Shekinah Glory

The “glory” of the Old Testament carries with it the idea of “weightiness,” which is almost literally seen during the dedication of Solomon’s temple when “the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God” (2 Chron 5:13-14). The thing about this weighty…

Temple #4: Christian Bodies

In the last few days we’ve talked about how God’s presence was found in the temple of Eden, the Tabernacle, and Solomon’s temple. With all of this as our backdrop, we can now get to the symbolic reports that followed Jesus’ death, starting with the curtain. In all of God’s manmade temples the Holy of…

Temple #2: The Tent

God’s presence eventually migrates from the temple of Eden to a new temple that will take on the mobile form of a tent. Sure, a tent may not seem all that glorious, but could anything human hands ever build compare to Eden, let alone God’s Heavenly temple? And so, God instructs Moses on how to…

The Scene of the Resurrection

  There are a few interesting Biblical callbacks it seems John is giving us as he paints for us Jesus’ tomb—that is, the scene of the resurrection. As we look at these possible references, we retrace the presence of God throughout history and pinpoint it on Jesus. Furthermore, we come to see Jesus’ role in…

The Presence of God

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…