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Rav Sha'ul


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The Temple or “Castle” of The Kingdom of YHVH
by Rav Sha'ul



In keeping with Scripture and progressive revelation, this chapter will illustrate that YHVH designed the physical Temple of Solomon in the previous covenants as a shadow picture or physical representation of the temple in The Kingdom of YHVH.  That spiritual Truth alluded to by the design of the physical Temple of YHVH was that YHVH’s Temple was always the bodies of the sons of YHVH. 

This fact was the meaning behind Yahusha’s declaration that he would tear down The Temple and raise it again in 3 days.  This “Temple” the Messiah was referring to was his body.  The Bible confirms that the resurrection of the Messiah was in fact the beginning of the construction of the true Temple of YHVH as the Messiah is the Chief Cornerstone.

In this chapter we will examine the physical design of the Temple of Solomon demonstrating the design was a divine physical portrait of the human body.  Then we will apply our understanding of “transposition” as it relates to The Temple of YHVH from physical to spiritual Truth.  Once we have fully established that the Temple of Solomon was a temporary physical structure illustrating a greater spiritual Truth, we can fully understand the physical and spiritual state in which YHVH’s Temple now exists in The Kingdom of YHVH

The Physical Design of the Temple of Solomon

The physical design of the Temple of Solomon was literally a human portrait.  In keeping with progressive revelation, this physical world is literally a training ground and a teaching tool for the sons of YHVH.  We are being trained and taught spiritual Truths concerning The Kingdom of YHVH by what we see and experience in the physical world.  Every detail of the previous 6 covenants including the physical priesthood of Levi, the High Priesthood of Aaron, the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb, the scapegoat, The Temple of YHVH, The Altar of YHVH, were all given to us physically as training aids.  The Spring and Fall Festivals were given as physical “rehearsals” to teach us about the spiritual plan of salvation. 

Everything in the first 6 covenants was designed to point us to The Messiah and teach us about YHVH’s Spiritual Kingdom.  It is only within the scope of this chapter to discuss the physical to spiritual parallels of the Temple of Solomon as it relates to The Temple of YHVH in The Kingdom of YHVH.

The 3 Chambers of The Temple of Solomon

One evident physical to spiritual parallel is that both the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon contained three distinct and clearly defined sections. There was the Outer Court (Ulam), the Inner Court or Holy Place (Hekal), and the Holy of Holies or Most Holy Place (Beit HaMikdash).


These three sections find perfect correspondence to man as he is also a tri-part being consisting of body, soul and spirit.  The Apostle Paul was speaking of our body temples below and the physical to spiritual parallel of The Temple:

I Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God (Paul declares The Shema) of peace Himself (YHVH) sanctify you (His Temple) entirely; and may your spirit (Holy of Holies) and soul (Inner Court) and body (Outer Court) be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our King Yahusha the Messiah.

The Human Portrait in The Temple of Solomon

It is only my intention to communicate what Tony Badillo and others have illustrated; that The Temple of Solomon was a physical portrait of a human body (physical to spiritual parallel).  Very specifically crafted as a 3 layered “Temple Man” carefully constructed to illustrate physically the ultimate spiritual Truth that The Temple of YHVH is the human body. 

The High Priest as Temple Man

The section below is taken from Tony Badillo’s website http://www.templesecrets.info/.   The picture below is the temple floor plan as seen from looking at The Temple from above.  It is transformed into a figure of the Zadok High Priest; and within the figure are 13 red numbers briefly explained below. All are in sequence except nine (9).

1. PRIESTS’ CELLS as a TURBAN1 west side – Gold and silver bullion, I Kings 7:51, was likely stored here. These cells form the High Priest’s head cover or turban mentioned in Exodus 28:4, 37. The common priest’s cap or bonnet, Exodus 28:40, was more globular, resembling an inverted bowl.

2. PRIESTS’ CELLS, south and north sides – These are the arms. Only one ingress is given, I Kings. 6:8, but Ezekiel 41:11 includes a second. The entrances correspond to the onyx stones the High Priest wore on his left and right shoulders. Each was engraved with the names of six Israelite tribes, twelve names total, Exodus. 28:9 -12.

3. TWO LARGE STARSThese are two 10-cubit tall cherubs of gold plated olive wood, I Kings. 6:23, 28; they are the eyes within Temple Man’s head, while the head is the Holy of Holies2 .

4. THE ARK of the COVENANTThis is a gold plated chest with a solid gold cover and two small cherubs (small stars).The Ark is his nose; and its poles –when attached to its long sides and drawn forward (I Kings. 8:8) – depict extended nostrils smelling the sweet smoke from the Incense Altar in the Holy Place.

5. STAIRWAY – A short staircase or ramp led from the Holy Place to a slightly elevated (six cubits) Holy of Holies. The stairway is his neck/throat and its top is his mouth.

6. INCENSE ALTARThis small gold plated altar (I Kings 6:22) is national Israel’s heart, and its sweet-smelling smoke is the prayers and spiritual life of national ideal Israel,

7. TABLES OF THE SHOWBREADOn these gold plated tables (I Kings 7:48) were bread and wine, symbolizing flesh and blood, i.e., the humanity of national Israel.

8. THE LAMP STANDS (I Kings 7:48, 49) – Their total number was 10 stands/menorahs x 7 stems each = 70 lights, relating to the 70 Israelites of Exodus 1:5 (Jacob’s offspring). This is national Israel as the light to the world, and the world is the 70 nations of Genesis 10. They may also symbolize the Sabbath multiplied 10 times, implying a messianic age of worldwide rest (meaning peace).

9. THE PORCH, Portico or vestibule – This antechamber, the ulam, (I Kings 6:3, II Chronicles 3:4) corresponds to the human pelvis (hips) and, therefore, procreation through the male and female genitalia.

10. TEN LAVERSFive bronze water lavers were on the north and five on the south side. These signify the ten fingers of the hands. The lavers were for washing the blood off the sacrificial offerings, I Kings 7:38

11. JACHIN, BOAZ – The large bronze pillars were named Jachin and Boaz (II Chronicles.3:17) and form Temple Man’s legs. These are two hybrid plants symbolizing Kings David and Solomon, war and peace.

12. SEA OF BRONZE, TWELVE BULLSThis was a huge basin full of water for the priests to wash their hands and feet (II Chronicles 4:2). It depicts the twelve tribes of Israel crossing the Red Sea. Its water symbolizes the God’s spirit and also his seed.

13. THE SACRIFICIAL ALTARThis (II Chronicles. 4:1) forms Temple Man’s feet, while also symbolizing the metallic King Messiah’s feet and footstool, as was the custom of that time, II Chronicles 9:18, Psalms 110:1.

The point here is that the physical Temple that existed in the previous covenants prior to the 7th Yahushaic Covenant was designed as a physical metaphor or “shadow-picture” or portrait.  The Temple of Solomon was a physical shadow designed to teach us the greater Spiritual Truth found in The Messiah that The Temple of YHVH is our body.

Many men throughout history have studied the Temple of Solomon.  It is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World and Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), the noted English scientist, mathematician and theologian, studied and wrote extensively upon the Temple of Solomon. He dedicated an entire chapter of The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms to his observations regarding the temple. Newton was intrigued by the temple's sacred geometry and believed that it was designed by King Solomon with privileged eyes and divine guidance.

Note: Picture taken from http://www.templesecrets.info/

Transposition of The Temple of YHVH

Now that we have looked into the physical design of the Temple of Solomon and see a portrait of the human body, is there evidence in Scripture to support this physical to spiritual parallel.  Is it true that now in the 7th and final Yahushaic Covenant that The Temple was transposed from a physical place to its final Spiritual state never to be rebuilt physically again?  Could it be that there will never be another physical temple built by the hands of man in Jerusalem?  There hasn’t been in 2,000 years!

This spiritual Truth concerning the state of The Temple of YHVH is a consistent theme in Scripture which clearly defines The Temple of YHVH as the human body in The Yahushaic Covenant:

John 2

19 Yahusha answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.   20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?   21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

I Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Spirit of YHVH who is in you, whom you have from YHVH?

II Corinthians 6:16

What agreement has The Temple of YHVH with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as YHVH said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Ephesians 2:19-22

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of YHVH’s household, having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Yahusha Himself being the corner stone (of The Temple of YHVH), in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a Holy Temple of YHVH; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of YHVH in the Spirit (The Kingdom of YHVH).

I Peter 2:5

You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house (Temple)…

We see this Spiritual Truth clearly in Revelation as the “physical Temple” was not seen in the City of Jerusalem, but rather that Temple is now spiritual:

Revelation 21

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the YHVH Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

The Temple of YHVH has been transposed from its physical shadow to its Spiritual Reality and is the human body, the sum total of the sons of YHVH.

Next: The Ark of the Covenant

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