The Structure of the Tabernacle: Exodus 26:15-30.
The Tabernacle was built of acacia wooden boards overlaid with gold. It has two rooms, the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. It looks like a box. In total there were 48 boards each 10 cubits long and 1 1/2 cubits broad. There were 20 boards for the north, 20 boards for the south and 6 boards and 2 corner boards for the west. The door of the tabernacle in the east was a beautiful hanging and on the top it had coverings. This wood have come out of the earth. The wood speaks of perfect humanity of Christ. Also it is a type of believers. In Christ God was manifested in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16). The church is the place where God most clearly manifests his divine presence. This also pointing us to Christ himself as the essence and source of godly living. Inside the sanctuary it must have been a beautiful sight with glittering gold. Gold speaks of heaven and of God's glory. Jesus is God and Man in one person. Each wooden board resembles Christian. He is now overlaid with gold or divine nature. The believers are fitly framed together as a habitation of God in the Spirit (Eph 2: 21-22). The church is the body of believers whose heard is Christ. The believers are precious to God because they are are born of God and clothed with the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21; Isaiah 61:10). Four coverings were placed over the frame on top of each other. They speak of the glory of Christ.
The Wooden Boards: The tabernacle was made of acacia wooden boards. They speak of Christ and believers. The boards are covered with gold. The believers are saved by God and indwelt by the Holy Spirit Gold speaks of their heavenly nature (Phil 3:20; 1 John 3:9). They are fitly framed together by the Holy Spirit into a dwelling place of God (Ephesians 2:22). The tabernacle is a type of Jesus Christ (John 1:14). It is also a type of Church and the believer (1 Tim 3:15; Col 1:27; 1 Cor 1:19). In the Bible, man is likened to tree (Matt 3:10). The wood speaks of the humanity of Christ. God and man in one Person revealed in Christ (1 Tim 3:16). Once we were like acacia tree, destined to perish in the wild fire. We were spiritually dead and useless (Ephesians 2:1, 2, 11-13). But now we are new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Cor 5:17). We are saved and prepared by the Holy spirit. All the 48 Boards are covered with gold and attached to one another to stand straight to hold the covering of Linen which is also called sanctuary. Christians are precious in God’s sight. They are clothed with the garments of salvation (Isaiah 61:10). Great is the mystery, Christ is in you the hope of glory (Col 1:27). Boards are equal in height and width. We are all redeemed by the blood of Christ and equal in the sight of God (1 Pet 1:18). They are in Christ and covered with the righteousness of God.