In Him is a blend of oils that begin with acacia. Acacia was incorruptible wood used to construct the entire Tabernacle of Moses and its contents, excluding the Laver, the Golden Lampstand, and the Mercy Seat. All of the acacia wood was completely overlaid with pure gold. By this symbolism we find Yeshua's humanity revealed in the wood and his deity revealed in the gold.
Our portion in the anointing of the acacia oil can be fully apprehended as we examine the framework of the Tabernacle. There were 20 boards of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, standing upright on the north side and the same to the south. To the rear, or west end of the Tabernacle, there were 6 upright boards with the addition of two on either side to form the corners. These were also entirely overlaid with pure gold. Each board was set securely in sockets of silver, which speaks of redemption.
Close your eyes and meditate on this picture for a moment. Do you see what is being unveiled before you? Not only is the acacia wood symbolic of Yeshua but it represents you as well. United with Christ, we are the earthly, overlaid by the glory of His divine nature. Upright before God we stand shoulder to shoulder, resting securely in our ‘sockets’ of redemption; forming the tabernacle of God.
The next ingredient is almond and here we will look to the Golden Lampstand for understanding. Made from one piece of pure gold, its appearance was likened to an almond tree in different stages of growth, having buds, flowers, and fruit. It was fashioned with a central shaft, with three branches on either side, making a total of seven. Each had a single lamp filled with the finest olive oil which burned continually to illuminate the interior of the Tabernacle.
Imagine if you will, standing inside Moses’ Tabernacle. By way of the light of the Lampstand, what do you see? It’s there—in every piece of furniture and on the walls. It is the reflection coming forth from the gold. Yes….it’s you!
You see, when the Father comes to make His abode in the tabernacle of your heart, He sees you ‘in’ the Son. This is precisely how we are to see ourselves. In Him we find our true identity as we allow the Spirit to illuminate the eyes of our heart. Remaining steadfast in this second court and being renewed by the light of the Holy Spirit, we come to a true understanding of who we are—according to the image of the One who created us.
“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the self same image from glory to glory to glory”
(2 Corinthians 3:18).
Cedar and pomegranate which represent intimacy and love have also been added to complete the blend.
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