The Table - made and shown today in Israel by the Temple Institute
The Lampstand made by Temple Institute. Today in Jerusalem Museum for Temple Institute
The Altar of Incense - Temple Institute
Mount Nebo in Jordan overlooking Israel. Where Jeremiah hid the Ark before the Babylonian enslavement of Judah. (Link Scripture for Today 2 Maccabees 2:4-62)
Relief of King Darius of Babylon and slaves (Link to Scripture of the Day)
Gate of Ishtar in Ancient Babylon (Link Scripture for Today)
Rebuilding of the Second Temple went on for centuries, this is a model (Link Scripture for Today). Although the Second Temple was given the listed Temple Treasures back, the Babylonian king could not return the Ark of the Covenant, because it has already been hidden and never was in the Second Temple. It's interesting the First Temple, built by Solomon, simply stood while the Ark was there, but the Second Temple was always being destroyed by war, or remodeled.
Jerusalem falls in 70 A.D. to Titus, this would have been about the end of Jesus' natural life on earth.
Model of the Coliseum, built from the money taken out of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus.
The Arch of Titus in Rome today.
Relief carved on the Arch of Titus showing the Truimph after the destruction of Jerusalem, these are the Temple Tools, but not the Ark of the Covenant. After 1,935 years, Roman Jews proudly walked under the Titus Arch, for the first time, because Israel was again a nation, May 14, 1948.
About the 3rd to 4th century AD, the Jews collected enough money to rebuild the Temple, but the building was destroyed by earthquake while still in construction. Then war.
How the relief appears today - 2,000 years later.
Mount Nebo, were the cross of Jesus Christ is placed with an emblem of Moses overlooking the Holy Lands, while visited by John Paul II.
The Coliseum today, an aerial. About 500,000 people and over a million wild animals died in the Colosseum games. It is damaged by earthquakes and stone robbers. On each Good Friday, the Pope leads a "Way of the Cross" procession around the Colosseum.
Ishtar Gate from Babylon, rebuilt using the actual baked bricks. In Germany (see above).
The Temple Institute Museum in Jerusalem.
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 2 He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. 3 He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5 And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
6 He made the atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 7 Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 8 He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover. 9 The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.
10 They made the table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. 11 Then they overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding around it. 12 They also made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 13 They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were. 14 The rings were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 15 The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold. 16 And they made from pure gold the articles for the table—its plates and dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the pouring out of drink offerings.
17 They made the lampstand of pure gold. They hammered out its base and shaft, and made its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 18 Six branches extended from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 19 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on one branch, three on the next branch and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 20 And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 21 One bud was under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 22 The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
23 They made its seven lamps, as well as its wick trimmers and trays, of pure gold. 24 They made the lampstand and all its accessories from one talent of pure gold.
The Altar of Incense
25 They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high—its horns of one piece with it. 26 They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it. 27 They made two gold rings below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it. 28 They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
29 They also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense—the work of a perfumer.
Why would God want to have an Exodus for slaves who did not have a Bible. Israel even forgot their Bible,actually the story is taken from Judah, during the time the Temple was used to worship God.
The Father of the Prodigal Son, even in giving out His inheritance, lives in anticipation of the talents innate in the soul of the child - will come into plain sight and fulfillment.
Exodus is an important concept.
Jesus, as He died, brought us His innocence and magnificent goodness to His death as criminal. Jesus is the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Jesus created a new Heaven and a new Earth.
Our Father God told us about the sin He saw. "Jesus said, “Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do.”
For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
Can any one of us picture Good Friday, or the movie "Passion of the Christ" showing us a glimpse of what Jesus must have partially felt and say with good conscience that His Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness would cover something we casually do knowing this is a downfall to us?
We all have a good idea Meth is terrible for us. A loved one came to me and said he had something important to ask me. He asked me as he died, if he had killed himself over cigarettes. If I saw that as an object of guilt or shame or desire to die. And he was very serious because he cleared the room to ask. And I could see his level of pain.
Jesus told us the Law brings great blessings. And Jesus said the Law is impossible for man to fulfill. Jesus means for us to strive for the Love God brings us. Jesus comes to fill the desperate gaps. Jesus was not a slave. Jesus is the Word of God. Light of the World.
One of my favorite people on the planet, went to electric shock treatment for cigarettes traveling cross Continent several times to stop smoking. Proposed to his family a smokeless cigarette. (Be careful of the vaporless cigarettes many use a petroleum product and you might as well smoke Vaseline). And wore many patches. But having been exposed to cigarettes at the age of 9, could not conquer this life ending addiction. Endured oxygen canisters for 10 years in embarrassment. And explained to the child who loved him, he would go on until he was found to look as skinny as a stick. Being so kind as to prepare that child.
This loved one asked me why he was loved since he wasn't a saint. He witnessed by telephone the vast Kingdom he saw the day he was passing.
Romans 1 explains God tells us personally, because Jesus is the Light and Life in all of mankind what we are to Him.
He had four children, a wife he absolutely profoundly adored. A thriving business keeping him very busy. A profound dislike of a church that would treat God's grace with disrespect. And he found time to move his grandmother closer to him, who was blind and deaf. She led him to Jesus Christ by telling him she was going to Heaven, she loved him too much not to go to Heaven until he knew the Jesus who saves. Because Jesus Loves him that much. His grandmother made sure. He took care of his mother who was always gone and at night, as child, he would hug the clothes in her closet. Every day he called her. And he gave witness to Going Home to God.
Jesus is meant to close our gaps. Not be held up in any form of disrespect. Love should not be disrespected.
Father God, You are Love. Jesus is our Hero. Thank You, Father God. We sometimes forget Your Greatness, Father. Christianity was not honored by the Roman Empire. People with Christ in them, Loved what was real and the environment You gave them. In only the Holy Spirit, lives and hearts are loved and warmed to You. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †