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V.

THE TABERNACLE.

And let them make me And the Word was a sanctuary; that I may made flesh, and dwelt* dwell among them.

among us, (and we beAccording to all that held his glory, the glory I show thee, after the as of the only begotten pattern of the tabernacle, of the Father,) full of and the pattern of all the grace and truth.-John instruments thereof, even i. 14. so shall ye make it.-Ex. xxv. 8, 9.

And there I will meet Now of the things with the children of Is- which we have spoken rael, and the tabernacle this is the sum : We have shall be sanctified by my such an high priest, who glory.-Ex. xxi. 43.

is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens ;

A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Heb. viii. 1, 2. Then a cloud covered Now, when these things the tent of the congrega- were thus ordained, the tion, and the glory of the priests went always into LORD filled the taberna- the first tabernacle, accle.-Ex. xl. 34. complishing the service

of God:

But into the second

went the high priest alone * Literally tabernacled,--dwelt among us as in a tent.

once

every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the peo

ple.Heb. ix. 6, 7. And the LORD said But Christ being come unto Moses, Speak unto an high priest of good Aaron thy brother, that things to come, by a he come not at all times greater and more perfect into the holy place with- tabernacle, not made with in the vail before the hands, that is to say, not mercy-seat, which is up- of this building; on the ark; that he die Neither by the blood not: for I will appear in of goats and calves, but the cloud upon the mer- by his own blood he ency-seat.-Lev. xvi. 2. tered in once into the

holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.Heb. ix. 11, 12.

Seeing then that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.Heb. ix.

14. Read Ex. xl. Heb. ix.

VI.

THE MERCY SEAT.

And thou shalt make And over it the cherua mercy-seat of pure bims of glory shadowing gold:

the mercy-seat; of which

And thou shalt make we cannot now speak two cherubims of gold, particularly.Heb. ix.5.

And the cherubims Herein is love, not that shall stretch forth their we loved God, but that wings on high, covering he loved us, and sent his the mercy-seat with their Son to be the propitiawings, and their faces tion for our sins.—1 John shali look one to another; iv. 10. toward the mercy-seat Being justified freely shall the faces of the che- by his grace through rubims be.

the redemption that is in And thou shalt put the Christ Jesus : mercy-seat above upon Whom God hath set the ark; and in the ark forth to be a propitiation thou shalt put the testimo- through faith in his ny that I shall give thee. blood, to declare his

And there I will meet righteousness for the rewith thee, and I will mission of sins that are commune with thee from past, through the forabove the mercy-seat, bearance of God.-Rom. from between the two iii. 24, 25. cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.--Ex. xxv. 17–22.

Give ear, O Shepherd Let us therefore come of Israel, thou that lead- boldly unto the throne of est Joseph like a flock; grace, that we may obthou that dwellest be- tain

mercy,

and find tween the cherubims, grace to help in time of shine forth.—Ps.lxxx.1. need.—Heb iv. 16.

Read Ex. xxv. 1-22. Heb. ix.

VII.

THE SCAPE GOAT.

Aaron shall lay both Christ was once offerhis hands upon the head ed to bear the sins of maof the live goat, and con- ny.Heb. ix. 23. fess over him all the ini For he hath made him quities of the children of to be sin for us, who Israel, and all their trans- knew no sin; that we gressions in all their sins, might be made the rightputting them upon the cousness of God in him. head of the goat, and -2 Cor. v. 21. shall send him away by Who his own self bare the hand of a fit man in- our sins in his own body to the wilderness : on the tree, that we, be

And the goat shall ing dead to sins, should bear upon him all their live unto righteousness : iniquities unto a land not by whose stripes ye were inhabited.—Lev. xvi. 21, healed.—1 Pet. ii. 24. 22.

Read Lev. xvi. Heb. ix.

VIII.

THE SIN OFFERING. The bullock for the The bodies of those sin-offering, and the goat beasts, whose blood is for the sin offering, brought into the sanctuwhose blood was brought ary by the high priest for in to make atonement in sin, are burned without the holy place, shall one the camp. carry forth without the Wherefore Jesus also,

camp; and they shall that he might sanctify burn in the fire their the people with his own skins, and their flesh, and blood, suffered without their dung.--Lev. xvi. the gate. 27.

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.-Heb. xii. 11

13. Read Lev. xvi. Heb. xiii.

IX.

THE SHEAF OF FIRST-FRUITS. And the LORD spake Now is Christ risen unto Moses, saying, from the dead, and be

Speak unto the chil- come the first-fruits of dren of Israel, and say them that slept.—1 Cor. unto them, When ye be xv. 20. come into the land which But every man in his I give unto you, and own order: Christ the shall reap the harvest first-fruits ; afterward thereof, then ye shall they that are Christ's at bring a sheaf of the first- his coming.-1 Cor. xv. fruits of your harvest un- 23. to the priest:

For if the first-fruit be And he shall wave the holy, the lump is also sheaf before the LORD, to holy: and if the root be be accepted for you: on holy, so are the branches. the morrow after the -Rom. xi. 16. sabbath the priest shall wave it.-Lev. xxiii. 9

-11.

Read Lev. xxiii. 1 Cor. xv.

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