Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE TABERNACLE

Today’s Reading: Exodus 26

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

Here we see the Brazen Altar and Brazen Laver in the outer court of the Tabernacle. This life-sized replica is situated at Timna National Park in Israel.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 26:30

And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to its pattern which you were shown on the mountain.

 

The Tabernacle was the place in which God was present in a special way. We, the believers, are now His special dwelling place on earth. The Apostle Paul quotes the Hebrew Scriptures to drive home this point (2 Corinthians 6:16). God gave an exact design for the Tabernacle with precise measurements, using specific materials. For example, He gave such attention to detail in the instructions for making and hanging the curtains. The veil which separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Tabernacle shows us that we are separated from God. Remember that when Jesus died, the veil was torn from top to bottom so that there is no longer any separation for those that believe in Jesus (read Matthew 27:50-53).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to be diligent to follow Your instructions for building my life. Thank You that I am Your modern-day tabernacle. I need to know Your plans for me, and I thank You for the grace and discipline to read and follow Your instructions most carefully. In Your Name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

From the time our son Ron was six or seven, he was the designated instruction reader in our family when something arrived that needed assembling. Come to think of it, he is the first one to read my daily blogs too before they are posted for you, the reader. I’ve received much practical help from Ron and his wife Ann. I’m embarrased to tell you that I complain while I’m up on the step stool trying to hang a picture right while Norma-Jean is giving the instructions. I’m even more embarrased to confess to you that I have often complained to God about His instructions for the details of my life. Sorry, Lord!! I’ve asked God’s forgiveness in the past and I, no doubt, will do so in the future. Also, Norma-Jean, I’ve asked your forgivness in the past for complaining, and if we move again and I’m able to get up on that step stool, I’ll probably have to ask your forgiveness again. I love you!

Yours for following the instructions,

David

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13 thoughts on “Saturday, August 27, 2016

  1. “Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” John 12:35-36

    “Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:23). The moment you forsake the matter of sanctification or neglect anything else on which God has given you His light, your spiritual life begins to disintegrate within you. Continually bring the truth out into your real life, working it out into every area, or else even the light that you possess will itself prove to be a curse.”
    Living Your Theology, My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers, August 27

    Wisdom From Oswald Chambers:
    “The root of faith is the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest snares is the idea that God is sure to lead us to success.”
    My Utmost for His Highest, March 19

    Jesus, The Light of the World, Gaithers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsxxAYReP4

  2. All those details in building the tabernacle – God has the same concern in building the church too, to be a holy dwelling place for His presence. And each believer is a part of that. May we listen, trust and obey, so God is glorified in us. As we follow Jesus the King, He will make us fishers of men. Thank You Lord God. In Jesus’ name, amen

  3. Yes Jesus is the light of the World, and no darkness can
    cover it … Shine Jesus Shine… Thank you for that Gaither songBeverlee kay….

  4. Thank you for all the postings today, David and fellow saints Quite a revelation. Enjoyed the song too Beverlee.

  5. Lord Jesus, I pray for “Your tabernacle, the Church” to arise…we His church to be “Alive in Him”…thank you Jesus. Amen!

    I’m amazed and thankful for your diligence and tenacity, and determination to continue bringing this daily manna to us, even while in hospital, perhaps in pain too Pastor David!! I also thank you Ron and Ann for your part in this precious word/work!! Bless you Norma-Jean as you stand by and I pray for peace of mind for all your family as you wait for the restoration and recovery of your loved one…husband, father, grand-father, great-grandfather!!! Jesus I pray for a quick recovery for David…Amen and Amen!!!

    • Amen to that prayer for David, Irene. Praying for nutrients vitamins and weight gain to be added to give your body physical energy, dear David. Praying for the Holy Spirit to flood through and fill you with His strength and loving grace. And praying for rest and sleep to restore you. We love you, David!

  6. Praise God that the financial goal and needs for 100HuntlyStreet and YesTVfor the “year-end” have been met: Thank you Lorna and staff for your tenacity and prayers calling on Canadians for support: Praise God “Canadians” have not let you down!!!

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