Tophet, the place of fire, is not only ordained of old for the rebellious children of national Israel but it is prepared for the king (Molech).
God has made it deep and large and the piles of thereof is fire and much wood and the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, kindles the flame (Is. 30:33). These fires of Molech are indeed a wonderful and mysterious portion of the ordained will of God and they have been ordered to take place in the valley outside the city of Jerusalem, in the Valley of lamentations (Hinnon). This was the place ordered of God for the judgment of thew wicked, especially those who had polluted the pattern given in the mount, made alliances and confederacies with the people of the land and had sold themselves for naught. They had taken the types and symbols of the glory and mercy of God and had made merchandise of them to cause the kings of this worlds to live deliciously in the dainties of this world. This is the Great Whore of the Revelation and to this people God proclaims through the mouth of the prophet that this action was not what He commanded in the mount. It was not what He was thinking of and did not even come close to His intent, lest the people should say, ‘We misunderstood you’ or ‘we thought this is what you meant when you said.....’. These are the same people who committed abominations before Jehovah and then came and stood before His house and blamed Him for their actions saying; “We are delivered to do all these abominations” (7:10). The same prophets that prophesy falsely and the priests that bear rule by their means and the people loved to have it that way (5:31) They did not want to hear the word of truth, they did not inquire of God for His judgments, they forsook the cause of the the widow and the fatherless and oppressed the stranger (Ex. 22:20, thus the Whore, full of blasphemies, abominations and the blood of the saints; “saith in her heart, I sit as a Queen and am no widow and shall see no sorrow” (Rev. 18:7). Therefore God declares unto them that He shall destroy them and the city with a great destruction, so that not one stone shall be left on top of another (Matt. 24:2), and the blood shall reach to the bridle of the horses and there shall not be a place left to bury the dead. All of this was ordained from before the foundation of the world but that did not give wicked Israel the right or excuse before God for the actions that they were appointed unto.
“The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah shall be defiled as the place of Tophet because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the hosts of heaven and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods” (Jer. 19:13).
Your servant in Christ,
July 24, 2012