The Tabernacle was preached to the Israelites and was a picture of the gospel. The Israelites bring their sacrifice to the bronze alter, which was made of acacia wood (represents humanity)and wrapped in bronze (represents judgment and salvation), to the courtyard of the tabernacle . It is here where the Israelites believed in faith to sacrifice the animal for the sins of the people. God wanted to dwell with His people but there needs to be a payment for sin. The sacrifice made atonement and covered sins for a year. Our sin causes separation from God. Jesus died for our sins so the sins were removed so that God could dwell with us. The bronze alter was a picture of the cross. Jesus was a perfect Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world once for all. We are saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. What a blessing that we can actually live as a true tabernacle for the living God!