Who is on the throne of your heart?
2Chronicles 4-6 / Hebrews 1-2
5:13 The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the LORD with these words: “He is so good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment a cloud filled the Temple of the LORD.
6:18-21 “But will God really live on earth among people? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built! Listen to my prayer and my request, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is making to you. May you watch over this Temple both day and night, this place where you have said you would put your name. May you always hear the prayers I make toward this place. May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive.”
:41 “And now, O LORD God, arise and enter this resting place of yours, where your magnificent Ark has been placed. May your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and may your saints rejoice in your goodness.”
1:1-3 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. But now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he made the universe and everything in it. The Son reflects God’s own glory, and everything about him represents God exactly. He sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command. After he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven.
OT Flash Points
The Temple is prepared
Now the covenant (Ark) comes to dwell, ruling life and nation
NT Flash Points
Jesus, our covenant, comes to dwell in the prepared Temple –
The body of the believers – ruling life and government
Replace the old nature which ruled in your body, with the nature of Jesus
His rule alone brings peace and holiness and joy