Where is Yahweh?

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When Solomon’s Temple had been completed, the presence of God entered the building and the Israelites bowed down/worshipped (1 Kings 8);

so...

in their rhythms of life, Israelites would go regularly to the Temple, into God’s presence, and bow down/worship (Psalm 95);

Then Yahweh left the Temple (Exodus 10).

But then the wise men realised Yahweh was back and asked.....

Where is the king (Jesus/Temple) that we may go and worship/bow down to him (Matthew 2)

And then later......

Jesus told the Samaritan woman that people would no longer need to go to the Temple to bow down/worship (John 4);

which is why....

Mary the prostitute came into the presence of Jesus/Temple and bowed down/worshipped (John11) ;

and eventually.....

the disciples drew near to Jesus/Temple and bowed down/worshipped in his presence (Matthew 28);

but then....

Jesus had said that he would rebuild the Temple within three days (Mark 14);

which explains why after pentecost....

people came amongst the People/Church/Temple and bowed down/worshipped and declared  ‘God is here’ (1 Corinthians 14)

……...............

Worship revolves around the presence of God, not the other way around.

Answering the question ‘where is Yahweh?’ is the starting point to our understanding of worship throughout scripture. 

When we understand WHERE GOD IS in the texts we read, suddenly EVERYTHING STARTS TO MAKES SENCE.

God is here and we are loved. Jesus has done it.