God, who was unapproachable because of His holiness and majesty, made a way for sinful man to stand before Him.
We looked at the Tabernacle in study #2. Let me say that the Tabernacle is more than just a part of Christian history. It was the Tabernacle that helped prepare man for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why did God have man go through the 4000 years of the process of the Tabernacle, the Priests, and the Law if He knew that it would not work in making mankind righteous?” God knew that these things were more than just experiments on His part. God knew before the foundation of the earth that His Son would die for the sins of all mankind. Yet the Tabernacle and later the Temple taught us volumes about the plan of God in salvation and worship. We know from Scriptures that the Tabernacle was a “picture” of the true Tabernacle in Heaven.
The Tabernacle and all that went with it; the Law, the Priests, and the sacrificial system are a shadow of good things to come of the substance. That is why the Bible uses 50 chapters devoted to the teaching of the Tabernacle. Yet only 2 chapters are devoted to the entire creation of mankind.
Heb 8:5-6 ESV They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.” (6) But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.
Heb 10:1-4 ESV For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. (2) Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? (3) But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. (4) For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.