The Dimensions, Metals and Wood of the Tabernacle
Gold represents the Deity of God
Silver represents the Redemption of people
Bronze represents the Judgement
Acacia Wood, which overlaid with Gold
Prophecy: Psalm 16:10 – Acts 2:31
“You will not abandon Me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy one see decay.”
Prophecy fulfilled: Matthew 28:6
“He is not here, He is risen, just as He said, come and see the place where He lay”
The wood used in the Tabernacle was Acacia wood, and was used because it was indestructible and not subject to decay and perfectly describes the nature of the humanity of Jesus Christ.
When this was overlaid with Gold it perfectly describes the Hypostatic Union, as described in the Caledonian Creed (AD 451).
The Caledonian Creed describing God in the union of two natures as undiminished Deity and true humanity in one person forever, inseparably united, without mixture or lass or blending of separate identity. God being fully God and man being fully man in ONE person forever.
Jesus Christ as God never operated as though He was less than God, but Jesus Christ, as a man never lived as though He was more than a man.
An ancient creed about the Trinity and Jesus Christ
Circa 451 A.D.
Therefore following the holy fathers, we all with one accord teach men to acknowledge one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at once complete in Godhead and complete in manhood, truly God and truly man, consisting also of a reasonable soul and body; of one substance with the Father as regards his manhood; like us in all respects, apart from sin, as regards to his Godhead, begotten of the Father before the ages, but yet as regards his manhood begotten for us men and for our salvation, of Mary the virgin, the God-bearer; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, recognised in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of the natures being in no way annulled by the union, but rather the characteristics of each nature being preserved and coming together to form one person, but one and the same Son and Only-begotten God the Word, Lord Jesus Christ; even as the prophets from earliest times spoke of him, and our Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us, and the creed of the fathers has handed down to us.
The Scriptures about Jesus Christ as The God-man
“The Word became flesh and tabernacled (dwelt among) us. We have seen His Glory, the Glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets, at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, who He appointed heir of all things and through whom He made ages (times). The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word, after He had provided purification for, He sat down at the right hand of the majesty in heaven.”
1 John 4:2
“This is how you can recognise the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.”
God who is infinite took on finiteness without loosing His infiniteness.
His incorruptible nature can be studied in Matthew 4 -The testing of Jesus.
Jesus Christ as God was not able to sin and as a man able not to sin.
Jesus Christ does things as one person and not as two.