Sermons on The Tabernacle and Typology

Sermons on The Tabernacle and Typology

Crossing, Conquering, and Claiming (44 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 6) – Eugene Higgins closes the series of messages on Egypt to Canaan with a look at crossing the Jordan (and what that event typifies); conquering the land (overcoming intimidation, temptation, deception ad amalgamation); and claiming the land (with examples from Caleb, Achsah, the daughters of Zelophehad and Levi). Readings: Josh 3:14-17, 4:6-9, 5:10-6:2, 13:14, 33, 14:6-12, 17:3-4 (Message preached 6th Oct 2019) Here’s a photo of the chart Mr Higgins used during this series:

Faithfulness and Failure in the Wilderness (46 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 5) – Eugene Higgins preaches on 4 stand-out instances of Israel’s failure in the wilderness, each of which sees some individuals marked by faithfulness instead. A failure in obedience (the spies), a failure in submission (Korah), a failure in separation (Baal-Peor), and a failure in wholeheartedness (the 2.5 tribes who stayed east of Jordan). Some challenging lessons lie in these things that were “written for our learning”. Readings: Num 13:33, 14:1-9, 16:1-7, 25:1-5, 26:9-11, 32:1-8 (Message…

How to Live Until He Returns (42 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 4) – Eugene Higgins looks at the incident of the golden calf at Horeb, and the building of the Tabernacle – the twin issues of worship and work. Moses is a picture of an absent Saviour, and a preserved believer, and a consecrated leader, all at the same time. Mr Higgins draws out powerful lessons from this part of Israel’s journey to the promised land. Readings: Exod 19:24-25, 25:1, 32:108, 17-19a, 30-35, 35:20-29, 39:42-43 (Message preached…

Provision for the Desert Pathway (42 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 3) – Eugene Higgins preaches on the “manna from heaven” which was God’s provision for Israel in the wilderness. The manna is a “double type”: it typifies both the incarnate Word (the Lord Jesus) and the inspired Word (the Bible). Mr Higgins brings out many lessons about our daily need for the Word of God from the history of the manna. He closes by looking at Israel’s enemy Amalek, which is a picture of the flesh.…

Redemption from Egypt and Its Implications (41 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 2) – Eugene Higgins preaches on stage 1 of Israel’s journey, when they left Egypt, crossed the Red Sea, and started following the cloud. He emphasises separation from the world and draws lessons from Pharoah’s 4 attempts to persuade Israel not to leave. He distinguishes between crossing the Red Sea and crossing the Jordan. Finally he applies the spiritual lessons to be seen in the cloud that guided them through the wilderness. Readings: Exod 5:1-2, 13:1-3,…

Egypt to Canaan Introduction (39 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 1) – Introduction – Eugene Higgins introduces the subject of typology and how to approach it properly so as to avoid misinterpretation and misapplication, but while still benefitting from it. Mr Higgins explains the difference between a picture, a symbol and a type and then outlines 3 reasons why God uses these Old Testament features. Finally he lists numerous themes that will be encountered as this series of messages proceeds – themes full of practical import…

On the Calendar (34 min)

PART 4 – Elton Fairfield preaches on the annual festal calendar of the nation of Israel from Leviticus Ch 23 – otherwise known as “the seven feasts of Jehovah”. He expounds the spiritual significance of the passover, the feast of unleavened bread, firstfruits, Pentecost, trumpets, atonement and tabernacles (Message preached 11th Feb 2018)

Beyond the Curtain (42 min)

PART 3 – Elton Fairfield preaches on the significance of the holy of holies, the room that lay behind the veil in the Tabernacle. There stood the ark of the covenant and its mercy seat, or lid of atonement. Elton spends some time in Leviticus Ch 16 looking at the ‘day of atonement’, the only day on which the High Priest entered beyond the veil and sprinkled blood on and before the mercy seat. The typological significance of these themes…

Within the Chamber (42 min)

PART 2 – Elton Fairfield preaches on what it was like “within the chamber” (the holy place) with its table, lampstand and altar of incense, and the typological significance of all of these things. He explains why the door had 5 pillars, while the gate had only 4, even though they had the same square footage in surface area. Listen for his explanation as to why the lampstand had 22 buds, 22 flowers and 22 almonds (Message preached 10th Feb…

Through the Courtyard (53 min)

PART 1 – Elton Fairfield preaches on the significance of the Tabernacle’s gate, and the first two items of furniture – the brazen altar and the laver – a person would meet as they stepped into the “courtyard” of the Tabernacle. The altar’s design, dimensions, dominance and designation are all outlined as is its typological significance. The need and function of the laver is also expounded with particular reference to John Ch 13 (Message preached 9th Feb 2018)

The Golden Altar (37 min)

PART 8 – Mervyn Hall preaches about the Golden Altar that stood in the holy place in the Tabernacle, which typifies the High Priestly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ now in heaven on behalf of His people. From the details of the construction, shape, position and use of the altar, Mervyn highlights features of Christ’s succouring, sympathising and supplicating work as our Great High Priest (Message preached Dec 11th 2016)

The Ark of the Covenant (39 min)

PART 6 – Ian Jackson preaches about the Ark of the Covenant that stood in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle of Moses. He sees it as a picture of the risen exalted Christ presently “sitting where only God can sit” in the throne in heaven. The Ark of the Covenant, with its acacia wood overlaid with gold, is a clear and powerful picture of the humanity and deity of Christ – two whole and perfect natures in One…