Principles of Worship
The Study of the Tabernacle of Moses
P. Douglas Small
This manuscript was previously published in 1990 by Alive Ministries as a Bible conference guide. This version includes significant revisions. You will find the principles here dynamic. This is not your typical tabernacle book. "The tabernacle," Small says "is a template for prayer and worship, a kind of roadmap into God's presence, a call for balance in prayer and worship." There is an old saying that testifies to the relationship between the Testaments: "The New is in the Old concealed; and the Old is in the New revealed." When the New Testament writers penned their histories and letters, they referenced the Law, the Prophets, and the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. The New Testament is rooted in the Old Testament. It is hardly understood without it. Paul says to the Romans that the things "written before were written for our learning" (Romans 15:4, NKJV). In the first letter to Corinth, he calls the events of the Old Testament "examples… written for our admonition" (10:6, 11). The Law and the Tabernacle, both given at the same time and on the same mountain, are a "schoolmaster" to bring us to Christ (Galatians 3:24). Jesus reminds us, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill it" (Matthew 5:17). The Old was a shadow of the things to come. It is in the New revealed.
P. Douglas Small is a Bible teacher—that is the love of his life. He has served as a pastor and on the faculty of a number of accredited Bible Colleges, but his focus for twenty-five years has been teaching and training in pastor’s events, conferences and schools. He is an Ordained Bishop. And he is the founding president of Alive Ministries. He conducts schools of prayer and consultations for cities wanting to engage in a ‘decade of destiny’, working with pastors, vocational Christians and intercessors. Doug is married to Barbara Ruth with whom he shares five children and seventeen grandchildren.