Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on David’s Tent, a ministry of Israeli believers Avner and Rachel Boskey. The Boskey’s have ministered at Tabernacle of David, and we consider them trustworthy and Biblically sound.
This is part six of a six-part newsletter.
- Part one looked at the recent 13 minute ‘walk around’ the Temple Mount by Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the immediate international explosion. Then it examined the histories of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic laws forbidding Jews to walk on or pray on the Temple Mount.
- Part two looked at attitudes and policies concerning the Jews/Temple Mount during the Early Islamic times, the Crusader period, the Ottoman Turkish occupation, the British Mandate, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as Israeli Minister of Defense General Moshe Dayan’s decisions regarding the ‘status quo’ in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War.
- Part three looked at Temple Mount developments between 1967-2022
- Part four focused on what the Bible teaches about the Temple Mount and the Last Days
- Part five looked at the central place of the Temple Mount in the Last Battle, the Messianic kingdom and the location of Messiah Yeshua’s throne
- This newsletter focuses on the Eternal Order and the New Jerusalem in relation to the Temple Mount
Adam’s last words
- When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate. And she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves waist coverings. Now they heard the sound of YHVH God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YHVH God among the trees of the garden. Then YHVH God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked. So I hid myself” (Genesis 3:6-10)
In his last words to YHVH, Adam communicated his fear of being in God’s presence due to Adam’s having disobeyed the divine command. When we get to the last book of the Bible, one of the last things God declares touches on the healing of mankind’s fear and the renewal of intimacy between God and man: “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the Tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them’” (Revelation 21:3).
In the Book of Isaiah, YHVH describes Abraham as His friend: “But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, descendant of Abraham My friend” (Isaiah 41:8).
King Jehoshaphat declared the same truth, “YHVH, God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. Did You not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land from Your people Israel, and give it to the descendants of Your friend Abraham forever? They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name” (2 Chronicles 20:6-8).
Moses was also described by YHVH Himself as a friend of God. YHVH met and fellowshipped with him in the Tent of Meeting: “So YHVH used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend” (Exodus 33:11).
Friendship with God is quickened when He comes and dwells with us: “Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people” (Leviticus 26:11-12).
If you build it, I will come!
The people of Israel stood on the shores of the Red Sea (the Hebrew term is Yam Suf –‘Sea of Reeds’) looking at the bodies of Pharaoh’s charioteers lying lifeless on the sands. Moses then gathered men of Israel together and sang a prophetic song of deliverance: “You will bring them and plant them in the Mountain of Your inheritance – the place, YHVH, which You have made as Your dwelling – the Sanctuary, YHVH, which Your hands have established” (Exodus 15:17). God homed in on a specific location – that was where intimacy would be restored – the Mountain of YHVH’s inheritance, where God’s dwelling and sanctuary would one day be established.
Later on, YHVH issued a command to build a Tent (also called a ‘Tabernacle’ – later called a ‘Sanctuary’) where He could meet with the Jewish people:
- “Have them construct a Sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8).
- “It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting before YHVH, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My Glory. I will consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar; I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve as priests to Me. And I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am YHVH their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, so that I might dwell among them. I am YHVH their God” (Exodus 29:42-46)
A pattern made in Heaven
The Tabernacle or Tent (later replaced by the Temple) was the location that God established where God and man could meet – a meeting-place which would result in intimacy, friendship, relationship. But its builders had to follow a divine pattern in its construction and operation – down to the letter. That complex of buildings would be detailed and beautiful, communicating spiritual truths and realities. YHVH gave Moses (and later, King David) some very specific commands on how to build it:
- “According to all that I am going to show you as the pattern of the Tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, so you shall construct it . . . See that you make them by the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain . . . Then you shall erect the Tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown on the mountain” (Exodus 25:9,40; 26:30)
- “Moses was warned when he was about to build the Tabernacle: ‘See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain’” (Hebrews 8:5)
- Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold. From its base to its flower ornamentation it was hammered work. According to the pattern which YHVH had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand (Numbers 8:4)
- “All this” said David, “YHVH made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern” (1 Chronicles 28:19)
The first martyr Stephen in his final oration also made reference to this pattern:
- “Our Fathers had the Tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen” (Acts 8:44)
God is like a top-notch wedding planner. When He hosts an event, a huge amount of effort goes into even the smallest details. But what were those details and patterns that Moses and David saw? Was it a building? And if so, where was that structure located and what did it look like?
A Temple beyond our three dimensions
Isaiah was launched into prophetic ministry at a sorrowful time in Judah’s history. Judah’s King Uzziah had just passed away, and that was when Isaiah received his powerful vision of the Heavenly Temple of God and His throne:
- In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw YHVH sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the Temple.Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings. With two each covered his face, and with two each covered his feet, and with two each flew. And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is YHVH of armies. The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the Temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe to me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, YHVH of armies.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips, and your guilt is taken away and atonement is made for your sin” (Isaiah 6:1-7)
Nearly 800 years later, God gave John the Revelator a similar majestic vision of the same Heavenly Temple:
- After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”Immediately I was in the Spirit. And behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and Someone was sitting on the throne. And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance. And there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. And upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. Out from the throne came flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the center and around the throne – four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature like a calf, the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within. And day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” And when the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to Him who sits on the throne – to Him who lives forever and ever – the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and they will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created” (Revelation 4:1-11)
The Heavenly Temple
Daniel the prophet contributes other details about this Heavenly Temple:
- I kept looking until thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames: its wheels were a burning fire. A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him. Thousands upon thousands were serving Him, and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him. The court convened and the books were opened . . . I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a son of man was coming. And He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him (Daniel 7:9-10,13)
Zechariah also received a heavenly vision of the Heavenly Temple on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
- Then he showed me Joshua the High Priest standing before the Angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right to accuse Him.And YHVH said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, YHVH who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a log snatched from the fire?” Now Joshua was clothed in filthy garments and was standing before the angel. And He responded and said to those who were standing before him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” Again He said to him, “See, I have taken your guilt away from you and will clothe you with festive robes” (Zechariah 3:1-7)
Joshua the High Priest was standing in the earthly Holy of Holies, making atonement for Israel’s sins. He had bathed himself many times that day and was wearing spotlessly clean priestly garments. But the Hebrew word for ‘filthy’ used here refers to excrement-covered garments. The prophet is watching as Joshua the High Priest stands in the Holy of Holies on earth. But at the same time Zechariah is seeing into another dimension. He is simultaneously observing what is transpiring in the Heavenly Temple. He sees Satan accusing Israel in God’s presence in the Heavenly Temple. And evidently there were many sins for which Israel needed atonement! Let’s remember that Zechariah would not have been allowed to enter the Holy of Holies on earth; only one man – the High Priest – was allowed to stand there, and only on one day of the year – Yom Kippur.
John the Revelator was granted, more than any other prophet, both to see and to communicate specifics about the Heavenly Temple and its courts. Here is a list of many of these precise details:
- I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God (Revelation 9:13)
- Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.And the smoke of the incense ascended from the angel’s hand with the prayers of the saints before God. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar (Revelation 8:3-5)
- And the Temple of God which is in heaven was opened. And the ark of His covenant appeared in His Temple (Revelation 11:19)
- And another angel came out of the Temple which is in heaven . . . Then another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar (Revelation 14:17-18)
- After these things I looked, and the Temple of the Tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened,and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the Temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and their chests wrapped with golden sashes . . . And the Temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the Temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished (Revelation 15:5-6, 8)
- And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints . . . Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders. And the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands (Revelation 5:6-8, 11)
The Heavenly Temple is a real place, but it is beyond space and time. Its heavenly splendor is reflected on earth in Moses’ Tabernacle, in the Temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel/Herod, and in Ezekiel’s Millennial Temple.
Messiah in the Holy of Holies
A Messianic Jew wrote a letter to his fellow Messianic Jews – what is commonly called the Letter to the Hebrews. In that epistle he ties in all the Scriptural information we have looked at so far. He also reveals amazing details about Messiah Yeshua’s ministry in the Heavenly Temple:
- Therefore it was necessary for . . . the heavenly things themselves [to be cleansed] with better sacrifices than these.For Messiah did not enter a Holy Place made by hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us (Hebrews 9:23-24)
- But when Messiah appeared as a High Priest of the good things having come, He entered through the greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made by hands, that is, not of this creation. And not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the Holy Place once for all time, having obtained eternal redemption (Hebrews 9:11-12)
- We have such a High Priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,a minister in the Sanctuary and in the true Tabernacle, which the Lord set up, not man (Hebrews 8:1)
- We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Messiah Yeshua once for all time . . . He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God,waiting from that time onward until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet (Hebrew 10:10-13)
In the days of Joshua the High Priest, the blood of a bull or a goat was presented on earth (and simultaneously in heaven, according to Zechariah’s experience) once a year to make atonement for Israel. After His crucifixion, Messiah Yeshua entered the Heavenly Temple, bringing with Him His own atoning blood. He appeared in the presence of God the Father, offering one sacrifice for sins, once and for all time. Yeshua then sat down at the right hand of the Father, “waiting from that time onward until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet.” This event is stressed eight times in the Scriptures: Psalm 110:1; Matthew 26:64; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2.
The Heavenly Temple is the location where our redemption was ratified. It is where Messiah Yeshua sits at the right hand of God the Father, awaiting His own return to our planet.
The New Heavens, the New Earth and the New Jerusalem
After John the Revelator describes the Heavenly Temple in breath-taking detail, he moves on to describe the next phase of YHVH’s redemptive acts – the New Heavens and the New Earth.
- Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea (Revelation 21:1)
Peter powerfully describes these same events:
- But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be laid bare. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:10-13)
When this above prophecy comes to pass, everything that has existed in history – past, present and future – will be totally consumed by fire and will melt with intense heat. On that future day, the present Jerusalem, the present and future Temple Mount, the continents and the oceans – our entire planet – all will be destroyed.
Something amazingly new will be manifested when God presents His New Heavens and New Earth: the New Jerusalem. This city will be strikingly beautiful, and will possess very different dimensions than the original Jerusalem:
- The Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very valuable stone, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels. And names were written on the gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width. And he measured the city with the rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal. And he measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundation stones of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass (Revelation 21:10-21)
This New Jerusalem is described as “the Holy City . . . coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1). John adds: “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, full of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, ‘Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God” (Revelation 21:9-11).
This New Jerusalem is likened to a bride who gets adorned for her husband in anticipation of the marriage celebration. This text says that, in that city, Jew and Gentile will together be called ‘the bride of Messiah’ and ‘the wife of the Lamb.’ This New Jerusalem will be the residence of all the saints from all times – Jew and Gentile alike. And this New Jerusalem will not be part of the present creation; John tells us that it will be part of the New Heavens and the New Earth.
The New Jerusalem has no Temple
- And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God . . . I saw no Temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple. And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed. And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 21:10-11, 22-27)
John adds an astonishing detail here. The New Jerusalem “comes down out of Heaven” toward the New Earth. The eternal abode of the saints, according to John the Revelator, will be in the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem, however, does not have a Temple in it: “I saw no Temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple.” At the same time, other scriptures (Isaiah, Daniel, Zechariah and John) tell us that the Temple in Heaven exists, and that it is the center and focal point of Heaven. John clearly states that the New Jerusalem comes down out of Heaven but is not in Heaven. The Temple in Heaven continues to be the Temple in Heaven.
The omnipresent God can be both in the New Jerusalem and in the Temple in Heaven simultaneously (just as, in our day, He can be within us yet also in the Temple of Heaven). Though this biblical truth is hard for humans (bound by space-time) to handle, the biblical text leaves us, the readers, with a certain amount of tension – how does that all work out? Our tensions about this matter will probably remain unsolved until we actually enter the Eternal Order.
For the saints in the New Jerusalem, Adam and Eve’s ancient longing for renewed intimacy with God will finally be fulfilled. All the promises of deep abiding fellowship made by the God of Israel to the Jewish people will come to pass (see Exodus 25:8; Leviticus 26:12; Isaiah 25:8; 35:10; 65:19; Ezekiel 37:27; 48:35; Zechariah 2:10). God’s application of these promises to believers from all the nations will also find its blessed fulfilment (see 2 Corinthians 6:16b):
- “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the Tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them. And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. And there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. The first things have passed away’” (Revelation 21:3-4)
- “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and congregation of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Yeshua, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel” (Hebrews 12:22-24)
Heaven, the Highest Heavens, and the Third Heaven
The Hebrew word for ‘heavens’ is shamayim (שָׁמַיִם) – literally ‘sham’ (there) and ‘mayim’ (water). So if one looks ‘up there’ to the skies, one sees ‘the waters up there’ – the physical heavens.
A reference in Deuteronomy refers to both shamayim (the physical heavens) and shmei hashamayim (the heavens of the heavens, or ‘the highest heavens’): “Behold, to YHVH your God belong heaven and the highest heavens (הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּשְׁמֵ֣י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם), the earth and all that is in it” (Deuteronomy 10:14).
Paul refers to a spiritual experience he once had, where he was caught up in the spirit to ‘the Third Heaven:’
- I know a man in Messiah, who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a man was caught up to the third heaven (ἕως τρίτου οὐρανοῦ).And I know how such a man – whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows – was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak (2 Corinthians 12:2-4)
It stands to reason that, if there is a Third Heaven, there needs to be a First and Second heaven. Most Bible students assume that the First Heaven is what is called ‘the sky’ or ‘the heavens.’ There is not enough biblical information to lock down the meaning of the ‘Second Heaven.’ Could it be outer space, or is it perhaps dimensionally beyond what people can normally see? Two passages from the New Covenant hint at these realities more than they clarify:
- He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things (Ephesians 4:10)
- Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let’s hold firmly to our confession (Hebrews 4:14)
When the New Jerusalem comes down out of the New Heavens (as per Revelation 21:10), are those New Heavens part of the New Creation – what could be called ‘the sky?’ And is ‘God’s Heavenly Temple’ something even beyond that, in a spiritually different dimension than even the physically renewed ‘New Heavens’? These questions remind us of what David describes in Psalm 139:6: “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. It is too high, I cannot comprehend it!”
A river but no Temple
Since the New Jerusalem has no Temple, no Millennial river can bubble up from under such a Sanctuary. Nevertheless, John tells us that the New Jerusalem does have a river, and that this river bubbles up “from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street:”
- And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night. And they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them. And they will reign forever and ever (Revelation 22:1-5)
The Good News according to John says that Messiah Yeshua came to tabernacle among His Jewish people. The Greek word skéné (σκηνή – meaning ‘tent’ or ‘tabernacle’) sounds somewhat similar to the Hebrew word Shechinah : “And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). In the New Jerusalem, Yeshua – our Tabernacling Messiah – will dwell among all of us, and all of us – Jew and Gentile alike – will be His people.
They who wait upon the Lord
As we wait, along with the saints of all the ages, for:
- the salvation of Israel
- the return of Messiah Yeshua
- the establishment of David’s Messianic kingdom
- the dedication of Ezekiel’s Temple
- the coming of the New Heavens and the New Earth
- the New Jerusalem
we remember the words of Yeshua, where He encourages us to draw near to God through following His word and longing for His return. Therein lies our strength and hope:
- Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will follow My word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling with him” (John 14:23)
- I wait for YHVH, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning . . . Israel, put your hope in YHVH, for with YHVH is unfailing love and with Him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins (Psalm 130:5-8)
- But those who hope in YHVH will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary.They will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31)
How should we then pray?
- Pray for God to grant clear vision to believers worldwide and to the Jewish people regarding the Heavenly Temple and the New Jerusalem
- Pray for YHVH to stir up increased intercession for Messiah Yeshua’s return, the salvation of Israel and all related events
- Pray for the raising up of Ezekiel’s prophetic Jewish army throughout the earth
Your prayers and support hold up our arms and are the very practical enablement of God to us in the work He has called us to do.
In Messiah Yeshua,
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