The Temple of God - The Root of the Matter
T he Root of the Matter
Galatians 4:21-26 Tell me, those desiring to be under law, do you not hear the Law? For it has been written, Abraham had two sons, one out of the slave woman and one out of the free woman. But, indeed, he of the slave woman has been born according to flesh, and he out of the free woman through the promise, which things are being allegorized, for these are two covenants, one, indeed, from Mount Sinai bringing forth to slavery (which is Hagar, for Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, and she slaves with her children), but the Jerusalem [from] above is free, who is the mother of us all;
What Paul is going after here is neither Hagar nor Ishmael: it is the Law!
Observe that Hagar is Mount Sinai, [the Law], and corresponds to the present Jerusalem! Sarah portrays the heavenly Jerusalem, the mother of us all.
Revelation 11:8 And their bodies [will be] on the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified.
That Sodom and Egypt equate with the Jerusalem which now is, there can be no doubt, for Jesus was crucified in neither Sodom nor Egypt, but rather in Jerusalem!
Hebrews 12:18-24 For you have not drawn near to [the] mountain being touched, and having been lit with fire, and to gloom, and darkness, and tempest, and to a sound of trumpet, and to a voice of words, which those hearing begged that not a word be added to them; for they could not bear the thing enjoined: “Even if a beast touches the mountain, it will be stoned, or shot through with a dart.” [Exodus 19:12, 13] And so fearful was the thing appearing, Moses said, “I am terrified and trembling.” [Deuteronomy 9:19] But you have drawn near Mount Zion, even [the] city of [the] living God, to a heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, and to an assembly, a church of the firstborn ones having been enrolled in Heaven, and to God [the] judge of all, and to spirits of just ones who have been perfected, and to Jesus, the Mediator of a new covenant, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than [that] of Abel.ying this, he fell asleep.”