Feast of tabernacles
God instituted the feast of tabernacles for Israelites in commemoration of their deliverance from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Israelites observed the feast of tabernacles yearly. Several items having significance purpose and importance were used when celebrating feast of tabernacles. For instance:
Shewbread (Exodus 25:30) which in Hebrew means bread of the face or the bread of the presence; It was mandatory for the bread to be fresh and made from unleavened flour. Everyday, each tribe of Israel would present their shewbread to the Lord. The Law of Moses forbade using any other flour besides unleavened flour. The use of unleavened flour was a symbol of the sinless life of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bread also signifies the Word of God, this means you cannot go anywhere in the presence of God without His word daily. Bread also signifies fellowship: the fellowship that God ordained us to have with Him. In 1 Corinthians 10:16— The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?”
Again bread signifies worship also. In these days of great grace dispensation, we bring our worship to the Lord everyday.
John 6:32 —“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.”
Bread speaks of provision, comes to fill the empty places of our lives. Here at the table of shewbread, is where we receive the Rhema word- the word that God speaks to us and also with Rhema there comes logos which is the word of God in the written form, logos is what we read, Rhema Word is spoken to us by God through the Holy-Spirit. Rhema can also be prophetic word or specific word for a specific season.
The brazen altar was the place of repentance and being reconciled with God. Where we confess and reject all ungodly things in our lives. Brazen altar burns with fire to consume all these rejects in our lives. Golden candle-stick is the place where our path is lit and our deliverance has taken place.
Altar of incense is the place of prayer and worship. In the olden days there was a veil between the altar of incense and holy of holies- but because Jesus tore the veil at the cross of Calvary, it is already open now and we can enter freely into the presence of God.
Ark of the covenant- mercy seat- here you come to meet the Lord. At the mercy seat we come to fellowship with God. Our prayers become fellowship with God in the Holy of holy we just worship God for who He is.