sermons on the table of shewbread

In the holy place Christ is crowned by God and by the worshippers. The LORD of glory desires fellowship with His redeemed ones! 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. (Mat_11:29). May I encourage you just to read it! It is the mystery of God revealed, the love of God mad known and the power of Go. Pilate testified to this when he said, "I find no fault in this Man" (Luk_23:4). I’ve read many books, men of God have helped me greatly in my understanding, but sometimes I get tired of them – I can’t know that they are true, can’t absolutely depend upon them. (W. new Twitch.Embed("twitch-embed", { Vessels were used in serving the bread and wine – they helped transfer it to the one partaking. The bread is Jesus, the Word of God made flesh – resting on the foundation of the four legs but the vessels had no foundation. Each has its set purpose and place. Leviticus 24:5–7 describes this bread: “You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf. 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. Twelve in Number. The Table Of Shewbread PM. God and the priestly worshippers had communion and fellowship at the table. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. What do we have in common? When Jesus alone is the focus of each one I have never seen division and strife. It was a portable table, adapted for the Israelites journey through the wilderness. 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. Never losing sight of the cross – keeping the cross central. That’s what we are going to look at today – the table. We cannot keep fresh if we live upon the stale bread of old experience. Oh, how fierce was the fire through which our loving and devoted Saviour had to pass! 25:23 "Make a table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. Jesus! I just accepted it, there were even Bible reading notes called “Daily Bread” – but symbolism doesn’t sit comfortably in my rational psyche. "In me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing" (Rom_7:18). 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. A man, though he be righteous, has not whereof to glory before God. The table [P] – the place of fellowship. The Table of Shewbread. His Divinity – He is God! It is called shew-bread (KJV) – bread of the presence (“of the face”), bread that is before the face of יְהוָה – who is that? 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. The only sure authority, the only food, is the Jesus, the Word of God. 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. Revolutions will not happen because of mere theology or social justice, rather by the transforming Word that God gave to His children. The Frankincense. 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. 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.] Scripture: Exodus 25:23-30 Aug 9, 2020. But to get a place at that table you first must come to the table of salvation and take of the bread of life. POLES: [P] we are pilgrims. SIMEONmeans hearing. If we want to know someone we might ask them over for a cup of tea. Bless Thou the Bread of Life to me, to me. “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.] II. Fellowship is associated with breaking of bread, communion. 2. The names of the tribes carry the clue to the natures which God is working in His people. But certainly eating was an integral part of their worship both in the early church and in Israel. He gave instructions to his son, Solomon: [1 Kings 2:7 “But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for they assisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother.] We have vessels, these aids that help us serve the food. Christ is the “Living Word” – made of fine flour – ground fine – made perfect through suffering – nothing coarse or inferior, He is THE Perfect One. "Made a curse for us" (Gal_3:13). They were also decorative. 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.] When you get together with someone for lunch, or for coffee, what do you do? Had to be Baked. One effect is to cleanse, another is to feed – that is the word of God as bread. I read it through each year, besides my daily study of it – they laugh at me at work and say – don’t you know it off by heart by now? SHEWBREAD, TABLE OF (shulchan (Exodus 25:25-30, etc. “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. It was located in the tabernacle on the right hand side just across from the candlestick. “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! Summary: The Table of Shewbread 1. I must admit I am very uneasy with these churches where you wander around in the service and grab yourself a cup of coffee – it’s too laid back and distracting from God. Is Jesus Christ to us what He is to the Father- enough? We ought to have a renewal at least once a week. 1/ Do you remember David? 24:5–9), probably to signify God’s generous provision of food and other necessities for the twelve tribes of Israel. Jesus, the Word made flesh, is what makes us one. All else lacks the foundation of Divine inspiration and are not God-breathed. Rev. It kept everything on the table. God has given us spiritual food that we can carry with us. height: 400, He was without spot. The Table and the Showbread. 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. The fourth piece of furniture in the tabernacle was the Table of Bread of the Presence (or Shewbread in the KJV). That is where the early church met with God [Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.] The table suggests at once the thought of fellowship. What destroys fellowship is when the focus is on man, not on Jesus. Jesus alone satisfies and sustains. There is no fellowship unless you eat. On the Sabbath day the Levites made twelve loaves, or cakes, of unleavened bread ( 1 Chronicles 9:32, Leviticus 24:5 ). We need His life in us, we live by faith in Him. 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. As Thou didst bless the loaves by Galilee; Then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall. But where do you find Jesus? As Thou didst break the bread beside the sea; Beyond the sacred page I seek Thee, Lord. I was brought up being taught that bread was God’s Word – you feed on God’s Word. 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. 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? Fresh bread was placed on it everyday. Crown Him, crown Him, and your fellowship with Him will be more sweet and abiding. The idea expressed by Paul when he said, “So then faith cometh by hearing, a… “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. Are we always and everywhere alike? Fellowship is not socializing – it is communing with God in His presence. 3. “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. If the Bible says that what it is, fine – but where does the Bible say that bread is Scripture? There is ample provision made that we should be so "strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man" (Eph_3:16-20). He is not here. But this table was not just an ordinary table, it had some peculiarities: it had a rim, two borders, rings and poles. – 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. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD. Artificial baking-powders will not make up for lack of purity of flour. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" “Father, glorify Your name.”] What Jesus did was for יְהוָה’s glory. John likes tennis, I hate sport. 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. And in Thy Book revealed, I see Thee, Lord. Our lives will not be of much good to others until we ourselves have passed through the testing fires. Bible > Sermons > Exodus 25:23-30. In all things He has the pre-eminence with us? It is through prayer and the Word of God that we are able to share the life of Jesus. Men can help, given of God for that purpose, but we must keep them separate, keep the distinction clear. This sacred joy is ours. The Table of Shewbread. The Lord Jesus had no sin, yet He suffered for sin. 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. How does our character correspond with the fine flour? The table was made of wood [P] – the humanity of Jesus [P]. 1. Wondrous grace, Christ satisfies both God and man, meets all the claims of the one, supplies all the needs of the other. The bread was presented to יְהוָה, after 7 days it was replaced with fresh bread – only then did the priests eat it. Stephen Hamilton. BREAD: [P] Jesus, the Word become flesh. [P]  There was a handbreadth added onto the table – probably lower than table height – it was extra to the table, it overhung the legs. [1 Timothy 4:13 Give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.] “You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold border around it. Thus this table was typical of the person of Christ. [Matthew 26:20 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.] Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-17. But Christ is more, He is the "Bread of Life," bread for man as well as bread for God. – In God’s Word. Not only is our oneness with Christ clearly taught here, but also our oneness with one another. 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. The loaves, though pure in themselves, had no fragrance. The frankincense is more than human goodness, it is divine worthiness, something that rises unto God with a sweet, soul-pleasing savour. This world is not our home; we should have our eyes fixed on the things above. May He make us partakers of such a nature. Christ is the "Bread of God" (Isa_6:33). Sunday Morning Worship 11am Evening Worship 6pm Deacons Meeting - Bi-monthly Second Tuesday The first border kept the bread on the table, the second prevented things falling off the rim. III. This sacred joy is ours. It is not the table that feeds but the bread that is on it [P]. And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway. Now we actually are going to enter in to the tabernacle [P]. It is a picture of wonderful closeness with God. You fellowship with those you share at the table with, are joined with them – you can’t be in fellowship with both. Communion is a time of fellowship, being together with our Lord, the Lord’s supper was a time around the table. But the bread that Jesus taught His disciples to seek was Himself – the Word made flesh. 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. You turn "fine flour" any way you may, it is still fine flower. Did He die for me? 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! “You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before יְהוָה. He finds infinite satisfaction in Him as man’s Redeemer and Representative. [John 12:27-28 “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? REUBENmeans visions, from the root word to see or discern. It was made out of wood, so all the carpenters got busy sanding and filing and shaping and spinning to make the wood. 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. My spirit longs for Thee, Thou Living Word. We use the term fellowship when we have a social time but fellowship is more than having an interest in common, being friends or doing things together. putting Mary alongside Him as co-redemptrix - then division soon enters and fellowship is destroyed. The secret of all soul freshness is feeding continually upon Christ the hidden bread. Christ is the "Bread of God" (Isa_6:33). “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? 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." It may also be considered as typical of communion with Him. The gold represents the divine (golden) nature of YEHOVAH God. When we are preoccupied with material things (arguing over what colour to paint the church), the things of this world; then our attention is diverted from Jesus, the Living Bread, and fellowship soon dissipates. The table of showbread, on which the loaves were presented before YEHOVAH God, was of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold (Exo. “You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet. “You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before יְהוָה. Would anybody like to suggest what the table represents? [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. "Unto all, and upon all them that believe" (Rom_3:22). It is always fresh, always has power and feeds me. The flour had to be baked before it could be eaten as holy bread. Sometimes we hold Jesus off at a distance and revere Him, but we don’t partake of Him. 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. At the table-in Christ as the Living Bread-we have fellowship with the Father and with His Son. So the table speaks of fellowship – κοινωνια, having things in common. 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. That He may touch my eyes and make me see; Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word. 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. But the Scripture can do more than one thing. 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). The Table of Shewbread. But there are implements, this was a table you ate at. Jesus equated bread with His body, His flesh. by Joe Pulgia. Yet in the midst of it all He remained the same pure, unchanged, and unchangeable One. 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. What have we in common? The table pictures Security... V. 25 tells a border the size of a hand breadth. 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]. Flour is the product of earth, and the necessity of man. Almost universally those difficulties arose because the attention was on man, our attention was no longer on Jesus. 3. "Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart." 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