Read Exodus 25:1-22
Under Moses, God called for the building of the Tabernacle to be done according to the pattern of the heavenly reality, which was Jesus Christ. The tabernacle [and later the temple] was another unfolding of the Covenant of Grace for Israel. It set forth, daily, in the life of Israel, the gospel labour of Jesus Christ, which was necessary for Israel to be reconciled to God, and to be a holy people walking with their God. The Tabernacle declared Emmanuel [Leviticus 26:11-12]; was the Tent of Meeting [Psalm 27:4-5]; and was where the great Mercy Seat of God dwelt - the Ark of the Covenant.