I. Will there be a Temple made with human hands?

  A. At present there is no earthly (natural) Temple of God
            It was destroyed70 AD.  Jesus prophesied, "Behold, your[2] (the Jews) house (Temple / Sanctuary)
          is left unto you desolate"
[1] Then "when Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
            disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not
            all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not
            be thrown down."
(Matt.23:38-39; 24:1-2, 15, Dan.9:26) Review: PHASE 5, Page 4-5

B. However the Prophets do speak of a future Temple 

           1. Isaiahprophesied,

It "shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in
                 the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations
shall flow unto it."

2. Haggai prophesied

                "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this
                 place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
3. Ezekielprophesied 

"I saw "the glory of the God departed from off the threshold of the house, and then saw the Glory
                 return a future House / Temple / Sanctuary of God.
(Eze.43:2-5; 44:4)

  C. Is this future Temple made with hands?" (earthly / "that now is" Gal.4:25)

            If it is a future earthly / natural Temple (rebuilt in Jerusalem that "now is" Gal.4:25) then why                
            would the Spirit of God inspired
(Rev.1:10, 2Tim.3:16) John to say that in the last days the "city our
           Lord was crucified
" (
Rev.11:1-8 / earthly Jerusalem) is "spiritually called Sodom and Egypt." Why
            would the apostle Paul say that "Jerusalem which now is" (earthly which we have overseas) is Agar
            (Hagar / Ishmael
Gen.15:1-6;21:1-21, Gal.4:21-28), which is not God's purpose. "But Jerusalem which
            is above
(Heb.12:18-23, Col.3:1-2) is free, which is the mother of us all. (Gen.21:9-12, Gal.4:21-28

            Note: The City of Jerusalem and Temple cannot be separated simply because the Temple is in the
            City. This is the pattern that is set down by the Law of Moses that Jesus did not destroy, but fulfilled.

   1. Now there are two Jerusalem's

                 Note: Before the Cross there was only one Jerusalem. After the Cross there are two Jerusalem's.
   The question is "Which one has God's name recorded on it?"
[3] (Exod.20:24, Deut.12:5, 11; 14:23-24; 
                  16:2, 6, 11, 1Chron.13:6; 22:19; 29:16, 2Chron.2:4, 4; 6:6-7, Matt.28:19 / Acts.2:38; 15:17, Col.3:17)

                   a. There is a earthly Jerusalem

                      The apostle Paul, under the inspiration of God,
(2Tim.3:16-17) taught by Jesus (Gal.1:11-12)
​                      writes, "Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, (Hagar / Ishmael
Gen.16:1-16; 21:12-21)
                        the other by a freewoman. (Sarah / Isaac Gen.15:1-15; 21:1-11) But he who was of the bondwoman
                      was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by
                      promise. Which things are an allegory:
for these are the two
                      covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, (Old Covenant /
                      Testament) which gendereth to bondage,
(Rom.7;1-125; 8:1-4) 
which is Agar. For this Agar (Hagar) is mount Sinai in Arabia,
answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bond-
                      age with her children...

​                      Note: This Jerusalem ("that now is" / earthly
Gal.4:25) had
Herod's Temple which was corrupted with the "philosophies"  
[5] Col.2:7-8) of the Jews which was destroyed 70 AD.

               b. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all...

                      Now we, brethren, (the Church) as Isaac was, are the children of promise. (Sarah) But as then he
                      that was born after the flesh (Jerusalem that now is / Hagar / Ishmael) persecuted him (Isaac the 
                      Church / Jerusalem which is above - 
Heb.11:8-10; 12:18-22) that was born after the Spirit, even so
                      it is now.
 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: (Jerusalem
                      that now is / Ishmael) for the son of the bondwoman (Hagar) shall not be heir with the son of the
                      freewoman. (Isaac)
 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free."

     D. This future Temple cannot be a rebuilt earthly Temple(made with hands)

           When the "church in the wilderness" (Acts.7:37, 1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:4) came into the Land. (Gen.12:1-2;
            15:1-21, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19)
 There was an appointed place (Deut.12:1-12, 2Chron.2:1-2) 
            where the Temple was to be built in the City of Jerusalem.
(2Chron.3:1) This was the only place where 
            they were to bring their animal sacrifices. 
(Deut.12:1-12) came into the Land. This was "imposed on them
            until the reformation (until Christ came)" (Heb.9:8-11, Gal.3:24, Matt.5:17-19)

           1. After the Cross there is no more Temple built with hands

​                 The pattern did not changed in it's fulfillment. There is still a City,
(Heb.12:18-22, Gal.4:25) and a
(John.2:18-20, Eph.2:20-22 / Acts.7:47-48) and sacrifices (1Peter.2:5-9, Rev.1:6; 5:10) There is
                 still a High Priest (The Lord Jesus Christ
Heb.3:1) who is still the only one "permitted" to enter the Most
                 Holy Place.

          2. After the Cross there is no more animal sacrifices

​                "For if we sin willfully(that is rejecting Christ as our High Priest and His redeeming blood that
                 justifies us before God) 
after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
              more sacrifice for sins."
(Heb.10:26-29) There is NO other sacrifice that God accepts.



          3. These prophetic words will be fulfilled before the Second Coming


​              These Temple prophecies must be fulfilled before the Second Coming because they are Words
              of restoration
which cannot go passed the Second Coming where the Mystery of God is "finished". 
(Rev.10:7, Acts.3:19-24, Rev.10:7; 11:15, Rom.16:25-26) To confirm this, after the Second Coming we have
                 the Millennium (the 1000 year rest / Ultimate Sabbath rest, where NO work will be done / finished.
                  (Rev.20:4, Heb.4:1-11 / Gen.2:1-2) 
The pattern requires a Temple to finish God's Purpose.
                 (Review: PHASE 3
PHASE 6 for pattern of interpretation for the Prophets) 


E. There is a Temple that God is build (the Temple of His body)

What is His Temple?  Jesus said, "The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews
            and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered
            and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty
            and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the
          temple of his body."

1. Jesus said, I have many things say about my body being the Temple

                 Jesus said, "I have yet many things to say unto you, (about my body being the Temple) but ye cannot
                 bear (able to understand)
[1] them now. (This was because Holy Spirit had not been given John.7:38-39.          
This was to happen "when the day of Pentecost had fully come" Acts.2:1) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
                 truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: (about my body being the Temple) 
This is evidenced in the "inspired" writings of the apostle Paul who was taught directly by the Lord
​                 Jesus Christ.
(John.2:18-20, Acts.7:47-48,; 17:24, 1Cor.6:19, Eph.2:20-22; 4:11-16)

Note: This diagram is the combination of PHASE 2 and PHASE 4


          2. After the Cross the Body of Christ is the Church / Temple / sanctuary

                 The apostle (Acts.2:42) Peter (who was taught Luke.24:44-45 by Jesus and inspired by the Holy Spirit
2Tim.3:16) writes, you (The Church) are "lively stones, are built up a spiritual house" (1Peter.2:5)
The apostle Paul who was taught by Jesus Gal.1:11-12 and inspired by the Holy Spirit 2Tim.3:16) writes
                 that we (The Church) are the Temple of God 
and are being built up a spiritual House for a habitation
                 of God by the Spirit.
(Eph.2:20-22; 4:11-16) Then he ties together the Church and Christ's body.
(Col.2:18, Eph.4:11-16, 1Cor.12-14)

    C. Some think there will be a "Temple made with hands" again

            This thought (supposedly) comes from the
Book of Daniel and focusing in on the 70 Week prophecy.
            Daniel does see a
"little horn" (antichrist) chapter seven whose purpose is to "wear out the saints."
            Nothing said about animal sacrifices and the Temple.
(Dan.7:1-28, Rev.11 - 22)There is another "little
in chapter eight (Dan.8:1-13, 15-25)which does take away the daily sacrifice and casts down
            sanctuary. However this vision was fulfilled during the time of Greece towards the Roman empire
            BEFORE the Cross when animal sacrifices was accepted by God dwelt in Temples made by hands. In
70 week prophecy animal sacrifices ceased and the Temple destroyed in 70 AD, but nothing
           about a rebuilt Temple.
(Dan.9:24-27) The context of Dan.10and 11:1-34 the time of Media-Persia, 
and the beginnings of Roman.
(History to us) This vile person (Antiochus Epiphanies (175-164
 heart is against the Covenant, (that already existed he didn't make a new covenant) he polluted
            the Sanctuary, took away the daily sacrifice, and he shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

1.  There are two categories of peoplethat are looking for a rebuilt Temple.

                  a.  The first group are the  Jews (that rejected Christ as Messiah who are preparing to build the
                       natural / earthly Temple in defiance of the fact that God judged and destroyed their Temple. Left it
No promise to rebuild!  (Matt.23:36, Dan.9:26-27)
                       (1)  This plan is not inspired by God because "the Most High dwelleth not (or does not dwell) in
                              temples made with hands"
(Acts.7:47-48; 17:24)
                       (2)  These Jews (as a Nation / the children of the flesh of Abraham (Rom.2:28-29; 9:8, Gal.6:15-16)
                              are still looking for the Messiah to come.  They (as a Nation) are still rejecting CHRIST, THE
                              MESSIAH. This will continue "until the fullness (or the full number of the Gentiles be come in"


                       (3)  This group was cut off by God
                       (4)  This group are blind spiritually because God made then blind (Rom.11:25, 2Cor.3:1-18)
                       (5)  This group is compared the Hagar and Ishmael(Gen.16:1-16; 21:1-11, Gal.4:21-31)
                       (6)  The apostle Paul writes, "these are not the children of God"(Rom.2:28-29; 9:6-8)   
                         (7)  When God called Abraham and made covenant with him. God's "intention" (Eph.2:11-22:
was to bring Abraham's seed unto  Christ. (Gen.12:1-2 / John.8:56, John.1:11, Gal.3:29)
                       (8)  This "intention" (purpose / plan) was expanded in the Law of Moses that was to be a
                             schoolmaster to bring us to Christ
(Acts.3:22, Gal.3:24, Rom.3:21-31)
                       (9)  This "intention" was prophesied by the Prophets using the
language of the Law (Matt.13:10-17,
                                1Peter.1:10-12, Rom.3:21-31; 16:25-26 / Acts.28:20-23)

                              NOTE: When the Word became flesh (Jesus) came and dwelt among us, He came unto His
                              own (because of covenant / promise) and they (the children of the flesh of Abraham) cut off
                              Christ and rejected Him and His "intent" (purpose) To build His Church, not a earthly Temple.
                              THEREFORE how can rebuilding the earthly / natural Temple in Jerusalem be a godly thing,
                              it is only a "form of godliness but denying the power there of"

                       (7)  Yes they were God's Chosen Nation to bring us to Christ (Exod.19:1-6, Matt.1:1-17, Rom.9:1-5)
                             (a)  To whom pertaineth (pertains) the adoption (being placed as a son.
                             (b)  The glory
(Exod.19:16-, 2Cor.3:1-18)
                             (c)   And the Covenants (Garden of Eden, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob / Israel, Moses, David)
                             (d)  The giving of the Law
(Exod.19-40, Lev.)
                             (e)  And the services of God (in the Tabernacle of Moses, David and Solomon's Temple)
   As concerning the flesh Christ came(Mark,3:23-38, Matt.1:1-17, Phil.2:5-10, John.1:1-18)
                             (g)  Yes there were God's firstborn / had the Birthright
(Exod.4:22) But they were cut off like
                                   Ishmael that mocked Isaac (
Gen.16:1-16,v.9, 21:9 / Gal.4:21-31) and Esau that despised his
(Gen.25:19-34, Gal.4:21-31, Rom.9:6-33)
                                   NOTE: After "Messiah" (Jesus) was "cut off"
(Isa.53:1-8, Dan.9:26) while confirming (fulfilled,
                                   completed) the Law,
(Matt.5:17-19, Gal.3:14-17) reconciled (the children of the flesh of
                                   Abraham) and put them in Him along with the Gentiles and to make ONE NEW MAN.
                                   Now there is neither Jew nor Gentile in Christ Jesus, ONLY ONE NEW MAN / ONE
                                   PURPOSE / A BRIDE / CHURCH / SPIRITUAL HOUSE This is God's "INTENT" FROM THE
                                   BEGINNING OF THE WORLD 
(Eph.2:11-22,v.Matt.16:18, Eph.3:1-12, 2Cor.11:1-3)
                             (6)  However, they will be grafted back in again
                                   in what? Unbelief that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the MESSIAH, who as of this moment is
                                   preparing to build HIS CHURCH (The Temple of God) not rebuild a earthly Sanctuary
                                that He has rejected
(Matt.16:18, John.2:18-20, (Matt.23:36) Acts.7:47-48; 24:17, Eph.2:11-19)

                 b.  The Second group is the Pre-Tribulation
Dispensationaliststhat are excited about the natural
preparing to build the Temple in the natural city of Jerusalem.
                       (1)  They (the Pre-Trib Rapure / dispensationalists) are encouraging them (the Jews) to restore,
                              even though it is in defiance of God's Word
because (according to this doctrine) the rebuilding
                              of the earthly Temple is a sign that the
Pre-Tribulation Rapture iseminent.
                       (2)   Why then is some of God's people aligning themselves with the the rebuilding of the
                              earthly Jewish Temple that has been left desolate, with
no promise to rebuild???
(Matt.23:36-39; 24:1-3)



          1. Why would God go backwards to an earthly House?
                  Ezekiel saw the glory of God lift from the "earthly" Temple
(Eze.10:18) as they were entering the
                  Babylonian captivity. After 70 years the House of Judah was released from captivity,
( 2Chron.36:21,
                   Lev.25:1-7, Jer.29:10) 
but they did not attain to the glory (2 Chron.5:14, 1 Kings.10:24) of the first
(Haggai.2:3) Eventually the House / Temple was filled with their replacement philosophies,
                  doctrines and traditions which made them of "none effect"
(Matt.15:6, Col.2:8) and "cast down".
(Dan.8:11-12; 11:31) This left their house desolate. (Matt.23:38; 24:1-2) and destroyed70 AD.
​                   In the New Covenant we find the Glory cloud returning to the true Temple, Jesus Christ.(Matt.17:1-6)

Note: The Glory of God did not return to the earthly Temple that Herod constructed for the Jews.

                 a. The sacrifice and oblation ceased at the Cross (Review: PHASE 5, Pages.4-5)

                       To teach that God will give preeminence to animal sacrifices after Jesus had shed His sinless
                       blood is an insult and a abomination to God. (This is why the Temple was destroyed 70 AD)

   b. Note the absence of animal sacrifices in the Book of Revelation

                       The destruction of Temple / sanctuary,
(Dan.8:10-13) the taking away of the daily sacrifice and
                       coming against the Holy Covenant, 
(Dan.11:22-32) all belongedto that time-framein History.
                       They were all enforce BEFORE the Cross. NONE of these were continued in the Book of Revelation. 
                       Note: When Daniel saw the "
little horn" of (Dan.7:25) which most agree is the antichrist is
                       centered on wearing out the saintsnot taking away the daily sacrifices. In this vision Daniel 
                       sees this "little horn" (antichrist) coming from the 
Lion, the Bear, the leopard and a Fourth beast.
                       Then he is told to seal up the book until the time of the end. Then the Book of Revelation begins
​                       a sealed book being opened and the Beast (antichrist) resembled a leopard, but had feet like those
                       of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and
                       great authority. Nothing about animal sacrifices, rebuilding and destruction of a Temple.

    D. What about the future "Temple" that is measured in Rev.11:1-2?
            John says that he "was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure
            the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship thereinBut the courtwhich is without the
            temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread
            under foot forty and two months. (Rev.11:1-2) This is not a rebuilt earthly Temple. (Review: This Page. A-C)

  1. This Temple is "measured" not destroyed
                 Therefore this Temple
(Rev.11:1-2), which is in the City of Jerusalem is not connected with the
                 abomination of desolation of the prophet Daniel. This is because Daniel says, "the city and the
                 sanctuary" would be destroyed.
(Dan.9:26) This Templeis "measured" and the Altar, and them that
                 worship therein. This "Temple" is the Church.

          2. Measured with a "reed like unto a rod"
                 There "shall come forth a rod (Jesus) out of the stem of Jesse,
(Ruth.4:17-22 / Matt.1:5-6, Acts.13:22,
​                  Rom.15:12)
 and a Branch (Zech.6:12-13, Matt.16:18 / Eph.2:20-22, Gal.1:11-12) shall grow out of his roots:       
Isaiah 11:1) "and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, (Rev.11:21, Note:v.15, 2Thes.2:8) 
and with the breath ('spirit of his mouth" 2Thes.2:8) of his lips shall he slay the wicked."(Isaiah 11:4)
                 a. The Church / Temple of God will be measured

                       When Jesus resurrected He "gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
                      and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for
                      the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of
                      the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"

                b. This is a spiritual measurement (because it is a Spiritual Temple) 

                      It is not a geographical location, is is a spiritual Temple, a spiritual measurement because 
Church is "built upon the foundation Jesus Christ, that has been laid down by
1Cor.3:10-1) the 
                      apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
 In whom all the building
                      fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
 In whom ye also are builded together
                      for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

                      Note: Christ not marry a Church that does not "measure up". He cannot be unequally yoked.      

          3. Why measure the Altar?
(To be continued...)

          4. Why measure them that worship therein?
(To be continued....)

          5. Why is the Court given to the Gentiles (Nations)?
(To be continued...)
                 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the
(Rev.11:1-2) To be continued...

          6. Outer Court trodden under foot 42 months?

                 And the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (Rev.11:1-2) This is not a rebuilt
                 earthly Temple. (Review: This Page. A-C) (To be continued...)

                 (To be continued...)


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    may, might, be possible, be of power.

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