You shall not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and you shall not pour a drink offering on it. Exodus 30:9 (ESV)
The incense speaks of prayer. Our prayers should not be casual or disrespectful etc but should be holy. This is why Jesus said when we pray we should say hallowed (holy) be your name…
You shall take the atonement money from the people of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may bring the people of Israel to remembrance before the LORD, so as to make atonement for your lives.” Exodus 30:16 (ESV)
This points forward to Jesus who paid the ransom for out atonement, once for all
and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, Exodus 31:3–4 (ESV)
God filled Bezalel with is Holy Spirit so that the tabernacle could be furnished to his glory. This also points to the fact that Jesus builds the church by the Holy Spirit. God has given us His Spirit and the practical abilities we need to work in his house for his glory.
And the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people. Exodus 32:14 (ESV)
Moses intercessory prayer points forward to Jesus intercessory ministry. When we pray to God he is willing to respond… so pray.
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” John 5:47 (ESV)
We must believe God’s written word, the bible and come to Jesus or we can not have life.
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