“And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the Lord. And thou shalt 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 he shall set it in order before the Lord continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.” Lev 24:5-8 (KJV)
The most remarkable and meaningful understanding regarding The Sanctuary Service is what happens in the Holy Place every Sabbath, the setting of the bread, fresh bread, twelve loaves on the Sabbath day. What connection does this have with us today during the Gospel era? The answer is clear, the activity of what takes place on the Sabbath day. This is one distinction between those who keep the Seventh day Sabbath as opposed to those who keep Sunday.
Many people are mistaken for classifying themselves apart from Israel and calling themselves, “Christian” as if there is a distinction between them. Notice, it is the Christian which is grafted into the tree because Israel rejected Christ as the Messiah, whereas today many of us are grafted to take their place. Does this mean, the fact we accept Christ and consider ourselves, “Christian” we are not also Israel or “Spiritual” Israel? The word, “Jew” means “to be chosen of God”. Is this not a classification which describes you, too? Therefore, wouldn’t you also be called, “Jewish” because God chose you and you accepted the calling? We are grafted into them. They were first, not us.
Then why do you reject the service given to man who just happened to be “chosen”, too?
The shewbread, meaning the “Word of God” was given fresh every Sabbath day. In the Gospel Age, this would represent the “preaching” of “God’s Word” which is given every Sabbath day. Now, the question would obviously be raised, “if fresh Word (bread) is given on the Sabbath day, what are those who think Sunday is the day are receiving?” Did God’s people ever received anything from God other than their ordinary bread, or manna, on the first day of the week? No. In fact, it was on the Seventh day they were told not to look for bread because this would be the time for “congregational” worship, and they did. Then business as usual on the first day of the week with “regular” bread found on the ground.
So, there you have it. You can either choose to receive “fresh” bread, the Word of God on the Sabbath or can continual to feed on the lessor bread which is found on Sunday.
January 3, 2015