Wednesday Bible Study 072110

FROM DELIVERANCE TO GLORY

The Light of The Tabernacle – Exodus 25:31-40

The ark of the Testimony, the Mercy Seat, and table of Shewbread are the pieces we have looked at thus far.  In this study we will see the source of light for the Tabernacle of the wilderness.
For the priests to serve effectively they needed light in the tabernacle.  It also gives us a picture of Christ as the Light of the Tabernacle, and the source of light in the hearts of mankind.  “Ye are the temple of God”

OUTLINE –
I.  MADE OF PURE GOLD AND ONE PIECE (v. 31).
II.  SIX BRANCHES COMING FROM THE STEM (v. 32).
III.  THE VIGILANCE OF GOD IS SEEN THROUGH THE PICTURE OF THE “ALMOND” (vv. 33-34).
IV.  SHOW VIGILANCE IN KEEPING TO THE DESIGN OF GOD’S INSTRUCTION (vv. 35-40).

Fill In The Blanks –

1.  The word ________________ is a replacement word for Menorah [men-o-raw’ ] which is actually “light-bearer”.

2.  ______________ is a picture of the ______________ of Jesus Christ.

3.  The lampstand [menorah] is the only piece of the _______________ made of “______________ ____________”.

4.  The Light of the ___________________ speaks of the “brighteness of God’s glory” (Hebrews 1:3).

5.  The _______________ is the first of all trees in Palestine to bud, and shows us the ________________ of God in fulfilling His Word (Jeremiah 1:11-12).

6.  “There are a number of details which enable us to fix the typical meaning of the Lampstand.  First, the fact that it was made of ______________  _______________ and was ornamented with almonds shows that it is the _______________  _______________ now risen and glorified which is here foreshadowed.”  A. W. Pink

7.  “That  which is prominent in connection with the Lampstand was its ____________ branches, supporting the lighted “lamps”.  These, as we have seen , foreshadowed the person and _______________ of the Holy Spirit”.  A. W. Pink

-Tim A. Blankenship

Answers –

1. candlestick;  2. Gold, deity;  3. Tabernacle, beaten work;  4. lampstand;  5. almond, vigilance;  6. beaten gold, suffering Christ;  7. seven, ministry.

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