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Sunday Morning Worship 11am Evening Worship 6pm Deacons Meeting - Bi-monthly Second Tuesday When Jesus alone is the focus of each one I have never seen division and strife. It is so still. Would anybody like to suggest what the table represents? God and the priestly worshippers had communion and fellowship at the table. We have been called into fellowship with Jesus: [1 Corinthians 1:8-9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.] Jesus – always beholding the face of the Father. 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 fourth piece of furniture in the tabernacle was the Table of Bread of the Presence (or Shewbread in the KJV). One effect is to cleanse, another is to feed – that is the word of God as bread. My little sister had this book; it was her favourite. Amazing! Most certainly; but as a bi-product not as a prime-product. So let’s look at this table. III. layout: "video", After the bread had been before יְהוָה on the table for a week it was eaten by priest – which we are. The priest had at his right hand the table of shewbread or also referred to as the table of the presence. He finds infinite satisfaction in Him as man’s Redeemer and Representative. That is the place of fellowship. 24 What do we have in common? I recall a godly pastor in our church went to Australia – several members of the congregation, went there too, following him. Spiritual hunger is one of the most desirable things to have in our lives. The table suggests at once the thought of fellowship. BEFORE GOD’S FACE: [P] Jesus’ work done to God primarily, when we focus on our needs, place ourselves first; then we become selfish and everything turns sour. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. But the bread that Jesus taught His disciples to seek was Himself – the Word made flesh. Our lives will not be of much good to others until we ourselves have passed through the testing fires. Blessed privilege, to feast on that which satisfies the heart of God. No sifting, pressing, or bruising can alter its character. Those who “hunger and thirst after righteousness” have the promise that they are blessed but also they will be filled (Matthew 5:6). This double union comes out very fully in that great revelation prayer of the Lord in John 17, "That they all may be one.". – he wanted to show his friendship for Jonathon after he had died [2 Samuel 9:1 ff Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”] He was told there was a son of Jonathon named Mephibosheth. It is the mystery of God revealed, the love of God mad known and the power of Go. Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. Alas! What work do You perform? What have we in common? 24:4-7, p. 691). He says it again: [John 6:48-58 “I am the bread of life. It was made out of wood, so all the carpenters got busy sanding and filing and shaping and spinning to make the wood. “You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it. In all things He has the pre-eminence with the Father. “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; (again) if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”(fourth time) Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. That’s what we are going to look at today – the table. The Bible is a book we can trust. Not only is our oneness with Christ clearly taught here, but also our oneness with one another. The table is the place of fellowship. Borders: [P] There were two borders – one on the table, the other on the rim – their purpose was to keep things in place. 4/ But the key idea of the table is that of fellowship [Matthew 8:11“I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;] [P] fellowship, being together and being included with them. Rings and poles: [P] their purpose was to carry the table. Jesus equated bread with His body, His flesh. In Christ, through the sweet influence of the Holy Spirit, God is able to work in us that which is pleasing in His sight. This is of great importance to us. 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. The Table of Shewbread. Truly, we have a meat to eat which the world knows nothing of. Twelve in Number. I believe that this table represents our Jesus Himself said: [John 6:27-35 “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” So they said to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? You turn "fine flour" any way you may, it is still fine flower. Christ as the "Living Bread" is always fresh in the eyes and estimate of God. Jesus alone satisfies and sustains. Being members of Christ, we are members one of another. There are others who would push aside men’s ministries and everything else of a spiritual nature to the background – but again the Holy Spirit protects all that are sanctified by His Spirit. "Made a curse for us" (Gal_3:13). The table of showbread, on which the loaves were presented before YEHOVAH God, was of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold (Exo. David remembered his goodness when he returned to Jerusalem. God has crowned Him, giving Him to be "Head over all." We must keep Jesus in the pre-eminent position, not exalting men, however godly, onto the same level. As low as $30/day. 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. Sermons Live Calendar Bible Studies Blog Inspirational Quotes. If only I did! If the Bible says that what it is, fine – but where does the Bible say that bread is Scripture? “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.] This world is not our home; we should have our eyes fixed on the things above. A man, though he be righteous, has not whereof to glory before God. Flour is the product of earth, and the necessity of man. The firing does not seem to improve them much. 3/ In [Psalm 78:19 They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?] “Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before יְהוָה continually; it is an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel (bread of the covenant – like communion). We must be conscious that we are travellers, pilgrims in this world – our citizenship is in heaven. Prayer is reminding God of His promises, calling Him to fulfil His Word. Hallelujah! Table – fellowship: [Exodus 25:23-30 “You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long and one cubit wide and one and a half cubits high. BREAD: [P] Jesus, the Word become flesh. If there is a hunger for the things of God, it will be the thing that makes the most difference in our relationship and service to God. At the table-in Christ as the Living Bread-we have fellowship with the Father and with His Son. “You shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times] [P] So, what does the concept of table signify? Surely goodness and loving-kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of יְהוָה forever.] “You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before יְהוָה. This pure incense covering the loaves speaks to us of the righteousness of God-or the merit of Christ’s atoning work-imputed to us as we stand by faith upon redemption ground. width: "100%", In Jesus there is provision, feeding on Jesus – He satisfies; is all we need. Some would confuse things and mix the Divine and human elements – accepting man’s word as authoritative as Jesus, but God holds His word above. 28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. The Loaves. No unevenness, no irregularity; everything was methodic, uniform, straightforward, pure. And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway. [David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly.”] – [P]  being at the king’s table was extending friendship, kindness, 2/ Also in the time of David: remember he had to flee in a hurry from his son Absalom; there was a man called Barzillai who provided him and his men with food at this desperate time. The table of shewbread was the center of fellowship for the priests, which is a type of New Testament believers. It kept everything on the table. When you get together with someone for lunch, or for coffee, what do you do? We will become a community of faith, ready to change the world. Yet in the midst of it all He remained the same pure, unchanged, and unchangeable One. 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. See Him in the garden in that awful hour of agony and blood. Sermons > The Table of Shewbread; The Table of Shewbread. The names of the tribes carry the clue to the natures which God is working in His people. This sacred joy is ours. It was made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold. So here are two terms meaning the same thing: “Bread,” and “Flesh.”  But there is one more symbol we must add, in order to understand there meaning. 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. They were also decorative. No longer in the bright glare of the sun in the Outer Court of the Tabernacle of Moses, now we are in the room of gold. ); he trapeza kai he prothesis ton arton (Hebrews 9:2)): For construction, see TABERNACLE; TEMPLE.A rude representation of the table is given on the Arch of Titus in Rome. The bread was ever on the table before the Lord. They may be blessed of God but they are only to help us in our understanding of God’s Word they don’t take the place of it. Thus this table was typical of the person of Christ. As Thou didst bless the loaves by Galilee; Then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall. Now we will pass through the door of the tabernacle and enter the holy place. The greatest, closest, fellowship I’ve ever known was in the closeness of prayer I had in the Elim church with a small group who prayed in the Spirit together. Each has its set purpose and place. When we get absorbed in worldly material things then there is room for division, fellowship is destroyed. I had difficulty getting a picture of the table that showed the borders and rim. "Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart." Bible > Sermons > Exodus 25:23-30. The table was made of wood [P] – the humanity of Jesus [P]. That He may touch my eyes and make me see; Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word. ... Two things were required to this end, viz., the light which shone from the golden candlestick, and the table to lift up, or elevate the bread so that it could be distinctly seen. Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. Jesus’ prime motivation was to do His Father’s will. But for this purpose I came to this hour. And I shall find my peace, my All in all. Fellowship takes place when we meet with the LORD together. Are we always and everywhere alike? 25:23 "Make a table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. On this gold-covered table there sat the Shewbread. Do you get tired of eating every day?! Those who minister in the holy place never need to cry out about their leanness, they walk in the light, and they have a meat to eat that the world knows nothing of. He is what we have in common. Christ is the "Bread of God" (Isa_6:33). The first border kept the bread on the table, the second prevented things falling off the rim. It seems to us that while the table, made of wood and gold, represents Christ in His twofold nature as God and man, the loaves represent His own moral character and also the character of His people in union with Himself. Perhaps you are waiting in the dentist, doctors – you can feed on the rubbish magazines they offer, or on that which gives life and truly sustains. Men can help, given of God for that purpose, but we must keep them separate, keep the distinction clear. Crown Him, crown Him, and your fellowship with Him will be more sweet and abiding. 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.] The LORD of glory desires fellowship with His redeemed ones! Read Exodus 25:23-30; 37:10-16; 40:4, 22. The idea expressed by Paul when he said, “So then faith cometh by hearing, a… "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me" (Psa_51:10). We need to “Internalize” Him – just as Paul tells us about his own experience in Galatians 2:20; “I am crucified WITH CHRIST: nevertheless I LIVE; yet not I, but CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” His life is the life we now live. He was without spot. "Make a table of acacia wood — two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. Covered with gold [P] – His glory! My spirit longs for Thee, Thou Living Word. Jesus, the Word made flesh, is what makes us one. How can there be fellowship? As fine flour He was tested and tried- tempted at every point by God, and men, and devils, but all and everywhere He was the same. Sometimes we hold Jesus off at a distance and revere Him, but we don’t partake of Him. The baking did not change the character of the flour. He is risen. Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-17. – [P] preparing a table is speaking of provision, giving food, sustenance. In having such a table in the tabernacle, the Lord was demonstrating that the people were to regard the tabernacle as His house. Thou art the Bread of Life, O Lord, to me. So these four terms are used interchangeably: “BREAD, FLESH, BODY, WORD.” In John 6 the Jews were alluding to the manna that God provided; in [Deuteronomy 8:3 “He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of יְהוָה.] [John 12:27-28 “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? His earthly life was like fine flour, perfect in its whiteness. Brown.) new Twitch.Embed("twitch-embed", { Stephen Hamilton. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD. Vessels were used in serving the bread and wine – they helped transfer it to the one partaking. The loaves were placed in two rows upon the table, the frankincense, pure, white, and fragrant, was put on the top of the loaves. – this is what takes place when we have fellowship – feeding on God’s word, not Pizza in the back hall. But before we look at these lets look at what was on the table: Bread: If you say “come over to my house”, it’s not your table that gets my attention – I’m more interested in what you’ve got on it! We ought to have a renewal at least once a week. “The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table. The Table Of Shewbread PM. Yes! The gold represents the divine (golden) nature of YEHOVAH God. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. II. "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Mat_3:17). It was located in the tabernacle on the right hand side just across from the candlestick. Praying together brings you together in God. If these are only "grave clothes," they are the grave clothes of our beloved, glorious Redeemer. Artificial baking-powders will not make up for lack of purity of flour. SIMEONmeans hearing. There are men of God, ministers, preachers, teachers etc. You fellowship with those you share at the table with, are joined with them – you can’t be in fellowship with both. Jesus must be our authority – feed on Him. In Ezekiel’s vision in Ezekiel 1, the picture of the Holy Ghost is one with eyes all over, depicting the spirit quality of seeing or discerning. But there are implements, this was a table you ate at. An appeal to be there with God, with Jesus; sharing a meal together – in closeness, friendship, fellowship. Is it God first? 2. 3. But certainly eating was an integral part of their worship both in the early church and in Israel. I took exception to a chorus we sang – that’s me, a prickly character. Only the shewbread and the incense offerings were presented in the holy place; all the other offerings were brought to the brazen altar in the court. – In God’s Word. by Joe Pulgia. Judah may go first and Dan last while on the march in the wilderness, but such distinctions vanish on the table. [1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons]. We depend upon eating that Living Bread. The Table of Shewbread. 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. That was His prime motive. All resting on Him who is able to lift us up and keep us ever fresh and acceptable to God. 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