There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
When the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth revealed Himself to mankind, He thoroughly explained Himself, even to the point of what would seem to us redundancy. He said it, repeated it, and as if to prove His point, He made sure that people recorded the history of both those who obeyed and those who didn’t. If we would take the time to review the spiritual parameters established for us by Abba, we would avoid much confusion.
From very early on, there was to be one central place where the Father would write His Name (Deuteronomy 12:5). People could love and worship anywhere, but one place had the altar and the Ark. One place was the spiritual center of the universe: the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Ancient Jewish writings submit that God chose that place for His Name from the times of creation.
When the children of Israel entered the land, they saw the pagans build altars, set up poles and worship by trees everywhere they pleased, but God told His people to not follow that example (Deuteronomy 12:2-7). He had one place and one form of worship in mind. This teaches us about centrality and leadership. The way God has it is that He is the Boss, and whereas He may have governors in provinces, His orders come from one central place, and people have to come to place at times of His choosing to worship, to hear Torah, and to offer gifts and tithes, all in the way that He commanded.
Abba told the people before entering the Land, "You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes, … But when you go over the Jordan … to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: … (Deuteronomy 12:8-11).
It is the place where Abraham, through whom all the families of the earth should be blessed, offered Isaac; (Genesis 12:3). It is where Yeshua, who became light to the gentiles and glory to Israel (Luke 2:32) was crucified. It is also in Jerusalem that Mashiach will establish His central global reign on the earth forever. At that time not just Israel, but all nations will be required to come to Zion and attend the Feast of Tabernacles (Zachariah 14:16-19). Gone will be the spiritual anarchic madness of today where everyone likes to interpret the Word according to what is right in his own eyes (Deuteronomy 12:8). One of the saddest verses in the Bible may be ‘In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 17:6; 21:25). The book of Judges is a testament against man left to his own devices without kingly central authority. Our world today is in the same predicament.
We are waiting for the King to come and take central authority of His Kingdom. He will come; may it be soon, even in our days! LONG LIVE THE KING OF KINGS!