The Shewbread Table
Ex. 25:23-30 Heb. 9:2 Heb. 1 John
14:9 2 Cor. 4:6
This Shewbread table is located in the Holy Place in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and held twelve loaves that became hallowed there in the presence God. The table was made of acacia wood and encased in gold and the bread thereon was food for the sons of the High Priest. When the articles in the tabernacle are solid, they speak of the Son of God who created all things. but became a man.. The ones that were fashioned of acacia wood and encased in gold speak of Jesus who is perfect man and perfect God. Always remember that we (the children of God by new birth) are the holy priesthood of the new testament, with Jesus Christ as our High Priest.
The translation of Shewbread in the Hebrew is "Bread of Faces", "Shallah", and "Bread of His Presence". Shallah means "pierced" and this bread was pierced and placed on racks in an earthen oven, and the racks burned a cross on the back of the bread. Then the anointing oil was sprinkled thereon. Can't you see our Bread from heaven with a cross on His striped back going to Golgotha to finish the work of atonement? Do we have a burning desire to see God and to know Him intimately? As we read in John (14:9), when we see Jesus. we see the face of God. James said we are changed into His Image in the Face of Jesus Christ. Jesus introduced Himself as the Bread from Heaven...why He even came down to Bethlehem (which means House of Bread). The shewbred was pierced and anointed with oil...such a precise shadow of our Lord, who is the Bread of Life. We can surely see God! But first, we must have our ear pierced (giving us ears to hear) what the Spirit is saying to the church; forgetting any man teachings about God we may have heard that is not true in Christ. As we study the life of Jesus Christ (especially those in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and then in His earthly walk), He reveals Himself and removes all mystery about the nature of God.
time we read of what Jesus did and WHO He was all through Moses writings, the
prophets and the gospels, we are actually beholding the nature of God. Every
time we listen to what Jesus taught, we are hearing the voice of the Living God.
He is the image of the invisible Father. In Him all the fullness of the Godhead
dwells in bodily form. Jesus is God's form. He always did on earth those things
He saw His Father doing in heaven; He spoke on earth what the Father spoke from
heaven, and when we see this. we are changed into His likeness.
spoke to the prophets in various ways. All their words and thoughts edify our
souls; they are all profitable for reproof and correction. They all speak of and
point to Jesus. Since He came, God speaks to us by His Son." His sheep know
His voice and another they will not follow. Prophets spoke of the way; Christ
is the way. Teachers expound the truth; Jesus is the truth. Apostles
proclaim the life; Jesus is the life. The Lampstand became a LIFE and His
Life is the light of men: All speak the word, but the Son of God is the
Word. The Bread became a man and that man is Jesus. He is the revelation of
God, the sole statement of His invisible glory. When Christ speaks, we are
listening to God unveiled. He never covered the glory that emitted from Him as
Moses did after Sinai, instead He carried some of His disciples UP to a mountain
and allowed them to see Who He was...and Moses and Elijah that appeared with Him
disappeared and they beheld His glory.. You see the Law and Prophets are all in
Jesus Christ. He is all Truth, He is all Word, and the law of the Spirit of life
in Him makes us free from the law of sin and death.
our High Priest prayed before He was offered up, "Father, I desire that
they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they
may behold My glory", how can we be satisfied ignoring the promise in this
prayer? We can be with Him where He is. He specifically prayed that we behold
His glory." Are we seated with Him in the Spirit today, beholding His
Face, resting in the Word? This priestly prayer was not for so called leaders,
but to all who abide in His Word. This is explained in detail in the
Mercy Seat teaching.
The tribe of Dan camped on the north side of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness where the Bread table rested, (along with his two brothers Asher and Naphtali) and Dan's standard (banner) was lifted about these three sons of Israel with an Eagle portrayed thereon. Isaiah said that those who wait upon (serve) the Lord will renew their strength to mount up with wings as eagles.. eagles eat fresh meat and the Bread of Faces is meat indeed. The Spirit is speaking fresh Word to those in the Eagle company. Between the tents of Dan, Asher and Napthali and the Tabernacle itself was camped Meraria, a son of Levi. His name means "bitter" which brings to mind the scripture in Revelation to John Saying, "eat the book and it will be in your mouth the sweetness of honey, and it will be bitter in the belly". As we eat the Word..it is sweet to taste and when it goes into the inner man and begins to drive out our soulish nature.. it is bitter indeed. Yet when we speak it forth again, it is sweet as honey. There is the sweetness of honey in the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Table of Gold was crowned with a double crown, which held the hallowed bread in
place, even in transit. Jesus was crowned with double crowns also, and the one
of thorns is the one He wore to the cross, the gold crown is in heaven. He is
now King of Kings and Lord of Lords.