The Earthly Sanctuary

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Introduction God gave very specific instructions to Moses regarding the establishment of the earthly sanctuary. These instructions were given in order to maintain the covenant relationship with God. In Exodus 19:5-6 it is written, “’Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep my covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation’. Evidently, God desired for the people of Israel to be set apart, a people that functioned and behaved differently to those around them. Moreover, they were to be a ‘kingdom of priests’ that were His representatives on earth. Within this covenant relationship, God established laws and regulations, part of which is this scripture regarding the veil, a divide between the outer tabernacle and the Holy of Holies, the place where God was enthroned on earth . Them Therefore, the Mosaic Law was unique and exclusive to the people of Israel; it was to regulate how they functioned as a nation. As such, the law holds much more significance to the ancient Israelites to whom it was given. In fact most contemporary Christians seldom know how to apply the Mosaic Law in a modern context. Thus it is important for us to examine the historical context around the scripture. The ancient Israelites had been 430 years in Egypt , and had been enslaved for 215 of those years . Jackson writes, “when the children of Israel came into the desolate region of

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