Michael Colunga (10 Feb 2012)
"I am walrus vis-à-vis Biblical prophecy"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
In the Beatles song, I Am the Walrus, a claim is made that
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."
 
This may be a nice thought, but it is no way to execute exegesis of the Holy Scriptures, forever settled in Heaven [Psalm 119:89].
 
In point of fact, much is made of Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 11:1-2.
 
What is "the overspreading of abominations," but the overspreading of sin specifically defined as abominations in the Tanakh?  The scriptures on this subject are far too numerous to be mentioned in a post of this small scope.  This is just an overview at 50,000 feet.
 
What is of immense importance is that one studies with the filling of the Ruach HaKodesh.  This way, one can make use of modern tools like http://www.blueletterbible.org/index.cfm.
 
That way, you can look up a scripture like Acts 15:16 and read,
"After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up...."
Acts 15:16
 
The word, tabernacle, is rendered from the Greek word,
Strong's G4633 - skēnē
σκηνή

Transliteration

skēnē

Pronunciation

skā-nā' (Key)

Part of Speech

feminine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

Apparently akin to σκεῦος (G4632) and σκιά (G4639)

TDNT Reference

Vines

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) tent, tabernacle, (made of green boughs, or skins or other materials)

2) of that well known movable temple of God after the pattern of which the temple at Jerusalem was built


Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 20
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Let's now look at Revelation 11:1-2
    "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
    "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months."
Revelation 11:1-2
 
The word, temple, is rendered both times from the Greek word,
Strong's G3485 - naos
ναός

Transliteration

naos

Pronunciation

nä-o's (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

From a primary naio (to dwell)

TDNT Reference

Vines

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) used of the temple at Jerusalem, but only of the sacred edifice (or sanctuary) itself, consisting of the Holy place and the Holy of Holies (in classical Greek it is used of the sanctuary or cell of the temple, where the image of the god was placed which is distinguished from the whole enclosure)

2) any heathen temple or shrine

3) metaph. the spiritual temple consisting of the saints of all ages joined together by and in Christ


[View this word in Trench's Synonyms here.]

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 46
AVtemple 45, a shrine 1
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As you can see from the above entries and scriptures, the naos or skene talked about can be a mere tent with the Ark of the Covenant inside.
http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/the-tabernacle-of-david/
 
After all, the root meaning of tabernacle is "tent of meeting."
 
You can see now how each of us is a tabernacle for the Shekinah of Christ.
 
 
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi,
Mike C.