According to the Rabbis, the Temple in Jerusalem belonged to no particular tribe, but to all Israel. As if to prove this, the boundary between Judah and Benjamin passed through the middle of both the city and the Temple so that, according to tradition, the porch and the sanctuary were in Benjamin, while the altar and the Temple courts remained in Judah. The Shekinah, the divine presence of the Lord, filled the Temple of Solomon like a cloud (2 Chron 5:13,14) so that the priests could no longer stand to minister. God’s presence remained in the Holy of Holies for only a short season, and was never experienced in the Second Temple. As the Rabbis lamented: “For three years and a half abode the Shekinah on the Mount of Olives, waiting whether Israel would repent, calling upon them, ‘Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.’ And when all this was in vain, then the Shekinah returned to its own place.” The stones of the Temple sanctuary were twice “poured out in the top of every street” (Lamentations 4:1) on both occasions in the Jewish month of Av. And at Tish B’Av, to this day, these events are remembered during a time of deep mourning by the Jews. Twice also, there were those who wept as they prophesied the Temple’s coming destruction. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet was imprisoned by King Zedekiah for his prophecies. They were offensive; not what Judah’s king desired to hear, therefore the voice of the prophet had to be silenced. Centuries later, Yeshua “beheld the city and wept ” as he rode out of Bethany on the foal of a donkey. Like Jeremiah, Jesus was deemed to be offensive and a week later he was nailed to a Roman cross. [Read more…] about Temple in Jerusalem
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Egypt 2012 -Taking Centre Stage
Egypt 2012 – will she take centre-stage? We are seeing things move into place for the grand finale in which Egypt will play a vital prophetic role in international events.
In Biblical prophecy, Egypt plays darkness to Israel‘s light. She plays death to Israel’s life. Egypt was a kingdom that exalted death and she is still a land of tombs and relics. When the children of Israel came out of Egypt and Moses their leader had been absent for forty days, the children of Israel persuaded Aaron to create an idol. Aaron melted down their golden earrings and formed a golden calf. The Israelites had what they desired – a familiar image of Osiris.
The central role of Egypt in these times was clearly demonstrated by the Millennial Celebrations which took place in 1999/2000. The public was teased into believing that a culmination of events was to take place. There was the promised capping of the Great Pyramid, and the hugely anticipated opening of the southern shaft in the Queen’s Chamber.
The build-up and the the anti-climax, I believe, were both pre-planned. It was a deliberate titillation of the public which intentionally left them thirsty for more. A cleverly manipulated tactic to set Egypt back on centre stage of world consciousness. [Read more…] about Egypt 2012 -Taking Centre Stage
Who is the New Osiris?
The Osiris myth is the most influential story in ancient Egyptian mythology. Who was Osiris and does he have any relevance today? And who is the New Osiris?
Of all of Egypt’s gods and goddesses, Osiris, and his female consort, Isis, are the most readily remembered. In fact, it might be true to say that they have become the embodiment, in most minds, of all other Egyptian divinities. Were Osiris and Isis mythological deities, or did the myths arise from the deeds of some actual persons?
The most common source of the Osiris story arises from the Egyptian funerary texts and the Pyramid Texts found in the burial places of the pyramids in the 25th century BC at the end of the Fifth Dynasty. [Read more…] about Who is the New Osiris?