Make a sanctuary for YHWH.
EXODUS 25:8-9 And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
LEVITICUS 19:30 (BoY) You shall reverence Me, by keeping My Sabbaths at My sanctuary…
NUMBERS 18:2-4 …minister before the tabernacle of Witness…keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation…
NUMBERS 18:23, 6-7 …the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation…
YHWH instigated a system of worship of which the central theme was His house. Whether temple or tabernacle, it was where all Israel, especially the men, were to come for Feasts, festivals, the reading of the Law, and other occasions. The system was according to the Law. The sanctuary and those who worked with were considered so holy any unauthorized entry resulted in death to the trespasser. Aaron and his sons had to wash their hands and feet and wear special garments. The tabernacle or temple was a picture of Heaven itself, where Father resided, allowing no one or nothing unclean to enter.
However the reason why all Israel was to worship at this one place several times a year, and only there, was to prevent what has happened to the Church today. It has fragmented into denominationalism with every denomination having a different doctrine to the others. This also occurred when the northern kingdom split from the southern kingdom and started worshiping at Dan and Bethel (I KINGS 12:26-33). It happened again after the Reformation.
If Shelomoh (Solomon) had adhered to YHWH’s Laws and not multiplied wives to himself; if he had continued in the true worship as YHWH had ordained; and if his descendants had done likewise, today we could still be going up to Yerushalem several times a year to celebrate YHWH’s Feasts. Animal sacrifices would have ceased at our Saviour’s first coming, which would not have culminated in His crucifixion. Yahshua would no doubt be directing His people, the Israelites, in the Great Commission from the temple and His throne–the Mercy Seat over the Ark of the Covenant containing the tablets upon which are engraved the Ten Commandments.
This system of worship as instructed in the Law will resume during the thousand year reign of our Messiah, about which more has been said in previous posts. His Law will once again be, in effect, written on our hearts. Yahshua will take His place as King and High Priest, and every man will be priest of his own household.
While on the subject of Shelomoh, there are some interesting Laws for kings:
DEUTERONOMY 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses for himself.
A king or queen ordained by YHWH is not to put his or her trust in military power. Nor are they to use their wealth for their own selfish purposes.
DEUTERONOMY 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away.
Father made it clear in GENESIS 2:24 that a man should have only one wife. a king is not above any other man.
DEUTERONOMY 17:17 …neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
The king must not allow himself to be a servant of mammon, and lust after wealth. He is to be servant to YHWH and his people.
In short, a king or queen was and is to live like any other subject in his or her kingdom. There were provisions for the poor such that if one had more than enough and it was needed by another, it was to be given them freely without expectation of recompense.