Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Third Temple

“And from the time that which is continual is taken away, and the abomination that lays waste is set up, is one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
(Dan 12:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

Many Christians today are looking forward for the third Temple to be built in Jerusalem so that this prophecy in Daniel will be fulfilled.

However the third and final Temple, before the 7th millennium is not a physical Temple, rather a spiritual Temple (Dwelling Place of YHWH).

And I saw no temple therein: for YHWH El-Shaddai and the Lamb are the temple of it.
(Rev 21:22 RNKJV)

The final third Temple (Dwelling Place of YHWH) before the 7th millennium has already been under construction ever since Yahushua came, and He is the chief corner stone of this Temple.

So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim,1,
Footnote: 1: Rom. 11:17-24, Isa. 14:1.
(Eph 2:19 The Scriptures 1998+)

having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone,
(Eph 2:20 The Scriptures 1998+)

in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Dwelling Place in יהוה,
(Eph 2:21 The Scriptures 1998+)

in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in the Spirit.
(Eph 2:22 The Scriptures 1998+)

But He looked at them and said, “What then is this that has been written, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone’?
(Luk 20:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

Because it is contained in the Scripture, “See, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious, and he who believes on Him shall by no means be put to shame.”1
Footnote: 1: Isa. 28:16.
(1Pe 2:6 The Scriptures 1998+)

But He spoke about the Dwelling Place of His body.
(Joh 2:21 The Scriptures 1998+)

The followers of Yahushua are also living stones used to build the final Temple (Dwelling Place) of YHWH.

you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through יהושע Messiah.
(1Pe 2:5 The Scriptures 1998+)

And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”
(2Co 6:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own?
(1Co 6:19 The Scriptures 1998+)

Here is a description of this Temple by the Apostle Paul:

And He Himself gave some as emissaries, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as shepherds and teachers
(Eph 4:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

for the perfecting of the set-apart ones, to the work of service to a building up of the body of the Messiah,
(Eph 4:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

until we all come to the unity of the belief and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the completeness of Messiah,
(Eph 4:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

so that we should no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, unto the craftiness of leading astray,1
Footnote: 1: Eph 5:6, also 2 Cor. 10:5, 2 Cor. 11:3-14, Gal. 1:6-9, 2 Tim. 3:1-8, 2 Tim. 4:2-4, 2 Peter 2:2-22, Jud. vv. 10-19.
(Eph 4:14 The Scriptures 1998+)

but, maintaining the truth in love, we grow up in all respects into Him who is the head, Messiah,
(Eph 4:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

from whom the entire body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the working by which each part does its share, causes growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
(Eph 4:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

What about Ezekiel's Temple?

For the timeline of events leading to the building of Ezekiel's Temple, Please see: Ezekiel chapters 34 to 48.

After the Great Tribulation, and after the resurrection of the people of Elohim, the righteous, and when we enter the 7th millennium (may it be His will) then Ezekiel's Temple will be built.

Shalom!

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