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Being Born of the Spirit and the Brazen Laver


Our purpose here is to correlate the attributes, functions and purpose of the items found in the Tabernacle of Moses to the life and words of Jesus. In achieving this we build a case that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Tabernacles’ prophesies and therefore the Christ. In addition, as we learn more about the Tabernacle and how it foretells the coming of Jesus, we will find that we gain a better understanding of the heart of God and the nature of His love.


Our post today will take a look how being born of the spirit fulfills one of the prophesies of the Brazen Laver. So let’s look deeper into the scriptures relating to the Brazen Laver prior to our look into this subject. This information can be found by simply follow this link:



The Holy Spirit

In one of His teachings Jesus raises the subject of being born again, which is being born of water and spirit. Jesus introduces this subject in the following passage:


Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:3-7)

Jesus and Nicodemus



When Jesus proclaimed that one must be born of water and the spirit he obviously was referring to the baptism of the Holy Sprit like He experienced when He was baptized in the Jordan River by John. As we described in our post entitled The-Baptism-Of-Jesus-And-The-Brazen-Laver, the baptism of Jesus is a fulfilled prophesy of the Tabernacles’ Laver.


Water comes from the Holy Spirit at the Baptism of Jesus

Water comes from the Holy Spirit at the Baptism of Jesus

Notice that being born again is necessary to see or enter into the kingdom of God. Therefore, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan was a necessary foundation of what we must do to enter the kingdom of God.

You can read addition posts about Jesus fulfilling the Lavers’ prophesy by following the links below: