Psalms 86:9
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9  All the nations You have made will come to bow down before You, O Hashem, and they will pay honor to Your name.

kol go-YIM a-SHER a-SEE-ta ya-VO-u v’-yish-ta-kha-VU l’-fa-NE-kha a-do-NAI vee-kha-b’-DU lish-ME-kha

ט  כָּל־גּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתָ יָבוֹאוּ וְיִשְׁתַּחֲווּ לְפָנֶיךָ אֲדֹנָי וִיכַבְּדוּ לִשְׁמֶךָ׃

 86:9   All the nations

King Shlomo built the Beit Hamikdash in a very unique way, which allowed all the nations of the world to come and be inspired by the light of Hashem. In Sefer Melachim I 6:4, the windows of the Beit Hamikdash are described as both transparent and opaque at the same time. The Talmud (Menachot 86b) explains that as opposed to ordinary buildings whose windows are built to allow light to enter, the windows of the Beit Hamikdash were constructed to allow the light from inside to shine outwards. This symbolized the divine light that emanated from within the Beit Hamikdash and illuminated the entire world. Thus, when looking at the Beit Hamikdash, one experienced its reflective light, while inside the Temple it was opaque. This is a manifestation of David’s desire, expressed here, that all the nations of the world will come to experience the light of God shining from the Temple.

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  • The Temple had been built in a very unique way. I never knew this. How could such construction be done unless indeed it was by the very design of God? It allowed all the nations of the known world to come and worship and to be inspired by the living light of God. Not only then but yet to come I feel in the Third and I feel finale Temple of the Jewish people. the windows are described as both transparent and opaque at the same time. I have to admit this is beyond my understanding. I kind of understand in a way but at the same time I don't. But I am willing to take by faith what God teaches.

    The Talmud teaches us that compared to regular homes that these windows do let light normally in, however were designed to let the light of God shine out , radiate out illuminated the entire world. To let the light of Salvation, Love, knowledge, Good, God's Grace and Peace fill and destroy all evil in this world. Yest to those in the Temple would radiate but seem opaque as not to blind them. But perhaps to heal them and there souls and feel.

    I have to ask is this a manifestation of David’s desire or is this what David truly sees? Not being actually in the Temple how can we know for sure. With the very Presence of our Lord God being physically there in the Holy of Hollies. is not this very thing possible. I have faith that all is possible with the presence of God. David also desires that all nations come to worship the God of Israel, the God of all Mankind. The Creator of all Life on this Earth. The Creator of All. The Father of All Creation. Amen.

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Psalms 86:9

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