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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tabernacle

Blue Hem


Boundaries marked

in every corner

blue cord reminder

of God’s words

spoken in His name

Spirit advocate continues

blessings fringe

our every day life

boundaries marking

His authority.


Numbers 15:38, “..and tell them to make fringes on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord on the fringe at each corner.”

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tabernacle

Rainment


Naked we stand

in shame

cowered by our sin.


Priests approach

house of meeting

to serve

altar

protected by white linen.


Clothed with salvation

conqueror gives

white robes.


Psalm 132: 9, “Let your priests be clothed with righteousness.”

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tabernacle

Purple


Royal robe

woven from the

beginning;

purple threads

stitched through

reminder of

king’s right.

Still acknowledged

displayed

under crown of thorns,

royal covering.


Mark 15:17, “ And they clothed Him in a purple cloak;”

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tabernacle

Temple Pillar


Pillar recognized

stands, upholds

purpose.


Steadfast marks

conquered territory.

Stays firm

clear witness.


Revelation 3:12, “If you conquer, I will make you a pillar in the temple of my God; you will never go out of it.”

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tabernacle

Outer Court


Unmeasured outer court

wait

watch outside the temple

trampled

by the nations

until tribulation is over.


Revelation 11:2, “..do not measure the court outside the temple;”

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tabernacle

Oil


Anointed for service

set apart by oil

pouring over heads

streaming to footsteps

Aaron priests.


Anointed Messiah

sanctioned by holy dove

poured out Spirit

sanctified message

beloved Son.


Anoints followers

set apart by call

perpetuates mission

Spirit soaked words

disciples.


John 1:32, “I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.”

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tabernacle

Offerings


Five Levitical offerings

precise details

marked each

ritual of sacrifice.


No errors

no excuses

or restoration

null—void.


One fragrant offering

Christ’s love

took our sin

one gift sacrifice.


His substitution

His redemption

reconciliation

freed.


Ephesians 5: 2, “… and gave Himself up for us, as an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tabernacle

Loaves


Two loaves the offering

day of proclamation

thanksgiving witness

to the Lord’s bounty

first fruits of each harvest.


Confession of praise

to His heritage

ongoing sacrifice

church body, broken bread

shared in remembrance.


1 Corinthians 10:16, “...Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?”

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tabernacle

Bread


Fed, nourished

sustained, strengthened

grew from young to old with

bread from God’s

storehouse.


Forty years of manna ended,

one omer left as a reminder

of daily provision

from God’s hands.


Father’s Son comes

brings new bread

living nourishment,

end to hunger, thirst

forever offered.


His body broken

given to sustain

life daily in

His presence.


Exodus 25: 30, “And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.”

 
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