Holy Place
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Entering the Sanctuary
Just before you enter the Holy Place, there is a porch with two pillars named Boaz and Yachin (IIChr. 3:15-17). Just as the Outer Court was symbolic of one's sin nature and skin, the Porch is the beginning of where we make faith decisions, not decisions based on our own wants and desires. It's a new supernatural willpower, one that has G-d in control. It's like the main arteries leading to the heart. Unlike the hidden chambers which were made out of wood, and the Courts out of bronze, the Porch was covered in gold. It was as if G-d was saying, 'Okay, you've been cleansed and made a sacrifice to get close to me, now you are worthy of entering my presence.'

After going through the Porch you enter the Holy Place. This is your new heart, the one that was created when you accepted Yeshua as your saviour. "Then I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and I shall purify you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will remove the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. An I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my commandments, and you shall keep my judgments and do them."Ez. 36:25-27.

This 'heart of flesh' is one that is controlled by the will of G-d, not the will of your flesh or sin nature. This part of you also plays host to your new spirit, which is the Holy of Holies, and we'll discuss that soon. Remember, this room is clothed with gold and is the most precious part of you. It will not wither away or rot in the ground after you die. This is the part of you that will have everlasting life because it has been renewed by the One that has no end (Jn. 3:16). Your 'golden' heart is also significant because it implies that this is where your biggest treasure should be, not in the outside parts of you or in your outward possessions. We must concentrate on keeping the inside of ourselves the most beautiful part, like the Temple was.

  A New Life This is the place where a new life is created when you ask Yeshua to be L-rd of your life. What Ezekiel saw was a vision of the future, it was a promise. That promise has now been fulfilled for us by Yeshua. By accepting him as L-rd and saviour of your life you are allowing G-d to change your heart of stone to flesh. This is where the action is, so to speak, in the Holy Place of your Temple.

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  HaShulkhan The Table of the Showbread was in the Holy Place, and new matzah was placed on the Table every Shabbat. There were six loaves on each side, one loaf for each tribe. The Menorot were also in the Holy Place, and their light shone on the Table. There was no Table in Ezekiel's vision either. Since haShem will be in our presence, and we in Hers, there is simply no need.

Table of the Shewbread
  Pure Gold Like the Porch, the Holy Place was covered in pure gold. Not only did this indicate purity and richness, but it was a physical show of what was really worthy in the Temple. The courts were nice, so were the hidden chambers, but the heart of it was was the sanctuary containing the Holy and Most Holy Place. Why? It was here where G-d's presence could be found most. IKings 8:10-11.



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