Building the House of God
Dr. Kiwi S. Kalloo
Establishing People in the Heart of God in Worship, the Principles of Sonship and Maturity.
66 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
Heaven: Strong’s H8064 – shamayim shä·mah’·yim
- As the abode of God, the realm where God resides or currently occupies.
Shin; teeth = to consume, devour, destroy. Represented by the #300 which speaks of complete deliverance and change.
Mem; water, what flows down = immensity, or chaos. Represented by the #40 which speaks of trial and probation.
Yod; hand that is closed, deed, work, to make. Represented by the #10 which speaks of the law, divine order and testing.
Final Mem; Defiance to all that is of God. Represented by the #600 which speaks of warfare.
From what we were taught about Heaven, we were taught to believe that it is a place somewhere out there in space where there is streets of gold and diamonds and rubies etc.
The Heavens speaks of a realm and or the mindset of God. See, there is no place that can contain or limit God to a specific place because he is God and he is all present. The heavens of heaven cannot contain him. I want to suggest to you that God is everywhere and nothing is hid from him. As far as him revealing himself to us, we must be at a place where we have denied ourselves of self. See, when Moses had enough of the Harlot system of Egypt, he killed one of the slave masters and ran away from Egypt. If we want to find God, we must find the slave master that is keeping us in bondage and kill the concept of slavery in our mind. Who and what is holding you hostage in Egypt?.
Final MEM tells about the carnal man that is in total defiance against everything that is labeled God and is at war with the spirit, YOD describes the testing that we are being put through while God is holding us in his hands in the process of making us. MEM describes our place of total chaos trials and probation that is imposed on us as a result of the word that is shaping us. SHIN reminds us of the teeth that is set to destroy the carnal man in us so that we could experience complete total deliverance and change making us into the abode and permanent habitation of God. His resting place. The new earth that is become the new heaven, the tabernacle of God.
Throne: Strong’s H3678 – kicce’ kis·sā’
Seat of honor, dignity and royalty.
Kaf; palm, open hand = cover or give, open, allow. Represented by the #20 and speaks of redemption.
Samekh; prop, support, twist or turn slowly. Represented by the #60 and speaks of The Gentiles, Or Fullness of the Gentiles.
Alef; an ox or bull, strength, primacy, leader. Represented by the #1 and speaks of God and unity.
The throne is a place of authority and leadership. A place of power and judgment. Described in Kaf by the open hand of God through Jesus Christ on the cross with his hands open wide ready to receive all that would come unto him. The #20 telling the story of the redemption through the work of this cross and the open hands of Jesus. Samekh backs up Kaf with the prop or support of the tree of the cross that through time would reconcile man back to God. The #60 shows that the plan of salvation on the cross is bringing in the fullness of the gentile nation and grafting them into the body of Christ. Alef expresses this throne as the throne of God who is the divine leader, the one who operates in total unity and is indivisible because he is one.
Lets now put heaven and throne together. Based on what we now understand about heaven being the throne of God, we can see clearly that through predestination, God had intended for man to share in his glory through the process of test, probation, change, warfare and redemption. And through this work of God he will soon inhabit this place that he is preparing for himself as a holy habitation. Not made with hands but a building that was engineered in the spirit to house the spirit of God. Taking that which is earthly and transforming it into the image of the heavenly. Vessels prepared for glory.
Earth: Strong’s H776 – ‘erets eh’·rets
A solid mass of ground, carnal, made of rocks and soil.
Alef; ox or bull, strength, primacy, leader. Represented by the #1 and speaks of God and unity.
Resh; head, leader, person, skull. Represented by the #200 which speaks of insufficiency.
Final Tsadi; to hunt, catch, capture
God who is sovereign and almighty has created man out of the earth or dust of the ground which is carnal. Man being insufficient on his own without God was created in the image and likeness of God to become like God who is the head and leader of man. God full of strength and unity has begun a work in man that will cause him to hunt or press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling that is in Christ Jesus. To become one with him even to share in his Glory becoming a prisoner of Christ even his bond servant becoming Lord of all with him.
Man who was made out of the earth will be changes into a new earth, one that is no longer carnal but eternal, one that is capable of bearing the image of the heavenly. A transformed man that will become both heaven and earth at the same time. A man who will become the tabernacle of almighty God.
Because this man was made with clay and his heart has become like stone, it will take some breaking up of his fallow ground before his earth can become usable for the purpose of bearing fruit. This same man is also the garden of the master and the husbandman has been working this garden to bear much fruit in its season. This man is being made into a perfect man in the express image of God.
Footstool: Strong’s H7272 – regel reh’·gel
There are two types of footstool.
This type of footstool is used to provide comfort to a person seated,
This type of footstool supports a person’s (usually a child’s) feet that do not reach the floor when seated. The footstool is placed under the feet of a sitting person so that the person’s feet may rest comfortably on it.
Resh; head, leader, person, =highest. Represented by the #200 which speaks of insufficiency.
Gimel; a camel = to be lifted up, pride. Represented by the #3 which speaks of completion.
Lamed; goad, staff = authority, control. Represented by the #30 which speaks of maturity.
Earth is referenced as the footstool of God expresses the creation of man who was made insufficient. When he lifted himself up in pride, God wrought the work of salvation in man to make him complete, introduced authority into his life to bring him to maturity.
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Bearing in mind that the footstool has two main purpose, the one is to serve as a comforter and the other is to serve with function. The earth represents us who was made of the dust of the ground, carnal, fleshly and carnal. We who are earthly was not made up of just earth, but we were made into a living soul when God breathed into the nostril of Adam. The constitution of man states that he is comprised of three parts, a spirit, a soul and a body. Man therefore was represented in Gimel and as his pride or flesh was overwhelming, God had to lift him up to bring him to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. To bring this to a reality, Our Father had to bring man to a place where he could realize his insufficiency and come to the realization of him who is the head of all things even Christ. So God presented a Goad or a staff which is Jesus into the path of man which implemented the authority of the Father and through him the divine government of God. This authority is the son of God will to bring us to maturity.
Jesus, making his way from Galilee down to the Jordan with every intent to be baptized by John, knowing that he who was God in the flesh made this man called John the Baptist. When John saw him in the distance he fell before him and begged him to reverse the order and asked that Jesus would baptize him instead, for he declared that he was not worthy to be his kinsman redeemer. But Jesus, because he was that perfect example of the pattern son said to John, let it be so that it would be you and I who will bring this work of righteousness to fulfillment. Then John proceeded to baptize Jesus as was requested by Jesus. Here is what we often miss when we read this scripture, Jesus understood what true submission to authority meant, Jesus understood the principle of son-ship so he found a Father, or to say this another way, he found one who was designated by our Father who also had the spirit of our Father to be his Father and cover, the one who was designated by God to lead him into the Jordan, a place where he would be able to bury the old man and rise up as the one new man in Christ.
Jesus who was made earthly just as we are, had to submit to an authority who was also a Father and when he did a complete work of transformation took place in his earthly body that caused him to walk on the water, speak to the winds and they obeyed, raise the dead, heal the sick and so on.
The greatest son that ever lived became the greatest Father that the world has ever known, Jesus the son of God, not my will he said, but the will of my Father.
Jesus had to grow up and become a full grown son before he could go down to the Jordan. When we have pressed and overcome the flesh, grow up from our carnality and put on the mind of Christ, only then will we be qualified to step out and do business in the name of our Father. When our Father will take us before the elders and declare to all that we have grown up and have earned the right to be called a full grown son, one who is qualified to do business in his name so that when you see the son you will acknowledge him in the place of the Father.