The House of God – Part Seven
The preservation of this location seems to indicate that this special place with the ancient stone pillar, the olive press and Hebrew letters marking it as the House of God is indeed a holy place. I believe this room is a marker. This special and holy place seems to have been purposefully filled with layers of dirt and gravel. I believe this was done to preserve it for a generation to come. (Psalm 102:18, Hebrew acharon; hindermost, last) Therefore, the last generation.
It is thought the special place was filled with dirt and gravel so that a wall could be built above it without collapsing it. The archaeologists think the wall was of a defensive nature. I wonder if it were not the wall of the Temple of God.
The Most High God, knowing all things as He does, knew of the coming leveling of the City of David. I believe His Plan was to have this room, whether initially above or below ground, preserved underground to escape the destruction and to be a marker of the location of the Temple. This special place, this marker, then could be revealed to the “last generation.” If this is correct, the location of the Temple of God would be known, and the Temple could be built.
“There shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there;”–Deuteronomy12:11
I believe this room marks the place the Lord chose in all the world for His name to dwell.
Gemariah the son of Shaphan had a chamber in or at the Temple of God. (Jeremiah 36:10) Archaeological digs directly above the location of the marker room have revealed a clay seal bearing the name “Gemaria son of Shaphan.” This is not confirmation of the location of the Temple, but it is an interesting clue. By the way, the meaning of Gemariah is: “Jehovah has accomplished.” (Strong’s H1587)
I believe this “marker room” will accomplish the Plan of God and, in His timing, reveal the location of the House of God.
It seems clear that the Temple of God was built in the City of David. This marker room, very near the Gihon Spring and bearing the inscription “House of God,” I believe is below the very place where Solomon built the Temple of God.
This offers fascinating possibilities because the Muslims lay no religious claim on the City of David. The Temple could be built without affecting the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa mosque, or Muslim sensibilities.
Bible prophecy indicates that the Temple must exist for the person we Christians call the Anti-Christ to sit in the Temple and declare himself to be God. (Second Thessalonians 2:4) The construction of the Temple is a necessary step toward the glorious Return of the Messiah.
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”- Revelation 22:20
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