It was made of acacia wood overlaid with gold and was 3 feet long one foot six inches wide, and two feet three inches tall. new Twitch.Embed("twitch-embed", { It may also be considered as typical of communion with Him. When other things get put on the same level as Jesus division and dissention enter, fellowship is destroyed because the One we have in common is no longer central. It is a picture of wonderful closeness with God. II. Now we actually are going to enter in to the tabernacle [P]. Not only is our oneness with Christ clearly taught here, but also our oneness with one another. What destroys fellowship is when the focus is on man, not on Jesus. by Joe Pulgia. 3. One effect is to cleanse, another is to feed – that is the word of God as bread. Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-17. Well, you eat of course! It is called shew-bread (KJV) – bread of the presence (“of the face”), bread that is before the face of יְהוָה – who is that? As a kid I’d hear of showbread and get the impression that this was put on the table for display and that was it. What do people do at a table? “You shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to יְהוָה. We have been looking at the tabernacle, getting closer to where יְהוָה is: first we approached the tabernacle where יְהוָה’s presence dwells [P]; came to the court of righteousness, through the door that is Jesus, to the bronze altar which is His sacrifice for sin [P]; then we came to the laver where we as priests were cleansed by the washing of the water of the word [P]; then we came to the tabernacle itself [P] which is Jesus – last time we looked at getting to know Him deeper. Jesus is above all. Jesus! Again referring to the Lord’s supper [Luke 22:14 When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. Stephen Hamilton. Our fellowship is with God and with Jesus [1 John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.] We partake of Jesus, He is the bread of Life that we eat. But there are implements, this was a table you ate at. And I shall find my peace, my All in all. What work do You perform? All God’s people stood before Him in these loaves, and stood on one that was well able to bear them up-the golden table. 1/ Do you remember David? Had to be Baked. God and the priestly worshippers had communion and fellowship at the table. Jesus must be our authority – feed on Him. The bread is Jesus, the Word of God made flesh – resting on the foundation of the four legs but the vessels had no foundation. Tom Almanza. The bread was ever on the table before the Lord. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. Bible aids, ministers, preachers etc but when we start exalting man, looking to human leaders, again, are eyes are diverted from Jesus and fellowship is destroyed. The Lord wants to share a meal with us – be with His people, fellowship around the table together. No matter from what part of the camp the twelve loaves came from, in the holy place they were all united to the table and to one another. The Table of Shewbread. III. No unevenness, no irregularity; everything was methodic, uniform, straightforward, pure. POLES: [P] we are pilgrims. Jesus’ prime motivation was to do His Father’s will. THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD (Exodus 25:23-30; 37:10-16; Leviticus 24:5-9) The table of shewbread stood on the north side of the holy place A table always speaks of fellowship One day, on the plains of Mamre, Abraham invited three strangers into his home and gave them a meal at his table. If we want to know someone we might ask them over for a cup of tea. He is not here. He finds infinite satisfaction in Him as man’s Redeemer and Representative. THE ALTAR OF INCENSE THE ALTAR OF INCENSE, Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy, Preparing to Preach by Memorizing the Scripture. Everything in the tabernacle was portable, carried through the wilderness by Levites – stopped things falling off and getting jumbled together. Jesus prime motive is the Father’s glory, to do His will. It is a place of provision, a place of communion, a place where the priest meets with God and eats the bread in His presence. The secret of all soul freshness is feeding continually upon Christ the hidden bread. "In me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing" (Rom_7:18). The Table is laden with bread. The bread was the "Bread of God," yet it was to be eaten by the priests. John likes motor-bikes, I’ve never ridden one – our scooter doesn’t qualify! This sacred joy is ours. We cannot keep fresh if we live upon the stale bread of old experience. The loaves, though pure in themselves, had no fragrance. To the Holy place – we are “in Christ” – right in the place that He dwells what do we find? 29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them. Artificial baking-powders will not make up for lack of purity of flour. This world is not our home; we should have our eyes fixed on the things above. John loves surfing; I’ve never even tried it. The Frankincense. It is so still. Vessels: [P] On the table there were vessels – they  held liquid and were used for pouring out drink offerings: wine – there was bread and wine – foreshadowing the table in which we share of the bread and wine – that is where we have fellowship with the LORD, feed on Him, draw on His life. The first border kept the bread on the table, the second prevented things falling off the rim. “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’ ” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. When we get absorbed in worldly material things then there is room for division, fellowship is destroyed. The flour had to be baked before it could be eaten as holy bread. But to get a place at that table you first must come to the table of salvation and take of the bread of life. Is Jesus Christ to us what He is to the Father- enough? David remembered his goodness when he returned to Jerusalem. The table pictures Security... V. 25 tells a border the size of a hand breadth. The bread of His presence must be ever fresh. Luke 22, Jesus said there’s a table in glory where we will eat and drink at the marriage supper of the Lamb. [1 Timothy 4:13 Give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.] They don't just, "Thou preparest," so the table had to be made. His Divinity – He is God! (Mat_11:29). Break Thou the Bread of Life, dear Lord to me. I was brought up being taught that bread was God’s Word – you feed on God’s Word. He works in a cable factory; I look down a microscope and count cells. Sermons > The Table of Shewbread; The Table of Shewbread. Borders: [P] There were two borders – one on the table, the other on the rim – their purpose was to keep things in place. It was made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold. How does our character correspond with the fine flour? The Table. About. "Examine me, O Lord, and prove me, try my reins and my heart" (Psa_26:1-2). 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