It had a crown of gold round about and also a golden frame, a handbreadth
wide with a crown.
The four rings of
gold were fastened to the four corners, close to the frame, to hold
the staves/poles in carrying the table.
The two staves/poles
were made of shittim/acasia overlaid with gold.
The plates and dishes
(for incense), the flagons and bowls were also made of pure gold.
The twelve loaves
of bread were set in two rows, six in a row, upon the table of pure
gold (pure means holy).
Pure incense was
put upon each row to go with the bread as a memorial, an offering
made by fire unto the Lord.
Every Sabbath this
bread was to be set in order before the Lord continually (regularly);
this means the old had to be replaced by the new. The bread replaced
was the priests’ provision, a most holy portion out of the
offerings by fire to the Lord by a perpetual statute.
The Table of Showbread
signifies an intense fellowship with Jesus, the Son of God, through
the word and the Holy Communion.
TABLE (TABLET) =
human hearts (Proverbs 3:3; 7:1-3; 2 Corinthians 3:3).
The heart, ours and
that of the Church, must be pure and holy (Leviticus 24:6)
before the Lord.
The purer the heart
is the more shall the word of God – the BREAD of LIFE –
be revealed. On the other hand, the more the Word of God is revealed
the purer the heart is.
Holiness is wrought
only by the Word of God (John 15:3; Psalm 119:9,11)
OVERLAID WITH GOLD
The table overlaid
with Gold denotes holiness and purity wrought by the Holy Spirit
through the Word of God.
JESUS, the BREAD of LIFE, refers to the WORD of GOD (John
JESUS, the LIVING
BREAD, also refers to the HOLY COMMUNION, the Word made flash (John
The twelve loaves
refer to the apostles’ doctrine that must be adhered to (Acts
The twelve loaves,
replaced every Sabbath, signify the preaching of the word of God,
novel and fresh, to spiritually nourish the ministers and the Church
CROWN and THE GOLDEN FRAME WITH A GOLDEN CROWN
The words garland, crown, diadem are roughly synonymous
and stand for HOLINESS and GLORY (Exodus 29:6 ; Leviticus
8:9 ; Jeremiah 13:18 ; 1 Peter 5:4 ; 1 Corinthians 9:25 ; 2 Timothy
The Golden crown
denote a double portion of sanctification and glory as a result
of a steadfast and intense fellowship with Jesus Christ through
the Word of God and the Bride of Christ for her Husband (Revelation
21:2) Also note Proverbs 4:5-4
THE 4 RINGS
OF GOLD AND THE STAVES/POLES OVERLAID WITH GOLD
Refer to the responsibility/duty
and mission to preach the Gospel all over the world, with the power
of the Holy Spirit and Love. e.g. : Matthew 14:13-21
: Jesus Christ said to HIS disciples, “ ……….You
give them something to eat”. (verse 16)