In 2012, I took my first trip to -beloved Israel. I visited the original temple built by David’s son, Solomon. Our group took an underground tour of the temple. Which allowed us to see the incredibly huge, square slabs that were used to lay the foundation of the temple.
“He erected the pillars in the front of the temple, one to the south and one to the north. The one to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.”- Chronicles 3:15-17
Pillars are designed to provide the foundation to a structure. These impressive cylinders, towering from its concrete foundation, provided the height and strength to connect the roof to the lower foundation.
What’s fascinating is the name of the two pillars that stood in front of the temple: Jakin, which means it establishes. And Boaz means in it is
Jakin, which means, “it establishes.” And Boaz means “in it is strength.” Jakin was a priest. Boaz was a business man also known as a “king” in the scriptures. He was extremely wealthy and was also Ruth’s kinsman redeemer whose lineage would be traced all the way to Christ. It is a picture of two people God would use to represent the entrance into God’s presence and the forming of the foundation of Church.
The Bible says we are both kings and priests, but we also have two separate distinct roles to play in his Body.
Kings and Priests are joining together to bring the Presence of God into the area that has been forbidden territory – the marketplace. It is only when this partnership cooperates in unity, mutual respect, and affirmation that we see God’s power released. Kings and Priest, this is God’s unbeatable combination. and through this model, we can bring the Presence of God back into all spheres of the marketplace, to transform cities and nations.