The Old Testament Tabernacle (constructed to “house”
The Presence of God) was a tent of skins and cloth--that
we could compare to our humanity). However, it was
furnished with exquisite items of gold (the likeness of
God’s Presence—His Treasure within our earthly bodies!)
There was a Gold Table holding bread in golden vessels
(reminding us of Jesus--The Precious Bread of Life of
whom we may partake and be sustained! A Lamp stand
of gold represented God’s Guiding Light—available to
illuminate our entire life’s pathway!
An Altar of Gold from which wafted up incense—stood
as an opportunity to commune with God through prayer!
Then behind a Veil (in the most intimate place of God’s
Presence) stood the Ark of the Covenant—a wood box
overlaid inside and out with gold--illustrating His desire
to completely cover our humanity with His Ability!
And--as the Ark was overshadowed by the Mercy Seat
and Angels of Pure Gold, God longs to cover us closely
and completely with His Pure Holy Presence!
(Prayer) God, may we allow You to abide close to us so
You can breathe Your Life-giving Spirit into all we do!
Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath
of life; and man became a living being.”
John 20:22 “… He (Jesus) breathed on them, and said to
them, Receive the Holy Spirit…”