Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Temple and Time, and Our Blessed Situation

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
~ Proverbs 25:2

As the Lord Jesus Christ, Y'shua haMashiach, continues to watch jealously over His beloved, let's press in to discover what He is pleased to reveal.

In the last two posts, some of what Aaron and I find very compelling was introduced regarding the nature of our situation. The passages of scripture we touched on use language descriptive of the Temple and the sacrifices made there, with familiar translations naming the Temple of God (2 Th. 2:4), the holy place (Mt. 24:15), the sanctuary (Dn 11:31), and the regular or daily sacrifice (Dn 11:31, 12:11 ). If you received insight into what I was trying to illustrate, the setting is heavenly at least as much as being earthly in nature. The earthly Temple and sacrifices are shadows of the heavenly Temple. Both are real, but only one of them exists in the present.

Another primary element that was observed in those passages alongside the featuring of the Temple setting was the subject of time itself. The divinely inspired symmetry of those very passages makes it very evident. Having insight into how water is a metaphor for time makes the strength of that pairing all the more apparent. It's been well established (Will No One Know the Day?) that the theme of knowing the time underscores the entire chapter of Matthew 24, one that, and not coincidentally, begins on the subject of the Temple.

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” ~ Matthew 24:1-2

So, two dominant themes weave together on the trail we followed, the Temple and time. These are bound tightly together, and this is a key observation.

Have you ever heard of The Temple at the Center of Time? It's the title of a book by the late David Flynn. One premise made by the author is that the number of nautical miles from the Temple Mount to a particular location relates to when an important event happened there. One way this relationship can be expressed is through the observation that one nautical mile equates to one year AD. David included some interesting examples in the book, and I tested his hypothesis further and proved the theory to my satisfaction. I discovered a remarkable example involving D-Day and the famous invasion of WW2. June 6, 1944 becomes 1944.43 nautical miles. If you sweep an arc of that radius from the anchor point on the Temple Mount, it intersects the beach known today as UTAH beach, in Normandy, France. That's the focal point for the bulk of the invasion forces - precisely!

The evidence that there is something real and significant about the identification of the geophysical location of the Temple as an anchor for time-space is undeniable. The observation of how the subject of the Temple and its services are bound together with that of time and the wielding of control over time-space in the passages we tracked through in the previous post should speak loudly to us. If you can let these things settle in your minds and hearts, taking them before the Lord of Time Himself, you will develop a confidence in the legitimacy of these things we are now reading in the scriptures as with strange new eyes.

The truth of even this unique season has been written in His word for our instruction and comfort. The prophet Daniel was promised that, at the time of the end, the wise would understand. The One Who promised is faithful, and we cling to that belief with a tenacious grip. The Lord steadfastly affirms it with the familiar working of the holy spirit and with signs following.

Consider just how much effort has gone into providing a sound foundation for these works I'm almost casually referencing in this post. The Lord's investment in David Flynn was huge. David's own personal investment in coming to the place of being able to write that book was huge. The Lord's investment in me, and mine in producing the thematic structures and their interactive presentations, and in the coming to this place where I have the confidence in my knowledge of the time to boldly declare these things - huge. And there's that very significant investment represented in Aaron, who has been partnered alongside me in this work! Sir Isaac Newton's very significant contribution must also be brought to the fore in this accounting of the work invested in the laying of the foundation we're so privileged to build upon. How many others have been and are being engaged are innumerable, from those engaged in the transmission of the biblical texts to those saints who have inspired us with awesome testimonies of the Lord's favor, to those of you who undergird us with your diligent prayers and funding and who share precious testimonies, dreams, visions and insights. Where we are, today saints, is really monumental. Take stock of what the Lord is doing with all of us. Reflect deeply on the Lord's investment in you, and in those who have helped you come to this day to find yourself as you are, in Him.

Our God is so good to us! Praise His Holy name!

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