Sanctuary Alive

The Table of Showbread

The Lesson of Bread
Dave Smith

When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness with “if you are the Son of God” the red flag went up whenever tempted to go against biblical principle you know whom you are dealing with and the response given “man does not live by bread alone but by every work that proceeds out of the mouth of God” Matthew 4:4.  People living in the hour of God’s judgment have been given instruction:  “Bible religion is not one influence among many others; its influence is to be supreme, pervading and controlling every other. It is not to be like a dash of color brushed here and there upon the canvas, but it is to pervade the whole life, as if the canvas were dipped into the color, until every thread of the fabric were dyed a deep, unfading hue.”  {DA 312.3}  “Many take it for granted that they are Christians, simply because they subscribe to certain theological tenets. But they have not brought the truth into practical life. They have not believed and loved it, therefore they have not received the power and grace that come through sanctification of the truth. Men may profess faith in the truth; but if it does not make them sincere, kind, patient, forbearing, heavenly-minded, it is a curse to its possessors, and through their influence it is a curse to the world.”  {DA 309.3} 
The instruction given and the example lived out by our Messiah we are to live our lives by biblical principles not by feeling or impression of men.  The Word of God is spiritual food that superceeds temporal food and it gives life (John 6: 53). 
Another point to notice in this wilderness example  Revelation 12: 11 states:  “They overcame him by the blook of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not live their lives to the death.”  Satan temptations are not ___ after a spiritual high in you morning devotion but when tired at the end of the day.  Jesus at His baptism in the Holy Spirit descends as a dove and the Father proclaims this is My Son in whom I am well pleased.”  Armed with this truth Jesus is led into the wilderness to do battle with Satan who waits till His weakest point and Jesus makes this point:  “I would rather die than sin against My Father.”  Lesson learned, and He turns the cheek and Satan hits Him again.
So set up your temple today that you can be a sanctuary alive.