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Thursday, October 17 2013
Exodus 35: Offerings For The Tabernacle
"They came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered an offering of gold unto the LORD"
The LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) gave Moses the detailed instructions for building the Tabernacle (Exodus 25-31; see Exodus 26: The First Christian Tabernacle) while he was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments). Upon his return, Moses encountered the Israelites running wild in a liberal frenzy around the golden calf (see Exodus 32: The Mount Sinai Riot). The Tabernacle was not built after that incident (although a temporary tabernacle, for Moses to meet with the LORD outside the camp was - see Exodus 33: Why Did Moses Pitch A Tabernacle Outside The Camp?) until Moses had returned from his second meeting with the LORD on Mount Sinai (see Exodus 34: The Second Tables Of Stone).
Along with the command for the work that they were to do (see The Fourth Commandment, Part One: Work), they were commanded to observe the one and only Christian Sabbath (see The Fourth Commandment, Part Two: Rest; also Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
"35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them. 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. 35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day." (Exodus 35:1-3 KJV)
The Israelites came out of Egypt with great wealth ("12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: 12:36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians." Exodus 12:35 KJV). Some of that wealth (apart from what they wasted with the golden calf), including the fine linen (see the Fact Finder question below) and frankincense (see Exodus 30: Frankincense, Incense and The Anointing Oil) was used to build the Tabernacle.
"35:4 And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying, 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass, 35:6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 35:7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 35:8 And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 35:9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.
The Israelites repented of their Satanic liberalism (see Exodus 13: Liberation, Not Liberal-ation) after the golden calf incident - at least long enough to make the offerings for the Tabernacle.
"35:20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
The craftsmen were given the very Spirit of Creation to enhance their abilities (see Exodus 31: The Spirit Of Creation).
"35:30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; 35:32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 35:33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. 35:34 And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work." (Exodus 35:30-35 KJV)
Fact Finder: How was linen used in prophecy?
This Day In History, October 17
456: Western Roman emperor Avitus was forced by Ricimer (a Roman general of German birth; see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) to abdicate and to become bishop of Placentia.
1244: The Sixth Crusade ended when the army of Franks was defeated by the Egyptians at Gaza (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1346: David II of Scotland, in attempting a military diversion on behalf of Philip VI to relieve the siege of Calais, was wounded and captured by Edward III.
1448: The Second Battle of Kosovo. The Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi was defeated by Ottoman forces led by Sultan Murad II.
1456: The University of Greifswald was established, making it the second-oldest university in northern Europe.
1483: Pope Sixtus IV began the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under joint direction of the Church and state. Tomas de Torquemada, 63, was appointed Grand Inquisitor in charge of removing Jews and Muslims from Spain.
1529: King Henry VIII of England removed Thomas Wolsey from office for failing to secure an annulment of his marriage.
1797: The Treaty of Campo Formio, a peace accord between France and Austria, was signed.
1868: Laura Secord died at age 93. A Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, she warned British forces of a major impending U.S. attack on southern Ontario (that she learned about when they invaded her home where she was tending to her wounded husband - she then ran 20 miles overnight through woods and swamp to report their presence) that led to the British victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams on June 24 1813. 500 U.S. invaders, including their wounded commander, were taken prisoner.
1907: Guglielmo Marconi's company began the first commercial transatlantic wireless service, between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
1910: The first battleship of the Royal Canadian Navy was commissioned at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1933: German-born Albert Einstein arrived in the U.S. as a Jewish refugee from the growing Nazi threat in Europe.
1941: A German submarine torpedoed the U.S. destroyer Kearney off the coast of Iceland, killing 11 of the crew.
1956: Queen Elizabeth officially opened the Britain's first nuclear power station at Calder Hall in Cumbria. Calder Hall was the first nuclear station to supply an appreciable amount of power into a civilian network.
1970: President Anwar Sadat was sworn in as President of Egypt in succession to Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1970: Pierre Laporte, a Quebec cabinet minister, was kidnapped and murdered by Quebec separation terrorists.
1973: Arab oil producers increased oil prices and cut back production in response to U.S. support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
1989: The biennial conference of the 103 nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species settled on a world-wide ban on ivory trading.
1989: An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale struck the San Francisco area. 66 people were killed in the area, and damage was estimated at $10 billion.
1994: Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty, formally ending their 46-year state of war.
1997: Cuba re-buried the remains of leftist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara, as a national hero, 30 years after his execution in Bolivia.