William J. McClure

The Workmen Of The Tabernacle

Or Service for the Lord Jesus and its Inspection at the Judgment Seat. (Exodus Chapters 35 to 40). We wish to call attention again to what is rather significant. As an introduction to this section of the book of Exodus we have the Sabbath brought in. It seems wholly unrelated to what has gone before or to what is to follow. Why then does the Lord speak of it in this place? This is the section which deals with the workers, with service. In Matt. 11:28 Christ invites the heavy laden to come...

The Silver Sockets: Or The Atonement Money

(Exodus 30:11-16; 38:27). This is one of the plainest types of redemption to be found in the Word of God. The men of Israel from twenty years old and upward were to be numbered, and at their numbering they must give the half shekel as a “ransom for their souls.” There is no such thing as being numbered and eligible to fight the battles of Jehovah, save by bringing this atonement money. Not only so, but the judgment of God will fall upon them if they do not bring it. Alas! we are livin...

The Door

(Exodus 26:36, 37; John 10:7, 9). You will notice in John 10 we have two doors named. In verse 9, we have a door of which the Lord says, “I am the Door; by Me if any man enter in he shall be saved.” In verse 7, another door is spoken of, but of it, it is not said, “If any man enter in.” It speaks of those who enter it as “the sheep”—“I am the Door of the sheep.” Christ is the Door in each case, but we may speak of Him here as the Door for the saint, and the Door for the ...

The Coverings And Curtains

(Exodus 26:1-14). What we have read together brings before us what we may speak of as the Sanctification, Consecration, Expiation, and Exaltation of Christ. The first set of Curtains, which is properly called the Tabernacle, was formed of ten curtains, each 28 cubits long and 4 cubits wide. This allowed the Curtains to fall even with the front of the Tabernacle, and to go back and down to the ground at the western end. It would require just 40 cubits to do this, as the Tabernacle was 3...

Synopsis Of Subjects

I. Introduction Why the Instruction for the Vessels before the Tabernacle? Why Eleven chapters about the making of the Tabernacle, and less than two for creation? The teaching of the Tabernacle, a witness to the inspiration of the Bible. II. The Gate of the Court Man at a distance from God; Christ the way to God. The Four Pillars, or The Four Evangelists and their special messages. The Scarlet in the Gate, or “Made nigh by the blood of Christ.” III. The Brazen Altar The W...

Introduction.

The days predicted in 1 Tim. 4:1, 2 Tim. 4:3-4 are upon us. The Bible as God’s revelation to man has now a different and much more dangerous class of enemies than the open and avowed infidel of the past. The faith of the masses in the Bible is being undermined by the persistent attacks of men, who profess to teach it. And from press and pulpit, pernicious errors are going forth, like smoke from the pit, to darken men’s minds and fit them for the reception of the Antichrist. In view of...

The Gate Of The Court

(Exodus 27:16-17). In giving His instructions regarding the making of the Tabernacle, God began with the Ark and Mercy Seat, His own throne, and ended with the Gate. We shall begin where God ended, which reminds us that as to salvation, we began where Christ ended, with a finished work. As the Altar is the witness to man’s guilt, the Gate is the witness to man’s distance from God, that he is “far off” (Eph. 2:13), and that he needs a way back. Now this gate tells me that Chr...

The Brazen Altar

Or, the Finished Work of Christ. (Exodus 27:1-8). Before we speak of the Altar as connected with the Tabernacle, we shall trace its developement in the Word of God. And in the growing clearness in the truth of the Altar, we shall see has its counterpart in the gradual unfoldings of the prophecies of the coming of Christ. And this growing clearness was not the result of man groping after God and getting clearer conceptions of Him; as some of the religious leaders of to-day tell us. No, ...

The Brazen Laver

or Christ’s Unfinished Work. (Ex. 30:17-21. John 17:17. Eph. 5:25-26). “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (Heb. 9:24). Then as the priest entering the holiest with the blood of the sin-offering, typified Christ going up to the right hand of God by His own blood, it is clear that the way into the Tabernacle, will set forth the way to heaven. There w...

The Court Wall And Its 60 Pillars.

The Security, Stability, Unity, and Responsibility of Believers. (Read Exodus 27, verses 9-19). We speak to-night of the Court Wall and its sixty pillars, which surrounded the Tabernacle. It was 100 cubits long and 50 cubits wide. That would be about 175 by 87 feet. Its height was 5 cubits, or 8 feet 9 inches. We shall see how very simply and clearly we get four truths set forth in this Wall—they are the Security, Stability, Unity, and Responsibility of all Believers. First, it might...
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