In the Most Holy Place there was one piece of furniture the Ark of the Covenant. Jesus referred to Himself as the bread of life and said if we eat this bread we will live forever. In being honored with the personal presence of Christ during His earthly ministry, and in this alone, did the second temple exceed the first in glory. Ex. God Wins: Revelation Series. In the book of Revelation two pieces of the Holy Place furniture are clearly identified - the 7 Candlesticks in Revelation chapters 1-3 and the Altar of Incense in Revelation 8:1-5. Jesus is the One who will supply all of our needs according to the riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). 22When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. The Table of Shewbread I. Both the manna and the showbread pointed to Christ, the living Bread, who is ever in the presence of God for us. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Table of Shewbread for He is the One who sets the table in the wilderness to care for His people (Psalms 23:5). Then the table was to be overlaid with gold, and a golden crown/moulding was placed around the border of the table. That “He” is Jesus for He will dwell with His people forever. 20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? This frankincense was burnt as a memorial before God when the Shewbread loaves were changed each Sabbath. According to verse 11 these seven churches were in seven cities, respectively, one local church in each city. This Scroll has 7 seals on it that only Jesus, the Bread from Heaven, can unseal. 16:1–36). So, because–as covered later in the series–Christ is at the lamp stands in chapter one, at the table of shewbread in chapter five, and at the altar of incense in chapter eight. Leviticus 24:5-9 states that the Shewbread was made of fine flour made into 12 loaves. Gods light forever shines on His people. E-mail: … For clarity’s sake the focus will be on the furniture of the Holy Place and especially that of the Table of Shewbread. Haggai 2:9,7. The table of showbread, also known as the "table of shewbread" (KJV), was an important piece of furniture inside the Holy Place of the tabernacle. As the wood was a product of the earth but not subject to the action of it in a chemical way, thus our Lord had a body … The Shewbread consisted of 12 loaves that were baked each Friday and placed on the Table each Sabbath. ); he trapeza kai he prothesis ton arton ): For construction, see TABERNACLE; TEMPLE. The table was two cubits long, a cubit and a half in width, and a cubit and a half in height. This symbolized that God would feed His servants with His bread, both temporal and spiritual, while they did His service. In the courtyard were two pieces of furniture the Altar of Burnt Offering and the Laver. I have a question. Other examples of His providing care was when He revealed His love for Elijah and the widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:2-16), the miracles of provision to Elisha, the healing of the waters (II Kings 2:19-22); the provision of water for the two kings (II Kings 3:6-24); the multiplying of the oil for the prophet’s widow (II Kings 4:1-7); the healing of the food (II Kings 4:38-41); the feeding of the multitudes (II Kings 4:42-44); and the feeding of the nation of Samaria after the great famine and siege by Benhadad (II Kings 6:24-7:20). 40:9), the Holy Spirit will direct and teach you in your Bible study. "I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. Clearing Up a Few Misconceptions | Michael Kruger. All of these issues, the divisions of the sanctuary, and the furniture of the sanctuary, were all built according to the pattern revealed by God to Moses in the mountain. 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. There were 2.5 million people ( 600 thousand men besides women and children Exodus 12:37) and there was “no food” in the wilderness for that many people. The table of shewbread was referred to as the table of the Presence. The Table of Shewbread as a Part of the Daily: In the Sanctuary service we know that the Sacrifice was to take place morning and evening of every day. The Role of the Table of Shewbread in the Prophecies of Revelation: For an in-depth study of how the Seals from the book/Shewbread fulfill the prophecies of Revelation, I refer you to Revelation chapters 5-7 - http://the1844way.com/revchapfive.html; http://the1844way.com/revchapsix.html; http://the1844way.com/revchapseven.html;  where you will find plenty of material to keep you occupied in deep study. These are Divine thoughts given in revelation, and those thoughts of God always circle round and point to His Son. Thank you. Construction A. Achia wood layered with gold B. The final part of the Daily service was that of the Table of Shewbread. 24And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. Revelation chapters 1-3 discuss the 7 branched Candlestick and the 7 Churches, Revelation chapters 8-11 discusses the Altar of Incense and the 7 Trumpets. When the bread was removed every Sabbath, to be replaced by fresh loaves, the frankincense was burned upon the altar as a memorial before God.” Patriarchs and Prophets page 354. Free for pastors . Brief Idea: The reality of a heavenly sanctuary is obvious in the book of Revelation. He later moves into the Most Holy place in chapter eleven. This Daily Service symbolized the assurance of God’s everlasting care for His people. The Table Of Shewbread Series Contributed by Michael Stover on Sep 5, 2001 based on 59 ratings | 2,509 views. As the source of their life, He gives them their daily bread (like the “manna” in the wilderness; Ex. 27Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table. The Shekinah no longer abode between the cherubim in the most holy place; the ark, the mercy seat, and the tables of testimony were not found there. First, the table of bread emphasizes God’s provision for Israel. And yet this was the building concerning which the Lord had declared by the prophet Haggai: "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former." No cloud of glory was seen to fill the newly erected sanctuary. The idea expressed by Paul when he said, “So then faith cometh by hearing, a… Then Jesus tells us that He continually takes care of our needs to this very day, and then all the way to the end of time, for Jesus will always make sure that we have bread and water, both physically and spiritually, even if we flee to the wilderness like Israel of old. In being honored with the personal presence of Christ during His earthly ministry, and in this alone, did the second temple exceed the first in glory, . 30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway. 1. This an ordinance for ever to Israel.”. In the book of Revelation the Table of Shewbread is also used as one of the three Holy Place furniture symbols in Chapters 1-11. REUBENmeans visions, from the root word to see or discern. Once again this reflects the dual nature of Christ, the God-Man: the incorruptible acacia wood, His sinless humanity; and the pure gold, His deity. 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. The table, made of acacia wood overlaid with gold, was 3 feet long, 1.5 … (Numbers 28:1-8; II Chronicles 13:10-11) We also know that since the priest(s) came into the Holy Place every day this meant that they had to visit the Laver every day since they had to wash their feet every time they entered the Holy Place. I believe that this table represents our In this paper we will review how the table of shewbread expanded in God s Temple system and what the shewbread prefigured and represented. Jesus is the One who cares for His people to the end. Notice the two key numbers 7 and 12. As we discussed in this article, the Lamb of God is the Bread of Life and He gives us the Bread of life through His Word – the Scroll/the Bible. This would indicate that God’s ability to provide food for His children, both physical and spiritual, was an ever present abiding issue for God. Hello, you said, “My kids and I have been going through verse by verse of Revelation with you. (Numbers 29:7-11) The Shewbread was to be a “continual” bread (Numbers 4:7; II Chronicles 2:4) to show that the Bread of Life was available for every man at all times (II Chronicles 13:10-11). If we were to look at Revelation 5 in the same manner, we would see that God has a book and He wants to feed it to His people so that they can also go out and give warning messages to the world. God had fed Israel in the wilderness with bread from heaven, and they were still dependent upon His bounty, both for temporal food and spiritual blessings. It is the belief of this writer to show that the Table of Shewbread is indeed present in the book of Revelation and is tied explicitly to the 7 Seals in Revelation 8-11. As the incense in the tabernacle was unique, so is Christ's righteousness. He Himself said, "I am the living Bread which came down from heaven." Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16. Please share freely, and honestly. This picture shows that each local church is a lampstand, just as Christ is. (John 10:1-10), Jesus is the white curtain of righteousness that surrounded the Temple (Matthew 22:11-14; Revelation 7:9-14), Jesus is the Lamb of God (John 1:36), Jesus is the Priest (Hebrews 7), Jesus died on the Altar of Burnt Offering for us (Hebrews 13:10-13),  Jesus is He Who watches over the candlesticks of the churches, (Revelation 1), Jesus is the One who conducts the intercessory ministry and supplies the incense of His righteousness to come up with the prayers of the Saints (Revelation 8:2-5), Jesus is the Ark of the Covenant – He was the fulfillment of the Ten Commandments as a living testimony of the Laws of God, (Psalms 119; Isaiah 42:21), Jesus was the High Priest symbolized by Aaron’s Rod that budded, (Numbers 17; Zechariah 6:13; Hebrews 2:17, Jesus was the Manna, represented by the bowl of manna in the Ark of the Covenant (John 6:48-51), Jesus had the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him and thus was the Shekinah (Colossian 2:9). Pride and unbelief have blinded their minds to the true meaning of the prophet's words. These symbols are tied to the three groups of sevens laid out in the Revelation – the 7 Churches, the 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Seals. SIMEONmeans hearing. "I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts." It is this writer’s opinion that the Seals are a revealing of the Bread of Life that came down from heaven for us (John 6). Another testimony was in His week of Creation. Not so! Since we know that God is consistent in His symbolism and is not trying to hide things from us then we can ask these kinds of questions of God and His Word. From Revelation 12 on to the end of the book are the seven vials or bowls. This progressive unfolding is God’s “feeding” His people to prepare them to go into the whole world with the Revealing of Jesus. 11But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;” Hebrews 9:1-11, “1Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;  2A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. The "Desire of all nations" had indeed come to His temple, when the Man of Nazareth taught and healed in the sacred courts.”, The Gospel for the Philistines and Goliath. We have some clues in Revelation 7:15-17 where the Revelation of Jesus says that He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among God’s people. 6Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. None the less, the Daily is conducted even during the Day of Atonement. Chapter-21: Table of Shewbread and Altar of Incense. It was overlaid with pure gold, and like the altar of incense was ornamented with a crown of gold around the top (Exodus 25:23-30; 40:22). This Candlestick was the Lamp that burned continuously before the Lord. The table was made out of Shittim wood, a wood that had qualities to last a long time and was “less subject to decay than any other to be obtained at Sinai.” Patriarchs and Prophets page 347. 2For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. You mentioned in chapter 8 that Jesus “the angel” is near the table of shewbread having two crowns, according to Exodus 25:24-25. On the Sabbath day the Levites made twelve loaves unleavened bread. The Shewbread by definition, was interpreted to mean – bread, or food. (Genesis 1:9-31) Jesus is always alert to providing for His people, both in physical and spiritual food, for Jesus testifies that He allowed the events of the Exodus to take place to test His people so that “…He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord, doth man live.” Deuteronomy 8:3. The Table of Shewbread, as with all of the other furniture in the Tabernacle, first and foremost points to Jesus Christ. When the Shewbread was changed, it was to be eaten by the priests (Leviticus 24:9). (Revelation 8:3-4). It's all about Jesus. (Leviticus 24:1-4) The Altar of Incense was to burn incense “perpetually” to indicate the covering merits of Jesus were continuously available to all who believed. In the Holy Place in heaven we have two of these pieces of furniture clearly revealed in the Candlestick/Churches (Revelation 1-3) and we have the Altar of Incense/Trumpets (Revelation 8-11). 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,  25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”. It was an acknowledgment of man's dependence upon God for both temporal and spiritual food, and that it is received only through the mediation of Christ. It is this feeding, Revelation 7:17; John 6, which tells us that this activity is symbolized in the Table of Shewbread. This bread was a testimony of God’s ability to care for the needs of His people at all times and in all ways (II Corinthians 8:15). The Table was made of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold. The Table was to have bread in the presence of God every day of the year, including the Day of Atonement. In the book of Revelation the Table of Shewbread is also used as one of the three Holy Place furniture symbols in Chapters 1-11. It was located in the tabernacle on the right hand side just across from the candlestick. In Revelation 8:3-4, John tells us the prayers of the saints ascend to the altar in heaven before the throne of God. SHEWBREAD, TABLE OF (shulchan (Exodus 25:25-30, etc. The 7 Churches are tied to the 7 branched Candlestick; the 7 Trumpets are tied to the Altar of Incense; and the 7 Seals are tied to the Table of … “My kids and I have been going through verse by verse of Revelation with you. At the end of the week it was removed and eaten by the priests. This is significant because a table with such things was present in all ancient Near Eastern homes. But one should be suspicious of futuristic slants on the book immediately upon considering what impression the futurist interpretation puts upon its adherents. First of all, Jesus is the Temple. Thus they were reflecting events that will occur in the New Testament when the seven church ages unfold over 2000 years. John 6:48-51. The table of shewbread, the bread, it's dishes, it's pans, jars and bowls presents such a mystery. We need to discuss one more matter and that is Exodus 25:29 “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.” These bowls and dishes were part of the Table of Shewbread. As indicated in verse 20, the seven lampstands symbolize seven local churches. All of these events exemplified Christ’s ability to care for His people in emergencies and in daily living. Additionally, the frankincense was a part of the Table of Shewbread. It is clear that Jesus is the manna according to John 6:48-51. God does not make indefinite and obscure what He has plainly stated or taught. It is our job to study all facets of the Temple of God, both physically and spiritually, that we may remember the things that Jesus said to us. On its top were 2 crowns (boarders) one on the outside edge of the … God stated that the glory of this sanctuary would be greater than the Temple that Solomon built. (Numbers 29:7-11). All the contents contained within this site are copyrighted. Since Jesus is all things in the Temple, He is also the fulfillment of the Table of Shewbread. So let’s read about the Table of Shewbread and see what God has to say to us in Exodus 25:23-30: “23Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. The incorruptible shittim wood speaks of His humanity. Then you … (John 2:19; Exodus 25:8; Revelation 21:22). This symbol was displayed in the Daily care of God for His people throughout history: in the wilderness wanderings of the Children of Israel, the care of God in supplying the needs of His people through Bible history, and throughout Church history   until the time of the first coming of Jesus. Courtesy of the Temple Institute. Shewbread, Table Of: (shulchan (Ex 25:25-30, etc. 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. How Jesus is Revealed in the New Testament Sanctuary: In the New Testament we see the earthly sanctuary that was built by Ezra and Nehemiah, and later enhanced by Herod. This table stood on the north side of the holy place. The table of shewbread, or showbread, was placed on the north side of the first apartment of the sanctuary. 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