The Table Of Shewbread: ... Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. Being members of Christ, we are members one of another. It kept everything on the table. He was without spot. His earthly life was like fine flour, perfect in its whiteness. If you are kept waiting, there is something to feed upon. It’s easy for kids – they want to be friends they invite you over to their house to play. His Divinity – He is God! The idea expressed by Paul when he said, “So then faith cometh by hearing, a… Thus this table was typical of the person of Christ. And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. This sacred joy is ours. John loves surfing; I’ve never even tried it. It is not bread that we need to live but God’s Word. You fellowship with those you share at the table with, are joined with them – you can’t be in fellowship with both. “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. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. I believe that this table represents our Do you get tired of eating every day?! 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. We must keep Jesus in the pre-eminent position, not exalting men, however godly, onto the same level. “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? He works in a cable factory; I look down a microscope and count cells. 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. Christ is the "Bread of God" (Isa_6:33). The bas-relief was measured by Professor Boni in 1905, and the height and width of the represented tables were found to be 48 centimeters, or nearly 19 inches. I. “You shall make its dishes and its pans and its jars and its bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold. The ceremonies connected with all the sacrifices were soon over, except in the case of the shewbread, which was a ceaseless offering. Crown Him, crown Him, and your fellowship with Him will be more sweet and abiding. The Table of Shewbread. And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;] – it was something Jesus longed to do. Jesus – always beholding the face of the Father. We may have respect for Jesus – but we need to partake, feed on Him; have Him sustain us in our daily walk. If we want to know someone we might ask them over for a cup of tea. They don't just, "Thou preparest," so the table had to be made. “You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet. I took exception to a chorus we sang – that’s me, a prickly character. Meetings. Fellowship is associated with breaking of bread, communion. John 6:51, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:” It’s recorded in [John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us ….] [Revelation 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.] The Table of Shewbread (Ex 25:23-30) It was also called the Table of the Presence. channel: "iconday" Not only is our oneness with Christ clearly taught here, but also our oneness with one another. Is it God first? It was located in the tabernacle on the right hand side just across from the candlestick. What the NT calls “reclining at table”. new Twitch.Embed("twitch-embed", { “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. But Christ is more, He is the "Bread of Life," bread for man as well as bread for God. When you partake of the word of God it must be covered in prayer – it is not ordinary food – no scripture is of human interpretation, you need to ask the author to reveal to you what it means. 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. 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! [Leviticus 24:5-9 Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. But for this purpose I came to this hour. It was in the sanctuary, it wasn’t eaten. There is ample provision made that we should be so "strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man" (Eph_3:16-20). – [P] preparing a table is speaking of provision, giving food, sustenance. The table was made of wood [P] – the humanity of Jesus [P]. “You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold border around it. It was a portable table, adapted for the Israelites journey through the wilderness. My little sister had this book; it was her favourite. Now it is dangerous to get too specific about their use and about what the individual vessels represent – the Bible doesn’t interpret that for us. Tom Almanza. INCENSE: [P] prayer. But to get a place at that table you first must come to the table of salvation and take of the bread of life. It alone is a sure foundation. Here He is telling us that the “Living Bread” is a type, or symbol, of His flesh – which He did give for the life of the world. 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. “It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from יְהוָה’s  offerings by fire, his portion forever.”] Bread was the staple of the diet – bread is what nourishes, what satisfies, what sustains, what maintains our basic life. 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. We naturally infer from this that the twelve tribes were represented in them. That is why there is fellowship. 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. 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. And in Thy Book revealed, I see Thee, Lord. "Examine me, O Lord, and prove me, try my reins and my heart" (Psa_26:1-2). We depend upon eating that Living Bread. We will become a community of faith, ready to change the world. "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Mat_3:17). Luke 22, Jesus said there’s a table in glory where we will eat and drink at the marriage supper of the Lamb. When we get absorbed in worldly material things then there is room for division, fellowship is destroyed. 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. 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. Our lives will not be of much good to others until we ourselves have passed through the testing fires. But certainly eating was an integral part of their worship both in the early church and in Israel. Although the flour had to be baked into cakes, or loaves, it was "fine flour" still. The human body of Jesus Christ may be seen here. Christ as the "Living Bread" is always fresh in the eyes and estimate of God. Pilate testified to this when he said, "I find no fault in this Man" (Luk_23:4). Does change of circumstances never bring out any pride, impatience, or self-seeking? Flour is the product of earth, and the necessity of man. An appeal to be there with God, with Jesus; sharing a meal together – in closeness, friendship, fellowship. At the table-in Christ as the Living Bread-we have fellowship with the Father and with His Son. 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. I have been in church for a few years now and in that time I have seen a few troubles – where there are people there are problems! As Thou didst bless the loaves by Galilee; Then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall. If only I did! It is always fresh, always has power and feeds me. The table pictures Security... V. 25 tells a border the size of a hand breadth. But there are implements, this was a table you ate at. I recall some strife with some brothers – it just wasn’t getting resolved. It is so still. See Him in the garden in that awful hour of agony and blood. (W. We ought to have a renewal at least once a week. But the bread that Jesus taught His disciples to seek was Himself – the Word made flesh. Are we the same joyful, trusting Christians in adversity as in prosperity? Jesus prime motive is the Father’s glory, to do His will. And what is true of Christ is true also of His redeemed people who are one with Him. Sometimes we hold Jesus off at a distance and revere Him, but we don’t partake of Him. 3. He is risen. 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. The loaves were placed on the golden surface of the table itself, with nothing under the bottom loaf (see The Chumash, Lev. The Loaves. Men can help, given of God for that purpose, but we must keep them separate, keep the distinction clear. 1. 3. If you put man before God, pleasing man before the Father’s will, then communion/fellowship is destroyed! Get a pocket Bible, carry it with you – if you get a spare moment, you can read it. Is Jesus Christ to us what He is to the Father- enough? Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. The Lord Jesus had no sin, yet He suffered for sin. A table has to be made. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” they went back to the disciples in Jerusalem and: began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.] 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. We must be conscious that we are travellers, pilgrims in this world – our citizenship is in heaven. Jesus is who we have in common. Jesus is above all. SIMEONmeans hearing. They were also decorative. In all things He has the pre-eminence with the Father. I had difficulty getting a picture of the table that showed the borders and rim. Vessels were used in serving the bread and wine – they helped transfer it to the one partaking. It is only when we enter into the full enjoyment of Himself as the heavenly bread for our souls and the strength of our lives that we will be able to crown Him Lord of all. The Lord wants to share a meal with us – be with His people, fellowship around the table together. It was made out of wood, so all the carpenters got busy sanding and filing and shaping and spinning to make the wood. Over and over again, Jesus emphasizes this symbol. “This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. Long before she went to school she could reel it off, we thought she could read, she just knew it off by heart: “Come over to my house” [read]. The names of the tribes carry the clue to the natures which God is working in His people. This world is not our home; we should have our eyes fixed on the things above. So the table speaks of fellowship – κοινωνια, having things in common. Ex. We partake of Jesus, He is the bread of Life that we eat. The bread was presented to יְהוָה, after 7 days it was replaced with fresh bread – only then did the priests eat it. God and the priestly worshippers had communion and fellowship at the table. Wondrous grace, Christ satisfies both God and man, meets all the claims of the one, supplies all the needs of the other. Fellowship takes place when we meet with the LORD together. No sifting, pressing, or bruising can alter its character. We are pilgrims travelling through the wilderness of this world but in it we still have fellowship with God, we feed on His Word, on Jesus the Living Word. Would anybody like to suggest what the table represents? Yes! 28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. The Table and the Showbread. All else lacks the foundation of Divine inspiration and are not God-breathed. I was brought up being taught that bread was God’s Word – you feed on God’s Word. The loaves, though pure in themselves, had no fragrance. 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. In all things He has the pre-eminence with us? 2. This is of great importance to us. Everything connected with Him is deeply interesting to those who love Him with all their heart. If the Bible says that what it is, fine – but where does the Bible say that bread is Scripture? Blessed privilege, to feast on that which satisfies the heart of God. Thou art the Bread of Life, O Lord, to me. He is not here. 25:23 "Make a table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. Sermons > The Table of Shewbread; The Table of Shewbread. Well, let’s think this through together. Judah may go first and Dan last while on the march in the wilderness, but such distinctions vanish on the table. This table stood on the north side of the holy place. It would seem from Exo_25:24-25 that the table had two crowns of Gold, one upon the table itself, and one upon the "border thereof." The table of showbread, on which the loaves were presented before YEHOVAH God, was of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold (Exo. About. COMMUNION: [P] Feeding on Jesus, His life. God has crowned Him, giving Him to be "Head over all." The Table is laden with bread. Communion is a time of fellowship, being together with our Lord, the Lord’s supper was a time around the table. This sacred joy is ours. The table pictures Security... V. 25 tells a border the size of a hand breadth. Jesus Christ in the Sermon–Presence or Absence. The Table Of Shewbread The Tour of the Tabernacle Mt. Jesus must be our authority – feed on Him. It was made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold. 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.] What do we have in common? 24 There was incense put on this bread: incense typifies prayer – (remember Zechariah offering incense at the hour of prayer when the angel visited him – the people were outside praying). Rings and poles: [P] their purpose was to carry the table. Alas! In the holy place Christ is crowned by God and by the worshippers. [Psalm 23:5-6 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. After the bread had been before יְהוָה on the table for a week it was eaten by priest – which we are. What do people do at a table? To the Holy place – we are “in Christ” – right in the place that He dwells what do we find? That’s what we are going to look at today – the table. The story of the Gospel may appear old and time-worn to many, but to the awakened and hungry soul it is fresh bread from Heaven. He is what we have in common. But to get a place at that table you first must come to the table of salvation and take of the bread of life. The frankincense is more than human goodness, it is divine worthiness, something that rises unto God with a sweet, soul-pleasing savour. The table is the place of fellowship. However, the food just gives you an opportunity to talk, and visit and commune together. What work do You perform? Breaking of bread – there we meet with Jesus, there He is revealed to us [Luke 24:30-35 When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. It is not enough to know about Jesus by studying the written Word, He must be in us: “Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27. Now we will pass through the door of the tabernacle and enter the holy place. Bread pictures the body of Christ. Made of Fine Flour. Jesus! Man has been elevated as the authority, the church as the authority. There were 12 loaves, 12 tribes – so there Jesus represents all the people before God and there is provision for all. It is through prayer and the Word of God that we are able to share the life of Jesus. Artificial baking-powders will not make up for lack of purity of flour. Fine flour still-glory to His Name! The loaves were placed in two rows upon the table, the frankincense, pure, white, and fragrant, was put on the top of the loaves. 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. John likes motor-bikes, I’ve never ridden one – our scooter doesn’t qualify! Renewed every Sabbath. "Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart." Summary: The Table of Shewbread 1. 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. “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. 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. [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. Truly, we have a meat to eat which the world knows nothing of. May I encourage you just to read it! A line in it said: “You took the fall and thought of me above all else” No! Revolutions will not happen because of mere theology or social justice, rather by the transforming Word that God gave to His children. An elder went with me to meet them, wanted to restore fellowship – instead of looking at blame, look to the fact that we are all brothers saved by the work of Jesus on the cross. 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? Don Fortner The Table of Shewbread Denomination: Baptist. ... 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. [P] – to eat at the king’s table was extending an honour. Bible > Sermons > Exodus 25:23-30. Alas! Amen. REUBENmeans visions, from the root word to see or discern. The Frankincense. What destroys fellowship is when the focus is on man, not on Jesus. A table among men is an emblem of communion and fellowship. Oh, how fierce was the fire through which our loving and devoted Saviour had to pass! “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.” ] Eating of this bread is a matter of life and death! This is the Table of Shewbread. What have we in common? All resting on Him who is able to lift us up and keep us ever fresh and acceptable to God. My spirit longs for Thee, Thou Living Word. We have vessels, these aids that help us serve the food. "In me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing" (Rom_7:18). 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. – 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 called shew-bread (KJV) – bread of the presence (“of the face”), bread that is before the face of יְהוָה – who is that? Teach me to love Thy truth for Thou art love. In having such a table in the tabernacle, the Lord was demonstrating that the people were to regard the tabernacle as His house. 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.] 2. The fourth piece of furniture in the tabernacle was the Table of Bread of the Presence (or Shewbread in the KJV). Rim: [P] They were held on a rim. THE ALTAR OF INCENSE THE ALTAR OF INCENSE, Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy, Preparing to Preach by Memorizing the Scripture. POLES: [P] we are pilgrims. }); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 0009. There are some Christians who are like inferior flour, they don’t bake well. The flour had to be baked before it could be eaten as holy bread. When we no longer give Jesus the pre-eminence, the hallowed and exalted place; e.g. David remembered his goodness when he returned to Jerusalem. The secret of all soul freshness is feeding continually upon Christ the hidden bread. Fresh bread was placed on it everyday. Like the altar of incense and the ark of the mercy-seat it was made of shittim wood, overlaid with gold, telling out again, as with silent tongue, the divinity of the Son of Man. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD. Posted by Bonita Live-stream Page on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Brown.) Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; ….. Surely goodness and loving-kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of יְהוָה forever.] There are men of God, ministers, preachers, teachers etc. Keys to fellowship: [P] The table speaks of fellowship – in it we see some keys to fellowship. Covered with gold [P] – His glory! When you get together with someone for lunch, or for coffee, what do you do? 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. “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.] Here men sit, eat, drink, and converse together: and this shewbread table is an emblem of the saints' communion with Christ, in the present state more especially. "Unto all, and upon all them that believe" (Rom_3:22). On the Sabbath day the Levites made twelve loaves, or cakes, of unleavened bread ( 1 Chronicles 9:32, Leviticus 24:5 ). It must be pure and it is memorial before God. Fellowship is not socializing – it is communing with God in His presence. Bless Thou the Bread of Life to me, to me. "Make a table of acacia wood — two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.