KINGS 5 [Zech. 5-6]
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
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Video- Kings 5
.The promise to the father
.Fulfilled thru the son
.Do the ground work
.24 0n- 48 off
.Woman in a basket?
.Priest and king
.Starting is good
.But finishing the job is better
.Bibles on their heads?
.Writing on both sides
This day I did a brief overview of some teaching posts that will go up in the next few weeks.
I won’t teach it all right now- but just hit on a few points.
In Kings 5 we see God establishing Solomon- the bible says-
1Kings 5:4 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
But we also read that Solomon s father- David- was never able to actually build the temple because he had ‘wars on every side’-
1Kings 5:3 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
David was still a kingdom builder- and accomplished many things.
Yet- he was at war continually.
I think most of us would like to claim the ‘Solomon verse’ but in reality- I think we probably can identify with the ‘David verse’ a bit more.
In Zechariah 5 and 6 we some more interesting visions the prophet has-
Zechariah 5:1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
Zechariah 5:2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. [King James says Roll- other translations use Scroll- it’s the same thing]
The ‘flying scroll’- what is that?
Some have taught it was a UFO [no joke] but I think it’s plain enough.
The scroll is the ‘çurse’ going out into the earth-
Zechariah 5:3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
It had writing on both sides [Like the tablets the 10 commandments were written on]- and it brought judgment to the houses of those who broke the law.
It is a vision of the law of God.
Paul teaches us the law is good- but because men are sinful- it brings á curse-judgment-
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
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Yet in the next chapter [Zech. 6] we see the remedy for this curse.
Joshua- the high priest- is now crowned- with a crown-
Zechariah 6:11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
Earlier he was crowned with a priestly hat.
Yet now he has the crown of a ruler- king-
The prophet says-
Zechariah 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
These are images that speak of Christ- as King and Priest.
He will gather people of all nations and be the cure for the curse of the ‘flying scroll’-
Zechariah 6:15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
I also talked some about giving and receiving.
Most of you know I’m not into the Prosperity gospel-
But I do believe God blesses those who give.
I’ll add some news links below-
And hopefully I will post the whole teaching video [Kings 5- Zech 5-6] in a few days-
God bless you all.
PAST POSTS- [My past teaching that relates to this post- Kings 5- Verses below]
(1053)1ST KINGS 5-Solomon contracts with Hiram, king of Tyre, to supply Cedar wood and trees for the construction of the temple. He also raises up a mighty labor force who will work in 3 shifts, one month in the forest and two months back home. They helped cut down and deliver the logs on rafts back to Solomon. He has a massive labor force of stone cutters as well, they are cutting stone for the foundation of the temple. Like I said in a previous chapter, the temple is a picture of both the Old Covenant [law] and the new gentile church uniting as ‘one new man’ in Christ. Though the temple is basically a large scale replica of the Mosaic tabernacle, yet the only actual piece of furniture that makes in into the temple is the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark represents Gods presence, in the New Testament we see that Gods Spirit and presence left the Old law system [as typified by the temple- Hebrews] and ‘entered’ into the new temple, made up of both Jew and Gentile believers! [Ephesians]. Solomon was wise enough to realize that he personally did not possess all the skills to accomplish the mission, he knew how to hire other skilled people to help with the completion of the task. In ministry we often try and accomplish too much through the personal attributes/gifts of the leader. One of the plagues on the Body of Christ today is the American system of entrepreneurial church, we seem to exalt the personalities and gifts of the main leader at the expense of the functioning of the people of God. Though many good men are involved with this system, yet we need to transition to a place where we understand that in Christ’s church he uses many gifted people in various ways to build his temple [the people of God].This chapter says God gave Solomon ‘peace on every side, he had no adversaries nor evil occurrence’. Scripture says when a mans ways please the Lord he makes even his adversaries to be at peace with him. God gave Solomon a season of peace and rest, not for the purpose of sitting back and resting on his laurels, but for the purpose of building his kingdom. Solomon walked ‘while he had the light’ [he took advantage of the window of opportunity that God put before him]. [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2023/03/kings-5-text.html?m=0 ]
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