IV. How the blueprint is fulfilled in the New Testament Church
    
Beginning with Israel's deliverance from Egypt, Israel had been in bondage for 400 years, as God had
         foretold Abraham,
(Gen.15:13) and now God was delivering them by the blood of the Passover Lamb.  
        
 (Exod.2:23-25; 3-11; 12:1-51) 























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      A. Christ our Passover
                
              The apostle Paul, the "wise master builder",
[6](1Cor.3:10-15, Gal.1:11-12) interprets the Passover
              Lamb to be foreshadowing Christ.
(1Cor.5:7-8)
              
             
1. Jesus the reality of the Lamb
                     
                   Forasmuch "as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold,
                   from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood
                   of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
(1 Peter 1:18-19)
                
          
  2. Jesus is our Passover Lamb
                   
                  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
                  Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast,
[28]not with old leaven,
                  neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and
                  truth."
(1Cor.5:7-8)

       
B. Church in the wilderness brought out of bondage
                
              In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same  
              day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. It was here that God said, "if [you, the entire Church in
              the wilderness] will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then [you, the entire Church in
              the wilderness] shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
              And  [you, the entire Church in the wilderness] shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an
              holy nation." 
(Exod.19:1-4) 

          
   1. First Century Church came out of the bondage of Sin
                     
                  The First Century Church came out of the bondage of sin as a "peculiar treasure"..."a royal
                  priesthood" and "a holy nation."
(1Peter.2:5-9, Rev.1:6; 5:10) 




















             
2. Individually
                     
                  Individually we must experience Christ our Passover to be free from the bondage of sin.
                 
(John.3:5-7, 2Cor.5:17)This is the beginning of our Christian life, a "beginning of months"[7]
              
    (Exod.12:1-2) as a "royal priesthood."


V. Fifty (50) days after Passover they arrived at Mt. Sinai
         
          Israel left Egypt on the 14th. day of the 1st. month and arrived at Mt. Sinai in the 3rd. month.
          
(Exod.12:1-2; 19:1-3,16)  Moses then went up on the mount on the 3rd. day of the 3rd. month.
          (30 days to a month is 50 days) This is where Moses received the Law, which included the ten
          commandments, the pattern of the Tabernacle, the pattern for the Priesthood, the sacrifices, the
          offerings and the laws to govern their everyday living.
(Exod.1-40) Now God wanted to "dwell
        among" Israel
.
(Exod.25:8)  He had been leading, protecting, providing  and now He wanted a closer
          relationship with them.  This required that "all things to be done decently and in order." 
(Exod.25-40,
          Levi.1-27, Num.1:1-10, Deut.1-34, 1Cor.14:40) 


























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         A. After Jesus resurrected
                
              "He shewed Himself alive after His passion...being seen of them forty days..."
(Acts.1:3) Then He
              told the disciples not to depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father.
(Acts.2:1-4)
              They waited until the fiftieth day had "fully come" and the promise came. It was the Baptism of the
              Holy Ghost. (The Greek word for the "Pentecost" means, fiftieth, the feast fifty days after Passover.)

​              
(Strong's N.T. #4005)     

       
B. This is where God  structured the Church by His Spirit                 
                
             Just as God structured Israel at Sinai (50 days after Passover) the first century Church was
             structured by writing the Law on the fleshly tables of the heart.
(2Cor.3:1-18, Heb.8:10; 10:16) This
             is where He placed or "set" (
1Cor.12:18) the Church around the "true Tabernacle that the Lord pitched
             and not man."
(1Cor.12:18, Num.1-4, 1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:43, Heb.8:1-5; 9:1-26) 

VI. Note Peter's message on the "day of Pentecost"
          
           Now "when they heard this, (Acts.2:16-36) they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and
           to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
           and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
           receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
(Acts.2:37-38)

      
   A. Repent(Acts.2:38)
           
                Accept Christ as your 
Passover(1Cor.5:7-8, 1Peter.1:18-20) "For even Christ our Passover is
                sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast,
(Exod.12:1-14) not with old leaven, (Exod.12:15-20)
                 
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity

                and truth". 
         
         B. Be Baptized(Acts.2:38)
                
                 The apostle Paul interpreted
(Gal.1:11-12, John.16:12-15) the Red Sea to be baptism. (1Cor.10:1-3)
                 "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under
                 the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in
                 the sea." This was when all the old Egyptian life of bondage was buried in the Sea.
(Rom.6:1-11)

          
C. Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost(Acts.2:38)
            
                 Our Holy Spirit Baptism is foreshadowed by Mt. Sinai because of how it parallels the day of
                 Pentecost, 50 days after Passover. Moses received the Law on the tables of stone at Sinai. At
                 Pentecost we received the Law written on the fleshly tables of the heart. Another point is, earthly
                 Jerusalem, where the day of Pentecost fully came,
(Acts.2:1) is compared the Mt. Sinai. 
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(Gal.4:21-31)

































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        D. Peter was saying, "catch up," God is on the move!
          
                  However Sinai was not the end of Israel's journey they still had to enter the land,
(Deut.6:23) and  
                  complete Solomon's Temple.
(Gen.12:1-2; 15:1-21, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-8; 22:15-19)

     
   E. Individually we must experience Pentecost, but not stop there.
          
                 Being Saved, (Passover) Water Baptized (Red Sea) and Baptized in the Spirit (Sinai), is only
                 part of the Journey.  As in the "ensample" (type) God has brought us out to bring us into His
              ultimate purpose foreshadowed by Solomon's Temple.
(Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:9; 22:17-18,
​                  Eph.2:1-22, Matt.16:18, John.2:18-22)

































VII. Left Sinai but that generation failed to enter the land
             
           During this time God supplied manna, drink, meat and clothing.
(Num.10-14) The New Testament
           writer says, our fathers "did all eat the same spiritual meat...the same spiritual drink: for they drank
           of that spiritual Rock...Christ." (
1Cor.10:1-3, Note; Heb.11:26) But with many of them God was not
           pleased,
(1Cor.10:1-5) because when it came time to enter the land, (God's Purpose) they failed
           because of unbelief. 

       
  A. The 1st. Century Church was about to fail to enter
                    
                 They were warned in the epistle or letter to the Hebrew Christians that they were in danger of failing.   
                 
(Heb.3:7-19; 4:1-11; 6:4-6: 12:1-2) "Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, TODAY if ye will hear his
                 voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation in the day of temptation in the wilderness."
                 
(Heb.3:7-8)  In other words, be warned (admonished 1Cor.10:11) by the type and don't fail as
                 they did.
(Heb.4:1-11)

       B. Note: Hebrews was written about50 years (?) after Pentecost
                   
                 It is interesting that the Book of Hebrews was not written until approximately 50 years after the
                 day of Pentecost. ("It was in all probability written at Rome, near the close of Paul's two years of 
                 imprisonment (Heb.13:19,24). It was certainly written before the destruction of Jerusalem. (Heb.
                  
13:10)" - Easton Bible Dictionary)




















                     













VIII. What was in the Land?
                                
             These were "things not as seen yet."
[12](Deut.6:10-15, Note: Heb.11:7, Luke.17:26)  Joshua told

             the "church in the wilderness" as they were about to possess the land, they had "not passed this
             way heretofore."
(Josh.3:4) Up to this point the "present truth" (i.e. the truth that was near
           
 (1Peter.1:12) was the Tabernacle of Moses, Levitical Priesthood, the Offerings, Sacrifices, Feast Days
             and laws governing their everyday lives.
(Exod.25-40, Lev.1-34,  Deut.1-34)  What awaited them in
             
the land was the Tabernacle of David and Solomon's Temple  (Read Joshua - 2Chron.5)     

IX. What was David's Tabernacle?
          
          The Tabernacle (tent) of David was a "cloth hut"
[13]  that housed the Ark of the Covenant in Mt.  
​          Zion. 
(1Chron.13:3, 7-14; 15:1-29; 16:1-43) Until this time the Ark of the Covenant belonged in the
          Tabernacle of Moses.
(Exod.25:8-22; 40:20-38) Only the high priest had access once a year, (Heb.9:1-7)
          but now God was doing a NEW THING!  Now the Ark was  being made available by king David at
          anytime, not just to the high priest once a year. "All this, said David, the Lord made me understand in
          writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern."
(1Chron.28:19)  God gave David the
          authority to make the Ark available!  There were others that assumed to handle the Ark in their own
          way without God's authority and were judged. 
(Num.14:44-45, 1Sam.4:1-11 [1Sam.2:11-12], 1Sam.5:1-12;
           6:1-21, 2Sam.6:1-7)
David was blessed because he was serving his generation by the will of God.
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(Acts.13:22, 36)



















       A. The Apostle James interprets the Tabernacle of David
                          
                The Apostle James "infallibly"
[29] interprets the Tabernacle of David to be the answer for the Jew   
                and Gentile being made one in Christ Jesus.
(Acts.15:1-18, Eph.2:1-22; 3:1-12)  From the day of 
                Pentecost
(Acts.2:1) until Philip preached at Samaria, (Acts.8:5-17) the Church at Jerusalem had
                kept the presence of God exclusively to themselves. This was not God's intention, or purpose. It
                was "to as many as the Lord our God shall call."
(Acts.2:39) God the Father, by-passed the Church
                at Jerusalem and gave Jesus, the "Son of David"
(Matt.1:1, Acts.2:30) the authority (John.16:13-15,
                 Acts.2:29-36, 1Chron.28:19 "pattern") 
to make His presence available to the Gentiles. This is seen
                in the typical actions of David,
 when he set Asaph and his brethren around the Ark of the 
                Covenant.
(1Chron.16:37)
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                Note: This is the apostle (James) 
[30] and the prophet (Amos), laying the foundation, Jesus
                Christ, 
(Amos.9:11-12, Eph.2:20-22, 1 Peter.1:10-12, 1Cor.3:10-11, 2Peter.3:1-2) giving direction and 
                foundation that was needed to keep the Church on schedule and "according to the pattern."
[15] 
     
               
           James is reaffirming that the Church is right on course! 




































       B. The apostle Paul interprets more of the pattern to the Hebrews
                        
                The Hebrew Christians were in danger of "slipping"
(Heb.2:1) backwards in the pattern. They 
                were supposed to be "teachers" but they needed to be taught the "first principles of the oracles 
                of God." (The doctrine of Christ -
Heb.6:1-3) They needed to keep pace with the leading of the
                Holy Spirit.
(John.16:7-15, 1Cor.2:1-14)
















              


    

​         C. Paul uses the pattern to the Ephesians
                     
               Paul wrote that the finished Church would be "an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also
               are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. For this cause...(The cause that
               God wants to build the Church into a Holy Temple, God has)
...made known unto me...the mystery
               of Christ."
(Eph.2:1-22; 3:1-4)  That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs...of the same body...
               partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel."  

               
This is the Tabernacle of David!















​               The Tabernacle of David preceded Solomon's Temple.
(1Chron.28:1-20) It was a time of preparation
               for the place where they were to be "planted" and "move no more."
(1Chron.17:1-9) Solomon's
               Temple was the completion of their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.
(Gen.12:1; 15:13-14,
                Exod.2:24-25; 12:1-15, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-9; 22:1-19)


               There is NO record of the early Church reaching the fulfillment Solomon's Temple [16]
               (Note: Solomon's Temple was the center of the earthly City of the Jerusalem, a "ensample" (type,
               model, blueprint) of the heavenly City of Jerusalem.
(Gal.4:21-31, Heb.12:18-22) The same City that
               Abraham looked for.
(Heb.11:8-10)

X. It took three times to enter the Land 
        
      Remember:This purpose is to reach David's Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple. The first time
      they failed because of unbelief.
(Num.13-14:1-45)  The second time, the king of Edom refused "to give
      them passage." 
(Num.20:14-21) The third time, they entered under the leadership of Joshua. (Deut.34:1-
      12, [Num.20:7-12], Josh.1-6)
The early, first century Church did the same thing, they failed to enter into
      the purpose of God, "...that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs of the same body, and partakers of His
      promise in Christ by the gospel."
(Eph.2-3:6) (Remember: This is the Tabernacle of David)

     
A. The first time was after Pentecost (Sinai) (Acts.1:4-8; 2:1-47)
               
            They were to take the Gospel to Judea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth. (The Land)
            Instead they stayed at Jerusalem, therefore God spread them through persecution.
(Acts.2-8:4;
             11:19-21)
Then we find Philip preaching to the Samaritans. (John.4:9) However, they were still
            "preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only."  They were failing to enter into God's Purpose
            to reconcile both Jew and Gentile together, (i.e. The Tabernacle of David) yet God was remaining
            faithful to His purpose!
(Eph.2-3:1-12, 2 Tim.2:13, Heb.6:13-20, Num.23:19)

























    B. The second time / Peter sent to the house of Cornelius
                
         
  Cornelius was a Gentile who was without Christ, alien "from the commonwealth of Israel...
            having no hope, and without God in the world."
(Acts.10:1-48, Eph.2:1-19) Cornelius and his house 
            did not qualify to come before God's presence, yet God in His grace and mercy set them around
            the Ark of His presence, The Lord Jesus Christ. When Peter went back to Jerusalem they "contended
            with him" because he went to the "uncircumcised." (They were failing to enter the land, i.e. accepting
            that God had cleansed the Gentile by faith in His blood.) They wanted to justify the Gentiles in the 
            flesh. (Ishmael / Edom, Esau)
(Gal.4:21-31, Gen.16:1-15; 21:1-10) 

   
  C. The third time wasActs.15:1-17
                 
            The early Church first realized that God had brought them into "the land" when James declared
            they were at the rebuilding of the Tabernacle of David.
(Acts.15:1-17) The "fellowship of the mystery,
            which was [hid] from the beginning of the world,"  that is the Jew and Gentile made one in Christ.  
            (Eph.2:1-19; 3:5-6, 9)

XI. Entering the Land up until David's Tabernacle
          
           The unbelieving generation from Mt. Sinai generation did not continue in God's Purpose.
           This would compare to those that experienced Pentecost at Jerusalem / Sinai that would not move
           on with God. God blessed and provided for them as He did for the Church in the wilderness, but they 
           eliminated themselves from God's purpose. The younger generation went in and possessed the land, 
           but some failed to possess their inheritance and they became "thorns" in their sides. 
(Josh.18:1-3,
            Judges.1-21. Note; Judges.2:3; 3:1-4)
This would compare to those at Antioch which became the    
           "launching pad" for the Gospel going to the Gentiles, the Tabernacle of David.
(Acts.11:19-26) 
           However, corruption "crept in unawares" to the generation that moved on.  
          
 (Jude.1:4, Ruth, 1Sam.1-6) 
     
           Note: In the "ensample" (type, model, and sketchy outline) David subdued the inhabitants of the
           Land, that were "thorns" in their sides and Solomon built the Temple. However, the first century
           Church did not realize or arrive at the fulfillment of Solomon's Temple and "backslid" to the dark
           ages, i.e. "to Egypt".

XII. Why did the first Century Church stop?
           
            By the end of the first century, after the death of the apostle John, there was no more evidence
            of the apostolic and prophetic ministries taking place in the Church. Some perceived this to be God
            stopping these ministries after John. They say that today there are only evangelists, and pastor /
            teachers. 
(Eph.4:11-16) This is a misunderstanding of God's Word, and His "blueprint" for the Church.   
            John was not an apostle because of who John was. 
(1Cor.3:5-7, Phil.3:1-8, 1Cor.27-29) John was an
            apostle because of the gift that Jesus gave him
(Eph.4:8-11) John was "unlearned and ignorant."
            
(Acts.4:13, 1Cor.1:19-29; 2:1-14) [17]


                 
Therefore, the question should be, did the gift stop?

            The answer is no, because the gift of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher are
            needed
 "until" the Church comes to the "unity of the faith...unto a perfect man, (1Cor.13:9-12) 
             
unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." (Eph.4:11-16) This has not happened yet! 
            This will be the fulfillment of Solomon's Temple.
(Eph.2:20-22, 1Peter.2:5-9) Think Temple, House,
            Sanctuary, Mature man, Bride) These are all speaking of the same end result, the "mark for the
            prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
(Phil.3:1-16)
 
            It was not God that stopped. It was the Church that stopped and forsook truth.

          
  A. God is a finisher! 
                   
                   He does not start something and not finish it.
(Luke.14:25-33, Phil.1:6)  He has foreshadowed
                   (i.e. sketched out a blueprint) His purpose using the children of Israel,
(1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:4) 
                   and will complete His purpose.  (Note: Even "If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He
                   CANNOT deny Himself." CANNOT deny His Word! 
(2Tim.2:13, Heb.6:16, James.1:17, Num.23:19)

            
B. God does not change!
                
                   Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
(Heb.13:8, Mal.3:6, James.1:17)  On the
                  day of Pentecost, Peter declared the promise of repentance, baptism and receiving the Holy
                  Ghost is "unto you (the people standing before him) and to your children (the next generation)
                  and to all that are afar off, (The Gentiles - Note:
Eph.2:13) even as many as the Lord our God
                  shall call."
(Acts.2:39) God has not stopped calling, therefore the promise is still for today's
                  Church

        C. Now we know in part
             
                  We prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect is come...." (context: becoming a man
                  
1Cor.13:9-12, Note:v.11-12), then that which is in part shall be done away. (The perfect man, is
                  the Church coming to the "measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."
Eph.4:11-16
                  Therefore the repentance from dead works, water baptism, Holy Spirit baptism, the gifts of the
                  Spirit, the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher are still needed today, because the
                  Church has not measured up yet to the fullness of Christ.

                  Note: Some say that this will never happen until Jesus returns. This is a misconception because,
                  coming to the fullness of Christ is part of the "mystery of God"
(Rom.16:25-26, 1Cor.2:7, Eph.3:3,9;
                   5:32)
 that is finished before Jesus can return. (Rev.10:7, Acts.3:20-21)That is why we are still here!
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                   The House of God (the first century Church) fell into corruption and ruin because the
                   foundational ministries of the apostle and prophet were forsaken.
(Eph.2:20-22, Psa.11:3)
                   However, because God is faithful 
(2Tim.2:13) to fulfill His purpose, regardless of what man does,
                  
   (Heb.6:13-19) He is restoring what "the locust hath eaten. (Joel.2:23-27  Locust is the philosophy,      
                   vain deceit, traditions and rudiments of this world, and not after Christ.-
Col.2:8)



















               








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