The Tale of Two Pillars
CONT., page 2
Now for a most interesting and exceptionally revealing examination relating to the specific setting of the two pillars—the porch! We have noted that the two bronze pillars are located on a porch that, according to Remnant account 2 Chronicles 3:3-4, is an astounding 120 cubits high. To give you an idea of how high that is, that would be about 180 feet. The remarkableness of this height is that the tabernacle itself is only thirty cubits, so the porch would be four times as high. Provided here is one of the previous drawings so you can once again see this.
In this image, you can see that the pillar is located on the porch, according to 1 Kings 7:19 and 21. Here we read: “The capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits. … Thus he set up the pillars at/in/for the porch of the nave [the holy place]; and he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.” In this drawing, we have chosen to place the pillars towards the front of the porch. The reason for this is that in 2 Kings 11:14 and 23:1-3, events took place that would indicate that the pillars could readily be seen by a crowd of spectators. But, they had to be on the porch, so it would therefore seem that they would be forward.
For your benefit, let us look at other artistic renditions and see how accurate they truly are. And by the way, these are only samplings, for there is every conceivable idea, depending on the imagination of the artist, which is most often the case with religious art. Such renditions are more often artistic expression, rather than Scriptural accuracy.
This is a beautiful drawing; but, where is the porch? Instead, the walkway goes right up to the entrance. At least they have the pillars under something, but it certainly is not 120 cubits tall. Let’s look at another.
This one indeed has a porch; but again, it is not 120 cubits high. Also, the pillars are not on the porch that extends out from the holy place. And even this next example provided earlier is not entirely accurate.
Yes, there is a porch that is presumably 120 cubits high, but what are the bronze pillars doing outside of it? This is undoubtedly the most accurate artistic representation; but even so, the Scriptures offer some very real questions here. Let us look at the Scriptures and see what the true dimensions and layout were, as well as what they mean prophetically. And keep in mind, these are inside dimensions. Otherwise, the two cherubim that each had ten-cubit wing spans (1 Kings 6:24) would not fit into a twenty cubit wide holy of holies. In 1 Kings 6:2-3 we read:
“As for the house which King Solomon built for Yahweh, its length was sixty cubits and its width twenty cubits and its height thirty cubits. The porch in front of the nave [the holy place] of the house was twenty cubits in its length, on the front of the width of the house, and its width along the front of the house was ten cubits.”
Frankly, this could be translated two ways: a ten cubit wide porch that extends out twenty cubits from the front of the house (Plan A); or, a ten cubit wide porch that is twenty cubits along the front of the house (Plan B). Let us lay out both of these here. And one other point: we are not showing the three-story side chambers that encompassed the temple holy place and holy of holies. You can see these in the preceding images. They extended out beyond the temple house per se. The description of these can be read in 1 Kings 6:5-8. Again, we will just show the holy of holies, the holy place, and the porch.
Plan B would look very much like the last rendition, with the exception that the pillars have to be on the porch. In Plan A, we find a most interesting and very revealing testimony, which we will now address.
Both 1 Kings 7:15 and Jeremiah 52:21 tell us that the circumference of each pillar was twelve cubits. That would mean that each pillar was just under four cubits in diameter. With a porch ten cubits wide (and again, those were inside measurements) and each pillar was just under four cubits, that would mean that the passageway between them would have been just over two cubits, or about three and a half feet. Undoubtedly, this was not the plan that was followed. However, since the wording of this description was such that it could go either way, was Yahweh then telling us something by this? Obviously, Plan A would not have worked well; however, the prophetic testimony from it loudly proclaims important revealing truth.
What have we noted is the first and foremost purpose of the Scriptures? To prophesy! By upholding this, we were able to see the marvelous truth regarding the contradictions in the heights of the pillars and capitals. And, we can do no less here. When it comes to prophecy, it does not matter if something does not make practical sense. Thus, it is far more important to understand that what we are reading concerning the length, width, and height of this porch is prophesying. Discerning this truth reveals Yahweh God’s instructive message to us, not just the natural.
Based on the pattern of Plan A, do you recall another related structure that was twenty by ten cubits in size? How about the first structure that was a shadow of the heavenly (Hebrews 8:5) that preceded Solomon’s temple? Yes, the holy place in the tabernacle built by Moses was equally twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide. Thus, it is MOST amazing and undoubtedly significant that the new holy place would be preceded by a porch that was the same dimensions of the first holy place. With the porch laid out as in Plan A, when one approached the holy place of Solomon’s temple, they would first have to pass through the pattern as exactly laid out in the original holy place. But even so, as you will see, in Plan B the outcome is very much the same, and Plan A in part attests to what is in fact taking place. Let us now examine this.
Clearly, the church is set forth in the pattern of the tabernacle in the wilderness. First, there was the 20 cubit x 10 cubit x 10 cubit (2,000 cubic cubits) holy place. After passing through the holy place, there was the 10 cubit x 10 cubit x 10 cubit (1,000 cubic cubits) holy of holies. So how is this the church? First in the church is the 2,000-year/cubic period of the Body of Christ, followed by the 1,000-year/cubic Millennial Reign when the Bride rules and reigns with Immanuel. This identity of the Body of Christ with the pattern of 20 cubits x 10 cubits is confirmed in Zechariah 5:1-4 where there is a flying scroll of the same dimensions that “is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land.” Again we see Christianity.
Therefore we see the identical testimony with Solomon’s temple. Again we see that one must pass through Christianity—the attesting 20 x 10 porch with the two bronze pillars—in order to enter into the temple made of living stones that Solomon Immanuel builds in the Millennium.
Additionally, we already see that the tabernacle’s 20 x 10 holy place attests to the Body of Christ, which is the same as the 20 x 10 porch of Solomon’s temple. Relative to the human body, the dimensions of 20 x 10 are that of the rectangular torso. Now consider this, and pay careful attention. If that was the torso of a woman, then birth would take place in the pattern of Plan A where birth would occur in the 10 cubits area. However, if that rectangle was the torso of a male, then “birth,” or a bride, could not come according to Plan A, but of necessity Plan B. As we have seen in Kissing Lips and Attesting Glory, page 4, while a female work can give birth naturally, for a male work to bring forth offspring it must be put to sleep, its side opened, and a rib taken out in order to form a bride. And this is precisely what we see regarding “the porch in front of the nave [holy place] of the house,” preparing the way for entrance into the house. Quite significantly, there was not a porch on the tabernacle, but was added here as a prophetic testimony of the Body-of-Christ period preceding and preparing the way for the Millennial Reign.
Obviously, Plan A would not practically work, and Plan B is the only solution. So what are we seeing testified regarding this change in direction of entrance for this Body-of-Christ porch? We already know in the plan of Yahweh that time must be cut short from three thousand years to two thousand years, the Body of Christ must be put to sleep, its side must be opened, a rib must be taken out, and the Bride be formed which will rule and reign with Immanuel for a thousand years. This is precisely what we see here in Plan B! The 20 x 10 Body-of-Christ porch is put to sleep and lays parallel to the temple. In this manner, its side is now opened so as to provide the entrance way into the temple, which is the Millennial Reign. Thus, the dead Body of Christ is indeed the entrance, the porch, of the Millennial Reign! This is precisely where we are right now in God’s timing. The porch is now laid!
Again, this is the same testimony where the holy place provides the entrance into the holy of holies. And let us note here that in both the tabernacle and the temple, the holy of holies is always a cube. In the tabernacle it is 10 x 10 x 10, and in the temple it is 20 x 20 x 20. This is not the consistency we see in the holy place, which in the tabernacle is 20 x 10 x 10, and in the temple is 40 x 20 x 30. Why is the holy of holies always a cube? Because it is the Bride, which is Jerusalem above, the city foursquare that comes down out of heaven (Revelation 19:7, 21:2, 9-27). Why do the dimensions of the holy place relationally change? Because obviously the Body of Christ must undergo change during and after the Millennial Reign.
And, this matter regarding the dimensions of the porch and its alteration in the point of entry as these relate to the Body of Christ is not the only evidence here, for there are three revealing testimonies regarding the porch. We have already seen that Immanuel’s temple is built between the two bronze mountains, even between the two bronze pillars. Most appropriately, these two bronze pillars are located on none other than the Body-of-Christ porch. So as a second testimony, even as the 20 x 10 porch per se attests to passing through or even coming out of the side of the dead Body of Christ, the same is attested by passing between the two bronze pillars located on the porch.
Again, there are two ways for Yahweh God to bring forth offspring: either naturally by the child passing between the split parts of the female work; or, by putting the male work to sleep, and the female work passes between the split in the side caused by the sharp spear. In both cases, offspring pass between split parts. So when passing between the two bronze pillars, it attests to the male giving “birth” to the female—the Bride. Thus, the first two testimonies evidence that this porch is indeed the Body of Christ: (1) the dimensions of the porch are the same as the tabernacle holy place and lies parallel to the width of the nave, and (2) the two bronze pillars on the porch attest to the split parts of the sleeping Body of Christ.
These two attest that Christianity, the Body of Christ, upon being put to sleep and its side pierced, provides entrance into the Millennial Reign. The pierced side of Christianity is indeed the entranceway into the Millennial Reign. What then is the third confirming testimony? We will now examine one of the most unusual testimonies presented regarding this temple account: the height of the porch at an amazing 120 cubits! This will definitely take some time to address.
In 2 Chronicles 3:4 we read: “The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.” The vast majority of teachers dismiss this height as error. One commentator wrote: “… it is evidently based on a textual corruption.” Another was a bit more forceful, stating: “… indeed the whole verse as it stands is senseless. … the exaggeration is one which makes the writer [the one who holds to this] ridiculous, and it is far better to amend the text.”
Yes, if one approaches the Scriptures as solely relegated to the third part of the trinity regarding its purpose—the practical, history—then this is indeed senseless. But, that view also assumes that God cannot preserve His word. And as well, you would have to expunge two of the three varying heights of the pillars and capitals, plus one of the volumes of the sea located just outside of the porch: was it actually two thousand baths (1 Kings 7:26) or three thousand baths (2 Chronicles 4:5)? And, you would have to doctor either 1 Kings 8:66 where after the dedication of the temple the people were sent home on the twenty-second, or doctor 2 Chronicles 7:10 where the people were sent home on the twenty-third. And once you have changed those, you have a vast host of other verses to doctor as well that are equally “senseless.” Or, one can embrace the inner seamless garment of truth of the Bride and see that these contradictions are confirming and revealing parables.
So what is it then that Remnant 2 Chronicles 3:4 is telling us regarding the porch being 120 cubits in height? To answer this we first have to look at the testimony of this number in the Scriptures. Following are five other places where it is used:
Then Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because in his going astray he is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years” [lit. translation of Genesis 6:3].
Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated [Deuteronomy 34:7].
… and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them one hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets … [2 Chronicles 5:12].
Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great amount of spices and precious stones; there had never been spice like that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon [2 Chronicles 9:9].
At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said … [Acts 1:15].
Two of these verses—Genesis 6:3 and Deuteronomy 34:7—are addressed in Appendix 10 of the book, The Curse of 1920, as well as in The Issue – II, page 8. There we find empirical evidence that “one hundred and twenty” attests to the number of Jubilee waiting periods that mark time from the fall of Adam to Yahweh declaring Jubilee in 1994. Hereby, one can see how this same application is evidenced in these other verses as well, in particular with Acts 1:15. We know that the kingdom of heaven was given to man early, before the time. But the one hundred and twenty gathered in the “upper” room—attesting to the heavenly—who received the former rain, looked to the fulfillment of this work in the second Remnant. And again, that would be one hundred and twenty Jubilee waiting periods from the fall of Adam, which was completed in 1993, and Jubilee was declared in 1994.
So what took place in 1994 that was so significant? That is the very year the Holy Spirit came upon me and sovereignly began revealing the truth of the kingdom of heaven and the two Remnant, as well as the breach of Christianity. It is the revelation of the latter work that completes what Yahshua Himself began two thousand years ago. This is why we see the porch with the MOST unusual height of one hundred and twenty cubits, which is rejected by men as “senseless.” It is the period that had to be completed in order to enter into the temple that the Solomon—Immanuel—builds in the Millennial Reign. And in 1994, Yahweh began showing a man the truth regarding His kingdom, even what you are reading now—what this temple speaks concerning the two bronze pillars and the highly unique dimensions and layout of the porch.
Finally, in 2 Chronicles 3:4 we read: “The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.” There are two important things to recognize here. First, this statement is found exclusively in Remnant-revealing 2 Chronicles, so the truth here is relative to the Remnant and not Christianity. Again, you can see the application of this when in Christianity 1 Kings 7:26 Solomon’s sea has a volume of two thousand baths, while in Remnant 2 Chronicles 4:5 the volume for the same sea has three thousand baths. Clearly, we see that the Bride receives the third one-thousand-year period of the church, the Millennial Reign. And given that this statement regarding the height of the porch being 120 cubits is in Chronicles as well, again we see that the outcome of the 120 Jubilee waiting periods goes to the Bride. And this is precisely what happened to me in June, 1994, according to the will of Yahweh. This was not something I sought, but was sovereignly given to me. And on August 7 He called me out of the Body of Christ, establishing the Bride on this earth.
Likewise evidenced in 2 Chronicles alone, the fact that the inside of this porch was overlaid with pure gold attests to the kingdom of Immanuel that comes relative to the Bride. Quite noteworthy, the dimensions of the porch are 20 cubits x 10 cubits x 120 cubits, for a total of 24,000 cubic cubits. The holy place which one enters upon passing through the Body-of-Christ porch is 20 cubits x 40 cubits x 30 cubits, for a total of, yes, an equal 24,000 cubic cubits. Of course 24,000 is the twenty-four elders raised to the thousands level, the heavenly level. These are the twenty-four elders who sit on twenty-four thrones and will rule and reign with Immanuel (Revelation 5:8-10). Thus Immanuel will establish His golden kingdom upon this earth. OH THE DESPERATE NEED!
Continue to page 3 of The Tale of Two Pillars for CONCLUSION