If there is one picture in the Bible which truly illustrates how God funnels us towards Christ, it is the tabernacle. In it we see many stages which Christians will pass through as we press on towards our Lord.
When the priests served in the tabernacle, they needed to frequently come to the bronze laver, a piece of furniture which showed them who they really were.
When we experience the bronze altar, we should be prepared for a lifelong process.
The bronze altar of sacrifice was not only something the Lord Jesus typified, but also gives us a pattern for how we can become pleasing to God.
Our sins carry a heavy price. One unforgettable act paid it all.
If you were an Israelite during the 40 years in the wilderness who wanted to go to the tabernacle, the outer court was certainly the first thing you would notice. A wall of fine white linen surrounding the tabernacle, this outer court separated the tabernacle from the rest of the world while representing its contents. In order to come to God, to offer your sacrifices, or make your offerings, you needed to see the outer court and follow its perimeter to pass through its singular gate.