Gino (24 Apr 2022)
"breadth, length and height"


Wasn't the most holy place of the temple, the oracle, where the ark would go, 20 x 20 x 20 cubits, breadth, length and height?

 

I Kings 6:20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

 

II Chronicles 3:8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.
  10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

 

II Chronicles 5:7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:

 

Is it then only a coincidence that the new Jerusalem will also have it breadth, length, and height the same?

 

Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
  16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

 

Could it possibly be related to the place of the LORD's rest?

I Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:

Psalms 132:8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
  13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
  14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

 

Could this then possibly be fulfilled eternally in the new Jerusalem?

Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
  9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
  10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

 

So, why are all three of these dimensions equal?
What could that be showing us?