Why Study the Torah? Because it is very important to YHVH:
11 These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
How does this week’s Torah Portion relate to the Haftarah and Brit Chadasha Portions?
What did you find most interesting about this week’s reading?
What is the general theme of this reading and how does it apply to our lives today?
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Part of the blog I wrote concerning Solomon's Temple and the Nephilim:
Immediately after King David died, his son Solomon became king of Israel. Right after that, the Scriptures tells us:
It was after doing this that God appeared to Solomon and granted his request for wisdom. He should have used that wisdom more wisely. Although he loved the Lord in the beginning of his reign, he turned away from the true path as he grew older.
Backing up a bit, we can see how this happened. 1 Kings 7 is the chapter that tells us that Solomon hired Hiram of Tyre(an area known for Baal worship) to build the Temple of God. That always made me curious. Chapter 8 goes on to describe the completion of the Temple and Solomon's prayer of dedication. The next chapter reveals God's acceptance of all that Solomon had done - but it came with a warning:
It is clear from the above passage that it was God who made the Temple of Solomon holy. That appears to be in spite of how it was built and by whom. That same chapter goes on to say that it took twenty years to build the Temple and Solomon's royal palace. It was built by forced labor. Who was forced to build these things?
Notice that it says these were the "descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not completely destroyed." Those were Nephilim nations! Remember what I wrote in the Building a Pure Nation blog? Those nations came from the giant descendents of Canaan! That essentially means Solomon had Nephilim and demonsbuild the Temple and his palace through forced labor!
And here's yet another interesting piece of the puzzle! In 1 Kings 10, the Queen of Sheba pays him a visit. After that enormous wealth begins to pour into Solomon's kingdom. But notice how things start to go bad:
Read the entire blog here: http://www.babylonrisingblog.com/CERN.html
The Torah study Rob read from:
also of interest:
John William Galt Reading Psalm 91:
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The link Ardelle referred to: www.wildbranch.org
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness (click pics to enlarge):
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