Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Table and the Bread

Exodus 25:23-25 & 30
"Then make a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.* Overlay it with pure gold and run a gold molding around the edge. Decorate it with a 3-inch border all around, and run a gold molding along the border."

"Place the Bread of the Presence on the table to remain before me at all times."

*Hebrew 2 cubits long, 1 cubit wide, and 1.5 cubits high.

This graphic was borrowed from

The table is made of both wood and gold which again reminds us of both Christ's deity and humanity. "He became fully Man to be made Living Bread for us, but He retained His deity that He might be our Eternal Life." *

Colossians 3:3-4
For you tied to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

1 cubit wide = unity
2 cubits long = fellowship, union with Christ
1 1/2 cubits high =  3 half-cubits = the Trinity
As Christians, we have fellowship with our High Priest at the communion table.

There is a border all around the table which is topped with a crown. This reminds us that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Revelation 19:16

Strong's Concordance translates the Hebrew word border as "something enclosing, a stronghold". This stronghold encloses the 12 loaves (12 Tribes) showing that he protects his people. The crown shows that he has the authority and power to protect us. 

Isaiah 49:15-16
"Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?
Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?
But even if that were possible,
I would not forget you!
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands."

According to Leviticus 24:5-9 the bread was made of fine flour baked into cakes. The fine flour suggest complete perfection seen in Jesus Christ. No one eats just flour so it was baked. We cannot be saved by Jesus' life. Salvation comes from his death. Jesus indeed is our true bread from heaven.

"Cakes (Lev. 24:5), translated from the Hebrew word challah (#2471 in Strong's Concordance), is 'a cake (as usually punctured).' Young's Concordance defines it as 'a perforated cake.' The body of Christ was punctured fivefold on the cross."*

Thank you, Jesus for all these reminders of the sacrifice you made for me! I'm so glad that you are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! You have absolute power and authority to protect and keep me. And you will never forget me! In Jesus' name, amen.

All Have Sinned
Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23
All Have Sinned

All Have Sinned
Isaiah 53:6
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6
All Have Sinned

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