Remains of Tabernacle Dwelling
First Temple built by Solomon
Wall closest, Archaeological ruin of First Temple Wall.
Models of Second Temple
Night at Golgotha, Vasily Vereshchagin
Arch of Titus, Conquering Jerusalem, relief on the wall. The Ark of the Covenant is missing. The gold from the Temple was used to build the Colosseum. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, the time of the natural death of Jesus, if He'd lived to be old.
Way of the Cross, Good Friday Service at the Colosseum
4th Century Church of St. Peter's built by Constantine. Built to look like the Royal Stoa of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem.
4th Century Church of St. Peter's built by Constantine
St. Peter's Interior Today.
Stained Glass Cathedral Rheims
Country Church painted by Dzvinka Stifel
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place [our refuge]
in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man [of Adam] !”
4 For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
5 You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
7 For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10 The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span [or pride] is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
12 So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, O Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16 Let your work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17 Let the favor [beauty] of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Two days ago, Jesus Christ offered Himself as our sacrifice. Death was abolished and a new Heaven was written of by the apostle John, breathed out by the Holy Spirit ~ in the eyes of our Father God.
When we stand in our sanctuary, Church, praising God, we are - in His eyes - a mere breath away from the events we see posted today. We are just dust, but Precious in the eyes of God. God is God of the Living. Many generations Living with Him; He is our refuge!
36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”
This looks like New Covenant to Father God. We take our old concerns and bring them to Father God so very vast and He takes these concerns and gives us regeneration in the Holy Spirit when we look to Him in Faith. Jesus tells us in John 16 the depth Father God loves us as we Love Jesus. Our Father. Who saw His Creation is Good in the Old Testament and affirms us in the New Testament saying God wants to save the world in Jesus Christ.
In the vastness of our Father Almighty, in the unknowing time is our Ancient of Days, Redeemer God creates us to have parts to play in the Body of Christ. We are acknowledged in His Word as separate parts with God given talents to use to bring Forth our lives in His Plan. We are named by God in Ephesians and given our part to do. When we love someone, we listen to them. God asks us to listen, the heed, to grow, to abide and to be in Him.
This is what our Father asks of us.
Father blessings of healing, renewal of purpose, forgiveness and joy we ask to have as we gather as birds gather in the trees You spoke of. In faith, we will draw close to You Father God and rest, nourish, dwell and go forth. In Jesus, we pray for this for our loved ones and the people You give us. The highest name of Jesus cover us. Always we pray, Amen.
Thank You, Jesus Christ Our LORD.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †