The Tabernacle: A Detailed Portrait of Jesus Christ II by Paul C. Jong
In the Old Testament, God commanded the people of Israel to build the Tabernacle with what He had told them—that is, with gold, silver, bronze, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine woven linen, goat’s hair, ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood. Like this, it is with the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit, the materials of faith set by God, that we must also build the holy house of faith in our hearts. This house must be built in our hearts. We must not build this house of heart where God can dwell based on our own thoughts and opinions. If we want to build the house of faith dwelt by God, we must surely believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit planned and decided by God even before the foundation of the world to blot out our sins. If we build the pillars of the court of the Tabernacle with mud, God will not then dwell in our hearts. To become the Temple dwelt by God, we must change our faith to what He wants, so that we may, by knowing and believing in His gospel, receive the remission of sin, please Him, and be loved by Him as we live our lives of faith. To do so, we must open our minds, and our faith must also follow the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Led by those who know the pattern shown by God, and who believe and follow it as it is, we must surely believe in the gospel of truth as set by God. Like this, for you and I to have the Lord dwell in our hearts, we must infallibly believe in the baptism that the Son of God received and His blood. We must believe exactly as how He has saved us—that is, the Son of God came to this earth, was baptized, died on the Cross, and rose from the dead again. By believing in this truth, we must cleanse away all the sins of our hearts. We must understand and believe so, for only then can God dwell in the hearts of those who believe. For us to be delivered from our sins, there is no other way but to believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Jesus is the door of our salvation.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). If we want to receive the remission of sin from God, then we must invariably believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We have to believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ took away all our sins onto His body, was condemned for them, and thus has saved us with His baptism and His blood on the Cross. We cannot thank God enough for this salvation. If we do not believe like this, all our faith is in vain, no matter how devoted we might have been. In short, I believe firmly that all the details of the Tabernacle manifest clearly "the detailed portrait of Jesus Christ." We can also know and believe exactly what He had done for our salvation through the Tabernacle.
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