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Tabernacle in the Wilderness Part 1
There is a book that is so fascinating, so incredible, so fantastic that it has captivated millions. If you read it with a sincere interest in understanding it, the expected result is deep respect and admiration (and eventually adoration) for its author. Of course, I am speaking of the Bible. Even those that criticize it or dispute the truth of its contents cannot help but admire it. After all, its pages are filled with some of the most remarkable events in all of human history; too remarkable, in fact, to be believable, is the claim of many detractors. In this ministry, we don’t spend much time trying to prove the veracity of the Bible. Sure, there is some of that here and there but don’t we ALL try to defend that which we love so dearly? That notwithstanding, most of the time we simply lay out the facts and let you decide. One of our favorite topics, something we return to time and again, is the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Not too long after the Israelites were rescued from Egypt, God told Moses to build Him a dwelling place and it was going to be like no other building ever built on earth. In fact, its primary purpose, unlike most other buildings, was not to house or contain things or people but rather the purpose of this building was to tell a story. In the building of the Tabernacle we get a glimpse of the immeasurable love God has for mankind. The Tabernacle communicates God’s mercy and provision in such a way that forces us to either go to our knees in utter reverence of His Glory or drive us away in mocking disbelief. This podcast is the first of two in a series that explores this magnificent structure. There is so much to talk about that we’ve had to split it up into two podcasts and, to be honest, that isn’t even enough. Today’s episode is far more general in nature but, nonetheless, crucial to your understanding of this wonderful topic. Make sure you take a moment or two to pray for God’s assistance and make sure you pay close attention because these are sacred things and should be given the respect they are due.