How Jesus Looks Like…In A Closer Look
Jesus In The Tabernacle
Jesus is the sweetness person we know; but how does Jesus look like? The Bible tells us a lot about Jesus, but not many of us have researched to know.
Of course, I wouldn’t have gotten to know too until the Holy Spirit explained to me about the Nature of Jesus and He did this by using nothing but the Holy scriptures.
This means, if Jesus is the Word, then the Word must reveal Him the most-right?
Jesus the Lord had Himself said, ‘‘You search through the Scriptures, but these are they that testify of Me.’’
Well, at that time, our Lord Jesus was talking to a people who had in their hands, the Torah, (what we call the Old Testament) as their source of Enlightenment from God.
Thus, if the scriptures of old (that is, the Law and the Prophets) reveal or ‘conceals’ somethings about Jesus then, the Old Testament or what was called the Torah had a lot of secrets about Him, probably unveiled to our generation.
Those Mosaic Laws and Prophecies of those ‘Old Testament’ prophets, were all speaking great things about Him, for thousands of years.
Therefore, if those scriptures ‘carry’ a lot of details about the Man Jesus, then we can know more of Him if we all study the scriptures, by God’s lens.
So then, how was Jesus revealed to us in the Old Testament days?
A Great Foreshadow Of Jesus’ Glory-Jesus Says He’s A Tabernacle Or A Temple
When talking to those who were listening to Him, Jesus told them, ‘‘I will destroy this temple and in three days, raise it up.’’
Well, we know this absolutely offended the Pharisees when Jesus had spoken to them like that. According to the Bible, in their myopic thinking they thought He was speaking about the Solomonic Temple which was close by them, but the Bible had openly stated that He was talking about His body.
This was what the scripture said:
Jesus, answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
But the temple he had spoken of was his Body.
At another point, Jesus told the people that Moses’ writings were about Him.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.
John 5:46 ESV
Therefore, if Jesus had first said to the Jews that Moses wrote about Him, and then stating here that He was a Temple, then what did Moses speak about Him, in relation to a Temple or a Tabernacle and how did that Temple or Tabernacle reflect Christ’s Glory or His nature)?
Moreover, according to the Bible the only Temple Moses received a design of and built was the Tabernacle He was made to build in the wilderness.
In addition, the fact that Moses and the Prophet Elijah (Moses (Law) and Elijah (the Major prophet) appeared to Jesus on the Mount in which Peter had equally stated that, they should build a tabernacle for Moses, Elijah and Jesus, shows us that Moses ‘knew,’ who the Tabernacle was designed for, or perhaps-Jesus knew, that all that Moses was building up, was about Him-yes, about His body and nature. I believe that, by Moses and Elijah appearing to Christ they came to give recognition to the One that the Law or Prophecies were for or was all about; hence their visitation to Him.
Therefore, Jesus was their Lord, and had so to speak-send them to do those works for Him, before He would finally come.
Indeed, Moses had also made the people realized that God had told him He would come and live and dwell amongst them in that structure called, a tabernacle.
In view of this, Jesus knew Moses spoke about Him as a Tabernacle-from Heaven-that was why Jesus He had said to them that He was a tabernacle.
Now, this means, if we have to understand how Christ’s make-up was, and is-as we have been told-we must study the scriptures, most importantly, the tabernacle, to know how Christ was, or is.
THE TABERNACLE IN REFLECTION OF HIS NATURE
Now, in one of those olden days, when God had brought the Jews out of Egypt, into the wilderness, He instructed the Jews to settle around a tabernacle; so that three (3) tribes would be on each side of the tabernacle (picture below).
Now, a lot of surprising features turned up about this tabernacle if you study the Bible through God’s spectacles. This is the kind of revelations that blows the human mind.
God was with them
Amazingly, a powerful image which later occurred in human history with respect to Christ, was obvious in that design they formed.
JESUS REVEALED IN THE MOSAIC TABERNACLE
Now, when God had told the children of Israel to settle around His tabernacle, incredibly, the design formed a Man (a 3-dimensional image or tabernacle) hanging in the middle of a cross on the desert (see picture below).
12 Tribes Around This Specific Temple
It was a foreshadow of a Man (that is a Tabernacle) in the middle of the cross-which was formed by these people, and was made to hang there.
Fulfilling The Prophetic Imagery Wrought By Moses & The Jews
As generations came to pass, Jesus who was reflected by the imagery, died on a cross for them and on our behalf, while being hanged outside the camp, that is, in a wilderness.
Well, no wonder, Moses had come to Him, before His death.
Thus, not being realized by the Jews, the tabernacle was and is the image and likeness of this same Jesus, who came to dwell with them, who they had surrounded, and He we know, was crucified in their midst-on their behalf; not just them, but us as well.
This was the prophetic imagery, which God had said;
They are to make a sanctuary (a temple) for Me so that I may dwell among them.
Exo. 25:8 CSB
So now, this was the reason why Jesus said He was the temple of life amongst them, in that new age of life’s history, who was to die and was to resurrect after 3 days.
In short, Jesus was represented by that Tabernacle of Glory, Moses talked about.
With a further understanding, if we then have to know more about the looks of Jesus (His Image and Likeness), then we must critically study the parts of that structure into much detail, to pick out certain facts which we might not have known about Jesus, the Man was destined to cone, even by the many scriptures.
So then, this was what the Lord made me do the Temple, and what shocking revelations I had found about this Man called Jesus Christ.
He, as a Temple, lived amongst them, died and rose again; as God came in the Temple as a Spirit of Fire from Heaven, so the Spirit came upon Him in the nature of a dove, while He was being baptized by John the Baptist, and this was just right in the midst of that Jewish congregation.
A Description For The Tabernacle Of Moses That Spoke Of Jesus
When explaining the details of the tabernacle, The Lord’s Spirit helped me to realize that the tabernacle had 3 courts, thus was 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
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 golden pot which contained 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.
How Jesus Christ Looks Like…In A Closer ‘Approach’
Now, according to the Holy Spirit, in order for us to know how Jesus looks like (both in and out), we have to start by interpreting both the symbolic and literal meanings of the parts of this Tabernacle, and then we all can come to know how our Lord Jesus Christ (whom we all adore), truly looks like, both in and out.
According to God’s leading, I went through the tabernacle again and to interpret it and to understand the nature of this Man we call Christ Jesus, whom we love and adore.
Now, the beautiful revelations below are what I had found about this Beautiful Man called Jesus Christ, who today lives in Heaven, awaiting His second great revelation to the world.
Now, to do this, I began with the Entire Tabernacle.
The Entire Personality of God:
The Tabernacle Of God And Its 3 Courts: First and foremost, the entire tabernacle represents the whole being of Christ.
This means that the 3 divisions of the Tabernacle or the 3 courts of the Tabernacle reveal the 3 courts or parts of Jesus’ beautiful Being.
Therefore, like any of us, He has a BODY, A SOUL and a SPIRIT too. Well, no wonder that the Trinity had said that they (together with the Father) designed us, according to their image and according to their very likeness.
… God said, “Let Us make MAN in Our image, according to Our likeness;
Gen 1:26 NASB.
After all, we (I mean the Jews) saw Jesus as a Man here, and in like passions as we are.
Thus, the Outer Court of the Tabernacle represented Jesus’ Flesh (Body), while the Inner Court represents His Beautiful Soul, from which He spoke from: and like every man, His Heart or Spirit was represented by the Most Holy Place of the respected Tabernacle.
Indeed, He was a Temple (in Bodily form) from Heaven; as every Man is a Temple, so He was.
So then, God had personally allowed the properties or characteristics of His Son’s Soul, Body and Spirit to be portrayed up in a 3-dimensional tabernacle structure, which were according to His personal instructions to Moses, in that wilderness.
The Court Hangings (In White): When describing the Mosaic Tabernacle, we saw that there were white linen court hangings around the Temple, which were made of white linen clothe and were fastened to several poles and pegs.
Now, in symbology, the colour white refers to Righteousness. It was also to represent the State of Victory! Therefore, it revealed that the Man (Temple) Jesus was Holy & Righteous by nature, of which He also became victorious as He was tempted with Sin, was tested by the Jury and by the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and was equally tested by all the cohorts of the Devil! Jesus was the Righteous and Holy Lamb of God, who also came into the earth like us, but was without sin upon His life. Well, that was the reason why He qualified to redeem us or as the righteous lamb to atone for us, for in the Law, the lamb must be without blemish.
Aside this revelation, Jesus often, was seen wearing a white garment or a white robe, when He walked among the Jews. Like it was stated in the Tabernacle, He wore a white-seamless garment over Himself when He also walked among the Jews.
Christ’s Body-The Outer Court
Christ’s Body, was represented by the man Moses with the Outer Court, which comes with an understanding that, the vessels and furniture sets situated in this part of the tabernacle, were representations of certain biological qualities one would find in Christ’s Body, since He is a Man.
In there, were two objects:
- The Brazen Altar Of Sacrifice
- And The Brazen Laver Of Water
The pictures of the two vessels are given below:
The Outer Court Vessels And Their Furniture Set
So then, in order to understand what one would find in the Outer Court of Christ’s Body, you would have to understand the symbolic meanings or interpretations of these Outer Court vessels, furniture sets and other specific items which were used for the Outer Court; so, we will begin with the White Court Hangings.
The White Linen Court Hangings: Initially, we had seen that there were some white linen court hangings around this Tabernacle, which were made of white linen clothe and were fastened to some poles and pegs.
Now, in symbology, the colour white refers to Righteousness.
It was also to represent the State of Victory!
Therefore, it revealed that the Man (Temple) Jesus was righteous by nature, of which He also became victorious as He was tempted with all manner of sin we have, was tested by the Jury, even by the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and was equally tested by all the cohorts of the darkness.
Jesus was that Righteous and Holy Lamb of God, who also came into the earth like us, appearing like us men, but was without sin upon His life.
Well, that was the reason why He qualified to redeem us or as the righteous lamb to atone for us, for as was said in the Law, the lamb must be without blemish (spotless, or sparkling clean.)
Aside this revelation, Jesus was often seen wearing a white linen garment or robe, when He walked among men.
Just like it was stated in the Tabernacle, He wore a white-seamless garment over Himself when He also walked among the Jews.
Christ’s Robe Of Righteousness
He was seen just as how the Tabernacle’s Outer Court was built or was described.
Altar of Sacrifice:
Well, this was the vessel on which animal blood was usually sprinkled upon; as well, blood was seen in a pan by its side. So, over here, there was a symbol of Blood, because this was mainly the element God made them to put upon this altar.
Blood Upon The Altar And Also Found By Its Side
Well, this mean that, in Christ’s physical Body (as a Lamb), there was blood flowing, just like any man.
Therefore, that vessel was the symbol of blood since mainly, blood sacrifices were made upon it. Moreover, just as the blood was squeezed from the bodies of bulls, oxen and lambs (which are called sacrifices), so it was intended that blood had to be squeezed from Christ’s body to equally atone for our sins upon the Altar of His rugged cross, in which we understand that that Altar was the symbol of that cross Christ died on and was made to equally sprinkle His blood upon. Now, this was what all that foreshadow, was purely about.
Therefore, we call Jesus the slain Lamb of God and He died on the Altar of a Cross in the New Testament. While there, blood was squeezed out of His ‘Body’ upon that cross, like it was done of old.
However, this is all to mean that, Jesus, when He was a man, had blood in Himself, just like any man. He has blood in His Outer Court.
Therefore, being Holy enough (represented by the white linen clothe over the Temple), He was made the unblemished Sacrifice who died for the sins of the whole world just as the requirement given to them was that, an unblemished sacrifice must be poured upon the Altar to render these Jews holy. Therefore, Jesus, like a lamb, came into this world, and allowed blood to be poured out of Himself or out of His Body, to ‘cover’ our sins, lest judgment comes upon us from our God, who is the Universal Judge.
Yet, Jesus did not just start by saying that He was righteous, but He was tested in all points to prove first, whether He will sin or not; for 33 years, nothing like sin was found in Him.
He had diligently kept the Holiness-standard even to the point of death.
God had tested Him with the sins of men, including sexual immorality, and had equally allowed kings and demons (the Devil Himself), to both test and tempt Him, but they were shocked that He never sunk under their intense pressure, for 33 years, making Christ’s Blood more than qualified, to be used for purification of our sins.
On the second note, that vessel was also to indicate that Jesus fully disciplined His Body, which today is His Outer Court, to keep it under control, since this word ‘sacrifice,’ has every word to mean, discipline.
In other words, our Christ’s willingness to live in Holiness or simply Purity, (to maintain His holy garment), is from a conscious or deliberate effort as well; it was always not involuntary, but was determinedly borne out of a conscious effort to stay pure, no matter the price because He knows what sin, (which is equally a departure from God’s entire Grace), could do, to even Him.
Well, no matter what, He will not stain His garment even when others were ‘dreaming’ in it. He was the Unblemished Sacrifice! His unstained body, metaphorically, could be really served as a wholesome ‘meat’ or ‘bread’ for us to eat.
Likewise, His full blood could be served as ‘Communion Wine’ for all of us to ‘drink’ and have salvation from demons, from all manner of sufferings, and even from all deaths. After all, unlike others, it was untouched by dark energies, by impurities and was holy!
Now, to Him be glory and honour for making it possible to be obedient!
So then, Christians (Christ-likes) are bound to take those 2 emblems given as the communion, as a remembrance of the things He did or had sacrificed for us, in which He consciously did all this, just to save us all men.
Hence, in respect of it, we Christians are bound to eat the Communion holily too, as these elements of His body were disciplined, to be holy, not wallowed in sin.
So then, whoever eats the ‘communion’ in an unworthy way, dishonours His Cross, and the Holy Blood and Body of God’s Lamb; likewise, if he sins again after he has been delivered, he dishonours himself and the work of what Christ has done for him.
He will be re-judged by God, and He can be destroyed by God without mercy, and to be fully separated from God, forever.
Therefore, those primitive practices, were there to explain what Christ will do, as well as, what we must respect.
The Laver Filled With Water: So, we move on closer to the Laver filled with Water, that was in the the Outer Court.
This was a cylindrical brazen bowl filled with water, to its brim.
This other setup also had a significance as far as Jesus ‘Outer Court’ or Body was of concern. After all, like men, does He not also have Water in His physical Body, which we know as His Outer-Court?
The Brazen Laver Filled With Water
Well, Jesus equally had 70% water as men also have 70% of water, in themselves.
Water, first and foremost, is a cleansing agent; it cleanses our innermost parts and that was why the priests were told to equally clean their body parts with the water, from this Brazen Bowl.
Besides, water gives life; that is why water, in every place is used to represent Life; hence, the water in the Brazen Laver was an indication that a cleaning agent, dwelt in His body. However, it suggests to us that there was also physical life in Jesus’ Body; in short, life-giving energies (from water) (horns) are in Jesus’ Body.
(Note: horn in symbology means energy or force).
So then, we see a form of physical energy in Jesus’ Body. He was also human. Well, He could thirst at times and He often needed water.
This was why they saw Him real as a man.
Jesus was a Man, who lived among us.
The Symbolization Of The Two Vessels:
Symbolization Of The Two Vessels
Hence, in that possible reflection, the Blood and Water relics which were symbolized in this Outer Court, represented the Blood and Water resources, that existed in Christ’s Body (Outer Court)-and that was possible because, by every physical standard He was equally Man.
It is also not surprising that, in the Day Jesus Christ was made to atone for the sins of the whole world, and was pierced, nothing, but Water and Blood had come out, which gushed out of His belly and poured forth upon the sinful head and face of that soldier man.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood (blood on Alter of Sacrifice) and water (water of brazen laver of His Body).
John 19:34 NIV
They washed his sins and as a fountain, and had rushed to wash the sins, of the whole human race.
Therefore, if we do not accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and do not wash away our sins in similar manner, while denying our sins, I must say that we may all die in our sins, and do not get the chance to ever see God and His Face.
There is no more a Sacrifice wherewith men will be saved with, today.
Now, according to Christ, we are admonished to be purged by His Blood and by this Fountains of Water that washes away our sin from His side, and thereafter, learn to repent from those impurities, or else, die and know no peace.
When we wear His Linen Garment (Repent fully), and we fully ‘Eat His Body and Drink His Blood,’ which is the way of eating the Communion, we affirm to the world, that we have definitely repented and no longer belong to the world which is full of sin, and thus, we belong to Him. Indeed, Jesus died for us, so we may not die again and from today, we are His and in God’s house.
There is no more a sentence or condemnation to them that have been redeemed by Christ.
In spirit, they are all free, and they are born-again, with so to speak, newer garments!
You made it, if you had believed; and today, we have become little Christs, for the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Brass Symbol:
Jesus, as a tripartite being, who also came in here as a man, equally had water and blood in His Flesh or Body.
That is why He is showing you here, that, physically, He was not any different from any man and He also had weakness.
This was why He could perish-hence the element called brass, was the main element which was equally used to make those two vessels of the Outer Court.
(As we said, brass in Symbology (the study of symbols), is there to represent anything that can become weak; that element can die or can perish).
So then, Jesus could sleep; He could grow weak. He died because He was subject to weaknesses, and like passions as us.
The Joints, Hair And Physical Cavities:
Like every man, He had joints, hair and mouth; as for His joints or skeletal system, those have been connoted with the stakes of the Tabernacle.
Now, I must say that, those entrances of His Being, which comprises of His Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Nose, make up Gate-Entrance of His Body-which is just like any man!
On the other hand, the beautiful hair on His body and head, was symbolized by the Black Badger Skin covering situated over the Tabernacle.
Other Parts Of Christ
In short, everything about Christ, before His coming, was reflected in the Tabernacle.
The Inner Court-Christ’s Soul
The Inner Court represents Christ’s Soul, because it is the second stage after His Body.
His Soul And The Elements Of His Soul
This basically means that, the elements of this Court basically represent certain psychical qualities or objects which make up Christ’s Soul, like any other man.
We will shortly see what these things mean as far His Soul is concerned.
The Table of Showbread: We realized that this was the Table in the Court’s right-hand side with 12 loaves of bread upon it, with 6 upon each side; now, these items also have their significance, in which we begin with the symbol, bread (The 12 loaves of bread)!
The Bread Symbol:
Well, this Bread on this gold-plated table over here signifies knowledge.
Like you know, as bread is the food for the body, so knowledge is also the food, for the Soul.
Just like in every man’s soul, there is knowledge, and there is knowledge in Christ’s Soul, as well.
He had knowledge in His Soul and He imbibed knowledge, when growing up!
Honestly, knowledge filled the quarters of His Soul and Spirit, that was why He could teach men knowledge. The Bible says that Jesus Christ taught men a whole lot of things, things they were even surprised of. He spoke wisdom; He was called Rabbi because He taught them knowledge.
You know, this Man’s knowledge had been quoted more than any man living in this world, today.
Unnumbered pages of books of have been written about His Words which came from Heaven onto us.
Honestly, is it known that His Voice and Words impacted and enlightened the lives of so many others, that they wondered what sort of Man He was.
This Man, gave so much knowledge about practical living, that they realized that somebody greater than Solomon had arisen, for by then, Solomon was the bomb, in terms of Knowledge.
There were those that blessed the womb that created Him. If what He said concerning the sectors, affairs, or governments of human life did not make sense, it would not be said that, all the people in His Day, and even now, are trying to follow Him. Please, do not be jealous of Him; just follow His Words, and you will understand. His Words were pure; not photocopies or fakes!
The Man was a Person beyond His age, and they felt like He was too great, though in like passions as men.
Jesus taught knowledge like any other, yet His skill of delivery and rabbinic messages was awesome.
The Rabbis of the day were short of breath, with several having their eyes red with envy. Countless will stop everything to listen and follow this creative Vessel of God. There was a touch of excellence. Sometimes, I am sure most pastors have under-estimated the awesome personality of this Man called Christ.
There was nothing that was compared to the timing of His awesome, as well as heart-throbbing speeches of life; they had to be documented; and so they were documented for us in books!
Trust me-if this Lord did not make sense, He would not be respected, obeyed or followed by even billions today. Christ’s Words still affects the whole of history and all the parts of this world today.
His messages were pure and on point; aside all that going on, there were instant often proofs of what He said! Nothing could escape Him.
What an awesome Man Jesus was! Yet, He learnt all that from God, for the Father schooled Him; thus, Christ went to School, just as you have.
The Number 12: Now, the number 12 in Numerology means any of the following-governments, kingdoms, a nation, an administration, tribes or groups of people.
So, if you would realize, the number of loaves were 12, with each first representing each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
This means that, Jesus always had the children of Israel (these people or this government) upon His Soul or upon His Mind (His Inner Court), when He came down on earth or walked among them.
It was of the same reason why God intentionally told the children of Israel to put 12 pearls or gems of stone into the chest-plate of Aaron’s priestly garment, with the foreshadowing significance that, the High Priest who was to come, being Christ Jesus, should and will have the people (which is, the Jewish kingdom) upon His Heart and obviously upon His Soul, (or His Inner Court.)
Now, we know that any leader, high priest, king or governor must think well of his people, regardless, and is always expected to solve the people’s daily problems; He must think of the people’s welfare (as Moses did), and must always do the people’s bid! Well, after all, that was why He was put there, into that office.
Jesus came and said He was God and the King of the Jews, and therefore had the people’s wishes upon His Soul. He was the expected Messiah (Saviour) to come, only that not many people saw Him to be so; however, those who did received their fair share of their heavenly blessings and were immensely blessed by their Lord and Governor. Their eyes were spiritually and physically opened, the crippled saw healing, the ignorant ones were taught and spiritually schooled, while offenders’ sines, were forgiven.
Hey, they thought He was blaspheming but He knew He was not. Now, that government includes us (we the Gentiles or we the non-Jews), since we all by natural birth, have hailed from His son Adam, and Adam was a Child from God.
The Jews were called for a moment. They were called to usher us into the forgotten Way. Today, those saucy blessings of Abraham which were conferred onto every Jew as a result have also been fully or equally conferred onto us after immeasurable sins were forgiven and God had also spewed up much mercy.
This is why righteousness (being an extension of this Holy and Clean garment), have been conferred upon us Christians, to be Christ-like, so we could overcome the Most High’s railing judgments.
Well, are we not also the children of God, having problems and needing salvation, from the Almighty? Does not God have mercy on the faint-hearted?
Does not God also consider that we also have our sins to be forgiven and we equally suffer from much physical and spiritual troubles, in this world?
Indeed, God is not biased towards anybody, and He is generous to all through Christ the Lord.
Hence, as a result of this, Christ also has us upon His Heart and Minds (Inner Court) like the Jews, and will gather us like His chickens together to talk to, and to feed, forever, as a government upon His Heart, which is expressed by the number 12.
Other Meanings Of The Number 12: On the other hand, this number 12 also mean, sectors, systems and also satisfaction.
Personally, Jesus, like any man, had psychical desires. Such emotional desires made up the sectors or affairs of His Soul and He had to satisfy them.
He ate, He bathed, He walked, He rested as a Man, He prayed to the Father for His needs; while living in this heinous world, He prayed for security.
He run away when the Jews were attacking Him. He talked and found himself in normal relationships.
Jesus was a normal human being; He walked and talked with people in society. He was not always self-centered or pre-occupied, with only His interests.
Furthermore, and like what every man needs, He educated Himself; He allowed experiences and God to teach Him; we were told that there were times He was happy and there were times He was sad. Therefore, we were told He had human desires or had like-passions, just like us.
Well, but how can He satisfy that of others, if He cannot provide or ‘satisfy’ up all these sectors of His own life?
Which leader does that?
So, knowing He belonged to a kingdom, He depended on God to both control and satisfy these areas (represented by the number 12) of His hominoid life.
This was why He could be tempted-He was tempted to receive bribes from men and even from the Devil, for His everyday needs.
Unlike what we know some politicians will do, Jesus had refuted those bribes, to stay as a ‘unblemished’ statesman or politician.
This Man was a humble and pure Candidate at heart, and God had tested Him enough to be sure that He qualified for the political seat of the Jewish Kingdom.
Faced with all the tests from men and from God, He overcame them, showing to humanity, that He was a better Flagbearer and that a tried and tested Political Figure for the appointed human race for all times or for any given point in time.
Understand-integrity, was His hallmark. He will never cut corners, and unlike some human judges we know of, He never received any bribes to pervert justice.
Aside, unlike some teachers or politicians, He will not teach on righteousness but hide behind to do the direct opposite. He does not take what belongs to others and He preached to servants that justice should remain.
This was what Christian leadership was to teach and to adopt. This was a hallmark of a true leader, and trust me, the sort of material that determines what a true Celebrity should be like, in every time and in every day.
Christ can be put in anywhere and He won’t change His stance, no matter the given prize or the hard pressures mounted on His doors, that is, His Ears, His Eyes, His Mouth and even upon His Nose! Even, the powerful people of political quarters tried to set traps for him, but He was one-step ahead of their heinous plans: From the Soul, He was plain, kept His standards, and was always unstained. We believe our Lord and Messiah Jesus Christ, truly has a lot to share, which several quarters of leadership has to learn from in our raging world today.
Well, don’t forget; understand that, being physically poor by then, He could have broken God’s commandments, perverted justice and taken bribes which most politicians wouldn’t let loose. Now, I do not mean countless do not try, but this Man was just beyond equals; He was just exceptional, as we read the pages of the books.
We are definitely sure that if you meet this ‘heavenly-endowed,’ Political Figure, you will like Him, if you like repentance, truth and justice, everyday of your life.
While you will like Him, He will also like to be by your side, because He surely walks with the truthful people. One reason is because, looking at His political stature, it was expected of Him to be proud or arrogant, but He was low and down to earth, eating and mingling with the law un-abiding Jewish citizens, teaching them how they may love themselves, love one another, and to love their God so that they may be free from sin and from the punishment of death, from those laws.
This Man played His leadership or political duties very well, the qualities we need from every true King or political leader today.
Therefore, what more could the children of Israel, expect? These were some of the elements of interests or desires of His Soul, though He was flesh and blood like us. He was that sort of leader that could be trusted. You know what? God never puts His trust in men, but with this particular Man, He could trust and politically campaign for men’s followership, and could accept His ascension upon Judah’s Throne.
Therefore, God had said:
‘‘This is My only begotten Son. Hear Ye Him.’’
What we are saying is this; Jesus had an Outer Court (a Soul), and He fellowshipped and loved human beings, and could even keep His Political Garments clean, and not come under any pressure, to defraud or take brides!
The world, therefore loved Him.
The Golden Menorah:
Next; the Golden Menorah was the vessel with six lampstands, on which 7 candlesticks stood.
Golden Menorah-Six Lampstands Upon With 7 Candlesticks Stood
Each of these parts of the Menorah had what they represented, as far as Jesus’ Inner Court (Holy Soul), was of concern.
So, let us start with explaining the meaning of the 7 candlesticks.
The 7 Golden Candlesticks: These seven-lit golden candlesticks, represented the Seven (7) Power and Intellectual properties inside Christ’s Soul, known as the 7 Spirits of God.
According to Isaiah’s prophecies, it was said that God would set upon Him (upon His Soul), the 7 Seven Spirits of God; and they are the Spirits of Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Fear and the Spirit of the Lord.
…The LORD (the Lord God) will rest on Him (Jesus)—the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD.
Isa. 11:2 NLT
In actual fact, the 7 Spirits were the Holy Spirit, manifesting Himself in these 7 distinct ways, in Christ’s life.
The very Day John the Baptist came to prepare His way, and to declare Him to the Jews, the Spirit of God came upon Him (or entered into His Soul), indicating that He was the chosen one of God, who was called to speak the Words of God, onto all mankind.
It was said;
And the Holy Spirit descended on Him (Jesus) in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from Heaven (being God’s voice): “You are my Son, whom I love…’’
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to Him (Jesus).
John 3: 34 AKJV
Jesus was the Son of God and He had received enablement from His Father to lead the Kingdom (a Kingdom represented by the number 12), and to do the kind of works that He did, in His government. What this means is this-every leader or politician seeks for God’s Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and even Strength to lead-and Jesus was chosen to be One of those men God gave such capabilities to, to lead, so that He wouldn’t lead nor operate according to His own natural wisdom.
You know that when dealing with men, it is important to receive intellectual capabilities from God-to seek God’s true help or divine enablement in order to rule the people: every politician ‘purposefully’ does that.
God gave Him His Spirit and His Spirit made Him become a fine and great political figure and a Gentleman; and He still is, having delegated ministers under His government, to lead and to occupy superior roles, before He comes.
The Number 6: The Six Candlesticks:
So, we have noticed, that the Menorah on which were situated 7 Golden Lampstands, did have six (6) lampstands.
Meanwhile, the number 6 represents ‘‘man’’ in Numerology.
God was indicating here that His Holy Spirit, who also comes from His Soul or from His bosom, through whom He God manifests His Seven Power and Intellectual Spirits (latent spiritual capabilities and energies) in men, is not just a ‘presence’ of His spiritual intellectual and power capabilities, but He is actually a Man, in a Spirit-form. In short, He is a Man or a Person, who comes to abide in a man, and in this case, Jesus.
Now, this means, though the Father’s Spirit or His Holy Spirit has been known to convert Himself into many different forms, He is also a Man, and can react like Man.
In short, He (Christ) also served and operated as God on earth, making Him do things nobody ever did or had ever done.
Now, what men do not know is-every human, naturally has his soul to act as seven spirits (patterns or ways). These are natural from birth. You have it and I do have it too.
In short, any time you imbibe knowledge, or learn, your spirit begins to act as spirit of knowledge in you, it acts as a spirit of understanding in you, and it begins to build wisdom or cause your reigns to act wisely, which influences the counsels you give, together with the strength that information or knowledge builds, in your entire self. When men begin to see how enlightened you are, they begin to revere you, almost immediately (the fear of you).
So, visiting back to what the Seven Spirits are, these were the exact Qualities God was talking about, much manifested by His Spirit.
So, just as naturally, you have yours, God also has His, too, and we know He has given those soulish-capabilities to His Son Christ. In short, being All-Knowing and All-Powerful than mere souls, Christ, will seem to be a better form of Man, living a better form of political life than the average gentleman or political leader, at anywhere, and at any time.
So then, our Christ operated in a higher office or order than most men; today, He still does, through the enhancement of Most High’s 7 Powerful Spirits.
The Fire And Lights From The 7 Candlesticks: The fire over here represents illumination.
Christ was enlightened from His Soul, as those lights from the 7 Candlesticks (the Seven Spirits) represented illumination.
Of course, knowledge, is illumination. So, the fire that the Holy Spirit brings upon us (or into our souls, called the Holy Ghost fires), was first given to Christ, to enlighten the reigns of His Soul, and empower Him for a successful lifestyle: and He became a success: His Soul Was Alive.
The Oil for the Lamps: (The Anointing Oil):
The Holy Spirit is the same one represented as the Anointing (the Oil for the Lampstands), because He is the One responsible for the lights (illuminations) caused inside Christ’s Soul, to be effected.
So, when we say that God anointed Jesus Christ, we equally mean that He had poured His Spirit upon Him.
The truth of the matter is, mostly, when coming upon a man for the first time, the Holy Spirit, who is a PERSON, comes in the ‘feeling’ of an Oil or an Anointing dripping into you or inside of you to cause such illuminations.
So, oftentimes, the Bible interchanges the Spirit with an Oil or with an Anointing, when talking about the same thing.
Take note of what it says here, in the BL Bible:
…The ANOINTING that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But just as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is no lie, and just as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.
I John 2:27 BLB
However, the NLT (New Living Translation) interchanges the ANOINTING with the Holy Spirit.
…You have received the HOLY SPIRIT, and He lives WITHIN YOU, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know (The Word), and what He teaches is true (Thy Word is Truth)–it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ (The Person of the Word).
I John 2:27
Therefore, the Anointing and the Holy Spirit are the same thing-they are just being interchanged; this is because it is the Holy Spirit or the Anointing that gives us illumination, which are what are popularly known as the Seven Eyes Or Torches of God.
However, this Anointing or Holy Spirit is actually a Man given by God to reside in the Spirit of a man, and to operate within Him, in the ways God would like him to.
Fruit Buds and Flowers: The Fruit Buds over here indicate the Fruit which are equally given by Holy Spirit.
Of course, fruits here don’t mean physical fruits, but soulish fruits, or what is called emotions, which further speaks of character.
Fruits-Diverse Emotions Of The Souls
You know, God will not only ‘promote’ a man so high and will not work on his character. Actually, it is not right to know so much (the intelligence or illumination from the seven candlesticks), while not having a good character.
Knowledge is power, and power can be abused.
It is certainly the biggest land mine.
So then, when God, through His Spirit or Anointing supernaturally equips or enlightens a man (such as He did to Christ), He will make sure He affects your character, through His Spirit, and this was what He also did to Christ. Christ was trained according to the Jewish Law and throughout His youthful days by His Spirit.
This was how come He kept His values so high and never sinned, despite an unmatched level of enlightenment.
We know He kept His garment clean and pure, and was tempted in all points but never sinned.
Yet, such important characters became possible, because, not only did the Spirit of God in Him teach Him so well, but He equipped Him and affected His character by rendering Him fruit.
These are humanly-like emotions given by God’s Anointing or Spirit which include fruits of love, joy, peace, mercifulness, goodness, kindness, gentleness, righteousness, long-suffering, self-control, forgiveness, truthfulness, just, transparency, etc., of which the greatest of this, is love, and that made Him have enough love for people.
But the fruit (emotions) of the Spirit (God’s given Spirit) is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Gal. 5:22-23 NIV.
So then, when we also become born-again, to become true followers of Christ, these are the same fruit or character-qualities the Spirit of God gives to us.
The absence of these fruit are negative characters evident in mankind.
(These are the negative characters God through Jesus saved us all from.)
Now the deeds of the flesh (from us) are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit (The Holy Spirit) is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Gal. 5:19-25 NASB.
For if you live according to the flesh (by those negative characters), you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Rom. 8:13 NIV
So then, these fruits of the Spirit were the ‘substances,’ which made Christ Holy, by all standards. He had lived through God’s Spirit to become holy, which fully qualifies Him to become the Man we all know Him to be today-the Holy and Righteous Lamb of God.
Thus, everything about Him wasn’t involuntary!
So, brothers, we must also live like Him, by walking in all that enabling power of the Spirit.
Flowers On The Golden Menorah: On the other hand, the flowers of the Golden-sticks reveal that there is glory in His soul. So, glory, is the Outshining of the lights of the candlesticks inside of Christ’s Soul.
The Threshing Floor: Christ’s Decision-Making Point
We all know today, that the threshing floor was the Space in-between these vessels and furniture sets of the Inner Court. Of course, this place also has something to also talk about in relation to Christ’s beautiful Soul.
However, in real life, a threshing floor is a place, where good seeds (+) are separated from bad seeds (-). This gives knowledge on Christ’s Thoughts, which is an important part of the soul.
This means, Christ also has the ability to also accept (+) and reject (-) thoughts or information in and out of His Soul, just we all men do.
Just like us humans, He also accept good thoughts and threshes out bad thoughts, so as not to corrupt His Soul. This means that He wouldn’t corrupt the knowledge and the fruit God had given Him; He was a righteous One or a Good Man, fully loving righteousness.
All this meant that He wasn’t a robot. He had a Soul.
He had feelings; He had righteous emotions.
He could think just as we all do. So what?
He would analyze information (which is the bread on the Golden Table), analyze and judge between right (+) and wrong (-) information, and then thresh the bad ones out, like how bad seeds (-) are separated from good ones (+).
Certainly, Christ also told men to choose live righteous lives, and to shun evil.
So, these were all part of His core preaching, explaining that, men would go to Hell-where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, if they should chose evil.
The Altar Of Incense:
Another furniture set saw in the Inner Court was the Golden Altar of Incense and the ingredients used for making incenses upon it, were called Spices.
Incenses Burnt By Priests
Gum, Resin, Onycha, and Galbanum were their names.
When these 4 ingredients were burnt Incense smoke filled the whole Inner Court.
These spices represented the multi-giftings (skills, talents or gifts) deposited inside His Soul by the Spirit.
You can frankly tell, that ever since the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus’ life, He didn’t only give Him knowledge (illumination) and fruit (character-fruit), but as well complimented all of these essentials, with ‘spiritual’ gifts.
That was how come He could speak do ‘great’ miracles, speak in unknown tongues, preach, heal, teach, evangelize, lead and prophesy, making our Lord Jesus exceptional to the world, and now.
Well, that is what happens when God’s gifts drop upon you in the form of His Anointing or His Holy Spirit.
These same manifestations were seen in the lives of His disciples and apostles, after they were touched with the Anointing or by the Holy Spirit in the day of Pentecost.
These talents or gifts cannot come into the soul of a man, except they are given by the Precious Holy Ghost, to make a man distinct or special.
The Book of Corinthians mentions some of these onto us.
And some indeed God has appointed in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, various kinds of tongues.
I Cor. 12:2 BLB
According to the Spirit, when Jesus was about to ascend into Heaven, He left the gifts here and gave them onto men, telling us to do the very same things that He could do by the Power of His Spirit.
Therefore, it says, “when He ascended on High, He led captive a host of captives, He gave GIFTS to Men.”
Eph. 4:8 NASB
You know what, pray for His Holy Spirit!
I give you a dare to do that.
Yearn for Him and strive for Him.
He comes in with the nature of God’s Holy Power inside of you, making you function like a god, though a man, inside this imperfect world!
Artistic designs of Cherubs And Eyes Close By:
On this beautiful Veil covering the Most Holy Place, we saw artistic designs of cherubs being woven upon it.
We had also realized that while the cherubs were indicated with designs of winged creatures on the veil of the tabernacle, the eyes seen upon these cherubs of glory, were symbolized with other designs close by these.
Now, these artistic designs were to symbolize Christ’s Imaginations which goes on in His Soul, specifically within His Mind.
We fully understand that imaginations are also known as the images (artistic images or designs or pictures) we constantly form within our minds, which is part of our souls.
As a Man Himself, Christ was not different and those forms of imaginations He has within His minds, have been symbolized by those beautiful forms of artistic designs.
On the other hands, the eyes of the Cherubs, symbolized by those designs made close to the cherubs, represent Christ’s mind’s eyes.
Our ‘mind’s eyes,’ sees and imagines, and so as our Lord Christ, as He was just like us.
The Flying Wings of Cherubs:
The flying wings on the Cherubs represents ‘things’ that fly into Christ’s Soul.
So, over here, the flying wings represent things such as thoughts, which are able to fly into Christ’s Mind.
The Most Holy Place: Jesus Christ’s Spirit
Okay, so we have actually reached the quarters of Jesus’ Spirit.
The Most Holy Place had some elements, which represents certain qualities in Christ’s Soul, as well.
So, everything was symbolic, beginning with the Ark of Covenant.
Ark Of Covenant:
First, we had noticed that there was an Ark of Covenant, on which the Spirit (God’s Spirit) came to sit, when the Temple was built.
The Holy Spirit Moving Straight Into Christ’s Supposed Heart
Inside The Temple: Ark Of Covenant, A Representation Of Christ’s Heart
Remember that, the Tabernacle was a reflection of Christ’s Awesome Glory; so, whatever had happened in the Old Testament, was an indication of what will happen in the New.
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came out of Heaven:
‘‘You are My Son, the beloved; in You I am well pleased.’’
Luke 3:22 KJB.
In similar manner, the Holy Spirit had gone straight into His Heart, when He came upon Him.
Then, in similar manner, the Glory of God (or the nature of God), filled the corners of His Heart when He came, influencing the decisions, actions and words of Christ, everywhere He went in the Jewish Land.
Being a throne, the Ark also speaks of Christ’s Heart which exercised Love, Mercy, Justice, Equity and Righteousness. From then onwards, our Lord Jesus Christ fully became the perfect epitome of divine ‘sweetness’ we have always known Him to be-and is the same way as He is in Heaven.
The Glory of God’s Fire, Over The Ark:
As we do realize, the Glory of God which went into the Most Holy Place, a place representing Christ’s Heart, was fully in the nature of Fire.
Again, this ‘Consuming’ Glory produced light or illumination inside the Most Holy Place.
What does this here mean?
This means that Christ’s Heart (on which the Glory sat), is full of Light. Jesus had brought God’s Light and Life onto our souls, by first carrying it within Him; then, He became the light of this whole world, for by then, no one was saved.
Yeah-God had sent Him to bring light onto us.
He was carrying God’s Life and He was carrying God’s Truth in the bosom of His Spirit. He (Jesus) came to speak Gospels (Good News), onto mankind, first to the Jews, and then to the non-Jews.
Therefore, He came to touch the world with this life, just as it was given to Him in Spirit, by the Father.
Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, He is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new!
Incenses Burnt In The Most Holy Place:
Incense, was burnt in the Most Holy Place, with the smoke filling the whole sacred room.
Now, the incense-smoke produced out of burnt incenses in the Most Holy Place, did not only represent the glory of God’s Spirit residing within Him, but as well represented thoughts or Voices, in His Heart.
Now, as it is the nature of thoughts and imaginations to fill our souls and our spirits so that we can sometimes be consumed in the cloudy smokes of our thoughts, so could His Heart, too.
Now, in the Old Testament, there were lots of prophetic messages about some of the thoughts and ponderings which will be going on in Christ’s Heart, in the event of dealing with people here on earth.
Now, one of such is seen in the book of Psalm 78:1–2; it reads:
“My people, hear my teaching;
listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter hidden things, things from of old”
As this would be one of the thoughts or ponderings in His Heart when He comes, He had interestingly related with the Jews in that manner:
“Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:
‘I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world’” (Matthew 13:34–35 NIV.)
The Two Tablets Of Stone Upon Which The 10 Commandments Were Inscribed:
We saw that there 2 Tablets of Stone placed in the Most Holy Place. These were the Tablets the 10 Commandments were written. These also had their significance:
The Law or commandments represented the laws of His Heart.
They portrayed Jesus Christ’s Heart as a book or as a tablet on which divine laws or God’s laws, have been written. Of course, this He got them into His Heart, through meditation. Sure-every Jewish child was made to study or imbibe the Laws, and to know them.
Surely, these defined Jesus’ innermost Conscience, which primary defined His Lifestyle or complete Way of Life.
Now, by complete design, the Laws also make up a part of His Wisdom, Counsels, Thoughts and the Values He upholds every day in His Life (Heart.) Remember-Christ knew the Laws or the Commandments-many times, He was seen quoting sections of the Law and answered questions when He was tried in them.
So, one of such examples is seen in Matthew Chapter 22:
One of them, an expert in the law, tested Him (Jesus) with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matt. 22:36-40 NIV
This obviously showed that He knew the Law, since they were all inscribed upon the corners of His Heart, a Heart which was filled with Love.
Well, in actual fact, Christ was the Law Personified, just as everything about the Law, was speaking about Him.
Certainly, He was God’s Word, the Word which became Flesh onto us, and we beheld His Glory!
The Book of the Law (2):
These laws also form the laws forming His Conscious and His Sub-conscious minds.
Now, what this all means is that, Christ’s Heart is not only seen as Tablets of Stone, but also seen as a Book on which Laws, are written; He remains the Book of God’s Laws!
In short, what was the Law about?:
Those Laws majorly comprised of two motives or actions-to love God and to love your fellow man.
They were the laws that Christ upheld, and when He had come, He proved how He could love God, and not deny Him and then to love men as well, and He did so by finally laying His life down for men. As these were the two ‘actions’ evident in Christ’s life, we could realize that He was the ‘Word Personified,’ making Him become the Son of God-for a Son of God, must live like and uphold the very same principles, of God.
He Was God In The Making!
The Pot of Manna:
From Christ’s Heart (Pot of Life) proceeded knowledge or what we call in the Bible ‘The true Bread of Life or the Word of God.’
His Word was and is the Truth!
God’s Word comprises of both the Logos and the Rhema; they basically mean the ‘written’ and the ‘spoken’ word of God, respectively! In this case, He is the same written and spoken Word, of God.
And the Word became Flesh and Blood and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory.
John 1:2 KJB
He is as well God’s Word Personified; meaning that, the Character of His Life, is the Handwriting of God’s Words, both spoken and written.
If pastors are not talking about the ‘Word of God,’ it means, they are not talking about JESUS, and vice versa.
Christ has the ‘Word (or the Manna)’ of the Father in Him, which comprises of all the true words of God’s Spirits. All this had built His Heart into a golden pot, of Knowledge. By this, Christ will do nothing but say only what His Father and His Father’s Spirit says or tells Him.
Therefore, He coughs and says:
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent Me…’’
John 5:19 ESV
His Life, is the Word of God!
Aaron’s Rod Which Budded:
We realized earlier on, that Aaron’s rod was the severed tree plant from which sprung green leaves, to represent life energies, since life is known to be found in every green plant.
Jesus was and still is the Resurrection and the Life, that was why the graves could not hold Him down. Understand that, the Power to raise the Dead (severed rod) back to Life (fresh green leaves), was all ‘placed’ inside the Messiah, by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Now, this was why Jesus could raise the dead (a severed dead rod) back to life (into a new shoot of green leaves); so, He could easily raise Lazarus, a dead man buried after 4 days, back to life. So then, if Christ could raise somebody back to life after 4 days, why couldn’t He who is this Power bearer, come back to life (into green leaves), after 3 days, which is a day, less?
Jesus told her, ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life (A symbol of Aaron’s Rod). Everyone who believed in Me will live, though after dying.’
John 11:25 NLT.
…As the Father has life in Himself so He has granted the Son also to have Life in Himself
John 5:26 NIV
So then, today, if we all come to Jesus, whom God has appointed to be Lord and Governor of our lives, we will have life.
That is who Jesus is-He is our Life, for He has resurrected us from Sin, Shame and Death, from a power that boils up from His innermost parts.
The Image of Cherubs:
Finally, we had found out that, on the Golden Ark of Covenant, were two graven images of Cherubs, with their wings covering God’s face. These too had some significance.
Actually, Cherubs, we know, are celestial animals or creatures in Heaven above, who cover God’s Face.
Ezekiel chapter 10 shows us this:
Each of the four cherubim had four faces: the first was the face of an ox, the second was a human face, the third was the face of a lion, and the fourth was the face of an eagle.
Ezek. 10:14 NIV
Also, these 4 faces are of significance, as far as Christ’s Life, is of concern. Their symbolical interpretations reveal the nature or the Personality or Titles of Christ, which is basically, who He is and what He was called to do. Let us look at the significance or the meaning of each of the 4 faces of the Living Creatures, beginning with the face of a Man.
Face Of A Man: First, the living Cherubs had the face of mankind.
Well, Jesus is a Man: He has the Heart of a Man.
He was and is the Son of Man, He said.
When God was creating the universe, He said, speaking to a group popularly known as the Trinity:
‘‘Let us make Man in our image, according to our likeness.’’ (Gen. 1:26Niv.) We understand that, He being the Son of God and the Word, at that time, was part of the 3 Trinity, which God the Father was announcing such possibilities with.
This means that Jesus shared that manly Glory with God, out of which we all have been created.
His Spirit, is the Spirit of a Man, and that Manly nature is the nature of the Godhead, which we call Trinity.
The Face Of A Sacrifice (The Ox):
These Cherubs also had the faces of an ox (some version say a lamb).
He was the Sacrifice (in Heart), which God sent to come and deliver us, men.
He had become the Lamb of God, to atone for our sins.
The symbol of the ‘sacrifice’ also indicates that, Christ has a sacrificial Heart, which is a heart every leader, needs to have.
Out of a Heart of Sacrifice, comes out a man’s act of love. That was how come He was able to display His love towards humanity. So then, when Christ came, He sacrificed His Life on the cross, on our behalf. The symbol of sacrifice also indicates how disciplined He is from the heart, as the word sacrifice has every indication to mean, discipline.
But what was He disciplined about? Surely, He was really disciplined towards His course and wouldn’t allow Himself to be dissuaded, even the time Peter tried.
The Scripture says He set His Face like the flint stone, ready to be manhandled.
Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.
Isaiah 50:7 NIV.
So, God (through His Son) was moving on to sacrifice Himself for us, so He could save men from the power of Sin and Death, which had touched corners of the world.
God was reconciling the world to Himself In CHRIST, not counting men’s trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Cor. 5:19 BSB
So, He had a sacrificial Heart, that He may be sacrificed on our behalf.
The Face Of An Eagle:
Apart from these faces, those living Cherubs had the face of an Eagle; aside, these Cherubs had several eyes fixed upon their bodies.
These were to show that Christ from His Heart can see from afar like an Eagle; He has keen eyes. He has the Eyes and Heart of a Prophet. So, He was a Prophet and could prophesy of many things. Moses had told the people (the Jews) that. after Him will rise another great Prophet which He expects the people must follow: There was no greater prophet like Jesus.
In fact, the people in His day, claimed that, a great Prophet had arisen in their midst. Symbologically, eyes also reflect ‘insight or illumination-as well as wisdom.’
It clearly shows us how Christ was really ‘deep’ with insight!
Honestly, these people were in awe when they heard Him, and had blessed the Womb, that had created Him.
In effect, and according to the Bible, He had become our Wisdom, the express Image of God’s Wisdom, who was and is so enlightened at Heart to understand Mysteries and answers Deeper Questions!
The Face Of A Lion:.
Finally, there was a face of a Lion, which was significantly referring to, a character-trait of Christ.
What was that for?
It forecasts Christ’s Heart as very bold, or as brave as a lion.
In fact, He had come in not just as a Lamb, but was bold as a Lion.
The Bile tells us that, when Jesus fulfils commands of His second coming, He won’t be coming here as a Lamb (to come in calm or gentle), as He did before, but He will be coming in as bold as a Lion.
Remember, the Lion is significant of His Kingship rule (over Israel, and now over the Gentiles), as a Lion does symbolize Kingship.
Jesus had said He was the King of Israel, and this royalty was prophesied to us all that, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah will be coming to us.
This pure symbol here truly reveals His Sovereign Rulership over the Kingdom of Israel, which extends straight-way to Heaven, were the angels and cherubs have been made to bow down to Him.
He is known to be King of Kings and the Lord of Lord, both in here and there.
Christ rides His horse as King and keeps His Sword on His lap in its sheath as God’s Holy Prince.
He was born as a King.
So, He was born as a Prince, so we call Him the Prince of Peace.
Christ the Lord is the King of Christians, a Kingdom which moves from here and extends to Heaven. Today, we praise the King of Zion; He sits upon God’s Heavenly Throne of Jerusalem.
That means, from the (Heart), Christ knew He was a King and He had testified of this, to us.
Apart from Heaven, we know He shall come to rule a thousand years on the earth with His people, before the end of the ages. To Him be the Awesome Glory. Amen.
The Eleventh Curtain: Over this Jewish Temple, we saw a covering made of Dark Badger Skins, which God had instructed them to cover the Temple with.
According God’s instructions, these curtains were 11 in number and the 11th curtain, was supposed to hang over the Temple.
The Temple’s Covering
While the dark covering of the temple (which could be seen outside), was to represent the glory upon Christ’s body, which has to do with the hair upon His head and body, the number 11 signifies ‘Destruction Or Chaos.’
Christ had made a particular statement and had said that, without Him we could do nothing.
Was He lying?
(All these have been reflected in the Tabernacle.)
Now, God had allowed them to hang the 11th curtain beyond the Tabernacle, to indicate that for us to look or go beyond this Man, means destruction or death! It also suggests, that God placed everything under Him.
Christ is the master of the Universe; it was placed under His care, including the purging of our sins, as a High Priest, who makes atonement for His people, which is much like Moses’ activities.
An Important Notice
The Bible had exposed that all things were made through Him, for Him and nothing was made that was made.
This means that everything had been perfectly designed and created after His ‘Glory,’ which is mysteriously in the prints of this great tabernacle.
I have revealed to you how the Universe, Us Men, Planets and even the Earth’s Geographical Economy, was created and designed by God, through His Son Jesus Christ.
(Find many of them here, on this platform.
So, onto to Him, be the Glory and the Honour and the Power.