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Chapter 19

House of Joy “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2 Jesus is a joyful person.  As we look at this verse, we…

Chapter 18

Remodeling Projects Remodeling projects usually accomplish a good thing by taking a building that has run down and changing it to improve it somehow.  However, if the person that is doing the remodeling doesn’t understand how to do it right or take the time to do it right, the remodeling project can be a mess…

Chapter 17

Janitorial  “…for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”  I Corinthians 3:17b As I mentioned near the beginning of this book, the temple was a special building, not because of the physical building, but because of the awesome special Person who dwelt within.  We need to be continually aware that our hearts…

Chapter 16

Outdoor Furniture Outside the temple there were two major items made of brass other than the pillars; these were the altar and the sea.  Solomon did not have the ability to make the items of brass, and so he brought in a man named Hiram from Tyre to handle the casting of the brass items. …

Chapter 15

Pillars on the Porch First let’s consider whether the porch was even meant to be symbolic or not.  We are not told of any carvings on the actual porch structure.  There were pillars on the porch with carvings on them that were apparently symbolic.  Since the pillars rested on the porch, does that connect the…

Chapter 14

Windows “And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.”  I Kings 6:4 From this verse, we know that there were windows in the temple, and that they were narrow.  As I mentioned in the preface, the windows were connected to the wall as an integral part of it, therefore they seem to be…

Chapter 13

Ministering to God “And the priests brought in the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:…(…And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place:…the singers, all of them…

Chapter 12

The Doors In the temple, there were two important sets of doors.  There was a set of doors at the entrance to the Holy Place and a set of doors at the entrance to the Holy of Holies.  What is their significance?  Why would there be two sets of doors, or any doors at all…

Chapter 11

The Ark The focus of the temple was the Ark of the Covenant.  The temple was built with this wonderful piece of furniture as its centerpiece.  Nothing was so glorious as when the ark was brought into the building.  What does this mysterious box represent?  Why was it so special?  (Once again the author must…

Chapter 10

The Awesome Splendor of the Gold Imagine with me, walking into the temple building.  Immediately it is obvious that you have seen no other building like this.  You gaze in awe at the glittering splendor of a building that is entirely covered within with gold.  The porch, the floors, the walls, the ceiling, the furniture,…