In this particular study, we will focus our attention on the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, given of God to Moses as a pattern of the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness.
This is authenticated by Jesus Himself.
John 5:46-47, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: FOR HE WROTE OF ME. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”
Peter also subscribed to this thought in Acts 3:22-23.
“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.”
Many of us as Christians do not know that all the writings of the Old Testament are written of and about Jesus Christ. If it were not, then it would have no value as scripture.
Every book of Moses’ writings has been authenticated by Jesus Christ and the apostles. They quote from them freely in the Gospels. This we know is not just the case of one person casually mentioning the other, but Jesus Christ based His teaching upon the books of Moses, and then in John 14, He made it plain that the words He spoke were not His, but of the Father that sent Him.
We can safely say then that God quoted Moses because the words of Moses were from God – the word of God.
God clearly stated to Daniel and other prophets that the Gospel and the fulness of Christ would be revealed to the people of the time of the end. Many people in the past have claimed that they have had revelations that they were that people of the end time spoken of by these prophets, and some even prophesied the time when the end would come.
TIME OF THE END
Many years ago, there was a notable case in Jamaica of this nature. A man named Bedward attracted a very great following because he prophesied that on a certain day, the world would come to an end, and that he and his followers would fly away to some prepared heaven in the skies.
They were all encouraged to sell their properties, and to give him the money, and so they did. Cash piled up and I understand he was made quite rich as the day of deliverance drew near.
The faithful moved their families to his camp and waited in blissful anticipation.
The day arrived and as morning turned to midday, and midday to afternoon, and nothing happened, the faithful began to be a little less faithful.
It is alleged that a deacon climbed a tree and many others followed suit. In their anxiety to hasten the rapture, they jumped from their perches, only to fall heavily to the ground. That day the hospital was busy with broken bones, and that was the only eventful thing that happened that day.
There were hundreds of cases like this all over the world, and even at this moment, there are those who are prophesying the end of the world.
The adversary is making a smoke screen to frighten away those who can be frightened and deceived, but the truth still lives. In spite of all that has been said, and all the deception which has been perpetrated, every sign that has been given in the natural and in the spiritual proves that we are indeed at last in the end time.
THE END TIME
I am sure that after you have read these thoughts on the end time, you will not any more have to guess as to what time we really are in.
John 6:39-40, 44, 54, “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again AT THE LAST DAY.”
Verse 40, “And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.”
Verse 44, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.”
Verse 54, “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.”
In each of these verses repeated by Jesus in one sermon, He promised to RAISE US UP AT THE LAST DAY. If we succeed in identifying what Jesus meant by the “Last Day,” then we can identify what day we are in at this moment, and when the Last Day will come. God created a seven day week in Genesis, and on each day He did a different work. In John 5:46, Jesus said that Moses wrote of Him. Genesis, then, is about Jesus, and therefore, though the creation was physical, it had a spiritual meaning which is to be found in Jesus.
If we examine the things that God created on each day of creation, and take each day for a thousand years from Adam, there is a spiritual counterpart manifested. That which He began to make on the twenty-four-hour day, He completed in the 1000-year day.
Since God is Spirit, and spiritual life is the highest form of life, then when God creates natural things, His plan must be to enhance some spiritual purpose.
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