"Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness" was the dwelling place of God on the earth shown to Moses by a vision recorded in Exodus 25: 8-9; a pattern of the Holy places in Heaven according to Hebrews 9:23-24.
In his book, "Christ in the Tabernacle", A. B. Simpson said, "The Tabernacle is the grandest of all the Old Testament types of Christ. It was all one great object lesson of spiritual truth. In its wonderful furniture, priesthood, and worship, we see, with a vividness that we find nowhere else, the Glory and Grace of Jesus, and the privileges of His redeemed people".
Artist Norbert McNulty has faithfully researched the authenticity of this setting for his stunning painting. Hopefully it will inspire many more to search the scriptures.
Below is the Artist's conjecture of the "type" the Tabernacle of Moses represents.
He shall come from the east as in the red flesh of the first Adam; strong as a red heifer! Slay it. For as you slay it you shall prophesy that the second Adam shall give up his strength for you. He shall give up his strength for you and the heifer shall give birth to the picture of the lamb.
He shall come as a scapegoat. Slay it! For as you slay it you shall prophesy that he shall take your place under the curse veil of death. As your scapegoat the goat shall give birth to the picture of the lamb.
He shall come as the purest fine flour without blemish and perfect. Consume it for as you consume it you shall prophesy for that he shall be consumed in doing the righteousness of God for you and the flour shall give birth to the picture of the lamb.
He shall come with the joy of the turtledove and enter into the courts of God with praise. Slay it! In so doing you shall prophesy that he shall give up his joy for your sake, and the turtledove shall give birth to the picture if the lamb.
He shall come as the Lamb of God and pour out his life in his blood for you, and his life shall be picked up again by the highest priest unto God on earth. And the life shall be sprinkled upon his vesture in the blood for you.
And in the same life he poured out the….
THE HIGHEST PRIEST UNTO GOD SHALL CONQURE THE VAIL OF DEATH AND RIP IT APART ANDASCEND INTO THE GARDEN OF EDEN FOR YOU! FURTHERMORE THE EVERLASTING GATES; THE WINGED CHERIBUM SHALL LIFT UP THER HEADS AND BE LIFTED UP.AND TAKE AWAY THE DOOR POSTS SHOUTING GLORY GLORY GLORY. AND HE SHALL PASS BY THE FLAMING SWORD OF THE WORD OF GOD FOR HE IS THE WORD. HE SHALL TURN AND SAY WHOSOEVER WILL MAY COME, FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED! HOW SHALL THEY CALL UNLESS THEY KNOW HIS NAME? Copyright 1979 Norbert McNulty