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Once God established for himself a place to meet, he next set about making the place inviting. He set up a lovely table with nice china and always fresh bread. He designed a nice lampstand with 7 lamps to make sure the place is inviting. The idea being– if He was going to be there—He needed to make his presence known.
Since the resurrection, God has done the same in our hearts. He provides our needs, and he comforts, guides and encourages us through his presence. As with the tabernacle, God wants us to be assured he will never leave or forsake us. If we allow him to, he will not only live in our hearts, but, he will clearly make his presence known; and as any houseguest, he will be as involved as we allow. It is my desire that he have free run throughout my life. I want him to be free to enter every room and make it his own. I know, as with the tabernacle, when God decorates a room he goes first class all the way!!!
God Bless You
“Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.[d] 24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth[e] wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. 29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings. 30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.
31 “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
37 “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. 39 A talent[f] of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.