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Sunday, August 3 2014

2 Chronicles 5: The Day Of The Ark

"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"

The Temple preparations were made by King David (see David's House Of Cedars and The LORD's Tabernacle, The Prophecy Of King David's Messianic Throne and King David's Temple Decision). The construction of the Temple was directed by King Solomon (see The Royal Woods, The Heart Of The Temple and The Vessels For The House Of God).

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"5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God." (2 Chronicles 5:1 KJV)

The Temple was the place where the Ark of LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) was situated - as a prophecy of those who truly follow the LORD (see Where Is Your Tabernacle?, The Temple Heart Prophecy and Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?) and of the future coming Kingdom of God (see The Constitution Of The Kingdom Of God, The Kingdom Of The LORD God and The Church: Mission Accomplished).

"5:2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 5:3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month." (2 Chronicles 5:2-3 KJV)

The Levites, specific Levites (see The Levite Clans), were the only humans who were authorized to touch, carry or tend to the Ark. They portrayed the Messiah who was given to make Atonement (see The Prophecy Of The Blood Upon The Anointed One) and for those who serve Him (see The Blood Of Bulls And Goats) until all has been completed (see The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries).

"5:4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark. 5:5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up. 5:6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

5:7 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: 5:8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. 5:9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day. 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt." (2 Chronicles 5:4-10 KJV)

The arrival of the Ark was a national celebration for Israel - a kingdom of people who originated from the nations all around them (see The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq, A Biography Of Jacob: The Jacobites Of Syria, Genesis 48: The Adoption Of Ephraim and Manasseh, The First Jews and Ruth: Building The House Of Israel) as a prophecy of the Kingdom of God that will be inhabited by people of all nations (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16? and The Church In The Kingdom Of God).

"5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course: 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God." (2 Chronicles 5:11-14 KJV)

Fact Finder: Solomon delivered the Ark into the Temple. Who brought the Ark to Jerusalem?
See The Ark's Arrival In Zion


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This Day In History, August 3

8: Roman General Tiberius defeated the Dalmatians at Bathinus. Tiberius later became Emperor, reigning at the time of Christ's Crucifixion (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and Whatever Happened To Those Romans?).

435: Nestorius, the deposed Patriarch of Constantinople (the city was named after Constantine, the Roman Emperor who was the creator of many of the present-day doctrines of the Church of Rome and Rome's "Protestant" daughters who rejected the Pope's leadership but not his antichrist doctrines, including replacing the true Sabbath with the ancient Babylonian/Roman "sun day"; see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy, A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and Why Observe The True Sabbath?) was exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt. Nestorius is was the originator of "Nestorianism."

881: The Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu. King Louis III of France defeated Viking invaders (commemorated in the poem Ludwigslied).

1347: Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England in hopes of ending the siege.

1492: Christopher Columbus sailed from Palos, Spain, on his first voyage to the "New World" - for him, the islands of the Caribbean Sea (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

Voyages of Christopher Columbus 1527: The first documented postal letter sent from North America was "mailed" from what is today St. John's, Newfoundland.

1546: French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, was hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.

1553: Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, entered London.

1610: English explorer Henry Hudson discovered a great bay on the north coast of Canada. It was later named after Hudson himself - Hudson's Bay.

1678: French explorer Robert de La LaSalle (Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle) built Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.

1783: An eruption of Mount Asama in Japan killed over 35,000 people.

1797: Jeffrey Amherst died at age 80. Amherst was the army commander who captured what is today Canada for Britain (1758-1760). Leading a force of 14,000 he captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1758, and when Montreal surrendered to him in 1760 all of Canada fell to the British.

1805: Mohammed Ali became the new ruler of Egypt (see A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1914: During the First World War, airplanes were used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoitered Turkish lines near Tripoli.

1914: Germany declared war on France, and entered Belgium. Later that night, Britain declared war on Germany after warning the Germans not to enter Belgium Listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).

1934: Adolf Hitler (who was elected; see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) merged the offices of President and Chancellor into Der Fuehrer ("the Leader").

1948: Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union. It began the xenophobic "Red Scare" hysteria in the U.S. (also known as "McCarthyism"), a modern-day witch-hunt that destroyed the careers and reputations of many innocent people for over a decade.

1960: Niger became independent from colonial France.

1972: The U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (which had no genuine effect on the spread of nuclear weapons of mass destruction).

1981: Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launched the "Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi".

2001: "Irish Republican Army" terrorists detonated a car bomb in London.

2005: A military coup in Mauritania overthrew the government of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya while he was in Saudi Arabia for the funeral of King Fahd.

2005: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President of Iran.


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