The cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat. Exodus 37:9
All that the children of God was instructed to create was for a purpose.
I pray that God will give us the skills to create things of purpose.
What is a cherubim?
A cherubim according to a definition I got online is a winged angelic being described in biblical tradition as attending on God, represented in ancient Middle Eastern art as a lion or bull with eagles’ wings and a human face.
The cherubim that the Lord instructed His children to create was prophetic, and we see this in the book of revelation.
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
The four living creatures worshipping The Lord day and night.
He made of pure gold the utensils which were on the table: its dishes, its cups, its bowls, and its pitchers for pouring. Exodus 37:16
The Body and the Blood of Jesus
A living sacrifice
Holy and acceptable.
He made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Exodus 38:8
The priests were to wash their feet and hands before entering in to the Holy place.
The fact that women were serving is a prophetic act to the New Testament. Mary Magdalene washing the feet of Jesus, serving Jesus and the disciples not understanding why Mary Magdalene was doing such a thing it was prophetic.
Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said,
Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
But Jesus said,
For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.
The prophetic is often not understood and it takes the Holy Spirit to understand, He gives discernment.
Likewise, when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples they did not understand why Jesus should serve them, which is evident in John 13.
Jesus followed everything according to scripture, and it was so that scripture would be fulfilled.
He served so that we to would serve, He served in love so that we should receive life our duty is to serve The Lord.
To serve God also means to worship Him.
Men and women of God have been called to a service of worship, to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, to glorify God.
Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE Lord. Exodus 39:30
From a crown of thorns of death, of pain, of shame, to the crown of life, of joy, of peace.
Those that worship The Lord which means to serve Him wholeheartedly in Spirit and in Truth, will receive their Holy Crown of life.
Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
There will be long suffering, that is a fruit of The Holy Spirit believe it or not, but we have overcome because Jesus overcame.
Therefore continue to stand, run the race for Christ, do not give up, and finish well with the Victors Crown, the crown of life.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
We serve a Holy God.
Live to please God.
You shall put the holy garments on Aaron, and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest. Exodus 40:13
And you shall bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. Exodus 40:14
You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
Their announcing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
We have become the royal priesthood.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
1 Peter 2:9
who once werenot a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
1 Peter 2:10
He put the table in the tabernacle of meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil; Exodus 40:22
and he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD, as the LORD had commanded Moses. Exodus 40:23
The Bread of life, Jesus.
Again this was for a purpose and a prophetic act.
The table the last supper, the last meeting inside the tabernacle but outside the veil.
Why outside the veil?
Well because Jesus tore the veil when He said that It Is Finished!
The ultimate sacrifice the Bread of life presented before His Father.
When you read these scriptures then you understand how much God is a God of order, and not chaos.
Everything had to be done according to His instructions because He had a divine plan, a divine purpose.
Maybe the children of Israel, the artists, and the crafters, or even the priests did not really have a true understanding of what and why they were doing that at the time, but still they just obeyed God and followed instruction.
Quit trying to figure God out and just obey!
You might not understand it now but trust me everything that God does is for a divine purpose.
God always has a divine plan for your life.
Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:34
And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:35
For the cloud of the LORD was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys. Exodus 40:38
The Glory Cloud and the Fire of the Lord was also revealed to Ezekiel.
Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness wasall around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
In fact before John other men of God received revelations.
Daniel witnessed the end time which is evident in Daniel chapter 12, and Ezekiel also witnessed the four living creatures.
Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces.
The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went.
As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them.
Lord please cover us with Your Glory Cloud, and fill us with Your Fire.
Finally the lampstand described in Exodus is prophetic.
He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamentalknobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.
And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.
The lampstand is prophetic because it symbolises Jesus the tree of life, He is The Vine, and we are the branches.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
The lampstand prophecy was also revealed to Zechariah.
And he said to me, “What do you see?”
Also, it symbolises the seven lamp stands in revelation which are the seven churches in the last days.
In revelation 2 to 3.
- The Loveless Church
- The Persecuted Church
- The Compromising Church
- The Corrupt Church
- The Dead Church
- The Faithful Church
- The Lukewarm Church