The Tabernacle is the greatest of all the Old Testament "types" of Christ. As we look closely at its furniture, its priesthood, and its feast observances, we are afforded a glimpse of God's glory, His grace, and His love for His chosen people. The sacrifices and rituals performed in the Tabernacle in the wilderness only pointed ahead to the time that God would reconcile His people to himself. It is in this study of the Tabernacle that "tangibles become teachable." It is where Old Testament realities that could be touched become New Testament principles that must be put into practice. It is through this study of the Tabernacle that we more fully understand the principle of "the actuality of the old depicts the spirituality of the new." In this study, we get to see Jesus Christ, His purpose and process of redemption, His plan of salvation, and His role as Savior. The Tabernacle is a study of God's masterpiece of typography.
To come away from a study of the Tabernacle as an expert in the Tabernacle and still not understand how to approach and worship the Creator, and having not experienced Jesus during your study will basically have been an exercise in futility. The purpose of this study is not to acquire knowledge for the sake of having more knowledge. It is not to make one a Bible scholar on the Tabernacle. Instead, the purpose of this study is to reveal Jesus throughout the Tabernacle and to enhance both one's corporate and individual worship experiences.
It is my sincerest hope and prayer that this book will give you a fresh perspective of worship, a better understanding of His holiness, and a renewed respect for the presence of God.