From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that would be built up into His house
. In 1Chronicles 21 Satan stood up against Israel and provoked David to number Israel. At a later post we might study this in more detail. No time now. The reason God was displeased is not the purpose of this post today. What is important today is that in verse 7, we find that God was displeased with this thing; therefore He smote Israel. By verse 14, 70,000 had died.
. God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. The angel of the Lord stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. When David saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem, he began to implore God. In verse 18, the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David that he should go up, and set up an altar unto the Lord in the threshing floor of Onan the Jebusite.
. Ornan tried to give David everything that was needed for the offering. the sacrifice on the altar. the worship. David said: should I offer unto the Lord that which costs me nothing?
. In verse 24 David pays the full price for the floor and everything that was needed for the offering. the sacrifice on the altar. the worship.
. He built an altar there. he offered there. he sacrificed there. he worshipped there.
. God answered by fire.
. God commanded the angel and he put up his sword into it’s sheath.
. then David worshipped God again for what He had done.
. then David said: THIS is the house of the Lord God. THIS is the altar of worship for Israel.
. He then began to make ready to build the temple there. on Mount Moriah. Solomon would build it.
. the same place that Abraham had brought Issac, his son, his only son, to offer him to the Lord. on Mount Moriah.
. the same place that God had provided the sacrifice of the ram for Abraham, instead of Issac. on Mount Moriah.
. Moriah #4179 from 7200 seen of Jah.
. Worship costs.
. the house of God is only built there.