Another item that was in the tabernacle, sometimes related to the Israelite nation and spoke of Christ, was the table of shewbread. This table was very important and speaks so many times of Christ that when one looks at it, they should be astonished, once again.
We receive very specific instructions on the making of the table in Exodus 25:23-30. Let’s take this section by section.
Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
I will talk more about “shittim” wood later, in the ark of the covenant part so, you will not want to miss that as that nearly blew me away.
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
Now, as we have seen with all the others, Christ’s royalty and moral pureness is shown by pure gold. But, here we have a back-up with a crown of gold being made around the top of the table. You can kind of distinguish that in the above picture used.
And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.
Christ called Himself the “Bread of life”. Bread, for the Israelites, was a word akin to food, survival, life! Without bread/food, you died, simple fact. When Christ said He was the Bread of life He was telling all that not only would He sustain their physical needs but He would also take care of their spiritual lives.
Now, in the Bible it tells us that Christ intercedes for us to the Father. He is always there, holding back the wrath of God on the putrid sins of humans. For me, Christ, the Bread of life, is before God always interceding for our lives behalf’s. That is the true definition of Bread and the table of shewbread which shows us Christ.