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IVX. Next was the Vail of the Tabernacle
                  
              Moses was instructed to "make a Vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of
              cunning
[89]  work: with cherubims shall it be made: And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of
              shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. And
              thou shalt hang up the Vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the Vail  
              the ark of the testimony: and the Vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the
             Most Holy Place 
(Exod.26:31-33).














          A. Why  divide  the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place?
                      
                 1. It was because God wanted to "dwell" with men again (Exod.25:8) 
                          

                          The "Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an
                          offering:  of every man that gives it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering...And let
                          them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them"
(Exod.25:1-9).

             
      2. The problem was that "no man can see me (God) and live"
                           
                          Moses said to God, "Show me your glory. And He said, I will make all my goodness pass before
                          thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will
                          be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see
                          my face: for there shall no man see me, and live"
(Exod.33:18-20).

                    3. Therefore the Vail was incorporated into the Tabernacle
                           
                          Moses was instructed to "make a Vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen
                          of cunning
[89] work: with cherubim's shall it be made: And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars
                          of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
                          And thou shalt
hang up the Vail under the taches...the Vail shall divide unto you between the
                          holy place and the Most Holy Place 
(Exod.26:31-33). 





















                 4. This  division  began when "sin entered into the world" (Rom.5:10-14)

                          Adam and Eve were driven out by the presence of the Lord and kept out by the flaming
                          sword. "So the Lord drove them out of the garden"
(Gen.3:24) and two cherubim's were
                          placed at the east gate and a flaming sword to prevent them from re-entry the garden and
                          from God's presence.

                       
   a. God began immediately to reveal the blueprint[90]for redemption

                               God told Adam and Eve that the "seed of the woman" would crush the serpents head and
                               He would make a way to redeem mankind back to Himself 
(Gen.3:15; 4:25; 9:9; 12:7; 13:15-
                                 16; 15:1-18; 17:1-19, 21:1-18, [John.8:56, Heb.2:6] Gen.26:1-4; 28:1-14, 2Tim.2:8, Rom.9:1-5 [v.5],
                                 Gal.3:1-29, Rom.16:20, 1Cor.15:25).


                      
    b. He began by drawing [91] the blueprint with "Coats of skins"
                               
                               Adam and Eve's solution (i.e. man's wisdom Col.2:8) was "fig leaves"
(Gen.3:7). God's
                               answer was the death and shedding of innocent animal blood to cover their nakedness
                               / sin
 (Gen.3:21-24). (Review: PHASE 2 for details of chart below)
             
   













                           c. This blueprint[90] continued developing through Abel

                              In "the process of time" Abel brought the firstlings (lamb) of his flock because he knew not
                              to bring "fig leaves." (i.e. philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
                              rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (
Col 2:8). He knew to bring the shedding of
                              innocent blood of a lamb because of the testimony of Adam and Eve 
(Heb.11:4, Rom.10:17). 
                                
This was confirmed and approved by God because He had respect unto Abel's offering and
                              not Cain's 
(Gen.4:1-4).

                              Note: Ever since this time man's conscience
(John.8:9, Rom.2:15, 2Cor.4:2, Titus.1:15,
                                Heb.9:9; 10:22)
has been telling him that he needs the shedding of atoning blood to be
                              redeemed. This is evident by all the animal sacrificing that is included in cultures and
​                              religions down through the ages.















                       d. The blueprint continued to be "sketched [91] out" through Noah
                                 
                              Then Noah offered clean animals in sacrifice upon an altar 
(Gen.8:20-24). God gave His
                              approval when He smelled the savor of the offering because it was foreshadowing Christ
                           
   (Eph.5:1-2), who was to bring us back into God's presence once again.

                       e. The blueprint continued through Abram (Abraham)

                                
                              The "Lord appeared unto Abram, (Abraham)
(Gen.17:5) and said, Unto thy seed will I give
                              this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he
                              removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having
                              Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and
                              called upon the name of the Lord." This understanding continued from Abraham, to Isaac,
                              to Jacob (Israel), to the twelve sons of Israel, to them going down into 400 years of bondage
                              in Egypt, to their deliverance from Egypt by way of the Passover Lamb and eventually
                              arriving at Mt. Sinai.


















​                    
     f. Then the blueprint[90] was expanded through Moses

                              "The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me

                              an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering

                              ...And "let them make me a Sanctuary; that I may dwell among them." 

                              God now wants a closer walkwith man who He had created in His image for His

                              pleasure. This required a Vail to divide God's presence from sinful flesh

                              (Exod.25:1-2,8; 26:31-35). This was because "the way into the holiest of all (i.e. the Most

                              Holy Place, where God's presence dwelt) was not yet made manifest, while as the

                              first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure[92] for the time then present" 

                              (Heb.9:8-9). 

                              Note: It was not yet made manifest, but it will be. There is a Plan and a Purpose! (
Eccl.3:1,
                            
 Eph.3:1-12 / Review: Description of the 12 Phases)




















 
                 

          B. Now one person can come through the vail

             (The High Priest "alone")
                 
                    The "priests (i.e. the priesthood / sons of Aaron) went always into the first tabernacle, (Holy
                    Place) accomplishing the service of God 
(Exod.28:1-43, Num.1:47-54). But into the second went
                    the high priest alone (through the Vail,
Lev.16:1-34) once every year, not without blood, which
                    he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people"
(Heb.9:6-7). No one else was permitted in
                    God's presence. This was God's
[93] blueprint / sketchy outline to bring man back into fellowship
​                    with Him.

                1. It was the "High Priest alone" that could enter (No one else Heb.9:6-7)

                          
                        "But into the second (i.e. the Most Holy Place where God's presence was) went the high
                        priest alone 
(Heb.9:6-7). The "Lord spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron,
                        when they offered before the Lord, and died;
(Lev.10:1-2)...Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that
                        he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon
                        the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. Thus shall Aaron
                        come into the holy place"
(Lev 16:1-3).

                        
a. The requirements for the High Priest before entering within the Vail alone
                     
          
                            (1) To be appointed by God 

                                      
                                  For "every high priest taken from among men is
                                  ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that
                                  he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins...And
                                  no man taketh this honour unto himself, but
                                  he that is called of God, as was Aaron" (Heb.5:1-4). 
                                  
                           (2) No Blemishes
                                      
                                  Whosoever "he be of thy seed (i.e. the seed of Aaron
                                  the High Priest) in their generations that hath any
                                  blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his
                                  God"
(Lev.21:17-24).

                   
         (3) Laws for Marriage
                                      
                                  He "that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil
                            
    was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head,
                                  nor rend his clothes;..he shall take a wife in her virginity. A widow, or a divorced
                                  woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his
                                  own people to wife" 
(Lev 21:10-15).

                      
     (4) Garments to wear
                                      
                                  These "are
the garments which they shall make; a
                                  breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broi-
                                  dered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall
                                  make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his
                                  sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's
                                  office" (Exod.28:4). 

           
        2. Once a year, not without blood
                           

                          God's Redemptive plan began with the shedding of
                          blood to cover Adam and Eve's sin 
(Gen.3:1-14, Heb.4:12-13),
                          and now it is incorporated into the office of the High Priest 
​                      
   (Heb.9:6-7, Lev.16:1-34).

            
        3. Offered for himself, and for the errors of the people(Heb.9:6-7)

                         Aaron (the High Priest) shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and
                         make an atonement for himself, and for his house"
(Lev.16:6).Then shall he kill the goat of
                        the sin
offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that
                         blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before
                         the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the unclean
                         -ness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall
                         he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their
                         uncleanness. And there shall be no man in the tabernacle" 
(Lev 16:15-17).




















 

          C. NEXT: This pattern was "a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ."



         
     REVIEW: HOME / PURPOSE, BIBLE LANGUAGE, PHASE 1, 2, 3, 4 - (Pages 1-8)
              Continued on PHASE 4,
(The Vail Page 9a