Parsha T’rumah - Elevation offering -
Sh’mot 25 :1 – 27:19
1st M’lakhim 6:2 – 6:13, Mattityahu 5:33-37
Daniel ben Ya’acov Israel
At the end of this parasha (Torah portion), you will find charts with pictures concerning the Mishkan and the Prophetic Tabernacles measurements. As I have said (written) in different parasha the Torah and the Scriptures are a progressive revelation. What we know today was many times not known by our forefathers, even when they spoke of it, they didn’t have the full revelation or understanding. It was יהוה’ intention in order to prevent deception or discouragement: Daniel was a great prophet and wise man who devoted his all life to serve יהוה
Dan 12:4 but thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased…………………Dan 12:8 and I heard, but I (Daniel) understood not: then said I, O my master, what shall be the end of these things? Dan 12:9 and he said, go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
The closer we are coming to the end, the more יהוה give us understanding to spiritual truth and words of the scriptures which were sealed to former generations. The key of understanding scriptures is two fold and we need to be aware of this to points:
1) Our personal relationship to יהוה. This will bring the difference as we are going to see in the today’s parasha. It is not enough to be “Born again” as many Christians want to have it. Relationship to יהוה is by following יהושע and keeping the Torah!
2) History: It is necessary in order to avoid misinterpretation to make research concerning the history and lifetime concerning the Apostles, prophets and conditions of life. Man like Josephus a great Jew historian wrote many books that are great help to discover the life condition of people in this time. They are other sources like the Book of Yasher mentioned twice in the Tanak.
Like every week we will discover some truths which are not visible in the plain text “p’shat”. I was reading and listening to somebody this week that brought me to think. If we go the way of the world which I will call the “standard way” we will in fact learn the “standard” of the scriptures, if we want to know more, we will have to step into a way rejected by many for different reasons. The way I have followed since the beginning of learning Torah is one of the most controversial that brings even division among believers. My choice was not to hurt or provoke anybody, but simply to follow the small voice in me. ...I have in my computer many dictionaries, commentaries and books from different sources: Christian commentators: Barnes, Keil and Delitzsch, Clarke, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, Easton, Fausset and the list goes on with Dictionaries, Strong, Brown Driver Briggs, Thayer.
They all have in common to hold the plain text “p’shat”. I have read from modern Messianic Leaders that to go behind the plain text also calling Kabbalah “satanic”. I read from different Jewish sources different subjects and learn to make difference between what is called the “sod” and according to some “satanic”. “Sod” is a Hebrew word, used by יהוה in the scriptures, but also by יהושע to speak about “secret” or “mystery”, I give two examples:
Psa 25:14 The secret (Hebrew: sod) of YHWH is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Mar 4:11 and he (יהושע) said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mystery (Greek: musterion) of the
: but unto them that are without*, all these
things are done in parables: kingdom of
What does יהושע means with: “unto them that are without”? יהושע was speaking to his disciples who were yehudin (Jews) and had returned to the Covenant by following יהושע. At this time, both Kingdom, Yehudah and the House of Israel were divided and the Jews, those having returned from Babylon were living in Yerushalayim and the surrounding, while those scattered from the House of Israel were living either in other parts of Israel for some of them, or in the Mediterranean coastlands areas.
Jas 1:1 James, a servant of YHWH and of the Master Yehoshua the Messiah, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
1Pe 1:1 Kepha, an apostle of Yehoshua the Messiah, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,......The strangers where those from the House of Israel, not Christians as many want to have it. History has given proof that Christianity didn’t start before the End of the first century and was becoming official in the fourth Century with Constantine. These two verses (Psalm 25:14, Marc 4:11) demonstrate that it was nothing strange to יהוה and to יהושע to speak from secret or mystery. If we look attentively when we read, we will see that many times scriptures cannot be taken in the plain text “p’shat”. The disciples “talmidin” were used to speak to their audience in parable and in the “sod”. We have great account with the book of Yochanan (John) and many times in Sha’ul’s Epistles which have been too often misinterpreted. You will see that most of the scholars, will speak about their career path, many of them like to point to their Academic titles: Dr., Ph………from such and such University or Bible school. Let us look at the word Academic: Academic:
A) belonging or relating to a place of learning, esp. a college, university, or academy (Collins dictionary’s definition)
B) relating to studies such as languages, philosophy, and pure science, rather than applied, technical, or professional studies (Collins dictionary’s definitions)
C) One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist (Everest dictionary)
We should mark some words witch are pure human thus earthly tradition: Philosophy, science, college, university. Socrates and Plato are well known has forefathers of Greek philosophy! Many times the Apostles spoke against these teachers and opposed them because they tried to make people followers by philosophy of man and not according to the Torah. Among them were the Stoics, the Epicureans, the Gnostics and others groups like Ebionist, and the Essenes who had many rules of purity and conditions for the new comers.
In contrast we can read what is written concerning Kefa (Peter) and Yochanan:
Act 4:13 Now when they (scribes and Pharisee) saw the boldness of Kepha and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Yehoshua. ...
Unlearned: Thayer: G62 ἀγράμματος agrammatos. Thayer Definition: 1) Illiterate, unlearned Strong: From G1 (as negative particle) and G1121; unlettered, that is, illiterate: - unlearned. Ignorant: Strong’s # G2399ἰδιώτης idiōtēs id-ee-o'-tace From G2398; a private person, that is, (by implication) an ignoramus (compare “idiot”): - ignorant, rude, unlearned.
Thayer: idiōtēs. Thayer Definition: In the NT, an unlearned, illiterate, man as opposed to the learned and educated: one who is unskilled in any art.......
Remember Kefa was a fisher and thus wasn’t gone to school, he was a simple man. The Pharisee and scribes were amazed to see that they were so bold in speaking that they had been with יהושע! Is it not beautiful? Today the world standard is Academic the more diplomas one has, the greatest recognition and credit he receive from his fellows. You may say, I say that because I don’t have any diploma or Dr Title! I have spent two years to learn in a so called Bible school and even graduate according to the rules of the school, until in his mercy יהוה show me that this was not was He intended for me. I forsook the way and turned to the Torah. As we just read, we don’t need to go to a special school or to be taught after the precepts of men. Today we will see how we can come to a real relationship with our Heavenly Father through a pure commitment to Messiah יהושע our Master. Please don’t worry about your scholarship or your worldly knowledge because it is of no help to get into intimacy with our Heavenly Father.
Our weekly portion Parasha “T’rumah”, translated as “Elevation offering, heave offering, gift or tribute”, but also as “contribution”. This Parasha brings us more in the revelation יהוה want us to understand. We are going to scrutinize the parasha to try to enter the “sod” in order to understand the “mystery” of the text. Now יהוה command Moshe to build the tabernacle and will give him the details of the construction. Remember that when we read the Torah, there are two aspects to take in consideration:
A) The Plain text: which relate to the Physical world to understand and know the life of our forefathers and their struggles, challenges and mistakes.
B) The Spiritual Text: Three others Levels including Remez, drash, sod.which are like layers which must be scrutinized on their own before we can go deeper.
- Remez: Finding the hint pointing to something or someone in the future (i.e. Messiah)
- Drash: Teaching in the text applying to us.
- Sod: The mystery which cannot be approached with the rational mind, but only by faith!
Tobiah from Yashanet gives a beautiful explanation how we can also see the different steps: Within the deeper levels of Torah study, we also see all three aspects of man taking part:
The physical part of man is associated with a Literal approach (p’shat)
The Allegorical view has to do with one's emotion (remez)
The mind is linked to the Metaphysical method (sod)Thus, man may show love of God;
Emotionally, through prayer and devotion
Mentally, through study of Torah
Physically, by following the Torah's commands and performing acts of kindness toward others
Metaphysical: immaterial, supernatural apprehended by the mind and not the physical.
We must be prepared when we decide to go this way we will be subject to critics from others, even among those from our family in Messiah. For those who know me, they will have seen that it happened many times during meetings or Shabbot. This is not surprising, for many of us come from Christianity and are molded by many doctrines of men deeply keyed up by years of false teaching. The only way to change is by the renewing of our mind through Torah learning (Romans 12:2).
This Pattern of the Mishkahn (Tabernacle) will establish an overall plan for salvation of יהוה’s children.
This pattern is both, collective, for the all House of Ya’acov, and also individual, for “every man that giveth it willingly with his heart” (KJV).
Further we are going to try to get the connection between four points:
This is what is about; the Assembly in יהושע. This pattern starts in this parash (Torah portion) and will be completed in the last book of Revelation, as we will see throughout the studies. Our inner man is a container which can be filled either with water (Torah) or with the things of the world the first brings life, the second, death. The renewing of the inner man is not a natural process, although it is יהוה’s will for each of us, it will be different for each of us, depending how we will “contribute” and bring our “T’rumah” (Offering, Elevation, Contribution). Remember the parable of the Sower (Luke 8:5, 8:11), where יהושע explains the seed falling in different ground, but let us starts and sees: The word T’rumah is here used pointing to a willing heart first to bring “contribution” or make “heave offering” or “tribute” for the construction of the tabernacle. Strong’s gives us following explanation: #H8641 תּרמה תּרוּמה terûmâh ter-oo-maw', written Tav,resh, vav,mem,he. (The second form used in Deu_12:11); from H7311; a present (as offered up), especially in sacrifice or as tribute: - gift, heave offering ([shoulder]), oblation, offered (-ing). Deu 12:11 “And it shall be, that unto the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there, there you are to bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions* of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to יהוה. ….. * Translated “heave offering” in the KJV. H7311 rûm room
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively): - bring up, exalt (self), extol, give, go up, haughty, heave (up), (be, lift up on, make on, set up on, too) high (-er, one), hold up, levy, lift (-er) up, (be) lofty, (X a-) loud, mount up, offer (up), + presumptuously, (be) promote (-ion), proud, set up, tall (-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms...... In D’varim 12:11; Moshe speak no more from the Tabernacle, but from “the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there” This place as we know is the Temple in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). We have there moved from the Tabernacle to the
, but let us go further before we go
into the details: Mat 12:6 “But I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the Temple Set-apart Place ( ). Joh 2:20
Then the Yehuḏim said, “It took
forty-six years to build this Dwelling Place (Temple), and you are going to
raise it in three days?” Joh 2:21 but He spoke about the Dwelling Place ( Temple )
of His body. 1Co 3:16 Do you not know that you are a Temple Dwelling
Place ( )
of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you? Eph 2:19 so then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens
with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, Eph
2:20 having been
built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah
Himself being chief corner-stone, Eph 2:21 in whom all the
building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Temple Dwelling Place ( ) in יהוה, Rev 3:12 “He who overcomes, I shall make him a
supporting post in the Dwelling Place (Temple) of My Elohim, and he shall
by no means go out. And I shall write on him the Name of My Elohim and the name
of the city of Temple ,
the renewed Yerushalayim, which comes down out of the heaven from My Elohim,
and My renewed Name. My Elohim
Rev 21:22 and I saw no
Dwelling Place ( Temple)
in it, for יהוה Ěl Shaddai is its Dwelling Place ( ), and the Lamb. …. Temple
The mishkan (Tabernacle) is directly connected to the wilderness, which is a picture of the spiritual place we are going through in our life, also called “the wilderness of life”. The mishkan is not a fixed place, but will move every time the Children of Israel will move during the forty years in the wilderness. Tabernacle or Tent is used to describe the body:
2Pe 1:14 Knowing that shortly I (Kefa) must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Master Yehoshua the Messiah hath shewed me. T
he Greek word used for “tabernacle” is: Strong’s #G 4638 Σκήνωμα skēnōma skay'-no-mah From G4637; an encampment, that is, (figuratively) the
(as God’s residence), the body (as
a tenement for the soul): - tabernacle.
Thayer gives following explanation:
skēnōma. Thayer Definition: 1)
a tent, a tabernacle Temple
1a) of the temple as God’s habitation .
1b) of the tabernacle of the covenant.
1c) metaphorically of the human body as the dwelling of the soul..........
It is also used by Sha’ul:
2Co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of Elohim, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.....
Do you doubt that the Apostles understood that the Tabernacle in the wilderness was a picture of our earthly body? It is very interesting when we read in the Book of Revelation:
Rev 21:3 and I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of YHWH is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and YHWH himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim........
.Here the word for Tabernacle is: G4633 Σκηνή skēnē skay-nay'. Apparently akin to G4632 and G4639; a tent or cloth hut (literally or figuratively): - habitation, tabernacle.
We see the direct connection with the Greek word used for the human tabernacle derived from the Tabernacle (Mishkahn) in the wilderness. Here in the Book of Revelation, the loop is complete, יהוה is among His people! This is the pattern of understanding concerning the “T’rumah“, “contribution, heave offering, gift….” The key is in the sentence: “every man that giveth it willingly with his heart” (KJV). Nothing is by force, but by faith, for faith is the substance of things, we hope for, the evidence of things we don’t see (Hebr.11:1). How can be willing in our heart?
Deu 6:5 and thou shalt love YHWH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. ......Willing: Strong’s #H5068 נדב nâdab naw-dab' written, nun,dalet,beth. A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously: - offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly). Have you offered your life willingly or by force, discuss the reason of your walk, what is the motivation of your walk? See what Sha’ul writes to the believers in
12:1 I beseech you
therefore, brethren, by the mercies of YHWH, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
YHWH, which is your reasonable service.......... Rome
To present our body as a living sacrifice to יהוה: In this place we must make a pause and ask ourselves if we indeed present our body as a living sacrifice everyday, not only during the Shabbat but also during the week. It involves our all being, body, soul and spirit. To take every thought into captivity that lifted up itself against the knowledge of Elohim (Torah) and to bring into captivity to the obedience to Messiah יהושע (the Living Word) (2nd Corint.10:5)
Some translation writes: Casting down every imagination or reasoning………for taking every thought into captivity….. We will see that the building of the Mishkahn (Tabernacle) has to do with our life.
Sh’mot 25:3-7, give us first details of the material used for the construction. There is an order in the materials and this is like the tabernacle itself, no coincidence or hazard. This again will be discovered in the “sod”;
3.…….gold, silver, bronze.
● Gold is the most pure and most praised material made by purification through fire. Zec 13:9 “And I shall bring the third into fire, and refine them as silver is refined, and try them as gold is tried. They shall call on My Name1, and I shall answer them. I shall say, ‘This is My people,’ while they say, ‘יהוה is my Elohim.’ ”
Mal 3:3 “And He shall sit as a refiner and a cleanser of silver. And He shall cleanse the sons of Lĕwi, and refine them as gold and silver, and they shall belong to יהוה, bringing near an offering in righteousness. Job 23:10 for He knows the way that I take. When He has tried me, I would come forth as gold.
Spiritual.: 1Co 3:12 and if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 1Co 3:13 each one’s work shall be revealed, for the day shall show it up, because it is revealed by fire*. and the fire shall prove the work of each one, what sort it is. ................
*The fire here is life’s tribulations!
Rev 3:18 “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire,1 so that you become rich; and white garments, so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see.
Rev 21:18 and the structure of its wall was jasper, and the city was clean gold, like clear glass.
● Silver: silver is also a material won by fire. It represents the price paid for our redemption pointing to the price paid by יהושע for our redemption....- As money payment:
Gen 20:16 and to Sarah he said, “See, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. See, it is to you a covering of eyes before all who are with you and before all others, and you are cleared before everyone.”
Gen 23:15 “My master, listen to me! The land is worth four hundred sheqels of silver. What is that between you and me? So bury your dead.”
- Yoseph a picture of יהושע is sold for silver: Gen 37:28 and men, Miḏyanite traders passed by, so they pulled Yosĕph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Yishmaʽĕlites for twenty pieces of silver. and they took Yosĕph to Mitsrayim. ...- Yob (Job) speaking of wisdom: Job 28:15 Gold is not given for it, nor is silver weighed out as its price.
Silver a sign for progress in believer’s life: Psa 66:10 for You, O Elohim, have proved us; You have refined us as silver is refined......- To refine: Pro 17:3 a refining pot is for silver and a furnace for gold, but יהוה tries the hearts. - For the House of Ya’acov, furnace equals “affliction”: Isa 48:10 “See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction......
- The field bought for silver: Jer 32:9 “And I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Ḥaname’ĕl, my uncle’s son, and weighed out to him the silver, seventeen sheqels of silver.
- Hoshea bought the adulteress, a picture of יהושע buying the House of Israel:
Hos 3:2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen pieces of silver, and one and one-half ḥomers of barley.
- The price for יהושע’s betrayal:Zec 11:12 and I said to them, “If it is good in your eyes, give me my wages. And if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
Zec 11:13 and יהוה said to me, “Throw it to the potter,” the splendid price at which I was valued by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the House of יהוה for the potter. Zec 11:14 Then I cut in two my other staff, Unity, to break the brotherhood between Yehuḏah and Yisra’ĕl (Ephraïm).
Yehudah Iscariot betrayal: Mat 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Yehuḏah from Qerioth, went to the chief priests, Mat 26:15 and said, “What would you give me to deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. (Compare Zech.11:12). Mat 27:3 Then Yehuḏah – he who delivered Him up – having seen that He had been condemned, repented, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and to the elders, Mat 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in delivering up innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!” .
Mat 27:5 and throwing down the pieces of silver in the
Place ( )
he left, and went and hanged himself. (Compare
Zach.11:13) . Mat
27:6 and the chief
priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not right to put them into the
treasury, seeing they are the price of
● Bronze: H5178 נחשׁת nechôsheth written: nun,chet,shin,tet. BDB Definition: 1) Copper, bronze 1a) copper (ore), bronze (as copper alloy) 1b) fetters (of copper or bronze) 1c) copper (as value) 2) lust, harlotry
2a) meaning dubious Copper alloy or copper ore: The particularity of this metal is very interesting, as it is not pure as gold and silver, and it is easy to bend.
Let us see different places in the scriptures where we can find “brass, copper, or bronze” Exo 26:11 “And you shall make fifty bronze hooks, and put the hooks into the loops, and join the tent together, and it shall be one. Exo 26:37 “And you shall make for the covering five columns of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, their hooks of gold, and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them. Exo 27:2 “And you shall make its horns on its four corners, its horns are of the same. And you shall overlay it with bronze. Exo 27:3 “And you shall make its pots to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its fire holders. Make all its utensils of bronze Exo 27:6 “And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and shall overlay them with bronze. Exo 27:10 and its twenty columns and their twenty sockets of bronze, the hooks of the columns and their bands of silver, Exo 27:11 and so for the north side in length, screens one hundred cubits long, with its twenty columns and their twenty sockets of bronze, and the hooks of the columns and their bands of silver. Exo 27:17 “All the columns around the courtyard have bands of silver, their hooks silver and their sockets bronze. Exo 30:18 “And you shall make a basin of bronze, with its stand also of bronze, for washing. And you shall put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and shall put water in it.
Brass: Webster definition: Brass BR'ASS, n. 1. An alloy of copper and zink, of a yellow colour; usually containing about one third of its weight of zink, but the proportions are variable. The best brass is made by cementation of calamine or the oxyd of zink with granulated copper.....Brass is not pure in its composition, an indication of importance in our reading to understand the use in the tabernacle study. - Brass a curse for disobedience to the Torah: Deu 28:23 “And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you iron....- Samson bound with brass: Jdg 16:21 So the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Azzah, and bound him with bronze shackles. And he became a grinder in the prison. Goliath a giant wearing brass: 1Sa 17:5 and a bronze helmet was on his head, and he was armed with a scaled armour, and the weight of the coat was five thousand sheqels of bronze, 1Sa 17:6 and bronze shin guards on his legs and a bronze spear between his shoulders......Saul’s helmet was made of bronze:
1Sa 17:38 and Sha’ul dressed Dawiḏ with his garments, and he put a bronze helmet on his head, and put a coat of armour on him.........David refused to go fight with Saul’s armour . 1Sa 17:39 and Dawiḏ girded his sword over his garments, and began to go, but he had not tried them. Then Dawiḏ said to Sha’ul, “I am not able to go with these, for I have not tried them.” So Dawiḏ took them off. ..... - Yeshayahu (Isaiah) speaking of the house of Ya’acov: Isa 48:4 “Because I (יהוה) knew that you were hard, and your neck was an iron sinew, and your forehead bronze, The promise of change: Isa 60:17 “Instead of bronze I bring gold, and instead of iron I bring silver, and bronze instead of wood, and iron instead of stones. And I shall make your officers peace, and your magistrates righteousness. Jer 52:17 and the Chaldeans broke the bronze columns that were in the House of יהוה, and the stands and the bronze Sea that were in the House of יהוה, and brought all their bronze to Baḇel. Jer 52:18 They also took away the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the ladles, and all the bronze ustensils with which they served, ..........
Yapeth’s (Noach’son) descendants trade with impurity: Eze 27:13 “Yawan, Tuḇal, and Mesheḵ were your traders. They exchanged slaves and objects of bronze for your merchandise. Rev 1:13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Aḏam, dressed in a robe down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. Rev 1:14 And His head and hair were white as white wool, as snow, and His eyes as a flame of fire, Rev 1:15 and His feet like burnished brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters.....
Here the burnished brass is an alloy of silver and copper which make it . Srong’s G5474 Greek chalkalibanon khal-kol-ib'-an-on
Neuter of a compound of G5475 and G3030 (in the implied mean of whiteness or brilliancy); burnished copper, an alloy of copper (or gold) and silver having a brilliant lustre: - fine brass. Brass is part of the Great Whore Babylon’s merchandise:
Rev 18:12 merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stone and pearls, and fine linen and purple, and silk and scarlet, and all citron wood, and every object of ivory, and every object of most precious wood and bronze and iron and marble,
We have now won understanding concerning the material which will be used in the tabernacle’s construction. It is followed by other materials with different colours displaying also divine interpretation, all at the end pointing to יהושע and his body, the Assembly! Let us see what we will find ten different items or colours.
6.Ram’s skin dyed red
7.Fine leather (badger skin)
8.Acacia wood (shittim wood)
9.Oil for light, spices and for the anointing
10.Shoham stones and others Stones.....................We shall be very careful in the construction and position of items: We have five different groups. :
1. Gold, silver and brass
2. Blue, scarlet, purple, fine linen; Goats’ hair
3. Rams’ skin dyed red, and badger skin and shittim (Acacia) wood
4. Oil, spices, and sweet incenses
5. Onyx stone and stones for the Ephod and Breast plate.........
So we have found: - Three divine materials. - Ten divine items or colours
- Five groups.........Total is eighteen (18). 6 X 3: Six is the number of man.
Three is the number pointing to: Past, present and future, and to redemption (Hoshea 6:2).
Ten is the number for the sum of all number, or finality of matters, the highest that man can reach on earth (e.g.Ten Commandments).
Five is the number for Torah or what is established by divine decrees.
These are the Foundation for the tabernacle,
construction! This is the mystery spoken of by Sha’ul which is Messiah. Temple
Rom 16:25 and to Him who is able to establish you according to my Good News and the preaching of יהושע Messiah, according to the revelation of the secret(mystery) which was kept silent since times of old,
Eph 3:4 in reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
Eph 3:5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations (the forefathers under the old covenant), as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
The word “secret” used here is Strong’s #G3466 mustērion moos-tay'-ree-on. From a derivative of μύω muō (to shut the mouth); a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites): - mystery. Mystery = Hebrew “sod” Sha’ul makes the connection between assembly (Tabernacle,
and Assembly), man and wife and Messiah and the Assembly Eph 5:27 in order to
present it to Himself a splendid
assembly, not having spot or wrinkle or any of this sort, but that it might
be set-apart and blameless. Temple
Eph 5:28 in this way husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Eph 5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but feeds and cherishes it, as also the Master does the assembly. Eph 5:30 because we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. Eph 5:31 “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Eph 5:32 Tthis secret (mystery/sod) is great, but I speak concerning Messiah and the assembly. .......... Now that we have the foundation, we are going to try to understand the construction of the tabernacle and see how it applies to our life in Messiah. (see the prophetic Tabernacle measurement at the end of the parasha). Please take special notice that the Tabernacle will be build from inside, outside and not the other way round. This is crucial in our understanding of this “mystery”. This was a mystery because it was not revealed before Messiah came. Our forefathers couldn’t understand what יהוה was doing, apart from the divine service. Remember Sha’ul says: the letter kills…… This is why outside Messiah יהושע we cannot have full revelation of the Torah which is the food “faith” of those who walk in it. Faith outside the Torah is a manipulation, and a false belief which brings destruction. Messiah is the “Word made flesh” if you will the Torah becoming alive in the person of Messiah (Yochanan 1:14, Yeshayahu 55:10-11).
Sh’mot 10-22. The construction of the
: Josephus gives following information in
his book “Antiquities of the “Jews”
Book III Chapter 6:5.......5. There was also an ark made, sacred to God,
of wood that was naturally strong, and could not be corrupted. This was called Eron in our own language. Its
construction was thus: its length was five spans, but its breadth and height
was each of them three spans. It was covered all over with gold, both within
and without, so that the wooden part was
not seen. It had also a cover united to it, by golden hinges, after a
wonderful manner; which cover was every way evenly fitted to it, and had no
eminences to hinder its exact conjunction. There were also two golden rings
belonging to each of the longer boards, and passing through the entire wood,
and through them gilt bars passed along each board, that it might thereby be
moved and carried about, as occasion should require; for it was not drawn in a
cart by beasts of burden, but borne on the shoulders of the priests. Upon this
its cover were two images, which the Hebrews call Cherubims; they are flying creatures, but their form is not like
to that of any of the creatures which men have seen, though Moses said he had
seen such beings near the throne of God. In
this ark he put the two tables whereon the Ten Commandments were written,
five upon each table, and two and a half upon each side of them;
and this ark he placed in the most holy place. Ark
As for the colours I will give following explanation: -Blue; This is the colour of the “shamayin” the heavens
Purple represent the colour of kingship..........
Jdg 8:26 and the weight of the gold rings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred pieces of gold – besides the crescent ornaments, and the pendants, and purple robes which were on the sovereigns of Miḏyan, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ neck.
Joh 19:2 and the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns and placed it on His head, and they put a purple robe on Him, Joh 19:3 and came to Him and said, “Greetings, Sovereign (King) of the Yehuḏim!” And they slapped Him in the face. ...
-Scarlet, the colour of sins. Isa 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. -Fine linen, the colour for righteousness
Rev 19:8 and to her it was given to be dressed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteousness of the set-apart ones. -Goat’s hair and rams’ skin dyed red and badgers’ skin ……..
The Tabernacle was overlaid with three kind of skin, the outside one was the “badger” skin some say it was a kind of antelope, other say a fish like Tuna or dolphin. It was for sure a clean animal as animal sacrificed were a picture of the final sacrifice which is Messiah יהושע.
The rams’ skin dyed red, the colour of our sins
Shittim wood also say to be Acacia a kind of wood with scourging thorn, pointing to the sacrifice יהושע will endure for us. In Fact the Acacia is a kind of wood with thorn. The Hebrew word “shittah”, “shittyim”, comes from the root word: shôṭêṭ sho-tate' Active participle of an otherwise unused root meaning (properly to pierce; but only as a denominative from H7752) to flog; a goad: - scourge.
With that in mind we can read: Joh 19:1 Then, therefore, Pilate took יהושע and flogged Him
The oil. The threefold meaning of Oil;
1. To give light, thus pointing to יהושע who is the light of the world coming from the anointing of the Father.
יהושע say: You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)
יהושע is the true light.(Yochanan 1:9)
Pointing to those who will follow יהושע Messiah:
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness,1 but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light
2.To be mixed for the anointing oil 3. for the sweet incenses, which point to the prayers of the Qadosh ones (Set Apart ones) going before the throne of Elohim.
Rev 8:3 And another messenger came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer, and much incense was given to him, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the set-apart ones upon the golden altar which was before the throne. Rev 8:4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the set-apart ones, went up before Elohim from the hand of the messenger. ..... The shoham stone on the on the shoulder, and the precious stones on the breast plate: The High Priest garment was made in two parts, back and front, joined together on the priest garment; may be a hint to the separation of the two houses. The precious stones were twelve and each was engraved with the name of Ya’acov’ son. The breast plate also called “Breastplate of judgment” was upon the heart of the High Priest
Exo 28:29 and Aaron shall bearthe names of the children of
in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in5 unto the holy place, for a memorial before YHWH continually. Israel
Righteousness as a breastplate: Isa 59:17 and He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of deliverance on His head. And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped Himself with ardour as a mantle.
Eph 6:14 Stand, then, having girded your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Sh’mot 25:8. יהוה reveal His intention: You make me a dwelling place and I will dwell among you! It has been always the desire of Elohim to be with His children. 2Co 6:16 and what union has the Dwelling Place (Temple) of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place (Temple) of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”
Rev 21:3 and I heard a loud voice from the heaven saying, “See, the Booth of Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim.............. It was יהוה’s desire revealed from the beginning, that one day he will dwell among His children. Today we know that we are this
, but here we see the premises of it.
Only the “remez” and the “sod” let see what will be. יהושע came and
was the perfect image of His glory (Heb.1:3). At the end of the Millennium יהוה will come to dwell bodily with His people. This is
another Mystery. Temple
1Co 15:24 then the end, when He (Messiah) delivers up the reign to Elohim the Father, when He has brought to naught all rule and all authority and power.1Co 15:28 and when all are made subject to Him (Yehowah), then the Son Himself shall also be subject to Him (יהוה) who put all under Him (Yehoshua), in order that Elohim be all in all. Verse 9. The tabernacle, called in Hebrew “miskkahn” is also used for habitation (Yochanan 1:14…… and dwelt among us or tabernacle among us. Kefa speaking of his own body call it also a “tabernacle” or “tent” .
2Pe 1:13 But I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent(tabernacle), to stir you up by a reminder, 2Pe 1:14 knowing that the putting off of my tent (tabernacle KJV) is soon, even as our Master יהושע Messiah made clear to me. ………..
We are now going to look at the different item used and building the tabernacle, and their relations to יהושע Messiah and the Assembly.
The Ark. Which is the starting point, inside toward outside. Verse 9 indicate that Moshe will build a Tabernacle which is a replicate of the one in heaven, later been the temple. The
Temple is reserved, for the time
when the Children of have
entered the promise land. The Israel is maid of wood
which can decease something fragile, but will be overlaid with gold inside and
outside, a sign of purity, and eternity. The Ark is the place where we will found the two
Cherubins seating on the top of the
ark on the mercy seat, which we will look in particular: Ark
Mercy seat in Hebrew is the word: Strongs #H3727 כּפּרת kappôreth kap-po'-reth
From H3722; a lid (used only of the cover of the sacred
): - mercy seat. H3722
kâphar kaw-far' Ark
A primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel: - appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation). If you remember we saw the word “kaphar” the first time in the parasha “Noach”, when Noach was commanded to build the ark and to “pitch” (kapher in Hebrew) inside and outside.
The place of atonement or of expiation for sin . The
is also in the human body, the place for the heart. If you look in the
scripture you will see that everything in man’s life comes from the heart. Some few examples: Ark
Job 17:4 for You have hidden their heart from understanding, therefore You do not exalt them.
Psa 4:4 Tremble, and do not sin. Speak within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psa 10:6 He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; From generation to generation, never be in evil!”
Psa 10:17 יהוה, You have heard the desire of the lowly ones; You prepare their heart; You incline Your ear,
Psa 15:2 He who walks blamelessly, and does righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart
Psa 17:3 You have examined my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me – You find I have not schemed; My mouth would not transgress.Psa 19:8 The orders (statutes) of יהוה are straight, rejoicing the heart; the command of יהוה is clear, enlightening the eyes; Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing before You, O יהוה, my rock and my redeemer.
Psa 119:11 I have treasured up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Jer 17:9 “The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick who shall know it? Jer 17:10 “I, יהוה, search the heart I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.
Eze 11:19 “And I shall give them one heart, and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
Mat 5:8 “Blessed are the clean in heart,1 because they shall see Elohim.
Mat 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also. Mat 12:35 “The good man brings forth what is good from the good treasures of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked from the wicked treasure.
Rom 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Master יהושע and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
1Jn 3:21 Beloved ones, if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness toward Elohim.
We see the heart is the centre of man’s life, decision, this where the true shall be. In Hebrew thoughts the heart is the seat of decision and the kidney the seat of emotions:
Jer 17:10 “I, יהוה, search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds. …..
The seat of the most hidden emotions and feelings,(Keil and Delitzsch). The
in the tabernacle is יהוה’s dwelling place, where only the High Priest will enter once a
year on the Day of Atonement, during Yom Kippur. Who is our High Priest today, is it not יהושע? As he taken place in your heart
and cleansed it with His blood? The ark
has four rings in each corner. The rings are mean to let something go through
in order to carry the tabernacle, with Elohim
presence. The four corners represent the four corners of the earth where later
the children of Ark
will be scattered. The pure gold
represents the unchangeable nature of Elohim
who is not like man represented by wood that decease, but eternal (gold). The function of the two Cherubins is to protect the ark as they spray their wings (Psalm
91:1) to cover the ark. We found first the Cherubins
at the entrance of Gan Eden, when יהוה removed Adam and Eve from the place.(B’reshit 3:24. Israel
Compare: 1Co 7:37 But he who stands steadfast in his heart (ark), having no necessity, and has authority over his own desire, and has so decided in his heart (place of decision) to guard his own.
Luk 6:45 “The good man brings forth what is good out of the good treasure of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of the wicked treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speak.
23-30. Still in the Holy place, the table and the showbread: In Number of 12 (Vayyiqra 24:6), the loaves represent the twelve tribes of
. The table is also made of shittim (acacia) wood and overlaid with
Gold, because it is in the same place. We are going to see later that the place
has a very important meaning in the construction of the Tabernacle. Israel
The crown verse 25 represents the Kingship and authority of יהוה. The instruments, dishes, spoon, bowls and others set on the table are all made of pure gold, as they will be used by the High priest in the inner place. 31-39.The candlestick called “Menorah” written mem, nun, vav, resh, he, as a gametria from 40+50+6+200+5=301 = 3+0+1=4. For new begin, test and trials: The study of the Menorah in the “sod” level brings a deep understanding of Messiah and the Assembly. First of all the Menorah is made of pure gold to demonstrate the purity “i.e. without sin”.
31.Of beaten work shall the candle stick be made. Only through suffering (beaten Yeshayahu/ Isaiah.53) Messiah will bring the true light to the world.……
the lampstand is made of beaten work. Its base and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it, One piece all are formed out of the same piece of gold. Once again when we discover the spiritual menorah we understand the beauty of this candle stick.
32…… six branches shall come out of its sides……..
For better understanding let us look the picture of the Menorah:
We can see the central part and on each sides the three branches. Six in all representing man, six been the number of man. One in the middle for יהוה (D’varim 6:4).The Menorah is a picture of Messiah יהושע and the Assembly made of man who have received the light from Messiah, and built together by the Torah, having the character of Elohim embedded in the mystical Menorah . The ornamental knobs and blossoms are from the almond tree (verse 33). The particularity of this fruits is that it is the first tree to blossom heralding the end of the winter, pointing to the spring time. Winter is a sleeping season for the nature, also a spiritual sign of human condition. Remember that when Yehovah commanded the priest to put their rods together, only Aaron’s rod blossom! The seven lamps on the top represent the seven “sefirot” (see the tree of life) or attributs of Elohim, bringing light to the world through Messiah יהושע. The Menorah is a perfect representation of the “tree of life”.
Joh 9:5 “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Joh 8:12 Therefore יהושע spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but possess the light of life.”Joh 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. Isa 49:6 and He says, “Shall it be a small matter for You to be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Yaʽaqoḇ, and to bring back the preserved ones of Yisra’ĕl? And I shall give You as a light to the nations, to be My deliverance to the ends of the earth!” .............
I found some interesting information, I think from Martin Barrow, Prophetic Tabernacle measurements (see at the end of the Parsha the prophetic meaning): Outer Court
"300 cubits/ 450' perimeter or 5000 square cubit/ 11,250 square feet … Width + length + height= 1500 cubits …..My explanation: 1500 years before the first advent of Messiah to raise up the Kehilat (Assembly)
Inner Court or Holy Place. 60 cubits / 90' perimeter or 200 square cubit/
300 square feet
Width + length + height= 2000 cubits ………….My explanation:2000 years between the first and second advent of Messiah to “purify the Set Apart Ones” throughout the last days. Holy of Holies or Most Holy Place. 40 cubits / 60' perimeter or 100 square cubits / 150 square feet… Width + length + height= 1000 cubits .
My explanation:The One thousand years, reign of Messiah Yehoshua with the Call Ones during the Millenium. The reason is that only the priest had access to the Most Holy Place……..
Exo 25:1 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, Exo 25:2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they take up a contribution for Me. From everyone whose heart moves him you shall take up My contribution. Exo 25:3 “And this is the contribution which you take up from them: gold, and silver, and bronze, Exo 25:4 and blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, Exo 25:5 and rams’ skins dyed red, and fine leather, and acacia wood, Exo 25:6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense, Exo 25:7 shoham stones, and stones to be set in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate. Exo 25:8 “And they shall make Me a Set-apart Place, and I shall dwell in their midst. Exo 25:9 “According to all that I show you – the pattern of the Dwelling Place and the pattern of all its furnishings – make it exactly so. Exo 25:10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Exo 25:11 “And you shall overlay it with clean gold, inside and outside you shall overlay it. And you shall make on it a moulding of gold all around. Exo 25:12 “And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners, two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side. Exo 25:13 “And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, Exo 25:14 and shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to lift up the ark by them. Exo 25:15 “The poles are in the rings of the ark, they are not taken from it. Exo 25:16 “And into the ark you shall put the Witness which I give you. Exo 25:17 “And you shall make a lid of atonement of clean gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. Exo 25:18 “And you shall make two keruḇim of gold, make them of beaten work, at the two ends of the lid of atonement.
Exo 25:19 “And make one keruḇ at one end, and the other keruḇ at the other end. Make the keruḇim from the lid of atonement, at its two ends.
Exo 25:20 “And the keruḇim shall be spreading out their wings above, covering the lid of atonement with their wings, with their faces toward each other, the faces of the keruḇim turned toward the lid of atonement.
Exo 25:21 “And you shall put the lid of atonement on top of the ark, and put into the ark the Witness which I give you.
Exo 25:22 “And I shall meet with you there, and from above the lid of atonement, from between the two keruḇim which are on the ark of the Witness, I shall speak to you all that which I command you concerning the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Exo 25:23 “And you shall make a table of acacia wood two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.
Exo 25:24 “And you shall overlay it with clean gold, and shall make a moulding of gold all around,
Exo 25:25 and shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth all around, and shall make a gold moulding for the rim all around.
Exo 25:26 “And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that are at its four legs.
Exo 25:27 “The rings are close to the rim, as holders for the poles to lift the table.
Exo 25:28 “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, and the table shall be lifted with them.
Exo 25:29 “And you shall make its dishes, and its ladles, and its jars, and its bowls for pouring. Make them of clean gold.
Exo 25:30 “And you shall put the showbread on the table before Me, continually. Exo 25:31 “And you shall make a lampstand of clean gold – the lampstand is made of beaten work. Its base and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it, Exo 25:32 and six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side; Exo 25:33 three cups made like almond flowers on one branch, with ornamental knob and blossom, and three cups made like almond flowers on the other branch, with ornamental knob and blossom – so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. Exo 25:34 “And on the lampstand itself are four cups made like almond flowers, with ornamental knob and blossom, Exo 25:35 and a knob under the first two branches of the same, and a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches coming out of the lampstand. Exo 25:36 “Their knobs and their branches are of the same – all of it one beaten work of clean gold. Exo 25:37 “And you shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall mount its lamps so that they give light in front of it. Exo 25:38 “And its snuffers and their trays are of clean gold. Exo 25:39 “It is made of a talent of clean gold, with all these utensils. Exo 25:40 “So see, and do according to the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain.
Chapter 26.: Remember in the Torah of Moshe there is no mention of chapter and verses! Curtains of fine linen. Representation of purity (Rev.19:8). The Tabernacle is a microcosm of יהוה’s Kingdom in the wilderness. All what is outside the Tabernacle represent the world system, inside the Tabernacle יהוה’s Kingdom. If we keep this in mind, we will have a better understanding in our study. Later we will have confirmation of this statement.
3. Five curtains couple together. Five is the number for the Torah. The Five books are couple together and inseparable. 4 Loops of blue. Blue represent the colour of heaven! 7. Curtains of goats’ hair. Ya’acov Nathan ben Alas in his explanation tells us that the goat skin point to Yom Kippur. Read Vayyiqra chapter 16, the Day of Atonement, further we see eleven curtains. Eleven been the number for judgment .
14.…and thou shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skin dyed red, and a covering above of badge’s skin. Again Ya’acov Nathan explains that the badger skin was unattractive pointing to Yeshayahu (Isaiah) who wrote concerning the coming Messiah:
Isa 53:2 for He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him –The Rams’ skin died red compare with:
Isa 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, 1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless,
Rev 13:8 and all those dwelling on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world shall worship him.
The inner most covering formed the ceiling of the Mishkahn, it was embroiled with Cherubins. mentioned in: B’reshit 3:24, Philip.2:10, Rev. 5:11,14. They represent the very place of the throne’s room and Elohim’s presence of what is called the earthly tabernacle.
15. and thou shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood (acacia) standing up….
19. and make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons
Can you see what Elohim is telling Moshe? Two sockets under each boards! Now we can read following:
Eze 37:16 “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Eze 37:17 “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. Eze 37:22 “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns.
The boards represent
the House of Ya’acov, Yehudah and the
and the sockets of silver represent the
price paid for the two houses joined together in the building of the
Eph 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, Eph 2:20 having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone, Eph 2:21 in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart
Dwelling Place in יהוה, Eph 2:22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in
For the inner part of the Tabernacle, the boards are fixed in sockets of silver and the boards shall be overlaid with gold (verse 29). This represents the believers who have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb and are undefiled. The covering of gold represents the change of nature, from mortal to eternal. They are the true
The sockets of silver represent the price paid by Messiah יהושע to redeem
those who are called to serve him. Temple of Elohim
31-37…. “And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen, the work of a skilled workman, made with keruḇim.
All the elements point to the divine: blue for heaven, purple and scarlet and fine linen for the work of Messiah in the building of the Holy place.
33. “And you shall hang the veil from the hooks, and shall bring the ark of the Witness there, behind the veil. And the veil shall make a separation for you between the Set-apart and the
Wit this in mind we can read:
Matt.27:51. and see, the veil of the
Place ( )
was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks
were split, Temple
Heb 9:1 Now the first covenant indeed had regulations of worship and the earthly set-apart place.(tabernacle) Heb 9:2 for a Tent was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand (Menorah), and the table, and the showbread, which is called the
Set-apart Place Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the part of the Tent which
is called Most Set-apart (Holy of holy)., Heb 9:4 to which belonged the golden censer, and the ark of
the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that
held the manna, and the rod of Aharon that budded, and the tablets of the
covenant, Heb 9:5 and above it the keruḇim of esteem
were overshadowing the place of atonement
– about which we do not now speak in detail. Heb 10:19 So, brothers, having boldness to enter into the Set-apart
Place by the blood of יהושע, Heb 10:20 by a new and living way which He
instituted for us, through the veil,
that is, His flesh, -The
curtain was supported by four pillars: 32.“And you shall put it on the four columns of acacia wood
overlaid with gold, their hooks of gold, upon four sockets of silver. These four pillars represent the four thousands years when Messiah will come and the veil will be
rent in two parts, from the top to the bottom, meaning heaven to earth!
The most Qadosh place in the mystical represents:
The world of Beriah, the Throne’s room of Elohim (Rev.8:2) but also the heart of man.
35. The table outside the veil in the Qadosh place representing the world of Yetzirah (formation) or the soul of man with the Menorah and the table. One toward the south, representing the side of “grace” and “mercy” (see the Tree of life) and the north side the place of judgment where the twelve tribes are represented by the twelve loaves of bread with leaven.
Jer 6:1 “O children of Binyamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Yerushalayim! Blow the ram’s horn (Shofar) in Teqowa, and set up a signal-fire in Bĕyth Hakkerem, for evil has been seen from the north, and great destruction. Jer 4:6 “Lift up the banner toward Tsiyon. Be strong, do not stand still! For I am bringing evil from the north, and great destruction.” 36-37…..“And you shall make a covering for the door of the Tent, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen…..37.“And you shall make for the covering five columns of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, their hooks of gold, and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them. .........The five pillars represent the five books of the Torah. To enter the Qadosh (Set Apart Place) where, only priest were called to enter. The requirement was to be pure and undefiled, to walk in the Torah, as the Levites were Torah teachers. Today Christianity boast itself with big words about their “call” as “priest”, but reject the instrument of priesthood, the Torah!. Pride comes before the fall (Prov.16:18,25)..............
Reading: Exo 26:1-37 “And make the
Dwelling Place with
ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue and purple and scarlet material. Make them, with keruḇim,
the work of a skilled workman.
Chapter 27. 1-19.an altar of acacia wood………….with horns on its four corners……….overlaid with bronze. The four horns represent the four corners of the earth where the Children of Israel will be scattered later by Elohim, because of their rebellion.
Isa 11:12 and He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehuḏah from the four corners of the earth.
Eze 17:21 and all his fugitives with all his bands fall by the sword, and those who are left be scattered to every wind.(four winds) And you shall know that I, יהוה, have spoken.”
1Pe 1:1 Kĕpha, an emissary of יהושע Messiah, to the chosen, strangers of the dispersion in
Kappadokia, Asia, and Bithunia,
Jas 1:1 Yaʽaqoḇ, a servant of Elohim and of the Master יהושע Messiah, to the twelve tribes who are in the dispersion: Greetings……………
Staves for the altar….. Shitim wood overlaid with brass.
Brass represents imperfection and impurity, as we have seen before that this metal is a composite and not pure. When we come to Messiah יהושע, we are accepted as we are, imperfect with many impurities, we stand in the court of the tabernacle. Here the sockets are made of brass (verse10) and the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver, representing the price יהושע paid for us, also verse 11, the side of Judgment on the north side.
16……the gate of the courtyard a covering twenty cubits long, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver………and their sockets of brass (verse7).
19. All the vessels of the tabernacle used in the court are now made of brass. We see here the court is a place for those having access to the tabernacle through the priest and are like the brass imperfect or unclean, having no access further to the Qadosh place. Yehoshua explains how we can enter the Qadosh place:
Joh 14:6 יהושע said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Three steps: The way, the True, The life. All this steps are in the Tabernacle. יהושע is also called the “door”, three curtains to reach the Most Qadosh Place!
Joh 10:7 יהושע therefore said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
The door is the entrance of the Tabernacle! This doors represent the way to enter eternal life. There is no other way.
1.The outside gate, bringing the Children of Israel (carnal man) with their imperfection, to wash themselves from impurity in the inner court with the priest using brass instruments. This is a picture of believers today, like you and me who enter the Kingdom and are washed by the word, becoming priest to serve in the Qadosh place by keeping the Torah, beholding the glory of Elohim through Messiah יהושע, to enter eternal life.
No Torah! No entrance in the Qadosh place! This is amazing how people reject the truth, the Torah and boast to serve “G-d”! The teaching of the Roman Catholic Church entered the world under
in the fourth century and
brought havoc to many. When we reject
the Torah and its “mitzvoth” (commandments), to keep the
Shabbat and the feast of יהוה and all commandments pertaining to us today, we remain outside the tabernacle,
carnal believers in the world. The day יהוה will come to judge the world through great
tribulation, many in Christianity
will reject the truth and be lost (Matt.
22;2-14, 13:24-30, 7:13-23 as few example). Deception is coming upon the
world, because it is the will of Elohim
for those who do not love the truth (2nd
Tessal. 2:8-12). Constantine
The Mishkahn represent the true assembly of Ya’acov household, redeemed by the blood of the lamb . Reading:
Exo 27:1-19 “And you shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide – the altar is square – and its height three cubits.
Before going to the Haftorah I want to add concerning the Mishkahn, we will see in the coming parasha that the Children of Israel will camp outside and all around the Mishkahn four tribes on each side. This is very important to understand as it represents the Children of Israel scattered in the four winds, the four corners of the earth. The
Inner Court is the place representing our
walk during our journey, we need first to enter through the door (see picture below), which represent our acceptance of יהושע in our life, because He is the door!Once we have accepted יהושע in our life, which of course implies to walk in the Torah, we enter the inner court (see picture below) and are washed from our past sin,
bringing now our sacrifice of praise (no more animals), we will need to enter
the Qadosh Place, unfortunately many
believers remain in the inner court,
millions, may be billions staying outside because they love the world more than
When we enter the Qadosh Place it is the place we find the Menorah (Lamp stand) and the Showbread with the twelve loaves. This place is only for those who walk in the light of the Torah having recognized that they belong to the House of Ya’acov (twelve loaves). Only these group has access through Messiah יהוה to the Father (
Most Qadosh Place)....
Remember it’s not enough to say to everybody that we have Elohim’s Ruach (Spirit) in us:
Act 5:32 and we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom Elohim hath given to them that obey him. To obey Elohim requires from us: Denial of self, abnegation, humility and Love for יהוה for יהושע and for those from the House of Ya’acov.
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him (יהושע) ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
In the Haftorah, King Sh’lomoh (Salomon) follow the same pattern as it was with the Miskahn.in the wilderness. He was commanded of יהוה to build the
Now the Children of Temple Israel are in the ,
there is a place chosen by Elohim
which is Yerushalayim. The great
change came with יהושע who came to build the Spiritual
House, the Promise Land
where יהוה dwells by His Ruach (Spirit). Believers should be
aware to the fact that in the Torah, the
hildren of Temple
were never allowed to enter the Tabernacle
without the priest service and more only the High Priest entered the Israel Most
Qadosh Place (Holy of Holy) once a year. If you observe today the Roman Catholic Church they are like in
the Torah and make intermediary
service for the people, which of course is blasphemy to our Master יהושע. First of all they are not
Levites secondly the High Priest of our salvation is יהושע and not the Pope!
1Ki 6:2 and the house which Sovereign Shelomoh built for יהוה was sixty cubits long, and twenty wide, and thirty cubits high. 1Ki 6:3 and the porch at the front of the hĕḵal of the House was twenty cubits long, according to the breadth of the House, and its width ten cubits, from the front of the House. 1Ki 6:4 and he made for the House windows with narrowed frames. 1Ki 6:5 and against the wall of the House he built rooms all around, against the walls of the House, all around the hĕḵal and the Speaking Place. Thus he made side rooms all around. 1Ki 6:6 The lowest side room was five cubits wide, and the middle one was six cubits wide, and the third one was seven cubits wide; for he made narrow ledges around the outside of the House, so as not to lay hold on the walls of the House. 1Ki 6:7 and the House, when it was being built, was built with finished stone made ready beforehand, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the House while it was being built. 1Ki 6:8 The doorway for the middle side room was on the right side of the House. And they went up by stairs to the middle side rooms, and from the middle to the third. 1Ki 6:9 So he built the House and completed it, and he panelled the House with beams and boards of cedar. 1Ki 6:10 and he built the side rooms of the structure against all the House, each five cubits high, and they were fastened to the House with cedar beams.
1Ki 6:11 and the word of יהוה came to Shelomoh, saying, 1Ki 6:12 “This House which you are building – if you walk in My laws, and do My right-rulings, and shall guard all My commands and walk in them, then I shall confirm My word with you, which I spoke to your father Dawiḏ, 1Ki 6:13 and shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and not forsake My people Yisra’ĕl.”
Mat 5:33 “Again, you heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to יהוה.’ Mat 5:34 “But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by the heaven, because it is Elohim’s throne; Mat 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Yerushalayim, for it is the city of the great Sovereign; Mat 5:36 nor swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
Mat 5:37 “But let your word ‘Yea’ be ‘Yea,’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ And what goes beyond these is from the wicked one………………
Pictures from the Tabernacle: