​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VIII. The Table of Shewbread
                
             The Table of Shewbread was a table that was two cubits long, a cubit wide and one and one half
             cubits high. (a cubit is approx. 1.824 ft.) It was made of shittim wood and overlaid with gold. It had a
             crown around the top of the table. The table also had staves in order for it to travel. On this table
             there were two rows of bread, which were set in order and eaten by the priests in the Holy Place
             every Sabbath 
(Exod.25:23-30).























             A. The table signifies communion / fellowship
                     
                    During  the time of the Law, the table of Shewbread "was a figure
[60] 
                            
for the time present...until the time of reformation."
[61] (Until the time
                    that Christ came
Exod.25:23-30). Paul, the apostle and wise
                    master builder / architect
[80] (1Cor.3:10-11, Gal.1:11-12) interprets the
                    Table of Shewbread as the "Lord's table"
(1Cor.10:10-21). The comm-
                    union (fellowship, communication)
[81] of the body of Christ (1 Cor 10:16).

                    These  are reasons why   

                     1. Note what "the table" signifies throughout scripture
                      
                       
a. Mephibosheth sat at "the king's table"
                              
                             When David became king, he invited Mephibosheth (who was of the house of Saul) to
                             continually eat at "the king's table"
(2Sam.9:13) because of the a Covenant David had made
                             with Johnathan, (Mephiboseth's father).
Eph.2:7 says God has shown His "grace in His
                             kindness towards us (who don't deserve any grace or kindness) through Christ Jesus," (The
                             New Testament / Covenant)  Jesus has invited us to sit at His table (Communion table). 
[81]

                     
   b. David (Comfort, encouragement, peace)
                              
                             David said, "Thou (God) preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
                             enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over"
(Psa.23:5-6). The table is

                             a place of being at rest even though the enemy is present. It is not being intimidated by

                             the enemy because of God's sovereign power and authority.
 
                    
    c. Family strength around a table
                              
                            "Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants
                             round about thy table. The table teaches the thought of fellowship, being with

                             family (genealogy), strength, comfort, communication around the table (Psa.128:3).  

                   
     d. Life rather than destruction around a table      
                              
                             Mephibosheth "did eat continually at the king's table." David could have destroyed
                             Mephibosheth because he was born into Saul's rebellious house 
(1Sam.13-2, 1Sam.9). 

                  
 2. Jezebel's table (a counterfeit fellowship and communion)
                            
                        Elijah said, "gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four
                        hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table 
                        
(1Kings.18:19). The prophets were coerced / controlled by Jezebel. This parallel's "the devil's
                        table.
[83]Ahab, the House of Israel was under her power and provision. She owned them 24/7
                        by seducing
them. (Review: Delilah and Samson. Phase 2 / Related  Subjects)


             
B. The bread carries the thought of life 
                     
                    Jesus "took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
                    this is my body"
(Matt 26:26-27). "...Except ye eat the flesh (the bread) of the Son of man, and drink
                    his blood, ye have no life in you"
(John 6:53).
 
























            
      1. Bread / life / Provision
                         
                  
     a. The bread was for the life of Adam

                             Adam was told that he was to work to get bread / life
                           
 (Gen.3:19). "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till
                             thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for
                             dust thou art, and unto dust shalt  thou return."

               
         b. Hagar took bread as a life sustaining provision
                               
                             Abraham "rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and
                             a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her
                             shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed,
                             and wandered in the  wilderness of Beer-sheba"
                         
   (Gen.21:14-15).

              
         c. The manna (i.e. bread from heaven)  
                              
                             The Jews said, "Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread
                             from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you
                             not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven"
                             
(John.6:31-33, Psa.78:24). This bread sustained the children of Israel (John.6:31-33, Psa.78:24).

                    
    d. Bread (a sustainer of life)
                                
                             The seven years "of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was
                             in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread 
(Gen.41:54-55). 

                2. Jesus compared Himself with the "manna" and "bread"

                    
                        He called Himself the "true bread from heaven"
(John.6:31-35), that gives life. Jesus took bread,
                        broke it and said, this is my body 
(Matt.26:26, 1Cor.10:16). Jesus said, "Man shall not live

                        by bread alone (Matt.4:4).























         C. Why twelve loaves on the Table of Shewbread?
                     
                    Moses was to "take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one
                    cake. And...set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the Lord...put pure
                    frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by
                    fire unto the Lord"
(Lev.24:5-8).























         
     
    1. Loaves of shewbread
                          
                         These loaves point to the New Testament Church, the Body of Christ 
(Gal.3:24, Heb.9:1-28;
                         10:1)
 all being one bread (1Cor.10:16-17). "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the
                         communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the
                         body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of
                         that one bread."

                    2. Significance of "twelve loaves"           
                         
                        Twelve(12)loaves of bread on the Table representing the twelve tribes of Israel 
(Gen.49:1-28,
                          Num.2:1-34),
 i.e. Church in the Wilderness (Acts.7:38, 1Cor.10:11). This points to the reality
                        (completion, fulfillment) of the New Testament Church, which is the body (bread) of Christ 
                        
(Col.1:18). Jesus said, "take eat, this (bread) is my body" (Matt.26:26, Col.1:18), the reality of the
                        "church in the wilderness"
(Acts.7:38, 1Cor.10:1-11).
























         D. Eaten every seventh day

                    Aaron (the high priest) was to "put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread
                    for a memorial,
[83] even an offering made by fire unto the Lord. Every sabbath (7th. day / once a
                    week) he shall set it in order before the Lord continually, being taken from the children of Israel by
                    an everlasting covenant"
[84] (Lev.24:7-9).

                 
  1. The 1st Century Church
                          
                        Once a week, "upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break
                        bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech
                        until midnight" 
(Acts.20:7-8, 1Cor.10:16-33; 11:20-34).

               
        a. Why the "first day of the week?"   
                                
                             The reason they meet on the "first day of the week" is because Jesus had resurrected
                        
fulfilling the "
sheaf of the firstfruits" [85] (Lev.23:9-11) "on the morrow after the Sabbath"     
                               (1Cor.15:23).























                        The early Church celebrated the bodily
"resurrection of Jesus"
(Acts.4:2; 4:33; 17:18-32;
                               23:6-8; 24:15-21, 1Cor.15:52). 
Some still insisted on keep the Sabbath and fail to understand
                             that the Sabbath points to the rest we have in Christ's resurrection life 
(Heb.3:7-19; 4:1-11,
                               Rom.6:1-4, Gal.2:20).


                  
     b. Corporate gathering was once a week with Communion
                           
                           "Upon the first day of the week"
(1Cor.16:1-2, Acts.20-7-8,) "when you come together"      
                           
   (1Cor.14:26) they were to eat and tarry one for another as they gathered around 
                            Communion (the Lord's table)
(1Cor.11:33).

                     
  c. There was a "breaking of bread from house to house"
                              
                            Some think this was communion because they were "breaking bread," however the blueprint
                            says once a week, (Every 7th day). Another thought is that communion is to include the entire
                            congregation 
(1Cor.11:33).

     
     
E. Only eaten by the priests
                     
                    And "it shall be Aaron's and his sons...shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him
                    of the offerings of the Lord made by fire by a perpetual statute"
[84] (Lev.24:9-10).

               
    1. Today we are the reality of the Levitical priesthood
                     
                         You (that are in Christ 
2Cor.5:17-21) are "lively stones" and you are to be "built up a spiritual
                         house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ"
                      
  (1Peter.2:5, Rev.1:6; 5:10).

              
     2. Aaron (the high priest) ate the shewbread bread with them  
                              
                         The apostle said, "I have received of the Lord
(Gal.1:11-12) that which also I delivered unto you,
                         That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he (Jesus     
                         
Matt.26:26) had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken
                         for you: this do in remembrance of me"
(1Cor.11:23-25). 

                  
 3. The Shewbread was also called the "memorial bread." 
                              
                         Moses was to "put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a
                         memorial, (a reminder)
[84] even an offering made by fire unto the Lord" (Lev.24:7-8). Jesus
                         took the bread and said, "Take eat: this is my body...do this in remembrance of me"
(Lev.24:7,
​                           1Cor.10:25, Matt.26:26-29).


         F. The Table of Shewbread and the Redemptive Week

                   
                  The Shewbread / memorial bread
 (Lev.24:7, 1Cor.11:25), "shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and
                  they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the Lord, made
                  by fire by a perpetual statut."
(Lev.24:8-9).

                 
1. Table of Shewbread / 5th and 6th day
                           
                      The  blueprint  reveals the Table of Shewbread (and the truths that are contained in it) reach
                      from the 1st Century Church (the 5th day) to the last day Church, (the 6th day 
Review Phase3for 
                      explanation of this chart).       
 
                     
a. The Outer Court area is a total of 1500 cubits which parallel's the 3rd and 4th day.
                    b. The Holy Placearea is a total of 2000 cubits which parallel's the 5th and 6th day.
                    c. The Most Holy Place area is 1000 cubits which parallel's the 7th day.


                      Note: Every "jot"[65] and "tittle"[66] is important because it is fulfilled (not destroyed)
                      in Christ / The Body of Christ / Church 
(Matt.5:17-19, Co.1:18).
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             G. The Table of Shewbread and Church History           
                     
                     The restoration of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (1906 - 2016 AD / coming into the
Holy Place -
                     Review: 
Candlestick, Page 6) has given place to the illumination concerning the "deep things"[85]
                     
(1Cor.1-14, v.10) of Communion (The Table of Shewbread). This is precisely what the  blueprint 
                     foreshadowed. In order for Aaron
(Heb.3:1) and his sons (2Peter.2:5) to "behave" (1Tim.3:15)
                       
themselves around the table of shewbread in the Holy Place, it required the anointing oil / Holy
                     Spirit to produce light in order for them to see / understand 
(Eph.1:18, 1Cor.2:1-14 / John.16:12-
                       15).

 
                     This has been happening for the last 100+ years?
                          
                     Some may wonder why God is taking so long to restore the Church. Some even say as the
                     "scoffers" did in the 1st Century, "all things continue as they were..."
(2Peter.3:3-4). They say
                     nothing has changed. Peter's inspired answer by the Holy Spirit was "be not ignorant of this one
                     thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day"
                     
(2Peter.3:8-9). This would make 100 years of our time to be approximately 2-3 hours (?) in God's
                     
Redemptive clock. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise." He is right on schedule! Don't
                     be "willingly...ignorant"
(2Peter.3:5).

                 
   1. The Pentecostal / Charismatic movement(1906-80's??? AD)
                          
                          After the restoration of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, (i.e. going through the door of the
Holy
                          
Place to the Candlestick / Mt. Sinai) came the Charismatic visitation. This was the pouring out
                          of God's Spirit across denominational lines. It became the Communion of the Body of Christ.
                          (Note: "For we being many are one bread, i.e. the 12 loaves of Shewbread.) From this visitation
                          came many fellowships, Christian Centers and net working of like minded Fellowships
                      
rather than denominations.

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