My Father's House

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on June 1, 2014
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Deuteronomy 12:5-14 Yahweh foretells of His designated place where His name would dwell and Israel would offer their sacrifices (Deuteronomy 12:26; 14:23; 15:20; 16:2; and 17:8). Yahweh’s dwelling place, His holy house

1 Chronicles 17:9-14 Yahweh said He would build a house for you, a house for David through his descendants, a house of people and that David’s son would build a house for Yahweh.

This is a dual prophesy with Messianic implications. Two of David’s descendants built temples for Yahweh – Solomon and Jesus.

(16-27) – David’s prayer in response

1 Chronicles 21:18-22:5 - The very place that David and Israel received forgiveness as Yahweh accepted the sacrifice by fire was “the” location that God told Moses about.

29:1-20 The pure and lovely heart of David and the people is extraordinarily HOLY.

2 Chronicles 6:1-10, 12-42 Solomon’s prayer of dedication

7:1-3 The glory of Yahweh filled the Temple; 12-22 Yahweh appears to Solomon

2 Chronicles 33:4-9 Yahweh decides with him that it was all over. In the day of Ezekiel, the glory of Yahweh was removed never again to return.

Isaiah 28:16 &17

John 2:13-16 They had desecrated the holy house of God just as in old times.

17-22 Jesus called himself the Temple.

Matthew 21:12 &13, 23-45, 42-44

1 Corinthians 3:16 &17; Ephesians 2:19-22

Acts 2:1-4 The glory appeared again, but this time it was not upon the Temple; rather, it was on the apostles in the Temple.

Ephesians 1:22, 23; 3:19; and Colossians 1:18-20 As the glory of Yahweh filled the Temple today, He fills His new habitation, the church.

Acts 4: 5-12 - Important to note is how this metaphor applies not only to Jesus but also to those who reject him. Peter’s use is very appropriate.

1 Peter 2: 4 -8 We should think of ourselves as the Temple of God, the place of His dwelling. As a living stone of this glorious Temple, how do you want to present yourself?

Exodus 19:5 &6; Isaiah 61:6; Revelation 5:9 and 10 As priests today, saints offer not the animal sacrifices of the old covenant but spiritual sacrifices:

Romans 12:1 Your life; Philippians 4:15 financial offerings; Hebrews 13:16 praise

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