Every time I read anything connected to the Tabernacle in the wilderness I still cannot get over how everything that God instructed Moses to “make all things according to the pattern showed to you on the mountain (Ex 5:-40) ” speaks of Jesus and the redemption plan. It you look at Hebrews 8:1-5 you will see that the church today is still centered on the “True Tabernacle” that the Lord (not man) erected in heavenly places. Space will not allow explaining every detail about how the Tabernacle speaks of Jesus and the redemption plan of God but I will bring out some points.
As you read ahead you will learn how the Tabernacle itself was constructed, and in Ex.36:20 there were 48 boards of “acacia wood” in the Tabernacle overlaid with gold. These boards were to support the Tabernacle and they are a symbol of men covered with God’s Glory. We are now the Temple of our God and we have this treasure in earthen vessels so that the excellence is of Him and not of us.
When you look at Ex. 31:2 we see a man named Bezalel who was the “Master Craftsman” of the Tabernacle. The Scripture says he was given the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding; He was a type of the Holy Spirit in that the Holy Spirit has been given the assignment to build all of the attributes of our Lord into our lives. The Holy Spirit is our Master Craftsman. We are credited in our spiritual bank account these attributes, but we must cooperate with the Holy Spirit in obedience. We must not let the world conform us but be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans12:2) to see ourselves the way God sees us IN CHRIST.
Larry Lane (2010)