From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: my dear readers
. WHY was the temple built? WHY are you, as His temple, being built up? for worship.
. WHERE does this worship take place? within us individually as we worship Him alone. within us corporately as we gather together in His Name, to worship Him together. (we don’t have to be in the same room or the same city or the same state or the same nation in order to gather together in His Name to worship Him. when we fall in Love with Him all over again, when He becomes our First Love, as He restores His worship pattern, we will worship Him in every nation, tribe, kindred and tongue and the more so as the day darkens around us…together! OH! His glory will cover the whole earth as the waters cover the sea!!! the heathen nations, the goyim, are not the only thing going global!!!)
. WHEN does this worship take place? EVERYDAY.
. we continue on from yesterdays NT scriptures showing that worship in the temple is EVERYDAY, to the OT scriptures showing that worship in the temple is EVERYDAY.
. not once a week. EVERYDAY.
. …remembering that the sacrifice, the offering for sin, has been made. once and for all. that sacrifice, that offering for sin, never has to be made again. that sacrifice, that offering for sin, forever lives. The Lord Jesus our Messiah, our risen Saviour. His blood. forever making intercession for us.
. John 1:29. ….Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
. the sacrifice, the offering, that is made now, by the priesthood, in the temple which we are, individually and corporately, is worship. EVERYDAY, DAILY worship.
. OT. NT. EVERYDAY, DAILY worship.
. Psalm 100:4. we enter into His gates with thanksgiving, we enter His courts with praise.
. when we get into His presence, we worship Him.
. Hebrews 13:15. by Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise CONTINUALLY, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
. 1Peter 2:5. ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus the Messiah.
. Numbers 4:16. …to the office of…the priest pertaineth….the DAILY meat offering…
. 2Chronicles 31:16 Amplified. …Levites….who were consecrated to the temple service (in Jerusalem, for their DAILY portion) as the duty of EVERY DAY required… (they ministered before the Lord EVERY DAY. they received their portion of food EVERY DAY).
. Ezra 3:4. they kept also the feast of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the DAILY burnt offerings by number, according to the custom (Amplified says ordinances), as the duty of EVERY DAY required.
. Psalm 61:8. so will I sing praise unto thy name forever, that I may DAILY perform my vows.
. Psalm 72:15. ….prayer shall be made for Him CONTINUALLY; and DAILY shall He be praised.
. Psalm 86:3. be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee DAILY.
. Psalm 88:9. …Lord, I have called DAILY unto thee…
. Proverbs 8:30. then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was DAILY His delight, rejoicing always before Him.
. Proverbs 8:34. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching DAILY at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
. Isaiah 58:2. …they seek me DAILY, and delight to know my ways…
. I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, DAILY rising up early and sending them.
. Daniel 8:11. …by him the DAILY sacrifice was taken away…
. Daniel 8:12. and an host was given him against the DAILY sacrifice…
. Daniel 8:13. how long shall be the vision concerning the DAILY sacrifice…?
. Daniel 11:31. …they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the DAILY sacrifice…
. Daniel 12:11. and from the time that the DAILY sacrifice shall be taken away…
. worship. in the temple which we are. not once a week. DAILY.
. you might say: this is only for Israel.
. we are Israel.
. redeemed Judah.
. redeemed ekklesia.
. the dividing wall between us broken down.
. one new man.
. one body.
. a kingdom of priests,
. whose occupation is to stand before out Father,
. before His throne,
. and minister to Him,
. and worship Him.