Location, location, location

Read 2 Chronicles 3
Focus on verse

One of the realities of owning real estate is that once you purchase a parcel of land, you can’t move it. It may be possible to move anything that is parked on it. It might even be possible to remove some of the actual earth from it and park it somewhere else, but the hole that is left is then what you own. The location is the location and it will continue to be the location until the end of time.
The location of the temple had significance that went back to when Abraham made the trek to the Promised Land. Possibly the most significant event in the life of Abraham was when the Lord instructed him to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering, and then intervened at the last second showing Abraham a ram that was caught in a thicket nearby to serve as a substitute for the boy. That event took place on Mount Moriah. You may also recall the time when David had Joab number the people and the Lord became angry with David, that this is the location that David purchased from Ornan the Jebusite to offer burnt offerings to the Lord when the death angel was finally stopped at this location by the hand of the Lord.
This location is currently the location of what is called the Dome on the Rock which is a holy place highly revered by the followers of Islam.
This is also the place where the scripture tells us Christ will rule the earth from when he returns as He promised those who follow Him.
Mount Moriah may well be the single most significant location on the planet, historically, currently, and futuristically! It is significant to humanity because it is significant to God. Historically it is the one place in our universe that God chose as His dwelling place. Since the death and resurrection of Christ, the scriptures tell us that God now dwells within the hearts of those who acknowledge Christ as savior and Lord. Futuristically, when the time is right God will set up Christ to rule all mankind with justice and equity for a period of a thousand years.
Now, if this is the first you’ve ever read of this, I expect it may seem rather like a low budget science fiction movie to you. To be perfectly honest I’m not certain it doesn’t sound a little fantastic to me. I certainly don’t claim to understand all the details of how it will all come to pass, nor can I give you a date of time when I expect Jesus will return. It seems to me that when Jesus speaks of this as recorded in the gospel record, that His point is not for us to try to figure out when or where He will return, but that He expects us to be live as though He may return imminently, yet also to plan to be around in case he doesn’t. The point is He wants us to be ready.


About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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