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CONCLUSION 5:  Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land.

After conquering the entire land, the twelve tribes of Israel were allotted land to possess.

The third king of Israel was Solomon.  He built the first Temple of God (see above photo) in 957 BC.  It was
similar to the Tent of Meetings but it was a permanent structure.  The Arc of the Covenant was placed in the back
room, the Most Holy Place.  On top of the Arc were two Cherubim (Angel) statues.  The Holy Spirit appeared be-
tween the statues and would speak to the High Priests.

After Solomon’s death, the kingdom was torn in two.  The north and the south.  Both kingdoms practiced idolatry.
Because of this, God discontinued his security of Israel.  In 722 BC, the Kingdom of Israel came to an end.

In 586 BC the Temple of God was destroyed.

A short time later, Cyrus the King of Persia conquered this land.  God ordered him to build the second Temple of
God in Jerusalem.  The second Temple of God was completed in 516 BC.

Next week, the final conclusion before we review a different subject.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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As we read last week, the second Temple of God was completed in 516BC.

In the Temple of God, the courtyard is where the animal sacrifice took place.  The blood of the animal was to make
atonement for ones life.

The temple building was devided into the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place.  These two rooms were devided
by a curtain of finely twisted linen.  This curtain was symbolic of the devision between sinful man and
a Holy God.

The back room or Most Holy Place contained the Arc of the Covenant.  Inside the Arc was the Ten Commandments
on stone tablets, Aaron’s Rod and a Pot of Manna (seed like substance that fell from heaven and fed the Israelites
in the desert).  There were two cherubim (angel) statues on top of the Arc.  The cherubim statues faced each
other and God’s Spirit dwelled between them.  Although the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, he talked to the high priests
at this place.

There were many type of animal sacrifices.  The most important sacrifice happened once a year on the day of
atonement.  Blood from the animal sacrifice was brought into the Most Holy Place and sprinkled over
the Arc of the Covenant.  This was to make atonement for the death that was due sinful man.

In the approximate year of 33AD, Jesus became the final sacrifice to make atonement for the death that
was due sinful man.  Never again is an animal sacrifice required.  The division between sinful man and a Holy
God was conquered.  This was signified by the tearing of the curtain between the Holy Place and the
Most Holy Place at the time of Jesus death.

Mathew 27:50  And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the cur-
tain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook, the rock spit and the tombs broke
open.

God now communicates through his Spirt to every man or woman that seeks him.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Old Testament 32

Posted: February 2, 2017 in Old Testament
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As we read last week, David was the second king of Israel.

The third king of Israel was David’s son, Solomon.  He built the first Temple of God in 957 bc (before Christ).

The Temple of God was similar to the Tent of Meetings (see Salvation 7-10 in the category column to the left).
The difference is that the Temple of God was a permanent structure.  It was built in Jerusalem, the capital city of
Israel.

2 Chronicles 3:1  Then Solomon began to build the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the
Lord had appeared to his father David.

The Ark of the Covenant was placed in the back room of the inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.  Inside the Ark
was the two tablets of the 10 Commandments, Aaron’s rod and a pot of Mana.  If you remember, Mana was a bread
like substance that tasted like a wafer with honey.  It fell from heaven and fed the Israelites in the second month of
their escape from Egypt.

On top of the Ark of the Covenant were two Cherubim (Angel) statues.  The Holy Spirit appeared between these
statues and would speak to the High Priests.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff