A brief study on an Old Testament shadow hiding great New Testament truth.
This has been revealed to me for over 5 months. I have shared this in our home fellowship with some of the brothers who come to spend time with me. Young men whom I treasure as my dear sons. I feel compelled to share this here also.
Any time we study the Old Testament, let’s put on our New Testament lenses so we see Jesus reflecting, else we miss it.
Moses built a Tabernacle and under strict instruction. He was told make sure, “you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain!” (Hebrews 8:5 NKJV)
This was so because God didn’t want His People to remain veiled when the time would come.
The Tabernacle was made of wood but overlaid with pure gold.
The wood was hidden and buried in gold.
The Tabernacle and it’s entirety spoke of Jesus — the colors, materials etc.
Now because we are one with Jesus, it also speaks of us.
“but we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7.
God’s children carries within them, immortality hidden in our mortality. Divinity, hidden in humanity.
Incorruption, hidden in corruption, a mystery that God has revealed for us if we only put on our New Testament lenses on.
We carry our clothes in our nakedness!
When Jesus comes and it’s time to be changed to be like Him, do not wonder how it shall be — it will be a flip over in the twinkle of an eye!
That which is hidden inside will swallow that which is revealed outside.
Our humanity will be swallowed up by His Divinity!
Paul wrote it this way, “Corruptible must put on incorruption…” (1 Corinthians 15:53).
Just like the wooden material in the Tabernacle was dressed with gold!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.