Jesus Is the Carpenter Who “Built The House” of God

The Voice of Elijah® Newsletter, October 2002

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According to the parabolic imagery of The Teaching of Moses, the Coronation of Jesus Christ as King and High Priest of Israel occurred simultaneously with His Resurrection from the dead, just as the Apostle Paul explains here:

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, {and} being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:5–11)

The point that Paul makes in that passage is this: At His Coronation as King and High Priest of Israel, Jesus Christ took as His throne-name “the Lord {is} our righteousness” just as Jeremiah said He would. But we don’t have to rely solely on Jeremiah. Zechariah clearly indicates that the Coronation of Jesus Christ as King and High Priest of Israel is exactly what God had in mind when He said Joshua and his friends were a “harbinger” of “My servant the Branch”:

The word of the Lord also came to me saying, “Take {an offering} from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah; and you go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon. And take silver and gold, make an {ornate} crown, and set {it} on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the Lord. Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the Lord, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices.”’ Now the crown will become a reminder in the temple of the Lord to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. And those who are far off will come and build the temple of the Lord.” Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And it will take place, if you completely obey the Lord your God.
(Zechariah 6:9–15)

“Jesus Is the Carpenter Who ‘Built The House’ of God,” The Voice of Elijah®, October 2002, pp. 5–6

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Author Larry Dee Harper
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