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The Tabernacle of David
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Tabernacle = Portable sanctuary carried by the Israelites in the wilderness i.e. a temple.
David = Representation of Christ in the Old Testament.

I believe the tabernacle of David may be the Old Testament version of the temple of God - the body of Christ. I'm not trying to convince anyone that this us true but I'm looking for discussion around this idea so I can prove out the idea. I base my beliefs on the following verses:

In this passage, the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David happened when the Gentiles began to seek the Lord. This happened when Jesus came.
Act 15:16  After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
Act 15:17  That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.


This passage is probably one of the main reasons that I lean toward this idea. In this passage there are two separate raisings on the last day. The raising of "IT" and the raising of "him". I believe "IT" is the Old Testaments saints and I believe "IT" is used instead of them because they are the tabernacle of David.
Joh 6:39  And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
Joh 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day



 

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The Tabernacle of David
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Re: The Tabernacle of David
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I believe the tabernacle of David may be the Old Testament version of the temple of God - the body of Christ. I'm not trying to convince anyone that this us true but I'm looking for discussion around this idea so I can prove out the idea. I base my beliefs on the following verses:
Greetings Rob, good subject...... for now, I will add just a few thoughts to get this thread moving.
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Acts 15:16-17~"After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things."
In this first church council, here we see James summarizes the situation that caused elders and apostles to come together and gives an inspired interpretation and conclusion (Acts 15:13-21). James said: God used Peter first to call by the gospel some Gentiles to be the people of God. He then quotes Amos 9:11-12 as Bible prophecy of these events of Gentile conversions.

Restoring the kingdom of God under David (Jesus) would be with Gentiles. This new kingdom under Christ would be of the rest of the world seeking God. He has no surprise for acts of God in time were purposed from eternity (Isaiah 46:9-10). He concludes the council should not resist the eternal purpose of God with Gentiles. This summary conclusion is not James naturally but by the Holy Spirit (Acts 15:28). Let us not trouble these Gentile converts by requiring unnecessary burdens (GB~LISTEN CAREFULLY TO JAMES) Let us simply condemn idolatrous meat, fornication, and bloody meat-eating. “Pollution of idols” is explained as eating meat offered to idols (Acts 15:29). Gentiles were gross idolaters; Paul later modified this (Ist Corinthians 10:23-33). Gentiles were gross fornicators; so the warning here (Ist Thessalonians 4:1-8). Blood was important ceremonially and indicated Gentile paganism. Strangled meat does not allow for the blood to run out of the meat.

So, the Tabernacle of David is nothing more than the true spiritual body of Christ made up of BOTH Jews and Gentiles~which had fallen IN ADAM and rise up IN CHRIST to be a spiritual Temple inhabited by the Spirit of God~for proof all one need to do is read:
Quote from: Paul
Ephesians 2:11-22~"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
The New Jerusalem IS the tabernacle of God made up of both JEWS and GENTILES.
Quote from: THE HOLY GHOST
Revealtion 21:2,3~"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
The Tabernacle of David/God is the true children of God who are a SPIRITUAL HOUSE with whom the Spirit of God shall dwell within/among~ world without end.
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Re: The Tabernacle of David
« Reply #2 on: Wed Dec 23, 2020 - 05:49:17 »
Tabernacle = Portable sanctuary carried by the Israelites in the wilderness i.e. a temple.

Lev 23.34 KJV
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.

EVERYONE was required to live in a tabernacle (same word: ohel) one week a year. It is simply a tent.

And no, the portable sanctuary commanded by Moses was NOT the same as David's tent. The "Tent of Meeting" Moses laid out was replaced by the Temple in Jerusalem.  David's tent was NOT replaced.

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Re: The Tabernacle of David
« Reply #4 on: Wed Dec 23, 2020 - 06:15:37 »
In light of the OP one may want to consider reading the following: https://www.christianity.com/bible/commentary.php?com=spur&b=19&c=15

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom08.xxi.i.html

Concerning the tabernacle of David/Christ/God. Also:
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2nd Samuel chapter seven~"And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee. And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar? Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for everAccording to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant. For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God. And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
This HOUSE is a spiritual TEMPLE made without hands per Paul, and Peter as they give us the interpretation of this in the New Testament where they INCLUDED the Gentiles as spiritual stones in this Tabernacle.

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Concerning the tabernacle of David/Christ/God. Also: This HOUSE is a spiritual TEMPLE made without hands per Paul, and Peter as they give us the interpretation of this in the New Testament where they INCLUDED the Gentiles as spiritual stones in this Tabernacle.
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2nd Samuel chapter seven
2nd Samuel chapter SIX:

12 Now it was told King David, saying, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God.” David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness. 13 And so it was, that when the bearers of the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. 14 And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.

16 Then it happened as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.

17 So they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offering, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 19 Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.

The tent of David was a place for the Ark (God's presence) OUTSIDE the movable "Tent of Meeting" and before the Temple was built.  It was a place of jubilation and sacrifice (worship) and where God's presence was not tucked away behind heavy curtains.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed Dec 23, 2020 - 07:07:19 »
Greetings Rob, good subject...... for now, I will add just a few thoughts to get this thread moving.In this first church council, here we see James summarizes the situation that caused elders and apostles to come together and gives an inspired interpretation and conclusion (Acts 15:13-21). James said: God used Peter first to call by the gospel some Gentiles to be the people of God. He then quotes Amos 9:11-12 as Bible prophecy of these events of Gentile conversions.

Restoring the kingdom of God under David (Jesus) would be with Gentiles. This new kingdom under Christ would be of the rest of the world seeking God. He has no surprise for acts of God in time were purposed from eternity (Isaiah 46:9-10). He concludes the council should not resist the eternal purpose of God with Gentiles. This summary conclusion is not James naturally but by the Holy Spirit (Acts 15:28). Let us not trouble these Gentile converts by requiring unnecessary burdens (GB~LISTEN CAREFULLY TO JAMES) Let us simply condemn idolatrous meat, fornication, and bloody meat-eating. “Pollution of idols” is explained as eating meat offered to idols (Acts 15:29). Gentiles were gross idolaters; Paul later modified this (Ist Corinthians 10:23-33). Gentiles were gross fornicators; so the warning here (Ist Thessalonians 4:1-8). Blood was important ceremonially and indicated Gentile paganism. Strangled meat does not allow for the blood to run out of the meat.

So, the Tabernacle of David is nothing more than the true spiritual body of Christ made up of BOTH Jews and Gentiles~which had fallen IN ADAM and rise up IN CHRIST to be a spiritual Temple inhabited by the Spirit of God~for proof all one need to do is read:The New Jerusalem IS the tabernacle of God made up of both JEWS and GENTILES.The Tabernacle of David/God is the true children of God who are a SPIRITUAL HOUSE with whom the Spirit of God shall dwell within/among~ world without end.
RB we are in agreement that the tabernacle of David is just another term for the body of Christ. But why two different terms? I suggest that there are two different terms because one is an open reference (body of Christ) while the other is a veiled reference (tabernacle of David).

Consider this RB. The church has been in existence from the beginning and not only that, the Spirit of Christ dwelt in them. The body that has the Spirit of Christ indwelling them is a member of "The Body of Christ". It was God's plan that the church in OT times was to be hidden from the world and not to be revealed until Christ came. This terminology does just that.


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Re: The Tabernacle of David
« Reply #7 on: Wed Dec 23, 2020 - 07:32:51 »
Lev 23.34 KJV
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.

EVERYONE was required to live in a tabernacle (same word: ohel) one week a year. It is simply a tent.

And no, the portable sanctuary commanded by Moses was NOT the same as David's tent. The "Tent of Meeting" Moses laid out was replaced by the Temple in Jerusalem.  David's tent was NOT replaced.
Good point Dave, I agree the tabernacle was not the portable sanctuary. Do you think the literal tabernacle of David might be this house in 2 Samuel?

2Sa 5:11  And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

Edit: Disregard Dave, I just saw your post about the tent of David. :)
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Re: The Tabernacle of David
« Reply #8 on: Sun Dec 27, 2020 - 23:27:38 »
In light of the OP one may want to consider reading the following: https://www.christianity.com/bible/commentary.php?com=spur&b=19&c=15

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom08.xxi.i.html

Concerning the tabernacle of David/Christ/God. Also: This HOUSE is a spiritual TEMPLE made without hands per Paul, and Peter as they give us the interpretation of this in the New Testament where they INCLUDED the Gentiles as spiritual stones in this Tabernacle.
Solid post.

Even Solomon, who built the temple, knew the score:

And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.  But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?  Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.  And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

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« Reply #9 on: Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 08:34:55 »
Solid post.

Even Solomon, who built the temple, knew the score:
Yes he did because his father David taught him! Listen to this short tape of ten minutes. https://letgodbetrue.com/sermons/index/year-2019/psalm-891-exalted/

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« Reply #10 on: Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 12:46:20 »
Thank God...looks as if your link isn’t playing, RB.

Why on earth would you post anything at all from that cult-like church that both you and I know has had an adulterous, spiritually abusive leader over it?  You astound me, RB. 

Regardless of whether there is any truth at all presented on that 10 minute segment, the source is tainted to say the least, and therefore anything coming out of it is suspect by association.  Try another means of bolstering your point instead that doesn’t come with such a load of disgusting baggage attached.


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« Reply #11 on: Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 14:15:54 »
Thank God...looks as if your link isn’t playing, RB.

Why on earth would you post anything at all from that cult-like church that both you and I know has had an adulterous, spiritually abusive leader over it?  You astound me, RB. 

Regardless of whether there is any truth at all presented on that 10 minute segment, the source is tainted to say the least, and therefore anything coming out of it is suspect by association.  Try another means of bolstering your point instead that doesn’t come with such a load of disgusting baggage attached.
I can FORGIVE other's sins, especially so if there is clear repentance, and that's not for me to judge other hearts to see if that is so, when there is CLEAR evidence that outwardly it is so. If you are having trouble with that, then that's NOT for me to pass judgment on you. His sin was terrible and so was David~ at the time it was myself that was the strongest voice against his sin of saying that it was so~his sin is NOT the reason why I no longer fellowship with them, more so on his eschatology of being a half baked preterist and his teaching of church government...BOTH against the scriptures.  

Peter's sin was pretty bad of denying even knowing Jesus before a bunch of reprobates. ALL SINS can be forgiven if there is true repentance before God, and it is NOT my place to judge any man's heart on his confession and repentance if OUTWARDLY there is evidence that one has repented.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue Dec 29, 2020 - 14:36:33 »
The continual and ongoing spiritual abuse in that church (which was never repented of, even to this day) is my main focus.  To keep such a power-hungry individual in the position of a “shepherd” of the sheep is not only foolhardy, it’s an enablement of his ongoing problem. 

Bank robbers who have fulfilled their time of incarceration may be forgiven their offense, but only an idiot would make them president of a national bank afterwards.  And I for one would not want to set up an account with them in charge of my investments...or go to them for advice.

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Bank robbers who have fulfilled their time of incarceration may be forgiven their offense, but only an idiot would make them president of a national bank afterwards.  And I for one would not want to set up an account with them in charge of my investments...or go to them for advice.
I do understand~AS I said~I will NOT judge you for your position.

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« Reply #14 on: Sat Jan 02, 2021 - 11:49:11 »
Back to Jarrod’s point in reply #8...

A question: Did God ever dwell in the physical temple?  Solomon’s prayer at the temple’s dedication expressed the total inadequacy of a confined space to limit God’s presence, who fills heaven and earth.

But on the other hand, Christ speaks quite plainly that God DID dwell in the temple in the days of His earthly ministry.  In Matthew 23:21 He told the scribes and Pharisees, “And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and BY HIM THAT DWELLETH THEREIN.”

This would seem to prefigure how God’s Spirit would dwell within each believer under the new covenant where we are the living stones of that spiritual temple not made with hands.  First the physical example, then the spiritual reality.


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« Reply #15 on: Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 08:14:51 »
This would seem to prefigure how God’s Spirit would dwell within each believer under the new covenant where we are the living stones of that spiritual temple not made with hands.  First the physical example, then the spiritual reality.
I'm not sure that arrangement is limited to the New Covenant.  Even in the Old Testament, God dwells among His people.  The tabernacle is actually a better pattern of this (being that it is covered in skins and moved with the people).

Remembering that Solomon was listed as neither a good king nor a righteous one... When you really start looking at Solomon's temple, there are some troubling things about it.  For instance, it was built by Canaanites rather than Israelites.  It appears to have been full of Canaanite images as well (cherubim, palm trees, the net of pomegranates).  It was financed with heavy taxes on the Israelite people which were the direct cause cited by the northern tribes for their seceding from the kingdom after Solomon's death.

I have come to think that Solomon's establishment of the temple wasn't so much an attempt to do something for God, as it was an attempt to consolidate power by putting the priests under his thumb.

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« Reply #16 on: Sat Jan 16, 2021 - 08:55:46 »
I'm not sure that arrangement is limited to the New Covenant.  Even in the Old Testament, God dwells among His people.  The tabernacle is actually a better pattern of this (being that it is covered in skins and moved with the people).

Remembering that Solomon was listed as neither a good king nor a righteous one... When you really start looking at Solomon's temple, there are some troubling things about it.  For instance, it was built by Canaanites rather than Israelites.  It appears to have been full of Canaanite images as well (cherubim, palm trees, the net of pomegranates).  It was financed with heavy taxes on the Israelite people which were the direct cause cited by the northern tribes for their seceding from the kingdom after Solomon's death.

I have come to think that Solomon's establishment of the temple wasn't so much an attempt to do something for God, as it was an attempt to consolidate power by putting the priests under his thumb.

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YES!!! Thank you Jarrod.

1 Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

So what did Solomon do?

1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.

11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

So God took away HIS Presence from this Temple made of wood and stone.

I think the "Seed" of David who was supposed to build the house of God was Jesus, not Solomon.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

And again;

Is. 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.




 

     
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