This site seeks to connect a certain significance in the Temples (and Tabernacle) of the Old Testament to the longing heart of man seeking to connect with his God and Creator. Next, we wish to link the physical Temples, and the associated Emmanuel Longing, with the ‘temple’ of Jesus Christ during His time on earth. Finally, we want to examine how that ‘temple,’ and Longing continues after the Cross and Ascension of Jesus Christ during the period of the New Testament books and this present church period.
Our first subject is simply to define and examine what is meant by “Emmanuel Longing.” To do that we will study a short but poignant poetic passage from the Old Testament and look intently at four key words / ideas from that passage.
Next we will connect the ideas behind Emmanuel Longing (EL) to the Temple of the Lord, or literally of the Name of the Lord.Next, we will connect the essence of the Temple with the essence of Jesus Christ.Finally, we will connect the Temple, and of the Person of Jesus Christ, to us in our time, making a full circle back to the Emmanuel Longing root idea that began our study.
Let us, then, begin with the root idea of Emmanuel Longing, using a 12-line passage of Old Testament poetry.