The Millennial Temple
You will rarely hear a sermon on this subject but its description takes up 16% of Ezekiel’s prophecy, so it is not an incidental matter.This Temple was never built in Old Testament times and so the questions must be asked why do we need a new Temple? Where will it be built? Where does it fit into the great Plan of God? Some answers are provided.
Who Builds The Temple?
We are not left with any doubt about who builds it, for it is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who oversees the building of Ezekiel’s Temple.
Strange Happenings In The Temple
Believe it or not, sacrifices are reintroduced into the worship in the Temple. To many this is a very strange idea, perhaps an offensive idea. Understand why this happens.
The Topography Of Israel
The landscape of Israel is dramatically changed prior to the building of the Temple. The Lord uses a strange technique to “prepare the ground” for the building to begin.
The Flowing River
Here is a remarkable feature of the Temple for a river flows from it. That river begins as a trickle within the Temple and yet it grows to an unimaginable size. Everywhere it runs it brings life.
The Feast Of Tabernacles
The Feast of Tabernacles is a joyous feast and it will be reintroduced in the Millennial Reign of Christ.
The Shekinah Glory
The Shekinah glory of the Lord was seen in the first Jewish Temple when the whole Temple shone with its brightness. Ezekiel witnessed the removal of the “glory of the Lord” from the Temple but was also shown its return to the new Temple.
The House Of The Lord High And Lifted Up
The topography of Israel is dramatically changed. It results in the new Temple being “high and lifted up” because it is built on “the chief of the mountains…” We are told that “all Nations will flow to it.”
A Strange Happening At The Feast Of Tabernacles
Jesus visited the old Temple during this Feast and “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.” (John 7: 37) It may seem a strange thing for Jesus to say “right out of the blue,” but it was not strange at all when we understand the “order of service” at the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Heart Is Deceitful
The millennial reign of Christ will be the most wonderful time in human history but, but when the thousand years are up, many rise up against Him. See why!