The Temple Builders-David, Solomon & Hiram

By Gary Hoffman

The Temple Builders

David, Solomon and Hiram

(Part 1)

The evidence worldwide supports the fact that there were uncountable temple builders in all the cultures of the globe throughout the entire history of mankind.  From the Biblical timeline, the multitude of these stone, brick and mortar buildings were built some time after Nimrod’s tower of Babel, with evidence suggesting that some were present previous to the worldwide flood.  In the midst of this variety of pagan worship sites, there are many structures around the globe that were the direct influence of the Phoenician/Canaanite masons and worshipers of their gods Baal and Ashtoreth. In the minds and hearts of many Christians and Jews, one temple stands out above all the rest and is credited with being the dwelling place or “house” of the “God of Israel” and was originally constructed by King Solomon. This specific Jewish temple that was standing in Israel during the time of the Messiah and originated in the mind of King David.  Many believe the building of this specific stone structure was inspired by YHWH, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many also believe that the Messiah Yahusha esteemed this building and its builders as the official dwelling place of His Father YHWH’s Presence. It is the intent of this series to dig into the truth of what the Scriptures actually record regarding this building made with human hands.

The original desire of YHWH was that Israel would allow Him to reside in their hearts and the pattern for the structure was of His own specific design. The plan and function of this mobile dwelling place was given to Moses in Horeb and was in service up until the time that it was decommissioned by Solomon. All its functions, furnishings and service were directed and ordained by YHWH through Moses and carried out by those in Israel who were filled with the “Spirit of Wisdom” (Shemoth/Exodus 28:3,31:3-6,35:26-31,36:1-2, etc…).

However, the idea of a Temple or stationary stone house originated in the mind of David and came to him soon after completing work on his own home. There is no Scriptural record that David’s house was inspired by YHWH, but the direct influence of a Phoenician/Canaanite king from the city of Tsor/Tyre.

2 Sa 5:10-11 The Scriptures 1998+ (10) And Dawid went on and became great, and יהוה Elohim of hosts was with him. (11) Now Hiram sovereign of Tsor sent messengers to Dawid, and cedar trees, and carpenters and masons. And they built a house for Dawid.

 

It is of significance that King Hiram was of a nation that had not been driven out by Israel, as commanded by YHWH, and were left in the land in disobedience to His directions for inhabiting it. The foretold outcome is that these Caananite people would become adversaries and their gods will be snares to the people of Israel.

 

Exo 23:31-33 The Scriptures 1998+ (31) “And I shall set your border from the Sea of Reeds to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River, for I shall give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. (32) “Do not make a covenant with them nor with their mighty ones. (33) “Let them not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me when you serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a snare to you.”

 

This commanded instruction was not obeyed nor carried out in its entirety and these people became adversaries and exactly as Elohim warned, their gods Baal and Astoreth became snares.

 

Jdg 2:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And the Messenger of יהוה came up from Gilgal to Bokim, and said, “I led you up from Mitsrayim and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers, and I said, ‘I do not break My covenant with you, (2) and as for you, do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of this land – break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed My voice. What is this you have done? (3) “Therefore I also said, ‘I am not driving them out before you, and they shall be adversaries to you, and their mighty ones shall be a snare to you.’ ”

 

David is not exempt from this promise and soon after Hiram builds David’s own home, David has it in his heart to build YHWH a house, different from the original tent that YHWH instructed Mosheh to build. The Tent of Appointment was still standing and functioning in Gibeon with the exception of the Ark of the Covenent, which was resting in another tent that David had pitched in the City of David. (2 Samuel 6:17, 1 Chron 6:32, 1 Chronicles 16:39, 1 Kings 8:4). The inspiration of David to build a permanent structure for YHWH originated in his own heart after becoming great and making a covenant with Hiram to built his own house. This plan was a step by step process of error that was then wrongly encouraged by Nathan the prophet.

 

2 Sa 7:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And it came to be when the sovereign was dwelling in his house, and יהוה had given him rest from all his enemies all around, (2) that the sovereign said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I am dwelling in a house of cedar, but the ark of Elohim dwells within curtains.” (3) And Nathan said to the sovereign, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for יהוה is with you.”

 

The response of YHWH in correction of David’s error and rebuke of Nathan’s encouragement of this error is recorded very clearly.

 

2 Sa 7:4-7 The Scriptures 1998+ (4) And it came to be that night that the word of יהוה came to Nathan, saying, (5) “Go and say to My servant Dawid, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? (6) “For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Yisra’ĕl up from Mitsrayim, even to this day, but have moved about in a Tent and in a Dwelling Place. (7) “Wherever I have walked with all the children of Yisra’ĕl, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’ ” ’

 

YHWH then directs Nathan and he is told to explain to David that it will be one coming after him “from his inward parts” who will be raised up to build the house for YHWH. This series of prophetic promises are misunderstood and their connection to the coming Messiah of Israel are not realized.

 

2 Sa 7:11-17 The Scriptures 1998+ (11) even from the day I appointed rulers over My people Yisra’ĕl, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. And יהוה has declared to you that He would make you a house. (12) “When your days are filled and you rest with your fathers, I shall raise up your seed after you, who comes from your inward parts, and shall establish his reign. (13) “He does build a house for My Name, and I shall establish the throne of his reign forever. (14) “I am to be his Father, and he is My son. If he does perversely, I shall reprove him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. (15) “But My kindness does not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Sha’ul, whom I removed from before you. (16) “And your house and your reign are to be steadfast forever before you – your throne is established forever.” ’ ” (17) According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to Dawid.

David then continues to carry out his plan for the temple by collecting materials and funds to ready his son to do the work (1 Chronicles 22:1-5). After David dies, young Solomon comes to power as the anointed king of Israel and his first recorded step is to make an illicit covenant with the Pharaoh by marrying his daughter. It is also noted that he is snared by Canaanite practices and slaughters at the high places.

 

1Ki 3:1-4 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And Shelomoh joined in marriage with Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and took the daughter of Pharaoh, and brought her to the City of Dawid until he had completed building his own house, and the House of יהוה, and the wall all around Yerushalayim. (2) Only, the people slaughtered at the high places, for a house for the Name of יהוה had not been built until those days. (3) And Shelomoh loved יהוה, walking in the laws of his father Dawid, except that he slaughtered and burned incense at the high places. (4) And the sovereign went to Gibʽon to slaughter there, for that was the great high place. Shelomoh offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.

 

The influence of the Canaanites and their devotion to the worship of Baal over some 450+ years, had so snared Israel that they positioned the Tabernacle at one of the Canaanite’s great high places. These high places contained stone built temples and altars where incense and slaughtering were carried out in the continued worship of Baal and Astoreth and the worship of YHWH was intermingled with the pagan practices of the land.  

 

2Ch 1:3-5 The Scriptures 1998+ (3) And Shelomoh, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibon, for Elohim’s Tent of Meeting was there, which Mosheh the servant of יהוה had made in the wilderness. (4) However, Dawid had brought up the ark of Elohim from Qiryath Yeʽarim to the place Dawid had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it in Yerushalayim. (5) And the bronze altar that Betsal’ĕl son of Uri son of Hur had made, he put before the Dwelling Place of יהוה. And Shelomoh and the assembly sought it.

 

Though YHWH gives him an extra ordinary gift of wisdom, Solomon carries on the error of his Father David to build YHWH a house, other than the Tabernacle that Moses was instructed to build or the one that David pitched for the Ark of the Covenant.  Again, this idea is heavily influenced by a foreigner named Hiram of Tsor/Tyre. Another Hittite contractor king of the family that initially assisted David in building his own home. 

 

1Ki 7:13-14 The Scriptures 1998+ (13) And Sovereign Shelomoh sent and brought Hiram from Tsor. (14) He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tsor, a bronze worker. And he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to Sovereign Shelomoh and did all his work.

 

It is important to note that this craftsman, also named Hiram, was a son of a Canaan/Tsorite and his mother was an Israelite of Naphtali from the city of Dan. This illegal union was the exact outcome that YHWH warned would happen if these nations were not driven out of the land.  YHWH’s commands were ignored and the outcome is exactly as described.

 

Exo 34:10-16 The Scriptures 1998+ (10) And He said, “See, I am making a covenant. Before all your people I am going to do wonders such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of יהוה. For what I am doing with you is awesome. (11) “Guard what I command you today. See, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Kenaʽanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hiwwite and the Yebusite. (12) “Guard yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. (13) “But break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim – (14) for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for יהוה, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous Ěl – (15) lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they whore after their mighty ones, and slaughter to their mighty ones, and one of them invites you and you eat of his slaughterings, (16) and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters whore after their mighty ones, and make your sons whore after their mighty ones.

 

King Hiram and his appointed contractor named Hiram Abi become adversaries to Israel and their gods Baal and Ashtoreth become a snare to both David and Solomon. Yes, Hiram loved David, but a love for YHWH is never mentioned or expressed in any form. King Hiram and Solomon then continue a relationship of commerce and massive construction contracts that were not only world renown, but eventually the envy of all kings in the entire middle East. This is the continuation of a series of error and miss-understanding of spiritual matters, that all the wisdom in the world could not help him perceive.

1Ki 5:1-4 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And Hiram sovereign of Tsor sent his servants to Shelomoh, because he heard that they had anointed him sovereign in place of his father, for Hiram had always loved Dawid. (2) And Shelomoh sent to Hiram, saying, (3) “You know my father Dawid was unable to build a house for the Name of יהוה his Elohim because of the battles which were all around him, until יהוה put them under the soles of his feet. (4) “But now יהוה my Elohim has given me rest all around, there is neither adversary nor evil incident.

Solomon, without direction from YHWH, then transfers the implements and decommissioned the true tent that YHWH ordained through Moses, from the City of David to the treasury of his new temple.

1Ki 7:51 The Scriptures 1998+ (51) Thus all the work which Sovereign Shelomoh had done for the House of יהוה was completed. And Shelomoh brought in the set-apart items of his father Dawid: the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the House of יהוה.

 

1Ki 8:4 The Scriptures 1998+ and brought up the ark of יהוה, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the set-apart utensils that were in the Tent. And the priests and the Lĕwites brought them up,

 

Solomon has a great misunderstanding in the response and intent of YHWH when He sent Nathan to David regarding the original error. YHWH instructed Nathan to tell David that He was going to “make him (David) a house” and that He will “raise up a seedfrom David’s bowels/inner man YHWH then says that He will “estabilish his reign forever and that He would “be his father and he His son. These are all descriptions of the Messiah Yahusha and not the earthly king Solomon. Solomon, in all his wisdom, though given to him by YHWH, cannot understand the spiritual matters of the coming promised seed. He misrepresents and misinterprets the words of YHWH to David through Nathan the prophet, both in his discussion with Hiram and in his prayer at the temple dedication.

 

1Ki 5:5-7 The Scriptures 1998+ (5) “And see, I intend to build a house for the Name of יהוה my Elohim, as יהוה spoke to my father Dawid, saying, ‘Your son, whom I set on your throne in your place, he does build the house for My Name.’ (6) “And now, command that they cut down cedars for me from Lebanon. And let my servants be with your servants, and let me pay you wages for your servants according to whatever you say. For you know there is none among us who knows to cut timber like the Tsiḏonians.” (7) And it came to be, when Hiram heard the words of Shelomoh, that he rejoiced greatly and said, “Blessed be יהוה this day, for He has given Dawid a wise son over this great people!”

 

In Solomon’s prayer at the dedication he furthers his misunderstanding of the actual events when he states it was YHWH who said: “Because it has been in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well that it was in your heart.” These were not the words of YHWH, but false words of Nathan the prophet that ended in rebuke. Prophets are men and not all words of the prophets are correct, as proven here. Solomon misunderstands the true spiritual matters of the promised Messiah Yahusha and puts them on himself, when he says that YHWH promised David “a son from your loins”. What YHWH actually said through Nathan was “I shall raise up your seed after you, who comes from your inward parts” .

 

Raise up (H6965 – קוּם qûm BDB Definition: 1) to rise, arise, stand, rise up, stand up…

A seed ((H2233-זרע – zera‛ BDB Definition: 1) seed, sowing, offspring 1a) a sowing 1b) seed 1c) semen virile 1d) offspring, descendants, posterity, children 1e) of moral quality 1e1) a practitioner of righteousness (figuratively))

comes from Come from H3318 – יצא – yâtsâ’ BDB Definition: 1) to go out, come out, exit, go forth

Inward parts (H4578 מעה mê‛eh – BDB Definition: 1) internal organs, inward parts, bowels, intestines, belly)

 

1Ki 8:18-21 The Scriptures 1998+ (18) But יהוה said to my father Dawid, ‘Because it has been in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well that it was in your heart. (19) ‘Only, you do not build the house, but your son, who is coming from your loins, he does build the house for My Name.’ (20) “Now יהוה has established His word which He spoke, and I have been raised up instead of my father Dawid, and sit on the throne of Yisra’ĕl, as יהוה promised, and built a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, (21) and have appointed there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of יהוה which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim.”

 

Your son (H1121בּן bên BDB Definition: 1) son, grandson, child, member of a group…)

comes from (H3318 – יצא – yâtsâ’ BDB Definition: 1) to go out, come out, exit, go forth

your loins (H2504 חלץ châlâts BDB Definition: 1) loins 1a) as seat of virility 1b) as girded 1c) as seat of pain (woman’s travail).

 

This error in understanding spiritual truths, coupled with the pressure of the Canaanite remnant in Israel, lead Solomon to carry out the most financially successful economic periods of Israels existence. He became Israels economic and political messiah and though YHWH appeared to him on two separate occasions, he did not hear or understand the instruction to to walk before Him.

 

1Ki 9:1-9 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And it came to be, when Shelomoh had finished building the House of יהוה and the house of the sovereign, and all the desire of Shelomoh which he was pleased to do, (2) that יהוה appeared to Shelomoh the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibʽon. (3) And יהוה said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me. I have set this house apart which you have built to put My Name there forever, and My eyes and My heart shall always be there. (4) “And you, if you walk before Me as your father Dawid walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, if you guard My laws and My right-rulings, (5) then I shall establish the throne of your reign over Yisra’ĕl forever, as I promised Dawid your father, saying, ‘There is not to cease a man of yours on the throne of Yisra’ĕl.’ (6) “If you at all turn back, you or your sons, from following Me, and do not guard My commands, My laws, which I have set before you, but shall go and serve other mighty ones and bow yourselves to them, (7) then I shall cut off Yisra’ĕl from the face of the soil which I have given them, and send away from My presence this house which I have set apart for My Name. And Yisra’ĕl shall be a proverb and a mockery among all the peoples. (8) “And this house, which has been exalted, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and hiss, and say, ‘Why has יהוה done thus to this land and to this house?’ (9) “Then they shall say, ‘Because they have forsaken יהוה their Elohim, who brought their fathers out of the land of Mitsrayim, and they embraced other mighty ones, and bowed themselves to them and served them. That is why יהוה has brought all this evil on them.’ ”

 

The inspiration of a permanent temple in Jerusalem originated in the mind of David and was the direct influence of a Canaanite king named Hiram. It was then carried out in error through the corrupt relationship that developed between Solomon and the same Canaanite King Hiram and the Canaanite craftsman Hiram Abi. This relationship continued for 40 years, to the point where Solomon had completely rejected any influence of YHWH in favor of the pagan gods of the world. It was the incremental steps away from the direct commands of YHWH and the continued presence and use of the Canaanite high places by Israel and Solomon that contributed to this structure being built. In the end, the effects of these relationships destroy the man and likewise the nation.

 

1Ki 11:4-8 The Scriptures 1998+ (4) And it came to be, when Shelomoh was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other mighty ones. And his heart was not perfect with יהוה his Elohim, as was the heart of his father Dawid. (5) And Shelomoh went after Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Tsidonians, and after Milkom the abomination of the Ammonites. (6) Thus Shelomoh did evil in the eyes of יהוה, and did not follow יהוה completely, like his father Dawid. (7) Then Shelomoh built a high place for Kemosh the abomination of Mo’ab, on the hill that is east of Yerushalayim, and for Molek the abomination of the children of Ammon. (8) And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and slaughtered to their mighty ones.

 

Seven Major Religions (And Others) Connected!

I write this article, not with the purpose of espousing something new, but as the result of my own research on the matter. I have been searching for an effort with a focus on ministering to the nation of Israel. One that parallels the understanding and convictions that I hold. I found that the Star of David is being used in all of the efforts that I have perused thus far. So I began a brief study of the image. Here are my findings.

There is a worldwide connection to “The Star of David.”

In Judaism; (1)

http://www.simonarich.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hexagram-260×300.png

In Protestantism; (2)

https://www.umc.org/en/content/six-pointed-star

In Catholicism; (3)

https://www.google.com/search?q=star+of+david+on+pope+hat&client

In Hinduism; (4)

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-e64cbcb1578c0b9c6911688fbf03cfcd

In Buddhism; (5)

In Islam. They call it the “Seal of Solomon”; (6)

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-e27b08622faf8ea720ee1f3fdca11943

In Shintoism; (7)

http://www.simchajtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/japan1-1-222×300.jpg

Even at CERN;

https://simonarich.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/shiva-nataraja.jpg

The list above left me a bit stunned! The SEVEN Major Religious Systems, and CERN using a form of The Star of David / Solomon! There are probably more. Clearly it is not unique to Israel. I still wondered what the connection could be…

I had heard that Masonry used something similar, so I searched and found below;

12 symbols! Especially The Six-pointed-square & compass, The Lambskin Apron, Solomon’s Temple!, the All Seeing Eye, the Ashlar Stones, the Blazing Star of Sirius! The Cedar and Acacia woods! Masonry has a connection to Solomon, Israel, World religions and the End Times!

Also the women in the Masonic movement become members in the Order of the Eastern Star. This star is a five-pointed pentagram! This site explains the darkness involved;

https://www.chick.com/battle-cry/article?id=Why-No-Christian-Woman-Should-Join-Order-of-the-Eastern-Star

Just for comparison, here is the satanic star; https://www.shutterstock.com/search/pentagram

Masonry claims it’s beginnings in the 1700s, which ironically, is the reported time that the Star of David came on the scene!? First in Cabala, then in Zionism and finally National. The beginnings of the Masons is sketchy. Some say “in Egypt.” Some say “in Europe.” This BBC site has a fascinating picture on a building known to house Masons in 1599. Do you see the similarity?

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161209-secret-history-of-the-freemasons-in-scotland

When did this Masonic movement truly begin? I believe that the supposed dates are a bit late. I believe the Scriptures, which record stone masons, cedar workers and the like to be here long before 1599. Consider;

1Ch 14:1 And Hiram sovereign of Tsor sent messengers to David and cedar trees, with stonemasons and carpenters, to build him a house.”

1Ki 5:17-18 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. And Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers: (Ashlar Stones?) so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.”

Hiram, sovereign of Tsor. Who is he? To answer that question, you need to read Ezekiel 28:11-19! There you will find that “the sovereign of Tsor” is either a completely demonized man inspired by the devil or an appearance of the devil himself! The references are uncanny! And this is the man that is helping Solomon build a temple for Yahwah!?! Isaiah speaks of him as Lucifer, the “star of the morning!” Consider;

Isa 14:12-14 “How you have fallen from the heavens, O Lucifer,(Lit; STAR of the morning) son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles! For you have said in your heart, ‘Let me go up to the heavens, let me raise my throne above the stars of EL and let me sit in the mount of meeting on the sides of the north; let me go up above the heights of the clouds, let me be like the Most High.

“Star of the morning???” Isn’t that similar (but in reverse!) to Messiah’s description of Himself in Revelation 22:16? “I, יהושע, (Yahusha) have sent My messenger to witness to you these matters in the assemblies. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

Lucifer (shining one, star of the morning) will never be the Most High! So he mimics, imitates, hijacks and twists the True in his efforts to receive worship!

But what, you might ask, has any of this to do with today’s Star of David? Lets summarize;

  1. The SEVEN largest religious systems all use the SIX-pointed-star.
  2. This same six-pointed-star is NOT strictly used by Israel.
  3. Islam claims that the same six-pointed-star was and is The Seal of Solomon.
  4. Solomon built a house and a temple, with the help of Hiram, one who is referenced as a builder, stone provider, world traveler and marketer and the personification of Lucifer, star of the morning. Stone masonry and cedar work are used. (remember the 12 Symbols of Masonry)
  5. Masonry, a worldwide organization uses the same Star as the religious systems use. Are the ships of Tsor how it became worldwide? Also Masonic women are in an allegiance to a star identical to the pentagram of satanism.
  6. The star of early Masonry in Scotland is identical to what is known as The Star of David.
  7. The Star itself has three series of SIX in it’s shape. Six Points, Six Triangles at each of the Six points, and a Hexagram, or Six Sided Figure in the middle = 666.

It is clearly documented that Israel digressed during the reign of Solomon into international idol worship and the occult! The prophet Amos calls them into account;

Amos 5:26 “But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun (Remphan) your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore I shall send you into exile beyond Damascus,” said Yahwah Elohim of hosts – His Name.”

This same prophecy is quoted by Stephen just prior to the hearers stoning him to death, but with the change from “Damascus” to “Babylon. This brings that prophecy to a different future fulfillment than the one to Damascus, but for the same reasons! I believe it to be referenced in Revelation 18! Also notice the connection to Solomon built HIM a house!

Act 7:43 ‘And you took up the tent of Molek and the star of your mighty one Kiyyun,(Remphan) images which you made to bow before them. Therefore I shall remove you beyond Babylon(verses 47-48)but Solomon built Him a house. However, the Most High does not dwell in dwellings made with hands, as the prophet Isaiah says in 66:1-2.

Link to the star of Remphan; Take a look!

https://www.google.com/search?q=star+of+remphan+images&client

Do you see any connection to these verses?

Rev 13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy.

Seven religions all claiming to be a way to Truth is blasphemous! Yahusha, “The Way, The Truth, The Life” is the only One who proved that HE is The Way, when HE rose from the dead! All others are founded upon the lies!

Rev 13:18 “Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”

1Ki 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold…(666) Is this a coincidence? I do not think so.

Solomon is the only man in the Scriptures referenced to both “wisdom” and “666.” I believe that Solomon is a type of The Anti-Messiah. I believe that Hiram is a type of The Beast that empowers him. Am I saying that what is known as The Star of David is the mark of the Beast? Not necessarily. However, once the devil has people under the same banner or symbol, it’s just a matter of sequence to realize what the next step would be. (Read Revelation 13)

The verse that seems to summarize what wisdom produces;

Luk 7:35 “And wisdom is declared right by all her children.”

The fruit of Solomon’s life and legacy prove that his idolatry, his lawlessness, his worldly passions and his affiliations with men like Hiram reveal what was in his heart… His life ended bearing bad fruit… Consider this very sad commentary;

1Ki 11:4-7 “And it came to be, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other mighty ones. And his heart was not perfect with Yahwah his Elohim, as was the heart of his father David. And Solomon went after Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Tsidon and after Milkom the abomination of the Ammonites. Thus Solomon did evil in the eyes of Yahwah, and did not follow Yahwah completely, like his father David. Then Solomon built a high place for Kemosh the abomination of Mo’ab on the hill that is east of Yerushalayim, and for Molek the abomination of the children of Ammon.”

One last verse that is quoted 5X in the Apostolic Scriptures because of it’s importance;

Psalm 118:22 “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner-stone.”

Quoted in Mt 21:42, Mk 12:10, Lk 20:17, Acts 4:11, 1Pet 2:7 (It is not a coincidence that it is “the builders” who rejected HIS Building! One not made with human hands…

My initial reason, as I said, is not to rail on these religious systems, or Solomon, or Israelis, or the Masons. I simply want to find a true and unpolluted effort to work with in bringing true blessing to those in Israel! That is my desire.

I present this information for you to have a head start in doing diligence and finding out for yourselves. We are warned in the Scriptures about the rulers of darkness. They exist. They are active. They are executing their plan. They are working from a “pattern.”

But for the True Believer in The True Messiah, we are not to fear. I’m convinced that I have brothers and sisters in all the aforementioned religions (and more) who will hear HIS Voice and will “Come out of her…” And will know what it truly means to be HIS people!

Unbelief; The Reasons Behind it

In the Parable of the Sower, The Messiah identifies several characteristics that will hinder belief. I focus on belief in this article because “without belief it is impossible to please Yah.”(Heb 11:6) All other manifestations of fruit stem from believing HIS Word. The hindrances to belief that are identified in this parable are usually glossed over. May that not be the case with you…

The text of the Parable;

Mat 13:4 “The Sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some indeed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them.”

The Messiah’s explanation;

Mat 13:18-19 “You, then, hear the parable of the sower: “When anyone hears the word of the reign, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is that sown by the wayside.”

The Creator has given everyone autonomy in choice. I say this because earlier in the chapter, Yahusha states that some are not given ears to hear, eyes to see nor a heart to receive HIS Word, quoting Isaiah 6:9-10. Isaiah 6 focuses on the distinction between himself and those around him. Isaiah recognizes his uncleanness and admits it. Most of those around him were practicing lawlessness and rebellion. Isaiah hears the Word of Yah and sees his condition. The ninety percent do not. Why didn’t they? In the parable of the sower, The Messiah is applying Isaiah 6 to the current time. Because the majority were living in lawlessness (in opposition to HIS Commands), they too would not understand HIM and would not receive HIS Word into their hearts. The influence upon them is in direct proportion to their connection with the devil and his kingdom(this world). This prohibits them from understanding HIS Word. In fact, in John chapter 8, The Messiah likens the fruit of their lives as proof that they are sons of the devil. Consider;

John 8:43-44a“Why do you not know what I say? Because you are unable to hear My Word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you wish to do.”

Before we get to feeling too good about ourselves in comparison, we need to consider these words;

Ephesians 2:1-3 “And you were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, (birds of the air) of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest.”

Notice that Paul is speaking to them regarding their past, because when they had heard HIS Word they repented and were now able to hear clearer, receive more and increase in belief regarding the Word of YAH. Those who continue to walk “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air”, professing believer or not, do so through unbelief on the wayside…

The parable;

Mat 13:5-6 “And others fell on rocky places, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered.”

The Messiah’s explanation;

Mat 13:20-21 “And that sown on rocky places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but is short-lived, and when pressure or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.”

This person at first is joyous to receive HIS Word, but notice in verse 6, “But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered.”I can’t help but think that The Messiah used this wording to express something deeper. The influence of sun worship on world religions is remarkable! Is HE warning HIS own regarding this matter? I can say that when we saw the practices of sun worship permeating Christianity, our coming out of it was not without pressure! We have seen numerous people stumble under that “pressure” (lit; trouble, anguish) and the “persecution” (lit; pursue) described here! But for us who endure, the blessings have far outweighed the pressure!

Mat 5:10-12 Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness sake, because theirs is the reign of the heavens. Blessed are you when they reproach and persecute you, and falsely say every wicked word against you, for My sake. Rejoice and be glad, because your reward in the heavens is great. For in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Mat 10:22 “And you shall be hated by all for My Name’s sake. But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.

The parable;

Mat 13:7 “And others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them.

The Messiah’s explanation;

Mat 13:22 “And that sown among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this age and the deceit of riches choke the word, and it becomes fruitless.”

The one who hears HIS Word, but because the cares of this age or literally; the distractions offered in this life’s pursuits, will find themselves deluded by pursuing riches just as the devil tried to trip up The Messiah in offering HIM the reigns of the world… Consider;

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain, and showed Him all the reigns of the world, and their esteem, and said to Him, “All these I shall give You if You fall down and worship me.” Then Yahusha said to him, “Go, Satan! For it has been written, ‘You shall worship Yahwah your Elohim, and Him alone you shall serve.’ (quoting Dt. 6:13)

1Ti 6:9-10 “But those wishing to be rich fall into trial and a snare, and into many foolish and injurious lusts which plunge men in ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some, by longing for it, have strayed from the belief, and pierced themselves through with many pains.”

The parable;

Mat 13:8-9 “And others fell on good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

The Messiah’s explanation;

Mat 13:23 “And that sown on the good soil is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields – some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

The one who receives(hears) the Truth of HIS Word and comprehends(understands) it, who allows HIS Spirit to teach, comfort, guide, empower and gift him, will bear fruit in proportion to the amount of submission that he / she gives to HIS Word and HIS Spirit!

Rom 10:17 So then belief comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Elohim.

John 14:15-17 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands. And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever – the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.”

John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, He shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.”

John 16:13 “But when He comes, the Spirit of the Truth, He shall guide you into all the truth. For He shall not speak from Himself, but whatever He hears He shall speak, and He shall announce to you what is to come.

1Co 12:4 And there are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit1Co 12:9 and to another belief by the same Spirit

Gal 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, (belief), gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah.

Verses depicting unbelief;

Mat 13:58 “And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”

Why? Because they saw HIM, not as The Messiah, but according to the flesh; Joseph and Mary’s son. The fleshly perspective (in Adam) does not understand nor believe…

Mat 17:19-21 Then the taught ones came to Yahusha by Himself and said, “Why were we unable to cast him out?” And Yahusha said to them, “Because of your unbelief, for truly, I say to you, if you have belief as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move. And no matter shall be impossible for you. But this kind does not go out except through prayer and fasting.”

Belief comes through relationship with Truth, (Word + Spirit) which results in selflessness.

Mar 9:24 And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “I believe Master, help my unbelief!”

A truthful confession of our belief (and unbelief), results in answers.

1Tim 1:13 me, although I was formerly a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an insulter. But compassion was shown me because being ignorant I did it in unbelief.

Ignorance of The Truth results in unbelief. Scriptural belief is based only on The Truth.

Heb 3:18-19 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter into His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they were unable to enter in because of unbelief.

Those who begin but do not continue to act on HIS Word will not continue in belief.

The choice is yours. Will The Messiah find you believing when HE returns? Luke 18:8 “But when the Son of Adam comes, shall He find the belief on the earth?”

Leviticus 23; Feast of Weeks / Shavuot / Pentecost

This is article #2 in The Feast of Yahwah series. Article #1 covered The Moedim or Appointments of Yahwah that includes the 7th Day Sabbath and those appointments known as Spring Feasts of “Passover, Unleavened Bread and First-Fruits.” If you haven’t read that, please do so prior to reading this article so that you are up to speed with terms and definitions that also apply to this article. May you be blessed as a “lover of Truth” as you enjoy!

This is a straight forward look at Leviticus 23. We are picking up the commentary on verses 15-21 as they reveal Yahwah’s 4th Feast known as the summer Feast of Pentecost / Weeks / Shavuot

Verses 15 – 21And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to Yahwah. Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two loaves of bread, of two-tenths of an of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to Yahwah. And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams. They are a burnt offering to Yahwah, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to Yahwah. And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a peace offering. And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before Yahwah, besides the two lambs. They are set-apart to Yahwah for the priest. And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart gathering for yourselves, you do no servile work on it – a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

The beginning day of counting is critical.

And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days”

This reference to “the morrow after the Sabbath” cannot be referring to the weekly Sabbath (in the middle of Unleavened Bread observance), which occurred three days after The Messiah’s impalement on the fourth day of that week because of verse 14;

And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.”

Otherwise there would contradiction of verse 6;

And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to Yahwah – seven days you eat unleavened bread.”

So, this must be referring to the Sabbath AFTER the observance of the seven days of Unleavened Bread for us to begin counting seven completed Sabbaths (7X7 = 49 + 1 = 50 days).

Do you see why? In Leviticus 23:6 we are commanded for “seven days you eat unleavened bread.” In verse 14, we are commanded NOT to eat bread! Yahwah would not contradict Himself in His commands, so we must conclude that the day to begin counting, that we would also refer to as “First-Fruits”, has to be the first First Day after the conclusion of Unleavened Bread!

This also lines up with two other very important events!

In Leviticus 8-9:1 we see the anointing AND ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests. (Pay particular attention to the length of time, (esp “8th day”), the anointing of the altar, the ordination of them into the priesthood and even them being “waved” as referenced in “First-Fruits!”

This event serves as an earthly “type” of what Yahusha, our Great High Priest actually did in “the true tabernacle” in heaven! Consider;

At the tomb after His resurrection in Joh 20:17 “Yahusha said to her, “Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim.’ ”

See also Joh 20:19-23 where Yahusha reveals Himself to His taught ones later that day…

Then eight days pass without Him being seen until Joh 20:26 And after eight days His taught ones were again inside, and T’oma with them. Yahusha came, the doors having been shut, and He stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”

I believe that HE took His own blood and did in the “true tent” (Heb. 8:2) what Moshe did to Aaron and his sons for them to serve as types of The True!

Now back to Shavuot…

This Feast is known by several names; Pentecost, Feast of Weeks, Shavuot. Historically it was during this one day observance when Moshe received The Law / Torah of Yahwah and upon bringing them down from the mountain found the children of Yisrael worshiping and dancing before the golden calf. He subsequently threw the stone tablets containing the Commandments of Yahwah to the ground in disgust. The result; Commandments broken, 3000 people were slain for their rebellious idolatry. (Exodus 32)

For us in The New Covenant this Feast was the day when The Set-Apart Spirit was poured out upon the 120 taught ones in the upper room who were waiting obediently to The Master’s Command to “wait for the Promise of The Father” and having received the infilling of the Set-Apart Spirit, their testimony caused no small stir on the streets of Yerushalyim and as Peter spoke in answer to the crowd’s question as to what it meant for the 120 to be supernaturally speaking in numerous languages the wonders and blessings of Yahwah, subsequently 3000 people were added to HIS Kingdom!

Luk 24:49 “And see, I am sending the Promise of My Father upon you, but you are to remain in the city of Yerushalayim until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Joh 14:15-17 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands. And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.” (See article on “Differences Between the Old and New Covenant”)

Joh 14:26 “But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, He shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.”

Act 1:4 And meeting with them, He (Yahusha) commanded them not to leave Yerushalayim, but to wait for the Promise of the Father,“which you have heard from Me…”

Act 2:1-8 “And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak. Now in Yerushalayim there were dwelling Yehudah dedicated men from every nation under the heaven. And when this sound came to be, the crowd came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marveled, saying to each other, Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
And how do we hear, each one in our own language in which we were born?”

Act 2:41 Then those, indeed, who gladly received his word, were immersed. And on that day about three thousand beings were added to them.”

This day and culminating events are also significant because of The New Covenant that was promised in the following prophetic passages;

Yermiyah (Jeremiah) 31:31-37, Hezekiel (Ezekiel) 36:24-28

Lev 23:22 ‘And when you reap the harvest of your land do not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, and do not gather any gleaning from your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am Yahwah your Elohim.’ ”

Again proving that Yahwah’s heart has always been that of “inclusion” and not “exclusion!” The poor and those who were not Yisra’el, but were of the nations and tender towards the things of Yahwah, HE will not exclude from His Kingdom any who are lovers of Truth and believe!

May you be a lover of Truth and may you be walking in belief! As Yahwah gives revelation, we plan to have the 3rd article on the Fall Feasts posted soon!

Comparing The OLD Covenant To The NEW Covenant

Many folks in “professingdom” today are not familiar with the Scriptural differences between The First (Old) Covenant and The Second (New) Covenant. Some think that the separation point in their bibles between The Old Testament and The New Testament marks what is applicable and not applicable for them today! I personally believe that it is that very separation point in their bible that has contributed to today’s confusion regarding the two covenants. Let’s consider a few;

Where The Law is Written

The Law (Torah) of The Old Covenant was written on Stone Tablets. Exo 24:12 And Yahwah said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there, while I give you tablets of stone, and the Torah and the command which I have written, to teach them.”

The Law (Torah) of The New Covenant is written on Hearts. Jer 31:33 “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’after those days, declares Yahwah: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. Also see Ezek. 11:19-20,36:25-27.

Who’s Blood is required

The Old Covenant was validated by the blood sacrifice of animals. Exo 24:5-8 And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’el and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to Yahwah. And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yahwah has spoken we shall do, and obey.” And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which Yahwah has made with you concerning all these Words.”

The New Covenant is validated by The Blood of Messiah. Heb 9:11-14 But Messiah, having become a High Priest of the coming good matters, through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, entered into the Most Set-apart Place once for all, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood, having obtained everlasting redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the defiled, sets apart for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of the Messiah, who through the everlasting Spirit offered Himself unblemished to Elohim, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim?

Circumcision

The Old Covenant required circumcision of the flesh. Lev 12:2-3 “Speak to the children of Yisrael saying, ‘When a woman has conceived, and has given birth to a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days, as in the days of her monthly separation she is unclean. And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin is circumcised.”

The New Covenant requires circumcision of the Heart. Col 2:11 “In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Messiah…”

Rom 2:29 “But a (believing) Yehudi is he who is so inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in Spirit, not literally, (in the flesh) whose praise is not from men but from Elohim.”

Php 3:3 “For we are the circumcision, who are serving Elohim in the Spirit, and boasting in Messiah Yahusha, and do not trust in the flesh…”

The Priesthood

The Old Covenant Priesthood of Aaron. Lev 1:5 “And he shall slaughter the bull before Yahwah And the sons of Aharon, the priests, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.”

The New Covenant Priesthood IN Messiah Yahusha. Heb 7:21 For they (Levites) indeed became priests without an oath, but He (Yahusha) became Priest with an oath by Him (Yahwah) who said to Him, Yahwah has sworn and shall not regret,‘You (Yahusha) are a priest forever according to the order of Malkitsedeq”

Rev 1:6 “…and has made us sovereigns and priests to His Elohim and Father, to Him be esteem and rule forever and ever. Amein”

Rev 5:9 -10“And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”

The Mediator

The Old Covenant required a man to be the mediator. Heb 7:11Truly, then, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood – for under it the people were given the Torah – why was there still need for another priest to arise according to the order of Malkitsedeq and not be called according to the order of Aharon?

The New Covenant has a better man as the mediator. Heb 12:24 …and toYahusha the Mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than the blood of Hebel (Abel).

1Ti 2:5 For there is one Elohim, and one Mediator between Elohim and men, the Man Messiah Yahusha...

The Tabernacle

The Old Covenant Tent was a copy. Heb 8:4-5 For if indeed He (Yahusha) were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the Torah, who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly, as Mosheh was warned when he was about to make the Tent. For He said, “See that you make all according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”

The New Covenant has to do with the True Tent. Heb 8:1-2 Now the summary of what we are saying is: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Greatness in the heavens, and who serves in the set-apart place and of the true Tent, which Yahwah set up, and not man.

The Temple

The Old Covenant Temple was Man’s idea and was built by man. 2Ch 6:7-10 And it was in the heart of my father Dawid to build a House for the Name of Yahwah Elohim of Yisra’el. But Yahwah said to my father Dawid, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a House for My Name, you did well in that it was in your heart. But you do not build the house, for your son who comes forth from your loins, he does build the House for My Name.” “Now Yahwah has established His word which He spoke, and I (Solomon) have been raised up instead of my father Dawid and sit on the throne of Yisra’el as Yahwah promised. And I have built the House for the Name of Yahwah Elohim of Yisra’el.”

The New Covenant Temple (Dwelling Place) is Yah’s idea and is being built by HIM. 1Pe 2:4-5Drawing near to Him, a living Stone – rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious – you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through Yahusha Messiah.”

1Co 3:16 Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?

1Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own?

Also see;Eph. 2:20-22; Heb. 3:6; Rev. 3:12

The City of Destination

The Old Covenant promised a land and an earthly city. Deu 34:1-4 And Mosheh went up from the desert plains of Mo’ab to Mount Nebo to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Yeriho And Yahwah showed him all the land of Gilas far as Dan, and all Naphtali and the land of Ephrayim and Menashsheh, all the land of Yehudas far as the Western Sea, and the Negev and the plain of the Valley of Yeriho the city of palm trees, as far as Tsoar And Yahwah said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Yitshak to Yaacob saying, ‘To your seed I give it.’ I have let you look at it with your eyes, but you do not pass over there.”

Isa 1:21-23 “How the steadfast city has become a whore! I have filled it with right-ruling; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross, your wine is mixed with water. Your rulers are stubborn, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them.”

Mat 23:37-39 (Yahusha crying out)“Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wished to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not! See! Your house is left to you laid waste, for I say to you, from now on you shall by no means see Me, until you say, ‘Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of Yahwah!” See Ps. 118:26.

The New Covenant promises a Heavenly City. Rev 21:1-3 RNKJV “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the new Jerusalem, coming down from YHVH out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of YHVH is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and YHVH himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim.