FIRST BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH-JERUSALEM

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REV. ATIF HIMADEH, PASTOR

WHERE IS CALVARY

By Atif Himadeh

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Solomom build the Temple from stones hewn from Kings Solomon's quarries that extends north of the Temple area and as far north as the hill on which our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. It is most probable that the cliff of the hill of Calvary today is a result of the collapse of the biggest vault of Solomon's quarries. Solomon's quarries also extend under the present Gordon's Calvary Hill which now it is known as Jeremiah's grotto.

 

We find this stone is Solomon's Quarries chiselled from three sides but was not completely cut.

Solomon's temple was built from stones cut out of the Hill of Calvary; the church also was built from living stones cut at the Hill of Calvary. As the Apostle Peter puts it, "Ye also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ". 1 Peter 2:5.

Therefore according to typology, Calvary must be the hill near king Solomon's quarries. As each stone is chiselled and carried to the temple to be put in its assigned place, so each person has to be cut at Calvary.
When a person comes to Jesus and confesses that he is a "rough stone", a sinner, with no hope of reaching heaven by his own power, and asks mercy of the Lord who died at Calvary, the Lord, then cuts him from condemnation and chisels him by His Holy Spirit. Thus placing Him as a living "stone" in the Spiritual house of God.

At king Solomon's quarries the stones were cut for the temple. The same thing is seen in typolopy. All the living "stones" are cut at Calvary before being placed by the Lord into his spiritual House. So every person accepting Christ must join a spiritual church. Act 2:41-46.

How in the world could you yourself place your "stone" in the spiritual temple before having it cut at Calvary? How many misled people today try to build their "stones" in the Temple before having it cut at Calvary. You may say that that is ridiculous; but in turn, I say, that when you baptize a baby and claim that he is a "stone" already in the church, that is even more ridiculous. A person must first accept Christ and become a living "stone".

Not a single stone was cut from area of the Holy Sepulchre's church for the building of the Temple. Accordingly we gather from typology that the hill where the church of the Holy Sepulchre stands could not have been Calvary.


Ezekiel Saw the Glory of the Lord at Calvary

There is another interesting type presented by Ezekiel "... and the spirit lifted me up into the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of God of Israel was there, according to the vision I that saw in the plain." Ezek. 8:3,4

There is an inner gate and an outer gate of Jerusalem toward the north. The inner gate towards the north would be the gate from the temple area that goes out to the Antonia fortress.

Ezekiel saw this fortress in his vision a few hundred years before it was built by the Romans. Ezekiel prophesied that one day there would be the "image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy." Ezek. 8:3. The worship of the gods of the heathen was established in that same place, north of the Temple area, by Lucifer, the god of this world, since he wanted to exalt his throne above the throne of God. "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:" Isa. 14:13.

   

 

WHERE IS CALVARY
ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST
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