Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 April 4 - Morning Manna

And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made: And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy. And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. (Exodus 26:31-34)

Today's Morsel:  When God gave Moses the instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle in the wilderness, there was to be a veil dividing the holy place from the most holy.  Some may ask why.  And the answer is that the children of Israel did not yet know how to approach God.  They had  not yet been taught.  Therefore, the high priest was the only one who could come before God to represent the people.  But after Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, the veil was removed and now we should all know how to come before the Lord and approach His throne.  Paul said "Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec" (Hebrews 6:17-20).  He said that there was an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil. What is this Anchor?  It is Jesus Christ.  When we connect to Him, He becomes our anchor (Rock) and we are not easily moved.  Behind the veil was the Ark of the covenant.  Inside of it were the tablets of stone, the pot of manna, and Aaron's rod that budded.  These were representing the word of life, bread of life, and the resurrection and the life.  When we connect to The Anchor, we will have everything that we need to keep us in Him.

Sing: When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace; in every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

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