Thursday, January 04, 2018

Last Days' Temple of God (SD56)

Exo 23:14, 17-19 "Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year... Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD. You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor shall the fat of My sacrifice remain until morning. The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
    God ordained that the feasts and sacrifices before the house of the Lord. During the time in the wilderness and conquest of Canaan Land, the tabernacle was the house if the Lord. After the establishment of the nation of Israel with Jerusalem as its capital, God allowed King Solomon to build the Temple of God. Because of the disobedience and abominations of the Israelites, the temple and Jerusalem were devastated by the Babylonians.
    The Persian King Cyrus sent the Israelites back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple of God, which was later renovated into a big temple known as Herod's Temple. At the death of our Lord Jesus, the veil in the Temple was torn representing the departure of God from the temple and the end of Judaism.

1. Born Again Christians
1Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
    Until Rapture when the Holy Spirit will go back to heaven, the physical body of every born again Christian is the temple of God for God will not dwell in any other building or structure.

John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
    The physical body of our Lord Jesus Christ was the temple of God, and immediately after His resurrection, He gave the Holy Spirit to His disciples, thus making the physical body of every Christian to become the temple of God. During this period of grace, Christians are now the temple of God and God will not dwell in any other temple.
John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."

2. Temple of the Antichrist before Rapture
2 Thess 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Rapture) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Warning - Any temple of God built during the period of grace i.e before Rapture will become the temple of Antichrist (Satan). Unfortunately, unlearned Christians, blind Jews led by the Temple Institute will be building the so-called temple of God for the Antichrist as soon as possible for they have already prepared all the utensils, garments, etc. to build and operate the temple.

3. Temple of God in the Millennium Rule of Jesus
Isa 2:3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,  to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    I believe that our Lord Jesus will build His temple (Ezekiel's temple) during His Millennium Rule where He will teach the people.