A haughty spirit goes before a fall. A proud heart. A wicked soul. Etc.
As I see it the temple is a picture of man. The holy of holies is place of intercession and- "we have a new and living way into the holy of holies in the heavenlies, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil consciousness and our bodies washed with pure water". In the holy place is the lampstand-(spirit, and God breathed the breath of life into Adam) and the table of the bread of presence/koinonea(This is my body, broken for you). In the outer court we are still carnal, living for the flesh, but there is an abundance of sacrifice(i write to you little children, because your sins are forgiven). We move from the outer court to the inner court when we wash in the bronze laver(symbol willing death, free will offering of our lives in the body-Romans 12:1,2"Yield your body as a living sacrifice) at the entrance of the holy place (sits on the backs of the oxen, symbol of the will and strength of man) which is about becoming disciples and beginning a process of sanctification......"by the sanctification of the Spirit and the washing of the water of the Word". Worship in Spirit and truth. We no longer live in and for the body. We are ascending, "Set your affections on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God"-in other words, always looking to the holy of holies. Every step is a breath(spirit) into dirt(body) raising up the new creation, "transformed by the renewing of your mind"...."strengthened with might by His Spirit in your inner man" Lo! a living soul :o). In the inner court enlightenment from the Lampstand(spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God) and koinonea at the Table of showbread(bread/body of Christ) further prepare us for intercessory ministry at the golden altar of incense(Gethsamne, nevertheless not my will but thine, a broken and a contrite heart) where the blood of a spotless firstborn Lamb(pure spirit) was sprinkled in preparation for the entrance within the veil, ministry from within the holy of holies. From within the holy of holies, as ministers of reconciliation, we see the release of the Spirit as God "meets us" in the true Pentecost. We are priests of God in Christ. Ambassadors in chains. Pressing on towards the mark of the prize of the high call of God in Christ.
I say all this only because, even as the enemies of Israel destroyed the temple. Even as the abomination of desolation exalts itself in the holy of holies. I believe the adversary seeks to trespass into the very inner sanctum of mans heart, spirit, soul and body. We are wheels within wheels full of eyes round about, fearfully and wonderfully made. The enemy seeks to twist the beauty and quench the spirit of grace. Therefore, "guard carefully your heart, for from thence spring the issues of life." All things are lawful but not all things are expedient- especially if we measure expedience by our being apprehended by the grace of God and becoming all that we are called to be as sons and daughters of God. The adversary came at Jesus in every way- the desires of the flesh and the pleasures of the mind..... the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. He attacks us spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellctually. So above all else, we keep our heart in Jesus, for from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. As it is written, "The prince of this world comes, but he has nothing in me."
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.