The Tabernacle, Part 2
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
May 3, 2015
  • Propositional sacrificial atonement = substitutionary atonement


5. The Bronze Laver

     a. The bronze laver was a large basin of brass, in which the priests washed their hands and feet after making the sacrifice.

     b. It was placed between the bronze altar and the Tabernacle tent.

     c. This washing purified the priest and prepared him to enter the Tabernacle.

     d. In Exodus 30:20, God says priests had to wash so that they would not die when they entered the Tabernacle.

     e. The Bronze Laver was a type of two New Testament things:

          1. Water Baptism

          2. Washing of the Word

Salvation is the altar & service/maturing walk is everything past the altar.

  • Titus 3:5 KJV not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration (spiritual rebirth) and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

1. Water Baptism

‚Äč     a. Romans 6:3-4 NAS 3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4      Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of        the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.    

2. Washing of the Word

     a. Ephesians 5:25-27 NAS 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He          might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing (Gr. Laver) of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the              church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. 

     b. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what      the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

We cleanse our hands and purify our heart with the washing of the word so that we're not double minded.

  • James 4:8 NAS Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands,  you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Hebrews 10:22 KJV Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

John 15:3 KJV You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

Isaiah 29:13 KJV Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men (that replaces the word).

Ezekiel 36:25-27 KJV Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them."

In John 13:10 Jesus told Peter, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean."

(a) The Hands

The hands speak of what they did, their service, their work, everything they put their hands to was important and so their hands needed to be cleansed always, and daily. The initial cleansing was done only once, the daily cleansing was done continuously. 

(b) The feet

The feet represented where they went, their lives, and ways. Their walk had to be a holy walk, so their feet were washed always, everday.