"The Altar of Burnt Offering. [1 -
The principle of the tabernacle was a school teacher, teaching us how each of us are to approach God. The tabernacle was the place where the people met God. The tabernacle was the place where they worshipped God, and in that worship, they followed the way that God gave them for that worship. Today Christ is our Tabernacle, for the Old Testament way or "first" was done away with, and Christ became the "second" or New Way for the New Testament or Covenant. Just before Jesus went to the cross, He told His disciples that the beautiful temple that stood before them would be torn down, and rebuilt in three days; for He was talking about the True Temple, His Body, the body of Christ which is our Tabernacle today. So we saw how to approach our Lord, the True Temple from the example that He gave us through Moses.
So from this point on to chapter 32 are the details of that tabernacle worship and the things that were used in their worship.
Exodus 27:1 "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."
Exodus 27:2 "And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass."
Exodus 27:3 "And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and this fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass."
Exodus 27:4 "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."
Exodus 27:5 "And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar."
"The compass of the altar" is the place where the priest stood before the altar.
Exodus 27:6 "And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass."
Exodus 27:7 "And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it."
Exodus 27:8 "Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it."
Exodus 27:9 "And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:"
Exodus 27:10 "And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass: the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver."
In Exodus 26:19 the the sockets of the boards that were in silver denoted "redemption"; however here the sockets of these brass pillars represent the "way of access", denoting "judgment in righteousness".
Exodus 27:11 "And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass: the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver."
Exodus 27:12 "And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten."
Exodus 27:13 "And the breadth of the court on the east side shall be fifty cubits."
Exodus 27:14 "The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three."
Exodus 27:15 "And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three."
Exodus 27:16 "And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four."
Exodus 27:17 "All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass."
Exodus 27:18 "The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass,"
Exodus 27:19 "All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass."
Exodus 27:20 "And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always."
Exodus 27:21 "In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the Lord: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel."
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