The Census of Wisdom: building The Temple

With 22 (= light/revelation) days until the Census ends, Our Heavenly Father directed me to another Census story in Scripture:

David wanted to build a House for Our Heavenly Father but was denied the opportunity since he was a man of war (1 Chronicles 22:8).  However, his son Solomon was able to take on the calling as ordained by Our Heavenly Father.  Once Solomon became king, he knew he was lacking so the first order of business was to ask for a “gift” to insure he could walk out his calling.  The gift was wisdom:

2 Chronicles 1:7 On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?”

8 And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9 Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

11 Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”

Our Heavenly Father gave Solomon more than he asked for, as is always the case.  HE never holds back needed resources from HIS perspective.

Now that Solomon was equipped to build The Temple, we are given some details of those who were to do the actual work:

2 Chronicles 2:1 Then Solomon determined to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal house for himself. 2 Solomon selected seventy thousand men to bear burdens, eighty thousand to quarry stone in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred to oversee them.

17 Then Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel, after the census in which David his father had numbered them; and there were found to be one hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred. 18 And he made seventy thousand of them bearers of burdens, eighty thousand stonecutters in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred overseers to make the people work.

153,600 total workers.  Little did I know when we were told to conduct the census at would it be connected with Solomon’s Census.  Our Heavenly Father is very precise in HIS numbers and their relationships.  On the shore, Jesus called forth a Census of fish to feed the revelation of glorification. This number was 153 fish + existing fish on the coals.  There were seven disciples but Peter had not yet been restored for his denial.  One could conclude that there were 153 + 6 for the existing workers.  You can draw your own conclusions to the connection between workers in Solomon’s time versus the census of fish in John 21.

At any rate, Wisdom chose 153,600 workers to build the 1st Temple Our Heavenly Father was willing to ”glorify”.  The workers of the revelation of Jesus’ glorification were to be as 153 fish given to men to eat.

Other details of the “building of the 1st Temple”:

Solomon raised a levy: a tribute of men for free labor, not the bond-service of forced labor  David employed (1 Chronicles 22:2):

1 Kings 5:13  And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men

We are all free to decide in what we participate.  None of us should be forced or coerced to take any action.  This is why this Census utilizes the privacy of the Internet to explain various aspects of the revelation.  There is no pressure to respond.  No collection plate will be passed over and over until people feel enough guilt to participate.  You should only respond if you are led to by the Holy Spirit.  There were other workers in the land that simply watched the construction of the Temple and they still benefited from the end result.  However, Our Heavenly Father knew who HE wanted to build each aspect of HIS Dwelling Place.  Wisdom never gets it wrong.

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