The High Priest
The Purpose

That I may dwell among them ...

Sin separates us from God, the One who gives life. "Your iniquities have separated you from your God" (Isaiah 59:2); "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Who has sinned? "All have sinned" (Romans 3:23).

The sanctuary and its services revealed God’s plan to remove guilt from sinners and bring them into harmony with Him.


This divinely designed temple was based on the sanctuary in heaven, the throne room of God (Exodus 25:9; Hebrews 8:5). Because sin separated us from God, He instructed Moses, "Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them" (Exodus 25:8). The Lord provided this as a blueprint for salvation, one that points to the Messiah—a plan on how humanity could once more be united with their Creator.

Deeper Insights

Sanctuaries in Time

Sanctuaries in Time

From the Tabernacle in the wilderness all the way down to Herod's Temple, learn the story of each.

The Temple Furniture

The Temple Furniture

What are the articles of furniture in the Sanctuary and courtyard and what significance do they hold?

The 70 week prophecy

Identifying the Messiah - The 70 Weeks

An ancient prophecy in the book of Daniel helps us identify precisely who the Messiah is ...