I CHRONICLES

Chapter 22

"David's Intent to Build the Temple."
"Command About Strangers, Workmen. [2]"
"Preparation. [3 - 4]"
"Solomon's Charge. [5 - 13]"
"Preparation and Workmen. [14 - 16]"
"David's Command to Princes. [17 - 19]"

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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"This house of the Lord God" is the only place where God's people could come and God's grace could be manifested to them, for it was the place of worship. From the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, the tent or tabernacle had been the only place of worship for God's people. That is where the altar was, and that is also were the Ark of the Covenant was placed in the Holy of Holies. The mercy seat was mounted on top of the Ark of the Covenant, and once a year the high priest would enter into the holy of holies, and stand before the mercy seat of God, go give the necessary offering that God demanded under the law.

This chapter then deals with God's refusal to allow David to build the house of the Lord, but at the same time He allow David to gather the items that would go into the construction of the Temple structure.

I Chronicles 22:1 "Then David said, "This is the house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel."

It was God that set the standard as to how He would be worshipped. The detail of how these offerings and sacrifices were to be made, and which animals were to be sacrificed is given us in the first seven chapter of the book of Leviticus. There was only one place that these sacrifices could take place, and that was at the altar of God, and in the holy of holies within the tent Tabernacle.

Leviticus 1:1 "And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, Saying,"

Leviticus 1:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say unto them, `If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock."

So with the Temple being planned by David, and built by Solomon, the worship will continue as before in the Tabernacle, only it would not take place in the Temple of God. The law stays the same, the sacrifices are going to stay the same, only the location will now have a permanent home.

I Chronicles 22:2 "And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God."

Notice where David went to get these "strangers" that were to build the house of God. It's great to have all the necessary supplies and workmen, but once these workmen started, they would never leave. This construction took place about 922 B.C., but by the coming out of Captivity in Babylon, some five hundred years later, these same strangers or Nethinims had completely taken over the priesthood. Even to the point that the record keeping of the scribes, these three families of Kenites, or sons of Satan through Cain were in full control as we read of in I Chronicles 2:55.

Remember back in Leviticus 1:7 "And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:"

Leviticus 1:8 "And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the had, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:"

Leviticus 1:9 "But his inward and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of the sweet savour unto the Lord."

In the "Companion Bible", Appendixes 43 and 44 lists all of the offerings and sacrifices that God demanded under the law, and required for the worship of our Heavenly Father. The point I'm making here is that only the Levites and the sons of Aaron were to have a place at the altar in the offerings and order within the Temple before God. Yet David brought these Kenites in to cut the wood and stone, and do manual work, and these Kenites, strangers given to service never left. Again, Ezra pointed this out in Ezra 8:11; "...And I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi." Just like today, Ezra was around these Kenites so much that he just could not tell a Kenite from one from the house of Judah.

I Chronicles 22:3 "And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;"

I Chronicles 22:4 "Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David."

Zidon and Tyre were cities in the land that was assigned to the tribe of Dan, in the days of Joshua. These Kenites were in the land of Israel because the Israelites did not boot them out like God commanded them to, so in time it was assumed that they were part of Israel. This land was called the land of Hemath, and the Kenite scribes that took over the priesthood from the Levites identifies their family ties well in I Chronicles 2:55.

I Chronicles 2:55 "And the families of the scribes when dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of the house of Rechab.

So if these Kenite people are not of Abraham, Isaac or Jacob, then where do they come from, and who are they. Strong's Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary # 7017 tells us; "Qiyniy, (I Chron. 2:55), Kee-nee; patron. from 7014; Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:-Kenite." # 7014 reads; "Kayin, the same a 7013, Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Pal, and of an Oriental tribe: Cain, Kenite (s)."

These Kenites that have been called on to build the temple for Solomon are the offspring from Cain. Jesus identifies these Kenites, the Jewish religious leaders of His day in John 8:43, 44; "Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word."

John 8:44 "Ye [the Kenite Jewish religious leaders talking with him] are of your father the devil [Satan], and the lusts of your father ye will do. He [Cain] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he [Cain] speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own [his own father Satan]: for he [Satan] is a liar, and the father of it."

Remember who that first murderer was back in the garden of Eden? Lets go to Genesis 4:8 - 10; "And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him." [8] "And the Lord said unto Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" And he [Cain] said, "I know not: am I my brother's keeper?" [9]

I Chronicles 22:5 "And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death."

Adam's son Abel, the lineage that the Messiah was to come through, had been murdered by Cain, Satan's son from the garden of Eden. If you are off in fairy-tail land by believing that eating apples was the sin in the garden of Eden, then you will miss what Jesus was trying to tell you when He was identifying whose Kenite Jewish leaders in John 8:44. The offspring of Cain are called the Kenites, and their seed line is from Satan, playing the role of the serpent in the garden of Eden.

Jesus told us in Revelation 12:9 as John was doing the writing; "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." The day of Satan being cast onto the earth hasn't happened yet, but that day is not far away. Yet, Satan is clearly identified as the "old serpent" from the garden of Eden, that deceived Eve, and from that union came Cain. Sure Adam was involved also, and that is why Cain and Able were twins [same mother, with two different fathers]. You present this to most church houses today, and they will think your nuts, for the entire world has bought the apple story, and they will stick to that lie.

The reason that I went to this length here, is to identify these Kenites that are writing this book of First Chronicles, as they are the ones that took over the Levitical priesthood back in Babylon, and now are heading to Jerusalem for the sake of establishing their traditions as being God's law. In Matthew 23:1 - 3 that these scribes and Pharisees, that are the Kenites, are sitting in Moses' seat, the seat of the son of Aaron, and Levi. So with this all being said, lets continue in I Chronicles 22.

I Chronicles 22:6 "Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel."

This story of the building of the Temple is written in I Kings 5:1-15.

I Chronicles 22:7 "And David said to Solomon, "My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God:"

I Chronicles 22:8 "But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, `Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto My name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in My sight."

From the start of David's life as a boy, he killed Goliath the giant, and from that time forth, David has taken the sword, and fought many battles and killed many on the battle field. For this sake, God would not allow David to build the Temple, God's house of worship. But God had given that duty over to Solomon, a young son of David's.

I Chronicles 22:9 "Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days."

I Chronicles 22:10 "He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be My son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever."

The job of building the Temple had fallen on Solomon, and there is much planning and materials that had to be amassed for the completion of the Temple. The first thing that Solomon did in this planning stage was to contact Hiram, king of Tyre, a close friend of David his father. Arrangements had been made for timbers, and cedar for the inner temple. The best cedars were in Lebanon, and because the men of Tyre were such good seamen, they even cut timbers for building their ships.

I Kings 5:1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David."

Like all good Kenites, Hiram became friends of all those in charge and at the control. Kenites are merchandisers, dealing with trade and commerce, even today controlling the banking and industrial world. Ezekiel 28 identifies Satan as the true king of Tyre "Tyrus" In verse 5; "By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches. So how do those riches come to these Kenites? In verse 16 we read, "By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: there I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire."

The building of the Temple will bring much riches to these Kenites, Even though most preachers can't identify the Covenant people of the end times, these Kenites sure do. They are taking just as much active role against Christ in these end times just as they did when they murdered Him on the Cross some 2000 years ago.

I Chronicles 22:11 "Now, my son, the Lord be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the Lord thy God, as He hath said of thee."

King Solomon is going to build the temple, and the ship builders of Tyre are going to send the men to build it and make it good. These logging wood cutters have their foot in the door at the temple, and the will not leave. This book of Chronicles was written some five hundred years later, from the temple building, and they have completely taken over the priesthood, the form of worship and what is to be taught at the Temple.

I Chronicles 22:12 "Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy God."

Solomon does have a tender heart for God, and David is asking the Lord to give Solomon wisdom and understanding in not only the building of the Temple, but in ruling over the children of Israel. "The law of the Lord thy God" is important today just as it was in David's day. Sure Christ paid the price to end all the animal sacrifices, but the law is still in affect;

Matthew 5:17-18 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."

I Chronicles 22:13 "Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfill the statutes and judgments which the Lord charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed."

This charge that our heavenly Father gave Moses is good for us to consider in our daily lives even today, for we should "be strong and of good courage, dread not, nor be dismayed;" for we can stand of the promises that God gave to us, as sons and daughters of the living God. He will provide for us in our times of need when we call out to him. He will take our load and make those hard times easy and able to bare, when we allow him to have His way in our lives.

I Chronicles 22:14 "Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the Lord an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver: and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto."

In the many years of David's reign as king over Israel, they were filled with conflicts and battles with his neighbors and enemies. This was not the right time or condition to build the house of God. Yet this was the time that David spent accumulating the things that would go to build and make up the temple with all its worship requirements. This would be done after David's death, by his son Solomon.

I Chronicles 22:15 "Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work."

This word for "workmen" in the Hebrew text is "strangers"; remember these are the strangers [Kenites] from "Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab" not of Jacob; that were given to service by David to the work of the Lord, that in time took over the duties of the Levites, by the time the House of Judah came out of captivity from Babylon. Jesus warned of them in the latter days, in Revelation 2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." Only two of the types of churches of the latter days will know who these Kenite people are, as they try to hide themselves by blending the Churches of today. Those two church types were the church of Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia.

I Chronicles 22:16 "Of gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee."

I Chronicles 22:17 "David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,"

I Chronicles 22:18 "Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath He not given you rest on every side? for He hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the Lord, and before His People."

I Chronicles 22:19 "Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the Lord."


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