And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
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Kings 8 videos-
.Seaside Heights- N.J.
.Snow- wind and fire
.See model of ark of covenant
.City of David
.Tabernacle of David and Moses reunited at temple [sign of what? See notes below]
.Hear the immigrants prayer too!
.One new man
Teaching- [Past posts below]
Solomon dedicates the temple- and brings the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle [of Moses] together.
This is the first time the ark of the covenant and the Tabernacle of Moses were reunited since the days of David.
When David retrieved the ark that was stolen many years before- he set it up at Zion- a hill in Jerusalem.
The ark being open under the tent of David was a type of grace- because the tabernacle of Moses- which represented law/Jew- was still standing in a place called Gibeon.
But David had the ark set up in an open tent- which was a violation of the law concerning the ark [The ark was a box that held the 10 commandments- not talking about Noah’s ark].
But David was a type of Christ- like Solomon.
So God permitted the ark to be open- because it was a symbol of the future coming of Jesus- who thru the Cross would give access to God apart from the law.
When Solomon brings the ark and the tabernacle of Moses together for the first time in many years-
It also pictures the new covenant- because the bible tells us that in Jesus there is one new man- both Jew and Gentile are reconciled thru the Cross-
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
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And that’s what Solomon pictured here- by bringing the ark and the tabernacle of Moses together again- showing that both Jew [represented by the tabernacle of Moses] and Gentile [represented by the tabernacle of David] are now reconciled in the temple- which is a picture of the Body of Christ- Jew and Gentile. [Some sites see here https://corpusoutreach.weebly.com/most-recent-posts/kings-86644667 ]