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Topic: Doors (04/05/04)
TITLE: The devine design for Doors
By Deborah Shepard
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The building of Solomon’s Temple, in the passage of (1st Kings 6:1 NIV), In the hundred and eighth year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Zip, the second month, he began to build the temple of the Lord.
From the passages from (verse 1-30), explains the size and dimensions of each room of the temple. The foundation on which was built, all the materials it take for this was going be holy place to worship the Lord. So everything was given over to highly specialized builders and craftsmen to achieve the completion of this holy temple. For this was to be the function of God’s royal palace and Israel’s national worship center. Important statement made by the Lord, to King Solomon, “I have consecrated this temple…by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and heart will always be there”. I was in awe of the design of the “Inner sanctuary Doors”, in (v 31) inner sanctuary he made the doors, of olive wood with five sided jambs. What beautiful texture of wood to be chosen for these inner sanctuary doors, with well supported doorjambs? In (v 32) this describes the carvings, the olive doors were carved, with cherubim’s and palm trees with beaten gold. In (v 34) He also made two pine doors, each having two leaves that turned into the sockets. These doors were also made from high quality wood, and beautiful carvings. In the scripture (v 35) He carved cherubim, palm trees ands open flowers on them with gold hammered evenly over the carvings. This must have a divinely inspired doors design. The furnishings inside this most holy place.
(1) Moveable Bronze Basin
(2) Table for The Bread Of The Presence.
(3) Incense Altar
(4) The Lamp stand
(5) The Ark Of the Covenant
These are some of the most valued furnishings, which will be placed in this inner sanctuary a very holy place to worship the Lord. I can only imagine what a blessed, experience this must have been to worship, within this inner sanctuary a most holy
Place to worship the Lord. The second illustration is this of (Paul and Silas) in the prison these two men, went through being stripped and beaten and severely flogged and trown
Into prison. In verses in (Acts 16:25-27) Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns, to God, other prisoners were listening to them. Then suddenly a violent shaking of the earth was happening, the foundations of the prison were being shaken. At once the prison doors flew open and every chain came loose. Lastly Paul said to the guard do not harm yourself, we are all here.
What power there is in praying and singing hymns to God, can have on a circumstance such as Paul and Silas, were experiencing. In (Psalms 141:3) this passage made an impression on me. Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. I was envisioning what my spiritual doors, would be designed like this is what came to my mind. Frist the frame would be my unshakeable faith,secondly my inner sanctuary doors,will be this of my diligent dedication to the Lord. Thirdly the hinges would be fashioned of my hope. The foundation on theses doors will be set are in my solid foundation, of heart and soul gratitude. I will have my guard watching over the doors of my lips. While I’m behind my spiritual doors, I will be in consultation with the Lord. Giving me meaningful instructions, on what shall come forth from the doors of my lips. It far to easy to open the doors of my lips, and just let anything come out with editing it first. Within my heart and souls, reverence and silence before the Lord. This gives some time to carefully weigh my words of choice. Shall be of building and uplifting nature, being of good encouragement, and of spiritual inspiration, and speaking in a prayerful manner to all in and around my life daily. May I go forth each new day, giving praises and glory to the Lord, our God, who have divinely inspired my to create my inner sanctuary, spiritual doors and place the Lord, a lifetime guard over the doors of my lips.
Oh the awesome wonder of traveling through the biblical times of the “Holy Bible”. So I shall continue to refer to the “Holy Bible”, for any answers to my daily life questions. I can assured that I find all my life’s truth with in this glorious book. So for now I go behind my heart and soul sanctuary spiritual doors, and commune with the Lord, Jesus Christ, to seek my souls inner peace and rejuvenation. Blessings and happiness to you all.
Deborah A. Shepard