Overview / Outline of Emmanuel Longing

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.

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Let us, then, begin with the root idea of Emmanuel Longing, using a 12-line passage of Old Testament poetry.

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