I hope to share some powerful truths that will allow us to see God’s inner and true makeup of man himself by looking at the Tabernacle of Moses in the Old Testament.
I am praying the Lord will reveal to us how the Old Covenant tabernacle along with the book of Hebrews unveils God’s amazing plan of salvation for man. It involves both the first and last Adam as they each represent all mankind. I hope he will also show us how all of creation is “in” Adam whether it is the first or “last Adam”. This is very powerful to understand as we begin to see a deeper spiritual understanding or real truth of both the first Adam but more importantly, what God did for all mankind with the last Adam who is Christ. Before I do that, please allow me to share something from my heart.
Personal Note: I often talk about “popular religious teachings”, “the Church” or even “Christianity” and mention doctrines or teachings that are commonly taught today which aren’t true according to scripture. Although it may sound as though I am against the Church, pastors or teachers, please know that I am not. I grew up in the very system and beliefs I am referring to and they were middle of the road, “non-denominational” views and teachings. I deeply love and care for the people there. However, one night while reading and thinking about his Word, God opened my eyes one very powerful spiritual moment through the one simple verse of 1 John 1:9 and my life has NEVER been the same. I realized that I too was believing these false doctrines. Since then, amazing and powerful things have occurred in all areas of my life as God unveiled my own mind and revealed more of himself to me. He is so beautiful! I am so greatly humbled and deeply thankful he allowed this to happen and continue as he reveals more of the truth that exists only in the Spirit (for now). So, please know I am not against any Bible teachers or Pastors and I am nothing special or deserving. There is nothing in me that makes me deserving of these things. I am not against the people who teach false doctrines. I am only against the false doctrines themselves and the powers of darkness that are keeping the person from seeing the truth. These teachings and “traditions” are held in place by the very powers of darkness in this current dark realm and it is what God says is supposed to happen according to his plan. I am believing that he is changing all this now at this time and see that he is revealing the truth to small pockets of his body. Scripture says his true body will actually teach the true gospel to the very powers of darkness themselves! Ephesians 3:10 These false doctrines and teachings are taught everyday in Churches everywhere but are not supported by God’s Word. I want all people to know how FREE Jesus MADE them but these teachings and beliefs keep a person in the darkness and bondage of “works”. This includes the very pastors and teachers themselves who teach these “traditions”. They are still trapped in their thinking and beliefs (what Jesus called a “wineskin”) in what Revelation 17 reveals is the false Church called “Babylon the Great” based on or “on the back of” the World’s systems of power, status and money. All of which are built up and maintained by “works of the flesh”. Sadly, these wonderful people, most of whom have kind and loving intentions, don’t yet understand they are frequently teaching “man’s traditions” based on the current false world system that have been passed down for centuries. These traditions are false doctrines or teachings that are held firmly in place by worldly values such as status, power, and money which the Church is based upon or “on the back of”. Revelation 17:3 This is the same system of worldly darkness that Martin Luther ran up against in the 1600’s when God first revealed to him that man is saved by grace and not works. This belief of “earning your salvation” is the very thing I am talking about. Anytime a Bible teacher believes any part of faith comes from man, he is still teaching works. The “Church” that Luther opposed did not like his sudden “wakening” as it would lose some of their power and control over the people. They did not want the people to come out of the darkness and into the light as it threated their control over the masses. The things that keep this false system in place are the very things Jesus told the rich young ruler to “give up and follow me” in Matthew 19:21. They are not supported in truth or the “true reality” and are directly refuted by scripture. However, blindness keeps us from seeing this and God must open our eyes. These “traditions of man” still taught in the Church keep us in darkness and we can’t see the powerful and amazing truth. Jesus warned us of the false “traditions of man” in Mark 7:13. Sadly, based on hundreds of hours of personal quiet study of God’s Word, I have concluded that much of what we call “Christianity” that a mainstream “believer” of this world system stands on or “believes in” is but a tradition of man that nullifies the truth! My heart is for them to see this and break free of the darkness to see the true reality that is yet hidden from our natural view. I love them very much and daily ask our loving father to open their eyes to see the true reality and set them free. I pray it is his time to lay aside the darkness and begin the next age of true reality and righteousness in all the world. I hope should the Lord reveal these things to you that you would join me in spreading the amazing true Gospel to anyone hungry for the truth. That being said, let’s look at the amazing connections between the Tabernacle of Moses and the salvation and makeup of man.
Just One Body?
Is there really just “one body” like scripture tells us? I hope God will show you that indeed, there is but for now it is a spiritual body. However, contrary to popular religious teachings, this spiritual body also fully contains all natural and physical things. There is nothing that exists that is not in this one spiritual body. I know this will seem pretty far-fetched to our natural minds, but please stick with me and think about what I share. You will be amazed and astounded if God gives you the ability to see this. I hope to show you how the “revealed” Old Testament tabernacle was really a picture of the makeup of this “one body” God calls “man” or “mankind” or “Adam”.
Under the Old Covenant, the tabernacle was the place where man goes to meet with God and was divided into 3 sections. Here is a real life model. For the purposes of our discussion here, we really only need to know what the 3 parts of the tabernacle (spiritual body) are and their basic purposes as I will discuss them at various parts of this article. I am no expert on the Tabernacle of Moses under the Old Covenant, but I will do my best to give you a basic understanding.
3 Parts of the Tabernacle of Moses under Old Covenant of Law
The Tabernacle that was “revealed” to man through Moses was a portable open-air sanctuary where man could God to meet up with God and “offer sacrifices” for his sins under the Old Covenant of law. It was a large tent without a roof that was 100 “cubits” long, 50 cubits wide and 5 cubits high and divided into 3 sections. A “cubit” is a rough measurement from your elbow to the tip of your fingers and can vary from 17.5 to 25.6 inches depending on the height of the person. Using the current accepted standard of 17.5 inches, the Tabernacle would be 146 feet long, 73 feet wide and 7.3 feet tall. Here is a life-sized model of it. There were 3 parts of the Tabernacle of Moses that you can find it being constructed Exodus 36-39. Believe me, my friend, no detail is unimportant here as it relates to the spiritual meaning or “truth”. Please bear with me a bit on the technical details and layout. I am no expert of the Old covenant tabernacle design or it’s rituals under law and rely much on others work in this area. However, I am very interested in showing you their true or spiritual meaning. Here are the 3 parts, but don’t worry about the technical aspects of them at this point.
Outer courtyard: Area you first enter after going through the gate. It is a public, physical area where the people can freely go and bring their animal sacrifices to be offered on a brazen altar. It also contains the “laver of washing” for the priests to wash and cleanse their hands and feet. I hope to show you that the outer courtyard under the covenant of Law represented man’s everyday conscious efforts or “works” of his natural soul which God really calls “animal sacrifices”. The word “animal” as it is very important as it gives us great insight into the creation of the “first Adam” in Genesis 1-3. If you click on “Outer courtyard” above you can read about it in detail.
Holy Place: Towards the back of the outer courtyard, there is a smaller covered tent that is called the “Holy place” or “sanctuary” which was the “tent of meeting”. There was a curtain or “veil” separating this area from the public outer courtyard and only the priests are allowed in here as it was a spiritual location. It was 20 cubits long, 10 cubits wide and 10 cubits high or roughly 29 feet long by 15 feed wide and 15 feet high. This is a place where the priests go to administer God’s holy presence on behalf of the people. It contained the menorah, the golden plated show bread table with twelve loaves of bread on it, and the altar of incense. I am going to share some amazing things about what the Holy place really is in the true realm of the spirit. I hope you will see that God showed us this very spiritual location in Genesis 2 and 3!
Most Holy Place: Inside the Holy place was yet another smaller room separated by another thick curtain or “veil” called the “Most Holy place” or “Holy of Holies”. It was a perfect cube and measured 20 x 20 cubits or roughly 29 feet on each side. Only the High Priest was allowed into this most-holy, spiritual location as the very presence of God was in there. It contained the Arc of the Covenant, which basically was a closed wooden chest with a cover of Gold and two Cherubim facing each other. God’s presence was above these two Cherubim. Could the Cherubim represent the two covenants? Inside the Arc were two tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments, Aaron’s staff, and a jar of manna. Each of these articles tell a very important aspect of both the old and the NEW Covenant as we will see. The most high priest would come into this room once a year on the “Day of Atonement” and offer a sacrifice on behalf of the sins of all of Israel. This was after he first offered a sacrifice for his own sins in the outer areas of the Tabernacle. This area is very important to understand what it truly represents in the spirit as doing so will unlock much of Hebrews and show us what Christ really accomplished at the cross!
What does the Old Testament Tabernacle of Moses REALLY mean?
Ok, so now you have a basic understanding of the revealed tabernacle under the Old Covenant of Moses. Now, before we go on my friend, we have to stop until God reveals to us a most critical and foundational point. We will not understand anything beyond this point until we “see” this very important truth.
Please know that everything revealed to man under the Old Covenant or “reality” of law is but a shadow of the truth and not the actual substance or truth itself.
Understanding these next verses will separate truth from lies, fact from fiction, spirit from flesh, Old covenant thinking from New covenant thinking or “mindsets”. It is the very difference between the carnal (false) version of the Bible based on physical realities and the TRUE, SPIRITUAL meaning that is still hidden from our view behind the veil. Please take some time really thinking about these verses before you go on as I want you to see these things and celebrate what our loving father has done for us. We must understand the two realities that exist in man’s mind. One is called “law” and one is called “grace and truth”. All people see things in one of these two realities.
For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near Hebrews 10:1
things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ Colossians 2:17 NASB
Now, look at the King James version of Colossians 2:17.
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ Colossians 2:17
The word we translate as “substance” also translates as “body”. Very interesting indeed, but really a side point. We are understanding the mindset (wineskin) of law Vs. mindset of grace.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ John 1:17 KJV
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth John 1:14
My friend, I pray you are seeing the powerful thing that is going on here. The current Church does not except for a few small pockets that God is waking up. Praise him for these amazing times. The truth is that the law is NOT THE TRUTH! The law was only a shadow of the truth and not the actual “substance” or “body” of the truth. Christ is the substance or body that is the truth. The law was only a “shadow of things to come” or really a sign that pointed ahead to Christ. The entire Old covenant or any law-based thinking is like a sign that says “food ahead” while you are driving on the highway. The sign itself is not the food, but only a “pointer” to the food. I shared more on this in this article. Once we see this, we begin to understand the entire Old Testament is but a sign or pointer that reveals the TRUE reality in the yet hidden realm of Christ! Let’s start looking at what God was really revealing in the sign called the “Tabernacle of Moses” in the true realm of the Spirit by starting with John 1:14:
The Truth Merges WITH the Shadow to Become ONE Body
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth John 1:14
The word “dwelt” which is the Greek skénoó: and according to Strong’s Concordance it means I dwell as in a tent, encamp, have my tabernacle.
We could also say that “the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us” which is what some translations actually say. What is “tabernacled”? It means live as a human and dwell in a human body. God himself who IS TRUTH ALONE came and lived as a human in a human body. This is very powerful because as we study the layout and components of the Old Testament “tabernacle”, we quickly realize we are learning about the very parts of and creation of a human being or “Adam”! What is even more powerful once we understand this, is that we can understand how Christ brought together into ONE BODY the entire old Creation of the “shadow” with God himself who alone is truth! Sorry, I am so excited to share this, I keep getting ahead of myself. 🙂 Let’s calm down and go back to the basics and look at the 3 parts of a human being – body, soul and spirit.
The Three Parts of Man
Most agree that man is made up of 3 parts – body, soul and spirit although some believe in two parts. I can see both definitions, but 1 Thessalonians 5:23 tells us that man is made up of 3 parts.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:23
So, as you can see, man is made up of 3 parts – a body, a soul and a spirit. Our spirit is our life source or power source that makes the body move and come alive. Our soul is our human mind, will, and emotions and our individual person that makes us unique from each other. These two together are what Paul calls our “inner man” who is being renewed each day in 2 Corinthians 4:16. Our soul and spirit are one functioning unit but we can’t see our spirit because it is behind a veil. We live our conscious daily existence in the soul portion of our inner man. Both are contained inside a physical body so we can interact with the physical world.
The Tabernacle also has Three Parts
What else do we know that has 3 parts that Moses made (per God’s instructions) to worship him after the Israelites were brought out of Egypt? The tabernacle! Could the tabernacle
be revealing to us details about the very 3 components of man’s makeup? YES! It is very amazing to see and understand that the different aspects of the “Tabernacle of Moses” were an unveiling of the three parts of man. Even more amazing is that it was but a type or a shadow of the coming true tabernacle of Heaven who is the body of Christ himself or the “last Adam”! Christ would come and die and “place inside himself ALL of the first Adam”! This is call the “baptism” and it is most amazing.
Contrary to popular religious teaching, scripture reveals that man’s will plays NO PART in baptism. John 1:13, James 1:18, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 12:2 Man’s will is in the soul realm but the truth occurs in the spirit realm behind the veil and then flows through the veil to the soul. The soul is the caboose of the train and it follows wherever the engine of Christ takes it from behind the veil. One question that comes to mind at this point is “Did baptism into Christ happen for just some people or all people?” Before we can answer that, we have to understand how many individual “Adam’s” there are.
How many Adam’s or “mankind” does God say there are?
Before we get into specifics about the tabernacle, let me ask you a question. How many “mankinds” or “Adams” did God create or “form” in Genesis 2:7?
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (soul) Genesis 2:7
So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45
We can see from scripture which is the true point of view of God, there was one man(kind) that was created and placed in the Garden. Also, please notice that it says he was a living soul and not yet a spiritual being. I am telling you, my friend that this most powerful truth is true even right now as I hope you will soon see. Although Adam was given a “helper” who is Eve, she is part of his one being or “one flesh”. Genesis 2:24 (As I shared in other areas, Eve is but a picture or “type” of Adam’s soul and Adam himself was the “living” or life-giving part of the “living soul”) Thus, there was but ONE man who is in ONE body (flesh) who had a partner (Eve) which is his one soul.
God only recognized one man or “Adam” for all of mankind and this is true even right now! Ephesians 4:4 He cares about all our individual needs and issues, but he sees us all as part of one body. This is so good to see when we realize that Christ was the “last Adam” who fully replaced the first!
Let’s go back to God creating one “Adam” or mankind and he represents all mankind. Let’s try to explore the idea that Adam, even though he was both male and female, he was one body who represented every person who ever will live on Earth.
One Body for All Mankind?
The next point is difficult for us individual human beings to understand because we don’t yet see the truth from God’s view as one body. Whatever happened to Adam, happened to his entire body or to all of mankind for all times. Christian doctrine or teaching calls this the “federal head”, but we can just call it one body that all humans are inside or part of.
Here is the best way I can think of describing it. Imagine all of us living in the Ocean and the one “body” being the Ocean itself. If the Ocean itself freezes, we would freeze too. If electricty was sent into the water, it would shock all things inside it. Whatever happened to the Ocean, would also happen to all things inside it too. I am sure you get the point. All things are part of that one body (of water). In this example, “Adam” would be the ocean or “body” of water that contains all of us. This why when Adam broke God’s one command or law and began to experience death or separation from God, so did the rest of his body or all people of all times.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive 1 Corinthians 15:22
How can all people of all times, regardless of their own will, die in Adam?
Adam, who was “containing” all mankind with him, was ejected from the Garden (which scripture reveals was the very location of the human soul that God’s servant named Lucifer turned Satan watched over) and began to have children and “multiply” per God’s will. Adam’s children and descendents had the very same natural body as he did. He produced offspring just like him who were also experiencing “death” or life separated from God’s life and God himself. In other words, Adam was the “pattern” that all human bodies after him would be made from. This how “in Adam all die”. You could also rephrase it and say “because every human body is made from the pattern of Adam’s we all are born in the darkness of spiritually dead bodies”. God calls the body of Adam itself “disobedience” that all humans are born inside of. Romans 11:32 Adam’s body really is the body of darkness ruled by Satan himself, the prince of the realm of darkness. Don’t worry though, he works under God and fully reports to him. Colossians 2:10, Matthew 28:18, Ephesians 1:21 God is using all this for the redemption of all mankind and it’s very good!
Why don’t we see that we are all one body now?
Again, we have a hard time seeing these things because we are all still veiled to the truth in Adam’s darkened body, but all of Adam’s descendents are part of because they are patterned after his ONE body. This is true no matter how many individual people are on the face of the Earth God still only sees one spiritually-dead body “of Adam”. All people everywhere were “in Adam” and part of his “one body” experiencing “death”. “Death” is what began to occur when God gave Adam the command “do not eat of the fruit”. This is law and man always “dies” under law. 1 Corinthians 15:56, Romans 4:15, Romans 7:8, Romans 7:11 When Adam was asked to leave the “garden” he no longer saw himself as one body but separate individual units we call “people” each sharing in his death. This “death” is really natural or “veiled” life as we we are living and existing while believing we are separated from God. God is totally “veiled” from our experience and we can’t see him at all. Think of the “veils” of the Old Testament tabernacle of Moses that separated the various parts as they reveal all these things to us and more! See Exodus chapters 25 to 30. This becomes truly amazing what God is revealing to us.
Once we begin to understand this, we can start to see the enormous magnitude of the cross and whom the cross really affected and applied to. For now, let’s always remember Adam was “one body” who represented ALL people of all time. What happened to Adam, happened to all mankind of all times. When he began experiencing death and separation from God, so did all mankind.
How were Adam and Jesus related? Did Jesus fully replace Adam?
My friend, this is the part where things get TRULY amazing. Most can understand that through Adam sin entered the world and thus all of us were plunged into darkness and experience death living separted from God in our minds and bodies. However, the current Church or “body of Christ) doesn’t (yet) see or teach how Jesus and Adam were related. We don’t yet see that each played a part of God’s whole, overall plan. We don’t understand how Christ was the last Adam and he is the spiritual completion of all of mankind. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Let’s look at how they are related to try to put this together so you can celebrate no matter what your current beliefs are.
Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come Romans 5:14 NIV
You can see from Romans 5:14 above that because sin and death entered through Adam, all people in the world began to experience death or living a “natural” life that is separated from God. Did you see that part at the end where it says that Adam himself is a “pattern” of the one to come, meaning Jesus? Somehow Adam and Jesus are related. If God reveals this to us, we will be praising his name. Look at this next verse:
So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45
Look at what it says. The first Adam was merely a living soul and not yet a spiritual being. As we know, when Adam and Eve at the “fruit” of the tree this plunged ALL OF MANKIND into death. This action in the “garden” or the realm of the soul caused all of mankind’s soul and body to experience life separated from God. Ok, so that’s the bad part and we know that part very well, don’t we? Now, let’s look at the last Adam and look at where the religious traditions handed down by man in Christianity do not match up with the powerful truth of scripture.
The first Adam gave us Death but the Last Adam Gives Us Life
Do you see how 1 Corinthians 15:45 says that the “LAST Adam became a life-giving spirit”? He gives LIFE away. GIVES! When you give things away, do you require the recipient to do anything to earn it? Does your child have to do anything to earn his birthday gift? What if you hid the gift somewhere and he or she doesn’t “believe” you really have a gift because they can’t see it? Do you stop, give up, and go away? I don’t think you will and NEITHER WILL GOD! I can tell you that Jesus will make sure all receive their free gift. Remember “God is Love” and “Love is very patient” but most of all “LOVE NEVER FAILS!” 1 John 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 8
My friend, are you beginning to see the truth of what the Bible REALLY says? It is EXTREMELY GOOD FOR ALL PEOPLE! If so, now you will begin to see the power of darkness and how this current world is wrapped in it. This includes the current Church who is not even aware of or refuses to teach what God’s Word really says.
What about “free will”?
This is the point at which the topic of “free will” always comes up. Someone will point out that “God gave us free will to choose to love him or not” as this is the common teaching in current Christianity. This is a very niave statement for many reasons and is sourced from a mindset that is still under law operating in the Old Covenant reality of sin, guilt and shame. First, this mindset doesn’t realize that God is the ONLY source of ANY love we have! Also, it doesn’t realize that we are all blind to even see God much less “choose” to love him. We are not only lacking the “love” to give God, we don’t even know where he is! These false teachers will often point out that “Adam had a choice and he choose to rebel and sin against God”. This too is a lie!
God himself placed Adam under the law and he began to die as soon as God gave him the command “do not eat of the tree” in Genesis 2:17. There are so many other things revealed in Genesis 1-3 that shows us it was God’s sovereign plan for Adam to plunge all mankind into darkness and experience death. Jesus was the lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8, 1 Peter 1:20 I have shared about this in many posts. Please do a search and read more if you are interested. I find it very interesting and comforting to study the initial creation of Adam as it shows us God is going to take care of all of us. His plan is spread over many ages. Ephesians 4:4
Here is the truth my friend. If God wants us to love him, he will have to do it through us. This is what the Bible truly teaches – without God, man is totally empty and can do NOTHING! John 15:5. Now my friend let me stretch your mind a bit to expose the lie of the “free will” doctrine by asking you a question.
“Did you have any ability or input to go against God’s will on these truths and not be born into a sinful, darkened body that was experiencing the death of Adam?”
Did you have “free will” in this matter?
If you are honest, you will have to say no you didn’t. That was already determined for you before you were even born and your own will could not change it. This is because there is one body in Adam and when he died, all of mankind died with him. Man’s individual free will has no bearing or say in these deeper spiritual matters. The truth is in a much deeper area that is hidden from man’s will.
Where True Belief Occurs and the TRUE Gospel that REALLY is GOOD “News”
It is even more EXCITING when we realize that Christ was the LAST Adam and he fully absorbed ALL of the first Adam into himself completely separate from the will of man. He has become the very life source and is joined with the spirit man, inner man or “true self” of all people living with them “behind the veil” inside the secret and hidden most holy place! This is where TRUE “belief” occurs in man’s spirit or “inner man” according to scripture and not in the soul realm where man’s will exists. This “most holy place” is totally hidden from us and man’s will has no access to this location. Please read the following verse carefully.
The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the outer tabernacle is still standing, 9 which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience Hebrews 9:8-9
This is most amazing and powerful to see and I am praying you will see it. As long as the outer tabernacle of the “outer man” or false self or the “flesh” is still standing or alive, we will not know the way into the secret, hidden, most holy place. Additionally, in the outer tabernacle, the “gifts and sacrifices” could NOT make the worshipper perfect in conscience! WOW! Do you see what this is saying? Let me just say it. Our natural bodies (outer tabernacle) must die because anything done in the daily soul realm of human will in the natural life can NOT perfect our conscience. In essence, this means ALL GUILT, DARKNESS and “SIN” (separation from God) IS IN OUR BODIES ONLY and not in our TRUE BEING who is our inner man or “heart”! All we need to do to enter heaven is to live our life and have our natural bodies die which they will DO ANY WAY! Then, we will be revealed to way into the MOST HOLY PLACE where Jesus entered for ALL mankind. This is Heaven and at the RIGHT hand of God. Christ is the faithful high priest for ALL mankind and he has entered this location after his death on the cross for all mankind. Now, we just simply do the same to join him in our soul-realm experience and we will be “in Heaven”. I could tell you more here that we are already there because our spirit man is there with Christ, but let’s not complicate things too much.
For now, we must know that only Christ himself who is all people’s high priest, regardless of their beliefs or religion, knows where the most-holy place is! Beliefs and “religion” all take place in the soul realm on our side of the veil. Truth or “true belief” if you will occurs in the hidden realm beyond the veil. Only God affects truth and man does not! Even more exciting is that Christ has ENTERED INTO the secret MOST HOLY PLACE for and WITH ALL MANKIND along with him! John 12:32 His redemption was ETERNAL and for ALL people ALL TIMES! Hebrews 9:11-12 Our true being who is our spirit man is seated in Heaven with him at the right hand of God! Luke 22:69, Colossians 3:11 We don’t know this because it is hidden from our soul or daily experience. In this age, only those whom the father has chosen will be revealed this fact through the veil to their “soul” man.
“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” John 12:32 (It’s important to realize the word “men” is not in original language. This is all creation, everything! Plus the word “draw” really means “drag” with all the power of God himself. This is the “baptism” of all of creation into the Spirit and redemptive work of Christ himself!)
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; 12 and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption Hebrews 9:11-12
Christ IS our Belief and our Faith and we can’t Resist Him!
What we don’t see is that no one will or even can resist Christ inside our inner spirit man where TRUE believe occurs! He is all to lovely and beautiful plus he is the “master” Spirit and our human
spirit is the “slave” or subordinate spirit. We HAVE to do what he says. He is GOD himself who created our very being! What the traditions of man in Christianity teach about salvation is that we must believe in our outer man or human will. This is not true at all and is no different than any other religion of “works” or man’s efforts. This would be like you simply telling your child you have a hidden birthday gift for him and not doing anything to find it for him. Really the gift is in a friends house 3 blocks away but you don’t tell him that at all. However, he must believe you and keep searching for the gift! You just keep telling him this but do nothing to locate it. Eventually your child will give up and go away in unbelief. Even worse, he will lose trust in you. This is what happens with the natural or false Gospel that man tells in almost all of “Christianity”. The truth is that Christ WILL show ALL people how to find their gift, but this has to happen according to the perfect plan of the father. The “testimony” of free eternal life will be given to everyone at their proper time. Look at this most powerful verse:
who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time 2 Timothy 2:6
Can you say “WOW!” I knew you could. 🙂 Let’s look at the entire salvation event from another angle. I already showed you how Jesus took all of mankind into the Most Holy Place (Heaven) with himself. What does this look like from man’s perspective?
Man calls this “going to Heaven” or really receiving eternal life. What is “eternal life”? This “eternal life” is the very life of Father God that is eternal and forever. Look at John 5:26:
“For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself John 5:26
Jesus has the very eternal life of the father in himself that he can give away to anyone he wants to. Please take some time thinking about this next verse that much of the current Church does not believe.
even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. John 17:2
Look at this very amazing verse that reveals the truth.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:13
My friend, if you see the powerful truth of these verses, you will be thanking both Jesus and the father. Jesus has been given authority over ALL flesh and he can give life to ALL the ones that have been given to him. 1 Corinthians 12:13 says that EVERYONE was baptized into one body, not just believers. This is the entire body of the first Adam! All people of all time were made to drink of the very Spirit of Christ when all of the first Adam was baptized into the body of Christ. Please know that Jesus is the LAST ADAM and just like the FIRST Adam, what happened to the LAST ADAM also happened to ALL MANKIND! My friend, please look at this most powerful verse that is very plain to see and understand but unfortunately, most Pastors and bible teachers will tell you NOT to believe.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive 1 Corinthians 15:45
Has God given you the faith to believe that verse exactly as it states? If so I am very excited for you. You are living the very life of Christ in your daily experience. You have abundance!
Please know that God is not the one who is holding back eternal life. As a matter of fact, he has already given eternal life to the same number of people who died in the FIRST ADAM inside their inner or spirit-man. The problem is on man’s side in that he does not (yet!) see the most POWERFUL truth in verses like this. Natural man, who works from the natural (false) mind of the soul, creates a doctrine or teaching where you must “believe” in your soul or “daily experience” in order to “earn” this eternal life. This is not true as or even possible as NO ONE can believe in their soul and even if you could it would then NO LONGER BE A GIFT! You would have “earned” it and it would be a “works”. This can’t happen according to Ephesians 2:8-9.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast Ephesians 2:8-9
It doesn’t get any simply and MORE AWESOME that Ephesians 2:8-9 says!
Did we have to “believe” in order to experience death with Adam? NO! This is very important to see. God made that decision for ALL of us by places us all in Adam. Once you see that, you will begin to see the power of the “Last Adam”! However, my point here is that the soulish part or “outer man” of the “false self” of ALL MEN regardless if they are a “believer” or not, is totally blind to God and can not believe anything spiritual. All truth comes from within a person from behind the veil where Christ is one with our inner man or heart. This is why Jesus said the mind-boggling statement that “the kingdom of Heaven is within you“. Luke 17:21 KJV Our outer person or outer man of ALL people is what the Bible calls the “natural man”, the “flesh”, the “natural mind” or the “man without the Spirit” in 1 Corinthians 2:14. This is describing all people before God reveals truth from with but even after this false outer man will NEVER submit to the truth. He is the very “outer tabernacle” that must die. MANY of the current false teachings that are rampant in nearly all of what we call “Christianity” are created by this false, outer man who will always work to obtain his own salvation.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised 1 Corinthians 2:14
The truth can only be “spiritually appraised” and it can only come from within us, from Christ himself. All things external are false unless confirmed by the very Spirit of Christ who is inside of every person. (I hesitated to say “who is inside of every person” because that is another lie that is taught in Churches, but that is what scripture reveals!) See 2 Corinthians 13:5, Colossians 1:27 The “test” of 2 Corinthians 13:5 is not that Christ is in you or not, the test is whether you know it or not. You either know it or you don’t, but it is TRUE for everyone! This is such powerfully good news that our loving father is finally making known to all of us. Back to the false outer man of the “flesh” who thinks all the things of God are foolishness.
In our souls, all of us think the things of God are foolishness because they can only be appraised or understood from a deeper part of us – our spirit man. However, this spirit man is behind a veil and our soul can not access him. This is just like in the garden Adam could not see God unless God came to him. So, in our soul, we are totally and utterly without any faith. As mentioned previously, and I can’t state it enough, contrary to popular “religious” Christian teachings, we, in our soul realm of the human will can not “believe” at all.
That is unless Jesus himself gives us his very own belief or faith from behind the INNER veil out of our true heart. We truly are in our current state in natural bodies, two types of beings together – one is natural and one is spiritual. One is Adam (natural) and one is CHRIST HIMSELF who is spiritual! Adam is wrapped around Christ and both make up our being. We could say that we currently a combination of the unbelief (darkness) of Adam’s body and the faith of Jesus in our heart. However, Jesus fully swallowed up Adam at the cross and replaced him. Any remaining death we experience since the cross is really us experiencing and carrying out the actual death of Jesus’ body as we are his body and there is ONE body – his. 2 Corinthians 4:7, Ephesians 4:4 We share in his death via suffering and persecution so we can also experience his life.
Jesus IS our Faith and the AUTHOR of our Salvation
Unfortunately, a strong yet false teaching in the Church is that some aspect of our faith that saves us comes from us or our human soul. This is not true at all! Hebrews 12:2 makes it very clear that Jesus is both the “author” and “finisher” of our salvation (gift)! Would not the “author” be the one who creates the faith? Yes!
Jesus is the one who gives us his very faith and we do not create our own faith. If we did, it would not be a “gift” of God. Faith is like the box that you put your child’s birthday gift into. It “delivers” or carries the actual gift to them. You don’t give your child the gift for free yet require him earn the box, do you? Of course not, but that is what is taught in the current version of “Christianity”. The truth is that our own “will” which is in the natural soul realm plays NO part in our salvation. That is what scripture plainly teaches and God is finally revealing to us. We must stand up and no longer accept lies. We must stick to the truth found only in the Word no matter how respected the person is. We must follow God and not man.
Sadly, man is still teaching a natural, law-based Gospel that really depends on “works” of faith if there was such a thing, which there isn’t! This would be the “other” Gospel that Paul talks about in Gal 1:8. The Gospel of the soul. In order to see why this is true we have to begin to understand exactly what the “garden” was that Adam was kicked out of. Was it Heaven itself? I used to think it was, but then why wasn’t God there? Why did God have to appear or arrive at certain times of the day. Where was God when the serpent was deceiving Eve? If it were the highest Heaven, then God would have always been there, but it wasn’t.
What was the “Garden”?
Based on much scriptural research and deep though, I have concluded that the garden wasn’t Heaven but it also wasn’t natural Earth where our bodies are either. It was in-between those two
realms or spiritual locations. If you are seeing that we have been talking this whole time about the 3 parts of the Tabernacle of Moses, you will see the Garden is the Holy place of the tabernacle. This was the middle area between the “public” outer courtyard (man’s body) and the secret Most Holy place (man’s spirit) where only the high priest could go. This is actually man’s soul and only the priests were allowed in there. The public had to stay outside. Do you see how all this comes together? The “garden” is the location of man’s natural soul. It actually represents the incomplete state that both Adam and Eve were created in. My friend, the Garden is the realm of the natural soul. it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.”
This is the very realm where the Devil or Serpent or Satan was the ruler or “priest” of – man’s soul. Please know that we totally misunderstand the “Devil”. He is one of God’s servants who administers Gods wrath via Death or really condemnation to the self-righteous. Now, please check out John 3:18 and Mark 16:16 as those verses will make sense now. All people are under condemnation or judgment until they receive faith from Christ inside their inner man.
Back to the garden being the location or realm of natural man’s soul. Adam was initially conscious of the actual location or realm of man’s soul itself when he was “placed in the garden” and it is described from his (and Eve’s) view in Genesis 3. This is a actual higher and hidden realm of “Earth” (not planet but realm) where the “host of heaven” or “prince of the power of the air” rules over but reports to Jesus. By “heaven” as in “host of heaven” we must not confuse that with the highest heaven where God is. The “garden” was a realm or location in the realm of “Earth” where the immaterial part of our being called our soul or human mind, will and emotions actually exis. Once Adam (and Eve) were ejected from this realm called the garden, they were then sent to the lower realm that we are familiar with where our physical body is. This is “outside the garden”.
Man in a Natural Body Daily Experiences 3 Realms
So, we have 3 realms in the makeup of man although Adam did not YET have the 3rd or highest one or man’s Spirit. This is highest Heaven itself where our eternal spirit-man, inner-man or true “heart” exists and was represented by the Tree of Life. Revelation 2:7, 22:2 This is also where God himself is and where the part of us that Paul calls our “inner man” in 2 Corinthians 4:16 is. It is the “Most Holy place” portion of the Tabernacle where Jesus brought all mankind into after the cross. The next lower realm is where man’s natural soul exists which Genesis calls the “garden” of God. This is the Holy place part of the tabernacle. The final and lowest realm is the natural, physical realm where our physical bodies are. This is the outer courtyard of the Tabernacle and the part where the public is welcome and are consciously aware of.
The Ruling Hierarchy and Our False Self of the Soul and Body
Can you see how all this fits together? Man’s body in the outer courtyard is ruled over by his soul which is in the Holy place where he can’t go. The soul is ruled over by the priests who have access to the “garden” or Holy place still. These priests are ruled over by the single most high priest, Christ himself who is in the highest realm of Heaven. Once you see this you will begin to realize something deep and amazing. Man’s true self or spirit is in Heaven with Christ. What does that say about our body and soul? That’s right. They are FALSE and now you see why God says “recognize NO MAN according to the flesh” or outer false self. It’s not true. The truth is your real self in Heaven with Christ.
Here is something fun to think about. Man’s soul is a garden that God uses his servants to “work over the ground” of and plants and grows “fruit”. Guess who God’s “hired gardener” is/was? We already mentioned that it is Satan himself whom Isaiah 14 indicates was originally named Lucifer. Man’s soul is the realm ruled by Satan but everything he does is God’s will. This is difficult to see from our natural realm experience, but it all boils down that in order to receive and live eternal life, we all must experience a death first. God’s plan always has death first and then life. Thus, the soul realm or “garden of God” is the place that Satan/Lucifer “cultivates the ground” of man’s soul. His job is to get it ready for man to receive the redemption that is already inside his heart but hidden from him.
Man by himself without God’s intervention is too proud and self righteous to receive FREE salvation! Thus, he must be humbled or “cultivated” before he will accept God’s free gift and this can be very painful. This often takes many trials and tribulations in life to bring is to this spot as pain is the only thing that gets all people’s attention. The next two verses tell us that this is how God’s plan of salvation works and “gets our attention”.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; 9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead 2 Corinthians 1:8-9
Here is the most solemn truth my friend. The sentence of death is the only thing that causes all people to stop trusting in themselves and instead trust in God “who RAISES the dead”.
Well, I hope I was able to reveal more of God’s most amazing plan of creation and redemption of all mankind. I pray that you can see how he revealed this to us in the old Testament tabernacle of Moses. This is amazing to think about that our one being exists in 3 separate realms or dimensions and God has a very good reason for it – to eventually give us all eternal life.
You may want to check out this site and study the tabernacle more in order to have these amazing truths appear before your eyes. Once you see this, the book of Hebrews comes alive like never before.
God bless you.