Symbols of Faith – Brazen Laver (2 of 8)

Eternal redemption for man was foreshadowed, pictured, in the Old Testament system of worship and furnishings placed in the Jewish tabernacle built by Moses. In the tabernacle there stood artifacts (furnishings). These furnishings were utilized and maintained by the high priest. All of these foreshadowed (symbolized) the coming eternal redemption of man, ushered in by Jesus Christ. He has become the high priest of our faith, of that better covenant named in Hebrews 7:12; 8:6 and Jeremiah 31:31-34.

These journal notes in no way exhaust the depth of meaning found in the Tabernacle. The writer of Hebrews does not even go into the depth of the possible meaning of all these things. My heart here is to uncover as much as possible in a few words, as might stimulate further inquiry and greater depth of faith.


Also Called “The Brszen Sea”


Express profound thankfulness to Jesus; he is our cleansing from sin (Heb 9:9-15). #JesusIsOurCleansingFromSin


In the outer room of the Jewish tabernacle stood a Brazen (bronze) Basin filled with water. It was positioned between the Brazen Altar of sacrifice and the Holy of Holies. Here the high priest, having made sacrifice for sin, would wash, cleanse himself symbolically of all impurity. It consecrated him for service before God.

The high priest was now prepared to enter into the Holy of Holies. There he would represent the people before God. Jesus, having accomplished purification (cleansing) of sin (Not his – he sinned not, but for man’s sin), he entered into the Most Holy Place in the heavens as our High Priest. There he forever secured our forgiveness and redemption. (Rom 3:23-26; Heb 2:17,18)

Father, how profoundly thankful I am for Jesus, who is my forgiveness for and cleansing from all sin.

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