Correspondence: Heb. 8:2; State of the Departed; John 9:6-7; 2 Cor. 12:16

John 9:6‑7  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Question: What is the true tabernacle mentioned in Hebrews 8:22A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. (Hebrews 8:2)? Is it Christ, or is it the church? J. E.
Answer: The true tabernacle for us now is the holiest of all, the place where we meet God. We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Our worship is spiritual and heavenly. It is the contrast between Judaism and Christianity. Our hearts worship and adore God by the Holy Spirit in His very presence, without ordinances or ceremonies.
Question: Is there any scripture that tells the state of the departed saints before they get their bodies? M. E. J.
Answer: All we know about the saints who have died, is in the following verses: “Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise” (garden of delights). (Luke 23:4343And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)).
We must be content with what Scripture says. God leads our hearts on to the resurrection, when clothed upon with our bodies glorified. We shall be perfected in His glory.
Answer: In John’s Gospel we have the mystery of the person of Christ as the Son of God from all eternity. He is the Word that was in the beginning with God. He Himself had no beginning. This is a mystery, for we cannot know God’s being, but we can believe it.
This is what the spittle made into clay presents, and the Pool of Siloam, which means, “sent,” presents the thought of faith in Jesus the Son of God, the Sent One of the Father. This opened the eyes of the man born blind.