Exodus 37: 1-16
Imamat 24: 5-9
The Table of Showbread was made of shittim/acasia wood overlaid with pure gold., having the following measurement:
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 6:35)
JESUS, the LIVING BREAD, also refers to the HOLY COMMUNION, the Word made flash (John 6:48-56)
The twelve loaves refer to the apostles’ doctrine that must be adhered to (Acts 2:42)
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 (Leviticus 24:8-9)
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 4:8)
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)