The Invisible Temple and Holy House Cleaning |
As King David passed the knowledge of the pattern of the temple to Solomon to construct so Jesus passed the spiritual pattern of His temple to His apostles. This pattern is revealed in the mystery of Christ. This was to keep them in His name. The knowledge Jesus gave to the apostles sanctified their faith for the increase of His kingdom.
The apostles carried this knowledge-tradition to replace the carnal-tradition of Moses which no longer carried the name of God’s sanctification for faith seeing the veil of the temple was rent.
The task of building the tabernacle of David from the natural to the spiritual also removed the land rights from Moses covenant of blessings to the true inheritance of Christ Himself.
They broke the terms of the first covenant by rejecting the Messiah. Moses’ writings were given to prepare the people for the transition from himself, as Moses says, “The Lord will rise up a prophet like me and you are to listen to Him.”
“The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a PROPHET from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 18 I will raise them up a PROPHET from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15;18)
This tradition of preparation continues today for the church to observe and do to receive the true inheritance which God has prepared for those that love Him.
To cleanse the church the Lord first elected to establish His face in stewardship as He did with the first century apostles. Notice that Jesus of Nazareth did not open up a printing house to promote His legacy and give a copy to each student to decide for themselves. This would have given the adversary an open door to diversify the interpretation and sow pride and discord among Jesus' disciples. They would then come in their own name.
But Jesus would commence the transition of weeks and covenants in Himself and would promote a pattern that would close the gaps for dissention by His charity.
The apostles all partook of One bread removing Satan’s presence which Judas departed under his influence and perceptions about Jesus.
A covenant in My blood said Jesus, not a covenant of ink, paper and water which Moses gave but a covenant of the Spirit written in the hearts and minds invisible to the carnal minded but seen by those that listen to His grace. Seen and heard in the knowledge which the apostles would preach for the salvation of those that would hear this report.
Restoring the Throne to the Son of David: New Beginning
We see in the days of King David that he restored faith to the people after the death of Saul. He was a man of the covenant and his faith pleased God which Saul on the other hand was a man of the people confirming the aspirations of those that used him to promote themselves and became his ruin in the end. You live by the sword and you will die by the sword. But the Lord told His apostles to put the sword away. We are not in a covenant of earthly dominion but a covenant of the heavenly paradise.
Jesus Christ also was restoring His Father’s throne in the hearts of the people of that first century which went astray following the traditions of man. These traditions had many years to take deep root in the religious culture of the Jews. Many reformers came and left their memorials of knowledge as the foundations (truths) for the priesthood to follow after and the religious leaders from one generation to another built upon these things.
These commentaries replaced covenant faith to where the perspective of the people was tethered to the confidence of their pastors and the system they grew up in greatly influenced the religious majority.
When faith is removed from the covenant and placed in the text of many authors then hypocrisy can conceal itself behind good works and salvation is placed in denominational associations which traditions they will call Jesus. A false gospel is born and preached.
Traditions of this sort create a barrier to His grace and Satan rules the zeal of the ignorant by the reins of his perceptions. They get to the place where they feel the will of God is to principle those outside of that tradition with religious zeal. They will also interpret everything that is contrary to them as persecution and suffering for the Lord whereas the reality is they are reading into the circumstances to be favourable to their own cause and every religious denomination feels the same about themselves. This is what the apostle James warns about that under this bewitching you are only consuming each other and not building the House of God.
The House of David experienced the same conflicts within their own house with the elder brothers Amnon, Absalom and Adonijah eyeing the throne and disregarding Solomon who through affliction, loss and trials was promised by the Spirit to be the next king and speaking through David that afflictions would arise in his own house.
We see this parallel today that many Absalom preachers and Adonijah leaders seek to restore the kingdom (church) by volunteering themselves looking at their own qualifications to the oversight of His House. But God had not selected them by promise though they sit above others.
The Establishing of His Throne: Cleaning House
To establish the throne of God in His House there must come some house cleaning first. We see this in the establishing of Solomon as king by the purging of the former officers and friends of the court. Joab, Adonijah, Abiathar and Shimei were removed to cleanse the house of offence towards God. Joab’s zealous religious principle was a burden to David since the beginning. It was because of this that David had to make hard decisions and counselled Solomon to remove this reproach to his house. We see the same thing in the removal of Judas Iscariot for the position to be filled by those of competent faith.
As God purged the children of Israel in the wilderness by setting scenarios to test the hearts we see this happening today.
“Now these things were our EXAMPLES, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.” (1 Corinthians 10:6)
The idolaters...as the Joab-Christian: blind zeal for his denomination The fornicators...as the Adonijah-Christian: claiming a false authority for stewardship The tempters...as the Abiathar-Christian: challenging God with a faulty priesthood The murmurers...as the Shimei-Christian: the church critic whose religious principle is their own ruin.
All of these did believe in the God of Israel and the history of Moses but they were not men of covenant faith as David. They were unconverted believers which we see the Spirit uses as negative role models for our warning. “ Now all these things happened unto them for ENSAMPLES: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:11-12)
We are today come upon the ends of the world and this warning is given that the rhythm of the Spirit and the history of the sinners is here to again try hearts and purge His house of all those that are given to false knowledge which is the leprosy of the ungodly.
The true stewards of the House of God, Apostles today are restoring His Throne to its greatness in faith and charity. The apostle Peter said, “For the time is come that JUDGMENT must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17)
When this happens then the Lord will come for His people. Under the spell of the false religious system (F.R.S) the believers never matured. Even the church leadership remained infants in their spiritual growth and understanding which is seen in the purging of many ministries over the last 30 years beginning in His House.
Spiritual growth was always connected to the stewardship God sanctified for the increase of His House. God is shaking the church worldwide to gather a remnant to Himself.
“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having SPOT, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:27)
“That thou keep this commandment without SPOT, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:” (1 Timothy 6:14)
The tradition of His first government in the church was replaced by the instituted leadership who graded spiritual things by intellectual standards and even translated scriptures in the false light compiling numerous books which became a compass to their own truths.
Now God is giving faith to His people and a true hope through this stewardship and accompanying it with signs and wonders that dazzle the mind that stand apart from the boastings of the flesh in the F.R.S. The House of David is again being established in the hearts of the righteous to rule over Satan’s kingdom by the authority of Jesus Christ the captain of our salvation.
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Author: Apostle Eric vonAnderseck Second 8th Week Ministries
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