Connecting the Dots . . .

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Connecting the “Dots” of the Tabernacle and Temple - pt 1

Class 12

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.                                                  Revelation 21:3

Both the tabernacle and temple on earth were to represent and demonstrate God’s ____ presence ____ upon the earth – Revelation 21:3

The First “dot” – Abraham’s Offering of Isaac

Two principles indicating that God would be present at the tabernacle and at the Temple.

1) The first principle is that the temple is to be a place of ___ worship _____  – v. 2.

2) The second principle is that the temple is to be located in the place of God’s

          _____ choosing ________ – v. 14

The Second “dot” – God Designs the Temple

God’s place for His earthly presence _____ reflected ______ His heavenly presence - Hebrews 8:15.


1) the ___ location ____________ is at the throne of the Majesty in the heavens – v. 1.

2) this is the true tabernacle, which the Lord made and not man – v. 1.

3) the tabernacle on earth is merely an _______ example _______ of that in heaven – v. 5

4) the original tabernacle was God’s design and not man’s idea of a place of worship – v. 5.

The Third “dot” – the Wilderness Tabernacle

The Tabernacle’s three characteristics.

1) It was _________ temporary ______________.

2) It contained the Shekinah glory of God that was His ____ presence _____ on earth.

3) It was the _____ center ________ of Israel’s worship

The Fourth “dot” – David Plans for a Temple

God’s plan for David was to be the _____ “founder” _____ of the Temple, but he was not to be the _________ “builder” ____________.  That task was for his son, Solomon – 1 Chronicles 28:9, 10.

The Fifth “dot” – The 1st Temple

God’s presence was now among His people, Israel – 1 Kings 8:10, 11.