God loves to be with His people
God loves us. He wants to spend time with us. He doesn’t want to be a far off and distant God.
When the Israelites were in the desert, He was willing to stay in a tent so He could be wherever they went.
Today, God still wants to live among us.
Emmanuel, God with us
When Jesus came to earth, one of His names was Emmanuel, “God with us”.
Jesus, the God of heaven and earth, came to stay in a tent — a physical human body — so He could live among us.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
Jesus is our Tabernacle — God lives in us forever
In fact, the Bible calls Jesus our Perfect Tabernacle. The tabernacle of Moses was just a picture of the real Tabernacle, Jesus, through whom we can be with God forever.
Heb 9:11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and
more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
When we believe in Jesus, we have this Perfect Tabernacle, Jesus, in our hearts.
And that’s how the God’s Holy Spirit can live in us forever and ever.
2 Cor 6:16 For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”