GOD'S INFALLIBLE WORD

     Infallible means unerring, flawless and yes it means perfect!  Nothing reflects this better than the revelation of the apostle's doctrine found in the first three pieces of furniture in the Tabernacle of Moses. "And let them make me a sanctuary that I may well among them. According to all that I show thee after the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all the instruments thereof  even so shall ye make it"(Exo.25:8-9).  This word for "dwell" from Strong's Concordance suggests literally and figuratively to permanently remain! Both in the OT and the New the heart of God was to dwell among his people. "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us..." The Greek word for "dwelt" is tabernacled. Now through the "mystery of the ages" Christ in you the hope of Glory the desire of God to dwell with and in His people is fulfilled!

     The first piece of furniture fashioned for the Tabernacle was the brazen altar. We know this was where the trespass offering was offered and the blood was shed. It reflects the cross of our  Heavenly Lamb with His infallible blood being applied to our heart, which is now the "true altar"! So in type this brazen altar is not just a piece from the Tabernacle, but has become a vital experience in our lives, our place of repentance and the beginning of our sacred approach to God! 

     The second piece was the brazen laver which contained water for the cleansing of the Priests. They were washed once for all by Moses or Aaron, but also they were required to wash daily in order to approach the Sanctuary. Here's the revelation; it was not just "any ole water", it was water from the smitten Rock!  Paul taught us the Rock that followed them in the wilderness was Christ! "Behold He smote the Rock that the waters gushed out and the streams over flowed"(Psms. 78:20). Get baptized into Christ (the smitten Rock) and you won't need any other holy water! So the brazen laver reflects the "washing of the water of the Word" Jesus is both Word and Water, and so we're baptized in Water in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ! 

     The third sacred piece is the Golden Lampstand. In this short article we can only highlight. Also called the candlestick, it had seven small bowls on top which held the reservoir of "anointing oil" with a wick and this produced Light! The Priests were required to keep it perpetually burning! John the Revelator sees this in the Spirit: "and I turned to see the voice that spake with me, And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the son of man..."(Rev. 1:12-13) The same writer says in St. Jn. "In him (Jesus) was life and the life was the light of men". "That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world"(St. Jn. 1:9)  In short, this is a type of the precious Holy Ghost our life, our light and our anointing, all on the inside shinning out and must be kept perpetually burning and continuously filled! Just as the OT priests approached God by the brazen altar, laver and the golden Lampstand, Apostle Peter begins his ministry by preaching "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost"    Hope you see it!

In-Christ Always Elmer Hart

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