Chapter 28

"Intensions to Build the Temple."
"Preparations, People Placed in Charge."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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God made a covenant promise to Abraham, that he would become the father of many nation, that He would bless his people, and that they would go down into Egypt for 400 years, and come out far better off than when they first went in. Moses and Aaron were the men that God used to bring His people out of Egypt. Two years after the children of Israel departed Egypt, they were camped at the base of mount Sinai, and there God presented Himself to His people. While they were camped there, God gave Moses the law, and the method or ordinance that were to be followed in approaching Him, both for forgiveness and for worship.

The priesthood was established in Aaron and his sons, and the work of the Tabernacle was designated to the tribe of Levi. God told Moses that He would provide the means to worship Him, and that the approach for communing with Him would be in the Holy of Holies, before the Ark of the Covenant. After all the instruments, tent, and all that went in to worship was made, the way was established to seek God for the forgiveness of sin. That way was through blood sacrifice of animals, for without the shedding of blood there was not forgiveness for sin. From that time about 1452 B.C. to the time of David, about 921 B.C. All worship took place in the tabernacle, which was a tent, but David wanted God to have a permanent place; a Temple of worship built.

God prevented David from building this Temple because of his past history on the battle field. David took many lives at war, but David's son Solomon had not known war. David is now getting the material ready for his son Solomon to start building the temple once he is king. However, Solomon is still just a boy at this time, so David is overseeing the gather of this gold, silver, wood, brass and all the other things that will be used in the construction of the Temple.

I Chronicles 28:1 "And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem."

I Chronicles 28:2 "Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, "Hear me, my brethren, and my people: as for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:"

Here David gathers all the leaders, princes and captains of the forces together, just as Moses gathered the entire congregation together to give them the last message before entering into the promise land. This message was given in Deuteronomy 4:31; "(For the Lord thy God is a merciful God); He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them." Moses then went on to tell how God provided for their fathers in bringing them out of Egypt, and through the wilderness to the promise land.

The children of Israel had waited from 1452 B.C. to 921 B.C. for this established the permanent house of God to be build, and David's son Solomon will be the one that builds the Temple. The "mercy seat" that God spoke to His children had been housed in a tent, packed and unpacked for over 500 years, and now it will have it's permanent house, and God provided all the Provisions that will go into making up this house of worship.

I Chronicles 28:3 "But God said unto me, `Thou shalt not build an house for My name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood."

I Chronicles 28:4 "Howbeit the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for He hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father He liked me to make me king over all Israel:"

I Chronicles 28:5 "And of all my sons, (for the Lord hath given me many sons,) He hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel."

I Chronicles 28:6 "And He said unto me, `Solomon thy son, he shall build My house and My courts: for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his father."

I Chronicles 28:7 "Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do My commandments and My judgments, as at this day."

I Chronicles 28:8 "Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the Lord, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the Lord your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever."

I Chronicles 28:9 "And Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee; but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off for ever."

I Chronicles 28:10 "Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it."

I Chronicles 28:11 "Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and the house thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof; and of the place of the mercy seat,"

I Chronicles 28:12 "And the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit of the courts of the house of the Lord, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:"

"By the Spirit (the Rauch) with (within) me" Both by the pattern without the structure of the Temple, and the worship that will take place with the Temple, are all of God. There is nothing that can be offered in the worship of YHVH or Heavenly Father, but what it comes from God.

John 4:23 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him."

John 4:24 "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

The Temple and all the instruments within, and the words spoken were a pattern of that which followed, after our Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross. Then those things, instruments, sacrifices and all that went with the worship of God under the law was replaced by the second, which was through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I Chronicles 28:13 "Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the Lord, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the Lord."

I Chronicles 28:14 "He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:"

I Chronicles 28:15 "Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof; and for the candlesticks by silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick."

I Chronicles 28:16 "And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:"

I Chronicles 28:17 "Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver:"

I Chronicles 28:18 "And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight: and gold for the pattern of Chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord."

I Chronicles 28:19 " "All this," Said David, "The Lord made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern."

I Chronicles 28:20 "And David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord."

I Chronicles 28:21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the People will be wholly at thy commandment."


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