When we get absorbed in worldly material things then there is room for division, fellowship is destroyed. 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.] This is the Table of Shewbread. I was brought up being taught that bread was God’s Word – you feed on God’s Word. Do you get tired of eating every day?! Jesus’ prime motivation was to do His Father’s will. "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Mat_3:17). 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. If you put man before God, pleasing man before the Father’s will, then communion/fellowship is destroyed! [Matthew 26:20 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.] – In God’s Word. Christ is the “Living Word” – made of fine flour – ground fine – made perfect through suffering – nothing coarse or inferior, He is THE Perfect One. Please turn to Leviticus 24:5 – “And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake. 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. If the Bible says that what it is, fine – but where does the Bible say that bread is Scripture? There is a great need today to come back to the Word of God alone. 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. REUBENmeans visions, from the root word to see or discern. The loaves were placed in two rows upon the table, the frankincense, pure, white, and fragrant, was put on the top of the loaves. Don Fortner The Table of Shewbread 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 says it again: [John 6:48-58 “I am the bread of life. Amazing! 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. Judah may go first and Dan last while on the march in the wilderness, but such distinctions vanish on the table. What destroys fellowship is when the focus is on man, not on Jesus. 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. The Loaves. The table is the place of fellowship. Well, you eat of course! It is not bread that we need to live but God’s Word. We naturally infer from this that the twelve tribes were represented in them. “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. But the Scripture can do more than one thing. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. Sunday Morning Worship 11am Evening Worship 6pm Deacons Meeting - Bi-monthly Second Tuesday Now we actually are going to enter in to the tabernacle [P]. There is ample provision made that we should be so "strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man" (Eph_3:16-20). The table of showbread, on which the loaves were presented before YEHOVAH God, was of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold (Exo. This world is not our home; we should have our eyes fixed on the things above. “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. It is called shew-bread (KJV) – bread of the presence (“of the face”), bread that is before the face of יְהוָה – who is that? new Twitch.Embed("twitch-embed", { And I shall find my peace, my All in all. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-17. The Lord wants to share a meal with us – be with His people, fellowship around the table together. Prayer is reminding God of His promises, calling Him to fulfil His Word. 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. In the holy place Christ is crowned by God and by the worshippers. Vessels: [P] On the table there were vessels – they  held liquid and were used for pouring out drink offerings: wine – there was bread and wine – foreshadowing the table in which we share of the bread and wine – that is where we have fellowship with the LORD, feed on Him, draw on His life. INCENSE: [P] prayer. The frankincense is more than human goodness, it is divine worthiness, something that rises unto God with a sweet, soul-pleasing savour. We feed upon Him- the Living Bread sustains our life. [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.] 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. 2/ Identification with His death means we share in His glory [Romans 8:17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.] “ this is My beloved Son, in My flesh, dwelleth no good thing '' ( )..., etc Lord Jesus had no fragrance 6:48, “ can God prepare a table shewbread... Made of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, that the people to! 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