Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Sanctuary Prayer – Part 6 The Table of Shewbread (Bread of the Presence)

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35 NLT)

On the north side of the Holy Place sits the Table of Shewbread.  Depending on your Bible translation it is called the Bread of the Presence.  A special table was made of acacia wood that had gold overlay.  It contained 12 loaves of bread.  I am thinking the bread may be something like pita bread.  Each Sabbath, the old bread was removed and fresh loaves were placed on it.  The bread represented a thank offering to God for His daily blessings.

Jesus says He is the bread of life.  His word is the bread of life.  We need to eat each day to nourish our bodies so we can be healthy.  Jesus provides for all our spiritual needs.  His word strengths us.  You can go about a month without eating as long as you are hydrated.  How long can you go without spiritual food?  Without spiritual nourishment, we will die spiritually.  We need His bread daily so we can grow strong in Him.  Meditating on His word daily causes His word to become part of us.  It grows in us, changing us from the inside out.  We become more Christ-like.  Don’t forget to eat from God’s word today.

Dear Father God and LORD Jesus, we stand before the table of shewbread.  We thank you for providing physical food to nourish us.  LORD we know we need more than physical food.  We need spiritual nourishment.  We thank you for providing us with spiritual nourishment in Your Word.  Help us to meditate on your word each day so that we may grow spiritually.  In Jesus name we pray, amen.

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Sanctuary Prayer – Part 5 Door to the Holy Place

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NLT)

We now come to the entrance of the Holy Place.  Each piece of furniture tells us a little bit about Jesus and His work on our behalf.  As we stand at the door, we praise Him for giving us life.  We thank Him that through Him we are saved.  He is the one and only savior for us.  Many people say there is more than one way to eternal life.  Jesus says He is the ONLY way.

LORD Jesus, we thank you for providing the only way to salvation through your shed blood.  We worship you and adore you.  Jesus, the name above all names.  Jesus, the most precious name ever.  Thank you for opening the door to our salvation.  Amen.