Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–In the time of King Solomon, God allowed the Israelites to build a temple to put his name in. From that time on the temple in Jerusalem became the center of the worship for the Jews as God commanded them.
Deuteronomy 12:4 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way. 5 But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go; 6 there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. 7 There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.
Since the time of Solomon, Jerusalem became the most important place for the Jews in their worship of God.
The Prophecies of the Appearance of the Reality of the Temple
The Old Covenant and the New Covenant
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–However, in many places of the bible God foretold that the reality of the temple would appear. God gave the Law of Moses and the Jerusalem Temple as copy and shadow for the reality which would be revealed the people of God who would live in the time of New Testament.
Heb 10:1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves.
For this reason, Paul says that the old covenant was given the role of school master to lead us to the reality, that is fulfilled through the Christ in the New Testament.
Gal 3:2Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
The Prophecies of the Appearance of the Reality of the Temple
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–Then what is the reality of the temple in the new covenant? Just like all the Law of Moses, the temple worship was also a copy and shadow given to people until the time of the fulfillment by the Christ. The temple and worship was not the reality itself.
For this reason, God teaches us through the bible that the reality of the temple would be revealed in the later days.
Jeremiah 3:16 In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land,” declares the Lord, “people will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. 17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord.
In this prophecy, God foretold that people would not seek the Ark of the Covenant anymore. Then what is the ark of the covenant? The ark of the covenant which was also called “the Ark of the Testimony,” was a wooden chest for the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. God gave the two stone tablets and commanded Moses to build a sanctuary for the words of God.
According to the commands of God, Moses built a sanctuary and he put the ark of the covenant in the Most Holy Place of the sanctuary. And he made a cover for the ark of the covenant with two cherubim on top facing each other, protecting the ark of the covenant. This cover had many different names such as the atonement cover or the mercy seat or the throne of God because God said that he would sit enthroned between the cherubim.
The True Throne of God
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–Along with the sanctuary or the temple, this Throne of God was the most important religious objects in the worship of God. Therefore, wherever they went, the Israelites carried the ark of the covenant with them. When the ark was with them, they were blessed and prosperous. However, when they lost the ark because of their sins, they were punished and had to go through many hardships and distress.
Even though the ark of the covenant and the temple is so much important to them, God prophesied that the Israelites would not remember the ark of the covenant or they miss it even though they did not have one. How could it be possible? It is because the reality of the ark of the covenant and the temple would be given to them instead of the copy of it.
Even Jesus also taught about this 2000 years ago. He taught the Samaritan woman at the well that people didn’t have to go to the Jerusalem Temple to worship God.
John 4:21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
According to the command of God, God’s people built the Jerusalem Temple to honor the Name of God and to worship Him. But Jesus said that now people should not go to Jerusalem to worship God. This teaching of Jesus is rather strange considering the importance of the temple worship to the Jews of the time.
The Reality of the Temple
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–However, if we understand the reason Jesus gave the teaching for, we can see the point of his teaching. The temple was the place of the throne of God. And God said that he would dwell among his people sitting enthroned between the cherubim. This was fulfilled when God put His Spirit inside the temple after the completion of the temple.
1 Kings 8:6 The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. 7 The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its carrying poles. …10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.
After the construction of the temple, people put the ark of the covenant or the throne of God into the Most Holy Place of the temple. From that time on, God started to dwell among his people by putting his Spirit in the Jerusalem Temple. In this sense, the temple is the place where God puts His Spirit to dwell among his people on this earth.
Christ’s Body, the Spiritual Temple
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–Then what is the reality of the temple which God would give his people instead of the physical temple? The answer can be found in the teaching of Christ.
John 2:19 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” 20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
Through these verses we can understand that the body of Jesus was the spiritual temple or the reality of the temple. Instead of putting his Spirit inside a physical building, God put the Spirit of God in the body of Christ so that he would dwell among his people. Christ himself was the reality of the temple of God and God’s Spirit was inside the body of Jesus’ Christ.
Matthew 1:18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
The bible teaches that Jesus was born through the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit. Jesus was God himself who had appeared as man by putting his Spirit in the body of Christ.
The Reality of the Temple in the Last Days
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–Therefore, we can conclude that the body of Christ was the reality of the temple of God. And the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit was dwelling in his body. This is very important to us too. It is because the bible teaches that the temple of God would appear in the last days too to make His dwelling among His people.
Revelation 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
The bible says that the temple of God New Jerusalem would come down from heaven and make God’s dwelling among his people. Then what is the New Jerusalem that would come down from heaven as the dwelling of God? Does it mean the heavenly temple building would come down from heaven? Definitely not!! Jesus already foretold that people would not have to go to the physical temple to worship God.
Then what is this heavenly Jerusalem which would appear as the dwelling of God?
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
Paul teaches the identity of the heavenly Jerusalem. The heavenly Jerusalem is our Mother or God the Mother. And it means God the Mother would appear as Christ or God in the flesh and she would put the Spirit of God in Her body so that She would dwell among Her people.
Jerusalem Temple and God the Mother–2000 years ago, God the Father appeared as man and dwelt among His people by putting His Spirit in the body of Christ. Jesus came as the reality of the temple for the salvation of the people of God. In the same way, the bible teaches that in the last days the heavenly New Jerusalem God the Mother would appear as man and would make Her dwelling among Her people by putting the Spirit of God in Her body.
This prophecy got fulfilled by God the Mother coming down from heaven in the flesh. And she made her dwelling among the people of God for their salvation. Now she is calling Her people to come to her for the salvation of their souls.
Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Now come to God the Father and God the Mother and receive the water of life.