Many people think of the Jerusalem Temple as being a fixed institution of Israel. The truth is though, that what became the Temple went through a number of permutations from no temple at all to a simple altar of uncut stones, to the Mishkin / Tabernacle / Tent, to the first and second Temples in Jerusalem. Through Isaiah the prophet YHWH foretold a renewed Temple in the earth under the reign of Messiah that would operate upon a new and better principle than all earlier temples. Later, Renewed Covenant writers, such as Kefa / Peter picked up on the Temple prophecies of the Tenach and taught the scattered remnant of Israel on their fulfillment. As we learn about the Renewed Temple we soon find a blueprint there of our own purpose and identity in Messiah that has the startling effect of renewing US!
On the Shavuot / Pentecost of 33 C.E. amazing events unfolded in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit filled the talmidim of Y’shua and they all began speaking in other tongues – languages they had never learned to speak. The purpose of this startling gift of the Spirit was to empower those first disciples to communicate with Israelites from every corner of the known world who spoke all of those different native languages and who had traveled to Jerusalem to observe Shavuot there. Those travelers were in awe to hear the good news about Y’shua the Messiah spoken to them each in his own native language by simple country folk from Galilee! Not only that, but they had earlier witnessed unusual signs in the heavens and earth testifying to them of things they did not yet understand. As they wondered at these miracles Peter / Kefa and the rest of the Emissaries boldly explained to them from the prophecies of Joel and David how these signs bore divine witness to Y’shua the Nazarean whom their nation had offered up to be killed, but who had defeated death and sat at the right hand of God in Heaven! Why was all this happening THEN? They were living in the LAST DAYS! In this program you will learn what all of this meant in those last days – and what it means for these last days in which we NOW live.