Solomon’s Temple – 1 Kings 6

This post is inspired by a teaching I watched this past week.   They were comparing a few things required by the Priests to enter the Holy Of Holies in the temple to the New Covenant in Christ Jesus.

Here’s some information that talks more about the Holy of Holies:

  1. A Blood Sacrifice Of A Lamb.
  2. Washed hands & feet in Lavers.
  3. Lamps kept lit with Olive Oil.


New Covenant

  1. We repent, accept Jesus as our Lord and savior.  He was the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
  2. Baptism In Water.  (Review John The Baptist)
  3. Holy Spirit Baptism.    (Review all of Acts Chapter 2)

A Cubit = 1.5 Feet.   

1 Kings 6



Building the Temple
Solomon began to build the temple for the Lord in the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv. 2 The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 3 The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feet long extending across the temple’s width, and 15 feet deep in front of the temple. 4 He also made windows with beveled frames for the temple.

5 He then built a chambered structure along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambers all around. 6 The lowest chamber was 7½ feet wide, the middle was nine feet wide, and the third was 10½ feet wide. He also provided offset ledges for the temple all around the outside so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls. 7 The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

8 The door for the lowest side chamber was on the right side of the temple. They went up a stairway to the middle chamber, and from the middle to the third. 9 When he finished building the temple, he paneled it with boards and planks of cedar. 10 He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; each story was 7½ feet high.

11 The word of the Lord came to Solomon: 12 “As for this temple you are building—if you walk in My statutes, observe My ordinances, and keep all My commands by walking in them, I will fulfill My promise to you, which I made to your father David. 13 I will live among the Israelites and not abandon My people Israel.”

14 When Solomon finished building the temple, 15 he paneled the interior temple walls with cedar boards; from the temple floor to the surface of the ceiling he overlaid the interior with wood. He also overlaid the floor with cypress boards. 16 Then he lined 30 feet[r] of the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the surface of the ceiling, and he built the interior as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place. 17 The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was 60 feet long. 18 The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with ornamental gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

19 He prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple to put the ark of the Lord’s covenant there. 20 The interior of the sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar. 21 Next, Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold, and he hung gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary and overlaid it with gold. 22 So he added the gold overlay to the entire temple until everything was completely finished, including the entire altar that belongs to the inner sanctuary.


23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood. 24 One wing of the first cherub was 7½ feet long, and the other wing was 7½ feet long. The wingspan was 15 feet from tip to tip. 25 The second cherub also was 15 feet; both cherubim had the same size and shape. 26 The first cherub’s height was 15 feet and so was the second cherub’s. 27 Then he put the cherubim inside the inner temple. Since their wings were spread out, the first one’s wing touched one wall while the second cherub’s wing touched the other wall, and in the middle of the temple their wings were touching wing to wing. 28 He also overlaid the cherubim with gold.

29 He carved all the surrounding temple walls with carved engravings—cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms—in both the inner and outer sanctuaries. 30 He overlaid the temple floor with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries.

31 For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided. 32 The two doors were made of olive wood. He carved cherubim, palm trees, and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold, hammering gold over the cherubim and palm trees. 33 In the same way, he made four-sided olive wood doorposts for the sanctuary entrance. 34 The two doors were made of cypress wood; the first door had two folding sides, and the second door had two folding panels. 35 He carved cherubim, palm trees, and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold applied evenly over the carving. 36 He built the inner courtyard with three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.

37 The foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid in Solomon’s fourth year in the month of Ziv. 38 In his eleventh year in the eighth month, in the month of Bul, the temple was completed in every detail and according to every specification. So he built it in seven years.

 Luke 3:16

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 3:5-6

Jesus answered, “I assure you: Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 3:16

16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

“Holy, Holy, Holy” – Diane Bish



15 thoughts on “Solomon’s Temple – 1 Kings 6

  1. I have seen studies made on the architectural and spiritual similitude to the human body and organs made from a Christian perspective on the temple of Solomon and from a pagan perspective on the temple of Luxor in Egypt by Mike Hoggard and R.A Schwaller de Lubicz.

    There is a war in this realm too!

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  2. Mike Hoggards The secret of Solomons key+ Jesus Christ,Dna and the Holy Bible and triple helix critically changing mankind into beasts are good resources to understand the relation symbolically between the original temple and the human body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

    I think they are free online nowadays! IF kids give time i might look IT up later.


  3. Many prayer requests to share. I will keep names anonymous. Here’s the list based on type of request:

    * Protection During Upcoming Travels
    * Healing for numerous people
    * Conviction for accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior
    * Conviction to obey what the Holy Spirit is commanding someone to do
    * Peace over work environments
    * Healing for Cody (my dog) — cataracts and small tumors have re-appeared
    * Two different people are praying for a washer and dryer
    * One person is praying for a vehicle, as they have no public transportation where they live
    * I have a list of needs that I have turned over to the Lord in prayer. These are additional preparation items for a place of refuge and more emergency supplies. I had donated or sold at a low cost, many used items I had before I moved; I’ve been prompted to prepare a place of refuge for people coming soon (beds, bedding, small furniture items, generator). Praise the Lord for he is good; he has given me a way to furnish my living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom — Thank You Jesus 🙂 I have nothing extravagant in my possession. Linda had helped me prepare many other items, which are still with me. I want to thank all of those who have been obedient in helping myself and my sister Linda; may the Lord return blessings to you 1000 fold.

    Deuteronomy 1:11 May Yahweh, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times more, and bless you as He promised you.

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    1. Thank you for the traveling prayers. I’ve been reading and catching up with all the great posts and studies. We had a good time catching fish and Holy Spirit showed many areas of prayer needs. One area was confirmed over a relative in bondage and asking for prayer for him.

      As I read over everyone’s response regarding moving………we are now praying over moving for the very reason you gave James. I am amazed and so grateful how the Lord has brought all this about. I should have posted on the page where all were sharing praise reports on being moved but am enjoying my catch up time in on the blog. There is only one of us who has been seeking the Lord on the “where” HE wants us. He brought about a situation that prompted the not yet saved one to seek moving and for the present, it is perfect. As with all things I am seeking the Lord for confirmation in this.

      I sure missed my daily JC and friends time!!

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  4. More information for Pre-Tribulation Rapture. This was invented by John Darby in 1830 AD. There are NO scriptures to justify this theory. It’s important that we all stay watchful and ready for the Lord’s return. However it all plays out; we can be assured of a place reserved for us in Heaven if we remain clean (by way of repentance) in the Lord’s eyes.

    There are preachers/teachers that are now twisting what Repentance means, which is very very dangerous. They are telling their followers that it simply means a change in the way we think! They are not telling anyone that they need to ask for forgiveness of all sin; which is what it means! This goes hand in hand with many that are preaching “Once Saved Always Saved”!

    I’ve also heard many proclaim that the Lord wants to bless us with nice things! Yes, the Lord can do great things, but he truly does not care about our wealth/status or possessions while we are in this body! Having a need is not the same as a desire or want. If we give, it should not be done for the purpose of getting something back!

    It’s important that we read the Word of God (our Bibles) and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us. We can gain great understanding from those preaching/teaching the truth; while we ask the Lord to give us greater portions of Clarity, Discernment and Wisdom.

    Matthew 6:19-21

    19 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    2 Timothy 4:2-4

    Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. 4 They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.

    Matthew 6:1-4

    “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! 3 But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

    Matthew 7:13-23
    13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

    15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’

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  5. Daily Devotional — 6/6/17

    His name means: “Peaceable”

    His work: The son of King David and Bathsheba, Solomon was the third king of Israel.
    His character: Known until this day as the wisest man who ever lived.
    His sorrow: Although he was an extremely intelligent man, later in his life he became disobedient to God and sacrificed everything on the altar of sexual excess. His inability to lead his own children led to the kingdom’s division and ultimate fall.
    His triumph: Solomon built the kingdom of Israel to its greatest level in material wealth and land.
    Key Scriptures: 1 Kings 2-5

    A Look at the Man
    It’s one of the most incredible moments in all of Scripture. The Lord of Israel, the Creator of the universe, makes an offer to a mortal man—Solomon, the son of David and the newly anointed king of Israel. Like the archetypal genie in the bottle, God asks Solomon to make a wish. But Solomon’s historic opportunity becomes his greatest tragedy.

    This may be the saddest story in the Bible.

    It’s the account of a man who literally had everything. The only thing more difficult to comprehend than his great mind, his enormous wealth, and his enormous power were the prospects of what he could have done with these things. Solomon had the incredible capability to change his world.

    But in spite of doing many good things during his lifetime, he actually squandered this potential. Of course he built a name for himself. Go ahead and ask anyone to finish this sentence: “That guy over there has the wisdom of _________.”

    What happened to Solomon? The reason for his pathetic failure is actually quite clear. He broke this commandment: “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:4-5).

    Solomon should have known better. In fact, he did know better. As his father, David, was dying, Solomon heard these words. “Observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”

    But somehow Solomon believed he could be the exception to the rule, the one man who could break God’s law without suffering the consequences. But God was not going to ignore all the idols and altars he had set up to please his foreign wives, accustomed as they were to worshiping various idols. Because of his infidelity, the kingdom of Israel split apart after his death, with Judah and its capital, Jerusalem, in the south and Israel and its capital, Samaria, in the north.

    It was too late for Solomon to discover that a man before God’s throne is judged by what is in his heart. “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2 KJV).

    Instead of leaving a world-changing legacy, Solomon left us with a graphic lesson in eternal fruitlessness—with no excuses.

    Reflect On: 1 Kings 8:56–61; 11:9–13
    Praise God: For his constancy. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    Offer Thanks: That God’s words are consistent with his character.
    Confess: Any wavering in your devotion to God.
    Ask God: To help you maintain a course that will daily bring you closer to him.
    Today’s reading is a brief excerpt from Men of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Men in Scripture by Ann Spangler and Robert Wolgemuth (Zondervan). © 2010 by Ann Spangler. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Enjoy the complete book by purchasing your own copy at the Bible Gateway Store. The book’s title must be included when sharing the above content on social media.

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  6. I found this video produced by DAHBOO77 on 2/19/17. He discusses signs in the heavens relative to Revelation 12. Here is part of that scripture:

    Revelation 12:1-6

    A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in labor and agony as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and 10 horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child. 5 But she gave birth to a Son—a male who is going to shepherd all nations with an iron scepter—and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be fed there for 1,260 days.

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