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  for the time present...until the time of reformation." (Until the time that Christ came Exod.25:23-30). Paul, the apostle and wise master builder / architect (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)  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). 
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.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, 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"(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"(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"(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)  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" and "tittle" is important because it is fulfilled (not destroyed) in Christ / The Body of Christ / Church (Matt.5:17-19, Co.1:18).
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" (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.