Because we’re not used to going to temples to worship we often miss the significance of them throughout the Bible. For ancient people, temples were the places where their gods resided physically on the earth—and while Yahweh is omnipresent and everywhere, He still practiced this method by putting His concentrated presence in specific buildings. As it ends up, God’s manifest presence has found a few homes throughout history: Eden, the tabernacle tent, Solomon’s temple, Jesus, and us.
The theological impact of this message is crucial to understanding who we are as Christians, the supernatural ministerial power we can have, and the spiritual growth available to us. In today’s podcast, Jamin starts at the very beginning and unfolds the story of God’s temple throughout the ages and why all of this is important to us today.
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For more insight on Eden as a temple, see John H. Walton’s book, The Lost World of Genesis One. Actually, just read everything by John H. Walton.