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Inner Court of the Tabernacle & the Impact on Our Christian Walk

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In this post, we journey inside the Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses and explore what this section of the tabernacle (or temple in later years) held, who ministered here and how we can view the Inner Court as a picture of the walk of the Christian!

It is possible for people of faith to look at the various sections of the tabernacle and see how they mirror our own walk with God. And here we will be looking at what is known as not only the Inner Court but also the Holy Place and what its furnishing represent, how they were used and what it means for the believer.

Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses - An image of the tabernacle

The Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses

As I said, this message focuses on how the Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses (and later, the Temple), also called the Holy Place, is a picture of our walk with God.

This is important because, if you feel as though you’re stuck in your walk, I hope you will know that God keeps it simple! There is no need to fear going deeper with Him!

You don’t need to be a Biblical scholar! It is about relationship! And we will see that in the Inner Court.

As in most relationships, you learn more about each other as you spend time together! God wants us to grow in our relationship with Him and there are ways we can do that and the Inner Court of the Tabernacle is a great picture of those ways!

From Milk to Meat

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ.  I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? NIV

The Greek word for milk here is “gala”  and Strong’s Concordance defines it as a metaphor for “the less difficult Christian truths” (Strongs)


 

We need to move past our infancy in Christ and take steps toward our growth! And the Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses is a picture of that growth as we progress from one stage to another.


 

As babies, we are on milk for a time but then the time comes for us to start eating food. God wants no less. Our goal should always be growth!

Furnishings

The Inner Court of the Tabernacle shows us three furnishings that represent our deeper walk with God.

Each of these furnishings represents how we move further in relationship with the Father and grow and mature in that relationship.

Aside from the importance of the furnishing themselves, what they were made of is equally as important so be sure to note the primary materials in the furnishings in each area of the tabernacle!

If you have not yet listened to the audio message on the Outer Court of the Tabernacle, I would recommend visiting that post first and then coming back here so that you get the full picture of the Tabernacle.

After this, please visit the post on the Holy of Holies to complete the series!

Each section of the tabernacle mirrors the life and walk of the Christian. So to get the full picture, it is definitely more beneficial to listen to them in order!

The Inner Court of the Tabernacle of Moses – Audio Message

 


18 Comments

  1. Hi Diane! What a wonderful addition to your blog. Yes, audio because I can listen in the background while I do other tasks online. I’d love to know what software you use to upload it to your site. Blessings to you! Sharing on Pinterest and Twitter.

    1. Thank you so much!! Actually Sarah I just use my iPhone voice memo app and it has a share button so I upload it to my files and then add it to my media on WP

  2. This was so interesting, thanks for sharing. 🙂 I love the symbolism God uses! All these tiny details God puts into His instructions, so far before Jesus was even born, that all point directly to Jesus, make His life, death & resurrection so undeniable.

  3. Thank you so much! We or should I say the majority of Christians of the Western world really have no clue, I have understood the sanctity of Communion, but not to this degree – oh how lightly it is taken in our churches! I can say this because I have been involved in several different denominations and visited numerous others. To date I have not found one that really displays the Holiness of Communion. The explanation of the Menorah and the Altar of Incense I knew. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much Debra!! I am so glad you were able to take something away from it!! That is my prayer for all the Jewish roots posts!!

  4. Watching this on the last day of June, 2020! WOW. Love the explicit details of the tabernacle. Short, sweet and to the point. I prefer the written, as I have my attention solely on these “lessons” and I can also digest it easier.
    Thank you! Tomorrow I listen to the Holy of Holies! Blessings!!

    1. Thank you Renee! I am actually in the process of revamping these posts some. So when I update them I will republish them so they are on the main page. So check back occasionally as I am adding more writing to them and possibly video!

  5. I would like to thank you for this beautful teaching on the inner court. This has helped me tremendously. Thank you and may God continue to use you for His glory.

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