The tabernacle of God is with men (h skhnh tou qeou meta twn anqrwpwn). It is one of the angels of the Presence ( Philippians 16:17 ; Philippians 19:5 ) speaking. And he shall dwell with them (kai skhnwsei met autwn). Future active of skhnow, already in Philippians 7:15 from Ezekiel 37:27 ; Zechariah 2:10 ; Zechariah 8:8 and used of the Incarnate Christ on earth by John ( John 1:14 ), now a blessed reality of the Father. The metaphor stands for the Shekinah Glory of God in the old tabernacle ( John 7:15 ; John 13:6 ; John 15:5 ), the true tabernacle of which it was a picture ( Hebrews 8:2 ; Hebrews 9:11 ). God is now Immanuel in fact, as was true of Christ ( Matthew 1:23 ).