2015 WT Message Three


Crystallization-Study of Exodus (3)

Message Three

The Table of the Bread of the Presence

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Readingthe verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me — John 6:57.

And you shall make a table of acacia wood: two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its width, and one and a half cubits its height. And you shall overlay it with pure gold and make a rim of gold around it — Exo. 25:23~24.

And you shall set the bread of the Presence upon the table before Me always — Exo. 25:30.

Word of Appetizer

What are the differences between the bread of the Presence on the table in the Holy Place and the manna in the wilderness?

Manna typifies Christ as the daily life supply, but the table signifies Christ as our weekly supply.

The daily supply of the manna enables us to live; the weekly supply from the table enables us not only to live, but also to serve the Lord.

Spiritual Burden

“The Lord’s recovery is the recovery of the eating of Jesus for the building up of the church.”

As New Testament priests, we should learn how to display Christ as the bread of the Presence to all of God’s worshippers, helping the believers by showing them how to enter into the Holy Place to experience and enjoy Christ as their life supply.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The table of the bread of the Presence signifies Christ as the food, the nourishing feast, for the believers as God’s priests.

In the sequence of God’s revelation, the table of the bread of the Presence comes after the Ark, implying that the table is connected to the Ark.

The table of the bread of the Presence was set up in the Holy Place within the tabernacle.

The table of the bread of the Presence was made of acacia wood overlaid with gold; the bread on the table in the Holy Place is called the bread of the Presence.

The Experience of Life

When we meet with God upon Christ as the propitiatory cover, enjoying fellowship with God and hearing words from His mouth, the Ark becomes a table where we enjoy a nourishing feast.

As we eat, digest, and assimilate Christ, we are constituted with Him, being made the same as He is in life, nature, and expression for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

Practice and Application

We all need to learn to feed on Christ, to take Him in, and to enjoy Him as our spiritual food.

We must be those believers who are built up together as God’s present dwelling place in an actual and practical way; then within this building there will be the table of the bread of the Presence for our nourishment and enjoyment.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outlines

Key Verses (1)

As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me—John 6:57.

The Eating of Jesus, the Table—A Feast for Priests

I. We all need to learn to feed on Christ, to take Him in, and to enjoy Him as our spiritual food

God’s economy is that we eat Christ and be constituted with Him in order to become His corporate expression.

The Lord’s recovery is the recovery of the eating of Jesus for the building up of the church.

II. The table of the bread of the Presence signifies Christ as the food, the feast.

Key Verses (2)

And you shall make a table of acacia wood: two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its width, and one and a half cubits its height. And you shall overlay it with pure gold and make a rim of gold around it—Exo. 25:23~24.

The Table Was Set Up in the Holy Place within the Tabernacle, Acacia Wood Overlaid with Gold

 III. In the sequence of God’s revelation, the table of the bread of the Presence comes after the Ark, implying that the table is connected to the Ark.

The height of both the Ark and the table is the same—one and a half cubits; this reveals that our enjoyment of Christ must match the standard of God’s testimony.

 IV. The table of the bread of the Presence was set up in the Holy Place within the tabernacle.

 V. The table of the bread of the Presence was made of acacia wood overlaid with gold:

Acacia wood here signifies that Christ’s humanity is the basic element for Him to be our feast.

The table was overlaid with gold signifies the expression of God.

Key Verses (3)

And you shall set the bread of the Presence upon the table before Me always—Exo. 25:30.

Jehovah make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you —Num. 6:25.

The Bread of the Presence, the Bread of Arrangement

VI. The bread on the table in the Holy Place is called the bread of the Presence.

The table was set before God—that is, in God’s presence—not far from the Ark.

The Hebrew word translated “presence” actually means “face”.

The bread of the Presence was also called the bread of arrangement.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 The Lord’s recovery is the recovery of the eating (John 6:51; Matt. 16:18)

(Please present that the Lord’s recovery is the recovery of the eating of Jesus for the building up of the church.)

T2 The experience of eating Christ as spiritual food (Jer. 15:16)

(Please narrate your experience of eating Christ and enjoying Him as spiritual food.)

D2
T1 The type of the table of the bread of the Presence (Exo. 25:23-30; Psa. 23:5; Outline II)

(Please explain the type of the table of the bread of the Presence.)

T2 Experiencing the Ark and the table of the bread of the Presence (John 1:18; 6:57)

(In the view of our experience, what is the relationship between the Ark and the table of the bread of the Presence?)

D3
T1 Our enjoyment of Christ must match the standard of God’s testimony (Exo.25:10, 23)

(The height of both the Ark and the table is the same—one and a half cubits; this reveals that our enjoyment of Christ must match the standard of God’s testimony. How can we apply and experience this in the church life? )

T2 The Ark becomes the table of the bread of the Presence (John 1:14)

(Please try to narrate that the Ark becomes the table of the bread of the Presence in our experience of Christ.)

D4
T1 The table of the bread of the Presence was set up in the Holy Place within the tabernacle (Exo.40:22)

(Please explain the spiritual significance of the table of the bread of the Presence set up in the Holy Place within the tabernacle.)

T2 Enjoying Christ as the table to nourish us (John 6:35)

(In the church life, how can you experience and enjoy Christ as the table to nourish you?)

D5
T1 The significance of the table of the bread of the Presence overlaid with gold (Exo. 25:34)

(What is the significance of the table of the bread of the Presence overlaid with gold?)

T2 Experiencing the significance of being from the altar to the table of the bread of the Presence (Col. 1:20; Titus 3:5; John 6:35)

(With regard to our experience, please explain the spiritual significance of being from the altar to the table of the bread of the Presence through the laver)

D6
T1 The bread of the Presence is also called the face-bread (Exo. 25:30; Num. 6:25)

(The bread of the Presence is also called the face-bread, what is its significance?)

T2 Then experience of displaying Christ as the bread of the Presence (Exo. 25:30)

(How can we display Christ as the bread of the Presence to all of God’s worshippers?)

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