December 15, 2016

2 Chronicles 4:1 - 7:10 - 
Huram made the Bronze Altar 30 ft. long, 30 ft. wide and 10 ft. high then he made a Sea - an immense round basin - 15 ft in diameter, 7.5 ft. high and 45 ft in circumference.  He made 10 washbasins, 10 gold lamp stands, 10 tables (5 rt., 5 .lt.)...

Bringing this to a climax, Solomon got all the leaders together in Jerusalem...All the men of Israel assembled before the king on the feast day of the 7th month, the Feast of Booths.  When all the leaders were ready, the Levites carried the chest and all the sacred things in the Tent used to worship and brought it to its place in the Inner Sanctuary, the Holy of Holies....There was nothing in the Chest itself but the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb where God made a covenant with Israel after bringing them up from Egypt...The choir and trumpets (120) made one voice of praise and thanks to God - orchestra and choir in perfect harmony singing and playing praise to God: Yes! God is Good!  His loyal love goes on forever!....

Solomon turned his face to the congregation that had come together and blessed them:  “Blessed be God, the God of Israel, who spoke personally to my father David.  Now he has done what he promised when he said, ‘From the day I brought my people out of Egypt, I haven’t set apart one city among the tribes of Israel in which to build a temple to honor my name, or chosen one person as leader.  But now I have chosen both a city and a person:  Jerusalem for honoring my name and David to lead my people Israel.’... And now you see the promise completed...Then he knelt in full view of the whole congregation , stretched his hands to heaven and prayed: (see prayer on page 1637-1638 of The Message-Remix).

When Solomon finished praying, a bolt of lightning out of heaven struck the offering and the Glory of God filled the Temple...The people fell on their knees, bowed their heads and worshipped, thanking God then dismissed them on 7/23.  They left rejoicing, exuberant over all the good God had done for David, Solomon & his people Israel. 
Revelations 10 - 
I saw another powerful angel coming down from heaven wrapped in a cloud.  There was a rainbow over his head, his face was radiant, his legs pillars of fire.  He had a small book open in his hand... When he called out, the Seven Thunders called back...Then the angel lifted his right hand to heaven and swore by the One Living God... that when the 7th Angel blew his trumpet, which he was about to do, the Mystery of God. all the plans he revealed to his servants, the prophets, would be completed.

The voice out of Heaven spoke to me again; “Go, take the book held open in the hand of the Angel astride sea and earth.”  I went up to the angel and said, “Give me the book.”  He said, “Take it, then eat it.  It will taste sweet like honey , but turn sour in your stomach.”  I took the book from the angel’s hand and it was sweet honey in my mouth, but when I swallowed, my stomach curdled.  Then I was told, “You must go back and prophesy again over many people and nations and languages and kings.”