Building His House Part 4

Building His House Part 4
Written by Jim Staley

Part 4: The Breastplate

Now that the Father has successfully duplicated his temple all over the earth and has chosen new "sons of God" to be priests in the order of Melchizedek to minister before Him, the priests have to be clothed for war. In this week's portion, the Creator goes into great detail about what each garment looks like, how it is to be made, and how it is to be worn. What I would like to do in this article is focus on one part of the priestly garment and show you its connection to us as priests today. The piece I would like to zoom in on is the breastplate of judgment.

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Building His House Part 3

Building His House Part 3
Written by Jim Staley

Part 3: The Menorah

In the first two parts of this series, we learned that the real reason Yahweh needed His people to build Him a house was not because He needs one, but because man had defiled the earth in the Garden. In order for Him to dwell among His people the way He desired, He needed to recreate an undefiled Garden atmosphere. This is why the Israelites had to go to such great lengths to follow each instruction regarding the temple perfectly; the Creator's presence in their midst depended on the atmosphere being a certain way.

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Building His House Part 2

Building His House Part 2
Written by Jim Staley

Part 2

As we’ve been learning in this series, when Yahweh gives instructions to Moses on how to build the tabernacle, it is a pattern. And a pattern is meant to be duplicated. And since we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, there is much to glean from this portion of scripture in regard to building our temples to properly reflect His image.

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Building His House Part 1

Building His House Part 1
Written by Jim Staley

Part 1

In this week's portion, Moses is given the instructions on how to build the house of God. If you look only at the black text and the literal meaning of the scripture, the real power of the Word is lost. The black textual instructions of the tabernacle are just a pattern of something much higher, something that is found in Yahweh’s eternal abode. When we look into the white fire meaning, the spiritual principle behind the text on the page, the Creator's original intent is revealed the way black contrasts with white. After all, if man would never have sinned, the instructions to build the temple would never have been given in the first place. So it's not the instructions we're after, that lower torah that was only given because of sin. We're after the higher torah, the instructions from above that relay the very heart of the Creator.

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