The Pillars Of Solomon’s Temple.

Proverbs 25:2
“2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”


Some things recorded in scripture kinda leave you scratching your head, don’t they?  For instance, why did God name the two pillars of Solomon’s Temple?  Seems like kind of an odd thing to do!  Dig beneath the surface, however, and you will find the most amazing things!

As usual, the Holy Spirit, our Master StoryTeller, is always up to something good that will warm our hearts and bless His Church!

The Glory Of God.

As it says in the opening scripture, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter…”

Did you ever wonder why would He want to do that?

Well, first of all, He loves to hide cool things about Jesus for us to find. He knows how heartwarming and exciting it is for us to see Jesus in the scriptures. That’s the message of the Emmaus Road.

(For the whole story of the Emmaus Road, you may follow the link below:

https://emmausroadministries.international/2016/03/02/the-emmaus-road/)

Secondly, ever since the devil learned of his fate in the garden, he has hated God and therefore us, who are made in His image. Since he cannot strike at God directly, he attacks us. Anyone who believed the Gospel about the promised Messiah is rescued from his grasp.

Time and again down through history he relentlessly sought to thwart, pollute, and/or pervert the story of God’s Champion so that man would be confused and not come to a knowledge of the truth.

God hid the story of Jesus everywhere in scripture and other amazing places so that the Gospel would be preached to every generation. How did they tell the story before His word was written down?  You may follow the link below and read all about that exciting story!:

https://emmausroadministries.international/2016/03/03/the-real-story-in-the-stars/

The Glory Of Kings.

“But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”

Who are these “Kings?”  As God’s people, the redeemed of the Lord, you and I are just like Jesus:  We are Kings and priests after the order of Melchizedek. What God has hidden is for us to search out and study. The mystery behind why God named the pillars of Solomon’s temple, is one of those hidden treasures!

As I was reading in my Bible one day researching an entirely different topic, the thought occurred to me to study the names of the two pillars.  Knowing that all names, numbers, and places have hidden meaning, I discovered something amazing!


Down through history, scholars have pondered the question of the two pillars erected on either side of the entrance to the Temple, as pictured above.  For some strange reason, God gave them names: “Boaz and Jachin.”  Why name them and why these two particular names?
“Boaz” we know from the story of Ruth. What really hit me was the name of the other pillar: “Jachin.” Put the two meanings together and a whole new message becomes clear.  There’s a story behind the words!
(To read more about the four layers of Bible study, you may follow the link below:

Typologies.

 

A typology is a special kind of symbolism; a symbol being something or someone which represents something else.  You can find this type of symbolism throughout the Old and New Testaments, all pointing to Jesus primarily, though there are other types representing Israel and the Church.  The Apostle Paul in the book of Hebrews decodes many of these for us.  That book contains a wealth of information just waiting to the hungry to find it.
If you know anything about the story of Ruth, you’ll recognize the name of the left pillar, Boaz is one of the Biblical “types” of Jesus in the Old Testament.
(For more on that, please follow the link below to a study series on Ruth and Boaz:

https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/the-story-of-ruth-part-1-introduction/)

Secrets In The Hebrew Language.

Boaz’ name in Hebrew means “In Him is strength,” referring to our Lord Jesus!  Just as Boaz became Goel to Ruth, our heavenly Boaz, “Jesus,” became our “Goel,” or “Kinsman redeemer,” for all time!

Now not just anyone can become a kinsman redeemer. In order for a man to qualify to be a goel, he had to meet 3 conditions:
#1- He must be a close relative
#2- He must be wealthy
#3- He must be willing to restore the forfeited inheritance to its former owner.

This is why Jesus had to be born as a baby and become human:  So He could be physically related to the human race.  Since it was a man that sinned against God and lost our inheritance, it must be another man to buy it back.


Boaz became kinsman redeemer for Ruth, this beautiful gentile widow from Moab.  This was no small feat as Moab was a nation cursed by God at that time.  No Moabite was allowed to enter the assembly of God, not even to the 10th generation (See Deuteronomy 23:3).  Ruth, though disqualified by the law, entered by faith through grace.  She is listed in the genealogy of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself!
The whole story is a beautiful picture of Jesus redeeming His bride, the Church,which is primarily comprised of Gentiles.  We were like Moab:  Estranged, afar off, and under God’s curse.  We were cut off from God without hope of entering the promised land; cursed, without hope of redemption.  But we have seen THE GREAT LIGHT!!!

(Of course, you realize that, relationally, that makes Naomi, who represents the nation of Israel, our mother-in-law!)

Jachin.
As for the other pillar on the right side, it was named “Jachin.”  The Right side indicates a position of power.  This name is derived from the verb, “Kun,” which means “To be established, prepared, fixed, certain,” etc.

This very common verb’s basic meaning is, “To bring something into being with the consequence that IT’S EXISTENCE IS A CERTAINTY,” in the eloquent words of HAW’s Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.
It is usually used in reference to the building of a house (Judges 16:26).
Mostly it occurs figuratively, as in the establishment of a throne (2 Samuel 7:16)
Hmmmm…….a throne?  YES!  The everlasting throne of our Messiah, Jesus!!!
“Jachin” is the active form of “kun,” and means “He Will Give Certainty” or “He Will Establish.”


Hidden In Plain Sight.

The message hidden in the names of the two pillars is this:
The RIGHT PILLAR, “Jachin,” means “He (God) Establishes; He will certainly bring into being and establish.” 
BOAZ-the LEFT PILLAR is a picture of The ONE in Whom is strength;  Our Lord JESUS!
It must have endlessly delighted God to be hiding His wonderful plan in plain sight, hidden in the meanings of names, places, and even numbers.  But, as I said before, He also knew what great delight it would give to all of us later on to dig into His word and find these wonderful nuggets of truth and snapshots of Jesus.  He knew how it would warm our hearts and make us feel SO loved!

In these last days, God is revealing so many things like this that have long been hidden.  They are not new doctrines and teachings.  That would be very disturbing!  No, they were there all along.  We just needed to know where to look and how to see with new understanding!

What exciting times we live in and what an AWESOME GOD we have.  He was hiding His wonderful plan of redemption in plain sight to keep the enemy from thwarting His plan, like in the meanings of the two pillars of Solomon’s temple.

2 thoughts on “The Pillars Of Solomon’s Temple.

  1. Proverbs 25:2 always makes me smile! The intricate scriptural archeology keeps us digging into the Book…following the trails and hints and clues and pottery shards which The Holy Spirit left for us when He inspired those ancient writers to take chisel to stone and pen to papyrus so long ago as He knew exactly which ones of us would be biblical Sherlocks who might dare to ask why and what does this mean and indeed…accept the challenge of searching into the matter…while recognizing God’s right to conceal what we aren’t meant to know. Isn’t it great that we have that Master Architect actually living
    IN us to guide us along …The Way?
    Maranatha….

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