How Did We Get Here? | In the Desert

eden gospel spice podcast Oct 05, 2021

Episode 112 - This season, we beckon you to experience Jesus where heaven meets earth.

Have you ever wondered if your relationship with God might deepen, if only you understood how Jesus is portrayed in the Old Testament? Could God be inviting you deeper into intimacy with Him through Moses’ Tabernacle? Have you experienced God in the Holy of Holies?

Stephanie invites you to experience the Tabernacle like never before, and to fall in love with Jesus at a deeper level by tasting and seeing that He is good.

God instructed mankind to build the Tabernacle as His dwelling place among them. As we will study the temporal structure and eternal purpose of the Tabernacle through this in-depth 7-episode Bible study, you will be drawn into deeper, more intimate worship of Christ. You will discover the symbolism and ultimate fulfillment of the Tabernacle in Christ, and in you as His dwelling place. You will experience God’s timeline of grace, from Eden past to Heaven future.

Come with a heart thirsty for more of Christ and experience Him in fresh new ways!

You will leave this series with a deep understanding of the symbolism of the Tabernacle and its fulfillment in Christ, and a renewed awe and passion for God.

Our series, titled “Centering on Christ: the Tabernacle”, unveils God’s presence with mankind. God invites you to dwell with Him. How will you RSVP?

Through the Tabernacle, taste and see that the Lord is good! This might be the most in-depth series yet to release on the Gospel Spice podcast. Yet, its mix of storytelling and insightful illustrations makes it easy-to-understand, approachable, and relatable. As with everything Gospel Spice, it is completely Christ-soaked.

If you want to dig deeper, we offer a FREE resource: a 50+ page guidebook available only for those who register for free at It will guide you through the podcast series by providing daily readings and activities around your personal time with God this season. Get yours today!


So today… our question is, how did we get here?

What is “Here”?

Picture a campsite of about 2 million people (Exodus 12:38-40), including probably over 1 million children. Dry desert. No running water, no electricity. All on foot, with some chariots. A lot of tents, made of Egyptian cloth.

Feel the heat, taste the dust on your tongue, feel the sting of both sun and dust on your eyes. It’s hot – it’s a desert. Rocks and dirt and hills of stone in every direction.

Grey is the earth beneath you; blue is the hot sky above you.

In front, behind, to your left, to your right – countless men, women, children just like you, camping and making the best of their circumstances.

Having just escaped slavery. Free at last.

Free? Yes. Free to die, it seems.

They don’t know it yet, but they will all die in this desert. They will wander for 40 years to reach a destination that is 11 travel days away. All this, because they adamantly refused to follow the God who had delivered them out of slavery.

As we meet them today, they are at one of their first stops. Egypt is still fresh on their minds.

They will end up camping here for 12 months, under the shadow of Mount Sinai, where Moses is given the ten commandments and they build the Tabernacle.

This is our context. Let’s now see where God is taking us from here!


Every week, Stephanie shares truth from Scripture and invites you to dig deeper in your faith to delight in the glory of God.

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