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The Building Of Solomon’s Temple: Part 2

Many things were built on the outside of the house of the Lord. First being the altar, where animal sacrifices were performed. In 2 Chronicles 4, we get a glimpse of that altar, which reads, 1“moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.” (2 Chronicles 4:1) Along with this altar, there was something called the molten sea, of which the priests would wash in. It is recorded that, 1“also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths. He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.” (2 Chronicles 4:2-6) I know that a molten sea may not make sense, but think of this as a round pool of water, with twelve oxen all around it. This is very interesting indeed, and there is so much more to read and look into this chapter. However, for the rest of the time we have, we will focus on this molten sea.

Did you know that there is a false religion out there called Mormonism that has this same molten sea or pool of water with twelve oxen all around it? However, it is not used for the washing of priests in their temples, like God’s temple, but for the baptisms of the dead. So what they have done is take a thing that is very holy unto God, which was set apart for a certain purpose, and desecrated it for the means of man’s own purposes. What you must realize is that the directive to build Solomon’s temple were by the hand of God, so every which things that were built was by God’s direction and not man. However, with the Mormons or LDS Faith, they have taken something holy and blasphemed God because of what they have done. The Bible is clear that 2“it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) Don’t believe it when their church teaches that there is a second chance to be saved after death, where Mormons take names of people that have died to their temple, in order to baptize them. What they do is not Biblically sound, but blasphemy. People cannot just receive a baptism in death and have a chance to go to heaven, no matter what they did in life. Telling people that their dead Mormon missionaries are telling people in Spirit Prison about these baptisms and to accept Mormonism, is heresy. My friends, don’t attend or check out this type of church but run from it. However, be bold enough to share the gospel with them, for they are so lost and without the one true God who saves in their lives. God’s temple is now in heaven and will one day come down to earth, but as for now, we wait patiently for the Lord’s coming. God bless you, my friends. Remember to keep seeking Jesus.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am grateful for the Holy Spirit, which is in me. Thank You for showing me things that I would not be privy to see otherwise. Even in my Spiritual eyes, the deceits of men are made clear now, where Your will is made evident also. It is my prayer that people will also see what I have in regards to the Mormon church. Lord, Just reading in 2 Chronicles 4 has helped me understand more that their teachings are man-made and not of You. How could they desecrate Your holy house by making the molten sea to be a place for baptisms for the dead? This is so evil, and because Satan has his power upon this cult, people cannot see how deceived they really are. Lord, if people in that church would just stop reading their Book of Mormon, but read the Bible daily, then You could unfold many things unto them. They would see that this molten sea was made for the washing of the priests, and for nothing else. And when it kicks in that manmade ideas were added to their religion, like baptisms for the dead, in order to appeal to their members, it will become repulsing in their eyes. God, their first prophet, Joseph Smith, who instituted these false teachings into their church has a lot to pay for now that he is dead. I know that You are the judge, but I pray that He will get what He deserves. I just can’t believe that people in my family are tied down to this man-made church and cannot see the lies therein. It really saddens me to think that Your Spirit is in me, but that they don’t have ears to hear. They have closed their heart off from anything I have to say, and I pray that this changes before death takes them. I wish many more people would be saved, including my family, who are in Mormonism. Lead them out of this cult and into Your light, oh Lord. I trust that You can do this. Make a way for me to speak to them once again. I love You, Lord. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

2 Chronicles 4
12 Chronicles 4 (KJV)
1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.
2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basons of gold.
9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.
10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.
11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;
12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars;
13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.
14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;
15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.
16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the Lord of bright brass.
17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;
20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;
21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;
22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.
Hebrews 9
2Hebrews 9 (KJV)
1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

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