February 4: Jerusalem; God’s unique relationship with Israel

Soon after Israel left Egypt, God instructed Moses to build a Tabernacle as a temporary place of worship. He gave very detailed instructions of the building of the Tabernacle and of its furniture. The most important object in the Tabernacle and later in the Temple was the Ark of the Covenant because it was where God would meet and speak with Moses.

     Exodus 25:17-22

 “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width.  And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.  Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat.  And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.  You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.  And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.

Since the destruction of the Temple, the Jewish people have been longing for the rebuilding of the Temple, believing it is necessary for the return of God’s presence and blessing.

PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO RECOGNIZE THAT GOD’S PRESENCE IS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH FAITH IN YESHUA AND THE INDWELLING OF HIS SPIRIT.

Nachlaot neighborhood

 

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