Originally posted by GodMode
As Ezekial declared.."I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant : and i will place them, and multiply them, and
will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And the heathen shall know that i the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. (Ezekial 37:26-28)
Ezekial is not talking about a temple built by men.....
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Originally posted by GodMode
also, from the volume titled, Hilchos Bais HaBechirah (The Laws of Gaod's Chosen House): The book contains six key mitzvot that summarize the
Lord's laws given to Israel regarding the Temple:
The jews are to build a sanctuary
They are to build the alter with stone that is not hewn
They are not to ascend the alter with steps: they must use a ramp (recall few years back the issue that arose when the jews began building this very
ramp, but had to stop due to Muslim resistance)
They must fear and reverence the Temple
They must guard the Temple completely
They must never cease watching the Temple
To this day their is always praying at the West wall day and night it is never left without at least ONE person praying.
also see Revelation 11:1-2
Yes the Temple MUST stand before the Levitical priests confirm and began the animal sacrifice..these men are currently being chosen from the tribes of
Cohen and Levi.
I believe that the Temple is an important, if not key, part of the second coming.
I will research and post more soon.
Jesus did away for the need of the Levitical priesthood and the sacrifices. They are no longer of concern to God, except that by performing them, they
will be rejecting Christ as their high priest. The prophecy in daniel is about the messiah confirming the covernant of his blood with the many (Mark
14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many). about stopping the need for sacrifices etc. The whole
passage is talking about talking about the messiah, it evens states this. Christ's sacrifice was for all time and no more sacrifices need to be
performed. Yes there are prophecies of things concerning the temple, but we have to remember that the temple is now spiritual, it is the church, that
is what these prophecies are concerning...
1Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
2Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in
them, and walk in them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
The jewish people who are set on building a physical temple and begin the sacrifices, in essence have rejected Christ and his sacrifice. I wouldn't
pay too much attention to what the believe they must do. At the death of Jesus, the need for a physical temple was taken away.
Matthew 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
We no longer need a levitical priesthood to enter the Holy of Holies for us, the veil has been torn, we can enter before God ourselves through prayer
in Christ's name.