I just want to share my morning quiet time in Scripture with you. Let's sit together, have a cup of coffee, and look at the Bible together.
Consecrated Things- Exodus 30:22-33
God instructs Israel to consecrate the tent of meeting and all its tools with a unique oil developed and produced by the best perfumers in Israel. This oil was not to be used for anything else, lest the one using it for common purposes was to be exiled. Why such a severe punishment for using a certain brand of oil as something common?
Redemption- Exodus 30:1-21
Along with the annual atoning sacrifice, each Israelite male 20 years and over was to give a financial offering to make atonement for himself--an imperfect payment. When Christ came, He was not only our perfect substitutionary atonement, He perfectly redeemed us--purchasing us for a price.
Food and Drink- Exodus29:31-46
Food and drink became important symbols for both the Jews and the Christians. God desires not only to commune with His people. He is, quite literally, our sustenance.
The Sacrificial System- Exodus 29:10-30
The sacrificial system pointed backward to what God did for Adam and Eve and forward to what Christ would do on the cross. The life of Christ was imputed to us while our sin was imputed to Him--The Great Exchange.
Ordination- Exodus 29:1-9
Aaron and his sons are ordained. This meant two things. 1) The congregation of Israel was to affirm a decision God had already made. 2) The congregation was to equip their ministers for service and ensure they were provided for.
The Bride of Christ- Exodus 28
The priestly garment and the description of the church in Revelation 21 are very similar--almost like it was done on purpose. God is preparing His bride.