These are pictures of the Betty Luken Tabernacle Felt Set
A Shared Study by Joan LaCelle
This study is not written in stone.
It is just my study that has been ongoing (off and on) for years.
It is what I have come to see and understand.
And yet each time I read more on this subject, I am challenged even
deeper and led more closely to Jesus. Because
there is no end to this study. There
are depth and riches to be gleaned that we can’t even fathom because the Love
of God is so deep. You may
study this and come to even more ideas or maybe not see it quite as I have.
That is okay. I just long to
come to know my Jesus ever deeper - ever sweeter. I long to know Him till I am
known no more and Jesus is perfectly mirrored in my life.
This study while yes, revealing the Sanctuary Service of Ancient
Israel, is really about Jesus. It’s
not about rules, regulations, legalism, or a God that needed to be appeased by
killing animals. It is about a God
whose love is like that of “Lover” deeply longing to come into close
intimate relationship with me. He is seeking ways to woo me to Himself.
The Sanctuary was/is a beautiful lesson book.
Peel away the layers and see God for who He really is.
The Sanctuary Service meaning became lost through the years - even while
Israel was still conducting the services. These
services became “Old hat” and people lost touch with what they stood for.
Yet in the beginning of the institution of the Sanctuary in desert, they
were a beautiful revelation of a God who longed to come and “Dwell Among
It is my prayer that this study draws you to the Lord as never before. I
pray you see the Son of God and God the Father as they really are!
I pray you find in them everything.
I pray this study reveals this and more to you.
If you come away with knowledge but not with really seeing Jesus, I
believe I have not truly shared what God has blessed me with - that Jesus truly
is Everything!! That He isn’t
looking for appeasement, for people to be cookie cutter shapes (all dressed
alike, all eating alike etc ) but instead is longing so deeply for what He came
here on this wicked world to accomplish – to show us Our Heavenly Father in
His very life – to show us that God loves us more deeply, more intimately,
more longingly, than we can ever even begin to imagine. He isn’t mad at us –
He loves us!! He came to this world
to Give . . . and He did Give us the Father in Himself. He did Give us Life by
His death. He gave what we didn’t
deserve because He is so in love with us. Please
see this in this study. Please see
Him as He is with arms stretched open wide.
I didn’t understand God growing up.
Even as I got older I still was afraid that I was constantly displeasing
Him. And satan is there every
moment we fail to make us believe that. But
instead, over time, God patiently taught me that He has waiting for me to just
allow Him to come in and be All to me. He
knew that I was blinded by bad religion, bad theology and traditions of men.
He just longed for me to “See with New Eyes” (as Ty Gibson’s
wonderful book shares). As God
gently, slowly peeled away the lies of satan, I started to see that God is my
friend, my companion, my comfort, my answers for everything and the deepest most
intimate lover. When I consider
that God knew me (all about me, all my failures and selfishness) and still
sought me out before I even looked for Him, that He wanted me -
I am truly awed. I am loved
by the God of the Universe, not because I have done anything to deserve it –
but because He couldn’t stand to live all of eternity without me . . . so He
gave Himself in Jesus for me. How
can I not respond to that love?
May you find Him as He truly is . . . and see that He is more than you
could have ever hoped for and everything you will ever need.
He will do all He says. He
will transform us – because He IS – the Great I Am!!
Now let’s study the Sanctuary and “See Jesus with New
This is a six part study - you are free to copy and use as God directs you. Again, this is not the final word on this study. Please open God's Word and learn for yourself.
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