How God Designed Heaven: The Heavenly Tabernacle!
We were told in the Bible that God created both the Heavens and the Earth in Genesis 1.
Now, according to the Spirit His Heavens too, was created with this same tabernacle design which we also know reflects God’s Form or Glory!
And so, by using His design to ensure that all things are created in the same Glory (He finds Himself), God as well created the beautiful Home He lives in now, which is the Temple He lives in now, with the very same pattern of Moses’ Temple!
Actually, that was why God said to Moses that, He was showing Moses a replica or the shadow of the things in Heaven, which were in the Temple or Sanctuary in Heaven, a Tabernacle which was never pitched by men but of He God Himself, for Moses to understand that the design was in the form of the heavenly one He was inhabiting!
Therefore, the Bible says!
They serve (the Israelites served) at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.
This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle:
“See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
Heb. 8:5 NIV
Therefore, the Spirit said, that by actually knowing how the Wilderness’ Temple or how this Tabernacle was pitched by Moses according to His instructions, then we’ll be knowing how the Heavenly Temple or Tabernacle looks like, being a Tabernacle all our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers who have left us to go into as long us they were in the faith!
Hence, to understand how the main structure or the original copy of the temple was created in heaven, and inhabited by God, then we will have to understand the pattern of the earthly tabernacle which was constructed by Moses, to house God on this earth.
Thus, by first understanding how God the Father had also instructed Moses to build the Tabernacle, we’ll understand how God built the Heavenly One, which is to also reveal the pattern of His Glory!
So now, let’s first have a descriptive look of the Mosaic Tabernacle, to understand how the Original Copy in Heaven looks like which is where God sits now, far above our heads, in the realms beyond us!
God looks down from heaven (from His tabernacle) on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise…if anyone seeks God.
Psalm 53:2 NLT
So to see how Heaven is, first let’s take a look at how Moses’ Tabernacle, being a copy of the original one was constructed by Moses.
The Description of the Tabernacle of Moses
(if you have read in any our posts about the details of the Tabernacle and you understand it so well, then you don’t need to read it here again.
Just scroll down to the next subtitle after this subheading to continue with the post, or else you can still consider revising, by reading the description of the tabernacle here).
When explaining the details of the tabernacle, The Lord’s Spirit helped me to realize that the tabernacle had 3 courts, thus was also 3 dimensional. The tabernacle had an Outer Courtyard, The Inner Court and a Most Holy Place.
The Outer Courtyard
This was the largest court of the Lord’s tabernacle.
Inside Outer Court: Indicated by Arrow
Before a person will enter the Outer Courtyard, there was a Gate in front which one must pass through before getting into the large outer courtyard.
Outer Court Gate
Moreover, the whole courtyard was covered with white linen cloth, fastened to several poles and pegs. In the compound of the Outer Courtyard were two vessels. The first one after the Tabernacle Gate was the Brazen Altar of Burnt Sacrifice.
Altar Of Burnt Sacrifice
It was a brass metallic rectangular box with wire mesh inside it. Under the mesh were coals of fire. At the four corners of this Altar were four extensions called Horns.
It was on this Brazen Altar of Burnt Sacrifice that sacrifices like lambs, bullocks and grains of cereals were burnt. Also, the blood of sacrifices was also poured upon it and also in a brazen pan by its side.
The second vessel, right after the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice was the Brazen Laver. The Brazen Laver was a large brazen bowl filled with water to its brim.
Brazen Laver Of Water
The priests of the court often washed their hands in this brass pan before entering into the Temple to render services to the Lord God.
The Inner Court Of The Tabernacle
But the first room of the Temple was called the Inner Court or Holy Place. This Inner Court too has a Door in front, which enclosed it. So then, before one enters this room, he had to pass through the Door to get into it.
Inner Court Door
Inside Inner Court
Now, inside the Inner Court we can see a Gold Plated Table on the right side. This table was called The Table of Showbread and on it were 12 flat loaves of bread.
Table of Showbread on the right: Six flat loaves on each side of this table
These 6 loaves on each side totaled up to 12. On the left side of the Table of Showbread was what was called The Golden Menorah.According to description, the Golden Menorah was also a vessel of Six (6) golden lamp stands, with seven (7) candle sticks upon it.
And the 7 candlesticks were lit frequently with coals of fire to provide light for the entire room of the Inner Court, often called the Holy Place as well.
Candlesticks being lit by a Priest
As fuel for the candlesticks, the priests used Olive Oil. Then again, the Golden Menorah also had engravings of flowers and fruit buds on the stems of each of these 7 candlesticks.
The Altar Of Incense
At the far end of the Inner Court, close to the veil shielding the Most Holy Place was The Golden Altar of Incense.
Incense Table: by the veil of Most Holy Place
On this piece of gold plated furniture, incense was burnt. When the incense was burnt, the incense smoke or gas filled the whole Inner Court.
Incense being burnt by Priest
But there were certain ingredients that were used for the incenses. These included Gum, Resin, Onycha, and Galbanum.
Now, this floor space in between the Golden Menorah vessel and these other two sets of furniture of the Holy Place was called the Threshing Floor.
Then as one looks into the Holy Place, one can see that the veil shielding the entrance of the Most Holy Place had artistic designs of Cherubs.
Cherubs on Veil: Designs Of Eyes Close by
Around these cherubs, you see other designs as well. These designs around the cherubs reflect the eyes on the bodies of cherubs. Cherubs, on the other hand, are celestial beings who have eyes all over them. They live with God in the world we can’t see.
There were also colourful Curtains on the left and of the right hand side walls of the Holy Place: and even in the second and last room called the Most Holy Place are also curtains. But, according to the measurements, the length of this Holy Place was 20 cubits, with breadth too being 20 cubits.
The Most Holy Place
Finally, the last room of this Temple was the Most Holy Place. Though this room was the smallest and last room, it was the most important place of the tabernacle.
This was because when Moses had finished constructing the entire tabernacle, it was reported that the people saw God heading down from the skies as fire, and without any particular form, into the Most Holy Place.
Ark of Covenant Visited By God’s Glory Of Fire
Anytime He went into the Most Holy Place in the appearance of fire He sat upon The Golden Ark of Covenant. There was no light in the Most Holy Place, but His nature being light and fire produced light for the Most Holy Place.
On the gold plated Ark of Covenant Box, were also gold images of cherubs, each one on the side, with their glorious wings spread out to cover God’s face.
God as Light over the Ark of Covenant: face covered by designed wings of the Cherubs
The Items inside God’s Ark of the Covenant: Yet inside the Ark or the Chest Box on which this fire celestial being sat were other items, which Moses was commanded to set in there.
These included the 2 Tablets of Stone on which the popular 10 commandments were written, the Golden Pot of manna (The bread God gave to the children of Israel), the book of the Law, and Aaron’s rod (a rod with shoots of fresh green leaves.
Ark of the Covenant With Vessels inside
Once a year, the High Priest went into this sacred room, called the Most Holy Place to offer sacrifices. He also burnt incense to fill the Most Holy Place: he never went in there when God arrived there.
By measurement, this Most Holy Place had its length to be 10 cubits, and a breadth too to be 10 cubits. Lastly, while the large Outer Courtyard had no covering, the Temple of two rooms, of an Inner Court and a Most Holy Place had roofing made with Badger Skins.
Outer Courtyard uncovered: Dark Badger Skin over the 2 rooms
The tabernacle itself, its vessels, furniture and all other items are symbolic and also have direct interpretations as well.
So, for us to understand how God designed His tabernacle or temple in Heaven, we would have to understand the literal and symbolic interpretations, of the various parts of the Mosaic tabernacle!
How God Had Designed & Created The Heavenly Tabernacle
(How He Pitched It!)
First, The Entire Mosaic Tabernacle:
So, first and foremost, and as we’ve said, the entire Mosaic Tabernacle, represents the Tabernacle of God which is in the midst of Heaven, where the angels and men worship God!
The 3 parts of the Mosaic Tabernacle:
Just as we saw, we realized that the Mosaic Tabernacle had three divisions, or had 3-divided courts. Similarly, God’s Tabernacle in Heaven, has 3 true courts in all.
Thus, the number of courts in the Mosaic Tabernacle actually matches with the entire number of courts, in God’s Heavenly Tabernacle.
And so, in the Day God created ‘The Heavens and the Earth,’ He had actually created both the Heavens and the Earth, to all have 3 divisions, that is, to also have a pattern of His glory!
The Brazen Altar of Sacrifice:
If you would also remember the Altar of Sacrifice was Altar with blood upon! Yes, here was were Moses, put or had sprinkled the blood of the animal.
There is a Major Altar in God’s Heavenly Tabernacle, which was were Christ as the lamb, had placed His Sacrificial Blood, on our behalf!
The Brazen Laver with Water inside:
This was to indicate a purification process in front of God’s Temple! As water is like mirror in which you see your face, it signifies that in the presence of God you go through a purification process, in which you’re brought into the judgment of God to be tried and tested by all the works you have done.
So then, in heaven, there is a water-system after the Altar, which figuratively was representing the body of Christ, which is His Word.
So the the Water was a reflection of Christ’s body, which is the Word of God, which is to clean our inner beings and conscience!
This means, before one must enter the Throne-room, or must proceed to the next step or stage of Heaven, he must be washed by the blood and water of Christ! The throne-room of God is very Holy, and you cannot proceed further if you’re carrying sin on you, or will be made to face God’s furious or terrible judgment!
Hence, those washed by the Blood, and Washed By His Spirit (The Spirit), will be the ones to pass through the Clean or Holy Gates of Heaven!
All unclean persons will be smashed out by the angels; yes, the angels will drag you out!
Therefore, this Blood will show whether we’ll qualify to get near, or ascend further into God’s throne-room!
Figuratively, this was why in Israel too, the people could not get near to the Holy Temple, or to even get near the Outer Court unless they’d duly gone through a purification-process of sin-washing, by use of blood of animal sacrifice and pure water!
Hence, Christ came to give us access into the Heavenly Gates, and first into the Outer Courts of The Most High’s Temple, which He did by sprinkling His blood, and by giving out clean or pure water from His side while He was pierced!
Understand that God cannot behold sin, and so cannot permit anyone full of sin to cross-over into His Holy Place! So we’ll all be accessed at the Gates to see whether we qualify to enter, no matter what our positions or statuses may be, while living here within time!
Thus, in this first judgment, it’ll be the Blood of the Lamb of God and His Word which we ‘eat’ and obey continually, that will redeem us, or we’ll never be made to get closer to the next courts!
Thus, those who’re walking in sin, will not be able to even approach Heaven’s Gates, let alone would be made to get closer the Courts! Hence, they’ve become the souls that are there in Hell!
For this reason, God’s Outer Court has a Strong or a Powerful Gate, to shield out all the sinners or all the unclean people! This means, while in time, we must not take anything we say or do for granted, lest we’re not made to see the next important places called the courts!
The Symbols of Brass Elements:
As you notice, both elements (the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Bowl), were all made with brass. Brass in Symbology, is the symbol of Judgment!
And so, this is what we’re saying, that in God’s Outer Court you’ll be strictly judged! At Heaven’s Outer Court, we’re either given mercy or not!
Hence, at the presence of God’s throne room, all must first be accessed near the gates. At this place, they are first undertaken through judgment, to find out whether they have received the blood purification of Christ, or not!
We cannot proceed further into God’s throne-room, until the purification of Blood (that is Christ’s Blood) has washed away your sins.
So, at the Outer Court, is where the judgment of Christ even begins. Hence, you don’t fully make it to the throne-room before you’ll be judged, or accessed!
Thus, we’ll actually be accessed or judged afar, and then brought near!
So, after this place, we’ll be shown where we will placed (will be positioned), in the next court of God’s House, which is The Temple or The Court of Congregation!
Will you first make it to those who’ll cross over-just as Israel was made to cross-over, but Egypt (which symbolizes the people of the world) were not made to cross over, into a more better place?
And note carefully, that what made Israel escaped the death, was when they’d applied the blood at their lentils or doorposts, and had made to be baptized in the red-sea, when the sea was opened by the instruction of God and His servant Moses! No one in Egypt knew, nor followed those instructions; and though Egypt had the best magicians, scholars or greatest scientists, they all perished, eventually!
The Symbol of Wood and Fire|:
All men and things (wood), will be judged by the Lord! We, and our works will be judged by God or be tested by His Fire!
The work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is.
I Cor. 3:13 DBT
The White Linen Cloth: We noticed, that the whole Court-Hanging was made with white linen. Of course, ‘‘white linen,’’ as a ‘‘a linen without stains,’’ vividly explains how we must be clean, spotless, pure and without blemish when we and our works have been tried in the fire of God’s judgments, before we enter through the courts!
And that must happen, only if we have our beings purged by the blood, and have our whole image or nature, looking as white as snow, or looking like white linen!
Thus, Holiness and Righteousness are pre-requisites for entering into the Kingdom of God!
The Inner Courts: The Great Hall Called The Temple of Congregation:
The Inner Court Gate, of The Temple:
This will be the next Gate that opens up for you in God’s House if you qualify into the first stage, and have ‘managed’ to cross over, from there! Meaning, all those who made it into the Temple or into the Inner Court are those who’ve managed to escape God’s judgment after they were tried and accessed at the Gates, for being purified by the Water (that is, His Spirit) and the Blood, being symbols symbolized, at the Outer Court!
(Yes, they’re the ones who’ll be made to walk in a white linen clothe, to walk and move in and around Heaven forever, in such glory and splendid joy!)
The Inner Court: (The Room Called The Inner Court)
Just as we said, the Inner Court was called the Temple of Congregation, and as its name speaks its the Temple were all the congregants (beautiful qualifiers) are, that is, all those who have passed on or have crossed over to that place, since the time of Adam, till this very day and hour!
As we speak, they stand there watching and beaconing for all others to come and to join, in such great joy!
Yes, they’re the People of God who’re washed up by the Blood of The Living Covenant and by the Spirit-Presence of His Covenant!
They were first with us here, but have now crossed-over into to the Heavens above, to be with the Lord of their Rest, haven overcome by the Blood of Christ, and by the Perfect and Vivid Instructions of the Spirit of God’s Living Covenant!
When they’d left and had overcome, they’d moved on to God’s Temple of Congregation, and now to be made the new kings and priests, who’re bound to be in the Courts forever, and forever to worship God as their Father, in Heaven!
Now notice that, since there’s only Day in Heaven and there’s no Night at all in Heaven, (Nor Any Black-Out) in such a Place like this, they worship God in such magnificent glory forever, being appreciative to all the things He’d done for them, before or after creation!
So in that Great Hall is the whole Church of the Lamb (The Church of the Living Lord), who are there to be with the Lord of the Universe and of the Great Provider! They’re also the souls which have departed from the earth, being your brothers and sisters, who’re also awaiting The Final Day!
(We should make it an endeavour to be a part of them, just as God would wish that we become a part of them, by first escaping the corruption that is fully in this world!)
The Table of Showbread: (The Table With 12 Loaves of Bread):
The 12 loaves of Bread: As we said, on the right-hand corner of Moses’ Temple, which was a replica of God’s Living Temple, there were actually 12 loaves of bread placed on a gold-plated table!
In Numerology, the number 12 represents a nation, a people; also, it represents kingdoms, an administration, satisfaction, or a government!
This pre-supposes that, God is forming a kingdom with all these people, a people who’re moving into heaven from all over the world, haven first overcome by the Blood, and have accepted to walk purely with Christ Jesus!
(So, this is why He expected them to be sanctified by the Blood, so they can wear the linen robe, presented to them at the Gates!
So, over here the number 12 does represents the Living Tribes of Israel (that is, God’s New Bread which now involves all nations), placed under the leadership of Christ, The King sent by the God of all mankind). Therefore, all men born of the Spirit and of the Blood are Christ’s, and absolutely are God’s!
However, note that as we’re told that, there are kingdoms in the Great Hall, the kingdoms in there include the Kingdoms of the Living Angels, who minister songs (services) to God the King of the whole Universe, and equally serve the washed and qualified people, who’ve gone up there to be with the Lord of Rest (Sabbaoth).
And so, there are innumerable company of Angels who serve God Almighty, as well as the Assembly of People who’ve gone there, to see the Lord! (These are the people God wants to satisfy (this why the number 12, also means satisfaction!).
So, as there are sons and kings and servants in all glorious kingdoms, there are sons and kings and servants in this glorious Kingdom of God, as well!
The Golden Menorah: (6 Lamp-Stand With 7 Candlesticks)
With regards to the Golden Menorah, we have a lot to speak on it; In all, this speaks about the virtues and qualities the Assembly of People in Heaven posses!
If you remember, the Golden Menorah was a 6 lamp-stands with 7-candlesticks vessel, with attachments of fruit-buds and flowers, in Mosaic Temple! It was the set that illuminated light for the whole Inner Room, or Holy Court!
Same way, in the Presence of the Lord, a Menorah can be found, which Moses made a copy, after being made to see that vision!
You’ll notice that, this Menorah was equally seen by Apostle John, when he met Christ in an open vision while at the Isle of Patmos; John confessed He saw Christ in the Heavens, and was standing amongst the Seven Candlesticks of God, called the Menorah!
Yes, Christ evidently explained to John, that the Seven Candlesticks of the Menorah were these Seven Churches (Seven Church-dispensations) which are passing through time! (Therefore, our age is one of those Church ages, after the departure of the Lord’s Apostles!
Nevertheless, though we said these refer to the Church ages passing through time they equally represent or refer to the Churches (The Assembly Of The First Born) in Heaven, or will be found in Heaven’s Court, because they’re the ones going to be with the Lord, after they die in both their faith and in their love!
Evidently, these are people who’ve accepted to be washed by the Blood of Purification, and to be washed by Christ’s Water, when they heard the message of the cross!
By the price of the Blood, they got a free access into the Kingdom of God, where God is, now.
(So these overcame by the Blood and by Words of their truthful testimonies!)
Hence, by the symbols of the Menorah, it indicated that they were men (six lampstands-the number 6 in numerology represents man), that is, men who’ve also received into them God’s Spirits (the 7 lampstands also refer to the 7 Spirits of God), into their hearts! Thus, they allowed God’s Holy Spirit, to enlighten all of them about the Truth of His Cross, and decided to walk by its revelations!
So then, as the Golden Menorah also had 7 Candlesticks and Olive Oil for it’s light, this Assembly of People being caught up into Heaven, were a people led by the Spirit of God!
The Spirit, was God’s Anointing in them, and a sign of their true sonship or redemption!
The Menorah also had emblems of fruit-buds (golden fruit buds) and gold flowers on them, which are evidently to reveal the Fruit of God in them and the Glory of God in their lives respectively, for fruit in the Bible stands for the Fruit of the Spirit, and flowers stands for Glory!
Therefore, the seven candlesticks also refers to the Seven Spirits of God, which we know are standing before God of the whole Earth!
They are His Spirits sent by Him to the Church, to prepare the remaining Church for the heavenly courts!
Thus, the Spirit of God does not leave you leave Earth to join the Lord, or to join the other members of the Church, called The General Assembly; He’s with them so that they can stand righteously before God always, in His Temple!
Thus, the Holy Spirit, who’s The Presence of God, is in this Great Temple with all the people, a people whom by His works, He’s made possible to crossover to the Inner Court, so that they can posses the courts and wear the white linen in worship of the Most High King!
So, the Menorah vividly explains what the Assembly inwardly posseses!
In the same way God gives to the Church here these qualities, so that they can prepare themselves for the Eternal Glories! For this reason, He’s given His Holy Spirit and His Word to all the Church ages, to prepare us for the Eternal Camp meeting in God’s House! By this, we become a part of His Glories, even while on the Earth!
It’s appointed on us to follow the directives of the Holy Spirit, and to study and imbibe His Word so that we too may grow up spiritually, and to join the group of people in Heaven for a better placement in the eternal life!
Know and understand that, in Heaven, your placement or nearness to the Throne will be based on your ability to follow God’s leading here, by following the Voice of the Spirit, and doing the Word of God.
Just make sure your oil is not choked up by the cares of riches, and your endeavour to have a better place on this earth, which shall not last!
While in this time make wealth with considerate attention about your eternal placement, and be content with how much God gives you!
Know that, Heaven is where all the blessings have been placed, for as for those in time, they shall all be made to vanish away.
In all, understand that the biggest Fruit in your life that should give you a better placement in Heaven is your ability to walk in love, which absolutely is the Greatest Commandment of God since it’s the very nature of your God!
Thus, those of you who walk in love and not in self-righteousness, greediness or selfishness, will duly get a better position amongst the crowd in Heaven!
The greatest commandment Christ and He God had commanded us is Walking In Love!
Evidently, both the Old Commandment and New Commandment, all makes noise on this!
Just as I speak, some of the people in this Crowd of Witnesses in Heaven’s Inner Court, are in deep regret for their selfishness, and not fully walking in love in the earth, and so did not do God’s bidding on the Greatest Commandment.
So, though they’ve made it to Heaven by Blood, and by Purification of Water which is symbolized in the Outer Court, they didn’t fully walk in love, though they knew Christ had spoken highly about it!
This calls that, those of us down here must learn, and show a better character if we want to be given a better position amongst these flock of people!
Yes, among the crowd a person is closer to God when He obeys God fully, which will let him or her enjoy more blessings in the after-life, or in the eternal realms!
Therefore, watch whatever you do on earth and don’t follow the world of ignorance, since that’s going to determine your eternal placement in Heaven and make you that eternal mark!
The Threshing Floor:
Just as we saw, the threshing floor was the space in-between the vessels of the Court of Congregation or the Inner Court.
Yet, a threshing floor in Agricultural Science, refers to a place where farmers separate good seeds from bad seeds.
Actually, God made Moses to call this place between the vessels, ‘The Threshing Floor,’’ to indicate that just as bad seeds are separated from good seeds, these people have been separated from the world, due to being born by the Blood,
They’re a people who have accepted Christ’s Righteousness, and must accept righteousness to denounce themselves from evil, as God’s eyes cannot behold Sin!
Honestly, no level of sin can be permitted in God’s Courts; for this reason, they were washed by the Blood, and from Christ’s sufferings!
Why should Christ suffer for you to get back into whoredom?
Then He must well as never died!
So, God doesn’t permit sin in this world, or in this church! When we chose to live with God, we must denounce (thresh-out) the passing pleasures of sin, from ourselves!
Again, the Threshing Floor, also revel where the Church worships! If you’d notice, it was this place the priests of Moses’ temple worshiped, lied prostrate before the Lord, and worshiped the Most High or the Living God, at the Most Holy Place!
It was a rehearsal, to show that in the Inner Court, is where the congregation worship!
At this place in the courts of God, the people worship together, with the innumerable angels!
Now, in Heaven there’s thing called Joy-Unspeakable which is duly as result of the worshipful activities that happen there, while all of them join in chorus to sing, to the Most High God!
Well, this is like how the Churches too on the earth, join hands in the worship in the temples, in Holiness.
(However, you should know importantly, that you’re the temple in which God, dwells!)
Now, regarding to our worship in the Temples of God, remember what David said;
(I Will) Enter His Gates with thanksgiving and His Courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and bless His name.
Psa. 100: 4 CSV
You’ll equally notice here that, the beautiful symbols of kneeling and lying down before God show a sign of Humility, to Him!
Oh yes, God only needs humble people to worship, which include the people who do greatly according to His will and purposes on the Earth!
This means, in Heaven’s Court of Congregation, which should be similar to what we do here, no proud (nor arrogant) person can find himself there; all the proud who find themselves there will be brought down!
See how men go on to show a sign of humility to their kings, how much more before God of all Kings!
Our humility starts from the Earth, not in the Heavens, since God frequently scans the whole earth to see us!
So from the Earth, the Creator resists the proud and gives Abundant Grace to the humble!
Humility is your Key!
One thing you’re to know for sure is that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble, and contrite ones!
Yes, so your closeness to God will depend on your obedience to Him, which is the sign of humility He’s looking out for, in the Temple!
This brings us to note that, the Highest Mantle in Heaven, is the Mantle of Humility!
The congregation is in an order, based on this rule!
We’re closer to God, based on thew level of our humility!
So it’s important for those of us remaining on earth to know what God expects if we want to have a better position with Him and amongst the crowds!
All you need to do is to clinch on to what is Good, and thresh out what is Bad!
God is looking at you for these fruits!
Therefore, your humility will give you a better placement in Heaven-yes, amongst the crowds that make it to heaven! Begin from today, to strive for a better position in the Courts!
Altar of Golden Incense:
Now, at the far end of the Temple’s Inner Court, we noticed that there was another furniture set called the Golden Altar of Incense, which the priests burned their incenses!
These living people, who’re God’s new kings and priests in God’s courts, and who’re wearing white linen clothes, are made to burn some form of incense to God, by which they do with their ‘hearts and mouths’ in the living Temple!
By revelation or interpretation, the incense they burn refers to their mouthful praise and worship, pleas, prayers and petitions which rises to the Most High God of the Earth! If you’ll notice, David said his prayers rises to God as an incense! In fact, in the Holy Court of Moses’ Temple, the Inner Court Priests worship God once the incense on the table is burnt!
Secondly, the incense also refers to the Glory of God which fills the Inner Court once the people lift up their hearts and hands to worship! God responds to their call with a strike of Glorious Smoke, when His people rise up in worship or call upon Him from His Throne! (When He does that, His Glory fills the whole Temple and the people so they can enjoy Him in this Powerful Glory!).
The General Assembly Of The Court Of Congregation
Curtains Of The Courts:
This Inner Court, where the 12 tribes go to worship is a Gigantic Beautiful place!
The beautiful and colourful curtains reflect a beautiful and glorious place, which is being made for the people to worship the El Elyon! It’s really made for His worship!
The Most Holy Place Of The Temple
The Veil Shielding The Most Holy Place:
Just as in the Mosaic temple, at the entrance of this Most Holy Court there’s a Veil!
This veil leads to the final or last room called the Most Holy Place! As it was in Moses’ Temple so it is there!
This room notified as the Throne-room of Grace, is were God’s Ark of Covenant is!
However, though there’s supposed to be a veil in heaven which shields men from God Christ has torn down this veil in Heaven!
And in actual fact, the Veil is Christ who without Him you cannot bypass nor to ‘‘pass through’ to see God; yet it has been God who had made Him to stand there to become our Mediator, and High Priest!
However, Christ had opened that veil for us all, having shown this to all, by tearing down the veil which was in the Solomonic Temple during the Day He was hanged on the cross, for He made His flesh to be thorn through death, likewise! He tore the veil of Heaven down for us, to grant us access into the Living Throne-room to see God our Eternal Saviour!
When Christ too had died, He presented His Blood into the Most Holy Place, in which figuratively, obedient Moses and Aaron too were made to carry Blood samples of an unblemished sacrifice, to make atonement for man, make amends with God! (On earth, these people rehearsed these things, while the Real Temple for which Moses created a replica of, was also supposed to be washed in such same manner!)
Thus, being chosen according to the order of Melchizedeck’s Ministry, He went there like the manner of Aaron, to present the Blood of a New Covenant, which makes pure amendment with God and washes away the sins that had been committed since the Adamic day till today!
So by Him, the congregation has their salvation, and passes through the Lamb to behold their Ancient of Days with much expectation, and reverence!
The Artistic Designs Of Cherubs On Veil:
We saw that, there were Artistic Designs of Cherubs on the Veil, signifying some cherubs in Heaven!
They are the Ministering Spirits shielding and guarding God the Most High in His Throne-room of Heaven!
Among these groups of ministering Spirits include the Seraphs! Like the angels, these group of Spirits worship God Day and Night!
They know that God being King, He must be worshiped! Therefore, Isaiah spoke about this, and said!
The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who Was and Is and Is to Come!”
Rev. 4:8 NKJV
According to the scriptures, these cherubs used to cover the Face of God (Signified by the Cherubs that covered God’s face in the Earthly Temple). In fact, Satan was once amongst them, until He was sacked from heaven!
The Ark of Covenant In The Most Holy Place:
Cherubs Below God: And God Upon His Ark Called The Throne
This signifies God’s Throne; the Ark signifies God’s throne which He sits on! It’s the Mercy and Judgment Throne of God, too! God fills or sits on this beautiful throne (Ark) with His full Glory, just as He sat on it in Moses’ Temple!
Then, in heaven, the Temple of God was opened and the Ark of his Covenant could be seen inside the Temple. Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and roared, and there was an earthquake and a terrible hailstorm.
Rev. 11:19 NLT
The Ark of Covenant also signifies that there are some other thrones in Heaven!
For instance, these include the thrones which the 24 elders sit on! These 24 elders surround the Throne of the Living God, in the Heavens! Once I had a trance, I went to Heaven and saw the thrones of the 24 elders! They surrounded the Throne, represented by the Ark in the Mosaic Tabernacle!
Indeed, I remember I saw these Spirits removed their crowns, and bowed their knees, and had touched the ground with their heads in worship of God (The King)!
Thus, they were showing enough reverence to God who’s the King there! With that posture, they showed that the Presence of God, is Holy, and cannot just be entered by anyone but by those who’re humble, and by those with clean hearts, and will always live by a pure conscience!
You can see it as how God told Moses to remove his sandals from his feet, because the ground he stood on was holy.
I also remember that on that day I saw Christ at the right hand side of God, and there were Seven Golden Pillars in front of God, signifying His Seven Spirits, which move across the length and breadth of this earth, to snatch whoever’s heart is pure before Him!
So by God, was Christ The Living Temple who was at the right-hand side of God to intercede for all the saints, which is a work of His Priestly Ministry; a critical work He does, which includes interceding for all the saints and for all backsliders, lest they face the wrath or judgment of God for their misconducts!
Yes, in all, we must know and understand that, Heaven is an organized system and the things that happen there are organized by God!
Yes, Heaven is an organized place to dwell, and this organization is part of its beauty which God had given it! (Thanks to the Lord!)
While God’s Glory is ahead or in the rear the people who’re in this temple, will be able to see the Lord’s glory from far or near positions they’ve been given according to their obedience level!
The Items In The Ark!
The Pot of Manna:
The Manna was the sweet bread (like wafer) God had told Moses to put into the Ark! It was first placed into a golden pot which was round!
Here, this golden pot of Manna speaks of the Word, which is spoken in Heaven or which is in the Presence of God. Of course, we know that, that Word reflects Jesus Christ!
Then the pot of gold reflects divinity, as gold stands for divinity in the study of symbols, thus, the Word or Manna of God is ‘‘God,’’ and this is something we’ve also been told about.
In the beginning was the Word (Manna), and the Word was with God (The Divine;-Gold), , and the Word was God ( Symbolizing, the Golden Pot of Manna, that was in the Presence of God).
John 1:1 NIV
So, the Word of God is Divine (Gold); Thus, the Word of God is indeed God!
So then, for those who want to believe that Jesus Christ (The Word) is ‘God,’ or to have emphasis that the Son of God is, God this is what God is saying to you, by those 2 symbols positioned in the most important part of the tabernacle, that is, the Temple’s Most Holy Place!
He was the Word (The Heavenly Bread) that was sent to us by God!
Yes, among those in the courts, Jesus speaks to them everyday about the Word of God, haven become a Mediator between them and His God!
Similarly, just as you can see that the pot of manna was also situated in the Most Holy Place, Jesus too is in the Presence of the Father this minute, interceding for us!
So when He left for the Heavenly Home He went to be with the Lord, signifying that He was the true pot of manna sent which was sent by God to give us Heavenly Instructions and to deliver to us God’s Word which surely borders around life’s tenets and wisdom, just as He’d known it from the Father, since the Beginning of Time or from the foundations of this world!
Even when He’d come, the Author gave His Word of Confirmation that this was His dear Son, that the members of the Earth should hear He Him, as the pot or substance that carry His Word!
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, ‘‘This is my beloved Son: hear him.’’
Luke 9:35 KJB
So in Heaven too, they all hear Jesus, and of course those that are on the earth must also hear Him or should do likewise, or will lose their lives if they try to keep it from the life instructions of their Author!
Now, seeing that He owns everything as God’s Son, whoever tries to save, or keep his life from Him, will lose everything, yet, whoever should give His life for His sake, will gain it at the end of his day!
(We’re not preaching or teaching divinely devised fables here, but teaching the love in the truth!)
Therefore, it’s important that the remaining of us, should do likewise by giving our core hearts to Him, so that we too can be caught up into the Heavenly Courts in the future, lest they should fall into the shadow of their ignorance and never be able to see God’s face forever, and not be counted as part of God’s true believers or sons!
It’s no more about what giving our lives to Him anymore, but whether we can now identify that He’s the Real Source, lest we should forever walk in our unfruitful walk of ignorance till life’s chapters fully closes up on us!
For as we speak, we know that the remaining time which is left is noted as His Mercy, and His Mercy already remains a little while for this human age!
After all, He’s made men to see and to taste some of life’s things He’d created! As we’re told, soon, God will roll the earth and fold it up and Jesus and God’s heartful patience shall not remain with the least anymore!
Yes, soon this is bound to happen, as I was told by revelations!
Aaron’s Rod Which Budded:
Now, after God had told Moses the Israelite’s leader to put the rods (the dead rods) in front of His throne, it was Aaron’s rod which budded signifying that a High Priest like Aaron, and like a tree, will still bud and have life again, though He may first go down into the grave! The green leaves on the dead rod, showed that the High Priest will have life again!
Christ, in the steps of Aaron as the High Priest, was the one according to prophecy, who died (dead rod) and came back to life again (green leaves)! Since then, nobody else has been known to do this, and nobody else can do this!
And today, as the rod was kept in God’s Courts, He also stays in God’s Court alive, and is continuing with His Priestly Ministry, within Heaven’s Richer Temple!
It therefore signifies, that Jesus Christ had become The Resurrection and The Life, making it possible to raise back the dead who die in Christ!
And if in time, He raised Lazarus, how much more when He’s in Heaven, and given all complete powers over death?
Further, He lives to make intercessions for both saints, and ignorant people! He was the Christ who was dead, but now alive!
So He says here;
‘’I am the Living One; I was dead (a dead or severed rod), and now look, I am alive (the green leaves) for ever and ever!…’’
Rev. 1:18 NIV
Today, He forever lives to make intercessions for the saints, and blossoms in the Presence of God just as Aaron’s rod! All of God’s congregants have now blossomed like Him; we shall also blossom if we also follow Him, having much assurance that God who’s full of unending life, shall raise us according to His divine purposes, just as He promised His Son and raised Him from the grave, in the glare view of all!
Thus, it’s no more a news for God to raise up dust, or the dead, and to put sinews around them and to cause life to get back into their nostrils, if He doesn’t want them to equally remain in corruption, as His Son!
The Book of the Law:
This Book of the Law here, reveals books that are in the presence of the Lord!
Well, these are books of God, and we’re told that there are many of them.
First, we have the Book of the Law, in which we’re told had the Laws or the Instructions of God!
Now, as an Instructor of the Universe, the Lord has His Laws to govern it, especially over us men; this is to make sure all men obey His tenets of wisdom so that the course of the life He had given, will run well by His fore-ordained plans and purposes!
We equally have the Book of Life, or of The Living, meant to have the names of all the people whom He’ll save from the earth, by washing and cleansing them with the Blood, so that they can qualify into the Outer Courts of the Living Lord!
Yes, know that, you cannot go to Heaven if your name is not written in this Book of Life!
That means, all the men and women who had made it to Heaven, had had their names first written in this book-haven first accepted Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Personal Saviour!
All the men in the Congregation have had their names written in it, before they were able to go!
You can also have your name written in it, if you accept the Atoning Blood of Christ, who’s calling upon you today, lest you get caught up in the corruption of your sins!
Further,we have Books which are containing the Deeds, the Sayings and the Works of all men passing through earth, which God will use for His Second Judgment! Now, per what I hear from the Holy Spirit, books like these are written and handled, by the Angels!
(Finally, I was also made to receive a Big Book from God, on which was written The Mysteries and Secrets of God, from which I write these Mysteries!)
I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done,...
Rev. 20:12 NIV
So, God wants everyone to be rewarded perfectly according to his lifestyle, deeds or behaviour in the flesh, whether he’s young or old!
He’s not like men in their nation who pervert justice! However, first, the judgment is going to start from His Church, to first correct all those who offend; then He’ll hit the rest of the world!
Therefore, though men do have rights, they do not have a ‘free zone’ to all the things they’ve said or have acted out! Like in every governance, God has limits to everything lest men in their ignorance cross unnecessary boundaries, which can affect the whole course!
The Tablets Of Stone On Which The 10 Commandments Were Written:
You’ll notice that God caused Moses to write the 10 commandments, to indicate our rights and privileges before Him, and to further explain the boundaries of the creation; the dos and don’ts for men were stated in those commandments!
But as you can see, the Jews couldn’t fulfill that Law and God rained judgment on them for refusing to obey the Law!
First, we must understand that these Laws came from God and it was God who stated it to Moses, indicating that it was being written by His fingers, but eventually He could see that the Jews couldn’t obey them!
But, once a handful of people like the Jews could not handle it, then the rest of the world, or the remaining world would all not be able to handle, or to live by it! What it then means is that, He would end up wiping us all for not being able to live up to it!
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
Romans 3:19 &20 NIV
But seeing, that we could not fulfill these Good Love-Laws, God sent Christ to come to help us fulfill these Laws, so men can still walk in His prescribed boundaries! (I guess that was the right thing for Him to do!)! Now, once He’d done that, He’s supposed to broadcast these works, to all men!)
What did Christ do?
He first took the punishment of the Law meant for all of us, and fully washed men with His Blood and Water, then He changed our hearts and rewarded our hearts with the new Spirit (Holy Spirit) who carry the rightful natures of God, so we all can be filled with the life God wants, thus fully giving us access to step into God’s Heavenly Courts, to behold and relate with God! That was beautiful!
Moreover, God was thinking that, if He should do this, we all shall escape all those unnecessary streaks of instant judgments He should bring to us, and to all become reconciled back to Him, in this act of love!
Yet, how many of us are aware of this kind of thing, or have now believed to accept the Love of God which surpasses all our wrong doings and human understanding, through the full or complete of works of Christ?
How many of us are still not yet in God’s redeeming Grace, and will make God judge us, due to our myopic mindset, shear ignorance and our everyday pretense of righteousness or a kind of civilization which can be waved like a fig tree, and can never please God in all ages?
What it means is this, that by all means possible, the congregants in Heaven right now, had had their sins forgiven and paid by El-Elyon Himself, by first sending Christ, who equally became faithful in these works, though it was encountered with so much pain!
So, that was how all the congregants today made it, not according to their self-righteousness, but according to Christ’s Forgiving Grace and Favour!
However, if today, you think you can absolutely live by your ways and please Him then God is going to judge you by your civilization or ‘perfect ways,’ in line or in check with the heavy laws of Moses He’d brought!
But that, I think it’ll be an insult to the Father, because you’re making Him think that He’s in a lie, and that the Blood of His Son and Saviour is not needed, and it has always been a waste of Time and Resources, for the Divine to send Jesus into that whole or complete ordeal, just after more than 1000s of prophecies have been made, concerning our inability and weakness and this coming free Gift of Righteousness, which are to be freely given to us, from His hands!
By your self righteousness, which He’d periodically made mention of a filthy rag before His Soul, you’ll not even get the Lord to cause His eyes to look on you, with favour!
Why? Because, you’ll be bereft of His white linen garment (robe), which can only be given to the humble spirits of men!
You shall be given to the Devil, to test, or to examine your self-righteousness!
Yes, as it is, Heaven is for the humble in heart, and everything is done by God or God’s Spirit, and not men’s articulate nature; for after all, every work God does in man, is according to His Grace, but not by their works!
The Incense That Filled The Most Holy Place:
We’d seen that, in the Most Holy Place, there was a censor of incense! Yes, we’d seen that Aaron was instructed to fill this censor with coals of fire, and to make holy incense before the Lord!
Here, the incense in the Most Holy Place was to represent God’s Good Glory, which fills The Most Holy Court like Incense! And this happens, when God Speaks, Talks or Responds to a Plea! He also does this when the people worship Him for showing them His grace!
God is a Humble Man, who He enjoys the Praise and Worship that rises up to Him, when men understand what He’s doing! He’ll be doing this with the congregants all the time till the rest of us peacefully join Him by the same redeeming work!
The Badger Skins On Top Of The Roof: We saw that there was a Badger Skin covering over Moses’ Temple!
This shows the covering over God’s Heavenly Temple!
Yet, there’s one thing you have to know about this covering.
The covering by symbology means Protection; meaning all the people under this roof are under God’s Sovereign Protection, which will be fully by His Grace, and but not by our works!
However, if you should also realize, the covering of God’s Temple in Moses’ Day, only covered The Inner Court and the Most Holy Place! In the Outer Court, there was no covering!
Now, this is what God wants to say!
The more you’re closer to God the more safer or protected you’ll become; and the more farther away you are the more unsafe you’ll be, because you’re not fully covered by the Shadow of His Wings!
This means, men are suffering in the world because they’re not closer to their Author (You can’t be closer to God and God will not teach you or will not know about your case!). He’ll indeed know everything about you, and will save you from every harm.
Thus, to want a full protection and to have or see or experience a better view of His glory in either earth or in Heaven, do that thing that will make you get you a better relationship with God!
(But if you want to go otherwise, you can’t eat your cake and have it!).
God is absolutely far away from many unbelievers because they can’t know He exists-as far as the proximity principle He’s using, is concerned! He thinks that if you don’t respect Him, He can’t respect you! So then He draws nigh to those who draw nigh to Him, and is far away from those who’re far away from Him because of their double-minded minds, and because of their sins!
A man cannot be so wallowing in the sin of cold and desire after a hot-presence of a Holy God to be with Him; simply, you cannot eat your cake and have it! Then they go about asking the unfruitful questions;
‘‘Where is God?’’ ‘‘Where Is He Not Near Us?’’ ‘‘Where Does He Live?’’
A man can only get the full information about a person unless He’s closer to him! Is that not a simple answer?
Hence, as they ask the question, in their character or in their way of life, they’re miles away from Him, yet expect Him to understand their sinfulness!
Desire a good or clean relationship with Him, but not first with His creation in which you look for wealth (pleasures)! As you first do this, all other things will be added to you by Him, because He’s into all things already, since His Power created them all!
This is the pure secret of you beginning to see God every day in your life, instead of you going about, and asking your doubtful questions of He not getting close to you or abandoning you in your life’s struggles!
Surely, it’s because you’ve found yourself either outside The Courts or just want to be at His Outer Court because you’re not ready to let go of all your worldliness or secret sins, which He’d also fully found out!
In fact, around those outward places, His glory reaches us in small joules of His Glory, since they become blinded by the issues of the world which includes the deceitfulness of wealth, and perhaps continually measuring ourselves by men’s soon-fading view about them and about their lifestyles, just at the time His grace is signing off!
Therefore, let’s desire for a better place in the heart of His Tabernacle, where there’s every kind of Provision and every kind of Security we love! (Partly, this is actually why not almost all Christians are enjoying almost all His Blessings though they’ve been given access into His Kingdom; and it also, makes up the sad reason why there are sufferings in the world, despite God is still alive, in the Heavens!
So the secret is about our proximity! Therefore, in Heaven those who’re near to the Throne, will enjoy better than those who’re far away, because they’d striven for a better relationship with the Creator and they’d gotten it, even while they were in time!
And today, if you want a better relationship with God Almighty, you can have it-just go to Jesus and He’ll show you how, because He too was able to please Him, and became One with the Father of Life!
The Curtains That Hang Over The Temple (11 In All):
Finally, we’d seen that, there were 11 curtains over the temple! Here, the number 11 either represent destruction, Vanity or Chaos!
I must tell you that in Heaven, God will be The First and will be The Last! And He’ll be the same to us, on earth too! Beyond Him, no man can live!
Yes, beyond His throne-room, no man can live or can find himself there! If you try to go beyond God you’ll be brought into Vanity, or into Chaos, or into sure Destruction!
All those in the Temple know that Satan (who wanted to rise above God both in Word and in Deed) was brought low into destruction and fell swiftly like thunderbolts or great lightning-bolts, sending a strong warning to every spirit, or to every other!
The King is love, but does not tolerate nonsense, setting lines the lines no man must cross whether in time or in eternity; the angels and demons tremble at this!
God thinks you’re just like the Devil, if you’re blasphemous or arrogant in all your ways (deeds)! In regard to this, this is what He says:
“I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God…’’
Isaiah 45:5 NASB
Partly, it’s also the reason why God shall come against men who do and say things against Him, or blaspheme against His Names! In the throne-room of God behind Him, no other creature exist! Yes, for all those who raise themselves He shall test them and the Universal God shall ask them these questions:
Who is this that questions my wisdom
with such ignorant words?
Brace yourself like a man,
because I have some questions for you,
and you must answer them.
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell me, if you know so much.
Who determined its dimensions
and stretched out the surveying line?
What supports its foundations,
and who laid its cornerstone
as the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
Job 38: 1-7 NLT
Therefore, let us not cross God’s lines
Beloved, Heaven’s Temple exists and if God tells Moses that He was actually showing him a replica of things that were existing in the heavenly places, then we have no option not to believe it exists!
After God had made me write this I just knew that He was showing us the place we’ll soon going to be which our brothers and sisters have already taken gaint steps into for the time of bringing everything into completion, is at hand!
Beloved, we’re to prepare ourselves and to see this as a final warning because the Christ’s second coming, is at the corner, haven seen so many prophecies already fulfilled!
To Him Be Glory, Forevermore!