The Palace of the LORD* is rarely mentioned, but there is such a place. One Scripture really highlights it:
Isaiah 6.1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord (Adonai) sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, (Rev. 4:2,9; 7:10) and His train filled the palace. 2. Above Him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings, with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3. And one cried to another and said, Holy! Holy! Holy is the LORD* of Hosts! (Rev. 4:8) The whole earth is full of His glory! 4. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of the one who cried, and the house was filled with smoke. (Rev. 15:8)
Many translations translate this use of the Hebrew word Hakhol as Temple, but there is no Throne in the Temple because God sits between the cherubim on the lid of the Ark. That is in the Holy of Holies, which is a small room that only the High Priest can enter and he can only enter on the Day of Atonement. To see the LORD* on His Throne, high a lifted up, He could not be in the Holy of Holies. In Isaiah, The LORD* is sitting on His Throne; nowhere He is to be seen when He is on the Ark. He is wearing His robes, with a train that fills the palace. The word translated both Palace and Temple is Hakhol. Hakhol is used seventy-seven times, translated nine times in the KJV as palace for various kings, so Palace is not uncommon.
Ezekiel 43:4. And the Glory of the LORD* came into the House by the way of the gate that faces the east. 5. So the spirit took me up and brought me into the inner court and, behold, the Glory of the LORD* filled the House. 6. And I heard Him speaking to me out of the House and a Man stood by me. 7. And He said to me, Son of man, the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, is where I and My holy name will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. The House of Israel will no longer defile, they or their kings, by their harlotry or by the carcasses of their kings in their high places.
The LORD* has a throne, which has to be outside the Holy Place, with many verses speaking of His Throne.
Zechariah 6:9. And the word of the LORD* came to me saying, 10. Take of those of the captivity, even of the lineage of Heldai, of Tobiah, and of Jedaiah, who have come from Babylon and you come the same day and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah. 11. Then take silver and gold and make crowns and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest 12. and speak to him, saying, Thus says the LORD* of Hosts saying, Behold the Man whose name is The Sprout, and He will grow up out of His place and He will build the Palace of the LORD* 13. Even He will build the Palace of the LORD* and He will bear the glory and will sit and rule upon His throne and He will be a priest upon His throne and the counsel of Shalom will be between them both. 14. And the crowns will be for Helem, for Tobiah, for Jedaiah and for Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the Palace of the LORD*. 15. And those who are far off will come and build in the Palace of the LORD* and you will know that the LORD* of Hosts has sent me to you. And this will be, if you will diligently obey the voice of the LORD* your God.
This passage has dual meaning, in the natural it is instruction for the rebuilding of the Temple, but the spiritual is for the Palace of the LORD*, which is to be built by the Sprout, Who is Y’shua. There is no Throne for the High Priest, so the only Throne will be for the King. Y’shua and the Father are One, so the Crown is for the LORD*, the King, the Priest upon His Throne.
Psalm 9:2. I shall praise the LORD* with my whole heart. I shall tell of all Your marvellous works.
- I shall be glad and rejoice in You. I shall sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
- When my enemies are turned back, they will fall and perish at Your presence.
- For You have maintained my right and my cause. You sat on the throne judging right.
- You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked, You have put out their name forever and ever.
- O you enemy, destructions are coming to an end forever, and the cities which you have destroyed, their memorial has perished with them.
- But the LORD* will endure forever. He has prepared His throne for judgment.
- And He will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
Psalm 11:4. The LORD* is in His holy Temple (Hakhal), the LORD’s* throne is in heaven. His eyes watch, His eyelids try the children of men.
In Psalm 11:4 He is in His Holy Palace!
Psalm 47:9. God reigns over the nations. God sits on the throne of His holiness;
Psalm 89:15. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne: loving kindness and truth will go before Your presence.
Psalm 93:1. The LORD* reigns! He is clothed with majesty! The LORD* is clothed with strength, with which He has girded Himself! The world also is established, so it cannot be moved.
- Your throne is established of old: You are from everlasting.
- The rivers have lifted up, LORD*, the rivers have lifted up their voice; the rivers lift up their waves.
- The LORD* on high is mightier than the sounds of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
- Your testimonies are very sure. Holiness becomes Your House, LORD*, forever.
Psalm 103:18. To such as keep His covenant and to those who remember to do His commandments 19. the LORD* has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.
2 Chronicles 18:18. Again he said, Therefore listen to the word of the LORD*! I saw the LORD* sitting upon His throne and all the host of heaven standing on His right hand and His left. (Rev. 4:2,9; 7:10; 18:18) 19. And the LORD* said, Who will entice Ahab king of Israel, so he will go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead? And one spoke saying after this manner and another saying after that manner. 20. Then a spirit came out and stood before the LORD* and said, I shall entice him. And the LORD* said to him, How? 21. And he said, I shall go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.
Matthew 5:33. Again you heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘You will not swear .falsely, (Num. 30:3) and you will keep your oaths to the Lord.’ (Deut. 23:22) 34. But I say to you not to swear at all: neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God, 35. nor by the Earth, because it is His footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is a city of the great King, 36. nor by your head may you swear, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
Revelation 4:9. And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanksgiving to the One Who sits on the throne,
Revelation 19:4. Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell and worshipped God, the One Who sits upon the throne,
Revelation 20:11. Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who sits upon it, from Whose presence the earth (Ps. 114:3,7) and the sky fled and a place was not found for them. 12. Then I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. And scrolls were opened, and another scroll was opened, which is of life, (Exod. 32:32,33, Ps. 69:29, Dan. 12:1) and the dead were judged according to their deeds, (Isa. 59:18, Jer. 17:10, Ps. 28:4; 62:13, Pro. 24:12, Rom. 2:6, 1 Cor. 3:8) by what had been written in the scrolls. (Dan. 7:9,10) 13. Then the sea gave up the dead that were in it and Death and Hades gave up the dead, those in them, and each was judged according to his works. 14. Then Death and Hades were thrown violently into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15. And if someone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the lake of fire. (Isa. 30:33)
Revelation 21:5. Then the One Who sits on the throne said, “Behold I am making all things new,” then He said, “You must now write, because these words are faithful and true.” 6. Then He said to me, “It has been done! I AM the Alef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End. (Isa. 44:6; 48:12) I shall give freely from the fountain of the water of life to the one who thirsts. (Isa. 55:1) 7. The one who conquers will inherit these things and I shall be God to him and he will be a son to Me. (2 Sam. 7:14) 8. But for the cowardly, those of little faith, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all the liars – their part is in the lake that burns fire and sulfur, (Isa. 30:33, Gen. 19:24, Ezek. 38:22, Ps. 11:6) this is the second death.”
Revelation 22.1. Then the angel showed me a river of water of life, Torah, bright as crystal, going out from the throne of God and the Lamb. (Ezek. 47:1, Jl. 3:18, Zech. 14:8) 2. In the middle of its street, also on each side of the river, is a tree of life making twelve fruit, yielding its fruit each month, and the leaves of the tree are used for the healing of the multitudes. (Gen. 2:9; 3:22, Ezek. 47:12) 3. And there will no longer be anything there that is cursed. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will serve Him 4. and they will see His face, (Ps. 17:15; 42:2) and His name will be upon their foreheads.
The Throne will be for both God and the Lamb, so when Y’shua said “the Father and I are One” you know that is true. See John 10:30, Deuteronomy 6:4.
All these Scriptures and many more establish that the LORD* has a Throne and that many will see Him on the Throne, which is in His palace, not in the Holy of Holies. The Palace of the LORD* is probably similar to Solomon’s Palace which had a Hall for Judgment:
1 Kings 7:7. Then he made a hall for the throne where he could judge, the hall of judgment, and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
The Palace of the LORD* also has a Hall for Judging, with the Throne occupied by both God and the Lamb.