The reason why the tabernacle was built out of acacia wood

2021-01-16 15:00
(In the KJV of the Bible, acacia wood is recorded as shittim wood.)
Shittim wood is a kind of acacia and is a very difficult material to use as furniture or building material.
But God commanded Moses to build the tabernacle with this wood.

Exodus 25:1 The LORD said to Moses,
Exodus 25:10 "Have them make a chest of acacia wood--
Exodus 25:23 "Make a table of acacia wood--
Exodus 25:28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold
Exodus 26:15 "Make upright frames of acacia wood
Exodus 26:26 "Also make crossbars of acacia wood:
Exodus 26:32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold

The Bible says that in the New Testament times, believers are the material of the tabernacle (temple).

Ephesians 2:21-22 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him, you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

The acacia wood, which became the material of the tabernacle in the Old Testament times, represent the saints in the New Testament age.

Let's see some of the characteristics of the acacia wood
First, since the acacia wood grows in a barren desert, it is short and cannot grow straight, and has many bad joints.
Second, acacia wood has a lot of thorns, so they bump into each other and stab whenever the wind blows.

Before we met God, our spiritual appearance was like an acacia wood. Our old appearances were distorted and rough character.
We hurt each other with stinging words. And we hurt by stabbing ourselves.
Because of these characteristics, acacia wood cannot be used to make a board and to make a board. To make a board, it must be joined to pieces.

We are spiritually twisted and thorny acacia wood. God is making us into temple materials by cutting and joining the pieces together.
Finally, as the acacia wood was coated with fine gold to complete the temple utensils,
God will coat us with His Holy Spirit and complete us with the material of the heavenly temple.
How painful and hard will the acacia wood be? The acacia must be thorns plucked, cut into pieces, and sanded until to a fine-grained wood. The acacia tree must endure all of this.
Also, how much labor is God doing to trim and unite the rough and warped trees?

144000, the saints who will be saved are spotless and blameless and follow in obedience wherever the Lamb leads. (2 Peter 3:14, Rev 14:1-5)
Only these people can become pillars of the heavenly temple and become various furnishings.

God refines us and makes us the material of the heavenly temple. It is painful and difficult to be refined, but if we become the best material and enter the temple of God, its glory will be an incomparable blessing to anything in this world.

We must not be afraid to be refined and follow in obedience wherever God leads.
So, let's enter the kingdom of heaven as the best material for the tabernacle.
Total 22

  • 2021-01-16 15:24

    Even though we are not beautiful at all, God makes us the material of the heavenly temple. It's abundant blessing! Let's become beautiful material by following God's words.

  • 2021-01-17 09:52

    Before baptism, oue spiritual condition was youthful feet, blind, hunchback etc . Because our sins are too horrible, God expressed our sin as a physical disability. So we should forgive and love each other.
    Then, our divided hearts will gradually become one in the God the Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother.

  • 2021-01-17 10:16

    What a painful ordeal it is!
    We should remember love of God and the importance of siblings.

  • 2021-01-17 10:43

    All thanks to God who allowed us the opportunity to be saved. There was nothing to please God in the past, just seeking what were transitory. We just loved ourselves from the bottom of our hearts even when we started our steps through baptism. Nevertheless, heavenly Parents never revealed our mistakes, but cheered us up even in the smallest thing. And, They always help us to prepare for eternal life in the kingdom of heaven. I truly want to be united with brothers and sisters in Zion.

  • 2021-01-17 12:21

    The words in the Bible are so interesting. They are recorded just for us to give salvation. It's amazing.

  • 2021-01-17 13:44

    It's a impressive post! We should endure all the process of refinement to be changed into a useful and beautiful material of the heavenly temple. We need to much pray to our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother who make us the complete. Pray Amen!

  • 2021-01-17 14:28

    We are twisted and not beautiful at all spiritually. God made us good and beautiful to be a spiritial material to temple of God. We cannot pay for the grace of Elohim God, but only thankful to God.

  • 2021-01-17 14:43

    We can only be changed into the new self when we let go of the old one. As long as we hold the bad temper, we cannot please our Heavenly Parents. I really want to change myself into the NEW SELF so that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Jerusalem Heavenly Mother will be pleased with me.

  • 2021-01-18 13:26

    Once I was a rough man like acacia wood, but God choose me as a material of the temple. Still God is refining me. Though it is hard to endure but I will follow God in obedience. Thanks to Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for choosing me!

  • 2021-01-18 13:26

    Thank God for allowing us, who are so small and weak, to be used as tools to work miracles in God's power.

  • 2021-01-18 13:27

    I've heard this first time. So amazing and impressive article it is!!
    Like acacia tree, even though there must be hardship but it's because of my thorny and twisted mind. For me and us, God has come down to this earth twice. Thanks to Father Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother, we come to be refined in Them. I give all thanks and glory to God Elohim!!

  • 2021-01-17 21:30

    The characteristics of the acacia tree are really the same as mine!
    I should try harder to be trained with God's hand, transform into children of beautiful nature, and fully qualify to enter heaven. Thank YOU, Heavenly Father and Mother!

  • 2021-01-18 13:21

    In my life of faith, sometimes I don't quite believe that I could ever truly change. However, God the Father and God the Mother always encourage me, prays for me, and believe me even when I, myself cannot believe that I can do it.

  • 2021-01-18 13:21

    Amen! Our sinful nature should be refined to be found spotless, blameless for entering heaven. That's why we need to endure all the suffering and pains ! All thanks, praise and honor be to Heavenly Father and Mother for helping me in many ways,

  • 2021-01-18 13:22

    Amen!! Before I met God, I was like an acacia tree. My attitude and words toward brothers and sisters were not humble. Thanks to the teaching of God the Mother, I was able to change.

  • 2021-01-24 13:20

    I was surprised because I heard it for the first time!
    And I realized that God has made us good materials so far.
    Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother.

  • 2021-01-24 13:21

    I really want to be a good material like the pillar of the temple. However, in order to be a good material, I must endure all the trials, suffering and hardships. And I must not forget that our God the Father and Mother are making more pain and sacrifices for us. I will make every effort to be changed as God's good child. I truly give all thanks and glory to God Elohim!

  • 2021-01-24 13:21

    Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother for making me their children. I will follow you to the end.

  • 2021-01-24 13:22

    No matter what God gives us, everything is for our happiness. Let's endure for our near future. God always wants us to be the best materials of the New Jerusalem Temple and enter the kingdom of Heaven.

  • 2021-01-24 13:25

    Children of God are materials of Temple that is body of God.
    So if we want to be one with God, we have to join and be one sibling first.
    Thanks to God let me know that.

  • 2021-01-24 13:30

    There are many good trees to build the temple. But God choosed the acacia. Likewise there are many people who are smart, clever and faithful. But God choosed us. That choice is blessing a lot.

  • 2021-02-25 23:39

    It's touching. It's the first time to learn about the characters of acacia wood in detail. God changed our sinful nature to the material of the heavenly temple. I will try to be more godly and humble to repay God for Their love.

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