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Jerusalem Temple Pillars (Revelation 3.12-13)

"The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3.12-13)✞

Strong Support Members

pillars in a temple at KarnakThe promises of the risen Christ come to those who are faithful. Faithful Christians will be like the pillars in the Jerusalem Temple situated on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is interesting to note that "Pillar Tombs" are Greek monumental graves featuring a single pillar made of stone as in the ancient Greek city of Lycia in Anatolia, or modern day Turkey. In St Peter's Rome, there is an edifice with two marble twisted and elaborately decorated columns believed to have been removed from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and placed at St Peter's tomb by the Emperor Constantine 1 (274-337 AD). A temple pillar is a strong support member that holds up a roof or floor as a structural element. Peter, James and John in Galatians 2.9-10 were called pillars of the Early Church in Jerusalem by Saint Paul. He wrote, "James, Cephas [that is, "Peter"] and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me." The Patriarch Abraham, said that the Jewish Rabbis, "were the pillars of the world."

Pillar Tomb Columns

PillarHe who is faithful will in the end become like "a pillar fixed in the Temple of God." This phrase describes the life of untroubled peace which is lived when, after the battles of earth, we reach the eternal presence of God.

"Jerusalem Temple Pillars"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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