This is an excerpt from Part II of my book:
The Tabernacle; the Pattern that Overlays Everything
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4
That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
There is a saying; “The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.” If you are a serious student of the bible then you already know this is a trustworthy concept. The belief that Christians today do not need to read and understand the Old Testament is a big mistake, for it contains the mysteries that were revealed in the New Testament. It contains all of the types and foreshadows that were fulfilled in the New Testament. The Old and New Testament are the FULL council of scripture that is God breathed and we are required to study and rightly divide it ALL (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Tim 2:15). Study of the Old Testament and applying it to the New will help us to see Gods patterns which helps us to not be deceived with false beliefs and doctrines.
When the Lord instructed me to write this book, I prayed for understanding of what He wanted it to be about. In prayer the Lord gave me a list of things He wanted me to write about. The first thing He said was “the tabernacle.” The Lord told me, “the pattern of the tabernacle overlays everything.” I thought perhaps I had heard incorrectly and assumed He meant the tabernacle was foreshadowing “everything” pertaining to our walk as a Christian. After studying this I have come to see how important it is for Christians to understand that EVERY detail of the Tabernacle of God does indeed have spiritual significance for us, but it’s even more than that.
God established types, foreshadows, patterns, symbols, precepts, etc. that reveal His plans for mankind and His nature and character. The tabernacle is a perfect example of Gods principle of revealing through types and symbols. Our Amazing Heavenly Father is not random, and there are no coincidences, these things are truly part of His divine order. In fact, there is not even a word in the Hebrew language for our word “coincidence.”
It is fundamentally incorrect to think of the tabernacle and all of the items it contained and all the activities that went on there as mere religious relics of the past. The pattern was a replica of Gods tabernacle in heaven, (Heb 8:5) and to my amazement, I discovered that the pattern of the tabernacle inner sanctuary also overlays the human cell. Called the “building blocks of life” nothing can live without cells; no human, no animal and no plant. The adult body contains about 37 trillion cells. Dr. Chuck Thurston, ER physician, Christian author, and creator of the DVD “The Body Codes”, says this about cells:
“The nucleus of every cell is like the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and later the Temple in Jerusalem. The Book of the Law and the Ten Commandments, like the crucial information stored in the DNA genetic code, were stored in the Ark of the Covenant inside the nucleus of the Tabernacle. That Holy word in the Ark was like the sacred DNA first written into the central nucleus of our cells by our Creator when He formed Adam of the dust, or basic lowest elements of the earth. Those inert basic elements do not have any ability to come into agreement and make even a single living cell let alone an entire body. To make a healthy body requires information from the DNA and direction in how that information should be applied…“
Basically what Dr. Thurston is saying is the “Most Holy Place” in the tabernacle is a replica of the human cell. Our DNA is like the law that was placed in the Ark of the Covenant. Without DNA telling our cells what to do, there can be no life. In the same way, without Gods laws directing us we do not have the ability to come into agreement with Him, therefore we have no life. The Ten Commandments are the Word of God, and Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh. The Lord said in John 14:4 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Therefore, No Jesus, No Life.
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