Man of the Spirit

Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit – Matthew 1:20. When  an angel  informed  Joseph that  Mary’s  child   was  “ conceived   of the Holy Spirit ,” it indicated that something more than a miracle or the fulfillment of prophecy was about to occur. From the start, the presence of the Spirit characterized Christ's life.  He was the long-awaited Anointed One - [ Photo by  Dave Hoefler  on Unsplash ].

Tent Pitched by God

Jesus now intercedes without ceasing on behalf of his people in the True Tabernacle in the heavens, one not made with human hands . The gospel of  John  presents Jesus as the true Tabernacle, the place where God dwells. Unlike the ancient tent with its inner sanctuary that only the high priest could enter, His glory is manifested for all men to behold in His Son. No longer is His presence limited by physical walls, geographic boundaries, or calendrical cycles. In Christ, the Father is worshipped anywhere and anytime “ in spirit and truth ” - [ Photo by  Patrick Schneider  on Unsplash ].

The Season is Here

In Revelation, the “last days,” the “season of the end” began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus .  The book of  Revelation  is the “ revelation of Jesus Christ ” for his “ servants ,” the “ seven churches of Asia .” It concerns “ what things must come to pass soon ,” information that is vital because the “ season is at hand .” Therefore, “ blessed is he who reads, and they who heed the words of the prophecy .” With the death and resurrection of Jesus, the last days  have commenced . - [ Hourglass Photo by  Nathan Dumlao  on Unsplash ]

Manifest Glory of God

Ever since the “word became flesh,” the glory and knowledge of God are found in Jesus by everyone who believes – John 1:14.  In the prologue to John’s gospel, Jesus is presented as the “ word made flesh ” in whom the “ glory of God ” is manifested. He is the Greater Tabernacle foreshadowed by the old tent in the wilderness. He is the place where Yahweh’s glory is beheld by all believers. This statement anticipates John’s later passages that link Christ inextricably to the Father - [ Glory of God - Photo by Stefano Intintoli on Unsplash ].

He Tabernacled Among Us

Jesus is the True and Greater Tabernacle in whom the presence and glory of God reside – John 1:14.  The gospel of John  presents Jesus as the dwelling place of God dwells, the Greater Tabernacle where his glory is seen, and the true worship of the Father takes place “ in the spirit .” Access to His glory is no longer confined by the physical walls of the Temple or Tabernacle or limited to the geographic boundaries of the land of Canaan - [ Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash ].