Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Tabernacle, Luke 6 refers to the Court
God creates human in His image and puts him in Eden.
Unfortunately, they fall into sin, so they lose God's image and live in curse until they perish forever.
God is not willing if human He created is cursed and perishes. So, He wants to return the sinner to have His image.
God's effort to return human to His image is called God's upbringing
.There are seven kinds of God's upbringing as follows
- Luke 6:1-5is about the body is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:12-16 is about the soul is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:17-19 is about the spirit is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:6-11is about the deed is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:20-26 is about the mind is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:27-45is about the heart is brought up by God,
- Luke 6:46-49is about life journey is brought up by God.
AD. 1. The body is brought up by God
Our body is brought up to be brought to the grainfields for eating the Word of God. We have to actively do the activity of grainfields, namely ministry. Everything we have in this world will be useless if we do not have activity in the grainfields (eating the Word).
Luke 6:3-56:3. But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
6:4. "how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?"
6:5. And He said to them, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
On Sabbath, the disciples pluck and eat the grain which is not allowed, so they must die. And so does David. He eats the showbread that should not be eaten except by the priests. So, he must have died. God always defends people who are hungry and longing to the Word
David is pursued by Saul up to the city of Nob and he becomes hungry, so he eats the bread from the Table of Showbread.Saul is the illustration of flesh
.David is one who is anointed by God
.One who is anointed by God is always pursued by flesh
so that he becomes hunger, not satisfied, and weak up to falls into sin and spiritually dies.
When David is pursued by Saul (flesh), he runs to the temple of God
It means that we have to run to the temple of God whatever problem we have physically and spiritually
.David gets two things in the temple of God as follows
The showbread and the sword
- The showbread.
I Samuel 21:4-6
21:4. And the priest answered David and said, "There is no common bread on hand; but there is holy bread, if the young men have at least kept themselves from women."
21:5. Then David answered the priest, and said to him, "Truly, women have been kept from us about three days since I came out. And the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in effect common, even though it was sanctified in the vessel this day."
21:6. So the priest gave him holy bread; for there was no bread there but the showbread which had been taken from before the LORD, in order to put hot bread in its place on the day when it was taken away.
24:5. " And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
24:6. "You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.
24:7. "And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
24:8. "Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
24:9. "And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the LORD made by fire, by a perpetual statute."
On the Table of Showbread, twelve loaves are arranged into two rows, six in a row (6 6). It refers to sixty six books in the Bible.
The showbread is always changed with the new one on Sabbath.
It means that the showbread is the revelation of the Word, namely a verse explains another verse in the Bible.
- The sword of Goliath.
I Samuel 21:8-9
21:8. And David said to Ahimelech, "Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste."
21:9. So the priest said, "The sword of Goliaththe Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, there it is, wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it. For there is no other except that one here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
4:12. For the word of Godis living and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
The sword refers to the Word of Godthat is sharper than any two-edged sword and able to cut gigantic flesh which is no longer reasonable.
are true teaching Word or the Word of purification which is able to purify us from influence of gigantic flesh.True teaching Word purifies us especially in two main places
where flesh becomes giant. They are as follows:
If our heart, mind and neck are purified by God, we can worship Him
- Heart and mind.
7:21. "For from within, out of the heartof men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries(1), fornications(2), murders(3),
7:22. thefts (4), covetousness (5), wickedness (6), deceit (7), lewdness(8), an evil eye(9), blasphemy (10), pride (11), foolishness (12).
7:23. "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
There is desire (have not done yet), namely evil and unclean thoughts, in the heart and mind.
The peak is foolishnesswhich means one cannot be advised by anybody because he or she has giant flesh.
Heart and mind are controlled by twelve gigantic evil and unclean desires that we do not get satisfaction, but fall into sin, look for satisfaction in this world up to the peak of sin namely sin of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
If our heart and mind are cleansed from twelve evil and unclean desires, it will be filled by twelve loaves and we will experience satisfaction.
- The neck.
I Samuel 17:51
17:51. Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his headwith it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
23:2. And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite.
The neck refers to gigantic appetite that is immoderate.
It guides to sin of eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse) and marrying-giving in marriage (sexual sins with all its kinds, sexual deviation and wrong marriage).
The neck of Goliath also refers to disobedience that one is unable to submit.
. If the showbread exists (we have sword), incense will exist too.The results are as follows
- Having peace.
Song of Solomon 4:4a
4:4a. Your neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armory....
Built for an armorymeans the war has ended, no more worry but peace only. Everything becomes easy and light. We do not feel anything that flesh feels.
- Having the shield of the sun.
Song of Solomon 4:4b
4:4b. ...On which hang a thousand bucklers, All shieldsof mighty men.
84:12. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
The shield of the sun is the glory of God to change our life from carnal men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
God waits sincerity and honesty in our life. We are honest in everything and we confess everything that we get the sunlight in our life.
There is the light of mercy and good works to give assistance physicallyor the miracle of victory over Goliath.
If the sunlight exists, we are forgivenfrom our sins, lifted up, restored, and used by God in the revival at the last rain.
And if Jesus comes a second time, we are changed to become as glorious as God and lifted up to glorious clouds to enter Paradise/A Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace and the Kingdom of Heaven.
God blesses us.