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Exodus 36-38

Bezalel from the tribe of Judah and Oholiab from Dan had been given the Spirit of the lord for the purpose of building the Tabernacle.  Not only were they given the skills for building and art, they were also given the ability to teach those whose heart stirred him to come to the work to perform it.

So they made the Tabernacle from the materials given each morning by the people of Israel.  Bezalel and Oholiab told Moses that more than enough had been given.  This passage is often used by those coercing the members of a church on a building project.  It was the Lord's will that this Tabernacle be built for His glory, therefore He put it into the heart of the people to provide the materials, they did not need to be coerced.  This Tabernacle was built to represent the greater things in heaven, nothing that we build in a church today fits that purpose.

The court, the tent of the meeting with the holy place and the holiest of holies was built.  The Ark of the covenant was built with the Mercy seat which is the place for God.  At each end of the Mercy Seat were cherubim with their wings up and covering the Mercy Seat.

At the resurrection of the Lord in John.20.11,12 Mary Magdalene, "she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw to angels in white sitting one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying."  The high priest and only the high priest could go into the holiest of holies one day each year where the Mercy Seat was. That Mercy seat was a copy of greater things.  A woman who was probably a harlot saw the greater things.

New American Standard Bible. (1995). The Lockman Foundation.

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