Coachlight Bible Study – Exodus Lesson 24

Approaching God – Part II – Approach The Father Through Christ


John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me….


John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.


John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

John 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

John 14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


It is God’s eternal plan to tabernacle with man.  But since Adam fell, it has been difficult for sinful man to approach a holy God.  God of course knew this, and planned out His will centered on the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”  Through this slain Lamb, we can approach God, and without Him it is completely impossible.  Many times we twist Scripture by inserting our own preconceived notions into Scripture, instead of extracting out of Scripture God’s meaning.


The Messiah, the One the Father sent into the world, dealt with the religious of His day.  Christ healed a man on the Sabbath.  The religious Jews had interpreted this miracle on the Sabbath as being against the law of Moses. When these religious Jews confronted Jesus about this, He answered them, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”  Now the religious hated Him more because  they had no conception of Who He Is.  He is the God Man Whom the Father sent into the world.  Although they had “searched the Scriptures”, they had interpreted the Scriptures erroneously.  Christ, after explaining Who He Is, told them they were interpreting the Scripture incorrectly, and taught all of us that the Scriptures actually testify of the very One that they were accusing of breaking Moses’ law!  He then told them:


John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.


Can we see that the Jews were seeking religious respect from each other, rather than finding eternal life through the One whom the Father sent?


We often are guilty of doing the very same act today.  Instead of extracting God’s message from the Scriptures, we often, just like the Pharisees of Jesus’ time, insert into the Scriptures our erroneous religious knowledge instead of seeking what God meant when He wrote it.  That process is not worshipping God, it is worshiping each other.  The Scriptures teach:


John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


How do we worship God in Spirit and in truth?  The study of the tabernacle in Exodus teaches us that the only way to approach God is by gathering together and opening up Scripture truthfully by seeking God’s meaning not man’s, we are worshiping in Spirit and in Truth:


John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


It is through Scripture that we are drawn by the Father to the Son:


John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.


John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.


Now in this lesson, we will go a bit further into the concept of approaching God.  While it is true, that the Father draws us to Christ with Scripture, it is also true that no one approaches the Father except through Christ:


John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


This teaching is taught in Exodus as God had Moses build the Tabernacle.


I. Book Of Exodus Teaches About Approaching God:



The Book Of Exodus – Shemoth – “Names”











Slavery In Egypt

Birth of Moses

Call of Moses

Return of Moses to Egypt

Deliverance By Blood

& Power

Marching To Sinai

Giving of the Law

Blueprint & Construction

of the Tabernacle


Continuing the record of Israel’s birth as a nation and Yahweh coming down and delivering them out of bondage into a land flowing with milk and honey. All this typical of Christ and His plan; teaching mankind how to approach and worship a Holy God, and fulfilling in type God’s plan to dwell with His people.


Deliverer – I AM








430 Years – From Abrahamic Covenant To Deliverance – (Galatians 3:17)

2 Months

10 Months



II. The Book Of Exodus Is Typical Of Christ And His Work


Moses – A Type of Christ



At Moses birth, the Pharaoh wanted all Hebrew boys killed.  Exodus 1:15-16

At Christ’s birth, Herod wanted all Hebrew children killed.  Matthew 2:16

The common Hebrew was actually a prince and heir to Egypt. Acts 7:21-22;

Hebrews 11:24; Exodus 2:10

Christ, a carpenter’s son, was actually heir of all things. Hebrews 1:2;

Philippians 2:6-2:8

Moses lay down his position on the throne of Egypt, seeing their burdens..

Hebrews 11:24-25

Jesus, seeing His people’s oppression, became a servant in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:6-8

Moses was rejected when he came unto his brethren, saying who made you a ruler and a judge over us.   Exodus 2:11-14; Acts 7:23-27

Jesus was rejected as He came unto His people and was accused of using the power of the devil. Matthew 27:22;

Matthew 12:24

After his rejection, Moses took a Gentile Bride.  Exodus 2:15-16; Exodus 2:21-22

Christ is now gathering together His mostly Gentile Bride of Christ. II Corinthians 11:2

Israel didn’t understand why when the king of Egypt died, that their bondage being increased, asked, “Why God?”

Exodus 2:23

His disciples didn’t understand why their Messiah had to go to the cross. The church age a mystery.  Matthew 16:21-23; John 19:10-11; Acts 1:3-7

God heard their groaning, and remembered His covenant with Abraham.  Exodus 2:24-25

God will hear the cry of Israel, and remember His covenant with Abraham in the Tribulation.  Romans 11:27

The Lord Comes down Himself to deliver Israel out of bondage, Moses will lead them out.  Exodus 3:7-10

The Lord will send Himself, to deliver Israel after the Tribulation.

Romans 11:26-28

The Lord sent judgment upon Egypt, Moses, the only one worthy, “broke the seals” of judgment on Egypt

Exodus 7:1-5

Christ will be the only One worthy to open the seals of judgment on the antichrist.

Revelation 5:6-9

The Pharaoh’s heart was hardened with the judgments of God on Egypt

Exodus 7:10-13

The world’s heart will be hardened with the judgments of God on the world.  Revelation 16:9-11

Through judgment, Israel is delivered out of Egypt.

Exodus 14:8-14

Through judgment, Israel will be delivered out of the Tribulation

Romans 11:25-29



III. Tabernacle A Type Of Christ And His Work


Tabernacle – Typical Of Christ And His Work

Earthly Tabernacle

Christ And His Work

Purpose – For God To Dwell With His People – Exodus 25:8

Revelation 21:3  …the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, …

Patterned After Heavenly Tabernacle – Exodus 25:8-9; Acts 7:44

Christ Presented His Blood – Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:23-24

Ark of the Covenant Made Of Shittim Wood Overlaid With Gold

1. Indestructible Wood Symbols Of Christ’s Humanity - 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9

2. Gold Symbolic Of His Deity - Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23

Mercy Seat – 1. Where The Meeting Took Place.

2. Between The Cherubs Where Communion Took Place – Exodus 25:22

1. God Often Pictured As Between The Cherubs. – Psalm 80:1; 99:1

2. In This Age God Dwells Within Those Who Are in Christ – John 14:23

Contents Of The Ark: - Exodus 25:10-22

1; Table Of The Covenant

2. Golden Pot Of Manna

3. Aaron’s Rod That Budded

Type Of Christ

1. Christ As King – Fulfilling God’s Plan

2. Christ As Prophet, Spoke For God; He Is The Bread Of Life – John 6:32

3. Christ As Priest, symbolizing His Resurrection: - Hebrews 7:25, 9:1-28, 10:19-24; I Peter 1:18-19

Table Of Shewbread – Exodus 25:23-30

1. Eaten By Priests Every Sabbath

2. His Sinless Life – Hebrews 9:28

3. Always Present – Priestly Duties – Hebrews 7:21-27

Type Of Christ

1. Christ Is Sustenance For Eternal Life – To Worship Must Feed On Him John 6:35, 48, 51; Matthew 22:1-14

2. Unleavened Bread (Leaven symbol Of Sin)

3. Christ Our Eternal Priest – Hebrews 7:25

Golden Candlestick – Exodus 25:31-40


1. Made Of Gold

2. Looked Like Almond Branch

3. Contained Oil Lamps

4. Only Light In Tabernacle

5. The Only Light In The Tabernacle

6. Light Revealed Beauty Of The Candlestick

Type Of Christ

1. Symbol Of Christ As God – Colossians 2:9

2. Symbolic Of Aaron’s Rod– Christ’s Resurrection Confirmed Christ’s Priesthood, As Aaron’s Rod Did

3. Oil Is Symbol Of The Holy Spirit

4. Christ Is The Only Light – John 1:2-4; 9

5. To Worship Must Walk In The Light  -I John 1

6. Holy Spirit Testifies Of Christ – John 15:26


IV. Curtains Of The Tabernacle – Typical Of Christ’s Beauty


Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.

Exodus 26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.

Exodus 26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

Exodus 26:4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.

Exodus 26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.

Exodus 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

Exodus 26:7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.

Exodus 26:8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.

Exodus 26:9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.

Exodus 26:10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.

Exodus 26:11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

Exodus 26:12 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.

Exodus 26:13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.

Exodus 26:14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.


A. Four Coverings For The Tabernacle Tent


1. Covering of Curtains of Fine Twined Linen – Exodus 26:1-7

a. 10 curtains b. Using Blue c. Using purple d. Using scarlet

e. With cherubim

2. Covering of Goat’s hair – Exodus 26:7-8

a. 11 curtains b. The curtains are 30 cubits long c. And four cubits wide

3. Covering of Ram’s Skin Dyed Red – Exodus 26:14

4. Covering of Badger’s skins – (Seal Skin) – Exodus 26:14


B. Typical Meaning Of The Curtains

1. Covering of Fine Twined Linen with cherubim woven in the material

a. White linen a symbol of righteousness – Revelation 19:8


Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.


b. Cherubim a symbol of the guardians of God’s Holy Throne


Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


c. It did not touch the ground

d. It was beautiful

e. It could only be seen from the inside

1. It could not be seen from the outside at all

2. The beauty of Christ can not be seen by the world

3. He only satisfies His own drawn to Him by the Father through Scripture

f. When He returns he will not touch the ground

1. We will meet Him in the air

2. Then we will behold His Beauty as never before


Isaiah 28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,


I Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

I Thessalonians 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

I Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

I Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

I Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

I Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


g. Under the cherubim is a great place for us to be hidden


Psalms 17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

Psalms 17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Psalms 17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.


h. It is important that we worship in Spirit and in Truth

1. We need to feed on Him as we saw at table of showbread

2. We need to behold in in His beauty

2. Covering of goat’s hair

a. This curtain touched the ground

b. Goat’s hair curtains are black – Bedouins tents are black from goat’s skins

1. A symbol of sin – Goats later used for sin offering


Leviticus 16:9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.


2. A type of Christ touching down taking upon Himself the sin of the world


3. We have enacted in the erection of the tabernacle - the Gospel. 

a. The black on the white are symbols

b. Symbolic of our sins on Christ


Isaiah 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.


c. The story of the goat’s hair – The message of the Gospel


Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Hebrews 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.


3. Covering of ram’s skin dyed red

a. Ram is a symbol of consecration

b. Red is a symbol of blood of Christ

c. A ram was used when Abraham and Isaac were on the mount:



Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.


d. Ram was used at the dedication of Aaron and his sons:


Exodus 29:19 And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.

Exodus 29:20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

Exodus 29:22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:


e. Ram’s skin’s message is Christ died as our substitute


4. The covering of badger’s skin – (Actually seal skin)

a. This curtain was the protective cover

1. After 40 years in the desert it was marred by adverse weather

2. But it always protected the inside

b. This curtain was not very pleasing to the eye – Dull blue-gray or brown

1. No form given.

2. No definite measurements.

c. Typical significance

a. General Directions

Dull blue, gray or dark brown. Not very pleasing to the eye. No form given. No definite measurements.

b. Symbolic significance – Message of badger’s skin:


Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.


1. People outside could only see the outer covering.

2. To see the linen you had to be inside.

3. The world sees only His humanity, not His deity


John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.


4. The world only sees Him as

a. A man

b. A philosopher

c. Maybe a great Teacher

5. From inside one sees purple, scarlet, blue, gold and silver, and cherubim.

6. Christ’s own given to Him by the Father see His beauty


John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.