Revelation of the Temple Vision Continued
4. Covenant
After receiving training in the North or South Building and immersed
in the mikveh for dedication, worshippers are led up the rampway to
the Inner Courtyard, also known as the Covenant Courtyard (
Picture 1).  Before ADONAI will allow worshippers from Israel and the
Nations to enter the temple, they must enter into covenant with Him
(or renew their covenant).  Worship of ADONAI is intimate, and He
requires commitment first (as in a marriage).  For this reason, kings
and national leaders commit themselves and their nations to a
covenant with the G-d of Israel and individuals commit themselves
and their households here in the Covenant Courtyard.
5. Confession
Picture 10—Temple Interior (2nd floor)

After worshippers enter into or reaffirm their covenants with the G-d of Israel in the
Inner Courtyard (Covenant Courtyard), they are ushered into the temple.  The first
room is paneled completely out of a dark wood and there is an alcove to the left for
storage of bags, coats and other personal belongings (
see Picture 11) and an
elevator to the right (
see Picture 10).  Directly before the worshippers are two large
wooden doors (made of the same wood as the paneled walls).  These doors,
however, are down a short flight of stairs (only about 3), yet the worshippers are
ushered to another area.  Just before the wooden doors are two spiral staircases on
the right and left.  Worshippers are ushered up the spiral staircases to the second
floor of the temple.  After walking up these stairs, worshippers are directed to turn
around so that they may see the three windows above the portico up close, which
represent the manifest glory of G-d, with Mashiach at the right hand of the Father.  

Community Confession Room

The first area they enter is called the Community Confession Room (see Picture 10).  
In this room, there is natural light from the three large windows above the portico of
the temple, so the room is very bright.  The Community Confession Room is manned
by nevi’im (prophets).  There are no chairs in this room because worshippers are
expected to stand before ADONAI and confess their sins to Him.  Because people
from nations all over the world come to seek G-d and worship Mashiach in this temple,
they are trained in the ways of ADONAI in the North and South Buildings prior to
entering the temple.  During this training, they learn what pleases Him and what does
not.  Hence, everyone is aware of sins they need to confess to the G-d of Heaven
when they come into the Community Confession.  They do not confess to the nevi’im
there, unless they are having a difficult time communicating with the Father and need
assistance.  Instead, they confess in their hearts to the Father individually.  
Additionally, political leaders of nations are required to confess the sins of their
nations in rebelling against the will of ADONAI.  In this same way, religious leaders are
also required to confess the sins of everyone they are responsible for leading to the
G-d of Israel.  When each person has adequately humbled him or herself before
ADONAI and received His forgiveness for sins, He instructs the nevi’im to allow him or
her to pass into the next room.  In this way, worshippers do not move into the next
room all together, but one at a time.

In front of the worshippers in the Community Confession Room are three wooden sets
of doors.  They are shaped like the doors of the temple at the portico (
see Picture 4).  
The ceiling in this room is high (about 40 ft. from the floor), so the doors are also very
large.  The center set of doors is larger than the other two, however.  The center set
of doors is about 15 ft. high.  The sets of doors on the right and left are about 12 ft.
high.  All three sets of doors open in the middle as two separate doors.  The outside
sets of doors have kneeling cherubim carved into them.  The cherubim are down on
both knees with their hands placed together in front of their faces, as if in prayer, and
their heads up toward heaven.  There is one cherub on each door, and they are
facing each other on both sets of doors.  Hence, when someone opens a set of those
doors and walks into the next room, it is as if they are walking between the two
kneeling cherubim.  The middle set of doors depicts one scene:  Mashiach coming to
earth in a cloud of glory.  Because of the glorious clouds surrounding Him, all that is
seen is His hands extending out of the clouds, one hand on each door.  As the doors
are opened, it is as if His arms are opening toward the one walking through the doors
and the person is walking directly into His embrace.  Hence, all three sets of doors in
this room open toward the worshippers as they proceed in their worship.  Two nevi’im
are assigned to each set of doors to open and close the doors for the worshippers,
so that both doors in one set open and close simultaneously.  
Picture 10—Temple Interior (2nd floor)

Hall of Repentance

The next room is the Hall of Repentance, and it is a somber room with no natural light.  It is lit only by the
candles and lampstands within the room.  All of the floors up to this point are hardwood floors.  So too is the
floor in this room, but a red carpet runs directly down the center of this room.  On either side of the room are
booths constructed out of the same wood as the walls and floors.  These booths are open toward the entering
worshippers, and their purpose is to allow the worshippers to come to G-d in prayer, seeking His instructions
for turning away from the sins they just confessed to Him.  This area is manned by cohanim who assist the
individuals and families (in the larger booths) in praying and receiving instructions for transforming their lives
once they return home, in accordance with their repentance.  There is a lot of water in this room, in keeping
with its purpose of repentance and cleansing.  Here, worshippers feel truly washed of their sins.  There are
seven (7) basins of water in this hall and one cleansing pool 30 ft. in diameter.  The individual basins are
about a foot in diameter and rest on stands about 3 to 3.5 ft. high.  The cleansing pool is half a cylinder and it
is about 6 feet deep.  It is made out of a metal like (solid) brass.  Hence, (most) worshippers cannot see into
this cleansing pool from the floor.  I did not see anyone use this cleansing pool, but I was told what it was.  
6. T'shuvah (Repentance)
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