Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of October

Oct 19, 2016 by


John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.”

In Exodus 40 for the tabernacle to become an entire, completed, living, and genuine tabernacle, it needed not only to be constructed and raised up but also to be covered by the cloud and filled by the glory. When the tabernacle was raised up, covered by the cloud, and filled with the glory, it became a full type of the Triune God.

John 1:14a says, “The Word became flesh and tabernacle among us.” Therefore, the type of the tabernacle was fulfilled in Christ, the second of the Trinity. The descending cloud typifies the Spirit is also confirmed by John 1:32.  John saw the Spirit descending upon Christ. Furthermore, verse 14b says, “We beheld His glory.” This glory corresponds to the glory that filled the tabernacle. Thus, the picture of the tabernacle covered by the descending cloud and filled with the glory of Jehovah in Exodus 40 was fulfilled in Christ in John 1.

The embodiment of the Triune God was God’s goal throughout Genesis and Exodus. [InGenesis1:26] the Triune God conferred with Himself to produce an expression of Himself in man. However, God did not reach this goal with Adam or any of the forefathers in Genesis. Therefore, God went on in Exodus to deliver His chosen people out of their fallen state and bring them to Mount Sinai, where the tabernacle was produced as the first fulfillment of the desire God expressed in creating man. (The Divine Trinity as Revealed in the Holy Word, Chap. 5)

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