Christ Jesus

Lord declared, that is contingent upon our forgiveness of others. (

Peter, on one occasion inquired of Jesus as to how many times one should forgive his brother: “

times?

“

ready to forgive.

This thought, we believe, is reflected in the measurements of this altar. We are told that it was

foursquare: five cubits long and five cubits broad. (

measured just about seven cubits each, and incidentally formed the mathematical sign (

multiplication. Adding the length to the breadth produces a total of ten cubits. Then if we multiply this

figure by the length of one diagonal we arrive at 70 cubits. The fact that there are just two such

diagonals seems to suggest that we use the second seven also as a multiplier, and thus 70 times 7, the

equivalent of Jesus’ words to Peter, “

a bit more than seven cubits (actually 7.071+ cubits), the altar seems to say, “

but forgive and forgive and forgive, again and again and again

the Tabernacle

Keeping in mind the dimensions of the Altar the following interesting applications may be made:

plus the perimeter (distance around) of the top (5+5+5+5) equals 30 cubits, representing these years.

corners (half of seven) is 3 ½ cubits, thus we have four corroborations to these very important years of

his life in cubits.

incidentally of the Church)

of the top (5+5+5+5) equals 40 cubits, or 1000 inches, an inch for a year.

(Note in this instance the scale used is

How refreshing to our minds and hearts to note anew through the witness of the “

Tabernacle that through the 30 years of Jesus’ life as a perfect man, and through his sacrifice of 3 ½

years, a great blessing is yet still to come to the poor groaning creation during a period of 1000 years.

Next we will examine the “

Vail