Sometimes questions are asked regarding the value of a detailed study of the sanctuary. "Why, when we have the Christ of the New Testament, do we need to go back into the Old?" I find no problem in the way of such a study. You have seen the beautiful illustrations in the books that are sold in Christian bookstores. Do you think that the artist painted these from memory? Why no! He used many models.
Today these models, living and inanimate, need not sit for long hours before the artist. He simply takes a colored transparencies of the sections of his picture by posing the model for a few minutes. When he is ready to paint, he works these colored segments together, studying each part in detail. It is for a similar reason that God has given us the details of the sanctuary. We should study each part minutley. Only then will we be able to see Christ in His fullness. We can comprehend only one point at a time. Jesus is the Sacrifice. He is also the preist. He is the Shekinah, and He is also the veil. He is "every whit!" In order to discern the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, the Mediator of mankind, the Saviour of the race, the Redeemer-King , we must synthesize all aspects of the tabernacle.
While we may spend time on one part of His ministry, we should keep in mind that He is many-sided. It is only thus that we will come to understand "the One Who is altogether lovely, the chiefest among ten thousand," our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.