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Daily Bread welcomes you back and
invites you to join us today as we find out what the Lord told Moses when he
went up into Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. Keep in mind as you
sojourn through the Bible that there are times when it may not be as
exciting or entertaining as others. Just remember that the information
given has hidden secrets for us.
before we begin our spiritual journey into today's study we first have a Daily Bread Stick
that is rather interesting to note. God has some favorite numbers and one
of them is 40. These are some of the times the Lord used the number 40.
40 days and 40 nights of the
The days of embalming were
completed in 40 days.
Moses was in the mount for 40
days and 40 nights.
When Israel arrived at the
Promised land after being in the wilderness for 40 years,
they spied out the
land for 40 days.
There were 40 years of peace in
the days of Gideon.
Goliath provoked the army of
Israel for 40 days.
King David reigned for 40 years.
The angel of the Lord fed Elijah
and it strengthened him for 40 days and 40 nights.
laid on his right side
to bear the iniquity of Israel for 40 days.
God gave Nineveh 40 days to
change their evil ways.
Jesus fasted and was tempted for
40 days and 40 nights by satan.
Jesus was seen for 40 days after
His resurrection by His disciples.
Pretty COOL huh?
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Notice that in most of these examples, forty days
is the time that God chose for periods of cleansing or testing of one's
faith of one kind or another. If you want to establish a new good habit or
break an old one, let the number 40 days "stick" in your mind.
Now we rejoin Moses as God talks with
him on Mount Sinai. The Lord said to Moses, Tell the children of Israel to
bring me an offering and to give it willingly from their hearts.
These are the things that you will take from them; gold, and silver, and
brass, blue (blue cloth) and purple (in ancient times cloth was made purple
with dye from snails or clams), scarlet (a kind of rich cloth) and fine
linen, and goats' hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers skins and
shittim wood, oil for the light (candlestick), spices for anointing oil, and
for sweet incense (fragrance), onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod
(a linen apron worn in ancient Hebrew rites), and in the breastplate (a
vestment worn in ancient times by a Jewish high priest and set with 12 gems
bearing the names of the tribes of Israel).
Let the children of Israel make me a
sanctuary so I can stay among them. You will make a tabernacle (tent type
of sanctuary, a temporary shelter) and furnishings for it with designs that
I will show you. They will make an Ark of shittim wood. (The ark was the
sacred chest that God's things were put into for safety and protection. You
could think of it as God's treasure chest.) It will be plated with pure
gold, inside and out and it will have a crown of gold all the way around it.
You will make four rings for it for each corner, two on one side and two on
the other and you will make two poles of shittim wood and plate them with
gold. You will put the poles into the rings by the sides of the ark so the
ark may be carried with them when they travel. The poles will remain in the
rings of the ark, they will not be taken from it. And you will put the
testimony that I will give you into the ark.
You will make a mercy seat of pure
gold. (The mercy seat is God's throne on top of the ark.) And you will
make two cherubim (type of angel) of beaten gold, one on each end of
the mercy seat with their wings stretched toward heaven, covering the mercy
seat with their wings and their faces will look one to the other, toward the
mercy seat. The mercy seat will be the top of the ark and inside the ark
you will put the testimony that I will give you. That's where I'll meet
with you and talk with you from above the mercy seat between the two cherubim that are on top of the ark of the testimony of all the
commandments I will give you for the children of Israel.
You will also make a table of shittim
wood and plate it with pure gold with a crown all around it. You will make
it with four rings of gold and two poles so it can be carried with them.
And you will make dishes and spoon and bowls and covers all of pure gold.
There will always be shewbread (unleavened, sacred bread) set on the table
in front of me.
You will make a candlestick and it's
stem, branches, bowls, knops (ornamental knobs) and flowers will all be made
of pure beaten gold. (There is a detailed description of the candlestick in
Exodus 25:31-38. The light mentioned in
Exodus 25:6 is this candlestick.
They didn't use candle wax, but if you turn to
Exodus 27:20, you'll find
that they used pure olive oil.)
You will use a talent (about 100 lbs.)
of gold to make all these things and make sure you follow the pattern that
was shown to you in the mount.
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This is a picture of a model of the
tabernacle, so you can have an idea of what it looked like. It was God's
sanctuary, built to His design and fully portable to take it wherever the
Lord led the children of Israel through the wilderness on their way to the
Chapter 26 and
Chapter 27 tell all about what
the other offerings were used for in the making of God's tabernacle if you
would like to study them. It is very detailed with the ancient measurements
and there are many ancient terms used as well, so you may want to have a
dictionary handy when you study it. Do keep in mind these ordinances were
given to the Israelites in the OLD Covenant. We now have Jesus as God's
sacrifice for us and what He wants from us now is to sacrifice our time and
to LOVE him and ALL others. A way to sacrifice your time for Him is to study
His Word, Prayer, sharing the TRUTH of Jesus with others and anything that
is not selfish and/or worldly.