I was reading in Numbers today and I was asking the Holy Spirit to show me something that was hidden or something that I should write about. Now while I was reading, I came across a passage that seemed to have little importance. But if we look closer we may be able to find something deeper and I believe that the Holy Spirit has shown me something deeper.
Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire.Numbers 9:15 NKJV
So while I was reading this, the one thing that stuck out to me was that it is talking about the day that the tabernacle is raised up. And immediatly the thought came to my mind of the connection with Jesus. Let me show you.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”John 2:19 NKJV
So in this case we can draw the connection with the tabernacle, the temple, and Jesus being the temple. So if we look at the verse again, it is talking about how the tabernacle is being raised up, and we can take it as the day that Jesus would be raised up. So are there any connections between the two?
Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last.Luke 23:44-46 NKJV
So on the day that the tabernacle is raised there is a cloud that is covering the tabernacle. And in the same fashion, Jesus is covered in darkness on the day of His crucifixion. And there is even more when we look at what the tabernacle is called. The tabernacle is called the Tent of the Testimony. How can we relate that to Jesus? Well when Jesus was on earth, He was in His temporary dwelling place, His flesh and blood body. And He was the living Testimony of the person and love of the Father. So I think this passage is actually prophetic of the crucifixtion and death of our Messiah, Jesus.
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