relationship with Father. So, allow Father to lead you on this subject.

I will be looking at different verses regarding tongues, before we start on the symbolism of the furniture in the Holy Place and their meanings to us today. This is the step, in our maturity that most Christians stop at. But, as we finish our study of the Holy Place, we will find ANOTHER DOOR, which shows us, there is more than this step in our walk into maturity in the Lord. 

KINDS OF TONGUES

ARTICLE 1.

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS AND THIS GIFT:

A. The Terminology of “Tongues”

1. Glossolalia, the technical term for speaking in tongues, is actually taken from two terms found in the Greek NT: glossa (“tongue”) and lalein (“to speak”).

2. Modifiers of “tongues” found in the NT:

     a. “new” kainos — Mark 16:17

     b. “other” heteros — Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 14:21

     c. “different kinds” gene — 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28

     d. “unknown” found in 1 Corinthians 14:2 in KJV, Lamsa; not in Greek.

3. Translations and definitions of “Tongues”

     a. Today’s English Version NT (1st and 2nd editions), “speak with strange sounds.

     b. “tongues of ecstasy,” “speaking ecstatically” or “ecstatic utterance” (Goodspeed, Beck, Williams, NEB, REB, NEV)

     c. “extemporaneous pseudo-language” (Wm. J. Samarin)

     d. “some form of precognitive speech” (George Mallone)

4. Biblical Definitions of “Tongues”

     a. An organ of speech, Luke 16:24.

     b. A language, whether of human or angelic origin:

     c. Acts 2:4-11 (vs. 6, 8, dialektos, Eng. “dialects”)

     d. 1 Corinthians 13:1

     e. 1 Corinthians 14:10-11

5. My Working Definition of This Gift — The gift of speaking in tongues is an enablement of the Holy Spirit to speak in different languages of various kinds. They are “new” languages or “other” languages in the sense that they have not been learned, they are unknown to the speaker.

6. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS GIFT:

A. Three Distinct Contemporary Views

     1. Tongues have ceased. Its distribution was limited to certain few believers in the first century. (See my Miracles, Then and Now for a refutation of this cessationist position.)

     2. Tongues are available for every believer who will just receive. This is the Pentecostal view, not to mention the view of the majority of Charismatics.

     3. Tongues are still available, but only in a limited sense. They are not for every Christian.

Certain believers with a “cessationist” background take this view. C. Peter Wagner, Howard A. Snyder, Rick Yohn.5. A few Charismatics believe this as well. George Mallone, Chuck Smith.

B. Arguments In Favor of All Having This Gift

1. Pentecostals and most Charismatics view the “baptism in the Holy Spirit” as an experience subsequent to salvation that is normative for every believer. According to this doctrine, speaking in tongues is considered the initial evidence of receiving “the baptism.

2. Mark 16:17–The phrase “these signs will follow those who believe” is interpreted as an indication that the “sign” of tongues is available to “all who believe.

3. 1 Corinthians 14:5–“I wish you all spoke with tongues…” is taken as normative, as the wish of not only the apostle Paul but as the will of the Lord.

C. Response To These Arguments

1. The phrase “the baptism in the Spirit” is presumed to be a terminus technicus (a theological “technical term”) that always has the same meaning. The term “baptism” in the NT is a fluid metaphor, not a fixed term. Of the seven times this phrase occurs in the NT, six refer to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which was prophesied by Joel and other ancient prophets and which was promised by Jesus. The seventh occurrence of the phrase (1 Corinthians 12:13) refers to that which places one in the body of Christ.

2. Mark 16:17-18 does not actually say that all five signs mentioned are to be given to each and every believer. The five signs listed are to be distributed among believers according to the working of the Lord (v. 20). To insist that tongues is a gift every believer receives based on this passage requires that believers also receive the four other signs mentioned here: driving out demons, taking up serpents, drinking anything deadly without suffering any harm, and healing by means of laying on of hands.

3. 1 Corinthians 14:5 (“I wish you all spoke with tongues…”) is not an expression of what is normative for all believers.

Paul’s words “I wish…” represent not a command, but an expression of Paul’s inclination. See also for comparison 1 Corinthians 7:7.

D. Arguments Against All Having This Gift

1. Only once in the NT (Acts 2:4) is speaking in tongues mentioned in connection with being filled with the Holy Spirit.

2. There are only three examples of tongues in the book of Acts: 2:4; 10:46; and 19:6. Tongues are then alluded to in 1 Corinthians 12-14, and then not explicitly mentioned again in the NT

3. It is clear that in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 differing gifts are given to different individual Christians, according to the determining will of the Holy Spirit.

a. v. 8 — “To one. . .to another. . .”

b. v. 9 — “. . .to a different one. . .”

c. v. 11 — “. . .dividing separately to each. . .”

4. 1 Corinthians 12:30 raises the question, “All do not speak with tongues, do they?” [NASB]

      a. The first word of this question in the Greek NT is me, which is a particle of negation. The grammar

      of Greek stipulates that when the particle me is used in a question, a negative answer is expected.

      b. Furthermore, the context of 1 Corinthians 12 points to a negative answer to the question of verse 30.

           (1) Verses 12-27–The one body has many members which serve different functions.

           (2) Verses 28-30–Just as not all are gifted to be apostles or teachers, in the same way not all

      speak in tongues.

     c. tongues with interpretation, which they admit is not for all. They then claim that ch. 14:5 indicates    that all may speak in tongues privately or devotionally. As just mentioned, the context of ch. 12:30 is not public use of tongues, but rather the diversity of giftedness among the members of the body of Christ. As to the Pentecostal and Charismatic interpretation of ch. 14:5, see sections B. 3 and C. 3 above.

E. THE DISTINCT USES OF TONGUES:

A. Public (Corporate, Congregational) Use of Tongues

1. As a “sign”:

a. 1 Corinthians 14:22 (Comp. ch. 1:22)

b. Acts 2:1-11

c. Acts 10:44-46

2. As prayer (“praise” or “thanksgiving”)

a. Acts 10:46

b. 1 Corinthians 14:2, 14-17

3. As a message (when interpreted) of either revelation, or knowledge, or prophecy or teaching:

    1 Corinthians 14:5-6.

4. In the congregation, tongues must be interpreted: 1 Corinthians 14:5, 13, 19, 27-28.

B. Private (or Personal, Devotional) Use of Speaking or Praying in Tongues — 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4, 16-18, 28.  (author unknown)

Article 2.

THE POWER OF BECOMING

By Wade E. Taylor

“But you will receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

It has been said that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is power for service. This is true, but this experience has a much greater purpose. The Baptism OF the Holy Spirit is received at the time of salvation in which we are grafted into the Body of Christ, by the Holy Spirit.

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…” I Cor 12:13a.

The Baptism in Acts 1:8 is the Baptism of Jesus in the Holy Spirit. Its purpose is to empower us to become a more effective witness of Him. The word “baptize” is an untranslated Greek word, which means “to immerse.” Thus, we come up from being immersed with the Holy Spirit in control of our entire being.

“I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance. But He that cometh after Me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.” Matt 3:11 ASV

The purpose of this Baptism “in” the Holy Spirit is for us to receive the enabling power (dunamis) to become this witness. The words “dynamite” and “dynamo” are derived from this Greek word. Dynamite produces one big bang, and all is over. A dynamo produces a constant, ongoing flow of power. This is the intent of this promise that was given by Jesus, just before He was taken up into Heaven.

“But you shall receive power, after…” Acts 1:8a.

This Baptism is not intended to be a one-time intense experience (dynamite) that when received, we record the date, relax, and rejoice that “we have it.” Rather, it is intended to be the beginning of the enabling, ongoing power of God flowing into our lives (dynamo).

When Moses went up into the Mount, the children of Israel said, “All that the Lord has spoken, we will do. (Exodus 19:8) This was a tremendous statement, but they utterly failed. The Old Testament is a testimony that good intentions cannot fulfill the law of God. Something more is needed.

Ezekiel 36:26-27 reveals a new covenant in which the ability to obey is given by the Lord.

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you… and cause you to walk in my statutes…”

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of this promise – “you shall receive power.” It is this power that causes, or enables us to walk in obedience to His statutes. The “power” in Acts 1:8 and the “cause” in Ezekiel 36:27 are one and the same.

The intended purpose of this Baptism in the Holy Spirit is that we ourselves are this witness. Thus, the Baptism is to empower us to “become” this witness; not to “do” witnessing.

Ministry is what I do. The Lord is going much deeper than saying that we will receive power to serve. Rather, He is saying that we ourselves are to become the substance and expression of His presence in the earth, after He is taken up from the earth. This experience of being immersed in the power of the Holy Spirit will enable us to become this witness.

If I am “doing” witnessing, I am telling another something about the Lord. But if I am “being” a witness, I am demonstrating what Jesus would both say and do if He were present in this situation. When Philip said, “show us the Father,” Jesus’ reply was, “You have been with Me all this time, and you have not seen the Father?” (John 14:8-9). Jesus was saying, “My life is so one with the Father, that I am doing exactly what He would do, if He were here. Therefore, when you see Me, you are seeing the Father.”

We will serve better through the power of the Holy Spirit being imparted within us, but there is more. We are to “witness” (be a sample) of Jesus Christ. Through the power of the Spirit, I should be able to say, “What I am saying and doing is a reflection of Jesus; as you see me, you are seeing Him.”

The King James translation gives the correct rendering of this verse, “You shall receive power AFTER.” We have received the Baptism, or the immersion in the Holy Spirit. Now the power is potentially available to us, but there is something that is required of us before we can experience this power. When we rightly respond to this, the power will become ours.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

This strength, or power, is received after we spend “time” waiting in His presence. Thus, the word “after” in Acts 1:8 tells us that we receive this power after we wait in His presence.

This is the secret; as we wait upon the Lord in His presence, the power of God flows into us. Only then will we be able to witness, or function in what we have received. Our strength will run down and we will fail, as Israel did. But “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” The word “renew” is to exchange our weakness for His power, or strength.

In Hosea 4:6, the Scripture says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” All too often, we are called to the altar to make a new consecration. Then we are left there, until another speaker comes to lead us in making yet another consecration. The result is that we never go further in our spiritual development.

The time has come when we must go beyond this cycle of repentance and consecration. We are to come into an active on-going relationship with the Lord in order to become His witness in the world. The enabling power that is available to us, as a result of our being baptized in the Holy Spirit, helps to make this possible.

“Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers” Song of Solomon 1:4a.

There are three steps that will lead us into this active relationship with the Lord.

The first is spiritual hunger – “Draw me.”

This hunger will bring me into the experience of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, as I cry out for the Lord Himself. It will further result in many “re-fillings” of His dunamis (enabling power) as I hunger in His presence, desiring to receive more from Him.

The second is my consecration – “We will run after Thee.”

This means that I will act upon that which I have received from the Lord. In all that I do, I will remain in a listening attitude so I will be available to respond to His beckoning call.

The third is my responding to His manifest presence – “The King has brought me into His chamber.”

Here, I commune with the Lord in fellowship with His Word. I give expression to the Lord in worship, and I move with Him in a cooperative relationship in the outworking of His purposes.

I will avoid all those things that would lessen my sensitivity to His presence, or could hinder my coming into His presence. I will be careful to maintain a right attitude toward others, so the Lord will feel “welcomed and comfortable” when He communes with me, within His chamber.

The ultimate purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is to so move within us in power, that Jesus will be able to reveal Himself through us, in every part and aspect of our being.

Now we are ready to “be” a witness (sample) of Him; revealing and making Him known unto the uttermost parts of the earth.

PART TWELVE

FEAST OF PENTECOST {SHAUVOT}

ARTICLE 3.

The Holy Place represents our 2nd step of growth in the Lord. It seems very timely that we’re studying this now. There is much to learn about this 2nd step and I will be passing on the opinion of others for our learning, especially regarding tongues, as there is much controversy on this subject. Our next study will be the furniture of the Holy Place.

May 27, 2001 (date this document was sent to me)

 
FEAST OF PENTECOST {SHAUVOT}

We are rapidly approaching the Feast of Weeks, Pentecost (Shauvot). This is the 2nd Major Feast on the Hebrew Calendar, and the last of the Spring Feasts. These Feasts are God’s prophetic calendar of events, for they show exactly where we are on God’s clock, and what He is doing. Those that would be wise should learn them and keep them.

3 – FEASTS OR EXPERIENCES

God sums up the 7 Feasts that He gave to ancient Israel to 3-major experiences. This 3-dimensional principle is played out over and over throughout scripture. “Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread (Passover), and in the feast of weeks (Pentecost), and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty”. Deuteronomy 16:16

Here are the Feasts of the LORD. Leviticus 23

1) PASSOVER (Death of Christ) = Salvation 2) Unleavened Bread 3) First Fruits (Resurrection) 4) PENTECOST = Baptism in the Holy Ghost 5) Trumpets 6) Atonement 7) TABERNACLES = Fullness of Christ Expressed.

Yahshua (Jesus) has fulfilled all of the Spring Feasts (the first four), and is NOW fulfilling the Fall Feast in us. So far the majority of religion only know and have experienced Passover and Pentecost; however, there’s a remnant that’s beginning to experience Tabernacles now.

These 3 – major Feasts also represented Salvation for the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. 1500 years before Yahshua, Israel rehearsed these with the many types, shadows, and animal sacrifices. For the past 2000 years we have been seeing them manifested and fulfilled on the physical plane.

PENTECOST (SHAUVOT = WEEKS)

This Feast take place exactly 50 days after the Feast of First Fruits, which was a type of the resurrected Messiah. In First Fruits, the Israelites would rise early the 3rd day after Passover, pull up a barley plant out of the ground and give it to the priest to wave before Almighty God. This was to be specimen, a sample of what would come forth during the wheat harvest 50 days later, Shauvot. Because of their giving, they expected a bumper crop, and they received. [This principle yet works in the realm of finances.] Jesus was God’s First Fruit: resurrected and became a Wave Offering before God 3 days after Passover. Pentecost was the beginning of the bounteous harvest.

A TIME OF GIVING AND REJOICING

Pentecost means Fiftieth (50), this is a number denoting Jubilee, liberation. This Feast celebrates the remembrance of how we were delivered from Egypt (the world). It is a time of Rejoicing and Giving of the freewill offering; it is harvest time. It has been celebrated as a time of supplying the needs of others for 3500 years, we also see this demonstrated in the Book of Acts. It is a time of showing compassion, and consideration to the widows, orphans, and strangers (foreigners, mission).

In the realm of Pentecost today, we yet see a strong emphasis on Giving, Rejoicing, Evangelism, and Outreach. This is a good thing which should be carried over into Tabernacles and intensified. “Except your righteousness Exceed the righteousness of… you shall in no way enter the kingdom”.

2 LOAVES

In Passover, we were instructed to get the leaven out of our house, and to only eat unleaven bread. However, in Pentecost we are told to use leaven in the 2 huge loaves of wheat bread. According to the Mishna (Oral Law), these loaves were 1/2 gallon each; 4 lbs of flour used for each. Each loaf was 28 inches long and about 16 inches wide. This was not a burnt offering, but a thanksgiving wave offering. The flour mixed with leaven represents the mixture during the Church Age period. Leaven speaks of that which puffs up, sin. The 2 Loaves represents Jew and Gentile brought together in one loaf.

What are the leavens mixed in with Pentecost?

1) Leaven of Herod (worldliness) Matt. 22:16-22

2) Leaven of Sadducees (denies power of God) Matt. 22: 23-33

3) Leaven of Pharisees (self righteous-hypocrites) Matt. 23

4) Leaven of Corinthians (fornication-lust) 1 Cor. 5

5) Leaven of Galatians (legalism) Gal. 1:6-9, 3:1-5

6) Leaven of False Doctrine (error) Matt. 16:1-12

7) Leaven of Sin God in His Sovereignty uses the leaven in our lives. Once we understand this, we will be able to say as Apostle Paul said. “I glory in my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me… for when I am weak, then I am strong”. 2 Cor. 12:9-10

These leavens are a part of Pentecost, and God has allowed them to be there for a purpose; although, we must overcome to meet Him in the next Feast. The only way we overcome is through the Grace that is sufficient (more than enough), and His strength, which perfects our weaknesses.

DAY OF PENTECOST – 2000 YEARS AGO

Jesus spent 40 days after His resurrection teaching the mysteries of the kingdom. Before His ascension, He prepared His disciples for an Initiation, He said, “…go and wait in the upper room – Until you be endued (clothed) with power from on high.”  Acts 2 – On that 50th day He returned in a different form, while they were praising and worshipping God.

Something supernatural happened that Joel and Isaiah had prophesied about. The Holy Ghost came with a rushing mighty Wind and tongues of Fire. In all of the ancient Mystery Schools, the elements of Wind and Fire represented an Initiation into the mysteries of the Spirit. It was no coincidence that these elements were mentioned, this was known among all cultures and religions. (Remember these elements surrounded Elijah’s and Moses ministry-plus the prophets of Baal sought this).

As a result of this Initiation, 120 mostly unlearned men and women immediately proclaimed the wonderful works of God in at least 17 foreign languages at the same time.(Acts 2:1-12 tongues of fire-different languages). They staggered and fell under the anointing of this New Wine. The religious system of ancient Judaism was dealt a deadly blow.

They spent 10 days waiting on God; prayer, fasting, and worshipping to only deliver a 10 minute message that turned the world upside down. It is time to get out of the supper room, and get into the upper room of higher consciousness so that we might have a word of life and deliverance. Revelation knowledge is great, the mysteries are great; but something within me craves for the anointing. All of the great truth we share is nothing, if there is no anointing to make it applicable to our lives NOW.

EVENTS SURROUNDING SHAUVOT BEFORE PENTECOST WAS ESTABLISHED

1) According to the Mishna (Oral Law) Abel was killed on Shauvot. Abel means Wind, breath; transitory.

This was thus foreshadowing the Winds of Initiation that blew upon the ancient ones as they walked and talked with the Ancient of Days in the cool of the evening would be bound. The creative breath of Life that was breathed into Adam would be limited. In the flood of Noah all flesh with the breath of life was drowned, except eight. On the day of Pentecost this wind was restored in part.

2) Enoch was translated on Shauvot. Enoch means Initiate, Teacher.

This was signifying the return of the Enochian consciousness; the spirit of initiation, and the Holy Ghost being our teacher One that will receive the knowledge from the other side, given by the angels.

It also represents a people that would overcome physical death, those that are willing to be a “was not” because of their walk with God. This was realized in a measure on the day of Pentecost.

3) The Tower of Babel was destroyed on Shauvot. They all spoke one language as they built this Tower so they could reach the stars. God destroyed it and confused their language- 70 languages representing the 70 nations of the ancient world were created that day.

This was signifying what God would began to do nearly 2000 years later at Pentecost, the return of the pure language (spirit). As the believers were and are able to speak in foreign languages and interpret today. It was also foreshadowing a time when man would build again to reach the stars. (NASA -today).

4) Abram gave tithe to Melchisedec on Shauvot, after returning from rescuing Lot. Melchisedec, king of Salem, and priest of the Most High God brought forth bread and wine for Abram.

Abram fulfilled the law of Pentecost by giving to Melchizedek. This also foreshadows the great prosperity that’s about to be reaped by those of the Melchizedek Order. Much of this will come from those in the realm of Promise (Pentecost). It also represents those in the realm of Pentecost being blessed, anointed by a higher order, and brought into a place of true communion. This bread (hidden manna) and wine (new wine) will give Abram the strength to produce the man-child of promise, Isaac. This was realized in part at Pentecost; we are seeing fullness as joy and laughter returns to the House of God.

5) Moses was rescued from the Nile River on Shauvot. Moses means, drawn from the water.

This was signifying Water Baptism, which became an important ritual at Pentecost, where they baptized 3000 in one day. Out of this, great deliverance came to the Jews and Gentiles; as they washed away their sins calling on the name of Yahshua (Jesus).

6) The most important thing that happened on Shauvot is the giving of the TORAH (first 5 books of the Bible-Law). Exodus 19-20

God spoke the Divine Law on Shauvot – this Torah was meant to bring life, it was indeed God’s breath. However, because of fear and unbelief, the Torah brought forth death. As at Pentecost, the experience was to bring life, however, because of the leaven of man’s rules, it has produced death. Exodus 19:16, 20:18 records God’s voice as Thundering (voice, splitting, reverberating). It is recorded by the Sages that when God spoke the Torah, He spoke it in 70 languages at the same time. These were the nations of the world. (Remember at Babel the 70 languages were introduced?) The Torah was not just for the Israelite, but for all. God spoke this in the Wilderness so that no one nation could claim it.

According to history, the people ran to the south, then the north, the east, then west as the Voice thundered, then looked upward. “God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehended”. Job 37:5 Deut. 4:35-36

This also foreshadows the revealed Word coming forth during the Feast of Pentecost experience. This is a Word that will minister to all humanity and bring Life. As you will notice the 2 elements of Initiation Wind and Fire was present when God spoke the Torah. All of Israel was given the opportunity to be Initiated into the mysteries of Spirit. They were given the opportunity to become a kingdom of priests.

EVENTS SURROUNDING SHAUVOT SINCE PENTECOST WAS ESTABLISHED

1) Tribe of Benjamin Get Wives. Because of Benjamin’s sin and perversion, they were about to become extinct. Judges 21:15-24

Israelite virgins returning from the Feast of Pentecost with dances were taken by the Benjamites as their wives. The elders had vowed that no one was to give Benjamin wives; later they felt sorry and devised a plan of kidnapping to save Benjamin. Had this not happened, there would not have been a King Saul, the first king of Israel. Nor would there have been Rabbi Saul, which later became Apostle Paul, they both were Benjamites.

This was foreshadowing Law-vs-Grace. We know that King Saul was killed by his sword (Word), but Rabbi Saul was made alive by the Word. “The letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive”. So it is with the left-handed Benjamite Company today.

2) King Saul was anointed on Shauvot – 1 Sam.10:1-7 He was anointed with a vial (limited), not the horn which represented unlimited anointing. The realm of Pentecost as wonderful as it is, is only a limited expression of what’s coming.

He prophesied, danced, the Spirit came upon him amongst the company of prophets. But his kingdom became troubled by evil spirits, rebellion, and witchcraft controlled him. He destroyed the Body Ministry (Priests of Nob).

Saul was foreshadowing what Pentecostal and Charismatic leader have done today. The manipulation and control (witchcraft) that has cause evil spirits to fill the houses of worship. However, God has a David that’s been hidden, he is NOW stepping forward to take the kingdom, to even transfer it into the hand of Solomon.

3) According to history, King David died on Shauvot. This was the end of a 40 year reign that was filled with Warfare; the kingdom was transferred over to Solomon, a man of Peace.

This was foreshadowing that during the Pentecostal Church Age there would be must warfare and division in the kingdom of God. However, at the end of the Pentecostal Age we would celebrate the victories that David had won for us. But it would also prepare us for a time of Peace, which comes in the Feast of Tabernacles.

This is where Solomon rules and the spirit of Wisdom along with the other 6 Spirits of God would be fully manifested in the Body. It also forshadows the building of the Millennium Temple that Ezekiel saw. This will not be geographically located in the Middle East, behold it is all around you. True Believer, Initiates of the highest order are the stones that make of the Habitation of God.

4) King Asa and the people of Judah entered in a Covenant to Seek God on Shauvot. 2 Chron. 15

The name Asa means Healer. This foreshadows the great healing ministry that would come out of Pentecost, as people seriously sought God. The early Church walked in this power, we are seeing an increase of the gifts of healing and miracles. These manifestations will cause many to turn to God.

5) Yahshua (Jesus) Sermon on the Mount. Luke 6:12-49 “in those days…” (meaning feast of weeks).

Just as Moses was given the 10 Commandment, Yahshua gave the Beatitudes, Divine Principles for living. It is through the experience of Pentecost that we learn how to live. The Spirit empowers us to overcome. Thus, showing us the happiness and beautiful attitude that is developed when observing Divine Laws.

It is customary to read the Book of Ruth during Shauvot (Pentecost), the Feast of Weeks. Ruth speaks of a Visitation coming to the House of God-His desire for us today is not to just visit. He wants a Habitation. Feast of Pentecost (Shauvot) starts this year, 2000 is on June 9-10 [Sivan 6-7]. Expect a Refreshing, exercise your prayer language. Allow these experiences mentioned to become your experiences.

PART THIRTEEN

ENTERING THE HOLY PLACE

We see, here in the Tabernacles of Moses, that we are entering into the 2nd room of the Tabernacle of Moses. This 2nd room represents the realm of Pentecost. This 2nd room is called the Holy Place (also called the Sanctuary of the Congregation), and it is our 2nd step, in our walk with the Lord.

We need to know that these doors are very important to us. Turn with me to:

Prov 8:34 “Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.”

The word ” watching”, #8245 in Hebrew, means: be on the lookout. In our walk in Lord, we are to be on the lookout, we are to be expecting MORE of HIM. We need to draw closer and know MORE of HIM. We are expected to be expecting MORE of HIM.

The word “doors”, #6807 in Hebrew, means, a march, ankle-chain, going, and, ornament of the legs

Now, our legs represent what carries us forward, always going forward in our walk in the Lord. And the ankle-chain has a special meaning. We just learned what being chained means.

Turn to Rev 1:1, “The Revelation of (of=out from within) Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” the word “servant” , here, means “bondservant”. A bondservant is one is shackled around the wrists, and the ankles. This means that, that one who is shackled around the wrists, this speaks of the hands carrying the gospel, will only carry the gospel where the Holy Spirit leads; and the shackling of ankles speak of, only walking where the Holy Spirit leads. When a person goes to witness to someone, without the Holy Spirit leading and telling them to witness, the person to whom you are witnessing to, that person’s heart has not been prepared to receive the witnessing. If the Holy Spirit leads you to witness, He will prepare that person’s heart to receive your witnessing.

So, as we enter the “door” that leads into the Holy Place, we are entering deeper into the Spirit, deeper and closer to Father.

When we look at the measurements of this 2nd door, we find that it is more narrow than the first gate or door that led into the Outer Court. This door can only be entered by priests, which we are: Rev 1:6, 1 Peter 2:1-10.

The measurements were 10 cubits (15 feet high) and 10 cubits wide. The # 10 represents “Responsibility”… of those who are born-again to be filled with the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:1-4, Eph 5:17-18) and then develop a spiritual ministry in the many-membered Body of Christ. (by Father leading)  Keep in mind, that “ministry” does not always mean, behind the pulpit. Our LIFE (which is Father’s Life) is a ministry.

Look at Eph 2:13 “we who were once far off have been brought near in the Blood of Jesus’,

This 2nd door that leads into the Holy Place, which is a higher dimension in the Lord, requires us to take a closer look at Jesus, than we did in the Outer Court.

Hebrews 1:3-6, shows us this view of Him “having made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high”. There, He received the Name above all names, from God our Father, Who declares that all shall worship the Son.”

Phil 2:9-11 We must see a Higher, Exalted JESUS, to cross the threshold of this 2nd door.

In this 2nd realm, in our walk in the LORD, we’ll see the following:

1) The Holy Place is the realm of the Spirit-filled church with the Baptism of Acts 2.

2) It is the Feast of Pentecost- firstfruits Rom 8:23

3) It is the realm of GREAT SALVATION Heb 2:3-4

4) It is the Pattern Son in the TEMPLE Luke 2:40

5) It is the realm of the adolescent 1 John 2:13

6) It is the realm of the 60 fold Christian Mt 13:23

7) It is the realm of deep appreciation of PRAISE

8) It is the realm of the 2nd heaven

9) It is the realm of mixture – the Carnal and the Spiritl

FURNITURE OF THE HOLY PLACE:

There are 3 pieces of furniture in the Holy Place. Each piece holds a type and shadow for us today:

1) The Golden Candlestick = His Light

2) The Table of Shewbread = His Food

3) The Altar of Incense = His leading us into praise and worship

We will begin the study of the furniture in our next study.

PART FOURTEEN

THE HOLY PLACE (SANCTUARY)

I have received quite a bit of email, regarding speaking in tongues. I want to say this last thing on the subject and then move on in the study of the Tabernacle. I know that this is a controversial subject. But, we can only take our beliefs to Father. The last part of the study was showing different OPINIONS, on this subject. I have been asked by several people, what my belief is, on this subject. I do not believe that speaking in tongues PROVE that a person has received the “baptism of the Holy Spirit. First of all, we RECEIVED HIS HOLY SPIRIT WHEN WE ACCEPTED HIM AS SAVIOUR. And if you want to get really technical, we received HIS SPIRIT BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Also, a reason that I believe as I do, is because of what Paul said in 1Cor.

The way I feel is, you can make a doctrine out of speaking in tongues, OR, you can KNOW that you have within you ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.

MANY DO NOT speak in tongues, and sometimes folks try to make a person think that if they don’t speak in tongues, they HAVE NOT received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. THIS IS NOT TRUE, as we’ll see in the following scripture. This is part of the mixture that makes up entering the Holy Place. (which we’ll get into later)

Turn with me to 1 Cor 12:14-27 “For the body is not one member but many. If the foot shall say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where is the smelling? BUT NOW HATH GOD SET THE MEMBERS EVERY ONE OF THEM IN THE BODY, AS IT HATH PLEASED HIM! And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary; And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need; but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked; That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

Now, pay close attention to the following verses!

VS 28 through 13:1-2 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (in the margin, diversities means kind). Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”

Now, we see here, that all do not speak in tongues!!

“Are everyone of you apostles? I think not. Do all speak in tongues? No. Are all of you interpreters of tongues?” I think not. I know that I speak in tongues, BUT, I do not interpret tongues! We are to desire the gifts, but, not to the point that we downgrade those who have not and are not working in the gifts!! We are not to judge, and think, that we are more than they, or that we are closer to Father, just because they don’t speak in tongues. Or that they have not received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost! Father knows and that person knows, within themselves. So, we MUST stop this judging of this subject!  The next verses says it all, in a nutshell:

VS 31-13:1-2 “But covet earnestly the best gifts (what are the best gifts?) and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and have all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity I AM NOTHING!”

Now, this should clear up the subject of tongues! If you speak in tongues, God bless you; if you don’t, God bless you. But, one is no more than the other. We, later in the study, are going to go into the abuse of using tongues. DESIRE LOVE!! That’s what all of us need to do. If we truly LOVED, this argument would not be going on!!

Let’s go on with the study of the Holy Place. We’ve entered the 2nd Door (which is a type of us getting to know Jesus better and more intimately.) As we enter the Door, to the right we see the Table of Shewbread; to the left, the Golden Candlestick; and straight ahead, the Altar of Incense. Just as before, when in the Outer Court, we can see beyond, the 3rd Door or Veil that we will go through. But, we must walk through the Holy Place, in order to go through the next entrance way.

This room, the Holy Place is symbolic, in the arrangement of furniture, to several things. One, is the Right Hand of God and the Left Hand of God. Each doing different works, in and to us.

There is much to be said about Pentecost. The word “Pentecost” means, fifty. The Feast of Pentecost began 50 days after the Feast of Passover. (Acts 2:1-47). In an earlier part of our studies, we saw the teaching on the Feast of Pentecost, so I won’t go over that. Pentecost, also, means, anointing. In the Tabernacle of Moses, each priest had to be anointed with oil. Throughout the Bible oil symbolizes anointing. (Ex 29:1-2, Lev 10:7, Num 4:16, Ps 23:5, Mark 6:13, James 5:14, Luke 7:46)

I want to say here that on studying out this Holy Place, Pentecost that I don’t wish to offend anyone. There are some truths that those who are in this step of their walk, may not realize that nothing in this study wishes to offend, but are truths that needs to be taught. And we must remember, whatever we think of Pentecost, it is a step in our walk with Father and WE MUST ALL EXPERIENCE. This place, is a learning to us. I ask that you take your Bible, and go right along this study, with it.

When we enter Pentecost, we enter the realm of the anointing. We meet Jesus, in an experience that is much deeper than we experienced Him in the Outer Court. We meet Him, as the Christ, the anointed One of God. This is the realm, where we earnestly desire His Anointing to work through us. This is also the realm, where many THINK that the anointing comes and goes. But, in reality of the Holy Spirit, IF He is in us, His Anointing is in us. He left NOTHING behind, when He came to live within us. Now, in the OT, the anointing DID come and go. In the OT, the anointing RESTED UPON a person when Father wanted a work done by that person, or a Word to come forth through that person. BUT, His Holy Word says, “I am in the Father, He is in Me, and We are in you”, so the anointing is ALWAYS within US, it’s just that sometimes we do not allow it to rise and come forth, from us.

This is the realm of mixture!! Both soul and Spirit come forth from us, especially in the operations of the gifts. That’s one reason why there is so much arguing over speaking in tongues. When all the time, the reason for receiving the Baptism, is for His POWER to come forth from us, not the concern of speaking in tongues. Man has taught for years, that tongues are the evidence of receiving the baptism. That simply is not true. You will not find a scripture in the Bible, that says that. That is man’s teaching. It’s not in there. Look for yourself.

This is the realm, where the Mind of Christ starts manifesting in us. We move into a higher dimension of Father. We are EMPOWERED with the ability to think in a new realm of thinking. And this is where the battle of the minds begin… the carnal and the Mind of Christ. This is the realm that the carnal mind wants to operate in the realm of appearances. And this is what causes the mixture. JUDGING is a BIG part of this realm. This is where we learn that the judging is left to the Father. BUT, we must go through this, in order to learn. This realm is so exciting! A new form of Praise is learned. It’s like a new life! And it really is! This is the realm that we began the desire of wanting to learn how to really LOVE Father!

The sad part of this realm is, that this is where some get so caught up in the operating of the gifts, they forget, that IT IS THE GIVER OF THE GIFTS operating, not the person blessed with them. This is the realm where MAN and “I”, “ME”, starts taking over. They “sell” Fathers gifts: “I” raised the dead; “I” prophecy; “I” heal. Send “ME” money and “I’LL” send you an “anointed” cloth. It’s sad and pitiful, and so is the person, with the “I” problem! There comes a time, when Father opens eyes, to see these people as they truly are; puffed up, vain and not working out of the Spirit, but out of the soulish part of them… working under another spirit. And don’t forget, there is a counterfeit for each of the gifts that Father has! 

Matt 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU, DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY!!”

You see, the gifts are to be used in LOVE, in the following of the Holy Spirit and in giving glory to HIM, not the one using the gift. But, thank God for those who receive the gifts and glorify Father with them, and not proud, boastful men/women! For HE is worthy to receive glory!! The Son of God is reflecting through these wonderful, LOVING brothers and sister, not the mean, hateful, controlling nature of MAN with the BEAST NATURE!! You do not hear a TRUE prophet, apostle, etc, advertise themselves. Most will NEVER say, I AM A PROPHET!  They allow the Holy Spirit to make it known. So, use discernment, with the gifts and the gifts user. And remember, it is FATHER that works through the gifts, not the vessels.

I think we’ll stop here and begin the next study with the Golden Candlestick.

PART FIFTEEN

THE CANDLESTICK

As we move into the Holy Place, the first piece of furniture we see is the Candlestick. This is the 60-fold realm, of our walk in the Lord. We are NT people and in order to have a clear understanding of NT revelation, it is absolutely necessary to understand the Tabernacle of Moses. Father used the pattern of the Tabernacle to bring forth many truths of the NT. If we are going to walk into the truth of Christ in us we must know the Pattern that Father shows in the Tabernacle of Moses. We are moving from glory to glory. Father didn’t bring us out of the world, just to bring us out of the world. He brought us out, to bring us INTO something. And that something is Christ. Which simply means, to be HIS ANOINTED ONE.

Many are still walking in the Outer Court. They got saved years ago and are still in the Outer Court! Besides what we’ve already learned about the Outer Court, there is another way we can look at it. We can look at the Outer Court as death and destruction!! If we stay there, in the Outer Court, we will literally “starve” and die. We find in His Word, that there are those who will stay there, but once we enter and if we move on, it can and will lead to life.

Mt 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Jesus is the gate or door and ALL can enter, but, we don’t stay there!! We go on and follow that pattern that the Tabernacle is showing us.

There is a people that IS coming into the Image of Father’s dear Son. It is written of in Rom 8:29 and Heb 6:1-3. No matter how we look at the Tabernacle, Jesus is the center of it. He’s the Gate, the Door, the Brazen Altar, the Brazen Laver, and now we’ll find that He is the Candlestick. But, in this second realm, we learn that we are too!!!

The Candlestick is the type and shadow of Light. The Word says, “Jesus is the Light of the world.” In the natural, the Candlestick is what lit up the Holy Place. It gave off light. WE give off light, as the Holy Spirit gives it to us!! Matthew says, talking to us, “YE are the light of the world.” HIS Light is what lives in us. That Light in us, produces a life in us, that magnifies the Father, in the earth!!  Hallelujah!!!!  When people see that life in us, it draws people to Father! This is the witnessing that we should do, that, so many people are mixed up about. The Life of Christ in us is to be the witnessing. It is Christ that is manifesting through us, right now, right here on earth!! This is how people will see the Father! Through us, that go on unto the manifestation of the sons of God.

We grow by following and moving from each piece of furniture in the Tabernacle, each room in the Tabernacle, UNTIL Christ is manifested, fully through us.

GAL 4:19 “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again, UNTIL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU.

But, this can ONLY HAPPEN if we move through the entire pattern of the Tabernacle. Then, we come into that glorified state!!

There are some that believe that once you’ve been saved, that you receive all the fullness of our Father. And in a sense, we have. JOHN 1:16 tells us “of His fullness have you received.” In our spirit, we have. But that’s not to be mistaken as thinking we have manifested it in all 3 dimensions of our being, spirit, soul, and body. We do have the fullness of Him in our spirit, because we have been regenerated in our spirit.

The mind, or the soul realm, has not received the fullness, as that is what is being saved now. We HAVE the mind of Christ. Our mind is being renewed. This renewing is bringing our soul into salvation. The mind realm of us is putting on another mind, the mind of Christ. Some have gone on and entered the Holy Place, Pentecost; received the baptism of the Holy Ghost; operate in the gifts; and they think that this is as far as we go. They think that this is the fullness. They don’t strive, and by “strive”, I don’t mean “works”, or even desire to go any further in their walk. They wait to die and go to Heaven!! BUT, if you notice, there are 3 rooms to the Tabernacle, there are 3 realms; 30, 60, and 100 fold realms.

Mt 13:8-9 says But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an 100 fold, some 60 fold and some 30 fold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”  So, we should see that we are entering the Holy Place, (Pentecost) but, this is only the 2nd step of our walk in the Lord. (Heb 6:1-3)

PART SIXTEEN

SALVATION

Rom 12:2 speaks of the 3 realms. “And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT, will of God.”

What is GOOD=30 fold, ACCEPTABLE=60 fold, and PERFECT=100 fold, will of God? Look at Heb 6:1-3, Jude 3 (outer court), Heb 2:1-4 (Holy Place), and HEB 5:9=Holy of Holies. We see:

1. Common salvation=regeneration of our spirit=30 fold, Outer Court

2. Great salvation=saving of our mind or soul=60 fold, Holy Place

3. Eternal salvation=perfecting of the body=100 fold, Holy of Holies

2 Cor 1:10 speaks of, has, is, and shall deliver, 3 dimensions of salvation, in spirit, soul and body. “Shall he that endureth until the end, shall be saved.” This is speaking of all 3 dimensions of salvation.

We’ve been taught, by the churches, that when we experience that Outer Court, we’ve been saved!! BUT, the scriptures say, this is a 3-part salvation. If we had received the 3rd, Eternal salvation, then why are our bodies seeing death? Why aren’t they glorified? No, my friends, salvation is a 3 part-deal! But, understand, once your Spirit is saved, you are saved, but; you will never experience the REAL Life of Father, in this salvation level.

1Thess 5:23 says it all, “And the very God of peace sanctify you WHOLLY; and I pray God your WHOLE spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Turn with me to:

EX 25:31 “And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold; of BEATEN work shall the candlestick be made; HIS shaft, and HIS branches, HIS bowls, HIS knops, and HIS flowers, SHALL BE OF THE SAME.”

Now, we see here, that Jesus was already thought of!! All these things are HIS. We are the branches!! Hallelujah!! And notice, all shall be of the same!! We are becoming more like Him, our Pattern, our Example!! Where is this happening? Right here on earth! WOW! Our God is Great!

EX 25:32-35 “And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: (vs33) Three bowls is made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in the one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower; so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. (vs34) And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers (35) and there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.”

Thank God, something is proceeding our of the candlestick, and that something is US!

VS 36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same; all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.”

One beaten work of pure gold. That was our Precious Jesus!! Bless His Name! And you know what? He had joy through all that He went through. I use to ask Father, how could Jesus have joy in all that He suffered, including the crucifixion”! And Father said, “Linda, all the time, He was going through all the pain and agony, He was thinking, “by what I’m doing, MANY will come into My Image! My Father will be seen through them, as He is through Me.” And I cried!! BUT, Father said, “Rejoice, it was HIS GOOD PLEASURE.” And now I rejoice of His sufferings, because He did not die in vain, Christ-the anointed ones of God can manifest, because of all that Jesus suffered! Praise His Name!!

Some will say that I’m cold, because of what I’m going to say. When I hear of our sufferings, the things that we go through, I have no sympathy! Compassion, yes. But sympathy, no, because we are now being BEATEN, molded into His Image, through our sufferings. He is the Pattern, right?

Many are teaching only prosperity, which prosperity is great. And many are teaching love, which love is great too, but, folks, we need BALANCE!! His Word tells us that “whom He loves, He chastises”. Yes, He loves us as we go through our “beatings”, but, IT IS HE THAT PUTS US THROUGH THE BEATING, TO REFINE US, TO BRING FORTH PURE GOLD!! It’s not the devil doing us in, IT IS FATHER!! He is bringing us into His Image! Thank you Father. Yes, we must learn prosperity, we must learn compassion but, we must have balance! For you see, we cannot LEARN love. This beating, that Father is causing, IS WHAT PLACES THE LOVE WITHIN US! It must be experienced, not learned. We talk love, but that’s from our soul realm. His Love must be experienced, to come forth from us, TO HIM and TO THE BRETHREN!

VS 37-40) vs. 40 “And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.”

This candlestick (us) shall be made after their Pattern! God’s Plan will be worked after His Pattern, Jesus. If we don’t want to follow His Pattern, we will fall by the wayside! JOHN 15:1-8 please read this.

I spoke with a brother from Las Vegas, this weekend, over the phone. He was speaking of the “trees” planted by the water. And it blessed me, because I had already started this study of the Candlestick, and Father talks about the Almond Tree. He wants the bowls of the Candlestick (vs 33) made like unto almonds. The almond tree, also, shows us 3 dimensions

1. the almond tree is the 1st tree to bear fruit in the Spring. The almond speaks of a first-fruit company of people:

a. the Bud=30 fold, Outer Court=salvation of spirit. Out of the bud comes:

b. the Flower=60 fold= Holy Place=Pentecost. Out of the flower comes;

c. the Fruits=100 fold=Holy of Holies=firstfruits of the Spirit, His Image.

Thanks, John, for causing me to think!! See folks, this is why I keep saying that WE NEED TO SHARE, WE NEED EACH OTHER!! Father will give me or you a revelation. Then He’ll give someone else, something pertaining to that revelation and when we put the two together, we have the complete revelation of what Father is showing us.

I want to say this. There are some who want to go from the Outer Court into the Holy of Holies; they want to go from the Bud into the Fruits, and it won’t work! We must go through the WHOLE of the Tabernacle. To close with the first part of the study on the Candlestick, I want to leave you with these scriptures:

John 8:12 He is the Light of the world.

Mt 5:14 Ye (us) are the light of the world.

Acts 13:47 thou (us) shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

John 15:1-5 we are the branch, He is the Vine, THIS IS GLORIOUS!! So, we’ll see more about the Candlestick in the next study.

PART SEVENTEEN
THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK

There is so much that can be taught regarding the Golden Candlestick! It is a very interesting piece of furniture, in the Holy Place. There is no way, we could ever exhaust the teaching of it. Turn with me to EX 25:31-40

EX 25:31-40 “And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work shall the candlestick be made; his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. And six branches shall come out of the sides of it: three branches out of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: Three bowls is made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower; so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. Their knops and their branches shall be of the same; all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.”

We saw, in the last study, that the Golden Candlestick speaks of the church, us. We can also look at the Golden Candlestick as Jesus, who is the Central Shaft of the Candlestick.

JOHN 15 says, “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.”

Now we could paraphrase that as, “I am the Shaft, ye are the branches.” It is so amazing, how Father chooses different things and then when we look up a definition of that thing, just blows me away!! The word “shaft” in the Hebrew # 3409=both thighs (you can look this up in more depth) but the thighs were where soldiers wore their SWORDS!! And I want to share a little nugget here: with Jesus as the Shaft (Vine) and us as the branches: we are led by the Spirit and we only speak what we hear Father speak and only do what Father says to do, THEN, we, as the branches, along WITH the Shaft, become the Tree of Life!! Because the Tree and the Branches produce the leaves on the Tree, which are a product of the branches. The branches are a product of the shaft!! Revelation tell us that the tree is going to produce fruit for every month of the year, and it’s leaves will be for the healing of the nations!! Hallelujah!! So, Jesus is the shaft of the Golden Candlestick, and we are the branches. Father is raising up a people who will abide in the Spirit and these people will be for the healing of the nations!! Praise God!! One thing about Father, He inspired the Bible and we don’t have to try to prove anything, the Bible ALWAYS proves itself!

OK. We see the Golden Candlestick also has ornaments on it. And it does for 2 reasons:

1) For beauty (Ps 27:4) please read this.

Now remember, we can look at the Golden Candlestick, as the church, also, being that Jesus is the Head of the Body of Christ, His church, or the Manifested Sons of God.

“That I may behold the beauty of the Lord…” We see that the Golden Candlestick is a “beaten work”. It’s not just thrown together. It’s made of ONE pure piece of gold, and it’s “beaten work”. So Father takes this beaten work, (I pray you hear this in the Spirit), and takes this beaten work and puts ORNAMENTS on it, just like Father is adorning the Bride for the Bridegroom. He has put ornaments of HOLINESS and ornaments of RIGHTEOUSNESS, on us! All the attributes of the nature of God, the things that will manifest the Spirit of God that God has put in us as ornaments. And when the ornaments begin to manifest in us, people will see (light), things that hasn’t been seen before. They begin to see the beauty of God, through US!! Just as they “saw” the Father, when they “saw” Jesus!! Glory to God, this is exciting!! Look at PS 29:1-2 please read. Without holiness no man will see Father! Holiness is the ornament that Father has placed on the branches of the Golden Candlestick, which WE are the branches, and we must produce the fruit of holiness in order to see Father.

I love this study of the Tabernacle of Moses.  It holds so many secrets in types and shadows! And most of them are not being taught in the churches!!

The 2nd reason for ornaments: 2) is for glory (PS 29) says: “give unto the LORD GLORY DUE UNTO HIS NAME.

What glory is that? ALL GLORY!! Not some, but ALL GLORY! This is why we have to stop giving Satan glory for ANYTHING!! God causes or allows ALL that happens to us. Study out Job. (Job 1:6-12) Who’s idea was it for Satan to try Job? It was God’s idea!! Father was making a beaten work of Job!! So that Father’s beauty would show forth from Job. And , UNLIKE most Christians, who did Job give the glory to , for all that he went through? GOD!! Brothers and sisters, this may come as a shock to you, BUT, SATAN IS A MINISTRY OF GOD!! God has NO EVIL in Him. So He created Satan to do the work of running us to God! (IS 54:16) Father gets all the glory, not half to Him and half to Satan!!

(PS 90:17) “The beauty of the Lord our God be upon us…”

(PS 110:3) “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauty of holiness …” Beauty and Holiness is the ornaments Father is putting on us.

Look at (Job 23:10) “… He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

This shows the glory of the ornament. This is the “beaten: work of God. This “beaten work” brings forth the beauty and holiness in us!! We MUST praise Him as we go through our testings, our “being beaten”!! We will come forth as pure gold. Gold, speaks of God’s nature! He will test us, to see if we have overcome what we should have by now. And when WE THINK that we have overcome something, He allows it to pop up in us, to see IF we HAVE overcome that particular thing. We may teach and preach love, but the overcoming is what shows if we have overcome, it will show, one way or the other!! But, it is that “beaten work” that is TRULY a blessing to us!!

Now, if we look at a picture of the Golden Candlestick, we’ll see: there’s the shaft; to the left and to the right are 3 branches. (6 in all). Then on each branch we see 3 ornaments. 9 on each side, left and right. Which means that there are 18 ornaments on the branches.

The 9 on the left, speak of the 9 fruits of the Spirit, when we look at the Golden Candlestick in light of the church. Now, the shaft being Jesus, the 9 ornaments on the left, speaks of the nature of Jesus. Understand? Out of the shaft flows the oil that kept the fire burning, on the Candlestick. Out of Jesus , flows Life and anointing which keeps HIS LIGHT and NATURE , burning in us!! And, Him being our Pattern, Father is bringing US to the place where they (the fruits) will be OUR nature!! Some are manifesting more than others, right now!! Because of their determination of sacrificing ALL to follow HIM!

The 9 fruits are:

1) LOVE=loving one another=God is LOVE=so we must GOD each other

2) JOY

3) PEACE

These 3 are HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, ours (that is , the old man) are as filthy rags, so we MUST put on HIS.(which some are in remembrance that we ARE as He is, and these fruits/His nature, His make-up, are what they are focusing on, not what the natural eyes would try to make them believe.)  This is HIS LOVE. He establishes His Kingdom in us.

(Luke 17: 21, Rom 14:17) “Neither shall they say, LO here! or, lo there! Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you” “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but rightness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

Mt 6:33 tells us “seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God.”

So it’s saying “seek ye FIRST HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!” These 3 fruits make up His Righteousness. We won’t find it in the Outer Court, in the world, not even in the Christian World! We find it in His Kingdom, which is IN US. NOW!!

4) Longsuffering

5) Gentleness

6) Goodness (Godliness)

7) Faith

8) Meekness

9) Temperance (self control) which He is working in me now! LOL!!

OK. On the right side, are 9 more ornaments. These speak of the gifts of the Spirit.

Where the fruits of the Spirit, speaks of the nature of JESUS, the gifts, speak of the ministry of Jesus. We must remember, (I know I’m repeating, but it’s important) that the fruits and the gifts flow from the shaft, into the branches. Hallelujah!!

The 9 gifts are:

1) TONGUES

2) INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES

3) PROPHECY

Now, what REALLY NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD IS: These gifts ARE IN the Holy Ghost. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE GIFTS!! What we have is the Holy Ghost!! He dispenses the USE of the gifts AS HE WILLS through our vessels. I’ve heard people say “do you have the gift of prophecy?”, “do you have the gift of tongues?” , “do you have the gift of this or the gift of that?”. Well, we don’t HAVE any of them. What we have is the Holy Ghost, who they are in. He dispenses them to whoever He wills, whenever He wills, and as He wills. And EVERYONE does not operate in the gifts, including tongues. And that does not mean that they have not received the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is about POWER, not tongues.

4) word of wisdom

5) word of knowledge

6) discerning of spirits

7) faith (both a fruit and a gift)

8) working of miracles

9) healing

These are the 9 gifts of the Holy Ghost. The Word of God says, “the gifts are given without repentance.” Now, this does not mean, repentance of a person. It means, simply, that Father will not repent of the gifts. He will not take back them back. Because deals with Himself, in us, and to take them back, means He would have to take back the Holy Ghost, because the gifts are in the Holy Ghost. So, it’s like Father is saying, “Since I live in you, and I make the gifts operate, I cannot take them back.”

So, there are 18 ornaments on the branches of the Golden Candlestick. There are also, 4 ornaments on the shaft. Now, remember in EXODUS, it said, all have to be the same? (the ornaments) (VS 31, 35, 36) And there were 3 on each branch? Well here on the shaft, there is 1 more, than is on the branches. Well, this 1 shows His Divinity. All the ornaments add up to 22, on the Golden Candlestick. We can look at it as 3 branches, 3 realms in Him, 3 part being (spirit, soul and body), and if you take 3 times that 22, you come up with 66. (this took some time for me) 66 is:

1) the number of books in the Bible

2) the number of poles that held up the white linen around the Tabernacle

3) if you study the generations from Adam to Jesus, you’ll find 66 men named

We can also see, Jesus said, “He has made twain, ONE new man”, that’s us!! The Golden Candlestick is a type and shadow of this ONE new man. The branches can show, on the one side, the Gentiles, on the other side the Jews. The law says that the Jews were God’s chosen people. But, Jesus came along and made them ONE. Jew and Gentile are now ONE in Him, the Shaft!! Praise His Name! WE ARE ONE BODY!!! So how dare ANYONE to judge his brethren!! Don’t ANYONE judge me!! Because I’ll tell you real quick, Jesus, my Father, is my Judge! You can judge my actions, but don’t judge me!! I stand before His Judgment Seat EVERYDAY! It won’t be someday… IF I die!! And I go out yonder in the sky!! When and IF I die, He will ONLY judge me for what I have done with the anointing (Christ) that He placed in me. And that’s the same for everyone!!

We’ve been taught wrong for so long, open your heart/mind and let the Holy Spirit witness this to you. (if anyone would like the study on DEATH, email me and I’ll send it out to you). In this Golden Candlestick, look at who’s it is (VS31) HIS shaft; His branches; His bowls; His knops and His flowers! Amen! I’m glad I’m HIS! It’s a man He’s speaking of here, in the Golden Candlestick. A many-membered man.

The knops speak of BUDS. Just like on a tree. AFTER the buds, come the flowers. The buds open and the flower comes forth. This speaks of the renewing of our minds. The flower is what produces the fruit! And that’s the way it is in our walk in Him. But, we MUST follow HIS PATTERN. We can’t go from Outer Court to the Holy of Holies. We can’t move from room to room in the Tabernacle without overcoming or completing (Him completing) the work of that room. We must follow the pattern that Father laid. So, all the phoniness of trying to appear to be holy, or trying to put forth the picture that we are higher in Him than what we really are, won’t work. It won’t do a thing for anyone, except hold them back, UNTIL they follow the Holy Spirit, in the image of our Pattern. And, you know what?  It’s not US that’s being changed, it’s our THOUGHTS. We ARE what He is, and He’s wanting us to realize this and remember WHO we are. And some of us are doing this, little by little.

So, we may as well rest in Him and allow HIM to move in us. And we will be “beaten” in each realm He lifts us to. So that we will come out “one beaten work of pure gold”!! Bless His Wonderful Name. Now that’s what you call LOVE!

PART EIGHTEEN

THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK (Cont’d)

(EX 25:31-40) Please read.

The oil, we know, speaks of the anointing. And the anointing speaks of the Holy Spirit. We can’t separate the anointing and the Holy Spirit. If we look at a picture of the Candlestick, we see that at the top of each branch was a bowl. EVERY bowl had oil in it. God, specifically, had a plan for the oil. Now, remember, in the last study, we saw the shaft, as representing Jesus, because He’s the Vine and we’re the branches. The 6 branches on the left represents the church. And what we need to see, here, is that EVERY branch has a bowl, and EVERY bowl was filled with oil. What does that mean?

In light of present day truth in the NT, since we are the branches, oil speaks of what? God’s Anointing. The anointing speaks of what? God’s Life and the Holy Ghost. So then, every BELIEVER, that has accepted the LAMB as Saviour, is filled with the Holy Ghost. Now, understand that the Candlestick does not speak of a complete, full stature, body of people, walking behind the veil, the Holy of Holies. It speaks of The LIGHT that gets us there. That’s why it is pure gold. That’s why it’s filled with oil.

Turn to EX 30:25 “And thou shall make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary; it shall be an holy anointing oil.”

OK, this is not just any oil, it’s to be a holy oil. The apothecary speaks of the Priesthood. The apothecary is like a pharmacy. And just as the pharmacist fills prescriptions, the priests were to make up this oil. If you notice in VS 26-29, each piece of furniture in the Holy Place was to be anointed with this oil. We see Jesus as EVERY piece of furniture in the Tabernacle. And each piece of furniture is a ministry or experience that we MUST go through. Must walk out. God told Moses that there was a PATTERN that had to be followed (Jesus is our PATTERN). So each piece of furniture had to be anointed with the oil. The oil is coming out of the Candlestick. The Candlestick speaks of the church. So the anointing is flowing INTO AND FROM the church! Amen!

VS 29 “And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy; WHATSOEVER TOUCHETH THEM SHALT BE HOLY.”

WOW! Here’s what that means. It doesn’t mean literally touching, it means “agreeing with.” Those who are agreeing with the anointing are going to be holy!! Those that agree with the sanctification are going to be holy!

MT 18:19 “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” This is touching or agreeing in the Spirit.

EX 30:30 “and thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”

Aaron speaks of the high priest, and his sons speak of the priests. Aaron speaks of Jesus, and Aaron’s sons speak of us. God made Aaron the 1st high priest, and because he was high priest, his sons become priests. As Jesus is our High Priest, His sons (us) become priests. Aaron and his sons were consecrated, set apart, and LOOK AT WHO THEY MINISTERED TO; TO GOD! And they ministered from the office of the priests. WE have been placed in the office of priests and kings. (Rev 1:6) We are to minister to God BEFORE WE MINISTER TO ANYONE ELSE! But, even before we minister to Him, we must be anointed.

VS 31 “And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil UNTO ME throughout you generations.”

“UNTO ME.” Now this anointing MUST be in our life, BEFORE we can minister unto God. Let’s look at VS 23 and see the very first thing that God had the priests to put in the oil.

VS 23 “Take thou also unto thee principals spices, of PURE MYRRH, 500 shekels …”

OK the principal spices are what made up the oil. The first ingredient was PURE MYRRH, 500 shekels. Myrrh represents SUFFERING! The Word says, “Blessed is the man who suffers for my namesake.” So, if we look at the Pattern, in the Spirit, SUFFERING is IN the anointing. This is why Father doesn’t hear the complainers, murmurers! And those who constantly complain against what God is doing, in their lives. That’s why God got angry with the children of Israel. Because it took the anointing to bring them out of Egypt and all they did was murmur and complain and cry!

One of them would cry “Lord do you hear our prayer?” Then 2 would cry, “Lord do you hear our prayer?” And for 400 years God wouldn’t hear them!! What He was waiting on, was for ALL of Israel to cry out to Him! Then, after 400 years they came up with the idea, “maybe if we ALL cry out, He will hear us.” And as soon as they all cried out, God heard and sent Moses in to bring them out of Egypt and free them. So the anointing was on all the children of Israel. So now let’s look at the pattern in this. The Word says, We are the salt of the earth.” Right? And once we lose our savor, we’re no good. So look at it like this; if we took a grain of salt and dropped it on a steak, it wouldn’t change the taste of the steak. So, when one of the children of Israel cried out, it did no good. It wasn’t until the whole family of Israel cried out, that God heard them! Now if you put salt ALL over that steak, it does change the taste of it. So when we look at the Candlestick, EVERY branch had a bowl filed with oil, because it said in these scriptures that they all had to be the SAME!

On the Candlestick were flowers, and each flower had a wick sticking up out of it. (Even the wick speaks of a people.) The wick was an instrument through which the oil flowed through!! If the oil is the anointing, and the oil speaks of the Holy Ghost, and the oil flows through the wick, then who are we? We are the wick. The Holy Ghost flows through us!! So, we are a wick in the pattern of the Tabernacle of Moses!! (I hope I’m making this clear.) The wick, in the bowl of oil, is there, so there would be FIRE or LIGHT! hallelujah! The ONLY light in the Holy Place was the Candlestick. This speaks of “we are the lights of the world.” (1Cor 3:16, Phil 2:15). The oil is the anointing, and we have to walk in that anointing, IF we are ever going to be what God wants us to be.

Now, we need to understand, that every thing we do is not going to be right. It doesn’t mean that every thought we have is going to be right. OR every act. It means that we have an ATTITUDE in our heart to strive on! God is calling us unto perfection, His anointing (Christ) in us, will bring us there, because our attitude is towards HIM.

If you look at a picture of the Candlestick, you’ll see that the shaft (Jesus) has a bowl on it also, and that bowl stands higher than the rest of the bowls on the branches. BUT, the bowls are ALL the same size! What this means is HIS doesn’t hold ANYMORE oil than those on the branches! (ours bowls). Get ready for this, His anointing is NO greater than ours!! Why? BECAUSE IT’S THE SAME ANOINTING! The anointing that we have, FLOWS FROM HIM! Praise His Name!

OK, the oil is the anointing, which is the Holy Ghost, which is the Life of God, which comes out of the Candlestick. The Shaft is who fills all the bowls, the Shaft being Jesus, and we’re all filled with the oil, speaking of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost! Now understand this, if the oil is taken out of the bowls, there is no light. It’s the same thing as us saying that the Holy Spirit doesn’t live in us. HE IS THE LIGHT IN US! It’s impossible, to say we haven’t receive that oil, that anointing.

Turn to EPH 5:18, this is for a person to receive the Holy Ghost.

Eph 5:18 “And be not drunk with wine whereas is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” Now this is a command. Being filled with the Holy Ghost is not an option for the Christian.

Col 1:9 “Desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His Will.”

If a person HAS THE DESIRE to have knowledge of His will, His will, will come forth by the Holy Ghost revealing His will to them. AFTER we are saved, the Spirit speaks to us, else we could not even move from the Outer Court INTO the Holy Place, or Pentecost!

Col 1:9 “in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” All means all, natural and spiritual understanding.

VS 10 “that ye might walk worthy of the Lord.” The ONLY way we can walk worthy of Him, is by the OIL, the anointing, that is in each saved child of God.

VS 10 “always increasing in the knowledge of God.” That’s the key, ALWAYS increasing in the knowing of Him.

VS 11 “strengthened with all MIGHT.” This word, might, means, power. Strengthened with all POWER.

VS 12 “partakers of the inheritance” I want to show what our inheritance is, and we should all KNOW this.

IS 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. THIS IS THE INHERITANCE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

Col 1:13 “hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear son.” God, by His Grace, by the Spirit translated us into that realm. Luke says “we must press into the Kingdom,” and this is yet another realm of Him, The Holy of Holies.

The purpose of being filled with the anointing, which is the Holy Ghost is:

1) To have our spiritual ears opened.
2) is for an anointed life, and anointed life is anointed “ministry” (PS 133:1-2)
3) is for boldness (Act 4:13-31) To get the full impact of this, you need to read all of this scripture, but I particularly want to point out

Verse 31 “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.”

Now this is about two disciples of Jesus, who were filled with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, in the upper room, and YET, here at another time and place, it says “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost”!! But, this time it was for BOLDNESS, the first baptism they received was for POWER!! Now many are told, that if they don’t speak in tongues, they don’t have the Baptism of the Holy Ghost that tongues are the evidence. Do me a favor; show me that scripture that says that.

Folks, when we were saved, we received the Baptism or we could NEVER have heard His Voice to say “Come up hither.” Amen

PART NINETEEN

PASSOVER

Last week we began our study of the Passover, which was judgment upon Egypt, but deliverance for God’s people.

In I Corinthians 5:7 we read “. . .For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.” The Passover was a biblical model of the sacrifice of Jesus that sets us free from the bondage to this world. The first instruction that the Lord gave concerning the Passover was that the Jews were to change their calendar so that the month in which it took place was the first month of the year, to represent how the Passover would make a new beginning for them (Exodus 12:1-2). This was a prophecy that when we partake of the Passover sacrifice of Jesus we become a new creation, and all things become new to us (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Now we will look at the next aspect of the Passover that illuminates what the cross accomplished for us. For this we will read Exodus 12:3, 5-6: “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their father’s households, a lamb for each household.”

“Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.”

‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.”

Here we see that the lamb was taken into the house five days before it was sacrificed. This was prophetic of how Jesus would enter Jerusalem five days before He was crucified. We also see that Jesus was crucified on the Day of Preparation for the Passover (John 19:4), and died that evening. In Exodus 12:6 we also see that the lambs were to be killed at twilight. Because the Hebrew day begins in the evening, (6:00 p.m.), at the very time when all of Israel were slaying the typical Passover lambs, the Passover Lamb, Jesus, was dying on the cross right in their midst, perfectly fulfilling the type.

As we see in Exodus 12:5, the Passover lambs had to be an unblemished male. This was to speak of the sinless nature of Jesus. The reason why the Israelites were to take the lamb into their houses five days before the sacrifice was to thoroughly examine it for flaws. What did the Jewish leaders do to Jesus the entire five days that He was in Jerusalem before His crucifixion? They examined Him continually seeking to find fault so that they could condemn Him, but they found none. Even Pilate finally said, I find no fault in Him (John 19:4). Jesus was the acceptable Passover sacrifice of God.

In Exodus 12:6 we read the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. In Matthew 27:22 we read of the crowd gathered at the trial of Jesus, They all said, Let Him be crucified, in verse 25 it states, And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us and on our children. This has not just a statement of how the Jewish people rejected Him, but about how it was the sin of all men for which He was being crucified, because all men have rejected Him.

As the Lord Himself declared in Matthew 25:40…”Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me. To the degree that we have ever rejected even the least of the Lord’s people, we have rejected Him. We may be appalled by how Judas betrayed the Lord, and Peter denied Him when He needed His friends the most, but to the degree that we have ever betrayed one of the Lord’s people, even the least of them, we have done it to Him. To the degree that we have denied, or refused to associate with one of the Lord’s people, even the least of them, even those who may have doctrinal error, or other problems, we have done it to Him.

Jesus was without blemish, perfect, but we are not. That is why He died for us. He even died for those who crucified Him. Regardless of the flaws or sin in our lives, He will forgive us, and cleanse us. If we have denied Him or betrayed Him by denying or betraying any of His people, He will forgive us of that also. He forgave Peter, and He could have even forgiven Judas if he had returned to Him as Peter did. What made Judas incorrigible was that he hung himself. Obviously Judas felt great remorse at what he had done, but by hanging himself he tried to pay the price for his own sin.

When we try to pay the price for our own sins it too can make us incorrigible, or beyond help. By doing that we are refusing the grace of God at the cross. We too must learn that, regardless of how great our mistakes are, we can never pay the price for our own sin. The cross alone is the propitiation for sin. To offer any other kind of penitence is an affront to the cross, and a statement that the cross is not enough. It is declaring we somehow must pay the price for this one. Flee from all such delusions that there is anything we can do to pay the price for our own sin flee to the cross. There we will find grace and forgiveness from the Perfect One who is also perfect in love.

PART TWENTY

THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD

In our last study, we looked at, mainly, the Golden Candlestick – speaking of the church, us. As I said, we can look at the Candlestick as the church, or we can look at the Candlestick as Jesus – Him, being the Shaft of the Candlestick, and the church being the branches. Either way, we are ONE with HIM! Hallelujah!

I shared a nugget that Father keeps impressing on me: If we are led by the Spirit, speaking only what Father tells us to speak, and if we only do the things that we hear Father tell us to do; then with HIM as the Shaft and us as the branches, we become the Book of Life and the Tree of Life. With Him as the Shaft and us as the branches, that will produce the leaves that will be for the healing for the nations. And Father is raising up a people that are hearing what the Spirit is saying to the church. And when this people begins to abide in what the Spirit is saying, then they will be the leaves for the healing of the nations! Glory! This excites my spirit!

Just as every piece of furniture that we’ve studied, the Table of Shewbread has its significance in New Testament truth. Like all of the Tabernacle of Moses, much can be said about the Table of Shewbread. But, I want to look at it, the way Father has impressed upon me. And that is, as the Bread of Life. Let’s turn to: EX 25:23-30, “Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about. And thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table. And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure god shalt thou make them. AND THOU SHALT SET UPON THE TABLE SHEWBREAD BEFORE ME ALWAYS.”

Have you noticed that the farther into the Tabernacle we go, that we hear less about “brass” and more and more about “gold?  Gold represents, God’s Nature.

You know, as I was reading this, I just thought: God gave Moses ALL these instructions, as to how to build the Tabernacle of Moses; ALL the instructions for the building, the lighting of the Tabernacle and all the furniture in it; and MOSES REMEMBERED ALL THOSE INSTRUCTIONS! WOW! It doesn’t tell us that Moses was writing all the instructions down. Moses HAD to be experiencing the Mind of Christ, for his time! What an anointing!! Glory!! What an awesome God!! Haven’t you had Father tell you something and nothing or nobody could take it out of you?  That’s the mind of Christ coming forth. That Truth that HE has awakened you to has become a part of you. That’s why it is so important to get His Written Word in your being. He brings it up at some of the oddest times, and gives you revelation to it, and it can’t be taken from you.  Praise His Name!

As we see, the Table of Shewbread was not very big; in fact it was small. 1 cubit is 9 inches. So the table was only 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 27 inches high, so that’s not very big. But what a piece of furniture! And notice in vs 30, God said “And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me always.” The word, “shewbread,” means “bread of the Presence”. The Table of Shewbread, like all the furniture in the Tabernacle of Moses, except the Brazen Laver and the Ark of the Covenant, was made up of wood. Do you remember from the study of the Outer Court, what wood represents? It represents HUMANITY! Human nature! And we see that the wood was OVERLAID with gold. GOLD represents the Nature of God. Divine Nature. So, what this tells us is that, as we grow in Him, we put on the robe of righteousness, or HIS NAURE! Hallelujah!! When Jesus died on the cross, He said that He has made us the righteousness of God, in Christ! So, right now, we are the righteousness of God, we are humanity covered with gold. I can hardly wait until we get to the study of being behind the veil, in the Holy of Holies!! I want to say this AGAIN, although I know that you all know this, but, EVERYTHING that is taught about the Tabernacle of Moses, is Christ centered!! Because what the Tabernacle is teaching, is the showing of who is going to be Christ in the earth, with Jesus as the Head. Jesus was the first Christ in the earth. This is what God was showing Moses and the prophets that was to come. We learn more and more about Jesus in the Tabernacle and its furniture, and all this can be added to what we learn of Him in the New Testament. Plus, the revelations that Father gives us and it becomes a RELATIONSHIP with Him.

Ok, let’s look at Jesus, as being the Bread on the Table, the Bread of Life.

We’re going to look at John 6, but I want to show you something. If you want to see a true principal of the church today, read this chapter. It’s where Jesus goes to, what is called the Sermon on the Mount.

And while He was walking and teaching, multitudes and multitudes followed Him. Because He was showing signs and wonders. He was healing people, He was delivering people, He was doing all these things.

But, in John 6:53, “Then Jesus said unto them, verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”

They thought He was crazy! Now, there were 5000 men following Jesus. If these 5000 men had a wife and a child, that would be over 15,000 that were following Him! And guess what, Jesus didn’t use a microphone, and yet they all heard Him as He taught! But as soon as Jesus spoke verse 53, the people left Him! They thought He was nuts!

And in VS 66-68, “From that time, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the 12, WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.”

OK, let’s go back to “John 6:32, “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you NOT that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth (eth means continuous) you the TRUE bread from heaven.”

Now, let’s understand something. “Heaven” is the REALM OF GOD. Heaven is not a geographic location that we go to. It’s a realm of God. God is a Spirit. So, it’s the realm of Spirit!  Now, where is God? He’s within us. Heaven is a state of being. When God is bringing “bread from heaven”, He is bringing us “spiritual” bread. This is what Jesus is telling us. “The true bread, is spiritual bread!”. Moses gave bread that they baked, or whatever they did to bread, but Jesus said, “The bread that My Father is going to give to you, is the TRUE Bread.”  Now, who is the True Bread? Jesus is. We know that He is the Bread of Life, because God is Life. In this next verse, I saw something that I hadn’t seen before, in all my studying, I never noticed this: VS 33, “For the “bread of God” is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”

I never before noticed, “the bread of God!” I knew about the Bread of Life, but never noticed “the bread of God!” is a person. It says, “the bread of God is he…” The word, “he”, first of all we know is Jesus. But, it’s more than just Jesus, it’s you and me. It’s anyone that God is moving into that realm, of heaven, where they can feed somebody else! Let me give you scripture, to back this up.

1 Cor 10:17, “For we being many are ONE BREAD, and ONE BODY; for we are all partakers of THAT ONE BREAD!”

So, not only is Jesus the Bread of Life, so are we!! Hallelujah!! The Word says, “Jesus is the Light of the world.”, but then in Matt., it says we are the light of the world; We know that Jesus is the Christ, but in 1 Cor 12:12, it tells us, we also are Christ. (We are His Body). Praise His Wonderful Name!

OK, here in John 6:33 it says, The bread of God”. What did we learn that the word, “of” means? It means, “out from within”, the bread out from within God is “he.” So, 1Cor 10:17 saying “we being many,” this is the many-membered body of Christ, is “One Bread and “ONE BODY,” for we are partakers of that ONE BREAD. That ONE BREAD is Jesus! So, we are one bread, being many! We need to understand that when the scriptures speaks of “coming down,” it is not referring to directionally down. It is speaking of coming from one realm of the Spirit to another. “UP”, is the same. If we understand this, we can understand, HOW, we are in the heavenlies with Him! “The bread that cometh down from heaven…” Another scripture that says the same thing is:

Rev 21:1-2 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, “coming sown from God out of heaven” prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

The word “sea” speaks of people. We see, that New Jerusalem is coming from the same place, as the bread of life. Folks, the bread and the Holy City Jerusalem are the same thing!! WE are ONE bread, coming down from heaven! We are being processed by Father to come into the knowing that the Holy City Jerusalem, coming down from heaven, is coming in us! (please, hear this in the Spirit) To make this even clearer, look at verse 3:

Rev 21:3, “And I heard a great voice “out of heaven” saying, Behold (we learned that when we see the word “behold”, it means it’s going to tell us something that we didn’t know before) Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

Now what had John been talking about in the previous verse? The Holy City Jerusalem!! We are the bread of life, the Holy City Jerusalem and the tabernacle of God!! Are all Christians the bread of life? Well, they are, but most don’t know it.  How do we become the bread of life? First of all, it takes ingredients to make the bread. We are the ingredients, made as ONE LOAF OF BREAD!! Notice that the bread of God, IS NOT a bread that is going up. So, we know that it’s not praise and worship. Praise and worship goes UP to God. The bread is coming down, just like the city is coming down!! Now the churches have taught us, that we are going to go up, in the sky, to live in that glorious city, New Jerusalem. But, we’ve seen, clearly, that the City is coming down. It’s spiritual, it’s a spiritual people that have come into the Image of Jesus, manifesting Christ. A people who know Who they are.

MT 15:26-27, “But he answered and said. It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

“The dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table”. What are we talking about? The Table of Shewbread. What’s on the Table of Shewbread? God’s Bread! The bread that is of God. And Matt. said “the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table.” The ONLY way that crumbs fall from the table , is when the LOAF has has been parted. Hear what I’m saying. Picture yourself, cutting a loaf of Italian bread. When the loaf is separated, you have crumbs! When the crumbs fall from the table, who eats it? The dogs!

As long as we are willing to be, designed to be, as He is, then we stay in the ONE LOAF! But, in John, it says “he that bears fruit, shall be purged that he can bring forth much more fruit.” BUT, it says, “he that willeth not fruit, will be cut off and thrown away.” This is the same thing as the crumbs. (the crumbs that fall from the master’s table)  We are talking about the Table of Shewbread, and it’s God’s bread. So, when we separate ourselves from the main load, (His TRUE BREAD), we put out crumbs, (teaching) that fall to the ground,  (ground speaks of carnal) and the dogs eat us! (what we’re putting out–carnal teaching.)

I want to show you who these dogs are. The dogs is a system called the harlot. And the harlot sits and waits for the crumbs to separate themselves from the main loaf. Or another way of saying this is, they wait for a part of the body of Christ to separate themselves from the Head!! Or they wait for a particular branch to separate itself from the Vine! They all mean the same thing! And the dogs are the harlot system that waits for you and me to separate ourselves from the Loaf!

Now this may be a little crude, but I don’t know any other way to say this. Look at”

Prov 6:26, talking about the harlot system, “For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a “piece”, of bread; and the adulterers will hunt for the precious life.”

What is a whorish woman? (excuse me) She is a PIECE!! A man is brought to a PIECE of bread! And the adulterers will hunt for what? The precious life. Where was the precious life? It was when he was still hooked to the loaf of bread!! But the system wants to pull us apart from the loaf and destroy that precious life!! This is the harlot system that’s in John 10, where it talks about the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy! It’s not talking about the devil!! Hallelujah! Thank You, Father. The harlot system is out there (and within) wanting to devour!

Let’s look at the newborn babes.

Rev 12:4 I’m not going into all of this, I just want to show the newborn babe. “and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, (why?) to devour her child as soon as it was born!!” The system is the same, no matter what they may have heard, the system wants to entice them (the babes) by programs, activities They get the babes hooked and then teach out of the carnal. Untruths! Ok, let’s go back to John.

John 6:35, “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

What the Father says, that He’s going to get, He’s going to get! Amen!! This is why it is so important for us to move out of the Outer Court. Because when we move out of the Outer Court, into the Holy Place, we come into the realm of the chosen!! And here in John, Jesus says, “ALL that the Father gives to me, shall come to me.”

WE pull ourselves away from the LOAF, a lot of times!! Because we don’t hear the Spirit. And when someone gives us a truth that we haven’t heard before, we separate ourselves from the Loaf. And WE decide, “I’m going a different way! I’m not accepting that!” Then we find ourselves like Saul, where the anointing had left him and was passed on to David. It would be good to study out Saul, David and Jonathan, in light of what we’re studying here, today. Jonathan made the wrong decision on who he was going to follow. And he died!  David would represent, the Loaf!  Saul would represent the crumbs. With the mentality of, “no one’s going to tell me something that I haven’t heard before, or my preacher doesn’t preach that or agree with that.” We separate ourselves from the Loaf!! It’s as though God isn’t STILL bringing forth revelation! This is how the crumbs think!

We need to know that the Bible is written in Outer Court terms. If you take the Bible, and read it as it is, you’ll NEVER get out of the Outer Court! You need the Holy Spirit to give understanding. With the help of the Holy Spirit, when we eat of the Word, we receive understanding of what the Loaf is saying! Amen!!  I’m not slamming the Bible, but, IF the Bible could teach us ALL things, we wouldn’t need the Holy Spirit. Think about it. There is much more that could be taught , regarding the Table of Shewbread, but this is how Father led me. So Jesus is the Bread of Life, and by us being members of the Body of Christ, we also are the bread of life. Amen!!

PART TWENTY-ONE

THE ALTAR OF INCENSE

What is so significant about the Altar of Incense is that incense always speak of prayer, praise and worship. Why? Because, when we speak of incense, incense always goes up. Amen! Our prayers go up; our praise go up; and our worship goes up. And God smells them! Amen! It’s not so much that He hears them, as it is that He smells them! Because, not only if our prayer, praise and worship is pure; He smells them IF they are not pure. Remember the story of Noah? God said that the stench had gotten to His Nostrils? Therefore, He destroyed the earth!! Smell speaks of discernment. It was the wrong kind of prayer, praise and worship, being sent up!

So, in this study, I want us to look at the Altar of Incense, in light of present truth. This piece of furniture, like all pieces, is Christ centered. This is the last piece of furniture, before we go behind the vale, into the Holy of Holies! Hallelujah!

EX 30:1-10 “And thou shalt make the altar to burn incense upon; of shittim wood shalt thou make it. (2) A cubit shall be the length thereof; and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height thereof; the horns thereof shall be the same. (3) And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of god round about. (4) And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it: and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal. (5) And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. (6) And thou shalt put it before the vale that is by the ark of the testimony, before the Mercy Seat that is over the testimony, WHERE I WILL MEET WITH THEE. (7) Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning; when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. (8) And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a PERPETUAL INCENSE BEFORE THE LORD THROUGHOUT YOUR GENERATIONS. (9) Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon. (10) And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement’s once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations; it is most holy unto the Lord.”

Here God is telling Moses how He wants the Altar built. And we find Moses, not ONLY getting instructions, from God, but was also being told , by God, exactly what was going to happen in it and with it.

I’m going to do something a little unusual, I want to start at VS 9 and go backwards.

VS 9 “ye shall offer no strange incense thereon…”

First of all, let’s establish that incense speaks of prayer, praise and worship. I am repeating myself because this is important! “strange incense,” means, that there IS NOT to be ANY prayer in our life, that HE DID NOT PUT THERE!

(Remember Jesus, as our Pattern.) We are not to pray any prayer that God hasn’t told us to pray! This is SO important! Because, IF we run and pray for just anything or anybody, and we don’t know what the situation is, we don’t know WHY they are in the situation that they are in, it would be “praying amiss!” Many, times, people are in the situation that they are in, because God has spoken a Word to them and they were disobedient to that Word, OR He might be doing a work in them. So, God will say, “don’t pray for them, I have them in this situation!” “I have them between a rock and a hard place, and the ONLY way they can move, is to come to Me!”

Now, if you remember, Aaron’s sons put “strange fire” in the altar. What does that mean? Whenever they were going to burn a sacrifice, they would get the lamb or the bull, or whatever they were going to burn, and they would put it on the Altar, AND GOD WOULD SEND DOWN FIRE FROM HEAVEN, and light the Altar. So, what Father is saying, is that, IF YOU light the Altar, that’s strange fire! ANYTHING outside of Father is strange! When He says, “no stranger shall enter into My Sanctuary that means, anybody outside of God! Now, that doesn’t mean the unsaved. God sends unsaved people into the sanctuary. But what He’s talking about is people who knows the laws of God, and disobeys Him. They become strangers to God. “ye shall offer no strange incense.” So remember this, whenever you want to pray for something or someone. Ask God to give you the words to pray! It’s not about us; it’s about HIM. He knows what to pray, better than we do. And He knows the circumstance! He allowed it to be! This is important, if you want your prayers answered. “Strange fire” is emotional praying; praying out of the carnal.

VS 7 “Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning when he dresses the lamps...”

Now, do you remember what the lamps are? The lamps are the Golden Candlestick. Every morning Aaron had to come in and light the lamps on the Candlestick Because that is the only light in the Holy Place. Aaron speaks of the position of the High Priest. Who is our High Priest? Jesus is. So, Aaron speaks of Jesus in intercession Because, not only did He pray every morning, but, He prays every night. And the Word says that Jesus is OUR intercessor and that He prays for us, when? EVERY DAY AND NIGHT! (Rom 8:34)

VS 6 “put it before the vale…”

The vale is the curtain-like hanging that the High Priest had to go behind and make the atonement for the sins of the people. Now, this is very important!! “put the altar before the vale that is by the arc of the testimony.” This word, “testimony,” in Hebrew means, “COVENANT! (And we’ll see more about that as we go along). “before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you!” (You should underline that last part, in your bible. “where I will meet with you.”

OK. Where is God meeting with us? He’s meeting with us, BEHIND THE VALE!! He’s not meeting with us in the Outer Court! He’s not meeting with us in the Holy of Holies! He’s meeting with these folks, at this place in their walk, are the MOST STUBBORN (sorry folks) people of God, because they don’t want to leave this realm!! You cannot make them understand that there is more! Remember when we entered into the Holy Place, in these studies? And I told you that this particular realm is both flesh and Spirit? This is what I was speaking of. The flesh gets all excited, when the gifts start operating through these (some of) people! They like the attention, they like the glory that they receive, and they especially like people following them, because they operate in prophecy or healing! And soon, they start taking the glory for it!! That’s the flesh, TRYING to operate WITH the Spirit! Then, God will say, “OK, it’s time to move on in Me.” And the gifts – stop working through them!! Of course, if they lay hands on you, and you don’t receive a healing, then they say, “Well, you must have sin in your life, if you don’t receive this healing, because everyone else that I pray for, or that I lay hands on, receives healing.”  But, when they get alone, away from all that glory that they’ve been taking, they think to themselves, “What’s happening, it’s not working anymore?” It’s God!! He’s telling them, to grow up some more. He’s telling them to keep moving, like a cloud with rain in it!!” Some will, most won’t. They stay right where they are, because of their flesh. And it’s not that Father bypasses them, they choose the gift, INSTEAD or the gift giver!! ANYTHING, listen to me, ANYTHING that is, INSTEAD of Him, IS ANTICHRIST!

He’s wanting us to get into the church! Because “church” means, separated one, called out ones!  (And I’m not speaking of a building-church). Father is saying, “I want you to get to that Table of Shewbread, because that means “communion” with Me!” “And then, I want you to get to the Altar of Incense, because that means, PURE prayer and praise and worship, THERE IS NO FLESH INVOLVED!” Pure praise and worship will ALWAYS bring us into the Presence of Father!

So, then He says, “I want you to come behind the vale and I will meet with you!” Hallelujah!! Praise His Wonderful Name!

Folks, this is a progressive walk! And we are not to stand still, when He says, “MOVE”. No matter how much we enjoy the realm that we’re in. Father has a plan, and we MUST walk into that plan. Amen! You know, it’s just like kindergarten. We don’t go into kindergarten and get a college diploma! It’s a progressive thing!

VS 5 Remember from our previous studies, we learned what “wood” meant. It means humanity. And gold speaks of the Nature of God. Well, all this wood, this shittim wood, was to be “OVERLAID” with gold. This is progression!! We are progressing from the nature of man, to the Nature of God!! Bless His Name!!  Know this: His Nature IS in us. But, when we look to the outward appearance of ourselves, that‘s what we magnify; and what is magnified, gets bigger!

VS 2 “a cubit shall be the length thereof…” Now this is important, here! How many cubits is A cubit? ONE!! A cubit is one. OK. 1+1=what? 2. Right? Amos says” how can 2 walk together, except they agree.” The number, 2, speaks of “Covenant.” So, incense speaks of AGREEMENT with Father. Agreement, regardless of what we see in the natural, and regardless what we are told, by anyone but FATHER.

PS 81: “sing aloud...” Who is He saying to “sing aloud” to? Him!  Now, in the natural, our kids know that we love them. BUT, they want to hear us say it!! Well, it’s the same with Father. He knows we love Him, but, He wants to hear us say it. Because, when we say it aloud, we are thanking Him!! Praise Him aloud. In the original, it says, “if you sing aloud, I’ll give you strength.” Now don’t misunderstand. To sing “aloud,” is OUR LIFESTYLE, as well as our praise.

“Make a joyful NOISE.” See how far ahead of us Father is? He says, “if you don’t have a good singing voice, make a joyful NOISE, I’ll be happy to get it.” What’s noise? A clap! A tapping of our feet. Humming! Crying, even!! It’s a joyful noise, to Him. And it’s NOT being ashamed, in front of anyone.

“For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. This was ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt; where I heard a language that I did not understand.”

This, what? This covenant that God made. It was ordained in Joseph. Remember all the stuff that Joseph’s brothers put him through? Guess what Joseph did? He PRAISED! It wasn’t by accident that Joseph had that coat of many colors. Guess how many colors were in the coat? 7! This speaks of the 7 Spirits of God!!  (IS 11).

That’s HOW Joseph got delivered. He was raised from the pit, the lowest we can go, to the position of being governor, the highest position we can have!! (Oh, I hope you’re hearing what the Spirit is saying, here!)

Remember Paul and Silas, when they were in jail? It wasn’t Paul’s magnificent preaching that opened the jail doors, it was when he and Silas began praising!! Even the prisoners heard the praise and wouldn’t leave the jail, and the doors were wide open!! Paul said to the guard, “we’re all here.”

The prisoners represent the unsaved!! Hallelujah!! So, God is trying to covenant with us. BUT, it’s got to be PURE prayer, praise and worship, that HE GIVES US TO GIVE BACK TO HIM!! Amen!

He’s saying, “If YOU do this, I’LL do this.” Ok, this was ordained for Joseph, when he went out through the land of Egypt; where I heard a language that I understood not.”  “There shall be no strange god.” Where? “IN THEE.” In us. Because, any other spirit living in us, praises his own father!!

GAL 4 says, that God sent forth the Spirit of His Son, and that Spirit praises ONLY HIS FATHER!! Any other spirit will praise his father, an IDOL!!  And MANY Christians, and their praise, IS NOT from the Spirit of the Son!! Folks, HE WILL bring upon us praise, WHEN HE WANTS IT. Praise is NOT to make us LOOK religious!! Amen!

PS 81:10 “I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open they mouth and I will fill it.”

This scripture is taken out of context, so much!! The churches teach that it means, open your mouth and God will speak!! It does not meant that!! What it means is, “study to show yourself approved”, and THEN, “open your mouth and I will fill it!” Now there have been miraculous events, where Father spoke through someone who couldn’t even read!! I think it was Peter, who couldn’t read. I don’t remember right off hand, but one of the apostles couldn’t read and Father spoke through him. But, this happens when one is allowing the Holy Spirit to be in control. Father says, “learn My Word”, and when you open your mouth, I’ll fill it with MY WORDS.” That’s what Jesus did! He ONLY spoke what He heard His Father say! And He IS our Pattern to follow.

Ok, so this Covenant is:

IF WE WILL:

1) sing aloud

2) make a joyful noise

3) take a psalm

4) and blow up the trumpet

IF YOU WILL DO THESE THINGS, I’LL DO (Ps 81:14)

VS 14 “I shall soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries!!” Glory Hallelujah

I’m not going to write it out, but read Job 36:27. Vapor=rises. Incense and vapor are the same thing. Rain=blessings.

So, the Altar of Incense is a covenant that Father wants to make with us. And remember, it’s not our fleshly praise and prayers, it’s praise and prayers that HE HAS GIVEN US!! Amen!!

PART TWENTY-TWO

HOLY OF HOLIES

We’re going into the Holy of Holies, behind the veil. I couldn’t wait to get to this part of the Tabernacle of Moses!!

EX 25:8 “And let them make me a sanctuary; That I may dwell among them.”

Now, God was speaking to Moses, here. And this was the thrust of the Tabernacle. Knowing that God speaks in a present truth all the time, He was going a lot farther than the Tabernacle, when He spoke these words to Moses. He was looking at US!!

He was looking past the building, the Tabernacle building, and He was looking at us.  WE are His Sanctuary. WE are the tent that the Lord pitched, the tent that was made without hands. Amen! Now, just for review, God told Moses to build the Tabernacle, after the pattern that Moses saw in the mountain. We know, from studying the Old Testament, that Moses didn’t see a building, on the mountain. Moses prayed, “Father I want to see You!”

Father said, “I’ll let you see me, but I won’t let you see my face, because if I let you see My face, you’ll die. So, I’ll let you see my hind parts.” So, Father passed by Moses, and Moses saw the form of a man. Then, Father told Moses, “I want you to go down, and build Me a Tabernacle, according to the pattern that you saw in the mountain.”

So, we know that the anointing was upon Moses, because when he was up there on the mountain, in the presence of God, he saw a man, but when he came down from the mountain, he built the Tabernacle building. The building was just a type and shadow, for us, of things to come FOR man.

So, God told Moses to build the Holy Place, 10X20X10, which when multiplied equals 2000. Which speaks of the time that we are living in now. Not the year, but the time, according to God’s plan, the 2000 years from Christ Jesus. Then He told Moses to build the Holy of Holies, 10X10X10. A perfect cube and multiplied it equals 1000, which Rev 20:4 tells of the 1000 year reign of Christ, which is the time we have now entered into. Hallelujah!!

This is why Father is bringing forth a people who have begun their walk behind the veil, in the Holy of Holies. Amen! The Holy of Holies realm, is the realm where Jesus ministers to us! And this Holy of Holies realm is a realm of unlimited anointing!! Praise the LORD!! We have been operating out of the first-fruits of the Spirit. But the Holy of Holies is the place of the FULLNESS of the Spirit. We remember how powerful the church was, the early church, just operating out of the first-fruits. Just think of what Father has in store for those of us who walk on into the Holy of Holies realm and are operating in the FULLNESS of His Spirit!! Glory!! The Word says, that with the first-fruits of the Spirit, they turned the world upside down, so it’s hard to even imagine, working with the FULLNESS of the Spirit. We will set creation free!! Glory to His Name!! So, the Holy of Holies realm is a realm of unlimited anointing. And this is our third step, in our walk, in the Lord!

This Holy of Holies realm is also a place of no death!! Of no sickness!! It’s the place of NO CURSE!! Hallelujah!! This realm that some are already moving into is a place of the power of the Lord working through us. If you want to know what your ministry will be in this realm; or if you want to know what kind of body you’ll have in this realm, just look at the ministry of Jesus, and look at the kind of body He had!! He is our Pattern. So look at His ministry and body and you’ll see what you’ll have, in this realm. But, don’t look at it RELIGIOUSLY, because Jesus WAS NOT religious. He accepted what Father said, with no care or attention given to APPEARANCES. We must do the same.         

Let’s look at the body. This is going to be new to some of you. BUT, search the scriptures and you’ll find that these are not my words, but Father’s Words. When Father finishes this progressive work in us, the body will NOT have BLOOD! How do we know that? When Jesus resurrected, He had told the disciples, to tarry in the Upper Room. How did Jesus get into the Upper Room? He walked through the wall! HE said, “a spirit hath not flesh and bones AS I HAVE.” He didn’t mention the blood, because HIS blood had been poured out of Him, there on the Cross, into the earth. Amen? And another thing that tells us this is; look back to the Outer Court; the blood was emptied out of the sacrificial lamb! I also believe that at the time that Adam was created, he had no blood. I believe he had LIGHT flowing through his body. (which is just my thought on that.) So, the Holy of Holies realm is a realm of unlimited anointing, no death and no sickness! NO CURSE!! And this is the realm that some are beginning to walk into. Hallelujah!!

Now, we’re only going by the pattern we see in the scriptures, in this study.  Just thinking about it is AWESOME!! Jesus is the Pattern! Rom 8:29 tells us that there is a people Father is conforming into this very Image of JESUS! The Image has to be the same as the ministry. When Jesus told His disciples to meet Him in the Upper Room AFTER His resurrection, what happened? He walked through the wall. Amen? What had happened was the molecules in HIS body, could separate, AT WILL, HIS WILL. And those molecules could come back together AT HIS WILL! Because His body was glorified.  Father is beginning to show me about this blood thing. The reason we won’t have any blood in the body, is because, the blood is what gives the flesh, life!! That’s why flesh and blood cannot enter the Kingdom. Father is NOW, doing away with the flesh! Hallelujah! In John, HE says that LIGHT is the life. You follow what I’m saying? He’s bringing us to a place, where the blood has to leave these bodies, of those of will walk in this FULLNESS realm. It has to leave because it’s what gives life to the flesh. And Father is destroying the flesh.

Let’s turn to 1Cor 15. Now this is the resurrection scripture. It’s very important to understand, that this realm, in the Holy of Holies, is the realm where there is no longer the curse. Most of Christiandom, today believe, that the only way they are going to be delivered from the curse, is that Jesus is going to come back, snap His fingers and wham!! They’ll be delivered from the curse. But, I want to tell them, they are looking for Father to do, what HE has done already!! Amen! He has brought us to this point and He’s giving us revelation as to what to look for, as HE finished this work BEFORE we were ever created. Let’s look at 1Cor 15:51, now these scriptures are very familiar. But, I don’t know if you’ve ever looked at them, in the light of, no curse, or looked at them from the light of the Holy of Holies.

1Cor 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery...” And sadly enough, what He’s showing us is still a mystery to most of the church world. This mystery is what Father is having us to behold. Father is revealing Himself, like HE has never revealed Himself!! Bless HIS Name! And we are beholding His Glory!! This is the very prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17, He’s talking to Father and He says, “those that You will give to Me, that they may behold My glory,and we are beholding His glory! And we’re about to WALK INTO HIS GLORY! hallelujah!

“Behold, I show you a mystery, WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP (DIE).

This word, “sleep” means to die. The Holy of Holies realm is the realm where there is no death. Now, you’ve seen in HIS Words, that there will be a people who will not die. They will walk in the realm of the Holy of Holies. An important thing is what Father said about the Altar of Incense, He told Moses to tell Aaron to put the Altar right by the veil. Right by the Ark of the Covenant, because, God said, “that’s where I will meet with you.” In other words, what HE was saying was, I am going to meet with you in the Holy of Holies AFTER you have passed the Altar of Incense.” Remember the Altar represents us, coming into PURE praise, PURE worship and fellowship with Him, and PURE prayer. So, He said, “When you come into these, THEN I’ll meet with you in the Holy of Holies.”

“Behold I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.”

This tells me that there HAS to be 2 changes that takes place. One change is, “in some;” then there will come a change for all others. Because HE said “we will all be changed.”

VS 52 in a moment…” In the Greek, this word “moment” is “atomos”, this is where we get the word “atom”, like the atoms of our body. But, let’s look at this word, “moment” a little closer. In the natural thinking, we see “moment” as a time period of very short length of time. But, look at what Paul said, “our light afflictions are but for a moment.” Now, stop and think. How long have we been afflicted? Ever since we got saved!! So, this “moment” is not as we think with our natural mind. And remember, “a day is as a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years as a day. And remember Paul said in 1Cor, “the natural cannot receive the things of the Spirit.”

So either the Bible is Spiritual or it’s not. I choose to believe it is! I keep saying over and over, that we cannot read the Word with our natural minds and receive the revelations that Father wants to give to us.

VS 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump…” ok this is what I want to look at right now, “at the last trump.” The original writing doesn’t say, at the last trump, it says “IN” the last trump. OK, how many of you know that there are 7 trumpets that were to be blown? Rev 8, tells us about them. In the church age, from the day of Pentecost, till the 7th day, there were 7 trumpets to be blown. If you study it out, you’ll find the Father raised up 7 men , to restore the church back to it’s original form. Men like Martin Luther, etc. And these men, came blowing a trumpet. Remember what we learned a trumpet was? It is a clear message from God.

“in the last trump, the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall all be changed.

VS 53 for the corrupt MUST put on incorruption” notice, this is a command! This corrupt MUST put on incorruption. And if we plan to walk in the Holy of Holies, we MUST put on incorruption!! Now, what this is talking about, is the renewing of our minds. Putting on the incorruptible mind of Christ! And this “putting on” is a progressive work, that Father has been working in us, all of our lives, it’s not done over night. It is a progressive work. And we play a part in it. Without getting in and studying that Word, we hinder this work of God, within us. When Paul said, “I die daily”, he was dying to the flesh, daily!

“This mortal, (talking about the body), must put on immortality.”

VS 54 “so when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality THEN shall be brought to pass, the saying that is written “death is swallowed up in victory.” This word, “victory” should be “life.” Because in the Outer Court, it is all death; in the Holy Place, is where we start to shed death; and when we move into the realm of the Holy of Holies, there is nothing but LIFE! And life swallows up the death! Oh Hallelujah!! Therefore, there is no longer a curse, behind the veil.

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” This word, “grave” means “hell”!! This goes back to where Jesus said, “hell shall not prevail!”

“The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But, thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Ok, now let’s look elsewhere.

2Cor 5:1 “For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven.”  This is speaking of, IF we see death… IF we go by way of the grave. You will go to that spirit realm. VS 2 “For in this we groan, earnestly desiring, to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.” Here’s what He’s saying. ” we do not desire for this body to be dissolved, to go to that house, but rather , we desire that, that house (that perfected house) come to us (us to awaken to Who we are) and cloth us.” VS 3 “If so that being clothed, we shall not be found naked.” OK, He’s talking about flesh. And there is no righteousness in flesh. So, the righteousness has to come and cloth us. (which happened when we accepted Jesus, as Savior.) VS 4 “For we that are in the tabernacle do groan, being burdened.” Now what is burdening us? The flesh!! So we groan and travail, like in ROM 8 “groaning within ourselves … waiting for the redemption of our body.”

“For we that are in the tabernacle do groan, being burdened NOT that we would be unclothed. Unclothed makes you a spirit; you’re not seen. We don’t want to die!! Amen? We don’t want our bodies to go to the grave and decay. That’s being unclothed.

“But clothed upon that mortality might be swallowed up of life.”  Anytime that we talk about mortality, we’re talking about the body. Rather than our bodies decaying, we should be EARNESTLY DESIRING that it might be swallowed up of life and become immortal. Hallelujah!! This is great.

VS 5 “Now, He that has wrought us for the selfsame thing, is God.”

Why did God make us? He made us to fulfill VS 4. That we may become immortal, as HE IS. That we would not be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon. Father’s eternal plan was not just for us to get saved, His eternal plan was for us to be immortal, in a body, just as Jesus was. HE wants to live in these bodies ON EARTH. He wants the “invisible God to be VISIBLE! Look, eternal (highly refined) life is two-fold. And we can’t have the 2nd without the 1st.

The first dimension of eternal life is not longevity. It’s the quality of life; and when we get the quality of life, it then takes us into the longevity of life! That’s why we already have eternal life. Eternal life is not somewhere off in the future. It’s right now. The more that we are being clothed upon; the more of the quality of life we taking on. Amen. Which means, the more we’re drawing closer to being behind the veil. Hallelujah!! Then once the veil is taken from us, then longevity of life takes over. There’s no death in the Holy of Holies. Hallelujah! Now, you know why I was so anxious to get to the study on the Holy of Holies!

VS 5 “Now He that has wrought us for the selfsame thing is God. Who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.”

Notice here, how HE has connected the “earnest of the Spirit”, which we receive at Pentecost, with the being clothed upon!!  Without KNOWING that we HAVE the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we WILL NOT walk in the Holy of Holies!!  We also, will not do much in the Holy Place, either.

VS 6 “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that WHILE WE ARE AT HOME IN THE BODY…” This word “body,” should be, “flesh.” “While we are at home in the flesh, we are absent from the LORD.”

As long as we are satisfied to be in this flesh body, we are absent from the Lord. We’re absent from His ways.  We’re absent from His way of thinking. And we’ll never have an immortal life… that was HIS PLAN for us, from the very beginning! Because we’re satisfied in this flesh body and are not striving to go on in Him – to live in that realm of the Holy of Holies. He wants us to be EXACTLY as our Pattern Jesus was. That’s why He talks about, in VS 3, the groaning and the travailing for the redemption of the body. This is the 3rd dimension of salvation. The first was the salvation of our spirit; the second was the salvation of our soul and the third dimension of salvation is the salvation of the body!! Amen! SO, we are to have that earnest desire to see the salvation of the body, and if we don’t have that desire, it means we’re satisfied to NOT go on in the Lord – that we don’t have that desire to please Father, by wanting what He has planned for us. We learned in Genesis, that HE created the Spirit; HE talked to the Spirit. And once He made the body, He had to come down into this lower realm. He lowered Himself, to talk to the flesh. HE couldn’t talk to the body, in that elevated state that He talked to the Spirit in.

2 Tim 1:10 “but is NOW made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ who hath abolished death  who has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” It’s NOW made manifest. What is made manifest?

VS 9 “who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”

VS 9 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Where is HE appearing? Look at 2 Thess 1:10 “When he shall come to be glorified (where?) IN HIS SAINTS, and to be admired (where?) IN ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE.”

I want to give you a scripture for when your carnal mind says, “oh we are to die”.

GAL 4:19 “My little children, of whom I travail AGAIN UNTIL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU.” Now this word, UNTIL, shows a plan. It’s showing that something started there, and it’s being waited on UNTIL it reaches here. This is Father’s plan for us. EMBRACE IT! EARNESTLY DESIRE IT!

PART TWENTY-THREE

COMING OUT FROM UNDER THE CURSE

This will be our last lesson on the Tabernacle of Moses. The Tabernacle of Moses has been a tremendous study. I have learned a lot from this study, and I hope that all of you have learned something too. I encourage you to just allow this to be the beginning of the study of this Tabernacle. Take this study and do your own expanded study and allow Father to show His Revelation to you.

In this study, we’re going to look at “COMING OUT FROM UNDER THE CURSE.

In review, we saw that God called Moses up into the mountain to give him the instructions on how He wanted the Tabernacle to be built. God told Moses to build the Outer Court, which did not have any measurements in the instructions.

The Outer Court is a realm of death, even though MT 7:14 says, “ENTER IN AT THE STRAIGHT GATE.” and “WHOSOEVER WILL.” It is still a realm of death.  It’s a realm of death for 2 reasons:

(1) If you come into the Outer Court and stay there for your entire Christian life, you’ll die. You WILL see death, natural death.

(2) When the fullness of time comes, there will be no one in the Holy Place. When the fullness of time comes, everyone will be either in the Holy of Holies or the Outer Court.

God is hand picking a people, out of the Holy Place, to bring them into the higher realm of God, to move into the Holy of Holies. Those who do not move into the Holy of Holies will go back to the Outer Court. The Outer Court is where the dragon does battle with the saints and prevails. That’s why the Outer Court is a dimension of death.

From there we saw that God told Moses to build the Holy Place. The dimensions were to be 10X20X10, which speaks of the 2000 years from Christ Jesus and Calvary, which is the time that we are living in now. But, this age is closing out. The Holy Place is the place of separation from death. This the place where the Holy Spirit begins separating us from death in our members. This is where we BEGIN to walk in the fullness of His Spirit. Why? Because at Pentecost, the Word tells us that we receive the earnest of the Spirit, or the down-payment of what God has for us, once we go behind the veil.

Then God told Moses to build the Holy of Holies. The dimensions were to be 10X10X10, which speaks of the 1000 year reign we are now entering. (Rev 20:4) The Outer Court, Holy Place and the Holy of Holies speak of the 3 dimensions of our growth, in the Lord; the 3 dimensions of salvation. The whole Tabernacle is to AWAKEN us to be what we were created, IN HIS IMAGE. The Holy of Holies is a place of no curse. Hallelujah!!

It’s the place of unlimited ministry and unlimited anointing, with no curse!! This is a realm of God that He’s choosing and calling a people into. We need to know, that the Holy of Holies is a place of life and it’s a place of life eternal or life everlasting. BUT, everlasting life started at the DOOR! When we got saved, we had everlasting life. But, the everlasting life that we received in the Outer Court, was the life of God, imparted to us, which is a quality of life. Amen. But, the eternal life that we receive in the Holy of Holies, is not that quality of life of the Outer Court. Because, as we move on in Father, that quality of life gets greater and greater until it is the greatest of quality. Then longevity of life takes over, which causes there to be, no more curse, which means no more death!! Amen!!

And God is asking ONE question; “Who will dare to walk out from under the curse?” He’s not asking, “Who will wait until JESUS returns and takes the curse away?” Most of the church is waiting for Jesus to come and take the curse, but Jesus is not taking the curse!! He has given US the power and the authority, by the Spirit, to walk out from under the curse!! Bless His Name! And ONLY those people that are pressing into this realm or dimension, of the Holy of Holies, will walk out from under the curse! Hallelujah!! IF, anyone is waiting for Him to do it, forget it! He’s waiting on US to do it. (John 17:4)

In Heb 11, it’s talking about the great men of faith, form the OT. It’s all about the great things that they did. But, when we come to the end of that chapter, we see that all of those died, waiting for the promise. Right? They died waiting on the promise.

Now, the promise, that they died waiting on, is called “the blessed hope.” They died waiting for that blessed hope. Then, it goes right into, chapter 12, and it begins to talk about Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Notice, that Heb 11, doesn’t start out with, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; the faith that those men operated under was “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Amen?

Then, chapter 12 says, “Jesus, the author and finisher of OUR faith.” Father started dealing with me on “faith” a couple months ago. Now, this is a new faith, that chapter 12 is talking about. Paul says, “this life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD!” Amen! Not by MY faith, or the pastor’s faith, but by the faith of the Son of God! (who is ALL faith)  God is waiting for someone to LIVE behind the veil, to press in, to that realm. Because behind the veil there is no curse! Hallelujah!

The people in Heb 11 are still under the curse! Because they haven’t, yet, received the “blessed hope.” They have the substance of things hoped for. But, they still do not have the evidence of things not seen. So, those people… that cloud of witnesses… are still under the curse. Now, hear this, because it is important. Our brethren that have gone on are still under the curse, and the ONLY way that they will be set free from the curse, is for you and I to walk out from under the curse, ourselves! Why? A man who is in jail cannot set another man, who is in jail, free! ONLY a free man can set another man free. And as long as we’re walking in the Holy Place, WE are under the curse! So, Father is teaching us, by His Holy Spirit, to press in, into the Holy of Holies, so we can be set free, and THEN, we can set creation free!! Hallelujah!! That’s why all those men of faith are cheering us on, from the Spirit realm! They’re shouting, “press in, press in!” Because they In the Spirit, we HAVE came out from under the curse, this must be manifested in this realm. Know that, they without us, cannot be made perfect. Amen! We have to be set free from the curse!

Now, we’ve all heard preachers, preach that we must be set free from the curse, but they never tell us WHAT curse we have to be set free from, Amen? Because there’s more than one curse in the Bible! I want to show you a couple that is NOT the curse that we have to be set free from. (1) Gen 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife (the soul) and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt not eat of it, CURSED is the ground for thy sake.”

So, in Gen 3, the ground was cursed, but the curse was lifted.

Gal 3:13, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law…” OK, He said that we’ve been redeemed from this curse of the law.”

Who gave the law? God did. But, yet, the law was a curse! Why?

Because, Rom 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh...”

Oh I hope you hear what this is saying!! So, in other words, through the flesh we could not fulfill the law. Right? So, the law was a curse. So here, we’re told that Christ has redeemed us, from the curse of the law. Which means what? That NOW, the law IS be fulfilled IN US!

So, this isn’t the curse that we are to come from under. Amen? Because the curse of the law has been done away with. So, this curse that we have to come from under, isn’t the curse of the ground and it isn’t the curse of the law.

So, let’s go on. James 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted, neither tempteth any man; But every man is tempted, WHEN HE IS DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, (not the devil) and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

Now, with our own desires, we bring forth a curse! The curse is sin and death! When sin is finished it brings forth death. Our own lust bring forth the sin. OK? Whatever we want to do, that’s outside of God, is what brings forth sin (missing the mark). Then, when we do it, it brings forth death! So, here’s another curse. We have the curse of sin and death. Is this the curse that we are to come from under? So we can set creation free?

Rom 1:6-9 “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Knowing this.”

“that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin, might be destroyed, that HENCEFORTH, (henceforth means, from now on), we should not serve sin.”

From now on, we should not serve sin.

“For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now, IF we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM.”

No more dominion over who? Christ, right?

1Cor 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.”

We are the many members. So, death has no dominion over Christ. Who is Christ? Who is God’s anointed ones? We are!! Because when Jesus resurrected, we resurrected with Him. And He is the head. WE are the body!! Hallelujah!

Rom 6:6 “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him...”

We, our old man is crucified with Him. So, the body has no need to serve sin anymore. BECAUSE CHRIST IS RISEN, and we are Christ. Amen! So, we don’t have to overcome sin and death; we’ve already overcome it! Jesus TOOK THE SIN OF THE WORLD, that means ALL SIN. It’s done. All we have to do IS BELIEVE IT, regardless of appearances.

The reason that we still get sick, is because we are violating a direct law and principle of God! HIS WORD!! Because of ignorance. And when we come out of that violation, we’re going to walk behind that veil into the Holy of Holies, where there is no curse!

OK, the ground was cursed. The curse of sin and death was a curse that was abolished at Calvary, and these aren’t the curse that we are to come from under. So, what is the curse? The people in Hebrews, were looking for a blessed hope. Blessed hope, means, a hope that is a blessing, or a hope that is blessed. Blessed means, something directly from God.

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.”

Now, salvation is in all 3 dimensions, spirit, soul and body.

“The salvation of God hath appeared to all men.” “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world.”

Where are we to live like this? IN THIS PRESENT WORLD! So, this tells me that we’re not waiting for Jesus to come and take us out of this curse, because we’re commanded to live outside of this curse, IN THIS PRESENT WORLD! Amen!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

OK, He said for us to live, all those things in vs 11 &12, in this present world, because that’s what brings this blessed hope, and the blessed hope is the glorious appearing of Him!  2Thess 1:10 tells us that He is going to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS!!! And HE WILL BE ADMIRED IN THOSE THAT BELIEVE HIM! His glorious appearing is in US! Hallelujah!

Those spoken of in Eph 4, don’t have the blessed hope, because the blessed hope is Christ in His fullness, in US. They have the first two dimensions, spirit and soul. Eph 4, tells us that they came to salvation because Jesus came and preached to them when they were still captives. “He set the captives free.” They have salvation and even now, when we minister, their minds are being renewed! Glory to Father.!! But, they don’t have the blessed hope. Because the blessed hope is the fullness of the stature of the measure of Christ, which is, a justified spirit, a sanctified mind and a glorified  body. They don’t have a glorified body, and neither do we, YET. So, we have to be set free and come into that realm of the glorified body, so WE can set THEM free!

Malachi 2, this is so simple, but it’s so profound. Malachi 2:1-2 “And now, O ye priests (we are priests), this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of Hosts, I will even send a curse upon you.”

What is the curse? “and I will curse your blessings..” OK, now what are the cloud of witnesses (of Heb 12) waiting for? A blessed hope, which brings them into a glorified body!! We don’t have a glorified body because our blessings have been cursed! The curse is in the Outer Court and the Holy Place. Amen. Whenever, we come into the realm of the Holy of Holies, we move out of the realm of blessings being cursed. Our blessing IS the blessed hope that we found in Titus.

The blessed hope is the fulfillment of salvation in all 3 dimensions, spirit, soul and body. But, now that blessing is cursed. That’s why, according to Luke 16:16, we MUST PRESS INTO THE KINGDOM! Amen! This is why the Holy Place will not always be full of God’s people. Because all will either press in, behind the veil, or they will return to the Outer Court. Father will NOT let anyone stay in the Holy Place. Because that is to be a place of growth for us. And He’ll give us a decision to make. To go on and press into the Holy of Holies, or go back to the Outer Court.

Rev 22:1-3 “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life..” Folks, this is a people, Hallelujah! “clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, In the midst of the street of it and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE…!” Glory to God! Hallelujah! In Malachi, He said “because you won’t serve me and give me glory, I’m going to cure your blessings.” Here, we see that those people have come to the place of serving God – and serving Him, as HE desires us to serve Him – not the way WE want to serve Him. It’s just like the PURE praise, Prayer and Worship that He said He wants, at the Altar of Incense AND showing forth HIM, in our SPIRIT, in our SOUL AND IN OUR CHANGED BODY !! Hallelujah! And these people are serving Him in Spirit, Soul and Body!! Amen!

I want to show you something that Father just showed me last night.

John 3:1-3 VS 3 “And every man that hath this hope in Him, PURIFIETH HIMSELF!!

The problems of this flesh, WE MUST PURIFY!! Father isn’t going to do it. He purifies the Spiritual part of our problems! Glory! And listen to me, OUR HOPE HAS TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!! Our hope HAS TO BE, TO COME TO THE FULLNESS OF THE STATURE OF THE MEASURE OF CHRIST!! IF our hope is in a rapture, or ANYTHING other than HIS FULLNESS manifesting through us, then this work of Father’s, will not MANIFEST in us. Our hope MUST be to come into His Image! Amen!

I don’t have space to write this out, but look at what Paul said about, this mark, in the Holy of Holies, that we must be reaching for.

(Phil 3:11-14)I hope all our hopes are this one! Amen! And I pray for you all daily and hope that you do the same for me. So, this is a fitting way to end our study of the Tabernacle of Moses.

I hope you were blessed.

 

TABERNACLE OF MOSES STUDY, Parts 1-23 [Linda Keith] ~ BIBLE STUDY          1

 

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