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Its a known fact and understood that the Old Testament is not necessarily in chronological order. Rabbinic commentators suggest that events in Torah and throughout the Tanach are not always presented in strict chronological order, as similarity of events can sometimes take precedence over time1. Just look at the books ofAnd in this weeks parasha its no different because as we enter into it, we have to remember that a crucial incident has just previously occurredthe incident of the Golden Calf. Now, I submit this information to you for a reason, and not just to make you aware of the chronological time-line, but more importantly as it is key to understanding the deeper meaning behind this weeks parasha, Terumah.


Strongs#8641 it means heave offering; and it means offering, oblation or present. This is the first time this word has been used and its root is Strongs#7311, or rwm

The word means to rise or raise, to lift up, lofty, to be high, exalted, representing either the state of being on a higher plane, or movement in an upward direction. Positively, this word can signify to bring to a position of honor. Its verb connotes the concept of physical growth and of child rearing. On a personal note I would like you to consider the two-letter root 1|Page

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of the resh (or head) and the mem(for waters) pictographically meaning Headwaters,

suggesting that the Terumah, or heave offering was presented as a gift wrapped in a heart of thankfulness back to the Giver of all good gifts, which is symbolic of where The Living Water originates, who is our Messiah of which we read, O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake thee shall be put to shame; those who turn away from thee shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water." (Jer 17:13 RSV) "For the Lamb at the center of the throne will shepherd them, will lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes." (Rev 7:17 CJB)

Headwaters or the source of the water should also hearken us back to the Mountain of God, Mount Sinaiwhere HaShem lead, called, and met with Israel, redeeming His people, became their GOD and entered into a binding covenant with them. With what did He use to bind Himself to them? Was it not Torah? Was it not the 10 Commandments and the Mishpatim? Remember, in Hebrew, what is the name of this second book of Moses that were studying currently? Shemot! And what does Shemot 2|Page

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mean? Literally it means Names, but the root word Shem also refers to a persons work, reputation, fame and Character2. So it only makes sense that we learn who YHWH is through His Commandments & Mishpatimwhich is His Torah! Because His own Word teaches us, For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Mat 12:34 RSV) And God is revealing to us His Heart, His Character and His Motives as He speaks, so doesnt it stand then that if Yeshua who is The Living Torah3, being also the express image of The Father4, instructed us that if we love Himthen we are going to obey His commandments5? So then we are connected to God through His Torah, demonstrated in the flesh through His Son, the Living Torah, The Living Water, through whom we receive Salvation! Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (Isa 12:2-3 KJV) The word here for salvation in the Hebrew is none other than Strongs#3444 which is YESHUA!
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The two-letter root word shin-ayin is pictographically revealing teeth used for devouring or destruction, the ayin is a picture of the eye. Combined these mean destroyer watches. The shepherd carefully watches over the flock and the surrounding area always on the lookout for danger. When a predator comes to attack, the shepherd destroys the enemy9. Israel has been slowly brought into the knowledge and character of GOD; First by way of deliverance from the cruel bondage of Pharaoh, and 3|Page

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into the kadosh, set-apart and holy covenant relationship with Himself. But here is the problem. When a people have been physically, emotionally, psychologically, & spiritually scarred, tortured, vexed and oppressed for several hundred years, a heart can become resistant, reluctant, and dread even, the touch of another person for the fear associated with that same oppression. Nevertheless, what we see in Pharaoh, we see again in Israel, which is almost natural, quite frankly. Have we never seen, read or heard a story or even witnessed within ourselves the effect of being bullied, only later to find out such a nasty character flaw rears its ugly head up in us? In the case of our ancestors, their bondage became far more ingrained and abysmal. If we read from the account of the gold calf incident lets examine Exodus 32:8,

8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
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And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and,

behold, it is a stiffnecked people:


Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. (Exo. 32:8-10 KJV) Stiffnecked is such a descriptive word in the English language, but in order for us to really capture the deeper meaning we must return again to the Hebrew for understanding. Stiffnecked comes from Strongs#7186, 4|Page
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which is qsheh, rooted in Strongs#7185, which is qshh, comprised of a Koof, a Shin and a Heh.


Meaning to be dense, hardened, or hard hearted, we also see frequent use of the word relates to the stubborn (stiff-necked) subjects of the Lord. Like rebellious oxen, calf-worshiping Israel quickly turned aside from the Lords service (Ex.32:9). The spirit of Israel remained (for the most part) stubborn, intractable, and non-responsive to the guiding of their God6. The point I want to desperately bring to your attention is the first time we see this word, qshh used in the book of Shemot is in chapter 7 where we read, 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. (Exo 7:3-4 KJV) Interestinginitially this is the same word used to describe Pharaohs heart condition! Understand that when we read this verse, typically weve been taught that God hardened Pharaohs heart, but in truth more is to be learned here than meets the eye. What I want to pass on to you now is a teaching in Judaism that proves true in Torah and in a heart possessed with the disease of addiction. Is it possible to be addicted to a thought process? Absolutely, ask any recovering addict if a relapse ever happened unknowingly. The mind controls the body, and so as the mind leads, the body bellies up to the table. This is of course is an over-simplification and we should realize when in the throes of addiction there can be powerful 5|Page
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chemical and spiritual forces at work against an imprisoned heart longing to be free. But in the case of Egypts Pharaoh, we initially may have asked, If God will arrange for the confrontation to continue, how can Pharaoh be held responsible for his actions and how can we justify his being punished for what God causes him to do? Although hardening of the heart seems deterministic, events flow naturally from the ambitions and conflicts of a human being, Pharaoh, who is seized with the delusion of self sufficiency. While events unfold under the providence of God, their unfolding is always according to the motives of the human beings through whom Gods will is done without their realizing it Pharaoh conducted himself in conformity with his own motives and his own Godless view of his status. God made it so, but Pharaoh had only to be himself to do Gods will. During the trial of the ten plagues [i]n the beginning of the process, Pharaoh was equally free to be generous or to be stubborn. Every time he chose the option of stubbornness, however, he gave away some of his free will. Each choice made it more likely that he would choose similarly the next time, not to spare himself the embarrassment of admitting that he was wrong and because he now had the self-image of a person who would not yield to Moses pleading7. So as we study we see that Adam, or man is comprised of several traits, and as we learn and submit to Gods Torah He begins to bring those traits into balance with one another. The point of this is that although God created Adam with free-will, we too just like Pharaoh can foolishly bind ourselves, did you hear that? We, like Pharaoh when operating from a mindset of self-sufficiency, or more appropriately should we say, seeking sufficiency apart from including God, willfully choose to sacrifice their freewill. Its also the same voice in us that declares that Gods word is for that guy over there, not meits the same mentality that justifies pointing out the speck in my brothers eye, when I am hemorrhaging from an Oak trunk 6|Page

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protruding out of my eye socket for all to see. Allow me to share some pivotal insights with you on Pharaoh from the Life Recovery Bible. Egypts Pharaoh perfectly exemplified the persecutor-type personality. In Exodus 5:3-9 we watch him as he bulldozed the legitimate boundaries of others to get his way. Then he failed to responded properly when he was honestly confronted about the way he was treating the Israelites. He became upset when Moses sought to set appropriate boundaries. Instead of examining himself, Pharaoh then accused the Israelites of being lazy and demanded even more of them. This kind of person is tough to deal with, but God proves here that people like this are no match for him. Moses warned Pharaoh of the final plaguethe death of the firstborn. It was this plague that finally caused Pharaoh to hit bottom at least temporarily. It took this sever loss to get the attention of his hard heart. Let us learn from Pharaohs mistakes and face our problems while our losses are still recoverable. Continued denial can only lead to terrible suffering.8 Before we move forward allow me just to connect the dots full-circle here. Weve discussed how we actually give up our free will when we elect to push God out of our lives. Isnt it interesting that this is precisely what happened in the Garden when Adam and Chava elected to entertain the same seminal thought? That perhaps they themselves could discern better than the one who created them whether it was wise or not to be partaking from tree of the knowledge of good and evil ? We saw it in the fall in the garden with Adam and Chava, we saw it with Simeon and Levi when they defiled the holy outward symbol, circumcision, of mans covenantal relationship with HaShem to administer vengeance upon a nation, we saw it in Esau who despised his birthright; we saw it in the cruel Egyptian taskmasters that oppressed Israel to up the production of bricks despite them no longer having access to readily available straw, we saw it in Pharaohs ever-hardening heart with each visit from Moshe and Aharon, and now we see it in the Israelites that rebelled 7|Page

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against their HOLY God who had just allowed them to experience the earthquaking sound of hearing His voice declare The 10 covenantal Commandmentstalk about a Monumental Let-Down. The happy ending to this story is where our parasha picks up this week. The Israelites were weighed and found wanting, their treacherous act of betrayal was only one in what would become a long series of adulterous affairs they would join themselves to, only to break their Husbands heart again and again. Stiffnecked, a well-known agricultural term, refers to that obstinate animal, UNWILLING to be lead in its masters yoke; when The Living Torah came to dwell among men one of the very first things He said was 28 "Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Mat 11:28-30 CJB) God understands His people. Were afraid to believe and trust enough to fully commit to relationship, partly because our previous husband was a tyrannical ruler, prone to fits of rage and violence. Just look at the divorce rate across our country, look at the number of domestic abuse cases, look at the number of children left stripped of their identity, broken and left to question their value as a person in orphanages all across the world! Thats why GOD has such a heart for the orphan and the widow when He says

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The religious observance that God the Father considers pure and faultless is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress (Jam 1:27 CJB)

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Exodus 25:1 reads, Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering. (Exo 25:1-2 NKJ) The Word used in Exodus 25:1 for Willing is from Strongs#5068 and is the word naw-dab; comprised of a Nun-Dalet-Bet we learn it means to impel, to volunteer, to present spontaneously. It also means to offer, an offering, Honor; The offering of something with a willing heart as a sign of honor; to offer something from a willing heart. Whats deeper however is the pictographic interpretation of this 3-letter root word. Brad Scott offers several teachings on the Hebrew language, most of which he explains that Hebrew words are built oftentimes like houses; you have an outer wall frame, and then something of critical significance in the middle of the house. This word is a good case-in-point scenario. Lets observe. If we just take a look at the two-letter root word nawb, comprised of the first and the last letter, we have the nun & the bet. Taken together we discover this word means To flourish, fruit, prophecy: The pictograph nun is a picture of a seed, the bet is a picture of a tent or house representing what is inside. Combined these mean seed inside. A fruit hides the seeds inside it. Now, when we examine the Dalet, which is the fourth letter of the Alef-Bet, it is defined to mean to move, hang, enter, the door, open, path, or way. So now, with the pictographic letters defined, we see that to have a willing heart, or to give willingly to HaShem, is to enter, open, or move oneself onto the path 9|Page

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of fruitfulness! Which confirms what we read in the Brit Chadasha, stating


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Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
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But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
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And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
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I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
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For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
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But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. (Rom 6:16-22 NKJ) When we give willingly, GOD can use us, period.

Bronze- The word in Hebrew is n chsheth, Strongs#5178. Its 3e

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oppression. Now add the Chet, which means a fence, outside, half, to divide, to protectgives us a clearer symbolism of the bronze which is that which continually presses us outside the fence of Gods Torah, putting us outside His protectioni.e. sin. So what did YHWHs blueprint prescribe? To construct the Bronze Altar! The place where you brought your sin offerings. And also another well-known furnishing was the Bronze Laver, where the priests had to wash from daily every time they were preparing to approach either the Bronze Altar, or to enter The Tabernacle.

Silver- Typically seen as a currency, silver maintains several


meanings, usually revolving around redemption, as silver was contributed to the Temple treasury, and during Jubilee, oftentimes if a relative had the means, they could pay with silver to redeem their relative that had become indentured to serve someone they themselves were unable to pay back. The word comes from Strongs#3701, or Keceph. Now, its 3-letter root word is Kah-sawf, a Kaf, a Samech and a Fey. Its matching 2-letter root word is Kaf, a Kaf and a Fey, and together they pictographically mean the open palm, or any curved or hollowed out object. Not as close, but still playing a more intimate role than Bronze, we see silver being used in the construction of the silver sockets that the planks were able to safely be redeemed, meaning they were able to be stood up, brought together and used to hold up the walls of the Tabernacle.

But, perhaps its still a bit unclear how to redeem these wooden planks? The word for planks or board in Hebrew is Kresha kuf, resh and a shin. Pictographically the 2-letter root word formed by combining the kuf and the resh spells Kar; and it means to gather the men. The meeting or 11 | P a g e

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bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase. According to Rabbi Munk author of The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet, we read that the letter shin also stands for the Name Shalom, which denotes peace and perfection. So, one interpretation can be understood to mean that YHWH is gathering His men in peace, and perfection. But we also know that the shin, which means again prophecies of Gods plan established before Abraham, that after Israel had been scattered, He would regather His people again, redeem, equip and use us to rebuild the temple of David! Hallelu-YAH! "In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old; (Amo 9:11 NAS)
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Gold-When we first examine these raw materials we need to


consider where they are being placed, and as such sheds light upon the fact that YHWH does recognize boundaries and different spaces to be considered more holy than others. For instance, Gold was found only in the Tabernacle. It was used to overlay both inside and outside of the Ark, the Table of Shewbread, the Altar of Incense, and the Menorah was a hammered work of solid gold. Gold was used to represent the closest and most intimate space one could obtain to HaShem. Interestingly, the Hebrew word for Gold, or Zaw-hawb is spelled with a Zayin, a Heh and a Bet. The 2letter root Hawb, the Heh and the Bet is the root word for Love; the Zayin among other things means to plow, to harvest and to pierce. If God is Love, and Yeshua, The Living Torah that was pierced for our iniquities who is God in flesh, it was Him, the symbolic type and shadow of the Gold that points us back to Mashiach; because Love, was pierced, so that we could draw near to God in The Most Holy Place.

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And every item overlaid or crafted of Gold points to our Redeemer Yeshua Messiah; the Mercy Seat is symbolic of Christ, our propitiation. The Table of Shewbread reveals Christ, The Bread of Life. The Altar of Incense reveals Christ, The Intercessor. The Menorah reveals Christ, The True Light of the World10.
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blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, (Exo 25:4 NAS)

The understanding here is one of the combining of Heaven and Earth. Blue is symbolic of the heavensGodly. Red, or Scarlet is symbolic of Adom, or Adamwho was made from the Earth, or eretz which is red, earthy. When you combine the two you get purple, the color symbolic for being completely GOD, and completely manthe God manYeshua The Messiah!
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"And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them. 9 "According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it. (Exo 25:8-9 NAS)


The Miqdsh, Strongs#4720 means a consecrated thing or place, is rooted in Strongs#6942, or qdsh meaning to be, make, pronounce, or observe as clean; used in some form or another to represent being set apart for the work of God. YHWH says He wanted them to construct a Sanctuary that He could dwell among them. But arent we the Temple of YHWH? 13 | P a g e

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Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1Co 3:16 NAS)

So what does it mean to be holy? Leviticus 10:10 so that you will distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean; Ezekiel 22:26 Her cohanim have done violence ( chamas) to my Torah, profaned my holy things, made no difference between the holy and the common, not distinguished between unclean and clean, hidden their eyes from my shabbats, and profaned me among themselves. To be Holy is to be separated from the ordinary. You were created to be the dwelling place of God, therefore you were created to be set-apart and holy for GOD, therefore you were not created to ordinary but to be Extraordinary! according to everything I show you the design of the tabernacle and the design of its furnishings. This is how you are to make it. dwelling place of the Most High replica of what is in the Heavens! Heb. 9:22-24 And with blood almost all things are purified, according to the Torah, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) Thus it was necessary for the copies of the things in the Heavens to be purified with these, but the Heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. (24) For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands, a copy of the true one, but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;

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We are building on earth what is in heaven! We are placing on earth, what resides in Heaven We should apply ourselves to His will being done on earth as it is in Heaven.
The body of Messiah is referred to as the Temple for YHWH Yeshua was the perfect dwelling place of the Ruach HaKodesh the Temple What better way to dwell among men Than to dwell IN THEM So, the body of Yeshua (YOU) ARE THE SANCTUARY OF THE LIVING GOD

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'Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. 12 'I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.(Lev 26:11-12 NAS)

The word we read there for among is the Hebrew word is Tavek


Strongs#8432, tvek, meaning to sever, a bisection, meaning placed in the centre; within, middle, between, in the center part! YHWH came to dwell not just among.but within!!!
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"And they shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. 11 "And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it. 12 "And you shall cast four gold rings for it, and fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it. 13 "And you shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 "And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them. (Exo 25:10-14 NAS) 15 | P a g e

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The Ark, or in Hebrew, the rn means an ark, or a chest, but it also can mean a coffin. So whats the difference? It depends on what youre putting in it right? Which makes sense, because if we are the Temple of God, and His covenant is to write His Torah upon our heart, then our heart is the Ark! Because where did the two tablets of testimony reside within the Tabernacle? The Ark! If we are going to be His living Tabernacle that He can reside in, then we must make sure that we are not allowing common profane things to defile our Aron. We must as His word says, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Mat 6:33 NAS) And consider this, as His cohanim, 9 But you are a chosen people, the King's cohanim, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1Pe 2:9 CJB) Then if we are His royal priesthood then we too are created to carry His glory upon our shoulders with the poles used to transport the Torah! In the Hebrew, the word for the rod overlaid in gold is Bahd. Strongs#905 it means branch of a tree, bar for carrying. What else do we call the Torah Scroll? The Etz Chaim! The Tree of Life, and the Scroll, if youve ever seen one it comes with handles, these are the branches that allow us to handle the Word of God but His Way because Torah is Holy!
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"And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times. (Exo 25:30 NAS) In Alfred Edersheims book The Temple, its Ministry & Services we read, Ancient symbolism, both Jewish and Christian, regarded the bread of the Presence as an emblem of the Messiah. This view is substantially, though not literally, correct. Jehovah, who dwelt in the Most Holy Place between the Cherubim, was the God manifest and worshipped in the Holy Place. There the mediatorial ministry, in the name of, and representing Israel, laid before Him the bread of the Presence, kindled the seven-lamped candlestick, and burnt incense on the golden altar. The bread laid before Him in the northern or most sacred part of the Holy Place was that of His Presence, and meant that the covenant people owned His Presence as their bread and their life; the candlestick, that He was their Lightgiver and Light; while between the table of showbread and the candlestick burned the incense on the golden altar to show that life and light are joined together, and come to us in fellowship with God and prayer (Edersheim, p.144). In A Dwelling Place for God, Ruth Lascelle observes that bread is nourishing and life sustaining, and since there were twelve loaves of bread representing the twelve tribes of Israel (those who were redeemed) we see the truth taught here of Gods presence continually sustaining His loved children throughout their wilderness journey (Jn.6:48-51). The Kings table always abundantly supplied. 1 Cor. 10:21 The Lords Table denotes all that which Christ has provided for believers by His death. The Table of Shewbread pointed 2 ways: backward to Exodus 16, the manna chapter, and forward to John 6, The Bread of Life chapter. The Lords table points 2 ways: backward to the Lords death and forward to He comes (Lascelle, p.50)
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"Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. (Exo 25:31 NAS) The human spirit is a lamp of ADONAI; it searches one's inmost being. (Pro 20:27 CJB)

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The point I would like to address is that all of us have a menorah in our heart. And we also have the Bread of Life in us, who is Yeshua. God specifically tells us that the sons of Israel are to bring fresh oil for the Menorah every morning to keep the lamp lit. If we are to live in the light of YHWHs countenance May ADONAI make his face shine on you and show you his favor. (Num 6:25 CJB) Then it is our responsibility to bring in the oil, fresh and cold-pressed every day. What that means is there is a cost! What that means is we must submit to His authoritywillingly to let His light search out any false way in us so that we can maintain a Holy Miqdash unto Him so that He can reside within us upon the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the covenant that abides in us! This should hearken us back again to the reason behind this entire Torah parashaGod wants to use US to build a sanctuary for HIM where He can reside with man! "You are to order the people of Isra'el to bring you pure oil of pounded olives for the light, and to keep a lamp burning continually. 21 Aharon and his sons are to put it in the tent of meeting, outside the curtain in front of the testimony, and keep it burning from evening until morning before ADONAI. This is to be a permanent regulation through all the generations of the people of Isra'el. (Exo 27:20-21 CJB) This is the life of service unto YHWH, but seeby serving Him, He takes up residence in you! And you are then able to live in the presence of Adonai all day long and be filled with His Glory! "You are to make the altar of acacia-wood, seven-and-a-half feet long and seven-and-a-half feet wide- the altar is to be square and four-and-a-half feet high. 2 Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece with it; and you are to overlay it with bronze. (Exo 27:1-2 CJB)
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The altar was a touching point between divine and mortal If it went on the altar, it was for YHWH It is metaphorically, the table of YHWH Anything touching the altar was sanctified The fire on the altar was to burn perpetually Only the priests and Levites were allowed past the altar To make it into the courtyard, you have to have the proper heart! Psalms 100:15 Shout for joy to Adonai, all the earth! (2) Serve Adonai with gladness. Enter his presence with joyful songs. (3) Be aware that Adonai is God; it is he who made us; and we are his, his people, the flock in his pasture. (4) Enter his gates with thanksgiving, enter his courtyards with praise; give thanks to him, and bless his name. (5) For Adonai is good, his grace continues forever, and his faithfulness lasts through all generations. There was in Yerushalayim a man named Shim'on. This man was a tzaddik, he was devout, he waited eagerly for God to comfort Isra'el, and the Ruach HaKodesh was upon him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Ruach HaKodesh that he would not die before he had seen the Messiah of ADONAI. 27 Prompted by the Spirit, he went into the Temple courts; and when the parents brought in the child Yeshua to do for him what the Torah required, 28 Shim'on took him in his arms, made a b'rakhah to God, and said, 29 "Now, ADONAI, according to your word, your servant is at peace as you let him go; 30 for I have seen with my own eyes your yeshu'ah, 31 which you prepared in the presence of all peoples32 a light that will bring revelation to the Goyim and glory to your people Isra'el." (Luk 2:25-32 CJB)
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And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed-35 and a sword will pierce even your own soul-- to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed." (Luk 2:33-35 NAS) His Torah will reveal whats in our heart already, wont you allow Him to take your life, place it upon the altar and burn off all your sin and give you beauty for ashes? But in order to do that we have to willingly come..and Serve Him! Walking with Yeshua is a life of service
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"If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. (Joh 12:26 NAS)

and once we joyfully receive that, then He can begin the restorative work of indwelling us with His presence. Therefore, let us with a willing heart, bring Him our Terumah!

Bibliography: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Etz Hayim, p.485. Strongs#8034, Theo. Wordbook of the O.T. #2405, p.934. 1 John 1:1, 14. Col. 1:15; John 14:8-11. John 14:15; 1 John 2:6. Theo. Wordbook O.T. #2085, p.818. Etz Hayim, 3. I will harden Pharaohs heart, p.356. The Life Recovery Bible, New Living Translation, Insights from Pharaohs Life, pp.129-130. 20 | P a g e

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9. Benner, Jeff. Ancient Hebrew Lexicon #1476 L(df1), pp. 281-282. 10. Lascelle, Ruth S., A Dwelling Place for God. Floor Plan of The Tabernacle, p.x.

1.28.2012 W.R. Spires

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