Showbread - The bread of presence
“And you shall set the Showbread on the table before Me always.” —Ex. 25:30
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.” —John 6:35
Geneses 35:22c, Revelation 12:1, 21:14
The interpretation of the Holy Place in the tabernacle is most closely associated with the application of His atonement by caring Christians in the lives of others. (The Word of God, Christ Jesus - the bread of life, passed down from generation to generation) One born again Christian touches one lost soul for the cleansing of sin. This one caring Christian, having been made perfectly holy by blood sacrifice, serves another one of God’s creatures.
Service is done in the flesh world by way of spiritual processes God chose to illustrate in His tabernacle design. Here, we see twelve loaves, the bread (manna) that feeds us (John 6:35, 48) is a reminder of Jesus’ love and His faithfulness for us while supplying all our needs, both physical and spiritual.
Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1–3). The sample of manna that miraculously provided for the Israelites reminds us that the same loving God miraculously provides for us now in whatever He asks us to do.
Evangelism is loving your neighbor as yourself. Or, “second things,” (it) is how God’s love is poured out of me to reclaim what is God’s. Rightly understanding this relationship not only brings order but also adds sustaining power to the campaign. Lighting the menorah lamps and the use of the “showbread” is how I take action from the spiritual realm unto the natural.