Heb 8: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
When Moses was about to build the tabernacle God cautioned him to construct it in accordance to a specific pattern, model, or blueprint that He would show him.
The Lord has a particular and unique pattern of construction for every local assembly, or every corporate and individual ministry.
The word “admonished” is defined as “divine instruction according to revelation.”
This is an exhortation for us to carefully build our ministries step by step in line with the Holy Spirit’s wishes.
Every earthly ministry is as “an example and shadow of heavenly things.”
“An example”, is a copy or a model of the original.
Every ministry, which God calls us into, is the copy of an original which God has already created and dwells with Him in the heavenlies.
The brilliancy and the glory of these heavenly ministries create for us a shadow, or an outline, for the ones who have been called to reproduce these ministries here on earth.
The vast responsibility of all believers is to reproduce its heavenly original with the greatest of earthly accuracy.
The blessings of God will fall upon each ministry in proportion to how accurately it has been reproduced in “accordance with the pattern shown in the mount.”
One of the church’s great problems is that it has failed to understand that every ministry has a “pattern shown in the mount.”
Because of this failure, we actively subscribe to, and create many church activities. Sadly, not many of them have much to do with any “patterns” that God had initially for them. Thus we sow much and reap little.
We will do much more by seeking and waiting upon the Lord for revelation, than in busily getting wrapped up in a flurry of church activities.
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