Understanding The Bible
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W. W. Rugh,
Bible Institute of Philadelphia
40 Page Printed Devotional Guide
1st Edition 1912
The Making of the Tabernacle
Exodus 35 to 39
Every willing-hearted Israelite had a blessed part in furnishing the material for the Tabernacle, and every wise-hearted worker had part in making it, under the direction of Bezalel and Oholiab.
Every part of the Tabernacle was made according to the heavenly and divine pattern, that it might please Him who planned it and who was about to dwell in it.
Every willing-hearted and wise-hearted child of God today may have part in building God's house, His Church, as guided and used by the Holy Spirit and the word of God.
Every part of God's building is being fashioned according to the heavenly pattern, for every member of His Church is being conformed to the image of His Son. Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
The Setting Up of the Tabernacle
Exodus 40. When the parts of the Tabernacle were all fitted for their places, Moses, a type of Christ, set it up, putting every part in its proper place. Then the cloud, the symbol of God's presence and glory, filled the Tabernacle.
The Lord Jesus Christ, and not men, is adding to the Church daily those who are being saved. Act 2:47. As every member occupies God's appointed place in His house, as a yielded vessel, His Holy Spirit fills the house and manifests His glorious presence.
But, when the Lord, by His Spirit and word has called out and completed the Church, His body, He will place each member in God's appointed place in glory, and His own glorious presence will forever fill it.
"0 Christ! We'll spend eternal days
Within the marvelous range,
Of Thy glad presence and shall praise.
Perfection's wondrous change
From glory unto glory, though,
Because Thy love so well we know
'Twill not to us be strange."
"For Thou hast made the attractiveness
And bliss of heaven to be,
That ours the gladness limitless,
Of always seeing Thee!
Surely! For we're Thy very own,
Flesh of Thy flesh, bone of Thy bone;
And Thy delight; e'en we."
By W. W. RUGH, Associate
Dean, Bible Institute of Pennsylvania
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